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Ocean Front Cliff House

Bedrooms 1
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

We are renting our Ohana (i.e. guesthouse). It is attached to our home, but doesn't have any shared walls. It is separated from our home by a breezeway and lanai. It has a private entrance and covered parking. The Ohana is approximately 1000 square feet which includes: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living/dining space and kitchenette, but the best part is the view!

The property is conveniently located with a private driveway and gate directly off Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19). The home is surrounded by 3 acres of tropical flora with no other home in sight. Extremely private, yet easy to find and located 13 miles from historic downtown Hilo and 15 miles from the Hilo Airport.

Property Manager
Sandy & Bob Nutt
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Sandy & Bob Nutt

We are originally from California, but have always had a love for Hawaii. I spent childhood vacations visiting my grandfather in Maui and we've been coming to the Big Island to visit my father since he retired here in 2000. My husband and I are both serving in the US Navy.

Sandy & Bob Nutt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Sandy & Bob Nutt chose Hilo District

For us, it was all about the view. We love waking up to beautiful sunrises over the water and seeing waves crash along the rugged coastline. We hope you will come stay and fall in love with it like we have!

What makes this cottage unique

Our managers, Sandy & Bob are very attentive if you need anything during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Hakalau, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
No need for AC or central heat in Hawaii, the louver windows open to bring in the breeze. Ceiling fans hang in dining area and bedroom and an oscillating stand fan is at your disposal. No access to on-site laundry facilities. Dry cleaning and laundry facilities are located in Hilo.


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Ocean Front Cliff House
average rating of 4.869565 based on 92 reviews
Cupertino, CA

Great Place in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at the Cliff House during the last week in September 2017. We have been to Hawaii many times, and stayed in great places, but the Cliff House tops them all. The location is perfect, high on a cliff overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by lush green vegetation. The house itself is modern, spacious, with all of the amenities you may want, located on a large lot, away from neighbors. There is no light pollution, so the night sky is spectacular. We loved our stay!

Alberto & Marilyn

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to explore the east coast of Big Island

  • 4 of 5

The home is perfect for two and well situated to explore the east coast. Conveniently located off the highway, which makes it easy to get around quickly. Only 20 mins from Hilo. Morning views of the ocean are stunning and loved the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks below.

Basic but roomy 1 bed/1 bath. Netflix account provided, as well as flashlights, binoculars and cooler bag (plus other extras). Nice lanai with comfy chairs. Great cross breeze in the evening.

If you're a light sleeper bring ear plugs because there are many coqui frogs and the house is located next to the highway.

The house can get very hot, and could use some blinds or shutters to keep it cool during the day. And there is no light at front gate, so it's easy to drive by it at night.

But these are minor and worth overlooking for the views & location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seeing the sunrise in the morning and enjoying the view gives you a great way to start your day. Usually the sounds of the waves muffle the songs of the coqui frogs which live in the rain forest. Glad you used the coolers and binoculars, hopefully you also got to use the snorkel gear as well to see some of the beautiful tropical fish here in our waters. We have solar lights out by the gate to help locate the property since there are very few street lights due to the light pollution that affect the Mauna Kea Observatories. We will look into adding some curtains in the living room to help block the sun, but unfortunately they will block the ocean view. Aloha and Mahalo
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Well taken care of and updated. The views were amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Great private, well kept property and home. The views were amazing, it was wonderful beginning and ending the day with the ocean view.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying at the cottage. Watching the ocean is always so soothing and relaxing so we're glad you took the time to enjoy it. Hope you have you back again sometime. Aloha and Mahalo
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Laguna Beach CA....soul resides in the Big Island

Location location location!!

  • 5 of 5

Stay at Cliffhouse was magical! The views of the Pacific are incompatible and the manager Sandi is wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo. The location is very special to watch the ships go by, star studded skies and an endless ocean view. We hope you went home refreshed and with some great memories. Aloha and Mahalo
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  • 5 of 5

The Cliff House is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a spectacular view of the Hilo Coast. We could not get enough of the view. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets, a full moon, and very pretty sunrise. It was everything as advertised in the listing. If we ever return to the Hilo area, we will be sure to stay at the Cliff House!.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would be delighted to have you come back anytime. We are always in awe of the beauty the full moon makes as it reflects on the ocean. So glad you both got to see and experience this as photos just don't seem to be able to capture this amazing sight. Mahalo and Aloha
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing view and house. I want to stay forever!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your review about wanting to stay forever. We kept saying the same thing until we did, so maybe someday you will be able too as well. In the meantime you can just keep coming back to paradise and enjoying the cottage, property, views and this beautiful island. A hui hoa (until we meet again)
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Honomu, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
KoleKole Beach Park (rocky beach)
Car: necessary

I reviewed some of our favorite local attractions on gogobot so you can check those out and you can see what other people are saying about them. Locally, I think the little town of Honomu, and Akaka falls are must sees (located approximately 2 miles from our house). If you want to do something adventurous try ziplining (we recommend Skyline Akaka Falls - also located in Honomu). Downtown Hilo is 13 miles away and has plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and other outdoor activities. The nearest airport is 15 miles away, also in Hilo.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in the Hakalau, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017-2018
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Merrie Monarch
1 Apr 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$255.86
Cleaning Fee A$108.74 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

3-4 night minimum stays may be required during peak events or holidays.
Monthly cleaning $115.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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