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Oceanfront Oasis - Wonderful Home on the Cliffs w/ Breathtaking View & Sunrises
Hale Kai means Ocean House and it's easy to see where this home gets its name. At this oceanfront escape on the cliffs of Hawaiian Paradise Park, you'll enjoy beautiful, unobstructed ocean views, as well as a large wrap-around deck where you can barbecue, dine in the sun, and glimpse passing whales, turtles, and dolphins. Whether you're planning a family vacation or a romantic escape (proposals have even happened on this deck!), you'll love having wall-to-wall glass doors for watching the waves crash on the cliffs.
What's nearby: Hale Kai is located in the Hawaiian Paradise Park neighborhood, which sits just 17 miles south of Hilo and 12 miles north of Kapoho. You'll be half a mile from an oceanfront park on Beach Road, just across the neighborhood from a two-mile trail that leads through the jungle out to swimming access at Ha'ena (Shipman) Beach, and a few minutes from a grocery store, several cafes, and a gas station in Orchidland. Pahoa's cute shops are only 10 minutes away, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a 45-minute drive from the house.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen * Please note that there is an active security camera located in front of this home
This rental is managed by Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii, LLC GE-184-941-5680-01
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation. Stays over 28 nights may be eligible for a fee waiver.
Parking Notes: Please park in the private driveway.
Water Access: No beach or water access
County permit number: STVR 19-360529 County permit number: NUC 19-1340
State/province tax number: GE-184-941-5680-01
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Gas grill : Private
CHRISTINA S.Aug 2021
The house has a beautiful east facing porch that is really lovely to sit on and watch the waves in the early morning drinking your coffee. It does get quite hot until later in the day (in August at least) in the house, even with fans. The neighborhood is quiet except for the coqui frogs, which unfortunately can be exceedingly loud if they are in the bushes outside your bedroom window. These pests to the island can have croaks (co-kee is the sound they make) greater than 80 db. Some nights it wasn't that bad, others it caused us to get little sleep even with ear plugs. When they were quieter, it was a pleasant background noise. You won't hear the ocean much at night because the waves on this side are much smaller than the west side. The house is well maintained, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, and uses rain water and filters for drinking, bathing, cooking. The water tasted great--much better than the Kona side. At times the water pressure is low, just something you get used to. My only concern in the kitchen was the quality of knives and cookware--very dated and poor condition. I realize people abuse these items, but the reason I choose houses over hotels is to cook healthy meals, and this was hard with these pots and pans. I would consider updating them. There is a nice table and chairs outside for dining, which we did all the time to enjoy the view. The location is about 30 min south of Hilo but the drive was pleasant and in our time here, we traveled into every district and major attraction on this island. Grocery stores (Foodland has great poke in the deli) are close by as are bigger stores like Walmart where you can get things you forgot. The landscaping is also beautiful at this house and I enjoyed looking at all the interesting bushes and trees.
Judith W.Jul 2021
Wonderful house. It is was clean and the photos were exact. No surprises here. The view was gorgeous. We really loved our time there an couldn't recommend it more highly.
James R.Apr 2021
Cleanliness, great view, up to date amenities.
David H.Jan 2021
We stayed in 3 places on the big Island. They all had spectacular views of the ocean in the Hilo area. so we enjoyed each of them. this home, I think, has the best property management--it was the cleanest and best cared for of the three.
Henry P.Oct 2020
Incredible ocean view
Christine W.Aug 2020
We loved our stay, Spacious and clean. Well appointed. Great lication. Wonderful view. Only complaint, the grill was filthy. Would definitely stay again. Maybe soon!!
We apologize housekeeping missed the grill and will remind them to check it in the future. Thank you for staying with us!
Gregory S.Jul 2020
Sea breezes are great
Karen L C.Mar 2020
This is a very nice home in a great location. The view from the lanai is spectacular! The home is very clean and supplied with most items you would need for your stay. It is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood but not too far from grocery stores, a few restaurants and shops. Hilo is about a 30 minute drive. Communication with the property management company was excellent. We very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Dominique A.Mar 2020
Wunderschönes haus! Ruhig, sauber, etwas ausserhalb gelegen. Super Ausstattung, direkt am meer. Nachts hört man die koqui frösche-ich finds toll...
Moses B.Mar 2020
This property got the best view of the Ocean specially while the sun is rising. Very private and family friendly. Pls put more nightlights around the property area so the kids will feel more at home.
Glen M.Mar 2020
We looked at pictures of this house when we booked and when we arrived it was even better than the pictures described. The house is clean and well stocked. However, the best part of staying at the house was the location! It’s literally right on the ocean! The views from the porch are amazing. The best part is that there is a cute little path from the house leading you right to the ocean cliffs. You sit on the lava rocks and enjoy your coffee and watch the sunrise. If you are on the cliff and look to the left you can see a sea arch! I highly recommend this place!
Linda W.Mar 2020
The view and the deck was amazing. Such a relaxing place.
Michelle C.Mar 2020
We stayed here with my sister and brother in law for ten days. The home is cozy, quiet, peaceful with spectacular views.
We enjoyed our stay very much. If you want great ocean views, the waves constantly moving, whales, and away from the hustle this is a fantastic home.
Many beautiful things to see in the area, you just need to get out, drive, and you will be surprised how much this Island has to offer.
Donna K.Jan 2020
The house was as described and a perfect place for a three generations family vacation. Loved the view and hearing the waves at night!!
Jennifer L.Dec 2019
Pictures don’t do this place justice. It’s a beautiful house with a scenic backdrop. We saw dolphins and turtles right off the coast each day. Lots of room for the kids to play and explore.
Chantale R.Nov 2019
Tout était parfait! L'emplacement était parfait. La maison était totalement équipée. Tout pour cuisiner et profiter de la plage (parasol, glacière, chaise de plage, masque et tuba). Nous étions 6 adultes et avions amplement d'espace pour chacun de nous. Plusieurs matins au déjeuner, nous avons profité d'un spectacle avec les dauphins. Je recommanderais cette maison sans aucune hésitation.
Valery S.Nov 2019
Amazing lanai overlooking the ocean and usable rain or shine. Trade winds and fans cool the house down well. Lots of space, quiet. Absolutely spectacular stargazing on a clear night.
Needs: new, non metal lanai furniture and a compost bin.
Clark S.Nov 2019
Very accommodating, comfortable place to spend time exploring this unique eastern side of the island!
Stephen E.Oct 2019
House 25 feet from the ocean. Waves crash on a lava sea wall. Sit out on the lanai and enjoy the best view. Views of everything from living room as well. Home was extremely clean and well equipped. private drive way with plenty of parking.
Kathryn H.Oct 2019
Beautiful oceanfront home with a spectacular view. Home is very comfortable and has everything you need to make your vacation complete. Quiet neighborhood location with easy access to Hilo side of the Big Island.
Arne S.Sep 2019
Very clean and comfortable accommodations. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the proper equipment to make a full dinner. Just like home. Perfect location to view the ocean and feel the breeze. A definite must, if you are looking for a perfect place for your get-a-way.
Marek G.Sep 2019
Nice house with breathtaking views
John C.Aug 2019
You can't beat the ocean view from the Lanai! We are not morning persons but we got up early several days to watch the sunrise at ~6am in the morning. This vacation home has everything you need ... a grill, washer/dryer, cable TV, high speed internet, a well-stocked kitchen, beach towels, ...etc
Shane P.Jul 2019
Vacation rental has all the amenities that you need for perfect vacation on the big island.
Bonita K.Jun 2019
Great Ocean views from the lanai. Lots of turtle sightings from the lava cliffs. very comfy home-open and airy.
Kurtis M.Jun 2019
We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The house is very nice and very well equipped. The dramatic coastline is beautiful and watching the waves crash in kept us entertained. It is a 20 minute drive from Hilo but there are grocery stores within 10-15 minutes. Provided a great spot to explore the Eastern part of the island. About 45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park and about 1.5 hours to Waipi’o Valley. The house had everything we needed for a great stay.
Scott M.Jun 2019
House was in good shape and well stocked. Location on the ocean was beautiful! Not too far from Hilo area and good launching point for Volcano National Park and Puna area. Be ready for rain, as Hilo gets a lot of it!
ANNA S.May 2019
Although a bit far from everything, the view and tranquility of this house more than makes up for it.
Pamela J D.May 2019
A lovely home on the ocean, the view is incredible! A clean, well maintained home full of the aloha spirit. We would love to visit again! Thanks
Nancy M.Apr 2019
What a great house! Right on the ocean - with a great view of the coastline. The neighborhood was really quiet. The house provided a comfortable space for me and my two friends to relax. Nicely decorated and comfortable seating inside and out. Full kitchen-well equipped with newer appliances and all the pots/pans, dishes and utensils one could need. Everything was clean. We appreciated the use of a washer and dryer.
Debbie T.Mar 2019
We loved the view of the ocean and seeing the turtles and whales. It was the perfect location to use to see the rest of the island. We visited Kona, Volcanoes National Park, Waipi'o Valley and more.
Susan Kay H.Mar 2019
Comfortable, uncomplicated, well maintained and superlative view- we could go on and on but suffice to say, this rental is a home run!
Adrianne .Mar 2018
This home is amazing..pictures do not do it justice! Home was spacious and clean, beds comfortable, plenty of beach supplies, views were amazing, home had plenty of outside areas, including covered porch. This home was a great value, you will not be disappointed!
Troy .Mar 2018
We rented Hale Kai because of the ocean views. Watching the waves from the deck was a highlight. The house was clean and had all the amenities we needed. It's not fancy, but if you want a decent affordable place close to the Volcanoes National Park and at the water's edge, this is a great option!
Sharalee .Mar 2018
We absolutely LOVED our stay at Hale Kai. The home was very nice and the setting was gorgeous. We felt comfortable the second we stepped in the door. The binder with information about the house, activities, shopping, etc was invaluable. We took it with us when we ventured out each day.
Ellen .Feb 2018
I am going to the Big Island since 10 years now and this was the fifth time I stayed in a rental house in the Haiwaii Paradise Park. In the 10 years I am going there not much has changed, it's still the laid back ,non touristy part of the Island. The house we stayed this time was spot clean, a very big functional kitchen with everything you need. The veranda around the house is right at the ocean and I live sleeping to the sound of the waves. We barbecued every night, good service that the gas bottle for the barbecue got changed within hours after we called. Actual the only thing we missed in the house was an umbrella. It rains a lot on the Hilo side, so you need one .
Len .Jan 2018
This is a great property. We almost always rent homes when we travel and this is one of the best units we have stayed at. It is a well-built home with a great design. From the deck there is a spectacular view of the water, which the pictures don't do justice. The living area is open and spacious. It comfortably accommodated our diverse party of four and could have handled six without a problem. Kitchen has all the necessary features. Another plus is a small open office that looked out on to the ocean, but is set back so I could work but still have a great view.The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms were quiet. Also the place was immaculate when we arrived. The location is great. Close enough to Hilo and also Pahoa and other small towns. Great secluded roads for running, and just .3 of mile down the road is access to a trail where you can hike along the coastline for miles.
Olivier .Jan 2018
The house was nicely located next to the oceans. We could see whales passing by in the morning. The house was very efficient in its amenities. The only bad side is that it is located far from Hilo and from any shop.