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Laura Roden

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

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

40 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Hawaii House Rental Photos and Description

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 under General Excise and Transient Accommodation Tax ID #W30402852-01

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Roden (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

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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Reviews

4.7
based on 40 traveler reviews

Hale Mar: Absoute oceanfront, luxury, pool, hot tub, near volcano!
average rating of 4.7 based on 41 reviews
baltimore, maryland
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The location is second to none. The "relax" factor is high. The house is even better than the pictures, trust me. If you are looking to get away and feel removed from the world, while hearing and watching the ocean waves crashing 30 yards away all day long, then this house is perfect for you. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Hale Mar! this is just the feeling we hope we are hope we are providing for our guests. Come back soon... Aloha!
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Lafayette, CA
5

Paradise

  • 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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5

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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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
4

A slice of Paradise in the Land of Pele

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Hale Mar in February 2016 for one week. A fantastic property in a great location and after a couple of initial minor glitches (which were addressed by Laura promptly and courteously - thanks Laura) we settled in to a great week of R & R.

The location - Breathtaking

The Accommodation - First Class

The Pool & Hot Tub - Pristine

Sipping a Mai Tai under a canopy of stars in the hot tub every evening was bliss and the great blend of outdoor and indoor space at Hale Mar makes it a great destination for a romantic getaway or a family gathering.

Hilo is close by when you need a city fix but we enjoyed the near by community of Pahoa where we found some funky shops, a great organic grocery store, and a mouth watering Thai Restaurant.

Tide pools and the volcano are a short drive away and the neighborhood around Hale Mar is terrific for long walks. (make sure to say 'Aloha' to fellow walkers and you will be let in on great local insider information regarding swimming holes, restaurants, etc.)

Mahalo Hale Mar!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

very nice

  • 5 of 5

awesome. couldnt be closer to the ocean. very nice master bedroom. our family enjoyed the pool as well as the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

The house and the outdoor area was amazing. Our children loved swimming in the pool and relaxing in the jacuzzi. The waves hitting the rocks at night was so relaxing and it was great falling asleep listening to them. It was a very memorable family vacation that everyone enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hale Mar! thanks for the good feedback. Sending warm Hawaiian wishes, Laura
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Map

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
Neighborhood
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!

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Rates & Availability

Keaau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
$359
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$459
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$359
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$459
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$359
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$359
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.5%

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 www.halemarhawaii.com/reservations.htm for full Rental Agreement terms.
$25/hour charge for late checkout.
Hawaii General Excise and Transient Accomnodations Tax ID #W30402852-01

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Amenities

Hawaii House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large tiled shower with rainfall showerhead
    Main bathroom (ground floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathtub and Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

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