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Oceanfront Cliff House

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

We are renting our Ohana (i.e. guesthouse). It is attached to our home, but doesn't have any shared walls. It is separated from our home by a breezeway and lanai. It has a private entrance and covered parking. The Ohana is approximately 1000 square feet which includes: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living/dining space and kitchenette, but the best part is the view!

The property is conveniently located with a private driveway and gate directly off Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19). The home is surrounded by 3 acres of tropical flora with no other home in sight. Extremely private, yet easy to find and located 13 miles from historic downtown Hilo and 15 miles from the Hilo Airport.

Property Manager
Sandy & Bob Nutt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Sandy & Bob Nutt

We are originally from California, but have always had a love for Hawaii. I spent childhood vacations visiting my grandfather in Maui and we've been coming to the Big Island to visit my father since he retired here in 2000. My husband and I are both serving in the US Navy.

Sandy & Bob Nutt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Sandy & Bob Nutt chose Hilo District

For us, it was all about the view. We love waking up to beautiful sunrises over the water and seeing waves crash along the rugged coastline. We hope you will come stay and fall in love with it like we have!

What makes this cottage unique

Our managers, Sandy & Bob are very attentive if you need anything during your stay.


Hakalau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
No need for AC or central heat in Hawaii, the louver windows open to bring in the breeze. Ceiling fans hang in dining area and bedroom and an oscillating stand fan is at your disposal. No access to on-site laundry facilities. Dry cleaning and laundry facilities are located in Hilo.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Cliff House
average rating of 4.8705883 based on 85 reviews

A total dream come true!!

  • 5 of 5

This location is by far the best VRBO we have ever experienced!! We loved this private property. It is everything we expected and more! Very clean property with loads of special touches. It is private and away from all signs of humanity. The views are truly gorgeous! Watched the sunrise every morning from the private patio.

The night sky was just as wonderful. Photography buffs will LOVE this location! There is the view of the cliffs with the water crashing into the shore. The palm trees make a great addition to the sunrise photos. And the night sky offers up the Milky Way in its full glory!! No light pollution from this location!! There is even a small waterfall to capture digitally.

The home is very tastefully decorated. It is impeccably clean! It is all of the little touches that make it a remarkable location. We have stayed at many VRBO locations over the years. I can honestly say this one is my favorite. I could not believe they supplied sunscreen, mosquito spray (zero bites and no spray used ever!!) shampoo and conditioner, laundry soap, movies for the dvr, and two ukuleles!! I taught myself how to play while watching the sun come up!! Very thoughtfully equipped kitchen as well.

There is plenty to do a short distance away. Plenty of cute restaurants and shopping available in Hilo. The hour drive to the volcanoes is beautiful. The national park is spectacular. A little advice, watch the lava from the steam pot area to avoid the crazy people at Jaggar location. Plenty of great hiking areas at the park.

If we ever return to the Big Island, we will definitely stay here again! It was better than we imagined!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for your lovely remarks. We want our guests to experience Hawaii in all it's natural splendor whether they are inside the cottage or outside with the breeze blowing. The birds were probably singing along and enjoying your ukulele music as well. Having it clean and supplied ensures that our guests don't need to get some of the essentials. We would love to see your photos and all the beauty that you have captured of this lovely island. We look forward to your return someday, it was a pleasure to meet the two of you. Aloha and Mahalo
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Loved it! Great location, amazing view, would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The Cliff House was fantastic, I was blown away with the beautiful view and property surrounding the house. It was close enough to Hilo but also far enough away to relax. I wasn't sure about having no air conditioning, after all I'm from Texas! But, we never felt uncomfortable at all. The house has all amenities you need and we loved that we had a cooler and snorkeling equipment available. The kitchen had a nice variety of pots and pans, as well as cooking utensils and a good assortment of seasonings. I would recommend this 110% to anyone looking to stay in or around Hilo, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being a short distance away from Hilo does give you quieter surroundings where you can hear the birds singing and the surf on the rocks below. It is nice to nice that you don't have far to go to get to town though. We're glad you made good use of the snorkeling equipment as well as the cooler. It sounds like the making of a fun day ahead. We look forward to having you as our guests again some time. Aloha and Mahalo
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Beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The spot was beautiful and well kept. Perfect spot to relax after a long day of adventures.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for coming to enjoy our little piece of paradise. It's nice to know that you were able to come back each day to relax and enjoy the beauty that the property has to offer. Aloha and Mahalo
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Gorgeous and privacy in same location!

  • 5 of 5

Great property managers.

Great location.

Great "extras".

Just beautiful and well equipped.

Peaceful retreat with unbeatable views.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for celebrating your 1st anniversary at the Ocean Front Cliff House, we are happy to have been part of your wonderful memories. Also glad that we were able to help you with your planning and with our restaurant suggestions, we do like to eat good food. We do hope that you will be able to come back again and celebrate another milestone in your lives. Aloha and Mahalo
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Very private with beautiful garden space.

  • 5 of 5

This house has nice views of the ocean and is very private. We enjoyed our time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the privacy the property provides and endless ocean views. We hope you took some great photos and memories.
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  • 5 of 5

If your looming for a house with an amazing view and away from all the hustle and bustle this is the place. Only noises are ocean waters and the frogs, which we found soothing. A short drive into Hilo and some local places if interest. We couldn't have found a better place to spend our honeymoon. This is our first vrbo and we will def look at these in the future when traveling, but this will be thee one when we come back. Muhalo for such a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To have your honeymoon in Hawaii is very special and we are so glad that we got to play a part in it. What a wonderful way to start your marriage surrounded by beauty and the sounds of the ocean. We also feel privileged to have been your first VRBO and that it was a very good experience for you. We do look forward to your return anniversary trip in the future. Aloha and Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Honomu, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
KoleKole Beach Park (rocky beach)
Car: necessary

I reviewed some of our favorite local attractions on gogobot so you can check those out and you can see what other people are saying about them. Locally, I think the little town of Honomu, and Akaka falls are must sees (located approximately 2 miles from our house). If you want to do something adventurous try ziplining (we recommend Skyline Akaka Falls - also located in Honomu). Downtown Hilo is 13 miles away and has plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and other outdoor activities. The nearest airport is 15 miles away, also in Hilo.


Rates & Availability

Hakalau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017-2018
Dec 22 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $200

3 night minimum stays may be required during peak events or holidays.
Monthly cleaning $115.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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