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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 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:
January 16, 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

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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Great location near Hilo

  • 4 of 5

My wife, mother-in-law and I met up with my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and their two year old son on the big island for a family holiday. We decided to stay at Kahoa House for a week from Oct 22-29. The open concept layout was very appealing and the kitchen was well appointed. There were some initial issues with cleanliness that were quickly addressed by Randall the property manager. It was a perfect place for our group to explore the Hilo side of the island. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great! great ‼︎ great‼︎!

  • 5 of 5

We had so beautiful staying. great view, beautiful house, cozy time.

Randall is so nice to us.

Imiss these days already.

hope to be back‼︎

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home - exactly as depicted. Very well equipped and very comfortable. Great view of the harbor and active surfing from dawn to dusk.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house and location were perfect. We love being on the water and this was one of the reasons that we chose this home. The views are breathtaking.

The house itself has everything that you could possibly need. It is open and airy.

The outdoor areas are amazing. Randall was readily available with anything that we needed. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Has everything, over looking the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (tax incl.) $208
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.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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