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Ohana Haven - 3bd/2ba Central to Volcano and Hilo!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect property for private getaways or groups up to 12.

Welcome to our Ohana Paradise, where you are a part of our extended family. Our home is a wonderful retreat for a couple's getaway; and scales up to accommodate large families. Our 1 acre piece of paradise is perfect for making lasting memories!

The Space

Property highlights

- 3 bedroom/2 bathroom - sleeps 12

- WiFi, Netflix, DVDs, and books

- Fully stocked kitchen

- Pergola with gas firepit

- Large family-sized loft

- 1 acre of paradise all to yourself!

- For 2016: use of annual pass to access state parks including the volcano

- Beach gear available for use (surf/boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, mats, ice chests)

- Outdoor seating including hammocks

- Kid friendly - Pack and Play available for use, along with toys and games

- Available for large events on request

Our home has been recently renovated and set up to comfortably accommodate groups up to 12 people seeking an Aloha vacation style. There one acre property consists of the main house, a second story loft, and an additional detached bathroom. The loft is set up as a large open space and works well for kids playing or family gatherings.

The land is large enough for hosting events/parties, if you would like to do this please let me know.

We want guests to make themselves at home and enjoy our part of paradise. We have several books, board games, and movies all for your enjoyment.

Please note the property is secured with security cameras and digital alarmed lock. After your arrival, the cameras are disabled and no longer record. If you would feel more comfortable shutting the cameras off, please contact me and I will instruct on how to do so.

Our price per night includes all taxes!

- Hawaii TAT tax of 9.25%

- Hawaii GET tax of 4.00%

Guest Access

Full use of the house, including access to boogie boards, ice chests, shopping bags, beach chairs, and surfboards. Please, only use the surfboards if you are an experienced rider, they are rather pricey to replace.

Interaction with Guests

Minimal. Our property maintenance crew may stop in to take care of the yard. Otherwise, we (us and our on-island crew) are available in case of emergencies.

We are always available if you have any questions, or if you would like recommendations on anything.

The Neighborhood:

A short distance from Hilo, far enough to get away from the distractions of the city. It's an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hawaiian lifestyle, while still being minutes away from modern conveniences.

Our property is roughly 1.2 miles from the ocean, there are some beautiful tide pools and cliffs nearby.

The neighborhood shares the land with the jungle. You will see geckos, lizards, frogs; and you'll hear even more. Pictures truly cannot do the land justice.

Getting around:

We recommend a car for getting around. There is a bus stop roughly one mile from the home.

While you do not need a 4-wheel drive vehicle for our property, they do come in handy on the island in general. We have a company that we use for car rentals for a great deal, contact us if you would like the information.

Other Things to Note:

The home is on a water catchment system. This means we collect and store rain water for later usage, hence the water conservation notes. The water is perfectly safe for bathing and washing of dishes. For drinking water we provide two 3-gallon jugs of water. They can be filled for free at Keaau water spigot.

The house also uses propane gas for the water heater and stove. In the event that tank runs out, please let us know. We keep two tanks hooked up and can walk you through flipping to the other tank.

Please understand we live in the jungle. There is a wide variety of small wildlife active at all sorts of hours. At night, the jungle comes alive with noise. The geckos we mentioned in the pictures occasionally make their way into the house; don't fret, they know the way back out.

Hawaii Tax ID: W78275366-01

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Aaron Gudenkauf
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016

About Aaron Gudenkauf

I'm from Tucson, Arizona, and enjoy traveling as much as possible. I work for a national medical certifying board and travel regularly for work. I do my best to insert travel opportunities with family and friends as well.

Aaron Gudenkauf purchased this house in 2014

Why Aaron Gudenkauf chose Hawaii

After searching for opportunities for over 6 months, this one property came to the foreground for us. The land is gorgeous and it truly feels like a home. While incorporating the Aloha/Hawaiian lifestyle, we have modern amenities with electricity, running water (catchment), and wifi internet.

What makes this house unique

Make a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise from the front of our acre. The flowers will light up and it's a wonderful way to start the day. At night, you can hear the waves crashing into the cliffs nearby.

Our home is set up to accommodate an Ohana. Your family. Whatever that means to you. Family, friends, multiple families, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aaron's directions were wonderful! The home is located in a rural, exotic, serene setting. The neighborhood is wonderfully secluded and felt very safe. We arrived after dark and had no problem finding it. Aaron was extremely helpful and readily accessible. We loved the sounds and sights of nature around us . We had attended a funeral in busy Honolulu and being in this quiet location was therapeutic for us. So much outside space and privacy. It was a great base for exploring the island, yet always so appealing to return to. This is true Hawaii! We had a very memorable 5 days!
Jul 2016
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Ohana Haven - 3bd/2ba Central to Volcano and Hilo!
average rating of 4.75 based on 11 reviews
San Luis Obispo, CA

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Once we found the place, which was a little difficult in the dark because nothing was lit up, address, no street lighting, etc (not the owners fault) we were thrilled with the home. Everything we needed was there and we were very comfortable. It is about a 20 min drive to Hilo which was great for us, because it was also closer to VNP. Didn't get a chance to get out to the coast on that side. Aaron provided a great write up about the place, operating everything, where to find things, even recommendations for locals eats and places to visit, which was a nice touch. The grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Aaron was very quick to answer my questions online prior to our stay. We were allowed an early check in since we had the first flight from Honolulu and upon arrival I was pretty amazed. The property is in a nice location and took me back to my childhood (born and raised in hawaii). The 'ohana house was nice and well stocked. Once we opened the hobby house almost everyone in our party wanted to sleep there instead, it gave the younger adults and children a slumber party like atmosphere and the bottom of the hobby house was the hangout area during our stay.

If you are looking for a break from the city life this is definitely the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A wonderful piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Aaron, the owner, and Tray, the house keeper, were exceptionally helpful with answering all of our questions and making sure we were well cared for. We used the Ohana Haven for our wedding and it went better than imagined. The description of the property and the pictures were exactly as it said. Tray and her crew take very good care of the place. I would definitely recommend this beautiful home and can't wait to stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great Family Gathering Rental at Ohana Haven

  • 5 of 5

Ohana Haven was a great location for our family to stay at to visit both Volcano and Hilo. For our larger group, it worked well to have the separate Hobby House for our children to stay in that gave them space, but was close to the main house. Outdoor space also was nice for outdoor activities. Ohana Haven was clean and well maintained. The owner was very prompt to answer any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
17.6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Golf
14.4 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6.3 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Shipman's Beach - via hiking
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guest bedroom
    Living room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pull out in the living room
    Hobby House - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Hobby House - B - 1 double , Double bed in Hobby House seating area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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