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

Keaau, HI, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms/2 baths, sleeps 7

'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


Laura at Hale Mar

Member Since 2004
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Laura at Hale Mar

Lifetime beach lovers!

Laura at Hale Mar purchased this House in 2003

Why Laura at Hale Mar chose Hawaiian Paradise Park

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.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, shower, Large tiled shower with rainfall showerhead
      • Main bathroom (ground floor)
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathtub and Shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beach View
            100' of absolute oceanfront,
          • Beachfront
            Right on the water!
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
            panoramic ocean views from every room and lanai!
          • Oceanfront
            100' of ocean front and the sounds of the surf from every room. Directly on a whale watching corridor in winter!
          • Water View
            Right on the ocean!
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront
            Right on the ocean!


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Resort quality decor, large color flat screen TV with CD/DVD players, ipod dock
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                        High speed wireless internet service throughout the property (bring your laptop.)
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Large in-home laundry room
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        free weights, exercise videos, yoga mat
                      • Garage
                        Two car, automated garage opener
                      • Gym
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        High speed wireless internet service throughout the property (bring your laptop.)
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                        Down and synthetic pillows, high threadcount sheets, extra blankets
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Room for two vehicles (one in garage, one in driveway)
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Room for two vehicles (one in garage, one in driveway)
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        in driveway
                      • Safe
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                        Free local calls, use calling card or VOIP (like Skype) for long distance.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Fully stocked with pool and bathroom towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        Large in-home laundry room
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High speed wireless internet available throughout the property (bring your laptop.)
                      • fax


                          • Kitchen
                            Newly remodeled! granite countertops, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, full set of cookware and servingware.
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Complete cooking and servingware and a variety of basic spices.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Complete dishes & utensils provided
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Salt, pepper, a few basic spices/condiments.
                          • Refrigerator
                            with built in freezer
                          • Stove
                            4 burner glass top stove, large oven
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining areas include formal dining area, breakfast bar, and outdoor dining on the covered lanai
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Music Library
                                    Assorted music CDs
                                  • Books
                                    Travel guides and entertainment reading in various bookcases
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Assorted board games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish network
                                  • Stereo
                                    CD player in TVs, separate iPod players also provided
                                  • Television
                                    (2) Two large color TVs with built in DVD CD and satellite channels
                                  • Video Library
                                    Assorted movies; video rental also available nearby


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Large front and back lawns with flowers and statuary
                                      • Balcony
                                        Master bedroom opens to its own oceanfront balcony with seating for reading, relaxing and watching the sea.
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Bicycles
                                        2 basic road bikes; nearby bicycle rental will deliver specialized and children's bikes on 24 hour notice.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Two covered and one open lanai (patios) all facing the sea and accessing the swimming pool.
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Golf
                                        Lots of choices in golf! Nearby Hilo has 2 courses open to the public; drive half an hour to cool, high elevation golf in Volcano;; or take a scenic drive to the lovely Big Island Country Club course.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Each bedroom opens to its own ocean-facing lanai.
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Large charcoal Weber grill (purchase charcoal at grocery store)
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                6 person oceanfront hot tub
                                              • In Ground Pool
                                              • Jacuzzi
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Private 38' lap pool by the sea


                                                  • marina
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • museums
                                                  • nude beach
                                                  • rain forests
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • volcano
                                                  • waterfalls
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Big Island Baby Rentals will deliver high chairs, cribs, etc. if needed.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    57 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Stunning views!

                                                                    Heather G.

                                                                    Ocean front paradise! Nothing like sleeping to the sounds of the waves crashing right outside your window. Easy booking and owner thought of everything with helpful tips and suggestions. Five stars!

                                                                    Great place!

                                                                    Douglas G.

                                                                    If you're looking for a beautiful large home on the coast near Hilo with everything you need and plenty of room for 6 adults Hale Mar is for you! We stayed for a week in January with our adult children and their significant others and had a great time! The house was clean, well appointed and comfortable. All had there own space along with enough common space for all to spend time together. The master suite encompasses the entire 2nd floor which was great for my wife and I. The house is very quiet and secluded and felt very safe. Attached garage adjoining the kitchen which made unloading groceries easy especially if raining. Pool, hot tub and outdoor areas very nice! We saw turtles from the master suite lanai while having our coffee almost every morning and a whale once. All in all a wonderful stay and would recommend!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Mahalo for your great review, Doug! We are so glad you enjoyed Hale Mar, and that you even saw the wonderful turtles - a special feature of sitting on the upstairs balcony where you can look down into the waves! We hope you’re able to come back soon. With much aloha,


                                                                    Hale Mar Hawaii

                                                                    Property needs some TLC

                                                                    Emma F.

                                                                    It’s always difficult to write reviews when you didn’t love a place. But we didn’t love this place & we feel out of step with all the 5 star reviews. The house could use some tlc. Firstly, the musty smell was overwhelming. We opened all doors and windows for the whole stay but couldn’t get rid of it. The bedrooms downstairs are tired & could do with a refurbishment. The smallest room is really a study or hallway turned into a child’s room. Someone also needs to go through the kitchen & restock wine glasses, cutlery etc.

                                                                    The house is in a very quiet neighbourhood & if you are looking for something half way between Hilo & Volcano this is a good option. However for us it was too far from Hilo. This is my mistake & not the houses fault!

                                                                    The ocean in the winter has spectacular waves crashing, loudly, all day but don’t expect them to quiten down at night. Again it’s the location that I didn’t realise would be an issue & has nothing to do with the house per se. The windows & doors vibrated from the noise.

                                                                    The master bedroom is lovely; bed is comfortable but we did step back into the 70s in the bathrooms. The outside space is great. We had energetic kids with us & appreciated that they could go outside & run around.

                                                                    We stayed in 5 different places during our travels around Hawaii & this was our least favourite.

                                                                    We have a family beach house that we rent out so understand the challenge of maintaining a holiday rental. But this is really only a 3 star property.


                                                                    Nancy J.

                                                                    Our family of 7, ages 13-69 thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

                                                                    Couldn't have been finer

                                                                    Rosemary H.Partlow, VA

                                                                    Have stayed in this property several times over the years. Always a wonderful experience. We very much appreciate the care and attention Hale Mar receives from the owner. Especially enjoyed the upgraded outdoor furniture this trip. Very comfy.

                                                                    Amazing and beautiful!

                                                                    M C.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Mahalo for the beautiful review! We will welcome you back with much aloha!

                                                                    Mele Kelikimaka,



                                                                    Keaau, HI, USA

                                                                    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

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                    Damage Deposit
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    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 www.halemarhawaii.com/reservations.htm 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)

                                                                    57 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.7/5
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