Make us your home base for your Big Island exploration. Experience a galaxy of stars, the expansive ocean, and the creation of new earth. After a full day of adventure, return to your peaceful sanctuary and rejuvenate in perfect sleeping weather.
Make us your base camp for your Big Island exploration. Experience a galaxy of stars, the expansive ocean, and the creation of new earth. After a full day of adventure, return to your peaceful sanctuary and rejuvenate in perfect sleeping weather. Get ready for your next adventure or travel deeper on your inner journey. Relax on the lanai with a cup of Kona coffee, listen to birdsongs, and simply be.
We are centrally located on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii between Kailua Kona and Waimea. At an ideal elevation of 2,400 feet, OP Hale has sunny days and cooler nights. A perfect place for a self retreat or a romantic getaway, OP Hale provides a sacred space for contemplation, exploration, and relaxation. TAX 13.42% INCLUDED with NO CLEANING and PARKING FEE. Daily rate of $145, 4 nights minimum. RATES CHANGE DEPENDING ON SEASON.
A comfortable, large Mountain/Ocean view studio with a full bath and kitchenette is available for vacation rental. The spacious studio features:
remodeled in May 2017, clean with contemporary furnishings
private entry in separate building on 1.2 acre lot
queen size bed
comfy futon couch for extra guest
coffee maker with 100% Kona coffee
electric tea kettle
wireless internet access
snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and beach towels
use of washer and dryer
sunrise viewing and star gazing on the large lanai
Mauna Kea, Kohala, and Maui Views
We are located 10 minutes of the NEW SADDLE ROAD entrance. Another hour and you are in Hilo. Volcano National Park is located one and an half hours east over Saddle Road. The Kohala Coast, known for its world class sandy beaches and sunshine is located an half hour west. Kailua Kona, Waimea, and Waikoloa are all 25 minutes away.
We are located in an upscale gated ranch neighborhood. You will be staying on the second floor of our separate ohana home with private entry into a large studio, full bath, kitchenette and lanai. You will be our only guests. Come experience Hawaii from the ranch.
About OP Hale:
A big warm Aloha from Hawaii! Keith, Mary, Bodhi, Cedar, Mango and Mac would like to welcome you to Pu'uanahulu on the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon visiting Hawaii over several years, we fell in love with the islands. In an effort to live a more simple and peaceful life, we moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Big Island 13 years ago. Keith is currently the Chief Science Officer at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) and previously a Naturalist Guide for Hawaii Forest & Trail. Mary is a writer, dancer and meditator who practices gratitude each day. We hope that you will visit us and experience the Big Island - local style.
You will have access to a washer and dryer so you can pack light. We have tried to anticipate your needs and provided everything you might need. If it is not in the room, ask us, we most likely own one.
Interaction with guests
Upon arrival, we greet you with an introduction to the Big Island (size of Connecticut, 6 hours to drive all around without stopping). With the map of the Big Island spread out in front of us, we point out all the places you might want to explore, places to eat, and our guests' and our favorite adventures. We live in the main house on the property and are available for any questions you may have. We check in with you as you are coming and going during your stay to see where you have been adventuring. On your last day, we want to hear of your favorite adventures during your stay with us and wish you well on your life journey.
Other things to note
We have two Hungarian Vizslas. They are known for their exuberant greetings and remind us each morning how lucky we are to live another joyous day! They live in the main house. They are not allowed in the guest house. Hawaii Tax ID: W53898073-01
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Aloha & Welcome to OP Hale
We hope you will have a relaxing, peaceful stay with us.
OP Hale is a non-smoking environment.
Quiet Hours 9 pm to 7 am.
You are welcome to use all the contents of your room. Please make sure you leave all items in the room when you check out. If you lose or break any of the contents of the room, please purchase a replacement.
The room is clean when you arrive and will be cleaned after you leave. There are cleaning supplies under the bathroom sink if you need to refresh the bathroom during your stay.
To turn the fan on, turn on the light switch, then push fan or light on the remote. Please turn off the fan and lights when you leave for your adventures.
Please close the windows parallel to the bed when leaving for the day. At times, afternoon rain comes in through the windows and makes a puddle on the wood laminate floor. Please wipe any water from the floor.
There are clean towels in the drawers on the right in the bathroom.
Please empty your garbage in the large grey garbage can in front of the garage as needed. There is a blue recycle basket under the kitchen sink.
Due to our tropical climate, ants are a constant challenge. Please use the plastic Ziplock bags in drawer next to refrigerator to bag any food items that might be of interest to ants. Thank you for keeping the kitchen sink area clean. We appreciate your help.
Laundry facilities available for use.
Washer instructions: load wash, pull/fill detergent tray on left side (only small amount needed), close, turn right knob to wash, pull knob. Please leave the door of the washer open to dry out.
Dryer instructions: set temperature to low or medium, set right nob to regular or towel and turn middle nob to the right to start dryer.
Please feel free to take a walk around the ranch.
We are available to answer any questions you may have via text, e-mail, phone or in person, when available.
Please have an enjoyable stay.
Mary & Keith