Want the perfect romantic get away or vacation paradise? Excited to see the lava flowing into the ocean creating the newest land on earth? Dreaming of spending the day snorkeling in calm tide pools or lazing away the afternoon in a natural geothermal pool? This private, modern, cool and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment complete with pool is but a short stroll from the lovely ocean cliffs and black sand beach of Kehena and only 10 minutes drive from the lava viewing parking area.
Tranquil, Tropical, Private Eco-Friendly - Be a Short Drive from the Lava Flow or Walk to a Secluded Black Sand Beach
A beautiful new pool and 2 very large, breezy lanais welcome you to your Hawaiian vacation home. Hale Hokulani is a very comfortable, private, ground level Ohana (family guesthouse/apartment) which you enter from the rear of the home. Your apartment is breezy-cool, comfortable, modern, convenient, 100% off-grid, and eco-friendly with state of the art solar electricity & solar hot water. Featuring 2 luxurious bedrooms and 1 large family bathroom, it is sparkling clean and elegant with the true Hawaiian/Asian furnishings. See what it is like to live in a large, modern home that is "run by the sun" and set up for living a very normal and comfortable lifestyle. You may wonder if we ever run out of power. This shouldn’t happen but just be mindful not to leave lights or power hungry items running for extended periods of time (microwave/hairdryers).
Sleep peacefully on very high quality, comfortable queen-size beds complete with memory foam toppers and designer linens. Enjoy the spacious, private lanai to relax, drink your morning Kona coffee, afternoon smoothie, or dine by candle light.
The new, fully-equipped kitchenette located in the living room. It comes complete with dorm sized refrigerator, granite countertop, microwave, toaster, blender, teakettle, coffee grinder and coffeemaker. There is a BBQ with a gas burner for cooking out on the lanai. If you would like more gas burners, we do have a table top model available upon request.
Basic spices, raw Hawaiian sugar, raw local honey (from the busy girls who live in the hives in the front yard, far from your apartment), Kona coffee, tea assortment, and more are provided for your enjoyment.
We want to make your stay as relaxing as possible, so please don't hesitate to ask if there is something you need, we probably have it!
Like the majority of the east side of the Big Island, our water is supplied by rainfall which is caught and is stored on site in a 15,000 gallon catchment tank. It is triple filtered and ultimately sterilized by a state of the art ultraviolet (UV) light filter prior to entering the household supply. You will not find cleaner, more delicious water to drink or bathe in and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
The new gas grill on the new, large lanai, right outside the French doors has a side burner for "stovetop" cooking. All high quality dishes, silverware, and fresh, fluffy linens are included.
In the living room you can enjoy a movie on a large, flat screenTV with our DVD player. There is an assortment of DVDs, books, and games for your enjoyment. Don't miss the three very special DVDs on the the Kilauea volcano.
The Hale Hokulani is smoke-free and pet-free for the comfort of those with allergies. We do have a friendly, once feral cat named Violet, who fancies herself a concierge. Violet is not allowed in the apartment.
There are many spectacular sites to visit during your stay: visit Kehena Beach, a gorgeous black sand beach where you may be lucky to swim and snorkel with wild spinner dolphins. Snorkel in the tide pools of Kapoho. Check out the numerous Volcano Touring activities such as: Volcano National Park, Lava Tree State Park, Lava Boat Tours, Lava Hikes, and the Geothermal Heated Hot Ponds.
Experience an abundance of shopping for the true tastes of Hawaii with its abundant selections of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, and unique artisan crafted gift items at local Farmer's Markets.
Acquaint yourself with the Island flora with a tour at the Botanical Gardens, sightsee and explore numerous waterfalls. Indulge yourself with fine Dining, and dance it all off at Ecstatic Dance on Sundays at Kalani, and then the Drum Circle on Sunday afternoon at Kehena Beach. There are numerous Yoga Classes, Pilates
Classes, and massage therapists ready to treat you!
Dining options nearby are numerous: Right in the neighborhood is Kalani Honua which has delicious meals, yoga classes/retreats, Hawaiian culture classes and more.; 4 miles down the Red Road is an authentic Ava Bar, serving up the local and relaxing Kava beverage, with the Kalapana Village Market/deli right next door, open 7am til 9pm. 12 miles up the road is Pahoa Town, with numerous options in Italian, Thai, Sushi, Mexican, an upscale Fresh Island Style Kaleo’s Bar and Grill, coffee shops, etc. Keaau andHilo are 19 and 30 miles, respectively, for more extensive choices.
Located just 45 minutes south of Hilo; 15 minutes from the shops, restaurants, grocery store and Olympic sized swimming pool of Pahoa village.
Stroll to the nearby secluded point of land to watch the morning sunrise or in season, count the whales as they pass by. You are a 10 minute drive from the Kalapana lava flow, where, when flowing to the sea, you can watch the new lava flowing into the sea and creating the newest land on earth.
Please enjoy the entire yard and large driveway.
We share the pool with you. Pool hours are 7 am till 10 pm. Please follow posted rule. The pool is only 3 to 5 feet deep and therefore, no diving!
Snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels, ice chests, totes and more. Just bring your swimsuits, sunscreen, and flip flops. (which are known here as "slippahs") And yes, in case you do forget the sunscreen (ouch) we have aloe vera gel.
Общение с гостями
We will welcome you if at all possible and orient you to your vacation ohana. We live very quietly in the home above your apartment and are as available as suits your preference
Другие важные подробности
Bedroom linens are from Pottery Barn and other high end designers.
Memory foam mattress topper on each bed.
Anti-allergy box spring,mattress, and pillow covers.
Due to the nature of off grid solar powered homes, we truly regret that guests who require oxygen concentrators and CPAP masks,etc. cannot be accommodated. We would be happy to recommend wonderful neighboring homes which are available through Airbnb.
Hawaii GET License and Transient Accommodation Licenses on display on kitchen cabinet door.
Hawaii Transient Accommodation License #TA-077-087-7440-01
Hawaiian shoe rules: remove outside shoes before entering. This will save you from a "memorable" experience of stepping on bits of lava as well as help us preserve our floors.
We are in a modern-off the grid home/apartment and this means from 7pm to 7am electricity comes from the battery. Please-please do not leave fans or lights on in a room which is not occupied.
Our water come from rain and the hot water is 100% solar hot water.
Quiet hours begin at 11 pm.
Practice the Golden Rule.
Check-in is 3pm and check-out is 11am. Earlier or later hours may be arranged on request.
Absolutely no smoking in the house or on property. Please smoke while on a nice walk of the neighborhood.
Use of illicit drugs is absolutely prohibited anywhere on property.
Pool may be used following completion of liability waiver.
Originally from Washington state, we love to share the beauty and wonders of Hawaii. Active outdoors/gardening/biking/ Cub/Boy Scout leaders. Shep and I are "retired" Navy veterans. and experienced travellers, so we know just what to do so you will feel pampered.
We love people, learning about new cultures, travel, new eating experiences, learning and simply love life. Both of us have a very upbeat, positive "can-do" outlook on life and believe that living by the Golden Rule is important. We met when we were both stationed in Naples, Italy and believe Europe is the best place in the world for a romance. Now, 28 years later, we find ourselves on a beautiful island full of delights and surprises, and want to share that with others.
We can't live without good chocolate, good books, and good friends. Our travel style varies from backpacks and tents to traditional to mostly Airbnb-from elegant homes in Sydney to private rooms on the North Shore of O'ahu. We believe that the Airbnb community is "home" and the members/guests are our travel family.