Enjoy spectacular 180 degree ocean views from every room of this beautifully remodeled plantation style home. Surrounded by an acre of park-like landscaping with manicured lawns and tropical fruit trees, and two undeveloped acres of hillside assuring a high degree of privacy. The property is fully fenced and has volcanic rock walls on two sides, with electronic gated entry through rock pillars assuring security. It is a perfect setting for families and pets. Extensively remodeled in the 90s with exceptionally high-quality shoji screens and Japanese accents throughout, the house has wonderful light and an open, airy floor plan. Unique features include the screened lanai overlooking Hilo Bay and the furo tub room off the master suite. The private swimming pool and covered lanai are also wonderful features that families spend many hours enjoying. Breakfasts on the screened lanai are a special treat; during the winter season you can actually see the plumes of the migrating humpback whales just offshore. The kitchen was fully remodeled in 2007. It features Corian countertops and solid wood cabinetry and a highly functional layout. The dining room is adjacent featuring superb ocean views and opens onto the screened lanai. All baths have been extensively upgraded and also feature Corian countertops and sinks. In the center of the home is a wood paneled meditation room which could also serve as a home office or additional bedroom. Downstairs hosts laundry, an ample storeroom and another bedroom and bath, both fully remodeled and upgraded in 2011. The house has been a highly successful Short Term Vacation Rental for 19 years with many repeat guests and excellent 4.8 star ratings. It has an approved STVR license and non-conforming use permit, pending final inspection by county of the new pool enclosure. Permit and license are fully transferable. All furniture and appliances included with the sale. TRULY A TURN KEY OPERATION!