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Oceanfront Promontory w/ Stunning Views & Luxury Accommodations. Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

A gem location, near the beach, near to Hilo, gorgeous views, private and quiet.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS await you at Kahoa House for your Hawaiian holiday. Early-birds and mainlanders adjusting to the time difference can enjoy a cup of Ka’u coffee in the comfortable living room, and watch the sun rise out of the Pacific through the large east-facing window. Our promontory juts into the ocean near a turn in the coastline. Looking left you see the surfers and paddle boarders ride waves at Honoli'i Cove, and beyond you see several other headlands along the coastline to the north. Looking right you have a view of Hilo Harbor to the south, where cruise ships land for port of call, and Leleiwi Point off to the east. Especially during winter, whale sign dot Hilo Bay before you.

KAHOA HOUSE’s 3BR/3BA DESIGN ensures a comfortable and efficient stay for you and your family. Two master suites each feature king-size beds, ocean views, double vanities, and walk-in showers (one with steam!). The third bedroom is also set with a king bed (separated to two twin beds upon request), has a built-in granite desk, and an en suite bathroom with tub/shower. The bathrooms and kitchen are adorned in stone and granite, and wood floors stretch throughout the house. The long axis of the main living area, with its wooden floors & paneling, and panoramic views of the ocean below, give the house a nautical feel. The décor has a SE Asian influence with Buddhist artwork collected from travels in that region. The kitchen is well appointed for cooking family meals, including a nice set of All Clad stainless steel pots and pans, good knives, and a wide assortment of kitchen gadgets. The deep sink with double faucets and dish washer aid with cleanup. While the house is comfortable with ocean views from most rooms, you may still want to spend most of your time outside. Walk barefoot in the spongy green grass and admire the coconut palms swaying overhead. Dine al fresco on the main lanai. As the sun sinks below the ‘Aina behind you, watch the ocean and sky turn colors. Retire to the cozy, cushioned, rattan furniture for more conversation and another glass of wine. Or, move to one of the two decks on the other side of the house. The balmy Trade Winds make the outdoors pleasant well into the evening. Afterward, set the mood as you like indoors with lighting on dimmers. At the end of the day, crawl into a comfortable bed, and listen to the sound of the ocean as it breaks on the shore, lulling you to sleep.

A WELL EQUIPPED RENTAL HOME. We have travelled the world and done many trips in VRBOs, so we understand and appreciate the value of a well equipped home. There's nothing worse than bringing in the groceries to find only one scratched-up pan with the Teflon falling off. We've stocked the KITCHEN with All Clad stainless steel pans, a few non-stick pans, Henckel knives, prep bowls, and lots of kitchen gadgets. EXERCISE - do yoga on the lanai as you watch for whales! We have 3 yoga mats, a sit-up pad, and resistance bands for your use. BEACH - 6 beach chairs, two sizes of coolers, and 3 body boards of various sizes. WHALES - 2 pair of binoculars for your use at the house. RAINY DAYS - 3 large golf umbrellas, a selection of classic board games, playing cards, UNO, old maid, and a small assortment of children's story books. INTERNET & TV - We have high speed cable internet and a terrific wifi signal throughout the house and lanai. There is also basic cable television (if you're so inclined). BDVD/CD player also gives access to your NetFlicks, Amazon Prime, and other accounts. Your MUSIC will sound amazing on the Dolby 7.2 home theater, with Bluetooth connectivity via the receiver. Relax on the new (Jan 2017) microfiber SOFA & LOVESEAT. The arrangement of the new furniture enables guests to enjoy watching all the activity at Honolii Cove and Hilo Bay, as the low back of the loveseat does not obstruct the view.

LOCATION!!! Welcome to Hilo and the Hamakua Coast. Big Island vacationers in-the-know, choose the windward eastern side of the island for its lush, tropical, natural beauty, and for its less touristy, peaceful, relaxed vibe. Staying at Kahoa House offers the convenience of nearby old-town Hilo for its shops, restaurants, and farmer’s market. HONOLI'I BEACH, is within walking distance. Keep walking along our street under the JUNGLE CANOPY for a few more minutes to discover bridges over streams and several WATERFALLS. Also nearby are pristine Onomea Bay, the trails through its Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, and eco-adventure activities. Volcano National Park, the Waipio Valley, and the vista point on snow-capped Mauna Kea are all good daytrips from here. Offshore activities can also be organized out of Hilo. If your flight is via Kona, the drive to Kahoa House is less than 2 hours. If your flight is via Hilo, the airport is less than 15 minutes.

*PLEASE NOTE: This lovely property came under new ownership and management as of late May, 2015.

Choose Kahoa House for your next Hawaiian holiday! You will not be disappointed. Most guests only regret not booking for a longer stay. Recommended stay is 7 days to balance sight seeing with quality rest & relaxation time at the house, while taking advantage of the weekly rate.

HI Tax ID W59188120-01

More Details

Property Manager
Randall Duryea - Manager
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Randall Duryea - Manager

We have been living and working in Africa and Asia since 2007, and have definitely leveraged our expat residency, traveling to off the beaten path places at most every opportunity. We've explored Mali all the way to Timbuktu, climbed to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro and gone on safari in Tanzania, communed with gorillas in the wild in Uganda and Rwanda, rode donkeys to remote high altitude rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia, hiked in the Annapurna portion of the Himalayas in Nepal, mountain biked in Bali, dove with Manta Rays and walked through Komodo Dragon turf in Indonesia, ridden Elephant-back in Thailand, taken a train ride through tea plantations in Sri Lanka, skied at the Matterhorn, kite boarded in Mauritius, and toured some of the most amazing Buddhist temples in Myanmar, Bangkok, and Java. But, all those experiences, all the beauty and culture we've had the opportunity to sample abroad, are best reminisced while enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine, walking barefoot through the spongy grass at Kahoa House as the coconut palms sway in the breeze, the surfers carve the waves, and the whales spout, play, and breach right before your eyes in Hilo Bay. For us, there is no better place to return to than the Hamakua coast, which is why we bought this home. We plan to make it our permanent residence someday, but for now it is our favorite vacation destination. We hope you also make beautiful memories while staying here and exploring the Hamakua Coast - one of the most intensely beautiful places in America.

Our property manager, Randall, and his wife, Donna, are dear friends that we met by staying at their VRBO listing, also along the Hamakua Coast. Native to Hawaii, it's always been their base. When they decided to move from Kauai they chose the east side of the Big Island. A lovely enclave of Hawaii, far from the high-rise madness of Waikiki and close to the ancient roots and old migration routes to this lovely pacific island.

Randall Duryea - Manager purchased this house in 2015

Why Randall Duryea - Manager chose Hilo

We stayed at the property for a week in January of 2015. We loved the house so much we made an offer! Though it was not on the market, the owner thought about it and decided to sell it to us. We are now the very happy owners of this Hilo gem.

What makes this house unique

Incredible views, very private, indoor and outdoor living spaces, convenient to town and shopping, walk to the beach!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo in the Island of Hawaiʻi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Limest. surr. & seat, rain head & wand, granite dbl. vanity
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Steam shower, stone surr. & seat, dbl. vanity, make-up mirro
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Single granite vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view, ensuite bathroom #1, deck access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view, ensuite bathroom#2, lanai access
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King or 2 twins, ensuite bath#3, built-in granite desk
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.890909 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The location was in an excellent location, close to town and shopping area for food, restaurant and souvenir. The view of the Hilo Bay and surrounding area is 2nd to none. We spent 4 nights in Hilo to get access to the upper and lower east side of Big Island. Randall was very helpful and well inform. He make us feel comfortable during the Volcano eruption as it was nothing the sky was clear. The kitchen was well equipped to make all the meals you need, which we did.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location and everything I expected. I wanted our family to feel like we were staying in a typical Hawaiian home and that is what we got. We had ocean breezes, indoor/outdoor living, and a beach with surfing. I couldn’t have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute we waked through the garage door to the back yard we were excited about this home. Randall was great to work with and very helpful in every way. Even though "Pele" put a damper on part of our trip we had a great time. Randall shared ideas for things to do and places to go.

Thanks again Randall for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami Beach, FL

Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! We all wish we could have stayed longer. We were 5 adults in our party and the house provided plenty of space for everyone. We utilized the gorgeous kitchen daily and although it rained pretty much every day we were able to still sit outside and enjoy the scenery. My boyfriend and I ran in the Big Island International Half Marathon and the race route practically went right past the house. We loved watching the surfers starting from 5am every morning and the sound of the frogs when we went to sleep at night.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Duluth, MN

A great place to stay! The property is exactly like the pictures portray

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 14 days at the property. It was wonderful. We hiked and explored the island every day. We saw whales in the ocean almost daily from the house. A great place to come and enjoy! The manager, Randall, was extremely helpful in giving us ideas and suggestions for activities, restaurants and hikes. The layout of the house and views of the ocean are magnificent. We cooked many meals at the house and you will love the kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Findley, OH

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

It was dark upon our arrival, but Randall provided excellent directions and thank goodness for the garage passcode since we did not notice the Buddha until you pulled into the driveway. The house was very clean, fully equipped kitchen, and challenging trying to figure out all the light and fan switches, but just a minor issue since the house took our breath away! The location was perfect! Watching the surfers at Honoli'i

Bay, sitting outside under the covered patio, watching it rain, and the cruise ship that passed by every other day, but the best part was listening to the crashing waves and even the pesty frogs that never slept.

The second week we were joined by our daughter and husband so we were busy touring the Island and meeting a few relatives so our good intentions of grilling out never happened, but we did find some wonderful local foods and of course, the Farmers Market is a must for fresh fruits and whatever treasures you can find.

Great time, Great memories and gorgeous house so Mahalo to Randall for everything!

Can't wait to return.

John and Susan U

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hilo Bay Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 19/ Coastal Route
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Honolii Beach Park
Car: necessary

Given that the house is situated on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with only a low rock wall for a visual demarcation, this property is not suitable for all children. Call to discuss. Renter is responsible for all guests' safety. All guests must have the good common sense to not explore the cliff-edge beyond the low rock wall.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Merrie Monarch
24 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.75
Cleaning Fee (tax incl.) £157.39

Rates subject to change at any time prior to booking. Please request quotes for monthly stays. Refund of damage deposits are made within 7 days of departure providing there are no damages or neglect and all conditional items for refund are met. Please read conditions in your reservation agreement when making your first payment or request them prior to booking. Nominally, they are summarized in the following statement: Guests will take thoughtful and reasonable care of the house and contents during their stay and check out procedures will be followed; If children are present (children are anyone under the age of 21) adult guests will be responsible for children's actions and for their safety. Parking of vehicles will be limited to two and will be parked solely upon the property of the rental. No Street Parking! The solitude and privacy of the neighbors is not to be disrupted by guests' actions, noise or music.
HI Tax ID W59188120-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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