Relax in the Hot Tub and Enjoy the Ocean View

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Whales jump just outside! Mele Kohola means "Singing Whale" in Hawaiian and they will entertain you day and night (in season, of course, December-March). Even when the whales are not in season, you'll enjoy the unobstructed bi-coastal views with waves crashing against the sea wall. There is a view from almost every room in the house including the front and back lanais. The ocean in front of Mele Kohola is very deep and the coastline is shaped in a gentle cove tempting the whales and dolphins to play very close to shore.

Once inside, you will see the pride and care taken in the classy, upscale, tropical decor, with lots of room for a large family but cozy enough for a romantic getaway. Guests love the oversized chaise lounge and extra-high king bed. If you must work, there is an office provided for you with a roomy desk and high-speed Internet. The house is located directly on the ocean in the popular neighborhood of Hawaiian Paradise Park, about 15 miles south of Hilo.

Beautiful furnishings and artistic area rugs on parquet wood floors provide style and comfort during your stay. The main part of the house is on the second floor with two bedrooms, two baths, and the office. The large back lanai (deck) has an outdoor table and barbecue, and there are two front lanais, one off the living area and one off the master bedroom. The first floor has a large open room with living, dining, and kitchenette areas. That level also has a bedroom with a large king bed. The home comes fully equipped with everything you need in the kitchen, and it has a satellite TV, DVD/CD, and washer/dryer.

Out front is an oceanfront Jacuzzi spa with views along the coastline -- dramatic waves crashing against the cliffs with a view that constantly changes. As an extra bonus, you can start your morning with a beautiful sunrise on the horizon. Yes, this is paradise!

This entry from the Mele Kohola guestbook was so moving we thought it belonged here rather than on our Testimonials page:

We arrived at night, the only indication we were on the ocean was the sound of waves breaking against rocks. The air is so clean it feels like breathing in life. The stars were speckled across the sky in surreal abundance. Brilliant sky, rumbling surf, invigorating air, all that was missing was vision.

That was left for sunrise this morning, where I saw just how close we were to the ocean. We watched the dark waves in the prelight of dawn, throwing themselves against the black lava cliffs, spraying upwards, not so much an attack as a powerful display. Walking across the twisted, hardened lava, moss fighting for ground, passing the odd, jurassic park plant, hearing the waves collide into the cliffs, I felt a sense of time's expansiveness, of how small this moment was in the universe's scheme, of the formation of ground and earth and dirt and plants, a patient progression, until hundreds or thousands of years from now nothing will resemble what I now walk on, in this tiny moment of existence in this speck over the billions of years. Nature in its rawest form.

As it grew lighter, the darkness of the water lightened into the brilliant blues and turquoise I am watching right now, waves silvered by the sun. I am feeling contemplative about life and this world. This place makes you reconsider. It instills peace and restlessness in equal measure.

Leah Gallo
New London, Pennsylvania

P.S. The house is wonderful too!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Spectacular Views of Ocean and Coastline, Beautiful Sunrises


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Leisure Activities

  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 88 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$100 $100
$700 $3,000
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2016
5 night min stay
$139 $139
$973 $3,600
Jan 6 - Mar 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$139 $139
$973 $3,600
Merrie Monarch
Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$100 $100
$700 $3,000
Spring Season
Apr 6 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$100 $100
$700 $3,000
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$100 $100
$700 $3,000
September Season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$100 $100
$700 $3,000
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$100 $100
$700 $3,000

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Additional information about rental rates:

Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax. There is a cleaning fee of $125 - $175, depending upon group size. All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage waiver and Hawaii taxes of 13.416% We accept major credit cards for payment. We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival. Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Beach

Whale-Watching (December-March), Swimming in Thermally Heated Pond, Farmers' Market, Golfing at Volcano Country Club Course and golf courses in Hilo and around the Island. Hilo is less than 30 minutes away and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park about an hour. It is a 2-1/2 hour drive to Kona and Kohala white sand beaches. Nearest restaurants located in Pahoa and Keaau (20 minutes).


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