About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights
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
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, dutch, We understand anything Google can translate!
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 03, 2018
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 Hawaiian Paradise Park
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.
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Very well stocked!
The view from the back yard is spectacular and I have never seen a more well-stocked kitchen. The owner's philosophy is "don't waste good food" which was evident. However, know before you go that it is in the middle of nowhere. If we wanted to dine, do an activity or even go to a "good" grocery store , it would entail at least 20-30 minutes in the car. Overall, our stay was very pleasant. The owners are very responsive and friendly.
Thank you for your review and the compliments. Our first 4-star review, it had to happen one day! Yes, we are a bit remote, but locations with views like ours are harder to find in town. We rarely eat out (two steaks on the BBQ by the pool with the ocean in the background is hard to beat)
We do advise guests there are several local supermarkets plus Walmart, Safeway and Target in Hilo on the way before they arrive. There are some simple restaurants in Pahoa (20 mins) and some better ones in Hilo (30 mins) It's a 10 minute (5 mile) drive to the nearest convenience store.
Future guests please take note!
Spectacular view of the ocean
The house is beautiful and in a lovely location with a spectacular view of the ocean. It was lovely to walk along the cliffs in front of the house. Breathtaking. The house is well stocked and owners wonderful to work with. We felt well cared for and looked after. Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely home.
Heaven right here on earth
I could only give this home 5 stars, but if there had been 10, it would have been my rating (or possibly 11 stars on a 10-star rating. We celebrated my 70th birthday and our 50th wedding anniversary during our stay. The house was fabulous! And we found a bottle of very nice champagne in the refrigerator when we arrived! The front of the house is all windows, and it looks out on the Pacific Ocean. Near the horizon, we watched humpback whales spouting and one day, they were playfully breaching. It was a great thing to watch. The interior of the house and part of the lanai were floored in a beautiful ceramic tile. The furniture in the house was just right for a home by the ocean. The kitchen was complete, and had a gorgeous breakfast bar handmade of eucalyptus wood, the counters were a beautiful (and impervious) stone. The dining area has a round glass table top, which was very good and easy to clean. The master bedroom had a king sized bed, with a wall of windows looking out to the ocean and another huge window looking out on the lanai. It had a very nice bathroom with some storage space and a huge walk in closet with numerous shelves and a light. The second bedroom had a beautiful queen sized bed. The bathroom for that bedroom is separate, designed so that both the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms would have access. That bathroom contained two sinks, a shower, a commode, and the largest bathtub I have ever seen. We used the laundry room quite a bit. Anything that could not be dried in the dryer could be hung on the very large drying rack nearby. The third bedroom contained a futon double bed which we did not use, so I cannot comment on it. The owners lived very close, and they provided a way to get wi-fi. There was a nice TV in the living area, which we used occasionally. Our friend who used the 2nd bedroom is from Australia, as is the husband of the owner. On our next to last night, we invited the owners to a dinner of hot dogs. (And they came!) We all had a good time.
Overall our visit was like a dream come true. We thank the owners for all their planning and work to make this a special place, and we that HomeAway for listing this beautiful home! Julie
Beautiful house with ocean view
Good location for visiting volcano park, water falls and Kapoho Tidepools for snorkeling.
Thank you Cynthia!
Beautiful place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay. Even though it is on the rainy side of the island, the shoreline and waves were stunning. No swimming at this shoreline but we did not mind this because the view was incredible. The house was very clean and spacious. The neighbors expect people to adhere to the quiet hours; if you use the pool later at night or make noise, the neighbors will most likely complain to the hosts about it.
We are glad you enjoyed our house! As stated in the rental agreement there is NO noise allowed after 10pm. We are in a quiet residential neighborhood, so we encourage our neighbors to complain if our guests make noise after hours. This is not a party house, the police WILL be called if you have a party. Sorry, but those are the rules!
One of the best properties and vacations we had!
Incredible vistas and superb facilities, just sit and relax on the the great Linai while your hubby get you a MaiTai ...while in a private pool... Great for a family, but even better for a couple to get away into a most private, ultra modern and a secret runaway in Big Island!
Thank you Sergei, it was fun having you here!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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. RATE MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM VRBO BOOKING/GET A QUOTE OPTIONS. Please contact us for special requests (e.g. 2 nights, long term)