|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Pool house for two on the sunny South Kona Coast.
'Hale Polu Lani' (Blue Sky House) rests on the lower slopes of Mauna Loa, where sea and sky meet. It boasts grand views of the Pacific Ocean and the Kona Coast, colorful gardens, sun-drenched days, stunning sunsets, and starry nights.
This 3-room guest cottage on our 1-acre property is surrounded by lush gardens and comfortably furnished with new island-style decor and tasteful touches.
A large, main room is filled with amenities and spaciously accommodates bedroom, living room, kitchen & dining areas. The bright, comfortable living area is perfect for reading, listening to music, watching TV or a movie, playing games, or simply relaxing. Lots of windows and a ceiling fan bring in afternoon trade winds and cool evening breezes sweeping down from the mountain. There's also a window air conditioning unit for exceptionally hot days.
The queen-size 'Sleep Number' Select Comfort brand bed adjusts so each of you can sleep comfortably, according to whether you like your mattress soft or firm. Bedside tables have reading lamps, radio/alarm clock, and a wide selection of books, magazines and travel information.
A separate dressing area in an adjacent room is outfitted with full-size dresser, hangers and shelving, large mirror, and a luggage rack. There's a writing table here for you and a notebook filled with information on all there is to see and do on the island.
The bathroom is a sunny space with a beautiful stone tile shower and stone tile floor; it's stocked with all the basics (plush towels, shower gel & hand soap, hair-dryer, TP, kleenex, etc.) and features a second door leading directly out to the pool.
A small but efficient kitchen is well-equipped with refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker. Dishes, flatware, beverage and wine glasses, cooking pots and pans, cooking and serving tools, cooking oil, wine & beer openers, coffee filters, paper towels, salt & pepper, sugar, napkins, dish soap, towels, etc., are all in place. Additional cooking facilities are on the lanai just outside the sliding glass doors on a gas grill with separate burner for frying, boiling or sauteeing. This is, after all, Hawaii and we do most of our living outdoors!
You can choose to dine poolside under the patio table umbrella or inside at your cozy table for two.
Your own swimming pool, surrounded by palms, bromeliads, banana trees and other tropical plants, is just steps from your door. Chaise lounges, sun umbrella, table and chairs make a quiet day relaxing by the pool a great option if you want a break from all the other activities available to you on the Big Island. Evening here is softly lit by tiki torches and a string of lights under the eaves; for an absolutely memorable experience, pause to enjoy a glowing orange sun setting on the Pacific or the vast Hawaiian night sky studded with stars seeming so close you could touch them.
Hale Polu Lani is a perfect romantic getaway for honeymoons!
The closest beach, on palm-lined Honomalino Bay, is a short hike from the village of Miloli'i; it has great snorkeling, spinner dolphin, sea turtles, and the occasional migrating whale. Quiet and serene, truly off the beaten path, you're likely to be the only ones on this local black sand beach. Other beaches nearby include Hookena where caves and pristine reefs offer exceptional snorkel adventures, 'Two-Step' at Kealakekua Bay, the Black Sand Beach at Punalu'u, and Green Sand Beach at South Point, a marvel in hue and isolation.
Snorkel gear, beach towels, chairs and a cooler are available (at no charge) for your personal use during your stay at Hale Polu Lani.
Well situated on the west side of the island on the South Kona Coast, halfway between Kona and Volcanoes National Park, the cottage is located an hour's drive from Kona and approx. 2 hours from Hilo and the east side of the island. We're a short drive from a number of coffee farms offering free tours and tastings. Other notable sites nearby include Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), the Painted Church, Captain Cook monument, and Amy Greenwell's Ethnobotanical Gardens.
We are here on-site (our house is next door to the cottage) to offer a friendly welcome and personal recommendations as well as provide for any special needs you may have. We do, however, respect your privacy (it's quite possible you won't even see us during your visit -- if you choose not to!) and you can consider the cottage and pool your own while you're here.
E komo mai! Welcome to our ohana!
My husband and I are originally from Minnesota and Iowa, but have also lived in northern California.
We first visited Hawaii 20 years ago on our honeymoon, spending the majority of our time on Maui and the Big Island. When the opportunity presented itself last year we leapt at the chance to move here permanently.
Leslie Cooney purchased this cottage in 2012
We wanted something away from town, in a quiet, more rural area, off the beaten path, with some land around us.
An ocean view was a must!
Our idea of 'night life' is watching the sun set over the big blue Pacific, scanning the ocean for passing whales, enjoying dinner on the lanai and, later, star-gazing into Hawaii's amazingly vast night sky.
We love the pool and all the tropical plants. Being avid gardeners and home improvement veterans, we relished the opportunity to put our own stamp on this place.
That we could also welcome guests to our little piece of paradise is a great bonus. We love sharing our experiences of the island, offering restaurant recommendations, and helping visitors make the most of their time on the Big Island.
The cottage is a stand-alone ohana/guest house on our property, adjacent to the main house where we reside. My husband and I are here to help if you need or want it, otherwise you're on your own; we respect your privacy. This is your vacation!
This is a very diverse island, where one can experience nearly every earthly climate. Here, on the southwest slopes of Mauna Loa, at approx. 1200 feet above sea level, we're perfectly situated to enjoy the best of the Kona Coast's warm, sunny days, consistently cooling tradewinds and clear, star-filled nights.
We spent 5 nights here at this wonderful house and loved it! Leslie and Brian were very helpful and friendly, and Jack was very fun to play with the few times we saw him. I was slightly concerned when we arrived as I had not realized a dog was at their house, but we literally did not hear him once for the entire stay. If anything, we kept asking them where the dog was so we could visit him. Their house is right off to the side, but the guest house is situated such that it is off to the side and has its own entrance, so it is very private. We really enjoyed cooking our meals outside every night and the unit had plenty of dishes, cookware, etc for our stay. The ocean view was amazing to sit and look at while having morning coffee and breakfast, and the patio was great with the outdoor lights to bbq under. We really enjoyed the sleep number bed and all the decorations at this unit! It was clear that Leslie and Brian put a lot of effort and thought into this unit to make it feel like a hotel, but without the traffic and noise that hotels have (and the costs!). There is a town with a market about 10 minutes away, and there are plenty small stores within 20 minutes of this place if you need something in a pinch. Having been to the Big Island several times already, we stayed here so we could explore the south part of the island and this place was perfect to see the volcano park, south point, Green Sand Beach, and the Hilo side. Brian and Leslie are very friendly and gave us some great suggestions on places to visit while we were staying there, and we loved the places they recommended! We will definitely be staying here again in the future and have recommended this place to all our friends and family!
We stayed five nights at this cottage in Milolii and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It's a great location to visit places on the south part of the Big Island like Volcano National Park and South Point. The cottage itself is comfortable, the pool and patio are lovely to hang out by. The fridge and microwave were a little on the small side for the food we brought. There's a great beach at the bottom of Milolii road too if you don't mind a short hike. We had the beach all to ourselves on a Sunday when we walked in to it. Overall, a great place to stay!
We just spent 9 days in this lovely cottage and had an absolutely fabulous time. The pool was a huge plus for us as we spent most of our days exloring or at the beach and an evening dip in the pool was a perfect way to start winding down from the day. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. The sleep number bed was heavenly. Plan to cook meals at the cottage as restaurants are few and far between in this area.We played rummy almost every night and had so much fun. Great place to reconnect with your spouse as you truly are "away from it all.
This place was everything advertised. It's a little oasis of colorful plants nestled on the dark hillside of a former lava flow - a sparkling diamond in the rough rocks. Spotless interior and exterior even more lovely than the photos. Leslie and Brian are excellent hosts; there when we needed them but otherwise the property was all ours.
It is a bit of a drive from the busy tourist towns, so you should keep that in mind. If you're looking for a quiet place to simply decompress, you've found it. If you want a base from which to explore the whole island as we did, it's in a great central location on the dry side of the island. We went to Volcanoes National Park and Hilo one day, Waimea the next and nearby snorkeling after that. This is how the lucky locals live.
Our hosts had not yet decided whether to install a television. We had mixed feelings about that. We recommended they do for future guests who want that option, so if it's important to you, inquire before booking.
All-in-all, a Five Star stay for us.
My husband and I spent several days at this beautiful cottage, and found it hard to leave. It is exactly as pictured, very clean and tastefully decorated. Our favorite part of the day was morning, sitting out beside the pool, sipping delicious Kona coffee, surrounded by beautiful gardens and looking out at the shimmering ocean. The owners are nearby if you have a question or need something, but not at all intrusive. They are also really knowledgeable about the island. The cottage is nicely located between Kona and Volcanoes Natl Park, and it's an easy drive to Hilo on the other side of the island. Don't miss the Hawaiian Vanilla Company if you get over there, interesting tour and great food. The Tropical Botanical Garden at Onomea Bay is a fabulous must-see. There are lots of fun things to do nearby too, we hiked in to a nearby black sand beach, and had it almost to ourselves. Another beach just to the south had large sea turtles sunning themselves by the rocks. You can walk up the road outside the cottage and pass by macadamia trees, avocado, lillikoi, papaya and mango trees. We also enjoyed seeing the variety of farm animals, wild turkeys and pheasants, and the occasional mongoose on our walks. It was so nice to return to the cottage after our adventures and take a dip in the pool, cook supper on the outdoor grill, and toast the sunset. We will definitely return, and highly recommend this charming little oasis.
This place was very beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. It was the perfect place for me to set up home base during my adventures on Big Island. The owners were very accommodating, providing breakfast our first morning there and the cottage was very clean. There is a market about a 10 min drive south in case you need anything. Otherwise, stock up at the Walmart or Costco around Kona before heading over. Parking is a breeze as you have your own private driveway in front of the cottage.
The view from the cottage was incredible, especially during sunset.
The bed was very comfortable and the room didn't get too warm with the ceiling fan running. There is a small breakfast counter with microwave, coffee maker, and sink supplemented with some basic dishware. There is a gas barbecue grill outside for some light cooking.
The cottage was nicely decorated with some board games and reading material on the island. The bathroom was very well kept with an adequate supply of towels and some basic toiletries.
I had an excellent time here during my stay on the Big Island. It's about an hour drive away from downtown Kona but, for me, the peace and quiet was well worth it.
The sunny South Kona Coast has some of Hawaii's best bays and reefs for snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and fishing. Colorful reef fish are varied and plentiful. The western coast of the Big Island is also home to sea turtles, spinner dolphin and migrating whales.
Coffee plantations dot the mountainside with tasting rooms at regular intervals along the highway. The history and importance of Big Island coffee farming is artfully explained at Greenwell Farms. Amy Greenwell's Ethnobotanical Gardens are nearby.
The drive down the coast from the airport to Milolii treats you to a variety of island environments, expansive ocean views, lava fields and a nature reserve.
This part of the island is also home to a lively arts community (SKEA) with many galleries, live theater and craft fairs. Farmers markets, where local growers bring fresh pineapple, coconuts, papaya, mango, mac nuts, and other fresh produce, are held daily up and down the Kona Coast; these are also excellent opportunities to find authentic artisan crafts using local koa wood and other natural elements of the island. Antique shops are rich in Hawaiiana. Great restaurants and roadside cafes are easy to find.
The south end of the Big Island is home to dramatic cliffs and rocky coastlines. World-famous Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and fascinating Green Sand Beach at South Point are just a couple of stops you'll want to include in your itinerary. Quaint Na'alehu is the southernmost town in the U.S. and boasts a great bakery.
A must-see for everyone visiting the Big Island is Volcanoes National Park. Plan on spending at least two days exploring this natural wonder with its other-worldly landscapes, caves, steaming calderas and active lava flows. Seeing fiery red molten lava falling into the dark blue surf of the Pacific ocean at night is a stunning and memorable experience. Entrance to the park is an easy 75-minute drive from Miloli'i.
Hale Polu Lani is located in the Hawaiian countryside -- you'll pass an avocado orchard and a macadamia nut farm on your 1-mile drive down Miloli'i Road to our home. Our closest 'town' is the village of Miloli'i, an ancient fishing village and still one of the best deep-sea fishing areas in the Islands.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
We don't levy any additional charges above the nightly rate (with the exception of the required state taxes). All services and amenities such as cleaning, laundry, wi-fi, TV, pool use, snorkel and beach gear, etc. are INCLUDED within the posted rates.
Multiple week discount rates: $95/night for 14 nights or more; $90/night for 21 nights or more.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.