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Luxury Gated Private Oceanfront, Huge Pool And Solar-heated Hot Tub!

Jeanne or John Vurich

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Jeanne or John Vurich

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Luxury Gated Private Oceanfront, Huge Pool And Solar-heated Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Keaau House Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA -Sleeps 4. JJ's Surf Shack! Ocean Views from all rooms.

1100 square foot upper lanai and over 2000+ square foot poolside patio below, with a 44'x20', 9 foot deep pool, solar-heated hot tub, lounges, tables and chairs.

View beautiful petroglyphs next door. These are ancient Hawaiian drawings - AMAZING! Also, turtle feeding area 'right out the ocean gate!'


King bed, dresser, 2 night stands.

Sofa, coffee table and 46 inch TV and blu-ray.

Lots and lots of clothes hangers.

A steel, lockable safe for all your valuables.

Satellite/Cable TV.

Ocean views.

We have a queen-sized airbed that can accommodate two additional guests.


Huge walk-in glass-walled shower with two shower heads

Separate tub

Separate balcony

Lots of towels, washcloths and hand towels.

A hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and more

Lots of windows for gorgeous ocean views

Extra bed linens provided if needed.


One king bed

One night table

37 inch tv

An armoire with a blu-ray player for DVDs

Adjacent is a second bath with a stall shower

Private balcony

Ocean views

There is a queen-sized futon to accommodate two additional guests.


16' high glass walls for ocean viewing. A chef's dream.

All stainless steel appliances, including a full-size refrigerator with ice maker

Five-burner black glass gas stove-top

Double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, two sinks

Exquisite glass dining table

Designer tile counters

All dishes, glasses, bowls, pots and pans and more

Coffee pot, tea pot, toaster and blender

Paper towels, candles, clicker, sponges, scrubbers, dish soap, hand soap, dishwasher detergent.

Includes coffee, tea, cream and sugar your entire stay

Pam spray, plastic wrap, garbage bags, storage containers and more.

Paper, pens, tape measure, can opener, whisk and more.


An extensive library of both hard-cover and paperbacks. both children and adults.

DVD's, CD's and board games.

Flashlight, binoculars and fire extinguisher.


Includes laundry detergent

Iron, ironing board, vacuum, broom, first aid kit


Brand new tropical furniture

An ebony baby grand piano with sheet music in bench.

All floors throughout the house are either natural bamboo or designer black ceramic tile.

Ceiling fans throughout / pole fans available in each closet.

Screened doors and windows to allow those cool ocean breezes in.

Sliding glass doors in the living room open onto the large covered upper lanai. Patio dining table, chairs, lounges, and gas BBQ overlooking the large pool area below.


44' x 20', 9 foot deep swimming pool

4-person solar-heated hot tub

Four padded lounges, tables and chairs on a beautiful 2000+ stone patio. Relax and Enjoy!

Gate out to lava:

Fish right in the back yard of your 'home away from home.'

Fishing gear available upon request.

Watch whales (November to March), dolphins and sea turtles directly in front of the house - year-round

Grab a cup of coffee and watch an early morning sunrise while enjoying the cool ocean breeze and crashing waves with white water along the coast. We aim to please and give you an 'unforgettable Hawaiian vacation experience.'

We try to provide 'everything' your heart could desire, including lots of tour guide books, maps and more to help you enjoy your wonderful Hawaiian vacation to the fullest.


1-2 guests - $225.00/nt

3 guests - $240.00/nt

4 guests - $255.00/nt

5 guests - $270.00/nt

6 guests - $285.00/nt

7 guests - $300.00/nt

8 guests - $315.00/nt

WEEKLY: $1400.00 ($200.00/nt)

MONTHLY: $5500.00 ($177.00/nt)

$15.00 additional per person per night for weekly and monthly rates.

$150.00 cleaning fee. $49.00 nonrefundable damage fee. 13.42% hotel tax.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeanne or John Vurich (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About Jeanne or John Vurich

We are John and Jeanne. John grew up in Arizona and Jeanne in California in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have lived on the Big Island since 1998. We currently live in Leilani Estates, which is only 15 minutes from the ocean house. The ocean house is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Keaau on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii on Kaloli Point. We love it here and you will too.

Jeanne or John Vurich purchased this house in 1998

Why Jeanne or John Vurich chose Keaau

When John first came to Hawaii before we had met he just fell in love with it. When Jeanne came into his life we were in the process of building our home in Leilani Estates when we found this piece of wonderful ocean property. Both of us being Pisces we love the water and just had to build a home on the ocean. Never looked back since. We lived at the ocean house for four years and then decided to move back to Leilani which is on an acre and gave our two dogs a lot more running room and us a larger area to grow trees and plants.

What makes this house unique

We purchased the land on which this home was built in 1998 and designed it ourselves. We love large, spacious rooms and we believe this home reflects that open-aired feeling.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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Luxury Gated Private Oceanfront, Huge Pool And Solar-heated Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Beyond my wildest dreams

  • of 5

What a great house! Yes, I had seen the pictures on vrbo, but my jaw dropped when I saw it in real life. And so thoughtfully appointed with everything they could think of that you might want. The surf pounding the cliffs just beyond the hot tub is unforgettable. My biggest regret is that we planned too many activities away from the house when it is an attraction unto itself. The only negative thing I will say is that in an area with so much rain, a "solar heated pool" is sort of just "an outdoor pool," but the cold dip was good for waking up!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the outside amenities - pool, hot tub, grill and out door furniture. Beautiful home! Little extras available including cooler, sun screen, laundry soap that where not included at other places we've rented. Great location for exploring volcano national park & east side of island, long drive to Kona.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Whale watching from the pool!

  • of 5

3 of us stayed in the "surf shack" for 4 nights. The house is clean and comfortable. We were delighted by pods of whales daily right off the back deck. The only thing I would change is to stay longer next time.



  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
new jersey

Perfect for a wedding or getaway

  • 5 of 5

Truthfully, we were not able to stay at this beautiful home. We were booked to have our wedding here, which happened to be two days before Iselle hit. The owners could not have been more helpful in the planning of our wedding and vacation.

They found extra accommodations, homes within walking distance, for our other guests, told us the best way to have items delivered to the island.

In short, they were wonderful.

We recommend this place VERY highly.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great view

  • 3 of 5

The view and location were perfect for us. We were 30 minutes away from Hilo, 10 minutes away from Pahoa and a few from Kea'au. We like staying in Paradise Park because of the quiet, relaxing environment and the view of the coast is amazing. We could see black crabs and sea turtles from the back area. The house was large with a huge open kitchen and living room concept. It had great WIFI for our teenager! Outside tables have been added for larger groups. If you have never stayed on the Hilo side of the island, air conditioning is not usually available, but the coastal breeze was wonderful. I think the house could use a little "love" in as far as work being done, engineers (electrical or mechanical) or a handyman would have MAJOR issues. Lights being out, doors off tracks, repair work not up to code are some examples. We survived and made great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a great time. But, your comments regarding issues seems a little bit much for the items that needed fixing. We really wish you had called us as John would have been right over and fixed things like a blind slat falling down, the shower handle falling off and the lights out in the kitchen fan. These could have been fixed so easily and he would have done so but didn't have a chance. Our maids clean in the daytime and I'm sure don't always turn on the lights to check if any bulbs are out. But from now on, we will ask them to do so. We have a note on the kitchen sink that states, "If you have any problems or questions, please call us." In the past several people have called and John was there within minutes to fix whatever the problem was. If you had called this would have prevented a lot of bad feelings on your part. We always jump to our guests' "beck and call" because we want everything to be in good order. Also, we were aware that the screen doors don't slide well on the tracks and these were replaced within a week as they were special ordered. The one leak in the small bathroom window has been fixed several times but, obviously, not well enough. At this point we had the entire roof replaced so that will solve that problem. If you noticed, the roofing material was sitting in the yard and was going to be completely redone the week after your visit. So you see, we don't "neglect" things. We honestly care about our guests' wishes and strive very hard to keep our home in good order.
Alberta, Canada

Excellent Location!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I with our year and a half old daughter spent 2 weeks at this vacation rental. My mother spent 3 weeks here as well, all told we rented for a month. The location is extraordinary. Right on the water, you can hear the ocean waves crashing all day and night. The pool was perfect. Large, clean. The hot tub was also clean and sheltered in case you wanted to enjoy time during the occasional downpour.

The home was great for a young child as we could allow her to roam the patio without fear of her falling into the pool. The bedrooms are huge, both with good sized tvs and adequate channels. Wi-fi also was good, allowing me to stream HD on my tablet. The downside there was no wifi signal by the pool. Without A/C, heat was only occasionally an issue, the winds blow right through the house, strong enough to cool but not disturb. Fans in all rooms.

The BBQ was brand new and the home features all the amenities / utensils etc., that are listed and you would expect. We cooked most of our meals there. Hilo, and most sightseeing adventures on that side of the island are within a 30 min drive. I would suggest getting most of your groceries at Wal-mart and there is an outdoor market for fresh fruit and vegetables.

John and Jeanne were exceptionally helpful in answering any questions we had and any concerns were addressed immediately. They provided us with golf clubs on request, the ladies clubs are a brand new pair of Wilson clubs (I literally pulled the plastic off the irons) and the mens are an older (10+ years) set. There aren't many courses close (one in Volcano, one in Hilo) however the rentals at Volcano were only slightly better.

The most amazing thing about the property IS the location. It is VERY private, though the occasional local is seen combing the lava rock. The ocean is not suitable for swimming and no beach is available, it really is for looking at only. However, with the pool this isn't an issue at all. I felt the design of the home was slightly "different", the bedrooms aren't set up really to accomodate a large group and there's no real living area to "hang out" together in as the kitchen table seats 4 and the main living area has only a sofa and coffee table. All in all, no more than 2 small families (parents and 1, MAYBE 2 kids) would be the absolute maximum. For us, (Grandma, Parents and one kid) it was prefect.

The description and pictures etc., are exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
22.4 Miles
Richardson Beach
Car: necessary

Swim in the ocean at the end of Ala Heiau Street (Path to the Temple) and view tide pools about five blocks to the left of our home.

Walk from Ala Heiau (our street) to a park along the ocean to the right - no traffic allowed! (3 blocks away)

Pahoa Town - 8.7 miles away - groceries, gas and lots of restaurants.

Pohiki - surfing and swimming - 16.9 miles away.

Kalapana walk over lava field and the outdoor Kalapana cafe with great food - 21 miles away.

Kehena Black Sand Beach about 3 more miles down the road (clothing optional).

Volcano - 32 miles away.

Rainbow Falls in Hilo.

Akaka Falls - 15 miles north of Hilo.

Richardson Beach in Hilo - 22.4 miles.

Lilikolani Park - a beautiful Japanese garden in Hilo.

Maku'u Farmers Market on Sundays - 7 miles away from your home toward Pahoa. Lots of veggies, gifts, food vendors and music. Lots of fun - don't miss this little bit of 'local flavor!'

Hilo Farmers Market in downtown Hilo. (Wednesdays and Saturdays.)

John and Jeanne live only 15 minutes away from JJ's Surf Shack and are only a phone call away. We will be happy to meet with you and serve as your concierge. We've lived here since 1998 and are loving it!


Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Keaau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Sleeps 4.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Both Master bedroom and second bedroom have king beds with ocean views.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
A cooler, beach towels, snorkel gear, boogie board, sunscreen. Umbrellas for those warm but rainy days. Lots of hardback as well as paperback books for your pleasure. His and her golf clubs available upon request. We also partner with a green, eco-friendly cleaning service.Children's books and videos as well as an X-Box 360.

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