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Oceanfront Cliff House

65 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


Hakalau Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

We are renting our Ohana (i.e. guesthouse). The unit is attached to our home, but is very private and doesn't have any shared walls. It is separated from our home by a breezeway and large Lanai. It comes with it's own private entrance and covered parking. The Ohana is 1000 square feet which includes: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living/dining space and kitchenette. See photographs for interior details.

Our Ohana boasts an open floor plan with ocean views from the living and dining space, the kitchenette and the bedroom. It has bamboo and tile flooring throughout and granite countertops. The unit has the basics for preparing simple meals, including an outdoor gas grill. We provide free Wi-Fi and streaming Netflix for your enjoyment.

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, including fruit trees, palm trees and fishpond 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.

Come visit and enjoy the view!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sandy & Bob Nutt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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 bungalow in 2012

Why Sandy & Bob Nutt chose Hilo District

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 bungalow unique

Our managers, Sandy & Bob are very attentive and live about a mile away if you need anything during your stay.


based on 65 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Cliff House
average rating of 4.8615384 based on 65 reviews

Beautiful and Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Oceanfront Cliff House, a very clean and tidy place. It was peaceful falling asleep to the sounds of nature, and waking up to the sunrise above the pacific ocean, shining through the entire house! If you are looking for a romantic getaway with breath taking views, I highly recommend this one. It was about a 20 minute drive to the main town of Hilo and an hour to the Volcano National Park. We wish we had more time to BBQ in the backyard or just spend more time at the house, but we packed our trip with activities so we weren't able to relax and enjoy the view from this home as much as we had hoped. Thanks again, Sandy and Bob, for sharing your wonderful home with vacationers like us :)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and all it's beautiful sights and sounds. There is so much to do and see on this amazing island, that it is hard to find time to just relax, so I guess you will have to come back and try again. haha Please come back anytime and maybe you will have time to grill some Ahi. Aloha and Mahalo
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Beautiful Cliff view!

  • 5 of 5

Oceanfront Cliff House was a really unique place! Beautiful view and really nice landscaped property. The inside space is tropically decorated, really loved the bamboo furniture. The space also allows you to open vent slats throughout the house so the breeze can come through. They provided anything you would need to enjoy the ocean (boogie boards, flippers, snorkeling gear, beach towels) and the gravity lawn chairs were fun and relaxing. Lastly, the Coqui frogs sing you to sleep. I wished we could have stayed longer than one day. It is a real gem and the owners are very nice and super communicative!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you got to enjoy some of the natural beauty of Hawaii right here on the property. With the sights and sounds of the ocean, tropical plants, and fruit, you know you are in paradise. Please come back when you can stay longer, we would enjoy that.
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Clean and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Loved the view and how clean and well kept the property was. Would definitely return to this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for noticing how the property was maintained. We do our best to have everything well taken care of so that you can focus on the beauty here and relax. We look forward to your return. Aloha and Mahalo
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  • 5 of 5

I wish we had booked our whole stay on the Big Island here! The view is unbeatable, it is LITERALLY on a cliff overlooking the ocean, the view in the morning was so beautiful and you could see it the great room and the bed room.

You feel as though you are completely isolated, you can't see any neighbors, you're surrounded by forest and the ocean. The fence and gate keep the insulated from the road traffic.

It seemed to be peak coqui frog when we were there, so that's really all we heard :) but the view made up for it.

The interior was comfy and spacious, and well stocked.

The property was relatively easy to find considering it was pouring rain when we arrived (perhaps the owners have replaced the gate lock since we were there, it was very tricky to open and close).

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The gate lock has been changed, that one was too challenging to use. As they say here, it's mor betta. haha Enjoying the ocean view and night sky from bed or the great room is always a special treat for our guests so we're glad you enjoyed it as well. Please come back and stay longer on your next trip to this lovely island. Aloha and Mahalo
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Great Place & Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

The Kolekole Cliff House is amazing. I wished we were there longer. It was a great location for us right near Honomu and Akaka Falls (get some jams in Mr Ed's Bakery while you are here).

Nothing is getter than having an amazing ocean view from your house, but also the bedroom. I love hearing the waves as I sleep! We definitely were able to do that here. I also love watching the sunrise over the ocean as well.

The house is nicely stocked. There are even shampoo and soaps in the bathroom if needed. The kitchen was also nicely stocked and we were able to make a nice fish dinner a few nights.

The property is also really beautiful with coconut palms, avocado tress, and more.

I great oasis with amazing views right at the top of the Kolekole Beach Park (definitely check it out while you are here too).

The hosts were very accommodating and quick to respond as well.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maybe next time you will be able to stay longer and take in more of the beauty and serenity here. We enjoyed having you as our guests. Having the beach park in walking distance is quite nice, did you try the rope swing by the waterfall? Our grandchildren love dropping in to the water there. Isn't it amazing how many home made jams Mr. Ed's Bakery in Honomu has and the flavors are all from locally grown fruit. Well come back anytime to relax and restock your jams.
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  • 5 of 5

Just an amazing spot on the shore, and an easy home to live in for a couple of days. Other reviewers mentioned road noise. We had the fortune of hearing only the wonderful sounds of the ocean.?mahalo.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sound of the surf seems to be one of the favorite things our guests enjoy listening to, so we're glad you did as well. This just adds to memories you got to take home with you. Hope you can come back again some time.
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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 Kolekole Beach Park, the little town of Honomu, and Akaka falls are must sees (and all located in or on the way to Honomu, 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 just about everything you'll need in the way of restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and other outdoor activities. The nearest airport is 15 miles away, also in Hilo.


Rates & Availability

Hakalau Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas-New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Minimum stays may be required during peak events or holidays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hakalau Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Beautiful ocean views from the moment you open your eyes and thick curtains for those who don't like waking up at sunrise.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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