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'Hale o Lei...You Will Never Want to Leave!'

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 28, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Hale o Lei is a charming, private 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath beach house across the street from Kealakekua Bay, in quaint, historical, alternately bustling and serene Napo'opo'o Village. Our home is perfect for enjoying the uniqueness of this area and the Big Island. Hale o Lei has both inside and open-air living and dining areas, private master bedroom suite, outside spa and shower, a sunning deck, and 2 lanais facing the ocean. It is screened to allow you to enjoy the ocean breezes. We have completely outfitted Hale o Lei so that you will feel like you are coming home. It is about 100 feet from the kayak launching pier, a short walk to Manini and Keei Beaches, a one mile kayak to the Captain Cook Monument, a short drive to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (The Place of Refuge), and right at some of the best snorkeling and spinner dolphin watching in Hawaii. We are eager to help in any way to make this your best vacation experience ever!

For a full Big Island experience, combine your visit with Hale Ehu Kai (Sea Spray House), our wheelchair accessible oceanfront home south of Hilo (#7030479)

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Aloha! We moved the Big Island in 2001 because we had traveled widely and this place provided us with the culture, scenery, and overall environment that fit us well. For many years, we lived right up the hill from Hale o Lei, in Kona Coffee Country. Now, we live Puna-side and are loving it there, too. Very special Island!!

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Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’ve really enjoyed our stay here- love the upstairs bedroom with the ocean view and “jungle” bird songts. This is a comfortable home with all the amenities one could ask for.



My husband highly recommends the Manta Ray dive. “Other Worldly!” Mahalo
Apr 2011
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28 Reviews

4.7
based on 28 traveler reviews

Ventura, CA
5

Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning, the owner kindly responded to emails/phone calls very promptly. He also provided us with a great list of suggested places to visit.

This home is comfortable, in a great location and has everything one can need. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of items to easily prepare meals. I was worried about having mostly screened in windows thinking it may get too hot or too cold. We lucked out with the weather and enjoyed a cool ocean breeze, plus falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean was amazing. The home was clean, had plenty of linens, beach toys and outing items, i.e. cooler, picnic basket, blue ice, etc. There is a small, slightly rocky beach within a 2 minute walk, great for taking an easy dip. We enjoyed 'two steps' a few miles away, a trip to the Big Island Honey Bee Farm only minutes away, drove to the volcano, went to the seahorse farm and enjoyed relaxing in the outdoor living room this home has. The home has a great layout, plenty of room to relax and enjoy. There is great outdoor space that is comfortable...just watch out for the mosquitos, but like everything else the owner has prepared for this with bug spray and candles to repel them. I would definitely return for another visit. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please and appreciate this newest vote of confidence!
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5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This will be our 3rd or 4th time renting Hale o Lei. Arrived from Oahu for a family reunion at Honauanu. Very convenient and comfortable house. All the comforts of home! Visited other vacation homes in the area and found Hale O Lei to be well equipped with ceiling fans during this hot summer weather. My cousins who rented in the area complained that their vacation house was not as cool as this house! Great open lanai area with privacy. Will definitely rent again! Owners very friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests who visit us from Oahu every couple of years. Looking forward to having them back in the future.
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Langley, BC Canada
4

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here March 21-25 with 3 adults and 3 teens (first night with another 2 adults who had to fly home early). We very much enjoyed our stay at Hale O Lei. The rental process was very easy, and Hart was quick to answer every question we had. The house was clean, comfortable and outfitted with everything possible we could think of needing. Everything was just as pictured. One thing I would like to point out, the "private" master suite is very private, as it is accessed only from the outside. There is no access from the bottom floor to the upper floor unless you go out the front door and up a set of stairs. This might be an issue with someone with younger children; however, with ours being teenagers, the privacy was nice. We falsely assumed with being on the water, it wouldn't be as hot but it was quite humid in the bay. The screened windows and ceiling fans really helped with keeping it cooler to sleep at night (and there was air conditioning in the King-1/2 bath room). Another thing to point out is there is no glass windows, only screens. At first that made us a little nervous regarding security and noise, but it wasn't an issue at all. (If you are a light sleeper, be aware you are not able to block out the noise that naturally occurs in the community.) The geckos around the home were a joy to watch and kept the bugs at bay. Some activities we did while staying here were kayaking trip to Captain Cook Monument with Adventures in Paradise (snorkeling was SPECTACULAR, but go for the early morning trip as the bay filled up with other tours once we were leaving), Pu'uhonau o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) and snorkeling at Two Step, visiting South Point and Green Sand Beach (if you aren't up for the 2 1/4 mile hike to the beach, locals will 4x4 you in for a fee - worth it!), Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach (at the hotel with only 40 parking spots, so get there before 8am if you want a spot which means you leave the house before 7am), shopping for chocolate covered everything at Donkey Balls factory, and ate some good meals at Annie's Island Fresh Burgers and Paparoni's Pizza take out. Mahalo to Hart and Marlene for opening their home for us to enjoy, and we will be recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like this group did many of the activities we recommend. There are a whole lot more for groups with other interests.
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5

45th anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

We went here for 10 days to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and were happy with the choice. We were close to the ocean and enjoyed the sounds of the surf lulling us to sleep. It was a very relaxing stay and we would stay here again. From here we drove just about everywhere on the island and saw most of the tourist spots, and other places as well. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your 45th! Glad you enjoyed our home at the Bay. We look forward to having you back, soon. Mahalo nui loa!
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5

amazing for the money

  • 5 of 5

Hello All, I visit the island regularly and I have to say this is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed. We loved it. A great place for a girls week or a family getaway. I will be back soon. Checking schedule now. Don't miss this wonderful house and great location.

blessings to all

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: She has already asked to return.....the mark of success in providing the perfect place for enjoying the Big Island! We try to make everyone's experience the best it can possibly be. Kealakekua Bay is amazing, making our job relatively easy by supporting our guests in whatever they want to do.....or not do! Aloha and Mahalo nui loa!
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5

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Hale O Lei is a wonderful location and has all the features for a great vacation with easy access to historical sights, great snorkeling, kayaking with playful dolphins, and beautiful sunsets. Manini Beach is a few minute walk from the house and has wonderful snorkeling. The beach entrance is a bit chilly from a natural spring but it easy to get into it you are traveling with first time snorkelers. The beach was never crowded due to limited parking and the locals are very friendly. There is a very friendly donkey that enjoys snacking on the grass near the beach.

The house easily sleeps 10 adults and has enough room for everyone to find a spot to read a book or take a nap. My husband and I live in a very quiet neighborhood so we found the roosters, birds, early morning leaf blower, and traffic noise a bit annoying and had to sleep with earplugs. However, the other couples had no trouble with the sleeping.

Hale O Lei had everything that we needed for a wonderful holiday including most common kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, toys to play in the ocean. If we ever have another large gathering we would definitely stay at Hale O Lei.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Kealakekua Bay has perhaps the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii. We have equipped our home to support this activity, as well as having a comfortable base to do anything you want. It is truly a home away from home, as you can see from our ratings.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Annie's at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Manini at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Kayaking- right outside your door (PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS OF 6/1/13, THE STATE OF HAWAII REOPENED THE BAY TO KAYAKING)

Snorkeling- some of the best in Hawaii

Beach lounging/combing

Exploring our Island

Fishing

Shopping

Relaxing in the spa

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,120
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Nightly Rate: $160 - $320

Weekly Rate: $1120 - $2240

Now for the fine print; our refund policy. Not the fun part, but we do need to tell you this because things do happen. We will refund your deposit (minus a $75 handling fee) if we receive a written cancellation is at least 180 days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel the reservation with 90-180 days written notice you will forfeit 25% of your deposit or $75, whichever is greater. If you provide less than 90 days written notice, you will forfeit the entire rent and tax unless we can re-rent the property. If we are able to re-rent the property, we will refund the difference of what you have already paid and the amount we collect from the new renter for the same timeframe, minus $75. We do try very hard to re-rent it and have sometimes been successful in the past, depending on how much lead time we have. Please purchase trip insurance if there is a chance you will have to cancel.


Monthly Rate: $4,500

$160/night plus tax for the entire house for up to 2. There is a $20 per night charge per person for more than 2, with a maximum of 10. 10% discount for staying 14 nights + $300-$500 security deposit includes a $100-$300 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Well situated, well equipped, well located, comfortable, enjoyable

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Adjoins master suite upstairs
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Half Bathroom - toilet, Sink
  • Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Half bath off this bedroom. Has louvers and ac.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Full bath and walk in closet....own TV
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Shared full bath with queen bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Shares bath with twin bedroom

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Full Kitchen- including everything you could possibly need Ample beds- 2 kings, 1 queen, 2 twins (all with memory foam toppers), 3 futons, and even a crib/play pen and youth bed Outside shower for coming in from the beach and before a spa Outside spa Sunning deck and 2 ocean-side lanais Outside charcoal BBQ Washer/dryer Satellite TV CD/DVD Player Wireless high speed internet Telephone Boogie boards/fins, noodles, beach chairs, floating viewing platform, and snorkel equipment

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