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Island Breeze Bungalows - Enjoy the Island Life in Style

Bedrooms 1
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3

Island Breeze Bungalows are located in the heart of Hawaii's tropical rain forest. The bungalow is located half way between the town of Hilo and Volcanos National Park. The quaint Pahoa village is only 7 miles away from the bungalow where you will find restaurants and other ammenaties. Unwind in the Pineapple Suite with vaulted ceilings, spacious master bedroom and bath, featuring king-sized bed, a beautiful walk-in shower with garden views and a gracious 2,200 square feet lanai (deck) surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Enjoy the 16x32 in ground pool and patio with BBQ. Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with a Jenn-Air stove/oven, coffee grinder, coffee maker, pots, pans, knives, microwave and toaster. The living room has a 40inch Sony plasma television, satellite, DVD player with DVD collection, iPod docking station and free wireless Internet access.

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Mike Zamarripa
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Armenian, Farsi
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2016

About Mike Zamarripa

Aloha, my name is Hamlet and I live on the property with my very old dog (Wally) and two cats. I love meeting new people and being able to share this spectacular island with my guests.

Mike Zamarripa purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

Secluded but near much. A little bit of country without being isolated. Short drive to Pahoa and it's variety of restaurants. Close to Volcano and Hilo in either direction. Also near the black sand beach and tide pools for snorkeling. Just 11 blocks from the ocean and a secluded spot for those 'zen' moments, or a wonderful picnic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha! Thank you so much for a relaxing stay at the Island Breeze Bungalows! From the moment we walked in it truly felt like home. We wish we didn’t have to leave! But we will definitely be coming back in the future and can’t wait to stay here again! Mahalo!
Jan 2010
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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • We have a large walk in rain shower with sliding window that open to the gardens. Luxury hand soap, shampoo, body wash, hairdryer, and bathroom tissues are provided for your convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • the Pineapple suite is 780 square feet and has one bedroom with a king size bed, one bathroom with double sinks, walk-in shower with window that opens to the garden, living room and kitchen. We also have a twin blow up bed with linens. The bungalow will sleep three people comfortably.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with a Jenn-Air stove/oven, coffee grinder, pots, pans, knives, microwave and toaster. The living room has a 40inch Sony plasma television, DirecTV satellite programming, DVD player with DVD collection, a PlayStation 2 with games, iPod docking station and free wireless Internet access! So bring your laptop. Common outdoor entertainment area featuring an eight foot deep in-ground 16 x 32 foot pool, built-in barbecue. Sporting equipment including two mountain bikes and helmets. Located in Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) with easy drive to coast line, volcano and botanical gardens. Property owner will see to your every need including advice on local restaurants, activities and personal services. Also has a fully stocked laundry room with washer and dryer. Please note that there is one friendly old dogs and 2 cat on the property.


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Island Breeze Bungalows - Enjoy the Island Life in Style
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 18 reviews
Long Beach, CA USA

Island Breeze Bungalows

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in many 4 star hotels and, recently, we have switched to vacation rentals. We are so happy we did as we have found the most wonderful experience in travel vacations we never had known about in the past. By luck, we discoverded "Island Breeze Bungalows" These are so unique I would put them against a 5 star hotel. What is so unique, they are not only very clean and well-maintained, they have their own equipment such as snorkeling equipment, mountain bikes and a manager who was more accomodating than a first class hotel consierge. We are definately going to recomend "Island Breeze Bungalows" to all our traveling friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised once we found the island breeze bungalow. What an awsome place to stay! Artisticly and beautifully furnished, complete and well equipped kitchen, nice pool and 150% hospitality. Hamlet is a perfect host, very helpfull and friendly and he made us feel at home from the first day on. We strongly recommend this place to everyone who wish to stay on the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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false advertisement

  • 1 of 5

The property was NOT at all as the photos had described. There has been an obvious change in ownership and the grounds are in sorry shape. The pool was absolutely disgusting and we were not informed that it was "down" until 1 day prior to our arrival. The Linai was dirty and unkept, which discouraged any outdoor grilling or pool time. The new "owners" lived in the orchid suite with their cat and dog. I feel for the poor old dog, Walter, who was leashed up on the deck all day and night, while the owners were away. There were dog feces and urine on the decks, which actually should be reported. we could not wait to check out. sounds like Joe and Denise did a great job with their beautiful property 4 years ago, and would be upset to see how the bungalows have deteriorated.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry Elaine felt this way. We have had and continue to have many positive reviews of the Bungalows.Our guests have always thanked us for a wonderful stay. I wish we were told of her discomfort while she stayed with us. On three occasions we asked how her stayed was and she replied "great". On one note that I will address, yes the pool was down due to plumbing issues during her stay and the subsequent stay as it was in need of repair, which has been taken care of. We take pride in the bungalows and the grounds. We strive to make every stay a pleasant one for our guests as our reviews speak for themselves. Mentioning the last owners who did not stay on the island and did not take care of the property themselves states that Elaine obviously knew the last owners and leaving a false review somehow makes her feel better. Aloha
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Wonderful place to be

  • 5 of 5

It's a wonderful place to be. It has all comfort you could think of. Absolutly perfekt.

We enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and we're glad you had a great trip. Mahalo!
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Cary, NC USA

My stay in the Orchid Suite

  • 5 of 5

I loved the property. It was clean and had an interesting and open floor plan. We had to change our travel plans and it was very easy to contact the caretaker to alter our arrival time.

It was convenient for visiting the Volcano area, as well as the Puna district and the waterfalls near Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls). There were more food options nearby than I expected, so I was pleasantly surprised.

It rained almost every night and it was interesting to listen to the rain on the roof. The one annoying thing was the neighborhood roosters. Apparently they can't distinguish a full moon from sunrise and crowed a lot.

For the most part you can't drink the water from the faucet, but they start you off with a supply of bottled water (and we had brought a case of our own) so it wasn't an issue.

I would definitely recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next trip. Mahalo, Denise & Joe
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Ontario, California

2 Weeks of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation ever staying in the bungalows--so relaxing and everything we needed was included. Joe & Denise have thought of everything, including a high powered hair dryer. I enjoyed using the bicycles to explore the area and using the outdoor patio to BBQ. Sure was nice not having to eat out all the time. Joe's brother, Jim, has lots of good suggestions of things to do and great places to eat.

We are looking forward to our second stay next March with another couple whom we have talked into staying at the bungalows. Can't wait to get back to listen to the birds singing in the morning and coqui frogs in the evening, while sitting at one of the patios sipping on some wine. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy, so glad you guys enjoyed your trip and we've already booked your March visit. Mahalo, Denise & Joe.
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 130
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
La Quinn's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Hawaiian Paradise Park in Kea'au is ideally located to take advantage of benefits of Hilo, 12 miles away, the ocean only one mile away, and Volcano National Park, 20 miles away.

After staying in many vacation rentals, we decide not to buy right on the ocean since the foot traffic from hikers and people fishing limits your privacy and security. Also when the surf is up, it is hard to get a good night sleep.

So we bought one mile from the ocean, at a road the ends at a Hawaiian State Park so we get no foot traffic and we can hear the sound of the waves when the surf is up. We also have come to know and love all our neighbors which makes for a nice little community.

Other Activities: See the Volcano and Botanical gardens.

Golf: Golf - while the Kona side has some of Hawaii's finest golf resorts - Mani Lani, Waikoloa, Mauna Kea - there are many other to enjoy. There are 20 golf courses on the island. You can tee off in the 'Playground of Pele' at The Volcano Golf Club for around $70. (Cheaper if you go with a local) Volcano Golf & Country Club Public - 18 Holes - Par 72 - 5800 Yds P.O. Box 46, Volcanoes National Park, HI Check out more at: GoHawaii Golf


Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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