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Fabulous private home with pool, near lava viewing

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) private pool. Bikes included to explore.

The Keaau area is the jumping off point to see the Kilauea Lava Flow. Our home is the perfect spot to relax after a day of sightseeing. Our beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home has every thing you need in your home away from home. Granite counters and teak cabinets and an open layout make it a retreat to rest after a long day sightseeing. The backyard is surrounded by an Ohia forest, creating a place of serenity and privacy while cooling off in the in- ground pool. In the evening light up a fire in the outdoor fire pit and enjoy roasting marshmallows while gazing at the stars.

The home is located just 2 blocks from the ocean, where you can walk along the cliffs and trails. In the winter whale watching on the cliffs is a popular local past time.

The nearby historic towns of Kea`au and Pahoa both have restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets. The snorkeling areas in Kapoho, the hot ponds and the lava viewing area in Kalapana are all with in 20-30 minutes from the home.

The open layout and design of the home makes it accessible for wheel chair guests.”

. The master suite opens out in onto the lanai surrounding the pool. It has a private bathroom and shower. The Kingsize bed has a Vera Wang memory Foam Mattress. You''ll want to lounge in bed all day. The two additional bedrooms share a full bath, one bedroom has a queensize bed and the other a full size bed. Plenty of room to share with friends and family. This is a nonsmoking home.

Just 15-20 minutes away from the Kalapana Lava Viewing area.

This home is NOT to be rented for parties, large gatherings, family reunions etc.. There is a maximum of 6 people including children allowed in the home. The home is perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations.

Please note Hawaii is in the tropics. We have bugs, geckos, and the Big Island has coqui frogs whose mating call can be heard at night.

Looking to split your vacation between the West side and East side? Check out our other VRBO 511024. Book both and get 5% off each booking.

Keywords: Villa, Private Home, Spacious, Private, well equipped, 3 bedroom 2 baths sleeps 6 comfortably

More Details

Maureen Gapp
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Maureen Gapp

We have lived on the Big island for over 25 years and raised our family here.

We live just down the street and absolutely love this beautiful secluded area. Kola Point is an amazing place. Close enough to all the places to see but, far enough away to enjoy the serenity of the Big Island

Maureen Gapp purchased this house in 2010

Why Maureen Gapp chose Keaau

The privacy is important as well as being in the 'sun belt'. This lot was so unique as it backed up to a beautiful forest of Ohia. The natural wall prevents any neighbors from being behind us, so the privacy is amazing.

What makes this house unique

Peace and tranquility. My favorite thing to do is to light a campfire and watch the stars. The area is mostly vacation homes and private homes so it's great to be able to walk or bike around without any traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is always such a great pleasure when renting a vacation resort to find that it exceeds expectations. We had a wonderful time on the Hilo side of the island and your home is part of our enjoyment. Nice, clean, very spacious, warm pool, we have fond memories of our trip to the Big Island thanks to the comfort of your home. Regards, Eric & family
Jul 2011
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Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Maximum of six people in the home and on the property. No parties or gatherings of more than six people.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master has a king size bed and private full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1) Vera Wang memory foam mattress, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) We also have a futon single mattress for additional guests.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Take a bike ride to the cliffs just a 1/2 mile down the road. 2 bikes are in the garage for guests use.


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Fabulous private home with pool, near lava viewing
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 74 reviews
Seattle, WA

Magical Spot in the Rainforest

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this beautiful house. The kitchen is as well appointed as my own including sharp knives, what a treat! The pool is salt water, clean and the perfect temperature. The house clean beyond my wildest imaginings, with many towels, nice sheets and comfortable beds. Frankly, it was hard to leave and go explore the island. The house is located in a perfect spot not far from the attractions in the area. Don't miss Uncle Robert's farmers market, fun, music, vendors and local produce. We spent a lot of time at the hot pools, tide flats and volcano national parks. We will be back, hopefully Maureen will let us come. Thank you for the wonderful, relaxing stay. Barbara Randy and Ariana

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Would love for you to stay with us again. A hui hou. Maureen
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Thunder Bay, ON

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for making our stay as comfortable as you did. The house had everything we could have possibly imagined and more. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool every day after our long days of adventuring. Can't wait to come back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional property with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed. The quiet neighbourhood, private yard and amazing pool made for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Just like home. Nicely appointed kitchen. Open spaces for family & friends. Attentive manager. Clean & comfortable. Very nice swimming pool

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, CA

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maureen's house for a week. It is a beautiful house, relaxing and the pool is great. Everything is amazing. The house was super clean and well equipped. We loved staying there and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home on an breathtaking island

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Maureen,

You have an amazing home. It is perfectly located close to Hilo, Volcano, Mauna Kea, and so on. The pool was perfect to start and finished a day after a lot of side seeing.

In the beginning, we are not sure if it could be a problem during sleeping without an air conditioning. But also this was brilliant solved with the roof fans. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. After the two weeks of our stay we missing the frogs before we fall in sleep :-)

Thanks again we come back to your beautiful island.

Mahalo, Thorsten and Vanessa

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lava Tube Cave
Trail head to Shipman Beach
Hike along the clffs to Shipman Beach.
Lava Viewing Area
Hike out to see the lava flow. An experience you won't forget. Bring water a flashlight an...
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municipal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 130
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Kilauea Volcano just 20 minutes away. The Kalapana viewing area is easily accessible. Don't miss a chance to hike out and see the lava flow.

Shipman Beach is nearby and many of our guests have hiked out to explore the beach and see the turtles. There are shopping areas 7 miles from property Hot ponds, whale watching and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 14.25%

Cancellation policy: deposit returned minus $100 handling fee with 60 days cancellation notice.
Maximum Occupancy – At all times, the maximum number of people to be on the property is limited to 6 (including children) Any unplanned “day visitors” must be pre-approved by Owners in advance. If you bring in extra guests or visitors without prior approval, guest(s) will be asked to vacate the property
Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax ID 148156211201

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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