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2BR Buddha's Hawaiian Retreat

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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About this listing

The property is in a very large subdivision of mostly 1 acre parcels and the climate is basically rain forest mitigated by the trade winds off the ocean, so the surrounding environment is very green and usually balmy and tranquil with the daytime skies are either cloudy to very cloudy or a brilliant blue or sometimes both and very dark at night.

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 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 lap 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 hot water shower.

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

Accommodations are in a luxurious oceanfront home offering spectacular views. The residential building includes the owners’ residence and two two bedroom apartments, one above the other. The two floor plans are identical and each has approximately 880 SF of living area. Both the upstairs and downstairs units can be rented as either a one- or two-bedroom unit. When rented as a one bedroom unit, the second bedroom and bathroom are closed off and remain unoccupied for the duration of the one bedroom guests’ stay.

For all the configurations, the maximum occupancy is two people per bedroom, so a one bedroom rental is limited to a maximum occupancy of two people and a four bedroom has a maximum occupancy of eight people, etc.

In all, there are 6 different configurations, with different nightly rates, that can be rented. They are:

the 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment,
the 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment,
the 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment see which way looks best
the 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment
a 3 bedroom apartment
a 4 bedroom apartment

The first four configurations include a living/dining area with kitchenette while the 3 and 4 bedroom configurations have two living/dining areas with kitchenettes.

This listing is for the two bedroom on the 2nd floor;

Other configurations are individually listed on Airbnb. If you feel a different one would be a better fit for you, you can try searching for it on the site, or contact me and I’ll help you locate it.

When requesting a reservation, please let us know, how many persons will be in your party.

Every apartment has its own entrance and lanai and all rooms, except for the bathrooms, have straight ahead ocean views.

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

Interiors in this unit include:

• Bamboo and ceramic tile floors throughout
• Ceiling fans in every room
• Art work throughout, featuring unique pieces by local artists
• All TV’s are 42” or larger HD flat screens mounted on the wall and are connected to the internet.
• Clock radios
• TW Oceanic cable service with broadband internet available via WiFi
• Landline phone available upon request

Dining Area includes:
• Refrigerator with freezer compartment
• Custom mango and cherry wood cabinets
• Stainless steel sink
• Granite counter tops
• Dining table with four chairs
• Microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, dinner ware, silverware and various cooking utensils such as tea pots, electric kettles, blenders, rice cookers, and crockpot.

Living Area includes:
• Couch
• Coffee table
• Desk
• Wood chest
• TV

All Bathrooms include:
• Toilet with washlet
• Bathtub with overhead and handheld showerheads

• One California King bed in each bedroom

The property is located approximately 15 miles (25 minutes by car) south of Hilo in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

Rates and fees quoted include all applicable Hawaii taxes (13.42%.)
The minimum stay is 3 nights.
We ask that guests be considerate and respectful of the property, the house, and the neighbors.
Also, all guests be 12 years or older and each party to have at least one guest who is 25 years or older.
Use of the swimming pool and soaking tub is limited to resident guests.
No smoking allowed inside or poolside
No glass on pool deck.
No shoes inside.
No pets.
Please contact us about cancellation and refund policies.
Two people and two cats, along with approximately two dozen female chickens and a large number of fish live on the property.


Guest access

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

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 140
Security Deposit: 400
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Above all, be considerate and respectful of the property, the house, and the neighbors.
No smoking inside, no shoes inside, no pets.
Security deposit - $400.00
Maximum occupancy is 4 people (2 people per bedroom.)
All guests to be 12 years or older and each party to have at least one guest who is 25 years or older.
Swimming pool and soaking tub usage is limited to resident guests.
2-bedroom cleaning fee is $140.00.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Emma User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Dan's place for 3 nights in May of 2017. Dan is a great host, all communication was very easy and he provided us with lots of helpful tips about exploring the island. The accommodation itself is beautiful and well equipped. We wish we could have stayed longer!

Chris User Profile
March 2017
Outstanding property with gorgeous ocean front views and beautifully landscaped grounds with pool and hot tub. Dan was a thoughtful host who made our stay effortless and enjoyable.

Yulia User Profile
March 2017
The house was absolutely beautiful and extremely peaceful. We stayed here with our 3 month old baby and the sound of the ocean waves was like a natural white noise machine that made him sleep better than ever before :)!

Sabine User Profile
February 2017
Absolutely a fantastic place to be. Our host Dan is a very nice and friendly person and he made our stay very comfortable. Dan's house is next to the sea with a very beautiful view. We enjoyed our stay a lot! Thanks a lot. Sabine and family

Katie User Profile
November 2016
We had such a wonderful time staying at this AirBnb, we would definitely recommend it! The location, while a little drive away from restaurants/shops, is directly on the ocean, and you can see the big waves crashing against the rocks from your room or lounging in the pool/hot tub. It's so great! You can then easily walk along the coastline too. Everything was clean with great amenities, and the property is beautiful too. A great place to relax and be with friends/family. Definitely enough space as well, we rented out the whole 2nd floor with another couple. The hosts were great at communicating with us too, so that was much appreciated.

Jovial User Profile
May 2016
We had a great time staying at Dan's place. We were upstairs in the 2 bedroom unit that had beautiful views of the ocean just like it shows in the pictures. We were here in May that had ample sunshine during the day with some showers during dusk & at night that made it cool & pleasant in the nights. The open kitchen in the garden was perfect to cook breakfast in the morning. We loved every bit of our stay. Thanks Dan!

Elaine User Profile
February 2015
Dan and Sumiko greeted us pleasantly upon our arrival and Dan gave us a thorough rundown on the apartment and property. We stayed in the upstairs 2 bedroom apartment which was beautifully decorated with high end wooden cabinets, tables, headboards etc. Also there were at least 2 flowering orchids in each room, lovely artwork and soothing colors on the walls. The property is beautifully maintained with perfect views as it home is right on the water--just as the photos show. We saw 2 young whales tail slapping not very far out from the property one morning! My husband and I highly recommend a stay at Buddahs's Hawaiian retreat! Steve and Elaine E.

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Keaau, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Dan User ProfileDan is a superhost.

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 retired in 2010, my wife and I moved to the part of Hawaii (and the world) we liked best.


Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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