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Oceanfront Paradise that Sleeps 8

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Hot Tub - After a day of touring around the Big Island, you can look forward to relaxing in your own private oceanfront hot tub at Mele Kohola.

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Keaau house description

YES THE WHALES ARE THIS CLOSE! 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:

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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 GalloNew London, PennsylvaniaP.S. The house is wonderful too!_

Year-round rate range is $115 - $355 per night, depending upon party size and dates of your visit. Cleaning fee ranges from $125 to $180, also depending upon party size.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Microwave
      • Refrigerator
      • Seating for 6 people

      Amenities

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Washing Machine

      Other Amenities

          • Spectacular Views of Ocean and Coastline, Beautiful Sunrises

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • CD Player

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront:

                whales right out front! (in season)...moreless

              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $100
              $700 $3,000

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              September
              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $100
              $700 $3,000

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Fall
              Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $100
              $700 $3,000

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Holiday
              Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $139
              $973

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Winter
              Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $139
              $973 $3,600

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Spring
              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $100
              $700 $3,000

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $140
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
              • Damage Waiver $35 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13.417%

              Notes:

              Cleaning fees will increase based on number of guests.

              Rates are subject to change.

              W30460890-01

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              Last updated: 07/26/2014
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              Location

              17 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hilo

              Car: Necessary

              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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              • Hot Tub - After a day of touring around the Big Island, you can look forward to relaxing in your own private oceanfront hot tub at Mele Kohola.

                Hot Tub - After a day of touring around the Big Island, you can look forward to relaxing in your own private oceanfront hot tub at Mele Kohola.

              • Second Floor Living Room - The Second Floor Living Room has stylish furnishings, ocean breezes, beautiful sunrises, and an outdoor lanai for enjoying the oceanfront location.

                Second Floor Living Room - The Second Floor Living Room has stylish furnishings, ocean breezes, beautiful sunrises, and an outdoor lanai for enjoying the oceanfront location.

              • Upstairs Living Room

                Upstairs Living Room

              • Living Area - Doesn't this look like a good spot to curl up with the book you brought? If instead you have to work, there's an office with a desk and a high-speed Internet connection.

                Living Area - Doesn't this look like a good spot to curl up with the book you brought? If instead you have to work, there's an office with a desk and a high-speed Internet connection.

              • Kitchen - The kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, tile floors and everything you'll need to prepare your wonderful Hawaiian produce!

                Kitchen - The kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, tile floors and everything you'll need to prepare your wonderful Hawaiian produce!

              • Master Bedroom - The master bedroom has a queen bed, en suite bath, phone, and private oceanfront lanai. The other upstairs bedroom has two twin beds.

                Master Bedroom - The master bedroom has a queen bed, en suite bath, phone, and private oceanfront lanai. The other upstairs bedroom has two twin beds.

              • Mele Kohola - With 2 stories, a large garage, and 3 outdoor lanais, Mele Kohola offers room for the entire family.

                Mele Kohola - With 2 stories, a large garage, and 3 outdoor lanais, Mele Kohola offers room for the entire family.

              • First Floor Kitchenette and Dining Area - The First Floor Kitchenette and Dining Area are great for a sun soaked breakfast experience.

                First Floor Kitchenette and Dining Area - The First Floor Kitchenette and Dining Area are great for a sun soaked breakfast experience.

              • Humpback Whale near Mele Kohola - Mele Kohola is Hawaiian for "Singing Whale." Imagine seeing and hearing whales (in season) from almost every room!

                Humpback Whale near Mele Kohola - Mele Kohola is Hawaiian for "Singing Whale." Imagine seeing and hearing whales (in season) from almost every room!

              • Upstairs Living Room

                Upstairs Living Room

              • Kitchen Upstairs

                Kitchen Upstairs

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Dining Area and Kitchen - Between the dining room, breakfast bar, and large back lanai, there is plenty of seating for meals!

                Dining Area and Kitchen - Between the dining room, breakfast bar, and large back lanai, there is plenty of seating for meals!

              • Back Lanai - This back lanai is one of our favorite spots at Mele Kohola.

                Back Lanai - This back lanai is one of our favorite spots at Mele Kohola.

              • First Floor Bedroom - If you prefer a large king bed with satin bedding, try the first floor bedroom!

                First Floor Bedroom - If you prefer a large king bed with satin bedding, try the first floor bedroom!

              • View of Coastline - The coastline views change every day and are always interesting and dramatic.

                View of Coastline - The coastline views change every day and are always interesting and dramatic.

              • First Floor Bathrooms - All 3 Bathrooms at Mele Kohola are upgraded with granite countertops.  This is the first floor bath, upstairs has the full bathtub bathroom.

                First Floor Bathrooms - All 3 Bathrooms at Mele Kohola are upgraded with granite countertops. This is the first floor bath, upstairs has the full bathtub bathroom.

              VRBO #47794

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              Date last modified - Monday, July 21, 2014

              $100 - $140 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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