Aloha nature lovers . Located between Waipio Valley and Volcano National Park. Great hiking ! With convenient and very private pools and waterfalls to enjoy at your door step. The little cabin also has a Great ocean view to watch the ships go sailing by. Nights are wonderfull just sitting around the camp fire star gazing and telling stories. Tent camping for the kids is safe and easy. Located 20 miles north of Hilo. Just 1 mi from the highway. Very serene with only the sounds of the waterfall and wind in the trees. My two horses ( Roxxy and Shy Girl ) will be eagerly awaiting to greet you. Aloha and Happy Trials !
NOTE : Flooding may and does occur in North Hilo and on the Big Island. Please use Extreme caution when near, swimming in or crossing any waterway. 4x4 or jeep is recommended for exploring back road areas on the island and to get to my place. 4x4 is required to access Waipio Valley,Green Sands Beach and Mauna Kea. Book a cheap car then ask for a jeep up grade when you arrive for good deals on jeeps. Aloha and be Safe !
My girlfriend and I live here on the island and Keith's cabin made for the perfect staycation. Hiking; private swimming holes; waterfalls; horses and a sweet spot to cook a meal rest your bones and watch an epic star lit sky. Don't wait book it now Keith delivers.
Out of all the amazing experiences we had exploring Hawaii for 12 days, staying at this place was among the top highlights. We assumed we'd just use this cozy space as a place to crash while exploring the surrounding area during the day, but once we saw how amazing the whole property was, we stocked up on groceries and just spent the rest of our time hanging out right there. So much beauty - great ocean view, amazing series of waterfalls and gulch hikes, great flora and fauna including fruit trees, and a pack of lively animals that really give the place some character. One of our favorite memories is waking up early to the sunrise and watching the clown-like procession of chickens emerge from the woods and start clucking around. Very sweet horses and chippy peacocks as well! Keith was very friendly and showed us all around including some good views and suggestions for exciting hikes. Other people have mentioned the drive in which is an experience in itself - really makes you feel like you've "arrived somewhere". Our non-4wd small SUV rental made it just fine. The place maintains a rustic feel while still having ample amenities such as a nice outdoor shower, basic utilities, comfy bed, etc. Really can't speak highly enough of this place - a true gem.
Keith has a very wonderful piece of property. My husband and I spent two nights in this cabin and it was everything and more we wanted. The sound of the waterfall you could hear at night and had regular visits from Roxy and Shy Girl "Keith's horses'. The chickens and peacocks also liked to come for visits and some times come right on in to scour the floor for crumbs.
Would suggest that you have a jeep kinda vehicle to get to his place as you have to cross a couple water features :D
Also do not rely on (website hidden) maps to get you there you will find yourself in the middle of a sugar cane field, get your directions right from Keith.
Keith was a great host. We booked his cabin for 2 days, but it rained heavily and we worried about getting our minivan out across the creeks if it flooded, so Keith offered to put us up in Kona, which was awfully nice. It was fine getting in with a minivan, but after 12 hours of rain, I started to get worried about getting out, but we made it fine.
Keith wound up showing us around Kona a bit, taking us to local beaches and showing us good snorkeling spots. It's too bad we were at his cabin on a rainy night, because we could tell the view was amazing. Very lovely property too, even in the rain.
We were unsure about the whole 4x4 question, but taking our standard SUV rental down the long, bumpy road to Keith's house was not a problem. We just went really slow! This drive is part of the experience in my opinion. It took us about 15 minutes and we crossed two streams along the way. Seeing and smelling the grass in the morning sunshine was such a good feeling!
Unfortunately, we did not see Keith until the last day of our trip, but we made ourselves right at home and everything was ready for us. The outdoor bathroom faces the path to the waterfalls so you see lots of trees as you are showering. If you read between the lines of what I just wrote, you will realize that there are no walls around the bathroom! There is a small wall next to the toilet, but I believe that is it. Nonetheless, we had a great sense of privacy and comfort.
This rustic cabin is one big room with a kitchen area, sitting area, and bedroom area. The bed is covered with mosquito netting because the whole back section of the cabin is open with no window or screen. We fell asleep to the sounds of the nearby waterfalls.
Keith was very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the the cabin with the horses and all kinds of birds (peacocks!) at our doorstep.
The smaller ohana at Horses and Waterfalls is open - like being outside but sheltered at the same. The view is stunning! Sitting in recliners and gazing out, unobstructed, at the Pacific is sublime and amazing. There r waterfalls, swimming holes and hikes to enjoy on and around the property. We became fast friends with the chickens, rooster, pea fowl and our host Keith. Keith's the man. Helped make our stay totally memorable! Looking forward to returning next year
My wife and I stayed at Keith's Horses and Waterfall. Man, it was a treat! It is something that we would never dreamed of, if we hadn't been there. First of all, it is located in a quite secluded area, which means there is no traffic, no noise. Those who want to step away from the noise of human society and have peace of mind for once, this is the place to go. Second, this is the place where I really get to know about animals. Until then, I didn't realize that horse can be so smart and "greedy". I had quite some inspiration by watching and playing with the animals. Third, there is a private waterfall. The two days we stayed there, there was too much water, so we cannot swim, but I could imagine the beauty when the current is not so strong. And climb up the hill, you have a grand view. Or just relax back on the sofa in the cabin, it is just amazingly peaceful. Last of all, the orange trees are a great source of orange juice. Keith taught us how to just roll the orange and sip juice from it. And in the next day, we just bring oranges instead of water!! Plus, Keith is a very friendly and knowledgable guy. This place is so amazing, we would definitely come back again.
This is one the most beautiful and unique places we ever stayed at. We loved the location, views, kitchen, the bathroom and everything about the property. Keith is a fantastic and very helpful host. Highly recommend this.
It's hard writing this review because words fail the bliss of staying at Keith's Horses and Waterfalls cabin. During all five nights of our stay, it honestly felt like we were in the garden of Eden: picking wild starfruit and oranges from the yard; communing with chickens, peacocks, horses, and wild piglets; deciding whether to bathe in the outdoor shower or walk a short path down to waterfall pools; listening to the nightly coqui chorus and rainfall; reading by kerosene lamp; and best of all, falling under the hypnotic spell of our panoramic view of the ocean and its changing texture of distant waves, cloud cover, and light play.
Staying at this cabin was as much fun as exploring the Big Island. Due to a head cold, we had to lie low one day but it turned out to be one of the best days of the trip as the beauty and peace of Keith's tropical homestead sunk in. It seemed impossible to have a bad day here!
The cabin itself is between a cabin and a tent; the top half of the walls are tarp covers that fold up to enjoy the views. It was like all the best parts of camping without the hard work or discomfort. I loved the bathroom which is outside but covered by the the roof: I highly recommend showering and going for your morning constitutional while staring out at jungle. A friendly and highly informative host, Keith put thought into every detail, making his place as enjoyable a place to be as possible.
(If you like your accommodation with all four walls intact and a more outfitted kitchen, the main house was comfortable, luxurious in fact. Some day I want to take a group of friends and rent out the whole place.)
Your own private waterfall. It's amazing. And Keith was a lovely host. Can't recommend it too highly. Get away from the tourist scene and experience nature.