SPECIAL VOLCANO NOTE- Hale o Lei is northeast, and upwind, of the Southeast Rift Zone and Kilauea Volcano. Tradewinds send gases/ash away from you. Lava is flowing away from you. There are no road access issues. You can still experience the excitement of the current eruption with little inconvenience! The owner also has a vacation home Kona-side (Hale o Lei vacationrentals.com #7022776) should you prefer there (currently VOG at upper elevations).
Oceanfront Hale Ehu Kai (Sea Spray House) allows you to enjoy Hawaii at its best!! The view as you come in the front door is like you are on a boat, without the rocking. It is centrally located between the resident turtles (Humphrey, Hilda, and baby Hubert), dolphins, whales, cruise ships, and other wild life in your front yard and the wonders of East Hawaii in your back yard. Kapoho warm pond and Champagne Pond, Lava Trees State Park, and some of the newest beaches in the world are within a few miles. Volcanoes National Park and Hilo are
30-45 minutes away. Spectacular waterfalls and scenery of the Kohala Coast and Waipio Valley are beyond Hilo.
It is truly a place where you can choose the pace of your vacation!
You can relax and enjoy the ocean from the spa, on the huge 12'x40' deck, or in the house or you can explore the Big Island by driving, bicycling, or hiking. Nearby, funky Pahoa Town has outstanding and varied restaurants and shops. Snorkeling and surfing are nearby, but not at the house.
It is wheelchair accessible so everyone can enjoy it's magnificent setting, with a ramp, lever-type door and bathroom handles, wide pocket doors, roll-in shower with fixed and hand held shower heads and grab bars. It is also a non-smoking house. We have completely outfitted Hale Ehu Kai so that you will feel like you are coming home to paradise! Marlene has included everything you could ever need in the kitchen (as more than one visitor has said, 'if you can't find it--just look harder').
Remember!! You also can combine your stay with the owner's Kona-side vacation rental at Kealakekua Bay, Hale o Lei (#7022776) for a total Big Island experience (and a 'package-price' rate).