42' saltwater lap pool with infinity edgeView of pool, Zen Garden, & ocean from 1st floor apartment
4BR Hawaiian Paradise Ocean Retreat
4BR Hawaiian Paradise Ocean Retreat

8 guests

4 rooms

5 beds

4 baths

8 guests

4 rooms

5 beds

4 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $270
Security Deposit: $500


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 four bedroom.

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

• Three California King beds, 2 full sized beds

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.

Tax Id: W

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.

Getting around

There are buses and cabs, but they are not practical for the typical guest. In almost all cases, a rental car is necessary.



House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Above all, be considerate and respectful of the property, the house, and the neighbors.
No smoking inside, no shoes inside, no pets.
Security deposit - $300.00
Maximum occupancy is 2 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.
1-bedroom cleaning fee is $105.00.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Betsy User Profile
January 2017
Dan's place is beautiful! As with many Airbnb's, there are pros and cons. We rented the place for my wedding which had about 30 guests, and 8 people actually stayed in the house. Here is what we learned from our experience: The good- - the place really is heavenly. The view is unbeatable, and every inch of the property is well cared for. You could really tell that dan and his wife take pride in their home. - there are many fruit trees and chickens on the property, and dan's wife brought us fresh eggs from the chickens and fresh fruit from the trees. We ate every bit of it and it was delicious. - (though this might not apply to everyone) the place was the perfect wedding venue for us. It was probably better suited for about 20 people, but it worked well for us actually. We had the ceremony in the zen garden, and the reception in the carport area (which is also ridiculously beautiful.) The bad- - there are LOTS of rules, many of which we didn't know about when we booked the place. The most significant one for us was that guests who are not staying at the house were not allowed in the pool or the pool AREA, which is the most obvious place on the property to hang out. I understand why this is a rule, I just wish it would have been made clear before we booked the property. There were also less inconvenient rules (but rules none the less) such as which towels to use for the beach, the pool, or the bathroom. There were 3 PAGES of rules upon check in. - the house is split in half, with dan and his wife living in half and the other half is rented out. His patio also leads to the pool area, as do his windows. So, with all the rules (and being scolded a few times), we really felt like we were walking on egg shells during our stay. - there was a rodent of sorts living between the walls while we were there. This didn't necessarily bother me, but something to note. - unlike most Airbnb's I've stayed in, this kitchen was not equipped with standard cooking foods, i.e salt and pepper or cooking oil. It was more like a hotel but with lots of rules. Other things to note- - though I was the one to book the property, I spoke to dan only twice. He worked with my dad instead of me. - dan did give my parents some good advice on where to eat, local attractions, etc.

Mallory User Profile
October 2016
Wow! What an amazing place! Even more beautiful in person! It was a perfect place to relax after a 200 mile race. It is also a great location. Not only are you right on the water, ocean view, but just a couple miles from hilo, 30ish from the volcano. The farmers market a few miles from the house was also amazing. And if you never wanted to leave the house, you could do that too! There is a great pool, soaking tub, and dirt trail that goes a few miles along the ocean. And like many said before me, Dan is an amazing host. Very helpful and lots of info about the island and things to do. After check in you almost didn't even know he was there but if you have a question, he's always available. I hope to be able to come back for a more relaxing trip with my family. Thanks again Dan!!

Nigel User Profile
October 2016
This was an amazing find. We had both apartments for 5 adults and it was perfect. They are well furnished, beautifully decorated and well appointed. The views are stunning from the property and the pool is perfect. We had a great time. This is definitely a 5 star listing. The area is so quiet and peaceful, and the gardens are beautifully designed to heighten the feeling of peace. The location is ideal for the volcano, especially viewing the lava flowing into the sea, thermal pools, Hilo and several National Parks. I cannot fault this listing - if you're reading this review you should stop and go back to the top and book before the dates you want go!!

Brittney User Profile
August 2016
We had an amazing time at Dan's place. The property is amazing, the house was spotless and very well thought out. Dan was available with anything we needed but we had plenty of privacy. The pool and view were beautiful. Hilo was a good spot for a home base and we saw the almost the entire island, Kona is about two hours away but the drive is gorgeous. Could not of had a better time

Neil User Profile
July 2016
Just spent a week at Dan's gorgeous ocean front property and wanted to enthusiastically recommend it to everyone. We were a party of 8 celebrating my fathers 70th birthday and rented the whole house. The house, pool, rooms, and gardens were inviting and very comfortable. Dan is the consummate host.....invisible but always available to answer any questions, provide directions, and share his rich knowledge of the islands. He was also very understanding and accommodated any special requests we had. We will certainly come back here in the future and have no hesitation about renting from Dan anywhere. Neil

Kate User Profile
June 2016
We were personally welcomed, as well as, received a very detailed welcome packet with local adventure spots, directions, maps, dining options and more. Dan (and family) were scarce but available for any questions/concerns (we had zero concerns!) The property was far better than the photos. The attention to detail and beautifuly designed home were top notch! We especially enjoyed the pool, soaking tub, outdoor kitchen and numerous zen gardens. It was literally the moat relaxing place I've ever stayed at! Mahalo, Dan!

Emma User Profile
May 2016
This Airbnb is awesome! It's more beautiful than the photos. Dan is an awesome host! Friendly and always provide help when we needed it. Really recommended this place! Very Hawaiian! Will definitely come back again!

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Keaau, Hawaii, United States · Joined 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.


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