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SIMPLY PARADISE ~ Excellent Accommodations, 2 STREETS TO THE OCEAN

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Aloha and welcome to Simply Paradise - Hale Honu on Sunny Kaloli Point. Our cozy cottage is on a peaceful forest retreat along rugged volcanic coastline, on the windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Just 20 minutes south of Hilo International Airport. Located in Hawaiian Paradise Park Subdivision, our home is in a safe, friendly, local neighborhood where you can walk, bike and enjoy the ocean scenery, you can even fish off the ocean cliffs nearby. Excellent for the whole family or perfect for a romantic getaway.

Hale Honu is an immaculate cottage with fully equipped kitchen, full bath with tub & shower, one bedroom with a double bed that has a NEW Serta, firm, quality mattress. Flat screen TV, comfortable double futon couch in living area and large lanai with hammock.

We feature 100% cotton linens and cotton bath and beach towels, bath, laundry and dish products. Both are immaculate with fully equipped kitchens and and cozy Tri-fold mattresses for extra sleeping comfort.

Guests will enjoy the sweet trade winds; being surrounded by orchids, ferns and native trees; listening to the sound of waves and venture a 5 minute walk to the ocean cliffs and view magnificent sun and moon rises out of the Pacific. Take a 4 1/2 mile hike to Shipman's/Ha'ena Beach.

During your stay take a 30 minute scenic drive up to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 4000 ft., the summit of the world's most active volcano, Kilauea. You can learn about our unique shield volcanoes and see how our islands are being created at the Jaggar Museum and Visitor Center. View ancient and active lava flows depending on activity and weather conditions. Some nights you can see the Kilauea lava 'glow' from the back lanai.

Tour the rim of the caldera at the summit and hike into a pit crater, then stroll through a 300 year old native rain forest and experience a lava tube. For the hungry hiker there are cafes, restaurants and a winery, all at Volcano Village, a charming community just outside of the park.

Take another day to discover old Hawaii. Visit Kalapana village, plant a coconut on Hawaii's newest Black Sand Beach created by lava flows in the 90's. Don't miss FREE Live Hawaiian Music outdoors here every Wed. and Fri. night and enjoy local treats at the farmers market and food stands, featuring a variety including vegan and vegetarian fare. On the way there, you'll pass the historical Star Of The Sea painted church. Down the coast you may be able to see a plume of steam rising where lava is flowing into the ocean!

Leisurely continue north along the coastline, there are many parks and breathtaking scenery. Experience exciting Zip Line Aventures North of Hilo, 5 total on the Big Island. You can often see the green sea turtles along the shore. At Pohoiki Bay you might catch some of the best surfers on the island. Fishermen launch their boats from the ramp here. Next you'll come to Ahalanui State Park. This is a must! Stay awhile, take off your shoes and relax in the warm waters.

This pond is heated by volcanic thermal vents. It is an ancient place of healing created and used for generations by Hawaiians. Once refreshed head towards Pahoa and take time to walk through Lava Tree State Park with it's fascinating tree molds and tranquil paths. Last stop is historic Pahoa town, a colorful community where you can dine or take out fresh fish, BBQ, Chinese, Italian, Mexican or Thai cuisine.

Include charming, eclectic Hilo Town in your itinerary. Second largest community in Hawaii. Explore Hilo's unique history on bay front at the Pacific Tsunami Museum. Down the street you will be among friendly people as you wander through the stands of the Hilo Farmers Market. Sample Hawaiian food, fresh, hot tamales and Filipino desserts! You can purchase fresh fish, tropical flowers, organic produce and exotic seasonal fruits to enjoy. You will find yourself in lush botanical gardens, waterfalls and the largest Japanese Garden in the USA. Enjoy snorkeling at Richardson's Beach, Hilo's own black sand beach. Spot dolphins, whales and swim with turtles. Then come home to your own private retreat where you can rest up for your next island adventure!

I invite you to come and enjoy paradise!

Keywords: Home away from Home, Volcano

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
U`ilani (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About U`ilani

I am originally from Iowa and Leland is a Native of Hawaii, Army-Retired. We fell in love with the life style and beauty of the Big Island. Our wonderful Ohana, Ui'lani and Stan will enjoy assisting you. We hope that you will enjoy our Aloha and our home,

Mahalo, Elizabeth and Leland

U`ilani purchased this cottage in 2011

Why U`ilani chose Hawaii

We chose beautiful Kaloli Point area because it's rural, safe, and friendly. Towns are easily accessible, but still has that small 'coastal community feel'.

What makes this cottage unique

It's always lush and green here! We are right in the middle of the best parts of the the Windward side of the Island. Beautiful Hilo to the North and tropical Kalapana to the South. There is so much history here in the 'Aina (land).


based on 38 traveler reviews

SIMPLY PARADISE ~ Excellent Accommodations, 2 STREETS TO THE OCEAN
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful cottage, close to many sights, and with all the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was perfect for me, and I loved staying there. I will be recommending it to my friends and

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. My experience there was fabulous and U'ilani was so accommodating when I needed an extra day .

Thank you-😀

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking time to share your experience of "Simply Paradise- Hale Honu". I was happy to accommodate you. Aloha, U`ilani
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights, 3 days. VERY cute cottage! Clean, spacious, great location. Would def stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for sending in a review, we value your comment, and appreciate you taking time to share your view. Aloha & Mahalo U'ilani
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Beautiful, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little cottage! Private, quiet, sparkling clean, and stocked with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend including a big hammock on the lanai. The second floor location looks out at the beautifully landscaped property; we were surrounded by ohia trees and wild orchids just like being in a treehouse. Wall to wall windows added to the beauty and kept us cool with a breeze from the nearby ocean (just down the street). We highly recommend this property to anyone that can navigate stairs and is looking for a private little retreat in HPP. We'll be back! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Much Mahalo for your Wonderful review. It is so refreshing to see that our guest(s) are happy with the "ALOHA" we put into our home and the landscape. Please know that we truly appreciate you sharing your personal experience. We look forward to having you back. (Malama Pono) Take care Aloha, U`ilani
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excellent home away from home

  • 5 of 5

we stayed 8 days at the lovley was exactly what the add said...we loved it..qwiet private and peacefull..we used the home as a base and ventured out to all parts of the island...can not say enough good things about our stay here..thank you for allowing us into your wonderful cottage...

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, For your Wonderful Review. You have Captured what sometimes is very hard to do with just Pictures and Words. It's the experience shared that speaks volume. And may I add. Mahalo for your Kindness and Generosity. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of meeting you folks, should you pass through here again. Malama Pono (Take Care) Aloha, U`ilani & Stan
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Lovely and unique accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My dad and I stayed here for three nights and absolutely loved everything about this place.

What I liked most was how unique the location is. The cottage is surrounded on all sides by trees and feels very private. You are on the second story amidst the canopy of lush, tropical trees. The soundtrack is absolutely incredible. Frogs, crickets, and birds form a beautiful symphony. Coupled with the typical Hilo side night-time rain, picture being in a secluded tropical treehouse, laying in bed or in the outdoor hammock, listening to this soundtrack. Something unique and completely unforgettable.

All the necessary essentials are there, the beds are very comfortable, and the cottage is comfortable, airy and bright.

At night, there is very little light pollution, so if the sky is temporarily clear, you get marvelous views of the Milky Way and countless stars.

While not exactly central, the off-the-beaten-path location comes with the reward of the serene, jungle-like setting. It was convenient for exploring Volcanoes National Park.

I would have loved to stay here for a week or more, just lounging on the hammock listening to the wonderful tropical soundtrack.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much Mahalo!! for Sharing your Wonderful Experience. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of meeting you and your dad should you folks decide to come back this way again. I know where you will be........ Lounging on the hammock listening to the Wonderful Tropical Soundtrack..... :) Malama Pono (Take Care) Aloha, U`ilani & Stan
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Akaka Falls State Park
Ahalanui Park aka Pu'ala'a County Park
Uncle Robert's Kava Bar
"Open Wednesday and Friday nights. Best Local Live Music!"
Kilauea Volcano
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Old Pahoa Town
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hilo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Subway, Luquins, Kaleo, Numba#1 best chinese
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mauna Kea, in winter months-snow on the Big Island
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Shipman's / Ha'ena Beach...hike-in
Car: recommended

Located in the lush, tropical paradise of Sunny Kaloli Point. Our private cottages are located only minutes away from rugged volcanic coast and near Black Sand Beaches, Akaka Falls, Volcanoes National Park, Active Kilauea Volcano. Stroll thru historic Pahoa Town. Watch whales from the coastline (Dec.-Mar), take an exciting Zip Line Tour, pick up fresh, local items at many Farmers Markets. Or just 'kick back' and enjoy the birds, foliage and Hawaiian music in the hammock on the lanai!


Rates & Availability

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

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.25%

Hawaii Tax Identification # W04757338-01


*Rate is based on double occupancy + tax.
*Additional charge of $10.00 + tax per night/per person for the ages of 5 years and up.

*Please call SIMPLY PARADISE at 808-896-8760 regarding any questions or concerns you may have.


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Hawaii Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • HALE HONU - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • HALE HONU - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
'Feel's like you're in a tree house' Large windows to view the tropical setting that surrounds you. You will find beautiful wild orchids growing high in the trees......Please Enjoy your stay at SIMPLY PARADISE Aloha! & Mahalo! Manager & Host U`ilani

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