Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
- english, spanish
About Kathleen Carr
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.
Kathleen Carr purchased this Studio in 2001
Why Kathleen Carr chose Honaunau-Napoopoo
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.
What makes this Studio unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed - Children 10 and over are OKChildren 10 and over are OK
No smoking - Smoking permitted in lower lawn areaSmoking permitted in lower lawn area
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Special place in Honaunau
Kathleen's place is a wonderful, relaxing hideaway. The inside is screened all around so you feel like you are always outside in the air, even when snuggled in bed. Hot tub outside your door, swimming pool a few steps away. Walk to the Painted Church, 5 min drive to Two Step and the Place of Refuge. Love it.
We felt like we were in our own little rainforest!!
We absolutely loved our experience at Paradise Hideaway! It was so peaceful listening to all the nature sounds and I loved how everything was closed in with screens instead of windows! Everything was very clean and Ms. Kathleen was very kind and made sure we had everything we needed. We felt at home and didn’t want to leave once our stay was up :( I’m very glad we found Paradise Hideaway! It was like our own little rainforest!
Relaxing, Truly tropical getaway
We loved our private ohana.Pictures are accurate to web site. Even though there are other people living here still very private and enjoyed working on our sun tans by the pool.The temp of pool in Jan was 75 degrees,which I found prefect We were treated to various fruits during our stay.We enjoyed the breeze that drifted various flower fragrances into our ohana as we slept at night.This is the tropicals and no windows but we found very few little creatures to bother us,we found geckos so entertaining .The hot tub was fantastic to enjoy before and after a day of exploring.This is a great location for snorkeling and hiking.We appreciated the quiet evenings as you are staying under the main house so be mindful not to be loud and as we appreciated the same as you can hear when there is only screens.The road is close but this is a quiet road at night,only the chickens ,frogs and some dogs so if you are a light sleeper you will need ear plugs.Over all I give this hideaway 5star.
Real Hawaii, not the prepackaged-looks-like-any-other-resort type of thing. Kathleen is a wonderful host who gives you privacy while being quick to answer any question. Fresh fruit from the trees, refreshing outdoor shower and hot tub, and great access to tourism sites. Got to sleep to the song of coqui frogs. (Bring earplugs of this bothers you)
Amazing place / area! Not for everyone...?
Owner (Katheen) was gracious and sweet! We had communicated with her several times prior to our arrival date. She was always very timely in responding.
Although it appears you are in a thick jungle setting, you are actually in a neighborhood with all the usual noises (people, dogs, traffic noise, etc.) as well as the normal Coqui frogs & the roosters, Ha Ha!
However, Kathleen provides earplugs to help at night. Despite all these things we slept pretty well.
Outdoor shower is fun, we had to time our showers around the morning and evening mosquitoes, same goes for the use of the small 2 person spa. Good news was the small green geckos are great mosquito eaters and fun to watch.
We enjoyed the fresh fruit available from the property, especially the apple-bananas & papayas!
This a basically a ground level screened in patio with lovely gardens & ocean views, NO WINDOWS to open or close, so be prepared to deal with heat & humidity! Obviously the time of year will determine heat & humidity levels.
Fans were available and helped a little, but breeze is on and off, a ceiling fan(s) would have been great, especially overnight.
We stayed 12 nights, cooking full meals about 80% of the time and my wife found the kitchen to be adequately equipped.
Wonderful location very near Painted Church, City of Refuge historic site & "Two step" snorkeling area also for less crowded beaches try nearby Ho'okena Beach & Manini Beach park. Be sure to stop by "Joe's Nuts" for the best macadamia nuts on the island!
Thank you for the lovely review. You were here during the end of our unusually hot, humid and rainy summer because of the El Niño year. Normally it is much cooler, less humid, and less Coqui frogs because they chirp when it rains. And of course there are more mosquitoes with the rain and humidity. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to cook all the meals that you wanted to in the kitchen it. Come back again in the winter, when it is drier and cooler!
Swimming with wild dolphins