House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)
My husband and I are both born and raised in Hawaii. I came from Oahu and am proud to be of Hawaiian descent. My husband was born in Kona, but raised in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, before the lava came and took it away. He brought our family back to the Big Island 12 years ago where we have been ever since. The vacation rental is ours and my dad's house. My dad bought it in the hopes of moving to a peaceful, less crowded place than Oahu someday. We have been managing our family vacation rental since 2007. Our main goal is to make our malahini(tourist) love the Big Island as much as we do and we put every ounce of aloha in our rental(s) and in keeping our house(s) comfy and clean. If you are looking for cleaners for your own vacation rental, please consider us to help. We really enjoy taking care of vacation rentals.
Liv purchased this House in 2007
Why Liv chose Pahoa
The way the house is designed, you have an ocean view from anywhere in the house making it unique compared to other vacation rentals. All of us enjoy it here on the east side of the Big Island because it feels as though you are in 'true' Hawaii, not the over developed parts of Oahu, Maui and the west or Kona side of the Big Island. It is definitely a place where you can enjoy nature at its finest. Plus it is a safe place to raise our three sons and to be able to teach them the ways of Hawaii life such as fishing, diving, surfing, and farming.
What makes this House unique
The best thing about this house is seeing whales just offshore during the winter season. It is amazing to be able to sit and watch the ocean with all its marine life (turtles, fish, whales, opihi, etc...). FYI-if you are looking for turtles, you need to look under the water in the surf(polarized glasses help). They aren't sitting on the rocks in plain sight. Aloha a hui hou!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Location, location, location
This location of this home was amazing and just as described in the photo. It’s a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive. We enjoyed a natural wave machine each night to lull us to sleep. We found a great restaurant, Kaleo’s, in the nearby town of Pohoa.
A great stay with the family
Clean and quiet location. Everything was amazing! Loved seeing the turtles. Enjoying the ocean crashing against the rocks. Just a great place to stay with a family :) Hope to be back soon!
Lovely setting to enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Quiet neighborhood. Good experience staying right on the ocean.
If you are accustom to air conditioning, this house may require some getting use to. Each afternoon when we returned, we opened all the windows and it was well into the night before it was a comfortable temperature. I suppose that it is not a problem for those familiar with the climate.
Also, if you have small children, the back yard requires extra close supervision. This beautiful, rugged coastline makes this house more suitable for those with older children and adults.
Overall a good experience.
Very good place to stay
The view is breathtaking. The accommodation is acceptable and price is very reasonable.Will definitely go back if visiting the Big island again :)
Very nice place! Love the view from all rooms and back patio area. Perfect for my family’s 3 day stay on the wet side of the island. Lots of turtles swimming in the waves! Clean and exactly what was expected and advertised!
Perfect vacation spot on the ocean, great price too!
Kai Honu Hale was the perfect vacation spot for myself and family. The house had everything we needed and was super clean and the views were amazing! The neighborhood was super peaceful and sitting out by the ocean was spectacular.
Kai Honu Hale is a great deal too especially for an oceanfront. I don’t think we would be able to have stayed anywhere on the ocean at the price we paid. Will definitely come back again.
NE side of the island of Hawaii (the Big Island) and to the SE of Hilo town about midway between the town and the east tip (Cape Kumakahi) of the island. The trade winds arrive here from the E to NE and keep the air clean and free of volcanic output (vog) that you'll see along the Kau (SE) and Kona (west) sides of the Big Island. There is nothing between you and California except for over 2500 miles of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the breeze, no air conditioning needed!