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Luxury Oceanfront with Pool and Air Conditioned Comfort

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Your Luxury Truly AIR CONDITIONED, Oceanfront home awaits. QUIET serene neighborhood... Here is the finest of everything. 3brm 2 1/2 bath; 2 story approx 1800sf home + 1200sf of view lanais. Watch the whales and the waves from our Paradise Pali Kai. The pool area is exquisite with waterfalls gently flowing into your private pool.

The home is perfectly set up to take maximum advantage of views from every room. Let the majestic Pacific sounds lull you to sleep in complete relaxation. Fully zoned air conditioned, professionally appointed with the finest design and amenities. You will come back again and again. IF YOU ARE looking for the best, Paradise Pali Kai is IT..

The finest of the Big Island is here and we will make sure your visit is the trip of a lifetime.

Activities (on site or nearby):

15 min: Makuu Swapmeet, Pahoa food and shops, zoo, macadamia nut factory shop and tours.

20 min: Airport, movies, Starbucks, Macy’s, Sears, Waiopae Protected Tidepools (snorkeling heaven)

30 min: Hilo Port, Hilo town shopping, Rainbow Falls, Huge Banyan Tree Park on Hilo Bay, the Japanese gardens on Hilo Bay, Hilo municipal golf course ($30.00), black sands beach and most recent site of lava pouring into ocean , Volcano Golf Course.

40 min: Volcano National Park, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, scenic drive on Hamakua Coast.

HI ID # 54093610-01

More Details

Property Manager
Terry Schoneberg
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Terry Schoneberg

We stayed in the Wailele Kai in September 2013 during our vacation to the Big Island and we fell absolutely in love with the house and the view of the ocean from the house and lanai. Shortly thereafter, we offered to buy the Wailele Kai (the previous name for the home). After reaching an agreement with the prior owners and buying the property we renamed her Paradise Pali Kai. We are excited to be able to share our home in PARADISE with other vacationers. Terry Schoneberg, Sunrise Properties, is the property manager and having lived in the Hilo area for over 40 years can fully assist you, as he did us, in making this a trip of a lifetime.

Terry Schoneberg purchased this house in 2013

Why Terry Schoneberg chose Keaau

Why The Big Island: We have visited Hawaii many times. Of all the islands, the Big Island is our favorite. The Big Island is less commercialized, and there is a greater variety of things to do and see. To name a few, Volcano National Park is a must see, the Japanese gardens, the banyan trees on Banyan Drive, jungle gardens and amazing waterfalls, pele’s lava; black, white, and green sand beaches and; at times lava flowing into the ocean near Kalapana.

Why the Hilo area: While we like the Kailua Kona area on the west side, we enjoy the lushness and beauty of the eastern side more. The eastern side is a tropical beauty and the ocean is majestic. Paradise Pali Kai is ocean front in a quiet residential neighborhood in Keaau, about 20 minutes outside Hilo. Thanks to the excellent road system, travel to the western, southern, and northern ends of the island is an easy drive from Keaau.

The Unique Benefits of this House: First, the house and views are simply stunning. The magic of the location is how close the house and lanai are to the ocean and the waves. The waves break directly on the lava cliffs IN THE BACKYARD. It is dramatic to view from the lanai, “great room”, and master bedroom, all of which are on the second floor facing the ocean. Every room upstairs and downstairs, has a view of the ocean.

What makes this house unique

The Finest quality luxury in every corner of our home. In the front of the house, in a beautifully landscaped and protected private courtyard, is a gorgeous lagoon pool with waterfalls, lanai and covered patio. While the tropics are beautiful, it can at times be unbearably hot and humid, particularly to those accustomed to a cooler or drier environment or central air conditioning. To eliminate this problem, the home has an air-conditioning system that cools, filters and dehumidifies the air. It is a zoned system and the temperature of each bedroom and the “great room” can be individually controlled. Most vacation homes in Hawaii do not have air conditioning, but this vacation home defines luxury. In addition, there are fans throughout the house for ambiance and use on cooler days. Paradise Pali Kai is true luxury. Mahalo


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) with very comfortable 4 inch memory foam topper, Queen size bed (1) with very comfortable 13 inch memory foam mattress, all with fine quality linens and bedding., Trundle bed (sleeps 2) in 3rd bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unique art and rugs, Natuzzi leather sofas, private toilet rooms, beautiful lighting throughout the house, reverse osmosis purified well water (NO CATCHMENT), pool toys, snorkel masks and fins, pool towels, boogie boards, playing cards, games, books including guide books. ceiling fans throughout, vaulted ceilings in great room, gated entrance, video surveillance security.


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(78 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.974359 based on 78 reviews

It is a Hawaiian Paradise for real

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a really fun and really peaceful week at this gorgeous property. Terry (property manager) is very nice and informative, and super easy to work with. Can't say enough about how well this property is taken care of, it's beautiful inside and out, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your vacation here. The views are breathtaking and not to be cliche but the pictures don't do this place justice compared to being there in person. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us Terry and I hope to work with you again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind words.. We strive to make the Paradise Pali Kai the number one destination on the East side of our beautiful island. My 44 years as a Resident and 40 years as a Realtor and our immaculate cleaning crew insure you will have an experience "par excellence"
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Beautiful house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

One of the nicest rentals we've ever stayed at, more like staying in someone's actual home than a rental. The house feels like it's brand new, the furnishings are all first-rate, and the views are spectacular. The only down side is that it is quite a bit further from civilization than I thought. It's a seven mile drive to get to the nearest store of any kind, and about 15 miles to get to the nearest real grocery store. But it's worth the trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in pristine condition

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wow - stunning view, all the conveniences of home and a view from every room. This home was well equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing vacation. It is even nicer than the photos. Would definitely recommend staying here. The property manager took care of all our needs and inquiries.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This is a very unique and extraordinarily beautifully finished house on the lava flow right next to the ocean. It is in a nice neighborhood for walking or riding bicycles. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay even though it was a bit rainy while were there. There is sleeping for six but the trundle bed is small and the lower bed is uncomfortable. It is fine for children but adults might be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very sorry the lower trundle bed was uncomfortable. We strive for everything to be perfect and first class and were sad to read the bed was not up to our standards. While it is best suited for adults less than 6’ it is intended to be comfortable for children and adults alike. Unfortunately, we realized after looking into the matter that someone had flipped the bottom trundle mattress, resulting in the soft memory foam and gel side to be at the bottom and the hard dense foam to be on the top. Thank you for letting us know and we sincerely apologize for the issue.
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Beautiful well appointed home with a gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Very comfortable with everything we needed. Lots of nice decks for enjoying the view.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully maintained, modern home which is fully stocked. Ocean is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything this home away from home has to offer is top notch! Very clean and tastefully decorated. The lanai draws you to the ocean every moment possible. Beds are very comfortable and kitchen well stocked. Our stay was awesome. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cooper Center
Hilo Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Honi Wai Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kurtistown Cafe
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Hilo airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 130
Car: necessary

Volcano Viewing, All that the Magical Big Island Has to Offer


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

all rates subject to 13.42% tax cleaning $185* Deposit required. cleaning for over 5 guests $225.
Note, Holidays and Merrie Monarch rates higher. additional guests $30 per night

Manager'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.

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