Quaint Hawaiian Cottage on 5 Acres [#141871] | View Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
$120/nt - $765/wk
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This place is amazing. We traveled to Hawaii to get married at the Place of Refuge (very close to this cottage). The property is so beautiful, we almost considered moving the wedding here! The view is amazing, Candi and Michael and very friendly and willing to bend over backwards to make you happy. The fruit trees are very nice to have for snacks. Snorkeling at Two Step is fabulous and Candi and Michael provide the snorkel gear. The cottage is very comfortable and easy to get to. It is also in a great location for exploring Kona, South Point, or the northern part of the island. We really can't say enough great things about this little piece of paradise. If it's available, rent it!
- Guest Jennifer and John Subasavage (Snellville, GA)
- Date of stay 04/23/09
- Review Submitted 04/23/09
This is an amazing vacation cottage on a gorgeous 5 acre property which has stunning views of the ocean and surrounding valley. We just got home and are already planning our return visit. The cottage is very peaceful and secluded which is what we were seeking. The only sounds we heard from the cottage were the sounds of exotic birds and periodic rain showers. Hale Pali is surrounded by Palm trees and assorted fruit trees and flowers bloom everywhere. Banana, papaya, avocado, mango, lemon and pineapple grow right in front of the cottage and are just steps away and available to guests. We picked fresh fruit daily as we took walks around the property at sunset. The house has the comforts of home. Plenty of towels, pillows, blankets, reading materials, a TV, washer/dryer. The kitchen is well stocked with essentials for cooking. It was nice to have a full size frig,cabinets stocked with basics, decent coffee maker, dishes, blender, gas grill, etc). We grilled almost every night and ate outside on the cottage deck or by the large pool. For daytime activities, we used the cooler, beach chairs, and an umbrella for our picnics and spent time at Captain Cook bay and Place of Refuge (best snorkeling we have found in Hawaii). Both are only 10 minutes away so the easy drive was a big bonus (we stayed in Kona last time and spent way too much time driving to this bay.) We were able to snorkel and kayak in the early am before the masses arrive. Another nice benefit is that the entire 5 acres is available to guests. The caretakers, Candi and Michael, live up on the hill out of view so we felt like we were the only ones on the property. They are extremely helpful and available if needed but unobtrusive. They love the place and it shows in the way they look after the cottage and the gardens. Another nice surprise for us were their dogs, Happy and Bamboo, who greeted us in the morning and evening (they seemed to just know the right times to stop by and say hello). We looked forward to seeing them each day. Obviously, we recommend this to anyone who is seeking a beautiful getaway and solitude in a "home away from home". We stayed a week and found it very hard to leave.
- Guest Jo Ann and Galen Mackenzie (Boulder, Colorado)
- Date of stay 04/20/09
- Review Submitted 04/20/09
We spent 5 glorious days here--much too short! If you're looking for a peaceful, serene, restful place, look no further. The cottage was spotlessly clean; the "welcome basket" of coffee, juice, bread, fruits was very generous and helpful; the view you had every morning to eat your breakfast was indescribable; the grounds were meticulously cared for which added to the beauty; and the friendly visits each morning by Happy and Cosmo were most welcome! We took advantage of the use of beach chairs, towels, cooler, snorkel, etc. We also BBQ'd one evening; used the washer and dryer, and even the pool. Of course the unlimited fruit right off the trees was inviting too! This place has it ALL. And Candi and Michael are so friendly and welcoming. We will DEFINITELY return!
- Guest Donna, Brad, and Katie (Elgin, IL)
- Date of stay 04/06/09
- Review Submitted 04/06/09
We just returned from a two week stay and it was like paradise. Candi and Mike are great host and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was the best it could be. Lots of fresh fruit to eat, that was growing right by the Cottage. There was snorkel gear to use, along with everything needed for a day at the beach. Thanks again and hope get back soon.
- Guest Dan & Sheila Waltrip (Overbrook, Kansas)
- Date of stay 03/20/09
- Review Submitted 03/20/09
This property is a beautiful, quiet, peaceful spot with all the tropical fruit you can eat and amazing views - the only problem is leaving! Once you settle in to Pale Hale and realize you can wander around the gardens, pick what fruits you want (and now fresh vegetables - wait until you see what Candi and Michael have done to the greenhouse!)., and sit by the pool why on earth would you want to leave? We did go down the hill to snorkel at 'Two-Step' and in Kealakekua Bay, and to relax at The Place of Refuge which is worth more than one visit (get the trail guide at the desk before heading out to the lava tube). We also enjoyed the historical parks which recreate pre-contact Hawaiian life. Candi and Michael are the best hosts we have experienced. They have spot-on advice for places to visit, snorkel, eat, and park! They are warm and friendly, eager that your stay should be a good one and that the cottage should have everything you need, so relax, enjoy, and plan to stay longer!
- Guest Meredith Rodger (Ottawa ON)
- Date of stay 03/02/09
- Review Submitted 03/02/09
We just returned from our second visit to the beautiful & peaceful cottage of Pali Hale. This year we stayed for 9 nights instead of 4 like last year. Wish we had stayed even longer as there is so much to do nearby. It felt like coming home to see Candi & Michael and to be greeted by Happy & Bamboo. As last year this was a real luxury for us with the Aloha basket and fresh fruit to pick, clean cottage, refreshing pool, and such gorgeous surroundings. Candi & Michael are excellent caretakers & hosts. They are there if you need anything and give you plenty of space to relax. We are looking forward to next year's visit here. If you have any questions, call us - we can recommend this without any reservation.
- Guest Guenter & Sue (Anchorage, Alaska)
- Date of stay 02/02/09
- Review Submitted 02/02/09
12-14-08 A bit of heaven on earth is Pali Hali. From the moment you drive through the gates you know you are somewhere special. Truly nature greets you and you are overwhelmed by the view, the peaceful setting and the beauty of the tropical flora. You know your spirit will be blessed by staying here. Then it gets better when you meet Candi and Michael. There are those special individuals you cross paths with that you know could become life long friends and extended family. The aloha spirit is alive and thriving thru Candi and Michael. OK so now the rest of the story. Thoughtful basket of goodies, comfortable bed, very clean hali, extra goodies like travel guides, ice chest, snorkeling gear and if you want to keep in touch wireless internet and tv. We made friends with several geckos that like to eat coconut syrup right off your fingers! As other guests have stated do not miss going to the bay. We were able to swim with a pod of dolphins 3 times during our stay. The kayak trip to the monument provides great snorkeling. Oh such wonderful memories. My only regret is I am not there as I write this!! Mahalo and Aloha!
- Guest kathy (Hanford, California)
- Date of stay 01/28/09
- Review Submitted 01/28/09
This review is waaayyyy over due (Sorry Candi), but my stay during January 2009 was everything I could have asked for. Coming from the hectic Bay Area of California, this quiet Coottage was just what I needed and everything I could have hoped for. It was only outdone by the gracious hospitality of my hosts! Thanks for everything Candi & Michael. I hope to be back one day!
- Guest Quiet and relaxing (Tampa, FL)
- Date of stay 01/23/09
- Review Submitted 04/12/10
I don't know what I could add that hasn't already been said. This is a little piece of heaven. If you want quiet, you've got it. If you want night life, its just a few minutes away in Kona. Lots of good eating places close by and only about a 2-1/2 drive to one of the most beautiful volcano on earth. Sit on the deck and look over the bay. This is the life. Will definately be coming back. Candi and Mike are the best hosts of any place we have ever stayed. I can't give enough positive feedback about this place.
- Guest Mike and Marlene Paulson (Sidney, B.C. Canada)
- Date of stay 01/05/09
- Review Submitted 01/05/09
If there is a such a thing as a 12-star accommodation, it's the Pail Hale house, and it's highly recommended for any vacationer seeking a stunning spot on the Kona coast. We stayed on the Big Island for five days and were so happy to have met Michael and Candi who were the most hospitable property managers. We were also huge fans of Happy and Bamboo their fun and loving dogs, and last but not least, Cosmo the cat. Upon arrival, we were met with an arrangement of beautiful flowers, handpicked fruits and Kona Coffee. The house was spic-n-span which was a relief since our last rental, the Mango Shack on Kauai, was a bit of a mess. The Pail Hale house had great amenities; a strong shower head, functioning kitchen, stereo, cable tv, snorkeling gear, beach towels/chairs, and a gas bbq. The property also has beautiful botanical gardens, gorgeous birds, and fruits galore. Finally, it's a majestic spot to have a bbq or drinks while watching the sun descend over the Kona coast. During our stay we drove to the top of Mauna Kea to watch a sunset and gaze at the stars, hiked the crater at VNP and watched the lava flow into the ocean, kayaked across Captain Cook bay where we snorkeled amongst hundreds of dolphins. All of those activities were truly memorable, but the highlight of my trip was getting engaged to my beautiful and lovely best friend at Honaunau National Park. Our stay in Kona will forever be etched in our memories.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/21/08
- Review Submitted 11/21/08
Manager response: These guest's were such darlings! I hope that their life is flled w/joy & laughter. Candi
Candi & Michael, Thanks for making my stay last month so enjoyable. Especially appreciate all the fruit for the picking and eating. If you are in reasonable shape, highly recommed the hike down to the Captain Cook monument. The trailhead is just up the road. Don't forget the snorkeling gear. Also, enjoyed the daily visits of Happy and Bamboo. Great coastline view from the lanai, pool, and most vantage points on the property.
- Guest Bob Brush (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 11/09/08
- Review Submitted 11/09/08
We last stayed at Pali Hale 4 yrs ago so our visit this month was a return one for us. It was even more beautiful than before. As soon as we entered the gate we saw that the macadamia nut trees had been replaced by coffee trees and the plantings of tropical flowers was more lush than ever. There is even a beautiful new small garden of tropical plants to walk through, apart from the landscape plantings. No need to: -go to a botanical garden -go find a viewpoint of Kealekekua Bay because the view of it and sunsets from the lanai are wonderful -buy fruit because you can have all you want (much of it waiting for you in the cottage when you get there)! And, if you really want to stay connected, there is wifi in the cottage. The cottage is private but you can stroll the grounds and use the pool as much as you want-we had it to ourselves every day. We have been to the Big Island many times and have seen many signts so we decided this time to relax most of our week there instead of driving around, and really enjoy being in Hawaii. Pali Hale was the perfect setting for just that. Candi and Michael are great hosts (thanks!) and ensured that the cottage and our stay was the best. We look forward to our next visit!
- Guest Doug and Rosalie (Fenton, Michigan)
- Date of stay 10/26/08
- Review Submitted 10/26/08
Wow! We just got back from our stay at Pali Hale. It was more than we had imagined. We felt like royalty on a big, gated estate. The cottage was perfect and the view is magnificent. Candi and Mike were wonderful. The perfect hosts. The geckos did scare me at first when i put my face in a flower an there was one staring back at me. After that, we were good buddies. The beach chairs, mats, and cooler came in very handy. We used them everyday. The location of the house is perfect. It's close to Capt. Cook Monument(i mean a 5 minute drive down the hill) and the best snorkeling on the island. We went snorkeling everyday we were there at either Two-Step or Capt. Cook. It's a quick drive to Kailua where all of the night life is. The Coffee Shack has great food and it's just down the road with an excellent view. The Fish Hopper in Kailua is a little pricey but was the best food we had on the big island. Short 10-15 minute drive to Kailua. Perfect mix of quiet/quaint and close enough to the night life if you desire. One last thing, I just need to mention that the day before we left 3 dogs (a mama and 2 pups) showed up at the door of the cottage starving and sick. Not knowing what to do, I fed them and left a note for Candi hoping she would get it before the dogs left. When we returned, she had taken care of the dogs and loved them like her own. Soon after the Humane Society came to nurse them back to health and find loving families for them. I can't thank Candi enough for sharing the same passion for animals as I do. Candi and Mike's dogs Happy and Bamboo are great. It helped me cope with missing my animals at home. Thank you for a wonderful week. Mahalo
- Guest Robin & Jason Day (Charles Town, WV)
- Date of stay 10/20/08
- Review Submitted 10/20/08
Pali Hale was the perfect base for our one-week stay on the Big Island. Candi and Mike were fantastic hosts, and we still dream about the welcome-basket of fresh tropical fruit. The view down towards Kealakekua Bay was great, and the grounds felt like a quiet, private botanical garden. Perfect for relaxing. We also loved watching the little pretty geckos patrolling the outside of the house. Very friendly little guys that are supposed to bring luck. Thanks for a wonderful week, Reinhilde & Lutz
- Guest Reinhilde & Lutz (Graz, Austria)
- Date of stay 10/07/08
- Review Submitted 10/07/08
I can wholeheartedly give this property my highest recommendation. It was paradise. The place was perfect, the view was amazing, and Candi was the perfect host. We felt instantly welcome and at home. Oh how we wish we were still there. Mahalo Candi. We loved it. Sara and Jeff Klinger
- Guest Sara & Jeff Klinger (Greenville, NC)
- Date of stay 10/07/08
- Review Submitted 10/07/08
We spent two wonderful weeks in July 2008, at this little slice of heaven! Fresh fruit, ideas for the best places to shop, eat and visit abounded! Michael and Candi were great hosts, friendly and helpful. Their "mascots", Cosmo, the cat, Happy, and Bamboo, the dogs, were great visitors - quiet and respectful! We came home refreshed and relaxed! Tom and Diana
- Guest diana gilley (Medford, Oregon)
- Date of stay 08/26/08
- Review Submitted 08/26/08
This estate is exquisitely beautiful. We loved enjoying the views, pool, gardens, and abundant fresh fruit. Mahalo Candi, Michael, Happy, and Bamboo--you made us feel like ohana from the moment we arrived until, with great reluctance, it was time for us to drive away. We wish all future guests a joyous and peaceful stay on this island. It is the youngest place, geologically speaking, on the planet; it grows every day, and if you are lucky you will see fire and water collide as Pele's lava flows into the sea. It was our privilege to visit the Big Island for the fourth time. We hope it will be our honor to return. Until then, with much aloha . . . Elisa and Corey Stone, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Guest Elisa and Corey Stone (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Date of stay 08/16/08
- Review Submitted 08/16/08
Aloha is the feeling at Hale Pali. It is a wonderful place with great views, comfortable and very clean accomodations. The grounds are beautifully maintained with an amazing variety of plantings. Mike and Candi are very gracious hosts and an invaluable resource. We loved touring the coffee belt, snorkeling with dolphins and visiting the volcano. We recommend Senior Billy's for lunch or dinner and the Aloha Cafe for breakfast. We hope to return to the Big Island and look forward to staying at Pali Hale again. We felt like we were estate owners! ~ Mahalo
- Guest Tom and Sue1 (Chicago, Illinois)
- Date of stay 06/29/08
- Review Submitted 06/29/08
We were welcomed to Pali Hale with an overflowing Aloha Basket and true Aloha Spirit by Michael and Candi. They are both openly friendly and helpful, freely sharing advice and tips of interest to local activities; recreational and cultural. Everything in the spotless cottage was perfect for our (too short) 8 night stay. We savored the quiet days and peaceful nights. The botanically rich property is private, tranquil and beautifully maintained. We enjoyed every minute. Mahalo, our very best to you both (and of course gentle Bamboo and Happy Dog) Don & Barbara Portland, Oregon
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/12/08
- Review Submitted 06/12/08
We spend 10 peaceful days at this beautiful sanctuary. I was very happy that we did not leave the property several days. I would have loved to stay longer! Planning to return to this oasis is our goal.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/07/08
- Review Submitted 05/07/08
Top of the world/glorious/cozy/so private, so beautiful! And Candi and Mike are wonderful hosts. It's everything they say it is, and more, if you're looking for a truely natural Hawaiian experience. We'll be back! Eating dinner overlooking the coastline, fresh fruits from the trees, and a swim in the private pool - how do you beat that anywhere? Save me from condos and beachfront hotels!!!! We love the cool mountain breezes and the company of birds, geckos, and killer views. THIS IS "DA PLACE"!!!!
- Guest Bob and Johnnie (Ocoee, TN)
- Date of stay 04/27/08
- Review Submitted 04/27/08
If you are looking for the real Hawaii, with much Aloha and your own little piece of paradise, you have found it. Great views from the lanai, all the fruit you can eat growing right outside the door, fully stocked kitchen, peace where the only sounds are the birds to wake you up in the morning - in a word, heaven. Candi is a perfect host and the welcome basket is amazing. There is so much love sown into this place that you feel very much at home. We will definitely be back! Mahalo Nui Loa!
- Guest Ken and Kathi Morgan (Spokane, WA)
- Date of stay 04/09/08
- Review Submitted 04/09/08
Words are not enough to compliment Candi and her hosting skills. The cabin was great and the grounds superb but the help and advice Candi offered were priceless. The atmosphere on the grounds at Pali Hale was laid back and even heavenly. Fruit trees right outside the door perfect breezes from the ocean and my bride. What more could a guy want! The welcome gift was over the top. Sipping Kona coffee while sitting on the lanai was something Lisa and I will always cherish. We were on our honeymoon and had all the privacy we wanted yet Candi was always available for anything we needed or wanted. I highly recommend the kayaking/snorkeling adventure (Capt Cook monument) right at the bottom of the hill from the cabin. The boys in the park (Herman and Regina)have everything you need to make that happen. Thanks, Candi, for making our honeymoon special.
- Guest Terry & Lisa Mahanna (Las Vegas, NV)
- Date of stay 03/25/08
- Review Submitted 03/25/08
What a great vacation experience my wife and I had at the cottage. The grounds are beautiful with flowers everywhere, fresh fruit, stunning views of the ocean and lots the peace and quiet. The cottage has everything you need just sit back relax and enjoy. Candi and Mike are wonderful hosts they make you feel just like your at home. Good central location for day trips North or South. If you want a little exercise and a great snorkel spot ask Candi about the hiking trail to Captain Cook monument. This is a great vacation hideaway, my wife and I hope to make this trip as often as possible.
- Guest Garth & RJ Workman (Burlington,Ia 52601)
- Date of stay 03/16/08
- Review Submitted 03/16/08
Stayed 6 nights on this wonderful estate with spectacular views over Captain Cook inlet. The small, well stocked guest cottage is perfect for a couple wanting to eat some meals in, and to go out for others. Kayaking snorkeling, and an interesting coffee processing co-operative are a short drive down Napoopoo Road. Sadly, we missed the dophins that frequent the inlet. Bamboo, a well behaved adult dog, and Happy, a young puppy may be your only visitors, if privacy is what you seek. Try to arrive in daylight to most easily find the place. Candi and Michael, the caretakers, are wonderful hosts, and the usually absent owners are most generous to share this marvelous property with vacationers. The location is a very good base from which to explore the West and South sides of the Big Island, and the Kiluea volcano national park is an easy day trip from here. As experienced vacation renters we give this place our highest praise.
- Guest G & E Lewter (Lansing, Michigan)
- Date of stay 02/06/08
- Review Submitted 02/06/08
We had the most fabulous Christmas holidays at the Pali Hale. The grounds, location and view are absolutely stunning. The house is super clean and bigger than it appears in the images. Everything you need is there. It felt like our own vacation house away from home. We enjoyed the rural location, being away from it all, but still very conveniently located for having dinner in Kona or anywhere close by. Loved the experience and food at Manago Hotel and Aloha Angel Cafe. Thank you Candi for making our first stay in Hawaii so pleasurable. Martin & Christian
- Guest Martin & Christian (Los Angeles CA)
- Date of stay 01/05/08
- Review Submitted 01/04/08
OK, here's the deal. This is a deal! We stayed here in early November. You enter through a private gate and drive through pristine gardens to a very clean and comfortable cottage. You want fruit? They got fruit. No need to buy any. The view is absolutely incredible, expanding out and overlooking the lower Captain Cook area and the ocean beyond. Candi and Mike are fantastic hosts and made us feel immediately right at home. Kind of like seeing old friends. We happen to be the other people and they are the other people too! Never intrusive, but there to help answer questions or talk about life on the big island if you want. Perfect hosts. Very close to Kona town and nearby grocery stores etc., but still out in the country. If the big resorts turn you off this is your place. You'll laugh knowing folks are paying $400 or more a night compared to staying in this little bit of paradise. Mahalo Mike and Candi. We know where we want to stay next time. Aloha, Kevin and Marilyn
- Guest Kevin13 (Kingston WA)
- Date of stay 12/09/07
- Review Submitted 12/09/07
Pali Hale was a beautiful retreat. The cottage was clean, on 5 acres of amazing land, and had all of the amenities we wanted. We picked fresh fruit everyday and enjoyed the easy drives to Kealakekua and Honaunau Bay for swimming in the warm, clear water. Candi and Mike are perfect hosts - giving us plenty of space and privacy, yet being available to answer all of our questions and provide us with valuable information. Kona is paradise. This cottage made it real. Plus, it had the MOST beautiful view on the island - drink wine and bbq while watching the sunset over the ocean from your own backyard.
- Guest Dave15 (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 10/30/07
- Review Submitted 10/29/07
A terrific change of pace from the usual "standard' ocean front big resort vacation property. . . an ideal, quiet, secure location for two people with good privacy but big ocean views, everything you need inside and outside on site, close to shopping, very helpful hosts. Close to excellent snorkeling accessed from the shore or by rent-a-kayak, coffee plantations. You will also spend time just sitting on the lanai, reading and sipping your Kona coffee and be very content doing so.
- Guest Craig and Marilyn McKern (Eugene, Oregon)
- Date of stay 10/19/07
- Review Submitted 10/18/07
"This dreamy little haven was sheer paradise!" We loved every minute of it!Beautiful grounds, pool, flowers, and views. Far enough away from the tourists congestion yet close enough for restaurant, shopping and an internet cafe. It was a perfect way for us to relax and reconnect with one another in such a nurturing atmosphere. Cindy, Thanks so much for your grand hospitality. We enjoyed meeting Bamboo, too. Sincerely, Bonnie and Joey
- Guest Bonnie and Joey (California)
- Date of stay 09/24/07
- Review Submitted 09/24/07