|Minimum Stay||5 - 12 nights|
In the foothills of Hawaii Island’s oldest volcano—Kohala Mountain—with views of the coastline and ocean, this economical house is conveniently located in the eclectic neighborhood of Kawaihae Village. Set along the Kawaihae Road, Hale Lani is a five-minute drive from some of the highest-rated beaches in the world: Mauna Kea, Hapuna Beach State Park and Waialea Bay. Equally close are restaurants ranging from Anuenue Shave Ice and locally sourced Kohala Burger and Taco to the Blue Dragon, known for prize-winning fine dining in an outdoor setting with top-rated live entertainment. A scenic drive from Kawaihae Harbor up the coast takes you to the charming town of Hawi, with prime whale viewing along the way during the winter months. State of Hawaii GE/TA tax numbers W 01815576-01
I am a military widow with six kids. When my husband was killed on a mission, we needed a place to heal and begin our lives anew. We took a family vote, and all wanted to move to Big Island, where our cousins lived. I grew up in Yosemite National Park, and Hawaii Island has the same magnificent natural beauty and sacred nature, with fresh air and water, and beautiful hiking trails. With all of the different climate zones and cultural diversity, we could spend our time learning and exploring. Hawaii worked its magic, and the kids grew to be people who cared for the aina (land), and others. Most of the kids are grown and living on the mainland, but still come 'home' to recapture the peace of their childhoods. We are so honored to be able to share our homes with guests who come to experience amazing Big Island and the special turquoise waters and trade winds of Kawaihae. I always feel like the luckiest person on earth when I walk through the front door, and hope you will too!
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active purchased this house in 1996
The house felt like a refuge the moment I saw it, and the young owner had put in alot of loving touches, like rock walls and patios, and a fragrant cedar walk-in closet. It took many years to afford the upgrades and artistic touches, and each has been a labor of love for me, as well. My uncle was a volcanologist, and chose the location of Kawaihae Village because it was above tsunami danger, and out of the way of thousands of years of lava flows. It is a safe perch, yet close enough to the ocean to see a humpback whale breach from the yard. You can lie in a chase at night and see a brilliant night sky, the way it looked before city lights clouded the atmosphere. In the morning, you can be at a pristing beach where the hotel guests pay upwards of $700 a night, and the houses cost millions - the drive down the hill takes a couple of minutes! It is a great, time-saving location, and even the paramedic's station is less than 5 miles away. The house has lent itself to green considerations - repurposing things like an antique cabinet into the bar, recycling wood during renovations, and a move to solar power. We try to care naturally for the land and have been rewarded by native birds (our birder guests counted 34 species!) and butterflies. We hope you feel the joyful and healing nature of this house we call Hali Lani, 'House of Heaven'.
The location of this house means that you can drive to the beach on a moment's notice. We often go first thing in the morning, and again to watch the sunset, or the whales in winter. We are also spoiled with the closeness of world-class restaurants (yes, you can go in shorts and aloha shirts!), and fantastic shopping. I was able to buy the house next door in the hope that my Mom would live there, as it had been her college dream to move to Hawaii. She spent her last summer there, and said it was the happiest time of her life. With two houses side by side, it is extremely convenient for families or groups of friends to rent both. I love to cook, so had a convection oven installed when we remodeled, and try to buy good pots, pans, knives and have some spices on hand. The mosaics in the house tell stories and are a tribute to Big Island and the unique rocks and flowers. The yard has monumental plumeria trees, so you often wake to a carpet of blossoms that the winds have blown down onto the grass. We keep the prices affordable because as a mother of six, I know that vacation dollars are often scarce. We wish you a wonderful stay, and may you feel cherished and welcome in Hale Lani and Hale Ohia! Aloha nui loa.
Thank you for the wonderful accommodations. It had everything we needed. I'm certain we saved a lot of money cooking most of our meals
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this property. We loved the location near our favorite beaches, and spent a good deal of time just lazing in this comfortable home. It is beautifully decorated and we enjoyed both the shower and the soaking tub. The team at 2 Papayas are excellent ambassadors. Marley took time to show us how everything worked - a big help -for which we were very grateful!
Our stay was excellent. Crystal and Mary provided excellent follow-up on the house and it's entities. Their attention to our needs were outstanding. I would, without hesitation, refer any one to; "2 Papayas". Aloha "2 Papayas" Ohana !!!;-]
First of all, we got our dates wrong. I emailed texted 2Papayas from the Honolulu airport to let them know we would be arriving in a few hours, but I had booked the place for the 8th and not the 7th!!! They called me right away and told me not to worry, no one was using the place and they would have it ready for us a day early. They were so accommodating and we were SO grateful.
We have stayed in MANY vacation rentals around the world and this one (by far) has EVERYTHING you might think you need. The place is beautifully decorated and CLEAN. The location couldn't be better. We were able to get to 3 (that's how many we tried) great beaches within 10-15 minute drive. (On a side note: Mauna Lani is great for snorkeling and nice for kids...just as good as the snorkeling boat trips and Hapuna beach is great for boogie boarding) Waimea is only 15 minutes up the hill and so cute. Want Shave Ice or fresh fish? Just drive down the hill five minutes.
Yes, the traffic is somewhat loud but there's air and inside it's not that bad. I'd stay here again and recommend it to anyone going to this area. You can't go wrong with 2Payapas, they are great!!!
We stayed here over the Christmas holidays with my husband and my mother - there was plenty of room for the three of us, the master bedroom was huge and the kitchen was well stocked! Everything we could have needed was provided and there was a lovely gift bag waiting for us when we arrived. The living space is big, clean and cool. The outdoor space is great - BBQ, table, chairs, loungers, everything you need to relax.
The ocean is visible and there are a number of things to do or see within a 5 -20 minute drive. We shopped in Waimea for food and spent some time at the local beaches as well. This is a pretty good home base for exploring as it was easy to get to Kona, Hilo, the volcano and other areas of the island.
The only caution is that the house does back on to a fairly busy "highway" and there can be heavy traffic. We kept the windows closed at night and could not hear anything. During the day you are mostly out of the house so you will not notice it, but if you are hanging out and chilling in the back, it is good to know. This did not however stop us from enjoying the backyard, the birds and the wonderful breeze!!!
Great stay in a great house!!!
This house is not the average rental, It is very clean and well kept up, but the thing that makes this house special are the furnishings and interior design. The owner used to live here full time as I understand and furnished it in very Hawaiian ways with beautiful Koa and other hard wood furniture. The house has everything you need in the way of small appliances TVs towels etc. I would highly recommend it. My wife and I plan to rent it next year. I see that other renters have extoled the virtues of this house as to proximity to beaches, restaurants.
This is a really spacious, comfortable and clean condo in a pretty good location. You definitely need a car, but there are some great beaches within a 5 min drive. It's also stocked with everything you need to cook which is a huge benefit to renting a condo over a hotel. We also really enjoyed having our own lanai. Would definitely recommend, especially for a group!
This home is centrally located near the Kohala Coast with just a short drive to great restaurants, farmer's markets and historic Parker Ranch in Waimea town, (also called Kamuela), nearby Kawaihae Harbor for fishing, diving, restaurants, as well as world famous Hapuna State Park, Mauna Kea Beach and Spencer Beach Park.
|Cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rate varies from $165-$185 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 2 persons only. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.
We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Checks/money orders accept in US funds. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Cmas/NY due dates vary.