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World Class Garden Residence

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on the rugged and picturesque Puna coast of the Big Island, Hale Mohalu Guesthouse is a garden residence in paradise. The lush and verdant district of Puna provides the idyllic setting for this unique botanical retreat.

Situated on twenty-two landscaped acres, the guesthouse commands sweeping ocean views to the east where the sun rises from the Pacific Ocean bathing the expansive garden and stone terrace in the early morning light...If you can pull yourself away, venture out to the nearby geothermal warm pools or the black sand beach for a sunrise swim.

Beautiful Mango wood floors, custom made furnishings from Bali and exceptional art combine to create an experience that is truly unique in the world of vacation rentals. The residence is nestled into a private botanical garden with extensive palm, bamboo, orchid and bromeliad collections, all staged within the context of manicured sweeping lawns and ocean vistas.

Property managers are onsite, comfortably situated away from the main residence to ensure your utmost privacy.

Fresh tropical floral arrangements, all gathered from our exquisite garden, will greet you throughout the entire house. Beautiful linens, comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen await your arrival.

More Details

Property Manager
Davis Dalbok
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Davis Dalbok

The owner, Davis Dalbok, creator of Living Green in San Francisco, California, has made his home available as a retreat for discerning guests to enjoy the beauty of the island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

wow this was the best. first of all the photos dont decribe how beautiful it is. this a a huge area with a lychee farm on it. there is a driveway that looks like an botanical gardens and the room is fantastic. every detail is well done. and mike he is such a nice guy. so if you dont book this than it is your own fault. i wanted to stay longer but the journey must go on. i dont know how he has done it but its a piece of paradise. thanks a lot mike for this wonderful experience. aloha anne and clemens
May 2015
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Amenities

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
At the top of the property a 80 tree lychee orchard is yours for the picking, when in season. We also have avocados 8 months of the year, and apple, cuban, and williams bananas, papaya, lilikoi(passion fruit), abui, star fruit, mountain apple, limes and various citrus, cashew, guava, and much more.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews
5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Hale Mohalu Guesthouse is an amazing property. As another reviewer mentioned, our first reaction upon entering the house was “Wow!” It is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, and the surrounding 22 acres of lush gardens are spectacular. We were excited to stay in a house that is “off the grid” but we really didn't notice. You’re simply asked to be mindful of electricity use by turning off lights when you leave a room (which is a good practice anyway) and unplugging your cell phone when it is finished charging (i.e. not leaving it plugged in all night). I used a hair dryer twice, without any problems. If you’re put off by the shower that is open to the back of the property, don't let that keep you from experiencing all of the great things about this property! Mike, the property caretaker, is extremely nice and helpful. He took us on a personal tour of the grounds and showed us the different fruit trees so that we could come back later and pick whatever we wanted. That was a lot of fun, especially for my husband who had a 40+ year career in produce. We even got to see a Night Blooming Cereus with five blooms. Our only regret is that we were there only two nights. If we ever make it back to the Big Island, we’ll definitely plan to stay at Hale Mohalu. Mahalo, Mike and team!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rainforest paradise home

  • 5 of 5

The house and the grounds are well decorated. The owner definitely put lots effort in the 22 acres garden. In the morning the first sunlight turns this place into paradise. Caretaker lives on the property gave us lot of tips explore the Hilo side. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is divine.

  • 5 of 5

This property is sitting in the middle of a 22acre property which is a labour of love of a professional horticulturist based out of SF. One needs to stay here to enjoy the grounds. There are tons of trees/ flowers all over the place. We ended up coming here with a hectic schedule and didnt really get a chance to enjoy the property. The house is well designed, has plenty of minute details all over to make it a lovely place to stay. highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house on amazing grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. They house was very nice and the grounds were amazing. We hope to have the chance to return here.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations! Plenty of room for our family of 7 and the house had everything we needed. After almost a week on the Kona side this was a refreshing change and so relaxing. The house and the grounds are just breathtaking! The location is still very accessible to a lot of things to do and close enough to just go back and take in the beauty all around and get some R&R in. The owners always provided prompt responses to our questions and those on site were so helpful whenever we needed anything! At the same time we always felt we had complete privacy! Highly recommend this place if you want to get away from things a bit but also still want to explore the Hilo side. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaii's Most Inviting Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have frequented this fabulous vacation rental many times since 2013. I seek the Big Island for relaxation and restoration. So fortunate to have found Hale Mohalu. Full of wondrous and thoughtfully crafted gardens, exquisite orchids grafted amongst the palms. Avocado and lychee groves nestled in 20+ acres atop a sweeping vista, all with the most breathtaking view. Privacy and luxury assured at this three bedroom home, which is consistently clean and welcoming. Equipped with a gourmet kitchen and choice linens. A Helpful staff is there to provide inside tips about the Big Island. Lava tours, onsite message and even a cleaning service! With close access to Volcano National Park. This side of the island is abundant in beautiful tide pools and is ideal for hiking. I've traveled most of the Big island and a good part of Hawaii. No other location compares and, thus my family returns to Hale Mohalu. I would highly recommend this residence for personal and family use, friends, romantic getaways, the discerning traveler and undoubtably, weddings or party's. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Kehena
Car: necessary

Directions to Hale Mohalu

From Hilo - Take Hwy 11 about 4 miles south to Kalapana/ Pahoa Turn Off and make left onto Hwy 130 toward Pahoa.

When you reach Pahoa stay on Hwy130.

You will come to a stoplight.

From the stop light go about 4 miles until you see a scenic outlook sign and shortly after that an orange diamond shaped sign with a side ways T on it that says Kamaili Rd.

Immediately after that you will see a sign that says Ophikao 5.

Make a left here.

We are 2.6 miles from the turn.

We are located on the left side of the road.

You will see a green and red sign that says

13-698 Opihikao Rd.

If you reach the 10mph sign you have gone to far.

If you are using Google maps to find the place please enter- Malama Road, Pahoa 96778 and it will bring up our driveway. Do not enter Malama street, you will get lost.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

RENTAL RULES
1. Smoking is NOT allowed indoors, Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. The house and property privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses
6. PETS are not permitted. Pets are currently on the property. Cats are kept outdoors but occasionally guests do let the cat in. The house is cleaned very well and has hardwood floors, which helps in reducing the amount of allergens in the air. Anyone with severe feline or canine allergies should consider this before renting.
7. Housekeeping: There is typically no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Daily maid can be provided at a daily rate of $30.00. Weekly cleaning can be provided for $150.00 We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units. Only designated beach towels (orange towels) can be taken off premises.
8. [Water and Septic: The [cabin/property] is on a catchment and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper.
9. Noise: Please no loud noise after 10pm.
10. Insects: Please be aware that the house is in a lush forested area of the island and can susceptible to insects. Typically these insects are outdoors but can occasionally

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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