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The Tropical Hideaway Studio-view of patio with hot tub and outdoor dining

The Tropical Hideaway Studio-view of patio with hot tub and outdoor dining Entry Gate Queen bed with ocean and garden views Living Room with futon couch, Smart TV, wireless internet, and showing hot tub Kitchenette showing full refrigerator, two burner hot plate, coffee maker, coffee grinder, filtered water, cooking utensils and dishes, etc. Second kitchen counter showing toaster oven, microwave and door into changing area, closet and half bath Indoor dining area with futon couch and ocean view Smart TV with Netflix, Pandora, streaming, cable and DVD player Outdoor shower (hot & cold water) and hot tub on patio Hot tub and gas-fired BBQ Chemical-free  salt pool with ocean view Private yard with herb garden Entrance to Tropical Hideaway Buddha in one of the gardens Enjoy bananas, plus mangos, papayas, lemons, lilikoi, avocados and other fruits Red ginger in one of the gardens Lobster claw heliconia blooms in a garden by the pool Kahili ginger in one of the gardens Angel Trumpet has a wonderful sweet fragrance at night, just outside your door Sunset at nearby Place of Refuge Historical Park, a three minute drive Turtle and Yellow Tangs at Two Step, fabulous snorkeling just a 3 minute drive. Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. The dolphins come into three nearby bays. Interior of Painted Church, just 1/4 mi. away The volcano in Volcanoes National Park, about a 1.5 hr. drive

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Honaunau studio description

Tropical Hideaway is a charming Hawaii-style downstairs studio apartment in a lush garden setting, with ocean and sunset views, plus a swimming pool with waterfall and private hot tub. Tropical Hideaway is just a three minute drive from fabulous snorkeling, kayaking, diving and dolphin experiences at Honaunau (Two Step), and close to Kealakekua Bay & Ho'okena Bay.

The beautifully landscaped garden is filled with mango, papaya, banana, likikoi, lemons, limes and other fruit trees and flowers. Pick your own breakfast (some fruits are seasonal) and relax in the back to nature environment or explore the island by day and return to your cozy retreat by night. Private hot tub and outdoor shower. Explore the awesome beauty of Hawaii's active volcano or the upcountry pastures of Parker Ranch and the cowboy country of Waimea--each just a 1.5 hour drive.

Tropical Hideaway is located on the west side of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii about 20 miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona, 1 mile off the main island highway near the 'Painted Church,' and 2 miles from the 'Place of Refuge' National Park at Honaunau.

Rates: Studio $120 per night + tax and $80 cleaning fee for 1-2 persons, 4 night minimum with advance reservation. (Futon couch also available for a child 10+ or third person, $15/night additional for 3rd person.)

Keywords: Studio Apartment

Property Type

  • 345 sq. ft.
  • On floor 1
  • Studio

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted in lower lawn area...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Children 10 and over are OK...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Nude Beach

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Futon Couch with Temperpedic foam topper

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

            Outdoor shower has hot and cold water, next to the hot tub...moreless

          • Toilet, sink, medicine cabinet and counter inside, shower is outside off the patio...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Kitchenette includes microwave, toaster oven, double hot plate, coffee maker, Multipure water filter, all cooking and eating utensils....moreless

          • Dining:

            Indoor dining table and two chairs, outdoor dining table with two chairs on covered patio...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            coffee maker and coffee grinder...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Chemical free pool with waterfall, lush garden setting

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Smart TV with Netflix and Pandora, plus internet streaming...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                For local and calling card calls only...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Pool shared with owner, resident and occasional other guests...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Private hot tub on patio next to outdoor shower...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and mats, coolers...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hiking
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Parasailing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Paragliding
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Ruins
                      • Library
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Luaus
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • Swimming with wild dolphins
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Very private and homey

                            Very private and homey

                            • Guest Kate A.
                            • Date of stay 02/17/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                            We were very comfortable in this homey and private indoor /outdoor space. Everything we needed was at hand and we especially enjoyed using the snorkel gear at nearby "2 steps". We found great fish to BBQ at The Fish Bowl.The private hot tub was a nightly treat before a great sleep, surrounded by tropical sounds and foliage. Naturally cool day and night -no unpleasant air conditioning required-open air living was wonderful.

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                          • Great spot.

                            Great spot.

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 02/03/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                            We've been renting VRBO's in this part of the big island since 2001. This is our favorite so far. While we haven't gone back to any of the others for various reasons, I'm sure we'd rent this one again. The location is ideal if you're interested in snorkeling. Also close to the best farm stand on the island (South Kona Fruit Stand). Kathy is very respectful of your privacy and very generous with the fruit and veggies she grows on the property. Be prepared for gecko's, frogs and roosters crowing - they're part of the charm of the place. If you don't like these things...rent a condo in Kona.

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                          • Garden hideaway

                            Garden hideaway

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 11/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                            This rental is a delightful garden room in the lower level of a traditional Hawaiian country frame house. Private, screened on all sides opening to a lush garden. The owner lives in the premises and is very respectful of the privacy of her guests yet responsive if issues arise. (She upgraded the TV during our stay although for our purposes the old CRT was fine.). The historic Painted Church is a short walk away.The unit is conveniently located 1-2 miles up the road from Puuhonua o Honaunau and a similar distance from excellent dive sites. Cathy, the property owner, can be retained to lead you if you wish and in any event has a wide selection of beach and snorkeling gear that guests can freely use. Prospective renters should be aware that this unit is 20-25 minutes south of Kailua, which might be a problem only if one isn't aware if it prior to arrival..

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                          • Perfect retreat

                            Perfect retreat

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 01/06/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                            We stayed at the Tropical Hideaway for five days in January. It was a perfect retreat in a private garden with its own hot tub and outdoor shower. Screened windows (without glass) allowed us to feel the breezes and hear the birds in the morning. We needed sweaters in the evening, and enjoyed the hot tub at night. Laundry facilities on the property make everything easy. The location is ideal, and we snorkeled at Two Step three mornings. Kathy is friendly and helpful, and gave us fresh papayas and bananas from the garden for breakfast. I've already recommended Tropical Hideaway to family and friends, and we would definitely stay there again.

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                          • Exactly what we wanted and hoped for!

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                            Exactly what we wanted and hoped for!

                            • Guest Sarah
                            • Date of stay 09/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                            Exactly what we wanted and hoped for! The Tropical Hideaway was minutes away from Two Step beach, the best snorkeling on the island. And the studio itself - just gorgeous. They have everything you could ask for - masks, snorkels, fins, boogie boards, beach chairs, kitchen, washer/dryer, and a great outdoor shower overlooking the ocean. The studio was very tidy and clean. There were many tropical flowers and fruits which they shared with us. We made use of the private hot tub, which was quite nice. Never jumped in the pool. If we return to the Big Island, we would definitely stay here again! Thank you!

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                          • Perfect for nature lovers

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                            Perfect for nature lovers

                            • Guest Victor
                            • Date of stay 12/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                            Tropical Hideaway is perfect for anyone who loves nature. We loved the screened-in style studio because we could enjoy the warm Hawaiian air 24 hours a day. The hot tub, outdoor shower, and freshly-picked fruit were nice assets. Kathleen was kind and generous and a great local resource.

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                          • Just what I needed...a slice of Hawaiian paradise.

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                            Just what I needed...a slice of Hawaiian paradise.

                            • Guest Karen
                            • Date of stay 11/12/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                            I was fortunate to be able to stay in the studio at Tropical Hideaway during a week-long stay while attending a workshop. The location is rural/residential and the setting is lush and tropical.The studio itself is traditional Hawaiian-style of screened in living space, facing out onto a private yard and garden. There is a platform bed with lovely linens and duvet, private bath and dressing area, nice kitchenette and eating area. This all faces out onto a private patio with gas grill, table and chairs, and hot tub. This property is located just minutes from several historic and picturesque sites (Paleaku Peace Gardens, St. Benedict's Painted Church, and the Place of Refuge,) as well as snorkeling and diving. And because of the orientation of this property, the sunsets are renowned! Within a 5-15 minute drive there is a grocery store, coffee houses, restaurants, and other local shopping. I think this a perfect place for a single or couple. It is an ideal setting for an artist or writer who is in need of solitude, quiet and beauty. It would work for a small family too. If it is the glitz of the Kona Coast Resorts you are after, this isn't it. I told my husband before I left that if I didn't come home he'd know where to find me...I'll be back!

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                          • Just great

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                            Just great

                            • Guest Peter
                            • Date of stay 03/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                            We enjoyed our 7 days here very much. So lively close to nature without closed windows and the outside shower made it to the paradise. Kathleen's help from booking to our leaving day was a great help. It is everything here that you need. Beachtowels and snorkeling equipment and a lot more. There is everything in the kitchen. Have a look at her Homepage which describes every detail. If we ever come to Hawaii again we will stay here. Sorry for my limited English. I'm Swiss.

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                          • A most memorable stay!

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                            A most memorable stay!

                            • Guest Ted
                            • Date of stay 01/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                            We enjoyed our stay at Tropical Hideaway immensely. Its magical setting amidst lush jungle vegetation makes for a unique experience, so much more enjoyable than a hotel or a traditional B&B.; Screen windows allow for a wafting of warm breezes throughout and allowed us to hear wonderful birdsong in the morning & evening. The well-stocked, totally self-contained unit is both quiet and private. Kathy [the owner] offered us papayas, bananas and starfruit fresh-picked from her garden, and provided much gear to make our stay enjoyable – snorkels, masks, fins, wetsuits, beach umbrella & chairs. She even took me on an excursion where I got to swim with dolphins – hundreds of them! This was one of the most exciting experiences of my life, and Kathy documented the whole thing with her underwater camera, providing me with a priceless memento of the day. We also had nice connections with Katie & Phil, staying elsewhere on the property. Along with Kathy, they made us feel as if we were visiting with friends, even though they were great about respecting our privacy. Our only regret is that we weren’t able to stay longer!

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                          • Tropical Hideaway is Tropical Paradise

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                            Tropical Hideaway is Tropical Paradise

                            • Guest Paulina
                            • Date of stay 03/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                            Tropical Hideaway is exquisite! Our 3-1/2-week stay in this charming and tastefully decorated studio was perfect - from the peaceful sound of the breeze in the palm fronds during the night, the songs of the birds each morning, the warm air wafting through the screens, the sunsets, the glow of the full moon spilling into the studio and over the garden, the fragrance of the jasmine outside, the lush foliage all around, the allspice tree to sit under... to the snorkeling a few moments away, oceanside sunsets or simply watching them from the studio, the nearby Peace Gardens (outstanding!) and Painted Church, farmer's markets, roadside fruit stands, exploring the island... heavenly. The owner, Kathleen, is a lovely spirit who was always responsive to any questions or requests we had, and made us feel totally welcome. The studio was cosy and comfortable and provided all of the amenities described. We enjoyed the outdoor grill for the fresh-caught ono we bought at the farmer's market, and loved the outdoor shower! The other residents of the property, KT and Phil, enhanced our visit with their warmth, and our privacy was always totally respected by everyone. Thank you, Kathleen, for creating such a peaceful haven - it's not a matter of "if" we come back - it's only a matter of "when"!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $120
                          $756 $2,520

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $80 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 13.42%

                          Cancellation policy:

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                          Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Kona, Hawaii at 27 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Highway 11 & Highway 160 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Two Step, Honaunau Bay at 2.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Corner Pocket, Kealakekua at 8 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Kona Coffehouse at Honaunau at 1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: I've had a love affair with Hawaii since I first lived on Maui in the '60s. I am thrilled to be able to offer a vacation rental in the Captain Cook/Honaunau area, which is my favorite place to live.

                          Why the Owner Chose Honaunau:
                          This wonderful location is three minutes from the best snorkeling on the island, with wild dolphins and turtles as well. It is in a lush, tropical area, filled with fruit trees and gardens--private, quiet and rural, yet within easy driving distance of a variety of cultural sites and natural wonders.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                          I start each morning with a swim or snorkel in the ocean, then enjoy breakfast either on the lanai or poolside. Kayaking is a favorite pastime, as well as hiking nearby trails. Volcano National Park is a 1.5 hour drive, and if I want an evening in town or to dine at a nice restaurant, I'm within 30 minutes of Kailua-Kona.


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                          Photos

                          • The Tropical Hideaway Studio-view of patio with hot tub and outdoor dining

                            The Tropical Hideaway Studio-view of patio with hot tub and outdoor dining

                          • Queen bed with ocean and garden views

                            Queen bed with ocean and garden views

                          • Kitchenette showing full refrigerator, two burner hot plate, coffee maker, coffee grinder, filtered water, cooking utensils and dishes, etc.

                            Kitchenette showing full refrigerator, two burner hot plate, coffee maker, coffee grinder, filtered water, cooking utensils and dishes, etc.

                          • Indoor dining area with futon couch and ocean view

                            Indoor dining area with futon couch and ocean view

                          • Outdoor shower (hot & cold water) and hot tub on patio

                            Outdoor shower (hot & cold water) and hot tub on patio

                          • Chemical-free  salt pool with ocean view

                            Chemical-free salt pool with ocean view

                          • Entrance to Tropical Hideaway

                            Entrance to Tropical Hideaway

                          • Enjoy bananas, plus mangos, papayas, lemons, lilikoi, avocados and other fruits

                            Enjoy bananas, plus mangos, papayas, lemons, lilikoi, avocados and other fruits

                          • Lobster claw heliconia blooms in a garden by the pool

                            Lobster claw heliconia blooms in a garden by the pool

                          • Angel Trumpet has a wonderful sweet fragrance at night, just outside your door

                            Angel Trumpet has a wonderful sweet fragrance at night, just outside your door

                          • Turtle and Yellow Tangs at Two Step, fabulous snorkeling just a 3 minute drive.

                            Turtle and Yellow Tangs at Two Step, fabulous snorkeling just a 3 minute drive.

                          • Interior of Painted Church, just 1/4 mi. away

                            Interior of Painted Church, just 1/4 mi. away

                          • Entry Gate

                            Entry Gate

                          • Living Room with futon couch, Smart TV, wireless internet, and showing hot tub

                            Living Room with futon couch, Smart TV, wireless internet, and showing hot tub

                          • Second kitchen counter showing toaster oven, microwave and door into changing area, closet and half bath

                            Second kitchen counter showing toaster oven, microwave and door into changing area, closet and half bath

                          • Smart TV with Netflix, Pandora, streaming, cable and DVD player

                            Smart TV with Netflix, Pandora, streaming, cable and DVD player

                          • Hot tub and gas-fired BBQ

                            Hot tub and gas-fired BBQ

                          • Private yard with herb garden

                            Private yard with herb garden

                          • Buddha in one of the gardens

                            Buddha in one of the gardens

                          • Red ginger in one of the gardens

                            Red ginger in one of the gardens

                          • Kahili ginger in one of the gardens

                            Kahili ginger in one of the gardens

                          • Sunset at nearby Place of Refuge Historical Park, a three minute drive

                            Sunset at nearby Place of Refuge Historical Park, a three minute drive

                          • Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. The dolphins come into three nearby bays.

                            Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. The dolphins come into three nearby bays.

                          • The volcano in Volcanoes National Park, about a 1.5 hr. drive

                            The volcano in Volcanoes National Park, about a 1.5 hr. drive

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                          Date last modified - Thursday, March 13, 2014

                          $120 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 3

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