Open plan in kitchen, living and dining rooms.View from open kitchen into the dining area and living room
Hale Lau Hala, Pahoa, HI Retreat

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

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.

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


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $125
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 8%
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The space

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 ready, flat screen TV. Just log onto Netflix, Hulu, or any of the free sites to view 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 hide-a-bed sofa in the living room.

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.

Guest access

Entire home, 12,000 sq. ft. yard, snorkles, everything from beach towels to coolers.
Parking for guests is outside, not in the garage.

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please print the directions to the house before you leave on your trip.

• Hale Lau Hala is smoke and pet free making it safe for our guests with allergies. DO NOT BURN MOSQUITO PUNKS INDOORS.
• 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.
• Remove your shoes at the front door. Avoid tracking in sand, and small grit from rocks that will damage the floors.
• Close and lock the front windows when you leave the house during your stay. Leave the curtains open as often as possible. UV light keeps the house fresh in the humid environment.
• Our cleaning fee covers regular housekeeping. Please take care of the small things yourself: wash your dishes, wash laundry in excess of 2
* Place the trash in the large can in the garage, please do not leave it in the house. Do not leave trash in excess of what fits in the garage can. Deliver excess trash to the "Transfer station" Hawaii speak for "the dump." Check out how the locals recycle everything from appliances to rubbish. If you go to the Pahoa transfer station you can see where the most recent lava flow on the island stopped. It is actually a tourist destination! (There is no trash pick-up in the country.)



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

75 Reviews

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Shannon User Profile
April 2017
This is the place to stay! It was so comfortable, CLEAN, had everything we needed and was just peaceful...even with the big boofos croaking all night ♡ Loved it here and will be back.

Noriyuki User Profile
March 2017
Very comfortable, beautiful place in Pahoa!

Anna User Profile
March 2017
Awesome place, quiet and secluded. House came with all amenities including towels, laundry soap, etc. Great experience!

Steve User Profile
March 2017
This is a great location for traveling and exploring the Puna district. The house was set up with everything we needed and was nice and clean.

Connie & Gord User Profile
February 2017
Your home away from home! Clean, comfortable and affordable. This was a very nicely situated spot out in the country near other homes. It was lovely to have access to some snorkel gear for one of the couples and towels for beach. We were able to use the kitchen for most breakfasts and dinners, making it ideal to have a stress free holiday.

Adrian User Profile
January 2017
Cathryn's house is a beautiful spacious cottage. It is really well set out with all the amenities you could hope for. Cathryn had a great eye for detail and the house was extremely clean and well prepared for our stay. This is a nice quiet location and a good base for exploring this side of the island.

Kim User Profile
January 2017
We had a nice stay. It's very quiet. Beds are comfy and kitchen is nice. There are snorkels and boogie boards that guests can use. It's about a 25min drive into Hilo and 1 hour from Volcano so not as centrally located but closer to lava viewing off of Kalapana and some southern snorkeling.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States · Joined in July 2012
Cathryn User ProfileCathryn is a superhost.

I am a newly retired elementary school Art teacher living 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 our artwork on the walls while you are there.
We have lived in Honolulu for over 26 years but formerly lived in southern California, upstate New York, and the greater Chicago area. I am originally from Indianapolis.

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