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Breezy Lanai, Ocean View Island Home, Beautiful Sunrises, Whales, Free Bikes

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


About the property

Two bedroom two bath ocean front view

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If you're planning a vacation to East Hawaii, I'd like to welcome you to stay at the Koloha Hale "Whale House". This newly 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 and barbecue. 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 "Koloha Hale"!

Hawaii Tax ID Number - W01550232-02

More Details

Richard Marston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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!


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Breezy Lanai, Ocean View Island Home, Beautiful Sunrises, Whales, Free Bikes
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful house and view

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house and view. The owner Richard is very helpful and easy to get in touch with.

The only negative would be that the mattress in the first bedroom is very hard and the bikes in the garage need a little work.

Thanks for everything Richard.

Cindy and Jason

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the hard mattress on the futon, I should have told you we have a memory foam for that futon in the closet. I will instruct the cleaning crew to use the memory foam whenever they make up the futon. Thank you for the response, this helps us serve our clients in the future. Mahalo Rich
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Spent the winter here

  • 5 of 5

We spent three months at this place so we know it better than anyone. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The pictures are a very accurate description of how the house looks. The only exception is the ocean view from the front deck is better than advertised. The house is situated on a very quiet street. You'll see more people walking by than driving cars. One end of the four block street is a dead end and the other leads right to the park. Perfect place to walk in the morning to see the sun rise and watch the waves crash against the rocky shoreline.

In three months I don't think I saw one mosquito. In fact the patio door doesn't even have a screen door just a screen hanging. The only thing that finds its way in the house are the geikos. They are harmless but my wife didn't like them so I would grab them and throw them outside.

The neighborhood is very safe so you won't feel threatened even when walking at night. Pahoa, the nearest town is like living in the sixties but the hippies are harmless. The homes on the ocean side of the street are half rentals the rest of the homes are are locals who wave every time they walk by.

Because we spent the winter there we covered the island from end to end. The house is centrally located to see everything. Our favorite spot the hot pond is a half hour drive along a tree lined back road. The volcano and lava flowing into the ocean along with the majestic water falls are all within an hours drive. An hour and a half drive to the south gets you to the black and green sand beaches and north to the deep valleys.

The east side of the island where the house is situated is full of lush greenery and a rugged rocky shoreline. The temperatures are always the same low in the sixties and high in the seventies. None of the houses have heat or air and it can get a little humid so you're going to want the ceiling fans on all the time.

The house is as nice as any rental in the area. If we came back we would return to this house. Nothing is perfect so so don't expect the furniture to be as comfortable as your own house. But all in all Richards place is worth staying at if you want your vacation house to have a great ocean view in a nice quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dennis for the nice review. Also thank your lovely wife for rearranging my furniture, house looks beautiful. I wish you folks live on the big Island, I would hire her to manage and maintain my house. We can't compete against the big hotels for their quality of rooms but we can give you personal service and make sure that your stay on the big Island is memorable. Mahalo again Dennis and my door will always be open to you and your lovely wife. Much ahloa Rich
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Older but Nice

  • 3 of 5

The house is older but comfortable. The neighborhood is nice, with friendly neighbors, and the view of the ocean across the street is a treat. No air conditioning but breezes kept it fairly comfy. More dishes to cook with and condiments in the fridge would have been nice. Really appreciated the snorkeling gear, cooler and beach chairs. Location was a bit further off the beaten path than we might have liked but it was a nice get-away.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review, we take our reviews very seriously. You'll find very few vacation rentals with air-conditioning. The house is located next to the ocean which gives us very nice cooling tradewinds that help keep the house cool and also there is ceiling fans in all the rooms. We have dishes and pots and pans for a setting of eight and it's not advisable to keep open condiments in the refrigerator. We do have assortment of package tea and coffee and other spices located in the cabinet. It is true that we are off the beaten path but also we are closer to all the sites on this side of the island, our pricing reflects that. Mahalo for staying with us.
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Amazing stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from Dec 23-30, 2016 with 5 adults. We were all very comfortable. Beds were comfortable.

The water view from the house, the sound of the ocean, the walking distance park from the house, the constellation at night -- priceless. I still can't get ove all the nice, relaxing and fun nights we had in the balcony.

On a clear night turn off all the lights in the house to see the amazing constellation view....amazing!!!!!

We were able to utilize kitchen equipments for dining in or take out.

The owner Mr. Richard was very nice. He made sure we have enough comforters or cover sheets to keep us warm. It was cold nights for him but was very comfortable nights for us (Connecticut, NY and LA crowd).

We all didn't want to leave!!!!!!!!

For future renters please respect and take care of the house as we plan to come back again!


  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Edna. We take all of our reviews very seriously. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you return. Our goal is to have our guest enjoy themselves and see the wonderful sites that this island has to offer. Mahalo and aloha..Rich
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Better than any hotel

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from the Big Island and had rented this house. It was perfect.....there was four of us, and I felt like it was my own. Beautifully decorated inside and out, it was most definitely the "Hawaiin' feel". It was perfectly located for the the excursions we did. We didn't get the chance to ride the bikes, but we did however get to go to the tide pools, which was a great place to snorkel. We also took the Lava Ocean tour which was located about 20 miles or less away. The volcano was just a short ways away as well. We spent most of the time on the front lanai listening to the waves crashing just across the street. Nice quiet neighborhood. The little town of Pahoa was just up our alley, we did eat a few meals there. The owner called us about an hour after our arrival to make sure we got in and settled. If I was to come back I would definitely come back to this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This wonderfully cared for, comfortable home was exactly what we needed as we brought our friends for their first visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. It is in a very quiet and comfortable neighborhood, with the sound of the ocean nearby. Everything in the home was well-supplied, the beds were quite comfortable, and the sound of the ocean was always in the distance.

The location was also very good for several things to do, and was the perfect launching point for us. The entrance to Volcanoes National Park was not far; the snorkeling and the lava boat launch near Isaac Hale Park were 20 minutes away. Downtown Pahoa and Hilo, both nearby, have some of the best restaurants on the island.

We will think about our time here for a long, long time. It was a very homey and sweet place.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Pahoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.25%

First two children ages 5 and under stay free. More than two children or ages 6 and over, add $15 per night, per child.

MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS and EMS WORKERS DISCOUNT... 10% OFF OUR RENTAL RATES. Deposit and Cleaning Fees remain the same, as listed. We can only apply the discount prior to booking... contact us and provide ID proof of service, we will then send a quote with the discount applied.

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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