...and lush floraHome is on quiet street set back from road
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
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About this listing

Pu'u 'O'o LAVA FLOW UPDATE: On 26 July 2016, after a 3 year pause, lava once again is flowing into the Pacific Ocean not far from Hale Manu! Affordable quality vacation home listing! Enjoy the trade winds while viewing colorful birds and flora at Kaloli Point home, 17 miles from Hilo. Renovated 1980's elevated home has lots of character with colorful tile floors and countertops, mosaic floors, pine tongue & groove interior planking, exposed beam vaulted ceilings. Located on private 1/2 acre

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $105
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


The space

Home is located on a ½ acre lot with lush flora that includes coconut palms, pineapple and tree orchids. Only a short walk to the tip of Kaloli Point where one can watch the deep blue Pacific Ocean wash up on the lava cliffs while drinking your morning coffee or enjoying a picnic lunch. Full set of ‘Big Island’ reference books provided for planning your island road trips, hiking and palate adventures!Enjoy preparing your meals in the spacious kitchen using fresh fruits and vegetables available at numerous local farmers markets. Sleep comfortably on high end Serta mattresses. Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed while upstairs bedroom has a full bed with wicker headboard and reading light. High end living room sleeper sofa has a plush full mattress that is extremely comfy. Full bathrooms with large mirrors and hair dryers on each floor. Enjoy HDTV and wireless high speed Internet while seated on our plush full size sleeper sofa or at our mahogany desk, glass topped dining table or breakfast bar. Relax on the lanais and listen to the birds that live around our home. Before you purchase snorkel gear check out what our previous guests have left us. Gear is located on glass table under the house.

NOTE: House truck (97 F-150 ext cab) available for rent to our guests staying 2 weeks or more. Blend in with the locals. Nothing fancy but reliable. 6' bed suitable for surf boards!

Home Amenities Include:
cable HDTV;
Oceanic Time Warner Cable TV and High Speed wireless internet;
Broadband House Telephone on desk (toll free calls to all 50 states);
DVD player and many entertainment DVD's located on living room book shelf.
Full set of ‘Big Island’ reference books for planning your island road trips, hiking and palate adventures;
iHome iPod docking station;
Folding Teak table and chairs for lanai or yard use;
Hand, bath and dish soap, and shampoo provided;
Bath and beach towels provided;
Hair dryers in each bath;
Coffee bean grinder (NEW), coffee maker and toaster;
MagicChef Microwave;
Juice blender;
Croc Pot;
Flat top 4 burner electric range/oven;
Outdoor propane 4 burner grill + 1 cooking pot burner;
Picnic cooler provided - great for picnics during your day trips to sites and snorkeling;
High end Serta bed mattresses (Queen downstairs, Full upstairs);
Pull out sleeper sofa in living area with plush full size mattress;
Beautifully crafted Mahogany and Teak furniture throughout home;
Laundry with washer/dryer & folding table located under home;
Clothes iron and ironing board provided;
Well water and solar electric / hot water;
Outdoor shower on back of house for nature lovers!!

Our Texas 97 Ford F150 has retired to sunny Hawaii and likes to show you the sights if you are staying at our home for 14 nights or more. My rates are below the rental rates for late model vehicles available at the airport. My base truck rental rate is $189/wk or $689/month. Turo actually manages my truck rental and additional fees may be applied.

I only rent my truck to my guests so my truck will only be available to you during your stay at Hale Manu. (NOTE: As Turo insures my vehicle rental, they will screen you so if you have a blemished driving record they may not accept your application. ) Mahalo!

NOTE: Hale Manu of Kaloli Point has been listed since April 2011.
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Guest access

Key self entry provided via lock box combination. Detailed house instructions including exact address and driving directions provided once contract and payment are completed

Interaction with guests

Contact owner by Email or phone. Local caretaker and cleaning service available if requested.

The neighborhood

Quiet agricultural zoned neighborhood great for morning walks or runs along lava cliff coast.

Kaloli Point (Your There!) Hike miles of coastal trails while watching for sea turtles and whales (winter).

Hilo: (~17 Miles) Visit shops and restaurants in old Hilo and walk through the beautiful Japanese garden along the Bay. A couple of golf courses are available. (Golf course also available in town of Volcano located close to Volcanoes National Park entrance

Pahoa: (~10 Miles) Visit shops and restaurants in authentic old town Pahoa

Volcanoes National Park: (~30 miles) Drive and hike across this vast park. View petroglyphs along the coast. Walk through a massive lava tube and view the red glow emanating from Kilauea caldera at night.

Mauna Kea Observatories: (~56 miles) Have a nice late afternoon meal in tropical Hilo followed for a trip up Saddle Road to the Mauna Kea Observatories. Stop at the visitor center for hot chocolate and viewing the night sky through numerous telescopes set up on the deck while an astronomer takes you on a tour of the heavens. ( Note: on a clear day you can see the Mauna Kea observatories from the 2nd floor of our home)

Kapoho Tidal Pools: (~17 miles) Vast tidal pool field provides great snorkeling. Our personal favorite place! Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day!

Lava Tree State Park: (~10 miles) Beautiful state park has lovely relaxing nature trail.

View Lava Flows!: (~20 miles) Hwy 130 ends where lava flow covered road with ~25 ft of lava and destroyed the former Royal Gardens subdivision. Civil defense workers will direct you to public viewing platform (~15 min walk from end of road). FREE! Best to view at dusk so bring flashlight to get back to your car. Please respect private property owners on either side of public easement. For more up close and personal lava experience hire licensed lava guide (1/2 day hike). Lava has high silica content so children should not run or horse play on lava trail
NOTE: Quoted base price includes 13.25% state taxes. Unlike other websites, Airbnb website design does not allow owners to display state tax separately.

Getting around

No public transit. Rental car required. Owner vehicle available for stays greater than 14 days.

Other things to note

Top things to do in Hilo:
* Hawaii Botanical Tropical Garden
* Pacific Tsunami Museum
* Stroll through Liliuokalani Gardens.
* Lyman House Memorial Museum
* Imiloa Astronomy Center 3D planetarium
Top things to do on a budget:
* Spend the day snorkeling at Kapoho Tidal Pools
* Watch the lava flow at sunset
* Catch a wave at Honoli'i Beach Park
* Stroll through Lava Tree State Park
* Look for a rainbow in Raindbow Falls
Top things to do with a family:
* Tour vast Volcanoes National Park
* Zip Line at World Botanical Gardens
* Mauna Kea Observatories at sunset
* Imiloa Astronomy Center 3D planetarium at UoH Hilo
* Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens

This rental home is registered with State of Hawaii.
GET Tax ID: GE-102-024-8064-01
TAT Tax ID: TA-102-024-8064-01

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is after 4PM

Check in: after 3 PM Check Out: 11 AM (Late checkout requires Host approval)
No smoking on property. No parties without owners written permission. No unregistered guests overnight. Deposit forfeit plus $200 charge strictly enforced. House is not child proof. Not liable for injury from falling coconuts in yard or for guaranteeing services supplied by others (i.e., satellite TV, cable high speed internet). Owner does not guarantee house well water quality provided to all house fixtures. Water is tested yearly and no bacteria has ever been detected. House has UV sterilization system that treats all water to house fixtures. However, water has elevated salinity and hardness levels that some consumers might find disagreeable. Renter is encouraged to bring own supply of drinking water or fill containers at free county treated water filling stations. Filling station location details provided after booking is completed

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Your Host



Houston, Texas, United States · Joined in May 2013

Retired chemical engineer interested in historic preservation. Led effort that prevented demolition of the 1956 Sylvan Beach Pavilion by successfully listing it on the National Historic Registry (NHR), State of Texas Archeological Landmark (SAL), and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark (RTHL). The SAL listing resulted in securing a federal grant to restore the pavilion to its 50's glamour. Ted also successfully nominated the Houston Astrodome to the NHR and SAL that should see this iconic building be open to the public again soon. Ted's other interests include spending time with his family that includes 2 grandsons, working on his antique cars and home repair and restoration, including the 9 year restoration of a abandoned 100 year old home on Galveston Bay and recently completing a 3 year complete restoration of a 1915 Houston Montrose home.

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