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Steve and Julie Cox

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Hakalau House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8

The only way to stay closer to the ocean would to be in a boat. Sit back and watch the cruise ships slowly pass by knowing that the passengers aboard are truly envying your luxurious accommodations. This elegant and spacious home offers a nearly 180 degree of the mighty Pacific ocean where you can relax and watch whales as they suddenly breach the blue water, spinner dolphins playfully chase a passing fishing vessel and the rising sun at it welcomes you to an amazing array of morning colors.

Walk through the front door into a vaulted great room with expansive windows looking out to the ocean and all that it has to offer. Hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters, two separate bedroom/bath suites each with its own lanai from which to enjoy the cool breezes from the ocean. The spacious oceanfront lanai of the house also has an outdoor sink/bar for outdoor entertaining. The home is furnished with high quality furniture that has been handcrafted using several different types of Hawaiian hardwood, lots of beautiful artwork and comfortable furniture. The only thing you will hate about this house is leaving!

The main house features two spacious bedrooms, the Hamakua and the Hilo, each boasting its own private bath. This allows for comfortable accommodations for four persons. The bathroom of the Hamakua room features an extra large, luxurious Jacuzzi tub with full glass windows offering a wide open ocean view. In addition, a separate door off of the Hamakua bath leads you onto a nice wooden lanai and a fabulous, outdoor shower. This shower is covered by wood and vines on three sides yet open on the ocean side. Don't worry about privacy as their isn't another house on either side of the property.

The separate 2 bedroom/1 bath guest house, which sits above the garage, is also well furnished and has its own private and spacious deck. While slightly more simple than the main house, the guest house still offers exceptional comfort, a full kitchen, washer/dryer and of course, breathtaking views. Double sliding glass doors of the guest house lead out to a very spacious upper lanai with breathtaking, picturesque views.

Hilo is known for its warm aloha spirit, relaxed lifestyle, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants with local regional cuisine. Local attractions include Lyman Museum, East Hawaii Cultural Center, historic Palace Theatre, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Imiloa Astronomy Center, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Hilo Farmer's Market is a favorite for fresh, local produce. Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo's premier hula competition and cultural event, is held annually. Hilo's black sand beaches and freshwater pools are some of the best for snorkeling, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming with turtles and tropical fish, or watching the whales off shore. Take a helicopter volcano tour or short scenic drive to active Kilauea volcano to view a lava flow, ride horses in Waipio Valley or tour the summit and view the night skies of Mauna Kea.

Weddings, graduations, receptions or large gatherings may be allowed with the owner's prior consent and only by arrangement with our event planning and management services. Contact us in advance to facilitate your special occasion set in the privacy of the beautiful oceanfront home and gardens.

We also own another property, Old Sugar Mill Plantation, which is only 4 miles away. It is a great, ocean view home and can accommodate up to 16 persons. Click on 'See our other listings' on this website or you can cut and paste the below into your browser.

www.vrbo.com/509861

Mahalo nui loa!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thank you for a wonderful stay.?Just before we left the house, we could see whales tailslapping many times just like saying us goodbye aloha!

Surely we’ll come back!



Saiko
Mar 2014
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Steve and Julie Cox

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Steve and I are truly blessed to be not only residents of the Big Island but to have the opportunity to manage such an incredible home for our dear friends. Helen and John, the owners, share our compassion in ensuring our guests feel the true spirit of Aloha while staying at the Pali Lani Seaside Lodge. So that our incoming guests know, in Hawai'i, we like to hug a lot! So if you reach out to shake a hand here, don't be surprised if they give you a hug in return. While you are here, you are family! It's the Hawaiian way of life.

We sat on the lanai, saw an amazing humpback whale explosively breach the blue water right before our eyes and we were hooked!

The home sits on the most private and tranquil property you will find. As you approach the home, beautiful, wrought gates slowly open inviting you to your own tropical paradise. Surrounded by vacant land on all sides, you will hear nothing but the sound of the ocean. In season, maybe even a few whales singing to each other.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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5
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Hakalau Hilo District
Louisiana
5

VACATION RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned home from our stay at Pali Lani, and the house was a highlight of our vacation. We are a family of 4 with two teenage daughters. We only rented the main house. The house is just as described - fantastic views of the ocean, large tropical front yard for girls to explore and run off excess energy, and a great floor plan. Pali Lani served as our base of operation for a week and it was a great treat to come back to every day. We traveled the entire island over the course of the week and did not see another place we would have preferrred to stay. If you want a secluded oasis with space to breathe and relax, this is your house. Gorgeous sunrises, soothing sounds of the surf on the cliffs, and a beautiful location all set the tone for a very relaxing and regenerative vacation. You won't want to leave!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the nice review. A secluded oasis is a perfect description for this little jewel in paradise. You and your family are certainly welcome back any time!
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Hakalau Hilo District
5

PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, POUNDING SURF ...

  • 5 of 5
Everyone else seems to have nailed it with the reviews of Pali Lani - so not sure that there's much more we can add to the brilliant superlatives used to describe this great escape from reality. Our favourite parts were certainly the privacy, the beautiful front garden, the open and airy nature of the villa itself and the amazing blanket of thick sponge-like grass and uninterrupted view of starry night skies and expansive ocean with the lull of its pounding surf against the rocky cliffs behind us. The ocean was a better pacifier than any iPhone app which we normally use as white noise for our new baby. He slept like a charm in the comfort of the beds and the warm breeze drifting in through the back patio door leading from the bedroom where he slept. The guest house is truly that - a separate home with full kitchen and laundry facilities, which we didn't really need but was a great "nice to have" feature for those who may use it.

The villa was easy driving to anything nearby (Target/Safeway) for supplies and to all the things we wanted to do (Merrie Monarch, volcano tours, waterfalls, etc). Even the drive from Kona airport was picturesque for its two hour journey. Well worth it!

Huge thanks to Steve and Julie for sharing their home with us. :)
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Always nice to hear of families having a nice and relaxing vacation together! We are happy to hear that the Pali Lani home met all of your expectations and we hope to see you again in Hawai'i in the near future.
Aloha a hui hou
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Hakalau Hilo District
Salt Lake City, UT
5

SPECTACULAR SETTING, BEAUTIFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
It's difficult to overstate the beauty of this place. The entry to the property is a lush garden of tropical foliage and sweet smelling flowers. The house decor is crisp and clean with bamboo floors throughout, modern appliances in the kitchen, and thoughtful pieces of art work and large-scale furniture of tropical wood in the main living area. The back wall is mostly windows and lanais to frame what's really special about the house--the vast view of the Pacific Ocean. This house, from its high cliffside viewpoint, gives you the gift of the ocean in all its immensity and wonder. And when the whales are playing, it's an abundance of riches. (Make sure you walk on the amazing back lawn barefoot. It's like a giant green sponge that you sink into up to your ankles.) The neighborhood is charming, and there are several picturesque areas where you can walk or take a run without getting into a car. Best advice: Don't plan on making it a short stay here. You won't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Diana's comments reflect those of so many of our guests. The worst thing about Pali Lani is the dreaded day of departure. Many of those who stay a couple of days at Pali Lani and then venture to another destination on the Big Island frequently tell us that they wish their entire Hawaii trip would have been spent in the Pali Lani home.
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5

AMAZING VACATION HOME IN THE BIG ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
What a place! Breathtaking views. We were blown away by just about everything about the house. The nice tropical front yard, the ocean slamming into the cliffs and the fact that it was really private. The place is well managed and we found a clean ready to use place. It was exactly as depicted by the photos. No complaints there ( or anywhere really!!!). The place is 15-20 minutes drive to Hilo and very close to many waterfalls and the amazing tropical botanical gardens. It was a sublime experience and we are sure to return again! We truly recommend this place to everyone!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Riti,
You and and your family were a pleasure to host. Thank you so much for taking such great care of the home. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit to the Island of Hawai'i.

Aloha nui loa,

Steve and Julie
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BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL OCEANFRONT COMFORT AND LUXURY

  • 5 of 5
The pictures don't do it justice. The grounds with fresh lemons and other native fruit, orchids in bloom unusual mature palms some species I did not recognize ...great walk with your coffee in the morning. Many mornings after a tour of the grounds we sat watching fishing boats whales and spinner dolphins. At night the wave sounds lull you to sleep with the cool ocean scented breeze. Words fail the experience of this home. My husband and I loved it. We hope to go again soon. db
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that your experience at the Pali Lani home was enjoyable.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Aloha nui loa.
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Hakalau Hilo District
5

PARADISE FOUND!

  • 5 of 5
First, this place almost ruined my vacation. What I meen is I didn't want to leave. The house was perfectly placed for day trips anywhere on the island. I've done all the islands and love this one the most. I was traveling with a group of seven. 3 of which were chefs. The house was laid out perfectly for cooking and enjoying each other company. But when solitude was required we had plenty of space to be alone. The grounds offered beautiful fruit and flowers to enhance our meals and cocktails. Steve and Julie were available when needed but left us to enjoy if not. I've rented many times all over the world but this house was special. We would wake to whales playing off the point and the beauty of the ocean beyond. Steve and Julie can expect an offer to buy! Loved it. Mahalo
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are sincerely grateful for your kind and honest review. The Pali Lani home and the Hamakua Coast of the Island of Hawai'i are truly a special place! You and your friends are surely welcome back any time.

Aloha nui loa,
Steve and Julie
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Richardson Beach Park
Car: recommended

What a perfect location for a Hawaii vacation. The home is located in the quaint town of Hakalua; a short 15 minute drive north up the scenic highway from Hilo. This allows you to be close enough for the comforts of shopping and dining while providing incredible privacy and the true Hawaiian experience at the same time.

Fabulous short day trips make the location ideal for the traveler desiring to see everything the Big Island has to offer. Akaka Falls State Park is only a 10-minute drive from the home. The beauty of Nani Mau Gardens on the edge of Hilo is a short 20 minute drive. Picturesque Waipio Rim Valley is only a short 45 minute drive away up the scenic Hamakua Coast. Great hikes and sightseeing await you at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which is also approximately 45 minutes away.

The home is a short 20 minute drive from the Hilo airport and approximately 1 1/2 hours from the Kona airport.

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Hakalau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$420
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Merrie Monarch Week
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
$490
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Hilo - toilet , tub , shower
    Hamakua - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Guest house - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Nature Shower-Hamakua Bath - outdoor shower , Off of the Hamakua bath is an amazing outdoor shower!
    Kitchen/Laundry bath - toilet
  • There are two outside showers as well. One located on a small lanai outside the Hamakua bedroom of the main house and the second on the exterior wall of the garage between the main house and guest house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Hilo bedroom - 1 queen , Also offers a private bath and lanai
    Guest House Mauna Kea Bedroom - 1 queen , a comfortable room with spacious closet
    Guest house Ocean Bedroom - 1 queen , The second bedroom of the guest house
    Hamakua bedroom - 1 queen , Relax in the Jacuzzi tub while looking out at the ocean.
  • The Hamakua and Hilo bedrooms are located in the main house while the Ocean and Mauna Kea bedrooms are in the guest house.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
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