About the property
- House2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Relax in a two-bedroom, two-bath house with a large ocean view lanai. Our house is on a quiet street that runs along the ocean and has two parks within easy walking distance on the coast. You will find there are more walkers than cars passing below our lanai. We are an easy one hour drive to the volcano. There aren't that many live volcanoes in the world, and how many of them can you actually walk around on?
You are close to many places worth exploring. Hilo has old-Hawaii storefronts, a farmers\flea market, and cultural events (such as the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and the Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival). And Pahoa with its mix of Cowboy and Victorian character with wooden sidewalks is close by and has some of the best small restaurants in East Hawaii. There is much more to see and explore in Eastern Hawaii — or you can just sit on the lanai, listen to the waves, and watch for whales.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Michael Zimmerman
We area recently retired couple hoping to move to our Hawaii home some day. Until we do so we are letting others make use of our home for their vacation. We take much pride in making our home a very comfortable place with all the amenities you could need. But you do not have to take our word alone - you can read the comments in this listing from the many renters who have stayed in our home.
Michael Zimmerman purchased this House in 2009
Why Michael Zimmerman chose Hawaiian Paradise Park
Before we bought this home we had stayed in many vacation rentals on the Islands so when we set ours up we knew what distinguished one from another. Our home is different from many in how little traffic you will see. It is not unusual to be sitting on the lanai on a lazy Saturday afternoon gazing at the ocean and not see any cars for an hour.
What makes this House unique
The windows throughout the house provides an ocean view from nearly every room in the house.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I’m a VRBO-believer!
This was our 6th visit to Hilo but our first VRBO experience. I am pleased to report that staying in this lovely, well-supplied home was a wonderful experience. Large rooms. Just bring your toiletries and clothes and you’ll be set. We will not stay in another hotel!
I appreciate the owners sending information related to Hilo- things to do, places to see. Communication was outstanding.
We felt like we had a very authentic island experience! Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Mahalo nui loa!
Nancy and Liz
Thank you for such kind words. My wife and I used vacation rentals ourselves for years and thus when we set up our vacation home as one we made sure it had everything folks might need. Thanks for being great renters. You are welcome back anytime.
Terry and Michael
We will definitely be back here! It’s clean, spacious, beautiful floors and large master suite. The lanai is amazing, the view is awesome. It’s quiet with very few cars on the street and a great area for walking. The house rules are no big deal, no shoes are the way of life here in everyone’s home. Plus the master has its own entry off the lanai so you can roll your luggage right up to the room. Love love love this home!
Thank you Amber for taking time to write a review. We are so happy that you love our home. We love it too. You are welcome back anytime.
Terry and Michael
This was our 3rd year staying at this wonderful Hawaiian rental, so obviously we like it here! Although the east side of the Big Island is known to have rainy days, this year it was a bit wetter than normal. However, the lanai is so large and comfortable that we were still able to sit outside without getting wet. And that's what we enjoy.....relaxing without a care in the world!
The whole house is set up for guest comfort: comfortable furniture, a well furnished kitchen (we cook almost all meals at home), good beds, etc. When we arrive the house is very clean .
Michael and Terry are very responsive to all of our requests and needs, although we must admit there isn't much for them to respond to because they've tried to foresee and provide anything guests might need to make the stay trouble free. Mahalo for another great visit!
Thanks for the thoughtful review. You two are wonderful guests.
Terry and Michael
Best Location, Beautiful Ocean View
Very comfortable, clean home directly across the street from the ocean. It has everything you need for a great vacation including comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen. On our recent stay, we had every kind of weather imaginable and had no power or internet outages which was wonderful.
The owners are great to work with and make the whole process very easy.it is without doubt, the best value in the area!
Mahalo Evelyn for such a lovely review. Terry and I are glad you enjoyed your stay. You are of course welcome back anytime.
Great place but oppressive house rules
I'm going to be honest here: The place is very nice—spacious, comfortable, close to some beautiful laval cliffs, with a nice ocean view. But we felt the house rules were oppressive and made the stay a lot of work. Here were the two that really stood out:
-You can't leave out dirty dishes or any crumbs at all, and you can't put food waste in the garbage. You either have to leave your trash in the fridge or take it immediately out to the trash cans that are outside and downstairs. I understand that bugs can be a problem, but it meant even a snack required an extra level of cleaning and awareness.
-You can't roll your wheeled suitcases on the floor, which means as soon as you open the front door, you'll need to carry your suitcases to the bedrooms, etc. Again, while I do understand that they have beautiful wooden floors, having to shlep your 50-pound suitcases around is a pain.
We are glad you enjoyed our home and the view. It really is quite nice in a lovely area. Thank you for preserving our beautiful floors. We are sorry that on arrival you did not notice that the master bedroom had its own entrance from the lanai/deck which would have shortened considerably the distance to carry your luggage. Thank you also for adhering to our suggestions to control the ants and other bugs. Hawaii is in the tropics and with the tropics come insects.
Terry and Michael
We completely enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful . It is very clean and comfortable. The waterfront across the road is beautiful and very fun to watch from the lanai. The location is great. It really isn’t that far to Hilo and other points of interest. The neighborhood is very pleasant and quiet. We highly recommend this home.
My wife and I are happy that you enjoyed our Hawaii home. If you ever have the opportunity to return to Hawaii you are more than welcome to rent our house again.
Terry and Michael
Our lovely spacious home is located in the Puna district of the Big Island. A short auto trip to the south takes you to the Kapoho Tide Pools, the large, free ocean front hot pool in Ahalanui Park, and through a lovely area that includes Lava Trees State Park. A day trip to the volcano (one hour away) can easily be done without facing any city traffic. East Hawai'i is a fascinating place to visit. It provides a lush landscape, incredible geological sights (a big mahalo to Pele), a wide variety of activities, and a place to rest and rejuvenate. There aren't that many live volcanoes in the world and how many of them can you actually walk around on? In the area are many small farms producing plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits throughout the year. Visiting the various flea\farmers markets can be quite rewarding - just wait until you see the avocadoes - always ripe and the size of a large fist - yum. Papayas too, at 3 for a dollar. Enjoy your stay and when you return home, please feel free to pack and take with you all of the Aloha you can carry.