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3-Level Oceanfront Home with Views from Every Room

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Aerial view of the house, 360 degree view of the ocean.

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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to the East-side of Hawaii. Kai Honu Hale or Ocean Turtle House is a 3-level oceanfront custom home in Hawaiian Beaches that was designed to make you feel as though you are floating on the water... that's how close it is to the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Year round, from every room in this 3 bedroom 2 bath house you will get a 180-degree unobstructed views of magnificent sunrises with dolphins, turtles, and other marine life. During winter months, you will also see up close, whales passing right in front!!! What a way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation... the sound of the waves, whales singing, and ocean breezes. Another great bonus is that the house is located near the most eastern tip of the Big Island and is therefore almost always free of VOG(volcanic haze) which affects the air quality in Kona(west side) and Ka'u(soutern side)of the island. Prevailing tradewinds and seabreezes keep this haze away from our location.

This house is located in an ideal neighborhood for taking walks, jogs, or bike rides. Or if you feel like relaxing, stretch out on our lounge chairs outside where you can enjoy the sun and ocean views. It is located just 7 minutes from Pahoa town which has many restaurants to choose from (Mexican, Thai, Italian, etc...) We don't have a beach right in front but we are near to Pohoiki beach park (swimming/surf spot), the Wai Opae fish sanctuary which is great for snorkeling, and the geothermal hot ponds just down the road. Also, the Hawaii Volcano National Park is just 45 minutes away. The newest lava flow is 5 minutes away now.

Every room is decorated with Hawaiian-style furniture. The master bedroom on the third floor has a 'boat-like' feel. When you lay on the bed, it feels as though you are on the water! Because of the layout of the house, each additional room also has ocean views, so no guest gets left out. The living room has 3 huge panoramic windows, letting the blue ocean permeate throughout the room where everyday you can see honus(turtles) dancing in the waves. This vacation rental has all the necessities of home, including a 37' flat screened TV, and free Wi-fi internet access. Also available for use is a charcoal BBQ but you have to bring your own charcoals.

If you need advice on any spot in the Big Island, we are here for answers. We can give you informative advise being that we are from the Big Island and live here too. We are located 30-35 minutes from the Hilo airport. Check-in is from 3:00PM or after. Check-out is at 10:00AM, unless other arrangements have been made. Upon confirmation, directions will be e-mailed to you.


Mahalo from the East-side of the Big Island. Emails preferred.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Baby gate provided if you would like to block the stairs(located in garage). Also available is the portable crib(master closet) and attachable high-chair(garage)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking must be outside only,...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Small lanai facing ocean and 1/2 bathroom located here....moreless

  • Loft Bedroom 3 : 1 double

    Computer desk and modem located here....moreless

  • Baby Cribs (1) Playpen available in master closet(please bring your own crib sheets and blanket). (2) twin size floor futons are provided in bedroom 2 closet with twin size sheets in loft bedroom 3 closet. A queen size blow up mattress is also available in the garage. Could be used for additional guests in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 2 bathrooms. Master bathroom has walk-in shower. Main bathroom has a bathtub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Reusable coolers and floats available for use located also in the garage. Please help yourself....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mauna Kea on a clear day from driveway....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    180-degree of the ocean. House is approximately 50 ft. to ocean but it seems much closer. View the entire eastern coastline of Hawaii....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300 thread count, feather or non-feather pillows included....moreless

  • Living Room:

    available seating for 8 people...moreless

  • Parking:

    in driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided. Please be sure all towels are returned to the vacation rental....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    For private use, located in garage. Laundry soap is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    password is located on computer desk...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully-stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully-stocked kitchen blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, and rice cooker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill. Must provide own charcoal....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Located on 3rd level off of master bedroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Whale Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$155
$1,050 $4,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$910 $3,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $115
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change unless you have been confirmed with a price.

Children ages 5 and under are free of charge.

Check Payments- 50% due now with $300 refundable damage deposit, 50% due 30 days prior to check-in date.

Cancellations must be made before 30 days to check-in date for a full refund.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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Location

  • Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary

    "Fish and marine life sanctuary located in Kapoho which is only 15 minutes away. Bring a mask..."

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  • Lava Tree State Monument

    "Unique to Puna and a definite must see. Interesting sights of trees that were covered by the..."

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  • Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

    "Hawaii's active volcano, Kilauea Crater. Even a lava tube that you can walk through. "

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  • Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

    "Authentic Mexican food just 6 miles from my rental."

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  • Kaleo's Bar & Grill

    "My favorite restaurant on the East side."

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  • Rainbow Falls

    "Located right in Hilo is this magnificent waterfall. Takes about 40 minutes to get there but..."

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  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

    "Quaint zoo with beautiful animals and plants. And its free of charge!"

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  • Imiloa Astronomy Center

    "For the astronomy lovers..."

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  • Punalu'u black sand beach

    "Black sand beach where you can observe turtles playing in the water. "

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  • Makuu Farmers Market

    "One of the best farmer's market. Fruits and vegetables, crafts, lunch, etc. You won't want ..."

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  • Isaac Hale Park

    "Recently renovated beach park for swimming, lava tour boats(when the lava is flowing into th..."

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  • Umauma Falls and Zipline Experience

    "Never tried it but looks like a thrilling ride over a valley. For the thrill-seeker."

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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant; PVC; Black Rock Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa Town
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wai Opae Fish Sanctuary and Isaac Hale Beach Park

Car: Necessary

NE side of the island of Hawaii (the Big Island) and to the SE of Hilo town about midway between the town and the east tip (Cape Kumakahi) of the island. The trade winds arrive here from the E to NE and keep the air clean and free of volcanic output (vog) you'll see along the Kau (SE) and Kona (west) sides of the Big Island. There is nothing between you and California except for over 2500 miles of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the breeze, no air conditioning needed!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My husband and I are both born and raised in Hawaii. I came from Oahu and am proud to be of Hawaiian descent. My husband was born in Kona, but raised in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, before the lava came and took it away. He brought our family back to the Big Island 11 years ago where we have been ever since. The vacation rental is ours and my dad's house. My dad bought it in the hopes of moving to a peaceful, less crowded place than Oahu someday. Because we have been managing our family vacation rental for now 7 years and have enjoyed it so much, we started a professional vacation rental cleaning company called ALOHA VACATION RENTAL CLEANING LLC. We clean a total of 5 vacation rentals in Puna so if you need help finding a vacation rental please feel free to ask. Or if you are looking to start your own vacation rental please consider us to help clean and maintain it. Our main goal is to make our malahini(tourist) love the Big Island as much as we do and we put every ounce of aloha in our rental(s) and in keeping our house(s) comfy and clean.

Why the Owner Chose Pahoa:
The way the house is designed, you have an ocean view from anywhere in the house making it unique compared to other vacation rentals. All of us enjoy it here on the east side of the Big Island because it feels as though you are in 'true' Hawaii, not the over developed parts of Oahu, Maui and the west or Kona side of the Big Island. It is definitely a place where you can enjoy nature at its finest. Plus it is a safe place to raise our three sons and to be able to teach them the ways of Hawaii life such as fishing, diving, surfing, and farming.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best thing about this house is seeing whales just offshore during the winter season. It is amazing to be able to sit and watch the ocean with all its marine life (turtles, fish, whales, opihi, etc...). FYI-if you are looking for turtles, you need to look under the water in the surf(polarized glasses help). They aren't sitting on the rocks in plain sight. Aloha a hui hou!


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Aerial view of the house, 360 degree view of the ocean.

    Aerial view of the house, 360 degree view of the ocean.

  • 3 huge panoramic ocean windows.

    3 huge panoramic ocean windows.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

    Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

  • Dining table seats 6 with panoramic ocean views

    Dining table seats 6 with panoramic ocean views

  • Outside area on the oceanside of house.  Great for BBQ's.

    Outside area on the oceanside of house. Great for BBQ's.

  • View from master suite.

    View from master suite.

  • The red room with a queen-size bed.

    The red room with a queen-size bed.

  • Loft bedroom with full-size bed. Ocean views from large window.

    Loft bedroom with full-size bed. Ocean views from large window.

  • View of coastline at sunset from lanais

    View of coastline at sunset from lanais

  • Kilauea Crater located at Volcano National Park.

    Kilauea Crater located at Volcano National Park.

  • Snow-capped Mauna Kea taken from Hilo Bay

    Snow-capped Mauna Kea taken from Hilo Bay

  • Gorgeous oceanview from the living room couch.(Photograpy by Andy Williamson)

    Gorgeous oceanview from the living room couch.(Photograpy by Andy Williamson)

  • Living room below loft bedroom.

    Living room below loft bedroom.

  • Outside view looking from ocean to street.

    Outside view looking from ocean to street.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • WOW!

    WOW!

  • Master suite with own lanai, walk-in closet and bathroom.

    Master suite with own lanai, walk-in closet and bathroom.

  • Master bathroom with a shower

    Master bathroom with a shower

  • Ocean views from red room.

    Ocean views from red room.

  • Main bathroom with bathtub and pedestal sink.

    Main bathroom with bathtub and pedestal sink.

  • lava flow into the ocean

    lava flow into the ocean

  • view whales from house during season (December-April)

    view whales from house during season (December-April)

  • My family going diving off the rocks in front of the rental.Do not try this.

    My family going diving off the rocks in front of the rental.Do not try this.

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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/01/2015
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