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Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Very comfortable living conditions where you can sit back and relax.

Two acres of beautifully landscaped property. Remote controlled air conditioned cottage, with all the amenities necessary to make your stay unforgettable. . You will want to come back again and again. If you are looking for the best in Paradise our property is the place. We have over 50 fruit trees you may freely pick from, There is nothing like fresh squeezed lemonade or sweet banana's in the morning.

The finest of the Big Island is here and we will make sure your visit is the trip of a lifetime.

Activities ( nearby) :

15 min: Makuu Swap Meet, Pahoa food and shops, zoo, macadamia nut factory shop and tours.

20 min: Airport, movies, Starbucks, Macy’s, Sears, Waiopae Protected Tide Pools (snorkeling heaven)

30 min: Hilo Port, Hilo town shopping, Rainbow Falls, Huge Banyan Tree Park on Hilo Bay, the Japanese gardens on Hilo Bay, Hilo municipal golf course , Volcano Golf Course.40 min: Volcano National Park, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, scenic drive on Hamakua Coast.Kalapana market every Wednesday night from 4pm till 10pm, live music and many different types of food, this event is a local tradition.and is a MUST visit.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Michael Bighaus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Michael Bighaus

My wife and I really love making our property as beautiful as possible. My wife Rute is from Brazil and speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. I on the other hand speak English and a little Spanish and a little Portuguese, when I say little I mean very little however, I am learning.

We bought the property about 10 years ago. We planted all the trees even before we built. After having the property cleared we put down hundreds of yards of cinder soil over the entire two acres. All the trees you now see, were planted just as starts only a couple feet tall, now the Royal palms are from 25 feet to 30 feet tall. Most of the fruit trees were planted at the same time and are producing delicious fruit. At least once a year we plant a couple more different kinds of fruit trees. Because my wife is from Brazil, we have even found a few varieties from Brazil, one is called Brazilian cherry. A couple years ago we added several different varieties of Banana's, some are cooking banana's.

We really hope you enjoy our place as much as we do and will make it like your own when you are here.

Why Michael Bighaus chose Puna District

I am a Vietnam Veteran and years ago I came from Vietnam for a break from the war, we called it R&R, at that time, I fell in love with the weather and the beauty of the tropics. I decided that if I ever had the chance to live in Hawaii I would do it. I have been blessed to find a wife who loves the same things as myself, the beauty of the ocean and a warm tropical breeze. We both love long walks and the ocean is not but a perfect evening stroll. All our neighbors are wonderful who never seem to be in a hurry and find it easy to talk story. These are just a few of the reasons why we chose this property.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.
average rating of 4.607143 based on 28 reviews

Comfortable cottage in beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect stay for exploring the south and east side of the island, not far from Hilo and the Volcanoes National Park. The cottage is surrounded by lush vegetation, fruits and palm trees & has a large wrap around veranda with plenty of shade from sun and rain. The bed was comfortable, the room spacious and we had all we needed (apart from a small saucepan). Booking was easy and straightforward. ps Would recommend the helicopter tour over the volcanoes and waterfalls.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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This is a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The property is quiet and secluded, but easy to get to. We enjoyed feeling like we had a home to return to each day and not a touristy hotel. We would definitely recommend this property and should we return to The Big Island will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased with what you said about your experience at our property, we have tried to make it as comfortable and homey as possible. I will pass along the compliment to our cleaning lady as well, she always tries to do something a little special. We would love for you to come back again. Mahalo Mike and Rute.
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Gem of a property south of Hilo

  • 5 of 5

During our 13 day vacation ; we stayed at various locations in big island and by far this was the best place among all of them. The lush green setting brought back memories of our child hood in India. This gem of a place is set in a tropical rain forest like setting with a huge 2 acre lot with all kind of beautiful trees.

On top of it this place has Air Conditioning which many rentals lack over here in big island. We enjoyed the coconut, raw bananas and lemons from their trees. The home was decorated with a Hawaiian theme and well stocked will almost anything you need for a family stay.

The property owner has done a great job of maintaining a beautiful home and well manicured yard; we will definitely will be back for a longer stay next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Royal Palm Acres for 5 days in May and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

The property description is precise and exactly as shown in the pictures. It is very well maintained and has all the conveniences of home while being secluded and private. A perfect sanctuary in paradise! We enjoyed the bananas, oranges and limes fresh from the trees. There are many flower trees and plants. My wife and I spent 15 days in different vacation rentals on 3 of the islands and this was by far the best. Mike was easy to work with and communication was very good. I highly recommend staying at Royal Palm Acres. It couldn't have been better! Thanks Mike and Rute.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Relaxation at it's best

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, secluded gem.

if you want a beautiful place to be able to unwind and relax this is it! Doesn't get any better than this.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable our only complaint would be a lack of water pressure in the shower. The property was nicely landscaped . A good base for exploring The less visited Hiio side of the big Island

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at our property, we are glad you had a good time.I will be checking to see why the water pressure in the shower was low. Thanks for letting us know. We always appropriate guests telling us of what they enjoyed about our place and also how we can improve our property to make there stay more enjoyable. Please come back again. Mahalo Mike and Rute
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Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pahoa Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Kalapana Black sand beach

Wednesday nights at Kalapana market is a must see from 4pm to 10pm. lots of different foods and local music.

Sunday Makuu market is a great place to get anything you may need such as fresh fruits and veggies or just want to listen to interesting local music.


Rates & Availability

Keaau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

Refundable damage deposit $200
House cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

The property is to be left in the same condition as when you arrived. This a a non smoking unit. Pets are not allowed. Check in time is after 4 pm and check out time is before 11 am this will enable the cleaning staff to get the cottage ready for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Keaau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 0 Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bath sink and cabinet
  • There is a 4 foot inside shower, the bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror. We furnish all the paper products and clean towels. The outside shower is not heated however is very refreshing on a hot day. The outside shower is located through the laundry room and behind the locked wooden door. Some have stated that they enjoy the outside shower even more then the one inside.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The cottage is a studio, it has one Queen size bed and a futon that folds out to make another queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • 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 not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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