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Ashley McDonald

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Stay 6 nights get 7th night free!

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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One Acre Lush green Lot, 5 minutes to the Ocean and 40 min. To the volcano

Sunset Suzys Tropical Retreat is located perfectly 15 minutes outside of Hilo town in a beautiful neighborhood called Hawaiian Paradise park.. It is located on a beautiful one acre lot, filled with fruit trees, green grass, green geckos, and tropical birds. There are no neighbors..Only trees, birds and the quiet hush of the wind and very secluded and private.

Its beautiful cottage located on the Big Island of Hawaii with over 800sq ft is beautifully furnished and equipped with a flat screen TV, folding sofa, two twin beds, one queen bed, hibachi grill, and all kitchen cookware.

The ocean is a quick 5 minute drive away and there you will find some amazing sea scapes..with spectacular walking trails along the sea.

If your coming to see Kiluea Volcano it is As the youngest of all of Hawaii's volcanoes, and one of the most active, yet most accessible volcanoes in the world, Kilauea is one of Hawaii's most defining natural wonders.

The volcano is located just a short 40 minute drive from Suzys House. There are numerous hiking trails, Hot lava tours and even big lava tubes to walk through.

Hot Ponds on Big Island are located only 20 minutes away.

There are several hot springs / hot ponds in the Puna district on the east coast of the Big Island. Most are publicly accessible and especially if you are staying more than 7 days on the Big Island, these make a great addition to your itinerary!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a warm pool that is heated by volcanic energy? From personal experience I can tell you that it is pretty great, especially if you realize what makes the water warm!

If your looking to snorkel.. and want to see a spectacular underwater aquariaum.. Head for Kapoho Ponds.

This is an amazing place to swim and see hundreds of different types of Hawaiis tropical fish. Aslo located 15 minutes from Suzys house.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ashley McDonald (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Ashley McDonald

Aloha My name is Sunset Suzy.

I built my house about 5 years ago.

I love my property it is quiet and secluded but yet close to all the best big island attractions.

I have made my house into a cozy comfortable place that I think anybody would love. It is really relaxing and an escape from reality.

I own a surf school on Oahus north shore. I have also been a lifeguard and taught thousands of tourists how to surf. So If your on oahu give me a call and we can go surfing.

My business is called Sunset Suzys Surf School.

Thanks for staying at my house.. and much aloha to you all. Have an awesome Hawaiian Holiday.

Ashley McDonald purchased this house in 2005

Why Ashley McDonald chose Puna District

Super quiet and secluded.

Beautiful with wild orchids, ferns and tropical birds. Close to Mauna kea live volcano, and beautiful mountain peaks of mauna loa volano. Also a quick drive to breathtaking ocean views and walks along the sea. The hot pools are a short drive as well as kapoho ponds with spectacular snorkeling where you can see all of Hawaiis most colorful reef fish, mantarays and moray eels.

Hilo is a quick 15 minute drive away. You feel like your in the country but are a close drive to all of the best things on the big island that you want to see!

What makes this house unique

My back porch is a relaxing place to view the green geckos that come around and want you to feed them bannanas. I have a huge acre lot that is all grassy and filled with fruit trees and guava trees. My lot is filled with all kinds of Hawaiian birds that are locals to my yard and love to come say hello to you while your having your coffee in the morning.

A real Hawaii jungle retreat.

The Home is centrally located for access to all Big Island attractions. I am 15 minutes to Hilo, 30 minutes to our live volcano, and 5 minutes to the ocean. Also Kapoho ponds where you will find the best snorkeling on the big island is just 20 min. away. The hot ponds are amazing and heated by our volcano. They are so warm and relaxing to swim in, and are a quick 25 minutes from my house.

My house feels like its in the country but is very close to all the best things you come to the big island to see! Relax at night to the sounds of the jungle, crickets coqui frogs and a quiet hush wind blowing through the trees. Wake up to my birds and green geckos to wish you a good day as you head up to the volcano or off to snorkel at the beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aida, Melina, Elliote, Esaaias, Elijah

Mountain View/ Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Thnk you so much for accomadationg us during our transition to the Big Island. We really appriciate all the warm aloha and assistance from Ashley. It was nice to come home to such a peacful and restful location after running around all day. The boys enjoyed playing and exploring the yard. The wifi is very handy. Suzy has a very nice plroperty, we got a nice taste of living in Hilo.

Much Mahalos,
Jun 2013
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Stay 6 nights get 7th night free!
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Fine property for the price point.

  • 4 of 5

Private location, convenient for travel to Mt. View and Keaau. Clean home with a well stocked kitchen. Lawn maintenance was ill-timed, they came to the house at 430-7pm. Home was very hot as there is no shade on the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is in perfect location to Hilo and Volcano...very secluded and private. The home was incredibly clean, comfortable to come home to after a long day of sightseeing. Ashley was a great host and was good to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Perfect tropical experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for opening your wonderful home. Our trip was exactly what we had hoped. Great family time tons of exploring and the perfect hoe base. With family on the island we will definately be back and certainly stay here. Also got to see some whales.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Suzys house and really loved it..

Suzys house is on a one acre lot.. that is really secluded and private.

We enjoyed the green geckos that we fed bannanas.. and the tropical birds that came to visit each day.

The place is really green and grassy.. and surrounded by ferns and orchids.

The house was perfect for our family. We came to see the volcano and it was in a perfect location for our big island vacation.

I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Car: recommended

This house is located in perfect location of many attraction,

- Whale Watching during Whale season. Take a 5 minute drive down to the bottom of Kaloli and enjoy watching and listening to whales breech. This area has lots of rocks and cliffs so bring your shoes. You can also fish from the top.


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Cleaning Fee $78
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Full bath,shower, Sink and cabinets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • This is a two bedroom place. The bedrooms are 12x12.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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