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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

'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 at Hale Mar
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Laura at Hale Mar

Lifetime beach lovers!

Laura at Hale Mar purchased this house in 2003

Why Laura at Hale Mar chose Keaau

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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Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See our website for the Rental Agreement that applies to this listing.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
Big Island Baby Rentals will deliver high chairs, cribs, etc. if needed.


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Hale Mar: Absoute oceanfront, luxury, pool, hot tub, near volcano!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 58 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful large home on the coast near Hilo with everything you need and plenty of room for 6 adults Hale Mar is for you! We stayed for a week in January with our adult children and their significant others and had a great time! The house was clean, well appointed and comfortable. All had there own space along with enough common space for all to spend time together. The master suite encompasses the entire 2nd floor which was great for my wife and I. The house is very quiet and secluded and felt very safe. Attached garage adjoining the kitchen which made unloading groceries easy especially if raining. Pool, hot tub and outdoor areas very nice! We saw turtles from the master suite lanai while having our coffee almost every morning and a whale once. All in all a wonderful stay and would recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your great review, Doug! We are so glad you enjoyed Hale Mar, and that you even saw the wonderful turtles - a special feature of sitting on the upstairs balcony where you can look down into the waves! We hope you’re able to come back soon. With much aloha, Laura Hale Mar Hawaii
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Property needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

It’s always difficult to write reviews when you didn’t love a place. But we didn’t love this place & we feel out of step with all the 5 star reviews. The house could use some tlc. Firstly, the musty smell was overwhelming. We opened all doors and windows for the whole stay but couldn’t get rid of it. The bedrooms downstairs are tired & could do with a refurbishment. The smallest room is really a study or hallway turned into a child’s room. Someone also needs to go through the kitchen & restock wine glasses, cutlery etc.

The house is in a very quiet neighbourhood & if you are looking for something half way between Hilo & Volcano this is a good option. However for us it was too far from Hilo. This is my mistake & not the houses fault!

The ocean in the winter has spectacular waves crashing, loudly, all day but don’t expect them to quiten down at night. Again it’s the location that I didn’t realise would be an issue & has nothing to do with the house per se. The windows & doors vibrated from the noise.

The master bedroom is lovely; bed is comfortable but we did step back into the 70s in the bathrooms. The outside space is great. We had energetic kids with us & appreciated that they could go outside & run around.

We stayed in 5 different places during our travels around Hawaii & this was our least favourite.

We have a family beach house that we rent out so understand the challenge of maintaining a holiday rental. But this is really only a 3 star property.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Ocean front paradise! Nothing like sleeping to the sounds of the waves crashing right outside your window. Easy booking and owner thought of everything with helpful tips and suggestions. Five stars!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7, ages 13-69 thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have been finer

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed in this property several times over the years. Always a wonderful experience. We very much appreciate the care and attention Hale Mar receives from the owner. Especially enjoyed the upgraded outdoor furniture this trip. Very comfy.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home! Everything you need plus a fabulous view! Laura has decorated with great style and functionality. She has a great log/ directory, with all the important and must see things to do, something for everyone. I will return again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the beautiful review! We will welcome you back with much aloha! Mele Kelikimaka, Laura
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Kaleo's, Pahoa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 130 (Pahoa-Keaau Road)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Kaleo's, Pahoa
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mauna Kea summit
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

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 10.25% for 2018)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.