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Hale Manu Of Kaloli Point - Nature Lovers Paradise - Vehicle Rental Available

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 near ocean! Car rental available!

Pu'u 'O'o LAVA FLOW UPDATE: On 26 July 2016, after a 3 year pause, lava once again is flowing into the Pacific Ocean not far from Hale Manu!

Affordable quality vacation home listing! Enjoy the trade winds while you view the colorful birds and flora at our home at Kaloli Point, only 17 miles south of Hilo. Our renovated 1980's elevated home has plenty of character with colorful tile and mosaic floors, pine tongue & groove planking, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, and colorful ceramic countertops. Home is located on a ½ acre lot with lush flora that includes coconut palms, pineapple and tree orchids. Only a short walk to the tip of Kaloli Point where one can watch the deep blue Pacific Ocean wash up on the lava cliffs while drinking your morning coffee or enjoying a picnic lunch. Full set of ‘Big Island’ reference books provided for planning your island road trips, hiking and palate adventures!

Enjoy preparing your meals in the spacious kitchen using fresh fruits and vegetables available at numerous local farmers markets. Sleep comfortably on high end Serta mattresses. Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed while upstairs bedroom has a full bed with wicker headboard and reading light. High end living room sleeper sofa has a plush full mattress that is extremely comfy. Full bathrooms with large mirrors and hair dryers on each floor. Enjoy HDTV and wireless high speed Internet while seated on our plush full size sleeper sofa or at our mahogany desk, glass topped dining table or breakfast bar. Relax on the lanais and listen to the birds that live around our home. Before you purchase snorkel gear check out what our previous guests have left us. Gear is located on glass table under the house.

NOTE: House truck (97 F-150 ext cab) available for rent to our guests staying 2 weeks or more. Blend in with the locals. Nothing fancy but reliable. 6' bed suitable for surf boards!

Home Amenities Include:

cable HDTV;

Oceanic Time Warner Cable TV and High Speed wireless internet;

Broadband House Telephone on desk (toll free calls to all 50 states);

DVD player and many entertainment DVD's located on living room book shelf.

Full set of ‘Big Island’ reference books for planning your island road trips, hiking and palate adventures;

iHome iPod docking station;

Folding Teak table and chairs for lanai or yard use;

Hand, bath and dish soap, and shampoo provided;

Bath and beach towels provided;

Hair dryers in each bath;

Coffee bean grinder (NEW), coffee maker and toaster;

MagicChef Microwave;

Juice blender;

Croc Pot;

Flat top 4 burner electric range/oven;

Outdoor propane 4 burner grill + 1 cooking pot burner;

Picnic cooler provided - great for picnics during your day trips to sites and snorkeling;

High end Serta bed mattresses (Queen downstairs, Full upstairs);

Pull out sleeper sofa in living area with plush full size mattress;

Beautifully crafted Mahogany and Teak furniture throughout home;

Laundry with washer/dryer & folding table located under home;

Clothes iron and ironing board provided;

Well water and solar electric / hot water;

Outdoor shower on back of house for nature lovers!!

Our Texas 97 Ford F150 has retired to sunny Hawaii and likes to show you the sights if you are staying at our home for 14 nights or more. My rates are below the rental rates for late model vehicles available at the airport. My base truck rental rate is $189/wk or $689/month. Turo actually manages my truck rental and additional fees may be applied.

I only rent my truck to my guests so my truck will only be available to you during your stay at Hale Manu. (NOTE: As Turo insures my vehicle rental, they will screen you so if you have a blemished driving record they may not accept your application. ) Mahalo!

NOTE: Hale Manu of Kaloli Point has been listed since April 2011 on VacationRentals.

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Y'all going to Houston Texas? Visit our other VRBO listing, Hopkins House Apartment in heart of city, VRBO listing # 909405.

HMKP rental home is registered with State of Hawaii.

GET Tax ID: GE-102-024-8064-01

TAT Tax ID: TA-102-024-8064-01

More Details

Ted Powell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Ted Powell

Kim & Ted plan to retire to their lovely home in Kaloli Point in a couple of years. Meanwhile we are listing our home as a vacation rental so others can experience Hawaii in a natural setting. Ted enjoys woodworking and has just built a beautiful new lanai off the living room. Kim enjoys playing golf and there are many courses on the Big Hawaii (Big Island Golf Tip: When you play golf on a side of a volcano the ball only roles in one direction!). Kim also enjoys salt or fresh water fishing. We are most proud to have recently become grandparents! We look forward to taking our grandson to the Hilo Ice Cream stand and the 'What's Shakin' smoothy stand in a couple of years so that he can experience all the unique Hawaiian fruit flavors! Ted enjoys tinkering on his antique cars on the mainland. He shipped over his 97Ford F150 a couple of years back and we enjoy driving around the island with the windows down enjoying the freshest, cleanest air in the world! While at the house Ted & Kim like to take 5 mile walks along along the coastal roads and trails in Hawaiian Paradise Park. He also enjoys reading at the homes peaceful setting and plans on writing his 'bucket list' novel there in the future. He also enjoys driving up to Volcanoes National Park for a Ranger tour or listen to a guest speaker in the visitor center auditorium. He also enjoys visiting the Lyman Museum in Hilo where they have guest lecturers speaking twice per month. When not in Hawaii, Kim and Ted live and work in a renovated home built in 1915 in historic Avondale section of Montrose, just west of downtown Houston, Texas. NEW LISTING: VRBO listing 909405: We created a 1 bedroom furnished apartment in 'Hopkins House'. Check it out!

Ted Powell purchased this house in 2011

Why Ted Powell chose Keaau

We preferred the wet side versus the dry desert (Kona) side of the Big island. The rainfall keeps the area vegetation lush and colorful and supports the large bird population. There are many farmers markets that have locally grown fruits and vegetables. Our home is on a agricultural zoned 1/2 acre property that offers privacy and a peaceful getaway after a long day visiting the popular island attractions.

What makes this house unique

Our family always preferred vacationing in rural settings where we could enjoy hiking, biking and relaxing in beautiful natural settings. When we visited the Big Island in 2010 we fell in love with the beautiful flora and fauna that varies greatly over short distances and different altitudes (you can travel from tropical sea level to 9200 ft in less than a hour!). The air is so fresh and the aloha spirit of the island residents is infectious!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would just like to say thank you for letting us stay at your home. We all enjoyed the house and the surroundings. My daughter especially liked the snails and the lizards. We all enjoyed the birds singing constantly night and day. And who can miss the roosters in the morning! We were fortunate to have two nights with very clear sky to gaze at the gazillions of stars. Thank you.
Jul 2015
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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have large vanity, large wall mirrors and mosaic tiled floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , high quality pull out sofa in living room
  • Bedroom 1: On 2nd level off Kitchen, has queen bed. Adjacent to downstairs full bathroom with tub/shower. Room decorated with dresser, night stands, chair, full closet and mosaic tile floors Bedroom 2: Walk up slate tile tread staircase to 3rd level bedroom with double bed, and is adjacent to full bath with shower. Room is decorated with dresser, clothing rack, night stand, chair and bamboo hardwood floors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Hale Manu Of Kaloli Point - Nature Lovers Paradise - Vehicle Rental Available
average rating of 4.5957446 based on 85 reviews
Kihei, Hawaii

House was great and well stocked. A good way off the beaten path, so need to be a little prepared.

  • 5 of 5

House was great and well stocked. Need to plan ahead a bit for meals since it is a ways from restaurants. Beds comfy, nice kitchen, can't pick your neighbors though😏? Overall, liked it a lot. Water was not an issue.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Easy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here before- great location quiet area beautiful yard. House very comfortable and designed with a relaxing atmosphere Love the coquis!!! Will reserve again

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quebec, Canada

Great location - great vacations - felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hale Manu of Kaloi Point from March 15 to 22. The house is great location to visit the Volcano National Park (were our kids became junior rangers - the pass is good for 7 days so being less than one hour drive gave us the opportunity to return few days during our stay). The location is also great to access the lava viewing site (at the end of the route 130), the tide pools (super snorkelling, even great for kids) and many other activities. As soon as we entered the house we felt at home! This is a good size house, clean and well furnished. We did appreciate all aminities such as washer/dryer, BBQ and movies!

The wildlife is amazing, earing the frogs, doves and roosters was loud but relaxing 🎶.

Thank you for sharing your place and we are certainly recommanding it to anyone going to Big Island!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property...about 20 min from Hilo. Easy access to everything and to all the tourist spots. The property was beautiful with all greenery surrounding it. Everything inside was immaculate!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Private, quiet home in natural setting

  • 5 of 5

Hawaiian style home built to catch the trade winds. Take a early morning walk along Kaloli Point cliffs. Enjoy a picnic along the Hamakua coast that includes a smoothie at 'What's Shakin'. Love spending happy hours on lanai sipping my Jack Daniels. Enjoy a after dark lecture at Volcanoes national park or Lyman's museum in Hilo Preparing healthy meals using local fresh fruits and vegetables at numerous farmers markets. As the owner I spend time making improvements to Hale Manu. On this trip I installed ceiling fans and replaced original 1981 toilets with senior friendly units. Previously I built a larger lanai off the living room, installed solar hot water and photovoltaic panels (Hale Manu is an electrical generation station!)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great stay, close to Hilo and surrounding sights.

  • 5 of 5

The four of us had a great stay at Hale Manu. We were so delighted with all the birds, we went out and bought bird seed to keep them coming for the few days we were there. We also enjoyed being lulled to sleep at night by the sounds of the frogs. The house suited two couples perfectly as the two bedrooms were on separate floors and as the early risers, we took the one closest to the kitchen to make coffee! We chose a house close to Hilo as we planned to concentrate on the east side sites. We were blessed with fair sunny days. It only rained the morning we were leaving. The house was exactly as presented and we would recommend it as a comfortable and well equipped house near Hilo. It even had a blender so we could make smoothies.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Golf
8.9 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
11.5 Miles
Kaleo's in Pahoa
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Trail head to Shipman Beach (1/2 day hike)
Car: necessary

Only 31 miles to Volcano National Park where there are many trails including one through a lava tube!

Local hikes:

There’s a couple of amazing walks you could take every day here. You can walk the trails along Kaloli Point to view the lava cliffs. Stay far back from the edge as the surf can knock you over - remember never turn your back to the ocean!.

If you want a 1/2 day picnic hike follow the Puna trail at end of Beach Rd to Shipman Beach. Make sure to take a couple of water bottles per person and make sure to wear shoes you don’t mind getting a little muddy. It’s a good hour and a half walk for two fit adults so plan accordingly. Remember to always follow the left-most trail. Trust me, you cannot get lost in these woods. Just keep going until you see a beach and it will be awesome.

Area Dining recommendations:

Hilo Bay Café: It’s as close to fine-dining as you’ll find on this side of the island, complete with prices. This is actually a pretty good place to get a drink.

Kaleo’s (in Pahoa): This was the second restaurant we found that had a Mediterranean bent. Whatever, it also has a cool regional menu with local caught fish, interesting only-in-Hawaii flavor combos, and awesome portions. You’re getting a good value with this menu.

Farm & Markets:

Puna Girl Farms: Do not miss this awesome place. Was once a completely destitute abandoned macnut farm. With 15 year’s worth of love, labor, and pain and it is now a thriving farm dealing mostly with macnuts but happily sprinkled with diverse regional fruits as well. The incredibly warm and open owner, Cherie, is worth the trip to the big island just to hear her story. She’s amazing. Trust us. She’ll have some fruit for sale and chances are her starfruit tree is overflowing and she’ll BEG you to come on in and pick as many as you like.

Maku’u Sunday Market: Go here. Every Sunday. You can find most of your food needs met here as well as some cool local “other stuff”. Treasures to be found here. Great food court too.

Uncle Rogers’ Wednesday Night Market: This is a half-market, half-party. You can purchase beer there ( for PBR… that works..) or you can bring your own with you. You can also get a stone-fired pizza, some lilikoi fried chicken n waffles, some crazy kombucha on tap, etc etc etc. You’ll definitely hear live music. If you know anyone in the Puna area, you’ll probably see them here.

Pools & Beaches:

It’s that beautiful. It’s amazing snorkeling or the most surreal picnic you’ll ever have.

Papalokea - Green Sand Beach: This is one of those places that will not exist forever. South Point Road is located between mile markers 69 70 down highway 111. From there, you can take a left which brings you to a cool parking area from which you walk a moderate 2.5 mile hike up and down some craggily volcanic landscape. At the end of that walk is one of the only 2 actually green sand beaches in the world. It’s, eh… green. It’s pretty nice. The water there is great, swimming is awesome. Also, chances are there is a guy or two with some Polaris off road vehicles to shuttle you there mainly because Polaris rides are pretty fun.

Punalu’u – Black Sand Beach: This is the tourist friendly, definitely going to see a sea turtle on black sand, beach. Amazing snorkeling here. This is mostly a community beach so be respectful of the local folks. Maybe bring some cash and buy their way too expensive cans of coke or something. It’s really the only actual industry some of those folks have available to them.


Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June Clearance
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
July Clearance
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $109 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.25%

(1) Check-out requests on Thanksgiving (Thursday), Christmas day and New Years day not permitted as we are unable to procure cleaning services for those specific days.
(2) Please contact me or Turo (who manages my truck rental) if you are interested in renting my vehicle during your stay. Sorry but unable to provide airport pickup/dropoff any longer. Truck pickup/dropoff at house only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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