|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
In the foothills of Hawaii Island’s oldest volcano—Kohala Mountain—with views of the coastline and ocean, this economical house is conveniently located in the eclectic neighborhood of Kawaihae Village. Set along the Kawaihae Road, Hale Lani is a five-minute drive from some of the highest-rated beaches in the world: Mauna Kea, Hapuna Beach State Park and Waialea Bay. Equally close are restaurants ranging from Anuenue Shave Ice and locally sourced Kohala Burger and Taco to the Blue Dragon, known for prize-winning fine dining in an outdoor setting with top-rated live entertainment. A scenic drive from Kawaihae Harbor up the coast takes you to the charming town of Hawi, with prime whale viewing along the way during the winter months. State of Hawaii GE/TA tax numbers W 01815576-01
I am a military widow with six kids. When my husband was killed on a mission, we needed a place to heal and begin our lives anew. We took a family vote, and all wanted to move to Big Island, where our cousins lived. I grew up in Yosemite National Park, and Hawaii Island has the same magnificent natural beauty and sacred nature, with fresh air and water, and beautiful hiking trails. With all of the different climate zones and cultural diversity, we could spend our time learning and exploring. Hawaii worked its magic, and the kids grew to be people who cared for the aina (land), and others. Most of the kids are grown and living on the mainland, but still come 'home' to recapture the peace of their childhoods. We are so honored to be able to share our homes with guests who come to experience amazing Big Island and the special turquoise waters and trade winds of Kawaihae. I always feel like the luckiest person on earth when I walk through the front door, and hope you will too!
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active purchased this house in 1996
The house felt like a refuge the moment I saw it, and the young owner had put in alot of loving touches, like rock walls and patios, and a fragrant cedar walk-in closet. It took many years to afford the upgrades and artistic touches, and each has been a labor of love for me, as well. My uncle was a volcanologist, and chose the location of Kawaihae Village because it was above tsunami danger, and out of the way of thousands of years of lava flows. It is a safe perch, yet close enough to the ocean to see a humpback whale breach from the yard. You can lie in a chase at night and see a brilliant night sky, the way it looked before city lights clouded the atmosphere. In the morning, you can be at a pristing beach where the hotel guests pay upwards of $700 a night, and the houses cost millions - the drive down the hill takes a couple of minutes! It is a great, time-saving location, and even the paramedic's station is less than 5 miles away. The house has lent itself to green considerations - repurposing things like an antique cabinet into the bar, recycling wood during renovations, and a move to solar power. We try to care naturally for the land and have been rewarded by native birds (our birder guests counted 34 species!) and butterflies. We hope you feel the joyful and healing nature of this house we call Hali Lani, 'House of Heaven'.
The location of this house means that you can drive to the beach on a moment's notice. We often go first thing in the morning, and again to watch the sunset, or the whales in winter. We are also spoiled with the closeness of world-class restaurants (yes, you can go in shorts and aloha shirts!), and fantastic shopping. I was able to buy the house next door in the hope that my Mom would live there, as it had been her college dream to move to Hawaii. She spent her last summer there, and said it was the happiest time of her life. With two houses side by side, it is extremely convenient for families or groups of friends to rent both. I love to cook, so had a convection oven installed when we remodeled, and try to buy good pots, pans, knives and have some spices on hand. The mosaics in the house tell stories and are a tribute to Big Island and the unique rocks and flowers. The yard has monumental plumeria trees, so you often wake to a carpet of blossoms that the winds have blown down onto the grass. We keep the prices affordable because as a mother of six, I know that vacation dollars are often scarce. We wish you a wonderful stay, and may you feel cherished and welcome in Hale Lani and Hale Ohia! Aloha nui loa.
Our stay at this lovely house was greatly enjoyed. The house is wonderfully decorated with Hawaiian art and kitsch which adds greatly to the comfort and atmosphere. The lanai off the front of the house offers magnificent views over to the mountains and down to the ocean. The location is convenient to restaurants and beaches. The property is well-maintained, clean and comfortable. We will recommend to our other friends who are planning on a visit to the Big Island.
I stayed 5 days at this location, and it was amazing.
The whole house has a great feel to it - it stocked so well with a balance items for comfort, style and realistic living. For example the Kitchen has great equipment, and stock items that allow you jump in and start cooking without worrying whether you have olive oil, or sugar (as a chef for 14 yrs this was amazing)
On the comfort side, all the furniture was great quality, with a modern Island feel that reminds you where you are without being cliche.
Its nice to walk in, drop your iphone in the dock, get music going, cook a great meal, enjoy it indoors (great air conditioning) or outdoors with great plate ware, and glassware - have an amazing shower, check your email (wifi included), have a beer on the patio, watch the sunset, and get a great nights sleep.
The list of amenities you will find here is where the value is particularly evident. The quality of those amenities is what really sets this property apart. There is not a cheap thing in the place - coffee maker, tv's, stereo, beach towels, outdoor grill, linens, wine glasses, the list goes on.
The location is not on the beach - true. However it is an ideal location, when you consider that it is 10-15 mins away from a Waimea a great place for all kinds of things including realistically priced groceries, two great weekend farmers markets, and one mid week one as well.
The location allows you to go North, or East, or to the popular Coast line all very easily. I stayed in three spots over the Island and this was by far the best location. Being on the beach is good - but they gauge you for everything, why not drive 10 minutes to the beach and stay in a great home.
This property does back on to a somewhat busy road. At night time all you need to do is put on one of the fans they have to give a little white noise and voilla you'll forget you're next to it (a minor inconvenience for an amazing place)
If you were to sleep 6 which it does - the value would be absolutely unbeatable. I rented the unit alone and it was easily the best value of anywhere i stayed - I miss it already.
Don't even get me started on how hospitable and helpful the property manager was. She really added something special to my trip, answered all my questions and made me feel at home. Her advice and guidance led me to several of my trip's best experiences.
All in all - one of the best places available on the Island- beach or no beach
Thank you again for our wonderful two weeks in Hale Lani! The house was comfortable and inviting, and had the feeling of a little villa. The beds and pillows were clean and comfortable, and we felt very much at home.
We loved having our morning coffee with the view of the ocean, and then getting to such a beautiful beach in five minutes! We were able to go to the beach twice a day. We will be returning to Hale Lani due to the relaxing, plush feel of the house, and the central location. We could head one way and see Waimea and Hawi, and the other way to Kona, restaurants and beaches, all with very little driving.
Thank you for the great value for the money and for all of the touches that made us feel so welcome. We loved the margarita machine! Already missing lying on the chaises and feeling the trade winds in the evening…
Cliff and Diana
This home is centrally located near the Kohala Coast with just a short drive to great restaurants, farmer's markets and historic Parker Ranch in Waimea town, (also called Kamuela), nearby Kawaihae Harbor for fishing, diving, restaurants, as well as world famous Hapuna State Park, Mauna Kea Beach and Spencer Beach Park.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rate varies from $165-$185 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 2 persons only. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.
We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Checks/money orders accept in US funds. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Cmas/NY due dates vary.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.