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Turtle House Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

TURTLE HOUSE...... is a One bedroom home on one acre of Lush Tropical Foliage.. Sleeps up to four...Private Bedroom with King size bed, Living room with Double size Futon, Full Kitchen, Dining room for up to four people..large full Refrigerator...Full stove.. LED Flat-screen TV with WiFi Internet... Washer & Dryer

Close to Pahoa, Volcano National Park, Snorkeling, Hot ponds, Park like setting with many fruit trees and exotic palms...Private gated drive, very secure 1 acre property. Snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs and towels are provided

$15 a night per person (over 2) sleeps up to four.. Cleaning fee is $60... Security deposit is required... state tax of--%13.40 will be added to total of rental fee excluding the Security Deposit..


Located just south of Hilo, minutes from shops and restaurants, (5) minutes to ocean, Near hot ponds, parks and beaches. Volcanoes National Park, Kehena Black Sand Beach are close by ..

Please contact us regarding availability and length of stay..

Please note that 10 a.m. in Hawaii is noon on the West Coast, and 3 p.m. on the east coast.


Keywords: 1 bedroom 1 bath home..

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About The Owner

My Husband and I have been together over forty yrs.. I am from St Thomas V.I. ... And he is from California.. We were in the Horticultural business many yrs and love Tropical flora, we enjoy traveling, photography, surfing, and meeting interesting people. We have a good knowledge of the Puna area and would enjoy sharing many of the beautiful places that the big island has to offer..


Liz & Steve

Why The Owner chose Keaau

We love the lushness of the Puna area, And the unique Island life style.. Where you can drive through enchanted Mango forests or swim in lava warmed ponds, see the beauty of waterfalls or the magnificence of an active Volcano all in one day...

What makes this house unique

Our property is gated and private... the fruit trees and palms are over thirty years old, and you can pick avocado or mango almost all year long, also there are bananas, passionfruit and many other edible delights and blooming plants to wander through in our Gardens while staying at our Ohana....


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • king size bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Turtle House Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.6578946 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. Steve was very informative and always available. They have made their property into a garden paradise. We had everything we needed here. We would stay here again if we return to a Hawaii. It felt like home at The Turtle House!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful couple to host ..Very friendly and outgoing. Would love to have them stay at our vacation rental again..Would highly recommend to all hosts...Mahalo Terey
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and we loved every minute of it. Liz and Steve are gracious hosts. Til next time!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Kind and accommodating hosts

  • 4 of 5

We were so excited to stay at this lovely property! However, when volcano began erupting, the hosts were very understanding about our request to move to the other end of the island for the remainder of our stay. They promptly issued a refund, which they technically did not have to do under the terms of the contract. We are so appreciative of their courtesy and professionalism.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

House was nice and clean. Out of the way but not too far. Beautiful drive way.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Sarah.. It was a pleasure hosting you..
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Ontario, Canada

Beautiful, comfortable and spacious but ...

  • 3 of 5

I hate to give this place a negative review because it is very nice, clean, comfortable and has everything. The host was most pleasant but it just wasn't the place for me. I'm a light sleeper and had brought ear plugs for the long plane ride from Canada. There is a cacophony of birds tweeting and squeaking (including a couple of roosters) all night long and the first night it was very romantic with a Tarzan and Jane vibe but no decent sleep for 3 nights is a bit much. It's a lively spot off the beaten path but that location means and An extra 15 minutes every time you go out. That time was ok on the way out, but coming home after a very full day wasn't. Finally there were the geckos. Cute and very rainforest but not in the apartment. Well one or two but we put 5 back outside and gave up on number 6 and hoped he'd eat lots of bugs for us. A minor thing as well is the tv. They get 5 stations, two have nothin on them and two are kid channels. On the other we watched Andy of Mayberry and Lone Ranger. There are some DVDs but our choice froze and we couldn't finish. After a long day hiking and driving we like an hour to veg in front of the tv. Since that didn't happen we tried to get to sleep before the bird song got us up. Please don't think our holiday was in any way spoiled. Everything worked out great for us, we rolled and laughed with our jungle dwelling but I wanted you to know because it is a hard thing to book a place from a million miles away and be confident in your choice. If my "negative" would not be yours, then you wouldn't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you did not have a pleasant stay..Most of our guests compliment us on all the things that seemed to annoy you..
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Civilization in the jungle.

  • 4 of 5

The Turtle House is the downstairs to the Lizard house. Spacious "L" shaped home with generous full kitchen (with washer/dryer in the closet), nice living room and good-sized bedroom with a king bed and dresser. Grounds are lush with jungle foliage, flora and fauna, as is the whole Paradise Valley. A couple of cheeky gecko-like lizards keep the place insect free. Did not notice our upstairs neighbors except in passing. Steve is right about the Blue Book being the best travel guide to the island. This was a great location for our travel interests and tours.The Long's Drug in Pahoa is a short 10 minute drive away for convenience shopping. When we first arrived we spent 30 minutes driving up and down 12th Ave in the dark looking for the address that would not plug into our Garmin. We could not get cell service to call for directions. Finally found it by process of elimination. Steve, if your solar powered street numbers work, we never saw them. Thanks for the friendly advice and the fresh eggs. We were able to see for ourselves the turtles in the surf as depicted in the framed photo in the bedroom. Thanks for an affordable way to enjoy a week away from home. The kitties were a good surrogate for ours.

Mahola Steve and Liz.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Additional guest $10 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax

cleaning charge....................................................................................................................................60.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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