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Brian Crawford

Speaks french, english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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OCEANFRONT - REALLY!

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Hilo

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

***PLEASE NOTE***

We are no longer accepting new reservations for our home. We own another fabulous oceanfront property six doors down. Please view it under listing 590589. For a limited time we will match our special rate of $250 per night that we have been offering here at 47 Honoli'i.

Just mention in your inquiry or booking request that you saw this listing first.

Aloha, Brian and Family *****

A GREAT oceanfront home overlooking the Pacific on top of a bluff. The house is nicely appointed and decorated, full of unique art and books. The kitchen is large, well stocked and has seating for family meals. There is also a library, family room, dining room, and living room perfect for watching movies and entertaining.

There is plenty of outdoor space including a patio/lanai with more seating. There is a 15 foot by 30 foot pool and an eight person Jacuzzi. The outdoor shower is hooked up to 120 gallons of solar hot water. Two 42 inch televisions, high-speed internet access, and lots of kid things. This is a real family home and we welcome those who are looking for a great Hawaiian experience.

It is important for our guests to know what our home is and what it is not. It IS an oceanfront property on the Pacific which offers incredible views. Trade winds and ceiling fans are our cooling system rather than air conditioning. It is NOT a condominium or hotel. There are coqui frogs and on rare occasions, you may see the occasional pest common to the tropics. The house is situated on a 100 foot bluff which is entirely fenced in. Children could climb over it although our three, raised here from birth, never did. Surprisingly, we do not have mosquitoes yet screens are installed in all of the rooms. The salt spray may at times make the indoor environment feel damp. Please look at our reviews and be sure that what we offer is what you are looking for. We will answer all questions honestly and openly as we only want guests that will be comfortable in our home.

The Neighborhood

Honoli'i is a small area just three minutes outside of Hilo, the county seat for the Big Island of Hawaii. It is the most 'Hawaiian' of all of the larger towns in the State. East Hawaii is mainly an agricultural area with a lot of farming. Sugar has been replaced by exotic fruits, flowers, macadamia nuts, and coffee. If you are looking for a 'local' Hawaiian experience, this is the place!

There is a famous surfing spot with a black sand beach just three minutes from the house and Hilo has lots of local parks and spots for recreation. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano are 40 minutes away and as of this writing the 20 year old eruptive phase shows no sign of ending. Mauna Kea, at 13,500 feet, is the world's foremost center for astronomy with more than ten of the world's largest telescopes.

Rain measures around 120 inches per year in Hilo so it is verdantly green and there are waterfalls everywhere. Lisha and I have lived all over the world yet have been here 23 years, much longer than anywhere else. It really is a fabulous place. We travel for adventure, relaxation, and to share the world's treasures with our children.

If you want to stay in or near Hilo, be sure to look at the location of the listings you are considering. Many that are listed under Hilo and North Hilo are actually in the Puna District and can be as far as a thirty to forty minute drive from town. Also, do read reviews and use them to give you clues about what might be important to you and also, what an owner has done to address or rectify any perceived shortcomings. Also remember that one disgruntled guest does not define a property.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had an awesome time and really enjoyed the hot tub - because it was very chilly out but we also liked the pool on hot days.

The thing I like about this house is the views, it is Amazing! I cant help to look at the ocean! The outside shower is also amazing. I just love the nature in it!

I really dont wanna leave Hilo! Thanks for the wonderful stay :D MAHALO!
Apr 2013
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Brian Crawford

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2007
Speaks french, english

Camp Crawford is a movable feast! We set up our home for maximum fun and enjoyment. Right now home base is Frankfurt, Germany where Brian and Lisha work for the U.S. State Department and Clarissa, Winston and Randall are completing their International Baccalaureate Diplomas at Frankfurt International School.

Brian Crawford purchased this house in 2000

This is one of our Hawaii homes and is complimented by a place in Hermanus, just outside of Cape Town, South Afria. Incidentally they are nearly perfect antipodean points....

Fabulous ocean vistas, sounds of the sea, and the Big Island to explore...

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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Oceanfront - Really!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 36 reviews
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Oceanfront - Really!
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Hilo Hilo District
4

FAMILY GETAWAY

  • 4 out of 5
It was nice to receive virtually no surprises. I don't need to describe the place, since the advance information and other reviews all seem to be a very clear and honest description about everything we are curious about while planning our vacations (location, bathrooms, laundry, wifi, temperature, weather, frogs, keys, etc)

Since their home is different than ours, we had a few minor surprises that were easily solved over email or with the housekeeper.

We did have two events happen that were impossible to predict in advance (broken hot tub, and a real estate agent visit). But it was simple to negotiate a suitable accommodation with them for these slightly larger inconveniences.

We have never booked vacation rentals this way, so we were confused in advance by the various different numbers used for the VRBO listing number and the HomeAway property number. I hope those computer systems have become more organized. That would benefit both the owners and we folks who visit.

All in all, a very pleasant visit. We particularly enjoyed the French Crepe restaurant at the close end of town.
  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hilo Hilo District
Anchorage
5

LOVELY HILO HOUSE

  • 5 out of 5
Your home is lovely. Our favorite was the ocean front sunrise every morning. We had rain for only brief period on one day. The guys loved the pool and were in it every morning and evening. the kitchen was so well equipped, we simply shopped in town and ate at home every evening. Really cool narrow country road right across the highway makes a great morning or evening walk to the beach. The house was super clean,the pool was ell maintained and the owners were promptly responsive to any questions or concerns. Next time we hope the spa will be up and running. I'd recommend the house to friends traveling to Hilo.
  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront - Really!
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Hilo Hilo District
5

WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I spent 7 days here and found it to be amazing. We had open doors all the time with the soothing sound of crashing waves lulling us to sleep. We were treated by whales everyday out the back veranda. The house itself was clean and well maintained. Yes, we did have to adjust to the singing frogs, but truly enjoyed our time here.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Hilo Hilo District
Albion, Michigan USA
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 out of 5
We felt at home the minute we opened the door the first time. The house was clean and inviting! The whales greeted us everyday with waves and breaching . The view was breathtaking . We can't wait to come back !
  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for your generous comments. Naturally we are thrilled that you appreciated so much about the Big Island, Hilo, and our home. As I sit in snowy Crans-Montana in the heart of the Valais, in the center of Switzerland, as distant from Hawaii as it could be yet faintly similar, I am reminded of the World's special places. Lisha and I met here over twenty five years ago and we consider this Alpine wonder to be the start of our joint adventure that places Hawaii squarely at its center. Please come back whenever you can. Aloha! Brian and the Crawford Family
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Hilo Hilo District
Indiana
4

AMAZING VIEW

  • 4 out of 5
The property was gorgeous the view was spectacular I felt like we were living like rock stars. To open up the French doors of the master bedroom and see the beautiful Pacific ocean with whales dancing and playing was so amazing. I would have freighted the property of excellent but I felt there was a communication disconnect between the property owner and the property manager causing us to have a couple unsettled moments. The hot tub was not working and we were not notified they show the property during our stay so we had to leave the property we were told we could have a late check out for surprised by the house keeper telling us that we needed to leave for another renter to come. In spite of all of that I would read rent this property again it was so so beautiful.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Patricia
So happy the property overwhelmed you despite the inconveniences that we asked you to endure. As I've mentioned in previous responses, we have great faith in our manager and housekeepers. However since we are twelve time zones away in Germany communication isn't always what we'd like. We try with every stay to make it a perfect experience and are so pleased that you would come back. We hope you do! Aloha, Brian
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Hilo Hilo District
USA
5

YES!

  • 5 out of 5
First, my wife and I were very impressed with the location and the accommodation at this location in Hilo. They have a fantastic view of the ocean to wake up to and the hot tub is incredible. The house is conveniently located close to town for shopping at the local Farmers Market and there is a great City Park to walk along the Ocean Shoreline to take in the view.

The best part of this whole experience however was the outdoor shower. I/we can't say enough about how wonderful it was to get up in the morning and take a sun heated shower in the fresh morning air. Would we go back to this house in the future? We give a resounding two thumbs up and a shout from the mountain tops, "YES".
  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ron and Christine! So glad you enjoyed yourself both on the Big Island and at 47 Honoli'i Place. We have revamped the outdoor shower since your visit, installing new valves and a even bigger and better shower head, if you can believe it! Hope you can make it back for another visit soon. Aloha and happy holidays. Brian and family.
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Honoli'i Beach Park
Car: recommended

Explore the incredible Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Eden next to the Inferno. Lava has been flowing for almost twenty years, creating new land from the Pacific and nightly light shows that are out of this World! The entrancce to the Park is just a thirty minute drive from the house.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Hilo, Hilo District

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Christmas and New Years
19 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,871
for 3 nights
From
$567
$3,573
 
 
Merrie Monarch 2015
5 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
8 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$737
for 2 nights
From
$284
$1,985
$7,462
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hilo in Hilo District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Den - On request futon, inflatable mattress and pack 'n play.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • spelunking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • cycling
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