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Hale Amor, A Place To Unwind

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


Hawaiian Paradise Park 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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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


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Hale Amor, A Place To Unwind
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location, good value

  • 5 of 5

We only had one night to spend on the Hilo side of the island, and wanted to see the lava flow and Volcanoes National Park. Hale Amor is roughy between the two, so it worked out well. A small studio apartment with a good sized bathroom and a comfortable bed, it was good for the two us.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Private Room

  • 5 of 5

A great room, perfect for anyone interested visiting the Hilo and Volcanoes National Park. Owners are very friendly and willing to share recommendations for day trips. I visited Hilo a few times years ago but was still very interested in hearing their recommendations. We couldn't fit in every suggestion but I suppose that gives us more reasons to return. Unfortunately, I don't think Paula and John will still be around, as they suggested that they were looking to move and were prepping the house for sale so anyone who is interested, take advantage of this wonderful location and family before they leave the island!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay, friendly,

  • 5 of 5

Clean & ready for us. My friend said the bed was comfortable, the futon was ok, friendly, nice place fun dog, beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Paul and John are amazing people who make you feel so comfortable. They customized the place to make you feel so relaxed where you dont even want to leave the place. They leave alot of info of good places to go and eat. The yard is beautiful and their dog Edgar is so friendly, my son had a blast with him. Everything, and everyone is just welcoming and at the same time you have all the privacy you need. Higjhy recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice for an overnight to Hilo!

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and warm! The studio was clean and had everything we needed~ The owners met us when we came in and were super nice and helpful with the details of our stay. We will definitely come back... especially since we didn't get to hike the trails to the coast near their property.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilo airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.