My husband is a Sociology professor and I am a writer. We turned the former family home into a relaxing vacation rental for our friends and family and friends and family we haven't met yet. Hale Hanai was designed with families in mind, those who are taking a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Hawaii. We offer a touch of old Hawaii, away from the crowds, near the water but without the oceanfront price tag. We live in Hilo and spend weekends at Hale Hanai when it is not rented, enjoying the relaxation and the breathtaking sunsets. "Hanai" is the Hawaiian word for "adopted family." When you are our guests, we do our best to treat you like family, honoring your special events, doing our best to meet your needs to make sure your vacation to the Big Island is all that you hoped it would be.