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Private & Peaceful with Ocean & Coastline views

Bedrooms 1
Space 435 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Check out the pictures. Our rates include taxes (14.25%). License W25304977

Your private retreat is located on one acre with more than eighty varieties of tropical and ornamental trees and plants.

Wake up to birds singing at sunrise, sit on the lovely lanai, listen to music and gaze at the ocean while sipping your favorite morning beverage.

Hale Luana comfortably sleeps two adults with a queen size bed. There is also a twin bed which doubles as a sofa in the living room area. The separate bath house has a shower, bath linens, soap, shampoo, cream rinse and a First Aid kit. The kitchen is fully equipped (dishes, cookware, glasses, etc) and has a coffee maker, toaster, microwave, under counter refrigerator and gas range with oven. There is also a barbeque grill on the side lanai. We provide Ka'u or Kona coffee and sugar. The dining area has a table and 4 chairs. A TV and DVD is provided with many movies and some music CDs available to our guests as well as WIFI. We provide snorkel gear, beach chairs & mats, coolers, boogie boards and beach towels for our guests' use. Parking is free and we deliver your luggage to your door.

There are grocery stores, restaurants, a gift shop, post office and business services just a few blocks away. We also have horse shoe pits onsite.

We live onsite, about 50 yards above your private retreat. We are readily available to our guests to make recommendations, give directions to island attractions, tour the property or just 'talk story'.

Ocean View is a growing rural community known for its star filled nighttime skies. You won't find heavy traffic or bright city even a traffic light. It is conveniently located halfway between the wonders of the Kilauea Volcano and the tourist crowds of Kailua-Kona. There are many great adventures for day trip excursions including white, black & green sand beaches and the active Kilauea Volcano. Along your journeys you can stop at local farmers’ markets, visit coffee mills or a Buddhist temple and experience much of the old Hawaii flavor… or as we call it, the “real” Hawaii'.

More Details

Ron Gall and Karen Powell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Ron Gall and Karen Powell

Ron was born and raised in Oregon. Karen was raised in Michigan before moving to Oregon. We retired and moved to the Big Island in 2011. We finished building Hale Luana in June of 2014. It is a labor of love and we will always be adding landscaping and gardens for our guests' enjoyment. We love meeting our guests who have come from around the world and sharing the beauty of our island paradise.

Ron Gall and Karen Powell purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why Ron Gall and Karen Powell chose Ocean View

We bought this property because the weather is perfect at this 2200 Ft elevation; the view of the Pacific Ocean & South Point; and the multitude of mature ornamental and fruit trees and plants.

The property is located in a small town yet within access to so many island attractions. Easy day trips include South Point, Kula Kai Caverns, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls, Umauma Falls and City of Refuge as well as Kona and Hilo.

What makes this bungalow unique

You can spend time at the beaches, Kilauea Volcano, botanical gardens, farmers' markets, or explore lava tube caverns. Ocean View has good eateries, grocery stores, business office, gift store and other amenities without the traffic and crowds of Kailua-Kona or Hilo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amy & Evan were fun to host at our vacation rental. They are friendly and we were honored to be their hosts during their honeymoon. We'd be delighted to have them stay here on their next visit to the Big Island.
Dec 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in the Ocean View in the Ka'u

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 435 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is steps away from our guest home and has a tiled shower with seat, toilet and vanity with sink and medicine cabinet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and a ceiling fan.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Private & Peaceful with Ocean & Coastline views
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
Calgary , AB

A great peaceful honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay. Ron and Karen were amazing hosts.

Coffee on the deck in the morning was the most peaceful way to start your day.

I highly recommend and would go back for sure !!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded home away from home with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Despite a short 2 night stay and limited interaction, Ron and Karen made us feel more than welcome in their sweet little ohana. Wonferfully decorated and well equipped, this little secluded spot is the perfect place to wake up with a cup of your gifted coffee on the lanai surrounded by the sound of various birds (including a very persistent rooster next door) and the smells of their beautiful gardens. I wish we could have spent more time here to explore the grounds and the surrounding area. Their recommendations for food and activities were spot on! The only "problem" we encountered is that we couldn't connect to the wi-fi, but as we both had data we didn't even bring it up during our stay. I can't wait to come back to stay! Mahalo, Ron and Karen!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin and Ian were great guests that anyone would be delighted to host. They are a friendly and fun loving and wish we'd had more time to visit with them. Mahalo for letting us know about the WIFI as we had just changed our provider and forgot to ask so we'll be getting a better booster. We'll be happy to have you stay here again on your next trip to the Big Island.
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Quiet place

  • 4 of 5

Good quiet place on lava hillside. Far to beach but lots to see in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have more time at this little hide-a-way! Ron and Karen were gracious hosts, making sure we had everything we needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and relaxing get away with fabulous hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Zen like ohana that feels welcoming and cozy. The lanai overlooks a lush yard with many birds coming into the bird feeder. Karen and Ron were friendly, welcoming, helpful and accommodating. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen well appointed. Great complimentary coffee. The separate shower/ bathroom was nice and was fitting to the experience. No dressers, but suitcase stands worked fine. Good location for visiting Hawaii Volcano NP. Would recommend this place and would stay here again on a return visit.


  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests. Would welcome them back any time. Didn't have much time to visit, but shared some short talk stories and look forward to more when they return. Lovely sisters, energetic and outgoing personalities. Left our ohana very clean; would look forward to a return visit and recommend them to other hosts.
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Quiet and peaceful home near South Point

  • 5 of 5

Ron and Karen's bungalow was a great home base for our trip to the Big Island. We stayed for a week and enjoyed the hosts' kind hospitality, their friendly advice and their laid back aloha style.

When we arrived, Ron and Karen drove our luggage down to the rental from the parking space at the top of the property next to their home. It's a short walk down to the unit, but it was helpful they valeted the suitcases through the garden, a kindness they repeated on the day we left. On the way, Karen answered our questions about the fruit and flower trees on their lovingly cultivated property, and gave us ripe mangoes right from the tree!

The unit is well maintained, private, clean and decorated with friendly but minimal decor, letting the sights and sounds of nature really shine through here. We enjoyed watching a variety of songbirds eating from the bird feeder next to the lanai, (including a trio of pheasant chicks who made their first appearance the morning after we arrived!) and seeing all the exotic flowers in bloom.

We were on the Big Island to explore, and explore we did, so we didn't spend much time at the rental beyond evenings and mornings. We slept peacefully in the very comfortable bed, and made use of the kitchen and grill on the few nights we weren't driving back from some other piece of paradise. Karen and Ron let us cart around their snorkeling gear and wake boards all week, we borrowed an ice chest that we kept in our car, and they also had beach chairs and mats available. They make it super easy to enjoy the island by providing these things you'd otherwise have to rent or buy.

The peaceful solitude we enjoyed here is because Ocean View is a really quiet, rural area: not touristy, at all. It has two small grocery stores and a handful of fast food restaurants and gas stations. These suited our needs, but it's good to be aware. Its closest attractions are South Point and Black Sand Beach - both fascinating places for different reasons - everything else is about an hour drive away or more. The good thing about its location is that since it is halfway between Kona and Volcano, you can get to both areas in about the same amount of time. We spent a 14 hour day at Volcano (including doing the evening hike out to see lava falling into the Pacific! UNREAL! ) and only had an hour drive back to home. You can expect a much longer drive if you were staying at the resorts. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting Charlotte and Jason for their trip to the Big Island. Their energy and excitement is awesome and contagious. We truly enjoyed sharing information about the island and hearing about their adventures....some which we haven't yet experienced. Every host will be fortunate to host this great couple.
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Kula Kai Caverns
Guided tours available inside this thousand year old lava tube system.
Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
Awesome pastries, sandwiches and a gift shop too.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Sensational experience! One of the only accessible, active volcanoes in the world. Go duri...
Ho'Okena Beach Park
Our favorite beach for swimming, boogie boarding and relaxing. We often see Spinner Dolphin...
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Amazing gardens and the best in the State of Hawaii. Plan to spend at least an hour or more...
Umauma Falls and Zipline Experience
We haven't had the zipline experience yet but seeing Umauma Falls is worth the drive (enter ...
Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mehe's Ka'u Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Coffee Grinds
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Ho'okena Beach Park
Car: recommended

There are many opportunities for your island adventures. A "must see" is the Kilauea Volcano for day hikes, bike tours and seeing the awesome glow of the lava lake after dark. The Kula Kai caverns are just ten minutes away. South Point, Green Sands Beach, Punaluu Black Sand Beach and Ho'okena Beach Park are all within a 45 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £28.88
Damage Deposit £72.21

Please contact us with any questions and/or recommendations and let us know about what time you will arrive here. We will send directions to Hale Luana about a week before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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