About this listing
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 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 luxurious 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 either a one- or two-bedroom unit.
This listing is for the two-bedroom configuration of the first-floor unit. The second bedroom has its own bathroom, entrance, and lanai area, as well as a connecting door to the living area. The floor plan is designed to give both privacy and connectivity to friends traveling together or a family with 1 or 2 grown children. All rooms have ocean views.
The maximum occupancy for all our units is two persons per bedroom; the maximum for the two-bedroom, two-bath configuration is four persons. Please let us know, when making a reservation how many persons will be in your party.
Please note, we require all guests be 12 years or older and that there be at least one guest who is 25 years or older.
The one-bedroom version and the upstairs unit can be viewed by clicking on “more about the host” just under the "Contact me" button and then "view full profile."
A laundry room with 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
• DVRs available on request
• Bedside clock radios with iPod docking station
• Time-Warner broadband internet available via 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, silverware
Second Bedroom includes:
• Coffee table
• Wood chest
• 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 head
• 1st bedroom - Two full-sized beds
• 2nd bedroom - One California King bed
The property is located approximately 15 miles (25 minutes by car) south of Hilo in the Paradise Park subdivision.
This property is located roughly 5-6 miles from what was the leading edge of the Kilauea volcano lava flow (also known as the June 27th flow). The lava flow's most forward lava has been stalled since the beginning of the year with only minor activity occurring miles upslope from the leading edge.
Rates and fees quoted include all applicable Hawaii taxes (13.42%.)
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 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.
Be considerate and respectful of the property, the house, and the neighbors.
No smoking allowed inside or poolside.
No glass on pool deck.
No shoes inside.
Please contact us about cancellation and refund policies.
Two people and two cats reside on the property.
Tax Id: W20536712-02
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.
There are buses and cabs, but they are not practical for the typical guest. In almost all cases, a rental car is necessary.
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 is 25 years or older.
Swimming pool and soaking tub usage is limited to resident guests.
Two-bedroom cleaning fee is $120.00.
From Dec 20, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Our only regret was that we didn't get to meet Dan - Carol was there to greet us and was a wonderful host.
The attention to detail of this beautiful apartment is amazing - lights inside wardrobes, pool towels and separate beach towels provided, cooler with ice brick in the freezer, beautifully furnished and decorated with lovely homely subtle touches and spotlessly clean.
When we viewed the photos we were extremely impressed - now having visited we can say that the photos especially those of the infinity pool do not reflect how beautiful this place really is.
The location was very peaceful and an easy drive to the Volcanoes National Park
If staying on the Big Island this is an amazing place to stay.
We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Wow! Is all I can say... This place is so beautiful. This property is immaculate inside and out. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Dan because he was away but we did meet Carol and she is so sweet. She made us feel very welcome. We also had the pleasure of meeting Sumiko and she is fantastic.
Dan and Sumiko have thought of everything to make your stay fabulous. You will feel like you're in Paradise!!!!
I have to say I was a little worried that the unit did not have air conditioning. I'm from Houston, TX and you will die without air. I was shocked to find out you really don't need it in certain places and this is one of them. I actually got cold. This made me very happy.
Needless to say... We will definitely book with Dan again in the future.
By the way.... I forgot to mention Moonstone. She was one of my favorite things about our stay. I seriously wanted to take her home.
Dan made up a true paradise on the Hilo coast of big island!
Everything was just perfectly equipped and every detail was made up with a lot of love.
We enjoyed our stay very much including th lovely garden, the perfect pool and the stunning beautiful rooms and the amazing view at the ocean!
We had a wonderful time. The apartment is spacious and had everything you could need. The view, the swimming pool and a beautiful garden with a great outdoor kitchen all add up to a lovely place to stay. There is a path along the cliffs at the bottom of the garden and we saw whales in the bay during our stay. It's close to the volcano, Hilo, fantastic snorkeling and Pahoa.
Dan was very helpful with local information and a great host. There is even Netflix and Amazon for streaming movies.
Dan & Sumi were really welcoming hosts and we had a great time at the house. Lots of +'s including the whale watching, privacy, interior space, pool & hot tub, easy access to walking along the ocean.
The outside kitchen is a bit inconvenient but that can be dealt with if you really want to cook.
The place is definitely off the beaten track but that's also one of it's assets, if you're looking for privacy and a place to relax.
We had really good weather overall, only 1 real rainy day.
Would definitely consider a return visit.
This place is perfect. The gardens are fantastic and the unit well appointed with everything you need for your stay. The outdoor cooking area was great for cooking real meals which we did almost every night. (why leave paradise to go out and eat?) The grounds are lovely and while the hosts Dan and Sumiko are on site, they were friendly and helpful but not intrusive in any way. The location is great for visits to the volcano, black sand beaches, the Botanical Garden and hiking. The hot tub heated up quickly for a soak before coffee or to star watch in the evening. The outdoor shower was our personal favorite. There is access to a nice walking path and the neighborhood is quiet and laid back. We would stay here again and have already recommended it to friends.
had a great time staying at dans place on paradise rd for 3 nights. everything was prepared to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. I would highly recommend this place for a quiet getaway. views of the ocean and the pool were awesome! dan was very accomodating and helpful yet not intrusive during our stay. thanks so much!
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About the Host, Dan
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.