Apartment - Entire home/apt · 40th Ave, Keaau, HI 96749, United States

Beautiful and convenient to all the local attractions. Wonderful location for Merry Monarch. Do inquire for larger groups during Merry Monarch!

Your host, Robert
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Beautiful and convenient to all the local attractions. Wonderful location for Merry Monarch. Do inquire for larger groups during Merry Monarch!

The Space

20 minutes from Hilo airport, colleges, shopping, hotels and the beach. Beautiful tropical rain forest hideaway.

20 miles to the Volcano National Park. Two hours to Kona beaches and Kona airport.

Spacious open family room. This unit is on the ground floor.

Lush tropical flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. Are you ready for this paradise!

Guest Access

We are situated in a tropical rain forest and on several acres. Do take a walk around the property and pick fruit for your own consumption from the orchard in front and in back of the property. Laugh at the chickens, some like to be held!

Interaction with Guests

We are available for answering all questions and try to be as helpful as possible. Ancient words of wisdom: Ask and you shell receive; Seek and you shall find; and Knock and the door will be open to you.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is rural. You will see walker, horseback riders, and bikers on the road so do be careful. The wildlife consists primarily of birds, mongoose, feral cats and pigs that always avoid humans. There are small domestic dogs and chickens for curiosity fun. Enjoy the wild flowers!

Getting around

The local bus stop is a 15 minute walk to the highway. Bus service exists but is infrequent.

Other Things to Note

The water we have is rainwater from a water catchment system. It is great to shower and clean with. You will find that when you wash your hair, use very little shampoo or you will be washing it out of your hair for a long time!

Also the water from the plumbing is not considered safe to drink. Bottled water for drinking is a necessity. A few bottles will be furnished on your arrival.

There is a washer for your convenience, but no dryer. There are clotheslines for drying outside.

There is a shelf or two of DVDs for your watching pleasure.

If you have any questions, just ask.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My mom had the time of her life and checked Hawaii off of her bucket list. Robert's place was the perfect hub for her 2 weeks of exploration.

    July 2014
  • I live in Cottonwood Arizona, so to be living in the rainforest at Keeau, Hawaii was a magnificent change. I enjoyed the rain showers off and on night and day. I loved going to sleep listening to the roar of the frogs at night. The house was comfortable and roomy. There was a lovely walking road among the trees, in total solitude. Billie Jane McIntosh

    June 2014
  • We were extremely pleased with our whole experience. Bob Arthurs and his wife were friendly, gracious and welcoming, and the apartment was spacious and clean, with everything we needed. The location is beautiful, in a rainforest-like setting with birds, frogs and flowers, but close enough to Keaau for convenience, and within easy reach of Hilo and Volcano National Park (our favorite places). We would love to stay here again if the opportunity came up.

    May 2014
    Response from Robert:

    We would love to host you again! our door is open to you! :)

    May 2014
  • Location was perfect for me. Central to the spots I frequent the most. Volcano and Hilo. A quick yet far enough distance from the highway. Bob's a hoot. Loved my time. Just what I was looking for. s soul.

    March 2014
    Response from Robert:

    Cara was delightful, fun and energetic. We truly enjoyed her stay!

    March 2014
  • The bottom part of the house in the picture is everything you could wish for: cool, clean and lots of space with a big bathtub and kitchen. You are free to roam the premises, which are large ! Bob and his wife welcomed us into their house and can tell you about everything there is to do the island. Worth the extra minutes driving from Hilo if you're staying on the Hilo side of the island. During the evening and nights the frog concert is fantastic !

    March 2014
  • We stayed one week in Bobs apartment and had a fantastic time. On arrival the apartment was nicely decorated with fresh flowers.
    The apartment is perfectly hidden in a huge tropical garden but still just about one mile of the Highway and thus convientlylocated to all attractions in the Hilo/Volcano area. Bob lives in a house on the same property (several hundred metres away - it's (email hidden) garden) and can be contacted if necessary or if you need advice on what to visit. The second floor of the cottage is rented out.
    The apartment is great value for the money and we only can recommend staying in Bobs cottage!

    February 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Bob's cottage. Bob is a perfect host who wants his guests to have a great time. If we are fortunate to return to the Big Island, we will definitely stay longer than a week!

    February 2014
  • The place was very clean, spacious and had everything needed for a vacation. It is secluded in a tropical setting. The host was very accommodating. Unfortunately this was a working vacation and the internet wasn't sufficient for my needs. Robert was gracious about us leaving early. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for peace and quiet.

    January 2014
  • Bob was such a friendly and open-hearted host, who tried to make our stay as unique and comfortable as possible, told us everything about the must do-things on Big Island and was even our tour guide for one day. He and his charming wife are one of the most kindhearted people we met on our stay on Hawaii. Their house is situated (email hidden) property and had everything we needed. Every evening a choir of thousands of frogs started to sing - like a swarm of whistling birds - so if you love nature and look for a something private, don`t hesitate and book!

    December 2013
    Response from Robert:

    We do look forward to your return as a threesome! Happy New Year!

    December 2013
  • Bob Arthurs is great! Him and his wife made me feel very welcome during my stay and I'd highly recommend this retreat to anyone. I am going back again I liked it so much!

    February 2013
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We are retired and run a few rentals on the Big Island in the cool, lush, rain forest. Our rentals are clean, fresh, and open air nestled in the rain forest with lush tropical vegetation, flowers and birds. Most importantly, drive time is twenty minutes to the ocean, Volcano National Park, Hilo airport and the University. It is a 45 minute drive or longer to the top of Mauna Kea to see the stars like you have never seen them before. It is a two hour drive to the Kona airport and Kona beaches. Presently, our rentals are full but camping is a possibility. Just let us know what your needs are!
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