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3-level oceanfront home with views from every room

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Welcome to the East-side of Hawaii. Kai Honu Hale or Ocean Turtle House is a 3-level oceanfront custom home in Hawaiian Beaches that was designed to make you feel as though you are floating on the water... that's how close it is to the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Year round, from every room in this 3 bedroom 2 bath house you will get a 180-degree unobstructed views of magnificent sunrises with dolphins, turtles, and other marine life. During winter months, you will also see up close, whales passing right in front!!! What a way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation... the sound of the waves, whales singing, and ocean breezes. Another great bonus is that the house is located near the most eastern tip of the Big Island and is therefore almost always free of VOG(volcanic haze) which affects the air quality in Kona(west side) and Ka'u(soutern side)of the island. Prevailing tradewinds and seabreezes keep this haze away from our location.

This house is located in an ideal neighborhood for taking walks, jogs, or bike rides. Or if you feel like relaxing, stretch out on our lounge chairs outside where you can enjoy the sun and ocean views. It is located just 7 minutes from Pahoa town which has many restaurants to choose from (Mexican, Thai, Italian, etc...) We don't have a beach right in front but we are near to Pohoiki beach park (swimming/surf spot), the Wai Opae fish sanctuary which is great for snorkeling, and the geothermal hot ponds just down the road. Also, the Hawaii Volcano National Park is just 45 minutes away. The newest lava flow is 5 minutes away now.

Every room is decorated with Hawaiian-style furniture. The master bedroom on the third floor has a 'boat-like' feel. When you lay on the bed, it feels as though you are on the water! Because of the layout of the house, each additional room also has ocean views, so no guest gets left out. The living room has 3 huge panoramic windows, letting the blue ocean permeate throughout the room where everyday you can see honus(turtles) dancing in the waves. This vacation rental has all the necessities of home, including a 37' flat screened TV, and free Wi-fi internet access. Also available for use is a charcoal BBQ but you have to bring your own charcoals.

If you need advice on any spot in the Big Island, we are here for answers. We can give you informative advise being that we are from the Big Island and live here too. We are located 30-35 minutes from the Hilo airport. Check-in is from 3:00PM or after. Check-out is at 10:00AM, unless other arrangements have been made. Upon confirmation, directions will be e-mailed to you.

Mahalo from the East-side of the Big Island. Emails preferred.

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More Details

Owner
Liv
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Liv

My husband and I are both born and raised in Hawaii. I came from Oahu and am proud to be of Hawaiian descent. My husband was born in Kona, but raised in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, before the lava came and took it away. He brought our family back to the Big Island 12 years ago where we have been ever since. The vacation rental is ours and my dad's house. My dad bought it in the hopes of moving to a peaceful, less crowded place than Oahu someday. We have been managing our family vacation rental since 2007.

Our main goal is to make our malahini(tourist) love the Big Island as much as we do and we put every ounce of aloha in our rental(s) and in keeping our house(s) comfy and clean. If you are looking for cleaners for your own vacation rental, please consider us to help. We really enjoy taking care of vacation rentals.

Liv purchased this house in 2007

Why Liv chose Puna District

The way the house is designed, you have an ocean view from anywhere in the house making it unique compared to other vacation rentals. All of us enjoy it here on the east side of the Big Island because it feels as though you are in 'true' Hawaii, not the over developed parts of Oahu, Maui and the west or Kona side of the Big Island. It is definitely a place where you can enjoy nature at its finest. Plus it is a safe place to raise our three sons and to be able to teach them the ways of Hawaii life such as fishing, diving, surfing, and farming.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about this house is seeing whales just offshore during the winter season. It is amazing to be able to sit and watch the ocean with all its marine life (turtles, fish, whales, opihi, etc...). FYI-if you are looking for turtles, you need to look under the water in the surf(polarized glasses help). They aren't sitting on the rocks in plain sight. Aloha a hui hou!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha, everyone. My three sons, all in their 20's, and I stayed here for five nights that went by way too fast. This is what we imagined a perfect getaway in Hawaii to be. We loved seeing and hearing the ocean from every room and falling asleep each night to the sound of the waves. The house is very clean and comfortable and we all slept like babies. Being from the mainland, it was really cool seeing tropical trees and plants including coconut and banana on the property and in the neighborhood. We visited Volcano Park, visited farmer's markets, went surfing, hiked into Waipi'o Valley(saw a 1450' waterfall and played in the waves at the beach), explored the recent lava flows near Pahoa and Kalpana, visited South Point, relaxed and walked the neighborhood, and visited a few beaches. There is much more that we didn't have time to see. This house is perfect for anyone just wishing to get away and relax by the ocean or to explore the east side of the island. I'd recommend it to families, retired folk, honeymooners, anyone who likes the ocean and tropical settings. It didn't rain much, sometimes in the morning, and the sun came out each day. The owners made us feel very welcomed and comfortable and Liv was super accommodating. Can't say enough about our stay. We're all sad it ended too soon.
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located in the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 bathrooms. Master bathroom has walk-in shower. Main bathroom has a bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Computer desk and modem located here.
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Small lanai facing ocean and 1/2 bathroom located here.
  • Twin size floor futons are provided in bedroom 2 closet with twin size sheets in loft bedroom 3 closet. A queen size blow up mattress is also available in the closet by the entryway. Could be used for additional guests in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Reusable coolers and floats available for use located also in the garage. Please help yourself.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3-level oceanfront home with views from every room
average rating of 4.9270835 based on 99 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The location in pahoa was a good choice for us. We loved that it was away from the resort side of the island. The vibe in pahoa was addictive. You can't stay there and not feel the aloha spirit. The house was very well stocked as if the owners care to make sure the renters have a great vacation. We will definitely be back and will rent the exact house next time :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Lovely view, nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. It was clean and comfortable, well-lit and well-provisioned. Check-in was easy and correspondence was clear and prompt. The view of the ocean was spectacular. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Magnificent home with million dollar views. Comfortable stay with my family of 6.

  • 5 of 5

Great trip and wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an oceanfront home to rent, this is the one for you! Beautiful home, well equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your time in the Pahoa area, about 20 minutes south of Hilo. Great snorkeling and tide pools within 5 miles, Volcanoes National Park is about 25 minutes away. Quiet, residential neighborhood. Amazing views from every room in the home. Kitchen was well stocked. Very comfortable floor plan for a family. You will spend hours watching turtles in the surf from the back lanai. Amazing home, we highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Loved it! If you want a magical location on the ocean, this is it.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this vacation rental. It was awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Awesome ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Hawaiian home with an amazing view of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary
"Fish and marine life sanctuary located in Kapoho which is only 15 minutes away. Bring a mask..."
Lava Tree State Monument
"Unique to Puna and a definite must see. Interesting sights of trees that were covered by the..."
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
"Hawaii's active volcano, Kilauea Crater. Even a lava tube that you can walk through. "
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant
"Authentic Mexican food just 6 miles from my rental."
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
"My favorite restaurant on the East side."
Rainbow Falls
"Located right in Hilo is this magnificent waterfall. Takes about 40 minutes to get there but..."
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
"Quaint zoo with beautiful animals and plants. And its free of charge!"
Imiloa Astronomy Center
"For the astronomy lovers..."
Punalu'u black sand beach
"Black sand beach where you can observe turtles playing in the water. "
Makuu Farmers Market
"One of the best farmer's market. Fruits and vegetables, crafts, lunch, etc. You won't want ..."
Isaac Hale Park
"Recently renovated beach park for swimming, lava tour boats(when the lava is flowing into th..."
Umauma Falls and Zipline Experience
"Never tried it but looks like a thrilling ride over a valley. For the thrill-seeker."
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant and Black Rock Cafe
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Pahoa Town
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Wai Opae Fish Sanctuary and Isaac Hale Beach Park
Car: necessary

NE side of the island of Hawaii (the Big Island) and to the SE of Hilo town about midway between the town and the east tip (Cape Kumakahi) of the island. The trade winds arrive here from the E to NE and keep the air clean and free of volcanic output (vog) that you'll see along the Kau (SE) and Kona (west) sides of the Big Island. There is nothing between you and California except for over 2500 miles of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the breeze, no air conditioning needed!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change unless you have been confirmed with a price.

Children ages 5 and under are free of charge. If you have a child 5 and under, please let me know in the written area but do not add them as a guest for the total so you won't get charged for them.

Check Payments- 50% due now with $100 refundable damage deposit, 50% due 30 days prior to check-in date.

Cancellations must be made before 30 days to check-in date for a full refund unless there is a natural catastrophe. Rescheduling your dates is okay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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