2BR Ocean Retreat in Paradise Park寛

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 1st Ave, Keaau, HI 96749, United States
Your host, Dan
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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 different 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 swimming 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 newly built, luxury 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 a either a one- or two-bedroom unit.

This site is for the two-bedroom configuration of the first floor unit. The second bedroom has it's 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 the 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 10 years or older and that there be at least one guest who is 25 years or older.

The one-bedroom version and the upstair's 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 a 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
• DVR’s available on request
• Bedside clock radios with iPod docking station
• Roadrunner high speed Internet available by 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 and silverware

Second Bedroom includes;
A couch, coffee table, desk, a wood chest and a 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, bath tub with overhead and handheld shower head

1st bedroom - Two full-sized beds
2nd bedroom - Two twin beds

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


Rates and fees quoted include all applicable Hawaii taxes (13.42%.)

Minimum stays – 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 8 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 shoes inside.
No pets.

Please contact us about cancellation and refund policies.
Two people and two cats reside on the property.

Guest Access

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

Permit Number: W2053671-01

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1465 /week
Monthly Price: $4600 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $110
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We had a wonderful time at Dan's HPP house. The accommodations were perfect for the four of us. We worked hard at playing during the day and returned to barbecue and have a dip in the pool. The bedrooms were spacious and both had a view of the ocean. The view was more beautiful than shown in the photos. If you have an interest in Hawaiian fruits and flowers, this house with its lovely gardens is the place to come.

    May 2014
  • This place have to be the best place to stay, if visiting the eastern part of the Big Island. Great location, close to the best snorkelling, the volcano, Mauna Kea and Hilo. The facilities at Dan place are great! Lovely pool and spa with the most spectacular view. Cozy gazebo for cooking and well equipped rooms, though without dish washer and air-condition. We will recommend it to anyone going to the Big Island

    February 2014
  • We were blown away by the whole experience at Dan Besser's gorgeous place. It surpasses the pictures and impressive description. The Asian theme is throughout from the Koi Pool and hidden spots on the grounds to the very tasteful furnishings and the remarkable Japanese toilets with all the "bells and whistles". Dan is a considerate, low key, host. The view of the ocean, pool, hot tub, walking path along the edge of the bay.....it's just the perfect place to kick back and relax.

    January 2014
  • Wonderful place for everyone who wants to see the ocean from his swimmingpool or hot tub and wants to stay close to Hilo/ Vulcanos NP. Very helpful and friendly hosts! Excellent stay...highly recommended!!

    January 2014
  • One of the most beautiful properties we've ever seen! Absolutely gorgeous landscaping, grounds and amenities. Dan was a gracious host, unobtrusive and accommodating - wish we could have stayed forever!
    Location is private and off the beaten path, but easily accessible and great jumping off point for all Hilo-side activities.
    As close to paradise as one can imagine. Would definitely recommend!

    July 2013
  • We had a most wonderful stay here in Paradise Park. Dan and Tomiko are great hosts and Thor directed us to many fun adventures on the island. The rental was super clean and absolutely beautiful with the infinity pool, hot tub, zen garden and ocean view. The Japanese gardens and Koi pond were beautiful as well. It was such a serene and peaceful setting and we felt as if we had the whole oasis to ourselves. This was hands down the best rental of our trip and we highly recommend it. We will definitely be back soon. Thanks again to Dan, Tomiko and Thor!

    May 2013
  • Great place! Wow the real-life place looks much better than the pictures! Also, the place is spotless clean. I'm not kidding - everything is literally spotless and brand new. All my friends loved it! Dan is super nice and his son even helped us fix our Jeep.

    My friend wanted to live in a place like this forever!

    June 2012
  • My wife and I enjoyed our get-away week at the Buddha Retreat.
    Dan and Sumiko were very good host there when you needed something and not there when you wanted your privacy. I would recommend this to any of my friends and family. And yes we wil be returning to enjoy this little slice of paradise again.
    Thank you for everything
    Derek And Gigi

    May 2012
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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 recently retired, my wife and I moved to the part of Hawaii (and the world) we liked best.奥さんは日本人です。退職する前は仕事で方々とくに日本へは度々行きました。でも今住んでいる所が世界中で一番空気がきれいで気に入っています。奥さんが農園で野菜や果物を育てるのを手伝ったり、趣味のソフトボールをしています。
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