Hale Maluhia Country Inn (House of Peace)

76-770 Hualalai Road, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Innkeeper(s): Ken & Sue Smith
 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Hale Maluhia Country Inn, located in Lailua Kona, Hawaii! Looking for a homey secluded place in Hawaii with a touch of gentle aloha from old Hawai'i along the road less traveled? A comfortable place, that is not fussy, where you could easily just hang out and enjoy the day or read a good book. Or just quietly sit in a deep custom Japanese stone/tile ofuro (Jacuzzi) while the jets work loose some of the sore back muscles. Or just sit and watch the big koi or bird watch at breakfast as the Hawaiian birds go about their day.

    Hale Maluhia Country Inn (house of peace) was built over the years by Ken Smith for his family. He copied the local and Japanese style of an 1800's Hawaiian Plantation home. The compound is shaded by big banyan and monkey pod trees along with many fruit & nut trees.

    Water features and koi ponds have been included in the ohana experience. The Inn is a Kona Plantation style hide-a-way estate in the Kona Coffee Country with deep concern for privacy and aloha from old Hawai'i.

    Hale Maluhia includes five bedrooms with private entrances and a virtual tree house cottage in a cluster of four buildings on a near acre of lush vegetation. The Japanese Oriental Spa has been designed with jade stone and ceramic tile and message jets. The Inn includes two large common areas. One is a large reading room library with an extensive DVD movie library. The other is a formal common area which includes a grand piano and is considered the Music Room.

     

    The Inn is located in the heart of one of the world's best climates at a 940 foot elevation in the Holualoa Kona Coffee Country and fruit belt. Yet the Inn is only minutes to the beach, 11 miles to the KOA/Kona (Kailua-Kona International Airport) and 3 miles to both Kailua-Kona and the art community of Holualoa. We do have extra canvas and paints and a portable and professional easel for painters to borrow.

     

     

     

    Kona is a very special Pacific recreational paradise with world class beaches, historical sites, world class fishing and, of course, the Volcano. Kailua-Kona was the place of choice for the Alii (King and Queens) of old Hawai'i to live on the sunny side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

    Includes a complete Breakfast Lovers Buffet and a self service omelet bar. The breakfast includes: fresh Island fruits, local pastries an extensive omelet bar and our special Fresh Daily Baked Bread, Island Juices, milk, breakfast cereals, Teas and 100% pure Kona Coffee.

     

     

    The Inn has Cable TV with a DVD/VCR Movie library and RoadRunner broadband wireless access in all rooms and cottages for most laptop computers. There is also a guest computer.

    Special events such as weddings, family re-unions and seminars are most welcome.
    The Inn also has a rather large Library for personal spiritual renewal.

  • Adventures Hawaii Great Activities

    Deep Sea Fishing - Kona Hawaii Fishing

    The geography of the Big Island makes Kona the Sport Fishing Capital of the Pacific. Five huge mountain masses protect the Kona coast from winds, resulting in sea conditions that are usually as calm as a lake. The steep slope of the ocean bottom puts the deep sea sport fishing within a short distance from the shoreline. Just three miles straight out of the harbor, it's over 6,000 feet deep. Six species of billfish roam the Kona coast along with six species of tuna, dorado, wahoo, several species of shark, and a wide variety of big-game bottom fish.

    Dolphin and Whale Watching - Body Glove Cruises

    The Kona Coast on the west shore of the Big Island of Hawai'i offers some of the best whale watching in the world. Watch, listen, and learn to appreciate from trained researchers. Knowledge and real experience makes a difference for the better in your whale watching adventure. See brilliantly colored tropical fish, endangered sea turtles, and wild dolphins amid the gorgeous coral reef gardens at Pawai Bay, a protected marine preserve.

    Jet Skis and Wave Runners – Hawai'i Active

    Jet ski the beautiful blue waters of the South Pacific off Kailua Kona. Beginners and experts alike will experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride safe and easy to operate wave runners in the tropical waters.

    Sailing - Kamanu Sailing Charters

    Kona's only daily sailing vessel, "Kamanu" is a custom 36-foot catamaran built for speed and comfort. She's 22 feet wide, making for a large stable platform with an expansive "trampoline" or webbing net up forward on which to lie. Soak in the sun, relax in the shaded open air cabin, or just watch the ocean glide by you. The thermally generated winds on the Kona Coast are generally in the 10-15 knot range.

    Scuba Dive - Kona Honu Divers

    Kona offers spectacular coral and reef fish diving – but nothing compares to the night dive with the Manta Rays. After completing a late afternoon dive, relax on board enjoying fresh fruit, cold water, and juice. Return to the same location after dark where large lights draw in plankton, which attracts the Manta Rays. Divers sit on the ocean floor and watch the Mantas perform their acrobatics.

    Snorkeling

    Boasting the most pristine coral reefs in the United States, the warm Hawaiian water of the Kona Coast is a snorkeler's dream. Hundreds of species of reef fish, turtles, dolphins, eels, and Manta Rays have been identified along our leeward shores. Most of the dive and dolphin/whale watching boats offer packages for snorkelers as well. For a private snorkeling experience, bring your own equipment or rent from the Inn.

    Surfing Lessons - Ocean Eco Tours

    Learn to catch the perfect wave and hang ten - our ultimate goal of getting you up and riding waves on your very first day. All classes are taught by professional, safety-certified, open water instructors. Interact with Mother Nature in her environment as you learn about the sea and Hawaiian waters. All classes are held in mild crystal clear surf to ensure your surfing experience is safe, fun, and educational. Small classes - 8 persons max - give you plenty of time to catch waves. Private lessons available.

  • Directions

    From Kona Airport (KEA)

    After leaving the airport, turn right on Highway 19, which will merge into Highway 11 at Palani Road. Continue on about 2 more miles south past the town of Kailua-Kona, and watch for a green reflective sign on the right that says Holualoa 3 Miles. Turn left at that intersection and go up the hill. (There is no stoplight, only a left turn lane). The name of our road is Hualalai Road.

    About 1 ½ miles up this windy road, you will see 10 MPH signs on the right to slow down for a very sharp horse shoe turn. Also look for the 4 round blue reflectors on a power pole. Our Inn is in the middle of the horse shoe curve on the right. There is a lighted lamp post and a sign above the mailbox, Hale Maluhia Bed & Breakfast . For our Maile, Pikaki, Makua and Malia Rooms please turn into this concrete driveway in the center of the curve and go clear to the end to the second garage door. The front door will be on the right, porch lights will be on.

    Please ring the Queen Mary ships bell at the office upon your arrival, we will be looking for you. For returning guests, you may go directly to your room, the key is in the door.

    For our Banyan Cottage please continue on around and past this driveway, and look for the second mailbox that says "Banyan C". The number on the mailbox is 76-770 Hualalai Road. This is also visible at night. Turn right immediately into the Banyan Cottage parking area. The porch light will be on and the key will be in the door, you can go right in. We will be watching for you. If it is late, we will catch up with you in the . It is best to park with the back of the car to the Cottage for better vision in leaving.

    Note: if you reach Lako Street on Highway 11, you have gone a little too far. Turn around and go north about a mile and look for the Holualoa 3 miles sign, and turn up the hill 1 ½ miles and as above. Hualalai Road is 1 mile north of Lako Street.

    From Hilo:

    Proceed north toward Kona on Highway 11 from the Volcano, passing through 4 stop lights: Kamehameha III, Sea View, Lako Street.

    Look for the green Holualoa 3 miles sign, and turn right up the hill.

    Proceed as above.

    If you can give us an approximate arrival time that would be great, as some of the flights come in late. Please let us know if you have any questions. We wish you pleasant travels and look forward to your visit.

    Local Information:

    The travel time around the Big Island of Hawaii takes an actual driving time of about 5 hours. Hilo is the wettest city in the U.S. with 120 inches of rain per year and the Volcano area is a tropical rain forest of 200 inches per year. Kona is on the dry/sunny side of the island with 30 inches of rain per year and enjoys the best beaches.

    We would be happy to arrange adventure trips including Kayak rentals, snorkeling, fishing, helicopter rides and boat cruises. Please ask us directions to the many natural and cultural sites on the island.