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Spring Special- Ocean Front, spectacular views, pool- $295/night April19-May16

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom 2 bath home directly on the ocean with private solar heated pool, & AC

Aloha & Welcome to Mermaid's Oasis! This 4 bedroom home is directly oceanfront in spectacular Hawaiian Paradise Park. It truly is paradise here! Before you even step foot in the door you are greeted by a Hawaiian Sea turtle fountain and pond, with tropical flowers and fish. Enjoy listening to the waves crashing on the lava rock cliffs and revel in the awe-inspiring Ocean views that can be seen throughout the home's living room, dining room and covered lanai areas. The soothing sounds will lull you to sleep at night. Enjoy the private solar heated pool which is also Oceanfront, or just sunbathe on the pool deck. Watch humpback whales breach and tail slap and dolphins play in the winter months directly in front of the house, and sea turtles right at the water's edge throughout the year. Try fishing right off the lava cliffs at the waters edge!

Mermaid's Oasis is just that, an oasis for you to relax and enjoy every second of your time while staying here. The house sleeps 10 comfortably so bring the whole family or a big group of friends. You don't have to fight over the master bedroom because we have two, both with king sized beds and bathrooms attached. The other bedrooms have two doubles and a pull out couch is in the 4th unique bonus room. We have furnished the home with comfort and luxury in mind. Enjoy the 70" TV in the living room; you don't have to miss your favorite programs or the big game. The three main bedrooms also have large flat screen TV's and if you are out exploring the island set the DVR to record your "can't miss" shows! The 180 degree view of the Ocean might distract your TV viewing though. The dramatic, hand painted, floor to ceiling artwork in the living room brings the beauty, and magic of the ocean indoors.

Each room has beach inspired furnishings and attention to detail making your stay relaxing and memorable. You won't want to leave this Mermaid's Oasis! There is an oversized washer and dryer for your use during your stay. In the bathroom you will find bath & beach towels and toiletries you may use during your stay including shampoo and conditioner, lotion, sunscreen, Q-tips, cotton balls, after sun aloe, and other necessities. Bedrooms Have new AC units to keep you cool and comfortable at night. There is a pack and play for little ones!

The kitchen has everything you could need for cooking and dining indoors or outdoors. There is a new Weber BBQ just off the kitchen. Dine inside on the large hardwood table with Ocean views, or dine alfresco at one of two outdoor seating areas under the covered lanai. You can't beat the views and Ocean breezes. Just off the kitchen is a bar area for entertaining. Take advantage of the outdoor seating area to read, have cocktails, or socialize.

The house is in a "banana belt" and gets far less precipitation than areas even just up the road or in the Hilo area. Evening showers help to keep the tropical plants and trees lush and green.

Mermaid's Oasis is just 25 minutes from the Hilo Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Hilo. There are some great restaurants in Hilo. We love Pineapples, and Café Pesto. Both have outstanding food and great atmosphere. Le Magic Pan is an authentic French Crepe restaurant. The crepes are a full meal and there is daily live music. There are many fine ethnic food choices to suit every taste. There is a shopping mall, and in charming downtown Hilo there are farmer's markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Day snorkel, dive, and whale watching trips leave from Hilo too, or take a boat to see the lava flows up close. Just outside of Hilo are numerous gorgeous waterfalls. Under one of the bridges Hammerhead sharks hang out!

Pahoa is a small quaint town just 10-15 minutes from the house. It has cute shops, some local taverns and art, as well as a few "can't miss" restaurants. Pele's kitchen is great for breakfast, and Kaleo's and Paolo's Bistro have 4 star dining. There is also pizza, Mexican, Thai, and sushi choices. Grocery stores, drug stores and many other shops can be found in Pahoa also. The Makuu Farmer's market on Sunday's has hundreds of local vendors offering fresh produce, local art, souvenirs, and food trucks. This is a must! It is located on Highway 130 between the house and Pahoa.

Of course, one of the biggest attractions on the Island is the Kilauea volcano and you are just 30 minutes from that. Don't miss it! Don't forget awesome zip lining and horseback riding if you have the time. There is a small zoo and macadamia nut farm midway between Hilo and the house too.

Mahalo & Aloha, We hope to see you soon, and you enjoy your relaxing stay so much you will return for years to come.

We have an Ocean front 4 bedroom home on the west side of Oahu for those who would like to split their trip up and explore two of Hawaii's most beautiful islands. Honu's Hideaway is a spacious home with private pool and hot tub. There is a 10% discount for you if you book both properties during your once in a lifetime vacation. Please check it out VRBO # 1230685 Aloha, Robyn

More Details

Property Manager
Robyn McKenzie
Member since: 2015
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Robyn McKenzie

The McKenzie Family lives on Oahu, but spends most of their free time on the Big island visiting family and attending the occasional surf contest with their 15 year old daughter and 12 year old son. They own commercial fishing vessels in Alaska and spend the summer months there catching Copper River salmon. Any opportunity we have to come to the big island and stay in this home away from home we grab. It is a laid back, relaxing Oasis compared to the busy lives of two growing, active kids!

Robyn McKenzie purchased this house in 2016

Why Robyn McKenzie chose Keaau

This is our dream home! We plan to live here when the kids are graduated from school. The Ocean front setting and quiet, tranquil living are just the way we want to spend our Hawaiian days and nights. This house has the wow factor! The views are unbelievable, and the house itself is spectacular. It is quiet and your neighbors are just far away enough to be out of site.

What makes this house unique

We love this house! It is a dream really- the outdoors are beautiful, the ocean is so close and dissolves any stress that exists in our everyday lives. The home itself is just perfect for the setting with floor the ceiling windows and a round front to take advantage of the awe inspiring views. My parents and your hosts live just below the house so are there to check you in, answer any questions you might have or give recommendations and directions to some of our favorite spots. We cut no corners furnishing this house. The large sectional has plenty of seating and is comfortable, the side chair reminds me of the waves. The beds are extremely comfortable. Every piece of furniture is something I love! Your Hosts Bill and Kathy (my parents) are in a Hosts Ohana just under the main house and are there to help with any needs you might have and to answer questions or give recommendations throughout your stay.


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large vanity with full size tub/shower combo
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , beautiful stone shower and double vanity and large closet
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master #2 - 1 king , The Coral Master with large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Two full size beds with flat screen TV in nautical decor
    Master #1 - 1 king , beautiful room with flat screen TV, and wave chair
    The Bonus Bedroom - 1 double , Fun Bonus room has 1 closet, and a Full Sized bed
  • 4 bedrooms including : Both master bedrooms have king sized beds with flat screen TV's, and bathrooms attached 1 fun Nautical bedroom perfect for the kids with two double beds and a flat screen TV The bonus room has two closets and a Double Bed All Bedrooms now have Air Conditioning!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bill and Kathy (my parents!) will be your hosts and live in the ground floor apartment. They are there to check you in, help you with anything you should need, and give you great recommendations!


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Spring Special- Ocean Front, spectacular views, pool- $295/night April19-May16
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Paradise at The Mermaid Oasis

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us and all agreed the house was perfect! Plenty of room, spotless, well maintained, gorgeous view, stocked with everything imaginable, yummy welcoming gifts and very gracious host and hostess. The house made our vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful property with lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place, not only for the views and peace and quiet, but also the owner has taken great care to provide many things and very tastefully decorated. Thank you for sharing your property with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful house and view!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house and view. Located a short drive from all the main attractions on the east side of the big island (volcano, black beach, Hilo airport , farmers market, zoo, the best zip Lining In Hawaii! -zip line through paradise, look for Groupon code 😀?

The house is comfortable and has all the cooking, sleeping and showering items already there. A very classy welcome package greets you upon your entrance into the house. We used the house mainly as a home base and really didn’t spend much time there, but we could have easily as it was very inviting and clean. Large TVs and internet provided for late night viewing. Thanks for easy Check-in and checkout. Really a wonderful experience. If your on the east side of the big island, don’t pass this one up if available. 👍?

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gualala, CA

Fantastic ocean view home

  • 5 of 5

A large and beautifully decorated home. The ocean views are tremendous, actually unbelievable. Kathy and Bill were charming and helpful hosts. There were just two of us, we easily could have had six more people, it is spacious. We had a lot of rain, so probably would not go again at this time of year. The pool would have been terrific if weather had cooperated. We did see whales frolicking while we were sitting in the living room. We would have liked to move in and never leave. The place does not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa

Fall Asleep To The Sounds of the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

The setting could not have been more perfect. The house is right on the ocean, and the ample windows take full advantage of the view. In fact, we stayed home one day instead of going out sightseeing because we were just too comfortable to leave. We even saw whales! The common area is huge, with lots of room for visiting and for meals, movies or games. The kitchen was well stocked with essentials. The pool is above ground, but right on the ocean and our kids and grandkids enjoyed it a great deal. Way more beach towels than needed, and plenty of beach toys. The house it off the road quite a ways—It took us about 45 minutes to get the Volcano National Park—so be prepared for some driving, although if you want to be on the ocean and close to the park, this is one of your best bets. The little town of Pahoa, with lots of restaurants, is less than 15 minutes away, and the farmer's market on Sunday is an easy drive and well worth fighting traffic for a parking place. The fourth bedroom is actually a modified sleeping porch accessible only through one of the other bedrooms. That was going to be our adult son's room, but he ended up bunking with his little nephew instead and the older grandson took the porch. (Which we loved.) There were enough beds for all 7 of us but the configuration for us was awkward. Still, I would recommend it. I wish I were still there.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for family to come together.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Mermaid Oasis. Loved that there was so much room to spread out for quiet time and yet be together. Was very clean and everything you could need was provided. Cathy and Bill were more than accommodating and so nice. The view from the house is incredible. Bedrooms have A/C which can be needed at night. This house easily accomdates a large family. Location is wonderful for seeing all the big Island has to offer. We spent the month of Feb. and would probably not come this month again as it rained allot. Like they say , " A rainy day in Hawaii is better than a sunny day anywhere else." We expected allot when we came but actually was more than we expected. We will come back, just not in February.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Car: necessary

Visiting the volcano is a must during you stay. Enjoy whale watching (in season) from your deck, or while enjoying your private outdoor solar heated pool. Exploring the tide pools just 15 minutes away or one of the many beaches in the area is a fun way to spend the day. Hilo is just a short 30 minute drive, and has some wonderful restaurants, a shopping mall, day snorkel and whale watching tours, and many beautiful waterfalls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $350

Manager'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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