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Hale Mar: Absoute oceanfront, luxury, pool, hot tub, near volcano!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms/2 baths, sleeps 7-8

'Hale Mar' - Panoramic ocean views and the sound of crashing surf from every room, and your own private 38' pool & hot tub! Spaciousness, luxury and privacy located on the big island near Hilo and the famous Volcano Park. New home on private 1/2 acre of absolute oceanfront with gourmet kitchen, color TVs, satellite programming, wireless high speed Internet, fenced and gated, bicycles and barbecue, down pillows and high thread count linens, what else can we think of to make your stay enjoyable? Close to airport (20 min) and shopping (15 min). Exciting opportunities for thrilling activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Swim with turtles in deep natural tide pools, visit the newest black sand beach on earth and plant your own palm tree! The east side of the big island rocks (recently recommended by Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and the Wall Street Journal), and Hale Mar is your personal launch pad to luxury adventures. See even more info on our web site!

Hale Mar is registered with the state and county of Hawaii tax IDs TA-054-559-7440-01 and GE-054-559-7440-01

More Details

Laura Roden
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Laura Roden

Lifetime beach lovers!

Laura Roden purchased this house in 2003

Why Laura Roden chose Keaau

Gorgeous Hawaii oceanfront property surrounded by incredible natural beauty yet close to all modern conveniences and a great spot to base Big Island adventures.

What makes this house unique

Watching crashing surf salt spray, breaching whales and leaping dolphins, and the sun rising over the Pacific ocean, all from the master bedroom's king sized platform bed - or while having coffee on the private lanai - or from the hot tub - or from the living room - views everywhere! Accompanied by the soundtrack of ocean, birds, frogs, and nothing more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a gem of a house. If you want a vacation where you get away from it all but still be fairly close to the major sights, then this is the place for you. While there, we went zip lining, took an open doors helicopter tour of the volcano, drove up to the observatory, and visited numerous places suggested in the book the owners have made. The small town close by has four or five great restaurants to choose from. There is nothing quite like falling asleep to the sounds of the waves or coming “home” and having a swim and jacuzzi. I’ve even video taped the waves so that I can imagine myself back there on those stressful real life days! The owners have really thought of everything to make your stay hassle free and were a pleasure to communicate and deal with. I'm saving to get back there as soon as I can!
Feb 2011
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Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See our website for the Rental Agreement that applies to this listing.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large tiled shower with rainfall showerhead
    Main bathroom (ground floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathtub and Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small futon
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double
    4th bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Extra bedding - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A comfortable cot and an air mattress are also available
  • Each bedroom has direct access to a private ocean facing balcony or lanai!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Hale Mar: Absoute oceanfront, luxury, pool, hot tub, near volcano!
average rating of 4.75 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful home in a breathtaking setting

  • 5 of 5

Laura's home was even more than we could have hoped for. The house was spacious, comfortable, and tasteful, the pool and hot tub relaxing, but the hight point was the hours we spent mesmerized watching the waves crash into the cliff below the house, and listening to the tree frogs at night. Lovely walks right outside the door, quiet and privacy. We would return in an instant.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Andrea, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon!
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Amazing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home! Everything you need plus a fabulous view! Laura has decorated with great style and functionality. She has a great log/ directory, with all the important and must see things to do, something for everyone. I will return again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the beautiful review! We will welcome you back with much aloha! Mele Kelikimaka, Laura
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Comfortable, well appointed, spectacular location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family group (7 adults) loved our stay at Hale Mar. We arrived late at night and were welcomed by Hawaiian music playing on the stereo and the crashing of waves at our backdoor. Only the next morning could we appreciate the stunning location perched on a lava shelf. As first time visitors from Australia we'd never experienced anything like this: amazing! We loved the lap pool and jacuzzi, and the house itself: light filled, spacious, with views from every room. The upstairs suite was incredible. The only issue we had was poor wifi due to bad weather. Despite heavy rains and flood alerts all week, we enjoyed our stay here. The house made a great base for visits to the Volcano National Park and Hilo. Also Laura was wonderful to deal with throughout the booking process, providing very useful info in the welcome pack. Thanks Laura!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your very kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay - that is what we strive for. Wishing you happy holidays, Laura
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Lovely Setting

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely setting on the volcanic rock and the crashing Pacific Ocean! We would like to return. Everything was nice except the Dish tv rarely was operational and slow internet.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what I was looking for. I'm not big on crowds so a big hotel or resort was out of the question. I still wanted a pool and ocean view. This gave me the peace, pool, and view I wanted. It had everything I could possibly need. And the sea turtles just off the cliff were the icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend Hale Mar.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Fantastic home by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights in July, my wife and I and our 4 children. Location is great for everything on the East side. We did the volcano boat tour which I highly recommend. Home was well setup and comfortable. Pool was well used by our kids. Definitely will look to stay here again when we come back to the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yippeee! we are so happy when our guests are happy! Come back soon! with much aloha, Laura Hale Mar Hawaii
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Pahoa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 130 (Pahoa-Keaau Road)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant, Keaau
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mauna Kea summit
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Black sand beaches, rainforests with waterfalls, orchid farms, horseback riding, day and night time Volcano visits to live lava flows, whale watching and fishing from your back yard, swimming and snorkeling in giant tide pools, astronomy and skiing at the observatory, nature photography, wine tasting, art galleries, bird watching, golf, bicycling, whale and dolphin watching from your lanai, turtle sanctuary, macadamia nut farms, honey farms, coffee farms, Tsunami Museum, farmers' markets full of tropical fruit and flowers, rest and relaxation.

Other Activities: Volcanoes, coffee & orchid farms, wine tasting, museums, waterfalls.

Golf: So many golf courses to choose from! Hilo Municipal and Nanawali Country Club are the closest, just a 15 minute drive, and offer club and cart rental and driving ranges at a great price. Head to Volcano for a cool course at high altitudes on a hot day. Or drive around the island to try even more courses north, west and south of Hilo.

Ski: Yes, you can ski Hawaii! most winters there's a little snow atop Mauna Kea (about a 45 minute drive, near the Observatory) and Hawaiians avidly ski and snowboard!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates subject to change until deposit payment received.
100% refund for cancellations 61+ days in advance, 50% for cancellations 31-60 days in advance, less any credit card, postage or other costs already incurred. See for full Rental Agreement terms.
$25/hour charge for late checkout.
Hawaii Tax ID #TA-054-559-7440-01 and GE-054-559-7440-01
Taxes charged at rates for GE and TAT in effect at time of stay (4.166% and 10.25% for 2018)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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