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Direct Oceanfront,Custom Home, Polynesian Design, See WHALES-DOLPHINS,Sunbathing

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6. 2 Kings main level, 1 king lower level.

On the Big Island of Hawaii, we are located at sea level in the last fishing village of quiet, rural Milolii on an ancient lava flow, with lava coastline.

Located 33 miles south from Kailua-Kona, we are just a short 63 miles to Volcano National Park.

Approximately 1-1/2 hours drive south from the Kona International Airport.

We are equi-distant between many popular tourist sites located on the Kona Coast side of the Big Island, i.e. Kealakekua Bay, Place of Refuge, Kahalu'u Black Sands Beach Park, Honomolino Bay, Punalu'u Black Sands Beach Park, Volcano National Park, to name a few.

OCEANFRONT Hale Romantik' on the Big Island of Hawaii, South Kona Coast is located just 40 feet from the ocean. Feel the beauty, sound and excitement the Blue Pacific brings to you. When the high surf impacts the cliff below, causing and occasional surge, sending a fine spray all the way above the deck, it makes a shaking sensation to the house in a surprisingly pleasant manner.

You will not have to look for the whales. You will hear them! And then look! There are also Spinner Dolphins, Green Sea Turtles and occasionally Manta Rays all year long. The waters in this location are considered some of the best KAYAKING and fishing grounds in Hawaii. Snorkeling equipment and Kayaks are also available for your use, on the property.

This oceanfront home has open beam ceilings throughout the house, adding to the sense of space; great for air circulation and a true feeling of Polynesian design with the exotic beams and designer palm fans dramatically displayed above. Italian porcelain tile throughout; simply a pleasure for your stay.

The home has all amenities, including a 500 sq. ft. lanai. Large expanses of windows and sliding doors, connect the home to its ocean views, allowing you to view the ocean from nearly every room, even from each bedroom. Every night you will watch the sun set below the horizon.

This oceanfront home is simply immaculate and fully equipped. Has all what you need. We cater to the particular!

Upper level of main house, has two deluxe bedrooms, with their own ensuite is very convenient. Two separate deluxe bathrooms with double vanities, with extra large porcelain sinks, and two separate walk-in tile and glass block showers is another highlight. There is a separate entrance ground level, to a bedroom/den, with a king sized mattress, and access to a bathroom facility including a shower. This floor plan allows privacy for couples, singles, and extended family in the main level of the house, as well as the ground level of the house.

Milolii is known throughout the islands for its deep sea fishing, and clear waters. The 'last fishing village' in Hawaii is just a 10 minute drive within the Milolii Beach Lots subdivision, where a trail leading to a coconut tree lined black sand beach (Honomalino), offers fantastic snorkeling.

The village has a County boat ramp and camp grounds, and offers easy access for kayaking and deep sea fishing.

Milolii offers some of the most underdeveloped stretches of coastline on the Big Island, with secret beaches to explore.

Seasonal whale watching and Spinner Dolphins. As many as 10,000 Humpback Whales visit the Hawaiian waters annually from November through May. These endangered mammals enjoy the state's warm waters in the winter to breed, give birth and nurse their young.

Spectacular sunsets can be viewed directly from the oceanfront house. Have your camera ready! Milolii......'where the sun meets the sea', and everyone says hello!

More Details

Ole or Elaine Jensen
Member since: 2001
Speaks english, danish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Ole or Elaine Jensen

Ole is from Denmark. Elaine is from Chicago.

We have made Hawaii our home for 25 years now.

Why Ole or Elaine Jensen chose Milolii

Located equi-distant between many popular tourist sites located on the Kona Coast side of the Big Island.

What makes this house unique

We do not take bank-to-bank transfers.

We do not take Western Union or Money Gram payments.

Call prior to sending your payment.

Before paying, contact the owner to confirm payment details.

No reservation is complete until we confirm that payment has been made by personal check, money order, or via Pay Pros. You will get a payment confirmation directly from us, the owners Ole and Elaine Jensen.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 60 days prior to your arrival date.

Booking Policy: No refunds will be issued unless we can re-book our vacation rental for the dates in question. No refunds will be given on shortened stays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Repeat Guests from Wisconsin, sent this very complimentary e-mail. Thought we should share it with you.

"We certainly enjoyed our stay at the oceanfront house. The surf breaking against the lava is addictive; just when you think the ocean has calmed down another series of waves arrives. We saw quite a few whales passing by, some closer to the lava wall than we expected and at various times of the day and evening.

Milolii is a good location for day trips to Hilo and to the Volcanoes National Park. We went three times and yesterday we shopped at the Kau Coffee Mill at Pahala on our way to Hilo. I would highly recommend that stop to anyone that is looking for the 'secret' coffee flavor which we are all hoping for.

Sunday morning we will probably be leaving before 10:00 am. If we can return to this island again in two years we will contact you in advance."

Thanks again for your hospitality.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Milolii, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • UPSTAIRS bathrooms have granite counter tops, oversized double vanity sinks, with glass block walk-in showers. DOWNSTAIRS level, has bathroom and shower. The house is complete; has everything you need! Just bring your toothbrush!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Tempur-Pedic Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Plush Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Third bedroom located on ground level. Bathroom/shower.
  • Sleeps 6 guests. Two deluxe bedroom suites with king size mattresses, 1 Tempur-Pedic, 1 Pillow-Top UPSTAIRS with two private bathrooms. DOWNSTAIRS has additional bedroom tucked in on the ground level, with separate toilet & shower, located in the utility room, ground level. Has a tempur-pedic king sized mattress. The downstairs bedroom is also direct ocean front. This house is immaculate; has tile and granite throughout. Designer palm leaf ceiling fans. Simply a pleasure for you to stay! Excellent ocean views from inside house.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Ramp For Easy Access. Just Walk Up. Milolii properties are on catchment systems. Spring Water purchased from private water delivery companies are pumped into water tanks. Please supply your own bottled drinking water. Thank You.


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Direct Oceanfront,Custom Home, Polynesian Design, See WHALES-DOLPHINS,Sunbathing
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ole and Elaine have a beautiful home and we enjoyed every minute of our stay at their incredible oceanfront Milolii property! Like other reviewers, my family and I would love to keep this one a secret for ourselves...but that's not fair. You will not be disappointed with a vacation at this property. The house has everything you need to enjoy a wonderful home away from home vacation. Elaine was so wonderful to work with, so helpful, and so responsive. My family and I live on the Big Island and can't wait to spend our next stay-cation at Ole and Elaine's home! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilsonville, or

Hawaiian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. The house is exceptionally well appointed. It was perfect for a personal piece of Hawaiian coastal heaven for my husband and I, but it would be fabulous for families or couples to share. The layout provides ample views, yet private space for all. The views are spectacular. We spent hours on the lanai watching the ocean. We saw whales, spinner dolphins and flying fish. A whale even breached about 500 yards off shore right in front of us. It was one of the most amazing sights I have ever witnessed. The lava flows, sea cliffs and sea caves are a wonder to explore and just steps away. On calm days explore the sea caves. If the swells get big, just sit back and watch the show! And the sea can't put on a spectacles show indeed! If it is calm you can drop in to the ocean for kayaking, paddling boarding. The sunsets are amazing. The stars at night glorious. The moon will light up the ocean as the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. If you pick up ample supplies and groceries in Hilo on your way in, you will never have to leave and probably will never want to!

Yet, there is so much to explore on the island. Snorkeling abounds - AMAZING! Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park is a must. We were fortunate enough to be here when the lava tube was flowing into the ocean. Go to the visitor's center after dark and see the glow of the caldera. On the way stop by Punalu'u Bake Shop, the southernmost bakery in the US, and try their fresh Hawaiian sweet bread and lilikoi malasada. And don't miss the turtles at the Black Sand Beach. It's all short excursion from your home away from home in paradise. We have rented twice now from the Jensen's. We loved both of their Miloli'i properties. If you want paradise away from it all, but with all the appointments of a high-end resort, you can't lose with any of the Jensen's Miloli'i properties! Thanks Elaine and Ole. See you next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Absolutely Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last month from 3/10 – 3/18. This house was perfect for my husband and I. Located in a small fishing village in Miloli’i which was great area to have a real Big Island experience. The drive to the house down the curvy road was a little crazy at first but the view of the village is breathe taking to say the least. We found it was best to get back to the house by dark until we were more comfortable with the area. It’s pretty much half way between Volcano’s National Park/Hilo area and Kona. When not out site seeing most of our time was spent taking in the beautiful view from the spacious lanai while listening to the waves crash against the rocks. This was our first experience with a rental. Elaine made the process very easy and she always responded very quickly to any questions. She was friendly and the house was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I’m glad the Jensen’s shared their lovely property with us. We surely had a fabulous time and the weather was great. Can't wait to go back to the Big Island now.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was truly amazing, we loved our experience here. The home was spacious, airy, and clean; the bedrooms were large with plenty of closet space (one main floor mattress is memory foam), and the bathrooms were beautiful. The main floor bedrooms are open to the vaulted ceiling (the walls do not go all the way to the ceiling), so there could be noise depending on who you were sharing the house with. The downstairs bedroom is completely separate, as is a separate downstairs storage room where the laundry and third bathroom are located. The lanai was fantastic, words cannot do it justice - sunshine during the day, beautiful sunsets, and millions of stars at night. We were also able to see whales and fish. The surf pounding against the lava at night was a really cool experience; we had a particularly rough night where it boomed and shook the house.

There is a turnaround and a lava outcropping just down the street that was a particularly great place to watch the ocean and the sunset. This place is a bit of a drive from Kona, so you have to be committed to the drive if you want to do touristy things, but the drive is gorgeous. I like a good drive and being away from the crowd, so this location was great for me.

We would love to return to this place. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nonstop beauty on the Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

There are so many elements to a perfect getaway. So many this can go wrong. But this house made every thing work out. From the Big waves of the Pacific, to the glorious sunsets, this house had it all.

The Jensen's where so easy to work with. Communication was thorough and prompt. We had the advantage of a relative who lives on the island set up our kitchen with all the food we needed for the week. Elaine Jensen was kind enough to let him come earlier in the day. This house is so well stocked with anything you need otherwise.

Milolii seems to be away from it all, which is good in its own way, but it is truly conveniently located. Whether you wanted to cook in their well-appointed kitchen or take a quick trip to Ocean View for delicious takeout , we always made it back to the huge lanai to enjoy the surf and the views.

At night, there are just a few lights shining in your entire view with the only exception are the stars that you could almost touch. One early morning I woke up to see the moon set across the Pacific, painting a shimmering orange path to itself.

There are two identical rooms with everything you need. My wife's mother & sister used those rooms. My wife & I used the downstairs bedroom. I am pleased with the additional bedroom the Jensen's added. We experience additional privacy that was unexpected. The fun part of the downstairs is the adventure of it. I loved the fact that I had to put on my surf shoes to walk around to the bath area for the downstairs guests. I would have missed all the stars and pounding surf that seem to magnify by the minute. We quickly bonded to the space. I would say if you had teen children, they would choose this space over the upstairs.

The surf was too rough for us to use the sports equipment, but that added to the spectacular waves that would splash as high as the roof. No worries, we were perfectly dry on the lanai.

The best compliment I can give is that our relatives, who lives on the island, told us that they were considering renting the house when others come to visit them. They live in a beautiful home but nothing compare to the feel and beauty of being 35 feet from the Pacific.

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene and awe-inspiring

  • 5 of 5

I want to keep this home a secret. I came here to clear my mind and work in solitude. Perched at the edge of the world without anyone else around, the constant, booming echoes of the ocean quickly drowned out all those tiny nagging thoughts that accompany normal life.

When I first opened the door I couldn't look away from the stunning ocean view. I I stood there staring until I finally felt the first of the big waves impact the cliffs far below. These occasional surges send a fine spray all the way above the deck and shake the house in a surprisingly pleasant manner.

Here, I let nature dictate my schedule. I rose with the sun every morning and cooked breakfast, surrounded by huge windows that framed the sea. During the day I worked outside on the deck, huddled against a small wooden desk pressed as far toward the ocean as it could go. One hundred and eighty degrees of ocean and cliff, bounded by distant Hawaiian hills. Every now and then a salty breeze would hit my face, prompting me to stand up and just stare.

In the evenings I would watch the sun set in a performance just for me, as if there were no other audience in all the world. Afterward I gazed at the stars and the Milky Way. There's absolutely no light pollution in this tiny neighborhood, which is a godsend if you live anywhere remotely urban. Eventually I felt so tiny and insignificant that I came to the same sleepy conclusion each night: "I can't really affect things much, so maybe I should stop struggling so mightily to do so."

There's a very comfortable living room for reading or watching a huge TV if you're stuck inside due to heavy rain. The WiFi accessible internet access is significantly better than most rentals.

For anyone who's previously stayed in homes around Big Island, you should note that there are almost no insects outside, due to the wind off the ocean. The windows are well maintained and so unlike many other rentals the interior is also blissfully bug free.

There are two identical bedroom suites upstairs, each with a full bath and twin vanities. You can choose to close off each room with giant sliding doors and curtains, but I kept everything open. There's also large bedroom in the basement with its own ocean view, which you can see in the pictures, but I never went down there. There's a coin-op laundry which worked well when I used it.

This house is astounding.

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Located 33 miles south from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; just 63 miles to Volcano National Park.We are equi-distant between many popular tourist sites located on the Kona Coast side of the Big Island, I,e Kealakekua Bay, City of Refuge, Kahalu'u Black Sands Beach Park, Honomolino Bay, Punalu'u Black Sands Beach Park, to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Milolii, Hawaii

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Guest Rental Fee AU$46.13 + Tax
Third Bedrm Cleaning Fee AU$65.9
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$263.6
Cleaning AU$263.6
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 60 days prior to your arrival date.
Booking Policy: No refunds will be issued unless we can re-book our vacation rental for the dates in question.
No refunds will be given on shortened stays.

$175. night=1-2 guests.
Standard Rate: $175.00/nightly = 1-2 Guests. $245.00/nightly = 3-4 Guests. $315.00/nightly = 5-6 Guests. Holidays could reflect a change in rate. Monthly rentals require mandatory two cleanings.
Holidays can reflect a Change of Rate.

Monthly stays will require two cleanings. Refundable Damage Deposit $200.00 collected.
Transmission and Travelers Fees extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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