UNIQUE OCEANFRONT VACATION RENTAL - CASTLE BY THE SEA

Sheri

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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UNIQUE OCEANFRONT VACATION RENTAL - CASTLE BY THE SEA

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2 Suites & Artist's Carriage House, 5 Sleeping areas, 3 Baths

Please visit our website: www.CastleInHawaii.com for all details. If you inquire thru this site, PLEASE check your junk folder if you don't see something in your inbox from info (@) castleinhawaii (dot) com. (We always get back within 24 hours). Rates & amenities are here: http://www.castleinhawaii.com/rates-castle-vacationrental-Hawaii.html. We make a 'rental confirmation' for your visit so you can see the bottom line if you fill out your details here: http://www.castleinhawaii.com/reservations-in-hawaii.html (copy and paste if this site doesn't provide a 'link')

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Our castle is a short walk to one of the best black sand beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii where you can swim with wild dolphins (we have on a number of occasions!) A view of migrating whales is also possible from your lanai if you visit at the right time of year (December through March). The active volcano, natural steam vents, lush tropical gardens & forests, majestic waterfalls, warm water pond, champagne pond and a bottomless green lake located in a crater, are also nearby for you to explore and enjoy. Historic Pahoa Village is only a fifteen-minute drive and has a number of highly recommended restaurants and a Natural Food Store.

The castle has a moat (lap pool) with a water treadmill to swim in place. There is also a drawbridge and a dungeon. And one unique and fun feature we will leave as a surprise for you to discover when you get here!

The Castle is a perfect getaway and home base for your visit to Hawaii Island, the “Big” Island. It is only minutes from Madame Pele where magic begins and the sky never ends. The accommodation has a wealth of character and features unusual art, custom-made furniture and unique designer details, adding to its charm. You will fall peacefully asleep on the amazing mattresses and awaken refreshed to the sweet songs of our indigenous birds. Lounge around or journey out to see the sights. Discover the absolutely unsurpassed beauty and stunning topographical contrasts this wonderful island has to offer. The spectacular scenery is a magnet for artists and the climate make it an 'anytime’ destination. Your host has arranged everything to insure that your visit to the Castle is memorable. Please make sure to also view the website: CastleInHawaii.com, we respond from this domain so please 'whitelist' so you don't miss our reply!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful stay, the hospitality was beyond our expectations. We were brought to places we would never have found on our own. Gonna miss you guys!
Feb 2010
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Sheri

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Your hosts have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. They owned and operated a catering company in Southern California and they are experts in the hospitality field. They have owned a home on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1990 and know the island well. They can give you many suggestions and ideas of what to do, where to go, things that most tourists might miss. Your wish is their command. Sharing Hawaiian culture is their passion

Sheri purchased this house in 2002

We always wanted to 'retire' (we're not really the retiring type) by owning a vacation rental or a bed and breakfast so we could cater to a select few - in paradise. When it was time to move here we decided to build (not buy) something and had to decide on a style of home. John said, 'a man's home...is... his... castle'. And so the castle was born.

Enjoying the peaceful ocean view and watching the whales go buy our house from December thru March. The rest of the year, we have the dolphins to see. Picking fruit off the trees. We show love by sharing the secrets of the Big Island and pampering our guests. We apologize because we aren't totally 'high tech'... so please call for availability. And check out the castle website. www.CastleInHawaii.com

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269730
(808) 965-1844 (Hawaii, USA)
Pahoa Puna District
5

Awesome and Unique

  • 5 of 5
My 12 year old son and I had a wonderful vacation at the Castle in Hawaii this past July 2012. Not only was the ocean front home an awesome sight but it was very comfortable and it had all the amenities one would need (Internet, cable tv, kitchen, pool, hot tub, beautiful outdoor shower, parking, etc.). Having our own ocean-view patio to eat in after preparing breakfast in the breezeway kitchen was a great way to start each day of our fun adventures in the Puna area. Sheri was very welcoming and she gave us helpful advice on area activities and restaurants. The weather on the Puna coast is perfectly mild, but on a particularly hot day it was great to be able to jump in the pool and after a day of hiking at the volcano it was great to soak my weary muscles in the hot tub under the stars. My son totally loved the fact that we stayed in a castle -even the furnishings inside are fit for a king! We have lots of great photos with the castle as a backdrop -they are almost as amazing as the photos of the stunning natural environment of Hawaii. We highly recommend Sheri's castle to anyone looking for a comfortable and unique place to stay. Also, don't forget to go to Kalani for lunch and a yoga class, and make sure you go to the SPACE farmers market (Saturday morning), and to Uncle Roberts Awa Bar on Wednesday evening for a music filled famers market. 
 
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele, mahalo for you and Tristan staying! He is an amazing boy and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found our suggestions helpful! We enjoyed making you feel like royalty. That is what we live for.
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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269730
(808) 965-1844 (Hawaii, USA)
Pahoa Puna District
Forked River NJ
4

The Carriage House was a great deal! Don't hesitate to book it.

The Carriage House was a great deal! Don't hesitate to book it.
  • 4 of 5
The Castle is a great getaway- clean, neat and off the beaten trail. Serenity of the waves crashing lull you to sleep from the carriage house or the suites. Near Volcanoes National Park and the lava viewing area in Kalapana off Rtes. 130/137. We stayed 2 weeks in the spacious Carriage House from 7/26 to 8/9/12. Hammock upstairs was beautiful, great KING bed and a twin in a loft. Entire house is open air.
We were greeted with fresh leis and local fruits. And a great surprise was a dozen organic eggs! Kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals, large refrigerator….
Innkeeper on the premise is knowledgeable of the area and how to get places or she can help you arrange tours/ gourmet meals.
If you are looking for a nice rural location with lots to do nearby (Kapoho tidepools, warm pools, black sand beaches, local farmers markets), this is it.
The carriage house fit our trip budget and after 9 days in Waikiki, it was a nice residential and rural area away from it all. My sons and I enjoyed our 2 weeks here immensely and hated to leave!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were pleased. Mahalo for the kind comments, see you next year. Your kids are awesome btw!
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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269730
(808) 965-1844 (Hawaii, USA)
Pahoa Puna District
Honolulu Hawaii
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5
We were married on top of Mauna Kea and brought our group of 16 people to Pahoa with us. Sheri arranged everything, down to the most minute detail, for our wedding reception and it was all perfect and exceeded our expectations. They are gracious hosts and go far out of their way for their guest. They really made us feel at home and took care of us as if we were family. We liked that we could feel comfortable and be ourselves in their space.
You can really feel the love and care that went into building this unique space. It is so welcoming and tranquil. We have stayed in a lot of places all over and by far this place is special! We shall return to storm the castle once again.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure and an honor to serve and make your wedding memorable, we appreciate you taking the time to review us. The time you spent at the Castle was a BLAST, we had fun (too)!
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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269730
(808) 965-1844 (Hawaii, USA)
Pahoa Puna District
Portland, ME
4

An Elopement in Paradise fit for a King and his Queen 4/30/2011

  • 4 of 5
An unexpected business trip to Hawaii made up our minds. We would elope! I wanted to find a castle... because I had found my Prince. Google gave us Castle in Hawaii and then we gave Sherri (aka castle lady :) a nearly impossible task... pull together our wedding within a few weeks... but we weren't sure of anything not even the date or when exactly we could arrive! Sherri rolled with our last minute thoughts and changes, arrival and wedding dates... and pulled together a ceremony and reception beyond our imaginations. It was beautiful, surreal and absolutely unforettable. Our stay at the castle was also like a fairy tale... high comfortable beds, outside showers, a hot tub under the stars, bountiful breakfasts served to us in our lanai are just a few of the features and services that made Castle in Hawaii the ideal honeymoon or romantic getaway spot. We were also impressed with Sherri's desire to accommodate our needs... whether they be sightseeing, relaxing or just taking in the local flavor. Sherri was there to personally greet us at the airport upon our arrival and kiss us good bye as we unwillingly departed... another service that we greatly appreciated. Thank you to Sherri, her very awesome husband John and everybody who was involved in our magical and memorable time in Hawaii... and don't worry dear "Castle Lady" ... we will be back! :)

Laura Lee Sawyer and Chuck Todd Torrens

P.S. we had our first tandem bike ride in Hawaii courtesy of Sherri and John and their beautiful old bike "for loan"... we had several fabulously fun rides there which prompted us to get ourselves a tandem here ( two, in fact!)... and keep riding our way to years of a happy, healthy and forever kind of marriage! Thanks again, Sherri and John... save our seats!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you in a year for your anniversary. And I'm confused, why TWO tandem bikes?????
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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269730
(808) 965-1844 (Hawaii, USA)
Pahoa Puna District
Central Illinois
5

Paradise Found Uniquely - A Castle in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
My 9th trip to the islands & mostly rentals. The Castle is the most unique! Much planning & expert craftsmanship went into this 'home!' John & Sheri are friendly, excellent hosts. Sheri is vibrant & on the go but makes her home, your home. Relaxing breakfast on your private lanai overlooking the ocean or out by the pool is wonderful. Walk out of your room (I had the Queen's room) & watch a breathtaking sunrise or walk across to the grassy palm tree laden park across the street & chill. You will not sleep better - beds are super comfy & with the slider open you can hear the tropical sounds & ocean to fall asleep to! The Castle is very private & with your own fridge & kitchen access you can't ask for more. The outdoor shower is private and heavenly!!! Sheri is right, just "jump on the plane" & everything else is at hand!

Sunlight on Water Dolphin Swim is fabulous, as was the helicopter tour of the volcano. The end of the road is access to a volcano tour and go the other way & you can drive the breathtaking Puna coast heading back toward Hilo. My advice as a frequent Hawaii visitor is, do not be a "tourist" and stay in a cookie cutter hotel; stay somewhere unique (The Castle) & live more like a local. You'll have the advantage of the owner 'on property' to answer questions, give directions, or even call up & make tour arrangements or recommendations for you if you like. The only downside is the distance you are from the major cities, if that is a downside. Me, I don't want to ever be in the middle of tourism-central, I much prefer my privacy & to go about my way independently & staying at the Castle allows you to do that. Likewise, it is the Big Island & it is impossible to be near everything like it is on smaller islands.
Finally, the Castle holds a secret that only a Castle can...you'll have to stay there to find out what it is! Thanks so much Sheri & John!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, we are grateful and humble to learn how you felt about your visit with us! And happy, because that is what we love to hear and hope you will come back! Aloha and a hui ho. S&J
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Unique Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Castle By The Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269730
(808) 965-1844 (Hawaii, USA)
Pahoa Puna District
Wilmington N.Y. USA
5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Castle In Hawaii was one of the best vacations we have ever had. Felt like a king in my castle. Sorry Sheri had to be out of town, but John was a wonderful host. Great view, Great swimming spots of all types near by. Lots to do. Will come back more than likley.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hilo, ITO (Hilo International)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kehena
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Luquins
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Black Rock Cafe
Car: recommended

Active lava viewing at Kilauea Volcano and star gazing at Mauna Kea

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Availability & Rates

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Amenities

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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) California King bed in the Artist's Carriage House, Queen size Beds (1) Each suite has a queen bed with memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) This is in the Artist's Carriage House, Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is in the Artist's Carriage House and is Queen size. Please visit: http://www.castleinhawaii.com/rates-castle-vacationrental-Hawaii.html for ALL the details.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • museums
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer * Catering Available * SHARED KITCHEN * Smoking Not Allowed: may smoke in lanai
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