Monday, April 12, 2010

Hale Maluhia

Hale Maluhia means "House of Peace" in Hawaiian. And who doesn't need that, right? As much as I try to make my little country house a peaceful little respite, many times the stress of life, the noise of kids and the hectic-ness of life can suck the peace right out of the place. When I came across this particular house of peace while researching Bed & Breakfasts on the Big Island of Hawaii for my quick weekend trip for work/pleasure, it seemed like just what the Dr. ordered.

It is located about 11 miles south of Kona. We drove up a winding forest road where chickens & wild turkeys mingle with cows grazing behind rustic fences. And then, around on one corner, we came upon Hale Maluhia.

There are five rustic, casual rooms to choose from, as well as a private cottage that can sleep 2-5 people. Along with a large common area with couches, chairs & a grand piano, a library/movie room, a large covered lanai with breakfast seating & a view of the horizon along with another area with a covered hot tub. Rates are an amazing $80-$170 a night.

If you are looking for a a place to stay on the Kona side of the Big Island and feel like the swank of the major resorts is not for you, this quiet mountain House of Peace is a GREAT way to refresh and renew.

Here's a glimpse of the beautiful breakfast that was laid out for us as we mingled with other guests and the owners & managers of the bed & breakfast.
I came in from sipping wine on the covered lanai, listening to the Coqui frogs the night we checked in and met a quiet older man rolling out dough for cinnamon rolls for our breakfast the next morning. I came back for seconds!
A giant loaf of homemade bread also awaited.
The help-yourself omelette bar was a pretty cool feature, which helped us feel like we were right at home, whipping up something in the kitchen while chatting with the Inn keepers.

The beautiful fruit trays..
Eggs collected from the chickens that roam the property sit waiting for you to turn them into your perfect omelette.
Juices & homemade smoothie to wash down the breakfast.

Ken & Sue are the owners of Hale Maluhia, and chances are when you call to make your reservation you will talk to one of them. The were wonderful & warm. I loved this little spot & looking forward to spending many more nights there.
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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a cool place. I will stay here next time on B.I.