Hilo House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 near ocean! Car rental available!
Pu'u 'O'o CRATER LAVA FLOW & HURRICANE ISELLE UPDATE: Our home and access to our home has NOT been impacted by recent natural events. Our birds are here to welcome you!
Affordable quality vacation home listing! Enjoy the trade winds while you view the colorful birds and flora at our home at Kaloli Point, only 17 miles south of Hilo. Our renovated 1980's elevated home has plenty of character with colorful tile and mosaic floors, pine tongue & groove planking, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, and colorful ceramic countertops. Home is located on a ½ acre lot with lush flora that includes coconut palms, pineapple and tree orchids. Only a short walk to the tip of Kaloli Point where one can watch the deep blue Pacific Ocean wash up on the lava cliffs while drinking your morning coffee or enjoying a picnic lunch. Full set of ‘Big Island’ reference books provided for planning your island road trips, hiking and palate adventures!
Enjoy preparing your meals in the spacious kitchen using fresh fruits and vegetables available at numerous local farmers markets. Sleep comfortably on high end Serta mattresses. Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed while upstairs bedroom has a full bed with wicker headboard and reading light. High end living room sleeper sofa has a plush full mattress that is extremely comfy. Full bathrooms with large mirrors and hair dryers on each floor. Enjoy HDTV and wireless high speed Internet while seated on our plush full size sleeper sofa or at our mahogany desk, glass topped dining table or breakfast bar. Listen to the sounds of endangered Hawaiian birds on the provided Audubon CD while reading about them in the provided Hawaii Audubon Society reference book, or viewing the many birds that live around our home using the provided binoculars. House truck (97 F-150 ext cab) available for rent to our weekly and monthly home renters. Nothing fancy but reliable. 6' bed suitable for surf boards!
NOTE: Hale Manu of Kaloli Point has been listed since April 2011 on VacationRentals.com.
Home Amenities Include:
DISH ‘Americas Top 200’ HDTV;
Road Runner High Speed wireless internet;
Full set of ‘Big Island’ reference books for planning your island road trips, hiking and palate adventures;
iPod docking station;
Hawaiian Audubon Society Bird book & CD; Binoculars; Radio/CD player;
Folding Teak table and chairs for lanai or yard use;
Hand, bath and dish soap, and shampoo provided;
Bath and beach towels provided;
Hair dryers in each bath;
Flat top 4 burner electric range/oven;
Outdoor propane 4 burner grill + 1 cooking pot burner;
Picnic cooler provided - great for picnics during your day trips to sites and snorkeling;
Coffee bean grinder (NEW), coffee maker and toaster;
Telephone (Island calls only);
High end Serta bed mattresses (Queen downstairs, Full upstairs);
Pull out sleeper sofa in living area with plush full size mattress;
Beautifully crafted Mahogany and Teak furniture throughout home;
Laundry with washer/dryer & folding table located under home;
Clothes iron and ironing board provided;
Well water and solar hot water;
Outdoor shower on back of house for nature lovers!!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Ted Powell
Kim & Ted plan to retire to their lovely home in Kaloli Point in a couple of years. Meanwhile we are listing our home as a vacation rental so others can experience Hawaii in a natural setting. Ted enjoys woodworking and has just built a beautiful new lanai off the living room. Kim enjoys playing golf and there are many courses on the Big Hawaii (Big Island Golf Tip: When you play golf on a side of a volcano the ball only roles in one direction!). Kim also enjoys salt or fresh water fishing. We are most proud to have recently become grandparents! We look forward to taking our grandson to the Hilo Ice Cream stand and the 'What's Shakin' smoothy stand in a couple of years so that he can experience all the unique Hawaiian fruit flavors! Ted enjoys tinkering on his antique cars on the mainland. He shipped over his 97Ford F150 a couple of years back and we enjoy driving around the island with the windows down enjoying the freshest, cleanest air in the world! While at the house Ted likes to run (while Kim bikes) along the cliffs of Hawaii Paradise Park. He also enjoys reading at the homes peaceful setting and plans on writing his 'bucket list' novel there in the future. He also enjoys driving up to Volcanoes National Park for a Ranger tour or listen to a guest speaker in the visitor center auditorium. He also enjoys visiting the Lyman Museum in Hilo where they have guest lecturers speaking twice per month. When not in Hawaii, Kim and Ted live and work on their 100 year old home on Galveston Bay with their senior dog and finicky cat.
Ted Powell purchased this house in 2011
Why Ted Powell chose Hilo
We preferred the wet side versus the dry desert (Kona) side of the Big island. The rainfall keeps the area vegetation lush and colorful and supports the large bird population. There are many farmers markets that have locally grown fruits and vegetables. Our home is on a agricultural zoned 1/2 acre property that offers privacy and a peaceful getaway after a long day visiting the popular island attractions.
What makes this house unique
Our family always preferred vacationing in rural settings where we could enjoy hiking, biking and relaxing in beautiful natural settings. When we visited the Big Island in 2010 we fell in love with the beautiful flora and fauna that varies greatly over short distances and different altitudes (you can travel from tropical sea level to 9200 ft in less than a hour!). The air is so fresh and the aloha spirit of the island residents is infectious!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for allowing us a piece of paradise. We all loved everything in Hawaii. The end of Hwy 130 was particularly interesting. Civil Defense allowed us to park and walk around. We talked with a resident who lived on Hwy 130 now covered with lava. Black sand beach in Hilo (Richardson Park) had lots of turtles and fun swimming for the kids. The volcano was active. We could see the glow from the end of the road. The luau at the Courtyard Marriott in Kona was great! We liked the avocado tree, guava trees and the pineapples growing in the yard. I can only imagine the adventures Kim & Ted's 1 yr old grandson, Ryan, will have here as he gets older. Our grandson commented that Ryan is lucky to have a place like this to explore! Love your brother Allen and Mariette from Weimar Tx