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“A slice of Big Island tranquility away from the...”
The home is surrounded by lush landscaping.
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The home is surrounded by lush landscaping.
Enjoy your morning coffee on the private covered patio. Stroll through an acre of private land to start your day.
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The home is surrounded by lush landscaping.
Enjoy your morning coffee on the private covered patio.
Stroll through an acre of private land to start your day.
The interior of the home is impressive and spacious.
Stretch out on the sectional after a day of exploring the island.
Watch your favorite shows on the living room's flat screen TV.
Forgot to bring a book? There are plenty to choose from!
This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom vacation rental home is bright and inviting.
Bring your favorite recipes to life in the fully equipped kitchen.
There's plenty of room for helping hands!
Sun streams through the windows in the enclosed patio.
Look forward to retreating to the spacious master bedroom at day's end.
The home comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests.
You'll love the privacy and convenience of this en suite bathroom.
Up to 3 guests can enjoy a peaceful slumber in this second bedroom.
Rinse off in the shower/tub combo to end the day.
You'll fall right asleep in this queen-sized bed.
There's plenty of room to unpack and settle in.
Don't forget to brush your teeth before bed!
This 1-acre property is filled with verdant gardens and walking paths.
You'll wake up each morning and admire the tropical surroundings.
Escape to paradise when you book a stay at 'Hale Mala.'
The Hawaiian getaway of a lifetime awaits!
Find your inner zen here.
The property is private and quiet.
Be sure to explore the stunning beaches nearby!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Keaau, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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“AWFUL!!!”
Reviewed 10 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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The landscaping is gorgeous; however, I would trade that for a better inside and safety! The house is extremely HOT!!! On all of the days that we were there (11 nights), we would come back to the house and it was in the mid 90’s. We had to go to Walmart and buy 3 fans on our own. I called Juanita (the cleaning lady – only contact info we had) and she purchased 3 more fans for us because she was unable to contact the owners. THANK YOU JUANITA! Sadly, even with ceiling fans and 6 fans, the house was still HOT!!! (high 80’s – mid 90’s) The heat was unbearable! The master bed was not a king, but a queen. The twin beds were metal cots – one which folded down on my daughter in the middle of the night. The full bed is really a wood futon with a metal bar that runs down the middle! The mattresses were HORRIBLE on every “bed” – you can feel the coils poking you all night! All of the furniture in the house is very cheap and nonmatching – it looks like they went to a yard sale and bought the cheapest things they could get! In the amenities section, it lists Cable/satellite TV, TV, TV with vcr/dvd – I assumed that this meant there were 3 TV’s – NO, just 1 – they just listed it 3 different ways! This made it very difficult to keep everyone entertained with two teenagers in the house. As far as security goes, this house has none! The back door does not lock – there is a metal screened door that is locked, but the garage is open at the top and bottom and anyone could easily access the unlocked back door! The sliding gate does not lock – there are instructions in the owners notebook asking that you hook the padlock around the chain so “it looks locked to deter would be thieves”. The house is located in a very run down area – neighboring homes are literally caving in and there is trash in nearly every yard on the road. We were advised to keep all the windows open all day long (even when we were not there) to try to cool the house down. We did not feel our personal items were secure in this home as well as our personal safety. There is no trash service – we had to drive the trash 6.7 miles to the trash transfer station – I’m sure the rental car owners appreciated that! Also, trash bags were supposed to be provided – again, we had to go to Walmart to purchase trash bags – only 1 trash bag was in the can – no others in the house. Internet and cellular service was awful! We have ATT and could only get service if we went into a small area of the driveway – this was an issue because there was a medical emergency with my dog that was back in Ohio while we were there and the vet could not get in touch with us. Even though the landscaping is beautiful, the fruit they say grows on the property was nonexistent. The only fruit that was growing on the property was pineapple. Finally, they list attractions as being nearby, including Hilo; nothing is nearby this home. Just to get into Hilo, we had to drive at least double the amount of time that was quoted to us. This is our third time visiting the island and this is by far the WORST vacation home that we have ever rented (not just in Hawaii, but every state we have visited). I would not recommend it to anyone!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2017
Thank you for your feedback on this property. We have spoken with the homeowner and he has been alerted to your comments. He has since bought more fans and is considering buying a portable air conditioner for the property. Please reach out to Jaunita in the future if you ever need additional fans. The homeowner has additionally fixed the ceiling fans. We are going to clearly notate that the property does not have air-conditioning for future guests as well. He also has bought new twin mattresses along with replacing the futon with a queen sized bed. The homeowner is also in the process of fixing the locks for the back door and the gate. She originally did not have a lock for the separate laundry area for ease of access to this area, but has since installed a lock. He is considering installing a security system for this property as well to ensure guest safety. In terms of the trash disposal, this is a normal procedure for guests traveling to Hawaii and renting a vacation rental property. Unfortunately, there are limited options for trash disposal on the island. Please note that this area does have bad cell-phone reception, but the homeowner provides a landline phone to use during the stay. We apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. We hope to further assist you in the future! Best, The Evolve Team
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Nick P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A slice of Big Island tranquility away from the tourist crowds”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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people found this review helpful

Hale Mala was the perfect base for our family from which to explore the Big Island. It is only 20 minutes from Hilo Airport but we felt like we were in the country on a huge block on a quiet road with no neighbours in sight. At night there was no sound but the tropical rain on the roof and the coqui frogs in the garden. With our rental car it was easy to reach the main attractions of the Big Island: it is a bit over an hour to Mauna Kea and close to the Volcanoes National Park, and less than half an hour to the Kilauea lava flow. The gardens were beautiful, lovingly landscaped and maintained with pride. The house itself was beautifully presented and the deck and gazebo out the back were a highlight. The kitchen was well equipped - we cooked a delicious meal of Hawaiian kajiki (blue marlin). There was plenty of room with 3 bedrooms, good Wifi and a big TV. The place has a really nice feel and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing and authentic stay on the Big Island rather than the 'touristy' resort experience.

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