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

Bedrooms 3
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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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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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.


Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking 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
  • 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 4.8076925 based on 119 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A favorite home on the Puna Coast

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this house perhaps 3 times. This trip was as wonderful as the others. Nicely decorated and comfortable seating and sleeping. Well equipped. Plenty of outdoor space and seating. Absolutely my favorite pool on the Puna Coast...I've swam in several. The pool is beautiful and is positioned so that it gets plenty of sun allowing for a comfortable swimming temperature.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house with ocean view along with swimming pool and hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this location with your own pool and hot tub along with a great ocean view. The location was close to be able to visit the volcano national park and the variety of waterfalls in Hilo. We would stay here again when we come back to Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Hale Kai Nalu. We truly felt at home and were sad to leave. We actually altered our itinerary so we could spend a day at the house just enjoying the pool and beautiful weather.

The backyard area is so great - between the lava rock cliffs and waves crashing, the pool, the shaded table and the hot tub - what's not to love!? We enjoyed many meals outside both at the table and out on the lava cliffs (not too close to the edge!). The home does not have air conditioning, but if windows and fans are managed properly, the house cools off nicely with the ocean breeze. I slept with some of my windows open and drifted away to sleepyland to the sounds of waves crashing, coqui (frogs) and sometimes - rain. Pure bliss! Our beds were super comfy.

The house was super clean and well equipped. We found everything we needed - plenty of towels and all of the kitchen equipment we needed. There was even a drying rack for laundry - something I have never seen at a vacation rental, but have often wished I had. Speaking of laundry, the washer and dryer were a dream - very roomy and modern. The washer even played a little ditty to let us know our wash was done. I believe it was My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. It made us smile!

We ran into the housekeeper/caretaker - we loved her! Not only was she warm and welcoming, but she gave us a great tip: there is a small grocery store in the True Value on Orchid Land Drive just a few minutes away. So instead of running all the way back to Hilo for additional grocery items and snacks, we went there.

We were so appreciative of the beach equipment stash. We made good use of the beach towels, snorkels, boogie board, chairs and beach umbrella. We highly recommend snorkeling at Kapoho Tide Pools.

We loved the location, not just for the view - but proximity to everything we wanted to do (we were moving on to the Kona side for the second part of our trip so we didn't make that drive from here). It was not a far drive to Hilo or Volcanoes National Park - or even South Point. The house is 4.5 miles off of the main highway - a drive we enjoyed! We didn't feel the neighborhood was unsafe, but since we were gone during the day, we really appreciated being able to secure the house with the alarm system and gate.

The owner was responsive and easy to work with.

I could go on and on. I will be back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this lovely home. The house is nicely appointed and everything you could possibly need is providing including beach chairs, cooler, pool noodles and more. At first we thought it was a little bit far away from everything but we came to appreciate the quiet and solitude and only hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks.

The only thing we didn't like was the house was extremely hot and humid when we arrived at 8 p.m. because there isn't air conditioning so the only way to cool it off is to open windows and turn on fans. In the future it would be great if someone could air it out before guest arrive.

Other than that, everything was fantastic! Thank you Terry for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views, uncomfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this house for about a week. It was mostly a good experience but there were some issues for us.


- Great views out of the back of the house and you could hear the ocean

- House was very clean

- Pool was very clean and fun to use.

- Loved that snorkel, pool toys, and beach equipment (umbrella) etc were provided

- Nice washer and dryer which worked well.

- All appliances worked well.

- Provided basic necessities like soap, detergent and there was a closet full of other things like swim diapers, sunscreen, etc.


- The beds were incredibly uncomfortable. There were very hard and you could feel the springs in them. They squeaked a lot when you rolled over and changed position. Additionally the mattresses seemed to be wrapped in plastic or something and crinkled when you moved. No one slept well and we ended up leaving a day early and staying in a hotel so we could get some rest before flying back home.

- There was an issue with some sort of beetle in the kitchen. We kept finding beetles in the sink and crawling around the counter. I understand you are in a tropical region and it wasn't a huge issue until we started finding them in the bowls and cups...this was kind of gross. We were taking out the trash constantly trying to minimize them, but a trash can with a cover might help.

- The house is in a more remote area with a fairly large vagrant population. The owners ask that you lock all windows and doors when leaving and make sure the gate to the property is always locked. While we completely understood the reasoning behind this, having to close all the windows made the house get incredibly hot. When we got back the house was always sweltering and it took quite a while to cool down. It probably would have cooled faster if the front door and/or patio door had a screen on them, but they were solid glass so we weren't getting a lot of airflow.

- It was also a bit noisy at night, the neighbors had a dog that would start barking around 5am. With no A/C we had to have the windows open at night to stay cool so there was no sleeping in late during this stay.

Just one last comment. This house is pretty much on a cliff, the owners do warn you about this in the contract and there is a gate and wall between the house and the cliff. We had a 2 year old with us that we had to really keep an eye on. So, just a comment for those with small children.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry if you had any problems. In several years of renting the home and so, so many tenants this is the ABSOLUTE FIRST time that ANYONE has complained about the beds. In fact, we have many many return guests that come year after year and you can be sure if this is an issue we would have certainly heard about it.. But rest assured the owners are going to assess the beds and if they need replacing, then it certainly will be done. the Owners take total pride in keeping the home immaculate and comfortable. I wish you would have let me know if there was any bug issue. IF tenants call me (that is what I am here for) We immediately take care of any issues. This will be looked at right away. There is gate and fence and yes the ocean in front is 20 ft up from the water, so as long as tenants respect the beauty of the ocean and do not get too close to the edge then, just like with the pool, you should always be responsible for your children around water areas. We will always strive to keep the HALE KAI NALU as a top destination and we take any complaints totally personally and will rectify immediately. Please look at other reviews. Mahalo Terry (R) Sunrise Properties
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $400

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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