|Space||600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Aloha, and welcome to Simply Paradise - Hale Honu on Sunny Kaloli Point. Our cozy cottage is on a peaceful forest retreat along rugged volcanic coastline, on the windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Just 20 minutes south of Hilo International Airport. Located in Hawaiian Paradise Park Subdivision, our home is in a safe, friendly, local neighborhood where you can walk, bike and enjoy the ocean scenery, you can even fish off the ocean cliffs nearby. Excellent for the whole family or perfect for a romantic getaway.
Hale Honu is an immaculate cottage with fully equipped kitchen, full bath with tub & shower, one bedroom with a double firm bed. Flat screen TV, comfortable double futon couch in living area and large lanai with hammock.
Linens , bath and beach towels, body wash, and dish products. Tri-fold mattress for that extra guest.
Guests will enjoy the sweet trade winds; being surrounded by orchids, ferns and native trees; listening to the sound of waves and venture a 5 minute walk to the ocean cliffs and view magnificent sun and moon rises out of the Pacific. Take a 4 1/2 mile hike to Shipman's/Ha'ena Beach.
During your stay take a 30 minute scenic drive up to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 4000 ft., the summit of the world's most active volcano, Kilauea. You can learn about our unique shield volcanoes and see how our islands are being created at the Jaggar Museum and Visitor Center. View ancient and active lava flows depending on activity and weather conditions. Some nights you can see the Kilauea lava 'glow' from the back lanai.
Tour the rim of the caldera at the summit and hike into a pit crater, then stroll through a 300 year old native rain forest and experience a lava tube. For the hungry hiker there are cafes, restaurants and a winery, all at Volcano Village, a charming community just outside of the park.
Take another day to discover old Hawaii. Visit Kalapana village, plant a coconut on Hawaii's newest Black Sand Beach created by lava flows in the 90's. Don't miss FREE Live Hawaiian Music outdoors here every Wed. and Fri. night and enjoy local treats at the farmers market and food stands, featuring a variety including vegan and vegetarian fare. On the way there, you'll pass the historical Star Of The Sea painted church. Down the coast you may be able to see a plume of steam rising where lava is flowing into the ocean!
Leisurely continue north along the coastline, there are many parks and breathtaking scenery. Experience exciting Zip Line Aventures North of Hilo, 5 total on the Big Island. You can often see the green sea turtles along the shore. At Pohoiki Bay you might catch some of the best surfers on the island. Fishermen launch their boats from the ramp here. Next you'll come to Ahalanui State Park. This is a must! Stay awhile, take off your shoes and relax in the warm waters.
This pond is heated by volcanic thermal vents. It is an ancient place of healing created and used for generations by Hawaiians. Once refreshed head towards Pahoa and take time to walk through Lava Tree State Park with it's fascinating tree molds and tranquil paths. Last stop is historic Pahoa town, a colorful community where you can dine or take out fresh fish, BBQ, Chinese, Italian, Mexican or Thai cuisine.
Include charming, eclectic Hilo Town in your itinerary. Second largest community in Hawaii. Explore Hilo's unique history on bay front at the Pacific Tsunami Museum. Down the street you will be among friendly people as you wander through the stands of the Hilo Farmers Market. Sample Hawaiian food, fresh, hot tamales and Filipino desserts! You can purchase fresh fish, tropical flowers, organic produce and exotic seasonal fruits to enjoy. You will find yourself in lush botanical gardens, waterfalls and the largest Japanese Garden in the USA. Enjoy snorkeling at Richardson's Beach, Hilo's own black sand beach. Spot dolphins, whales and swim with turtles. Then come home to your own private retreat where you can rest up for your next island adventure!
I invite you to come and enjoy paradise!
Keywords: Home away from Home, Volcano
Please: Read My Reviews...
I am originally from Iowa and Leland is a Native of Hawaii, Army-Retired. We fell in love with the life style and beauty of the Big Island. Our wonderful Ohana, Ui'lani and Stan will enjoy assisting you. We hope that you will enjoy our Aloha and our home,
Mahalo, Elizabeth and Leland
U`ilani purchased this cottage in 2011
We chose beautiful Kaloli Point area because it's rural, safe, and friendly. Towns are easily accessible, but still has that small 'coastal community feel'.
It's always lush and green here! We are right in the middle of the best parts of the the Windward side of the Island. Beautiful Hilo to the North and tropical Kalapana to the South. There is so much history here in the 'Aina (land).
House was neat and it was a very comfortable stay. Will stay again
Very clean unit in a quiet community. The grounds and landscaping were beautiful. About equal distance to Hilo or Volcano National Park. Owner was very helpful and prompt with e-mail. Truly glad we found this location and would definitely return.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this tree house cottage, It was very simply decorated and equipedwith the basics, so it met our needs. We especially appreciated the extra beach towels. Everything was very clean, and the owner was easy to work with, providing good directions and other important bits of information. The bed in the bedroom was very comfortable. We especially enjoyed waking up to the birds singing in the trees outside our windows in the mornings. Lovely flowers were blooming in the trees and around the yard too. Other than a few cars that belonged to the neighbors coming and going, there was no noise - just the beautiful sounds of nature. At the owners request, we closed up the house each time we left to keep out rain. But we found that the cottage cooled off very quickly after being opened up upon return. The location was perfect, centrally located between the Volcano National Park, Hilo, Akaka Falls, and other interesting places to visit. If you don't need "fancy", this is the perfect hide-away on the Big Island!
Beautiful! Wonderfully furnished. Will return!
What a great hidden gem! Absolutely loved this home. A bit of a beautiful drive off the highway, but once you arrive, you feel like you're home. Very close to the ocean to watch a beautiful sunrise. We loved falling asleep to the sound of the coqui frogs, we thought they were night bird sounds!! We will definitely look to stay here when we return back to Hilo. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful and peaceful home.
This was a very clean unit. The grounds and landscaping were beautiful. In addition, if you any questions about the area, Uilani is very helpful and quick to respond. The only negative about the property was that it was a bit of a ways away from most sites. However, if you are looking for a secluded area, this is the property for you.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|ONE TIME CLEANING FEE||$60 + Tax|
Hawaii Tax Identification # W04757338-01
GET TAX RATE: 4%
TRANSIENT TAX RATE: 9.250%
*Rate is based on double occupancy + tax.
*Additional charge of $10.00 + tax per night/per person for the ages of 5 years and up.
*Please call SIMPLY PARADISE at 808-896-8760 regarding any questions or concerns you may have.
Located in the lush, tropical paradise of Sunny Kaloli Point. Our private cottages are located only minutes away from rugged volcanic coast and near Black Sand Beaches, Akaka Falls, Volcanoes National Park, Active Kilauea Volcano. Stroll thru historic Pahoa Town. Watch whales from the coastline (Dec.-Mar), take an exciting Zip Line Tour, pick up fresh, local items at many Farmers Markets. Or just 'kick back' and enjoy the birds, foliage and Hawaiian music in the hammock on the lanai!