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

Keaau, HI, USA
  • Estate3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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)


Aki and Laura Lintunen

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, finnish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
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 Hawaiian Paradise Park

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Mauna Kea volcano is visible from the front of the property


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Propane dryer that is very efficient
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Some smaller free weights and exercise/yoga mats provided upon request
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      NEW - Aloha Broadband wireless internet service added! Reasonable speeds for Hawaii.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Clean linens provided
                    • Living Room
                      Extra large (24 x24) living room with 16 foot high ceilings and lots of windows
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of on-site parking near entry, adjacent to covered walkways for convenience to both the Main house and Guest house. No parking allowed on grass or in front of Guest House.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Several sets of towels provided. Also beach towels available for use
                    • Washing Machine
                      High capacity washing machine


                        • Microwave
                          Good quality microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee maker and coffee grinder.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Quiet stainless steel dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Pleasure to use with nice views to outdoors; two sinks for preparation and clean-up
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Many pots, pans, dishes and utensils for cooking and serving food
                        • Oven
                          Double propane oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Large pantry closet for stocking with food and drinks
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large fridge with ice maker
                        • Stove
                          Propane stove top
                        • Toaster
                          Four slice toaster.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Beautiful wood dining table for 8 - 10, with view and access to large, circular rock wall garden. Living room has a second dining/games table for four. Options for eating outdoors on covered lanai.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Small collection of fiction provided
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Various board games and cards provided
                                • Music Library
                                  Small selection of CDs provided
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  NEW - Dish Network satellite TV available.
                                • Stereo
                                  Small mobile stereo provided
                                • Television
                                  Large 65 inch flat screen smart TV & DVD player with small movie library.
                                • Toys
                                  Recreational items and toys are near garage, in common laundry area and on Main House Lanai. All outdoor items are for use by all guests. Please inspect prior to use.
                                • Video Library
                                  Small library of movies available.


                                    • Golf
                                      Several golf courses in Hilo and surrounding area.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Large covered lanai and walkway for extensive outdoor space
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Property is a fully landscaped acre with large grassy areas and many varieties of palms, plants and flowers. Fruit trees: orange, lemon, lime, starfruit and avocado trees (seasonal)
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane barbecue provided under covered lanai


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          On outdoor concrete lanais only
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          No stairs. All showers 'roll in' and hallways and doors are extra wide. Shower seat and raised toilet seat are available upon request. Please inspect before use.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Pahoa has a public pool that is free and open every day (about 9 miles away). The pool was upgraded in 2013 with solar heaters etc.


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • deepsea 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  31 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Large Comfortable Home on a Huge Lot in a Suburb of Hilo

                                                                  Meredith D.Carlsbad, CA

                                                                  We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely spacious home in a Hilo suburb. It is about 30 minutes outside central Hilo, so this house is not for people who want to be close to shops and restaurants. There are many major chain stores within a half hour drive and some smaller local stores 15-20 min away. If you stock up on groceries and enjoy cooking, this is the rental for you. They had more spices than we have at home and every cooking utensil you could ask for. We bought steaks and boneless chicken breasts and grilled on the BBQ outside and it was divine. This home is also closer to Volcano National Park than anywhere in Hilo, so if you plan to go there, this home will be convenient. Its also really close to the area where the lava flows into the ocean if you are interested in that hike. We explored Hilo, Volcano National Park, Waimea, Mauna Kea, and Waipio Valley during our stay, so we were pretty active. The house itself is very spacious and could easily hold 6 people. The yard is huge--my son played soccer with my husband and the kids played with a frisbee. At night, the only thing I didn't like was the wildlife noise. Frogs, crickets, and birds made quite a ruckus. But nothing that my earplugs wouldn't block out. There were coolers available for day trips, a fridge stocked with condiments, a large washer dryer, lots of towels, and fans in every room which were needed since there's no AC. Overall we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks so much!

                                                                  Almost perfect

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Great place for big family, secluded, central and well equipped

                                                                  Lorena J.

                                                                  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!!

                                                                  Large Modern Estate with everything you need!

                                                                  James M.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Very nice home

                                                                  DesiFairfield, CA

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

                                                                  An Oasis in Paradise!!!

                                                                  Jeffrey T.

                                                                  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.



                                                                  Keaau, HI, USA

                                                                  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.'


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates subject to change until confirmed. Transient Accommodation: TA-111-562-1376-01 General Excise Tax: GE-111-562-1376-01

                                                                  31 Reviews
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