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Ocean Front Cliff House

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

We are renting our Ohana (i.e. guesthouse). It is attached to our home, but doesn't have any shared walls. It is separated from our home by a breezeway and lanai. It has a private entrance and covered parking. The Ohana is approximately 1000 square feet which includes: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living/dining space and kitchenette, but the best part is the view!

The property is conveniently located with a private driveway and gate directly off Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19). The home is surrounded by 3 acres of tropical flora with no other home in sight. Extremely private, yet easy to find and located 13 miles from historic downtown Hilo and 15 miles from the Hilo Airport.

Property Manager
Sandy & Bob Nutt
Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Sandy & Bob Nutt

We are originally from California, but have always had a love for Hawaii. I spent childhood vacations visiting my grandfather in Maui and we've been coming to the Big Island to visit my father since he retired here in 2000. My husband and I are both serving in the US Navy.

Sandy & Bob Nutt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Sandy & Bob Nutt chose Hakalau

For us, it was all about the view. We love waking up to beautiful sunrises over the water and seeing waves crash along the rugged coastline. We hope you will come stay and fall in love with it like we have!

What makes this cottage unique

Our managers, Sandy & Bob are very attentive if you need anything during your stay.


Hakalau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
No need for AC or central heat in Hawaii, the louver windows open to bring in the breeze. Ceiling fans hang in dining area and bedroom and an oscillating stand fan is at your disposal. No access to on-site laundry facilities. Dry cleaning and laundry facilities are located in Hilo.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean Front Cliff House
average rating of 4.865979 based on 97 reviews
Cupertino, CA

Great Place in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at the Cliff House during the last week in September 2017. We have been to Hawaii many times, and stayed in great places, but the Cliff House tops them all. The location is perfect, high on a cliff overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by lush green vegetation. The house itself is modern, spacious, with all of the amenities you may want, located on a large lot, away from neighbors. There is no light pollution, so the night sky is spectacular. We loved our stay!

Alberto & Marilyn

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so right about the amazing night sky. With zero to low light pollution, the visibility is incredible especially to watch meteor showers, just spectacular. We too kept coming back to Hawaii until we moved here. We do hope you get to come back again to enjoy our beautiful ocean views and stroll once more through the property. Aloha and A Hui Hoa (until we meet again)
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Location spectacular, view magnificent, property clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

The Cliff House is situated on a magnificent ocean front property, with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. The rental portion of the property was spotlessly clean, and property managers, Sandra and Bob Nutt were most friendly and helpful. However, there were several small factors which precluded us from giving this rental a five star rating. They are as follows: 1) It was aggravating to have to lock and unlock the front gate each time the property was left, and the combination lock was sometimes difficult. 2) Screen door at front entrance would not close properly (closer binding on top door frame). 3) No full size oven in kitchen, only a small toaster oven was available. 4) Property instructions mentioned that there was a booster for cell service, but it was not working.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Cliff House, in spite of some uncooperative weather. A little work on the above problems would turn this property into a truly outstanding vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Cliffside Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Look no further if you are seeking a secluded oasis with breathtaking sunrises and star-gazing at night. This is the perfect location for couples seeking a romantic getaway. It's a clean, attractively decorated spacious house and has all the amenities you could ask for. We can't wait to revisit.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coming to Hawaii for your Honeymoon is very special, so we're so glad that you had this private oasis to enjoy. The views have just got even better with the arrival of the whales from Alaska. We would love to have you back anytime. Congratulations on your marriage. Aloha and Mahalo
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We would Highly Recommend this property to everyone and we can’t wait to come back! It allows for complete relaxation.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would enjoy having you coming back anytime. We'll keep the ocean view waiting for you and maybe even some dolphins for entertainment.
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Very nice home and amazing view !

  • 5 of 5

The house very comfortable and very clean. The ocean view is amazing. The location is very quiet.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having a clean comfortable quiet home to come to at the end of an adventurous day is a must. We do hope you took home some great photos and even better memories. Aloha and Mahalo Please come back anytime.
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Wonderful stay at the Cliff House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property right on the ocean. Magnificent view. Spotless, well appointed cottage with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed. The ocean views always seem to be changing with ships passing, the colors of the sky and rainbows, it;s like a living painting. We hope you took home some wonderful memories. Aloha and Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Honomu, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
KoleKole Beach Park (rocky beach)
Car: necessary

I reviewed some of our favorite local attractions on gogobot so you can check those out and you can see what other people are saying about them. Locally, I think the little town of Honomu, and Akaka falls are must sees (located approximately 2 miles from our house). If you want to do something adventurous try ziplining (we recommend Skyline Akaka Falls - also located in Honomu). Downtown Hilo is 13 miles away and has plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and other outdoor activities. The nearest airport is 15 miles away, also in Hilo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

3-4 night minimum stays may be required during peak events or holidays.
Monthly cleaning $115.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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