Hale Keaukaha is a majestic and elegant 1937 home perfectly situated across from Hilo’s Richardson’s Beach Park, a wonderful small black sand beach ideal for snorkeling, surfing, swimming, kayaking and sunbathing. Minutes from downtown Hilo, and the airport, the location is convenient and picturesque. Your stay at Hale Keaukaha will be an authentic and luxurious Hawaiian experience.
Perfect for couples - ask if REDUCED RATE for two people is available during spring and fall seasons.
About Hale Keaukaha
A one-of-a-kind kamaaina home in Hilo. Styled for Hawaii, with a roof design of Hawaiian architecture called a Dickey roof that has a Polynesian style inspired by Kamehameha V's beach house in Waikiki. The wood floors in the main house are made of ohia, unique to Hawaii.
In the neighborhood called Keaukaha, about which songs are written and hula performed. The coastline is a string of beach parks, some with black sand and many with water access. This is a local playground. The water near the shore is clear with excellent snorkeling. Sea turtles come in to rest on the rocks across the street from the house.
The front bedroom looks down the driveway at the ocean, as does the shower in the attached bath. The luxurious queen bedroom is spacious with fine linens, robes and a ceiling fan.
The master bedroom is quite large. In the back of the house looking at the lava rock seating in the back yard. The elegant king bed has fine linens and the room has a ceiling fan and walk in closet. The attached bath has been kept in the charming 1930's style with updated fixtures and amenities.
The bedroom linens are often organic, or Italian poplin sheets.
The kitchen is fully stocked with espresso/coffee maker, rice cooker, microwave, toaster oven, waffle maker, blender, good knives, wine glasses, and all kitchen utensils.
The house water is all filtered, with the kitchen having an additional filter.
Weber bbq grill is outside the kitchen.
The house has a separate ohana (attached loft apartment) complete with a bedroom, half-kitchen, walk in shower and bathroom, living and dining area with the loft bedroom. (Note that this is not suitable for children.) The kitchen cabinets are koa wood, a prized Hawaii wood. The loft bedroom is paneled in lauhala, a local weave from the hala tree. The ohana has a kitchen with good espresso maker, microwave, toaster oven, blender. The ohana living room faces the green back yard and tree ferns and has a private entrance.The comfortable queen bed is in the spacious loft with skylight.
Both the ohana and the main house have 50" smart televisions, DVD players, wireless internet access. The main house has a telephone with free mainland calling.
The home features local art from Avi Kiriaty, Peggy Hopper, Roger Whitlock, Jack Lord, and other local artists.
20' ceiling in main room. Dining table, comfortable seating in living room to relax or to look out at the water; second lounging area in family room with tv, breakfast table.
Cleaning supplies are, wherever possible, organic, green, and scent free.
Hilo does have coqui frogs that chirp in the evening and an occasional rooster. We provide ear plugs for light sleepers.
Hale Keaukaha is situated along a residential street with neighbors. We appreciate your cooperation to keep noise to a respectful level.
No smoking on property.
No parties at all, including dinner parties or off-property guests for bbqs or other casual get-togethers, or any guests not listed on the rental agreement without the prior consent of the property owners and manager.
No pets allowed.
Let us know right away if anything gets damaged or needs fixing.
The home is appointed with books, decor and amenities to use during your stay. Please do not remove anything from the home and care for the things as your own.
Cancellations within two weeks of making the reservation that are more than 60 days before the arrival date will be charged 10%. The exceptions are the Christmas/New Year's holidays and Merrie Monarch - cancellations will be charged 50% once the reservation is made, and if made within 60 days before the arrival date will be charged 75%. Please see House Rules and Policies for other refund policies.
FOR MERRIE MONARCH, cancellations more than 60 days out will have a 50% refund.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we truly hope you enjoy your stay.
Hawaii Tax ID No. W01445814-01