3BR Hawaiian Paradise Ocean Retreat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 1st Avenue, Keaau, HI 96749, United States
Your host, Dan
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The Space

Situated on an acre of land that slopes gently downward toward a bluff at the ocean’s edge, the property offers a unique environment perfect for a peaceful and relaxing vacation experience. Enjoy the tranquility of the Zen garden, long walks along the coastline, or simply sit and relax amid the serenity of a shady retreat between lily ponds. The property is fully landscaped with over 100 different varieties of flora, including: bamboo, water lilies, fragrant flowers, ornamental vines, succulents and fruit bearing trees.

Take a relaxing dip in the Japanese-style soaking tub that spills over into a gorgeous, 42’ long, salt water, infinity edge swimming pool. Soak up some sun or recline under an umbrella on a poolside lounge chair overlooking the ocean. The pool deck area includes an outdoor shower with hot water, a barbecue, and food preparation and dining areas.

When conditions are right, the snowy peak of Mauna Kea can be seen from the property, as can whales, dolphins, sea turtles, Nene geese and other species unique to Hawaii. Fishing is a common activity along the bluff.

Accommodations are in a newly built, luxury oceanfront home offering spectacular views. The building contains the owners’ residence and two separate units with identical floor plans. Both the upstairs and downstairs units are spacious apartments that can be rented as a either a one- or two-bedroom unit or combined for a three- or four-bedroom rental.

This listing is for the three-bedroom configuration of the 1st and 2nd floor units. Other configurations can be viewed by clicking on “more about the host” just under the "Contact me" button and then "view full profile."

The maximum occupancy for all our units is two persons per bedroom rented, the maximum for the three-bedroom, three-bath configuration is six people. Please let us know, when making a reservation, how many people will be in your party.

Please note, we require all guests be 10 years or older and that there be at least one guest who is 25 years or older.

The apartments have individual entrances and lanais and all rooms have ocean views.

A laundry room with a washer, dryer, and sink is available to guests at no charge, during daylight hours.

Living Areas include:
• Bamboo and ceramic tile floors throughout
• Ceiling fans in every room
• Art work throughout, featuring unique pieces by local artists
• 42” or larger wall mounted flat-screen TV and DVD player in each unit
• Oceanic cable service
• DVR’s available on request
• Bedside clock radios with iPod docking station
• Roadrunner high speed Internet available by WiFi
• Landline phone service available upon request

Dining Area includes:
• Refrigerator with freezer compartment
• Custom mango-wood cabinets
• Stainless steel sink
• Granite counter tops
• Dining table with four chairs
• Microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, dinner ware and silverware

Living Area includes:
A couch, coffee table, desk, a wood chest and a TV and DVD player.

Tea pots, electric kettles, blenders, rice cookers and crockpots are available upon request, at no charge.

All Bathrooms include:
Toilet with washlet, bathtub with overhead and handheld shower heads

California king bed with memory foam mattress

The property is located approximately 18 miles (30 minutes by car) south of Hilo in the Paradise Park subdivision.

Rates and fees quoted include all applicable Hawaii taxes (13.42%.)

Minimum stays – A minimum stay of 3 nights is generally required, but in some time periods the minimum required stay is 5 or 7 nights.

All guests to be 10 years or older and each party to have at least one guest who is 25 years or older.
Maximum occupancy is six people (two per bedroom.)

Swimming pool and soaking tub usage is limited to resident guests.

Be considerate and respectful of the property, the house and the neighbors.

No smoking allowed inside or poolside.
No shoes inside.
No pets.

Please contact us about cancellation and refund policies.
Two people and two cats reside on the property.

Tax Id: W(phone number hidden)

Guest Access

Guests have access to the pool and spa, the exterior cooking areas and the all the landscaped areas.

Interaction with Guests

I usually meet with guests upon arrival to show them to the unit and answer any questions. After that, we try to stay out of sight as much as possible, but I am available to answer questions or help with any problems the guest might have.

Getting around

There are buses and cabs, but they are not practical for the typical guest. In almost all cases, a rental car is necessary.

Permit Number: W20536712-01

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1860 /week
Monthly Price: $5500 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $190
Check In: 4:00 AM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • Your home was beautiful! We enjoyed sitting out on the ledge above the ocean the most.

    June 2014
  • Dan and Sumiko's Hilo residence was absolutely amazingly beautiful and peaceful. Walking through his lotus ponds, Zen garden or by the ocean cliff created a deep sense of inner peace for me. The views around his house were very breathtaking! I can feel the extreme care and creativity that Dan and Sumiko put into cultivating this magical, special place. The ocean view bedrooms were spectacularly stunning and intensely appreciated by all four of us. We enjoyed waking up or sleeping with the sounds of the ocean waves, which I personally found vey soothing. Dan was an exceptional host who was quick to respond and highly informative. We highly recommend his lovely place to all friends, family and those of you we do not know who may be reading this review!

    June 2014
  • Dan was the perfect host. Buddha's Retreat was everything advertised and so much more. I took my two daughters there for a vacation and we loved it. Beauty everywhere. We wanted to be near the ocean, have a pool and a place to prepare our own meals. By the second day we were totally relaxed and at home. Thanks Dan for sharing you island paradise.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at Dan's HPP house. The accommodations were perfect for the four of us. We worked hard at playing during the day and returned to barbecue and have a dip in the pool. The bedrooms were spacious and both had a view of the ocean. The view was more beautiful than shown in the photos. If you have an interest in Hawaiian fruits and flowers, this house with its lovely gardens is the place to come.

    May 2014
  • Awesome experience! We slept surrounding by sea sounds and star lights. Wake up with birdcalls and sun lights. I think it was better to have spent more time there rather than went out busily because this place is one of the best place to relax in Hawaii. Room is so clean and modern. One thing to mention is that there is no cooker inside of the room, but there is a nice exotic cooking place outside with roof. I also love Dan's sense of design as shown in the harmony among pool, garden and ocean.

    March 2014
  • Lovely quiet place with a stunning view. We stayed in the unit on ground level and enjoyed how spacious it was for two ppl. (And clean)
    Everything you need (towels, soap, tv, wifi, lots of cupboard space) is there and it's high quality. We recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • A beautiful place to stay. It was hard to go out and explore the island when everything anyone could want in a tropical paradise is right there. We loved cooking in the Garden Kitchen. The view is great - we saw a humpback whale breach not far out from the back! We would love to return and stay again some day.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I had a great stay! We were the only ones staying there so it was like we had the pool, hot tub, and outside kitchen all to ourselves. We ate freshly picked limes and bananas from the grounds, swam in the pool, and watched the waves crash onto the lava cliffs. Wonderful time!

    March 2014
  • We have nothing but great things to say about our stay with Dan in this oceanfront piece of paradise. It is just as beautiful as in the pictures.

    February 2014
  • Sehr schöne Lage in der ersten Reihe, auf Grund der Steilküste dementsprechend kein Meerzugang, Zimmer sehr schön ,die Nordseitenzimmer können nur über den Livingroom ins Bad , hatten das ganze Haus gemietet, d.h. 7 Personen, das ist vom Esstisch her nicht vorgesehen, nur für 4 Leute Sitzgelegenheit pro Stock, Kochmöglichkeit nur in offener Küche vor dem Haus ( was bei Regen mühsam ist) kein Geschirrspüler, gute Grillmöglichkeit auf Terasse sehr schöner Pool mit Hottub, Hausherr gerne behilflich

    February 2014
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For 30 years I traveled around the world for pleasure and business. Formerly an executive in a division of one of the major US hotel companies, I've lived in Hawaii since 1995 and when I recently retired, my wife and I moved to the part of Hawaii (and the world) we liked best.奥さんは日本人です。退職する前は仕事で方々とくに日本へは度々行きました。でも今住んでいる所が世界中で一番空気がきれいで気に入っています。奥さんが農園で野菜や果物を育てるのを手伝ったり、趣味のソフトボールをしています。
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