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Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,820 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Master Suites - 1 additional bedroom - 3 Baths - Sleeps 7 - Next to Ocean

The Whale House has a huge wraparound lanai providing stunning ocean views. This 1820 square foot house includes a full size kitchen with a dishwasher, two identical master suites, plus an additional bedroom, with three bathrooms, a hot water outdoor shower, air conditioning, HDTVs, bicycles, large gas BBQ, free WiFi, hammock, and patio dining to enjoy whale watching. Kaloli Point has the best weather on the East side... some say better than Kona.

Jim Brawner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Jim Brawner

We are full-time Big Island residents. We live one block from the Whale House, so we are available to assist you at a moments notice.

Jim Brawner purchased this house in 2013

Why Jim Brawner chose Keaau

Once we stood on the lanai, felt the ocean spray, and saw whales breach in the orange sunset, we knew this house was a magical place.

What makes this house unique

Bicycles, snorkels, masks, coolers, and fruit trees. Kaloli Point is the very best area for bicycles both on and off trails. We also have fruiting coconut palms, papayas, bananas and pineapples on the lush half acre property. Plus a unique tropical outdoor shower with hot water overlooking the ocean. Oh, and great weather too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What and incredible journey we had in Hilo. We cannot thank you enough for the forethought extended to us during our stay. Your "whale binder" was the Holy Grail of Hilo for us. It provided us some extremely memorable destinations. We were so fortunate with the weather everywhere we went. It seemed we got sun when we wanted it and it became overcast when we didn't care. We learned a mind set that we have never really had before, and I have to say, it is one that really reduces anxiety and stress. The lava pool snorkeling was our favorite. The lavender corals were almost glowing and the variety if fish were gorgeous. We swam with a turtle when we were there. He didn't seem to care that we were flanking him as he swam. We saw a few turtles from the shoreline at the Whale House too. The Wednesday night dinner farmer's market at Uncle Roberts was so fun. We talked to some nice people and tried many different things. We did so much. And were so fortunate to relax at night in a wonderful home which provided for all our needs. We are sore, sunburnt, and mentally spent at the moment, but so happy we made this choice. Mahalo for the best vacation ever!
Jul 2014
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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry, after too many parents letting their children wreck the house and ruin clean windows, we no longer can allow children under 10 years of age.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled with designer vessel sinks, granite countertops, ceramic tile floors, and a jungle facing window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite One - 1 king
    Master Suite Two - 1 king
    Master Suite Three - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Three master suites each with a king bed, ceiling fans, closets, separate entrances and private bathrooms including a shower and bathtub.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
average rating of 4.6 based on 26 reviews

Outstanding view

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place, owner is very friendly and knowledgeable. It is a little out there distance wise. Very quite and nice area. You do share the house with Geckos.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at the Whale House and loved every minute of it. The house is spacious and light with cool ocean breezes. There is a porch that wraps around the entire house and we enjoyed many a meal and drink watching the waves and whales.

The area is beautiful and we had sunny skies our entire stay. After staying at several VBRO properties I have found the owner/operators ones to be superior. It was everything we wished for.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay near Hilo, great value

  • 5 of 5

An acquaintance recommended the Whale House and it exceeded our expectations. Good location for exploring the eastern part of Big Island. Lovely setting on lava with garden, short walk through an empty lot to cliff coast. Nice Ocvean view even with the powerlines.Very spacious and equipped with everything we needed from kitchen items to beach gear. Liked the decor. Comfy bedding. We loved the wrap around lanai with table, chairs, loungers. No need for AC, we were fine with the fans and the ocean breeze. Jim gave us a warm welcome on arrival and a detailed introduction to the house, the neighborhood and what to do around Hilo. The "whale house binder" also was a great help to plan the stay. Best accommodation we had on our recent trip to Hawaii. Hope we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheila T. -KY

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Whale House; the house was just as beautiful as the pictures on VRBO. Jim met with us when we arrived a little late and showed us all the great features of the house. He also gave us helpful ways to view the active lava flows, which was one of the highlights of our trip. If your looking for great views of the ocean and comforts of home, then this rental is the one.

Thanks again Jim for providing a wonderful house for our stay at Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

From our very first contact with the owner, the Whale house met AND exceeded our wishes & expectations. This property had all the amenities as well as hospitality and guidance for making the most of our stay. The "whale house binder" was awesome & gave us great ideas, directions and suggestions. Jim was especially accommodating and has thought of everything. You can't find a better property as far as an all inclusive stay & for the value ( no extra cost to rent gear like bikes, snorkel gear, kiyaks, etc.. Our family of mostly adults, loved the flexibility of so many things to do: snorkel, hike, bike ride, walk, or just relax at the house. The property is beautiful & so well maintained. We are already talking about when we can go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sights and sounds!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed the whale house on our recent visit to the big island! Amazing views, the coqui frogs, and the crashing waves! The house was perfect, well stocked and well maintained. Jims introduction was thorough and the notebook was well appreciated! Enjoyed the outdoor shower after a long afternoon walk on the cliffs! Was an amazing place to stay and highly recommend to anyone considering renting this gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Walking Distance
Car: recommended

Whale House is located on the most beautiful street on the East side of Hawaii surrounded by million dollar homes. Enjoy stunning ocean views from every room. Feel the ocean spray while whale watching from the huge wraparound lanai. The Whale House is on famous Kaloli Point which boasts the best weather on this side of the island... some say it's better than Kona. This 1820 sq ft house comes with free bicycles, Wi-Fi, a large hammock, HDTVs, snorkels, boogie boards, lots of parking, washer, dryer, gas BBQ, air conditioning, dishwasher, and a full sized kitchen with everything needed to prepare a gourmet dinner for six. Plenty of outdoor patio dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

$119.00 a night for one master suite. $139.00 a night for both master suites. $159.00 a night for all three bedrooms. Maximum occupancy of 7 guests. There is a flat $75 cleaning fee. We don't charge a damage deposit because our guests are nice people. Whether you book one, two or three bedrooms, you are occupying the entire house. This is NOT a shared home. Sixty-one day cancellation policy for full refund with a non-refundable $85 processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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