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Ocean Soul: swim, adventure, relax, retreat on the cliffside of Waipunalei

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,433 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Oceanfront hike to the rocky beach below. 3 Bed/3 Bath, sleeps 6. Hamakua Coast

Whether adventure or a relaxing vacation calls, Ocean Soul is the perfect place for your next Hawaiian retreat. Perched on the cliffside of Waipunalei, Ocean Soul's 13 acre property hosts the most amazing ocean views, a lap swimming pool, multi-level home with three bedrooms and yes, its very own private rocky beach! Located between Waimea (Kamuela) and Hilo on the enchanting Hamakua Coast, you're situated to access some of the Big Island's most fantastic sites. Venture into the famed Waipio Valley. Enjoy First Friday's in the shops and galleries of Honokaa. Catch world class music and movies at the People's Theater in Honokaa or a refreshing dip in the ocean at Laupahoehoe Point Park. Explore adventures on the Hamakua Coast like ziplining at Umauma Falls, hiking Akaka Falls and strolling the Botanical Gardens of Onomea.

Ocean Soul hosts up to 6 people in three bedrooms. The Master Suite with a King bed, is unrivaled with sweeping views of the Pacific. Watch whales in winter from the comfort of the Master Suite Spa tub! There is a walk-in slate tiled shower, double sink vanity and walk-in shower in the Master Bathroom. A second bedroom with a Queen bed is located on the same floor as the Master. The Guest bathroom has a wooden tub and hand-held shower. One floor down on the same level as the fully stocked kitchen, is the third bedroom also with a full bathroom and Queen size bed. Next to the kitchen is an open dining area with dining table and seating for six. The Living Room is open to the Kitchen and has a TV, WiFi, lounging furniture and an ocean view lanai for hanging outside. The ocean views from these living areas are amazing! There are outside seating spots on every level so you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktails in the company of whales in winter and birds and other ocean life year round.

The private swimming pool is in full sun with almost constant trade breezes of the windward side. Please note, the pool is not heated. A 180 degree ocean panorama is your view. Weather in this area is temperate; 70s and 80s in the days and 60s-70s at night year round. Small A/C units are provided in the bedrooms for the rare times when the heat of the day warms the house. Ceiling fans are usually ample!

Guests are greeted by our friendly on-island contact. We are here to insure your vacation is fantastic! Nightly and Weekly rates are available. Rental rates are for 2 guests. Additional fees apply for extra guests up to 6 total.

A/C Notes: Stand alone AC in each of the 3 bedrooms.

This vacation home has been registered as a Transient Accommodation with the State of Hawaii – HAWAII TAX TA-147-421-3888-01

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About Elite Vacation Rentals

The Leader In Hawaii Luxury Vacation Rentals, Elite Pacific Vacation Rentals offers a stunning collection of exclusive private homes and resorts for rent throughout the islands of Hawaii. Whether you are looking for a contemporary high rise condominium in Waikiki, an exclusive oceanfront estate in Maui, or a hidden retreat in Kauai, we offer an extraordinary hand-picked collection of exquisite resort residences. At Elite Pacific Vacation Rentals, all of our properties are professionally managed by our on island management teams to ensure that our homes meet consistent quality standards. Should you wish for additional services such as a private chef or the pre-stocking of a villa, our personal Concierge teams are also ready to assist you upon request.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in ‘Ō‘ōkala in Ookala

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2433 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , jetted tub with ocean views, walk-in shower,
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Main floor, wooden tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bottom floor, walk-in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main floor, ensuite bathroom, jetted tub with ocean views,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor, bathroom nearby
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower floor, bathroom nearby
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Ocean Soul: swim, adventure, relax, retreat on the cliffside of Waipunalei
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
BC, Canada

Even better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the Big Island for 2 weeks and ended our stay with 3 days at this amazing home. It is truly a work of art. Waking up to the 180 degree view of the ocean is beyond compare! There's a double shower in the master and a beautiful wood tub in one of the other baths. IT WAS AMAZING!

We had our married son & his wife with us and our teenaged daughters. They loved the decks to watch the ocean and the pool to relax by. You will need to bring groceries with you as the nearest town is about 40 mins away but once you get there all the dishes, and cooking tools are there.

We loved our stay here. It was the perfect end to our stay on the Big Island and we wished we'd stayed longer in this beautiful home. We watched a whale, turtle and school of dolphins from the deck off the kitchen. It was truly amazing. Waipio valley is not far away if you're up for an amazing hike! And the pool is long enough for laps and beautiful enough to relax beside all day :)

We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rehoboth Beach, DE USA

Best View in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed 4 days but loved every day of our time here. The way the master bedroom hangs right on the edge of the cliff makes for the best view we have ever experienced on the Big Island (We have stayed in 4 other places, all with lovely views.)The house was very clean, and my husband will tell you that I am particular in that area. The kitchen had a good supply of utensils, pottery, and pots and pans. Also the essentials for basic cooking were already provided (basic spices, vinegar, and oil) which was a nice money saver. In addition, there was enough laundry detergent (and iron and ironing board) to do a few loads. The fact that a small country store and café are only two miles away is another big help. The store has a good selection of groceries and a nice café with wonderful staff, and great entertainment on various nights. In early March, the pool was chilly but still swimmable if you keep moving and since it is a lap pool, that is what you should be doing. The bottom surface of the pool could use a good scrubbing. The provided chaise lounges were very comfortable. The location of this house is best for trips North to Waiipo Valley or down to Hilo. It is a long jaunt to either Volcano National Park or Kailua-Kona and further south, but based on guest book entries many people do it. However, if you really want to enjoy this exceptional property with all of its wonderful privacy, plan your trip to stay close to home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Spectacular-best rental of all time

  • 5 of 5

Ocean Soul is spectacular. Its pricy, but worth every penny. You are completely secluded from all other people and your view is the ocean as far as the eye can see. We spent several nights at this property and I don't have anything negative to stay. From pre-trip communication with Jessica to checking in with Stacey, everyone was friendly and professional. And the house is just truly amazing, the best place I've ever slept with nothing but the sound of birds and the ocean. We even saw whales from the master bedroom! We will be back. Thanks for the incredible weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN

Great experience and amazing house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at this wonderful home. The view is priceless and was one of the highlights of the trip. Unfortunately the pool wasn't heated and we weren't able to spend any time there, but the land and the home is stunning.

Jessica and Stacey were great. We were greeted upon arrival and given a quick orientation of the home. The drive way was challenging to find at night (check out Google Map street view before hand if you are arriving after dark) and is very narrow. We had two large SUVs which barely fit on the turnoff and down the steep driveway.

We had a few maintenance issues with the home, but Jessica was quick to organize assistance.

Two design flaws with the home include no privacy door for the master bathroom toilet/shower and the guest room bathtub wasn't functional (it's a wooden tub without a shower or curtain and wasn't able to be used).

Aside from those minor items - the home and vacation was fantastic. Would recommend the home to adults (not for families with children) and possibly not for elderly as there are unique stairs throughout the home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Steve! Thank you for your honest review of Ocean Soul. We are happy to explain your comments a little for future guests clarity. The pool is not heated and never has been as far as we are aware (not a broken heater). Winter 2017-2018 has been quite chilly by east Hawaii standards and we 're sorry that the pool was too cold for your enjoyment. The wooden tub is also not broken. It does work as designed but the design is for a hand held shower only which can be awkward for some. Thanks again for visiting with us and letting others know! Aloha and Mahalo, Jessica and the Ocean Soul Crew
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Very beautiful and private location.

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice and any concerns where addressed right away. Some things have changed since the the photos our only regret is the kids wanted to swim in the pool at night but the pool heater wasn't working and neither where the Tiki torches by the pool. Otherwise a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rick, Thanks for staying at Ocean Soul! FYI the pool is not heated and never has been as far as we are aware (not a broken heater). You are correct that the Tiki torches do not work. They have been assessed and will not be made to work at this point. Aloha and Mahalo, Jessica and the Ocean Soul Crew
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This home will leave you speechless

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate the views of the ocean was seen from every room in the house the tropical birds that just fly around and walk along the hillside I so beautiful the personal and private swimming pool just adds to the relaxation of this home eye contact Stacy was super nice and so helpful and went out of her way to make us feel welcome you have to try Donna's cookies these are the best cookies I've ever had hands down you have to go to Grandma's for breakfast the people are so friendly the home is so spacious I can't wait to experience this again it was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for me and it will always be remembered

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cherrise! Aloha, Jessica, Stacey and the Ocean Soul Crew
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Ka'awaili Gulch Beach
Car: necessary

The Ocean Soul property hosts its own hiking trail and rocky beach. The beach is a breathtaking view beneath the edge of the cliff where the house sits. We do not recommend swimming in the beach, but the hike along the stream onto the beach head is one-of-a-kind! The Hamakua Coast is full of adventures including horseback riding or 4 wheeling into Waipio Valley, hiking, sightseeing along the famed coastline road, botanical gardens and zipline adventures. Laupahoehoe Beach Park is close by with a rocky beach for collecting treasures or a quick swim. Honokaa Town has the famed People's Theater with both films and live performances. The town also hosts a First Friday art and shop walk. Check out the house book for more advice on nearby activities.


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