HALE BALLEJA: MODERNIST MASTERPIECE, RATES FROM $115/NIGHT!

Juan

Speaks portuguese, spanish
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HALE BALLEJA: MODERNIST MASTERPIECE, RATES FROM $115/NIGHT!

Kehena House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

HALE BALLEJA (House of Jazz Ballet).

News Flash! Hale Balleja has been prominently featured in several publications. Most recently, 'The Huffington Post' included Hale Balleja in a January 2011 article titled '11 Small Eco Homes That Live Large'. Hale Balleja is featured in a magnificent photo spread in the 2010 book titled 'Small ECO Houses: Living Green in Style' by C. P. Benitez and A. S. Vidiella, from Universe Publishing. In addition, Hale Balleja graced the cover of the prominent magazine 'Hawaii Home + Remodeling' in July 2009, with a feature article, titled 'Modern Rock', attesting to Hale Balleja's dazzling and unique design.

Hale Balleja is one of the Puna coast’s premier properties and your Rainbow Bridge to paradise. Designed for a noted Chicago choreographer by a noted San Francisco architect, this spacious, upscale modernist masterpiece provides a magnificent setting for your Hawaiian dream vacation. Marvel at the ever changing tropical sunlight as it plays upon the waves crashing against the cliffs of Kehena and sparkles off the lush foliage on the ridge to the west. At night, you will bask under the dazzling light of the tropical moon while the sounds of waves crashing along the nearby shoreline lull you to sleep. Hale Balleja radiates the Spirit of Aloha, providing the perfect setting for physical and spiritual enhancement.

Hale Balleja, completed in 2005, is itself a work of modern art, a living sculpture designed in sleek vertical and horizontal lines. Oceanic and African artworks, specially selected from the owners’ collection, adorn the house. Fitted with beautiful, comfortable furniture, the home boasts floors of gleaming tropical hardwood. The Great Room, with floor to ceiling windows, incorporates an overlook with a view of Kehena Bay and the lovely ironwood forest of Oliana Point. A sunken kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters and iridescent ocean-blue tiling. The bedroom offers a king-size bed with a view of the Pacific Ocean. The bathroom features a walk-in tiled shower, also offering a view. The large, covered lanais allow for outdoor dining or drinks along with lovely views.

Hale Balleja is located in a relatively undiscovered 'Old Hawaii,' away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the state. Its location, near the old Red Road (Highway 137), offers access to what is considered one of Hawaii’s most beautiful drives. A very short walk - of just minutes - takes you to Kehena Beach, with sparkling black sands, warm waters, palm trees, and an ambiance found nowhere else in the islands. Oliana Point, accessible state land just across the road, offers a rustling stand of ironwood and palm trees, unparalleled views of Sunrises, the Puna Coastline, Kehena Beach, Whale Watching, a BlowHole, a Double-Arch Lava Rock Formation, and a magical Pebble Cove. With all of this located just outside your door, we guarantee you will never want to leave!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only

Juan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks portuguese, spanish
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Hale Balleja: Modernist Masterpiece, Rates from $115/night!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Hale Balleja: Modernist Masterpiece, Rates from $115/night!
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Kehena Puna District
Philadelphia
5

BEST LOCATION ON THE BIG ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
Not only is the house beautifully designed, tastefully decorated with many lovely African and glass art pieces, and gorgeously landscaped (the photos don't do this part justice), but it is literally across the street from and excellent view of the coastline and setting sun, and just a 5 minute walk to a very pretty black sand swimming beach. And if that isn't enough, it's only 5 miles to the end of the road for (potential) nightly lava viewing, 15 minutes to Pohala with plenty of restaurants and a great small supermarket with an excellent poke counter, a few minutes further than that to the best farmers market (Sun) on the island (6 papayas for $1!), and only 40 minutes to the "big" city of Hilo with lots of great restaurants and shops.
And if that's not enough, there are a number of other unusual swimming options within 15-20 minutes including natural and man made ocean side pools which are heated volcanically to varying degrees, and tide pools with some of the most amazing snorkeling (like 9 colors of coral) I've ever seen.
And all this costs far less than you'd pay for a cramped, mediocre hotel room. The only question that remains for us is when are we coming back.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kehena Puna District
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

GREAT HOUSE, AS GOOD AS THE PHOTOS!

  • 5 of 5
I have been coming to the BI for the last 8 years. This was my first stay in the Puna district. Can't wait to return!

The house has everything you want and is in a very state of repair.

Will book again next year.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hale Balleja: Modernist Masterpiece, Rates from $115/night!
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Kehena Puna District
5

CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS PLACE!

Can't go wrong with this place!
  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed at Hale Balleja for a week near the end of August and absolutely loved it. We spent our first week near Kona so it was nice to be away from the hustle. The house is better then the pictures, a true modern masterpiece. Make sure to go grocery shopping before you arrive (this house is a bit out of the way). Enjoy taking it easy in Puna - hit up the beach, lay on the deck and read, cook delish meals and just relax and take it all in. Hands down would return again and have already recommended this place to many friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Abigail,
Many Mahalos for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have shared our little slice of paradise with you. Looking forward to your return visit.
Warmest Aloha & A Hoi Hou,
juan
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Kehena Puna District
Gaithersburg, Maryland
5

HALE BALLEJA HAPPINESS

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed 4 wonderful days at this magical property. It was well provided in every way, even to condiments and the like. The photos give very accurate representation of the property, which was very well-maintained and clean. Juan guided us to the area just across the road which is well hidden from the road and we spent some happy hours there watching the waves and generally relaxing. We did not go far away from this area. We went to Kalapana to the lava overlook and enjoyed talking to the knowledgeable people there about the lava flows and current life in that area. Pahoa was fine for supermarket shopping and Alahunai warm pond was blissful. Would definitely recommend to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Hale Balleja: Modernist Masterpiece, Rates from $115/night!
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Kehena Puna District
5

SERENITY NOW

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I are at the airport heading home to NYC after a fantastic stay at Hale Balleja. This has to be the best deal in all of Hawaii. The home is stylish, comfortable and the Puna District is exactly what you think Hawaii should be. It may not be for everyone (no TV, cell reception is spotty but the Internet was 100% reliable), but if you want to be off the grid in the best way possible and have a chance to connect with the "real" Hawaii", you're going to love Hale Balleja. A bit of insider information that Juan, the property manager passed on to us was that the local community gathers on Wednesday night for what I can only describe as a modern luau. Tons of food, great local music, people dancing, local artist. It was the friendliest group of people we've met in a very long time. Of all the things we did on our trip (which covered Kauai, Maui, and The Big Island), this was my favorite. Hawaii is a wonderful place and we felt the Puna District and Hale Balleja are incredibly special.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Mahalos for your kind words:) It's so wonderful when people discover, and get the magic of Puna. I know you will be back..and we and Hale Balleja will be waiting. A Hoi Hou!
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Hale Balleja: Modernist Masterpiece, Rates from $115/night!
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Kehena Puna District
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BEAUTIFUL HOME IN A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the Hale Balleja. The house was beautiful and clean (just as described), and the neighborhood was also wonderful as it's close to the ocean and an amazing lava pool (our favorite part of the trip). The black sand beach is very close, but the tides are rough so I'd stick to sun bathing, rather than swimming. A brief hike from the house will lead you to the most amazing view of the ocean. It's about an hour to the Volcano park, 20 minutes to Pahoa (great farmer's market on weekends) and 40 minutes to Hilo. There is no air conditioning, but it is quite cool in the evening so no need for it really. We stayed in Kona afterwards, but we kept thinking about Hale Balleja. Juan and Larry were also great to work with. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We hope to return some day.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Uncle Roberts
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kalanai
Car: necessary

Kehena Beach, Frolic in the Pacific on this black sand, clothing-optional beach (a short walk of just a few minutes), Oliana Point, Sunrises, Whale Watching, Coastal Views (two-minute walk), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, One hour drive, Ahalanui Park, Oceanside tropical lagoon for swimming, geothermally heated (15 minute drive), Kalapana, Lava hiking and fast food (10 minute drive), Mackenzie State Park, Spectacular oceanside park, incredible coastal views within ironwood forest (15 minute drive), Isaac Hale Beach Park, Surfing and boat launch (15 minute drive), Lava Tree State Park, Ghostly lava formations in jungle setting (20 minute drive), Superb Snorkeling nearby, Pahoa (20 minute drive), Offers dining, full-service grocery, health food, fast-food, gas, and other amenities, Hilo (40 minute drive), offers more extensive amenities, Kalani Honua Retreat, Restaurant, cafe, Hula classes, massage, and more (5 minute drive), Please inquire about other amenities and activities

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Kehena House Rental Rates

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Spring/Summer/Fall
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates from $115 to $125 per night.
Plus..Hawaii State Tax of 13.46%.
Plus..One Time Cleaning Fee of $100.00
Plus..$35 damage wavier fee. (non refundable.
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Amenities

Kehena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
including Refrigerator, Range, Microwave and Cooking Utensils, Towels and Linens, Washer and Dryer, Ceiling Fans and Dimmers on all Lighting, Quiet and Private, Property Caretaker Nearby, No Smoking Property
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