GREAT VALUE OCEANFRONT BUNGALOW!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GREAT VALUE OCEANFRONT BUNGALOW!

Keaau House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a private, very relaxing oceanfront property close to the quaint town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Very old Hawaiian feeling - not touristy with the traffic and crowds of the Kona side. Our weather here south of the town of Hilo is typically half the amount of rain than Hilo and most of it is at night. Our days are usually clear, bright blue skies and the nice trade winds coming off the ocean.

The bungalows are decorated for the tropical feel with ocean views from all rooms and jungle adjacent. Lots of coconut palms, gardenia, red ginger, and other tropical plants around the home and a rolling lawn area down to the cliffs where you can watch the surf, sea turtles or whales depending on the time of year. There's even a BBQ and picnic table down at the waters edge for some great meals.

The home is completely self contained with everything you need for a great vacation. All linens are provided, utensils, books, games, etc. so you don't have to bring the extras. The main house consists of 1 bedroom, 1 bath with living area, dining area, complete kitchen and laundry facilities in the bath. Perfect for 1 couple with 1 or 2 children. The dettached 2nd bedoom has a queen bed with sitting area and newly remodeled bathroom. You have the choice of one bedroom only or 2 bedrooms, priced accordingly but we do not rent out the 2nd bedroom separately for our guests privacy.

This is a very quiet rural area with other rental properties and retirees who love the islands and outdoor activities. The home is private but not secluded.

Keywords: Oceanfront bungalows

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
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About The Owner

Jeff and Shelley moved from the Silicon Valley area to the Big Island in 2003 to get away from the hectic lifestyle most of us are used to and now enjoy what the island has to offer - easy living, great weather and many beautiful sights the Big Island has to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Keaau

We live just down the street from the property about 4 homes away so we love to share our piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

We have many return customers over the several years that this home has been a rental. Everyone enjoys that everything is there for them, it's close to sights, shopping and restaurants and that we're close by for any questions, directions, concerns that our guests may have.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248257vb
(808) 966-8972 (Hawaii, USA)
Keaau Puna District
San Jose, CA
5

A Place for a Tropical Stay-cation.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I booked this rental for one week between weeks in Kona and then the Kohala Coast. The plan was to be on the Hilo side of the island, between Hilo and the Volcano National Park, with scheduled visits to botanical gardens, the falls, the Farmers Market, Lava Tubes, and the Astronomy Center. Well....once we arrived at Shelley and Jeff's place - we did not leave the property for three days. We quickly realized - Why would we???

This property is cozy on the inside and spacious on the outside; it fills you with tropical sights and sounds that is exactly pure Hawaii. I think we spent one whole day watching waves from the cliff - so many varied and exciting ones. There are also honu to spot as they come up from feeding off the coral. The wind from the coconut palm trees lulls you while you pretend to read your summer book. The occasional rain - both light and misty, and downright torrential - was a welcome and brief visitor. And the coqui frogs? Well, they are amazingly vivacious, adding the tropical soundtrack for the evening - and, for us, required earplugs and closed windows and doors during sleeping hours for the first few night until we got used to them.

The absolute highlight was when my night-owl, not-morning-person, husband instigated our daily rise at 5:30 am to go out to the cliffs and watch the sun rise over the ocean, at which we were graced with three pods of dolphins swimming by the first morning, July 4th.

The second bedroom separate suite was perfect for when my brother-in-law and his girlfriend joined us on day five. They felt like they were in their own romantic getaway, but with us, too.

Shelley's handling of all the rental information and payment process was great, and I really enjoyed our conversation when she called on our first morning to check in with us to see if everything was all right.

We are definitely returning and making those cliffs on the backyard ours again to watch sunrises, dolphins, honu, and the thousands of waves.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha! I'm so happy you and especially your husband, not only enjoyed our piece of paradise but Got It! Sometimes guests come to the island and have to see all the sights and are on the go all the time and never really take a few days to just let the land, sea and warm tropical air soak in. Each and every one of us needs to take some time out of our busy lives to just sit on a lava rock for even a 1/2 hour and watch the waves roll in. Mahalo for your special comments. Hope to have you stay with us again!
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248257vb
(808) 966-8972 (Hawaii, USA)
Keaau Puna District
Portland, Or
5

What a view!!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived late at night not knowing what to expect. The creatures of the area were making all kinds of noise and it was warm. Being my first time to this area and growing up in Houston Texas I was having fears about mosquitos and humidity which would never let me sleep. What a wonderful suprise we had. No bugs and a cool breeze coming off the shore make it great sleeping weather and even the temporary rain storm never stayed long. The house is fully stocked of anything we might need, it was clean and well maintained. The view just feet away from the back door was just amazing and just a special place that we hope we can come back to again. Could not ask for a better place!!! This place was better than is described! Thanks again...
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jon and Family! Thank you so much for a nice review. We always appreciate feed back and comments to better accommodate our guests. We're so glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise here on the east side of the island and hope to have you return in the future. Mahalo nui loa and Aloha!
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248257vb
(808) 966-8972 (Hawaii, USA)
Keaau Puna District
Davenport, Iowa
5

Most relaxing, restful vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a full week (4/18-4/25/12) and couldn't have been happier! The photos online cannot come close to the spectacular setting of this house - it has to be seen to be understood. The location was off the beaten path - there are no touristy venues close by. But it was very easy to get to Hilo and Pahoa for provisions. In fact, Hilo itself seems to be the working person's version of Hawaii - more down to earth and less glitzy than other locations/islands.

This is not to say that there are no fun activities to do here! DO spring for a helicopter ride over Kilauea. DO take a trip to the top of Mauna Kea to watch the sunset. Visit the hot tidal pools at the parks nearby. But best of all, relax in the back yard and listen to the ocean. Oh - the frogs at night are noisy, but quite soothing for background noise for sleeping when joined by the sound of the waves splashing.

We liked the relatively new grocery stores in Pahoa so we tended to go there vs. Hilo. On our last night there, we found a great italian cafe in Hilo - on a somewhat "main" road in town which we had somehow overlooked. It might pay to do some research ahead of time if you want to find specific types of facilities.

Shelley and Jeff couldn't have been nicer to work with, and helpful with any questions we had. Arrangements were extremely easy via email, and instructions for accessing the house were easy as pie.

Can you tell we loved the place?? My husband did not want to leave. Yes - it rained nearly every day. Overnight a gentle rain would fall, and by 10:00 the next morning it would be sunny with bright blue beautiful skies. It rained one day during the middle of the day - a lot of rain. But a quick trip to the store for ice cream and hunkering down to watch some videos back "at home" made that another day in paradise.

Don't think twice about making plans to stay at this gorgeous oceanfront treasure!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha and many Mahalos for your kind words on our bungalows here on the Big Island. We love sharing our property with you and we hope you return in the future. We're so glad you had a great time exploring and even relaxing at our rental. Shelley & Jeff
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248257vb
(808) 966-8972 (Hawaii, USA)
Keaau Puna District
Kodiak, Alaska
5

This Is A Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5
If you want to kick back and relax, this is the rental for you! While the area offers a wide variety of activities plus places to see, we spent most of our time at the property enjoying the surroundings.....the grounds are gorgeous, the ocean is just a short walk from the lanai (humpback whales and green sea turtles), and the birds keep us company. The residential neighborhood is quiet.

The house is very clean and quite comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with almost anything you could want to cook your meals at home. We took great advantage of the nearby farmer's markets for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Shelley and Jeff are ideal hosts; they respond quickly to any questions or concerns. We like this rental so much that we've stayed here two years in a row and have already booked for next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo nui loa! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us - Again! We love return guests and think of them as friends coming back to visit us and our island. We greatly appreciate your lovely comments and hope to have you returning year after year.

Until next year .... Aloha!
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248257vb
(808) 966-8972 (Hawaii, USA)
Keaau Puna District
McKenzie, TN
5

best kept screct

  • 5 of 5
From the street you would never guess what the backyard beholds on this property..!!!! My thought was golf course manicured, outstanding. Loved our stay here. Plan to come back. The Tennessee Sisters + MOM . Jan, 2011
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ladies and so glad to hear you enjoyed our piece of Paradise! We love sharing what we think of as a Hawaiian Dream and we'd love to have you return again in the future. Mahalo nui loa!
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Great Value Oceanfront Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248257vb
(808) 966-8972 (Hawaii, USA)
Keaau Puna District
Ventura County
5

Don't look anywhere else!

Don't look anywhere else!
  • 5 of 5
From the time we pulled up into the driveway to the sad moment we had to leave, we loved our stay at the bungalow! What makes a great trip perfect is when there isn't anything that you could think of that is missing. From the fully furnished kitchen to the hot tub and other little things, our stay was made perfect by all of the little details. We could pack a cooler and snorkel gear for day trips and make dinner when we came home our lounge around the backyard all day, reading some of the many books that are available in the living room. The description is very accurate, the house was very well maintained (the bedding was very comfy!) and it was in a quiet neighborhood.The only activities we really did during our stay was drive around to sightsee, explore Hilo and the black sands beaches. We highly reccommend visiting the Mauna Loa macadamia nut plantation! Don't expect all of the hustle and bustle of typical Hawaiian tourist hotspots. This part of the island is very close to many different natural attractions, like volcanoes, waterfalls and countless places to hike or swim. Hilo is great for their beaches though and close enough to get to everyday but far enough to enjoy your privacy and serenity. Shelley even came over one day to show us the additional studio and give some pointers on real estate. You couldn't ask for anything more and we were very thankful that we had this opportunity to stay here. Thank you Shelley and Jeff!

Mahalo!
Rhett and Jordana
  • Submitted: May 27, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Volcanoes National Park is approximately a 40 min. drive from the house to the entrance.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Keaau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular - 2 people
Jan 6 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Holiday - 2 people
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes These rates are for 2 people, main house only. Rates are $125 a night for 4 people in both units total, cleaning fee at $95.
1/2 of the total rental amount is due at booking to hold your dates and final 1/2 due 3 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Both bedrooms have queen beds., Baby Cribs (1) Porta-crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa converts to a full size futon.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
There is snorkel gear available, fishing pole and a nice hammock to relax in by the ocean.
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