May 4, 2009

Fire and Safety Tips

Clear all Brush from around your homeIt is always good this time of year to make sure you are up to code in your own home, vacation rental and even homes you may be trying to sell. Here are some quick pointers to help you get started in preventing fires.

 Smoke Detectors:

Test monthly and change the batteries annually. When it “Chirps”, that means the battery is low and needs replacement.

Install inside and outside of bedrooms, on every floor and also in the hallways.

Fire Extinguishers:

Check gauges once a year. Have the correct size and type. Know when to use them, on small fires only. Learn how to use them.

 Acronym : PASS Pull the pin , Aim the nozzle, Squeeze the trigger, Sweep side to side at the base of the fire as you approach.

Electrical hazards : Refrain from using extension cords as “permanent” wiring. Assure all electrical outlets and light switches have cover plates in good working order. Use only proper wiring techniques (no power strip extension cord to power strip connections. No quick fix Mc Gyver rig ups)

Fire Loading: Clear excess Brush, household waste and rubbish from around the home. Remove excess clutter from inside your home. Keep area around electrical equipment and appliances free from combustible materials.

Escape Plan : Have a primary and secondary plan. Practice both of those plans, stay low- Smoke tends to rise. Keep all doorways and hallways clear.

Other Safety Tips: Keep lighters and matches out of reach of children. Keep all dangerous and hazardous items secured. Stop drop and roll if clothing is on fire. Other effective methods are smothering the fire or to remove the clothing if flammable liquids are involved. Keep flammable liquids (gas, paints, cleaners, etc. ) in its approved containers and store away from ignition or heat sources.

Reviews on the location of Puako.

Mauna Lani Beach ClubIt is always nice to get positive reviews year after year from our guests.  

Our philosophy is simple – We want to personally know the preference of accommodations for each guest.  Then we can provide the best home, services and setting for an ideal vacation.  We allow the dolphins, whales, turtles, sunsets and Hawaii to take care of the rest.  We want to personally know the preferences of each owner and strive to do the very best to accommodate their wishes while keeping our services and care of the properties up to very high standards.   Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Inc. is a licensed real estate company located in the charming beach community of Puako on the Kohala coast nestled very quietly between some of the most world renowned resorts such as the Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and Fairmont Orchid as well as the Four Seasons at Hualalai. To contact us: or e-mail and our toll free number at (800) 332-7081.  If you call after hours or on the week end, you will reach our wonderful answering service!  Please let us know that you found us through this newsletter and we will offer you one free night for a seven night reservation!8/17/2002  “What a great place” We have enjoyed our stay here and the sunsets were wonderful. We didn’t get a chance to do half the stuff we wanted so we will just have to come back. Snorkeling on the beach and seeing the turtles was great!” Tim and Cynthia B.,  Port Alberni , British Columbia

2/10/2004 “What a great location” high up to catch the breeze, see the sunset and walk to the beach. We appreciate the extras, beach towels, a big coffee pot, ice packs, sand chairs, able to wash clothes, grill and toilet paper!! What a great place for our needs, to be together” The Ericsons

6/29/2005 “We had a beautiful family vacation” everyone – ages 5 to 60 , had a fantastic time.

5/28/2006  Whale’s Tail Puako.  ” Whale’s Tail is a fabulous rental property. The furnishings and layout are wonderful , and the location may be the best  in Puako. Puako itself is an undiscovered gem. The beach outside of the house is perfect for small children to play in and practice their snorkeling. When the tide goes out., exploring the tidepools can last for hours and of course we viewed lots and lots of sea turtles in our little cove. This was a fabulous Hawaiian vacation we will never forget” Brett, Lorraine, Emily and Grace B.


Dear Patty, Jonathan, Debi and the Hawaiian Vacation Rentals Team: This is just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed our recent stay in Puako.  The Beach Banyan was terrific!  It was clean and fresh when we checked in and everything worked beautifully.  There was a lovely tropical flower arrangement waiting for us on the dining table.  The house was fully equipped and we also enjoyed great outdoor furniture.  With one phone call, Jonathan delivered to our door a couple of ocean kayaks which we enjoyed using at all times of day.  Please feel free to use me as a client reference or use any part of my comments in a testimonial.  You team delivered a professional and attentive approach to our vacation experience from the reservation process and accommodations to recommendations about where to eat and what to do during our Puako stay.  We are already looking forward to our return trip next August. Thank and warm regards,

Reed and Dayle Eisenhauer

May 1, 2009

Vis Viva! Kahilu Theatre May 2nd and 3rd, Ecological dance and drama on topic of Renewable Energy

www.PrinceDance.orgPrinceDance presents:

Vis Viva!

An ecological dance and drama thriller!

PrinceDance will be premiering a new work entitled Vis Viva on May 2nd and
3rd at the Kahilu Theatre.
Vis Viva is latin for living force and this evening length work focuses on
the hot topic of renewable energy.
A multimedia dance and drama ecological thriller so full of energy it will
generate it’s own electricity!

May 2nd at 7pm and May 3rd at 2pm
Kahilu Theatre, Waimea Hawaii
Adutls $20, Youth $10, Kids under 5 $5

Box office: 808-885-6868