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Ocean Views. Large Family House + Games Studio, Gym & Spa. Short Walk to Surf!

Maiko Townsend

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Maiko Townsend

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Ocean Views. Large Family House + Games Studio, Gym & Spa. Short Walk to Surf!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Hakalau House Rental Photos and Description

Gather in this large home on the Hamakua Coast, just north of Hilo. With 5 acres, sweeping ocean views and a beautifully appointed house with your own Tiki bar, you will feel the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii! For larger groups, also rent the Ola Kai Cottage.

OLA KAI VIEWS is the perfect gathering place for family and friends travelling to East Hawaii. Located just North of Hilo on the stunning Hamakua Coast in the tiny village of Wailea, you will embrace the rural privacy while being in a great location for exploring both the east and west sides of the island. Within an hour's drive in either direction there are surf and swimming spots, botanical gardens, zip line adventures, the power of flowing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, magical driving tours, Hilo farmer's market and so much more! Hike to close by Kolekole park and dip in the water, or for less adventourouse guests, it is about a 5 minute drive.

WITH OVER 2,000 SQUARE FEET INSIDE AND ANOTHER 1,000 SQUARE FEET OF LANAIS, you and your guests will have lots of room to spread out, both inside and out. Almost every room in the house has expansive views. There are two private, master suites each with a Cal-King bed and ensuite bathroom. The Orchid suite bathroom has an extra large walk-in shower and walk-in closet. The bright Plumeria room set privately off the Tiki Bar lanai. The third bedroom has two twin beds and a fresh, turquoise ocean decor.

THE TIKI BAR is a fun representation of the surfing culture of Hawaii. Enjoy your evening Mai Tais on this open air lanai outfitted with a bar, gas grill, lounge area and surf and tiki decor. All of this and sweeping ocean views too! The lawns at Ola Kai also offer a great place for playing frisbee, soccer, croquet, bocce ball and other games. The owners have provided these fun games for you!

FOR YOUR COOKING PLEASURE the kitchen at Ola Kai Views is fully stocked and open to the inside dining room so that you can prepare meals while you socialize. Cleanup is a snap with the dishwasher and washing machine and dryer, all provided for your use.

THE MEDIA ROOM has a flat screen TV and DVD player and a few DVDs for your entertainment. The owners have also provided DISH satellite TV and free high speed internet. Our house book will give you lots of entertainment options away from the house as well.

See also our sister property Ola Kai Cottage

VRBO Listing #568855

W15906497-01

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maiko Townsend (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Maiko Townsend

Aloha, We, Kazemaru and Brian, are the owners of the OLA Kai properties. To ensure excellent guest experiences and keep the beautiful vacation rentals on the Big Island, Hawaii up to standard we have a team working with us that may meet you when you stay with us. They are John, Maiko, Collin, Leroy and Dennis who works with you, the properties or on the grounds.

Originally Swedish-Japanese I wish to bring the Swedish reliability and the Japanese spirit of service to our guests. I came to Hawaii to teach Meditation then fell in love with Hula and the Hawaiian culture. It is my deep desire that your stay with us will be a memorable experience. Call us for bookings, advice on your check in for questions to ensure your comfortable stay. ~Kazemaru

Having worked in Business Consultancy for 30 years I used to live on the plane. Making Hawaii my home was one of the best choices I made in my life. I would like to share that experience with our guests. Let us know if you need anything extra to make your stay up to and over your expectations. We have hand picked our team to look after you. Don't hesitate to let us know what you expect. ~Brian

We both travel a lot so to ensure excellent guest experiences and keep our Hawaii vacation rentals up to standard we have a team working with us. They are John, Maiko, Collin, Leroy and Dennis who you might hear from or see at the properties or on the grounds. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our property manager Maiko!

Maiko Townsend purchased this house in 2012

Why Maiko Townsend chose Hakalau

We love Hawaii for the beauty of its pristine nature but also for the culture, welcoming and laid back spirit of Aloha. It is our pleasure if you feel you that you experienced even a drop of heaven when staying with us. Mahalo and hope to see you soon.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Ocean Views. Large Family House + Games Studio, Gym & Spa. Short Walk to Surf!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii
5

The Gracious Ladies

  • 5 of 5

Myself along with 6 other ladies spent 4 nights at this beautiful vacation home! Very clean and lots of space to spread out. Some of us even had our own sleeping area. We used every room in the house except the studio with the rec room and hot tub. Our last dinner was eaten in the Tiki Bar (part of the house) which was very cool. We hope to be staying at this beautiful home again next year during Merrie Monarch. Oh and we were fortunate to meet the manager Maiko who introduced us to one of the owners who were both very sweet. One of our ladies received a text from Maiko saying she left a desert in fridge, so sweet. Again, this vacation home definitely has that "WOW!" factor. We hope to be staying here again in 2016.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay! I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your stay. And the dinner at the Tiki Bar sounds very nice. That is a perfect place for family/friends gathering. We're looking forward to seeing you again next year! Mahalo nui.
Honolulu, Hawaii
5

Gracious Ladies

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we approached the gated driveway we were awestruck by the beauty of Ola Kai Views. We were greeted by Maiko and Kazemaru and they had so much aloha!

The house is excellent and so peaceful. This property is the perfect place to unwind. We used the studio/game room/gym to practice our dancing. Awesome is the only word I can think of to describe our expeience at Ola Kai Views. We are definetly going there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review! It was pleasure to meeting you. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. And that's perfect to practice dance in the studio. We're looking forward to welcoming you again. Mahalo nui.
5

Hawaiian Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 in the main house and 5 in the cottage, room for all to enjoy. Space if we wanted and room for all to gather. The table in the main house fit us all. Took turns cooking in the cottage and the views. My husband had work to do while he was there and the studio was perfect for him to spread his plans out. We enjoyed the hot tub, walking the grounds, and the hammock. The location was perfect for a base to tour the island. A day up the coast, a day to the volcanoes. We played volleyball in Hilo and it was an easy commute. It was all it shows in the pictures and more. We loved it all. Thanks for the hospitality would go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Big Island Heart and Soul

  • 5 of 5

My wife, six-year-old daughter and I spent unforgettable nine days in this excellent house. This was our first visit to Big Island, and the house served as our perfect home away from home.

After our tiring trans-ocean flight to Honolulu and the frustrating airport rituals -- immigration, baggage claim, checking in to the connecting flight to Big Island, etc., this house was simply heaven!

A warm welcome letter greeted us, along with a basket full of oranges, grapefruits, and monkey bananas, all hand-picked from the trees in the property.

Inside the house everything was immaculate. The rooms were well decorated with right taste; not overly Hawaiian yet maintaining local flavor and personal touch.

The east looking lanai overlooked well-kept lawn going downhill, the approach road from the property gate, the forest, and yes, the ocean! We spent a few mornings just watching the clouds roll in from the ocean with heavy rain. Then came an abrupt, crystal-clear sunshine... It was awesome.

And the sky full of stars! Stars here were a lot bigger and more brilliant than they are in Tokyo, a truly remarkable experience, one that is just so hard to find in my hectic everyday life.

I know I wrote too much about visual impressions, but the place also functions perfectly and had everything we needed to make us feel at home.

The location is equally excellent. The neighborhood is so quiet, yet Hilo downtown is just a short drive away (20 min or so). Honomu, a lovely, quaint town with genuine Big Island flavor is even closer, about 5 min drive. Honolii beach, a major surf spot on the east coast of the island, is also close. I caught a few good waves there.

My daughter very much enjoyed the jacuzzi and table tennis at the studio, which is located just steps from this house.

One of the owners, Kazemaru, and Maiko, the caring property manager, were both fluent in Japanese, which was a big plus for us all.

We truly love Ola Kai View, we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was more than happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved our vacation at Ola Kai Views. The house was amazing & had plenty of space for us to spread out, while still enjoying time as a family. Beautiful views. Access road is a little rough, but there had been a lot of rain the afternoon we arrived and throughout most of our stay. Jacuzzi was wonderful to use after a day of hiking. We had no problems at all. A little farther from Hilo than we realized, but the drive was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Kapaau, HI
4

Management company not professional

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very unhelpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our holiday at the Ola Kai View and cottage was everything we expected from the online pictures. The décor is so accommodating to a family reunion. We all were very comfortable and used the Tiki bar every night.

The property management company I used to book my reservations were less than professional. We had a power outage at the property. There was no response to our call to the number left for emergencies. The owner came on over to express his concern, NO RESPONSE FROM THE RENTAL AGENT.

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

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hawaii Belt Road
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Hakalau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
$5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195.00 + Tax
Damage Waiver $35.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Cleaning fees will increase based on number of guests.

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Amenities

Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2287 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Plumeria Bedroom - 1 king
    Orchid Suite - 1 king
    Ocean Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • This large home has 3 bedooms, 3 bathrooms. Two master suites each with Cal-King bed and ensuite bathroom. Third bedroom has 2 twin beds. Large, open kitchen/dining room. Living room with views! Media room with TV/DVD. Outside Tiki Surf bar!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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