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Hale Mar: Absoute oceanfront, luxury, pool, hot tub, near volcano!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms/2 baths, sleeps 7-8

'Hale Mar' - Panoramic ocean views and the sound of crashing surf from every room, and your own private 38' pool & hot tub! Spaciousness, luxury and privacy located on the big island near Hilo and the famous Volcano Park. New home on private 1/2 acre of absolute oceanfront with gourmet kitchen, color TVs, satellite programming, wireless high speed Internet, fenced and gated, bicycles and barbecue, down pillows and high thread count linens, what else can we think of to make your stay enjoyable? Close to airport (20 min) and shopping (15 min). Exciting opportunities for thrilling activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Swim with turtles in deep natural tide pools, visit the newest black sand beach on earth and plant your own palm tree! The east side of the big island rocks (recently recommended by Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and the Wall Street Journal), and Hale Mar is your personal launch pad to luxury adventures. See even more info on our web site!

Hale Mar is registered with the state and county of Hawaii tax IDs TA-054-559-7440-01 and GE-054-559-7440-01

More Details

Laura Roden
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Laura Roden

Lifetime beach lovers!

Laura Roden purchased this house in 2003

Why Laura Roden chose Hawaii

Gorgeous Hawaii oceanfront property surrounded by incredible natural beauty yet close to all modern conveniences and a great spot to base Big Island adventures.

What makes this house unique

Watching crashing surf salt spray, breaching whales and leaping dolphins, and the sun rising over the Pacific ocean, all from the master bedroom's king sized platform bed - or while having coffee on the private lanai - or from the hot tub - or from the living room - views everywhere! Accompanied by the soundtrack of ocean, birds, frogs, and nothing more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a gem of a house. If you want a vacation where you get away from it all but still be fairly close to the major sights, then this is the place for you. While there, we went zip lining, took an open doors helicopter tour of the volcano, drove up to the observatory, and visited numerous places suggested in the book the owners have made. The small town close by has four or five great restaurants to choose from. There is nothing quite like falling asleep to the sounds of the waves or coming “home” and having a swim and jacuzzi. I’ve even video taped the waves so that I can imagine myself back there on those stressful real life days! The owners have really thought of everything to make your stay hassle free and were a pleasure to communicate and deal with. I'm saving to get back there as soon as I can!
Feb 2011
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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large tiled shower with rainfall showerhead
    Main bathroom (ground floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathtub and Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small futon
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double
    4th bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Extra bedding - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A comfortable cot and an air mattress are also available
  • Each bedroom has direct access to a private ocean facing balcony or lanai!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Gym equipment (free weights, exercise tapes) FREE wireless internet access, fax machine/printer 2 Bicycles, barbecue, miscellaneous fishing gear, pool toys, beach towels Small safe for valuables Washer and dryer, iron and board High thread count linens, extra pillows (down and synthetic) and blankets All kitchen utensils, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, garbage disposal, dish washer, blender, large charcoal Weber grill


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Hale Mar: Absoute oceanfront, luxury, pool, hot tub, near volcano!
average rating of 4.7045455 based on 45 reviews

Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet beautiful place to stay on the Big Island and was so happy we found Hale Mar. This house has everything we wanted including stunning views from any room in the house and we loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves every night. There was also a lot of space and we hope to stay here again and bring our extended family to enjoy this house together.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Janet, mahalo for your beautiful review! Nothing could make us happier than that you enjoyed your stay. Sending happy Hawaiian wishes, Laura
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Great home in cool part of island

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three kids (10,13,15) stayed in this house for two days. Great access to the Kopola tide pools and volcano national park. This side of the island is culturally far different than anything the kids had seen before and so it was a great experience staying on this side of the island. It was great to have such a comfortable and safe place to stay in such an otherwise remote area. Everyone had plenty of space and privacy and the pool and hot tub were great for bringing us outside to enjoy the unbelievable view. The crashing waves were far larger than what we had experienced on the west side of the island and made for memorable nights of sleep! All the beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked. It was great to have access to the garage. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind

  • 5 of 5

Unforgettable vacation due in part to our lovely accommodations at Hale Mar. The hosts are terrific, easy to reach, super accommodating and eager to make us feel welcome in their home. The house is well appointed and the location is fantastic. The sounds of the ocean and of the frogs were magically relaxing every evening and although in a neighborhood with homes in fairly close proximity, the house feels very private and quaint. Although the neighborhood does not seem to have any restaurants or shops nearby, there is easy access to Hilo for shopping and dining.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

We had a total of 6 persons staying in Hale Mar from 25-30th Dec 2016. It was the first time we had booked a holiday to USA on our own-no travel agent. The website & communication was brilliant. The booking was easy & Laura very helpful. Hale Mar is just like the pictures you found everything you wanted or needed within. The location stunning. I would love to stay again one day. Thankyou Hale Mar

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is located in an idyllic setting in a lovely Hawaiian neighborhood (no tourists). It was perfectly equipped for our family of 5- the kids spent hours in the pool every day. I miss waking up to that view! This was perfect for getting away from it all (but still 15 minutes to Pahoa or 30 to Hilo). Easy trip to Volcano, too. Laura responded immediately to any questions. So much better than a hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review - it makes us so happy when guests enjoy Hale Mar!!!
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Magnificent and precious - highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

I've spent countless hours sitting and breathing in the ocean from the cliffs off the Eastern coastline of Hawaii, but Hale Mar allowed me to experience the crashing waves, the immense beauty and serenity of the rugged shoreline of the Island in a very different way. From the moment I walked into the home and saw and heard the crashing waves on the black lava cliffs, I was overwhelmed. And, then to look around inside and outside the home at the thoughtful and careful placement of furnishings, artwork and gathering areas, I knew this would be a complete experience for me and my family. Thank you for offering Hale Mar to us and allowing us to be enveloped by the beauty, both visual and audible, during our stay. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful, beautiful words! We are so happy you are happy! With aloha, Laura Hale Mar Hawaii
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Pahoa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 130 (Pahoa-Keaau Road)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant, Keaau
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mauna Kea summit
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Black sand beaches, rainforests with waterfalls, orchid farms, horseback riding, day and night time Volcano visits to live lava flows, whale watching and fishing from your back yard, swimming and snorkeling in giant tide pools, astronomy and skiing at the observatory, nature photography, wine tasting, art galleries, bird watching, golf, bicycling, whale and dolphin watching from your lanai, turtle sanctuary, macadamia nut farms, honey farms, coffee farms, Tsunami Museum, farmers' markets full of tropical fruit and flowers, rest and relaxation.

Other Activities: Volcanoes, coffee & orchid farms, wine tasting, museums, waterfalls.

Golf: So many golf courses to choose from! Hilo Municipal and Nanawali Country Club are the closest, just a 15 minute drive, and offer club and cart rental and driving ranges at a great price. Head to Volcano for a cool course at high altitudes on a hot day. Or drive around the island to try even more courses north, west and south of Hilo.

Ski: Yes, you can ski Hawaii! most winters there's a little snow atop Mauna Kea (about a 45 minute drive, near the Observatory) and Hawaiians avidly ski and snowboard!


Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 23 2018
1 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Dec 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates subject to change until deposit payment received.
100% refund for cancellations 61+ days in advance, 50% for cancellations 31-60 days in advance, less any credit card, postage or other costs already incurred. See for full Rental Agreement terms.
$25/hour charge for late checkout.
Hawaii Tax ID #TA-054-559-7440-01 and GE-054-559-7440-01
Taxes charged at rates for GE and TAT in effect at time of stay (4.166% and 9.25% respectively as of last update 12/2016)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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