IMPORTANT NOTE: As of 3-July-2018, Hwy 130 has been reopened and Kalapana area businesses, including vacation rentals, are authorized to resume operations. The ongoing eruption has stabilized to the point that this area is in no immediate danger. However, guests who chose to stay here may experience some volcanic effects, including vog and Pele's hair. Vog is 'volcanic smog'- like the haze of many big cities but produced by the volcano instead of by cars and industry. Vog presence depends on wind conditions. When it is present here it's considered 'nuisance level' to healthy adults but should be avoided by small children, the elderly, and people with respiratory problems. Pele's hair is glass-like filaments of volcanic rock that can settle on the ground and can lodge skin if stepped on, so footwear should always be worn outside– even on the lanai – and removed before entering the house to avoid tracking in or damaging the floor. Guests who book in this area do so with the understanding that these conditions may be present and that refunds will not be offered because of them. Guests should also be aware that the situation could change at any time. If the authorities feel there is any threat of danger you may have to cut your stay short, in which case any unused nights would be refunded.
Aloha and Welcome to "Hale Kukui Ola" (House Full of Light), the perfect place to spend your vacation on the east side of Hawaii Island.
As you first drive up to Hale Kukui Ola you can't help but be impressed by the beautiful gardens that greet you. Some of the unique and special qualities of this home are the expansive lanai with ocean and mountain views, a four-person Jacuzzi situated in a private setting among beautiful vegetation, a deck to sunbathe, and a great outside shower with natural lava stone floors.
Wonderful natural light floods the home from the many windows throughout, hence its name "House Full of Light". When you enter Hale Kukui Ola's second-floor main living area, you'll notice the inviting open floor plan and dramatic cathedral ceilings accentuated with stylish island decor. The living room offers a comfortable place to entertain and relax, including a TV/DVD with Netflix access.
A lovely kitchen, for those that enjoy cooking, complete with stainless steel appliances and all the cookware you will need to prepare some wonderful meals. You have the option of indoor dining or dine outdoors on the lanai and take in the incredible Puna sky. The master bedroom is here too, offering a brand new King-sized bed plus a private master bath. On the third level is a loft with a Queen platform bed that can also double as an office. The ground-floor suite provides another living, dining area, kitchen and a Queen size bed with an additional full bathroom.
Relax in the hot tub after the day's activities or enjoy the expansive night sky filled with stars! There is an outdoor shower to cool you down or rinse off after enjoying the beach or a hike. Head back upstairs to the expansive lanai and enjoy the never-ending ocean view or work on your tan!