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Hale Kai Nalu - Oceanfront Luxury Home with Pool and Spa in Hilo

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  • bedrooms 3
  • baths 2
  • sleeps 6
  • pool yes
  • hot tub yes
  • pets allowed no
  • type House
  • community Hawaii Paradise Park
  • rates (USD) $ 1,400 - $ 1,800 / week

vacation rental description


Welcome to Hale Kai Nalu (“home of the ocean wave”) - a perfect place to call home while you enjoy all that the magic that the Big Island has to offer.  Here, the everyday stresses will melt away and our Aloha-pace of life will become yours. Make our cozy and private oceanfront home yours while you vacation in Hawaii. 

Home Description 

It is a newer 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with a full kitchen, living-dining area, indoor laundry, and several outdoor living areas. The master suite is located away from the other bedrooms and includes a walk-in shower, his and hers vanities, and a soaking tub.  The 2 guest bedrooms and the guest bathroom are on the opposite end of the home. 

Lounge in the spacious custom in-ground pool overlooking the vast Pacific or simply enjoy a novel while relaxing on the deck. Soak in the hot tub with the stars above, the sounds of the ocean everywhere, and a nice cool glass of your favorite drink, after a long day of tropical adventure.


The view from the property is very special – you’ll be treated to the drama of the waves, white fluffy clouds, beautiful sunrises and moonrises, passing cruise ships in the distance, and our version of backyard wildlife.  Sea turtles, dolphins, whales (November-May), and even the occasional manta ray can be spotted from the oceanfront.   Mynas, doves, cardinals, geese, great frigatebird, and other birds occasionally drop in for a visit and provide a source of entertainment.

Staying Green

At Hale Kai Nalu, we strive to be friendly to the environment. We have solar water heating, fluorescent lighting, and energy-efficient fixtures. Ceiling fans throughout the home and screened windows allow us to take advantage of the wonderful breezes to cool the home. We partner with a eco-friendly house keeping service to minimize the use of harsh chemicals. Finally, we recycle and make it easy for our guests to participate with conveniently placed bins.


Hale Kai Nalu is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park (Keaau), approximately 18 miles from historic Hilo (the main town of Hawaii Island) and 10 miles from Pahoa – so you’ll have access to various shops and services. It is an ideal location to launch all of your east Hawaii adventures. 

HI ID # W70637360-01

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house rental amenities

Hale Kai Nalu is tastefully furnished and includes everything you need to make your trip one to remember. We provide all linens and towels, complimentary bottled water, and wireless high-speed internet access (bring your laptop).  A gas grill and the fully equipped kitchen will provide you with all you need to create gourmet meals.

  • Tropical furnishings
  • Beds: Four-poster teak King bed, positioned to offer a view of the ocean; 2 Queen beds: One of the guest bedrooms also offers a view of the ocean from the bed, the other has a garden view; 1 convertible sofa bed in the living room.
  • Quality sheets and towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, toaster, blender, rice cooker, coffee maker, and bottled water.  Cooking and grilling utensils are included.
  • Washer and dryer (gas) are located in an indoor laundry room. Cleaning supplies are included.
  • Covered parking for 2 vehicles, just steps from the front door. There is an overhead light (the switch located on the right wall). There is also ample parking on the paved driveway. 
  • Security gate with an electric opener for your safety and convenience.
  • Cable/Satellite TV: Cable TV service is offered by Oceanic Cable. The TV is located in the living room. A surround sound system and DVD-CD player are available. 
  • Assortment of DVDs is available (along with CDs and books).
  • Phones are located in the master bedroom and kitchen. Local calls are free.
  • High-speed Internet with WI-FI:  Our service has been upgraded and is now provided by Oceanic Cable!  Hook up your laptop via an ethernet cable or via WI FI.
  • Beachcomber  6 person hot tub - located in the backyard, on the pool deck. You can enjoy the stars, the ocean, and the occasional cruise ship from the tub.
  • Private pool, surrounded by a lava-themed deck. Pool chairs and loungers are provided, along with an assortment of water toys.
  • Three covered patios (lanais) – front door, master bedroom, and by backdoor.
  • Beach chairs
  • Cooler
  • Flashlight (needed for hikes through lava fields)
  • Board games

For extended stays, house cleaning services is available for a nominal fee (please arrange ahead of time).

activities and attractions in Hilo The Big Island

There are many sights and activities to enjoy in East Hawaii.  Here are just some of them.

  • Kalapana lava flow viewing - about 20 mi away - See dramatic, ever-changing lava flows as short walk from the parking lot. 
  • Volcanoes National Park - about 35mi from the front door – offers great hiking through rain forests, lava fields, caves, and craters.
  • Ala Heiau Tide Pools - a few min from the home (turn left at the street and walk to the dead-end).  This is a shaded area with a good alternative view of the dramatic coastline.
  • Kapoho ponds (about 15 miles from front door) – one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii.
  • Onomea Botanical Gardens – A “must” for the plant lover.  Located a few miles north of Hilo.
  • Liliuokalani Park – A beautiful Japanese garden in Hilo. 
  • The Hilo Farmer’s Market – Each Wednesday and Saturday, this market bursts into a dizzying array of color, wares, fruits, and produce.   On Sundays, the nearby Maku'u market is a wonderful farmer’s market to visit.
  • Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots Falls in Hilo
  • Akaka Falls (north Hilo) is accessed via a short hike on a paved trail.
  • Coconut Island in Hilo is a sanctuary for turtles and a place to watch kayaking and the occasional outrigger races.
  • Richardson’s black sand beach in Hilo offers a cozy area for relaxing and snorkeling.  Along the way to Richardson's you'll find an array of beaches to visit.
  • Tours - Lava boat, Helicopter, ATV
  • Wine tasting at the Volcano Winery or our favorite wine store in Hilo – Grapes
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center and Mauna Kea Visitor Center for you astronomy buffs
  • Golfing in Hilo and Volcano
  • Prince Kuhio Center offers many shopping opportunities

Directions to these and many other East Hawaii sites are described in our guest binder.

vacation rental rates


  • 2 people - $1400 week/ $225 night
  • 4 people - $1600 week/ $275 night
  • 6 people - $1800 week/ $325 night

There is a 3 night minimum and holidays and Merry Monarch may be more.

A $400 deposit is required.

Actual cleaning fee is based on an hourly rate.

All rates are subject to standard Hawaii 13.42% state and local taxes

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Top things to do in Hilo
  • Soak at the hot ponds on Red Road
  • Snorkel at Kapoho tide pools
  • View the lava flows
  • Hike the Keaau coastline
  • Surf at Pohoiki Beach
Top things to do on a budget
  • Hilo waterfalls and beaches
  • Hilo and Makuu Farmers Markets
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Hilo parks and museums
  • Hilo Zoo
Top things to do with a family
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center
  • ATV adventures in Waimea
  • Helicopter tour of the Volcano
  • Stroll historic Hilo town
  • Richardson Beach in Hilo

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traveler reviews for this hilo house rental

Beautiful house and grounds, very well-stocked

Review submitted: April 8, 2014   Date of arrival: March 30, 2014

My family (husband and 6 yo daughter) and friends (couple w/o kids) spent a week in this very comfortable home. It was a fabulous vacation with active and restful times. You can have this place as both launching pad and retreat.

The space was great both inside and out, with lots of amenities. The house was well-stocked with everything for day outings (snorkeling equipment, beach chairs & umbrellas, coolers, etc) and had lots of supplies like spices, condiments, shampoo, and sunscreen presumably left from other guests. We added to the stock since we purchased all at the grocery store before yourself and check out what is there before you buy more.

The only drawbacks we encountered--that had nothing to do with the house--were the location and weather on that side of the island. We did not know that the "wet side of the island" means WET. There was more than the quick daily shower that we'd encountered on other tropical vacations. We definitely had some nice, sunny times and the pool/hot tub/cliffs are a great place to enjoy that. But there was a lot of rain while we were there. To get to the classic sandy beaches involved quite a drive in most any direction. However, the location is convenient for some areas like visiting the volcano. Just set your expectations for some rain and you should have a great time as well.

I also want to note how great the property manager and owner were with a minor repair that was needed on the day of our arrival. It turned out not to be necessary, but they were prepared to put us up in the nicest hotel in Hilo or another rental house on the same street. We ended up getting into the house just a few hours later than planned and everything was absolutely taken care of.

Overall, I would highly recommend this house if you are headed to the Hilo area!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 3


Can't wait to come back!

Review submitted: November 25, 2013   Date of arrival: November 17, 2013

We arrived at the home & could not believe the beautiful view, from the crashing waves onto the lava rocks to the sea turtles feeding, to the beautiful sunrises & sunsets. The home was immaculate & with snorkel gear (enough to please my 9 & 6 yr olds), towels, etc. Having the kids, the pool & spa were great. We could relax & enjoy the view while they splashed. Terry & the Mngmt. Company took great care of us. One definitely needs a car to take in the sights. One of our family members even had a physical disablility & the home was easily navigated even though it is posted as not wheelchair accessible. We can't wait to come back!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


Jim & Susan McLaughlin

Review submitted: June 17, 2013   Date of arrival: May 23, 2013

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation or just to get away, this is the place. The property was extremely clean, comfortable, and the view of the ocean is fabulous. Pictures do not do justice to the actual property. Directions were easily understood and rental agent easy to work with. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this property for a quiet and restful visit and taste of the old Hawaiian lifestyle.

Recommended for: age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: glad you enjoyed the Hale Kai Nalu.. Perfect spot for anyones big island adventure

Helpful votes: 5 / 5


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