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Aerial view of the house, 360 degree view of the ocean.

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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to the East-side of Hawaii. Kai Honu Hale or Ocean Turtle House is a 3-level oceanfront custom home in Hawaiian Beaches that was designed to make you feel as though you are floating on the water... that's how close it is to the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Year round, from every room in this 3 bedroom 2 bath house you will get a 180-degree unobstructed views of magnificent sunrises with dolphins, turtles, and other marine life. During winter months, you will also see up close, whales passing right in front!!! What a way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation... the sound of the waves, whales singing, and ocean breezes. Another great bonus is that the house is located near the most eastern tip of the Big Island and is therefore almost always free of VOG(volcanic haze) which affects the air quality in Kona(west side) and Ka'u(soutern side)of the island. Prevailing tradewinds and seabreezes keep this haze away from our location.

This house is located in an ideal neighborhood for taking walks, jogs, or bike rides. Or if you feel like relaxing, stretch out on our lounge chairs outside where you can enjoy the sun and ocean views. It is located just 7 minutes from Pahoa town which has many restaurants to choose from (Mexican, Thai, Italian, etc...) We don't have a beach right in front but we are near to Pohoiki beach park (swimming/surf spot), the Wai Opae fish sanctuary which is great for snorkeling, and the geothermal hot ponds just down the road. Also, the Hawaii Volcano National Park is just 45 minutes away. The newest lava flow is 5 minutes away now.

Every room is decorated with Hawaiian-style furniture. The master bedroom on the third floor has a 'boat-like' feel. When you lay on the bed, it feels as though you are on the water! Because of the layout of the house, each additional room also has ocean views, so no guest gets left out. The living room has 3 huge panoramic windows, letting the blue ocean permeate throughout the room where everyday you can see honus(turtles) dancing in the waves. This vacation rental has all the necessities of home, including a 37' flat screened TV, and free Wi-fi internet access. Also available for use is a charcoal BBQ but you have to bring your own charcoals.

If you need advice on any spot in the Big Island, we are here for answers. We can give you informative advise being that we are from the Big Island and live here too. We are located 30-35 minutes from the Hilo airport. Check-in is from 3:00PM or after. Check-out is at 10:00AM, unless other arrangements have been made. Upon confirmation, directions will be e-mailed to you.


Mahalo from the East-side of the Big Island. Emails preferred.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years of age to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Baby gate provided if you would like to block the stairs(located in garage). Also available is an attachable high-chair(garage)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking must be outside only,...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Loft Bedroom 3 : 1 double

    Computer desk and modem located here....moreless

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Small lanai facing ocean and 1/2 bathroom located here....moreless

  • Twin size floor futons are provided in bedroom 2 closet with twin size sheets in loft bedroom 3 closet. A queen size blow up mattress is also available in the closet by the entryway. Could be used for additional guests in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 2 bathrooms. Master bathroom has walk-in shower. Main bathroom has a bathtub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Reusable coolers and floats available for use located also in the garage. Please help yourself....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mauna Kea on a clear day....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    180-degree of the ocean. House is approximately 50 ft. to ocean but it seems much closer. View the entire eastern coastline of Hawaii....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300 thread count, feather or non-feather pillows included....moreless

  • Living Room:

    available seating for 5 people...moreless

  • Parking:

    in driveway or in gravel area...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided. Please be sure all towels are returned to the vacation rental....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    For private use, located in garage. 2 washes of laundry soap is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    password is located on computer desk...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    No coffee provided. Must bring your own along with cream and sugar. Coffee filters can be found in kitchen pantry along with a coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully-stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully-stocked kitchen blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, and rice cooker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill. Must provide own charcoal....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Located on 3rd level off of master bedroom....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Communal pool found in Pahoa town....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$165
$1,120 $4,650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter/Whale Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$165
$1,120 $4,650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145
$980 $4,050

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $115
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change unless you have been confirmed with a price.

Children ages 5 and under are free of charge. If you have a child 5 and under, please let me know in the written area but do not add them as a guest for the total so you won't get charged for them.

Check Payments- 50% due now with $300 refundable damage deposit, 50% due 30 days prior to check-in date.

Cancellations must be made before 30 days to check-in date for a full refund.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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Location

  • Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary

    "Fish and marine life sanctuary located in Kapoho which is only 15 minutes away. Bring a mask..."

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  • Lava Tree State Monument

    "Unique to Puna and a definite must see. Interesting sights of trees that were covered by the..."

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  • Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

    "Hawaii's active volcano, Kilauea Crater. Even a lava tube that you can walk through. "

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  • Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

    "Authentic Mexican food just 6 miles from my rental."

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  • Kaleo's Bar & Grill

    "My favorite restaurant on the East side."

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  • Rainbow Falls

    "Located right in Hilo is this magnificent waterfall. Takes about 40 minutes to get there but..."

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  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

    "Quaint zoo with beautiful animals and plants. And its free of charge!"

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  • Imiloa Astronomy Center

    "For the astronomy lovers..."

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  • Punalu'u black sand beach

    "Black sand beach where you can observe turtles playing in the water. "

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  • Makuu Farmers Market

    "One of the best farmer's market. Fruits and vegetables, crafts, lunch, etc. You won't want ..."

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  • Isaac Hale Park

    "Recently renovated beach park for swimming, lava tour boats(when the lava is flowing into th..."

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  • Umauma Falls and Zipline Experience

    "Never tried it but looks like a thrilling ride over a valley. For the thrill-seeker."

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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant and Black Rock Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa Town
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wai Opae Fish Sanctuary and Isaac Hale Beach Park

Car: Necessary

NE side of the island of Hawaii (the Big Island) and to the SE of Hilo town about midway between the town and the east tip (Cape Kumakahi) of the island. The trade winds arrive here from the E to NE and keep the air clean and free of volcanic output (vog) that you'll see along the Kau (SE) and Kona (west) sides of the Big Island. There is nothing between you and California except for over 2500 miles of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the breeze, no air conditioning needed!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My husband and I are both born and raised in Hawaii. I came from Oahu and am proud to be of Hawaiian descent. My husband was born in Kona, but raised in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, before the lava came and took it away. He brought our family back to the Big Island 12 years ago where we have been ever since. The vacation rental is ours and my dad's house. My dad bought it in the hopes of moving to a peaceful, less crowded place than Oahu someday. We have been managing our family vacation rental since 2007. Our main goal is to make our malahini(tourist) love the Big Island as much as we do and we put every ounce of aloha in our rental(s) and in keeping our house(s) comfy and clean. If you are looking for cleaners for your own vacation rental, please consider us to help. We really enjoy taking care of vacation rentals.

Why the Owner Chose Hawaiian Beaches, HI, USA:
The way the house is designed, you have an ocean view from anywhere in the house making it unique compared to other vacation rentals. All of us enjoy it here on the east side of the Big Island because it feels as though you are in 'true' Hawaii, not the over developed parts of Oahu, Maui and the west or Kona side of the Big Island. It is definitely a place where you can enjoy nature at its finest. Plus it is a safe place to raise our three sons and to be able to teach them the ways of Hawaii life such as fishing, diving, surfing, and farming.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best thing about this house is seeing whales just offshore during the winter season. It is amazing to be able to sit and watch the ocean with all its marine life (turtles, fish, whales, opihi, etc...). FYI-if you are looking for turtles, you need to look under the water in the surf(polarized glasses help). They aren't sitting on the rocks in plain sight. Aloha a hui hou!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Aerial view of the house, 360 degree view of the ocean.

    Aerial view of the house, 360 degree view of the ocean.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Recent photo 5/2016 of living room taken on an iPhone.

    Recent photo 5/2016 of living room taken on an iPhone.

  • Outside view looking from ocean to street.

    Outside view looking from ocean to street.

  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

    Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

  • Master suite with own lanai, walk-in closet and bathroom.

    Master suite with own lanai, walk-in closet and bathroom.

  • Master bathroom with a shower

    Master bathroom with a shower

  • Loft bedroom with full-size bed. Ocean views from large window.

    Loft bedroom with full-size bed. Ocean views from large window.

  • Ocean views from red room.

    Ocean views from red room.

  • View of the coastline by Kai Honu Hale.

    View of the coastline by Kai Honu Hale.

  • WOW! This is the view from the all rooms of the house.

    WOW! This is the view from the all rooms of the house.

  • Beautiful Honu(turtle) swimming underwater. Shot with a GoPro.

    Beautiful Honu(turtle) swimming underwater. Shot with a GoPro.

  • Gorgeous oceanview from the living room couch.(Photograpy by Andy Williamson)

    Gorgeous oceanview from the living room couch.(Photograpy by Andy Williamson)

  • 3 huge panoramic ocean windows.

    3 huge panoramic ocean windows.

  • Picture of living room taken on an iPhone may 2016.

    Picture of living room taken on an iPhone may 2016.

  • Dining table seats 6 with panoramic ocean views

    Dining table seats 6 with panoramic ocean views

  • Picture of kitchen and dining room with an iPhone may 2016.

    Picture of kitchen and dining room with an iPhone may 2016.

  • View from master suite.

    View from master suite.

  • Photo taken May 2016 on an iPhone of the loft bedroom.

    Photo taken May 2016 on an iPhone of the loft bedroom.

  • The red room with a queen-size bed.

    The red room with a queen-size bed.

  • New picture taken on May 2016 with an iPhone of the second bedroom.

    New picture taken on May 2016 with an iPhone of the second bedroom.

  • Main bathroom with bathtub and pedestal sink.

    Main bathroom with bathtub and pedestal sink.

  • Ocean shot towards Kai Honu Hale. Shot with a GoPro.

    Ocean shot towards Kai Honu Hale. Shot with a GoPro.

  • Kilauea Crater located at Volcano National Park.

    Kilauea Crater located at Volcano National Park.

VRBO #173027

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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