Ocean Front - Spanking New - Large Pool
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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
Member since: 2014
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- 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 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)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
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.
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Sunset from the lanai and pool
Shoji doors open showing kitchen cabinets, more drawers and small appliances
Two seating areas, one for TV watching and one for whale watching!
Master bedroom, king size bed
Master bathroom sinks on custom vanity
Second bedroom with Queen size bed
Main bathroom with large double bathtub and huge walk in shower
Kitchen with custom made eucalyptus bar top
Closeup of custom BBQ with polished concrete surface
Green turtles can be spotted eating just off the cliffs
Looking North along the lava rock shore, Mauna Kea (14,000ft) visible
Land of rainbows
Open plan living, kitchen and dining areas
View from Kitchen
View of pool and ocean from Master bedroom
Large walk in showers in both master and main bathrooms
Futon in third room opens to full size bed
Front of house, all glass!
Pool deck, BBQ and large picnic table
View from Lanai and Pool
Winter whale in front of the house
Watch the never-ending waves
Pool says Come on down
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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