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Relaxing, Away-from-it-All home on the water with small Natural Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Hale Pali (Cliff House) is a spectacular (non-smoking) OCEANFRONT home overlooking the blue Pacific. We heartily agree with our guests who have enthusiastically stated: 'there is nothing that compares to actually being on the water' - what better way to enjoy the sound of the waves, and the smell of the sea air.

The home is beautifully and tastefully decorated and features teak furniture.

You will love cooking in the fully equipped, Rick Hartman designed, gourmet kitchen.

You can keep cool by taking a dip in our 3,000 gallon 'natural' (unheated) lava-pool or just 'chill' while lounging and sunning yourself on our small private white sand beach, you may also choose to kick back in the comfort of our shaded hammock.

If you need to stay connected you can do so via FREE WIFI.

A perfect day begins while sitting on the sea wall, sipping Kona Coffee, and looking out to sea. You will be amazed by the spectacular “blow-hole” that adds to the OCEANFRONT splendor of our seaside home.

If you are looking for 'off-the-beaten-path relaxation. We think that the serenity you will find here makes the 45 minute drive south from Kona Village very worthwhile.

About the Owners: Carl and Deborah have lived here on the Big Island for more than 30 years and reside on an 8 1/2 acre farm just 15 minutes up the mountainside from the Beach House. They are both retired School Counselors following 30+ year careers, and are San Francisco State Alum who moved here from the Bay Area.

They say that their favorite part of owning Hale Pali is meeting guests from all corners of the globe.

Come see us for some Big-Island-Style Hospitality.

We are a fully licensed and registered LLC with Hawaii Tax ID TA-041-172-1728-01 and GE-041-172-1728-01

Also ask about our Airstream Trailer Rental.

More Details

Carl Ramsey
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Carl Ramsey

Carl and Deborah Ramsey have resided on the Big Island for more than 30 years. They are San Francisco State Alum and moved to the islands from the Bay Area. Carl and Deb are retired after many years of rewarding work counseling in the Hawaii Island public school system (who ever thought up the idea of retirement knew what they were doing!)

Their residence is an 8 1/2 acre farm just up the mountainside from the beach house. Although the crops are not extensive, Deborah does grow some Kona Coffee.

Meeting fascinating guests from all around the planet is the best part of owning and operating Hale Pali, they say. Please come and join them along the beautiful and peaceful south kona coast.

Carl Ramsey purchased this house in 2006


Milolii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both Baths feature Slate Flooring
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hale Plai is equipped with virtually everything we could think of to make our guests comfortable and welcomed.


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Relaxing, Away-from-it-All home on the water with small Natural Pool
average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, house has a great kitchen with all the utensils and appliances you need! Have stayed in other home rentals and you get a pot and maybe 2 forks.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything a vacation home should be

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I treated my parents to a once in a life time vacation. I spent hour after hour researching accommodations and I could not have made a better choice.The house is very well equipped and if they don't have it, you don't need it. My mom is a very early riser and she really liked knowing that she would not bother anyone while she was starting her day. The house and property are every bit as nice as you see in the pictures and well worth the drive to get away from the hustle and bustle. We really enjoyed sitting on the covered porch enjoying the ocean view as we drank our morning coffee, and the lava pool was nice to come back to after a long day of Island fun. Carl could not have been any nicer and he is very happy to answer any and all questions you may have. I can't say enough about Carl or his beautiful home. Maholo Carl and Deb for opening up your beautiful home for families like mine. We made some wonderful memories and I will always cherish the 11 days I had with my wife and parents.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how wonderful this property is. For those who want something off the beaten path, a quiet place to relax and enjoy a beautiful home with a beautiful view, this is it! While we loved the snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and mantas, and hiking that area offered, my favorite part of our vacation was sitting by the ocean in the early mornings enjoying my coffee before everyone else got up. While sitting at the house, we were able to watch dolphins, sea turtles, and other sea life that we couldn't identify. The home itself has everything you could possibly need, and the kitchen is stocked better than my kitchen at home. There was nothing that we needed that was not already there. And the owners of the property are friendly, attentive (without being intrusive), and extremely accommodating. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, NJ USA

Spectacular home, fabulous sunsets, absolutly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fabulous week at Hale Pali. The house was even better than the pictures and Carl was so great. It was well appointed with everything we possibly needed. The views were spectacular, and it just felt like they really put so much thought and care into the home. I couldn’t get my 2 boys out of the hammocks for the first 2 days. Furniture was comfortable & plentiful, and the little lava pool was really fun to hang out in. I would stay here again in a second!

With that being said… it was far from town. This was exactly what we wanted after spending the week before in a crowded maui condo, but it was farther out than even we expected…if access to the town is what you want you’ll want to skip this one. It was at least a 40-50 minute drive out of Kailua-Kona. But, if you’re heading to volcanos or Hilo on more than one occasion…it does cut off some time! We were fascinated by the construction of the neighborhood which was built right on top of a fairly new (100 year old) lava flow, and enjoyed walking around checking out the homes in the area.

I would also skip this one if you have little kids. I only say that because the pool, the rock wall, and some of the walkways are kind of sharp and the short walls overlooking the ocean would make me nervous if I had little ones. We have 2 teenage boys and we even had to remind them to not screw around near the low walls over the high cliffs.

But, we LOVED this house, and I looked forward to coming “home” each evening to watch the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen! 5 out of 5 stars and more if I could give them. We miss it already!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Katy, TX

Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. Quiet area, scenic ocean views, nice sunsets. The house is well equipped and spacious and could easily fit our family of 5.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family LOVED this beautiful home! Stunning views of the ocean, relaxing soak pool and a beach to snorkel nearby- who needs to leave? The very best of the Hawaii under one roof- Aloha!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mehe's Bar & Grill
Car: necessary

sunbathing, star gazing, visit active volcano, walk on green sand beach, visit south point, beachcomb for glass balls, visit Pu'u Honua O Honaunau (place of refuge), enjoy the endless beauty and splendor of the 'Big Island'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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