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Hale Amor, A Place To Unwind

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio



About the property

Studio Apartment, Sleeps 3 max. Between Hilo and Volcano National Park.

Come and stay in this private and comfortable studio apartment between Volcano and Hilo and only 2 miles from the ocean. Relax in this beautifully landscaped 1 acre retreat, surrounded by the scent and sounds of rural Hawaii just out of your window.

The studio at Hale Amor is a perfect place for one or two and offers an excellent home base to relax or return to each day from exploring this awesome island. It is located on the Puna District, 10 miles from Hilo and 15 miles from Volcanoes National Park. The studio has a private entrance, lots of natural light, and is decorated with tropical accents. It offers a queen bed with a memory foam mattress for a nice night rest, and a futon for extra guest. A flat screen TV with DVD player set up for Netflix (streamed movies and series), Pandora and YouTube are provided. Free high speed Internet with Wi-Fi service is also provided. There is a kitchenette with microwave, fridge, rice cooker, toaster oven, coffee maker and hot water kettle. Complimentary coffee and tea are offered daily. The ensuite full bathroom is clean and spacious, and has a big vanity with granite counter top, and shower/bathtub with unlimited hot water. Enjoy beautiful views and spectacular sunrises from your private patio, surrounded by the scent and sounds of Hawaii.

Our guests can enjoy a parking spot for their cars right next to the studio unit. Guests have full access to the property.

We live on the property full time and welcome our guests with the Hawaiian Aloha spirit. Interacting with our guests is always a pleasure but we respect privacy as well.

We have breakfast services on site as well. Our breakfast is quite popular among our guests. Our prices are reasonable and our food is always island inspired and locally sourced. We can prepare also lunch boxes to take on your day of adventure.

The studio is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park, a lush, semi-rural/agricultural-residential development, 2 miles from the ocean. The area is home of sustainable agricultural activities, fabulous nurseries, agro-tourism, art studios, and more. The coastal zone of Hawaiian Paradise Park offers spectacular hikes through the coastal line. The studio location makes it also ideal for day trips to Hilo beaches, Volcanoes Natural Park, natural hot ponds, Kapoho tidepools, Kalapana, Mauna Kea Observatory, the Hamakua Coast, and all the wonderful sites the East Side has to offer.

On Hawaii Island, being a bit rural, a rental car is a very good idea. Most major rental car agencies are at the airport. Public transportation is available but patience is a virtue when using it.

At Hale Amor we do not charge cleaning fees. We expect our guest to follow our TO DO cleaning list before departure. The list is posted on the studio. Please make sure ALL the 7 tasks on the TO DO cleaning list are completed. If you don't feel like completing all tasks on the TO DO cleaning list before departure, we will gladly complete them for you for a fee of $ 30. The fee is payable to us, in cash, and before departure. Mahalo~

More Details

Paula and John
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017


Keaau Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Hale Amor, A Place To Unwind
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Good launching point and confortable studio

  • 5 of 5

Paula and John's place was exactly what we were looking. The large clean studio is well equipped, as described on the web, had everything we needed for our 3 nights stay. It is located at the end of an unpaved street where you will clearly enjoy the sound of the frogs and the calm. It is about 10 minutes away from a large Foodland marketplace and 30-40 minutes from Volcanoes National Park, which was one of the reason why we decided to pick this place. In addition, you are next to the Puna district so you could head south and enjoy the Lava tree monument, some heated pools by the coast or walk the long gravel road that brings you next to the lava flow around sunset. Paula and John have also been very kind to us and a binder containing good suggestions was available and allowed us to make some informed decisions.

I would stay here again and will definitely recommend this nice place.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful grounds and a great place to relax after our Hawaiian adventures.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, great rental.

John and Paula are wonderful and we enjoyed Edgar too!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite, clean, well maintained place to stay in Hilo/Volcano National Park area

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 night at this apartment.

Apartment was in quite, country side type environment. Close to everything in Hilo area, but you hear only cricket sounds at night and watch stars up in the sky. The room was very well kept and was very cozy, the owners put an extra effort to equip it with the all the stuff you need for a short stay (bathroom, kitchen). Paula and John were excellent hosts, we spent nice time together with them.

Thanks for letting us stay at your place, we'll stay again if we come back to that area.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean! Great price!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring HIlo, Puna, and Volcano National Park. Comfortable and very clean! Welcoming hosts - they clearly care about making their place a nice stay for guests. All for a great price! Thank you - will definitely recommend to others, and will stay there again if we can get back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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we just LOVED this place!

  • 5 of 5

paula and john are incredibly nice hosts and their appartment couldn't be more spotless. it looks brandnew and is so cozy, we didn't want to leave, honestly! their dog is so sweet, too!

if you get the chance to stay there, grab it - though we're hesitant to recommend it that much: it might not be available for all our dearest friends then :-)

thank you so much, paula and john!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place to get away from everything

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect little getaway for me and my girlfriend. We just wanted a nice place away from all the buzzing of downtown Hilo and this place fitted the bill.

The owners are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. If we had any problems or questions they would help us the best way possible and were genuinely humble towards us. They also have this very friendly dog that my girl loved to play around with.

This place wasn't to far from Hilo, a relatively short drive and it was also closer to Volcano so that was a plus. The room was very well kept and was very cozy, one of the nicer places I stayed for a weekend vacation honestly. The property itself is gorgeous and there was this huge lawn that, I would imagine, would be perfect for picnics and for kids to run and play around.

There was a minor problem for us regarding the wifi though. My girlfriend's phone could connect but my iPhone had trouble finding it. Also the Netflix that was there to used had a hard time streaming. For us, these were such minor issues that we didn't bother asking the owners about it but it's something to keep in mind.

For us though, this place met our needs perfectly and would definitely come stay here again if we ever plan on going to Hilo again.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilo airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Keaau Studio Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

At Hale Amor we do not charge cleaning fees. We expect our guest to complete all the 7 tasks of our TO DO Cleaning List before departure. The TO DO Cleaning is posted on the white binder in the studio. If a guest cannot or does want to complete all the tasks on the TO DO cleaning list, we will gladly complete the list for a fee of $ 30. The fee is payable to us, in cash, and before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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