Our stay at Hale Kakahi was absolutely beautiful. The property is approximately 5 acres of tropical paradise about ten miles from Pahoa. As you enter the gate, the driveway meanders through a tropical rainforest. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with various palm trees, lush flowering plants, rock walls, footpaths, fountains, waterfalls, fish ponds and a swimming pool. Beyond the huge yard is the ocean and from the viewing bench, we were lucky enough, one day, to spot a group of whales swimming by.
The house surpassed all expectations. The main floor is huge and provided lots of living space for ourselves, my daughter, son in law and three grandchildren. It is tastefully decorated with mahogany, lovely furniture and area rugs. The living and dining room are open concept to the kitchen and offer a beautiful view with glass walls and multiple sliding doors to access the covered deck on three sides of the house. The view is as spectacular from the master bedroom. We woke to the marvellous ocean view each day and could look at the stars through the skylight at night. The kitchen is a dream with tons of counter space featuring a bar and barstools, a huge stove, two ovens, beautiful table ware and stemware, and every cooking utensil ever needed. We most often cooked at the end of each day and enjoyed a candle light dinner on the covered deck as we were serenaded by the frogs and sounds of the waves.
The lower level features two separate suites, which easily accommodated my daughter's family. The oldest grandson was delighted to have his very own self contained suite and the T.V. to go with it. There were laundry rooms on both levels. The children enjoyed easy access to the backyard from their level and often played outside before breakfast.
The owners have paid attention to every detail truly making Hale Kakahi a home away from home. We enjoyed having the large office and WIFI for laptops and other personal devices and the billiard room for a game or two in the evening. Several coolers and picnic dishes, as well as umbrellas, walking sticks and snorkel equipment were all provided for our day trips. We had a wonderful time at Hale Kakahi and often wished that the days had been longer to enjoy, just a little more, our beautiful home away from home in paradise.
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