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Hale O' Kealoha Ala Kai, Oceanfront, Pool, For 2 or 8 & Family-Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Private home, salt pool, oceanfront, jacuzzi tub, 5 bedrooms 2 1/2 bath.

Vacation Rental Details

Specials $195 a Night for Two off season!

Hale O' Kealoha Ala Kai Rates:

$200 night $1,400 week, $5,500 month

Above rates are for double occupancy, $12.50 extra per extra guest.

Rates are plus13.43 % Hotel State taxes

Cleaning fee $250

This home is located in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision conveniently located about 20 minutes Southeast of Hilo between the quaint villages of Kea'au and Pahoa. Hale O' Kealoha Ala Kai, The House of Love by the Sea, is your ultimate oceanfront home, with private swimming pool, and jacuzzi tub. O'Kealoha is 20 minutes away from Hilo International Airport. Volcanos National Park and the Kilauea volcano is a 45 minute drive. Pu'u' O o'o crater can be seen from the back of our home when active at night, you can see the orange glow of lava making its way to the ocean. O' Kealoha is a beautiful large private home to bring your family and friends to...for the vacation of a lifetime. All the roads to this home are paved and easy wheelchair access. In this private home you can relax and take it easy. The neighborhood is safe and the neighbors are warm and friendly. Take a hike along the coastline to Shipman Beach and on your return enjoy a cocktail and Hawaiian barbecue. Then just for fun, cool off in your own private pool. Or sit out back and be amazed and consumed by the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean. Take a deep breath, enjoy some of the cleanest air on earth… and be rejuvenated.

This oceanfront home is steps away from the cliff’s edge. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the crashing ocean waves and spectacular rainbow light-shows throughout the day. This lovely home welcomes you and your family with the gentle, aloha spirit. Mahalo.

More Details

Alfreda McDonald
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Alfreda McDonald

Let me introduce myself, I am Alfreda McDonald but I prefer Eva my husband Robby, and I live in California on the coast between Monterey and Santa Cruz. In 2014 we decided to invest in our beautiful vacation home in a extraordinary location. We have enjoyed renting our lovely Hawaiian home for many years, and would be most delighted to have you and your family enjoy our wonderful House of Love by the Sea.

Alfreda McDonald purchased this house in 2004

Why Alfreda McDonald chose Hawaii

I fell in love with the home in 2004 the location is unbelievably beautiful and the ocean can be seen from all rooms on the property. Our home is easy to get to from the Hilo International Airport and I can get our supplies and get home in 20 minutes after a tiring flight.The home is our retirement home which we are enjoying renting to travelers like yourself. Aloha.

What makes this house unique

This is beautiful home besides a place to sleep eat and clean up it has many amenities that can't be beat. Sitting out back in the morning having tea and watching the sun rise, or feeling the cool breeze in the afternoon heat. Oceanfront is very special few homes have this distinction, ocean views, the sound, and taste of salt on your lips. I love to take a night time swim in the salt pool or a morning swim to wake me up:) It's the ideal home for the family vacation staying in a safe, neighborhood setting close to shopping, restaurants and all kinds of recreation.


Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom Two - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms with toilet, tubs sink and mirrors. The master bath has a double sink with a wheelchair accessible shower and jacuzzi tub. The third bathroom/powder-room has a toilet, sink and mirror.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Game room pull out day bed sleeps two - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Full Bed small room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , odd shaped long room
  • Enjoy three conventional bedrooms and two unusually shaped rooms. Game room has pull out day bed. All beds are maid fresh. The guest will request number of beds that are needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy internet, TV, DVD, satellite and wireless access in this beautiful home on the Big Island. Relax and get away from it all. Aloha.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Hale O' Kealoha Ala Kai, Oceanfront, Pool, For 2 or 8 & Family-Friendly
average rating of 4.612903 based on 31 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the view where so beautiful! We had a wonderful time whale watching and enjoying the sound of the waves crashing on the lava cliffs. The house was very clean and was very nicely decorated with very spacious rooms. Thank you so much for opening up your home. It was such a treat to enjoy such a beautiful place. We would definitely recommend this lovely home.


Dianna Schecter

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When I pay alot of money for a house for a week- I expect to have water....that's just me.

  • 1 of 5

Yes the house has an amazing view and is spacious as well. Unfortunately we had a huge issue with water pressure and basically just water into the house in general. We arrived on a Monday and the house was closed up and stuffy, the owner called to check on us and mentioned the house had been closed up for 4 weeks. It would have been nice if it was possible to have the house opened up a bit before we arrived since there is no air. Once you get it open and the breeze through the house though, it is pretty good. The water pressure and water in general is all over the place! Water pressure gradually declined and by Thursday morning we could barely wash our hands let alone shower - and this was with no other water running in the house. We didn't have the dishwasher or washing machine going or anything yet we had hardly any water. I contacted the owner and she said she was sorry they were supposed to have changed the filters and would we mind changing them after she told us where the key was to get out a new filter. My husband wasn't thrilled since it was his vacation but we changed the filter. It was better but by Saturday again the pressure had dropped. This time we did not have access to another filter so we just took the filter out. By Sunday the pressure was bad yet again and we took out another filter (there were three that we know of). I contacted the owner and she said yes take out the filter and get your showers in! What? That was a little unnerving. By the time Sunday evening rolled around we once again could not wash our hands with the trickle of water (we have the video!) and the toilets of course now won't flush because of lack of water coming into the house. You can image with a house full of 7 people it isn't fun to worry about being able to flush or wash! It was late and I contacted the owner but I knew she would not get the message until the the next morning. She then sent someone out to replace the filters Monday morning and we had some water to shower up before we headed to the airport home. I know she kept saying it was the filters but honestly it seems like something else as there is one valve that just spins (says my engineer husband). She offered us a free night on our NEXT stay but honestly we don't have plans to go back to the island anytime soon and frankly we would not stay there again. There are many, many other houses for rent in Paradise park with the same view. I just can't recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is true we were having problems with the water pressure.The guest arrived Monday and four days later the water pressure dropped. I informed the guest they could change the filters to run the dishwasher, and have showers, so they wouldn't have to wait for the maintenance man to come and change them. It was fairly simple to do. I heard nothing from the guest until four nights later at 9 p.m. the night before their departure. The next morning the maintenance man was there at 7:00 a.m. he said he changed the filters and the water pressure was good. The guest never gave me the impression that it was a big deal but that it was a little bit of a damper. I offered her a free night for the few hours of inconvenience and thanked her for staying at our home, she text me back and said her husband and her talked and decided that they wanted a refund for two nights because it put a damper on her trip. This was a unreasonable request of a refund and I declined. To avoid this problem in the future, we cleaned the water catchment reservoir and installed a simple bypass. Now a guest can turn a valve and bypass the filters until maintenance can get to the house for a three filter change. Mahalo
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Huge! Great view

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at this property during when the hurricane was gonna hit and I must say, it was one heck of an experience! Ofcourse the house was well maintained even with the high winds and surf & the owner was extremely helpful regarding the whole situation! The only reason I put 4 stars was because of the water pressure, shower one at a time and don't wash dishes at the same time. Other than that, it was a very lovely and clean home and I would definitely recommend it to friends and family & stay there again myself!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry, that big storm left our water filters dirty and effected the water pressure. However the dishwasher might effect the presser in the master shower. That is a good observation, I don't use the dishwasher so I wouldn't get that. I would take my shower before I start the dishwasher. O'Kealoha has two hot water heaters. If the presser is low call me:)
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Wonderful Ocean views at a GREAT price !!!!

  • 4 of 5

The views from the master bedroom, kitchen and backside of the house (which faces the water) are amazing !!! The open concept kitchen, dinning and living room is really nice! the kitchen is equipped with all cooking needs. However, some of the appliances didn't work? The whole house could use updating. BUT If you're looking for a no nonsense, house near the water this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Loreta, thank you for your visit and comments. I did get the dishwasher fixed I loved what your said in your email." The place is great! its just what the doctor ordered." We are affordable for families and friends to be together and stay in one place that is comfortable and clean.
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Beautiful spacious house with amazing sunrise's

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious scenic house.

This was one of the most memorable stays yet in Hawaii, The birds and wildlife along with the waves crashing right outside the back door made me want to move in.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had 9 of us on this Hawaii trip celebrating my son's 13th birthday. Everyone had their own space. The kids loved swimming in the warm rain in the pool. We loved watching the sun set from the back porch overlooking the ocean. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home! It was amazing! :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Liquin's in Pahoa
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hilo Manicipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa and Kea'au
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Kapoho Tide Pools
Car: necessary

This large home sits in Hawaiian Paradise Park, one of the loveliest bays in Southeast Hawaii. The view of P'u'u 'O'o venting in the back drop gives our place that Romantic feel of a tropical island. Enjoy walking or hike to Shipman Beach we have miles of pristine coastlines and lush forests. Here you will experience breathtaking sunrises, cascading rainbows, beautiful lava formations, dolphin and whale watching during January, February March, and the first the part of April…all from the Hale O’Kealoha Ala Kai...the House of Love by the Sea. The Merrie Monarch Festival during Easter week the 27 March & April of 2016 it is worth the week of cultural activity and hula were groups from all over the world come to compete. Get your reservation early for this special event.

There are numerous activities you can do on the Big Island. Book Paradise helicopter tour to the lava flow You may visit the Botanical Gardens or take a walk or hike and explore Volcano National Park.Take a day trip to Kona hop on a charter boat and snorkel at Captain Cook get closer to home snorkel at Kapoho tide pools, surf at Pohiki, soak at Ahalanui Hot Ponds, or visit wonderful Hilo itself. Explore waterfalls and river on the island.

Your dream vacation is waiting …and is only limited by your own imagination.



Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.43%

Special $195 a night for 2 guest off season
All rates can be adjusted for 3 or moor nights
$200 week nights and $210 week ends Fri. to Sun for double occupancy $12.50 extra per guest per night
Rates are plus 13.42% Hawaii State taxes.
Guest Rates: 2-$200, 4-$225, 6-$250 8-$275 can be adjusted for length of stay.
Cleaning fee is based on occupancy number of guest and length of stay from $160 $200-250
Home can accommodate 1-8 over eight guest
For the vacationer that has come to enjoy the Island your rates are standard.
Local events, special occasions, are welcome, you must be pre approved and credit card on file. Extra Fees will apply on the use of our home:)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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