|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
SEA WATCH, an award-winning two-bedroom, two-bathroom, oceanfront jewel is nestled just 90 feet from the ocean's edge yet is protected by the 20-foot lava cliff. Sea Watch is the ideal place to honeymoon, no matter how long you've been married. The small, cozy residential area is quiet and peaceful - the perfect "peace" of paradise. Sit inside this beautiful home or lounge outside on the roomy lanai while you are entertained by dolphins and sea turtles year round and humpback whales during the winter months. Watch these majestic creatures give birth and then train their young; listen to them breath, blow and vocalize many nights.
We try to provide everything you might need, from espresso machine to a Tiger rice cooker; from
free internet access to free long distance calling to anywhere in the USA and Canada.
Sea Watch is also well equipped for those days at the beach with beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and coolers. We even provide fishing poles so you can fish from your own front yard. (see our room by room list of amenities below)
Sea Watch is minutes from the newest and biggest lava flow, Volcano National Park, black sand beaches, tropical gardens, waterfalls, golf, hiking, warm water ponds, tide pools that are ideal for snorkeling, farmers' markets, a small zoo, and more. Guests return again and again, which tells you a lot about Sea Watch. Come stay at Sea Watch and let us spoil you forever.
SEA WATCH AMENITIES
Filtered water – reverse osmosis
Coffee pot (and coffee for your first morning)
Full size refrigerator with ice maker
Smooth top electric stove
Lots of flatware, dishes, pots and pans
Storage containers and/or bags
Placemats and napkins
Some condiments (sugar, flour, cooking oil, mustard, catsup, mayonnaise, tea and/or coffee for your first morning, and often much more.
Desk with high speed hookup
All glass corner window for ocean viewing
Incredible ocean view
Ceiling Fan with remote control
Sliding glass door to large, covered lanai
Round wooden table – can seat 6
Table in bay window which provides unrestricted ocean viewing
CD Changer and Tape Deck
Extensive Video and DVD library
Large, comfortable chairs with ottomans
Comfortable King Bed
Extensive library with both hardback and paperback books
Comfortable gliding chair
(Floor fan in closet if preferred)
Sliding glass door to oceanfront lanai
Plenty of towels and washcloths
Liquid Hand Soap
Built in dressers
Large supply of towels, bath sheets and wash cloths
Comfortable Twin Beds (2)
Small book library
Built in Dresser
Plenty of clothes hangers
Liquid hand soap
Extra towels and wash cloths (in linen closet just outside the bathroom door)
LAUNDRY (located in second bathroom)
Full Size Washing Machine
Full Size Dryer
Laundry bag for delicates
First Aid Kit
Two lounge chairs (with pads)
Table and four chairs (more available if needed)
FREE HIGH-SPEED HOOK-UP
LAND PHONE WITH FREE LONG DISTANCE ANYWHERE IN THE US AND CANADA
Fishing poles (you can fish from the yard)
Coolers, all sizes (if you need the largest one, just ask)
Counter top fan
Extra beach hats
Some snorkel equipment and beach shoes
Scale for weighing luggage
First of all, let me say that everything mentioned in the description of the home:the description itself, the photos, the amenities...all are accurate.What you see and what you read about are exactly what you get...only so much more.Everything you would need has been provided. We felt at home the comment we walked into Sam's lovely home and met our gracious hostess who talked to us about the house.Her pertinent information made settling in so much easier.
Sea Watch has a magnificent ocean view and the sound of the surf breaking on the lava cliffs is unforgettable. After a day of sight-seeing, coming back to Sea Watch, sitting on the lanai and grilling fresh fish became our ritual. We so enjoyed the peace and the wild beauty of this home.
There were so many places such as the botanical gardens, black beach, volcano, and farmers' markets ( and so many more beautiful sights) to visit and enjoy. Or, just to stay at home for the day and have coffee outside and watch the brilliant sunrise over the ocean take a walk, buy fresh fish for dinner and just chill.
We highly recommend this home. Thanks again Sam for opening your beautiful home to us.We hope to return to it.
At Sea Watch Life is Good!!
We felt at home the minute we opened the door and entered Sea Watch the first time. The view was breathtaking – as there was nothing between us and the ocean – The house was clean and very inviting with a lovely open layout and great ocean views from the living/dining areas, kitchen, master bedroom and shower! When we walked out of the sliding glass doors onto the lovely large lanai all we could hear was the sound of the surf crashing against the lava wall – it was both powerful and soothing. Imagine being lulled to sleep by the that sound...
The house was comfortable and super clean -- very easy to call home. The kitchen was well stocked with small appliances, cooking utensils, spices, assorted dishes and pantry items. The extra pillow top for the master bed added to our comfort.
During our stay in early June, we were able to watch the sunrise over the ocean each morning and have breakfast on the lanai in complete privacy. It only rained lightly for short periods of time – and never interfered with our plans. We enjoyed our visits to Volcano National Park (about an hour drive), Richardson Beach and the wonderful farmer's markets in both Hilo and nearby Pahoa on Sunday.
Samantha (the owner) carefully maintains the property and did her best to anticipate all of our needs. And although she happened to be away during our stay, she was very accessible, offering us lots of useful information to insure our visit was both comfortable and carefree. She made this the perfect "home" for our vacation – and we find ourselves longing to return. Warmest Aloha
My wife and I stayed at Sea Watch in June of 2014. This wonderful house is literally right on the ocean. We were about 40 feet from the water setting 30 feet about the pounding surf and could feel the salt spray at times.
The house was very spacious and had every amenity you would ever need. Sam was right next door to answer any questions and concerns I we had any. The great thing about renting a place like this instead of staying in a hotel room is the many extras you have in the form of maps and books about the island and all of its many treasures. I would recommend this as a perfect place to get away and relax and let the ocean lull you to sleep.
I choose to stay at Sea Watch for our vacation but the pictures, as amazing as they are, do not do it justice. My 2 favorite times of the day were my morning coffee where I could wander around on the lava rock in the backyard and listen to the waves and when we got home from our outings. This house needs to be experienced in person - the sunrises are spectacular and inspiring, the waves powerful against the lava rock cliffs yet lulling you to sleep, the marine life (dolphins and whales) giving you a peek into their world. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have had and would love to come back. It is not only that just about everything is provided for you in this home away from home but also the lovely touches of flowers and gladly accepted offers of home made ice cream. Sam is so very responsive to any questions or requests and so touchingly thoughtful. This home is wonderfully central on the east side of the Big Island to the Hamakua coast and points north, and south to Volcano. There is so much to do on this side and staying here allowed us to do more in-depth exploring of the wonderful towns, beaches and waterfalls on this side. We will be saving our pennies to come back and soon!
My wife and I rent nearly exclusively from VRBO listings when we travel. We've stayed in houses from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Palm Spring,s CA and Whistle,r B.C. and so on. Sea Watch was beautiful and just like the pictures on the site. The view was incredible - making coffee while looking out over volcanic rock to the crashing sea is a vacation memory of a life time. The owners do live next door but they are not intrusive. The welcome book is GREAT giving a lot of location information and helpful tips. As a homeowner in California, I can appreciate the rules and explanations for the property (such as why they ask you to close all windows when the tropical rains fall etc.), and the house was the most well appointed VRBO we have stayed in- complete with sharp kitchen knives! There are beach towels and plenty of cups, ziplock bags, coolers to borrow and even a rain slicker for the unpredictable but totally enchanting down pours! The community this house is in is quiet and friendly and at night you can see a million stars because of the lack of light pollution. I wasn't wild about having to wash and dry the bedsheets and towels. I can understand starting the wash and having the cleaning staff finish it. It's a small peeve of mine given I pay a cleaning fee, however, this tiny bit of work is a tiny complaint compared to the extraordinary value of staying at this house.
Sea Watch was our final stop before returning to the mainland, and it was a spectacular way to spend the final days of our vacation. The home is very clean and comfortable, with amazing oceanfront views of the surf breaking on the lava cliffs. Sunny afternoons bring rainbows from the seaspray, as well as from distant rain over the ocean. The kitchen is well stocked and the master bathroom has a large shower with its own ocean view. The home is situated in a beautiful area, far enough from Hilo to be quiet, but close enough to drive there easily. It is also within a reasonable drive of Volcano National Park and a warmer home base for exploring that area than the village of Volcano. Sam is very friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. I highly recommend staying here for anyone who wants to explore the eastern side of the Big Island, or even just to relax and take in the views.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Our standard nightly rate of $180, currently valid to Dec. 16, 2015, applies only to stays of 4 nights or more. Three night stays may be possible for a slightly higher rate. Call or email for Christmas, New Years and Merrie Monarch rates as well as for information regarding three night stays.
Cleaning fee: $100 1-2 guests; $125 3-4 guests; $150 5-6 guests
$200 security deposit required
Rates are subject to change without notice. Bookings already confirmed are secure.