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Tropical Paradise on a Budget!

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our beautiful one acre lush tropical paradise is located south of Hilo and near Keaau and Pahoa Villages.
The two bedroom house and our one bed apt, are both unique and artsy, with Polynesian decor, looking out at coconut palms, fruit trees... banana, mango, avocado, pineapple and tropical flowers.
A piece of paradise to call home while you are on the Big Island. Go to sleep with frogs chirping and stars so bright you could almost touch them. Wake up to birds singing and complimentary Hawaiian coffee and sugar. Pamper yourself, shower in our collected rainwater.
The 2 bedroom has 1 queen in one bedroom and a double and twin in the
other bedroom and a pull out sofa in living room.
Additional bedroom and bathroom $50 extra pr ngt.
We have a budget friendly 1 Bedroom apt. that has a queen on one side of room and a twin on the other end. Additional double futon in living room if needed.
Our Lava apt. has 1 queen bed in bedroom.
We also have a studio apt. available. $50 pr ngt
Automatic quotes are for 2 bedroom/1-4 guests

Calendar reflects only our 2 bd availability. 1 bd may be available.
Email owner for quotes and availability for 1 bedroom or studio.
Sorry no animals!
We are in a residential neighborhood 20 minutes from the Hilo Airport.
*Honu Hale 3 offers easy access to east side highlights
*15 min.(10 miles) from Hilo airport, Hilo town and Hilo beaches
*3 miles to ocean cliffs, and less than a mile from the main highway.
*25-30 minutes from Volcano National Park
*10 minutes from Keaau town
*10 minutes from Pahoa Village.
*20 minutes from Ahalanui Beach Park (volcanic warmed mostly 95 degree seawater pond.
*Botanical Gardens
*Free Zoo in a Rain Forest
*amazing Star Gazing at Mauna Kea
*Volcano Winery
*Zip line and helicopter tours

See the world's most active volcano, Kilauea. Swim with the sea turtles or dip into the warm pond heated by the volcano. Botanical gardens, rain forest, waterfalls and desert are all part of our unique landscape. Visit our two interesting local farmers markets on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, where you can get fresh and organic veggies, local artisan hand crafted gifts, yummy ethnic foods and experience the local flavor.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Jim & Kepi Hains

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    be careful on stairs and near pond area...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Except outside or on lanai...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    memory foam matress ...moreless

  • An additional bedroom and bathroom may be added for an extra $50 pr ngt. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • shower, toilet and sink Towels, wash clothes, beach towels Shampoo, body wash, hair dryer, beach towels...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Peaceful rural location, Tropical decor, Ceiling fans, Coffee maker, Blender, Toaster oven, rice cooker, Bottled drinking water, Coolers, Beach towels and some snorkeling equipment, Alarm Clocks Toilet paper, Paper towels, trash liners, Shampoo, Soap, Bug spray, sun tan lotion, coffee and sugar Lanai's: A cool and quiet lanai area, outside each apt with chairs a table, w Plenty of room for everyone to hang out up here. Golf: Hilo or Volcano are the closest courses. Surfing: You can rent kayaks or SUPs (stand-up paddleboards)and surf boards in Hilo, presumably to use in Hilo Bay. Snorkeling: equipment available on site. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded cableTV/DVD Library available wifi...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Toilet paper, Paper towels, trash liners, Shampoo, Soap, Lotion,Bug spray, sun tan lotion, coffee and sugar...moreless

  • Living Room:

    flat screen tv, dvd player and lots of movies cable...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking property inside gate...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry $5 per load washed and dried ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    utensils, pots pans, dishes, microwave, toaster, full oven range, fridge, blender, coffee, sugar, some spices,cutting board, citrus juicer. and rice cooker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    free community pool in Pahoa (8miles) infinity edge Olympic size...moreless



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from 51 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $50 minimum $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

up to 4 guests in quote for 2 bd apt additional guest $10 extra pr person pr night + tax.

The quote is for our 2 bedroom apt Honu 3. Email owner for quotes for one bedroom or studio.

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • 4 Mile

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  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

    "Most exotic tropical gardens worth the admission."

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
ITO Hilo
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hyw 130
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Reeds Bay

Car: Necessary

check out what's happening at volcano:

Activities (on site or nearby),The historic town of Hilo with it’s farmers market, Tsunami Museum, Rainbow Falls, Liliokalani Park (the largest formal Japanese garden outside of Japan), Reeds Bay, Coconut Island , downtown shopping and dining, Yoga Studios, Tennis Courts, Lomilomi massage, Gyms, Lyman Museum, $1 Cinema, Palace Theatre (foreign films & artists' performances) and several black sand beaches. Experience Great surfing at Honoli'i Beach and see sea turtles at Richardson’s beach.

We have beautiful rainforest, botanical gardens and water falls.

Visit Panaewa Rainforest Zoo-- a free zoo , like a small botanical gardens

Go to Volcano National Park to see Kilauea Caldera-the world's most active volcano, Thurston Lava Tube and over 100 miles of hiking trails. Pahoa Village offers a wooden board walk, several quaint restaurants and a free Olympic sized infinity edge pool. Go East of Pahoa to tidal pools to snorkel in, warm up in the Warm Springs in Ahalanui Park and surf Issac Hale (Pohoiki)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


Hawaii Volcano Observatory (Volcano Updates)

Isaac Hale Beach Park ( also known as Pohoiki)

Lava Tree State Park

Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens - the only zoo in the US located inside a rain forest

Wai’opae Tide Pools



Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are Jim & Kepi the hosts of Honu Hale 3. We have lived on the Big Island for 11 years and love to share the beauty and unique qualities of the island with guests. Aloha is part of our business and talking story is our favorite pass time. Hope to meet you soon. Aloha Jim & Kepi 1BD APT: Lava Apt./$65........... Honu 2 /$75 Apt(1-2 guests) STUDIO: $50 pr night (1-2 guests) 2 BD APT. Honu 3 :$115 pr night(1-4 guests) 2 night minimum/ Cleaning fee $25-65/ Additional guests $10 extra pr ngt pr guest Payment:Credit card (Master Card or Visa)or Cash (no Paypal) Non-refundable Deposit secures lodging .(aprox.1 ngt rent) Tax 13.42%. Rental Balance due upon arrival/ Check in 2PM /check out 11AM (unless a prior arrangement is made)

Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
We traveled for several years and our most memorable moments were the people we met. So we chose the Big Island with it's great weather, beautiful surroundings and a chance to talk with our guests. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( Hawaii Volcano Observatory (Volcano Updates) Isaac Hale Beach Park ( also known as Pohoiki) Lava Tree State Park Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens - the only zoo in the US located inside a rain forest Wai’opae Tide Pools  

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Carl Smith Beach Park -Hilo

    Carl Smith Beach Park -Hilo

  • Honu 2 lanai

    Honu 2 lanai

  • Deck/Lanai


  • H3 2 bd apt.

    H3 2 bd apt.

  • H3 upstairs bedroom
double bed and twin

    H3 upstairs bedroom double bed and twin

  • H3 bathroom

    H3 bathroom

  • HS studio apt bathroom

    HS studio apt bathroom

  • H2 bedroom

    H2 bedroom

  • Lava lanai

    Lava lanai

  • lava kitchen H1

    lava kitchen H1



  • Mauna Kea

    Mauna Kea

  • Front of Honu Hale 3

    Front of Honu Hale 3

  • Jim & Kepi

    Jim & Kepi

  • H3 2 bd apt.

    H3 2 bd apt.

  • H3 living/kitchen room

    H3 living/kitchen room

  • Honu 3 bedroom
queen bed

    Honu 3 bedroom queen bed

  • Hs Studio bedroom or optional 3rd bedroom

    Hs Studio bedroom or optional 3rd bedroom

  • Dinning Area H2

    Dinning Area H2

  • Downstairs bathroom H2

    Downstairs bathroom H2

  • Lava apt living room

    Lava apt living room

  • Makuu Point near Honu Hale 3

    Makuu Point near Honu Hale 3

VRBO #73302

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2015
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