|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||2200 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
The sight and sound of dramatic crashing surf greet you from every room of this luxury, 4 bedroom/2 bathroom Hawaiian prviate home on 1/2 landscaped acre with your own swimming pool and hot tub by the sea. This is Hale Mar, and you'll love it.
The best of everything, from gourmet kitchen and full laundry room to high threadcount linens and free wireless internet is provided for your pleasure at Hale Mar, or "House of the Sea." Located just 15 miles from the Hilo (ITO) airport, and 30 minutes from the dramatic Volcano National Park, Hale Mar is a gorgeous retreat which you can use as a base from which to explore the wonders of Hawaii,...Read more
Hale Mar: Luxury Oceanfront Home w/Pool, Hot Tub!
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
On the gorgeous, wild and tropical Puna peninsula - convenient to Hilo and the Volcano National Park, black sand beaches, giant turtle sanctuaries, whale watching, golf and tropical winetasting, rainforests and waterfalls, and so much more!
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$289 - $449||$289 - $449||$0||$0||1 night|
|Low Season||$289||$289||-||-||1 night|
|Merrie Monarch||$449||$449||-||-||2 nights|
|Regular Season||$349||$349||-||-||1 night|
|Xmas & Easter||$449||$449||-||-||5 nights|
|All Other Dates||$289||$289||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 13.5% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $150 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $500 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Rate ranges from $289-449/night depending on season; see our website for this year's season and holiday dates.
Just 1 night minimum stay during most periods, 5 nights during Xmas, New Year's and Easter;
FREE wireless internet access included with all stays.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
This house was well decorated and nicely manicured. The master bedroom was huge with the sounds of the crashing waves the loudest, so cool! I've been to many houses in the Hawaiian paradise park district and I have to say the hot water heater was by far the best! So everyone had hot water for their showers. The shower in the master bedroom was just perfect. The pool and spa were very enjoyable, especially at night! The only deficeit would be the 3rd bedroom which is really small, really, but the person who stayed in the room did not complain. The office on the other hand was the same size as the 2nd bedroom. The view and waves were awesome. Look for turtles in the morning, they like to surf the waves. Saw a whale too. Nice quiet stay!!
Beautiful House located in a quiet setting
We loved the house. The sights and sounds of the ocean were spectacular. The rooms were spacious and the kitchen was well stocked. My daughter loved the lap pool and jacuzzi. We were also surprised to come home and find our deposit waiting for us. That was a nice surprise. We would highly recommend this property.
Beautiful House in Remote Location
Hale Mar is, in deed, a beautiful house and lives up to the pictures you see. The house is clean, spacious and right at the ocean. We especially liked the bedroom, which overlooks the ocean and has a great bed and mattress; plus plenty of space to do yoga when it's raining. It's beautiful and very tasteful. The amenities are plenty, including an office and a printer. Good Wifi. Peaceful and quiet. You can see turtles in the ocean right by the property. Starry nights. Spacious.
The pool is also great. Just the right size to be able to swim laps and the hot tub is located nicely with an ocean view. Great to be outside during the day. At night, there were a lot of mosquitos so we ended up eating outside only once or twice. We liked the geckos a lot and did not mind the singing frogs at all.
Unfortunately, Hawaiian Paradise Park is far away from anything. It's about a 30 minute drive to Hilo (Hilo is a really nice town), 15 minutes to Pahoa (not as nice), and 20 minutes to the next yoga studio (Yoga Oasis by Pahoa), 15 minutes to the next store.
The ocean view houses at Hawaiian Paradise Park are all very nice but I am not so sure about the rest of the "park" where you'll find anything from houses that resemble containers and wooden boxes to your standard ranch style house. It's a bit of an odd place, all streets go straight from the main road to the ocean. You are looking at about 4 miles of a very straight road that goes up and down (think San Francisco) from the next bigger road to Hale Mar. It's a boring drive and we got tired of it quickly.
We had tons of rain, which is expected on the Hilo side, but we did not think that we would actually get bored sitting at Hale Mar, as there really is nothing to do apart from swimming and chilling. And we were already pretty chilled.
Cooking was a dubious pleasure as there is not a single sharp knife in the house. We ended up buying a knife. You can't drink the water so have to make sure you have purchased water there at all times, or it's back on the road.
The dishwasher did not clean properly, even after we bought rinse aid. For some reason, all cutlery had a strange smell when it came out of the drawers and we ended up washing everything off before using it. As we love cooking, this was quite inconvenient. I would definitely not call it a gourmet kitchen. We ended up getting take out a few times and going out for dinner...each time a minimum of a 20 minute to 30 minute drive...not what we like to do on vacation.
On the upside, you are fairly close to the volcano (40-45 minutes) which is a wonderful place to easily explore for two days. There are hikes, museums and galleries. Seeing the active crater is an amazing experience. We also flew over the volcano with a helicopter which I can highly recommend; especially if it is the only way to see active lava; as it was for us.
My husband and I had already stayed in Kailua-Kona for 3 weeks, where we rented a house and loved it 100%. It was our mistake to think we would like staying in the rainy area, so very remotely, for another 3 weeks, when really we missed the sun and being close to activities. I think we literally saw anything you can see in the Pune/Hilo area and enjoyed all of it tremendously (beaches, hikes, hidden spots, lava walks) but after 1.5 weeks we had seen it all. You also can't swim in the ocean anywhere close to the house.
We asked the owner if we could leave a week early, realizing that this was asked a lot, but as we had booked for so long and paid thousands of dollars, we were hoping for some willingness to cooperate; obviously expecting a loss on our end. We'd have been happy to be offered to leave just a few days early and get our money back. But the owners declined. Which they had all right to. We ended up booking ourselves into a hotel on the Kona side for 3 nights, just to get out and see some sun; and get access to a swimable beach.
I think that if you only stayed for a week or two, and your plan is to hang around the house and garden to just chill, Hale Mar is a wonderful place. If you want it as your base to see the area, it's too remote for my taste (as I live in California and have a long commute, so don't want this on my vacation).
It is a great housing with great location. My kids love the hot tub and swimming pool very much. I enjoyed the ocean view and the sound of the waves. The kitchen is well stocked and th laundry facility is an added bonus.
After a week on Maui, we knew we would need a private place to unwind and relax. Hale Mar exceeded our expectations and yet we could still get to the volcanoes or the city in a short amount of time. The views and solitude made our stay unforgettable.
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Vacation made perfect by dream house!
This is a gem of a house. It you want a vacation where you get away from it all but still be fairly close to the major sights, then this is the place for you. While there, we went zip lining, took an open doors helicopter tour of the volcano, drove up to the observatory, and visited numerous places suggested in the book the owners have made. The small town close by has four or five great restaurants to choose from. There is nothing quite like falling asleep to the sounds of the waves or coming "home” and having a swim and jacuzzi. I've even video taped the waves so that I can imagine myself back there on those stressful real life days! The owners have really thought of everything to make your stay hassle free and were a pleasure to communicate and deal with. I'm saving to get back there as soon as I can!
Hale Mar is Hawaii!
It goes without saying that lodging is typically the most expensive component of a vacation and the entire vacation experience is related to that. Hale Mar provided a splendid lodging experience at a reasonable cost....even without the fact that complete privacy was ours and the neighbors were friendly. The owners have taken great care in making certain that all, and I do mean all, necessities are provided to those staying there. From matches to beach towels, and even an umbrella, nothing has been spared. If I do visit Hawaii again Hale Mar will be the only place I will consider to stay. Nothing more need be said!
wonderful stay at hale mar
the most relaxing, beautiful week we've had in a very long time. gorgeous house, incredible weather, sea turtles and whales - what more could you ask for?!? i have never seen so many stars in my life and falling asleep to the waves crashing outside each night was truly amazing.