Hale O'Kakuis

Country · 40th Ave, Keaau, HI 96749, United States
Your host, Linda
43 Reviews
Response rate: 71%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Peaceful and private yet centrally located between the Volcano and the warm springs, 15 minute drive to Hilo Airport. 15 minute drive to all the best restaurants on the Island in Pahoa town,
One bedroom Large Kitchen , Living room, Big bathroom In the downstairs of my home.

Guest will have full use of the first floor, which features a bedroom, full bath (with double sinks and tub/shower), a large, fully equipped kitchen, large living room, and a large front porch. Kitchen and Bathroom is private to guest.

I live upstairs on the second floor where I have my own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.

I do have three Jack Russell Terriers that use a doggie door that also exits out through the front.

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions! Mahalo!

One week minimum during Merrie Monarch. (phone number hidden)

The Neighborhood

Nice friendly neighborhood, everyone waves at you :))

Getting around

There is a large general store, post Office, gas station & 7-11 store and bus stop that picks up in morning and returns in the afternoon in Kurtistown which is a nice 2 mile walk from here.

Other Things to Note

Hawaii state tax of 13.416% will be collected upon check-in

Accommodates: 450 - 900
Bedrooms: 500+
Bathrooms: 500+
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Linda was a great host. The room is basic, and the bathroom has a nice shower. The home is a bit challenging to find, and I would not recommend a low-riding car -- our rental had a touch time navigating the path back to the house. But all in all, we would stay there again!

    May 2014
  • Linda is a very warm, welcoming and gracious host. We loved our stay with her, Jasmine, Lily and Lena in their beautiful jungle home! Her 3 Jack Russell's are the sweetest little doggies ever :) Her place is perfectly located in-between Hilo, Pahoa and Volcano so you can do lots of exploring. Or stay in and ask Linda for a tour of her wonderful gardens! Aloha and mahalo, we'll be sure to look Linda up if we're back on the HIlo side.

    May 2014
  • My friend and I recently stayed with Linda in her Hale O'Kakuis and couldn't have asked for a better host. She was very informative about the area and local spots to check out. All of her pets were very well mannered and her home/property has so much character! I look forward to staying with Linda again on my next trip down to the South end of the island.

    April 2014
  • Linda and her place were both extraordinary. She's delightful, with long experience in the area - she knows all the good places to go and things to do - and happily shares that knowledge. She's fun to talk with, and knows a great deal about the flora and fauna of the area. Her dogs are great, especially the adorable Jasmine. Her gardens are stunning, and the guest quarters we occupied are very comfortable and pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay.

    April 2014
  • We have left a private review of our stay with this host.

    March 2014
  • Linda was a great host and she has a unique house. It is a bit musty and dark, but this is not Arizona: it is a wooden house in the woods on the jungely Hilo side! She was friendly and helpful and chatted us up as much as we wanted but also gave us our space. This place is rustic and rural and was a bit too rugged for my 80 year old mom, but Linda was also understanding and accommodating about my mom. She does note in her listing that she has dogs, cats and birds and the dogs do enter in and out of the doggie door that is located in the portion of the house that guests occupy so you must be willing to accept their coming and going. They are very sweet, polite little dogs that you want to love up! There were coqui frogs in the evening, but they were not a bother, more of a sweet lullabye . . . Because of my elderly mom, Linda graciously invited us to stay in her other property (a new, three bed/two bath home) at no extra charge. I am in my mid 50's and I would return and book this place again, without my senior mom. Linda answered all of my email questions promptly. She brought out a tray of beautiful fruit in the morning!

    March 2014
  • Mia moglie ed io siamo stati ospiti per cinque giorni a Hale O’Kakuis ed è stata una vacanza indimenticabile. La posizione è ottimale per visitare l’isola ; è a soli 15 minuti dall’aeroporto ma è indispensabile l’auto a noleggio. Linda mette a disposizione tutto il primo piano della casa, lei vive al piano superiore. La casa è come mostrano le foto, molto accogliente e originale, ed è immersa nella giungla. E’ stata molto interessante la visita (a pagamento) della sua proprietà, per l’eccezionale varietà di fiori, piante e frutti che vi si trovano, e che Linda illustra con orgoglio e competenza. Abbiamo molto apprezzato il vassoio di frutta esotica appena colta che Linda ci ha offerto ogni mattina, semplicemente deliziosa, e fra i buoni consigli che ci ha dato su cosa fare e dove andare, uno sopra tutti mi ha piacevolmente sorpreso, il ristorante di un suo amico: Paolo’s Bistro a Pahoa. Paolo è un ottimo cuoco ed è Italiano, ma non solo, è Livornese, proprio come me, così siamo andati per due volte a cena da lui, abbiamo mangiato un ottimo Cacciucco e siamo diventati subito amici. Anche con Linda abbiamo stretto amicizia e siamo andati una sera insieme da “Uncle Robert”, una specie di sagra in un posto è molto speciale, al limite dell’ultima colata di lava. C’erano centinaia di persone, cibo, bevande, musica e balli, sotto il cielo stellato delle Hawaii. Abbiamo un ottimo ricordo di Linda, della sua ospitalità e della sua casa.

    My wife and I were guests at Hale O’Kakuis for five days in February and it was an unforgettable vacation. Just 15 minutes from the Hilo airport, its location is ideal for visiting the island, however it is necessary to rent a car. Linda rents the ground floor of the house. She lives upstairs. The house is exactly as shown in the photos, its style is original and is situated in the jungle. The tour of the property, which Linda conducts for a fee, was extremely interesting and well worth it, both for its exceptional variety of flowers, plants and fruit trees and for her expertise and enthusiasm. We truly enjoyed the tray of fresh-picked exotic fruits which Linda presented each morning. Among the excellent suggestions she gave us on what to do, one was a particularly pleasant surprise: Paolo’s Bistro, a friend’s restaurant in Pahoa. Paolo, an excellent chef, is not only Italian, like me, but from my hometown, Livorno. So, we had dinner there twice. We had a great Cacciucco and we became fast friends. We also became friends with Linda and spent an evening together at “Uncle Robert’s” which is a fair occurring every Wednesday night in a very special place. Uncle Robert’s property was the last land to be spared by a lava flow. There were hundreds of people, food and drink, music and dancing in a grand celebration of life under the star-studded Hawaiian skies. We have wonderful memories of Linda, her home and her hospitality.

    February 2014
  • Linda is a great host! The room was peaceful and quiet, the mattress firm and comfy, and the whole hale was beautifully decorated with anthurium floral arrangements. In the morning she gave us a tour of her impressive gardens. A real gem she is to the Big Island!

    February 2014
  • Sorry to comment so late. Linda is a very energetic and helpful host who has a very delicate and beautiful house inside the jungle. Memorable experience. Thanks!

    February 2014
  • Hale O'Kakuis is a nice place owned by a wonderful lady Linda. Our stay was made extra special when she gave us a tour of her estate - to show her fruit trees, anteriums and other plants. Her dogs (especially Baby Jasmin) are fun to play with. If you love must animals and the rainforest feel, this place is definitely for you! Thank you, Linda, for your hospitality! :-)

    January 2014
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