Hale Mele Kai is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, newly furnished, 1,300+ square foot house with two lanais and an ocean view. There are queen beds in both bedrooms. The master suite features solid mango wood furniture and includes a dresser, a writing desk, a chaise lounge, and a view of the ocean from the bed! An attached bathroom has a separate toilet, double sink, and shower. The second bedroom has its own small lanai with a garden (and peek-a-boo ocean) view and a full bathroom across the hall. The living room opens to a large lanai with ocean views, and has a full-size pull-out sofa with a memory foam mattress. Satellite/Internet TV is provided, with 65 channels and the ability to connect to your Netflix or Hulu accounts and more. Sync your phone to a Bose SoundLink speaker and listen to your own playlists or stream from your favorite online music site. High speed, wireless internet provided. The kitchen is fully equipped for dining, cooking and baking, and includes a coffee maker & grinder (can't come to Kona and not drink coffee!), a blender (gotta have those tropical smoothies!), slow cooker and a rice cooker. Washer and dryer are just off the kitchen. Bamboo bath towels and high thread-count bed linens add a touch of luxury. Beach items (boogie boards, beach towels, some snorkel gear, beach chairs, etc.) as well as picnic items are provided for your use while staying at Hale Mele Kai.
The wrap-around lanai looks out over lush vegetation and then provides sweeping westward views of the ocean. Enjoy meals and grilling on the lanai or just sit back and put your feet up. If you're lucky, you may see whales breeching! Watch the sunset every night. Stroll the paths or sit on a bench in the garden which features many kinds of tropical fruit: mangos, papayas, bananas, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, pineapples, etc. Help yourself when fruit is in season! Step into the outdoor shower to cool off or wash sand from your feet. Often, the only things you will hear from your paradise retreat are birds, the rustling of leaves in the warm breeze and the ocean’s soft chant.
This community, which sits on the lower western slope of Mauna Loa just before it plummets into the sea, is a quiet, friendly one. A serpentine road weaves through it and goes right down to a black pebble beach, aptly called Pebble Beach. You may find yourself joined there by a handful of happy beachgoers, or you may find you have it to yourself. Swim with a friend or catch the ancient Kings Trail and hike across old lava flows for spectacular views of the sea.
Nearby are premium snorkeling spots and charming villages for antiquing, shopping and dining. Go horseback riding or hike a mountain or visit a coffee farm or the City of Refuge, a beautiful outdoor museum about traditional Hawaiian life. A little further afield, there are many more opportunities. Volcano National Park is 1.5 hours away - an easy day trip! Take a boat trip to snorkel at Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument, or to swim with dolphins, or to see whales, or to swim with manta rays at night. The possibilities are endless!