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WOW! $99 SPECIAL!!! Beautiful Sunrises, OCEAN VIEW, Breezy Lanai, Whales, Bikes

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two bedroom two bath ocean front view

MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS and EMS WORKERS...Thank you for your dedication to this country and for your service - 10% off (see all rental rates for see details)

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL $99... Valid on September dates only. (see all rental rates for details)

If you're planning a vacation to East Hawaii, I'd like to welcome you to stay at the Koholā Hale "Whale House". This renovated, two bedroom, two full bath vacation home offers a South East Asian decor with furnishings sure to please.

Located on a street that fronts the ocean, this property features a large lanai with excellent ocean views. Listen to the waves break on the shoreline and watch green sea turtles playing in the surf. During the winter months, October thru March, it's an excellent location to whale watch! With your morning cup of Kona coffee, enjoy a beautiful sunrise on the front lanai. A private lanai off the master bedroom looks over a beautifully landscaped tropical garden that's home to a variety orchids, palms and plumeria trees. The space includes a large cabana. Great for relaxing with family and friends!

Offering internet access and satellite TV, you'll feel right at home. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your culinary and entertaining needs. A large granite counter provides extra space for entertaining and seating. A beautiful mango wood dining room table seats eight. French doors open onto the large, ocean facing lanai.

The master bedroom includes a king size bed, large closet, and nicely appointed private bath and vanity. The second bedroom hosts a queen size bed and closet. Located in the semi-private den is a full size futon and built-in desk. This den can be used as a third bedroom. With a second full size futon in the living room, this house can sleep up to eight comfortably!

With a short drive to the quaint old village of Pahoa, you'll find a local supermarket, gas stations, bookstore, cafe, drugstores, gift shops, surf shop, Post Office and a handful of excellent restaurants; Mexican, Thai, Italian and local fare.

Conveniently located, many sights can be found within a hour's drive. At Volcano National Park you'll be able to see the volcano put on a show for you. At Kaimu Beach, sink your feet into one of Hawaii's newest black sand beaches. Explore Kapoho Fish Ponds where you can snorkel with tropical fish. Be adventurous at Alahanui Park and take a dip in the calm, healing waters of a natural geothermal pond or visit one of our many botanical gardens in this area. See why this island is nicknamed the "Orchid Island"!

Come stay at the "Koholā Hale"!

FIRST TWO CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UNDER STAY FREE. More than two children or ages 6 and over, add $15 per night, per child. Please contact us if you have children ages 5 and under so we can adjust the quote.

SPECIAL RATE DETAILS...

MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS and EMS WORKERS SPECIAL... 10% OFF OUR RENTAL RATES. Deposit and Cleaning Fees remain the same. We can only apply the discount prior to booking... contact us to provide ID proof of service. Only one special can be applied per reservation.

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL $99 night per 2 guests plus taxes and fees. Valid on September 2017 dates only. Deposit, Cleaning and Extra Guest Fees remain the same. Only one special can be applied per reservation.

Hawaii Tax ID Number - W01550232-02

More Details

Owner
Richard Marston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Richard Marston

I was born and raised in California and moved here 25 years ago. My wife's family is from this area so naturally, we would come here to vacation with our own family. When it came time to retire, we built this house and moved to the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. We've been on vacation ever since!

Richard Marston purchased this house in 1989

Why Richard Marston chose Puna District

This house is located directly across the street from the ocean which protects it from some of the strong waves and spray that frequent the area. On days that have tropical showers, we have a covered lanai and cabana with BBQ, perfect to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.

What makes this house unique

You can sit on the front lanai with your cup of Kona coffee and watch the sunrise. On our nice pleasant Hawaiian nights you can sit and watch the silvery Moon come up over the ocean and if you're lucky, you'll be here during whale season, when you can hear the humpback whales bellow and play right in front of your very own home away from home!

Amenities

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms include bath linens, blow dryer, walk-in shower, vanity, drawer and cabinet space to store your toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon has a full size mattress
    Den 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon has a full size mattress
  • Bedrooms include bed, linens, ceiling fans, night stands, dresser, full length mirror and closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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5

We lived on the Lanai

  • 5 of 5

Very Peaceful 3 days. We sat on the Lanai and enjoyed the sound of the ocean waves and the trade winds. Sunrises are indeed beautiful. Nice location. Everything was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful view, great host!

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with the house vs. hotel stay.

Bed was comfortable. No air-conditioning but not needed at night. It did get humid and warm in the day but we were gone during the day. Full size kitchen, large island, adequately stocked and has a dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator (no-icemaker), toaster, coffee pot. We had coffee and breakfast every morning on the lanai. This house is very nicely landscaped. Snorkels, fins, masks provided and are nice. We only used 1 snorkel but he makes sure they are sanitized. Umbrellas are provided. There are 2 bicycles available but we did not use. Washer and dryer are available with soap. 2 hairdryers (no defuser). Hand soap, t-paper provided but no shampoo / conditioner.

He has a suggestion book available for places to see. There are a few games.

You can not get in the ocean across the street, but you can walk over to see it.

Stop by Walmart for your groceries. There is a grocery store near by but quite a bit more expensive.

If no air-conditioning is ok - this is a great place to stay.

2 hour drive to Kona side.

Bring walking shoes and a jacket for the night view of the volcano at the Jaggar Museum.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good time. We always try to make our guest comfortable and appreciate any suggestions that will help our future guess. Sorry about not having a air-conditioner, very expensive to run a air-conditioner 24 /7. Being situated right across the street from the ocean we normally get tradewinds most of the time that help keep things cool.
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as stated. The layout of the house was perfect for our family with a perfect view from the front porch. It is decorated and landscaped to make you feel right at home. The neighborhood was quiet and a beautiful place for a morning walk/ run with a park right across and down the street and very welcoming neighbors. We enjoyed the sunrises!! The owner was very responsive and we enjoyed our visit with him. He even left us a welcoming package of fresh papaya upon our arrival. The house is pretty centrally located and easy to get to various places on the island. You will need transportation. We would highly recommend Koloha Hale!

Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Away from busy roads of Hilo.Great location right across the ocean. Very serene and relaxing, whether you want to sit with a cup of coffee or wine :) Close to all the attractions. A perfect blend like Kona Coffee!!

Richard is very helpful and responds quickly. Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to the Big Island was amazing and the place we stayed helped make it amazing! Each morning I sat on the front lani in a swing while drinking my coffee and listened to the waves break while the sun came up. We also enjoyed the geckos that were abundant out front and in the back yard. The home was roomy, comfortable and Richard made sure everything was perfect. I managed to blow a circuit with my blow dryer but Richard had someone there ASAP to fix it (as the breaker box was in the locked garage). When we go back to the Big Island this is where we plan to stay, again. Thank you Richard!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay and listen to the sounds of nature. Quiet, spacious. Especially liked sitting in the swing/hammock while watching the sun rise over the water. Kitchen had everything we needed. We appreciated the owner calling the next day to make sure everything was OK.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to keep our guest happy ..sometimes it doesn't work out. Happily most of the time they are satisfied. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

Hilo Farmers Market
Makuu Farmers Market
Ahalanui Park aka Pu'ala'a County Park
Akaka Falls State Park
Skyline Eco Adventures - Akaka Falls
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hapuna Beach Park
Mauna Kea Observatory
Lava Tree State Monument
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kalapana Cultural Tours (LAVA Boat & Hike)
The Painted Church, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
Lava Tube Cave
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Kapoho Tide Pools
Uncle Robert's Farmers Market
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Luquins-15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd., Pahoa
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municiple Golf Course - 340 Haihai St., Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pahoa - Thai, Mexican, Italian, American, etc.
Car: necessary

House is located on an island with high tropical rain fall which makes it ideal for botanical gardens. House is located near cliffs with deep ocean water which makes it ideal for whale watching.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

FIRST TWO CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UNDER STAY FREE. More than two children or ages 6 and over, add $15 per night, per child. Please let us know if you have children age 5 and under so we can adjust the quote.

MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS and EMS WORKERS SPECIAL... 10% OFF OUR RENTAL RATES. Deposit and Cleaning Fees remain the same. We can only apply the discount prior to booking... contact us to provide ID proof of service. Only one special can be applied per reservation.

LAST MINUTE SEPTEMBER SPECIAL... $99 night per 2 guests plus taxes and fees. Deposit, cleaning and extra guest fees remain the same. Valid on September 2017 dates only. Only one special can be applied per reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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