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 2003
Why Alfreda McDonald chose Keaau
I fell in love with the home in 2000 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 a unique home it is open and spacious from the kitchen to the family room. The family has a fold out sofa and library a Trendle daybed. This is more than a place to shower and have a comfortable sleep, Here you can eat and nourish your body in the privacy of you own kitchen. We 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Children need to be supervised.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Please start the dishes washer, and put a load of towels in the washer. Leave the key in the lock box. Thank you.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quiet, peaceful neighborhood and the view was amazing!
Easy access to the home. Comfortable and clean.
Aloha and thank you, comfortable, clean, and with great views its music to my ears.
the property itself is beautiful, there were a few issues & owner was quick to respond to try & fix
Very nice guest, wasn’t happy with the refrigerator and Ice. I did see some concerns. I sent my housekeeper to address a few cleaning issues and our maintenance to turn the hot water down.
The elderly sisters visit their ill sister and her family and built some lasting memories.
The house was clean and is much larger inside then expected. Plenty of room if you have a larger party. The ocean front view is amazing! There was high surf while we were there due to a passing hurricane. 10' to 15' waves crashing on the lava cliff was absolutely spectacular. I could have sat on the front patio all day watching and been perfectly content. The swimming pool is a great cool down on hot days. The house gets plenty warm but with all the windows, sliding glass doors and the many fans we were able to keep it comfortable.
I will definately keep this property marked as my favorite in the Hilo area.
Tons of space for our family of six. Everyone had their own bedroom. Kitchen was easy to cook in with plenty of counter space. The kitchen does need some updating including frig and stove. Dining area was great including large dining table. Bedrooms were large with lots of closet space and dressers. Wireless worked fine as well as TVs. Patio had a wonderful view but in need of new comfortable patio furniture and around the pool area. Pool was just ok and definitely in need of repair and updating. Overall the house worked great for us. It was in a good location to see the Hilo side and southern part of the island including the Volcano national park.
The biggest downside for us was no A/C. The day we arrived was very hot and the house had been closed up pretty tight and it took a couple days of running quite a few fans with all the windows and sliders open to get it cooled down. Having it opened up prior to our arrival would have made a big difference. Also investing in a couple portable coolers would have helped immensely.
We has an amazing time. Alfreda made sure we started off with the essentials. We had a big family with us and we all fit comfortably. We had a few questions and she got back to us right away and even called us to see how we were doing. If we are back we will certainly stay again
What a great family they loved this beautiful Island.
Gorgeous Views, Amazing Experience
Mahalo Alfreda for making our stay so amazing! Alfreda was very responsive and accommodating with all of our needs during our stay. Waking up to the beautiful black cliff overlooking the ocean every morning - you can’t beat that! Couldn’t have asked for a better location to celebrate our small wedding. It was truly magical. Definitely would recommend and want to come back some day! Many Mahalo’s!
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 was amazing 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.