About this listing
Enjoy a week in paradise in our modern private screen house floating in the embrace of three spectacular monkeypod trees (‘ohai in Hawaiian). Located 45 minutes south of Hilo in the Puna district (we also call ourselves "punatreehouse") Hale ‘Ohai is an elegant sanctuary, a place to rest and reflect, a place to gather for special occasions, a place from which to explore and discover The Big Island of Hawaii. Want more info? You can find us in the November 2008 issue of Dwell Magazine.
Local Contact, if needed during your stay: Dennis McFerrin ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The complete house and yard
Interaction with Guests
Guests are welcome to call us 8 am to 8 pm Pacific time zone.
Friendly neighbors, safe and quiet neighborhood, beautiful walks around the neighborhood and out to the ocean
No public transit, you will need a car
Please take loving care of Hale 'Ohai - we are delighted to share our home with you, and will be delighted if you leave it as you found it, with no new scratches to the counters and floors, no new water marks on the furniture, and so on. Our housekeepers have asked you to take particular note to remove sand and lava rock from towels, bags, and your own body (just use the outside shower before entering the house) so as to protect the floors and furniture from scratches and other damage, and likewise always to use a coaster when placing cups and glasses on furniture. Of course, we understand that accidents happen. If something at the house is damaged, broken, or permanently stained during your stay, please let us know. As we get to the house ourselves only a few times a year, we need the feedback so that we can replace items and arrange for repairs when needed.
Also, please take loving care of our neighbors. As Hale 'Ohai is a screen house, and as sound travels through screens, please be mindful that your conversations, unless spoken quietly, and your music will carry across the lawn and through the jungle.
Let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns before, during or after your stay.