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Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.

Michael Bighaus

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Michael Bighaus

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015
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Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Keaau Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Very comfortable living conditions where you can sit back and relax.

Two acres of beautifully landscaped property. Remote controlled air conditioned cottage, with all the amenities necessary to make your stay unforgettable. . You will want to come back again and again. If you are looking for the best in Paradise our property is the place. We have over 50 fruit trees you may freely pick from, There is nothing like fresh squeezed lemonade or sweet banana's in the morning.

The finest of the Big Island is here and we will make sure your visit is the trip of a lifetime.

Activities ( nearby) :

15 min: Makuu Swap Meet, Pahoa food and shops, zoo, macadamia nut factory shop and tours.

20 min: Airport, movies, Starbucks, Macy’s, Sears, Waiopae Protected Tide Pools (snorkeling heaven)

30 min: Hilo Port, Hilo town shopping, Rainbow Falls, Huge Banyan Tree Park on Hilo Bay, the Japanese gardens on Hilo Bay, Hilo municipal golf course , Volcano Golf Course.40 min: Volcano National Park, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, scenic drive on Hamakua Coast.Kalapana market every Wednesday night from 4pm till 10pm, live music and many different types of food, this event is a local tradition.and is a MUST visit.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Bighaus (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Michael Bighaus

My wife and I really love making our property as beautiful as possible. My wife Rute is from Brazil and speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. I on the other hand speak English and a little Spanish and a little Portuguese, when I say little I mean very little however, I am learning.

We bought the property about 10 years ago. We planted all the trees even before we built. After having the property cleared we put down hundreds of yards of cinder soil over the entire two acres. All the trees you now see, were planted just as starts only a couple feet tall, now the Royal palms are from 25 feet to 30 feet tall. Most of the fruit trees were planted at the same time and are producing delicious fruit. At least once a year we plant a couple more different kinds of fruit trees. Because my wife is from Brazil, we have even found a few varieties from Brazil, one is called Brazilian cherry. A couple years ago we added several different varieties of Banana's, some are cooking banana's.

We really hope you enjoy our place as much as we do and will make it like your own when you are here.

Why Michael Bighaus chose Keaau

I am a Vietnam Veteran and years ago I came from Vietnam for a break from the war, we called it R&R, at that time, I fell in love with the weather and the beauty of the tropics. I decided that if I ever had the chance to live in Hawaii I would do it. I have been blessed to find a wife who loves the same things as myself, the beauty of the ocean and a warm tropical breeze. We both love long walks and the ocean is not but a perfect evening stroll. All our neighbors are wonderful who never seem to be in a hurry and find it easy to talk story. These are just a few of the reasons why we chose this property.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
Bemidji, MN
5

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I can't rate this home high enough! Mike and Rute have done a fantastic job with this property. Beautifully landscaped with a wonderful house. Mike keeps you informed of anything you need to know. Having the laundry room is a big advantage while on vacation. This property is so peaceful...I didn't want to leave! We will be staying again. Thanks for making your place available.

David and Wendy J

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, your words are much appreciated, thanks for the five star rating. We have worked hard to make our property and cottage as beautiful as possible. I do understand how difficult it is to leave, when my wife and I are there for a week or so, we find it hard to drive away. Just so you know, you are more then welcome to come back any time you wish. Mahalo and Aloha Mike and Rute
Folsom, CA
3

Well mainted

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage. Although there were few Ferrel cats in the property., If you planning to rent this cottage make sure you check in during day time. Its very difficult to find this property in the dark. Lot of fruit trees in the garden.. but very few of them are accessible.

The water in the bathroom shower has very low force.. and water in the wash basin has dirt.. It should be clean and shower should be repaired.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review. We are glad you enjoyed our cottage. One never knows what kind of animals you may see when living in the country, we have never see any cats however there is a first time for everything. We have had a rooster and a couple sheep visit our place, it gave it that country feel. We do have fruit all year round however sometimes more at different times of the year, hope you had a chance to sample at least some. We will have our caretaker check out the concerns you stated with the shower and bath sink. When guests arrive in the late evening we will have our cleaning staff make sure all the inside as well as outside lights are on so that our place is easier to find. Thank you for the information about the property, it is our desire to make sure that everyone who is a guest enjoys our place and feels relaxed and refreshed, we will do whatever we can to make sure that is there experience. Mahalo Mike and Rute
Switzerland
4

Nice cottage with beautiful garden!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nice and has everything you need! We only miss the curtains, small detail! The huge garden is amazing!! A lot of beautiful flowers and trees where you can pick fresh fruits like bananas, orange, lemons! The contact with the owner was uncomplicated and he gave us precise informations to access the cottage! We recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice words about our place.Happy you enjoyed all the fruit. please come back whenever you wish. Mahalo Mike and Rute
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the cottage. It is decorated nicely and the property is beautiful. I was happy there was an air conditioner and fan. It is very private too.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, whenever you need a place to relax and just kick back, remember our place. You are more then welcome to come back any time. Thanks for the five star rating,we try making our cottage a little extra special. Mahalo Mike and Rute
Vanc. wa
4

quite private wonderful setting

  • 4 of 5

nice modest home in a park like setting, we ate oranges, lemons, star fruit from the property. I'd recommend it

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and could eat from the fruit trees. Please come back anytime.
Topaz Lake, Nevada
5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the place was clean and nicely furnished. The pillows left a bit to be desired, but we managed. We had a great time and enjoyed the peace and quiet each evening. Just a suggestion, directions on how to get the TV to work would have been helpful. I had to call the caretaker to come over and show us how to work it, since I am not familiar with Dish TV. Also I could not get the deadbolt locks to lock from the outside. I mentioned it to the man that came to collect the garbage, and he said not to worry about it, since there was someone coming in the day we left.

We enjoyed our stay and if we decide to go back to the area, we will stay again. The grounds are beautiful and very relaxing. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving our place a five star rating. Also for giving us some suggestions on how we can improve our facility to make it easier for guests. I am glad we have responsible caretakers who live close to help if the need arises We will also address the concerns you mentioned !! Please know, you are more then welcome to come back anytime. Mahalo Mike and Rute

Map

Lava Tube Cave
Kona Coast
"Beautiful white sand beached, great restaurants and friendly people."
Hiilawe Falls
Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pahoa Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Kalapana Black sand beach

Wednesday nights at Kalapana market is a must see from 4pm to 10pm. lots of different foods and local music.

Sunday Makuu market is a great place to get anything you may need such as fresh fruits and veggies or just want to listen to interesting local music.

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Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Keaau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring special
May 1 2015 - May 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$65
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
$85
$595
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$75
$490
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
House cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes The property is to be left in the same condition as when you arrived. This a a non smoking unit. Pets are not allowed.

Cancellation Policy

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

Keaau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 0 Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bath sink and cabinet
  • There is a 4 foot inside shower, the bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror. We furnish all the paper products and clean towels. The outside shower is not heated however is very refreshing on a hot day. The outside shower is located through the laundry room and behind the locked wooden door. Some have stated that they enjoy the outside shower even more then the one inside.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The cottage is a studio, it has one Queen size bed and a futon that folds out to make another queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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