About this listing
This private studio is located on the side of a large building and is separated from the main living area by a hallway.
It has a private entrance and has proved to be a less expensive place to stay in Hawaii while being provided w/ the amenities that you need. (Wi-Fi, phone, and TV).
Aloha! If you are trying to see Hawaii on a budget, this is the place for you. This CLEAN, private studio is located on the side of a larger home that we call 'Coconut Palms' and it is located in a coastal community called Kalapana - Seaview Estates about 15-20 minutes from Pahoa. It is a nice place to stay because it is less expensive - as it is part of a larger building - so you get many of the amenities that you would get if renting a large home. It's location is very near the popular Kehena Beach & Kapoho Tide pools and that's where most tourists wish to stay.
The best part is that you don't have to pay the high fees that you would have to pay to stay the night in these places and you are so close to them. It is also just 10 minutes from the lava flows in Kalapana. This is a wonderful location to see Volcanoes National Park as well, which is less than 1 hour away.
It has been a great place to to a world full of visitors from Canada, Germany, Israel, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and others for 2 years now. If you are looking for value, this is the place for you.
If you are a family of 1-4 people, needing a fully furnished completely private studio w/ private bath/kitchenette. This unit has two double beds, Direct TV, landline w/ free long distance, WiFi internet. The small kitchenette has MW, hotplate, pans, coffee maker, utensils, and a small refrigerator. There is a rock BBQ outside as well.
We do rent for a month at a time at a discounted rate.
You can see the ocean from the studio 10 blocks away. It is walking distance to the Hele-on bus that will take you to Hilo for just $1.00 and it comes by 3x/day.
Many people come to the Puna district ( Kehena Beach, Kapoho, Pahoa and Kalapana) for the sunshine, peace and quiet, for nature walks, yoga and more. Puna is also known to get less rain than other ares on the island.
Puna is also a great place to see the active lava flows and to see Kilauea Volcano , the Hawaiian jungles, tropical rainforests, beautiful coastal views, geothermically heated ponds, snorkeling.
This is the place for water lovers and we have what you need : snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, noodles for your swimming pleasure... and did you know that the best and safest snorkeling area is just down the road in the Kapoho Tide pools?
You can easily navigate all of these places from Coconut Palms, it has come to be a very popular spot 'right in the center of all of these attractions'.\
Now, for those of you who are seeking night time entertainment, check out 'Uncles Tiki Bar' if you want to sip a beer and listen to live Hawaiian/Jawaiian/Country music..just down the road from us.
Our renters love Coconut Palms of Kalapana and you will too - we guarantee it.
Parking is next to building. You get Free TV, phone, and WiFi internet.
We also have 'PACK & PLAY ON THE GO CRIB' for your little ones @ $5.00/day.
Interaction with Guests
We are available as needed.
Seaview is a nice, quiet, peaceful and safe neighborhood.
WE NOW OFFER AIRPORT SHUTTLE & TOURS
Now, If you want to rent a dependable used car for less, please ask us and we will be able to provide a ph. # to you - after booking - per Air BnB regulations.
There is the Hele-on bus that passes by our cottages 3x/day at $1.00. You can take it to Hilo for $1 & from Hilo to Kona for $1 as well. The total round trip would cost $4.00. You can't beat that deal.
Other Things to Note
We can also pick you up at the airport for a reasonable fee...just ask.
NO SMOKING on the premises as it will set off the fire alarms.
Please note that if you leave the lights on and the doors/screens wide open, it will attract insects. There are no mosquito problems at this residence.
Cleanliness is important to us. Please remove all garbage when you leave.
The overall experience was fair. The room was clean and had everything we needed, but the house is listed as "entire home" which is very misleading. There were other guests attached to the house who made noise all night and set off the fire alarm twice one night while sleeping. Also, parking was a problem, as we had to move our car twice.
This is a private studio on the side of a buiding. We don't advertise that you get the entire 5 BR home. It means that your studio is not shared with anyone.
We can't rent a 5 BR home for $59 per night. We are so sorry that you were confused about this because most people seemed to understand it's a private studio off to the side of a building. It has been working out GREAT for years. It is a way to stay in Hawaii inexpensively, yet have all the amenities that you want. Plus it is VERY SAFE. We have been renting this studio since 2009 and 98% of the people love it.
We have had just a few people out of hundreds say they expected the entire building - like yourself.
Regarding the fire alarms. The cleaner found cigarettes in the studio so we were wondering if the alarm went off when you may have been smoking.
A nice and clean condo. Andre welcomed us personally and gave us some very good tips for the area.
The condo was surprisingly far away from Pahao in a quite isolated but beautiful area.
Our host was wonderful, friendly and extremely accommodating. We loved the location and the cottage was charming.. Would absolutely stay again! Highly recommended.
Even though we arrived late and admittedly a bit grumpy from our long travel,Susan and Andre were gracious and calming. The house was clean, quiet and proved to be a good base from which to explore.
I only stayed one night, but everything was as described and the only sound came from the coqui frogs.
Andre and Susan were great. They made us feel welcome and the apartment for the price and location we were looking for was the best deal. We are hosts ourselves on airbnb and the apartment and we appreciated having the opportunity to stay on this side of the island.
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