House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Terry Schoneberg
We stayed in the Wailele Kai in September 2018 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 Paradise Pali Kai. 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 43 years can fully assist you, as he did us, in making this a trip of a lifetime.
Terry Schoneberg purchased this House in 2019
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
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
WITH appropriate supervision.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Quiet and relaxing!
We have stayed here a few times and keep on loving it!
Paradise in Paradise
Rented with a family of 5. This is the property of anticipation. We were eagerly awaiting our stay and every need was already thought of and met, labeled, and in exceptional. The deck is the place to be for timezone adjusting kids and family to bask in the sunrise. Waves, pods of dolphins and rainbows all appeared. Love to come back.
Fabulous home with gorgeous views and top end amenities
The home is absolutely stunning! Kudos to the maintenance, management and housekeeping team for an outstanding job! It is very difficult to keep oceanfront property well maintained, as the salt and sun wear things faster. But, every element in this home was carefully maintained.
No detail was missed from top end toaster, cutlery, and furniture. Everything was exquisite!
The views are spectacular! We enjoyed seeing whales, spinner dolphins and green sea turtles right off the lanai. We really loved listening to the coqui frogs sing at night.
We never needed to use ac, as the ocean breezes kept it very comfortable.
This will be my number one choice every time I’m in Hilo!
Gorgeous home and well managed and beautifully kept property.
I thought there would be separate beds for myself and three daughters from the information on the website I booked from in May. It turned out there were were only three separate beds, so one daughter slept on the couch until Terry arranged for a bed to be set up. I was also not aware of the stairs necessary to access the master bedroom and main part of the house, which was a problem because of my age (83) and one daughter's disability. There were also issues with power and wifi outages, but they were handled promptly and much appreciated, This was a beautiful experience for myself and my three daughters, two of whom had never been to Hawaii.
sorry if there was any mis-understanding on the 3rd brm. The owners switched to king size bed which most folks prefer. We did accommodate you right away with an additional bed. any power issues were not specific to the home, just the area. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We aim to fully please all our guests and make their stay the best ever at this one of a kind home
Amazing Stay in Hilo
We stayed at Paradise Pali Kai with our two children and my mother. The home was perfectly located near all the places we wanted to visit. Everyday we saw many humpback whales breaching and blowing air just off the lanai! It was an amazing site to see! The pool was a big hit with our kids as they love to swim! Every night we went frog searching to see how many we could find along the rocks singing their songs! The home is absolutely stunning! By far the most luxurious we have stayed! It had everything we needed from towels and shampoo to binoculars, comfy beds/bedding and all kitchen supplies! Terry was wonderful in communicating throughout the process of renting her home. She also gave wonderful recommendations of what to do in the area if you are a first timer to the Hilo side! I would highly recommend Terry and her home she is sharing. We will definitely stay at her home again!
New Year's Eve 2019
This fantastic property is absolutely as advertised. I honestly could not come up with a single shortfall. A few folks mentioned the pool was too cold - we used the pool every day and found it co.fortable and refreshing. The bedrooms were spacious, the covered outdoor lanais were very nice, the kitchen was very well equipped.
The property was ideally centrally located to the east side of the island and we were able to visit all of the locations we had on our to do list.
VRBO was unable to process my final payment and unfortunately was absolutely worthless in assisting me was the only challenge. Terry setup another payment option which worked out well.
If we return to the Big Island I would stay here again without hesitation.
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