About this listing
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. Affordable rates from $125 per night (TAX 13.42% INCLUDED) with NO CLEANING and PARKING FEE. Weekly rate of $750. Monthly rate of $2100.
A comfortable, large Mountain/Ocean view studio with a full bath and kitchenette is available for vacation rental. The spacious studio features:
built in 2002, 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 equestrian 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 ten years ago. Keith is currently the Water Quality Laboratory Manager at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) and previously a Naturalist Guide for Hawaii Forest & Trail. Mary is a writer 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.
Puu Lani Ranch is an upscale, gated, equestrian ranch neighborhood. There are three miles of walking/jogging paths with ocean and mountain views. Spectacular star gazing and cooler evening temperatures for a good night's sleep.
We are centrally located on the west side of the Big Island. You can explore the entire island from here. Kailua Kona, Waimea, and Waikoloa are all 25 minutes away. You can reach Mauna Kea in about 45 minutes, Hilo in an hour, and Volcano National Park in an hour and a half. World renowned beaches such as Hapuna and Kua Bay are about 30 minutes away. What we love most about our neighborhood is perfect weather all year long and the ability to explore the entire Big Island from our home.
The Big Island is BIG so in order to explore the island fully, you must rent a car. Your parking spot is in front of the property. Once you book with us, we will send you a map to our place from the airport.
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!
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.
There are clean towels in the drawers on the right in the bathroom.
Please empty your garbage in the large 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 the cutlery drawer 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 limited use.
Washer instructions: load wash, pull/fill detergent tray on left side (only small amount needed), close, turn right knob to wash, pull nob. 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.
Please have an enjoyable stay.
Mary & Keith
Mary and Keith's home is wonderful and inviting! It came just as described and in fact, even better. Mary and Keith greeted us at around 10 pm local time after our long day of travel from the east coast and showed us to our rooms. After we had a chance to rest, they gave us an overview of the island (they are very knowledgeable) and told us about all the places they would recommend seeing and thing they would recommend doing on the island. They made us feel at home and were always available if we had questions or needed help with something. The fresh banana bread, pastries, and fruit that they provided us on a regular basis were wonderful and really made us feel welcome. Overall, an amazing place to spend your time on the Big Island!
A great place to stay on the Big Island! Mary and Keith are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome - from the great introduction to the island, the Hawaiian language and how to get around, to making sure that we had everything we needed to have a great vacation. Mary and Keith have also found that perfect balance between accommodation and privacy - providing all of the information and accoutrements you may need, and then leaving you to enjoy your vacation with the caveat that if you need anything, to just let them know. Excellent.
To that end, this is a beautiful home with lovely views, on the same property as your host which makes for great privacy but also great proximity if you have any questions. The property is in a lovely and quiet gated community at about 1700 ft elevation. It is about 20 minutes to some great beaches, about 25 minutes to Kona and about 30 minutes from the Mauna Kea visitor center. So while you do have to drive to get anywhere, we found this to be a perfect base camp since it's a great central location to pretty much everything.
Mary and Keith are excellent hosts. They took the time to talk to us about the Big Island and the location of their home makes it easy to explore many parts of the island. The neighbourhood is beautiful and quiet and you will wake up to the sound of birds chirping. We found that this was an ideal place to stay because it cooled down in the evening so you could sleep well.
The apartment is clean and stocked with amenities!
The Mary and Keith Park was a wonderful vacation home for us. It is spacious, airy and large windows for lots of light - just how we like it. If vacations are to learn something new, we learned so much about Hawaii from the hosts Mary and Keith. Both of them are wonderful people and we had great conversations with them. We were impressed with their hospitality and spoilt by their fresh fruits and baked goodies - papayas in particular.
The Big Island is really big and if you want to explore it all, this is a great location - it may not be close to anything, but it is not too far from any place either. If you are stuck in the resorts on the west coast, you may find driving to the volcano a pain - not so much from here. For star gazers, the Mauna Kea is very accessible - we went twice each to the volcano and the Mauna Kea just because they were accessible. Both Mary and Keith know the island on the back of their hand - so do reach out to them for insider tips.
Great accommodation. Very clean and very safe and quite in a private ranch retreat about 30 minutes drive from Kailua-Kona and Kohala coast. Great view to Mauna Kea. Mary & Keith are great hosts, giving you a lot of good tips for activities and local food. Thanks to Mary we discovered Poke which we enjoyed a lot.
You find everything in the appartment what you need for a relaxing stay. If you are on Big Island you would not need to stay somewhere else. We definitely recommend it!
Mary and Keith welcomed two weary travelers with smiles, fresh banana bread, papayas, juice and LOTS of travel information. Their home is just as described and it was a perfect spot for us since we wanted to see as much of the Big Island as possible. It is very clean with everything you could need, and it has windows that open on the world each morning with the sounds of a bird sanctuary drifting up to greet you. If we return to the Big Island, we will check on this home first!
We had a lovely experience staying at Mary and Keith's place. They were welcoming and available to talk with us when needed, while honoring our privacy. The location is beautiful, like living in a very comfortable tree house and the views were spectacular. We loved morning and evening walks around the neighborhood. We hope to return and experience this place again. thanks. - Jon and Georgie
About the Host, Mary & Keith
A big warm Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii! Keith, Mary, Bodhi, 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 ten 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 and meditator who practices gratitude each day. We hope that you will visit us and experience the Big Island - local style.