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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. 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 - Manager
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Randall Duryea - 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 - Manager purchased this house in 2015

Why Randall Duryea - Manager chose Hilo

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 now the very happy 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews
La Mesa, CA


  • 5 of 5

Spectacular is often a misused word, but it is perfect when used in describing this property as the setting for an exceptional vacation. The pictures and descriptions of the home, the grounds, and the views are so accurate it felt like we had been there before when we first arrived. The floor plan of the house and three patios provides the opportunity for everyone to have their own space yet has large areas for everyone to be together when desired. Hilo was the perfect location for sightseeing as well as access to shopping and restaurants. However, we were so comfortable just sitting on the patios or enjoying the incredible views though the huge and numerous windows, there were times we simply didn't want to leave since we had everything we needed or wanted right there. Randall, the manager, did everything possible to make us feel welcome and provided valuable information about the area. We were so glad we chose this lovely home after reviewing countless others. Carol, Mike and Pam

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good house, good ground support, luck with the weather. Great company. Just about what one could hop

  • 5 of 5

Our intention was to have a good vacation and we did. The location was wonderful albeit one does not bathe here. Expensive but feel we got our worth. Everything is not perfect but if one skips the minor details it was just fine.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time in this well appointed home - plenty of comfortable space for three couples to enjoy. Loved watching the surfers while having a morning cup of coffee on the deck - beautiful sunrises, too. Lush landscaping provided plenty of privacy. Randall was attentive, but not intrusive. Highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super relaxing, clean, would go back!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly the kind of vacation home a lot of us dream about having. Cozy, just the right amount of “stuff” and decor. Great view. Beds and furniture comfy!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples staying on this side of the island for 5 nights after 6 nights on the other side. From the moment we walked into the house, we knew it was what we were looking for. The property was very well maintained and clean. The bedrooms were situated in such a way that both couples had their privacy. The beds were very comfortable. The lanai was extremely pleasant and the view was exactly as pictured. Even though the other houses were close, we never felt crowded nor was there disturbing noise. We felt we were in our own secluded place. The floors are extremely nice and the furniture comfortable and interesting. We would definitely consider this property again if we were to go back to Hilo which was just a few minutes drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 4 of 5

This house was terrific. Great setting right on the ocean, with walls for privacy from neighbors. Interior was great - new clean and comfortable furniture, custom decor, modern amenities in entertainment area as well as the kitchen and bathrooms. Would definitely stay here again if in Hilo area and recommend it for future visitors.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • 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
2 Miles
Hilo Bay Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 19/ Coastal Route
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.