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STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM.

Jim Brawner

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

Jim Brawner

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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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)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

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
Book 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:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews
business
Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487654vb
-808-333-5220
Keaau Puna District
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487654vb
-808-333-5220
Keaau Puna District
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487654vb
-808-333-5220
Keaau Puna District
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487654vb
-808-333-5220
Keaau Puna District
Phoenix AZ
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful place, meticulously maintained, bicycles, snorkelling equipment, kayaks, cooler... We selected the place from pictures and reviews and couldn't have been happier with it. The book Jim compiled of things to do and directions were very helpful. Be sure to explore the trails that start very close to the house.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487654vb
-808-333-5220
Keaau Puna District
San Francisco Bay Area
1

You Decide

  • 1 of 5
You will be disappointed with the view, and the HUGE cockroaches. The house is actually a block away on the far side of the street not 50 feet. Another house sits between you and the ocean. White water view is rare. 2nd master has NO view. Photos are EXTREMELY misleading. (power lines are photo shopped out of pic's. you can't see the house in front. Special angles that are hard to duplicate) Owner is somewhat controlling. (You can only go Kayaking with his blessing etc.) Note that there is NO air conditioner. HOWEVER, I will say the price is reasonable.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark spent several months threatening us with a negative review if he didn't receive a free week at The Whale House or a thousand dollars. This is a new kind of extortion where Cyber Bullies know how a bad review can impact a business, so by threatening to write a fake one star review, rental owners will allow themselves to be blackmailed. We will not be bribed. We think VRBO readers are smart enough to see many five star reviews and realize this guy is lying about everything. Feel free to visit all the other vacation rental sites on the internet and try to find anything less than a five star review about The Whale House. There aren't any. We hope the high quality guest that VRBO attracts can see through this attempt at extortion and appreciate our photos, reputation and other reviews as an honest representation of The Whale House. Thank you for your understanding.
business
Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487654vb
-808-333-5220
Keaau Puna District
5

Puna visitors

  • 5 of 5
This home was spotless and comfortable. The owners provide special touches that make one feel at home and a book of favorites that help you explore adventures and dining. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The owners meet you on arrival to explain everything and provide gear for outdoor exploration.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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
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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