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Spectacular Oceanfront Home

Mike or Jamie Selby

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Mike or Jamie Selby

Member since: 2006
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Spectacular Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Milolii House Rental Photos and Description

1 king, 2 queens, 1 futon, 2.5 baths, sleeps 1-8

Hale Kai means 'Home by the Sea' and sits only 20' from the sea. Step outside this home onto your own private white sand under the shade of your palm tree garden. Hale Kai sits 32' above the water on a pali and within a few minutes of the house, one can snorkel, swim, scuba dive, hike, surf and kayak and enjoy the pristine beauty of a quiet, serene and romantic ocean side setting. You will love lounging on the shaded and tiled lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean entertained by the locals...Spinner Dolphins, Green Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales.

The Plantation style home has 3000 square feet of breathtaking views from any part of the house and is surrounded by water in three directions and some of the most pristine coral reefs in all the islands. Located conveniently halfway between kona and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hale Kai makes a great base from which to explore the Hilo and Kona side of the island.

Lulled to sleep by moonlight on the water, Hale Kai will flow into yo

Beaches near the Home: 3 beaches lie close to the house. Sea Cave Beach is a 15 minute walk South & hosts a cool sea cave where one can swim. Beyond the sea cave, the beach is about two hundred yards wide & deep. It is a sand & pebble beach & provides great swimming, sunbathing & snorkeling unless there is a large winter swell.

The second beach is at Milolii Beach Park where sand pockets are surrounded by lava & coral to form a very quiet wading area for kids with great swimming, snorkeling & scuba further out. Great place for kids to play in the tidepools. Milolii Beach Park is about a 5 minute drive from the house.

The third & by far the most spectacular beach is located at Honamolino Bay, a 5 minute drive & then a 20 minute walk from the house. It has been touted as one of the most beautiful beaches in all the islands. A true tropical paradise, the water is almost always very calm with many coconuts palms along a crescent of black sand. A white sand beach can be found on the S. side of the bay.

Location, Location Location: Located conveniently between Kona and Volcano's National Park, this home is a great base from which to explore the island. The lushness of Hilo Town (The City of Orchids) is a beautiful drive through the rain forests of Hawaii Volcano's National Park. The nightlife and restaurants of Kona are less than an hour's drive from the house.

The area is quiet and serene with stunning sunsets and lots of room to explore. The Kings Trail runs through here and can be walked for many miles. The kayaks that come with the house can also be used to explore miles and miles of coastline. Secret beaches, sea caves and lots of marine life can be discovered with a trip either up or down the coast. You will see parts of Hawaii that very few visitors ever see. If you are lucky, the local Spinner Dolphins, Grees Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales may choose to swim with you. A once in a lifetime experience!

National Parks Near Hale Kai: Haunaunau National Historical Monument is North of the house about half an hour and features a comprehensive look back into the ancient Hawaiian culture with a reconstruction of the 'City of Refuge'. Watch an outrigger canoe be carved from a single log as well as sea turtles haul out of the bay. Lots of great info in a beautiful setting. A short walk North at a site called 'Two Step' also hosts some of the islands best snorkeling and diving and a chance to swim with dolphins.

Hawaii Volcano National Park is located about an hour's drive away and features one of the only places in the world where one can hike and watch fresh red hot lava waterfall into the sea. Petroglyghs, rainforests, lava caves, a world class visitor center, Hawaii Volcano National Park should not be missed. Guests should easily plan on spending at least a full day here exploring the park and another full day in Hilo hunting out waterfalls and enjoying the Tsunami Museum among other attractions.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike or Jamie Selby (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hot Kona Coffee on the deck overlooking the lava cliff with the sound of turquoise that's peace and tranquility! Thank you for hosting us at your beautiful home, offering both great local fun and convience to Hawaiian Volcanos National Park and Kona. Try to be home for sunset, wine, cheese and bread while the tranquility returns and the breeze refreshes.
Jul 2006
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Spectacular Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Simply put, Hale Kai is definitely one of my favorite places! I first stayed there in the summer of 2010, and since then I've been there two more times, and I'm already booked for early 2015. I think that says it all. With 3000 sq ft, the house has multiple "living areas" on two levels, so lack of privacy is never an issue. The location is perfect; on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which is maybe 20 feet away. The view is unbelievable! On this last trip we saw a pod of dolphins, at least 25, no more than 30-40 yards off the coast, and 8-10 whales at about the same distance. Seeing these majestic beasts against the background of the nearly infinite Pacific Ocean was breathtaking, and that alone was worth the trip!

I travel frequently, and I've found nothing that fits my definition of vacation enjoyment as well as Hale Kai. I love it there, and I will be back frequently!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Camano Island, WA

Magical Christmas Week at Hale Kai

  • 5 of 5

Little did we know that as we sat is Seattle and awaited de-icing of our plane, that in just 7 hours we would be watching an amazing sunset in our shorts and tank tops, toasting the spectacular waves, warmth and house that would make the most memorable holiday ever! The pictures of Hale Kai are accurate, but the real thing is even better. The house was well supplied with linens, kitchenware, and some basic cooking supplies. As I am sure previous guests did, we left behind some cooking oils (didn't have to pry the coconut oil out of the jar here), coffee filters, seasonings and such in the kitchen. One of my passions is searching Thrift Stores for needed items. I hope the large coffee cups I found are still there when we get back to Hale Kai! Also, the travel sized toiletries in the bathroom were fun and I hope the guests after us enjoy the shampoo/conditioner packets we left. My parents taught me that when you stay at someone's house, leave it nicer than when you arrived. Because Hale Kai is so incredibly well furnished, located and serenaded by nature, extra coffee cups and bathroom supplies were the best I could do.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

The home is as beautiful and secluded as it appears on the surprises. The owners are the real deal and honorable people. They worked hard and dilligently to assure we recieved our deposit back through a cumbersome VRBO process.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Paradise indeed!

  • 5 of 5

a five-star rating is truly warranted for this property. Nothing is lacking; from the cache of condiments and spices to the adequate supply of laundry,cleaning and household supplies.The kitchen has about every conceivable item one would need to prepare meals.

As they say--location,location, location! I don't think you could find a better spot on the Big Island for a vacation rental. To this day my wife and I long for the sound of the waves breaking on the cliffs just outside the house--truly serene.

If we ever return to the Big Island, we will try to make Halekai our destination. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Richard, Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful review. We strive to make Hale Kai a Five Star experience for all of our guests and we just love it when guests like you appreciate it. We fell deeply in love with this piece of paradise right on the ocean as soon as we swam with Spinner Dolphins in the sea below. We built the house with our children and our grand children in mind so that they all might enjoy the sunset into the ocean and watching the fish and whales frolic from the lanai. Hope you make it back someday. Mahalo nui Mike

Hale Kai

  • 4 of 5

Awesome House! We loved our stay. The house looked exactly like the pictures. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. The view was unbelievable. Nothing can beat falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks.

The only bad thing was some people were camping in pick up trucks on the rock next to us. All of Hawaii beaches are public beaches so there is nothing you can do about it.

It's kind of out of the way, but that can be good and bad. About an 2 hours from Hilo, hour and half from the Volcanoes, and 1 hour Kona. Very nice to come home to a quiet, out-of-the-way place and just grill and have some time to yourself.

Loved it

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes... "out of the way" is just how we like it! In terms of campers... they are actually fisherman who come to fish off the point and generally do not stay long. We haven't had any problems with them with the exception of some trash that we pick up when we have a chance. Glad you had a great time. We love Hale Kai as much as you do! Once there we have to sadly count down the number of days until we have to leave... and the leaving is always followed by tear laden eyes for us and our kids! -Mike and Jamie
Lancaster, PA

A Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

Hale Kai is a spacious clean well-stuctured house on the edge of the town of Milolii. There is a fishing point right outside of the house and every bedroom has an ocean view. Also, the house is well-designed: the bedrooms afforded us privacy, but the living room was a great gathering place for socializing. We are happy that we stopped at a supermarket before arrival because the nearest store is miles away. We found everything we needed at Hale Kai. We had a sense of privacy, yet never felt too isolated. The scenery around the house is amazing. The house is surrounded by lava, and we enjoyed looking at the sunset from the lanai every evening. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way whenever we get to go over and enjoy Hale Kai. It makes us happy that folks enjoy the magic of being that close to the ocean. It truly is an amazing place! -Mike


Hale Kai is the only property in Milolii Beach without neighbors right next door. located on historic Makahiki Point, Immerse yourself in the serenity of sea and sun in your own little slice of oceanfront paradise. The Pacific Ocean is right outside your door with hikes to beaches within 15 minutes.

The local area contains some of the gems of the Pacific like Honomalino Beach, Hookena Beach and Green Sands Beach. For the adventurous there are plenty of places to kayak or hike to...for those more inclined to relax, the chaise lounges on your own private white sand beach will be calling your name.

Honaunau National Historic Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are both close by and offer amazing looks into Hawaiian local culture and natural history. For those looking for a basecamp to explore the island away from the hustle and bustle of Kona Town this makes a great basecamp.

For those who enjoy the water...the house sits just 20 feet back from the Pacific Ocean!

Other Activities: whale watching, swimming, cliff jumping, shelling


Rates & Availability

From $295 Per night

Milolii House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 to 4 guest rate
Nov 3 2014 - May 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Tax Rate 14.25%
Notes Rates change for the number of guests renting: 1-4 is $275, 5-6 is $325 and 7-8 is $375 nightly

Cancellation Policy

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Milolii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Half Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk in Glass Block double headed shower, handpainted sink
    Exterior Lava Rock/Seashell Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Shower off outdoors under the palms by the Sea
  • The Master Bathroom is appointed with Italian tile, a hand painted Italian sink and a glass block walk-in double headed shower. The Outdoor shower is lava rock, sea shells, coral and bamboo and comes with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Turtle Roon - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Shell Room - 1 queen
    Library - 1 double , Double Futon
  • Every bedroom enjoys stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Watch the dolphins and whales commute up and down the coast from the comfort of your room. You may also enjoy watching the moon slip into the Pacific or relax and watch the stunning sunset from your bedroom. Each bedroom contains beautiful examples of local artists work. We hope you enjoy the local island art and furnishings. The beds in each room are Angel Light Memory Foam Beds. If you have not slept in an Angel Light, you will be spoiled! They are the most comfortable beds in the world and we are proud to showcase them
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hale Kai sits on Makahiki Point, (in Hawaiian, the Place of Peace) and an ancient shrine is located just a couple hundred feet from the house. This is sacred land where the blue sea offers up such daily treats as swimming with Spinner Dolphins, Humpback Whales and thousands of tropical fish. Hale Kai is located exactly 20 feet from the water which makes it the closest house to the water in all the islands. If you are a water person, this is your house! Hale Kai is located in a private setting where hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and diving are a way of life for us. We love the water and look forward to sharing this special place with you. We have connections with local business's who specialize in deep sea fishing, dolphin tours, whale watching, dive and snorkel tours, kayak lessons and tours as well as naturalist excursions. Please contact us for more info.

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