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Hale Wailele Welcome Guide

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Welcome to Hale Wailele “House of Falling Water” About the Owners: Karen is from Florida and Paul is a kiwi from New Zealand. We enjoy taking special properties from ordinary to extraordinary! We purchased this home in 2010 when we fell in love with the dramatic entrance, incredible sweeping views, and his & her bathrooms in the master bedroom. When we lived here full-time (and whenever we return), we rarely close the doors – just enjoy the flow of the tropical breeze! We hope that you enjoy Hale Wailele as much as we do. O ko makou hale kou hale IMPORTANT INFORMATION How to reach the onsite managers: In case of emergency: How to stay connected: Network: Hale Wailele Please call or text us ANY time with Call 911 questions or concerns: Password: livealoha 78-7102 Walua Rd KarenAnn Eidem – 808-201-8886 (at Hwy 11 & Ihilani Place) Ed Hammer – 612-208-4929 Kailua Kona, HI 96740 Did you know: Hale Wailele was designed by architect Lucky Bennet who is considered the Frank Lloyd Wright of Hawaii

Make the Most of Your Home Stay Connected Feeding Frenzy Two Types of Towels Wifi Name: Koi fish are fun to feed. There are large POOL towels available on the lanai HaleWailele Our koi like to eat by or before 9 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. & Password: You may want to have the “koi There are smaller BEACH towels livealoha captain” set a reminder alarm. in a bag in the laundry room To use the Sonos Sound System If you’d rather not feed them or Please take only the designated won’t be around during a feeding beach towels to the beach since 1) Download the Sonos app time, please text us and we’ll be they don’t hold as much sand. onto your phone happy to do it for you. Pool Play 2) Connect to the EXISTING system Hit the Beach There is a closet up the path from the pool (left of the master room 3) Start playing music from White? Black? Green? Whichever your favorite music app beach you choose, be sure to grab door) that has pool toys: from within Sonos noodles the beach equipment that is in 4) Control the volume with the shed outside the laundry basketball hoop your phone room (accessible from driveway.) balls Feel free to connect chairs squirt guns wirelessly printer umbrellas & more HP Officejet 8600. snorkel gear If you want to liven up your pool coolers games, check out the toy closet. & more are available for you to use. Spa - aaaahhhhh Nightswimming To turn on the hot tub, simply remove the cover and Whether you want to take a night swim or add ambience to push the nearby button the lanai, turn on the pool lights! that has a tag on it. 1) Make sure the switch Remember to not heat or use the inside the house is on spa with the cover on, 2) Push the button on the but it is a good idea to use the pergola column outside cover when not in use. 3) Choose the color you want Children should not use the spa with the dial switch unattended. 4) Please turn off the lights at bedtime. Tiki Torches: Remember that there are TWO valves – one by the bar & one by the master. IF you turn both valves ON (to light ALL the torches), remember to turn both valves OFF.

LOGISTICS Gate Code Quiet Hours Quiz: How many remote controls are there? If someone buzzes to be let in at Hawaii County observes the gate, the landline phone quiet hours from Bedrooms will ring in the house. 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. To open the gate, press The ceiling fans in the bedrooms are Please keep in mind that sound either controlled by a remote (on a green phone icon travels easily here (you may hear bedside table) or by a round switch # 9 the luau drums from the near the doorway. Sheraton!) and that most people Additional gate remotes available The TVs in the bedrooms have a in Hawaii live in open-air remote control (with instructions) environments. near the TV or on a bedside table. Trash Laundry Lanai Trash pick-up is Friday mornings. Detergent is available. The remote for the tree lights is attached to the handle of the If possible, please keep Please wash beach towels recycling separate from trash separate from glassware cabinet immediately inside the kitchen. Simply open the cabinet as that is not picked up. pool and bath towels. door and point the remote toward We recycle Please shake out sandy towels the trees to turn lights on and off. Aluminium cans before washing. The remote for the awning is on the Glass bottles Distilled water for the steamer wall near the couch. The awning Plastic bottles and iron is in the cabinets. (no other plastics) retracts on its own if it is too windy. Stovetop Supplies Instructions for the TV remotes in the outdoor media room are on the desk. Instructions for the stovetop are Do you need it? We might have it. on the counter next to it. But if Gate the cheat sheet goes missing: First Aid Sunscreen The gate at the top of the drive opens 1) Touch the on/off touch control automatically when you leave, but be 2) Touch “0” on the settings bar Aloe sure to take a gate remote with you of the desired burner until the Insect Repellent other numbers light up for re-entry! If you get stuck, 3) Touch the number/heat level Flashlights call or text 808-201-8886. desired. Repeat for other burners. & more are available in the kitchen. Did you know: The brown geckos you may see are considered indigenous to Hawaii, but the green Madagascar geckos are not. We like them anyway J

JUST IN CASE … Dial 9-1-1 Nearest Hospital For Kona Community Hospital Fire 79-1019 Haukapila Street Police Ambulance Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-322-9311 808-322-4413 (ER) Nearest Urgent Care Nearest Police Station Keauhou Urgent Care Kona Station Keauhou Shopping Center 74-611 Hale Maka’I Place 78-6831 Ali’I Dr Suite 418 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 808-326-4646 808-322-2544 Nearest Pharmacy Poison Control CVS/Longs Drug National Emergency Number Keauhou Shopping Center 800-222-1222 78-6831 Ali’I Dr Keauhou, HI 96739 808-322-6627 Search & Rescue Big Island Forecast Honolulu U.S. Coast Guard 808-961-5582 808-522-6458 Maritime Forecast 808-842-2600 808-935-9883

Where’s the Nearest …? ATM/Bank Coffee Shop Driving in Hawaii Bank of Hawaii Peaberry & Galette Slow down and enjoy the ride! Keauhou Shopping Center Keauhou Shopping Center Try to drive with ALOHA: 78-6831 Ali’I Dr 78-6831 Ali’I Dr Allow merging 808-322-3880 808-322-6020 For more ambience, visit You’ll notice the aloha spirit where There is also an ATM in KTA. Holuakoa Cafe in Holualoa. traffic merges. It’s all quite civil, Drug Store Gas Station really, with everyone making space for merging cars. At some point, Longs Drug (CVS) Aloha Island Mart Keauhou Shopping Center Keauhou Shopping Center you’ll likely have traffic stop to allow you to make a left turn when there 78-6831 Ali’I Dr 78-6831 Ali’I Dr 808-322-6627 808-322-0002 are not stop signs or lights. Grocery Store Movie Theater Slow down KTA Regal Cinemas There are only so many roads, so Keauhou Shopping Center Keauhou Shopping Center everyone is going to arrive at roughly the same time. Just sit back and enjoy 78-6831 Ali’I Dr 78-6831 Ali’I Dr 808-322-3000 844-462-7342 the ride. That said, if you are sightseeing, allow locals to pass Post Office Shopping Center whenever feasible. US Post Contract Office Take a guess – yep! Keauhou Shopping Center Keauhou Shopping Center Don’t honk 78-6831 Ali’I Dr 78-6831 Ali’I Dr You’ll notice that people generally 808-322-7070 808-322-3000 don’t honk out of annoyance. Maybe PRO TIP: Read & follow all the signs. For ease, go to Copy Plus. if there is a severe safety concern, and maybe to say hello, but not due to road rage. Use your shaka If someone does something nice while driving, give them a shaka by waving with your thumb and pinkie extended while all other fingers are closed. Flashing a shaka is a local way to say thank you. Did you know: Keauhou means “new era” in Hawaiian.

Serene Dining with a View COTTAGE GUIDELINES Private Chefs Chef David Paul (808)895-6777 | Outrageous Gourmet & Events, Katherine Louie (808)989-7287 | Big Island Private Chef, Martha Brahm (808)936-0070 | Smart Chef Hawaii, Cindy Smart (808)345-4456 | CK Island Cuisine, Christine Kern (808)600-7922 | CK Island Cuisine on Facebook “We hired a chef and had one of the most excellent meals ever. Simply AMAZING. Everything about our time at this home was perfect.”

Have a Happy Happy Hour! Hale Wailele Magic’s Beach Grill The best place for Happy Hour in Vibrant, fun and community- Hawaii is right on your own lanai at orientated like the adjacent Magic Hale Wailele! Beach for which it is named. Always open, no drive necessary, refreshments readily available. 808-6MAGICS Don’s Mai Tai Bar Kona Inn Kona’s largest open-air waterfront The historic Kona Inn has a beautiful bar. Arrive early on Thursdays for “old Hawaii” feel with ocean & live music by Hawaiian musicians. sunset views and friendly staff. 808-930-3286 808-329-4455 Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour 2:00-5:00 p.m. Beach Tree Bar & Lounge Lava Lava Beach Club Twenty miles North, Beach Tree is a Thirty miles North, Lava Lava is a fun casual outdoor lounge at the Four venue with tables overflowing onto Seasons Hualalai Resort. Steps from the sand of Anaeho’omalu Bay. the water with beautiful views. 808-769-LAVA 808-325-8000 Happy Hour 3:00-5:00 p.m. First Aid Kit Absolutely No Smoking Is there a basic first aid kit available We ask that you please refrain from for guests? smoking in our rental. Local Golf: Bigwin IslanEdven more options: Catch the Ferry from XXX road

LOCAL LU’AUS Haleo Luau Voyagers of the Pacific Host at Sheraton your own at Royal Kona 2 miles private 6 miles Luau The Hāleo lū'au is a family-friendly evening that celebrates the history of Discover Hawaiian Culture through at the area called Keauhou and the food, music, and entertainment Hale heart of those who came from this overlooking Kailua Bay. Hula lessons Wailele! land area. From the birth of get you in the aloha spirit. Then it’s Kamehameha III to the surfing stories on to the show where island stories See details of He’eia Bay, the dancers and and South Pacific song and dance on the musicians of Island Breeze take you culminate in the Samoan fire knife on a journey through a very special ritual – Polynesia’s most dangerous next page time in Hawaii’s history. dance. Celebrate Big Island culture with a succulent roasted pig and the Monday and Friday most exciting oceanfront Kona luau. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. Seating begins at 4:45 p.m. He ‘Ohana Kakou Hawai’iloa at Marriott at Fairmont Orchid 7 miles 35 miles Hawaii’s only luau featuring the Steeped in tradition and history, arrival of the royal court aboard an Kalahuipua’a is known as a gathering outrigger canoe in Kamakahonu Bay. place for ali’I (royalty) and special Held on the grounds of historic visitors. In this same tradition of Ahu’ena – Kamehameha the Great’s Hawaiian hospitality, this luau is a former estate. Entertainment family-friendly evening of special throughout the evening includes live memories with the finest cuisine dinner music and a spectacular prepared by an award-winning Polynesian show – He ‘ohana kakou culinary team and an internationally meaning “we are family”. reknowned cast sharing the stories of Hawaii through song and dance. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday (Some Wednesdays during summer) Saturdays (July Wednesdays) Seating Begins at 5:30 p.m. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Did you know: the term “luau” refers to the leaf of the taro plant which is commonly served at luaus. The Hawaiian word for “party” or “gathering” is paina.

Te Ao Maohi; the Land of the Natives PRIVATE LUAU SHOW Let our large cast provide a full evening of memorable entertainment that will leave your guests talking for years to come!! Start off cocktail hour with our hula dancers sharing upbeat hula dances, while we teach your guests coconut weaving, Hawaiian games, lei making, and hula lessons. Move onto dinner with your private Polynesian show sharing the traditional songs and dances of Samoa, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Hawaii. End the evening with a multiple man fire knife performance which will surely impress your guests! One Hour Polynesian Presentation - $1700 o We Share the Songs and Dances of... ▪ Samoa…the center of Polynesia ▪ Tahiti and her islands ▪ Aotearoa…New Zealand ▪ Our island home…Hawai`i o Multiple Man Fire Knife Performance One Hour Add On Before the Show - $400 o Start off Cocktail Hour With… • Hawaiian Music Trio • Hula Dancers Sharing Upbeat Hula Hawai`i • Hawaiian Art & Games • Lei Making Demonstrations • Hula Lessons For more information please contact us: Maile Lee Tavares at (808) 450-9664 or Dave Tavares at (808) 354-6499 Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Prices Subject to 4.166% Hawaii State Tax. Quote is for show only. Please inquire with your coordinator for additional food, beverage, and setup fee charges.

HIT THE BEACH - BEST SAND BEST WAVES MAUNA KEA BEACH MAGIC SANDS HAPUNA BEACH KUA BAY Nearly the same beach, Mauna Kea is part of a If you love to boogie board or body surf, hit one resort and has very limited public parking. If of these. Both can get crowded, yet everyone you get there early, you may get a spot. seems to find a spot to have fun. Magic Sands is Hapuna Beach State Park just a bit South also called “White” & “Disappearing” Sands is just as nice. The resort has a bar; the park has because the sand literally disappears periodically…but it always comes back. Kua a concession stand on top of the hill. Bay has amazing turquoise water. BEST TURTLE WATCHING BEST FOR PRIVACY KIHOLO BAY MAKALEWENA AIOPIO BEACH ‘ANAEHO’OMALU Aiopio is on the South edge of Kaloko- Even locals say “A-Bay” – the main part is very Honokohau Park; access with a short walk from busy, but if you walk South (not North) along the NW corner of the harbor. You are nearly the shore, you’ll find a bit of heaven for guaranteed to see turtles if you walk along the yourself. Bonus: upon return, you can have a shore or wade/swim around the historic fish drink at Lava Lava Beach Club. The road to ponds. Kiholo Bay requires a longer walk, but it Makalewena is long and rough, but if you and is worth it to be able to swim with turtles in a your vehicle take the risk, you’ll join a few calm, secluded bay of turquoise water. other adventurers at a gorgeous beach.

TEE TIME IN PARADISE -Kona Country Club Makalei Golf Club 4 mile drive / 808-322-2595 14 mile drive / 808-325-6625 Enjoy seeing the Grand Splash on Hole #13 Take a jacket or raincoat along. where you will see the blowhole known as “Puka” High on Hualalai, this course reflects the raw beauty of Big Island by incorporating natural in Hawaiian. One can expect sunny skies volcanic features into the course. and gentle breezes on this course. Waikoloa Resort Makani Golf Club 32 mile drive / 808-886-7888 25 mile drive / 808-793-6363 Choose between the Beach Course Formerly Big Island Country Club, Makani (“All the Beauty One Can Imagine”) is highlighted as one of the most unique courses and the Kings’ Course in Hawaii and is considered a NeNe (“Hawaii Golf Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This”) (Hawaii’s state bird) sanctuary. Mauna Kea Golf Course Mauna Lani Resort 40 miles / 808-882-5400 35 mile drive / 808-885-6655 Elevated, undulating greens and The North and South Francis H. I’I Brown courses prevailing coastal winds demand accuracy, offer unique experiences, and #15 on the South while an epic over-the-ocean 3rd hole guarantees and unforgettable day of play. course is one of the most photographed over-the-water holes in the world. Volcano Golf & Country Club Hapuna Golf Course 86 mile drive / 808-967-7331 Made famous by a picture of golfers 40 mile drive / 808-880-3000 seemingly oblivious to the volcanic cloud Set amidst a dark lava field with seemingly rising from the nearby Kileaua crater, this course lies at a cool 4000 feet. endless ocean views, Hapuna offers challenging play and a full range of services. Plus, you can see Maui from hole #12.

Shop ‘Til You Drop KONA INN SHOPPING VILLAGE Spend the day browsing for Aloha shirts, flowing dresses, and souvenirs. Find gems like a ukulele store, art galleries, and fine jewelry sprinkled in with restaurants and coffee shops. Kona Town Center, 808-329-6573 KONA MARKETPLACES The “Kona Farmer’s Market” near the main intersection in town has more booths selling crafts and souvenirs than fruits and veggies. Waterfront Row is across the street, and on your way back from shopping in town, stop at Ali’i Gardens Marketplace for fun & flair. KONA NECESSITY STORES If you need to get basic supplies, Kona has Costco, Walmart, Target, and Macy’s. Near all of them are other shops hidden away in the “old industrial” areas of town that have now converted into shops and restaurants. Keep your eyes open for some hidden gems. KINGS’ SHOPS One-stop shopping that includes high-end boutiques with one-of-a-kind jewelry, designer wear, and spectacular gifts. The area also has art galleries, activity centers, and an array of dining options. Waikoloa Beach Resort, 808-886-8811 QUEEN’S MARKETPLACE Across from the Kings’ Shops, this tropical marketplace has pools and open spaces between shops offering fashion, art, and gifts. Weekly cultural offerings are held at the pavilion each week. Waikoloa Beach Resort, 808-886-8811 SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI A special combination of brand name quality and unique local craftsmanship with several dining options. From designer fashions to casual beachwear and unique accessories, you can find something wonderful for everyone. Mauna Lani Resort, 808-885-9501 Did you know: Built in 1928, the Kona Inn Shopping Center was a hotel until the 1970’s

GET YOUR GLOW ON BODY BY JULIET 75-5719 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI / PH: 808-329-4574 Our lovely neighbor has a studio in town but will do onsite massage at Hale Wailele any time. MOBILE MASSAGE THERAPY / PH: 808-937-1732 Sue Vigil LMT, CPMT, CIMI HEALING ALCHEMY MASSAGE & YOGA 82-5682 Kahau Pl, Captain Cook, HI / PH: 808-896-3513 Brenna Hunziker LMT SKIN CARE HEAVEN 75-5870 Walua Rd Suite 101, Kailua-Kona, HI / PH: 808-987-7072 Experience a wonderful, relaxing massage with Cori Debina (who also works at Four Seasons Resort) FACIAL FITNESS HAWAII 74-4910 Haokuni St Suite 8, Kailua-Kona, HI / PH: 808-329-1074 ALTER EGO BEAUTY & NAIL SALON 77-6425 Kuakini Hwy D103, Kailua-Kona, HI / PH: 808-334-1991 Ask for nails by Nicole or call her direct at 808-640-5505 TRUNK TRAINING / PH: 808-327-4380 Personal training by Robert Cowell; call direct at 706-593-0932

Kona Area Farmers Markets Keauhou Farmers Market Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm 78-6831 Alii Dr #232 An active and lively farmer’s market in one of the island’s largest communities, you’re best off getting there early to grab the highest-quality fresh stuff available. Kailua-Kona Village Farmers Market Wednesdays through Sundays 7 am – 4 pm Located across from Hale Halawai, Corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road The Kona area is rich in history, art, and known for its produce, coffee, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Kona Sunset Farmers Market Wednesdays 2 pm – 6 pm HPM Parking Lot 74-5511 Luhia Street At this community-based Big Island farmers market, you will find fresh local produce, beef, fish, bread, desserts, jams and coffees that are grown, sourced, and made in Hawaii. Hooulu Community Farmers Market & Artisans Fair Wednesdays 9 am – 2 pm Sheraton Kona Resort 78-128 Ehukai Street Experience a large collection of local growers of coffee and produce, artisan creations and musical entertainment, supporting farmers from Hawai’i Island and Made in Hawaii Arts and Crafts. Hilo & Waimea Area Farmers Markets Hilo Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays 6am – 4pm (200 Vendors) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 7 am – 4 pm (30 Vendors) Mamo St and Kamehameha Ave One of the largest Big Island farmers markets, the Hilo Farmers Market is also the most easily accessible, with operating hours 7 days per week. Waimea Town Market Saturdays 8 am – 12 pm 65-1224 Lindsey Rd Waimea, HI 96743 Held every Saturday on the grounds of Parker School, this is one of the newer Big Island farmers markets, and by shopping here you support the school. Kamuela Farmers Market Saturdays 7:30 am – 1 pm 67-1319 Pukalani Road Kamuela HI 96743 Taking place at the historic Pukalani Stables on famous Parker Ranch, this market has a wonderful array of produce, botanicals, meats, salts, soaps, baked goods, artisan goods and live music and delicious food vendors.

RESTAURANTS AT KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER Full-service, World-class sushi, family-friendly fresh seafood, restaurant offering a creative cocktails, simple & delicious wine and sake menu of Pizza, Pasta, selections.Voted Calzones, Salads & Best Japanese Sandwiches. Great Restaurant by West food, affordable Hawaii Today. prices. Happy Hour from 4:30-6:00 p.m. daily. The comfort food of the islands, this chain Fast, authentic is a fusion of Island Mexican Cuisine. and American dishes. Famous for Chile Order the plates to Rellenos on get the rice plus mac Tuesdays and & cheese potato Margaritas on the salad - you’ll never go Rocks every day. back to eating them Good for a quick bite separately. in or take out. Experience Thailand With a 230-degree with authentic cuisine view of the Pacific, and sincere Sam Choy’s Lanai & hospitality. Serves “The Short Bait” bar Thai dishes such as: is a fun place to Pad Thai, Pineapple meet friends for Fried Rice, Thai pupus or sit by the Curries and Sizzling fire pits and watch Hot Plates. spectacular sunsets. Need to satisfy your Tropics makes up for hunger fast? Subway its lack of ambience will get you fueled up by having quality and with made-to-order unique bar & sandwiches, chips, restaurant food and drinks. served fresh and fast by a friendly staff. Full drink menu.

RESTAURANTS ​NORTH​ OF HALE WAILELE If you turn left (North) onto the highway, these are some of the dining options available and recommended. [See also: the restaurants recommended for Happy Hour]

RESTAURANTS S​ OUTH​ OF HALE WAIELE If you turn right (South) onto the highway, these are some of the dining options available and recommended.

Farther South Farther South

TOP 5 WITHIN 5 MILES THE ORIGINAL HAWAIIAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY – 2 miles The very informative tours are often booked up, so call ahead. But even if you can’t do the tour, the video presentation and tasting is worth the stop. The process of making chocolate is fascinating, and their Hawaiian product is delicious. Friendly staff. HEAVENLY HAWAIIAN KONA COFFEE FARM – 3 miles Beautiful view and grounds, great coffee, and friendly staff who give interesting, informative tours every hour on the hour. A little more up-scale than the average coffee farm, it has a nice gift shop and a coffee club mailing if you fall in love with the product. HOLUALOA VILLAGE – 3.5 miles Nestled along the hillsides of the winding Mamalahoa highway, Holualoa is a quaint artist community with over a dozen galleries and shops with locally handcrafted woodwork, sculptures, jewelry, paintings, and more – check for hours. Every First Friday of the month, the village hosts a celebration of art, food, and music after dusk, during which the shops stay open late. MANTA RAY VIEWING – 4 miles If you are not going to do the night-time manta ray snorkel or dive, you can still see the wonder of manta rays from the viewing deck of Ray’s on the Bay at the Sheraton Hotel. The viewing deck is open to the public, but you may want to grab a drink or dinner, too. CAPTAIN COOK MONUMENT TRAIL – 5 miles Before driving only 6 miles to the trailhead, prepare for a slightly arduous hike. Going down is fine, but coming up is hot and – let’s be honest – hard, so have plenty of water. But it’s worth it to be able to snorkel in Kealekakua Bay. Or you can just take a boat.

ADVENTURE AWAITS Peer into a Volcano Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. The park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Visit the park’s website to plan your trip according to the lava that may or may not be flowing: h​ ttps:// Swim with Giants For a far-out experience, snorkel at night as manta rays feed on plankton with their mouths wide open just inches from you. Safe to swim with, mantas are described as graceful ballet dancers. Tours are usually offered at two a night by several outfitters, most near the Sheraton, but more remote locales, too. Book A Boat While it is possible to hike to Kealakekua Bay, why not get there by boat? Several companies run tours: Body Glove and Fairwinds large and fun, but for a more personal experience try Kona Style or Ehu & Kai - there are lots of other options, too. Not only will you swim with the fishes, but you may see dolphins, too! Seek Refuge Learn Hawaiian history at Pu’uhonau o Honaunau - an ancient sanctuary for royalty where commoners who broke kapu (law) could seek refuge if they were able to make it to there before being killed. After touring the park, seek your own refuge in the pristine picnic area which most tourists don’t visit. Take sturdy shoes to walk the coastal trail and take snorkel gear since Hawaii’s famous “Two Step” is just outside the park. See Sleeping Turtles At Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, you are almost guaranteed to see a group of endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu). Keep your distance while taking pictures, and enjoy the rest of this pretty beach with its unique black sand and nap-worthy palm trees. Stop by the nearby Punalu’u bakery before or after.

Paddle for Fun Get on the water with a kayak, outrigger canoe, or stand-up paddleboard. LightSUP offers tours with see-through boards, Kona Boys has rentals right near the harbor in town for an easy in and out to the water, and the local canoe clubs allow visitors to join them for their early morning paddles. If you want a true Hawaiian experience, get out on the water for a view. Play On Line Release your inner child (or your actual children) and zip across a gorgeous waterfall or through a forest of lush, tropical vegetation. On the North side Kohala Zipline, and the East side offers Umauma, Skyline, Kapohokine, and Zip Isle which all offer different experiences. Find your thrills in the hills and zip. Catch a Wave Big Island can be a good place to learn how to surf even through it is not considered a surfing mecca like Ohahu. Right down the road on Ali’i are two surf schools: Go Surf and Ka’aluhu Bay Surf and Sea. Or just grab a boogie board and catch the waves at Magic Sands or Kua Bay - watch the locals for tips. Giddy Up A beautiful and fun way to see the Big Island is from horseback. Along both coasts and cliffs, you can get a taste of the true cowboy life that has existed on the Big Island for years. Try Na’alapa Stables, Paniolo (Cowboy) Adventures, or Kahua Ranch to ride away. Tour a Royal Palace One of only three royal palaces in the U.S., this gorgeous oceanfront home served as a summer place for Hawaii’s royal family. Full of antiques, artwork, koa furnishings, artifacts, and more, Hulihe’e Palace offers a good lesson on Hawaiian history, especially if you happen to catch a tour by a well-informed docent.

Drive to the Top of the World Did you know it snows in Hawaii? With Mauna Kea’s peak at 13, 803 feet (33,000 feet when measured from the sea floor), you will want to take a jacket if you drive to the summit. Possible to do on your own, (note: most rental car agreements technically forbid it) lots of tour companies can take you to the top as well. Go Down in the Valley The deep valleys on the North end of the island have a couple entrance points - you can stand at the overlook or walk down the road on the East side to see the well-known Waipio Valley, or you can stay a bit West and hike down from the Pololu Valley lookout. Both are incredible; take water, good shoes, and perhaps a raincoat. Glimmering Green Sands One of only five “green” sand beaches in the world, this remote spot is worth the trip to say you’ve been there. Either walk or ride in with one of the local trucks there for that purpose (we don’t recommend driving), and for sure take a truck back after you’ve taken a dip and played in the sand at this other-worldly spot. Have a Whale of a Time From November through May, migrating humpbacks leave Alaska and arrive to the waters off the Hawaiian Islands to mate, give birth, and nurture their young before the long journey back to Alaska where they then feed and prepare for the trip back to Hawaii. You can take a whale-watching trip or just watch from any beach since they generally stay close to shore. Satisfy your Sweet Tooth Nowhere is the practice of gift-giving as deeply ingrained in the culture as it is in Hawaii. Specifically, the Japanese concept of “omiyage” which imbues gift-giving with a sense of place. Omiyage lies at the heart of everything at Big Island Candies, and everything they produce looks good, tastes good, and brings happiness to the recipient. Worth the drive to Hilo! Or online at ​​. What will you do on the big island? Remember, you can also just savor the peaceful Hawaiian vibe at Hale Wailele.

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Pool & Spa Guidelines You assume all liability for any injury to any person(s) using the pool &/or spa during the term of your rental. ● No diving ● Guests under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult ● Shower before using pool or spa (especially when returning from the beach) ● Use beach towels when lounging on furniture as sunblock and suntan oils/lotions may stain cushions Spa Remove spa cover completely before heating or using spa ● Do not operate spa when water level is reduced as it will result in damage ● Do not use the spa alone ● Always enter and exit the spa slowly and cautiously as wet surfaces will be slippery ● Long exposure in the spa may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting. After observing a reasonable time ● limit, leave the spa and shower/cool down before returning for another reasonable time limit. People with a medical history of obesity, heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system ● problems, or diabetes and people who are pregnant should consult a physician before using spa ○ Excessive temperatures may cause heat stroke. The very young, elderly, and people under the influence of alcohol, medication, or drugs are most susceptible. Symptoms include sweating, dizziness, headache, dryness of mouth, nausea, faintness and/or unconsciousness, convulsions, flushed appearance of skin, rapid and/or weak pulse, and shallow breathing. If symptoms occur, place victim on his/her back with head slightly elevated. Apply cool wet cloths or ice packs to the head and body followed by a cool shower or bath. Get medical attention as soon as possible. Insects & Wildlife You may see small ants and other assorted insects inside the home. They are impossible to eradicate in this tropical environment. You can help reduce their visits by keeping the counters and sink clear of any open/exposed food and crumbs, by washing dishes promptly, and by closing the screen doors. Although the home is routinely treated for pests, you may encounter some of the following, so do not be alarmed: ● Spiders: Cane spiders are rather large and ominous looking, but they are not dangerous or poisonous and usually try to avoid people ● Roaches: While unpleasant, they are harmless. Keep screens, doors, and windows closed (especially at night) to keep them out ● Centipedes: Although rare, they show up on occasion. They can sting, but are not poisonous (unless you are allergic). If you see one, you may want to pick it up with a pair of tongs and dispose in the toilet. ● Geckos: Please pardon our geckos and their droppings. They are a natural pest control system along with being gentle and beloved creatures in our local tropical environment, but they can be a bit messy. ● Birds, Chickens, Mongoose, etc.: DO NOT FEED any wildlife or encourage them to come near the house. You can help keep them out by keeping the screen doors (and other doors) closed.

DEPARTURE CHECKLIST - When it is time to leave Hale Wailele … Þ Checkout is at 11 a.m. If you would like a later checkout time, please check with the managers Þ Please tidy up by ensuring all furniture is back to original positions and garbage is disposed. An additional fee may be charged if property is left excessively dirty. Þ Please ensure you have all of your belongings. Þ Please leave all gate remotes and house key on the kitchen counter. Fees apply for lost keys and remotes. Þ SAY ALOHA! Let us know when you are ready to leave so that we can assist in any way and wish you well on your journey. When you want to return to Hale Wailele, contact us directly for the best price!

The address for Hale Wailele is 78-7102 Walua Rd. Please note that map apps often give wrong directions (especially at the end) since Walua Road has so many broken sections, but hopefully these directions will help! As you drive South on Highway 19/Highway 11 from the airport (and after you drive through Kailua Town), you'll pass Kamehameha III Rd (locally called King Kam 3) -- stay in the right-hand lane up the hills for about 2 miles. Just when the right lane needs to merge into the left lane, there is a right turn for Ihilani Place -- turn right onto Ihilani Place. Then it's an immediate left into the MIDDLE of three driveways (there are small tiles on the left with the house number) -- Our gate is a little further down the drive and says Hale Wailele (the black gate, not the wooden one). Call 808-201-8886 if you need assistance.

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