|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Explore the wonders of the Big Island and experience Old Hawaii. Your private retreat is located on one acre that boasts many tropical and ornamental trees and plants including Plumeria, Ohia Lehua, Oleander, Century Plant, Bougainvillea, jades, orchids, ferns, and palms. Fruit trees include banana, guava, avocado, mango, lemon and lime.
Wake up to birds singing at sunrise, sit on the lovely lanai, listen to music and gaze at the ocean while sipping your favorite beverage.
Hale Luana comfortably sleeps up to three adults with a queen size bed and a twin bed which doubles as a sofa in the living room area. It has a separate bath house with shower, bath linens, soap, shampoo and cream rinse. The kitchen is fully equipped (dishes, cookware, glasses, etc) and has a coffee maker, toaster, microwave, small refrigerator and gas range with oven. We provide Ka'u or Kona coffee and sugar. The dining area has a table and 4 chairs. The lanai has a bistro table and chairs. We have also provided a TV and DVD for movies & music. FREE parking and WIFI.
Snorkel gear, cooler, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs and beach mats are available for our guests’ use. We also have horse shoe pits onsite.
We live onsite, about 50 yards above your private retreat. We are readily available to our guests to make recommendations, give directions to island attractions, tour the property or just 'talk story'.
Ocean View is conveniently located halfway between the wonders of the Kilauea Volcano and the tourist crowds of Kailua-Kona. It is a friendly rural community and is known for its star filled nighttime skies. You won't find heavy traffic or bright city even a traffic light. But you will find many great adventures for day trip excursions including white, black & green sand beaches and the active Kilauea Volcano. Along your journeys you can stop at local farmers’ markets, visit coffee mills or a Buddhist temple and experience much of the old Hawaii flavor… as we call it, the “real” Hawaii'.
Ron was born and raised in Oregon. Karen was raised in Michigan before moving to Oregon. We retired and moved to the Big Island in 2011. We finished building our ohana in June of 2014 and named it 'Hale Luana'. We look forward to hosting many guests from around the world and to sharing the beauty of our island paradise.
Ron and Karen Gall purchased this cottage in 2011
We bought this property because the weather is perfect at this 2200 Ft elevation; the view of the Pacific Ocean & South Point; and the multitude of mature ornamental and fruit trees and plants.
The property is located in a small town yet within access to so many island attractions. Easy day trips include South Point, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls and City of Refuge as well as Kona and Hilo.
You can spend time at the beaches, Kilauea Volcano, botanical gardens, farmers' markets, or explore lava caverns. Ocean View has a few good eateries, stores and other amenities without the traffic and crowds of Kailua-Kona or Hilo. You won't even see a traffic light here.
We stayed in this cottage for two nights at the end of our 9-night circumnavigation around the Big Island. It's convenient for activities to the south(black sand beach, Kau Coffee Plantation) and activities toward Kailua-Kona. Unless you plan to cook there aren't many dining options close by in Ocean View. We got pizza our first night at Ocean View Pizzeria, only ate half and saved the rest for the 2nd night. Since we spent our full day to the north, we ate a hearty lunch at Annie's Burgers. Drive to airport in the morning(school buses and general morning traffic) took 1 hr 40 min.
The cottage is brand new and well appointed; the bathhouse is detached w/shower,sink,toilet. Cottage sits down hill from owner's house and parking is in front of their house. Ron will haul your luggage to/from car so
you'll just have a short walk through their lovely garden to the cottage. WIFI was very weak and nearly unusable but I think the owners are working on fixing this.
The hosts were always available and provided great service--carting luggage to cottage, emptying garbage, bringing clean linens, etc. My daughter and I felt very cared for in this lovely new ohana with a lanai overlooking the ocean. It was in a nice neighborhood and felt very private. Parking is up by the owner's home so a short walk down a driveway and a path is required. The exercise was good for us! The price was also very reasonable.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.