PRIVATE & SERENE ARTSY OCEANFRONT HOME; POOL & SPA; BIKES; WIFI; 1/2 ACRE; FUN

Barbara Bell

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Barbara Bell

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PRIVATE & SERENE ARTSY OCEANFRONT HOME; POOL & SPA; BIKES; WIFI; 1/2 ACRE; FUN

Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Guests often comment that our home exceeded their expectations. It's probably because of all the local materials and the attention to detail. There are local hard-wood floors throughout (even the bathrooms and kitchen), custom stained glass windows, granite counter tops, and lots of original artwork. There's also an outdoor shower, two beach cruiser bikes and two mountain bikes, Instant access Netflix Movies and unlimited music from Pandora on the TV, purified (by reverse osmosis) drinking water, your own water well with whole house ultra violet filtration system (no worries about running out of water or other problems association with 'catchment systems' that are common in our area), solar-heated hot water, various board games, some good Hawaiiana books, various floaty pool toys, and plenty of etc.

MASTER BEDROOM (UPSTAIRS)

A comfortable king sized bed with soft cotton sheets, vintage rattan reading chairs, vintage mango wood dresser, ceiling fan, and 2 bed side tables both with reading lamps. The direct ocean view from the bedroom also allows for great breezes. The wide balcony is directly in front of both upstairs bedrooms.

2ND BEDROOM (UPSTAIRS)

A comfortable queen sized bed also with soft cotton sheets, writing desk and chair that faces the ocean, 2 bed-side tables with reading lamps, ceiling fan, and a dresser make this a fully functional room with that same huge ocean view.

BATHROOM (UPSTAIRS)

The bathroom is accessed by both bedrooms. It has a tub/shower and sink/vanity in one room, and a separate room for the toilet. Shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, TP, and plenty of towels are all provided.

3RD BEDROOM (DOWNSTAIRS)

A comfortable queen sized bed, with good cotton sheets, a small closet with shelf for luggage, ceiling fan, chair, luggage stand, a free-form mango-wood built-in table and 2 reading lights. This room is set back from the front of the house but still has an incredible ocean view. It also has 2 intriguing stained glass windows -- 1 depicting Kilauea Volcano, the other a humpback whale breaching. Breathtaking when the light hits it just right.

BATHROOM (DOWNSTAIRS)

Tub/shower, vanity and sink, toilet, and incredible large stained glass window depicting a Polynesian voyaging canoe and a variety of wildlife. Again, shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, and TP are all provided.

LIVING SPACE AND KITCHEN (DOWNSTAIRS)

The living room is decorated with a vintage Hawaiian comfort, yet with modern updates -- DISH TV, Pandora, Wi-Fi. There is also quite a bit of original artwork. There's a full sized dining table with 6 chairs, as well as 4 bar chairs. The kitchen is fully stocked -- espresso machine, regular coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, and plenty of dishes, silverware, cookware, and all things needed for cooking your healthy meals at home. The Barbecue (propane) is just outside--Fresh Fish is always good from the BBQ.

STAIRS: The upstairs is accessed via stairs which start near the front door and are on the outside of the house. We like this because we see the ocean and the stars at night. It also keeps the upstairs bedrooms more private.

HEALTH ISSUES

The triple filtered drinking water is a big bonus. Many houses in our area use 'catchment' systems, catching water off their roof. There are good filter systems, and there are less-than-good filter systems. We have an excellent reverse osmosis system that actually purifies your drinking water. FYI, wherever you decide to stay in East Hawaii you should ask about their water system.

HUMPBACK WHALES -- WOW, THEY CAN BE CLOSE.

In front of our home, the ocean gets deep quickly. Because of this, their birthing and mating months (December - April) are excellent times for hearing humpback whales at night, and of course seeing them by day. Their tail slapping can wake you up--no kidding.

IN CONCLUSION

Our home is fully functional, clean, comfortable, AND in a great location. In short, it is 'homey'. You will be only 25-30 minutes from Hilo Airport, a few minutes more to Downtown, Bayfront or Richardson's Beach and 20 minutes from Pahoa, a Great/Funky Restaurant town. You will be 30 minutes from the warm ponds at Ahalanui and the Marine Sanctuary where you can snorkel with tame good-sized schools of fish! You're also 45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park (location of the historical Kilauea Caldera, and home of Pele the fire goddess) and 45 minutes away, in the other direction, from the Ocean Entry for Flowing Lava. This is subject to change of course, but has been amazingly steady of late.

If you're looking for a comfortable, spacious, truly OCEANFRONT home, retreat, and a base of operations, this is it. This is the house that Jack built, in 1998. First camping out in the would-be garage, then creating an artistic retreat/bachelor pad, and ultimately a great family home. We happily lived there for many years.

The ocean is mesmerizing by day, lulling to deep sleep at night. The ocean-side deck with spa and swimming pool will become your outdoor living room. The neighborhood is nice and friendly and you can walk or ride bikes for miles along the coast in either direction. Or you can hang out. You just might not want to leave.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If we receive notice of your cancellation:

• Within 90 days: You will receive your deposit, minus $100 service fee, and less any credit card fees. (When booking with VRBO online there are no credit card fees.)

• Less than 90 days: You will forfeit your deposit. However, we will always work to re-book. If we can re-book, we will refund based on 80% of the nightly rate for the nights we have re-booked, less $100 cancellation fee and less any credit card fees.

• Thank you for understanding.

Keywords: Oceanfront Home; single-family house

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed

Barbara Bell

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Speaks english
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Here we are checking out the lava flow. We have lived in East Hawai`i for over 30 years, so we obviously love Hawai`i. Jack is a 3rd generation Hardwood Flooring Contractor and Barbara is a jaquette of all trades, most recently working for the County of Hawai`i.

Barbara Bell purchased this house in 1998

East Hawaii is varied, and exciting; the volcano never ceases to inspire and thrill. Madame Pele gives her unique energy to the whole of East Hawaii, and especially the Puna District. We have lived in East Hawaii for so long, and this house was our home, until we moved to the Big City of Hilo. Jack built this home in 1998, after living a few blocks away for about 15 years. We have completed a major re-fresh in Fall, 2013, and seem to always be cleaning, upgrading, or doing maintenance on something. The house is definitely in good order.

Because our home is almost at the end of a quiet dead-end street, it is very restful and private. We like to find new spots, via bicycle, or hiking boots, or swimming fins. There are so many incredible places to explore and we never get tired of adventuring. We like to walk or bike the coastline--for miles. To the south, we go to some tidepools about 1 1/2 miles away. To the north, we bike, then hike the last bit to a white sand beach that's about 5 miles away. We also spend many hours lounging back and forth between the hot tub, the super heated pool (90-95 degrees F), and lazing around on the deck. It's so private and quiet--we love it.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Private & Serene Artsy Oceanfront Home; Pool & Spa; Bikes; WiFi; 1/2 Acre; FUN
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Hilo Hilo District
Houston Texas
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay. It went way too quickly. It is pretty far away from everything so this is great if you really want to chill out to the sound of the surf. Probably not the best property for the disabled or those with young children. Great for peace and quiet.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Hilo Hilo District
Seattle, WA
5

SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5
This home exceeded our expectations in every way. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We stayed here for 5 nights before heading on to Kona. We didn't want to leave and could have stayed here the entire time. We're dreaming of a day we can return!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hilo Hilo District
5

AMAZING VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time in your beautiful home and hope to return again someday. Waking to the beautiful sunrise and roar of the crashing waves was a highlight of our trip. We were there with a total of 7 and had all the comfort of home and would not change a thing besides staying longer than 3 nights! The property was convienently located to Volcanoes National park and Hilo airport. We did make the trip to the amazing green sand beach, the southernmost point of the USA where we jumped off the 35 ft cliff into the beautiful blue Pacific, Punalu'u bakery for hot malasadas and Kona for the Manta Ray night snorkel. Our family's favorite stay during our three island trip was your wonderful home! Thank you and we hope to visit again someday.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Hilo Hilo District
Colleyville TX
5

A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP

  • 5 of 5
This home was absolutely perfect for three couples. The house is awesome - right on a beautiful, rocky beach, privacy for each couples, a great common area and kitchen, and fantastic deck. Great area for bicycling and walking, deck is ideal for chilling out and watching the waves (plus a dip in the pool and soak in the hot tub), good restaurants and groceries stores within a reasonable distance, excellent sight-seeing nearby (don't miss Volcano National Park). Stock up on groceries; you'll want to cook in the fully stocked kitchen. Didn't want to leave. Now I'm even "homesick" for it! Owner was extremely helpful and all recommendations were spot on. Very clean.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Hilo Hilo District
5

RELAXING, BEAUTIFUL VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Barbara and Jack's beautiful home was the perfect spot for our family vacation. Five adults and two kids were comfortable in the three bedrooms and day bed in the main living area. We loved walking out onto the lava at all times of the day to watch the surf crash onto the cliffs, swimming in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub. The views are amazing! All the appliances worked great and the kitchen and dining area were wonderful for home cooked meals. We spotted a whale from the deck and there were gorgeous geckos for the kids to find. A great house to spend your vacation in. We were also in a great spot to explore Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Pahoa, Kalapana and the Puna area. We loved Uncle's Awa Bar on Wednesday night and the free Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens just 15 minutes away. Kaleo's in Pahoa was an amazing meal and Hilo has a fabulous Farmer's Market. The planetarium show "Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky" at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii was a favorite for all of us and a nice compliment to a visit to the Mauna Kea Visitors Station at 9000 feet for stargazing.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Hilo Hilo District
Calgary
5

BEACH ROAD HOME DELIGHT

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your piece of paradise - again- just 2 years after we stayed there the first time. The view is something we take home to dream about in our cold Canadian winters - the sight of sunny, clear blue skies, palm trees, black rocks & the swimming pool & hot tub inviting us in! The water temperature was just perfect. We love the feeling of being in the lush jungle and away from the crowds. The big waves crashing in front if a storm comes up have us all running for cameras & squealing with delight!
Your home fits our extended family just right. The main floor was great for the family with a 3-year old and the upstairs bedrooms with our own deck to enjoy the view was also great for our son & for my husband & I. We got used to the tree frogs songs & missed that when we went back to Kona. The beds are comfortable with nice bedding, bathrooms clean & adequate, kitchen well-equipped and the beautiful wood on the floors, walls & ceilings give the house a cabin feel that we really enjoy. We went on many little outings and found your location just great for touring on the Big Island's East Side.
We look forward to returning again, hopefully in another 2 years.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Shipman Beach
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Luquin's Mexican Food
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mauna Kea, in the winter
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Hilo Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa--Kaleo's, Ning's, Paulo's, and Luquin's
Car: necessary

All the relaxing or adventurous activities you can dream of, Volcano viewing, warm pond soaking, sea-life viewing/hearing and every once in a while smelling, Especially wonderful for mind-clearing, adventuring, bike riding, walking, and a close-by great Sunday Farmer's Market -- Maku`u Market.

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Availability & Rates

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Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 8 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,950
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays, 2014
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
$8,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,950
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,950
$7,500
 
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
$8,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,775
$7,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes Rates for 4 people. 3 night minimum, 6 nights at Holidays
5th and 6th person $25/nt/person
Cleaning Fee = $150 (any stay); Tax = 13.41%
50% deposit to book; Balance due 14 days before arrival
Security deposit $500 via hold on credit card
Cancellation fee $100
For planning purposes--Summer/Winter are higher priced than Spring/Fall
RATE MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM VRBO BOOKING/GET A QUOTE OPTIONS. SORRY

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Out by the pool, very convenient.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , UPSTAIRS. Shared between 2 bedrooms. Separate toilet room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , DOWNSTAIRS. Wonderful stained glass too.
  • The upstairs bathroom is accessed by both bedrooms. There is a separate 'toilet room'.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , UPSTAIRS. Sitting area. 2 reading lights. LARGE
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , DOWNSTAIRS. Comfortable futon & topper. Big Ocean View!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , UPSTAIRS - Ocean View, 2 reading lights, desk, dresser, fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , DOWNSTAIRS: Ocean View; 2 stained glass windows; Ceiling Fan
  • 1 King size bed in the Master Bedroom. This one is called 'the pink cloud'. We make sure to have comfortable beds--we come to visit too! 2 Queen size Beds. One is in the other upstairs bedroom and the other one is in the downstairs bedroom. Both are comfortable as friends and family wouldn't be very happy with us if the beds weren't comfortable. There is also queen-sized futon bed in the living room that is always open. The futon has a mattress topper which makes it very comfortable and it doubles as a day bed, called a Punee in Hawaiian. The Punee is a long-standing tradition in Hawaiian homes. You never know when you might need a little nap, especially when on vacation.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
TWO BEACH CRUISER BICYCLES (one speed, aluminum, easy and fun.) and TWO GEARED BICYCLES, DISH TV, all cotton (soft) linens, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, stainless cookware, all utensils, Gas BBQ, garage parking, some pool toys, small DVD collection, Hawaiiana and other books, and Humuhumunukunukuapua`a (Present State fish of Hawai`i, could lose its status soon) go swimming by, Sorry no pets or smoking inside allowed. SUPPLIES: You can count on Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hand Soap in the bathrooms as well as Household Soaps, where needed, for: Laundry, Dishwasher, and Dishes.
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