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Spectacular Oceanfront Property Oct. & Nov Special Rate $195

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,695 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths; Oceanfront

When you enter the Hale Aikalani you will see a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. From the lanai you hear and see the waves rolling toward the rocky shore which is within a few feet of the property. The wrap-around lanai is a prime viewing area as well as a nice place for meals or recreation. You can see the ocean from almost every room in the house.

Local artist, Melissa Knott, painted the colorful artwork. She is also the caretaker who will meet you at the house upon arrival.

Sea turtles and whales are frequently present.

The master bedroom has a king size bed. The guest bedroom has a queen bed. And the other guest room has two twin beds. The bedrooms are nicely furnished and comfortable.

The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, dinnerware, and cookware. A washer and dryer are provided.

There is an attached garage.

In-house entertainment includes two TVs; a DVR for recording your favorite upcoming programs, and a DVD player. A selection of videos is available. There are some board and card games in the entryway closer. In addition to regular tv channels we subscribe to HBO.

The lanai is one of my favorite features. I enjoy sitting outside with a cup of tea just watching the waves roll in.

If you have children, there are plenty of places for them to play in the house: the bedroom, upstairs loft, dining room or living room, and if they are old enough to be unsupervised--the lanai which has tables and chairs and if the island breeze is not too strong their game cards and pieces should be safe.

The Big Island is divided into districts, towns, then neighborhoods. Our house is in the Puna District in the town of Pahoa, in the Hawiian Beaches neighborbood. Once you understand this distinction, it will be easier to navigate through tourist guides. Some venues are closer than they may seem.

The townsite is Pahoa and it is one of the most interesting places I have visited. There are small restaurants, craft stores, galleries and boutiques. There is a local grocery store.The atmosphere is that of the '60's or '70's. It features wooden sidewalks.

Pahoa is an alternative to the resort areas of Hawaii. But if you want to visit the resort areas near Kona, it is a beautiful 2-hour drive. The beaches are public so look for the public access signs and be careful not to park in private areas.

In addition to the small grocery store in the Pahoa townsite, there are several strip malls with larger grocery stores, banks, medical walk-in medical clinics which are closer to the house.

Best of all is our off-site caretaker. Should anything need attention, she is there on the spot. I know of no other rental that can guarantee that type of service. Additionally she offers a special lei greeting if desired, and she can grocery shop prior to your arrival so you have some basics when you arrive. Details will be provided in my welcome packet which you will receive about 30 days before your arrival.

More Details

Carolyn Coe
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Carolyn Coe

I am retired from working 44 years in the field of disabilities. I am a volunteer for the Alaska Chapter of the American Red Cross. I am a member of the Disaster Assistance Team. I also am part of Disney's Pillowcase Project making presentations to elementary school children on how to be safe in emergencies and how to prepare emergency evacuation packs.

I have two adult children. Leslie resides in New York. Kevin lives in Anchorage Alaska. I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for 39 years. I am the grandmother of 5 grandchildren with one more on the way.

My hobbies include swing dancing, singing, and amateur radio.

Carolyn Coe purchased this house in 2016

Why Carolyn Coe chose Pahoa

The oceanfront experience of this property was a prime reason I purchased this house. The quality of the home, location of the home and surrounding areas made this an ideal choice for me. This property was built in 2013 and I purchased it in 2016. It is very new with modern decor, appliances, and furniture. I felt like I was getting a model home.

What makes this house unique

I always dreamed of having oceanfront property. While on a recent vacation I discovered the Hale Kalani and knew it was right for me. I walked right to the lanai and said 'this is the one'. Every property I looked at afterwards could not hold a candle to the Hale Aikalani. I love water. I grew up in Ohio within miles of Lake Erie. I've taken many ocean cruises. From my condo in Whittier, Alaska I can see and hear the water fall from my front window. In Alaska I can see whales and bore tides in Turnagain Arm. And the view over Cook Inlet of Denali is awesome.

My water experience from this property is the pinnacle. Being this close to the ocean, the rocky shore, and the crashing waves is a dream come true.

Additionally the house is located in a nice residential area, and near small communities, local beaches, local restaurants, and culture.


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1695 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs hallway shared by guests in guest rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guest bedrooms are upstairs. Upstairs guest bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guests share hallway bathroom upstairs.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
For a small fee plus the cost of groceries, our housekeeper can do initial grocery shopping for you. You will receive her contact information in your welcome packet closer to the date you check-in.


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Spectacular Oceanfront Property Oct. & Nov Special Rate $195
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Incredible views, lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Do not cancel your travel plans due to the over-sensationalized hype of the volcano dangers. We stayed at this wonderful home during the very active volcano eruptions and had absolutely no problems to speak of. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the lanai, sunny skies, turtles feeding, and waves rolling in. This home has everything you need to enjoy your vacation in the Pahoa/Hilo area.

It was a short drive into Pahoa for dinners and about a 40 minute drive into Hilo. From Hilo it’s easy to get to all the waterfalls and activities along the coast & still make it back in time to watch the sun set.

If you want to get away from the hustle of the town and have a nice secluded stay, this house is for you! Melissa (the caretaker) was wonderful and helpful upon arrival! Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’ll be enjoying the scenic view from the lanai and enjoying Keleo’s dinners in Pahoa Town later this week. I’ll be showing off the beautiful waterfalls near Hilo after my brother and I enjoy lunch at the Hilo Bay Cafe. As you said, our area is safe and beautiful. Carolyn, Owner
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Wonderful sunrises and stargazing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house that is well stocked with beach supplies and pantry items. Clean and caretaker Melissa was super helpful. Owner very responsive. Great base for exploring the east side of the island. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nitchies from MN June 17-22

  • 4 of 5

As already sent to owner directly--great place, clean, modern, well equipped and nice ocean breezes and view. Owner most accommodating of us hosting some family a few days. Caretaker was very helpful. Will recommend to others.

Thankyou much--we truly enjoyed it,

We will watch for the return of our deposit.

Don & Pat Nitchie, MN

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you’re going to the Hilo area, rent this place.

  • 5 of 5

Great home. Caretaker was great, no surprises. Nice neighbors too. Don’t let the volcano keep you from going. No smoke or smells while I was there as a result of the volcano. Hilo is a 30 minute drive. I’ll definitely go back to the same home.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is like new! It’s in a great neighborhood, on the waterfront. Ocean breezes keep the house cool. Air quality is excellent, even though close to the evacuated areas. Roads to the house are open. Totally worth it!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!! Beautiful ocean front house

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the property. New and very clean house, could hear the waves splashing to the rocks ..loved the peace and tranquility. House is away from the tourists and nested in the clam and beautiful town of Pahoa. Looking forward to next trip.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Big Island Revealed (comes as app or as a printed book)

Aloha Big Island

Big Island

Big Island Smart Maps (I like this one a lot)

Big Island Adventures (includes videos)

The descriptions of beaches are helpful. Suitability for swimming, ease of access, etc. is included. Some beaches are great for picnics and scenic views, while others are suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Check before you go.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $200

CHECKIN IS 3:00. CHECKOUT IS 10:00 a.m.
Once you submit payment, you must complete and submit the rental agreement.
Cancellation policy: Full refund if reservation is canceled at least 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival forfeit 50% of the reservation. The cleaning fee and damage deposit are refundable with cancelations. For stays longer than two weeks, an additional cleaning fee of $50 will be required
for a mid-stay cleaning. This will be deducted from your damage deposit. There is no refund for early departure. The fee for unpaid guests will be taken from the damage deposit if not previously inclided with prior rental rate. If you are significantly late to meet caretaker for orientation a portion of the hourly wait time fee will come from the damage deposit.

Discounts for Red Cross staff and volunteers may apply. Discounts for active duty military service members may apply. Discounts for long-term stays of 30 days may be available. Contact owner prior to booking for these and other possible discounts.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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