Keaau house rental - ~ Naupaka Guest House ~
~ Naupaka Guest House ~
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
 

Keaau House Rental Photos and Description
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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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~

31 Reviews of Property 358481 in Keaau, Hawaii

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

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
There were so many lovely parts of this rental, I don't know what to list first! Maybe it's the landscape, a former foliage farm with fruit trees throughout that horticulturalists a like us go nuts over. Or maybe it's the incredible massage chair that our 11 year-old son wouldn't move from. Or maybe it's the family style courtyard set-up that provided privacy as well as intimacy. Regardless, we had a wonderful time and were close to everything we wanted to do.
The owners are kind and knowledgeable too. Thank you so much for having us - we're already trying to plan a trip back!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha Jocelyn,

Mahalo for staying at our Guest House. We enjoyed meeting you all. We are glad you had a good time exploring the Big Island. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

a hui hou, Michael & Gina
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
Switzerland
5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
I only can recommend Michaels guesthouse. Got a very warm welcome and found very nice people with plenty of love!

Clean bedrooms, each room is in unique style (I slept in the flower room). Generous living room and kitchen with a big DVD collection.

Loved the sourounding, felt like in paradise!! (Imagine the sound of jungle... only tarzan was missed!)

Katharina from Switzerland
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha Katharina!
Mahalo for your kind review. We enjoyed having you here, and do hope to see you again down the road!
~ Gina & Michael
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
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Keaau Puna District
Kapaau
5

Great experience.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Several times now I have stayed at Michael and Gina's beautiful place.
Secluded end of the road romantic place with all the amenities.
I love the living room area with the kitchen in it.
It is nice to have the bedrooms as completely separate.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Hubert!
Mahalo for your review of our guest house.
Here's hoping that you are having a lovely day
on your side of the Big I!
~ Gina

(FYI: Hubert lives on the North end and rents with us,
if we are not renting out the whole house, when he is
on the East side, where we are located.)
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
Alberta Canada
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
This rental was a great place to stay. I would say that it is accurately represented in the photos and was well maintained. The owner Michael was very friendly and accomodating, he answered any questions we had and provided us with extras like the boogie boards that we asked about. The rooms were super cute and had lots of nice added touches. The frogs are loud at night around the place, but they are loud all over the rainforest Puna area. I actually found them nice to fall asleep to and they helped my little ones fall asleep as well. One night a car alarm and dogs barking woke my up early, but I coud hear dogs barking from far away too. this is a rural area and there are lots of dogs and roosters all over the whole region. this particular house did not have any roosters too close so we barely heard any. Lots of the other houses around here have them right next door it seemed. I would totally recommend ths place to other people, the owners were great, it was nice and clean and had a great massage chair. I had a ittle crawing baby and the layout was not ideal for him (with the seperate rooms with the stairs leading down from the porch), but we made it work and were out exploring the amazing things nearby most of the day anyway. Thanks for the great stay
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Aloha Andrea~
Mahalo for your review!
Sending warm aloha wishes to you and yours!
~ Michael & Gina
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
United States
5

A fun place for a group or family. Great Location. Tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Convenient to Pahoa, this place IS charming. Not fancy, but very clean and comfortable. Ideal for a group or family with rooms off a a covered lanai that faces an inner courtyard, a shared kitchen and a room to gather in.
I look forward to visiting again!
Mahalo nui loa to Michael, the owner and host, for his warm reception and ability to help make us feel welcomed
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: MAHALO GUS!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
United States
5

A jun place for a family or group our side Pahoa, Puna, Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Convenient to Pahoa, this place IS charming. Not fancy, but very clean and comfortable. Ideal for a group or family with rooms off a a covered lanai that faces an inner courtyard, a shared kitchen and a room to gather in.
I look forward to visiting again!
Mahalo nui loa to Michael, the owner and host, for his warm reception and ability to help make us feel welcomed
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
Hawaii
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We had an amazing time at the guesthouse, it was truly a home away from home. The location is beautiful; surrounded by lush tropical green and many fruittrees, the rooms are very clean and comfortable and the hosts are the best! Especially when you're a family and/or are a group of friends, Naupaka guesthouse is perfect: separate rooms for your own privacy and a common living room (with super relaxing massage chair) and kitchen where everyone can gather together. The guesthouse is only located a few minutes from the cute little town of Pahoa, which is very convenient for groceries shopping, and only about 10-15 minutes drive to Black sands beach, hotponds, nightmarket, volcano and Hilo town and lots of other great sightseeing.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ankea & Celeb.

It was wonderful to get to know you and your family & friends!

Take Care;

a hui hou,

Michael & Gina
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
United States
5

Gem of a property, private, close to town, great for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We stayed at the Naupaka guest house for a whole month. During that time we had friends and family join us for different amounts of time. Everyone loved it; our seventeen month old baby, our friends family that brought their one year old, my mother in law and my sister.
Everyone had their own room and key, we all joined together in the family room for dining and movies at night.
Close to Pahoa town for dining and shopping, minutes away from the amazing Makuu Sunday market, also close enough to Kahena beach and Kalapana.
We had a great time and highly recommend this property.
Thanks Michael and Gina for the wonderful stay!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the lovely review. We very much enjoyed receiving it! Blessings to all of you! ~Michael and Gina
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Honolulu
5

May 31st- June 3rd 2012 experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Our group really enjoyed our stay at the Naupaka Guest house. It was fully furnished with everything we ever needed, including ear plugs to shun away the coqui noise! It was a very comfortable stay :) Mahalo nui!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha!
Mahalo Princess for your lovely comments.

It was a joy to have you here, again, and we are happy to know that some of our foliage went to the celebration of ~ King Kamehameha, the Great ~

With much aloha for the the big parade coming up,
over on Oahu!

Michael & Gina

PS: updated on June 9.... We had no idea that you were a Princess both times you were here with your fellow travelers...a very humble Princess!....., so I just HAD to come back on here to re-address you properly after we watched your group in the parade, on TV, and you were referred to as Princess...You looked amazing, and our jaws literally dropped... We were so thrilled to know that Hawaiian Royalty came to stay here, and that some of our foliage was part of your beautifully adorned headpiece, cape and your horse's adornments. Along with the others in your group, you represented the Big Island beautifully...Fantastic, also, to have learned that the actual foliage was needing to come from the island itself....Thank you for having blessed us and our guest house with your sweet presence.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
Honolulu
5

A Peaceful World

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Just got back from the Big Island and what a wonderful time we had. We stayed at the Naupaka Guest House. What a relaxing, quiet and lushly beautiful place to come home to after the drama of Merrie Monarch!! The rooms were very clean and new. My new best friend is the massage chair in the living room area!! I miss that the most!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Dwight!

Mahalo for taking the time to send in a review.
We're glad to know that our place brought both comfort and relaxation your way!

It was a pleasure to meet you~
Sending warm aloha your way,
Gina and Michael
Helpful votes: 1/1