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Spectacular Oceanfront Home with Private Pool and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Main House + 1 Detached 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment

Spectacular Sweeping Ocean Views - Total Luxury in your own Private Gated Residence that opens up to the world beyond. Cascading waves just below the house. Relax in your large Pool on the edge of the ocean.

SALT WATER POOL. NEW Air Conditioning in all the Bedrooms.

The Perfect Luxury Getaway surrounded by Nature with sounds of the Ocean in every room. Kitchen stocked with essential herbs, condiments and cooking oils. Complete kitchen with all utencils, cookery, Extra Large TVs. Perfect vacation for your family or friends. Share unique experiences at the edge of the ocean,

make memories of a lifetime. Enjoy spectacular sunrises with breakfast and cocktails later as the sky bursts with color as evening falls. Lounge all day at your private estate or discover the unique adventures the Big Island has to offer.. Spectacular Waterfalls, go Zip Lining over streams and waterfalls, walk through amazing Tropical Botanical Gardens and pick your own fruit during your morning walks. Watch land being created before your eyes as the hot lava explodes in the cool ocean. Bike through the rainforest or climb Green Mountain. Walk through Lava Tree Park and see what lava can do to a tree, Swim in a Marine Preserve nearby - like being in your own fishtank. These tidepool waters are warmed by the volcanic hot rock as ocean water fills up the pools with two tides a day.. you will be surrounded by lots of tropical fish among the colorful coral formations.

Dine on fresh fish caught by local fishermen and buy fresh exotic fruits and veggies sold at the local farmers market.

Visit cute sugarcane towns lost in the 50's and hitch up your horse and wagon to the post along the wooden walkways. Enjoy dinner or lunch at one of the open air restaurants in Pahoa town. You will find excellent seafood, homemade Italian, original Mexican and Filipino foods here along with 50's style coffee shop and Natural Foods Markets.

We have great live entertainment by local artists during dinner or late night dancing under the stars on the sand next to the waves.

Enjoy the local Farmer's Markets and try unusual local fruits like passion fruit, star fruit, lychee, mango, papaya . On the othre side of the island, you can find sticks that will grow into a chocolate fruit or Passion FruitTrees. Feast on a homemade crepe with bananas, chocolate and cream, try some homemade Thai noodles or salads, find that unique hand crafted piece from a Big Island artist, have a soothing massage by a professional masseur, enjoy music from authenic Hawaiian musicians, or even a surprise visit from an African drums team. Live the Hawaiian Lifestyle of Aloha and interact with the local people. Hike the nearby ancient trails with hidden tidepools and deserted beaches and don't worry about snakes.. we don't have snakes !

You will find lots of the 'Aloha Spirit' here.. where we respect eachother and celebrate our uniqueness. Where everyday is a beautiful gift and we celebrate our life in this moment in time. Where we all love the 'aina' (the land) and hold it dear to us. You will find we hug seriously when eing introduced to welcome new and old friends. Your life will change forever.. this is part of the true 'Aloha ' spirit.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Gated Private Estate, Pool on the Edge of Ocean Waves, Spectacular Sunrises, Natural Environment Hideaway, Clean Fresh Air, Green Standards, Serenity, Stress Reducer, Weddings, Large Oceanfront Lanai, Special Events, Retreat

More Details

Sterling Dorje
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Sterling Dorje

As a college student of 19 I found myself on Oahu (I was from Philadelphia) visiting Hawaii for the first time during the Vietman war. At that moment I knew Hawaii was someday to be my home, Maybe it had to do with the ice storm I left back home. I applied with United Airlines and moved out to Chicago, then to L.A. I flew for United for 27 yrs. around the world. Nothing came close. Hawaii was to be my destiny ! I married a very interesting man from Tibet 15 yrs. later and eventually we found a place to call home in Hawaii. We both lived out of a suitcase doing international business together and traveling the world. Now we sell 'memories of a lifetime' and enjoy meeting people from all over the world

Sterling Dorje purchased this house in 2003

Why Sterling Dorje chose Keaau

Living and working in Hawaii is the best you can get ! Sharing our world with our guests brings us much satisfaction. We love our island and the people who make it great. There is nothing like Oceanfront property.. they are not making any more of it..except at Volcano National Park.

What makes this house unique

Outrageous ! The waves, the whales, the pool on the edge of the ocean, the fresh air you breathe in looking down on the crashing waves below. NOTHING LIKE IT ! Now it is TOTALLY GREEN WITH SOLAR HEATED SALT WATER POOL, TOTALLY SOLAR ELECTRIC


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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 ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom has walk in shower and large walk in closet.
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana Bathroom - toilet , shower , Attached bathroom with double vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Sleigh Bed with TempurPedic Mattress. Luxurious Linens
    2nd Bedroom. - 1 queen , Queen Sleigh Bed w/ TempurPedic Mattress & Luxurious Linens.
    Office/Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon Sofa sleeps 2 comfortably. Ideal for children.
    Detached Ohana Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed + Queen Sleeper Sofa can sleep total of 4.
  • Queen Size Sleigh Beds. Main House Bedrooms have TempurPedic Mattresses. Master Bedroom has attached bathroom with walk-in shower and walk-in closet & dressing area. 2nd Bathroom has tub/shower combination. Ohana Suite has Queen Bed with firm mattress and Queen Pull Out Sleeper Sofa for 2 additional persons.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Breathe in the healing ocean air. Lose your stresss in this unique Oceanfront Private Estate with Pool. 2 Supersized Ocean lanais for Parties. Executive Luxury with Tommy Bahama furnishings, Authenic Hula Lamps and Gallery quality Art by famous Local Artists. Kitchen equipped with Gourmet Cookware, and stocked with Gourmet Spices, cooking oils, Luxury Linens, 2 Giant Big Screen TVs, Wireless Internet, Beach Coolers, beach mats and towels. Electronic Security System, Entry codes. Privately gated.


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Spectacular Oceanfront Home with Private Pool and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.75 based on 48 reviews

Fantastic property for getaway at a very reasonable price!

  • 5 of 5

Amenities were outstanding, everything was labeled very well, the hot tub and pool were kept up and the backyard view was amazing.

The location was perfect for us, it gave us the ability to go between multiple locations and see much of the island within a 30 min drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aaron.
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well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time visiting this home. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Love hearing the waves crash on the lava at night. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The welcome goodies were much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property (2 families) and absolutely loved it. Never tired of sitting on the back deck watching waves. It is in a quiet neighborhood but the people out walking were very friendly. The house was amazing and came equipped with everything we needed. Grocery trips weren't too far and it was so lovely to be able to leave the hustle and bustle behind us as we drove to this gorgeous home. We had a fabulous time and a lot of that was due to our vacation rental. If we come back we will look for availability here first!!!

Kathy and Soon

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful house and property! The waves crashing into the lava rocks below the pool were amazing and we were able to see whales and dolphins right from the property. We enjoyed watching the sun come up from the covered hot tub every morning. The house is very well equipped, the kitchen is very nice, and the beds were very comfortable.

The only thing that went wrong for us was not at all the fault of the property. We were quite unlucky with the weather and had a lot of rain. Having said that, the house was very comfortable for spending time in to enjoy a nice meal and a movie.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and setting for R&R.

  • 5 of 5

Close to dining and activities and the house was very quiet and peaceful. So best of all!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mildew, Mold and Shabby- far far from Shangri la in Hilo

  • 1 of 5

We were 5 individuals who did not share beds- we needed 5 separate beds. Only two beds in main house were any good. The futon in the so called office is old, creaky and lumpy- your back will ache if you sleep in this piece of junk. The office is actually a narrow front hall - if you open the futon you can barely walk around and it is the main exit door with the lock. The master bed room opens onto this area and there is not adequate shades to stop the light bleeding in anytime any one uses master bath or master bedroom in the night- also Terrible ventilation.

Guest House where 2 of our part stayed- it stunk of Mildew and Mold. The cleaning lady sprayed Lysol — turned on the rat trap of an air conditioner- it stunk for the 5 days we stayed there. The pull out couch bed should be thrown out - it smells like mildew, the springs were rusty, broken and came through the useless mattress—

The guest house needs to tested for mold and desperately needs a new quiet air-conditioner that you could actually sleep with. The cleaning lady even said the pull out couch should not be used as a bed— it is sub standard and that is even too positive a description.

All the air conditioners in the main house were old, rattled and were so noisy you could not sleep with them on.

Burned out light bulbs and remotes for lights or air conditioners that either needed batteries or did not work at all.

Sliding door to main terrace- frozen lock that I had to oil several times to get the lock unfrozen.

They seem to dole out the toilet paper- I had to email to get enough to last 5 days-

Not enough bathroom towels- I guess they are trying to save time and money but it is cheap to put only two old frayed bath towels in a bathroom to be shared by two people.

Internet did not work for 3 out of the 4 phones we had- We all knew how to connect to internet but it obviously had issues.

The owner said we could go elsewhere but it is not realistic to start hunting for rentals on the last five days of your vacation. The owner also did not charge for the extra two people but it was not about the money- I wanted clean, comfortable beds and living for my family.

The whole place needs maintenance and updated furniture.

The pool and Jacuzzi needed cleaning when we arrived.

The view was beautiful and the location was good- but that could not overcome the stink of mildew and mold.

This is not a spectacular luxury house- The description is totally misleading.

I would not recommend staying here

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pahoa Village
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pahoa Village - Italian, Thai, Mexican, Pizza, etc
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Easy 30 mile drive to Volcano National Park.. watch land being created in front of your eyes (when flowing)

Snorkeling in a Marine Preserve just 10 min away.

Hilo Airport, Hilo town, University of Hilo just 20 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Departure Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Administrative Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund