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Peaceful Vacation Rental
North Kona Hawaii

Make OP Hale your base camp for your Big Island exploration. Experience a galaxy of stars, the expansive ocean, and the creation of new earth. After a full day of adventure, return to your peaceful sanctuary and rejuvenate in perfect sleeping weather. Get ready for your next adventure or travel deeper on your inner journey. Relax on the lanai with a cup of Kona coffee, listen to birdsongs, and simply be.

We are centrally located on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii between Kailua Kona and Waimea. At an ideal elevation of 2,400 feet, OP Hale has sunny days and cooler nights. A perfect place for a self retreat or a romantic getaway, OP Hale provides a sacred space for contemplation, exploration, and relaxation. Affordable rates from $70 - $125 per night, TAX (13.42%) INCLUDED with NO CLEANING or PARKING FEE. Weekly rate of $750. Monthly rate of $2100.

A comfortable, large Mountain/Ocean view studio with a full bath and kitchenette is available for vacation rental. The large studio features:

  • built in 2002, clean with contemporary furnishings
  • private entry in separate building on 1.2 acre lot
  • queen size bed
  • comfy futon couch for extra guest
  • refrigerator
  • microwave oven
  • toaster oven
  • hot plate
  • coffee maker with 100% Kona coffee
  • wireless internet access
  • hair dryer
  • snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and beach towels
  • use of washer and dryer
  • use of BBQ grill
  • sunrise viewing and star gazing on the large lanai
  • Mauna Kea, Kohala, and Maui Views


lani bedroom


kitchen bathroom

Pu'uanahulu is in the heart of the Big Island, close to world class beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, star gazing and hiking. Kailua-Kona, Waimea, and Waikoloa are all within a 25 minute drive. Shopping, eating, hiking, and sight seeing tours are available in all of these towns. Hilo is an hour and a half away via Saddle Road.

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Volcano National Park is located two hours east over Saddle Road. The Kohala Coast, known for its world class sandy beaches and sunshine is located an half hour west.

We are located in a upscale gated equestrian ranch neighborhood. You will be staying on the second floor of our separate ohana home with private entry into a large studio, full bath, kitchenette and lanai. You will be our only guests. Come experience Hawaii local style.


A great value! Rates from $70-$125/night, Hawaii TAX INCLUDED with NO CLEANING or PARKING FEE. (single or double occupancy):

  • 4 nights minimum at $125/night with 13.42% Tax included, Total = $500
  • 7 nights at $107.14/night with 13.42% Hawaii Tax included, Total = $750
  • 30 nights at $70/night with 13.42% Hawaii Tax included, Total = $2100

    Hawaii Tax ID No. W53898073-01

    E-mail or call us if you have any questions.


    We accept cash, personal or travelers checks or credit card through Paypal.
    A deposit of $100 is required upon reservation and is refundable if cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to arrival date. The balance is due upon arrival.

    Please note that OP Hale is a non-smoking environment.

    Check in 3:00 pm
    Check out 11:00 am

    About OP Hale:

    A big warm Aloha from Hawaii! Keith, Mary, Bodhi, Cedar, Mango and Mac would like to welcome you to Pu'uanahulu on the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon visiting Hawaii over several years, we fell in love with the islands. In an effort to live a more simple and peaceful life, we moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Big Island eight years ago. Keith is currently the Water Quality Laboratory Manager at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) and previously a Naturalist Guide for Hawaii Forest & Trail. Mary is a writer and meditator who practices gratitude each day. We hope that you will visit us and experience the Big Island - local style.



    Guest Comments:

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 1/23/13

    Mary & Keith, thank you so much for sharing your rental with us. We enjoyed being here so much! Waking up to the franklins every morning, coming home to a cool, clean place every night and being so perfectly in the middle of everything makes your place somewhere we will recommend and hopefully come back to someday. Thank you for all of your advice about the island!

    Josh & Erica Seattle, WA

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 1/11/13

    Aloha Mary & Keith, Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us. Your island is a piece of heaven. We felt like home with your warm hospitality. If we ever have a chance to come back, we would try to visit you again.
    Thank you so much.

    Dirk and Anke, Germany

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 1/07/13

    Aloha Mary & Keith, We do want to thank you for your nice welcome. We had great pleasure to stay in your guesthouse and talk with you. We followed your advice for Mauna Kea and found a couple of Americans who drove up to the summit. Amazing!!! Hope to see yo in France but we know it is impossible to leave your sweet island!
    Hope to see you again.

    Claude et Patrick, France

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 1/03/13

    Mary and Keith, Awesome! Great location for touring the island and great pad to come home to at the end of the day. Love it.
    We'll spread the word.

    Rodney and Shin Ae Vancouver, B.C. Canada

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 12/30/12

    Mary & Keith, Thank you for sharing your vacation rental with us! It was above and beyond what we expected. Having a quiet, clean, safe, and beautiful place to come "home to" every night was amazing! We loved it so much we found ourselves coming "home" earlier and earlier everyday. The Big Island is a fun place to visit with so many interesting sights to see. Your advice and knowledge of the Island was helpful in getting around. Thanks for the BBQ, banana bread, Kona coffee and lettin gus walk uour Bodhi and Cedar (missing our dog). and the snorkle gera worked perfectly. The birds are the best wake up call EVER. Loved every minute here. Thanks for the wonder memories.
    Your new found Alaskan Friends,

    The Liptaks

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 12/22/12

    Mary & Keith, It has been an utmost pleasure to stay at your place. Complimentary to the location great for island exploration, I've truly enjoyed the weather, spectacular views and comfy nights followed by waking up wto birds singing. Last, but not least by far, Mary and Keith are great people to meet. I'll certainly give you guys a call next time I'm in Hawaii.

    Dima, WA

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 12/10/12

    Keith & Mary, Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. I had a wonderful time on the Big Island. Hopefully I can visit again sometime.

    Jon Leehe Mobile, AL

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY -12/5/12

    Aloha Mary & Keith, thank you for the most delicious banana bread ever! The fully equipped home made for an easy relaxing stay. The fresh fruit and cold beverages were refreshing after our arrival. Our girls thoroughly enjoyed the birdsongs, the sunrise over the balcony was breathtaking. And the nights were a dream. So peaceful. Slept better than I had in years (no lie!) Mahalo for hosting our stay. It was lovely.
    Take care,

    Melody, Ky, Birdy , Haze, CA

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 9/27/12

    Mary, Thank you so much for accomodating an early check-in. The banana bread was super delicious. Perfect snack for after golf. Thank you for the hiking recommendations. We loved the green sand beach. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    Mercedes & Brad, Washington

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 9/13/12

    Aloha Mary & Keith, We are very glad we chose your place to stay. It has been an experience in itself. Talking to Keith about he Island, the volcano and the weather is interesting and informative. Your banana bread was just delicious. Thanks for hosting us and we reallu enjoyed our stay here.

    Divya & Rav, Fremont, CA

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 8/20/12

    Though I could write pages describing how wonderful Keith and Mary are, I will keep it brief...
    Staying at OP-Hale will likely be one of your most delightful memories, as it was mine.The natural landscape is gorgeous and the ohana is nicely equipped. Mary & Keith are wells of wisdom and have great advice on all things Big Island. They are two incredibily kind and generous people. And, the banana bread is beyond words!
    Thank you for everything!

    Leslie Koziol, Portland, OR / Now, Kailua Kona, HI

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 8/27/12

    Aloha Mary & Keith, Thank you so much for all your tips and advice for things to do around the island! Especially the drive up to the top of Mauna Kea was a great adventure for us that we won't forget. It was also really great to wake up in this comfy bed and have breakfast in the morning sun on your nice balcony - so relaxing. Thank you for all the food and drinks you supplied. And like all the oter visitors who came to this place before us... we LOVED the banana bread! It was great to chat about your expereinces in Hawaii with you guys and getting to know the Hawaiian lifestyle a little better.
    Thanks a lot for everything,

    Saskia & Tom, Germany

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 6/15/12

    Aloha! This week has been a great vacation, The BigIsland has been wonderful and we have experienced more than we imagined. Thanks for all care and advice on the volcona hikes, beaches, snorkeling... and the jucy fruit and delicious bread. You really made the difference for this experience to turn from great to unforgetable. Mahalo!

    Laura & Inigo, San Francisco, CA

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 5/28/12

    Thank you guys for hosting us! And thank you for your advice and useful tips for exploring this island and understanding what's happening around the volcano. And thank you very much for the delicious banana bread. It was a pleasure to be your first guests in your new home. Hope to see you some other time in some other place!

    Irene & Sergio, San Francisco, CA

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 6/22/06

    Dear Mary & Keith,

    Thank you so much for your hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay here at OP Hale. The view here was amazing, the the location was perfect for us here at Kona and the room was very spacious. This was definitely the best accommodations we've had here in Hawaii. Once again, thank you for everything and we will see you again soon! We will be definitely coming back here again.

    Mahalo, Freddy & Keishin Sacramento/Japan

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 5/15/06

    A Big Mahalo for your oh so comfortable accommodations... sweet, clean, and serene! Finding this place was a blessing and made my short visit very , very comfortable. Blessings in all your adventures here in Hawaii. Hope to see you again soon.

    Anna, San Francisco Bay Area

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 1/25/06

    Dear Mary & Keith,

    beautiful nature, beautiful sunsets, flowers, the Zen garden, the pineapples the wake-up call from the birds the nice, soft , big bed exchanging thoughts, visions, dreams, smiles Mahalo for my first Hawaii home.

    Christine, Switzerland/Hawaii

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 1/10/06

    Dear Mary & Keith,

    We are sitting on the lanai right now watching the sunset and feeling so glad that we are in Hawaii and staying at your rental. Many thanks! Everything is great- so peaceful, just us and the birds in the morning. Thank you for the wine glasses and the papaya- a perfect breakfast! Best wishes on your lives in Hawaii and on the relatively new home and adventure.

    Regards, Carlos & Vera, New York,

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 7/7/05

    We enjoyed our stay at this relaxing and beautiful getaway just a short distance from Kona. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, we felt like part of the community. Our private entrance made us feel like we had a home away from home with our very own veranda with view of the ocean and a Japanese garden. We found ourselves having breakfast on the veranda and being mesmerized by the ocean view.

    The ideal location allowed us to kayak and snorkel at nearby bays and to also visit the volanco. Easy access to "down home" restaurants and kayak rental places made our vacation days all the more carefree. We especially enjoyed the hassle-free environment devoid of other hotel guests or dress requirements.

    In our spacious and immaculate room, we found ourselves not only able to spread out our personal items but also able to shed everyday stress. Mary and Keith, you made us feel so comfortable.

    Marlene and Gene

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 5/23/05

    Our stay in Hawaii was made enjoyable by the lovely setting at OP Hale. The room was large and spacious, with a private entrance, closet and refrigerator. It was immaculate and the views from the room & veranda was incredible. We enjoyed our breakfast's on the veranda and the near by papaya tree supplied us with Hawaiian fruit in the morning. The location of the OP Hale was convenient to the volcano, Kona coast, (Kona coffee & Macadamia nut Plantations) and the north shore. It was a short distant to go snorkeling and kayaking (with kayak rental at the end of the street). Plenty of restaurants are near by to eat, with reasonable prices. We stayed at OP Hale for a wonderful two weeks and had plenty of thing to do and see.
    We definitely will come back again!

    Ellie & Bob

    GUEST BOOK ENTRY - 2/23/05

    Comme nous sommes Français, voici quelques lignes pour dire tout le bien que nous pensons dans notre langue maternelle; suit la traduction. Quel plaisir de séjourner à OPHALE au mois de février lorsque l'on vient de France: le confort complet avec une vue imprenable sur l'océan. Relaxation, décontraction dans cet endroit très calme et dont les proprié taires semblent absent tellement leur discrétion est importante: elle n'a d'égale que leur gentillesse. C'est avec la larme à l'oeil que nous avons quitter cet endroit. Nous esperons revenir.......

    As we are French, it was first in our language that we wrote to say all we think; this is the translation (Sorry for the errors I write). What's a pleasure to have a rest in OPHALE during february when you are coming from France: complete accomodations with a spectacular view on the ocean. Relaxation and coolness in this place very calm and where the owners seem to be absent as their discretion is important: only their kindness equal their discretion !!!!!!! It's with a tear at the eye that we left this place. We hope to come once more.......

    Sylvie et Jean-Michel EDET

    Updated 1/23/13