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Upscale Adventure Retreat for Volcano & Hilo - Book Now for Merrie Monarch!

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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Property description

All-inclusive rates NO HIDDEN FEES! Rates INCLUDE 13.42% Hawaii taxes AND cleaning fee.
$20 per additional guest after first 2 guests ($15 per additional guest for stays over a week, $10 for stays over a month).

Deposit of $250 held until after departure (we have always returned the deposit in full so far).

QUIET AND LUSH IN ITS OWN ACRES OF TROPICAL GARDENS at the end of a palm-lined, private, gated driveway, Hale Pono is a brand new, eco-friendly garden retreat home. In a peaceful location off the beaten track, where tropical rainforest meets the jungle on its way down to the ocean.

HALE PONO ENJOYS A PLEASANT JUNGLE/RAINFOREST CLIMATE gently kissed by the trade winds - only 20 minutes from Hilo airport, closer to all the island has to offer! If you choose to fly into Kona Airport, you will have a spectacular 2 hour drive to Hale Pono with endless beautiful sights on your way home! Every island road is unique: passing desert, mountain, ocean, forests, lava-rock fields, rolling ranchlands, quaint towns and villages.

EASY ACCESS TO EVERYTHING ON THE BIG ISLAND - 25 minutes from Kilauea Volcano Park; 20 minutes from Hilo or Pahoa; 15 minutes to the ocean and great ocean hikes to hidden beaches; 30 minutes drive to surfing, taking a helicopter ride over the island, ancient petroglyphs, lava-walks and zip-lining over the waterfalls; 1 hour drive to South Point, Punalu'u and the green-sand beach; 90 minutes drive to Mauana Kea Observatory, Waipio Valley or The Parker Ranch; 2 hours drive to the West-Side of the island, Waimea or Kohala.

OR STAY HOME, TAKE HIKES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, RELAX
in the house and gardens, stargaze at nights - choose to have grocery delivery, rideshares to town or bus stops, massage sessions, healing sessions and breakfast/evening meal service. When you are ready, start your island adventures!

. Sleeps 7 on comfortable beds:
1 king
1 queen
1 optional super-comfy inflatable queen with mattress-topper (goes in seating area)
1 optional twin/single bed for an extra person in either bedroom
. 2 full bathrooms with large tubs, showers, basins and toilets in each, towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer provided
. All-local harvested wood trim and floor
. Fully equipped kitchen, bakeware, cookware, utensils, etc.
. Dining area with extendible table, seats 8
. Seating area for 7 people
. Laundry room (washer, dryer, laundry sink, laundry soap provided)
. Plenty of closet space in every area
. Plenty of parking
. Hawaii art and crafts enhance the natural features of the home
. Built so it is naturally air-conditioned by the trade winds
. Ceiling Fans in every room
. 6 acres of tropical gardens & ancient ohia forest
. Catchment rainwater for your household needs, filtered & treated for your convenience (plenty of bottled water provided for drinking)
. Hawaii jungle sounds to lull you to sleep each night
. Wake up to birdsong every morning

PLEASE NOTE: Hale Pono is NOT in Volcano Village, as shown on the map, it is 20 miles towards Hilo on Highway 11.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE AND RIDES INTO HILO TO PICK UP RENTAL bicycles or rental vehicle, or just to explore and enjoy! Rides to the 'Hele-on' island bus routes - where $1 will take you on any single bus trip, from home to Hilo/Pahoa/Volcano/Ka'u or from one side of the island to the other!

HALE PONO'S EXCELLENT OHANA MEALS SERVICE CAN PROVIDE you with home-cooked daily meals and/or a grocery shopping service of your choice of available local, regular, and international groceries!

IF YOU ARE RENTING A VEHICLE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO rent locally, and recommend to rent an AWD vehicle or 4x4 - it will give you far more flexibility for your island adventures; scaling the Mauna Kea summit, visiting Waipio Valley and some of the wilder beaches and beauty spots.

THE HOME IS SET ON A VERY BEAUTIFUL, TRANQUIL, BUMPY lava-rock trail - 0.5 of a mile to paved road in the ocean direction and 0.7 of a mile to paved road in the volcano direction, so your 4x4 will make the drive home easier, too.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR CHEAPER car rental options.

A FLAT SCREEN TV, BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER ARE AVAILABLE and, usually, access to wireless internet and Netflix, although the last two are dependent on the local internet service being available and it is not always reliable. There is good 4G service in the area for your smart phone.

. GROCERY DELIVERY $10
. OHANA MEALS - BREAKFAST $5-10, DINNER $10-20, DESSERTS $5

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO AND EXPERIENCE ON the Big Island, guests often decide to stay for several weeks to enjoy the adventures and experiences. We encourage you enjoying our wonderful island - so Hale Pono's daily rates go down the longer you stay!

WE ASKED FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SHARE THEIR TREASURED Big Island memories with us, here are a few of the responses: Volcanoes National Park . Lava Walks . Lava Viewing . Lava Tubes . Ocean Swimming . Kayaking . Paddle-Boarding . Surfing . Black Sand Beaches . Green Sand Beach . White Sand Beaches . Spear-Fishing . Charter Traditional Hawaiian Canoe by Moonlight . Swim with Wild Dolphins . Snorkel . Swim with Wild Giant Turtles . Ocean Walks . Zoo . Botanical Gardens . Manta-Ray Night Swim . Sacred Sites (Heiaus) . Lava Tree State Park . Helicopter Rides over the Island and Volcano! . Place of Refuge National Park . Big Island Candy Company (best choc-dipped Macnut Shortbread in Hawaii!) . Mac Nut Farm Tours . Coffee Plantations & Tasting . Vineyard . Magnificent Waterfalls . Ancient Petroglyphs .Horse Riding in Waipio Valley or Waimea Ranchlands . Rodeos . Parker Ranch (largest ranch in the USA!) . Volcano-warmed Hot Ponds . MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL . Museums . Mauna Kea Observatory . Imiloa Observatory . ?Hula Performance . Hula Classes . Free Public Pool . Movie Theaters ($1 up!) . Bowling. Restaurants . Gyms . Zip-lining over Waterfalls . Bonsai Cultural Center . Eateries . Farmer's Markets . Artists' Studios . Orchid Merchants . Wild Orchids (the Big Island is known as the Orchid Isle) . Ancient Mango Groves . And more, so much more, there's something for everyone here on Hawaii Island!



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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Lodge
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Television:

    Netflix service, flat screen TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large DVD library to suit all ages...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Natural Air-Conditioning from the Trade Winds!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Dehumidifier...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165
$950 $3,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Our rates are ALL-INCLUSIVE (of 13.42% Hawaii taxes and Weekly Cleaning Fee).

We NEVER load our rates, they are the same good deal year-round!

$155 per night, $900 per week, $3400 per month.

$250 RETURNABLE damage/loss/breakage deposit (so far we have always returned the deposit in full)

$20 ($15 for stays over a week) per person per night for each additional guest after the first 2 guests


Cancellation policy:

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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Unsure?
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo municipal or Volcano
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highways 11 and Highway 130
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blanes Drive-in
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ha'ena

Car: Necessary

Hale Pono is located in a tranquil rural area where Tropical Rainforest meets Jungle its way down to the Ocean. Located on its own 3 Acre Ohia Forest lot, within a larger property, Hale Pono is very secluded. Its long driveway leads out to a gate on a traditional Hawaii Lava-Rock Track (paved road starts in 0.7 mile towards Volcano and 0.5 mile towards the ocean) . The area is very quiet, very green, always in bloom. Fruit trees abound and the neighborhood is friendly and laid back. Ancient ohia forest screens the ocean view. There are local walks in nature, breathtaking ocean walks, wonderful Panaewa Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Mac Nut farm tours 15 minutes drive , Hilo (paddle-board, surf, swim in the turquoise ocean with giant turtles, spinner dolphins and whales, visit museums, botanical gardens, Imiloa Observatory, waterfalls) and Pahoa (wonderful, unique old town, great charaters, great eateries) are 20 minutes drive, Volcano National Park is 25 minutes drive, most attractions (Warm Ponds, Snorkelling, Lava Tree State Park, Mauna Kea Observatory, Swimming with wild Spinner Dolphins, Black Sand Beach, South Point, Horse-riding in magical Waipio, Rodeos at Parker Ranch, etc.) are between 25-90 minutes drive. There's plenty of parking at Hale Pono - we recommend a 4x4 or bicycle for the road and for widening your scope of adventure - a 4x4 is needed for Mauna Kea stargazing and some of the more spectacular remote beaches. There are places to hire bikes in Hilo and Hale Pono's shuttle can ride you there. Older local 4x4s can be rented for $225 per week and be waiting for you at the airport or delivered to Hale Pono. The Hele-On bus travels the island, can carry 2 bicycles and is only $1 per trip! In general there is plenty of parking at reasonable rates (or free) everywhere on the island

***PLEASE NOTE, Hale Pono is NOT located in Volcano Village, it is about 20 miles down Highway 11 towards Hilo, in a warmer and less damp climate (lower altitude, closer to ocean)***

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Hi, I am Zoë, a Brit who feels completely at home here on the Big Island. This amazing place with the very best people you'll ever meet, so many terrains; jungle, desert, rainforest, jungle, rolling ranchlands, snow-capped mountains and Kilauea, our very own live volcano, making the Big Island bigger every moment as lava falls steaming into the ocean; twelve of the world's sixteen weather patterns; green, black, gray and white sand beaches; the world's highest mountain (from the seabed up!), warm ponds heated by the volcano under the palms nestled by a sun-soaked ocean, snorkeling, kayaking, caving, climbing, surfing, paddle-boarding, zip-lining, hiking, swimming, farmer's markets, national parks, and so much more... delicious local foods; beauty, beauty and more beauty; magnificent waterfalls, ancient giant mango groves, the stark black lava rock, the clear blue skies and the warm waters of turquoise ocean. Giant turtles, spinner dolphins and whales who swim wild and free with us as we play in the ocean! We enjoy them all. We are family oriented with many friends and family, local and international, who often stay at our home. We enjoy a simple island lifestyle, gatherings of good company, good music, good food and we prefer to live alcohol-free and smoke-free. We have three dogs, Koa, Maui and Lilikoi, all of whom are well-socialzed and well-behaved. We're a low-tech family, no broadcast TV, no video games, although we do have the internet and Netflix for the movies we love to watch together. As a family (however many of us there are at home!) we play board games, any games, sing, write, create arts and crafts, garden, cook, bake, and spend time in the great outdoors of the Big Island, cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking and boogie-boarding, amongst other things. We cook our food from scratch, using local or home-grown ingredients as much as possible and encourage exploration of the local culinary delights!

Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
We chose Hale Pono because we love the peaceful location and how well it was built, with local woods and attention to the things that matter living in a tropical climate.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Beautiful retreat-like setting, off the beaten track Natural air conditioning as the house is built in orientation to the trade-winds. On stilts, so there is good airflow around and under the structure and it discourages bugs. Gorgeous hand-laid, locally-harvested and processed wood floor and trim. Two full bathrooms A large kitchen area Large carport and dedicated Laundry Room


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Palm Room

    The Palm Room

  • The Palm Room - kingsize bed

    The Palm Room - kingsize bed

  • The Palm Room - bay windows looking over the lawn

    The Palm Room - bay windows looking over the lawn

  • The Palm Room, Hawaii art between the doors

    The Palm Room, Hawaii art between the doors

  • The Palm Room, walk-in closet

    The Palm Room, walk-in closet

  • The Papaya Room, next to main bathroom

    The Papaya Room, next to main bathroom

  • Main bathroom, large tub, shower, basin & toilet, closet space

    Main bathroom, large tub, shower, basin & toilet, closet space

  • Seating Area, island driftwood display

    Seating Area, island driftwood display

  • The Hallway, looking towards dining and seating areas

    The Hallway, looking towards dining and seating areas

  • Fully-equipped Chef's Kitchen, all your cooking and baking needs fulfilled!

    Fully-equipped Chef's Kitchen, all your cooking and baking needs fulfilled!

  • The Lanai (porch area), a great place to sit and relax

    The Lanai (porch area), a great place to sit and relax

  • Hale Pono from the lawn area

    Hale Pono from the lawn area

  • The Seating Area - flat-screen TV, Blu-ray DVD, Netflix Service and Wifi

    The Seating Area - flat-screen TV, Blu-ray DVD, Netflix Service and Wifi

  • The Palm Room, kingsize bed

    The Palm Room, kingsize bed

  • The Palm Room, french doors onto the lanai (porch area)

    The Palm Room, french doors onto the lanai (porch area)

  • The Palm Room, en suite bathroom, large tub, shower, toilet, basin, closet space

    The Palm Room, en suite bathroom, large tub, shower, toilet, basin, closet space

  • The Papaya Room, queensize comfort

    The Papaya Room, queensize comfort

  • The Papaya Room, large closet

    The Papaya Room, large closet

  • Main Bathroom, towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryer & extras!

    Main Bathroom, towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryer & extras!

  • The Entry-way

    The Entry-way

  • The Seating Area, table extends to seat 8 people

    The Seating Area, table extends to seat 8 people

  • The Lanai (porch area)

    The Lanai (porch area)

  • The Gardens, the lawn area

    The Gardens, the lawn area

  • The end of the driveway and the parking area

    The end of the driveway and the parking area

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