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Accessible Oceanfront Beach Cottage- Hale Ehu Kai

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Oceanfront Hale Ehu Kai (Sea Spray House) allows you to enjoy Hawaii at its best!! The view as you come in the front door is like you are on a boat, without the rocking. It is centrally located between the resident turtles (Humphrey, Hilda, and baby Hubert), dolphins, whales,

cruise ships, and other wild life in your front yard and the wonders of East Hawaii in your back yard. Kapoho warm pond and Champagne Pond, Lava Trees State Park, and some of the newest beaches in the world are within a few miles. Volcanoes National Park and Hilo are

30-45 minutes away. Spectacular waterfalls and scenery of the Kohala Coast and Waipio Valley are beyond Hilo.

It is truly a place where you can choose the pace of your vacation!

You can relax and enjoy the ocean from the spa, on the huge 12'x40'

deck, or in the house or you can explore the Big Island by driving,

bicycling, or hiking. Nearby, funky Pahoa Town has outstanding and

varied restaurants and shops. Snorkeling and surfing are nearby, but

not at the house.

It is wheelchair accessible so everyone can enjoy it's magnificent

setting, with a ramp, lever-type door and bathroom handles, wide pocket doors,

roll-in shower with fixed and hand held shower heads and grab bars. It is also a non-smoking house. We have completely outfitted Hale Ehu Kai so that you will feel like you are coming home to paradise! Marlene has included everything you

could ever need in the kitchen (as more than one visitor has said, 'if

you can't find it--just look harder').

Remember!! You also can combine your stay with the owner's Kona-side vacation rental at Kealakekua Bay, Hale o Lei (#22776) for a total Big Island experience (and a 'package-price' rate).

More Details

Owner
Hart or Marlene Phillips
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Hart or Marlene Phillips

Aloha! Marlene and I retired to the Big Island in 2001 because of it's wonderful people and diverse scenery. Prior to that, Marlene was a teacher and I was a human relations manager/consultant for many years. We had always loved the Puna-side of the Island so we bought our oceanfront lot and built Hale Ehu Kai a couple of years later. We enjoy going there and sharing it with our guests.

Hart or Marlene Phillips purchased this house in 2003

Why Hart or Marlene Phillips chose Puna District

Hale Ehu Kai is very special in that it can be used as a relaxing place to stay your whole vacation or as a travel base due to being central to the volcanic action and near some of the unique Puna experiences.

What makes this house unique

Come and see....you won't be disappointed!! Also, we built Hale Ehu Kai accessible, so all can enjoy, even if there are mobility challenges.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(117 traveler reviews)

Ouray, CO
5

Nice clean, comfortable, attractive home just feet from ocean!

  • 5 of 5

If you would like to experience Hawaiian island living just a few feet from waves crashing into a cliff below, it would be hard to find a better vacation home. One of the two bedrooms, the living area and the lanai (porch) all face the sea. Looking out, it almost feels like one is on a boat, except their is no rocking. We enjoyed dining on the lanai, watching the hypnotic wave action, and we enjoyed letting the sound of the waves lull us to sleep at night. There are several restaurants nearby in Pahoa, but we enjoyed cooking and eating most breakfasts and dinners in this well supplied home. The home was a good base for visiting a number of beautiful parks, and was close to a hike where one could watch hot lave shooting into the sea at sunset.

This is the lush, green, wet side of the Big Island. The vegetation is spectacularly beautiful. it rained most nights, but late mornings through evenings were clear for us. Between the nighttime rains and the sea spray this house is definitely in a humid location! The good news is that the temperatures in January were perfect. We never felt too hot or too cold. My only complaint about the house is that the beds are exceptionally soft. My back needs a bit more support than most. Fortunately I found a mattress in the closet that let me sleep comfortably on the floor.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're overjoyed this guest loved our place! Next time, just call us. We have put memory foam toppers on firm mattresses. All they would have to do is to remove the memory foam if the bed is too soft (or let us know prior to the visit, and we can do so).
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Madison, WI
4

Gorgeous Setting

  • 4 of 5

This house's location, perched on the cliff, was amazing. In a well-maintained neighborhood, it was a great spot to explore the eastern side of the Big Island from. Loved the wall of windows...the waves were mesmerizing. We ate out on the huge lanai when we had the chance, but never used the hot tub (too busy adventuring I guess). Didn't spot whales or dolphins, but turtles were a common sight feeding offshore. Sunrises were beautiful...

Overall, the house was well taken care of. When we first walked in the house, we were met by lovely music that someone had thoughtfully turned on. A nice touch! The bathrooms in particular, seemed to be recently painted and updated. Very clean, except the blind over the kitchen sink. Mildew around window and on blinds. Upon entering the house for the first time, there was a noticeable mildew smell. This disappeared as soon as we opened the windows and aired it out. Except in the bedrooms....that carpet is somewhat musty. (Maybe yank that out next time you make improvements.) Loved the tall ceilings and ceiling fans too. Kitchen was adequate for our needs. A bit of a time with the gas stove at first. Initially one of the burners (front left) would stay on for about 30 seconds and then go out. Luckily I was standing right there, or we could have had an issue. It took about 5 times relighting it before it finally stayed on. Maybe something blocking the line? We did get a surprise one evening when the hot water ran out. Had run dishwasher, washing machine, and 4 showers over the course of the day. Unfortunately that last shower (late at night) was an ice cold one. Looked for a hot water heater, thinking maybe a pilot light had gone out (remembering stove earlier) but didn't find one. The next morning we looked on the roof, and sure enough, solar hot water! Evidently the cloudy days we experienced were not enough to supply what we needed. Luckily it was only that one day. The other days were sunny enough. But it would be nice if the house info had indicated solar so we would have a heads up. And no, we didn't call since it was late Saturday night and didn't want to disturb anyone for a non-emergency. :-)

We enjoyed our stay here, and I only dinged one star off mainly because of the mildew and minor annoyances. A lovely place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! So close to the water and you get to listen to the waves crash at night, that was a wonderful way to fall asleep. We enjoyed the sounds of the Coqui frogs, they are so cute. The home was very clean and nicely appointed, we utilized the kitchen, balcony and hot tub quite a lot. This was a great place to relax and enjoy, will recommend to our friends!! Made a great base to enjoy the Volcano National Park!! Would stay here again if we ever return to this island.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Very well equipped and furnished. Quiet neighborhood and definitely ocean front!

  • 5 of 5

Other than a few blinds being very worn it was in great shape. Clean and comfortable. Unfortunately it was too windy to use the deck unless you wanted to be soaked by sea spray!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this comfortable and beautiful house. We had everything we needed. The house was clean, well furnished, comfortable and equipped very well, and was affordable. We loved the hot tub on the deck. Someone came to check it while we were there to make sure it was safe to use. The view of the ocean was amazing. We never got tired of watching the waves come in. We appreciated the notebook with the information about the area that the owners had prepared. Pahoa was an interesting town and we would love to return sometime. We would recommend this rental and the beautiful area that surrounded it.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

We only stayed one night

  • 3 of 5

While this is a lovely house with a fantastic view, we only stayed one night. We were scheduled to stay for three nights, but after the first night we left. Sadly, there was mold all over everything in this house. I know that it is hard to control moisture when you are right off of the Pacific, but there has to be something that can be done. I live in Houston and grew up on the Texas coast, so I am very familiar with humidity. When you see black splotches on the walls, smoke alarms, and blinds, something needs to be done. The place also had quite a few bugs, both alive and dead. My husband said he found dead roaches in the tub in the guest bathroom....I'm glad he decided to keep that a secret until we left, because we would have been sleeping in the car at that point. I debated about leaving this review, but felt that it needed to be known. I was so disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! It is very difficult maintaining a house within 40 feet of an ocean cliff, while still maintaining reasonable rates! That’s why we call our home Hale Ehu Kai (Seaspray House). We thank these guests for letting us know about a cleaning need. We immediately asked our management company to deep clean the areas in question and have arranged to install curtains, rather than blinds, in the living room and master bedroom. We hope these guests come back for a relaxing vacation, if they wish. The Owners
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Ask us about our specials--further discounts if stay with us Kona-side also (www.vacationrentals.com #7022776)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have memory foam toppers. The king master bedroom has an attached full, accessible bathroom. The queen bedroom is on the ocean-side of the house and a sliding glass door frames the ocean and provides easy access to the spa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
FREE high speed DSL internet connection/WiFi Outside spa on lanai overlooking ocean Inside Jacuzzi tub Queen bedroom with ocean view King bedroom with private bath Double futon in living room Fully outfitted kitchen Fully accessible by wheelchair Huge lava BBQ- bring your own briquettes Washer/dryer Satellite TV DVD with large selection of movies Book exchange Telephone with answering machine

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