Peace of Paradise Oceanfront


Rates: $315 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Bed types: FTK (sleeps 5)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 158 reviews)
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 actually supply their guests with earplugs. Luckily, the ocean breeze also keeps most of the coquis at bay. You will hear some chirping but it is extremely unlikely that you will find the noise too intrusive.

The house has a large kitchen and living room with picture windows overlooking the ocean and across the bay to Hilo Town. There is a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and french doors leading onto the deck and an outdoor shower. The second bedroom has a full and a twin bed. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a large TV..

The living room features leather furniture and a gas fireplace for those very occasional dips in temperature. We have deliberately not put a TV in the living area as we hope that you will enjoy the spectacular view, uninterrupted by flickering images and perhaps read, chat or partake in some of the family games we have left for you. However, there is double-speed wireless internet connection throughout the house should you need it for your own devices. You will find binoculars for observing the whales, surfers, dolphins, cruise ships, sailboats and Hawaiian outrigger paddlers.

The deck features a large, expandable teak dining table with chairs. It is doubtful that you will want to eat indoors once you have experienced the pleasure of ocean-front dining, although there is an additional dining table in the living room, should you choose to. There is an additional table with all-weather chairs and if you need it, a folding table. Should you wish to entertain, there is ample seating for your guests. For relaxation, there are teak deck-chairs and a comfortable, quilted double hammock in which to swing to the sound of breaking waves. Should you wish, grab a pillow with a blanket and let the hammock rock you to a wonderful night's sleep under the stars.

The large kitchen is full equipped with everything you need for comfort and convenience: extensive granite counter-tops, a double-door stainless steel fridge with water and ice maker, a dishwasher, garbage disposer, a Keurig coffee maker with a complimentary selection of coffees, large microwave, blender, rice-cooker, slow-cooker, toaster and range. There is ample china and silverware for all your dining needs. Should you need them, you will find coolers for taking on your island adventures.

Outside, you will find a kayak, life-vests, boogie boards and snorkeling equipment. Please feel free to use them to enjoy the magnificent Pacific ocean, which undoubtedly will provide you with many happy memories during your stay in Hawaii. You will also find tennis rackets and balls as well as some other beach games to enjoy.

I have noticed that some vacation rental owners claim that their properties are much shorter driving distances to Hilo than is possible. Please bear in mind that any oceanfront property in lower Puna, claiming to be within the Hilo district, is at least a 50 minute drive from town, often a lot more.

I do hope that the house brings as much joy to you as it has to me the years. Please make the most of your visit and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anything whatsoever.


TAT (Tax I.D.) Number: W00782520-01
STVR-19365042
NUC-19-1728 Registration Number: TA-165-653-5040-01, GE-165-653-5040-01

Peace of Paradise Oceanfront Reviews



Christine P.
March 2024
This property is amazing! Our only regret is we were only there for 2 nights. We could have stayed forever. The property is exactly as listed. The views are amazing. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. It is a great place to unwind. The whale watching was out of this world! We are already planning another visit! Thank you Saul!


Bill N.
February 2024
We loved this property and its amazing view of the ocean. We loved Hilo - and we loved spending time here at the property, having dinners, watching surfers and the whales. Saul the owner/manager was welcoming and wanted us to be at home here during our stay. We plan to come back here on our next visit to Hilo.


MaryAnn S.
January 2024
A view that can’t be beat in a classic Hawaiian setting.


Shui W.
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
November 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.
November 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!


Cheryl D.
October 2023
This house is in a most excellent location, perched above the ocean, facing the sunrise. It is close to Hilo yet removed from the tourist scene. It is so very comfortable and peaceful! We all loved the house and the awesome view.


Ryan R.
September 2023
The house and views were amazing! Spent most of the days exploring the island, but the home was cozy, convenient, and in a great location for a quiet getaway. The location right in the water made it perfect to enjoy the breeze right off the ocean, and the master bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Will definitely stay here again when we return to Big Island!


Steve C.
August 2023
Fantastic vacation... Magical house, fantastic location, extremely gracious host, and an outdoor shower... It doesn't get any better....


Jill S.
August 2023
Beautiful views of the ocean, access to snorkeling gear, great location…. We had a wonderful stay!


Eric T.
June 2023
We really enjoyed our stay at this VRBO in Hilo. A perfect location with an incredible view. This is an older, quaint Hawaiian coastal home that fit our needs perfectly. Communication from the home owner was excellent, and the home had everything we could think of needing/using. And did I mention the view!?!? It was AMAZING. We will definitely stay here again when we visit Hilo. Mahalo!


Cindy W.
June 2023
I cannot adequately describe how wonderful this place is. The view is unbeatable. The house is located right above the ocean, and the sound of the waves hitting the cliffs below is just awesome. The lanai is the best! Very large, with great outdoor table and lots of seating. Our favorite things were the hammock and the outside shower. The house has a lot of character and plenty of room. I have never stayed in a VRBO that was better equipped. They had absolutely everything you could think of needing, including condiments and everything you need to cook with. Because of how wonderful the place was, we cooked in every night. We just did not want to leave the house to sightsee because of how much we enjoyed it there. The owners were so kind and helpful. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We hope we can come back one day!


Alan G.
June 2023
After carefully reviewing all of the online photos of this place, I knew it had a great view. But you can't fully appreciate it until stepping out onto the back deck with the waves hitting the shore almost directly below you. This is the kind of place that makes you feel less like a tourist and more like someone who is lucky enough to live here. This is a classic house that harkens back to a time before all of the beautiful places were overrun by commercialism. The only downside to this property is that you are tempted to not go out exploring the island and just stay on the back deck. What a treasure.


Shannon W.
June 2023
Wow! This place was GREAT! Nice, quiet retreat!! The house was well stocked, the outdoor shower a nice little bonus and my favorite spot was that hammock!! Perfect, a little breeze but not too windy and the sunrise AND sunset are spectacular!! Also nice and close to everything we did! I can see why people don't want to leave 🌺 Mahalo


Karla D.
May 2023
If you are like me and want a lovely lanai with a beautiful view, then look no further. The pictures do not do it justice. We spent hours relaxing on the deck, listening to the waves crash and letting all the stress of the world melt away. Loved it.


Maryann W.
May 2023
This is a special place. The house sits on the edge of a cliff with views in three directions. The sound of the waves is mesmerizing. Palm trees wave from the cliff edge. Surfers catch waves in the distance. The house is not fancy, but ever so cozy. It was very hard to leave!


Richard F.
May 2023
Great place


Sriram V.
April 2023
The location was fantastic- right over the water. The place was well maintained.


Stephanie B.
April 2023
We loved our visit to Saul’s house! It was pretty windy and rained almost every night but the design of the patio allowed us to still enjoy the amazing view when the weather wasn’t ideal. We all slept great! The unattached room/gym/yoga studio downstairs was a great office for one family member who needed to work most mornings. The house is cozy and had pretty much everything we needed. We loved watching the surfers and walking to the surf beach. The house is an easy drive to Hilo, Volcano NP, Mauna Kea visitor center and the Hamakua coast. We ate most of our meals enjoying the view. Saul was always very quick to reply and we’d love to return!


ERIC T.
April 2023
Holy Cow, that a great place to stay! Our family of 5 had nothing but a wonderful experience. Location is excellent, close to town, high above the cliffs and water, just amazing! Watched whales from the porch multiple times, along with pods of dolphins. Loved everything about our adventure. House booklet has lots of suggested attractions. Downtown market is not to be missed. We explored many places including; Rainbow Falls, Kilauea Volcanoe Nat'l Park, Akaka Falls, Waipio Valley Lookout (great local places to eat/shop along the way), Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and more. Enjoyed a great breakfast @ Kens Diner. Burgers were terrific @ Hilo Burger Joint. Good dinner @ Seaside, casual setting with higher end offerings. Maybe best of all was just enjoying the amazing ocean sounds and views from the back porch of this home. One-of-a-kind, would highly recommend.


Eric L.
March 2023
Perfect place for my wife and I. We enjoyed a great walk along waterfalls to the swimming / surfing hole (you can see from the deck) Some steep sections on a quiet road with the sound of water cascading. We cooked at "home" in a well equipped kitchen and enjoyed, I am sure, one of the best tables on the Island. We spent 10 nights. Other than our walks and brief trips to the shops and farmers market we rarely left. No reason to. Loved every minute even the few rainy days.


dean l.
February 2023
Lovely week at a beautiful shoreline setting looking E toward the morning sunrise over breakfast from open air lanai. Cozy living room with Fireplace added warmth when temps dropped, or during rainy afternoons. We baked in the fully equipped kitchen. Master BR offered walk-on lanai toward the sea. Will return


Dan G.
January 2023
Great location with views. Outdoor space was wonderful. Had a very relaxing stay. Owner very responsive to inquiries. Would highly recommend this property.


Kaethe I.
January 2023
From the moment we arrived we felt at home and comfortable. It’s a stunning piece of property with a gorgeous balcony that you can view surfers to the right enjoying the ocean and pods of dolphins to the left frolicking. There are a lot of amenities available which was great for a family and situated 5 mins from town. Would defo recommend in a heart beat. Thank you Saul!!


Debbie M.
January 2023
We had a great stay!! The description and photos are accurate. The views are absolutely amazing! We stayed 3 nights and explored the Hilo area and Volcano National Park. Great location! We made sure to have some time at the house too, in order to enjoy the deck. Saul, thank you for sharing your home with us! Your book of information was helpful. Highly recommend!


Troy R.
December 2022
Everything was perfect!


Mary D.
November 2022
My favorite part of the house was sitting outside everyday, every chance I got listening to the waves hit shore and looking out on the expanse of the ocean!


Maeghan L.
October 2022
This property was amazing! The description is accurate and the pictures don't do it justice. It literally has anything you could need while on vacation. Stunning views, huge lanai, view of the ocean, sunrises, and anything you might need inside. It was close to everything we wanted to do in Hilo and the surrounding area. Neighborhood is lovely and quiet and host was great. Vacation bliss is guaranteed if you stay here!


Amora K.
October 2022
The cliff house is the best house I’ve ever stayed in. We stayed for 7 days. Everytime we walked out to the deck, the comment was “Wow! I can’t believe we are here! It is so beautiful!” Laying on the hammock and watching the surfers was a treat. Saul we thank you for sharing your cliff house! Great vibes! Loved your welcoming book with info. Thank you for a fantastic Hilo vacation!!


Lauryn M.
September 2022
Such an amazing, magical place! You can certainly feel the love poured into this house. The view from the lanai is absolutely stunning - especially at sunrise. The house is super cozy and perfect for cooking, socializing, or just relaxing. The location is great - just a short drive from downtown Hilo, but far enough out of town to be quiet and peaceful. One of our favorite parts of our trip to Hawaii was lounging on the lanai in the moonlight, watching geckos crawl about, and listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. We had a great time here and would rent this house again in a heartbeat!


Carley B.
September 2022
The owners had all kinds of nice amenities. The bed was comfortable and there were plenty of towels. Lots of kitchen tools as well. They really thought of everything. The view from the balcony and the master was gorgeous and you could hear the waves all night. It is a quiet neighborhood so know that you can’t stay outside too late as the sound carries.


Tom
September 2022
This is the 2nd time we've stayed here. Saul is a great host and the property is beautiful. lt's was even better this time than it was the 1st time we stayed. We rented a Jeep Wrangler and spent a week driving all over the island. This vacation now ranks as one of the best we've ever take.


Denise R.
September 2022
Great location in a quiet neighborhood… communication was easy and quick with the owner. Loved watching the ocean waves below and listening to the sea at all hours. Would recommend this place and would stay here again!


Nina D.
August 2022
We loved this home and the views and ocean waves right off the balcony were amazing! You can see the surfers at Honoli'i Bay from the balcony and the home was well equipped for our needs. Would definitely stay again!


Andree L.
July 2022
No mosquitoes, lovely view of Hilo, great airflow, beautiful large glass windows from living room


Felecia B.
June 2022
As you can already tell from the photos, the views from the lanai are breathtaking. We spent every morning and evening soaking up the horizon. And thanks to clever sliding panels in the decking, we were able to enjoy the lanai even during rainy spurts. The location was also great - super close to the action in Hilo, but off the beaten trail enough to be quiet and peaceful. The accommodations were also solid - comfy beds, seating, and a spacious kitchen. Overall, great place!


Emily G.
June 2022
The house had an older eclectic cabin feel to it. It had everything we could possibly need for a great time and the hammock on the porch was a hit with our family. The views and sounds of the ocean we’re amazing!


Brett B.
May 2022
The place was beautiful, taking a shower outside while listening to the waves crash below was pure zen.


Luke M.
February 2022
Had a great Mon-Fri week staying at this location. The setting is fantastic; we spent about half of the week just sitting around the house, particularly on the deck, and watching the world go by. The property owners have gone out of their way to provide anything you could think you would need. We really appreciated that respect and trust they had in their guests, asking only that we respect their place in return. The beds were comfortable, and the outdoor shower is definitely an experience! Would definitely stay there again. Had a great time.


Karen Z.
January 2022
You almost feel like you are on a cruise ship from the balcony. Can get very humid due to the lack of AC, but there are a ton of fans to help you keep comfortable. The outdoor shower is wonderful and the view of the stars on a clear night are unbelievable. Very unique property and I’m so glad that we stayed here!


Stephen M.
January 2022
We were here 5 years ago and liked it so much we came back.


Janice B.
November 2021
Amazing view ,and , charming beach house. My husband ,and , I throughly enjoyed this place.


Mary W.
October 2021
This house is full of the Hawaiian, especially Hilo, spirit. It is not what we expected but as we got comfortable we found more than we expected. The floors creak and the geckos are beautiful but the view is beyond spectacular. We felt safe and secure in this lovely home and to us that means everything. A bottle of champagne and a fresh papaya were waiting for us! If you want to experience the true Hawaiian spirit stay here!


Anna W.
October 2021
My husband and I stayed here for a week for our honeymoon and couldn’t have asked for a better location. This is our second trip to Hilo and second stay at Saul’s location, we definitely plan to return in the future. The property is amazing with such beautiful views. We couldn’t have asked for a better home and stay! Highly recommend!


Kathy D.
August 2021
This was the best VRBO experience we’ve had. Saul was a wonderful host and the property was lovely, exactly as described. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we return to Hilo.


Larry G.
July 2021
The house lives up to its pictures, and more, as experiencing the view in person, from dawn to night, exceeds the images. The house is comfortable, well equipped, and designed to get the maximum benefit from the ocean view and the ocean breeze [don't miss the outdoor shower, which lives up to its hype]. The location is perfect -- 15 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes from downtown Hilo, but on a quiet street with no distraction except the ocean waves.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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