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Alfreda McDonald

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Private home, salt pool, ocean front, 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 plus13.42 % Hotel State taxes

Cleaning fee from $250 to $160

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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alfreda McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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. Ocean front 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.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Hale O' Kealoha Ala Kai, Ocean Front, Pool, For 2 or 8 & Family-Friendly
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for my family as a Christmas gift for my young adult kids. We went during spring break since they are in college. We arrived to a clean home with fantastic views of the ocean. Every night we sat and watched the sunset, what a beautiful sight. We stayed outside listening to the waves crash as we went over everything we did that day. Everything that is listed as the "top 10 things to see" is either in Hilo or over in Kona which is less then 2 hours away.

If you are looking for a nice house with quiet neighbors and a place where everyone can gather at the end of the day, then this is the house you should rent.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here! 10 people the first week and NEVER did it feel crowded! The ocean views, whales and more whales, was fantastic! We also saw turtles, Dolphins,and flying fish. Even saw the state bird, the nay nay, among many other types of birds. The pool is fabulous and , u can still whale watch from there! We went to local farmers markets and listened to local bands. It was very peaceful and relaxing. We would definitely return for another vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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"Crash" pad

  • 5 of 5

I traveled with 4 friends from college and we stayed at Hale O' Kealoha in early December for 5 nights. WOW! This home is 15 feet from tremendous waves crashing into the lava cliffs that never stop. You can see the ocean from every room in the house including all the bedrooms. It is very soothing to fall asleep listening to the waves. Our first day there a whale spouted 3 times right in front of the house as it swam by. Another morning as we were eating breakfast a nene came into the yard to greet us. It is a very short drive to get to Volcanoes National Park so it is easy to see the lava at night without having a long drive to get back home. We also enjoyed exploring the Puna district and had fun swimming at Ahalanui swimming pool-warm volcanically heated water mixing with ocean waves that crash over the wall. We spent most of our time sitting or walking along the lava bench watching the waves, and also enjoyed the swimming pool. One night the Big Dipper was on the horizon and from the bedroom window it was so bright and big it looked like you could touch it. I would love to stay here again and spend more time in the Puna district.

M. Jones

Edmonds, WA

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed to stay at this wonderful nice home.We loved this place of ocean front .Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Akio, thank you so much for your stay:)
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Home By The Sea

  • 3 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful stay in your home. It is not just an ocean view, it is ocean front with a front row seat to rolling waves and beautiful sunrise.

The home was perfect for our group of 6 people, 3 couples. We had plenty of room in the spacious living room,diningroom and kitchen. We appreciated the extras left in the cupboards and refrigerator. Lots of flexibility in beds chooses, the master bedroom was a spacious.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your five star review:)
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The best part is the pool!

  • 3 of 5

Overall a good stay. I'd recommend this property. It was nice and comfy. It had most everything for cooking, etc.

The pros are the pool, the view, the ocean breeze, the peace and quiet.

Cons...sliding door locks were mostly broken and had to lock doors with wooden bars, bugs were in abundance as a prior renter killed off all the geckos with poison, the cookware was used and abused, the plumbing had some issues - but was taken care of very promptly (had happened in the past so might even happen again).

We had a nice time and would come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, had a good stay overall and would recommend our property. They liked the view, ocean breeze, peace, and quite, the pool was the best of all. He suggested the house was nice and comfy and it had almost everything for cooking. In the end they had a nice time and would come back. That is about twelve things he liked :) The cons a plugged toilet, and our handyman got the job done,:) The beetles hang out on the ceiling, there is a gap in the back door screen, close the back door at night, it will help. We have a new gecko:) Parts of the sliding doors are made of metal and need to be replaced the dowels will have to do for now. We are so close to the ocean maintenance is constant! Thank you for your stay:)
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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

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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Hawaii 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.

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