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Relaxing, Away-from-it-All home on the water with small Natural Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Hale Pali (Cliff House) is a spectacular (non-smoking) OCEANFRONT home overlooking the blue Pacific. We heartily agree with our guests who have enthusiastically stated: 'there is nothing that compares to actually being on the water' - what better way to enjoy the sound of the waves, and the smell of the sea air.

The home is beautifully and tastefully decorated and features teak furniture.

You will love cooking in the fully equipped, Rick Hartman designed, gourmet kitchen.

You can keep cool by taking a dip in our 3,000 gallon 'natural' (unheated) lava-pool or just 'chill' while lounging and sunning yourself on our small private white sand beach, you may also choose to kick back in the comfort of our shaded hammock.

If you need to stay connected you can do so via FREE WIFI.

A perfect day begins while sitting on the sea wall, sipping Kona Coffee, and looking out to sea. You will be amazed by the spectacular “blow-hole” that adds to the OCEANFRONT splendor of our seaside home.

If you are looking for 'off-the-beaten-path relaxation. We think that the serenity you will find here makes the 45 minute drive south from Kona Village very worthwhile.

About the Owners: Carl and Deborah have lived here on the Big Island for more than 30 years and reside on an 8 1/2 acre farm just 15 minutes up the mountainside from the Beach House. They are both retired School Counselors following 30+ year careers, and are San Francisco State Alum who moved here from the Bay Area.

They say that their favorite part of owning Hale Pali is meeting guests from all corners of the globe.

Come see us for some Big-Island-Style Hospitality.

We are a fully licensed and registered LLC with Hawaii Tax ID TA-041-172-1728-01 and GE-041-172-1728-01

Also ask about our Airstream Trailer Rental.

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Carl Ramsey
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Carl Ramsey

Carl and Deborah Ramsey have resided on the Big Island for more than 30 years. They are San Francisco State Alum and moved to the islands from the Bay Area. Carl and Deb are retired after many years of rewarding work counseling in the Hawaii Island public school system (who ever thought up the idea of retirement knew what they were doing!)

Their residence is an 8 1/2 acre farm just up the mountainside from the beach house. Although the crops are not extensive, Deborah does grow some Kona Coffee.

Meeting fascinating guests from all around the planet is the best part of owning and operating Hale Pali, they say. Please come and join them along the beautiful and peaceful south kona coast.

Carl Ramsey purchased this house in 2006


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Relaxing, Away-from-it-All home on the water with small Natural Pool
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Great view. Amanzing home.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Carl & Deborah's home at Hale Pali. The house was spacious and very clean. The additional outdoor dining area was perfect as we heard whale and saw dolphins during meals. Sipping coffee with out feet kicked up on the rock wall over the ocean, there is nothing better. Thank you both for opening up your beautiful property to my me and my friends. Mahalo! Katie & The Montana Crew

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed your house. Kitchen was stocked so well; we really appreciated that! Definitely a remote location, but very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

everything needed for a great stay was provided. everything about the property exceeded ecspectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Pali - Mahola, Carl & Deb, for sharing your beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My three (3) girlfriends and I take a "Girls' Trip" each year and have done so for +30 years. This years destination was Hawaii. Which island to visit was the first big decision. We chose The Big Island. Next, was where to stay. The best decision we could have made was to rent Hale Pali, a beautiful, well-appointed oceanfront home with the most breathtaking views. The home has everything you need during your stay. There seems to be an unofficial system of renters buying what they need from the house and leaving behind the leftover non-perishables for the next renters. The result is a well-stocked "pantry" of spices/seasonings/condiments - almost everything. Small appliances, kitchen gadgets are all there.

Hale Pali was our home away from home during our stay. We visited several beaches, toured a lot of sites, hopped to Oahu for the Pearl Harbor Tour ( a must see) while there and having this home to return to was the best thing about the trip. The sunrises and sunsets from the home were spectacular. My personal "home-away-from-home" was the hammock on the lanai. My goal was to catch each sunrise and sunset while there. I wasn't 100% successful, but the ones I did catch were will worth the wait. One night was spent simply watching the moon drop off of the horizon. Simply awe inspiring.

The owners, Carl and Debra were the best! They were great in helping me to prepare for the trip. They made sure we were well taken care of during our stay. While there, we reported a very minor issue with the Master Bath shower. They had the problem resolved very promptly. I would highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the Big Island. One thing of note is that the nearest beach is a short drive away, but the oceanfront view was more than enough for us. The property was clean and well-maintained. Give this place a shot! Highly recommended for adults.

Mahalo, Carl and Debra!

2016 Ga. Tech Girl' Trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon City, Oregon

Peace, Beauty and Solitude

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Deb & Carl for sharing this beautiful home with us. It was everything we hoped for. Privacy, never-ending view, comfort and style! The Master Suite is sooooo nice, with A/C, large walk-in shower, built-in cabinets and drawers, 2 different doors to the balcony, sitting area... LOVED IT! All of the other rooms are nicely appointed also with doors to the balcony too. The kitchen is FULLY stocked with everything you need! The best feature though is that huge veranda with TWO sets of screened French doors from the living room & dining room. The veranda has a hammock, swing chair, 3 sets of table and chairs, overlooks the white sand back yard and soaking pool to the endless ocean view. The rock work low walls are stunning but I hope that no one would ever stay here with small children. Too many dangers, you'd never be able to let them out of your site for one second. The home sits on a huge double lot so there are no neighbors close by. We enjoyed every aspect of this home. We visited all of the nearby beaches and snorkeling spots and were never disappointed. I like being far from crowds and resorts and this fit the bill. There are no real close sandy beaches but lots of places to explore.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax Station

Tranquil in Kona

  • 5 of 5

Carl and Deb made sure that from the minute we arrived on Kona that our stay was perfect. The house was open with music playing when we arrived. Communications with Carl about recommendations, etc were immediately received. We would plan day trips throughout the island every day and always have a relaxing swim, drink and dinner every evening. This house is fairly remote but it was perfect for us. Kitchen well appointed and once you get back to the house, you definitely can get into an island chill and listen to the birds and ocean waves crash up against the lava walls. Thank you Carl and Deb for opening your house to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mehe's Bar & Grill
Car: necessary

sunbathing, star gazing, visit active volcano, walk on green sand beach, visit south point, beachcomb for glass balls, visit Pu'u Honua O Honaunau (place of refuge), enjoy the endless beauty and splendor of the 'Big Island'


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Tax Rate 13.42%

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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both Baths feature Slate Flooring
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hale Plai is equipped with virtually everything we could think of to make our guests comfortable and welcomed.

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