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Hale Kai Nalu- Oceanfront Luxury Home W/ Pool & Spa- Hilo-Side

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,668 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Hale Kai Nalu (“home of the ocean wave”) - a perfect place to call home while you enjoy all that the magic that the Big Island has to offer. Here, everyday stresses will melt away and our Aloha-pace of life will become yours. Make our cozy and private oceanfront home yours while you vacation.


Hale Kai Nalu is a newer 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with spectacular views of the ocean. The master suite is located away from the other bedrooms and includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanities, and a soaking tub. The 2 guest bedrooms and the guest bathroom are on the opposite end of the home. One of the guest bedrooms offers a wonderful view of the ocean as well while the other offers a garden view.

The home is tastefully furnished and has just about everything you need to make your trip memorable. We provide all linens and towels, complimentary bottled water, and wireless high-speed internet access (bring your laptop). A gas grill and the fully equipped kitchen will provide you with all you need to create gourmet meals.

Lounge in the spacious custom in-ground pool overlooking the vast Pacific or simply enjoy a novel while relaxing on the deck. Soak in the hot tub with the stars above, the sounds of the ocean everywhere, and a nice cool glass of your favorite drink, after a long day of tropical adventure.


The view from the property is very special – you’ll be treated to the drama of the waves, white fluffy clouds, beautiful sunrises, passing cruise ships in the distance, and our version of backyard wildlife. Sea turtles, dolphins, whales (Nov-May), and even the occasional manta ray can be spotted from the oceanfront. Mynas, doves, cardinals, geese, great frigatebird, and other birds occasionally drop in for a visit and provide a source of entertainment.


At Hale Kai Nalu, we strive to be friendly to the environment. We have solar water heating, fluorescent lighting, and energy-efficient fixtures. Ceiling fans throughout the home and screened windows allow us to take advantage of the wonderful breezes to cool the home. We partner with a eco-friendly house keeping service to minimize the use of harsh chemicals. Finally, we recycle and make it easy for our guests to participate with conveniently placed bins.


The entire property is fenced for additional privacy and peace of mind. There is a front entry gate with an automatic opener (a portable remote control is available to allow convenient access from your vehicle). The oceanfront area is accessed through a pedestrian gate that is lockable. Access into the home is easy - there are no stairs and access through the front door is through a slight transition.


The home is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park, about 18 miles from the historic town of Hilo (main town of the Big Island) and 10 miles from Pahoa – you’ll have easy access to various shops and services. It is an ideal location to launch all of your east Hawaii adventures.


HI ID # W70637360-01

Keywords: hot tub, east side, single level, no stairs, internet, high speed.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose Keaau

We chose this location mainly for the peaceful, oceanfront location and its proximity to many of East Hawaii's sights. The half-acre lot provides privacy and the opportunity to create a lush tropical landscape. We're constantly experimenting with plants that thrive in the oceanfront environment so our landscape is wonderfully evolving.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing in the pool and hot tub are our favorite activities when we visit the property. Especially enjoyable is hanging out in the hot tub in the evening while looking out at the stars and moon, smelling the ocean mist, and listening to the surf.

Having the full kitchen and grill provides us with the ability to create home-cooked meals while visiting.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The view is awesome! We saw a whale! The pool is fun! The home is very beautiful and comfortable for a family. We came to visit our son and his family & all 6 of us had a great time! We are sorry to leave, especially since we are going home to a foot of snow.

Also nice to have pool toys and beach supplies.
Feb 2012
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Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Four-poster teak bed, positioned to offer a view of the ocean., Queen size Beds (2) One of the guest bedrooms also offers a view of the ocean from the bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach chairs, a cooler, flashlight (needed for hikes through lava fields), laundry supplies, and board games are also provided. For extended stays, house cleaning services is available for a nominal fee (please arrange ahead of time).


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Hale Kai Nalu- Oceanfront Luxury Home W/ Pool & Spa- Hilo-Side
average rating of 4.83871 based on 124 reviews

Even better than we hoped!

  • 5 of 5

Six of our family members flew into Hilo to visit two family members who also live in Hawaiian Paradise Park near this beautiful home overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The home is even nicer and even larger than the photos show. The management team is terrific.

The view is stunning, with the impressive waves crashing into the cliff and not only being entertaining, but the sound making you feel faraway from your busy life back home. We saw some whale spouts and enjoyed keeping an eye out for more.

Our teen/grown-up kids enjoyed the hot tub and pool. We found the kitchen and home well-equipped and clean, making a very pleasant environment for our Christmas celebration. We found the "bonus" closet with lots of extras to use, along with pool toys stored outside and plenty of chairs for everyone both inside and outside. We played a lot of board games at the large table and appreciated having games and books in the home. (I read two of the home's books during our stay.)

We experienced perfect weather, rainy downpours, and even some hot, humid weather. We enjoyed the large windows to open for air circulation and appreciated the ceiling fans and floor fans.

We highly recommend this home to other families. We hope to enjoy it again ourselves.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean! Quiet! Amazing views! Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time here. We would certainly return and stay in this home again. The area is so quiet and a bit magical. Waking up to the views and sound of the ocean every day were fabulous.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Could not be nicer

  • 5 of 5

We have family on the Big Island and have rented probably 5 various homes while visiting over the years. This is by far our favorite. The home has a great lay out, anything you could need is there and the views of the ocean are spectacular. Loved the sounds of the ocean. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bartlett, TN

Fabulous home with an Amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home for the pool, view and the quiet neighborhood & it did not disappoint!! The home is open & spacious & the trade winds coming through in October made it nice and cool. We loved the quiet neighborhood which is ideal for rest & relaxation. We did not cook since we had lots of left overs from the many restaurants we visited but the kitchen is big enough for several cooks to work in there. The bedrooms are large without bumping into each other & the master has sliding doors to hear the crashing of the waves which we adored. The location is set back from the main roads but if you want to be on the ocean with quietness around you to hear it you will not mind at all. We visited many sites around The Big Island including Ken's Pancake House! lol but seriously, we went north of Hilo to the Wiapio Valley Lookout, the Botancial Gardens & waterfalls, the Rainbow Falls & even crossed over to the Kona side to eat at the Kings Shopping Center then drove the famous Saddle road back in the evening. It was not as scary as some say it is though. We went south to the Volcano & visited the Nahuku Thurston Lava Tube & had our 20th anniversary dinner at the The Rim Restaurant with a window seat to watch the lava glow. We then went to the observatory & saw it much closer. We didn't stay long: it was night time, cold & the wind was blowing like crazy. We went further south to the Punalu'u beach aka Black Sand Beach & saw an amazing green turtle sunning on the beach. We had to do selfies & all kinds of pictures. The turtle just lay there relaxing. But we were able to see 4 more turtles in the waves on the shoreline & every once in a while they would lift their heads out of the water. We then went further south to eat at a small diner Shaka restaurant. I had the mahi-mahi & it was delish. We also visited downtown Hilo & ate at the Pineapple restaurant & the Cafe Pesto, both were awesome. My husband went on an open door helicopter ride to see the lava flow (I'm asthmatic and chose not to go) & he is still talking about it. I chose to go to the Discount Fabric store & purchased at least 12 fabrics that I can only get from the Islands. I make quilts, scarves, clothing etc. We didn't do all the wonderful things to do on this amazing island but after each adventure we were most happiest returning to this beautiful relaxing home to rest up for our next adventure. We would love to stay here again on our next return to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Next best place to Home!

  • 5 of 5

The hale is Ono! The best place on the Hilo side. Have stayed here a couple of times and love it!!! Terry is awesome and the house is fantastic! No complaints! Will definitely stay again!! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay at this really great property and enjoyed it as much as the first time. Great pool, great patio, great yard, great house, great location!!! Nice to still see turtles every day! If you want to spend time in a quiet neighborhood and enjoy Hawaii, this is the place. Greatly furnished house, comfortable. The manager and owner quickly respond if there is any problem at the house. The beds are very comfortable! Just open the windows and the breeze and fans make this house so comfortable! We spent a day on the Kohala coast and ran away from this hot and dry place and were so happy to get back to the luxuriant Hilo area with beautiful gardens. We hope we will have a chance to come back again very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ala Heiau Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Lava Viewing area
Nearest Point of Interest
Malama Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Kapoho Ponds
Nearest Point of Interest
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hilo Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Imiloa Astronomy Center

Kalapana lava flow viewing - about 20 mi away - See dramatic, ever-changing lava flows as short walk from the parking lot.*** Volcanoes National Park - about 35mi from the front door – offers great hiking through rain forests, lava fields, caves, and craters. *** Ala Heiau Tide Pools - a few min from the home (turn left at the street and walk to the dead-end). This is a shaded area with a good alternative view of the dramatic coastline. *** Kapoho ponds (about 15 miles from front door) – one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii. *** Onomea Botanical Gardens – A “must” for the plant lover. Located a few miles north of Hilo. *** Liliuokalani Park – A beautiful Japanese garden in Hilo. *** The Hilo Farmer’s Market – Each Wednesday and Saturday, this market bursts into a dizzying array of color, wares, fruits, and produce. *** Directions to these and many other East Hawaii sites are described in our guest binder.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

all rates are subject to standard taxes of 13.42% and cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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