Hale Lau Hala is in beautiful setting, nestled between two forested lots. It is lovely, fresh, clean furnished 3 bedroom house. Located minutes from restaurants in Pahoa Town, enjoy a stay in the country! Our sister home, The Art Garden across the street has 3 bedrooms book one or both.
Welcome to our personal get-a-way home on Hawaii island. The spacious, open plan of our 3 bedroom home is comfortable for a couple or family. The Hawaiian sense of place is built into all the furnishings creating a relaxed environment.
Hale Lau Hala is in a quiet area flanked by forests and with other single family homes across and down the street. You will live like a local, close to shopping and services, but away from it all.
From the house it is a short jog to the ocean past lush greenery and sweeping views of the ocean down rocky embankments, a perfect spot for a tropical picnic.
Our home is outfitted with all you need to enjoy your stay, including a washer / dryer, internet and flat screen TV. The kitchen has all the conveniences of home; microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, rice cooker, cookware, dishes, flatware, etc.
Hale Lau Hala has real beds for six. A queen in the master, king in the second room, and two twin size beds in the third room. There is also a pack and play baby bed and a queen sized air mattress.
There are plenty of fresh linens, towels, and beach towels for your use. We will start you out with some basic necessities like a roll of toilet paper in each bath, paper towels, trash bags, etc. You will need to purchase consumable supplies for your stay.
Come refresh yourself as you enjoy the clean air, star-filled night sky, and lush greenery at Hale Lau Hala on "The Big Island."
Hale Lau Hala is a non-smoking, no pets residence.
Entire home, 12,000 sq. ft. yard, snorkles, everything from beach towels to coolers.
Interaction with Guests
We live on O'ahu so you will be on your own. We are constantly available by phone to answer questions or facilitate your stay.
Our neighborhood is characterized by quiet streets. There are many forested lots which gives the area a country feel, but we have several full time neighbors to make you feel safe. Our street has a dead end so the only people who pass by live on the street. There are no street lights making the star gazing incredible.
Our recently built, finely furnished home is centrally located on the windward side of Hawaii Island. Fly into Hilo airport and enjoy visiting beautiful tropical forests, the volcano, and black sand beaches. You might even be able to see glowing lava at night a short drive from the house.
The "hele on" bus stops a couple of blocks from the house. It comes infrequently so you will definitely need a car to stay here. You can park your car in the driveway. Ask about car rental, we have a car parked in the garage available for rent.
Other Things to Note
On Hawaii island many stores do not provide bags for your shopping, you may wish to put a few in your luggage if you plan to shop before you check in. There are reusable bags provided at Hale Lau Hala.
*Children age 6 and younger will need a child's booster seat in the State of Hawaii.
Hale Lau Hala is smoke and pet free making it safe for our guests with allergies.
This is our personal home, please treat it as the beautiful retreat it is. Sound travels easily through the forest. Be respectful of our neighbors.
Our cleaning fee covers regular housekeeping. Please take care of the small things yourself: wash your dishes, wash laundry in excess of 2 loads, and leave only one large bag of trash. Deliver excess trash to the "Transfer station" Hawaii speak for "the dump" Check out how the locals recycle everything from appliances to rubbish. There is no trash pick-up in the country.
The place is beautiful, neat and fully equipped. All rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable and everything works fine. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a peaceful and comfortable place. Thanks Cathryn!
We had a great experience at Hale Lau Hala. The house was nicely furnished, very clean, and well stocked with supplies. There was an ice chest and snorkel gear for us to use, which was great. The outside was a beautiful jungle setting. The critters can be a bit loud at night, but you get used to them. They provide an ambiance that you wind up missing when you leave.
Catherine was also great. She responded quickly to all of my messages/questions. This was my first time renting a home like this, but was absolutely pleased with it. I highly recommend staying here or any other properties Catherine has to offer.
Excellent communications from Cathryn during the booking process. Promptly replied to all our questions. We found the house very easily with the directions given. House is very nice, comfortable, clean and freshly decorated. Everything was there for the four of us, comfortable beds and the use of all their facilities. Good location, very quiet and not too far from Pahoa... which, by the way, was different in every other way to the rest of the Big Island. But in a good way; no joggers, golfers or German luxury cars here! I need to get a tattoo for the next time we come! Thank you.
This house is well furnished and clean. We, a family of three, had a good time there.
Its just a short drive to Hilo/Airport, Pahoa Village and the Volcona Park.
Cathryn was very helpful when there were any problems or questions.
We could recommend this place!
Das Haus ist der ideale Ausgangspunkt, um von dorrt den Süddosten der Insel zu erkunden.
Die Unterkunft wirkt von inner und aussen frisch renoviert und die Einrichtung wirkt sehr angenehm, keine grellen Farben.
Die nächste Ortschaft liegt nur 5-10 Autominuten entfernt und auch Hilo ist nicht allzuweit weg.
Die Nachbarschaft ist recht ruhig, bis auf ein paar Hunde ein paar Häuser entfernt, die sind aber Nachts leise.
Daür kann man dem Konzert der Conqui-Frösche lauschen, darum sollte man die Fenster nachts geschlossen halten.
Man sollte beachten , das es keine Klimaanlage gibt, was für uns im Februar aber kein Problem darstellte.
Hale Lau Hala is a lovely home in a quiet neighborhood. The open floor plan comfortably accommodated our family of six. The description of the house is accurate, so there were no surprises when we arrived. We were visited by Cathryn and her husband during our stay. They were warm and welcoming.
Cathryn invited us to visit her second home across the street "The Art Garden". This is another beautiful home. It can easily accommodate six or more people, and the enclosed lanai is beautiful!
We highly recommend both houses.
Cathryn sent all the needed information ahead of time, was very responsive to any inquiries, and even checked in to make sure we were settled. Home is quite lovely and comfortable and well stocked. Neighborhood is quiet (except for the critters, which I'm missing), and about 5 miles south of Pahoa town. Good location for exploring the Puna district, found some great gems off the beaten path.
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I am an elementary school Art teacher in Honolulu. My husband, Edson, and I enjoy getting away to our house in Pahoa on the Big Island and hope you will enjoy it too. You can check out my artwork on the walls while you are there.
We have lived in Honolulu for over 20 years but formerly lived in southern California, upstate New York, and the greater Chicago area. I am originally from Indianapolis.