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THE PERFECT OCEANFRONT RETREAT - Two Bedrooms/one bath and a huge lanai awaits!

Hakalau, HI, USA
  • Apartment980 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

A cozy 2nd story, oceanfront unit with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

The only way to stay closer to the ocean would to be in a boat. Sit back and watch the cruise ships slowly pass by knowing that the passengers aboard are truly envying your incredible accommodations. This quaint and unassuming second story home offers a nearly 180 degree of the mighty Pacific ocean where you can relax and watch whales as they suddenly breach the blue water, spinner dolphins playfully chase a passing fishing vessel and the rising sun as it welcomes you to an amazing array of morning colors. If you are searching for a Five Star Luxury Hotel then this is not the place for you. The Loft is all about the views! So, if you are looking for a clean and simple place to lay your head that also offers incredible views then this may be your choice. We want our guests to be pleased with their accommodations therefore we are completely transparent about the Loft.

The Loft at Pali Lani is situated on the same beautiful, tropical paradise as our other listing; the Pali Lani Seaside Lodge (VRBO #507322). These two homes can be rented together at a discounted rate or separately. While they do share the same tropical acreage, they are separated far enough to where privacy is not an issue. Both homes share the same covered parking area however have separate entrances. With nearly 2 acres of lush gardens surrounding the home, there is plenty of space for all.

Immediately as you enter the home your attention is drawn to the vast ocean front windows and sliding glass doors that lead out to the huge deck. Here you can spend endless hours enjoying the cool breezes from the ocean, sipping on a morning cup of coffee or watching spinner dolphins and whales playfully swim by. During whale season, there may even be nights when you can hear the whales singing.

We have made this quaint piece of paradise available as a vacation rental and at a very economical rate. We realize that so many ocean front homes set their rates out of range for many travelling couples and small families. We feel as though the Loft at Pali Lani is the perfect, unassuming option for those desiring to be ocean front yet not wanting to break the bank.

The home features hardwood flooring and is well furnished with two spacious bedrooms, which we have named the Palm and the Ocean. Both bedrooms are spacious, offer comfortable queen beds and a nice size closet to store your belongings. The kitchen is immediately off of the living area with equally incredible ocean views. The kitchen comes furnished with a built in range, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster as well as pots, pans, dishes and other cooking utensils. The bathroom contains a large tub/shower combination, toilet, spacious vanity as well as a stack-able washer/dryer. The living area features a comfortable sofa, a nice flat screen television and did we mention....amazing ocean front views. The ample windows in this home do a great job of allowing the comfortable trade winds to flow throughout the home. Like the majority of homes in Hawai'i, we do not have air conditioning. We maintain a simple mindset in that when we get hot we open the windows and turn on the fan. When we get cold, we close the windows and put on socks :)

Hilo is known for its warm aloha spirit, relaxed lifestyle, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants with local regional cuisine. Local attractions include Lyman Museum, East Hawaii Cultural Center, historic Palace Theatre, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Imiloa Astronomy Center, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Hilo Farmer's Market is a favorite for fresh, local produce. Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo's premier hula competition and cultural event, is held annually. Hilo's black sand beaches are some of the best for snorkeling, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming with turtles and tropical fish, or watching the whales off shore. Take a helicopter volcano tour or short scenic drive to active Kilauea volcano to view a lava flow, ride horses in Waipio Valley or tour the summit and view the night skies of Mauna Kea.

We are near Highway 19, 15 minutes to Hilo and only 20 minutes to the Airport.

Please remember that you can rent both The Loft at Pali Lani and the Pali Lani Seaside Home together at a discounted rate.

We also own another property, Old Sugar Mill Plantation, which is only 4 miles away. It is a great, ocean view home and can accommodate up to 16 persons. Click on 'See our other listings' on this website or you can cut and paste the below into your browser.

vrbo #509861

Mahalo nui loa!

Property Manager

Steve Cox

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Steve Cox

I am truly blessed to be not only a resident of the Big Island but to have the opportunity to manage such an incredible home for my dear friends. Helen and John, the owners, share my compassion in ensuring our guests feel the true spirit of Aloha while staying at either of the Pali Lani homes. So that our incoming guests know, in Hawai'i, we like to hug a lot! So if you reach out to shake a hand here, don't be surprised if they give you a hug in return. While you are here, you are family! It's the Hawaiian way of life.

Steve Cox purchased this Apartment in 2013

Why Steve Cox chose Hakalau

Relaxing on this raised deck takes you to that state of relaxation where nothing else seems to matter. Something about absorbing the sounds, smells and views of the ocean in this special place brings a sense of peace like no other.

What makes this Apartment unique

This property is the perfect fit for couples or small families desiring to stay oceanfront and yet not break the bank. It also is the perfect compliment to the main house also located on the same property. Many large families and groups reserve both homes together.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Ocean
        1 queen
      • Palm
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, The washer/dryer are located inside this bathroom

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
              You cannot get any closer to the ocean without being in a boat. This remarkable home sits high upon the beautiful seaside pali (seacliff) offering out of this world panoramic views.
            • Rural
              Located at the end of private road, and surrounded by lush gardens and vegetation you will feel as though you are in another world. Yet, it is a short drive to all the conveniences of Hilo Town.
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Parking is in the garage/carport below and is shared with the adjacent main house.
                        • Towels Provided
                          In house linens are provided however beach towels are not.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              We try to supply everything you need to prepare meals except for the food. Nearly Hilo offers many nice grocery stores including a new Safeway, Target, KTA and Walmart.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Oceanic Time Warner Cable channels are offered.
                                    • Television
                                      A nice, flat screen television is situated in the living area.


                                        • Balcony
                                          The fabulous, ocean front balcony offers a great teak table that seats four. Also, there are two teak steamer chairs where you will find hours of relaxation.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Located inside a gated, tropical paradise, there are nearly two acres of lush tropical plants scattered throughout. There is even a great lemon tree that produces delicious lemons in season.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • This amazing property is located adjacent to the main house which is also on VRBO and can be viewed under listing 507322. Both are available together at a discounted rate. Feel free to contact the property manager for additional details.

                                                                  9 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Carla D.Deland Florida

                                                                  Loved the loft! It is at a great location and easily found with the directions supplied (even after dark and in the rain). Just a few issues were found with the items in the loft - the coffee maker does not heat the water, it is just warm; some of the windows and the wooden deck furniture had mold on them. Even though the deck furniture was very worn and uncomfortable to sit on with shorts, the view and sound of the ocean made it very well worth sitting out there.

                                                                  The information provided regarding restaurants and shopping were very much appreciated. The grounds are beautiful. The number of flowers, trees, birds, and frogs/geckos were great. We did see 2 geckos in the house. After knowing they were there, it didn't surprise us when the would come out.

                                                                  All in all, we loved the place and would recommend to others going to visit Hilo. After visiting Kona, we were especially glad that we chose to stay in Hilo. It was much more laid back and peaceful.

                                                                  Beautiful view

                                                                  ilya B.

                                                                  Great vacation will be back next year

                                                                  Incredible view and setting

                                                                  Renee B.

                                                                  Breakfasts looking out into the deep blue, watching the weather drama from so close and appreciating the nature surrounding the place-deep sleeps to the ocean break noise. Needs a little more attention to cleaning-drawers in dressers specifically.

                                                                  Beautiful location! Nice landscaping.

                                                                  Michael G.

                                                                  Lovely view and very convenient to Hilo town. The furnishings and appliances are in need of attention (one mattress was in need of replacement, the couch and outdoor chairs were uncomfortable and in need of attention, the coffee maker worked but came apart so needed some jimmying). The owner agreed to look at the mattress. Also the main room had a lot of termites as well as a lot of gecko poop at all the corners. As a Hawaii resident this is to be expected somewhat but not this much.

                                                                  I certainly would not try to dissuade anyone from staying here, especially if you want to explore the windward coast of Hawaii. Again, beautiful views, great location, a very functional place, but cleanliness was less than expected for the price.

                                                                  Beautiful Peaceful Get Away

                                                                  Anne C.

                                                                  My husband and I stayed four nights here and had a wonderful time. The property grounds are beautiful, and the ocean view makes this house the perfect retreat.

                                                                  View is fabulous!

                                                                  Debbie R.

                                                                  The ocean view from this property is fabulous and the grounds are beautiful. The rental itself could use some attention. An inventory should be taken of dishes and kitchen utensils. This unit sleeps 4 however there were not 4 matching glasses and only 3 cereal bowls. Cooking was a challenge as kitchen utensils were very limited. The dishwasher soap was almost empty, so we did dishes by hand all week. A clean new sponge or dishrag would have been nice. There was mold on the closet racks that I had to clean off before I could hang my clothes and there are throw rugs that look like they've never been washed. We had adequate service on our cell phones with Verizon which was a good thing as the home phone did not work. Steve was readily available by email when we contacted him, however he never came to the unit while we were there.


                                                                  Hakalau, HI, USA

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                                                                  9 Reviews
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