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Hale Hanai Vacation Rental

Hale Hanai Vacation Rental Upstairs Living Room and Kitchen Downstairs Living Room Kitchen and Dining Room Upstairs Downstairs Mini Kitchen/Dining Area Upstairs Master Bedroom - Alii Room - California King canopy bed Alii Room - Sitting Area Downstairs Master Bedroom - Dolphin Room - queen-size bed View of daybed in Dolphin Room - portable crib also available upon request Volcano Room Volcano Room towel volcano Spacious backyard Backyard looking toward the house Kealakekua Bay 500 feet from Hale Hanai Our location in relation to the bay Observatory Room

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kealakekua Bay house description

'Pathway of the Gods' is the meaning of the name given by ancient Hawaiians to Kealakekua Bay. Five hundred feet from the bay, nestled among the palm trees and fragrant plumeria blossoms is Hale Hanai, the site of your next vacation.

This two-story four-bedroom vacation rental home will give you a taste of old Hawaii, away from the crowds, with a large private yard abounding in pineapples, bananas and coconuts. Designed with a family in mind, Hale Hanai would love to be your home-away-from-home. 'Hanai' is a word Hawaiians use to designate adopted family. When you stay with us, you are our adopted family.

Upstairs, Mom and Dad can relax and enjoy their own private living room with views of the bay. The Alii (royalty) room is furnished with a California King bamboo canopy bed, a seating area, and a lanai from which to view some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining room with a table that seats eight, as well as a china hutch with dishes for that special meal.

Downstairs the kids have their own living area, where they can enjoy watching a video or television. Equipped with a small dining table, a mini fridge, sink, and microwave, they have their own space. The Dolphin Room has a queen-size bed and is perfect to accommodate Grandma and Grandpa or a married child and spouse. The built-in daybed is wonderful for a younger child, and it also makes a great place to sit and enjoy a book while the ocean breezes rustle the curtains and wash your cares away. There is even a portable crib ready for a napping baby, if needed. The Volcano Room sports a double bed and the decor has been heavily influenced by Madame Pele, the goddess of fire. The Observatory Room has a daybed with a pullout trundle bed. Two queen-size sleeper sofas (one up, one down) round out the sleeping arrangements.

Across the bay is the historic Captain Cook monument that marks the place where the famous explorer met his untimely end. Spinner Dolphins visit the bay daily, and there is unparalleled snorkeling in this marine sanctuary. After a day of sightseeing or kayaking in the bay, the outdoor shower will wash away the sand. The barbeque awaits, as you dine outdoors on the picnic table as the sun sets on another perfect day in paradise.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Many family-friendly movies and sightseeing videos as well, Full seasons of Star Trek and Everybody Loves Raymond...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Groceries
                      • Boating
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Paradise found

                        Paradise found

                        • Guest Tim (Sanger CA)
                        • Date of stay 02/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/13/13
                        We stayed at hale Hanai with our friends for two weeks. We all had the best stay, in this beautiful, spacious, well equipped family home beach house. Everything we needed was there,like our own home away from home! And it's just a minute walk to the awesome bay, which you can access to from three beaches, all beautiful, and just THERE ! No driving, just a nice little stroll WOW! And up the road, a shaved ice and hamburger stand! Susan proved to be a wonderful hostess,greeting us upon our arrival. Such a lovely stay,we can't wait ito go back,and if you go check out Gios gelato,gotta try it,soo good!Thanks Thom and Susan for a relaxing unforgettable stay for our vacation,you guys,simply the best! Big Big Mana Big big Mahalo Tim and Michele Coxm

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • great location

                        great location

                        • Guest visitors from Guam (Guam)
                        • Date of stay 02/13/11
                        • Review Submitted 03/02/11
                        Our group of 4 rented the downstairs unit for 1week. We enjoyed the proximity to the Bay for kayaking and snorkeling. Local area hill running was great. Mrs. Curtis was very helpful in getting us set up with the kitchenware requested. The place was clean with plenty of beach and bathing towels. Would stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                      • Wonderful honeymoon escape!

                        Wonderful honeymoon escape!

                        • Guest Lindsay (Salt Lake City, Utah)
                        • Date of stay 08/08/10
                        • Review Submitted 08/17/10
                        My husband and I recently honeymooned here, and we absolutely loved it! The house is roomy, well-ventilated and clean. We loved all the personal touches, including the towel origami and the colorful coconuts. It was also nice to have a big kitchen and patio to cook in. It looks just as good as it does in the pictures. The house is really close to the bay, which is so peaceful. Stay here when you come to the Big Island. It's beautiful and secluded. We highly recommend it!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Home Paradise

                        Home Paradise

                        • Guest Greg and Jeanette (Carmichael, California)
                        • Date of stay 02/11/10
                        • Review Submitted 04/13/10
                        In a life of roaming the world, my wife and I have stayed in a hundred guest houses. This is one of the best. Big and comfortable, yet open to the Hawaiian breezes, it is just steps from a little village around an historic bay. We kayaked across the bay with visits from dolphins, whales and a manta ray. There was lots of room for family and friends too. You are going to love this place.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                        • Guest Mike and Leslie Dicou
                        • Date of stay 01/07/06
                        • Review Submitted 01/07/06
                        This has been one of the funnest family vacations we've ever been on. We did all kinds of new stuff--kayaking, being one of them--and now we're actually giving advice at the kayak launch area. Swimming with the dolphins will, of course, be our top highlight. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Mike, Leslie, Natalie and Taylor Dicou

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                        • Guest Larsen and Gotsch Families
                        • Date of stay 12/30/05
                        • Review Submitted 12/30/05
                        We all had a great time. It was so nice of you to allow us to stay in your home - and we greatly appreciate all the little things you did just for us before we arrived. My son surfed in your bay, we visited South Point, Hilo, Volcanoes, waterfalls, swam with turtles and lounged at many different beaches. It was such a good time. And we treated your home with care and respect. Thank you so much for opening it up to us. Mahalo!

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                        • Guest Carla and John Beeman
                        • Date of stay 08/15/05
                        • Review Submitted 08/15/05
                        Here in this tropical sanctuary we celebrated the fullness of life with our closest friends and relatives. We are so grateful to have had this time together and to be filed with the beauty of our surroundings. In the spirit of Hawaiian discovery, a beautiful puppy found us and we are taking our "Hanai" back home. Aloha!

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                        • Guest Harts and Shanks Family
                        • Date of stay 06/13/05
                        • Review Submitted 06/13/05
                        Mahalo nui loa! Fun was had by all: scuba diving at Two-step, snorkeling at Cook Monument, Manini, and the Kealakekua Pier, despite the high surf advisory, kayaking 6/7 days, dolphins one of those days, surfing a Kahalu'u. The list goes on. Our seven-year-old son asked me to write that he would like to buy your beautiful house. A hui ho!!!

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                        • Guest Brooks and Laurie Haderlie
                        • Date of stay 05/20/05
                        • Review Submitted 05/20/05
                        Your home is so lovely, so wonderfully decorated and inviting. What a great way to celebrate 29 years together: snorkeling, seeing turtles and dolphins, the flowers of Hawaii, volcanoes and of course, sunsets. Thank you so much!

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                        • Guest The Haas Family
                        • Date of stay 05/05/05
                        • Review Submitted 05/05/05
                        Thanks for your warm welcome and for sharing Hale Hanai with us. We had a great time snorkeling, kayaking, and enjoying this beautiful place. We had a lot of fun with the geckos. My son held still for a while so they woud jump on him. Mahalo!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $299
                      $5,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $249
                      $1,743 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 13.416%

                      Notes:

                      We currently waive a security deposit in lieu of a credit card number for any theft, damages or excessive cleaning.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Location

                      This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                      • Nearest Airport: KOA (Kona International Airport at 40 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Queen Kahumana Hwy. at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Manini Beach at 0.5 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About the owner: Thom is a Sociology professor at the University of Hawaii in Hilo. Susan is a writer. We got married in 2000, after having both lost our spouses. Between us we have six children and seven grandchildren. We love to travel and see the world, and we love to stay home and enjoy the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kealakekua Bay:
                      We turned the former family home into a vacation rental. The family enjoyed being close to the ocean when we lived there. A transfer to the other side of the island for employment changed our residence, and this was a solution that allowed us to keep a home we all loved.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We enjoy staying at Hale Hanai whenever it isn't rented. We spend most weekends there and whatever other time we are able. It makes a wonderful writing retreat and a great place for us to invite friends and family from the mainland. We love the historic bay with the snorkeling and the dolphins. We love the quiet feel of old Hawaii. We love the smell of the flowers when we first get out of the car, overpoweringly fragrant.


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                      • Hale Hanai Vacation Rental

                        Hale Hanai Vacation Rental

                      • Downstairs Living Room

                        Downstairs Living Room

                      • Downstairs Mini Kitchen/Dining Area

                        Downstairs Mini Kitchen/Dining Area

                      • Alii Room - Sitting Area

                        Alii Room - Sitting Area

                      • View of daybed in Dolphin Room - portable crib also available upon request

                        View of daybed in Dolphin Room - portable crib also available upon request

                      • Volcano Room towel volcano

                        Volcano Room towel volcano

                      • Backyard looking toward the house

                        Backyard looking toward the house

                      • Our location in relation to the bay

                        Our location in relation to the bay

                      • Upstairs Living Room and Kitchen

                        Upstairs Living Room and Kitchen

                      • Kitchen and Dining Room Upstairs

                        Kitchen and Dining Room Upstairs

                      • Upstairs Master Bedroom - Alii Room - California King canopy bed

                        Upstairs Master Bedroom - Alii Room - California King canopy bed

                      • Downstairs Master Bedroom - Dolphin Room - queen-size bed

                        Downstairs Master Bedroom - Dolphin Room - queen-size bed

                      • Volcano Room

                        Volcano Room

                      • Spacious backyard

                        Spacious backyard

                      • Kealakekua Bay 500 feet from Hale Hanai

                        Kealakekua Bay 500 feet from Hale Hanai

                      • Observatory Room

                        Observatory Room

                      VRBO #109651

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

                      $249 - $299 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 03/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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