Spectacular Ocean Front Dolphin Bay House with Sunrise Cottage

Sleeping Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Bedding Information: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin

Spectacular oceanfront property where you will
experience breathtaking sunrises, cascading
rainbows, dolphin & whale watching all from the
comfort of your "Alohahouse." Located in a private
community, Hawaiian Paradise Park, on one of the
loveliest bays in East Hawaii where you can walk for
miles and see nothing but pristine coastline and lush

This quiet and serene property has everything
including a length of the house oceanfront covered
lanai. Furnished island style with rattan and wicker,
ceiling fans, color satellite TV, CD stereo and
washer/dryer. Designed to meet all your vacation
needs. Perfect for large families up to 9 people with
the Sunrise Cottage. Cottage can be rented separate
from the house, so either place is perfect for a couple
looking for a romantic getaway. The house and
cottage can be rented together for larger groups.
Island living at it's best! PLEASE NOTE THAT MY
BAY HOME. Sunrise cottage is currently long term

  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Covered Parking
  • Dining Room
  • Full Kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • Lanai
  • Linens Incl
  • Patio
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Blender
  • Cassette Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Bicycling
  • Canoeing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep/Air Tours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wind Surfing

Other Property Features & Appliances:

The internet access is through the telephone line.
Outdoor shower

Other Attractions:


Puna District:
Kehena Beach – At this dramatic, clothing optional, black sand beach you won’t see any Japanese tour buses, but you may see explicit body parts. If you’re cool with that, then it’s worth the trip. It’s right off 137 just before the Kulani Honua Resort, you will see a small parking area on the ocean side of the road and a few cars. There is no sign marking the path down the bluff and no stairs, but it’s not a difficult walk down. Be aware the surf can be deceptively rough and waves crashing on the shore can be dangerous. Just be cautious and watch the other swimmers. Dolphins are frequently spotted playing in the beautiful blue water and the coconut palms and tropical setting is quite lovely. Recommended for the adventurous.

Pualaa (also called Ahalanui) Warm Pools Beach Park – This county park is the best natural swimming spot in the area. This very large pool is situated right next to the ocean where the salt water gushes in at one end and the warm mineral waters at the other end. It’s a big warm pond on the ocean! The natural setting is gorgeous with coconut palms, picnic tables, showers and porta-toilets. Again this is on 137 and is well marked. This is a great spot for the whole family.

Pohiki Surf Break – Considered by many to be the best surf spot in lower Puna! Not really any sandy beach but it’s an easy entry into the water and “Bowls” is an incredible tube ride. Just up from Pualaa Warm Pools Beach Park. Stay on red road (137) and you can’t miss it. There is also a boat launch and an amazing bay which has great waves too.

Kapoho Tide Pools & Champagne Pond - Heading south on 137 leads past Kapoho-Kai Road. This road goes to one of the most unusual locations on the Big Island. Dozens and dozens of spring-fed, brackish pools and tide-pools, some volcanically heated, are strewn thoughout the area known as Kapoho Tidepools. Champagne Pond is located in the gated community of Kapoho Beach lots, but you can park and walk inside.
You will find a calm, protected ocean inlet filled with crystal clear water. A scattering of fish and many sea turtles (I have seen 9 at one time) await. The ocean water is also geothermally heated (about 90 degrees on top) and changes with the tide.

Volcano Area – Volcano National Park – This is a must and has something for everyone. The Thurston Lava Tube is a big cave created by the lava flow. The caldera and rim of the volcano is spectacular. Drive down chain of craters road to the end and hike to the lava flow. Be sure to take good walking shoes, water, and if you go at night a flashlight.

Hilo Area - Richardson’s State Beach Park – A nicely protected black sand beach that’s good for swimming and snorkeling. Lovely setting with large trees, ponds, picnic tables and showers. Safe for children. Located on the south end of Hilo Bay.
Akaka Falls – A stunning botanical garden with one of the largest waterfalls on the island. Take a picnic and spend some time nature watching. About 15 minutes north of Hilo on the main highway.
Rainbow Falls – Just minutes above Hilo – an awesome double waterfall

West side of the island
Hapuna Beach – voted the best white sand beach on the Big Island. Good swimming, boogie boarding, and body surfing, as well as snorkeling.
Captain Cook’s Bay & Monument – in south Kona in Kealakakua is one of the most scenic bays you will ever see. A small black sand beach, but the water is like an aquarium with many varieties of tropical fish.

North Coast
Waipio Valley – on the Hamakua Coast this valley has a staggering look out that will make you a believer. This was the site of the last battle of King Kamahamaha’s unification of the island. Legend has it that sometimes the spirits of dead warriors appear on the valley wall. Horseback riding tours are available!
Waimea – charming town on the North Coast that reminds one of the Pacific Northwes

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Vacationland Beauty! - 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath

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Property Reviews

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August 22, 2012
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Hi Pat,

Wow, thank you for a great house in an amazing location.
The only problem was that our kids loved the house so much
it was hard to get them out to see the tide pools and the

We did get your check today, so no worries there. We can't
wait to go back.


June 18, 2012
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The Wife and I stayed in the Aloha House June 6 through June
16, 2012
Ken Coursey Hoover, AL
Review Submitted June 18, 2012 Date of Stay June 6,
We completely enjoyed this house, and Pat was very helpful
with the reservations and explanations and questions all
along the way. The house was wonderful and the location was
exotic and amazing. We found everything we needed already
waiting for us in the house. All we needed to add was our
food. The lanai is only about seventy feet from edge of the
the lava cliffs and breaking waves from the Pacific ocean.
We sat on the lanai and watched "the show" every morning and
night. Its location is great for privacy and for easy access
to the local stores in the towns around it. We were never
more than about ten minutes from anything we needed. The
visit was wonderful from every perspective. This is a
definite choice if you're going to The Big Island. You
cannot lose with this place.
5 out of 5
June 4, 2012 Anonymous
Our recent stay at the Dolphin Bay home was
such a pleasure. The view from the home and
procimity to the ocean was awesome. This is the
rental home for you if you really want to get away
from it all, yet be only a short drive to restaurants,
shops, hikes, waterfalls and beach parks. Pat
was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end
and our security deposit was refunded before we
even returned home from the island. The home is
simple and unpretentious yet provides everything
for a comfortable stay. We have been to the Big
Island before but really enjoyed spending more
time on the Hilo side this time....lots of fun thing to
do and see. We are already talking about
returning and I would definitely stay at the
Dolphin Bay house again.

Homeowner Response: You can't get much closer to the ocean and that is what we love about this home. It is truly a Hawaiian Beach House and the location is superb for all the fun things to do and see in East Hawaii. Discounts for repeat guests, so please come back soon!
May 14, 2011
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Pat - we had a wonderful time at your place - can't
understand people going the hotel route when there are
options like yours available! The location was great, and
being on the water was really terrific.

You'll definitely be on our list if we ever have the good
fortune to return.


October 31, 2010
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Aloha Pat!
I cannot tell you what a great stay we had. Everything about your house was more than we could ever expect. The view, the decor, the privacy, the comfort, just everything.
We found the nicer and cleaner a place is you immediately treat it with more respect. That is a given in our family. For sure we would like to stay again in the future.
Thank you so very much. Your respect for your guests show and it was greatly appreciated.
Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo.

February 6, 2010
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The location and view couldn't be any more dramatic and wonderful! The first morning we were greeted by a pod of about 25 dolphins swimming together and breaching in a spectacular show. One week here just wasn't enough!! We rented the house and the cottage - which was also wonderfull! The breeze off of the ocean was refreshing and kept the house/s cool. We had everything that we needed at the house - and the owner couldn't have been more helpful! We did day trips to the Volcano night viewing - where the lava meets the sea, the tidepools, (where we swam with sea turtles) and Volcano National Park - don't miss the lava tube and if you are adventurous take a flashlight and go into the dark part of the tube!! The location was near enough to HIlo to get what we needed - about a 10 minute drive. THe farmer's market downtown is wonderful. If you love to cruise and always wanted a giant suite with a grand balcony to watch the sea - then you will have your dreams come true at Dolphin Bay House! The ocean is so near that you feel as if you are on a ship, and the roar of the waves crashing onto the rocks, will lull you to sleep!! This is definately a vacation home that we would love to return to again and again!! The furniture and beds are completely comfortable and there are ceiling fans in the rooms, for the rare moments when the breeze dies down. Our children ranged in ages from 15 - 7 and they all loved the home!! You have to know/watch your children here, though, as the cliff is right behind the house. We set boundaries of the yard and our children knew that they were not allowed on the lava rocks.If your children understand safety issues and follow the rules - they would be fine here. We felt perfectly safe sleeping with the windows open to allow for the breeze. The house is located in a lovely neighborhood - a great place for walking/jogging. This house is a slice of heaven - if you did nothing and went nowhere but just sat and listened to the waves and watched the ocean - you will never get a better view or a better value!! Mahalo, Pat and Andy, we dream of Dolphin Bay, still!!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
December 8, 2009
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We absolutely enjoyed your Dolphin Bay home, the area is beautiful and the sound of the waves crashing on the lava rock was so relaxing. It was just what we needed.
August 26, 2009
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Property listing very accurate. Communication with owner excellent. Great location for day trips. Relaxing atmosphere with ocean waves lulling you to sleep. Highly recommended property!!!!
May 6, 2009
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The only word that comes to mind is WOW. We were so happy with our stay at the Dolphin House that we plan to stay there gain on our next trip to the Big Island. We felt right at home from the first minute. You can't beat the beautiful ocean view and listen to the crashing waves all day. What a way to go to sleep at night listening to the waves. What we liked the most of the location was that it was peaceful and calm....away from the huslte and bustle of "touristy" resorts. You have a piece of the ocean all to yourself. We highly recommend this to anyone who is wanting to spend some time on the Hilo/Puna side. Thanks again Pat and Andy!
April 23, 2009
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We had a WONDERFUL time! The house was everything we hoped - no surprises (which is nice, since we've had a few unpleasant surprises with lodging found on the internet). We actually had to close the door at night when the surf was too loud - Very Cool! Barbara was quite pleasant on the phone, checking with us before we left. The young lady living in the cottage was very sweet - we passed her driving out of the driveway on our way to an adventure, and introduced ourselves.

I've already recommended your place to others who have seen our photos.
Thank you so much for everything, and for making our stay a pleasant one. We hope to come back soon...


April 9, 2009
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Had a very short but very enjoyable stay. Highlight was definitely sitting on the deck chairs out on the lava flow, glass of wine, watching the turtles surf the waves.. with a very distant sighting of a last lonely whale at the end of the season. The house was comfortably furnished, had everything we needed, with great ocean views. The house is in a secluded area, very peaceful, but with easy access back to Hilo and the volcano.

Unfortunately the vog levels meant we didn't get to see the lava flow at night, but had a great day up at the volcano, would definitely recommend doing a Ranger Walk, very informative. Also, Pescatore Italian restaurant in Hilo, great food, kids menu available.

February 12, 2009
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Hello Pat

I just returned yesterday from my wonderful trip to Hawaii. I have to say that the moment we walked through the door of the Dolphin Bay home I was filled with this feeling of awe. It is not often one gets to experience the ocean 24 hours a day. We saw whales, turtles, wonderful waves - wow. It was just what the doctor ordered. I am thanking the powers that sent my computer to your website. It was actually the first link that came up when I was looking for accommodation.

Thank you for making your home available to people who don't often get to experience the grandeur of nature in such a spectacular place. The following week we stayed at Amy's beautiful condo and saw another perspective of the beautiful Island. It too was a marvelous experience. We hope to return to Hawaii again.


January 10, 2009
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Dear Pat,

Just a quick note to say thank you for renting your place to us. We had a wonderful visit to the Big Island, and we most enjoyed your ocean front home! It was clean, quiet, and spectacular for us to sit and hear the ocean “do its thing!”

Thank you for making this a positive experience, and I hope to return someday, and I will certainly recommend your home to others.

Thanks again, and Happy New Year –

Warren Henry

June 16, 2008
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*** Review Information *************************************
Property/Unit : 301938 - "Spectacular Oceanfront Dolphin Bay Home, Puna Coast"

Property Location: World, USA, Hawaii, Big Island, Hilo

Reviewer NickName: billy bob

Reviewer Location: Kelso WA. usa

Date of Arrival : May 21, 2008

Name on Contract : Rick Huckaby

Review Rating : 5/5

Review Title : 98925 - "dolphin bay home is excellent"

"everything it was claimed to be. Wonderful place to stay would definetly stay there again. Beautiful mornings sunrise drinking coffee on the deck and beautiful sunsets. We saw sea turtles and dolphins. The sound of the waves breaking on the lava incredible Hated to go home. Treated very well by the owners. This place is a must stay again."

June 3, 2008
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Everything it was claimed to be. Wonderful place to stay would definetly stay there again. Beautiful mornings sunrise drinking coffee on the deck and beautiful sunsets. We saw sea turtles and dolphins. The sound of the waves breaking on the lava incredible Hated to go home. Treated very well by the owners. This place is a must stay again.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
November 29, 2007
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Dear Pat,
We truly enjoyed our stay at your Dolphin Bay Home. It has such a marvelous view of the ocean. And all of the conveniences made us feel quite at home. On our last day there was high surf and we were just fascinated by how high the waves and splash came. There was also a good rainstorm while we were there. And that was quite a treat for us coming from the dry Bakersfield area.
Thank you for the wonderful place to stay. It was our favorite stop on our trip and made our visit to the Big Island a memorable one.
Sincerely, Gail Dumble

Gail Dumble
Bakersfield, CA
August 8, 2007
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Thanks Pat,

I just said good-bye to my Wisconsin cousins. We had a marvelous time. Your property is wonderful! We loved the "front lava cliff" and the outdoor table etc. I heard whales slapping the water in the night. Photographed incredible Sun rises, your pineapple plants, your sprouting coconut and baby tree, etc, etc. We LOVE geckos too!!

The Volcano National Park, Hilo Parks, tide pools, Kona Coast, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, South Point, Passion fruit smoothies, banana pancakes at KENS Pancake house, Boiling Pot , Tropical Gardens, etc. were wonderful experiences. Oh...my son & his cousin went scuba diving at night with the huge Manta Rays on the Kona Coast. WOW were they excited. My husband & son drove up to the top of Mona Kea to see the view & sunset the night before we left.
I could go on & on!!

I just remembered that I forgot to sign your guest book OOPS!! Please add this e-mail to the book! WE will definitely stay with you when we return!

Mahalo! Cathleen Cannon & Family Geri Sola & Family
June 7, 2007 Jonathan and Mary DuBose
We loved this property! The ocean waves lulled up to sleep each evening and we awoke to a spectacular sunrise each morning. The place has a secluded, quiet feeling.
May 1, 2007
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Aloha Pat,
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed your wonderful house...it was so hard to leave and explore the island...I have to say that where ever we looked we didn't find a house we would rather be at! I want to thank you for talking me into the house instead of the cottage...which was so cute too...but the house fitted our needs so well. I thought of that often during the week..it would have been torture to NOT be in the house..I would come back in a minute!!! And I will highly recommend it to everyone I know!!
Thank you again ,Susanne

March 17, 2007
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Thank you Pat!
We loved our stay and the houses. Saw whales most days from the porch, Just a great time. Thanks again!
January 21, 2007
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Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at "Dolphin Bay Home and Sunrise Cottage." Beautiful sunrises with rainbows just like the picture on the website! A fantastic setting -- couldn't have been (safely) any closer to the water; we did get the treat of seeing whales breaching out in the bay! It was also wonderful to explore the Puna area -- a part of the island we hadn't seen before -- yet also not be far from Volcano's Park or Hilo. We hope to be back! Sincerely, Ginny Pitts
January 9, 2007
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Thank you for allowing us the use of your home. We had a wonderful time. I have never experienced a sensation like hearing and seeing the Ocean crash on the cliffs. I have pictures I will send to you and that we will share with friends who plan on visiting the Big Island.


December 28, 2006
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Dear Pat,
We had an amazing stay on the island. Thanks so much! The house is great! Take care. Happy New Year!

D. Holz
September 16, 2006
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Aloha Pat!

Thank you for being so prompt in mailing the $90
security deposit to my NY address. And and a big
Mahalo for renting the dolphin house to us!! We
enjoyed our stay there immensely. The entire house
was so spacious and fit 4 adults very comfortably. We
absolutely loved the view from the house and just
loved being at the ocean's edge! We even caught a
beautiful sunrise one day. Thank you again for
sharing your lovely property with us!

Lynda Sing

August 21, 2006
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Aloha Pat,

We had a wonderful stay in your home, and thank you
very much! The view was beautiful, the geckos were
very cute, and I got particularly excited over a
little pineapple that is growing in your front lawn.
We were very happy to have "found" this little gem
online and that everything worked out the way it
August 9, 2006
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I had a great time. Maholo. I meet some wonderful people from New Mexico down the shore line on one of my morning strolls. The Big Island was a location we were looking at to buy a home on in the near future. So the trip was just perfect to explore. The volcano is a very long hike, we needed two attempts to reach the end of the of the rope (WOW!!). I thank you very much and will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.

Derek Ricker
February 26, 2006
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Hi Pat,

Yes, we had a wonderful time again, very relaxing. The house was great. We love the views. Judy will be inquiring about next year when we figure it out. . We’ll will be talking to you soon.


Jon Eckert

January 27, 2006
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What a spectacular setting! We had a wonderful time and spent hours watching the waves pounding the rocks. There was a true monsoon rain one day and two fairly dry days, each wonderful in its own way. My favorite memory: eating heavenly 4/$1 papayas while sitting on lava rock cliffs and being sprayed by the waves.

By the way, we own vacation properties in the Borrego Springs and in Taos/Angel Fire, NM, in case you have a hankering for the desert.

Mahalo. We had a wonderful time.


Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Other 1/1/2010 12/31/2013 $150.00 $995.00 $3,100.00 3

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Above rate is for the Dolphin Bay House double occupancy, $15/night each additional guest, max. 6 guests. Add 13.42% HI state tax, $90-110 cleaning fee & refundable $300 security deposit.
Payment Options:
Money Order, Cashier/Official Check, Personal Check
Deposit: 50% of total due at time of reservation, balance due 4 weeks prior to travel.
Tax: 13.42%
Cleaning Fee: 85-100
Cancellations and Refunds: Deposits are refundable up to 45 days prior to scheduled arrival minus a $50.00 bookkeeping fee. After that, deposits are refundable only if we can re-book the time that you had reserved (minus a $50.00 bookkeeping fee).
Other Fees: Refundable $300.00 security deposit.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 10:00AM
Required Stay: 3 night minimum
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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