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Davis Dalbok

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

World Class Garden Residence

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Pahoa House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on the rugged and picturesque Puna coast of the Big Island, Hale Mohalu Guesthouse is a garden residence in paradise. The lush and verdant district of Puna provides the idyllic setting for this unique botanical retreat.

Situated on twenty-two landscaped acres, the guesthouse commands sweeping ocean views to the east where the sun rises from the Pacific Ocean bathing the expansive garden and stone terrace in the early morning light...If you can pull yourself away, venture out to the nearby geothermal warm pools or the black sand beach for a sunrise swim.

Beautiful Mango wood floors, custom made furnishings from Bali and exceptional art combine to create an experience that is truly unique in the world of vacation rentals. The residence is nestled into a private botanical garden with extensive palm, bamboo, orchid and bromeliad collections, all staged within the context of manicured sweeping lawns and ocean vistas.

Property managers are onsite, comfortably situated away from the main residence to ensure your utmost privacy.

Fresh tropical floral arrangements, all gathered from our exquisite garden, will greet you throughout the entire house. Beautiful linens, comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen await your arrival.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Davis Dalbok (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Davis Dalbok

The owner, Davis Dalbok, creator of Living Green in San Francisco, California, has made his home available as a retreat for discerning guests to enjoy the beauty of the island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

wow this was the best. first of all the photos dont decribe how beautiful it is. this a a huge area with a lychee farm on it. there is a driveway that looks like an botanical gardens and the room is fantastic. every detail is well done. and mike he is such a nice guy. so if you dont book this than it is your own fault. i wanted to stay longer but the journey must go on. i dont know how he has done it but its a piece of paradise. thanks a lot mike for this wonderful experience. aloha anne and clemens
May 2015
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based on 29 traveler reviews

World Class Garden Residence
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews

Un petit coin de paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé dans cette exceptionnelle maison un séjour inoubliable. La propriété, magnifique, est nichée au coeur d'un véritable jardin botanic rivalisant largement avec des parcs payants. Quel plaisir d'aller ramasser tous les matins litchis, avocats,... Merci à Mike pour son accueil si sympathique.

Un lieu parfait pour se reposer mais aussi pour découvrir tout le Sud Est de Big Island.


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Luxurious family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place was beautiful beyond belief! We felt (seven of us in our family) that we were in a tropical botanical garden - actually we were! We were invited to help ourselves to the copious amounts of avocados, passion fruits, and other spices, fruits and nuts that we couldn't believe we were seeing growing for the first time. Michael, the caretaker, gave us a couple tours of the property. We couldn't even eat our way through what was available!

The inside was beautifully and lovingly furnished with Balinese artwork.

Michael was helpful in dispensing useful advice, and when one of our group came down with acute food poisoning , came to our door with healing oils. We were "off the grid": wifi but no cell phones, plenty of solar electricity and hot water. We'd come back on a flash!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing home, amazing property, perfect for a calm and tranquil yet classy accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property. It was perfect in every way. Mike made sure we had everything we needed and showed us around. Fully stocked for every possible comfort with a relaxing decor and vibe. Perfect getaway from the crazy and bustling Oahu.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A True Tropical H(e)aven!

  • 5 of 5

When my husband announced that he had booked us a weeklong stay in a tropical retreat, surrounded by fruit orchards and lush vegetation far from the hustle and bustle of a typical vacation town, I was quite intrigued mixed with a big dose of skepticism.

This home, he tooted, is what they call "off the grid" living, which in layman's terms refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without the reliance on one or more public utilities.

In the case of Hale Mohalu, the House of Rest and Relaxation, this meant that they were not dependent on outside sources for power or water.

As a family, who have enjoyed travels and explored living as locals wherever we went, this was an additional challenge/opportunity we decided to take up! We hoped that staying "off the grid" would help us appreciate our environment and resources even better, while also weaning us off our digital appendages that we were constantly addicted to!

We were an entourage of five, including a couple, two kids, and a senior citizen, and the unanimous cry we let out upon first entering into this verdant property was a loud "WOW"! That "wow" factor lingered on with us until the very end and we are not sure if we would be lucky enough to come upon another vacation rental in our life that would top this one ever.

Everything,from the design and decor of the house (mango wood floors and custom furnishings from Bali), the landscaped outdoor areas (with extensive palm, bamboo, and orchid collection), the ripe and robust orchards with seasonal produce (we had the pleasure of feasting on tons of lychees, bananas, papayas, coconuts, passion fruit, cashew fruit etc.), the company of some of the most exotic tropical birds (from the Brazilian Red Crested Cardinal to the Japanese Mejiro), the proximity of Big Island's most important attractions (including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Snorkeling Tidal Pools, hike to lava flows), the hospitality of caretaker Mike ( who seems to have the sixth sense as to when to show up and when to give the guests their privacy) was beyond compare!

If your travels ever bring you to Big Island, there's no other place you should contemplate on staying other than at Hale Mohalu, a true tropical h(e)aven!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everytime I come to the big Island I stay in this incroyable , beautiful , relaxing propriety .

The house is very functional with 2 bathrooms, a full equipped kitchen , 3 bedrooms...and most of all the house seats in the middle of 21 acre jungle paradise with orchids , Palm trees, Tropical plants and flowers all over ...

This is my tropical getaway , my little paradise ... always hard to leave such beauty but I know I will always come back here .

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing property, friendly staff, I would stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and very functional, we didn't have any issues being off the grid. The yard was wonderful for the kids to play around in and we had plenty of fresh fruit and flowers.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Directions to Hale Mohalu

From Hilo - Take Hwy 11 about 4 miles south to Kalapana/ Pahoa Turn Off and make left onto Hwy 130 toward Pahoa.

When you reach Pahoa stay on Hwy130.

You will come to a stoplight.

From the stop light go about 4 miles until you see a scenic outlook sign and shortly after that an orange diamond shaped sign with a side ways T on it that says Kamaili Rd.

Immediately after that you will see a sign that says Ophikao 5.

Make a left here.

We are 2.6 miles from the turn.

We are located on the left side of the road.

You will see a green and red sign that says

13-698 Opihikao Rd.

If you reach the 10mph sign you have gone to far.

If you are using Google maps to find the place please enter- Malama Road, Pahoa 96778 and it will bring up our driveway. Do not enter Malama street, you will get lost.


Rates & Availability

Pahoa House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

1. Smoking is NOT allowed indoors, Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. The house and property privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses
6. PETS are not permitted. Pets are currently on the property. Cats are kept outdoors but occasionally guests do let the cat in. The house is cleaned very well and has hardwood floors, which helps in reducing the amount of allergens in the air. Anyone with severe feline or canine allergies should consider this before renting.
7. Housekeeping: There is typically no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Daily maid can be provided at a daily rate of $30.00. Weekly cleaning can be provided for $150.00 We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units. Only designated beach towels (orange towels) can be taken off premises.
8. [Water and Septic: The [cabin/property] is on a catchment and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper.
9. Noise: Please no loud noise after 10pm.
10. Insects: Please be aware that the house is in a lush forested area of the island and can susceptible to insects. Typically these insects are outdoors but can occasionally

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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
At the top of the property a 80 tree lychee orchard is yours for the picking, when in season. We also have avocados 8 months of the year, and apple, cuban, and williams bananas, papaya, lilikoi(passion fruit), abui, star fruit, mountain apple, limes and various citrus, cashew, guava, and much more.

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