About this listing
A unique, contemporary, spacious Hawaiian Hideaway, designed with sentiments of the traditional romantic Hawaiian grass hut, built on a solid lava flow, on the rumbling slopes of the erupting Kilauea Volcano - Big Island of Hawaii.
This Tropical Hideaway is centrally located, a short drive to the breathtaking adventures Hawaii has to offer.
You will be mesmerized and filled with delight, as you step into this spacious, dream home, on the tropical East side of the Big Island of Hawaii. A huge living area with soaring cathedral ceiling and chocolates at your bedside.
Experience renewal, relaxation, comfort and total privacy, within your very own "Dream Vacation Home Away From Home".
Unwind on the candle lit covered lanai, overlooking the tropical rain forest, with subtle fragrances of wild orchids and the serenade of singing coquis and birds. Enjoy a sip of your favorite aromatic wine here, a relaxing space to enjoy a succulent, tender and perfectly grilled rib eye steak or appetizing fresh catch from the Pacific Ocean while you contemplate on an adventure to the erupting Kilauea volcano or an exhilarating swim in the warm blue waters of the pristine Hapuna Beach; one of the awe inspiring top ten beaches in the world.
Thoughtful Conveniences At Your Fingertips Include:
Best tasting pure water on the island!!!
The Guest House is connected to the Hawaii County, water system. The Keaau water system receives it's water from deep water wells that tap into the Island's aquifer, thousands of feet below the surface of the island. The water is naturally filtered by the island's layers of solid lava rock, yielding a pure and sweet tasting water. This water is rigorously tested for its purity by the Department of Water Supply.
You will not be drinking or bathing in questionably tainted rain water that is collected from the roof of a home catchment system when you stay here. Purified Water Dispenser at the kitchen sink and refrigerator ice and water dispensers are provided for your added safety and peace of mind.
Free Local, U.S. and Canada Telephone Service (Digital Land Line)
Wireless handsets(3) telephone system
100 Mbps Internet & Wifi
Oceanic - Time Warner Cable
Blu-ray video streaming players(3)
Five High Definition TV's
Three person swinging lounger
High thread count, quality cotton linen
ipod & i-phone docks
Karaoke system & music discs (75)
Acoustic guitars(2) & music books
Washer & dryer with laundry detergent & fabric softener
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Elegant China/Dish Ware, Utensils, Glass Ware
Electric dishwasher with cube detergent pods
Microwave & toaster oven
Crock Pot Slow Cooker (10 qt)
Electric Grill (large surface)
Belgian waffle maker - with vegetable oil spray
BBQ grill (gas) - 4 Burners on the lanai
Gas Range - cook top (4 Burners) and gas oven (Heavy Duty)
Side by Side Refrigerator with Ice Dispenser and Purified (Cold) Water Dispenser (25 Cubic Foot Capacity)
Purified Water Dispenser at the kitchen sink and refrigerator ice and water dispensers***
French press, coffee maker, coffee grinder, espresso machine
(Other appliances are available by prior request)
Keurig Coffee Machine with an assortment of coffee pods!
A Keurig Coffee bar is set up for you in the master bedroom, for a perfect cup of coffee or tea, in one minute and just few steps away.
For Your Comfort:
Steam Iron and Ironing Board
Distilled Water for the steam iron
Hair Dryers (4)
Magnified Lighted Mirrors (3)
Q Tips Cotton Swabs
Paper Towel Rolls
Ear Plugs (memory foam)
Razors, Toothpaste, Mouth Wash, Shaving Cream, Lotions, Dental Floss, Nail Polish Remover (much more to mention here)
Hydrogen Peroxide & Alcohol
First Aid Kit
Disposable Drinking Cups
For the children:
Two high chairs
Children's plates and cups
Pack n play
Assortment of engaging toys
Sony Play Station 2 with game discs,
DVD movie collection
Blu-ray video streaming disc players(3)
Crayons and construction paper
Two collapsible baby strollers
The house is safe for children, with child proof safety cabinet doors, and safety gate at the top of the stairs.
For the Beach Activities:
Beach umbrellas(7) with umbrella anchor(2)
Shaded beach chairs(4)
Coolers & Ice Packs
500 Lumen Led flashlights(3)
Beach Towels (10 Extra Large Body Length)
Assorted sun screen and lotions, insect spray
One case of bottled water (24 bottles) for your day trips
Cooler Boxes (5) various sizes
Reusable Ice Packs in the freezer.
Star Gazing and Mountain Activities:
Warm Winter Coats(25) assorted sizes
Thermos Bottles(2) for Hot Beverages
First Aid Kit
The specially constructed home was designed for cool & comfortable island living by thermo-dynamically circulating the interior air currents within the two story building. The State of Hawaii, and the University of Hawaii - Collage of Architecture, designed a somewhat similar prototype home that continues to be used as an educational model, on the University of Hawaii's Manoa Campus located on the Island of Oahu.
Two large 360 square foot bedrooms on the second floor
Bedroom 1 (Queen size bed)
Bedroom 2 (two Full size beds)
Half Bedroom (two Twin size roll a-ways) on the ground floor (off the living room)
Bathrooms on the ground floor and 2nd floor - with tub and shower combination.
The half bedroom off the living room with the two twin size roll away beds is created by partitioning sound absorbing office panels for quiet comfort and privacy.
An additional 370 square feet of lanai/covered walkway extends around 1/3rd of the perimeter of the house. There is a picnic table on the lanai that seats eight people. Also a private secluded area on the extended lanai is perfect for that morning cup of coffee for two people. A great place for two couples or a family of six or more.
Please contact us for seven or more people.
The guest house is located in the center of most East Hawaii points of interest:
Hilo International Airport 10 miles (12 - 15 minute drive).
The rugged Pacific Ocean Coastline is 4 miles away.
Snorkeling at the Wai Opae Marine Sanctuary (Kapoho Tide Pools) 20 minutes drive.
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Main Entrance 30-40 minute drive
The Hawaii County lava viewing area near the Kalapana Community - 30 minute drive.
One of the good things about the Guest House location is that it is very conveniently located off of Highway 130, and a short drive to many visitor attractions.
There is some low level highway noise at this location, especially during the day. If you are a sensitive sleeper, this may not be the appropriate place for you. Please see the reviews.
We will provide the ingredients for your first breakfast - for guests who stay a minimum of three (3) nights or more, (one time only) of:
Fruit platter (Papaya and lemon or lime wedges)
Home Made Oatmeal Belgian Waffles with Coconut Syrup & Log Cabin Syrup and real butter
Fruit bowl of assorted seasonal fruit
Eggs (you prepare according to your desire)
Hawaiian Portuguese Sausage
Kona or Kau coffee with creamer and sugar
Your Personal copy of an exclusive Pu'u O'o Eruption and Lava Flow to the Ocean Narrated Video.
A bottle of wine (red or white, fruity or dry)
A box of Hawaiian Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nut Candy
Fruit platter (Papaya and lemon or lime wedges)
Fruit bowl of assorted seasonal fruit
Chocolates at your Bedside
Spices, cooking oil and spray, bottled sauces in the spice cabinet
Fully Loaded Kitchen for the Professional Chef
Located on an acre size lot, filled with exotic flowers, fruit trees and aromatic herbs; all visitors are encouraged to help themselves to the bounty of the lush tropical, one acre property.
The municipal bus system operates a bus route on highway 130 in front of the guest house Monday through Saturday. A rental car is necessary to travel the entire island. Restaurants, food shopping, farmer's markets and entertainment a short drive north or south from the guest house.
Please let us know how we may prepare the guest house for your special desires or needs. We are always available to assist you during your stay on the Big Island.
A 4.16% General Excise Tax and a 9.25% Transit Accommodations Tax is included in the daily rental fee. A $80.00 cleaning fee is added for each reservation.
Children, 2 years and older are considered additional guests, and subject to additional guest fees. We will accommodate an infant (less than two years of age) at no charge. Please notify us about the infant in your group, so we may set up the play pen and bassenett/crib for your accommodation.
The entry door is just 4 steps from the parking area of the home. Easy - Free Parking for a maximum of four vehicles just a few steps from the house. Everything is set up for your convenience, stress free and safety.
We provide two sets of keys for the entry door. If a set of keys are not returned, we will charge an additional $25 fee from your security deposit.
Interaction with guests
Each guest is warmly welcomed upon arrival. Hosts are available to assist guests upon request. We have recommendations and great advice to help you plan your day. Your stay is completely private without intrusion.
Located on a large acre size lot in the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community. The ocean is a close 5 minute drive from this location. Restaurants, food shopping, farmer's markets and entertainment a short drive north or south from the guest house.
There is an all island bus system to transport you from town to town, but a rental car is necessary to see all the special sights on the big island.
Other things to note
We have achieved the status of Airbnb's Super Hosts and have been assisting our adventurous guests to have a most enjoyable, hassle free and memorable time while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, with many years of experience as Airbnb hosts. We are here to help you. Please reach out to us for assistance.
1. Ingredients for A first Day's Breakfast is provided for guests who have a confirmed reservation of three (3) nights or more.
2. Smoking is permitted outside with a minimum of 25 feet down wind of the house. no illegal drugs please. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in the metal container with the metal lid by the dryer outside.
3. Children, are considered additional guests, and subject to additional guest fees. We will accommodate one infant who is less than two years old at no additional charge. Please notify us about this infant.
4. No overnight guests in addition to your Airbnb reservation.
5. We ask that you load any kitchen items you used during your stay in the dishwasher and or wash, dry and put in its proper place.
6. Please remove your shoes before entering the house. (Hawaiian style)
7. Enjoy coqui frog sounds. (common on this side of the island) We provide Ear Plugs.
8. Please note that the house is located near a busy road (HI-130). If you are a light sleeper (sensitive to the frog or traffic noise) this location may not be right for you. Earplugs are provided for each guest. Please see guest comments and reviews.
9. Please understand that this property is not a hotel. It is our personal home. Please treat our home respectfully and care for it as though it is your own.
We love the Big Island, the best of all the islands in Hawaii. There are so many things you can enjoy on this island: beautiful stars, beaches, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, snow atop Mauna Kea and tropical fruits all year. We love to meet people who visit from all over the world.