Kona IronMan Triathlon, October 14!*
Hale Ho'okipa (House of Rest and Refreshment) is a generations 'young' Hawaiian family home. ~ E Komo Mai ~ Come Visit Us!
1 bdrm/1 bath, split-level, full size refrigerator, digital induction hot plate, sofa bed, garden, parking, and washer/dryer outside the unit.
We are 8 minutes up Mount Hualalai from the beach and center of Kailua, Kona. Volcano, Waipio Valley, Mauna Kea, and Black Sand Beach, make great day trips from the house.
Welcome to Hale Ho'okipa (House of Rest and Refreshment)!***
The unit is attached to the main house, yet fully private with its own entrance. I live in the other half of the house. It consists of one bedroom and one bathroom with shower, no tub. The bedroom and bathroom are on the same level and are kept cool with an air conditioning unit. The AC works only in bedroom and bathroom. Just down stairs from the air conditioned bedroom is the living room area with pull out sofa bed, (linen on hand for sofa bed if/when needed) cable TV, and fully equipped kitchenette to include full size refrigerator, digital induction hot plate ~ and Kona coffee on hand. We suggest a stop at KTA or Sack for a few groceries and bottled drinking water before heading up the slopes of Mt. Hualalai to the house.***
The apartment, garden, and front lawn is private for your use only. Grocery stores, restaurants, internet cafes, churches, open markets - all 10 to 15 minutes away.
Our easy blowing trade winds often bring the windward Hilo side (East Hawaii) more clouds and rain, where our leeward Kona side (West Hawaii) of the Big Island is much dryer and tends to be sunnier and warm. (hot in the summer) We have eight micro-climates here on Hawai'i Island, ranging from desert-like areas to tropical rain forest, and even occasional snow at the tops of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. So many interesting places to explore.
Hawai'i Island, Moku o Keawe (affectionately known as the Big Island), is the largest and youngest in the chain of 8 inhabited Hawaiian Islands. The apartment is located only 3 hours from Kilauea volcano, erupting non-stop over 30 years now. Spend a day exploring Kilauea Volcano National Park, an easy day trip from the house. You will never forget it !***
Mauna Kea kuahiwi kuhao ika malie ~ Mauna Kea is the astonishing mountain that stands in the calm. Majestic 14,000 plus foot Mauna Kea ~ White Mountain ~ is only an hour and a half away ~ where sunsets are spectacular and viewing the heavens from the 9,000 ft Visitors Center telescopes is unforgettable!***
Gourmet Kona coffee and tea are grown nearby. We recommend a tour of one of the many coffee farms in our area. Snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and night time manta ray viewing are a few pacific activities we enjoy. A few hours away - Akaka Falls and Waipio Valley.
*Kona is home to the IronMan Triathlon World Championships. The event takes place every 2nd Saturday in October. This ultimate endurance event - a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run - attracts over 2,000 tri-athletes every year. Thousands of volunteers from around the world help make it a success. We host many other music and food festivals annually. Please take a look online at the Kona Web calendar of events!***
*Also nearby - Hulihe'e Palace, Moku'aikaua Church, ancient Petroglyph carvings, City of Refuge and other important Hawaiian historical sights.
Ask me about our cute 4wd Jeep Liberty available for rent at a discounted rate to my guests. Seats 5 comfortably ~ perfect for exploring the Island*
*Please be respectful of the land and it's people. Malama pono* Malama aina*!
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2 KJB
Guests are welcome to use the washer and dryer located outside the unit. A barbecue grill is available upon request. We also have some beach gear -- beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, and coolers. Relax! But don't sit too long in Kona's hot hot sun. Wear hat and sun screen! Lots of Aloe in the garden to soothe sunburned skin!
Общение с гостями
I am generally a private person who enjoys meeting people, tending the garden, and plunging into the pacific as often as possible. My goal at Hale Ho'okipa is to provide visitors a retreat from the routine ~ to rest, re-create, and explore our beloved Island. Or simply meditate under the giant mango trees. If you'd like more information about the surrounding area, please don't hesitate to contact me. And ask about my sweet 2005, 4wd Jeep Liberty that is available at a discounted rate to my guests. See a photo in the list of photos above.
Please be respectful of others. No loud music after hours and no smoking indoors. We appreciate that you rinse off beach sand and salt water before entering the unit. Mahalo !*
Born and raised in the Islands, I lived abroad a good number of years, raised two sons, and am home again in the Islands. I have a deep love and respect for this place and the lahui (people) of Hawaii. I enjoy swimming alongside our ancient and graceful honu (turtle), hiking the waterfalls of Waipio, and never tire of the magic and awe inspiring nature of our volcanoes. Today I'm blessed and thankful to be helping travelers enjoy the wonder of this place too!