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Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A gem location, near the beach, near to Hilo, gorgeous views, private and quiet.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS await you at Kahoa House for your Hawaiian holiday. Early-birds and mainlanders adjusting to the time difference can enjoy a cup of Ka’u coffee in the comfortable living room, and watch the sun rise out of the Pacific through the large east-facing window. Our promontory juts into the ocean near a turn in the coastline. Looking left you see the surfers and paddle boarders ride waves at Honoli'i Cove, and beyond you see several other headlands along the coastline to the north. Looking right you have a view of Hilo Harbor to the south, where cruise ships land for port of call, and Leleiwi Point off to the east. Especially during winter, whale sign dot Hilo Bay before you.

KAHOA HOUSE’s 3BR/3BA DESIGN ensures a comfortable and efficient stay for you and your family. Two master suites each feature king-size beds, ocean views, double vanities, and walk-in showers (one with steam!). The third bedroom is also set with a king bed (separated to two twin beds upon request), has a built-in granite desk, and an en suite bathroom with tub/shower. The bathrooms and kitchen are adorned in stone and granite, and wood floors stretch throughout the house. The long axis of the main living area, with its wooden floors & paneling, and panoramic views of the ocean below, give the house a nautical feel. The décor has a SE Asian influence with Buddhist artwork collected from travels in that region. The kitchen is well appointed for cooking family meals, including a nice set of All Clad stainless steel pots and pans, good knives, and a wide assortment of kitchen gadgets. The deep sink with double faucets and dish washer aid with cleanup. While the house is comfortable with ocean views from most rooms, you may still want to spend most of your time outside. Walk barefoot in the spongy green grass and admire the coconut palms swaying overhead. Dine al fresco on the main lanai. As the sun sinks below the ‘Aina behind you, watch the ocean and sky turn colors. Retire to the cozy, cushioned, rattan furniture for more conversation and another glass of wine. Or, move to one of the two decks on the other side of the house. The balmy Trade Winds make the outdoors pleasant well into the evening. Afterward, set the mood as you like indoors with lighting on dimmers. At the end of the day, crawl into a comfortable bed, and listen to the sound of the ocean as it breaks on the shore, lulling you to sleep.

A WELL EQUIPPED RENTAL HOME. We have travelled the world and done many trips in VRBOs, so we understand and appreciate the value of a well equipped home. There's nothing worse than bringing in the groceries to find only one scratched-up pan with the Teflon falling off. We've stocked the KITCHEN with All Clad stainless steel pans, a few non-stick pans, Henckel knives, prep bowls, and lots of kitchen gadgets. EXERCISE - do yoga on the lanai as you watch for whales! We have 3 yoga mats, a sit-up pad, and resistance bands for your use. BEACH - 6 beach chairs, two sizes of coolers, and 3 body boards of various sizes. WHALES - 2 pair of binoculars for your use at the house. RAINY DAYS - 3 large golf umbrellas, a selection of classic board games, playing cards, UNO, old maid, and a small assortment of children's story books. INTERNET & TV - We have high speed cable internet and a terrific wifi signal throughout the house and lanai. There is also basic cable television (if you're so inclined). BDVD/CD player also gives access to your NetFlicks, Amazon Prime, and other accounts. Your MUSIC will sound amazing on the Dolby 7.2 home theater, with Bluetooth connectivity via the receiver. Relax on the new (Jan 2017) microfiber SOFA & LOVESEAT (not yet pictured). The arrangement of the new furniture enables guests to enjoy watching all the activity at Honolii Cove and Hilo Bay, as the low back of the loveseat does not obstruct the view.

LOCATION!!! Welcome to Hilo and the Hamakua Coast. Big Island vacationers in-the-know, choose the windward eastern side of the island for its lush, tropical, natural beauty, and for its less touristy, peaceful, relaxed vibe. Staying at Kahoa House offers the convenience of nearby old-town Hilo for its shops, restaurants, and farmer’s market. HONOLI'I BEACH, is within walking distance. Keep walking along our street under the JUNGLE CANOPY for a few more minutes to discover bridges over streams and several WATERFALLS. Also nearby are pristine Onomea Bay, the trails through its Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, and eco-adventure activities. Volcano National Park, the Waipio Valley, and the vista point on snow-capped Mauna Kea are all good daytrips from here. Offshore activities can also be organized out of Hilo. If your flight is via Kona, the drive to Kahoa House is less than 2 hours. If your flight is via Hilo, the airport is less than 15 minutes.

*PLEASE NOTE: This lovely property came under new ownership and management as of late May, 2015.

Choose Kahoa House for your next Hawaiian holiday! You will not be disappointed. Most guests only regret not booking for a longer stay. Recommended stay is 7 days to balance sight seeing with quality rest & relaxation time at the house, while taking advantage of the weekly rate.

HI Tax ID W59188120-01

More Details

Property Manager
Randall Duryea - Reservations Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Randall Duryea - Reservations Manager

We have been living and working in Africa and Asia since 2007, and have definitely leveraged our expat residency, traveling to off the beaten path places at most every opportunity. We've explored Mali all the way to Timbuktu, climbed to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro and gone on safari in Tanzania, communed with gorillas in the wild in Uganda and Rwanda, rode donkeys to remote high altitude rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia, hiked in the Annapurna portion of the Himalayas in Nepal, mountain biked in Bali, dove with Manta Rays and walked through Komodo Dragon turf in Indonesia, ridden Elephant-back in Thailand, taken a train ride through tea plantations in Sri Lanka, skied at the Matterhorn, kite boarded in Mauritius, and toured some of the most amazing Buddhist temples in Myanmar, Bangkok, and Java. But, all those experiences, all the beauty and culture we've had the opportunity to sample abroad, are best reminisced while enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine, walking barefoot through the spongy grass at Kahoa House as the coconut palms sway in the breeze, the surfers carve the waves, and the whales spout, play, and breach right before your eyes in Hilo Bay. For us, there is no better place to return to than the Hamakua coast, which is why we bought this home. We plan to make it our permanent residence someday, but for now it is our favorite vacation destination. We hope you also make beautiful memories while staying here and exploring the Hamakua Coast - one of the most intensely beautiful places in America.

Our property manager, Randall, and his wife, Donna, are dear friends that we met by staying at their VRBO listing, also along the Hamakua Coast. Native to Hawaii, it's always been their base. When they decided to move from Kauai they chose the east side of the Big Island. A lovely enclave of Hawaii, far from the high-rise madness of Waikiki and close to the ancient roots and old migration routes to this lovely pacific island.

Randall Duryea - Reservations Manager purchased this house in 2015

Why Randall Duryea - Reservations Manager chose Hilo District

We stayed at the property for a week in January of 2015. We loved the house so much we made an offer! Though it was not on the market, the owner thought about it and decided to sell it to us. We are the very happy new owners of this Hilo gem.

What makes this house unique

Incredible views, very private, indoor and outdoor living spaces, convenient to town and shopping, walk to the beach!


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Limest. surr. & seat, rain head & wand, granite dbl. vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Steam shower, stone surr. & seat, dbl. vanity, make-up mirro
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single granite vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view, ensuite bathroom #1, deck access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view, ensuite bathroom#2, lanai access
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King or 2 twins, ensuite bath#3, built-in granite desk
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Lovely home, terrific views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Randall was on hand when we arrived to welcome us. The kitchen was well-appointed, with assorted cookware and gadgets and plenty of dinnerware and cutlery. The owners thought of everything. We will definitely seek to stay here on our next visit to Hilo. Thumbs up and thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, Los Gatos, Mt Shasta, Dayton, Tulsa, Santa Barbara

Wonderful location and view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a week at this home with several friends and found it to be comfortable, clean and an excellent, relaxing place to just be! Besides the location, the pluses are relative quiet except for the frogs, which sound like birds and are very loud. They did not keep us awake at all, though if they did ear plugs were thoughtfully provided A few things could be improved in the interest of comfort. For 6 people, there aren't a lot of comfortable options for seating. Dining chairs are very uncomfortable, patio set is only comfortable for a short time. Living room lighting is too dark for reading at night. Also, there is only 1 TV in the whole place. For someone who just wants the place for sleeping, this might not matter, but for 3 couples it would be nice to have TV in each bedroom.

The property manager is very attentive and personally explained the "quirks" of the lighting and kitchen. Kitchen is nicely equipped except for the range. No chef would use a glass induction cooktop. We found it very frustrating to use.

Showers are wonderful. Body wash and shampoo are provided, and all paper goods and cleaning needs are supplied including laundry products, kitchen wraps, paper towels dishwasher soap

Would we like to return again sometime? Absolutely!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fabulous - the yard, the inside, the views - all spectacular. You won't be disappointed. Randall was wonderful to work with as well and we would love to come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford BC Canada

A great time at Kahoa House in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 week stay at Kahoa House in January / February 2017. The house is in great condition and has everything you need to feel at home. It is in a quiet neighbourhood, yet just a 5 minute walk from Honoli'i surfing beach and a 5 minute drive from downtown Hilo. The bright, open house featured amazing views of the surfers in the bay, Hilo Bay and whales, dolphins and turtles swimming by. Property Manager, Randall, was very responsive and a great help. If we return to Hilo we will look to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic, relaxing and well-appointed gem

  • 5 of 5

A nice gem just outside Hilo. A very well-kept and updated house with sensational indoor and outdoor living areas. With 180-degree panoramic ocean views (with a great view of Honoli'i surfing!) and tasteful decoration we were impressed the moment we walked in. Helpful and friendly management helped make it a smooth stay indeed. Lots of stand out features. Spacious double garage (handy for us as we had two cars). Large, new clothes washer and clothes dryer. New, modern furniture. High quality bedding. Modern, updated bathrooms and kitchens.

Being about 2 miles out and near the flight path of Hilo airport there was some light aircraft noise. For us, this was relatively infrequent and didn't both us whatsoever. Only mentioning it because anyone looking for complete silence may be fussed. Honestly, this is probably unavoidable for any waterfront within a few miles of Hilo.

All in all, we very much enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend this accomodation.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed looking at the pictures of the property online...but the actual site was even better than what we had hoped for. The management of the property was terrific, easy to follow instructions, great communication and directions on all necessary items pertaining to the house.

The location itself was breathtaking. It overlooks a nice surf break and for me being a lite sleeper, hearing the crashing waves gave me a good sound nights sleep. Waking up to beautiful sunrise over the ocean ad well as moonrise was spectacular. As a photographer I was in heaven. The property is very well maintained and very clean I would highly recommend this particular house to any one.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honoli'i Beach Park
"Best surf spot in Hilo!"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Hilo Bay Cafe
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 19/ Coastal Route
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Honolii Beach Park
Car: necessary

Given that the house is situated on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with only a low rock wall for a visual demarcation, this property is not suitable for all children. Call to discuss. Renter is responsible for all guests' safety. All guests must have the good common sense to not explore the cliff-edge beyond the low rock wall.


Rates & Availability

Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Merrie Monarch
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 25 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Gap
May 6 2017 - May 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 10 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Gap
May 14 2017 - May 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 17 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Gap
May 30 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Gap
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 13 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (tax incl.) $208.32
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates subject to change at any time prior to booking. Please request quotes for monthly stays. Refund of damage deposits are made within 14 days of departure providing there are no damages or neglect and all conditional items for refund are met. Please read conditions in your reservation agreement when making your first payment or request them prior to booking. Nominally, they are summarized in the following statement: Guests will take thoughtful and reasonable care of the house and contents during their stay and check out procedures will be followed; If children are present (children are anyone under the age of 21) adult guests will be responsible for children's actions and for their safety. Parking of vehicles will be limited to two and will be solely upon the property of the rental. No Street Parking! The solitude and privacy of the neighbors is not to be disrupted by guests' actions, noise or music.
HI Tax ID W59188120-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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