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Hale Balleja -Modernist Beauty Perched Gazing at the Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Sweeping Views And Ultra-modern Feel. Sleeps 2

Hale Balleja is one of the Puna coasts premier properties and your rainbow bridge to paradise. Designed for a noted Chicago choreographer by a noted San Francisco architect.

Hale Balleja "House of Jazz Ballet" is a spacious, upscale modernist masterpiece providing a magnificent setting for your Hawaiian dream vacation.

Hale Balleja has been prominently featured in several publications. Most recently, 'The Huffington Post' included in their January 2011 article titled '11 Small Eco Homes That Live Large'.

House features Oceanic and African artworks, specially selected from the owners' collection, adorn the house. Fitted with beautiful, comfortable furniture, the home boasts gleaming tropical hardwood floors, Living room, with floor to ceiling windows, incorporates an overlook with a view of Kehena Bay and the lovely ironwood forest of Oliana Point. A sunken kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters and iridescent ocean-blue tiling, custom mango wood dining table, european bathroom, laundry room with front load washer & dryer and outside shower. The bedroom offers a king-size bed with a view of the pacific ocean.

A mere stroll to Kehena Beach, Frolic in the pacific on this black sand, clothing-optional beach, or walk in front of the house to Oliana point to enjoy sunrises and in the winter months, sit back and watch the whales go by.

Other sites.. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 50 min drive, Ahalanui Park, Oceanside tropical lagoon for swimming, geothermally heated (15 minute drive), Kalapana, Lava hiking and resturant and local entertainment (10 minute drive), Mackenzie State Park, Spectacular oceanside park, incredible coastal views within ironwood forest (15 minute drive), Isaac Hale Beach Park, Surfing and boat launch (15 minute drive), Lava Tree State Park, Ghostly lava formations in jungle setting (20 minute drive), Superb Snorkeling nearby at Kapoho tide pools, Kalani Honua Retreat, Restaurant, cafe, Hula classes, massage, and more (5 minute drive)Pahoa (20 minute drive), Offers dining, full-service grocery, health food, fast-food, gas, and other amenities, Hilo (40 minute drive), offers more extensive amenities.

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More Details

Property Manager
Aloha Coast Realty/Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I spent three days at Hale Belleja recently; our first trip to the Big Island. The home and grounds were breathtaking. So remote so peaceful. The highlight came on the last day when we walked across the street and down a path to the most beautiful point I have ever witnessed. It was just a short walk to the beautiful black sand beach and short ride to volcano-heated lagoon. Very laid back side of the island inhabited by locals. Visit Uncle Roberts on Wednesday evenings for cool bohemian farmer's market with cool crafts and ono grinds (killer food). The house was well appointed. NOTE: there is a pull out sofa in the living room where there are great breezes. The house, like most on the island, has no A/C which is probably not normally an issue, but it was HOT and HUMID on our visit. The bedroom has a very hip ceiling fan, but it's not very effective. My only suggestion would be to replace that fan and the one in the living room with a nice Casablanca, but who am I? The house is amazing! Would go back in a heartbeat. I was bumbed when I had to get and stay at the Hilton in Kona. So homogenized compared to this great little retreat. Thank you for sharing your home.
Aug 2016
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Puna Palisades House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Hale Balleja -Modernist Beauty Perched Gazing at the Ocean
average rating of 4.75 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, secluded home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at this beautiful and private home. We enjoyed the ocean views and the quick walk to the beach. We would recommend staying here for a quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui for your review, Sarah! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Warmest Aloha The Team at Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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This house and location are amazing. What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

It was so relaxing and fun to come home to Hale Balleja for a few days, but I do wish the bathroom offered more counter space. We loved the ocean breezes and the views from this oasis, thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quirky and spotless

  • 4 of 5

House was immaculate. Floor plan and style super contemporary. Sunken kitchen, raised platform dining area. Yes, you walk thru the bathroom to get to the bedroom so your feet get wet after someone showers. Showering feels a little exposed for the ladies as there is a window with no covering in the shower. Window at chest height and you can see the road from the shower.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth's group were very good guests and we'd rent to them again anytime! Warmest aloha. The team at Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Brookfield, WI

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is impeccably furnished and satisfied our needs. The location was perfect for our needs. Wednesday nights there is a market with food/entertainment just down the road. Great time! Outdoor shower is great! Needs some maintenance, but who doesn't?!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Uncle Robert's Kalapana
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 137 / Red Road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Many in Pahoa Village
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The Kehena area is on the south east coast of Hawaii Island and encompasses several small, residential neighborhoods. Located along ‘Red Road’, named for the red cinder that used surface it, this is easily one of the most beautiful coastline routes you’ll ever drive. This area is home to Kehena black sand beach, sometimes called Dolphin Beach for the spinner dolphins that frequent it, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or relax on the sand.

To the south, lava has been flowing for over 30 years and is often visible from the Kalapana lava viewing area, less than 10 minutes away by car. Head north on Red Road to find some of the area’s other unique attractions: Pohoiki Bay at Isaac Hale Park is the local surfing hot spot, and also the boat ramp for lava cruises; Ahalanui Park has a georthermally heated ocean-side lagoon that is close to Jacuzzi temperature; the Wai Opae Tidepools at Kapoho Vacationland provide some of the best snorkeling in the entire state, where dozens of tidepools formed by ancient lava flows have been designated a marine conservation area and are home to a wide array of sea life and beautiful coral gardens.

Eclectic Pahoa Village is a 15 minute drive, and is home to diverse and delicious restaurants, funky shops, grocery stores, gas, banks and other services. Historic Hilo town and the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are both about an hour’s drive.





  • There is a cleaning fee of $110. Extended stays require a monthly cleaning fee.
    All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage protection plan and Hawaii taxes of 14.416%

    We accept major credit cards for payment.
    We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival.
    Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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