About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bathroom Property with Walking Distance From Keaukaha Beaches
**Listing: Posted November 11, 2015**
Our three bedroom beach house and studio were given the name Hale Nani Ma Ka Lihi Kai which means, "Beautiful Home at the Ocean’s Edge". It was given by a Kumu Hula (teacher of hula) who brings her Halau (school of dancers and musicians) to Hilo every year to compete in the World Famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.
Our remodeled Kama'aina two story three bedroom beach house and adjoining studio is very popular with multiple families who want to vacation together but have individual units for private times.
There is also an outdoor patio where large families can gather
to enjoy their morning and evenings.
The upstairs and studio units offer AC. The downstairs unit does not have AC but is very cool throughout the day and evenings. Each unit has its own patio and there is a large shared outdoor patio with seating and a grill. There are ocean and garden views from the upstairs patio and front porch and it is only a few steps to beaches, tide pools, and ocean shoreline.
The upstairs beach house provides a full kitchen and bathroom, one bedroom, two living areas (one with a queen size futon sofa bed) and a large patio overlooking a pond and garden. Although, there are ceiling fans throughout, air conditioning is also available for those warm tropical nights. The downstairs provides a kitchen area with microwave, refrigerator and other small appliances, a living room and dining room area, full bath with shower, small and large outdoor patios, and bedrooms one with a full size bed and the other a queen bed.
A walkway connects the studio unit with a full kitchen, living and dining area, and shower bath. This air conditioned unit also provides a queen size bed and full size futon sofa bed.
All of the bedrooms have 32" Sony TV's with larger smart screen TV's in the living areas.
Our vacation rental located in the heart of Hilo and along the ocean drive is ideal for visitors looking to visit all sites on the east side of the island. The home is 5 minutes from the airport, shopping, restaurants, gardens, fish markets, and Hilo’s popular Downtown Farmer's Market. The Hawaii Volcano National Park and waterfalls along the Hamakua coast are about a 30 minute drive away. The world famous Arnotts’ Tours that include, Volcano, Mauna Kea Star Gazing, and other famous tours is less than a five minute walk from our home.
Come and be close to everything Hilo has to offer.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Claudia Calles
Local Kamaaina family that grew up and lived in Hawaii for generations.
Why Claudia Calles chose Hilo
The property has been passed down for generations and has a historic history. The owners grandparents and great grandparents lived and loved this ocean home. Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have spent long endless summers fishing and swimming in the beautiful beach and ocean nearby. As the owners children have grown they have chosen to share the beauty and island spirit of their family home with others.
What makes this House unique
This older Kamaaina home is located close to all the beautiful island attractions, yet isolated enough to provide visitors with the morning and evening quietness and serenity they long for when visiting the islands. Couples are able to enjoy quiet evenings with ocean sounds, lush green garden views, and a beautiful night sky from every patio. Families will enjoy the closeness of the ocean cove where little ones can safely swim, explore tide pools, and collect shells and other artifacts that the ocean delivers daily on the beach.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful time, Beautiful property
The whole family was very impressed and enjoyed their stay at the property. The BBQ area was a great gathering place for meals and great fun. What a great bonus to be only a minute walk away from the beach. The only downfall was that the main house drain was very slow.
Hawai'i Aloha at its Finest
As frequent visitors to the Big Island, we go beyond the world of resorts and golf courses and generally seek out a more authentic experience. Our stay at Hale Nani Ma Ka Lihi Kai absolutely delivered. Claudia was flexible and generous regarding a last-minute change to our booking, and emitted a warm and welcoming impression. The location of the rental was just perfect for our two little girls, and we took advantage of its walking-distance proximity to Onekahakaha ("Baby") beach with its protected lagoon, sand, and tidepools. Despite uncooperative (monsoon-like) weather we were still able to enjoy many of our favorite Hilo-side attractions including Pana'ewa Zoo, Lava Tree state park, Laupahoehoe beach park, the mighty Wailuku at Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots, Kalopa state recreation area, Waipio Valley lookout (but seriously, hike or drive down if you can - or even do the Muliwai trail!) and many more. The rental came with an assortment of beach toys, snorkel gear, beach mats, beach chairs, and other extras which were very appreciated. The house itself was impeccably clean, the beds and bedding comfortable, and the kitchen was well appointed with the essential utensils and appliances as well as some bonus coffee and fruit! In the evenings we took full advantage of the under-roof grill and patio area and at night were lulled to sleep by the song of our coqui frog and gecko friends. It was exactly the experience we were looking for.
Mahalo lui noa!
Perfect house for us and extended family while in Hilo!
The house was perfect, kitchens thoughtfully appointed with everything we needed for our
big family dinners! Nice goodies in kitchen and bathroom in case you show up the first night without having done a big shop. We rented all 3 units for ourselves (3) plus extended family which turned out great for us as there was privacy to hang out quietly (nice for early morning coffee or a little down time :) as well as enough space to gather and hang out together. Having Beach access so close was amazing, enjoyed the tide pools, fish and anemones. Hilo is such a sweet town and we would definitely rent this house again next time we visit.
Phenomenal place. Clean, quiet, close to everything, and Claudia was just a nice host!
We did catch two roaches in the room. However when we talked to locals at the Ponds restaurant, they said that's part of being in Hilo. Claudia did say we should have called her and she would have taken care of the issue (Claudia said she hates having bugs in her home and was surprised to hear of our situation, as her husband does spray the outside structure) but I personally feel anyone expecting to go to Hilo and not expect bugs/geckos is being quite unrealistic. My wife and 8 yr old daughter also enjoyed meeting Claudia and her daughter. I would definitely stay in this location again without hesitation. You are close to volcanoes, Hilo, restaurants, and beaches. Thank you Claudia. Till next time!
It was also so nice to meet you, your wife, and your daughter Skylar. Skylar's got a beautiful and friendly personality and I can see she's gonna be a pleasure to watch grow up.
I also was certainly surprised to hear about the two roaches as my husband uses a home defense system regularly to prevent those creepy crawly insects from getting into the house. We're right next to the ocean so it's important to keep the inside and outside of the property really clean and so I want to thank you for your kind review.
If you're ever back in Hilo i would love to have you and your family as guests again.
Beautiful home and fantastic location
We loved our time here. The yard is amazing, a great beach with tidepools and swimming is a stones throw away. We had everything we needed, boogie boards, snorkels and masks, and coffee, fantastic bread and fruit for breakfast our first morning.
This is a great place for families, couples, groups, etc. we had a single person staying in the studio, a couple upstairs and we are a couple with a 14 year old and stayed downstairs, next time we would also bring our 2 year old as the beach and tide pools are great for kids and adults.
At the beach we saw turtles and many different types of fish including a large puffer fish that was trapped in one of the tide pools. So fun to explore and sad to be leaving today!!! Thank you for an impeccable time!!!
So glad you had a fantastic time at our beach vacation home. We would love to have you back again.
We stayed here with our family of 9 adults. We occupied all 3 units at this property. It was perfect for us. Lots of space and privacy for those who wanted it. It also had room for us to gather on the lanai and have breakfast together. Claudia also left us some of the best sweet bread I have ever had, and coffee! She had thought of everything for the house. Lots of amenities and small touches that made the stay truly special. She even called after we arrived to check and make sure everything was in order for us. We would stay here again!
Thank you Sherilee. It was my pleasure having your family stay at our beach property. You were wonderful guests.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates for 4-5 guests are for only three bedroom, two bath beach house with reduced cleaning fee $175. $200 Cleaning Fee is assessed for three units. Additional 2% fee may be assessed for international credit card payments.