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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our new Ohana studio is sparkling clean & features tropical furnishings with private entrance, private bath & private lanai. Kitchenette includes fridge, microwave, sink, coffee maker, toaster, blender and rice cooker. All dishes, silverware, towels & linens are included for your use.

Private bathroom with tub & shower is inside the unit. The lanai is private, great for relaxing, drinking your morning coffee (included) or having cocktails and/or candle lit dinner. View from your lanai is a beautiful fountain, pond, garden and seating area, all for your use.

The studio is fully furnished with comfy queen sized bed, table and chairs, desk, dish TV, DVD player with DVDs, CDs, books and outdoor BBQ with burner. Common carport has washer & dryer for your use. Snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and towels included for your use.

We are on one acre of land. We have our own separate living area, on the opposite side of the carport. Property is landscaped with many beautiful plants, tiki torches, fountain and pond.

We are 20 minutes south of Hilo, 10-15 minutes from shops, restaurants, grocery store and Olympic sized swimming pool. We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs. The hot ponds, parks and beaches are nearby. Volcanoes National Park is a 40 minute drive. Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can swim with the dolphins, is 20 minutes away. We are 15 minutes from the Kalapana lava flow, where you can watch the new lava flowing into the sea and creating the newest land on earth.

We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.

Gary is a master furniture maker. He made your table on the lanai and other items in the unit. He also created the entire pond/fountain space for you.

$59/night for 2-6 nights, 7th night is free!

$354 a week/ for 1-2 people. (7th night is free)!

Ask about longer term rates!!

You can hit the "book it now" button OR call my cell now for reservations or to inquire about availability. 808-987-7523

Please note that 9 a.m. in Hawaii is noon on the West Coast, and 3 p.m. on the east coast or send email with all your information: number of guests in your party, arrival & departure dates, phone number & address.

No smoking in the unit, on the lanai or on the property.

Relaxed friendly atmosphere.

We look forward to hearing from you!

More Details

Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties

I am a Real estate agent with REMAX Properties. I was born here, raised on the east coast and have been back in Hawaii for 28 years.

We enjoy outdoor activities, nature, gardening, snorkeling and the ocean. This is the perfect place to enjoy them all!

A lot of info is not in the travel books. We will be happy to share first hand knowledge & aloha with you.

Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties purchased this studio in 2008

Why Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties chose Keaau

We chose this section of the island because of the sunny weather in this area. We get more sunshine and less rain than Hilo, yet we are only 20 minutes away.

We are only ½ mile from the ocean so you can walk there and also hear the crashing surf most of the time. We have one acre of land and love to garden and grow food. I love it here! Lots of things to see and do.

What makes this studio unique

Our unit is new, clean, comfortable, relaxing, and very well appointed. We enjoy some of the freshest air in the world.

There are many things that are not in the guide books and we are happy to share our first hand knowledge of the area with our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When I arrived I was tired and ready for a bath and a good place to call home after a long day of travel. Laura, the owner , had already arranged things for me so that I could be comfortable and ready to use the studio even at my late hour.

The studio was very clean and nicely arranged, even in the atmosphere and energy that it inspires. I felt relaxing just by stepping in ... then the clean bathroom and tub with as much as the bubble bath available was a genuine welcoming touch.

Laura was always available and interested in making my stay pleasant and worry free. She is a very caring, loving lady and though you perceive the caring presence, she lives next door, you'll feel your privacy and space truly allowed to you. I truly felt cared for, in every sense. I had friends who were staying at nearby vacation studios and homes , but, by far, Laura' studio was the best. I was happy, happy, very happy of my choice and ... I'm planning on coming back if I am in Keaau again.

Thank you Laura, for your hospitality and service.
Feb 2010
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Keaau Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(63 traveler reviews)

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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
average rating of 4.952381 based on 66 reviews
California, USA

Beautiful and comfortable. Very good choice.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place because it was so beautiful and private, and the lady who rents the place is really sweet and thoughtful. The use of the washer and dryer was very much appreciated, and all the little things, like the first aid kit, was such a welcome relief when we got a bit torn up from hiking. I can't really say enough good things about this place. You would have to see it in person to appreciate.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great time! We strive to help all our guests have a wonderful vacation. Please come again and send your friends and family. Mahalo and Aloha, Laura and Gary
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lovely hide away

  • 5 of 5

The studio was lovely and well equipped. Laura was most helpful and friendly. I'd definitely recommend this place for a stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The dolphin hideaway was the perfect place to stay. Close to the water and not too far from town making it convenient to play all day and have a quick drive to get food. Laura was great about answering questions and giving tips on snorkeling locations.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time! Please come again and send your friends.
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Peaceful and picturesque

  • 5 of 5

Loved the studio and the setting. The studio had everything we needed; the photos do not do it justice! The location provides an idyllic, peaceful spot to enjoy being away from city life. It is a great spot to explore the rest of the island from.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Wenatchee, WA

Very nice landscape. A lot of work has been done there.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and private. Helpful, pleasant host.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Please let us know what we could have done to make it a 5 star review from you?
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Enjoyed it immensely for 2 solid weeks! This was our second stay and we will be back again.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were comfortable and very clean. We loved sitting on the lanai and looking at the flowing fountain in the zen garden. We had all we needed to prepare coffee, simple meals and smoothies. We watched dvd's from the abundant collection. Right outside the entry there was snorkel gear, beach chairs and umbrellas. The owner, Laura, is a remarkable host and our new friend. She shared fruit from her trees and always checked in with us when our paths crossed to see if we needed anything to make us more comfortable in our stay. She was very respectful of our privacy. We enjoyed the quiet and tranquility of this special place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo Municipal or Nani Loa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Thai,Vietnamese, Mexican, Pizza, Fine dining
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hot Ponds or in Hilo
Car: necessary

Volcano National Park and Lava viewing

Olympic sized swimming pool in Pahoa.

We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs.

The hot ponds, parks and beaches are nearby.

Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can sometimes swim with the dolphins, 20 minutes away. We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Easier way to view the rates:
-$59.00 a night for 2 to 6 nights (7th night is free)
-7 nights is $354.00 (7th night is free)
Call or email to request our longer term rates
All prices include all taxes and cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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