Magical Hawaiian Cloud Forest Estate
Magical Hawaiian Cloud Forest Estate
Escape the Kona heat but take advantage of the ocean views and convenient location at The Lodge at Kaloko. Nestled on the peaceful slopes of Hualalai sits this large estate on three acres. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom paradise sleeps 15 comfortably. It boasts a gated entry, three acres in the cloud forest, three living rooms, a 16-person hot tub, a solar-heated pool, outdoor fire pit, outdoor gazebo, gym with treadmill and fitness equipment, basketball hoop, ocean views, and world-renowned golf 15 minutes away!
Wake up surrounded by ancient Hawaiian trees, Hapu'u ferns, and native birds in the only cloud forest in North America.
The kitchen area is a chef's dream come true. Double steam oven, Smeg appliances, Cutco knives, air fryer, Instapot, Vitamix, Kitchen Aid blender, Nespresso, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and French press are just a few of the widgets at your fingertips during your stay. The indoor dining area features an oversized concrete Restoration Hardware table that seats nine. Gather outside by the outdoor dining table that seats nine people as well.
Four of the five bedrooms are all Master Suites with memory foam mattresses, well-appointed linens, and their own private bathrooms. The primary master has a custom leather headboard and a large soaking tub. Two of the bedrooms have a separate exit to the lanai and beautiful lush grounds. There is a trundle bed that sleeps two, a pull-out queen sleeper sofa upon request, and a full-sized bunk bed for additional sleeping options. There is also a futon in one of the bedrooms and a queen-sized air mattress available upon request.
The Lodge at Kaloko truly feels like a lodge you would find on the slopes of Aspen but located just minutes away from the most beautiful beaches in the world. Minutes away are downtown Kona, Four Seasons Hualalai and Kukio, the famous "Jurassic Trail," Cloud Forest Sanctuary, and Mountain Thunder Coffee Farm is in our backyard.
Beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, beach bags, beach mats, and coolers are provided.
Days often see beautiful fog or rain that support the unique ecosystem. Late afternoons most often are clear and crisp for breathtaking sunsets. Hiking trails, the Cloud Forest Sanctuary, and Mountain Thunder Coffee Farm are up the road. Ocean views can be seen from the main living room, kitchen, and dining room on a clear day. Depending on the season, the property has apple bananas, Kona coffee, Hawaiian chili peppers, lemongrass, oranges, and guava, and several native flowers, including hibiscus, gardenia, and hydrangeas. Donkeys on a nearby property will come to the fence to say aloha. Wild turkeys, wild parrots, cardinals, 'io (Hawaiian hawks) fly above the day enjoy the sounds of the tropical coqui frogs in the evening. The property borders a forest preserve on one side.
We have lived on the Big Island for over 20 years. We have created our forever home at "The Lodge" with our five children and never imagined leaving. Due to the pandemic, we had to make the tough decision to move to the mainland temporarily to allow our children to participate in High School athletics, preparing them for college. Our loss is your gain. While we are away, you get to experience the magic of what we have created. We know you will love this special place as much as we do.
*** Full-service CONCIERGE available as well as discounts on various activities, please inquire***
Estate with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3700 square feet, 344 square meters
King, King, King, Queen, and Full + Twin
12 guests maximum
Kona International Airport (KOA)
15 minutes by car
Gorgeous ocean views and surrounded by the unique cloud forest
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Daily/mid-stay cleaning $45/hr-(optional)
$200/day 12 person hot tub
Activities of Interest
- Dolphin watching
- Zip Lining
- Helicopter Tours
Places of Interest
- Voyagers of the Pacific Luau (10 minutes by car)
- Night Manta Ray Dive (20 minutes by car)
- Mauna Kea Summit (1.5 hours by car)
- Volcano Tours (2 hours by car)
Charles L.May 2023
The property was top notch and very inviting. Kaili the host was very helpful and accommodating. Everything you need for a great vacation. Mahalo ”
Francie R.September 2022
Kaili was a most helpful host with all questions and recommendations answered quickly. Very spacious and well-appointed home. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the beautiful Kona coast of Big Island, Hawaii. Mahalo, Francie”