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Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.

Jim Brawner

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Jim Brawner

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2015
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Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Keaau House Rental Photos and Description

2 Master Suites - 2 Baths - Sleeps 4 - Right On The Ocean

Whale House has a huge wraparound lanai providing stunning ocean views. This 1400 square foot house includes a full size kitchen with a dishwasher, two identical master suites, free kayaks, golf clubs, bicycles, large BBQ, hammock, and patio dining to enjoy whale watching. Kaloli Point has the best weather on the East side... some say better than Kona.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim Brawner (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2015

About Jim Brawner

We are full-time Big Island residents. We live one block from the Whale House, so we are available to assist you at a moments notice.

Jim Brawner purchased this house in 2013

Why Jim Brawner chose Keaau

Once we stood on the lanai, felt the ocean spray, and saw whales breach in the orange sunset, we knew this house was a magical place.

What makes this house unique

Kayaks, bicycles, golf clubs, snorkels, coolers, and fruit trees. Whale House is the only rental where free kayaks are provided with instructions to the waterfalls. Kaloli Point is the very best area for bicycles both on a off trails. We also have fruiting coconut palms, papayas, bananas and pineapples on the lush half acre property. Oh, and great weather too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What and incredible journey we had in Hilo. We cannot thank you enough for the forethought extended to us during our stay. Your "whale binder" was the Holy Grail of Hilo for us. It provided us some extremely memorable destinations. We were so fortunate with the weather everywhere we went. It seemed we got sun when we wanted it and it became overcast when we didn't care. We learned a mind set that we have never really had before, and I have to say, it is one that really reduces anxiety and stress. The lava pool snorkeling was our favorite. The lavender corals were almost glowing and the variety if fish were gorgeous. We swam with a turtle when we were there. He didn't seem to care that we were flanking him as he swam. We saw a few turtles from the shoreline at the Whale House too. The Wednesday night dinner farmer's market at Uncle Roberts was so fun. We talked to some nice people and tried many different things. We did so much. And were so fortunate to relax at night in a wonderful home which provided for all our needs. We are sore, sunburnt, and mentally spent at the moment, but so happy we made this choice. Mahalo for the best vacation ever!
Jul 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 12 reviews
Huntsville, AL USA
4

Wonderful place to stay....

  • 4 of 5

Whale House is perfectly located in HPP to get to just about anywhere on the island. Close to grocery, dining out, and farmer's markets. The house itself is very clean, spacious, and uncluttered. Great bed; very comfortable. Lovely wrap around lanai with table, chairs, loungers, and BBQ. Kitchen has the necessary items. Ceiling fans everywhere to compliment the island breezes. Whale House is built upon a very picturesque lava flow. Ocean views are great. Crashing waves, roar of the ocean, fishing boats going out and returning every day, and lovely views of the south coastline. You will like it here. Jim and Becky are very nice and very responsive to any request. You will be happy you selected Whale House.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Indiana
5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a great place to stay! They provide you with a beautiful home, bikes, kayaks, and much more! We especially liked the notebooks put together for things to do and directions on how to get there!

We enjoyed watching the sun come up from the deck and seeing the whales jumping out of the water (during whale season).

The owners are very kind and hospitable

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Murrieta, CA
5

A Whale of a Deal!

  • 5 of 5

The only thing better than the Whale House itself, was the hospitality! We felt like we had the inside scoop on all of the local things to do that most tourists would NEVER know about thanks to the Whale House Staff. The Whale House has everything to make visiting Hilo perfect, a full kitchen, comfortable beds, beautiful views, snorkel gear, kayaks, and that wonderful binder that lists all that Hilo has to offer. What a bargain! All you need to bring is the sunscreen. The Whale House is the only place I want to stay when visiting Hilo.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Carson City, NV
5

Exceptional home. Clean, fresh feel, incredible views, fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

The Whale House is the best Vacation Home we have ever stayed in. Not only did Jim (the owner) provide an excellent home to stay in, he goes above and beyond this by providing a list of local activities that bring you into the "real local culture" as well as information for the best attractions and excellent directions to get their. We will return to the Whale House for future stays. Mahalo. Brad and Laurie from Nevada.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boise, Idaho
5

Amazing Experience that Exceeded our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to the Whale House was incredible. The house is meticulously appointed and well maintained. No detail has been overlooked. From the well appointed kitchen to the bikes, boogie boards and kayaks, we had everything we needed at our fingertips. They even provided a detailed notebook with insider information on how to experience all the natural beauty and sights on the island.

The beds were extremely comfortable (a must as we are very particular). The ocean views from the house are amazing. You can hear the ocean while relaxing on the wrap around lanai... or walk on a very short path to the experience the beautiful coastline. We explored the trails and also used the kayaks to visit the waterfalls.

Overall, the property was everything stated on the website and MORE! Don't hesitate to visit... you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Best Time Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The guy who said "you'll be disappointed" must be crazy or blind. The ocean is so close and the views are amazing. There is not a house in front. If anything, the photos on the website don't do the Whale House justice. Also, there are great trails to hike starting right from the front door. We saw turtles, dolphins and nene geese. We enjoyed having free bicycles allowing us to explore this wonderful area. The house itself is very spacious and comfortable with every amenity. And that hammock out back got a lot of use. Jim and Becky have put together a Whale Binder with detailed directions to everything from the house. We used it each day for stress-free driving. All their suggestions were just perfect from the rope swing over the waterfall to the dinner farmer's market. We have such fond memories of the Whale House. We really couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Blaine's
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Walking Distance
Car: recommended

Whale House is located on the most beautiful street on the East side of Hawaii surrounded by million dollar homes. Enjoy stunning ocean views from every room. Feel the ocean spray while whale watching from the huge wraparound lanai. The Whale House is on famous Kaloli Point which boasts the best weather on this side of the island... some say it's better than Kona. This 1400 sq ft house comes with free kayaks, golf clubs, bicycles, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, snorkels, boogie boards, lots of parking, washer, dryer, gas BBQ, dishwasher, and a full sized kitchen with everything needed to prepare a gourmet dinner for six. Plenty of outdoor patio dining.

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Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Keaau House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes $115.00 a night for one master suite. $135.00 a night for both master suites. There is a flat $65 cleaning fee. We don't charge a damage deposit because our guests are nice people. Whether you book one or two bedrooms, you are occupying the entire house. This is NOT a shared home. Sixty day cancellation policy with a non-refundable $85 processing fee.

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Amenities

Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly remodeled with designer vessel sinks, granite countertops, ceramic tile floors, and a jungle facing window.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite One - 1 king
    Master Suite Two - 1 king
  • Two master suites each with a king bed, ceiling fan, closet, two entrances and private bathroom including a shower and bathtub.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kayak up a river to six waterfalls. One single and one double kayak provided free of charge. Four bicycles. Two sets of golf clubs. A hammock, cooler, snorkels, masks, boogie boards, beach chairs, washer and dryer.

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