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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, dutch, We understand anything Google can translate!
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking in or near the house....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The lava cliffs can be dangerous so the minimum age of visiting children is 13....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is not ADA compliant but a wheelchair can access all rooms and bathrooms. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Huge 2-person tub, large shower, seashell sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large shower, tropical leaf sinks...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Big Island Revealed and Lonely Planet 'Discover Hawaii Big Island' (both 2014) are present and can be borrowed during your stay....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Oceanic cable...moreless

  • Television:

    39' Vizio HD Smart TV including Netflix, Amazon and YouTube ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    It's called Netflix! Also Amazon Prime Movies....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mauna Kea, 13800 ft high and 37 miles away. Sometimes with snow!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Watch the waves pound the 15ft lava cliff....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free cable broadband and wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open plan with 2 seating areas, one for watching TV and another for talking/reading/ocean gazing........moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    There is no telephone but you can phone through the internet (skype etc)....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of items left behind by guests for guests. We try to provide TP, paper towels and bottles of water but can't guarantee it. We have added some snacks....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Hilo Municipal (16 miles) , Naniloa (19 miles), Volcano (34 miles) and many more further away. We have two old golf sets which you're welcome to borrow....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Some areas recently landscaped...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big concrete charcoal-fueled BBQ next to the pool....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two bodyboards, two snorkeling sets and some pool toys....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Sort of. The bathtub in the 2nd bathroom is large enough for two people and we have unlimited hot water....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    35ft pool, 4ft deep. Ideal for swimming laps or just staring at the (unobstructed) ocean view....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,700
Carole
Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,350
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

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 http://www.vrbo.com/631573 for full VRBO listing.

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Please contact us for special requests (e.g. 2 nights, long term)


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Location

19.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
8.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
4.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 130
8.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, dutch, We understand anything Google can translate!
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset from the lanai and pool

    Sunset from the lanai and pool

  • Shoji doors open showing kitchen cabinets, more drawers and small appliances

    Shoji doors open showing kitchen cabinets, more drawers and small appliances

  • Two seating areas, one for TV watching and one for whale watching!

    Two seating areas, one for TV watching and one for whale watching!

  • Master bedroom, king size bed

    Master bedroom, king size bed

  • Master bathroom sinks on custom vanity

    Master bathroom sinks on custom vanity

  • Second bedroom with Queen size bed

    Second bedroom with Queen size bed

  • Main bathroom with large double bathtub and huge walk in shower

    Main bathroom with large double bathtub and huge walk in shower

  • Kitchen with custom made eucalyptus bar top

    Kitchen with custom made eucalyptus bar top

  • Closeup of custom BBQ with polished concrete surface

    Closeup of custom BBQ with polished concrete surface

  • Green turtles can be spotted eating just off the cliffs

    Green turtles can be spotted eating just off the cliffs

  • Looking North along the lava rock shore, Mauna Kea (14,000ft) visible

    Looking North along the lava rock shore, Mauna Kea (14,000ft) visible

  • Land of rainbows

    Land of rainbows

  • Open plan living, kitchen and dining areas

    Open plan living, kitchen and dining areas

  • View from Kitchen

    View from Kitchen

  • Smart HDTV

    Smart HDTV

  • View of pool and ocean from Master bedroom

    View of pool and ocean from Master bedroom

  • Large walk in showers in both master and main bathrooms

    Large walk in showers in both master and main bathrooms

  • Futon in third room opens to full size bed

    Futon in third room opens to full size bed

  • Front of house, all glass!

    Front of house, all glass!

  • Pool deck, BBQ and large picnic table

    Pool deck, BBQ and large picnic table

  • View from Lanai and Pool

    View from Lanai and Pool

  • Winter whale in front of the house

    Winter whale in front of the house

  • Watch the never-ending waves

    Watch the never-ending waves

  • Pool says Come on down

    Pool says Come on down

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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