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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:
April 26, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
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 -
(88 traveler reviews)

3-level oceanfront home with views from every room
average rating of 4.9204545 based on 91 reviews
5

Right place to stay

  • 5 of 5

All of my family were enjoyed to stay. Fantastic view and wonderful location. House located in quite community. Sounds of waves were amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Beautiful, super clean oceanfront rental. Can't get a better view than this,!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our stay in Big Island. It is super close to the lava flow but not too close. Just a scenic drive through a mango grove, you can catch a Lava your boat to see the lava flowing into the ocean.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The six of us (5 adults + 1 child) very much enjoyed our stay! This house is located right on the ocean. Such wonderful views. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

So loud! So powerful.u wanna met Pele, come here.

  • 5 of 5

So lovely. This house is great! For 1-6! Gotta love the ocean to stay here. Saw turtles in the surf! Sunrise is so magical from this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Spectacular views, tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Perched above the ocean, could see turtles from the living room and kitchen. Very clean, comfortable bedding and mattresses. Well appointed kitchen. Quiet neighborhood. Truly a lovely home in every way!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with fantastic view. Located in a quiet and peaceful area. We took walks around the neighborhood when we weren't busy sightseeing. We were able to spot whales as well as watch ocean waves pound the rocky beach from our vantage point on the back patio.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 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

Pahoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,120
$4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Whale Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,120
$4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$980
$4,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 13.25%

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.
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