We understand everyone's concern about the eruption occurring on the Big Island in the East Rift Zone, so here are some facts to help with your decision to stay at our home in Hawaiian Paradise Park. We are located in a different drainage and not in path of steepest descent, so lava is not headed to our home. Our prevailing trade winds are from the North East, so there's minimal risk of smelling the eruption. We are in Lava Zone 3 where 1-5% of Zone 3 has been covered since the year 1800, and 15-75% has been covered within the past 750 years. Leilani Estates is Lava Zone 1, where vents have been repeatedly active in historical time. We feel being in Zone 3 that we are out and away from any likely current hazards that would impact your stay at our home.
Hale Kai means Ocean House, and it's not hard to see how this lovely home got its name. It is perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the centrally located Hawaiian Paradise Park community.
When you arrive at the home, you will enter to a wall-to-wall ocean view. The front of the house combines the living room, dining room and kitchen in a convenient and inviting open floor plan that is common here in the islands.
Vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan and floor-to-ceiling windows provide excellent flow and really maximize the space and the view. The kitchen is equipped with new appliances and everything you need to prepare and serve meals. The dining / living area overlooks the ocean, and offers lots of seating and a flat screen TV with cable and hi speed internet. We bet you will have a hard time tearing your eyes away from the ocean though – with frequent visits from dolphins and turtles. This part of the coast is very popular with the migrating humpbacks as well.
A hallway leads to the back of the house where the bedrooms are located. The master bedroom offers a queen bed and a full en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom offers another comfortable queen bed, and the third bedroom has twin beds. You'll also find a second full bathroom, a laundry room, and a den with a desk and a fantastic ocean view - for those who must work while they visit it doesn't get much better!
Step outside through the sliding glass doors and enjoy the welcoming shady lanai that envelops the house. There are plenty of lounge chairs to sit back and enjoy the show only nature can put on. An outdoor dining table overlooks the ocean and provides a second dining area. No better spot to sink into some freshly grilled fish, local fruits and veggies, or a tropical cocktail!
Head down into the yard and stroll along to the ocean's edge where you'll find rock gardens, hear and feel the spray of the thundering ocean waves, and enjoy the ever-changing view of the vast Pacific Ocean.
Hale Kai is located in the Hawaiian Paradise Park neighborhood - also known as HPP or The Park - and is conveniently located between Hilo and Kapoho – it's just 20 minutes to either of these popular areas.
From Hale Kai there is an ocean front park half mile down on Beach Road. Also at the other end of the neighborhood - Kaloli Point - there is a 2-mile trail that leads through the jungle and out to Ha'ena (Shipman) Beach, the only place on this part of the coast with swimming access. There is a grocery store, couple of cafes, and a gas station just a few minutes from the house in Orchidland.
The town of Pahoa is only 10 minutes away with cute shops, restaurants and healthy cafes. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as Mauna Kea observatory are about a 45-minute drive from the house. We welcome you to Hale Kai.