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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,780 sq. ft.
Property type house
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 Keaau

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.


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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.


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Hale O' Kealoha Ala Kai, Oceanfront, Pool, For 2 or 8 & Family-Friendly
average rating of 4.55 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful property right on the coast with amazing sunrise!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Everything you need to feel like you are living in Hawaii for your vacation! I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice size and beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

The house is a great size for that location. It is an incredible view. There are a few things that could use some updating (screens and doors) but everything worked fine and for the price, it was great. Some reviews complained about water pressure. The pressure wasn’t tremendous but it was good enough and I would not have expected more from a catchment area home on a cliff! Expect to drive approximately 10+ miles to get to any sort of store or restaurant. It was nice being further out and having no light pollution at night. We had a great vacation there.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful large home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here! The view out the back are breathtaking, great sunrises!! We used this as our house to visit the volcano. Although the house is about 30minutes from most things as others have mentioned, you really won't find somewhere that is reasonably close to all the different parts of the park. It was about an hour to the visitor Centre, but only 30 minutes to the start of the hike/bike ride where you can watch the lava reach the sea. We also visited the hot pool which was great swimming and only 30 minutes away. Hilo wasn't far either. So really suited is. The Jodie was very big with heaps of room for everyone. We had no issues with water. Alfreda mentioned they had just filled tank and to call if we had issues, but we had no problems with 9 of us showering etc. thanks for having us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

Eight of us, including 2 young children, stayed for a week at Alfreda's wonderful home. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that the shower pressure in the huge master shower was low (other bathrooms were fine) and we had a hard time cooling down the kids' room. So, we just moved her plentiful fans around! Alfreda also warned us to use the water jug from the utility room for cooking water. Because of the cliffs, crashing waves, and pool, the children were under strict orders not to go outside without an adult. They loved the pool and joined us for the fabulous sunrises in the morning. The house was clean and the beds were comfy. The well-equipped kitchen was big enough for all of us to work in. This house is much bigger than you would think and gave us the ability to spread out. This home is about 30 minutes from anything, but we just planned ahead. I love the neighborhood and enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle of tourist resorts. We really loved our stay and hope to do it again sometime! If you come, make sure you go to the Botanical Gardens and have the lunch/tour at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The shower head has been cleaned.
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Incredible house by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We brought along a lot of family and friends to join us for our wedding in Hilo. We rented this house for a week, and 8 of us stayed there. While we were there, we hosted a few evenings of having the rest of our friends over to socialize.

The house was very clean and beautiful when we first got there. As we settled in, we also found it comfortable and homey. There was plenty of space to sit and talk, both inside and outside. We could just walk out the back door and enjoy the view of the ocean and the waves crashing on the rocks.

The house was well equipped with everything we would need in the kitchen, and a reasonable wifi setup. We also borrowed one of the coolers in the garage for our big outing to Kona one day. All in all, except for food and a few minor supplies, we had everything we needed.

We loved this place, and the memory of it will be a big part of the memories of our wedding. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the ocean. We saw turtles and dolphins from the back yard. The pool was very nice and there was plenty of room for 8 people, without feeling crowded.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for your kind review. Please come again. Mahalo
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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.





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.