Hi, I'm Zoe!

Aloha! I am Zoë, a Brit who feels completely at home here on the Big Island. This amazing place with the very best people you'll ever meet, so many terrains; jungle, desert, rainforest, jungle, rolling ranchlands, snow-capped mountains and Kilauea, our very own live volcano, making the Big Island bigger every moment as lava falls steaming into the ocean; twelve of the world's sixteen weather patterns; green, black, gray and white sand beaches; the world's highest mountain (from the seabed up!), warm ponds heated by the volcano under the palms nestled by a sun-soaked ocean, snorkeling, kayaking, caving, climbing, surfing, paddle-boarding, zip-lining, hiking, swimming, farmer's markets, national parks, and so much more... delicious local foods; beauty, beauty and more beauty; magnificent waterfalls, ancient giant mango groves, the stark black lava rock, the clear blue skies and the warm waters of turquoise ocean. Giant turtles, spinner dolphins and whales who swim wild and free with us as we play in the ocean! We enjoy them all.

We are family oriented with many friends and family, local and international, who often stay at our home. We enjoy a simple island lifestyle, gatherings of good company, good music, good food and we prefer to live alcohol-free and smoke-free. We have three dogs, Koa, Maui and Lilikoi, all of whom are well-socialzed and well-behaved. We're a low-tech family, no broadcast TV, no video games, although we do have the internet and Netflix for the movies we love to watch together.

As a family (however many of us there are at home!) we play board games, any games, sing, write, create arts and crafts, garden, cook, bake, and spend time in the great outdoors of the Big Island, cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking and boogie-boarding, amongst other things. We cook our food from scratch, using local or home-grown ingredients as much as possible. We encourage you to try the delicious local food whilst you are here, ours and all the island has to off

Here is my property:

Volcano Hawaii Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Sleeps:7
Type:Cottage
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
 
Pets allowed:No
Internet:Yes

All- inclusive rates NO HIDDEN FEES! Rates INCLUDE 13. 42% Hawaii taxes AND cleaning fee. $20 ($15 for stays over a week, $10 for stays over a month) per night per additional guest after first 2 guests. Damage/breakage/loss deposit of $250 held until after departure (so far ...

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Hale Pono is an experience

“ Excellent ”
March 20, 2013
Hale Pono is an experience. It's as close as a visitor can come to a jungle paradise, and yet it remains a comfortable haven to return to. The route to this secluded place has something of an adventure, yet with a 4WD and with Zoë's detailed instructions it adds to the experience. You may come upon a mother chicken or a peafowl on the road.... The cottage is extremely attractive, with a cosy interior, nice beds, and a fully equipped kitchen (no need to bring condiments or dressings, baking soda, etc). If you're lucky with the weather -we were one night!-, you can watch the night sky in its full glory in the pitch dark: no light pollution at all. And the twitter of the birds all day long, wow! We weren't fortunate enough to profit from Zoë's cooking skills (her cooker refused active duty), but she was so kind to leave us a loaf of bread, butter, milk, coffee, eggs and spreads, together with a wealth of exotic fruit for our first morning, which we appreciated very much. She had also been very helpful answering my many questions through the mails before our arrival. Everything the other reviews raved about, is true and a lot more. I was surprised to find an ointment for minor burns (I had had a small accident with hot steam - no, not from the volcano), high quality shampoo without parabens, oh and the flower arrangements in all the rooms: heavenly! If we ever return to the Big Island, this will be our home away from home. And for those who hesitate to include the Hilo and Puna side in there traveling plans, I'd say: don't. Even though you may hit the rain (no RAIN forest without rain) the lush vegetation will make up for it. And Hilo has an interesting town center, a number of very good museums, and exceptional botanical gardens. In Hale Pono you'll find the perfect location for the volcanoes and for the east part of the island. We feel very lucky to have hit this extraordinary spot.
Monique Lioen, Belgium, Europe

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Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
Zoe Tolworthy
From Big Island Hawaii
Member since September, 2012
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