UNIQUE, PRIVATE, CENTRAL LOCALE! FOR 1 TO 12~ EXCLUSIVE USE! 7TH NIGHT FREE!

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Michael and Gina Miller

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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UNIQUE, PRIVATE, CENTRAL LOCALE! FOR 1 TO 12~ EXCLUSIVE USE! 7TH NIGHT FREE!

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5 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, 10% kama'aina discount!

Located on a lush one acre lot at the end of 23rd Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park and bordering the Maku'u Forest Reserve, with a private driveway and gate, The Naupaka Guest House has much to offer travelers to East Hawai’i!

The Guest House consists of four quaint cottages, all connected at their roofs and via decking. Two of the cottages house the 5 bedrooms. All bedrooms have separate and individually keyed entries, so those traveling together can enjoy personal privacy and undisturbed rest when needed! This is our most unique and most valued feature!

This is an exclusive-use rental - meaning we rent to ONLY one group at a time (this is not a 'BnB' or Hostel). We take reservations for groups from only 1 to up to 12!

The private-entry bedrooms comfortably sleep up to 8 in regular beds in 4 of the bedrooms, up to 10 with use of full futon in the 5th private room. Groups of up to 12 are made possible with use of living room sleeper sofa and/or twin air mattress and small twin futon where desired.

Rates are based on number of renters, beginning at $65 for one person, exclusive use. $15 per additional person (see list below). Cleaning fee is $125.

Hawaii taxes are:

13.42 % (13.41667) on rent

and 4.17% (4.1667) on cleaning fee.

Security deposit of $150 for first week or portion of, plus $50 add'l for each add'l week or portion of. Refunded within 48 hours of check-out, as long as nothing is missing, broken, stained beyond repair, or in need of special cleaning.

SPECIALS:

10% kama'aina discount (Hawaii residents).

7th night FREE!

No charge for baby (Pack n Play crib for use on site).

RATES TABLE:

$65 per night for 1 person

$80 per night for 2 people*

$95 per night for 3 people*

$110 per night for 4 people*

$125 per night for 5 people*

$140 per night for 6 people*

$155 per night for 7 people*

$170 per night for 8 people*

$185 per night for 9 people

$200 per night for 10 people

Up to two more guests can be accommodated, with use of sleeper sofa or air mattress/twin floor futon:

$215 per night for 11 people

$230 per night for 12 people

*Number of bedrooms 'opened' for groups of 2-8 depends on your group's needs.

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Special details about “The Naupaka Guest House” ~

The cottage-complex was originally built as a hostel, and so all bedrooms are separate from living areas and have separate entrances and keys. Although it is no longer run as a hostel, instead being rented out to only one group at a time, having all of the bedrooms in cottages separate from the living area cottage allows those who want to socialize (in the living/dining/kitchen areas or on the screened lanai) to be able to, while also allowing those who want to sleep, to sleep away from the living areas without being disturbed~

Groups truly appreciate that individual sleep schedules/needs can be met well under these circumstances! It is our most unique feature, and highly valued by guests...along with the much beloved full-body massage chair in the living room!

The four cottages house: a living room with attached screened lanai, a kitchen and dining room, two bathrooms, a laundry room, and 5 Hawaiian-themed bedrooms which sleep 10 (8 in regular beds and 2 on full-size futon). For larger groups, there is also a Queen-sleeper sofa in living room. We also have a twin air mattress and twin moveable futon that can be used in some bedrooms (or on screened lanai) if preferred over using the sleeper sofa in the living room.

During its conversion into a vacation rental in 2011, along with Hawaiian décor touches, renovations made by us include new flooring, new stove/oven, new ceiling fans throughout, plus upgraded plumbing & electrical (all are to building code and permitted), plus the addition of child safety laticing, and an on-demand hot water system (hot water never runs out!).

Additionally, our water filtration system is commercial grade with UV – meaning safe to drink and wash in, and also meaning no need for you to buy bottled water!

The four cottages are connected by decking & railings, forming a small courtyard in the center that serves as a lovely meditation garden and joyful sight when you exit your room each morning before gathering for breakfast! The outside of the cottages are flanked by lush tropical landscaping ~ including fruit trees, yours for the picking when in season (oranges, limes, grapefruit, avocados and breadfruit).

Another feature guests particularly enjoy: the property attracts many birds, which you will hear singing throughout the daytime; and hosts a night-time coqui-frog chorus to lull you to sleep! Coquis are very small nocturnal frogs that live in surrounding foliage, and are found throughout the Big Island. You may never see one, but they have a very sweet mating call at night~

Here is how the bedrooms/cottages are arranged (see photos):

Two bedrooms, with private entrances off the courtyard and uniquely-keyed doors are located in their own cottage, along with one of two bathrooms. These rooms share an inside connecting door, which can be left locked or unlocked. These are Da Slippahs Room, the largest bedroom, and the smallest bedroom (Da Hula Room). Unlocking the connecting inside door converts these two rooms and bathroom into a lovely petite suite for a couple with young children~

The remaining 3 bedrooms are located across the courtyard in their own cottage, again all with private and uniquely-keyed entrances. They include: The Aloha Shirt Room, The Na Lei Room and The Flowers Room. None of these rooms connect to any other rooms.

There is a full shower-bathroom combo in a third adjoining building. That second shared bathroom is only steps away from the 3 bedroom cottage, along decking illuminated safely with calm nighttime lighting and in a locale private enough to not wake others!! The cottages' private laundry room is in the same building with the second bathroom, and features brand new state-of-the art machines (as of July, 2013).

Each of the 5 bedrooms also include a reading lamp, sitting area, radio and power surge protection outlet strip!

All guestroom key-rings include a key to the gate and one for the fourth attached building, which houses the kitchen, dining and relaxation areas ~ including a comfy family room, with its loveseat and queen-sized sleeper sofa plus a VERY popular full-body programmable massage chair, all right next to the adjoining screened lanai with wicker loveseat/coffee table and large patio table.

There are 2 eating areas; a dining room that seats 6, plus the very nearby screened lanai with its amply-sized patio table, with additional seating for 4. The living room and lanai coffee tables can accommodate two more for groups of 11-12 that may want to eat all at the same time. Additionally, for out-door food prep; there is a table in the nearby covered shed that can be pulled out for you for use next to the kettle BBQ!

For Web users: Wi-Fi is free and accessible throughout the property ~ no password required.

First aid kit, bug spray and flashlights, plus fire extinguisher are located in the kitchen. This is a SMOKE-FREE home. Smoking is only permitted if 20+ feet from buildings. The EMS system in our area is via 9-1-1, with the closest EMS providers being only about 4 miles away. There is also an urgent care facility within 20 minutes, in the town of Keaau.

We live nearby in a small home, very privately located/not visible to renters & one or the other or both of us remain available via land-line or cell phone for any type of help if need arises. We also have many friends in the subdivision. We have even had neighbors’ families stay with us~

After check-in, you’ll probably only see us when one of us walks along the drive to get the morning paper. We always encourage our renters to call us, though, for any reason!

Check out - 11AM; or by prior arrangement.

Check in - 3PM; or by prior arrangement.

Cancellation policy: 100% refund for any dates we are able to re-rent. We have only ever had one cancellation (a renter with a family emergency) and were able to re-rent and refund them in full.

If you've any additional info you'd like us to provide, please call or email us!

Aloha~! Michael & Gina

Keywords: The Naupaka Guest House is situated next to the Maku'u Forest Reserve, on a small foliage farm, with coconut, orange, lime and other fruit trees. Great location close to all the popular activities in East Hawaii. Great for Family Reunions, Wedding Parties, Group traveling, or even for locals from other side of the big island!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michael and Gina Miller

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Michael has lived in the Hilo area since 1998. He grew up in the Santa Monica area of Los Angeles and attended Cal State SLO, where he received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and worked in high tech sales before making his move to island. He retrained into real estate sales and very much enjoys his current career as a Realtor, being very-well suited to the profession. He also owns a popular music store in Hilo (CDs, LPs, home and car audio), and plays guitar with his many musician friends in his spare time.

Gina began life in the Philadelphia area before moving with her family to the Los Angeles area at age 15. She attended UCLA for her undergrad degree and went to The University of Memphis for post-grad studies. She has previously worked as an elementary school teacher and assistant to developmentally disabled adults. After Tennessee, her life brought her to Oklahoma, Texas, Northern California, and finally Hawaii. She now works as primary manager of the guest house and takes care of our home and our two indoor kitty cats. In her spare time, she particularly enjoys swimming and reading.

Michael and Gina Miller purchased this house in 2010

Location~! Naupaka Guest House abuts the Maku'u Forest Reserve, making for a quiet, private locale It is close enough to Hilo to not be 'out in the boonies,' and central to all the popular activities in East Hawaii~

This property's most unique feature is that it has all 5 bedrooms in 2 cottages separate from the living areas which allows maximum flexibility in sleep/socializing schedules for larger groups/families. It has also allowed us to keep our rates low for our smaller groups, as we open only those bedrooms needed~

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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Unique, private, central locale! For 1 to 12~ Exclusive use! 7th night free!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Unique, private, central locale! For 1 to 12~ Exclusive use! 7th night free!
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Keaau Puna District
5

Great Location and Value

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Our first visit to the Big Island. The Hilo side is a great side to the Big Island. This property is the best location to see the Valcano, visit Hilo, whale watch at the end of the street (5 minutes), and explore great swimming locations. The property is your private paradise. It feels and sounds like what you'd expect from your Hawaii visit. If it rains wait ten minutes and boom blue skies. The owners have it all for your convenience and pleasurable stay. I can't say enough. We will be back. Aloha!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Alan,

Mahalo for your review! We are glad to know that you and Laurie enjoyed your 6 nights stay and found the guest house to be budget-friendly, comfy, and convenient!

Sending smiles and aloha~
Michael and Gina
business
Unique, private, central locale! For 1 to 12~ Exclusive use! 7th night free!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358481vb
+1 808.959-6480
Keaau Puna District
5

Beautiful and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Quiet and out of the way - which is what we were looking for! A beautiful place to relax and and reconnect. The home was very clean. And, we were very pleased that, even though it was a lot of space, we were only charged a prorated amount for the 4 of us traveling together. Would definitely recommend!
Thank you!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Patty!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay on island at The Naupaka Guest House~
Sending aloha.
Mahalo,
Gina & Michael
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Unique, private, central locale! For 1 to 12~ Exclusive use! 7th night free!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358481vb
+1 808.959-6480
Keaau Puna District
5

Better than home!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The place is even nicer in person than in the pictures, very clean & has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Gina & Michael look after you very well, they're on site if there's a problem or you need advice but give you all the privacy you want when you want it. This was my 1st time here (4th trip to the area), I'll never stay anywhere else again. I've found my home in the Puna District.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Denis~ We sure did enjoy having you in the guest house for the 18 nights you were on island and we would be very happy to welcome you back! Sending warm aloha to you and yours, Gina and Michael
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Unique, private, central locale! For 1 to 12~ Exclusive use! 7th night free!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358481vb
+1 808.959-6480
Keaau Puna District
5

Family of 11 adolescents-adults reunion for the holidays.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This was a lovely spot for a family to gather & be together & a good launching place for anywhere in the island, especially if you plan on traveling around the whole island on day trips. It would also be a nice place to just sit & enjoy your family being together.
There is privacy for sleeping & ample room for at least 11 to join together at meal times.
The hosts are fabulous & extremely accommodating, & are truly interested in getting to know you, as you desire.
The house is in a rain forest with lots of fruit & avocado trees which we enjoyed thoroughly! The frogs at night are so loudly peaceful & I already miss them!
It's convenient to Hilo & Hilo airport & there's good grocery stores within 25 minutes in both directions & a Walmart for everything else. The local life of Puna is great, too, including a great Farmer's Market in Maku'u on Sunday.
Beautiful snorkeling within 30-40 minutes in Pahoa.
Volcano National Park in about 35 minutes.
We preferred this over Kona for the privacy, the lush vegetation, & lack of tourists everywhere!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Laura~ Mahalo for your review! We're glad that the house met your family's needs during your 13 night stay on The Big Island! The coqui frogs send their warm regards, along with us! Michael and Gina
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Unique, private, central locale! For 1 to 12~ Exclusive use! 7th night free!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358481vb
+1 808.959-6480
Keaau Puna District
5

Even better in person

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The pictures and description do a wonderful job of describing the unique layout, but it is even better in person. We arrived late in the evening so were not able to take in the complete landscape, but Mike and Gina greeted us, (we arrived a little earlier then we had informed them) and they were more than helpful and accommodating. This was a perfect place for to stay for our group of 9. It was great to have a room/area to all gather together and then be able to go to your own room for quiet and rest. The massage chair in the common area was a big hit, especially after a long day of sightseeing.

The grounds were beautiful and it was nice to have fresh picked fruit and be able to walk around and enjoy the foliage.

Mike and Gina were prompt in answering all my questions (including my last minute addition). Perfect location/proximity to all the sites that we planned for this side of the island. Definitely a place to stay on future trips.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha Melissa!
Mahalo for your review~ It was a pleasure to meet you and your travel companions!

We are happy to learn that your group found our locale just right for your stay on the East side of The Big Island! Glad, also, that the lay-out of our rental brought comfort & convenience to all.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season~ Gina and Michael
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 130
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Richardson's Beach Park
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pahoa has several.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pahoa has many!
Car: necessary

PERFECT East Hawai'i locale! ~The ocean is only 5 mins away with beautiful vistas for peaceful walks and also tide-pools to swim in; great public Beach Parks with snorkeling and turtles (and lifeguards) are just outside Hilo! (About 25 mins drive, with snorkel rentals available in Hilo); Lava viewing is only 20 Minutes away; Steam Vents 15 minutes; Volcano National Park 40 minutes; Famous 'Warm Ponds' 20 minutes; Food Markets 10 minutes; Large 'Maku'u Farmers' Market' on Sundays with live entertainment and great food to eat there or take to go is only 5 minutes away; Great Restaurants for breakfasts to dinners all within 10 minutes (in nearby Pahoa Town); Gorgeous FREE-TO-ALL Pahoa public pool is only 10 mins away with solar heating and showers! Open year-round.

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Availability & Rates

Keaau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Regular prices
Mar 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$65
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$65
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular prices
Jan 4 2015 - Jul 2 2016
$65
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$65
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee & 4.17% tax $130.21
Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes We rent to one group at a time. This is NOT a shared rental.
We accept 'groups' from as few as 1 person to as many as 12~
Rates begin @ $65 per night (pre taxes) for 1 person, $15 per night per additional person, max of 12.
No charge for a baby.
Security deposit increases by $50 per week or portion of after first week.

Cancellation Policy

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

Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in/sit-in shower.
  • 2 total.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Na Lei Room - 2 twin/ single
    Aloha Shirt Room - Full-sized bed
    Flowers Room - Full-sized bed
    Da Slippahs Room - Queen-sized bed
    Small 5th room - 'Hula Room' off Slippahs Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full futon, no closet, adjoins Slippahs Room, private key
  • Queen-sized sleeper sofa in living room. Slippahs Room can accommodate the Pack n Play type crib or our twin-sized fold out futon mattress that is ideal for a small child. Additionally, Slippah's Room has a connecting door to the Hula Room, which can be unlocked, to sleep 1 to 2 more on its full-sized futon! Together, these two rooms make a nice 'suite.' We have also had renters choose to use an air mattress on lanai as another option for sleeping arrangements. ~~~~~~~ FOR BABIES: 'Pack and play' type crib, adjustable high-chair and baby bath tub.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ceiling fans throughout. AC Unit in small bedroom off Da Slippahs Room. On-demand hot water for bathrooms/kitchen/laundry (never runs out!) Reading lamps in all bedrooms, plus in living area. Ottomans in Da Slippahs, Aloha Shirt and Hula rooms. Smoke detectors throughout. Fire extinguisher in kitchen/ first aid kit also. The fully-equipped laundry room has an iron & board & spray starch and distilled water; plus soap/stain remover/dryer sheets. All rooms have portable hamper. Each room is stocked with 2 or more beach towels, tissues, plus paper and pen. Ear plugs (for lighter sleepers) are to be found in living room~ Available for free use: boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, binoculars.
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