Hale Kahoa Annex
Hale Kahoa Annex is an oceanfront one-bedroom flat facing the ocean and Hilo Bay. It is a spacious lower-level unit where one can sit and watch the sky change colors from sunrise to dusk. Waves crash all day; coqui frogs sing every night.
A 3-minute walk takes you to watch surfers at Honoli'i Beach or to jump in the adjoining river for a refreshing swim. Explore the Big Island from Hilo, or treat your stay like a resort with the swimming pool just steps from your door.
Accessed through a private entrance, the flat has and floor plan with kitchen, ample dining area and living room. The bedroom is roomy, and the bathroom is newly remodeled.
Bedroom: king-sized bed, blackout curtains, desk, full closet and remote controlled-fan/ceiling light.
Kitchen: Full-sized appliances, microwave and toaster oven, garbage disposal. Basic cooking supplies are provided, and can try to stock any special requests with arrangements made in advance.
Living room: Palliser queen-sized mattress sofabed (very comfortable) that sleeps two, 55-inch TV with digital channels (Spectrum) and internet connection to let you sign-in to your streaming services.
Dining area: Comfortably seats 4, as well as a breakfast counter in kitchen, and remote-controlled fan/light.
Lanai (porch): seats that look to the pool or ocean.
Pool: remodeled in October 2021, has a bahama (seating in shallow water) area and plenty of poolside lounging areas. Guests are given priority and exclusive use of pool (not shared while guests present).
Yard: very expansive grassy yard with unblocked ocean views. Guests are given priority and exclusive use of pool (not shared while guests present).
The downstairs unit is completely private and stand-alone, but located on the ground floor of the main house upstairs which is owner-occupied. You might hear footsteps above during the day, but the layout of the upstairs and downstairs separates sleeping areas to opposite ends of the building and will ensure quiet sleep. Our property is large enough to easily provide the privacy we assume our guests desire; but we are readily available for any needs and warmly invite any conversations about our island or anything else you might want to know.
We provide linen (including beach towels), basic bathroom amenities, and can provide a pack-n-play, high chair or bbq grill upon request. Parking is available in our gated driveway that we share with our guests. We do recommend a local car rental company if you plan to explore the Big Island (they aren't kidding when they say big).
We encourage guests to research and expect that we live on the ocean in a tropical climate--Hilo is the more humid side of Big Island, which we love for the soft air, but can mean more rainfall. Birds, geckos and insects are common and will occasionally sneak close to the house. Though they are harmless, we take great pains to keep our house pest-free and pride ourselves on keeping a clean home. Coqui frogs are now a characteristic of HIlo, they are never seen but gently sing every night for a few hours starting at dusk. Expect to fall asleep to the sound of waves every night... and every day is a chance to watch the sun start a new day if you want to wake up that early!
Registration Number: TA-071-399-2704-01,+GE-071-399-2704-01