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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"What a welcoming and warm house this is! We feel so fortunate to have found it. Tonya, Jack and Tui embody the Aloha spirit . They are very helpful and available but also are respectful of their guest's privacy. The setting is lush and quiet. Tonya is an artist and has a wonderful sense of color. Be sure to look at her prize-winning photograph in the lower living space.The two levels give so many options for a family or group of friends. The house is clean and well appointed , as well as beautiful. The saltwater pool is also very well maintained and it was so great to take a dip any time of day. Our grandchildren loved it. We have family in Hilo and it is about a half hour drive into town, maybe more during rush hour. We love exploring Hilo and its fantastic farmer's market. It is an easy trip to Volcano Park. There is a great Italian restaurant in nearby Pahoa. We grandparents enjoyed the peace and quiet but there were many opportunities nearby for the more adventurous members of our family. We returned the next year, after our first stay, and it felt like coming home."
Guest: Leslie and Glenn PaxtonDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
"We arrived on the Big Island right after Hurricane Iselle had made land fall over Kapoho, where we had planned to stay for the week and we were unable to use the rental we had booked. So on to plan B and the house on Hilo Bay. The owner was very accommodating and gracious allowing us to book last minute. It was pretty muggy because of the remnants of the hurricane, but every room had fans to keep the house cool. Nights were quite comfortable.
I will say that the house was very well appointed, everything you could ever need - including coffee grinder, pots/pans, etc. Plenty of silverware, mugs, glasses, and dishes. Very impressed! I've stayed at several private rentals and can say that this was by far the best equipped. It was also very clean and the owners gave explicit instructions about how to take care of the place, even the ants. We really appreciated having the instructions because it just helped with taking care of things and respecting the owners' property. The beds were also made with good quality linens when we arrived and there were plenty of towels.
The location on the water was really nice as was having the deck with great views of the bay. However, it was also near the port and there was some heavy equipment and industrial activities nearby. Quite a bit of activity during the day but very very quiet in the evening, so I would say it's really not much of an impact. The best part was that it was pretty close to everything and a perfect home base for staying on the Big Island. We were minutes from many restaurants and stores. Near Rainbow Falls, Richardsons Beach.
I would definitely stay there again - the owners were very easy to work with and we very much enjoyed our stay."
Guest: Laura M.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
"Hale La'i was so perfect for our stay. It offered every comfort, including entertainment goodies, for a fun filled time in between doing all the Island fun stuff. Thank you HPVR for an excellent stay!"
Guest: ChristineDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
"Somewhat in the middle of nowhere! Nicely secluded with a beautiful naturescape.
If I was going to Hawaii for an extended stay, I would choose this place to stay.
We didn't have a lot of time on site, due to family commitments in town, but if we had more time Linda offered to teach us to make Leis and cook food from her yard!"
Guest: ChrisineDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 7, 2015