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Jo Dean or Mark Johnson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Ocean View, Sunsets, Tranquil All in a Custom Built Home

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)


Hau'oli (happy) Hoku (star) Hale (house) Come stay at our Spacious Custom Built 3 bedroom Home located in a small town called Ocean View Ranchos on the Big Island. It is approximately half way between Kona and Hilo.

Waiting for you is a unique experience with the Adventurer in mind.

This spot has a Panoramic Views of the Ocean featuring South Point Coastline and offers fabulous Sunrises and Sunsets. This spot is unique with no close by neighbors just sky meeting the ocean. Watch the Whales migrate in February through March from the beaches near by. At night it is a star studded affair, with no street lights or city lights to obstruct your view, you can observe the Galaxy in all its Glory 'Hau'oli Hoku Hale' (happy star house). Sit in the Hot Tub and enjoy the work of the All Mighty and the glorious night sky! We worked hard on making sure our home was as comfortable as possible for Guests. Please come stay and enjoy!



The 9 ft Vaulted Ceiling has two (2) Ceiling Fans with lights - King Size pillow top bed - Two Large Night Stands with three (3) drawers - Closet with plenty of hanging - A big flat screen TV with DVD player - Surround Sound System, two sides of the room are glass sliders for ocean and night sky viewing.


King Size beds - Two night stands - TV and DVD player and roomy closets for storage and hanging.



Are large and designed with beautiful Rain-forest Stone counter tops and Travertine floors as well as a large walk in Shower - plenty of electrical outlets with custom cabinets for storage - Also towels for bath and the beach.


Wonderfully crafted custom built Mahogany cabinets with all the bells and whistles. There is an Island for making your favorite dishes and a rap around granite counter top to blend up your favorite island tropical drinks. All dishes and utensils you need to have great meals. With modern GE Stainless Steel Profile Appliances that include stove, microwave, quite dish washer and refrigerator.


The living room is designed for comfort to enjoy on a cozy coach with loves eat - to relax - after a long day of hiking at the Volcano National Park or snorkeling at Hookena Beach Park (our favorites) - Watching TV from the CAB/SAT station guide or your favorite DVD movie rented from the Local “Movie Gallery” rental movie store. Listen to your I-Pod Music with the surround sound Boise system. You can also tune into the SIRIUS Satellite radio for a variety of music or sports to enjoy inside or outside on the lanai Read your favorite book in our comfortable recliner w/ottoman or just gaze at the fabulous view.


Has Bar height table and chairs that seat six (6) as well as four (4) bar stools that sit at the Breakfast Bar.


LARGE LANAI 900 sq ft with GREAT VIEWS + Hot Tub seates 6

Location is Quiet and Siren ~

Weather is warm and sunny – Air is super clean, clear fresh - no vog or hot hummid sticky days

9’ vaulted ceilings and custom lighting and Ceiling Fans in every room.

Large custom Kitchen and Bathrooms

Shopping Center close by

Approximately Half way between Kona and Hilo

Any way you want to look at it ~ this is the place to stay to see the magic of the Big Island Hawaiian style with no hustle and bustle ~ so come be our guests and enjoy!


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jo Dean or Mark Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jo Dean or Mark Johnson

Hawaii is our retreat from the rest of the world. We love the warm trade winds and sunrises and sunsets. We love to hike and explore, snorkel and swim. My son loves to surf. We are staying!

Jo Dean or Mark Johnson purchased this house in 2005

Why Jo Dean or Mark Johnson chose Ocean View

We fell in love with Ocean View Ranchos on our way South when we pulled in OV for some road supplies. We thought what a sweet quaint town this is and wanted to see more so we headed straight towards the ocean to see what other Hawaiians where building here. After looking around at all the different lots and checking on the resources we realized this is where we wanted to build our dream home and make this historic place beautiful the way it should be with lots of flowers, plants and love for this awesome place.

What makes this house unique

The rainbows and weather patterns that occur out over the ocean which is viewed from the lanai are unbelievable. The warm trade winds that feel like velvet on your skin. The freshest and cleanest air I have ever experienced that I noticed while on my jogs and walks. The sunrises and sunsets are so pretty I cannot seem to get enough of them.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Ocean View, Sunsets, Tranquil All in a Custom Built Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful house.. ocean views, sunsets and starry skies amid the backdrop of the lava fields

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful remote home amid the lava fields. We spent 7 days with our 2 adult children and their spouses in this home and had the best time. The house was well equipped, the hot tub was perfect, the front porch fabulous and the stars were out every night. Any issues we had were promptly rectified by the owner or the cleaning staff (small issues with the dishwasher and hot tub).

I would mention that the house is a good hour and 1/2 from Kona and Hilo. Volcano was about an hour. Although we spent a lot of time traveling in the car for us it was worth it. We managed to get to the tide pools in Kapoa (a must see), Kona, Hapuna Beach (beautiful), Mauna Kea, Volcanoes National Park, Hilo and the beautiful black sand beach closest to the house (about 20 minutes) to swim with the sea turtles.

If you are looking for a place to reconnect with family, enjoy quiet beautiful days and nights...this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful clean and comfortable house with all amenities is perfect if you are looking for a location with solitude, the views are amazing. We especially loved the lanai (where we spent the majority of our time) & the Jacuzzi area. Having two OV grocery stores and the fully stocked kitchen made preparing our meals easy, the gas grill worked great for cooking seafood, steaks and burgers. The travel guides, maps etc. made our “what to do today” decisions simple. We thoroughly enjoyed all that the south point area has to offer. Hauling trash and water was a minor inconvenience. One week was not long enough. Mahalo for sharing your peaceful home with us, we hope to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aaaahhh...Tranquility Actualized

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival late Christmas night, we were greeted by a celestial show of stars before we even made one step inside the house. At that point, we felt safe to say that our trip was destined to be a success. The pictures of the home do not depict the interior's size. The master bedroom was huge with large picture windows and screens which we opened to enjoy the ocean's breeze. From the porch we could spy the most southern point in the U.S. Our location was advantageous in visiting both sides of the Big Island. We were able to leisurely tour and hike portions of Volcano National Park which wasn't too far away. We visited the black and green beaches of the area and even witnessed a large turtle resting on the sand. We contacted the owners several times and they were more than helpful to direct us to the beach below the house- kind of a hike, but we endured. We do extensive research on vacation homes we rent and were well satisfied in selecting this house as our base for our Big Island adventures. If you thrive in a busy, noisy locale, you might consider somewhere else. However, if you like solitude, no sirens, no barking dogs, no loud trucks, no hot rod cars, or rowdy neighbors, then you have found the right location. We don't think you will regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stars, volcanos and quiet relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We have really loved our stay in your vacation rental. What a great house you have here. We just built a new home last year and in many ways it is like your place. Open floor plan, large kitchen with island and lots of work space. Lots of windows with great views, we just see trees and the outline of the mountains near Colorado Springs. You did a great job of design.

We hope to come back. Only 40 minutes to wonderful sights of Volcanos, great hiking, even cliff jumping for the adrenalin junkies nearby.

We did a tiny bit of repair as my sister-in-law's man got a allen wrench to tighten the fridge door handle. The master bed breaker seems to be holding now, thanks for getting that done so fast. Our new house had a breaker that was that way too..they are so sensitive.

A removable sun shade (Costco is where we got ours), would spare us pale mainlanders from the tropical sun while in the hot tub during the day. Great place, loved it, would come again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Place is the Best.

  • 5 of 5

5 Adults stayed here for a week then moved to a timeshare on the Kona Coast. The timeshare was fine but this place was fabulous. Every detail was taken care of and very nice from the supplies in the kitchen to the sure fine soft sheets on the bed. We had one small issue, we contacted the owners and it was taken care of immediately. No problems. I could go on and on but read the other reviews and you will get the idea of how nice this place is and where it is located. Got for it you will love this place. We had a hard time going out sightseeing some days as it was so very lovely at home.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A thoroughly enjoyable rental experience

  • 5 of 5

We (two couples) stayed at this rental home for one full week and found it a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of towns we could have chosen. Its location close to the southern tip gave us easy access to either side of the Big Island and we could plan accordingly, not having to retrace driving miles, making this a time saver for us. The quiet and solitude of the lava fields were unique and serene, the 360 degree clear view of the area enjoyable, giving us a sense of weather for each day, and making us feel like we were in our own little corner of the world. We liked its proximity to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in particular as we visited that several times. It was a pleasant drive from there on into Hilo where we visited the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden, a plant enthusiast must, and had a great dinner at Cafe Pesto on the bay. We were able to combine a trip to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach with one of our visits to the Volcanoes park on one day. Another day we drove easily from the house to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Historic Park south of Kona which was a short drive or walk from Two Step beach, a great place for beginner snorkelers. I liked that we could take a quick drive from the house to the small Ocean View market right on Highway 11 for groceries, although we found cheaper gas right around the corner at Kahuku Country Market. People were friendly and helpful at both places. The drive to drop off our trash and get drinking water took planning, but there was always something to look at along the way. Had we wanted to cook a gourmet meal the house's kitchen and all of its counter space, utensils, pans, and convenience would have made that easy. One couple enjoyed the hot tub several nights and there was room for all of us to spread out in the evenings and unload cameras or plot out the next day's adventures, with windows open and overhead fans to keep us cool. It was great not to have the humidity at the house we experienced in the Kona area. The little Gold Dust geckos that lived in the lanai area were like little colorful mascots. Mark was very helpful by phone with a couple of simple problems we had when we first got there. Mark and Jo Dean provided clear written instructions about the house and the renting process. The place was spotless, beautiful, and comfortable. All four of us enjoyed staying there and we would do so again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hawaiian Belt Road 19
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Punalu'u - Black Sands Beach Mile Marker 55 & 56
Car: necessary

Lava rock climbing and Spectacular Star gazing


Rates & Availability

Ocean View House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.41%

Damage Deposit due when booked to hold reservation. First Payment due 20 days prior to arrival and second payment due 10 prior to arrival. Or Full payment 20 days prior (minus damage deposit). We prefer Personal Checks for your rental Not "Credit Cards" E-mail your # in your party for special rates!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ocean View House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 showers no bathtub (yet) - equipped with electrical outlets and one hair dryer in master bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • All King size beds (1) Super Comfy Beds in each- room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Surround Sound, Ceiling Fans and Stand-up Fans for Every Room. Ocean view - No major obstructions blocking your view, quiet, market and shopping center plus gas station close by.

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