Hale Mele Kohola - a Jewel on the Hillside(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
Our island home, happily situated on the slopes of Mauna Loa in South Kona, offers more than 180-degree views of Pacific coastline and spectacular sunsets. Described by one of our guests as a 'jewel in the hillside,' our island home offers the beauty, peace and serenity that is Hawai'i.
Adorned with art and unique furnishings from local and international artists, we have thought of everything that you could possibly need to make your island stay comfortable and enjoyable. From linens and towels, to a well-equipped kitchen, to guidebooks in the library, Hale Mele Kohola has much to ensure a comfortable stay!
In the daytime, you can go to the beach a few streets below -- lie on the sun-heated pebbles to soothe your muscles or play in the tidal pools. Or hike the King's Trail along the coast and investigate a cinder cone. Discover secret coves! During season, watch whales and dolphins swim by. Or maybe you will go sightseeing or snorkeling and swim with the turtles and multi-colored fish. Perhaps you will just stay at home and read. Or enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Kona coffee as you relax in one of our Indonesian sling-back chairs on the lanai.
In the evenings, you can watch the sun dip toward the sea, painting the skies in brilliant hues of reds, oranges, pinks, purples, and blues. Soothing breezes fan the trees, sending up scents of plumeria. Soon the evening stars appear and the surf is heard above the hush that follows the setting of the sun. Night falls and the coastline becomes dotted with lights.
For dinner, you might decide to go to one of the restaurants in a nearby town or venture down to Kailua for more choices and a little nightlife; although it would be lovely to stay and eat in. The kitchen can accommodate even the most enthusiastic chef! Enjoy the dining set made from three hundred year-old roots from a jungle in Thailand. Afterward, sink into one of the sofas and feel the inviting softness of the hand-knotted rug from Tibet under your bare feet. Select a movie to watch from the DVD collection in the teak armoire. Or listen to music played on a high quality stereo.
Finally, as night settles over the island, slip into the cool, comfortable bed and let the sound of the surf and the night wind be your lullaby.
Your island home is waiting for you! Come and stay at Hale Mele Kohola!
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Member since: 2006
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Each bedroom may host up to two (2) guests.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Golf Clubs
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.42%
FOR PRECISE QUOTE AND SPECIAL OFFERS, please, CONTACT OWNER.
Weekly and monthly rates are available for LOW-SEASON ONLY - please, inquire for details.
For returning guests: 8th night free when booking for 7 nights (low season only).
Member: HAWAII VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU
HI Tax License: W30163242-02
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: While we were in college we would take day trips either to Shenandoah in Virginia or to Sugarloaf Mountains in Maryland. At other times we would go to Ocean City. We would talk about how wonderful it would be to live in a place where both features existed side by side. When we came to Hawaii we saw that this dream could come true. Our children agreed as they also love the mountains and the sea. Buying an island home to where we could come for rejuvenation has been one of the best decisions of our life.
Why the Owner Chose Opihihale, Captain Cook, HI, USA:
While in the military, we lived on Oahu for three very short years, then our tour was up and had to go to the next station. Before we left, we did have a chance to visit the Big Island. We had heard that it got cold in Volcano and that the mountains would be snow capped in winter. We were intrigued so we went for a weekend and sure enough, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa had snow on their peaks! In the morning there was frost on the windows. There are sixteen micro-climates in the world and fourteen are on the Big Island; is that not astounding? You can go from alpine to semi-arid in a matter of a few hours! We fell in love with the Big Island and secretly wished that someday we would return. We liked its slower pace of life. We go on holiday to get away from it all and we can do that here. When we look at the sweeping views of the coastline and the beautiful sunsets and the way the moon shimmers in the water; the schools of dolphins and pods of whales that swim by - all from the vantage point of our lanai, we know that we made the correct decision to buy a vacation rental here.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We had spent much time looking at many different houses and condos and nothing caught our attention until we saw this little house. As we traversed down the steep road into Kona Paradise, negotiated the driveway, then walked up many steps, we did not know quite what to expect. But as we mounted the stairs and caught glimpses of what may lie ahead, we stopped talking and kept our eyes locked on the vista that was unfolding. We stood on the lanai and gasped when we saw the vast expanse of lapis lazuli blue water sparkling in the sunlight, and all at once we knew that we had found our island home. Here was the prize. We stood transfixed, not saying anything and just listening to the crashing of the surf, punctuated by birdsong. We could see far to the north and far to the south. It was a feast and we had been invited! We eagerly became owners and gave it a name that was inspired by a lone whale that swam by as the house was receiving a Hawai'an blessing. We call our island home Hale Mele Kohola, and it means House of the Song of the Whale. Since then we have continued to strive to make Hale Mele Kohola serene, peaceful, and comfortable. We hope that you will feel that it is home away from home.
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Hale Mele Kohola
A spectacular sunset view over our bay
Fresh local produce, just ripe for tasting!
Beautiful works of art adorn the walls throughout our home
The master bedroom offers a comfortable queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom.
There is a second full bathroom to accommodate your guests.
Another full dining table and chairs are ready for lanai dining
One of the beaches below our home
One of many fruit trees at HMK - there just may be a ripe mango waiting for you!
Local girls dancing traditional hula at Volcano National Park
You may spend hours watching the mesmerizing waves of the Pacific Ocean
Over 180-degree views of the coast!
Our dining set is made from 300-year old tree roots from the jungles of Thailand
Our living room offers plenty of comfortable places to relax
Our kitchen is fully equipped for even the most enthusiastic chef!
The master bedroom looks out to colorful bougainvilleas
The second bedroom has a queen-sized canopy bed. Also home to our book library.
Sit in our comfortable slingback chairs to watch the sunset, read, or just relax
A second lanai is hidden behind bougainvilleas
Every sunset is unique on the Big Island
Succulent mangoes make the perfect breakfast or snack!
Sea turtles rest at the Place of Refuge
A classic symbol of Hawai'i, this palm tree at the Place of Refuge
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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