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Ocean front - Spanking new - Large pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic new oceanfront house with pool

Welcome to Pau Hana, a large new oceanfront house with pool on the East Coast of Hawaii Island. Perfect temperature all year round. Watch and hear the whales during the winter, observe large sea turtles all the time.

Situated in a quiet neighborhood only 30 minutes from Hilo (2nd largest city in Hawaii) and its International Airport.

We have a 35ft pool with automatic pool cover, ideal for swimming laps or just relaxing and watching the waves. From the lava cliffs in front of the house you can see Mauna Kea (13,800ft) on a clear day, with snow on its peak during the winter.

The house, completed late 2014, was rebuilt on the site of an original fishing shack built in the 60s. It has 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom with spectacular ocean views. Almost all of the ocean-facing side of the house is glass, giving fantastic ocean views from the kitchen and living room. The second bathroom contains a giant tub with room for two. The 2200 sq ft house was designed by the owners and is tastefully decorated (please see photos).

Custom made shoji doors crafted from the original exterior walls (redwood) are throughout the house. Big windows and skylights bring in the Hawaiian sunshine. All doors are 3 ft wide and custom made, also from the original redwood (interior) and local eucalyptus (exterior). Kitchen cabinets/drawers are also made from the original redwood in the home, and the granite counter is locally known as “Green Sand” as it looks like Hawaii’s own Green Sand Beach.

While the house is not ADA compliant, it is wheelchair accessible.

Broadband internet and wi-fi is provided, as is cable TV on a new 39-inch HD television set that is internet enabled. Kitchen is fully equipped with brand-new appliances, including dishwasher. Brand new washing machine and dryer also available. The master bedroom has a King-size bed and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a Queen-size bed while the third bedroom has a double futon bed. Bathrooms have tropical vessel sinks and large walk-in showers. There is also an outdoor shower. Almost unique to East Hawaii oceanfront, we have a sizable yard on the ocean side. (Please note, the yard has been recently landscaped with spots of new grass still growing.)

For those concerned with their carbon hoofprint, the house's 18 solar panels produce enough electricity to cover normal use (we are on the grid) and we harvest clear clean rainwater from the roof - but triple-filter it just in case.

Although we are oceanfront, the house has been built back far enough and with double glazing in the front so that you can 'turn off' the sound of the waves if you wish. This also avoids the sea spray which can cover windows of houses too close to the surf.

If you would like to book, we can hold your booking for 24 hours at absolutely no cost while you try to arrange flights and a rental car. Let us know. Note also that it is often cheaper to fly to Kona (KOA) instead of Hilo (ITO) - if you don't mind the two-hour drive. Many of our guests do this and use the drive for sightseeing.

There is no construction going on anywhere near our house.

PLEASE NOTE: This house is not suitable for children under 12. It is dangerous for them due to the lava cliffs and the swimming pool which can be accessed directly from the living room. Please let us know the ages of any children included in your booking.

NOTICE: 10% discount to repeat customers. Welcome back!

CANCELLATION POLICY: If we receive notice of your cancellation:

• More than 60 days before your first night:: You will receive your deposit, minus $100 service fee, and less any credit card fees.

• Less than 60 days before your first night: You will forfeit your deposit. However, we will always work to re-book. If we can re-book, we will refund based on 80% of the nightly rate for the nights we have re-booked, less $100 cancellation fee and less any credit card fees.

• Thank you for understanding.

Hawaii Tax number (TAT) : W49186691-01

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

1. Do you have air conditioning?

No! Most people don't, it's not necessary in Hawaii. Even in summer, the

average high is under 84 degrees. Every room has a ceiling fan and a

portable fan and we have ocean breezes from the Pacific Ocean, which

starts at the bottom of our yard.

2. Do you have a hot tub?

No! We enjoy a hot tub as much as anyone when we're in Canada, but in a warm

climate we find them uncomfortable and unnecessary. If you really crave a

good soak you can make use of our mega two-person bathtub where you can crank

up the temperature hotter than any hot tub and enjoy your champagne.

3. Can I have my wedding reception at your house - is there room for the DJ to set up his stuff on the lanai?

Unfortunately, this is not a party house. We live in a quiet area and we don't want to annoy our neighbors. Loud laughter - yes. Loud music - no.

4. Are you really oceanfront?

Yes! The Pacific Ocean is our water feature. Good question though - there are many houses listed as "oceanfront" on VRBO that are miles away from the water.

5. Can I bring my toddlers to splash in your pool?

Alas! Our house is not suitable for children under 12. The pool is unfenced and there are lava rock cliffs at the end of our yard. It is too dangerous for small children.

6. Do you have internet?

Yes! We have cable internet that is fast enough to support streaming of movies on Netflix (which is available on our TV). We also have wi-fi. Many houses in Hawaii do not have cable - we were on dial-up just two years ago.

7. Is your area free of construction noise?

Yes! It's very quiet; we have an empty lot on one side and a small house with a semi-retired couple (hi Andy!) on the other side

More Details

Sandy Vos
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, dutch, We understand anything Google can translate!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Sandy Vos

Sandy and Rick are world citizens that prefer to spend as much time as possible in Hawaii. We have traveled widely so we (hope we) know just what the discerning traveler is looking for in a vacation rental.

Sandy Vos purchased this house in 2008

Why Sandy Vos chose Keaau

We have been vacationing in Hawaii since 2005 and were lucky enough to be there when the original home on this lot was for sale. It started out as a old fishing shack and had undergone many modifications but had seen better days. Yet the house still had this million dollar view! So we rebuilt the house and pool to fit in with this gorgeous location.

What makes this house unique

View, view and view. The palm trees swaying in the trades and the splash of the humpbacks in the winter (November to April). It just can't be described! As an added benefit, Hawaii has the best weather in the world - never overly hot or cold.


Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Huge 2-person tub, large shower, seashell sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower, tropical leaf sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Note: Bedroom 3 would not be comfortable for two people as it is an open-top office/bedroom. This is common in Hawaii, for airflow.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bathroom scale (handy for weighing suitcases), First Aid Kit, ukulele, two bodyboards, umbrellas, 'chimney' for the BBQ, hair dryer, makeup mirror, bathrobes, fire extinguisher, HDMI cable (connect laptop to TV), thumb drive (also for TV), security camera, garage, snorkel masks, small fishing rod of some sort, iron + ironing board, macadamia nut cracker, flashlights in the nightstands, two sets of old golf clubs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Ocean front - Spanking new - Large pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Great house with a perfect view

  • 5 of 5

The house is really great: it was well equipped with everything we needed during our stay; everything worked very well, the pool is large and the entire location is very nice. The view at the Pacific Ocean is gorgeous! Very helpful were all the instructions and recommendations we received from Sandy and Rick. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Time

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Beautiful home with gorgeous ocean view!!! Well equipped with all appliances in good order. Very nice and very clean pool. Our family of four had more than enough space and enjoyed eating meals outside while watching the ocean. In one day we spotted colony of dolphins from our backyard and since the home was right to the ocean we were able to watched them even closely. Same day we spotted a turtle. It was amazing time to watch them in the wild life. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with gorgeous ocean view with us. We hope to be back next year and I would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Svetlana! It was a pleasure having you stay. I'm still the only person who has not seen any dolphins here! We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again some time. Thank you for the compliments.
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Hawaiian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is in a perfect residential locating. The house is well equipped and the owners provide great information on the local activities. The pool was clean and refreshing, and the house clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this property for your next Big Island vacation.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle, we're glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again soon.
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Beautiful view, wonderful house, get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

House and property is fantastic. Little bit of a drive in and out of town but if you are looking for tranquility and a truly beautiful Hawaiian setting then this is it. We saw turtles everyday off the cliff and a pod of dolphins. House is set up well for renters and the owners provide every last detail of info that you could need. Great stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Everyone has seen dolphins except me! We're very glad you liked the house and we hope to see you again one day.
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Great location beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Really great location, too sight see and do so much on my favourite island!! Beautiful clean house with everything thought out so well! Unbelievable to be right on the ocean, great breezes, listening to the ocean while you sleep and coqui frogs!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anonymous! It is a great location and the Big Island is the Best Island. Flowing lava, hiking across an active volcano, Green Sand Beach, biggest mountain the world, it's all here. Glad you like the frogs. We often relocate them so it remains a pleasant background murmur.
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Sydney, Australia

We had a wonderfully relaxing time at this amazingly beautiful lava cliff top home! Stunning views,!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha 🌸 This property is a gem! A well kept secret. It is in stunning part of Hilo/Puna. It is beautifully appointed, immaculately presented with every possible travelers's want/need being thought of by Sandy and Rick. Excellent communication, organisation and support given by owners! We would highly recommend this property! Hopefully we'll be back one day 🌺🌈 Mahalo x

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Nic! The East Side of Hawaii Island is indeed a well-kept secret, it's one of the best parts of Hawaii yet also the most affordable. It was great having you here, you were a fantastic guest. Be sure to come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
19.2 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.4 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shipman Beach - by foot!
Car: necessary

The East Coast of Hawaii Island is a very relaxing destination. If you can tear yourself away from gazing at the ocean, you can go hiking over the lava rock cliffs to various hidden gems (more information upon arrival). The most popular spot on Hawaii Island is Volcanoes National Park, where you can visit the most active volcano in the world (erupting for over 30 years now). Sometimes, the lava flow itself is accessible - it constantly changes location.

Close by, you can visit quirky Pahoa and even quirkier Kehena Beach. Makuu Market, held every Sunday, is just 5 miles away. Thirty minutes drive takes you to Hilo (2nd largest city in Hawaii, after Honolulu) with its shops, restaurants and museums. In two hours you can drive all the way to the top of 13,800 ft Mauna Kea and perhaps experience snow in Hawaii.


Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
PreXmas 2017
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 20 2018 - Feb 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 12 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates for 4 people. 3 night minimum, 5 nights at Holidays
5th person: additional $25 per night
Cleaning Fee = $150 (any stay); Tax = 13.42%
50% deposit to book; Balance due 14 days before arrival
Security deposit $500
See for full VRBO listing.
Please contact us for special requests (e.g. 2 nights, long term)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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