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Luxuriously Appointed Bali Temple Has 160 Degree Ocean Views!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Gorgeous and Well-Appointed Bali Temple offers 160 degree Ocean Views and a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful Hawaii experience that will leave you fully rejuvenated.

Bali Temple is truly a unique and special place to land in Hawaii, and is known for its dramatic setting, beautiful architecture and luxuriously well-appointed amenities.

Bali Temple is located right on the 1993 lava flow which has created 160 degree expansive Pacific Ocean whitewater views for your enjoyment. There is a private black sand beach a few hundred yards away to enjoy year round sunrises and sunsets and watch the humpback whales breaching during the winter months.

Bali Temple was completely remodeled in 2007 and enjoys a fully equipped modern kitchen, double vanity sinks, 6’ spa bathtub, granite, gorgeous Mahogany wood trim accents, expansive picture windows looking out to the ocean, large mirrors, a covered lanai, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, 100% cotton bedding, and thick bath towels.

There are many spectacular sites to visit during your stay: visit Kehena Beach, a gorgeous black sand beach where you may be lucky to swim and snorkel with wild spinner dolphins, and your (non) clothing is optional. Snorkel in the tide pools of Kapoho. Check out the numerous Volcano Touring activities such as: Volcano National Park, Lava Tree State Park, Lava Boat Tours, Lava Hikes, and the Geothermal Heated Hot Ponds. Experience an abundance of shopping for the true tastes of Hawaii with its abundant selections of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, and unique gift items at either Maku'u Market in Pahoa (Saturday), the Kaimu Market (Wednesday night, and ½ mile away from Bali Temple!) complete with Hawaiian music, and the Hilo Farmer's Market (Wednesday and Saturday). Acquaint yourself with the Island flora with a tour at the Botanical Gardens, sightsee and explore numerous waterfalls, Whale Watch from the lanai, indulge yourself with fine Dining, and dance it all off at Ecstatic Dance on Sundays at Kalani, and then the Drum Circle on Sunday afternoon at Kehena Beach. There are numerous Yoga Classes, Pilates Classes, and massage therapists ready to treat you!

Dining options from Bali Temple are numerous: Right in the neighborhood is an authentic Ava Bar, serving up the local and relaxing Kava beverage, with the Kalapana Village Café is right next door, open til 9pm. Kalani Honua is 4 miles down the Red Road for delicious meals too. 8 miles up the road is Pahoa Town, with numerous options in Italian, Thai, Sushi, Mexican, Kaleo’s Bar and Grill, coffee shops, etc. Hilo is 30 miles for many more choices.

When my visitors depart Bali Temple, they feel refreshed, invigorated, and much more vibrant then when they arrived. The air along our coastline has been measured to be the cleanest in the United States! The lush greenery and scenic coastline areas are inspiring.

I look forward to your visit at Bali Temple…see you soon!

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More Details

Owner
Rachaelle
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About Rachaelle

I fell in love with Kalapana/Kehena 20 minutes after my arrival! I have been all over the state, and have found no other place to be so close to the ways of old Hawaiian Living… the people of this community are happy and friendly and the way of life is still relaxed and laid back. There is as much of a social life in the Lower Puna area as any big city!

I fell in love with this property in ’06 and purchased it with the idea of creating a sanctuary to grow old in. Prior to my ownership, this property was a part of a Buddist’s Meditation Center and it was direct oceanfront. In the 1990 lava flow, the property was preserved as the lava swept along the shoreline, taking out the beaches and forming new ones. This newly created land now belongs to the state. There is approximately 200’ of lava between Bali Temple and the Pacific Ocean!

I saw myself living at this property forever, so I renovated it for 2 years in the style I wished to live, and it shows!

Living on an active volcano on the 2nd largest mountain on the planet (next to Mauna Kea, the other volcano of Big Island) has its benefits…there is a magnetic energy here that many feel to be “Supercharged”, lending itself to the dynamic and creative spirits of our community members.

Rachaelle purchased this house in 2006

Why Rachaelle chose Pahoa

Kaimu enjoys the best weather on the island, according to most Hawaiians. More Hawaiians lived here then in any other location!

Balmy nights, and 45' of rain each year, with sunshine filled days. No air conditioning or heating is needed; I fell in love with Kalapana/Kehena 20 minutes after my arrival! I have been all over the state, and have found no other place to be so close to the ways of old Hawaiian Living… the people of this community are happy and friendly and the way of life is still relaxed and laid back. There is as much of a social life in the Lower Puna area as any big city!

What makes this house unique

A natural setting as dramatic as that which Bali Temple enjoys is rare. The energy of the active volcano, whose lava flows just 10 or so miles away, is truly invigorating.

Walks along the coastal bluffs directly in front of Bali Temple give you the experience of what Hawaii was like long ago...unihabited, wild, and sensual, with the 'Techni-Colors' of Hawaii's vivid ocean and sky blues, white puffy clouds, bright greens of the vegetation, and the sound of the crashing waves you hear all day and all night.

At night, you will be in awe at the number and brightness of the star-lite skies!

Amenities

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Easter King size beds (1) Tempur-Pedic...so comfortable!, King size Beds (1), Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews
ROCKLIN, CA
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On the Edge of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful way to experience a remote part of the island. You can walk out on the lava fields to a breathtaking coastline, or you can simply enjoy listening to the waves crash from the balcony (or inside with the windows open!). We loved how close it was to the little villages of Kalapana and Pahoa, and the lava viewing area. We were blessed with getting to see the annual holiday parade in Pahoa and were welcomed with open arms by the amazing locals there. On our second day here we rented electric bicycles to the lava viewing area to get up close and personal with flowing lava and steam vents -- a once in a lifetime thrill that you cannot miss! Unfortunately, on the way back in the dark and mist one of us slipped on the lava and ended up bleeding profusely from both hands and knees. So, if you go, BE CAREFUL! But go! Uncles in the little village at the end of the road has great food and a great little bar. There is also an amazing drive along the coast that is not to be missed. You will feel like you are driving through the Hawaii of yesterday. Another absolute must do!

The only hiccups we ran into had to do with the locks being changed out to a code lock instead of a key right before we arrived. We were unable to access the unit right away, and because of not receiving a key we were not able to access the laundry room. If it hadn't been the very beginning of our trip this would have been a bigger issue, but as it was we just waited until our next place to do laundry.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

So much more.....

  • 5 of 5

Rachaelle's Bali Temple is certainly a cut above! Sitting at the very edge of creation in a sense (since this particular land only formed in the 90s as I understand it) offers the possibility to dive deeply into the warm embrace of Mama Earth and the activation of Pele - while residing in paradise. Such a lovely, open, well-appointed, high quality and resonant space. Wonderful art too. So thanks, Rachaelle, for the experience!

If I was to add anything to this remarkable offering, it would be a good reading light in 2 places. One on or by the desk and one between the kick-back chairs (which you suggested I put there and did - it worked perfectly by the way). Also a small note on the window that can leash a rain storm of discoloration on the desk if left open. The white magically disappeared when dry though, thank God, but can cause temporary heart palpitations in the mean time! And for music lovers, the CD eject button is on the right side - follow the silver line around the corner! :) Cheers! Challamar

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Challamar! It was delightful to host you and I will always look forward to your return to Bali Temple!
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days of our honeymoon here, and it was a really relaxing/quiet area. You could walk right onto a field from a previous lava flow with some really neat textures, and the view of the ocean is great. There isn't A/C, but there are fans and all the windows have screens when you open them, so we were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

A peaceful location to relax on vacation. Get up early and go hike the lava field that is right outside the door, or watch the sunrise from the porch or any of the many picture windows. Don’t miss star gazing at night while enjoying the breezes and the sounds of nature all around you. The bookcase is stocked with a wide variety of interesting books if you just want to relax and unwind. A memorable stay for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful temple

  • 4 of 5

We loved this unit. The view was incredible, the furniture was super comfortable and it was very clean. There is no ac which stated, so it was really hot the first night but it cooled down fairly quickly. The unit was well stoked with everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We picked Bali Temple for our honeymoon along with our first trip to Hawaii and we were not disappointed! We had a really nice time and the view of lava rock with the ocean as the backdrop was beautiful. And the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs were very relaxing. I’d recommend Bali Temple to anyone who wants a relaxing getaway from the everyday stress and crowds of the city life.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo Airport

Numerous Volcano Touring activities available at Volcano National Park, Lava Tree State Park, Lava Boat Tours, Lava Hikes, Geothermally Heated Hot Ponds, abundant shopping for Hawaii's fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, and unique gift items at either Maku'u Market in Pahoa, Uncle Robert's Wednesday night and Saturday morning Farmer's is located .75 mile away, and the Hilo Farmer's Markets throughout the week, Botanical Gardens Tours, Waterfalls exploration, Whale Watching from the lanai, Fine Dining, Ecstatic Dance on Sundays at Kalani, Drum Circle on Sundays at Kehena Beach, Swim with Wild Spinner dolphins at Kehena Beach, Yoga Classes, Pilates Classes, receive a massage.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140

Cancellation policy is as follows:

I strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance to reimburse you in the case of an emergency.

If you do not get travel insurance, and you need to cancel your reservation, the best I can do for you is as follows:

If you choose to cancel your reservation outside of 30 days prior to your arrival, I will refund your money minus 15% of your total. If you choose the cancel your reservation inside of the 30 days prior to your arrival, I will do my best to re-book your canceled dates to other guests, and I will refund the amount I am able to re-book, minus 20% of the amount I re-booked.

If I am unable to re-book your reservation, your money will not be refunded.

I hope this gives you the information you need to decide if Bali Temple is the best place for you to enjoy your time on Big Island.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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