About the property
- Studio420 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
1BR/1BA, 420 sq ft ocean view property, no pets, no cigarettes
UPDATE for May 2018 — Book with confidence. 'Alani House is in lava zone 8 which is much safer than Kailua-Kona in zone 4. Constant trade winds keep the vog away, and our water is purified municipal water rather than catchment systems that may or may not handle possible acid rain. Furthermore, 'Alani House is about 90ft above sea level which is well outside of the tsunami zone. Please exercise caution when considering a vacation property with a budget cost that seems "too good to be true." And we always recommend travel insurance, because there are many more unknowns out there besides lava.
'Alani House sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and Honoli'i Beach is at the end of the block. With direct access to the black sand beach and lifeguards on duty, Honoli'i is one of the Big Island's favorite destinations for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing. With a panoramic view of the ocean, you can watch whales and cruise ships from the front lanai. There are 3 lush waterfalls within easy walking distance from the house.
We are only 2.4 miles (about 3 to 4 minutes) from downtown Hilo along Hilo Bay and the Hāmākua Coast. Driving to the airport takes only 10 to 12 minutes. Before you book anywhere else, ask if there's access in and out of the ocean with lifeguards to protect you and your family. Will you be located south of Hilo and possibly exposed to dust and vog in the Puna District, or will you enjoy the clear skies of the Hāmākua Coast? And also ask whether you'll be drinking purified municipal water or catchment instead. 'Alani House provides all of these benefits, plus wireless connectivity via high-speed internet cable modem.
Places to see:
Driving south, downtown Hilo is only 4 minutes away. Another 4 to 7 minutes will get you to four additional swimming and snorkeling reefs. At about the same distance are Rainbow Falls, Kaumana Caves, Lyman Museum, Ocean Discovery Center, Pacific Tsunami Museum, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. Another surf break, called Pohoiki, located at the Isaac Hale Beach Park is about 45 minutes away. While there, you are within 2 miles of the Kapoho tide pools, Lava Trees State Park, and MacKenzie State Park. Within 50 minutes from 'Alani House, you can drive to the hiking entrance for flowing lava, or to Mauna Kea where you can view the North Star and the Southern Cross in the same night sky.
Driving north from 'Alani House, you will find a scenic drive within 5 minutes, and Akaka Falls about 25 minutes away. An additional 30 minutes will get you to the sacred valley of Waipi'o. You can descend into the valley, or just take photos from the breathtaking overlook.
Are you a visiting physician and need an extended stay? We have experience working with medical staffing companies. And consider this when choosing a location, Alae Point has several advantages over Hawaiian Paradise Parks. Alae Point is only 5 to 7 minutes from the hospital and there are 2 routes to get there. HPP has only one main road and it can take from 40 to 55 minutes depending upon traffic.
Keywords: Honolii, Beach, River, Surf, SUP, Fishing, Tow-in, Famer's Market
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Rory Foster
We are professionals who love and enjoy the unique beauty of each Hawai'ian Island.
Why Rory Foster chose Island of Hawaiʻi
For us, the Big Island is one of the last havens for 'old Hawai'i.' We hope you will enjoy seeing the sea turtles (nā honu) and humpback whales (nā koholā) in their natural environment. Check-in is after 4:00PM, and check-out is 10:00AM
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, quiet, reasonably priced.
We would give five stars if there was a separate kitchen area to prep and clean up meals. There is a microwave, small fridge and coffee maker. The room is large with a comfortable bed. The lanai is sheltered and fairly private. Rory was very attentive to our needs. The locale is very convenient for exploring the east coast of Hawaii and Volcano National Park.
Beautiful, quiet, comfortable suite in Hilo
A lovely suite in a lovely residential area a few minutes from downtown Hilo. With your own beach down the road!
Wren & Rory were excellent hosts. The apartment was clean and comfortable. We would stay again.
Beautiful room and location. Very clean. Easy parking. Location could not have been better.
Ren and Rory were great hosts. Thank you so much for providing us with an experience we will cherish forever.
Great base of operation
We really enjoyed our stay with Wren and Rory. Their place is located just north of Hilo on the end of a dead end road. Also within walking distance is a nice surfing beach and waterfall. The apartment we stayed in is a very clean and tidy walkout that has a view of Hilo bay. Wren and Rory are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the island. Wrens directions and suggestions were spot on and saved us a ton of time trying to figure things out for ourselves. You can tell that they really enjoy the social aspect of having renters since Wren always had time to talk and help with touring suggestions. We highly recommend staying there.
quiet, very clean, lots of natural light
Excellent hosts, very comfortable, would highly recommend.
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