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Accessible Oceanfront Beach Cottage- Hale Ehu Kai

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 148 m²
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 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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.

Amenities

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(119 traveler reviews)

5

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Fell asleep listening to the ocean waves. We could watch the sunrise and sunset while watching the turtles right in front of our Lanaii. The location was also perfect for seeing all the sights on the Hilo side of the island. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent Stay

  • 4 of 5

Everything about our stay was easy, from the on-line reservation, communicating via email with the owner/hosts, the detailed instructions that they sent, getting to and into the house, and closing up. Hart even called at the start of our stay to check in with us and offer suggestions for local eats and things to do.

A couple of things to be aware of:

This is a ocean front home, very, very ocean front, as in walk twenty feet away from the back of the house and your feet will be wet. Ocean front homes take a beating from the salt spray and weather. So that means you will see some rust and corrosion on the door frames and windows. That does NOT mean that the house is dirty or poorly maintained. That's just the way it is with a home so close to the salt spray

There is no air conditioning at the house, so don't go searching for a thermostat. We stayed there in late March and had no need for AC. The ocean breeze cooled the place quite nicely.

The house is in Hawaii, a tropical island, so bugs are a fact of life. We saw a few during our stay, but no means were we overrun. Clean up the kitchen and eating areas carefully, do not leave open food on the counters and it will be fine. We never had any problems in the bedroom.

It's in a quiet neighborhood, away from nightlife. Good restaurants, stores were an easy 30 min drive away, and the location was well situated for seeing Hilo and the area north of there, as well as Volcano National Park, and the Kalapana area. If you're interested in being in tghe thick of things, this is not the location for you. If you're wanting a quite neighborhood, with killer ocean views, and a very comfortable house, you will be right at home.

The house is very well stocked with everything that you will need; a fully equipped and functional kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms. We are not handicapped in any way, but for those that have mobility impairments, the house seems very accommodating in that regard.

All-in-all it was great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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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