'Hale Lalala' 2013 Holiday Season Available!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kalapana house description
THE PERFECT PLACE TO ENJOY A TROPICAL 2013 HOLIDAY SEASON. Due to a cancelation, we have rooms available during the 2013 holiday season.
Hale Lalala is Hawaiian for “Home for Basking in the Sun.” At Hale Lalala we offer a luxury house on the Big Island at a reasonable price! Combined with Hale Tapa (VRBO #382253) next door, we can host small groups up to 16 people. Break away from the hustle and bustle this Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year to experience a more laid-back holiday season on the Puna coast of the Island of Hawaii.
Hale Lalala is situated on the Hilo side of the Big Island in the small community of Kaimu. Our home is within walking distance to lava viewing, the historic Painted Church, Kalapana Café, the Kaimu General Store, Uncle Roberts Kava Bar, Wednesday Farmer’s Market, and the Kalapana & Kaimu black sand beaches. We are a few minutes drive to Kehena black sand beach, natural steam vents, the wonderful Ahalanui warm springs and the beautiful Kapoho tide pools, where you can enjoy world class snorkeling.
Our home, which sleeps up to 8, consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 King, 1 Queen and 1 Full in each of the bedrooms. There is also a Queen hide-a-bed in the Den. Hale Lalala is perfect for couples, families and small, group retreats.
Additionally, we have a fully stocked kitchen, breakfast nook, formal dining area, living room, large outside deck with BBQ, as well as a private outside shower. We have a washer and dryer for your use.
One half block away is a warm water pool that offers the services of warm water massage as well as water yoga three times per week. Enjoy a 90-minute massage in a nearby oceanfront Bali hut. Sunbathe, enjoy sunrise over the ocean, sunset over the mountain, or have a bonfire on a semi-private black sand beach a block from the house.
Hale Lalala is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your Big Island vacation or focus on a spirit-rejuvenating retreat.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, or let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your stay more comfortable. Mahalo and Aloha!
Keywords: Lava viewing, serenity, black sand beaches, private access to beach with firepit, snorkeling. Excellent for Personal Vacation, Meditation, Spiritual Retreat, Small Group Retreat
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
coffee maker, blender, juicer, Cutco knives. Staples: flour, sugar, tea, spices provided. Pick oranges, avocado, lemons, soursop, lilikoi (passionfruit) and pineapple from the porperty (in season)....moreless
- Dining Area Seats:
- Pantry Items
- Catering Available
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- One Block from the Ocean, Smoking Allowed Outside Only
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Only minutes from Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Uncle Robert's Awa ('Kava') Bar, SPACE (Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education), the Akebono Theater, Kehena beach, Ahalanui hot pond, Kapoho tidal ponds, St. Damien's historic Star of the Sea Painted Church, the legendary Pohoiki (Isaac Hale Beach Park) surf break, Kalapana black sand beach and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Kalapana lava viewing area. Area activities include surfing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and 3 weekly farmers' markets. Uncle Robert's Awa Bar hosts both a farmers' market and regular evening concerts....moreless
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Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2013 stay
Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2013 stay
For the price and location this property rental can be great for some. For me and my family it was a bit too rural for our tastes. I should have read thru the previous reviews more carefully, but honestly for only a one-night stay it was ok just because of it's location close-by the lava hike with Kalapana Cultural Tours. If you stay at this home you will be sharing the place with lizards - they are all over the place. The pictures on the website are definitely of the property, but taken when the place was in pristine condition. There are tears in the sofas, dated appliances in the kitchen, and the bathroom we used did not have a showerhead - just the pipe shooting a stream of water out of the wall. The opening to the attic was not covered and I can only imagine the lizards up there. Also, the home did not have air conditioning and was quite hot in the daytime even with all the windows open. The loud noise of the tree frogs at night was also surprising. I did really appreciate the owner and property manager's allowing us early check-in and late check-out per our request. They were very accommodating and that was really appreciated. If you don't mind rustic living I think you will feel comfortable and enjoy your stay at this property.
- Guest Kerri P.
- Date of stay 10/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Aug 20 - Aug 27, 2013 Stay
Aug 20 - Aug 27, 2013 Stay
We found this home to be charming, as well as the owner. This home is not for everyone. It is rural and holds true to this description. The home is outfitted with all you would need to be comfortable, dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc. Just bring food and clothes. There is not much to do without driving at least 20 - 40 miles. There is no beach access w/o walking through a very dense path on someone else's property. But the view of the lava field and ocean is worth the trek. There is a warm pool up the road about 15 miles and worth the trip. Other than that you need to go up to the Volcano or back to Hilo for resturants or activities. If you're looking for a rural setting and want to read and walk this might be what your looking for.
- Guest Debbi G. (Lincoln CA)
- Date of stay 08/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Our staff at this location was less than 1 hour. We arrived to find the place filthy. Uncleaned restrooms, garbage on the stairs, huge roaches, unclean kitchen with dirty appliances, refrigerator was unplugged and must have been for some time because the smell was awful. bird poop on the walls, and the smell of urine in the couch. We had NO phone service in the home. The owner is a very kind man and immediately offered to reimburse our stay. This place needs replaced furniture and a complete and total professional deep cleaning before renting to anyone else
- Guest Unhappy in Paradise (United States)
- Date of stay 03/19/13
- Review Submitted 03/30/13
Manager response: Unfortunately the property manager did not meet the guests and they went to the wrong house. At Hale Lalala we maintain a high standard of cleanliness and do everything we can to make sure guests have a delightful visit to Kalapana and Big Island Hawai'i. The manager has been replaced and the owner committed to overseeing the greeting and welcoming of guests.
I let out a sigh of relief...Guest comment entered by manager
I let out a sigh of relief...
I let out a sigh of relief as I pull up to Dwight's property, pausing to breathe in fresh air and marvel at the exotic landscape. The space has all the amenities I need: a clean space big enough for yoga, a quaint balcony, cozy kitchen, comfy beds and hot showers. I feel at home in such a lush and natural environment. The ocean is 'oh-sooooooo-close' and Puna's happening black sand beach and warm pools are a short drive away. I explore other areas of the island including Kona's famous snorkeling beaches where dolphins and turtles are common, Waipio valley in the north, Green Sand beach in the south, sustainable, off grid farms like La Akea Permaculture Community, I realize the rental is in the PERFECT location for my taste. Be sure to visit the nearby Saturday Space market in Seaside which is rich with organic, colorful exotic fruits, raw superfood creations, local honey, and organic prepared foods. Santos sells falafels wraps made from scratch that are out of this world. The market is a wonderful place to talk to locals and get to know the area.
- Guest Shanna
- Date of stay 10/03/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/13
I loved my stay at Hale Lalala.Guest comment entered by manager
I loved my stay at Hale Lalala.
(stayed 8 nights / December 2012) The house has a very warm energy and had everything we needed. Hale La La La welcomed me with a slice of what it would be like if I already had my Hawaiian dream home. If you’re looking for a sterile-modern style rental with sharp edges, this hale isn’t for you. I recommend this hale if you’re into open spaces, love to be surrounded with lots of greenery, fresh fruit, and enjoy the sounds of nature. There are lemon and orange trees bearing delicious fruits. There are two wonderful cats that guard the house (they stay outside). Remember to thank them! Hale LA LA LA is fully furnished and the kitchen has a great breakfast nook. Of course you can also enjoy morning/afternoon/night on the huge deck outside. We were out there much of the time; eating, sunning or just hanging out in between activities. The hale has plenty of linens, towels and bedding, as well as a great washer/dryer. I loved the outdoor shower and third bathroom downstairs. There is a sun room with great windows that flood the room with light, without getting too hot (as wonderfully paradoxical as the Big Island itself). A magnificent spot for painting, reading, yoga, and napping. There is a modest TV there as well with a VCR and DVD player (combo). You may want to bring your own DVDs to round out your options, but there is a selection of movies there if your forget. The homeowner lives very nearby and was there for us if we had any questions. He even gave us a lift from the airport! Ask the owner (Dwight) about renting a car for your stay. It was extremely handy, and very reasonably priced! Long story short, I loved the hale, location, vibe, and the lovely well-tended heated watsu pool (just two doors down). This pool is absolutely fabulous to relax in after a long day of sun and fun as well as get a Watsu massage! I would recommend this hale to my friends and plan on returning again. Enjoy!
- Guest Nicki
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/13
Great creative retreat
Great creative retreat
I rented Hale Lalala to offer myself some retreat time in Kalapana. The place is very well situated closed to nature, to the sole convenience store in Kalapana (Uncle Robert's is within walking distance) and nestled in a very private area and quite sunny micro-climate. The house is large, well-furbished, and very welcoming. The whole atmosphere was conducive for my writing project. For breaks, Aqua-yoga classes were held close-by, and Kalani is a short drive up the road. I also brought my own cycle and biked everywhere I needed to: markets, beaches, or just for exercise on the "Red road", one of best biking roads in Hawaii. I am already looking forward to going back!
- Guest Daniel D (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 07/12/12
- Review Submitted 07/19/12
Hale Lalala is Wonderful!Guest comment entered by manager
Hale Lalala is Wonderful!
"Wonderful Place!" We had a wonderful stay at Hale Lalala! The house is very large and comfortable with a great kitchen that has a large deck attached - a perfect place to enjoy a sunny breakfast. You can pick oranges right off the tree. The rooms are spacious and the furnishings quite nice. The owner is friendly and very helpful. The location could not have been better. You have easy access to the main highway to Pahoa and Hilo, you're very near the amazing painted church and the black sand beach - and just down the road is Uncle Robert's where there's a convenience store and Friday night gatherings with native music, great food and a large, friendly crowd. There's an easy stroll that crosses the lava field and takes you right down to the ocean where the panoramic views are spectacular. This remote part of the island is not for everyone, but for those seeking escape from the world of condominiums, boutiques and modern hotels, Hale Lalala provides a perfect resting place to explore the real Hawaii.
- Guest Jon
- Date of stay 01/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/05/12
Wonderful place to stay for Old Hawaii Charm
Wonderful place to stay for Old Hawaii Charm
We stayed at the Hale Lalala for 4 days. It was an exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable time. Dwight made us feel at home and very comfortable. Short walk down private road to the old lava flow with ocean views and the bonfire pit and a short drive to the hot ponds and beach access. We would receommend staying here to all of our families and friends and would stay again ourselves.
- Guest Greggoh (Kailua, Hi)
- Date of stay 05/24/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
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2 night min stay
|Through October Discount
Jul 24 - Oct 31
2 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $99 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Kalapana, Big Island, Hawai'i is amazing with active lava flow, beaches, Awa bar, cafe, dolphins, whales, fresh exotic fruit, markets, historic painted church, and deep relaxation. And more affordable than most Hawai'i destinations. E komo mai (come enjoy!). We look forward to welcoming you to Hale Lalala (Home for basking in the sun).
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee: $15
- Cleaning Fee: $50 + tax
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 13.42%
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: HILO, HAWAII (ITO) at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Hilo at 35 Miles
Tropical Formal Living / Dining Room Hale Lalala, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii
Master Bedroom w/King Bed, Leather Loveseat and Koa Chair
Bedroom w/Queen Bed and Garden View
Main, Shared Bath w/Tub and Shower
Full Kitchen w/Dishwasher and Numerous Small Appliances
Sunny Living Room w/Overstuffed, Comfy Furniture
Home and Tropical Garden from Oceanside
Master Bathroom w/Shower
Sunny Bedroom w/Full Bed and Sink
Outdoor Private Bathroom and Shower
Sunny Breakfast Area
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