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Endless Summer private room in beautiful house

Puna, Keaau, Hawaii
Private room in house hosted by T
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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New owner of a classic AirBnB with over 200 reviews (average 4.7 stars) under the previous owners. My house is three blocks from the ocean cliffs that form the coast in this part of Hawaii. Just 45 minutes from Shipman Beach along a great coastal hike. You have a private entrance to your bedroom and a shared bathroom (with just one other bedroom). Outside kitchen and chill area. Close to Hilo and 45 minutes from lower Puna and the new lava. 45 minutes from the National Park. 2 hours from Kona.

The space
This is a beautiful quiet area of east Hawaii 25 minutes from the Hilo airport and literally three blocks from the ocean, with the waves audibly crashing in the distance. The ocean here is mostly 20 foot high cliffs but there are some natural steps you can clamber down to dip your toe in the ocean if you're adventurous (I don't recommend going in as the ocean is pretty dangerous here).

I recently bought this house and live here part-time. Two of the bedrooms have separate entrances and I rent out these two rooms at different times. The guest area is separated from my living area so you have your own space to come and go as you choose, with an outdoor kitchen and chill area as shown in the pictures.

We have a new hot tub installed on a lovely outside eucalyptus deck. Even here in Hawaii where it's always warm it can be nice to soak in the tub in the evening or early morning.

Guest access
You have your own key and entrance to your room. You'll share a bathroom with a maximum of two other guests if there are other guests staying in my second guest room. You can check in and out whenever you like and come and go as you choose because you have your own entrance :)

Other things to note
There are two cats on the property but they don't go in the guest areas at all, so they shouldn't be a problem for those with cat allergies.
New owner of a classic AirBnB with over 200 reviews (average 4.7 stars) under the previous owners. My house is three blocks from the ocean cliffs that form the coast in this part of Hawaii. Just 45 minutes from…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Free parking on premises
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TV
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Puna, Keaau, Hawaii

Gorgeous and quiet area of the island with many beautiful homes. This is a residential neighborhood on the ocean cliffs. There's no beach access in the neighborhood but the cliffs are beautiful, with long walks possible along the cliffs that ring the entire bay. And there are some deep tide pools you can swim in near Maku'u Point. Whales pass by during winter. The ocean is always fun to watch and is particularly beautiful at the end of Beach Road to the south of Paradise Road about a mile from the house.

If you're interested in experiencing pristine Hawaii this is a great place to do it. My place offers the convenience of being only 10 minutes from the convenience store in Orchidland, 15 minutes from Keaau, with a grocery store and a bunch of other restaurants and shops, 25 minutes from Hilo and the airport, but also out in the country with the ocean waves audible from your room and very few neighbors. Birds abound, as well as geckos and frogs.

Lava viewing (when it's flowing) is 40 minutes south from the house and then a four mile hike or half hour bike ride (if you rent bikes). It's worth it!

The Red Road area of coastal Puna is also 45 minutes away and offers world class scenery that is just plain gorgeous. There are many yoga sanctuaries (Hawaiian Sanctuary, etc.) and workshop centers in this area, as well as rich jungle, local fruit and a ton of other cool things going on. The 2018 lava flow hit the area pretty hard but it's bouncing back well. The areas you can now access that were hit by the flow make for some great sightseeing, including in the Leilani Estates subdivision.

In particular, the hike to Pohoiki from McKenzie State Park is a must-see since it's over a bunch of brand new lava and brings you past a bunch of brand new black sand beaches.

Uncle Robert's night market on Wednesday nights in Kalapana on the Red Road is a really fun visit for guests. There's a local band that plays, with dancing, and a bunch of good food and local crafts.

Volcano National Park is 45 minutes away and is a must see. There are oodles of trails in and around the park for avid hikers.

Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the largest volcanoes in the world (with Mauna Loa still classed as active) are nearby and hikable. There's also a visitor center at 9,000 ft on Mauna Kea that has astronomy shows a few nights a week an hour after dark, plus the most amazing miso soup and hot chocolate.

Pahoa town just to the south of us has a number of decent restaurants and small shops.

Maku'u Market also just to the south of us has the island's biggest farmer's market on Sundays until 2 PM.

The Hamakua Coast north of Hilo is a must see and an amazing scenic drive, particularly the Onomea Bay loop, which has a wonderful botanical garden you can visit.

Hilo town, just 25 minutes away, is the biggest city on the island (and the second biggest in Hawaii) and is well worth a visit, particularly to Pineapples restaurant or Moon & Turtle restaurant. Queen Liliuokalani Gardens is stunning with a mix of Hawaiian and Japanese aesthetics. Be sure to check out Coconut Island. There are also a bunch of nice small beaches and swimming areas as you drive east of Hilo. Definitely check out Carlsmith and Richardson's Beach, or if you have smaller kids go to Onekahakaha Beach for natural tidepools.

Honoli'i Bay just north of Hilo offers year-round surfing and great scenery.

Kehena Beach on the Red Road is a clothing optional black sand beach that is always nice for snorkeling or just lounging on the beach people watching. Sunday's go off in particular, with a large drum circle.

Kona side of the island has its own mix of amazing beaches and resorts for a more traditional Hawaii feel. Scuba diving is good all over but most tours leave from the Kona side. Mauna Kea Resort beach is our favorite. It's open to the public even though it's a private resort. Hookena Beach offers beach camping and a beautiful bay to swim, snorkel or surf.
Gorgeous and quiet area of the island with many beautiful homes. This is a residential neighborhood on the ocean cliffs. There's no beach access in the neighborhood but the cliffs are beautiful, with long walks…

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Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events