Luxurious Apartment Near Ocean

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ka'Ehukai St, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States

We give deep discounts of up to 50% for bookings on available space JUST DAYS PRIOR to arrival to fill un-used space depending on the space, availability, length of stay and time of year.

Your host, Randall
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We give deep discounts of up to 50% for bookings on available space JUST DAYS PRIOR to arrival to fill un-used space depending on the space, availability, length of stay and time of year.

The Space

The Luxurious Apartment is the top two floors of a contemporary townhouse (1200 square feet).
Enjoy 180 degree ocean vistas. A two minute walk will get you to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. A ten minute walk will take you to Kehena black sand beach.
Contact your friends with the Free WiFi as well as phone line. and tell them about the sunlight streaming through the stain glass windows, reflected on the teak floors, teetering your wine glass on the balanese river rock counters while listening to the special magic of wales blowing and slapping their tails.
The second floor has a full kitchen, breakfast bar, expansive lanai, and tables for dining either in or outside, amidst the forever flowering garden. There is a toilet on this floor, and the black couch will convert to a queen bed. The kitchen is fully equipped including a full-size gas range, pots and pans, blender, microwave, toaster, boiling water pitcher, bowls and all the standard kitchen implements at your disposal.
The top floor has a new memory foam queen bed, walk in closet, Jacuzzi tub, and TV that can be used in conjunction with dvd player . Lay back in the teak lounge chairs and enjoy the view. We have seen whales breeching from up here.There is a washer with soap etc. and line dry area on-site for your use.
Nearby natural hot springs and tide pools offer awesome snorkeling, soaking and swimming in safe warm water, right at the ocean's edge. A fifteen minute drive will get you to a safe viewing area where you will see lava flowing into the sea. Or you can explore the old Hawaiian town of Pahoa a twenty minutes drive away with its wooden board walks, many restaurants and markets. And the special magic of hearing the whales blowing and slapping their tails at night, add to the magic of "oceanspirit". Come see for yourself.
Kalani Ocean side retreat is just a short walk or two minute drive away offering meals, massages and use of there pools and sauna for very reasonable rates.
The County operated bus service "Hele-On" stops one block away twice daily.
The neighbors and "locals" in Kalapana Sea View as well as the surrounding areas are relaxed, helpful, and friendly, and I have found, they will always give excellent tips on the best current things to do in the local area. So don't be afraid to schmooze a little. And don't miss Uncle Robert's at the end of the road, everyone's a night, for a unique island experience filled with music, dance, food and local crafts. And Sea-View's very own crafts, food and farmers market every Saturday morning.
We also offer local guide services to show you into the hard to get to and little-known killer spots for very reasonable rates. Rates will vary depending on group size, transportation, difficulty, outfitting and duration. Please feel free to inquire.
We also offer pickup at the Hilo airport for $40 for up to three people and luggage. We can greet you with beautiful, fragrant, handcrafted lays for an additional $18 per person.
Hawaii State Taxes of 13.42% are not calculated or collected on this site.

Guest Access

A landline telephone With free calling to the US and Canada. A shared barbecue, table and lounge chairs located in the grass courtyard. A small collection of DVDs to watch at your leisure. A washing machine With soaps, folding table and lines to dry on.

Interaction with Guests

Such wonderful guests we are blessed to have stay here with us it is my goal to interact as much (or as little) as is necessary, fun, informative and mutually beneficial. No more and no less.

The Neighborhood

A quote from a recent guest
"This is probably the coolest house in the coolest neighborhood on the big island. You'll be in Seaview, a block from the lavarock shore. Seaview is filled with friendly island hippies who say hi when they pass you, and everyone knows the Triangle House. Some people know it as the "Cheese House," because it looks like a wedge of swiss cheese lying on its side, with each window a porthole. This is my favorite neighborhood in the 4 that I've stayed at on the big island (kailua-kona/captain cook, hilo, volcano/mt view, na'alehu/ocean view). You're living in a gorgeous jungle, with great ocean access, a plethora of interesting artists and hippies, and the best neighborhood spirit I've seen. Every wednesday, the whole community of the Puna district ends up at a fair on the edge of civilization where the 1970 lava flow literally rolled over the city of Kalapana, called "Uncle Roberts at the End of the Road." I don't know a better way to say hello to a new community than that. Randall is a great host. He's a craftsman who cares a lot about the building, and is trying to improve its design for the people who stay in it. He's super easy to work with. He's been doing constant work on the property. It was designed by an architect who had a dream about "round holes and square pegs" and designed a property with a Triangle house, a Rectangle house, a Circle water catchman, and two Square sheds. There's also a real-life castle next-door. It's like living in a dream."

Other Things to Note

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Permit Number: W25420597-01

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $6 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $599 /week
Monthly Price: $1999 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • we had a great time with a friendly host. this house r perfect if u search a quietly vacation. very clean, bbq, lot of space, wifi, dvd (no tv). it is 5min to the next small store and 20min to the next "big" village. the people there loves hawaii and u feel the spirit of the old hawaii. lava, rainforest, cliffs and friendly free spirit peoples. 1hour to the volcanos. 1hour to hilo. 2 1/2 to kona. (all with cars)
    ***tax is NOT included***
    greetings from switzerland :)

    June 2014
  • A really nice and comfortable Apartment was awaiting us. The interior Design is up to date. Although the apartment is 10 Miles way from the village pahoa it is a perfect place to stay and enjoy the seaside view and the Black Sand Beach which is just a few minutes away. Thanks again Randall!

    June 2014
  • It was really nice to stay in Randall's nice Apartment. It was even more beautiful than the pictures. If we visit big island again we would stay in randall's apartment again.

    June 2014
  • This is an incredible place to stay when visiting the Big Island. Two floors of beautifully designed living space with two lanais (porches) facing the ocean. Woke up at the dawn every day to watch the beautiful colors light up the sky. Hiking distance to Kahena beach and close to Kalani Retreat with awesome massage, watsu, yoga and meal passes -- best food on the island. We even had access to laundry facilities and loved conversations with Randall when we were in social mode -- totally private when we were more interested in seclusion.

    This place is really a gift and I plan to return often. Mahalo Randall for sharing your beautiful home!

    June 2014
  • The apartment was just like the pictures and I was always happy to return to it after a day "out and about". I loved being woken in the comfy bed (and yes it is higher than normal, but that didn't bother me) by the sun streaming in the windows in the morning. Fans on both floors keep everything nice and cool, no air-con needed.
    The best part of the aprtment is simply spending time on the balconies. Enjoying a drink, watching the ocean, reading or just day-dreaming. Seaview is a nice queiet neighborhood - expept for some sunset-music played in the ocean park, but that never went too late and the coqui frogs of course, but they are so loud and there are so many of them that it is more or less white noise ;)
    A car is definitely needed and Hilo and Volcanoes Park are about an hour away, but driving on the island is a dream, very relaxed. Randall lives on site and is very helpful with advice; Uncle Robert's Awa bar, Hilo and Sea-View Farmermarkets, etc.
    I loved my time in this wonderful apartment - thanks Randall!

    May 2014
  • Our stay with Randall was truly comfortable and enjoyable. Randall was very warm and accommodating, and it was delightful to chat with him and get a feel for the place and what it has to offer. The house is very luxurious, with two beautiful balconies with great vistas of the sea at the very front of Seaview, right by the ocean. It was so fantastic to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the view! The bed is excellent, which is such a great plus for anyone traveling! We also loved having a cozy bathtub to enjoy after a long day of hiking. All the amenities are there, and in every way we felt very happy with our stay at Randall´s.

    A visit to Uncle Robert´s Ava Bar down the road is a delight, and of course the whole coastline along the Red Road is so exquisite with all its fine vistas and turquoise crashing waves and the unique Black Sand Beach. Kalani, just down the road also has wonderful food, both for lunch and dinner, and on Saturdays, enjoy Seaview´s own market! Seaview is just an absolutely splendid place!

    April 2014
  • We LOVED our stay here! Not only is Pahoa a wonderful little vacation spot, but Randall is a great host and the apartment is really lovely. The bed was honestly one of the best mattresses I've ever slept on. Randall also has great tips on what to do in the area and how to get there. I highly recommend staying here, it's well worth it!

    March 2014
  • Randall Shipp ripped us off! He asked us to pay more than what he was asking based on hidden charges in house manual which are hidden until only after its booked. I am reporting Randall to airbnb as a warning to all future guests. Unless your up for surprising and unusual costs and being asked to leave early, do not book here. What he expects from his guests is to fall for a bait and switch on the price of the room. That is why he offers the discount. It's because he'll get it back with his hidden fee.

    March 2014
    Response from Randall:

    Ethan made this reservation for someone else! which is a big NO-NO! And when I found out the day he checked in I should have canceled the reservation. But knowing how much this would have put them out (as there are very few accommodations in this area and everyone else I know was fully booked), I relaxed our policy and let him stay. They knew about the taxes (which legally all transient accommodations need collect and pay) and tried to get away without paying. Also two sets of keys were not returned so the locks also need to be changed. Airbnb mediated and this all came out of the deposit as that's what deposits are for.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful three night stay at this residence. It has wonderful views of the ocean and within walking distance to cliffs and beach. It is in a quiet residential area. We followed several of Randall's suggestions…Uncle Roberts (a must if you are there on Weds or Sat, Black sand beach, Mauna Kea Observatory at night, snorkeling in the warm water tide pools, and Volcano National Park. Randall has a great selection of books, and guides for the area. Also appreciated the beach gear for use such as snorkeling equip, cooler, mats and chairs. We would love to go back and explore the area some more. THis area seems to have less rainfall than the surrounding areas. The nearest grocery store is about 10 miles away so plan your food accordingly.

    March 2014
  • Randall's apartment was beautiful. We loved all the decor and all the windows. We used the upstairs deck to enjoy sunrises and coffee every morning. The coastline in the area is gorgeous, The location was great. Removed from the hustle, yet not too far from Pahoa for eateries. The apartment was well equipped with everything you need to adventure out. Much appreciated!

    January 2014
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