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Hale Mar - Gorgeous Oceanfront Home with Private Pool & Hot Tub

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Sleeps 7, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Keaau, HI 96749 United States

Hale Mar - Welcome to our Oceanfront vacation home - E komo mai!

Panoramic ocean views and the sound of crashing surf from every room, and your own private 38' pool & hot tub! Spaciousness, luxury and privacy located on the Big Island near Hilo and the famous Volcano Park. New home on private 1/2 acre of absolute oceanfront with gourmet kitchen, color TVs with wireless high speed Internet for streaming, fenced and gated, charcoal barbecue, down pillows and high thread count linens, what else can we think of to make your stay enjoyable?

Exciting opportunities for thrilling activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Watch sea turtles, dolphins and whales (in season) from the lanai, visit black sand beaches, waterfalls, orchid and coffee farms! The east side of the big island rocks, and Hale Mar is your personal launch pad to luxury adventures.

This is a Hawaii County licensed short term rental.
TA-112-153-5488-01
STVR-19-355445
NUC-19-0491

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 2 story, Built in 2004
Unit Code MAR
Beds 1 king bed, 2 full beds, 1 twin bed
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 7, 6 dining seats, 2 car garage
Floor Area 2078 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities double, king, shower, toilet, tub, botanical garden, rain forests, restaurants, volcano, waterfalls, Dining, Books, DVD Player, Games, Television, Smart TV, Clothes Dryer, Garage, Hair Dryer, Internet, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Desk, Wifi, Free Wifi, Office, Desk Chair, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Dining Table, Dishes & Utensils for Kids, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching, Near The Ocean, Ocean View, Oceanfront, Rural, Water View, Waterfront, Balcony, Deck / Patio, Lanai / Gazebo, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub, Private Pool, swimming, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, flexible, necessary, Dining Area, Adventure, Away From It All, Family, Romantic, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit, Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF, SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 13 reviews)

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92% of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Great location, needs new management.

    Stayed 7 days ending in January, 2024

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    a guest from Yorba Linda, CA does not recommend this vacation rental.

    We stayed here for about a week. The home was great itself. The location was great also. The housekeeping was very rude. We asked for a couple of towels, as there was only 1 per person. The housekeeper wanted to come inside to make sure we weren't lying about how many towels were left. The jacuzzi went out, but the response from our contact was 2 hours later, and wasn't helpful at all. There is not much to do around this area, so hot tub and pool were important. I would recommend this home, but only if the owners got new management and new housekeepers. Pool lady cleaned the pool, then went and smoke a cigarette on the side of the house so all the smoke came in. We have a baby, so that was very unprofessional. Very unfriendly for the amount of money we spent.

    • Manager Responded on 1/25/2024

      Mahalo for your review, Eve - although we are very confused by it. You'd confirmed as a party of 4 and housekeeping left 6 towel sets which should have been plenty. Vacation rentals are not like hotels where you are provided with new towels daily. We leave enough to cover the group as booked, and of course there's a washer and dryer so guests can launder towels during their visit if they feel the need to do so. Our housekeeping manager - who is a very kind and generous person with loads of Aloha - came quickly to provide more towels when you requested them. She had to access the house to get extra towels out of the supply cabinet. We were very sad to hear from her that she was not treated in a friendly manner by some members of your group when she came to assist you. Interestingly, another member of your group offered her a tip, which she declined. Kekela. your on-island contact, showed us her phone records. You'd texted to ask about the hot tub and she replied in 30 minutes, not two hours. She let you know that the hot tub works just fine, as long as you don't press the button for level two jets - as indicated by the sign at the house. If the pool cleaner was smoking on the property that is completely unacceptable, and we have contacted the pool cleaning vendor to let them know that. We wish you well and hope you experienced the true Aloha of the islands while you were visiting. Mahalo! The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • spectacular oceanfront home

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2024

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    Kelly B from NASHVILLE, TN recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful and spacious home, set on black lava cliffs on the ocean. The large living/dining/kitchen area, overlooked a pretty backyard with a tranquil pool and hot tub, facing the ocean. The house was clean and well-maintained. At night, we enjoyed listening to the waves crashing on one side, and the coqui frogs chirping on the other. If you want a different type of vacation experience but still in a comfortable large home, you will love this place. Proximity to Hilo, volcanoes national park, and South Puna made for easy and interesting day trips. The staff was friendly and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommended overall.

    • Manager Responded on 1/19/2024

      Mahalo for your review, Kelly! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Hale Mar, and we are honored that you'd recommend us. Please keep us in mind for future visits. We'd love to welcome you back again! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Nice to be so close to the water and the pool was fun

    Stayed 6 days ending in January, 2024

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    Christine S from N/A, CO recommends this vacation rental

    The location is amazing and at night the waves sound like they are crashing into the house! The house is a little older and was mostly clean. We might try another house next time

    • Manager Responded on 1/25/2024

      Mahalo for your review, Christine. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and falling asleep to the sound of the mighty Pacific! You're correct - the house is on the older side, but we have a fantastic housekeeping and maintenance team to assure that everything is sparkling clean and in great working order. We're sorry that you felt it was only a three out of five - we always strive for more! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Nice tidy property

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2023

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    Linda S from Eugene, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We would have loved to have found salt and pepper, olive oil and vinegar, foil and plastic wrap for staples in the home. These basic items are missing. The pool is much small than portrayed in the photo. It is a narrow lap pool.We did love the location and the sound of the waves splashing nearby.

    • Manager Responded on 12/26/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Linda! As we outline in our welcome letter, our company doesn't provide any food items. We do leave non-contaminable items that have been purchased by previous guests, but the list of ‘safe’ items has grown quite short due to COVID guidelines. That's why we recommend that guests pick up anything they know they will need when doing your shopping. We've been in this business for decades, and have learned that it's impossible to predict guests' taste when it comes to supplying food items. We do have a wonderful concierge recommendation, however, if guests would like to hire fridge stocking ahead of their visit! All of the photos, including the pool, are current photos of the property. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Hale mar and hope you'll keep us in mind next time you visit our area! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Hale Mar

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2023

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    Melynda L from Morgan, UT recommends this vacation rental

    Perfect getaway on the big island!

    • Manager Responded on 10/9/2023

      Mahalo for your review, Melynda. Come back anytime!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Beautiful home,and we got lucky with the weather!

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2023

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    Carene O from Columbus, OH recommends this vacation rental

    This house is absolutely gorgeous, and if you're lucky enough to have a clear morning, the sunrise setting can't be beat. We had not realized that the house was not air conditioned, and upon arrival it was HOT, but truly as soon as you get things opened up it cools off pretty quickly. The property manager was very responsive to questions - the hot tub wasn't working and she was able to tell us what to do immediatley. And FYI there is an alarm system panel inside the door, but no alarm to set (this is not mentioned in the house book).
    The only thing we did not love about this property was how far it is from everything. This side of the island does not have as many restaurants or shopping areas, and it is a long drive to anything, anyway. I would recommend this place for a "get away from it all" vacation - the kitchen is well equipped and the home and yard really invite you to stick around and relax.

    • Manager Responded on 9/7/2023

      Mahalo for your thoughtful review, Carene. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Hale Mar, and hope you'll keep us in mind if you return to our little corner of paradise :-) Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Amazing Property

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2023

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    Jessi S recommends this vacation rental

    We loved our stay here! It was fantastic being that close to the ocean, having a pool to toss the kids in daily while the adults planned the next adventure, and seeing the stars come out at night. The beautiful carved doors throughout the home were a surprise bonus. They have a policy where you can leave your extra food or sunscreen or other things for the next renters if you don't want to take them home, which has resulted in a very well stocked house. Our kids had fun with the games and puzzle cabinet.

    I would recommend that the property management replace some of the window screens, as a couple have small tears where bugs can get through if you're opening the windows to cool the house down. Closing those couple of windows solves the problem, once you realize it needs to be done. Also, be aware that you will be hearing the coqui frogs at night. That was a bonus for our family, except one kid who had some trouble getting to sleep the rare evenings she wasn't worn out from swimming, snorkeling, beaching and hiking. You might want to discuss with your party before committing. It worked well for us, though, and we'd happily stay here again!

    • Manager Responded on 5/19/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Jessi! We are so glad that Hale Mar worked well for your family :-) We have been working on replacing all the screens. Our maintenance team has been hitting a few of them between each reservation and as of mid-May we've gotten them all replaced. We would love to host you again, so please keep us in mind if your travels bring you back this way. Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Hale mar

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2023

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    Judith K from Oneonta, NY recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful home. Very peaceful and well appointed. Loved this property.

    • Manager Responded on 3/21/2023

      Mahalo for your review, Judith. Come stay again, anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Absolute paradise!

    Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2023

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    Ruma K from Memphis, TN recommends this vacation rental

    We could not have had a better home base for our adventures on the Big Island! Waking up to the Pacific rolling rhythmically in the backyard, cooking in the well equipped kitchen, reading in the hammock, swimming. It was amazing!

    • Manager Responded on 3/16/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Ruma. Hale Mar is such a great location. We are glad you enjoyed your time there. Come back, anytime!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Dreamy house & location

    Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2023

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    a guest from San Jose, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Loved staying at Hale Mar, being rocked to sleep by the waves each night. House was very clean, as advertised, and beds comfortable. Hosts were very responsive to text communication. The geckos were very friendly too, and stayed outside during our visit. 10/10 would stay again.

    • Manager Responded on 3/16/2023

      Mahalo for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hale Mar and we would love to host you again anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Perfect Family Vacation Spot

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2023

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

    We’ve never had a better vacation than this stay at Hale Mar on the Big Island! The house is right in the ocean with waves crashing into the cliffs or rolling gently. The sapphire blue ocean contrasted with the lush green jungle is a colorful delight! We actually cancelled a couple of activities because the property is SO relaxing we just swam in the pool, soaked in the hot tub and genuinely enjoyed each others presence. Hale Mar and the staff at Salt Water gave our family just what we needed. Thank you!

    • Manager Responded on 2/3/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Jezebel. You just made my morning :-) We are so happy your family enjoyed their visit and had some time to chill out and connect. Come stay again, anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Terrific property but very remote

    Stayed 8 days ending in January, 2023

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    a guest from Winnipeg, MB recommends this vacation rental

    Enjoyed our time at Hale Mar. The property is exactly as advertised - well kept, great layout and really responsive management company. The only drawback is the remote location. We were far from activities and restaurants.

    • Manager Responded on 1/16/2023

      Aloha Michael and thanks for the lovely review. We always encourage guests to research the location of their chosen vacation rental home prior to confirming because this is a BIG ISLAND (teehee) and Keaau oceanfront is not close to tourist activities - some guests LOVE this aspect of this location and others may prefer to be more in the center of activities. We do provide a House Book in the home with lots of ideas for cool things to do nearby including a hike to a secluded beach and lots of molten lava sites. If you love nature, this is absolutely the place for you. E Komo Mai! - The Salt Water Hawaii Crew

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  • Great stay at Hale Mar!

    Stayed 5 days ending in December, 2022

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

    We were a family of 5 adults who spent Xmas holidays at Hale Mar. The property had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was well equipped and the large tables both inside and on the patio nicely accommodate our family. In addition to the spacious eating areas, there was also a large Island, which enhanced our meal preparation. The pool was nice and refreshing while the hot tub was great for relaxing after a day of touring. Hale Mar was nicely appointed and had many furnishings that allowed for an enjoyable experience.

    Hale Mar is about a 30 minute drive from Hilo, so we tried to organize our shoppings and sight seeing to reduce the driving time in order to maximize our time at this oceanfront property. The local (close proximity) restaurant Kaleos Bar & Grill is highly recommended.

    • Manager Responded on 1/14/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Sherlene. We're so happy you enjoyed your time at Hale Mar. Come back anytime!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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