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Modern Estate on Tropical Acre at Hale E Komo Mai. *Guest house also available*

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern Estate Home: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, outdoor shower and large covered patios

• Comfortable and modern resort-quality Main house that can sleep up to 7 guests, on a fully landscaped acre. We call the property Hale E Komo Mai, the 'welcome house'.

• The property contains the Main house, and also a well equipped Guest house (see VRBO 817032) that can accommodate up to 4 guests. The Main house and Guest house can be rented individually, or together for larger groups. With the Guest house the property can accommodate up to 11 guests.

• Large living room with extra high ceilings, an exceptionally well designed large kitchen, convenient eating area large enough for everyone, a master bedroom wing that is delightful, and two other well equipped bedrooms. Also, two well equipped fully tiled bathrooms, both with large walk in showers.

• Large covered entertaining areas (patios) with extensive outdoor seating and dining area.

• Large enclosed outdoor lava rock and slate shower.

• Fully landscaped acre with many varieties of palms, heavenly-scented gardenia and other flowering plants, and a small orchard with orange, lemon, lime and avocado trees (in season). Located on quiet, dead end road, nestled behind private gated entry with native Ohia trees and wild orchids.

• Convenient to:

o Hilo shopping, restaurants and services

o Nearby Keaau and Pahoa towns for: farmer's markets, cafes and restaurants

o Kalapana lava flow; Volcano National Park; Richardson Beach (whales in season)

o Hot ponds; local zoo; botanical gardens

o Walking/running/cycling on some 100 miles of well packed private cinder roads in the subdivision, with all main roads paved. Are you training for a run, bike race or triathlon? Lots of opportunities to train here!

o Free swimming every day at Pahoa and Hilo in large community pools with life guards.

• Amenities in Main house:

o Two showers, heated with propane high capacity hot water tank

o Beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, corian counters, custom cabinetry and bar top

o Propane stove top and double oven

o Large fridge with ice maker and quiet dishwasher

o Lots of pantry room and wine rack

o Many pots, pans, utensils, dishes and cutlery

o Microwave, coffee maker and grinder, rice cooker, blender, etc.

o Full size washer and dryer

o Aloha Broadband wireless internet service.

o 65 inch flat screen TV and DVD player for streaming TV or movies (also small library of DVD movies available)

o Satellite TV with HD channels

• Rental agreement

o A short term rental agreement and house rules apply to all rentals (to be provided as part of the rental process)

More Details

Aki and Laura Lintunen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Aki and Laura Lintunen

We fell in love with the Big Island in 2000 and built Hale E Komo Mai in 2011. Now we are building new memories with our family, friends, and especially our grandchildren. We look forward to coming back to Hawaii each year while continuing to explore this vast and beautifully diverse island.

Aki and Laura Lintunen purchased this estate in 2011

Why Aki and Laura Lintunen chose Keaau

We are excited to share our 'impractical dream' with you, with a relaxing home to return to after a full day of activities and exploring. You will be surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and a peaceful neighborhood. We looked at many areas on the Big Island and chose Hawaiian Paradise Park for its acreage that provides quiet and privacy, while still being central to the ocean, trails, parks, restaurants and nearby shopping.

What makes this estate unique

A unique and modern home designed with covered walkways that connect all areas. Impressive lava rock columns, circular planter with seating, and an outstanding outdoor shower were all hand shaped by a local craftsman. The home maximizes light and captures the trade winds and breezes, with sweet scents drifting indoors from the professionally landscaped gardens. The home is large, yet very comfortable for a couple or a large family. The grassed yard is great for the kids to play, to have a game of bocci ball or croquet, or to just relax on the lounge chairs while enjoying all the tropical trees, fruit trees and scented plants and flowers.


Hawaiian Paradise Park Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Spacious luxury, with two sinks and large walk in shower
    Main House Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower with window, fully tiled.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Lava rock shower with tile; exquisite in the afternoon sun!
  • Luxurious, fully tiled bathrooms with custom cabinets. Two separate showers, plus the outdoor shower, all with additional wall faucets for washing feet after an active day outside.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main House Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has seating area, desk, walk-in closet, lux bathroom, lanai
    Main House Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Double windows, quiet fan for comfort; closet
    Main House 3rd bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Twin XL that pushed together make a King bed, lanai access
  • Main house master bedroom is bright with windows facing the morning sun and gardens. Separate seating area, desk, and a large walk-in closet, all with luxurious wood flooring. Fully tiled master bath that has two sinks, low-profile toilet, and large walk-in shower. Other bedrooms are large with closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All improvements are connected with covered walkways, allowing for outdoor enjoyment, whatever the weather. Back and side yards are fully grassed, with border flowers, trees, and plants. There are 10 foot ceilings and a second set of upper windows for air flow, along with fans in most rooms. There is no air conditioning.


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Modern Estate on Tropical Acre at Hale E Komo Mai. *Guest house also available*
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable and spacious with smiling, helpful staff. A perfect place for our family 100th birthday gathering of 10. The open floor plan, the big lanai, and spacious grounds accommodated both a wheelchair and a walker. The amply furnished kitchen and many places to sit and gather made for a congenial afternoon. The birthday was the reason for the trip to Hawaii and the house helped to make it an unforgettable success.

We slept 7 adults there and the almost perfect part comes from one bed (there are 4 more that are very nice) that is an airbed that loses air during the night so we used the couch instead. The neighbor and caretaker was instantly there to troubleshoot and he - and even his wife - went beyond expectation to make us happy. I recommend this property most enthusiastically as long as you don't need or don''t mind the soft to softer sleeping surface of the airbed. The rest of the house is furnished amply and comfortably and stylishly, and even the lanai is big enough and had enough furniture to seat all 10 of us without crowding. But for that little problem of the bed, this well designed modern house and beautiful grounds served our needs most perfectly. I've already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for big family, secluded, central and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, is very central to Hilo and the volcanoes national park. The house is Art Deco, ventilated and very well equipped. It was really nice to be able to cook with proper utensil as well as grill. We had a great time, and the owners and Skip were very responsive. We definitely will like to come back to this house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large Modern Estate with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful modern vacation home. Very spacious house, enjoyed the open floor plan, endless windows, high ceilings, refreshingly classy amenities. Family truly enjoyed modern kitchen, barbecue, large green yards and walk in shower bathrooms. Well-maintained, almost new, in a secluded neighborhood. Took a 5 minute drive to trail along the beautiful Ocean Cliffs.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Last summer August 2016 was our third stay and as always perfect in every way. The owners are easy to work with as well as the property manager. Perfect location for volcano adventures, hiking, and tide pools. Everything in the home is immaculate, high end, and well stocked. This summer we will be in Maui and then Kauai, yet already have plans to return to The Big Island next year and will surely to this property. Thank you from Miami, Florida! :)

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was very enjoyable. The house had everything we needed. Nicely furnished inside and out.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Oasis in Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

When I first saw this property and photos on VRBO, like Liz Lemon I said, 'I want to go to there!'... and upon arrival, we were WOWed with how beautiful and amazing the property was. It met all expectations set by the profile online, and even exceeded it in many regards. The beds were comfy, the rooms and outdoor spaces perfect and inviting, the kitchen was stocked and well equipped. We were as happy returning to the house and spending time there and cooking, as we were with the wondrous and and magical places were were visiting during the day.

The outdoor shower.... words fail me. So I thought I'd dedicate a paragraph to it. We all fell in love with it!

Not to say it was completely flawless... a few lamps and fans could use a little repair (nothing major AT ALL), and the first night had a series of mishaps with the smoke detectors going off two or three times in the middle of the night which wasn't great for already jet-lagged folks and a two year old... However, Skip, the property manager who lived down the road was Johnny-on-the-spot... He rushed over immediately any time we called and was extremely helpful and charming. Everyone we met who came to work on the properties was a delight to interact with.

Suffice it to say, I can't say enough about how much we loved getting to stay there, and would re-book this property in a heartbeat. Just know that it is a little bit out of the way from any main town, but in other ways it's nicely centrally located to many of the major things you'd want to do and see. The closest towns and markets are just a few minutes drive away. The last point I'll make is that if you rent the house, just be aware that other folks might be in the Guest House at the same time. Our first night, the crew in the guesthouse was a bit noisy, but Skip asked them to be mindful as we had a sleeping toddler, and then in the subsequent nights we had a different set of people come in who were rather delightful and more interactive. So as with anything with shared space, it could be a bit of a crap shoot... But we lucked out there for the most part. Of course if you have a larger group and rent out both spaces, then your golden... And can only complain about yourself and question your own friendship and family at that point (hehehe).

Thanks again to Aki and Laura for providing and sharing such an amazing space, and to Skip and the housekeeping lady and the painter dude who came through at some point too.


  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Hilo (ITO) Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Richardson Beach in Hilo
Car: necessary

This recently finished modern and luxurious home is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park, which is a quiet, agriculturally zoned subdivision with over 100 miles of private road. The main roads are fully paved with most side roads comprised of compacted cinder, ideal for walking, running or cycling. There is about 4 miles of oceanfront with fantastic hiking on the trail abutting the ocean cliffs. Nearby towns of Pahoa (laid back) and Keaau (toward Hilo) offer many shopping amenities within a short drive; historical Hilo town and many restaurant options are only 12 miles away. A quiet country retreat yet close to amenities and conveniences. Explore the nearby hot ponds, Lava Tree State Park, Kapoho Tide Pools for fantastic snorkeling, and the scenic red road drive to the Kalapana lava area. Or, take the jaw-dropping Hamakua coastal drive, on the way to 'Kona side.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $80 + Tax
Main house Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.43%

Rates subject to change until confirmed.

Transient Accommodation: TA-111-562-1376-01
General Excise Tax: GE-111-562-1376-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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