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Lai Nani Ocean Front Estate Bungalows

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Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Hakalau Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, Studio style Bungalows + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Beautiful multi million dollar ocean front residential estate on the Big Island of Hawaii. It has three beautiful oceanfront bungalows each one is 600 sq.ft. studio bedroom styled units , beautifully furnished in teak furniture, and comes equipped with flat screen TV’s with satellite and DVD players, king size bed, ac unit, rain drop shower head . Outside each bungalow you have your own private lanai complete with BBQ grill, outside table with umbrella and lounge chairs. The grounds here are lavishly landscaped with over 100 different types of tropical plants, exotic flowers and trees. The pool is a 45,000 gallon salt water heated pool with Jacuzzi and built in waterfall. Also we have a horse shoe pit. The view here is second to none, truly one of the best ocean views on the island. We are only 16 miles outside of Hilo and have many different tourist adventures near by.

Keywords: Estate Bungalow

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2009
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About The Owner

We built this property with a lot of aloha and love! My son and I will do our very best to make sure you have an unforgettable stay. Our goal is that you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend!

The Owner purchased this estate in 2009

Why The Owner chose

When I first viewed this property, I fell in love instantly. Immediately I had a vision to create a beautiful paradise estate. After 4 1/2 years, my labor of love became a reality. Now I get to live in paradise, with my dream everyday!

What makes this estate unique

At Lai' Nani, we will do our best to create an environment of fun, joy, beauty and tranquility. We don't just provide a vacation rental, we strive to provide memories of a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The entire property has WIFI and nobody has ever had any problems before their computer must of not been working right and as for cell service we have no control over anyones cell service some company's have better service then others Verizon , nextel, sprint, t-mobil all seem to work out here just fine . This estate has always been very peaceful sometimes you might hear passing vehicle but not often
Mar 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Lai Nani Ocean Front Estate Bungalows
average rating of 4.883333 based on 61 reviews


  • 4 of 5

* Location/View: The Lai Nani grounds are very well maintained. The entrance walk features some lovely gardens, and then down the hill towards the living spaces there is a gazebo and a great view of the ocean. They have clearly put a lot of effort into the property and it shows. As you've probably heard, the Northeast side of the island get a lot of rain, and we definitely found that to be true during our stay. Finally, the resort itself is fairly isolated - probably about 15 minutes from Hilo or any other town. This is either a good thing or not depending on what you want so just be aware.

* Interior: My first impression was "wow" - the bungalows have high ceilings, and a clean, sleek design style. Be careful about leaving food or dirty utensils laying in the sink - we found that the bugs were quick to come out. I suspect this is more a problem with the region rather than this specific unit - there is a lot of lush vegetation and rain, and so there's probably a lot more bugs too!

* Sleeping Experience: The blinds closed enough for the room to be "pretty" dark. The mattress was fairly comfortable but it creaked really loudly whenever we moved which made it difficult to sleep.

* TV and Internet: The TV was a nice flatscreen, and the internet was easy to set up and fairly fast.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Vacation + New Year's Eve

  • 5 of 5

A total romantic getaway...quiet, very clean bungalow, nice shower, clean sheets with a fully equipped kitchen.

Now, let's talk about the boyfriend and I were invited to Garry's New Year's Eve party and we were so glad we attended as we had the best time. Garry was one of the most hospitable, giving and accommodating host, not to mention his amazing and genuine friends! His son Cory and his dog were total entertainers too! It was our first time in the island and . Garry exceeded our expectations and if we ever have a chance to go back to Hilo, I for sure will never have to research for a place again because I will reserve Garry's!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Aloha Lai Nani Style

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lai Nani was simply EXCELLENT! We spent 10 days there and every one of them was filled with aloha and graciousness. We loved all 3 hosts (Garry, Cory, and Ice!) and interacted with them frequently. The resort is EXACTLY as it is portrayed online and even more beautiful and captivating! All our needs were not only met but exceeded! Christmas Eve Garry and Cory hosted a dinner for those of us on property and it was the highlight of our trip! We just can't say enough about the wonderful Lai Nani! We will definitely be going again and already can't wait to get back! We left the resort relaxed, refreshed, and blessed with new friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Landenberg, PA

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had one of the poolside cottages for three nights. The cottage was very comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. Gary and Cory were great hosts and very helpful. I would definately recommend staying here. The only negative was the absence of near-by restaurants - you will need to drive into Hilo, which really isn't that far.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tacoma, Wa

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is somewhat past due as we stayed at Lai Nani in September. The photos are a teaser to the real beauty of this wonderful home. As a frequent renter of vacation home I have to say this is the most beautiful place we have found yet. Beyond the beauty is the great warmth and friendliness the owner Garry and his son Cody showed us our entire stay. Both of them were always asking if we needed anything and always had time to answer any questions we might have. Their suggestions on activities and dining were spot on! Thank you Garry for an outstanding week, we hope to return soon and often!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach

A Slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I should start by saying I use VRBO for at least 4 rentals per year, so I am very familiar with their service. This property was immaculately maintained and flawlessly appointed. I love the bungalows and all the privacy, even though there were 3 other bungalows-I felt like I had the place all to myself. Just being able to come out of your bungalow for a midnight swim or jacuzzi was a treat. The kitchen area is nicely done so you will be able to prepare your own meals and grocery stores and restaurants are very near. We loved having the custom bbq right outside our room with table/ chairs and also our own ocean facing lounge chairs. The owner has covered all the details which I greatly appreciated. Garry and his son Cory were very diligent upon my arrival and took the time to go over activities and restaurants in area. Their recommendations were excellent! I really loved this area and felt like a local. It has a rural setting and the ocean views can't be beat. The town of Hilo has some good restaurants but loved all the fresh seafood the markets had.....I really wanted to cook dinner in and it was always excellent. The photos do not do the property justice, usually things will be a little tired looking....but everything here was fresh and lovely! Thanks so much for the wonderful holiday and I am excited to refer property to my friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Hilo international
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hakalau beach park
Car: necessary

There are zip lines right across the street, and nearby ATV rentals, horse backing riding, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, ocean diving, Botanical gardens, Black and green sand beaches. The amazing Volcano National Park is located just 44 miles south of Lai Nani. There are also many beautiful waterfalls near our property. When in season amazing 'Whale Watching' just right from your own Bungalow Lanai's . Lai' Nani's translation is tranquil beauty! It would be our pleasure to share our lovely estate and aloha spirit with you.

Rates & Availability

Hakalau Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Bookings made 30 days prior to check-in date will receive a refund less 25% cancellation fee.
Bookings made 15-29 days prior to check-in date will receive a refund less 50% cancellation fee.
Bookings made 7-14 days prior to check-in date will receive a refund less 75% cancellation fee. Any cancellation made less then 7 days prior to check-in date will forfeit total payment.
No refunds

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Hakalau Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) All bungalows have very comfortable king bed's, Baby Cribs (1) fold out play pens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out twin bed's
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unbelievable ocean and whale watching views from your own lanai, also very private and peaceful, many island attractions near by.

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