Stunning, majestic, oceanfront location, with an unmatched view. Hilo 2 miles.


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    $307 avg/night


    Hawaii> Hilo
    • 2 bedroom
    • 3 bathroom
    • Sleeps 5

    Simply put, this property sits on one of the most gorgeous ocean-front locations in East Hawaii. Unlike other ocean-front homes, you will not need to walk to the end of a yard to appreciate the Pacific waves. Here, you will feel as if you are on a ship. Simply step out onto the deck, look down and there is the Pacific ocean lapping at the shoreline 100 feet below you. We have actually fished off the deck. We believe the quality of this view and proximity to dramatic breaking waves are unique among vacation rentals in East Hawaii. This is particularly so considering it is only a couple of short miles from quaint Hilo town, the seat of Hawaii County. During the whale season, humpbacks will breech and frolic so close to the house that, on occasion, it will seem as if they are putting on a show just for you. Sometimes the cove below is visited by schools of spinner dolphins, which number in the hundreds. At almost anytime, you can look out from the windows or deck and see surfers sliding down the face of silver waves at nearby Honoli'i beach. On most days, a giant cruise ship will sail out of the dawn and past the house in the morning and then past the house again at sunset, as it leaves Hilo Bay, festooned with a thousand glittering lights.

    Please know that this is an older style Hawaiian home. If you are seeking luxury, you'll have to look elsewhere. The house is built from Redwood and is a single wall construction home. In other words, wood boards for walls, not the stud variety. Some of the doors are pocket doors as opposed to swing doors. Please don't expect the level of sophistication that you will find at resort properties. This is a simple house, built for a local family back in the 1950s. We have undertaken some modernization but essentially it is the same charming house that was constructed all those years ago.

    The house is a 40 minute drive from Volcanoes National Park and a brief three minute drive from Hilo. It is perfectly located for exploring East Hawaii and a spectacular hour and a half drive from the beaches and town of Kona.

    Aside from the spectacular view, one of the benefits of staying next to the ocean is the lack of pesky mosquitoes. The ocean breeze, which will keep you cool, also serves to drive most of them away. Unfortunately, the Big Island has been invaded by coqui frogs in recent years, which make a loud (not altogether unpleasant) chirping noise in the evening. Many B&Bs and vacation properties here ...

    Registration Number: TA-165-653-5040-01, GE-165-653-5040-01

     
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    MaryAnn S.
    Jan 24, 2024
    A view that can’t be beat in a classic Hawaiian setting.
    Shui W.
    Dec 26, 2023
    Don’t stay here. Stay in a hotel instead. I want to keep this wonderful, magical, authentically Hawaiian house with the most insane view, and with the most thoughtful owner, all for myself and my family. We will be back!
    Shui W.
    Dec 26, 2023
    Don’t stay here. Stay in a hotel instead. I want to keep this wonderful, magical, authentically Hawaiian house with the most insane view, and with the most thoughtful owner, all for myself and my family. We will be back!
    Jeanne G.
    Dec 20, 2023
    We stayed at Saul's for three nights, and loved it. The description of the house is very accurate, in that it's not a modern condo type of place. Rather, it reflects an older, more gracious time on the big island and the way it's furnished and decorated matches that. It was charming, comfortable and very clean, and it had everything you could need, particularly in the kitchen. The view from the lanai was incredible, and we loved seeing the big cruise ships coming and going. The location was perfect, very close to downtown Hilo, which we love. We hope to return in the future, but for a longer stay!
    Jeanne G.
    Dec 19, 2023
    We stayed at Saul's for three nights, and loved it. The description of the house is very accurate, in that it's not a modern condo type of place. Rather, it reflects an older, more gracious time on the big island and the way it's furnished and decorated matches that. It was charming, comfortable and very clean, and it had everything you could need, particularly in the kitchen. The view from the lanai was incredible, and we loved seeing the big cruise ships coming and going. The location was perfect, very close to downtown Hilo, which we love. We hope to return in the future, but for a longer stay!
    barbara r.
    Dec 06, 2023
    We were there for 4 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Lanai is beyond belief with the scenery and ambiance. We spent many hours there and even saw numerous Spinner Dolphins. Saul, the owner, was very easy to deal with. Mahalo
    barbara r.
    Dec 05, 2023
    We were there for 4 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Lanai is beyond belief with the scenery and ambiance. We spent many hours there and even saw numerous Spinner Dolphins. Saul, the owner, was very easy to deal with. Mahalo
    C S.
    Nov 21, 2023
    This is an amazing property. We absolutely loved it. Sunrise on the lanai is incredible. Sounds weird, but I was totally into the outdoor shower. Everything you could need for cooking and adventuring. Host is fantastic, great communication, left house warming presents, very helpful guest book, especially the hike down to Honolii beach, don't skip that. Super convenient to Hilo, five minutes to downtown yet you feel like you are in your own little island looking out the back windows. I would definitely rent again if we return to Hawaii.
    Roberta C.
    Nov 21, 2023
    We had a family trip starting in Maui for a memorial for our Mom. There were 14 of us all together in Hilo. My husband & I stayed at this location with my sister and brother in-law. The owners description was spot on. The house was charming and had one of the best stocked kitchens in all of the vacation rental homes I've stayed. The lanai was to die for. Pretty much every night the 14 of us gathered for dinner or after dinner to end our day and it accommodated all of us very easily. The view was the best, I sat on the lanai every morning drinking my coffee while watching and listening to the waves crashing against the rocks and watching the sunrise. As stated in the description it does not have the high end resort amenities, but the charm and comfort of the home was amazing. If there was a con it would be that there is no air conditioning, which did not bother my sister who is from California, but those of us from cold Washington State found it a little hot, however the location and the charm of the home alleviated that issue. If you are looking for a low key, charming home with an amazing view I would highly recommend this home. If I make another trip to Hilo we will stay again. My brother fell in love with it. My guess is he may stay there when he visits again. Mahalo to our host who had great communication!
    C S.
    Nov 17, 2023
    This is an amazing property. We absolutely loved it. Sunrise on the lanai is incredible. Sounds weird, but I was totally into the outdoor shower. Everything you could need for cooking and adventuring. Host is fantastic, great communication, left house warming presents, very helpful guest book, especially the hike down to Honolii beach, don't skip that. Super convenient to Hilo, five minutes to downtown yet you feel like you are in your own little island looking out the back windows. I would definitely rent again if we return to Hawaii.