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.
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.
Nice place for a stay near Hilo in Pahoa area. Especially for volcano trips, lava flow viewing and east cost travels! Very efficient and fast communication with Cathryn - thanks!
Consider the house is located in rain forest area which means high humidity. An outside seating area and a barbecue were not available but would be a great improvement.
We enjoyed our stay at Hale Lau Hala in Pahoa. It is beautiful home and centrally located: only a few miles from the most recent lava flow--as well as Lava Tree State Monument, Kapoho tide pools, Ahalanui thermal pool, and Kehena black sand beach.
We appreciated having 3 bedrooms: 1 with queen bed for the adults, 1 with queen bed for our tweens, and 1 with twin beds for our teens.
The hired housekeeper was very friendly, showing up as we were preparing to vacate. He was patient as we finished up our packing, beginning his work in rooms we had already vacated.
3 suggestions for the homeowner:
1) Let registered guests know at time of booking that you will be giving the key box code out ONLY the day before occupancy, for the safety and security of other occupants.
2) Supply space heaters or central heating for COLD, damp mornings. (The house felt uncomfortably cold the mornings we were there. Afternoons and evenings were fine.)
3) Tell guests that wearing shoes in the house is prohibited. (We tried to wipe our shoes carefully before entering, as per your instructions, but the housekeeper gently complained that we had not been careful enough.)
Thanks, Cathryn, for opening your vacation home to us. We loved staying in Pahoa!
So as not to confuse guests, the beds are one queen, one king, and two twins. A gentle suggestion to guests, The housekeepers will wait for you as long as they can, but checking out at or before the checkout time would avoid them having to work around your things. During busy times of the year we often need to get the house ready for the guest checking in later in the day you check out. Respecting the safety of the guest before you we often wait until the day before to give the new code until the day before check in.
Shaunalei, You stayed during a particularly cold spell in the islands. We were cold in the mornings on Oahu as well. No one has space heaters at the elevation of our home. We wear a pair of socks and put on a sweater for the week or two each year when the temperatures dip into the low 60's. Closing the double pane windows early in the evening also helps.
This house is beautiful, quiet and big enough for us(6 personns).
The kitchen is clean and has plenty of utensils.
We stayed comfortly like our home.
Cathryn is very kind and sincere.
Thank you and happy new year, Cathryn.
The house is nice and clean, and it is very spacious for six people. It has everything we needed, and there are instructions for everything so we didn't have any problems at all. My friends and I all loved it and enjoyed our stay.
All my friends and I felt home when we entered the place! The owner is very thoughtful and provides everything we possibly need. She is also very responsive to the questions we have. We enjoyed the stay very much!!!
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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.