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Sixty feet from the Blue Pacific - Large Oceanfront Home!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a wonderful, Hawaiian vacation at our 'House of Sea Spray' (Hale Huna Kai) on the beautiful East Coast of Hawaii. Our two-bedroom vacation home comfortably accommodates parties of up to six people in a modern, cheerful, quiet, and relaxed setting. The listing is the entire upstairs of the house with incredible views looking toward Cape Kumakahi (known to have the cleanest air in the world) and also looking towards Kaloli Point. The lower one bedroom has a separate entrance and is often occupied. Convenient to Hilo Town, Kilauea (the world's most active volcano), the rain forest, world-class snorkeling, incredible hiking, and waterfalls, 'Hale Huna Kai' can make your dream vacation come true!

Hale Huna Kai is in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii. Puna is located south of Hilo on the East Coast of the Island. The area is known for many things but one that stands out is Kalapana and Kaimu Bay where in late 1990, the on-going eruption of Kilauea's Kupaianaha vent covered the famous Black Sand Beach at Kaimu Bay.

The house is a 30-minute drive from Hilo Airport. It is situated at the edge of Kaloli Bay less than one-half mile from Kaloli Point. The surroundings are lush, verdant, and tropical. Palms, orchids, and plumeria plants abide. Flowering bougainvillea, poinsettia and hibiscus color the area. On most mornings you can look out the front door, over the driveway and see Mauna Kea ('White Mountain'), a dormant volcano. Step out in the yard and pick fresh bananas or citrus for breakfast.

Whales are abundant in the late fall through April and can be seen and heard from the bedrooms. They come close enough to the house you can see their eyes!

Wireless Internet and free local and US long distance calls included!

Keywords: large, private, oceanfront, bayfront, whales, internet, garden

More Details

Gary Hauler
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

Why Gary Hauler chose Keaau

I purchased this house as a primary residence and built a home down the coast so I am able to offer this wonderful home as a rental.

What makes this house unique

I love to hear the whales at night when they are in Hawaii waters. During the day they play and breach just out back. Dolphins can be seen in the morning and during certain conditions the glow from Pu'u O'o vent can be seen at night. A unique and special place, as is all of this island.


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Large room with en suite bathroom. Room to move around!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Overlooking the water with shower in room.
  • Queen size Beds (3),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
This is the entire upstairs of my home on the water. The one bedroom downstairs may be occupied. There is a separate entrance for the downstairs. Only the laundry room is a shared space.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Sixty feet from the Blue Pacific - Large Oceanfront Home!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The place is great! The sounds of the ocean lulled all of us to sleep. My teenage/young adult children who normally sleep in on vacays had to get up with the dawn to run or just say "aloha" to the day. It is Hawaii, so bugs & geckos are just a part of the eco system. The location is great to see the volcano, lava in Kalapana or fun in Hilo. Would stay again in a heartbeat! Mahalo Gary!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. Beautiful open plan, balcony around the back with a perfect overlook of the ocean, nice, quiet neighbourhood. Bit of a drive, but well worth it once you arrive. Amazing stay. Thank you so much. We deeply enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great setting and Location.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the setting. Great view of the ocean from the master bedroom and the kitchen. The lanai allowed for outdoor dining but unfortunately there was no BBQ. It's about a 30 minute drive to Hilo with construction traffic. The warm ponds 30 minutes south of the house were fantastic. We really enjoyed our time at the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect house and location to enjoy your family vacation on the southeastern part of Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this beautiful house located so close to the ocean! Just as described. Sleeping every night the windows open, we had deep and restful sleep, thanks to the sound of the waves crashing on the nearby cliffs. In the morning, we were gently awaken with beautiful sunrises and regularly had the visit of adorable finches. The house was large enough and very convenient for our family of 6, especially for our 4 children (between 10 and 17) who have relatively "large vital, living space”. It had all the commodities that are needed (dishwasher/washing/drying machines) for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

From there, we went on top of the Mauna Kea for a spectacular view of the sunset and stargazing, explored the Volcano National Park to walk through a crater and see the lava flowing in the ocean (by bike, via Kalapana), swam in the Ahalanui hot pond, visited the tide pools in the beautiful region of Puna, and even drove to South Point for a cliff dive in the Ocean! Gary is the perfect host, as he timely provided guidance and answers to our questions. He even arranged to send me home some clothes (a pair of pants and a shirt) that I had forgotten in his house!

This was clearly the best of the four properties that we rented during our 3-week stay in Hawaii (by the way, we better enjoyed our stay there on the East coast than in Kona on the West coast).

We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Ocean Views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Gary's home. It was beautiful and very clean. The outdoor seating was nice and we had a full ocean view. Beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need. The grounds were lovely both front and back. I would stay again and recommend it to anyone who can climb stairs to the home. They are not too steep but there are about 18 of them. Everything was screened nicely and wonderful trade winds were felt. The unit downstairs had a tenant who we got to know and liked. The drive to Hilo was about 15-20 minutes. We also went to Uncle Roberts in Pahoa about a 40 minute drive south, but worth the drive at night. Its a huge farmers market with vendors who sell their homemade crafts and many food vendors. There is a hawaiian band and a bar. The band was great! The home is centrally located between Hilo and Pahoa.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property was absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights at this property. We had.a wonderful time and the property is even more delightful and beautiful than advertised. I would definitely recommend this to any of my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Longer term discounts available for over 2 months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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