Private & Serene Artsy Oceanfront Home; Pool & Spa; Bikes; Wifi; 1/2 Acre; Fun
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Guests often comment that our home exceeded their expectations. It's probably because of all the local materials and the attention to detail. There are local hard-wood floors throughout (even the bathrooms and kitchen), custom stained glass windows, granite counter tops, and lots of original artwork. There's also an outdoor shower, two beach cruiser bikes and two mountain bikes, Instant access Netflix Movies and unlimited music from Pandora on the TV, purified (by reverse osmosis) drinking water, your own water well with whole house ultra violet filtration system (no worries about running out of water or other problems association with 'catchment systems' that are common in our area), solar-heated hot water, various board games, some good Hawaiiana books, various floaty pool toys, and plenty of etc.
MASTER BEDROOM (UPSTAIRS)
A comfortable king sized bed with soft cotton sheets, vintage rattan reading chairs, vintage mango wood dresser, ceiling fan, and 2 bed side tables both with reading lamps. The direct ocean view from the bedroom also allows for great breezes. The wide balcony is directly in front of both upstairs bedrooms.
2ND BEDROOM (UPSTAIRS)
A comfortable queen sized bed also with soft cotton sheets, writing desk and chair that faces the ocean, 2 bed-side tables with reading lamps, ceiling fan, and a dresser make this a fully functional room with that same huge ocean view.
The bathroom is accessed by both bedrooms. It has a tub/shower and sink/vanity in one room, and a separate room for the toilet. Shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, TP, and plenty of towels are all provided.
3RD BEDROOM (DOWNSTAIRS)
A comfortable queen sized bed, with good cotton sheets, a small closet with shelf for luggage, ceiling fan, chair, luggage stand, a free-form mango-wood built-in table and 2 reading lights. This room is set back from the front of the house but still has an incredible ocean view. It also has 2 intriguing stained glass windows -- 1 depicting Kilauea Volcano, the other a humpback whale breaching. Breathtaking when the light hits it just right.
Tub/shower, vanity and sink, toilet, and incredible large stained glass window depicting a Polynesian voyaging canoe and a variety of wildlife. Again, shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, and TP are all provided.
LIVING SPACE AND KITCHEN (DOWNSTAIRS)
The living room is decorated with a vintage Hawaiian comfort, yet with modern updates -- DISH TV, Pandora, Wi-Fi. There is also quite a bit of original artwork. There's a full sized dining table with 6 chairs, as well as 4 bar chairs. The kitchen is fully stocked -- espresso machine, regular coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, and plenty of dishes, silverware, cookware, and all things needed for cooking your healthy meals at home. The Barbecue (propane) is just outside--Fresh Fish is always good from the BBQ.
STAIRS: The upstairs is accessed via stairs which start near the front door and are on the outside of the house. We like this because we see the ocean and the stars at night. It also keeps the upstairs bedrooms more private.
The triple filtered drinking water is a big bonus. Many houses in our area use 'catchment' systems, catching water off their roof. There are good filter systems, and there are less-than-good filter systems. We have an excellent reverse osmosis system that actually purifies your drinking water. FYI, wherever you decide to stay in East Hawaii you should ask about their water system.
HUMPBACK WHALES -- WOW, THEY CAN BE CLOSE.
In front of our home, the ocean gets deep quickly. Because of this, their birthing and mating months (December - April) are excellent times for hearing humpback whales at night, and of course seeing them by day. Their tail slapping can wake you up--no kidding.
Our home is fully functional, clean, comfortable, AND in a great location. In short, it is 'homey'. You will be only 25-30 minutes from Hilo Airport, a few minutes more to Downtown, Bayfront or Richardson's Beach and 20 minutes from Pahoa, a Great/Funky Restaurant town. You will be 30 minutes from the warm ponds at Ahalanui and the Marine Sanctuary where you can snorkel with tame good-sized schools of fish! You're also 45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park (location of the historical Kilauea Caldera, and home of Pele the fire goddess) and 45 minutes away, in the other direction, from the Ocean Entry for Flowing Lava. This is subject to change of course, but has been amazingly steady of late.
If you're looking for a comfortable, spacious, truly OCEANFRONT home, retreat, and a base of operations, this is it. This is the house that Jack built, in 1998. First camping out in the would-be garage, then creating an artistic retreat/bachelor pad, and ultimately a great family home. We happily lived there for many years.
The ocean is mesmerizing by day, lulling to deep sleep at night. The ocean-side deck with spa and swimming pool will become your outdoor living room. The neighborhood is nice and friendly and you can walk or ride bikes for miles along the coast in either direction. Or you can hang out. You just might not want to leave.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If we receive notice of your cancellation:
• Within 90 days: You will receive your deposit, minus $100 service fee, and less any credit card fees. (When booking with VRBO online there are no credit card fees.)
• Less than 90 days: You will forfeit your deposit. However, we will always work to re-book. If we can re-book, we will refund based on 80% of the nightly rate for the nights we have re-booked, less $100 cancellation fee and less any credit card fees.
• Thank you for understanding.
Also: To be in compliance with Hawaii State Law (Act 204 Session Laws Hawaii State Legislature, 2015) our Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax I. D. No. is TA-116-308-1728-01.
Keywords: Oceanfront Home; single-family house
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Hawaii Time; 2 hours earlier than US West Coast
Member since: 1998
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Though the house was not specifically built to be wheelchair accessible, the first floor has only one door threshold from the garage, and the door is wide. The bathroom door is 30' wide, and the bedroom is on the same level. Our elderly family really like the downstairs bedroom/bathroom because they are convenient and beautiful. They get the full experience of the house, and the ocean, even if they never go upstairs. Ask for more particulars if you need true accessibility....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 1 King size bed in the Master Bedroom. This one is called 'the pink cloud'. We make sure to have comfortable beds--we come to visit too! 2 Queen size Beds. One is in the other upstairs bedroom and the other one is in the downstairs bedroom. Both are comfortable as friends and family wouldn't be very happy with us if the beds weren't comfortable. There is also queen-sized futon bed in the living room that is always open. The futon has a mattress topper which makes it very comfortable and it doubles as a day bed, called a Punee in Hawaiian. The Punee is a long-standing tradition in Hawaiian homes. You never know when you might need a little nap, especially when on vacation....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- TWO BEACH CRUISER BICYCLES (one speed, aluminum, easy and fun.) and TWO GEARED BICYCLES, DISH TV, all cotton (soft) linens, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, stainless cookware, all utensils, Gas BBQ, garage parking, some pool toys, small DVD collection, Hawaiiana and other books, and Humuhumunukunukuapua`a (Present State fish of Hawai`i, could lose its status soon) go swimming by, Sorry no pets or smoking inside allowed. SUPPLIES: You can count on Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hand Soap in the bathrooms as well as Household Soaps, where needed, for: Laundry, Dishwasher, and Dishes....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Hear comforting sound of waves hitting the cliff which lulls you to sleep at night and provides endless entertainment by day. The drop to the ocean is about 25 feet and it's possible to see Green Sea Turtles or other fish swimming in the super clear water. Pretty fantastic. You can also fish here, though you'll need to bring your own gear....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Includes: Regular Coffee Maker, French Press, Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel Cookware, Blender, and some basic condiments. Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand soap, Dish & Dishwasher soap, Laundry soap...moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Water Sports Gear:
A few stray floating toys for the pool. 5 sets of mask/snorkel/fins, though we suggest you bring your own snorkel gear--that way they fit you. Also, we cannot guarantee the condition of our equipment...moreless
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
NOW -- THE POOL IS NOW HEATED (5/2014)! We have just installed solar heating for the swimming pool. It's fun and reminds us of the many warm ponds in the area. And there are a few floaty toys!...moreless
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Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2017
6 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.41%
Rates for 4 people. 3 night minimum, 6 nights at Holidays
5th and 6th person $25/nt/person
Cleaning Fee = $150 (any stay); Tax = 13.41%
50% deposit to book; Balance due 14 days before arrival
Security deposit $500 via hold on credit card
Cancellation fee $100
For planning purposes--Summer/Winter are higher priced than Spring/Fall
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Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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All the relaxing or adventurous activities you can dream of, Volcano viewing, warm pond soaking, sea-life viewing/hearing and every once in a while smelling, Especially wonderful for mind-clearing, adventuring, bike riding, walking, and a close-by great Sunday Farmer's Market -- Maku`u Market.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: Here we are checking out the lava flow. We have lived in East Hawai`i for over 30 years, so we obviously love Hawai`i. Jack is a 3rd generation Hardwood Flooring Contractor and Barbara is a jaquette of all trades, most recently working for the County of Hawai`i.
Why the Owner Chose Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI, USA:
East Hawaii is varied, and exciting; the volcano never ceases to inspire and thrill. Madame Pele gives her unique energy to the whole of East Hawaii, and especially the Puna District. We have lived in East Hawaii for so long, and this house was our home, until we moved to the Big City of Hilo. Jack built this home in 1998, after living a few blocks away for about 15 years. We have completed a major re-fresh in Fall, 2013, and seem to always be cleaning, upgrading, or doing maintenance on something. The house is definitely in good order.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because our home is almost at the end of a quiet dead-end street, it is very restful and private. We like to find new spots, via bicycle, or hiking boots, or swimming fins. There are so many incredible places to explore and we never get tired of adventuring. We like to walk or bike the coastline--for miles. To the south, we go to some tidepools about 1 1/2 miles away. To the north, we bike, then hike the last bit to a white sand beach that's about 5 miles away. We also spend many hours lounging back and forth between the hot tub, the solar heated pool (90-95 degrees F), and lazing around on the deck. It's so private and quiet--we love it.
- Primary: 808.937.2573 (Hawaii) Hawaii Time; 2 hours earlier than US West Coast
- Secondary: + 808.937.9031 (Hawaii) Hawaii Time; 2 hours earlier than US West Coast
- Tertiary: +1 8089379031 Hawaii Time; 2 hours earlier than US West Coast
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Outdoor Living Room! Lounge or Watch Endangered Green Turtles in the Ocean. WOW!
Plenty of Seating; Plenty of Windows; Plenty of Natural Light!
Hot Tub/Pool at Your Outdoor Living Room. Whale Watching Central December-March!
The Kitchen is Super Functional. Lots of Counters And Lots of View!
Great Room -- Lots of Beauty Inside & Out. TV, Netflix, Stereo, Books & Games!
Punee with the Big Ocean View. Comfy Queen-Size Bed for Reading or Sleeping.
Big Ocean View, Beautiful Stained Glass, Comfy Queen Bed. What more do you need?
Downstairs Bedroom. Closet, Dresser, and Comfortable Queen Bed.
That Pacific Ocean View! 2nd Bedroom Upstairs with Desk, Dresser, Reading Lights
Beautiful View from Master Bedroom--with Comfortable King Bed and Reading Chairs
Outdoor Staircase Adds Privacy to Upstairs Lanai and Bedrooms
The Wild Puna Coast -- Private yet Comfortable -- How Great Is That?
Ocean side of Home. Pool, Spa, Lounge Chairs. FUN.
From The Sky -- Love The Layers of Lava. Check Out Turtles In The Surf!
Great Room! Living, Dining, Eat-In Bar, Kitchen. Lots of Fun in a Great Room.
From The Kitchen Looking Out. Very Inspiring For The Cook(s)!
Downstairs in Living Room, Beautiful Mango Slabs with a Big Coastline View.
Gorgeous Stained Glass Window in the Downstairs Bathroom.
Downstairs Bedroom. Comfortable and Artsy. Beautiful Stained Glass, again.
The Pool, Spa, and Lounging Area -- Seen From the Upstairs Lanai.
2nd Bedroom Upstairs. Comfortable Queen-Sized Bed. Again, Nice Linens, Big View.
Master Bedroom With Sitting & Reading Area and Comfortable King Bed.
Great View from the Upstairs Lanai. Pool & Hot Tub Showing. Always Cool Here!
Charming Baby At Ahalanui, A County Park & Hot Pond On The Ocean. Puna is Great!
This listing was first published here in 1998.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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