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Accessible Oceanfront Beach Cottage- Hale Ehu Kai- Go Where Evacuees Go!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

SPECIAL VOLCANO NOTE- Hale o Lei is northeast, and upwind, of the Southeast Rift Zone and Kilauea Volcano. Tradewinds send gases/ash away from you. Lava is flowing away from you. There are no road access issues. You can still experience the excitement of the current eruption with little inconvenience! The owner also has a vacation home Kona-side (Hale o Lei #7022776) should you prefer there (currently VOG at upper elevations).

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 (#7022776) for a total Big Island experience (and a 'package-price' rate).

More Details

Hart or Marlene Phillips
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

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

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 Pahoa

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 won't be disappointed!! Also, we built Hale Ehu Kai accessible, so all can enjoy, even if there are mobility challenges. We also have a vacation rental Kona-side (Hale o Lei #7022776), and many people stay with us both sides.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Pahoa in the Puna District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist 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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(137 traveller reviews)

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Accessible Oceanfront Beach Cottage- Hale Ehu Kai- Go Where Evacuees Go!
average rating of 4.6715326 based on 137 reviews

It has serious potential, great bones

  • 3 of 5

Awesome location. Sun where Hilo and Pahoa has rain. Fix the screens and screen doors so that the windows can be open at night, sharpen the knives and get a real cutting board and it’s a 5. Linen and towels were great. Hosts were awesome, view is breathtaking, would totally stay again. We could see the current volcanic activity glow at night!!! Loved it, so peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Glad Jeff enjoyed his 3 night stay. I'm a little surprised by his three star rating given his comments. When he was at Hale Ehu Kai, there were 3 cutting boards in the pantry-- wood, plastic, and glass. We bought an even larger one immediately on reading his rating, so that it was easier to see. We also bought an additional set of knives, with a sharpener. Screens were already on our to-do list, which is continuous due to the direct oceanfront location. We are staying at Hale Ehu Kai, now, and are enjoying opening the windows every night, so are unsure what he's referring to.
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Absolutely beautiful, safe, clean and quiet! Unbelievable views!

  • 5 of 5

We came to visit our son for a week. This was the perfect spot to gather and be a family! Thank you for sharing your home with us!! Much Aloha!

Jean & Dave

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property-beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Good location if you’re doing activities North and south of Hilo

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to watch the turtles and enjoy the waves crashing on the rocks!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of amenities in the house - kitchen had every gadget we needed. Thanks for boogie board in closet / it allowed me to snorkel safely.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful ocean front

  • 4 of 5

The ocean front home was amazing. So wonderful to listen to the waves crashing and great location for our days touring the volcanoes.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Found it to be very relaxing, enjoyable, and just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well organized, well stocked with basics needed and very comfy beds.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Festivals.

* Art exhibits.

* Volcano Watching.

* Hiking.

* Outstanding Pahoa eateries.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relax.

* Hike/stroll.

* Snorkel.

* Spa.

* Eat in Pahoa.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Watch the dolphins/whales/tutles.

* Snorkel Kapoho.

* Hike.

* Watch the lava flow into the ocean.

* Eat in Pahoa.


Strolling or hiking








Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday Season
14 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.54
Property Damage Protection £45

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

Owner'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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