New construction (2016) with luxury amenities including air conditioning
About Charles Wood
Hosts and owners Kathy and Charles Wood, have purposely created a guest house to deliver a level of comfort, amenities, privacy and location to enhance your exploration of Hawaii's Big Island.
Charles Wood purchased this Bungalow in 2015
Why Charles Wood chose Keaau
Centrally located and newly constructed Hale Pama (Jan-2016) has been purposely designed for comfort year round. An interior space of 500 square feet provides comfortable accommodation for three adults. Unlike most construction in Hawaii, Hale Pama is thoroughly insulated for quiet and comfort. A coated concrete floor remains cool year round. Ceiling fans are provided in the bedroom, living area and on each lanai. The main bedroom will be configured as two twin beds or one king bed to meet your preference before your arrival. A Serta sofa bed is provided for a third guest. A $10.00USD fee per night is collected on arrival for a third person along with the appropriate Hawaiian Transient Accommodation and General Excise Tax.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Your host, Charles Wood, is an accomplished landscape, nature and travel photographer. Charles can provide photographic tours of the Big Island along with photographic instruction to raise your photography skills to a higher level. Or, if you're an experienced photographer, he can take you to stunning shooting locations off the beaten path. Onsite fine art photographic printing is available. You can take home professionally printed images of your stay in Hawaii. Additional fees apply for photographic tours and printing.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice guest house with everything you might need. The owners have thought of everything. Perfect location for Volcano National Park and activities in/around Hilo. Great price! It worked perfectly for our trip and would definitely stay again if we are able to come back to the Big Island!
Thanks so much. We're pleased your stay lived up to your expectations. We hope you will be able to visit the Big Island again in the future. We'd love to have you return.
Wonderful stay! Wundervolles Ferienhaus und tolle Gastgeber!
Kathy and Charles offered a perfect home to us. We had a house for ourselves, but got very friendly help when needed.
Das Ferienhaus von Kathy und Charles ist bestens ausgestattet. Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist hervorragend. Die Vermieter wohnen auf demselben Grundstück, die Privatsphäre ist aber wunderbar gewährleistet. Wir konnten auch den herrlich gestalteten Garten benutzen, der sehr gut von dem der Vermieter abgetrennt ist. Kein Autoverkehr stört die Ruhe, was wir sehr genießen konnten. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt dort und können die beiden auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Die Erreichbarkeit touristischer Ziele ist mit einem eigenen Auto sehr gut.
Beautiful quiet place
Beautiful place , friendly hosts and the house provides everything you need in a rental
Great location! Beautiful property!
Really nice house and property. Very well maintained. Great location, close to a lot of activities.
The hale was very clean. The kitchen had some supplies like the basics- cookware and salt and pepper. Made it easier to cook. The fridge was small so don’t plan on fitting a lot in it. Washer and dryer were NOT included in the hale. They take your laundry and wash it in their house for $8 and bring it back. Air conditioning was also not part of our total. It will be an additional charge which is not listed on the site. We didn’t feel at home here even though we paid for it way ahead of time. We felt like we were being watched like children. There was no privacy.
We sincerely apologize for doing or saying anything that you perceived as invading your privacy. We've numerous positive reviews,, many of which praise the solitude and privacy we offer. We have NEVER before had a guest complain about privacy or lack of. Nevertheless, we're willing to offer as much or as little contact with our guests as they may desire. Again, we apologize for any casual conversations that might have been construed as being intrusive. We always offered guests suggestions for things to see and do while on the Big Island. Alternatively, we provide an large assortment of guidebooks and maps for guests who prefer to do their own research.
Our charge of $8.00 for laundry is roughly equivalent to the cost at a laundromat five miles away and our washer/dryer are high-end front load systems, likely offering less wear and tear on clothing than a commercial laundromat.
The air conditioning fee was included in your original charge, which you can verify by checking your VRBO payment record. As you apparently did not realize you had paid for AC, we're refunding that portion of your payment.
Hale Pama is centrally located to access the major attractions of the Puna/Hilo region including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea.