DOLPHIN HIDEAWAY- NEW STUDIO

Laura Richman

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Laura Richman

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DOLPHIN HIDEAWAY- NEW STUDIO

Keaau Studio Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our new Ohana studio is sparkling clean & features tropical furnishings with private entrance, private bath & private lanai. Kitchenette includes fridge, microwave, sink, coffee maker, toaster, blender and rice cooker. All dishes, silverware, towels & linens are included for your use.

Private bathroom with tub & shower is inside the unit. The lanai is private, great for relaxing, drinking your morning coffee (included) or having cocktails and/or candle lit dinner. View from your lanai is a beautiful fountain, pond, garden and seating area, all for your use.

The studio is fully furnished with comfy queen sized bed, table and chairs, desk, dish TV, DVD player with DVDs, CDs, books and outdoor BBQ with burner. Common carport has washer & dryer for your use. Snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and towels included for your use.

We are on one acre of land. We have our own separate living area, on the opposite side of the carport. Property is landscaped with many beautiful plants, tiki torches, fountain and pond.

We are 20 minutes south of Hilo, 10-15 minutes from shops, restaurants, grocery store and Olympic sized swimming pool. We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs. The hot ponds, parks and beaches are nearby. Volcanoes National Park is a 40 minute drive. Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can swim with the dolphins, is 20 minutes away. We are 15 minutes from the Kalapana lava flow, where you can watch the new lava flowing into the sea and creating the newest land on earth.

We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.

Gary is a master furniture maker. He made your table on the lanai and other items in the unit. He also created the entire pond/fountain space for you.

$55/night for 2-6 nights, 7th night is free!

$330 a week/ for 1-2 people. (7th night is free)!

Ask about longer term rates!! All taxes and cleaning included in these prices.

Please call my cell now for reservations or to inquire about availability. 808-987-7523

Please note that 10 a.m. in Hawaii is noon on the West Coast, and 3 p.m. on the east coast or send email with all your information: number of guests in your party, arrival & departure dates, and phone number.

No smoking in the unit, on the lanai or on the property.

Relaxed friendly atmosphere.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Laura Richman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Laura Richman

I am a Real estate agent with REMAX Properties. I was born here, raised on the east coast and have been back in Hawaii for 24 years.

We enjoy outdoor activities, nature, gardening, snorkeling and the ocean. This is the perfect place to enjoy them all!

A lot of info is not in the travel books. We will be happy to share first hand knowledge & aloha with you.

Laura Richman purchased this studio in 2008

Why Laura Richman chose Keaau

We chose this section of the island because of the sunny weather in this area. We get more sunshine and less rain than Hilo, yet we are only 20 minutes away.

We are only ½ mile from the ocean so you can walk there and also hear the crashing surf most of the time. We have one acre of land and love to garden and grow food. I love it here! Lots of things to see and do.

What makes this studio unique

Our unit is new, clean, comfortable, relaxing, and very well appointed. We enjoy some of the freshest air in the world.

There are many things that are not in the guide books and we are happy to share our first hand knowledge of the area with our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When I arrived I was tired and ready for a bath and a good place to call home after a long day of travel. Laura, the owner , had already arranged things for me so that I could be comfortable and ready to use the studio even at my late hour.



The studio was very clean and nicely arranged, even in the atmosphere and energy that it inspires. I felt relaxing just by stepping in ... then the clean bathroom and tub with as much as the bubble bath available was a genuine welcoming touch.



Laura was always available and interested in making my stay pleasant and worry free. She is a very caring, loving lady and though you perceive the caring presence, she lives next door, you'll feel your privacy and space truly allowed to you. I truly felt cared for, in every sense. I had friends who were staying at nearby vacation studios and homes , but, by far, Laura' studio was the best. I was happy, happy, very happy of my choice and ... I'm planning on coming back if I am in Keaau again.

Thank you Laura, for your hospitality and service.
Feb 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257324vb
808-987-7523
Keaau Puna District
Indiana
5

AMAZING - Super cute and the perfect location to explore the Big Island

  • 5 of 5
There is so much good I could say about this place and Laura's hospitality that you'd get sick of reading it. SO here is the gist of it...
My husband and I rented a 4WD jeep (which is the perfect way to save money and explore the big island). We logged aprx 100-300 miles per day depending on how adventurous we wanted to be, but it was NEVER a boring drive. Now you don't have to travel far from the Dolphin Hideaway to have a good time, but we figured out it is in the perfect location on the island to travel from. The Volcanoes, black sand beaches, surfing lessons, tide pools, snorkeling areas, amazing waterfalls, coffee farms, the 2 mountains (Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea), farmers markets, etc are all within 20min to an hour or so. Amazing! Or you can just relax at the studio or take a mile hike/drive to the cliffs to watch the sunrise and dolphins.
And the studio is great - very clean - very cute - great touring information provided - movies - books available for free use - TV if you really need - good Wi-fi - peaceful and quiet - decently comfortable bed - no A/c but opening the windows at night did us just fine - rain water feeds the studio ( which is normal in the area and awesome!) and don't worry it gets PLENTY hot if need be. Bring your own water bottles though for drinking purposes.
Laura is great! She was superbly hospitable. She greeted us with a smile and had great equipment for us to use (Snorkeling gear, boogie boards, etc) and one day she gave us some homemade pesto which was awesome. She has chickens and also gave us a dozen eggs! Her place is filled with home grown vegetation and beauty. Super thankful for this place as it saved us a lot of money from staying at a resort or some sketchy cheap hotel. We were able to use the money to create the adventure we always wanted! We hope to be back one day. Thank you Laura!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the glowing review! We are so glad you had a great time and that our central location worked out for you. Please come again and send your friends!

Mahalo & Aloha,
Laura and Gary
business
Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257324vb
808-987-7523
Keaau Puna District
5

perfect location & price

perfect location & price
  • 5 of 5
we were there to investigate moving to the puna district and as a senior trip for my daughter. centrally located to everything we were there for. it was just us girls and we felt perfectly safe on this absolutely beautiful, idyllic property. laura was there if we needed but non-intrusive and super nice. best price we found and worth every penny and more. there is a perfect book there about the big island that we almost wore out using so much. had great info/reviews/maps,etc. about everything you can find on the island. highly recommend!!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked our central location and thank you for choosing the Dolphin Hideaway Vacation Rental! We loved having you and hope to see you again in the future. Send your friends!!
business
Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257324vb
808-987-7523
Keaau Puna District
5

Great Deal!

  • 5 of 5
Very accurate listing and accommodating hostess! Perfect stay for 1-2 people. Clean, cozy, and private. Close to and easy to access town/shops/restaurants/sightseeing...So nice to be able to borrow snorkel gear, coolers, and other amenities. Definitely the best price for the area!
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: When we travel we like to get a good deal so here at Dolphin Hideaway, we like to give a good deal! Pay if forward!
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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257324vb
808-987-7523
Keaau Puna District
Edmonton, Canada
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying at Dolphin Hideaway.
The weather was not super while we were there but it was great to be in a nice place for the cloudy days and rainy nights.
The cottage is great. It has everything you need, including a very nice selection of DVDs to watch.
The place is cozy, very comfortable and clean. The wood finishings are really amazing. I wish I could have bought the mirror. :)
As for location, it is close to the beach, but as most of the beaches in Hilo, it is not a sand beach. It is around 20 minutes by car from Downtown Hilo and just a few minutes from downtown Keaau, where you can find everything you need, including a very nice organic store and a local market.
Laura was very welcoming and helpful as well.
We hope we come across places like this everywhere we travel to.
Thanks Laura!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were comfortable and had a great time! Thanks for the review!
business
Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257324vb
808-987-7523
Keaau Puna District
CA
5

Clean, Quiet and perfect for 2

  • 5 of 5
Greeted upon arrival by a wonderful house guest. Quiet, great sunrises. HPP is a wonderful town to stay in, and this place was close to everything. My husband loved the wood finishes in the hideaway. We played with the chickens and the cat, and the fountain sounded soothing.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you were comfortable and had a great time. We are continually making improvements to the property. After you left in November, we started the process of landscaping another section of our one acre paradise. Come back again soon!
business
Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257324vb
808-987-7523
Keaau Puna District
Meadow Vista, CA
5

What great memories!

  • 5 of 5
Still daydreaming about our stay at your clean, comfortable, well-stocked home. Thank you for giving us our peaceful private space, yet growing to become our special friends near the end of our stay. Of the 4 homes we stayed at in the month of February 2012, yours stands out as the best! Centrally located for our jaunts to the ocean, HIlo, volcanos, the little towns, and your Farmers Market. Your quiet street so we could hear the ocean. And, no surprises - your home was just like you advertised. You really made our trip enjoyable, and we'll see you again. If available, we want the whole month next time!
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love to help all get a personal experience.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hot Ponds or in Hilo
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo Municipal or Nani Loa Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Thai,Vietnamese, Mexican, Pizza, Fine dining
Car: necessary

Volcano National Park and Lava viewing

Olympic sized swimming pool in Pahoa.

We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs.

The hot ponds, parks and beaches are nearby.

Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can sometimes swim with the dolphins, 20 minutes away. We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Keaau Studio Rental Rates

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-$55.00 a night for 2 to 6 nights (7th night is free)
-7 nights is $330.00 (7th night is free)
-One month is $995.00
All prices include all taxes and cleaning fees.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Keaau Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • full bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
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