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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our new Ohana studio is sparkling clean & features tropical furnishings with private entrance, private bath & private lanai. Kitchenette includes fridge, microwave, sink, coffee maker, toaster, blender and rice cooker. All dishes, silverware, towels & linens are included for your use.

Private bathroom with tub & shower is inside the unit. The lanai is private, great for relaxing, drinking your morning coffee (included) or having cocktails and/or candle lit dinner. View from your lanai is a beautiful fountain, pond, garden and seating area, all for your use.

The studio is fully furnished with comfy queen sized bed, table and chairs, desk, dish TV, DVD player with DVDs, CDs, books and outdoor BBQ with burner. Common carport has washer & dryer for your use. Snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and towels included for your use.

We are on one acre of land. We have our own separate living area, on the opposite side of the carport. Property is landscaped with many beautiful plants, tiki torches, fountain and pond.

We are 20 minutes south of Hilo, 10-15 minutes from shops, restaurants, grocery store and Olympic sized swimming pool. We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs. The hot ponds, parks and beaches are nearby. Volcanoes National Park is a 40 minute drive. Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can swim with the dolphins, is 20 minutes away. We are 15 minutes from the Kalapana lava flow, where you can watch the new lava flowing into the sea and creating the newest land on earth.

We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.

$59/night for 2-6 nights, 7th night is free!

$354 a week/ for 1-2 people. (7th night is free)!

Ask about longer term rates!!

You can hit the "book it now" button OR call my cell now for reservations or to inquire about availability. 808-987-7523

Please note that 9 a.m. in Hawaii is noon on the West Coast, and 3 p.m. on the east coast or send email with all your information: number of guests in your party, arrival & departure dates, phone number & address.

No smoking in the unit, on the lanai or on the property.

Relaxed friendly atmosphere.

We look forward to hearing from you!

More Details

Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties

I am a Real estate agent with REMAX Properties. I was born here, raised on the east coast and have been back in Hawaii for 28 years.

We enjoy outdoor activities, nature, gardening, snorkeling and the ocean. This is the perfect place to enjoy them all!

A lot of info is not in the travel books. We will be happy to share first hand knowledge & aloha with you.

Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties purchased this studio in 2008

Why Laura A. Richman, RS REMAX Properties chose Keaau

We chose this section of the island because of the sunny weather in this area. We get more sunshine and less rain than Hilo, yet we are only 20 minutes away.

We are only ½ mile from the ocean so you can walk there and also hear the crashing surf most of the time. We have one acre of land and love to garden and grow food. I love it here! Lots of things to see and do.

What makes this studio unique

Our unit is new, clean, comfortable, relaxing, and very well appointed. We enjoy some of the freshest air in the world.

There are many things that are not in the guide books and we are happy to share our first hand knowledge of the area with our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When I arrived I was tired and ready for a bath and a good place to call home after a long day of travel. Laura, the owner , had already arranged things for me so that I could be comfortable and ready to use the studio even at my late hour.

The studio was very clean and nicely arranged, even in the atmosphere and energy that it inspires. I felt relaxing just by stepping in ... then the clean bathroom and tub with as much as the bubble bath available was a genuine welcoming touch.

Laura was always available and interested in making my stay pleasant and worry free. She is a very caring, loving lady and though you perceive the caring presence, she lives next door, you'll feel your privacy and space truly allowed to you. I truly felt cared for, in every sense. I had friends who were staying at nearby vacation studios and homes , but, by far, Laura' studio was the best. I was happy, happy, very happy of my choice and ... I'm planning on coming back if I am in Keaau again.

Thank you Laura, for your hospitality and service.
Feb 2010
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Keaau Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
  • full bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

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Dolphin Hideaway- New Studio
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 76 reviews

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really loved our stay! It was so very peaceful and relaxing. The property was very clean and very well maintained. The studio is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable vacation. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone. Our host was so pleasant and helpful in every respect and would love to visit her again! We feel we now have a new friend!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review and for staying with us. We loved meeting you and yes, becoming friends! Thank you also for being so kind to Cutie (our cat). We hope to see you again very soon, either here or on the mainland. Much aloha, Laura
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Nice Studio

  • 5 of 5

Dear Laura, thank you for allowing me to stay at your Dolphin Hideaway. The location and accommodations were perfect for my stay here in Hawaiian Paradise Park. The landscaping with native plants and fruit trees are beautiful. In addition, thanks for the wealth of information and contacts you provided. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for staying with us. I hope the information will help you in building your home. Hope to see you again in the future! Mahalo and aloha, Laura
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  • 5 of 5

No better place to be had-clean, safe, with a caring host-true Aloha

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !!!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has everything you could ask for...the place is beautiful and Laura is such a pleasant and helpful landlord. I loved the location, close to Hilo, and Pahoa. It is peaceful and has all of the amenities you need. I loved it and would go back in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We will look forward to your next visit. A hui ho (until we meet again)
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Comfortable and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Dolphin Hideaway! Great location for covering a lot of attractions. Owners are very sweet and welcoming. We loved the sounds in the morning and the sweet little pond outside our lanai. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good price for the toom

  • 4 of 5

It is a lovely bedroom with mini refrigerator and microwave. If you stay in the room at day time, it could be very hot. On the first day of arrival, we do not have WIFI and lights. But Laura fixed the WIFI and lights the next day.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Somehow the breaker was tripped for the lights and this was easily cured by flipping a switch. Sorry I was not there when you arrived so I could know that this was happening. We just got cable to our area and we switched to that WiFi. Cable had to get a "kink" out and all is working fine. The temperature is usually constant, between 70 to 75 degrees. Be sure to use the ceiling fan and the stand up fan (if needed) that are provided in the room.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo Municipal or Nani Loa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Thai,Vietnamese, Mexican, Pizza, Fine dining
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hot Ponds or in Hilo
Car: necessary

Volcano National Park and Lava viewing

Olympic sized swimming pool in Pahoa.

We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs.

The hot ponds, parks and beaches are nearby.

Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can sometimes swim with the dolphins, 20 minutes away. We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax

Easier way to view the rates:
-$59.00 a night for 2 to 6 nights (7th night is free)
-7 nights is $354.00 (7th night is free)
Call or email to request our longer term rates
All prices include all taxes and cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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