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Family Friendly, Five star quality cottage, private 2 acres, fruit orchard.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Very comfortable living conditions where you can sit back and relax.

Two acres of beautifully landscaped property. Remote controlled air conditioned cottage, with all the amenities necessary to make your stay unforgettable. . You will want to come back again and again. If you are looking for the best in Paradise our property is the place. We have over 50 fruit trees you may freely pick from, There is nothing like fresh squeezed lemonade or sweet banana's in the morning.

The finest of the Big Island is here and we will make sure your visit is the trip of a lifetime.

Activities ( nearby) :

15 min: Makuu Swap Meet, Pahoa food and shops, zoo, macadamia nut factory shop and tours.

20 min: Airport, movies, Starbucks, Macy’s, Sears, Waiopae Protected Tide Pools (snorkeling heaven)

30 min: Hilo Port, Hilo town shopping, Rainbow Falls, Huge Banyan Tree Park on Hilo Bay, the Japanese gardens on Hilo Bay, Hilo municipal golf course , Volcano Golf Course.40 min: Volcano National Park, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, scenic drive on Hamakua Coast.Kalapana market every Wednesday night from 4pm till 10pm, live music and many different types of food, this event is a local tradition.and is a MUST visit.

More Details

Owner
Michael Bighaus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Michael Bighaus

My wife and I really love making our property as beautiful as possible. My wife Rute is from Brazil and speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. I on the other hand speak English and a little Spanish and a little Portuguese, when I say little I mean very little however, I am learning.

We bought the property about 10 years ago. We planted all the trees even before we built. After having the property cleared we put down hundreds of yards of cinder soil over the entire two acres. All the trees you now see, were planted just as starts only a couple feet tall, now the Royal palms are from 25 feet to 30 feet tall. Most of the fruit trees were planted at the same time and are producing delicious fruit. At least once a year we plant a couple more different kinds of fruit trees. Because my wife is from Brazil, we have even found a few varieties from Brazil, one is called Brazilian cherry. A couple years ago we added several different varieties of Banana's, some are cooking banana's.

We really hope you enjoy our place as much as we do and will make it like your own when you are here.

Why Michael Bighaus chose Keaau

I am a Vietnam Veteran and years ago I came from Vietnam for a break from the war, we called it R&R, at that time, I fell in love with the weather and the beauty of the tropics. I decided that if I ever had the chance to live in Hawaii I would do it. I have been blessed to find a wife who loves the same things as myself, the beauty of the ocean and a warm tropical breeze. We both love long walks and the ocean is not but a perfect evening stroll. All our neighbors are wonderful who never seem to be in a hurry and find it easy to talk story. These are just a few of the reasons why we chose this property.

Amenities

Hawaiian Paradise Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bath sink and cabinet
    1 Bathroom - outdoor shower , The outside shower is not heated, But really refreshing.
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • There is a 4 foot inside shower, the bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror. We furnish all the paper products and clean towels. The outside shower is not heated however is very refreshing on a hot day. The outside shower is located through the laundry room and behind the locked wooden door. Some have stated that they enjoy the outside shower even more then the one inside.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    1 Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The cottage is a studio, it has one Queen size bed and a futon that folds out to make another queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have streamlined our checkout process to make it easier for guests so they can get back on the road. We have hired a new housekeeping company who will be responsible for making the bed, washing,drying folding and putting away all linen and towels. There will only be a few requirements for our guests. #1 Wash all dishes and put away. #2 Put inside garbage in outside container. #3 Make sure everything is removed from the fridge. Turn off AC and inside lights.#4 Lock all doors and put the key back in the lock box and turn dial. Our cleaning company will come and do a complete inside and outside cleaning to get everything ready for the next guests. Mahalo for checking out before 11:00 am..

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly, Five star quality cottage, private 2 acres, fruit orchard.
average rating of 4.604651 based on 43 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Gorgeous, private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed the privacy and easy access to the warm pools, night market, and volcano national park. We loved catching cane toads and watching geckos too. So glad for the a/c as it was hot and humid for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Emily. Can't believe you enjoyed catching frogs, this means you are still kids at heart. Hope you make future plans to stay at our place in the future. It would be our pleasure to have you back again. Mahalo for the 5 star rating. Mike and Rute
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5

Calm, relaxing, and felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the rocks and waves nearby. And, the fruit trees and sounds of frogs and birds. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time at our place. Thanks for the kind words. Please come back again. You took great care of our place just like it was your home. Mahalo Mike and Rute.
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4

Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

It had everything we needed it was clean and beautiful it was close to my family would stay again. Only negative would be to change the shower curtain liner besides that it was perfect

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thanks so much for the review and the positive suggestion. I will have the cleaning lady check the shower curtain liner and have it changed. I always like it when guests let us know how we can improve there stay. So glad you liked our property, it makes us feel good that others enjoy what we have done. Please come back again. Mahalo Mike and Rute
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5

What an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Very well located for Hilo activities and all the privacy you need.

The outside shower is a romantic treat or relax in the hammock to take in the sun.

Something people don't realize is that the frogs are very loud at night and the double insulated cottage eliminates the noise for a great night's sleep.

Would definitely book it again if we return to Big Island.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Reggie, thanks so much for the nice review. Rute and I are happy you had a good time at our place. When you plan your next vacation please know that you are welcome at our place anytime. Thanks for taking good care of our place while you were here. Mahalo Mike and Rute.
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Oxnard California
5

Your in the jungle baby !

  • 5 of 5

Awesome little cottage in the jungle 🌴�🌸�🌋� Perfect secluded retreat , my husband and I really enjoyed our stay we normally bring the kids and stay on the Kona side and it was really neat staying on the Hilo side this time and being in the jungle we will definitely be back

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tesha, Glad you enjoyed our property, it always makes us feel good when someone likes staying at our place. Our doors are always open for you. Thanks for taking such good care of our cottage.You were wonderful guests. Mahalo and Aloha Mike and Rute
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful, relaxing place for us to stay at and be a jumping off place to do things all the way to the north of Pepekeo and to the South including Kilauea Volcano and south point area. We loved the relax feel of living like the locals. We had fun watching the wildlife and cracking coconuts, and foraging for fruit. This is not a resort, so everything is not perfect but I would come back in a heart beat, and I hope I can.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill for the 5 star rating. We have tried to decorate our place that will give you that Hawaiian style feeling, a place where you can sit back and relax. Glad you had a good time. When you plan your next Hawaii vacation, know you are welcome at our place.. You were exceptional guests. Mahalo and Aloha Mike and Rute
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Map

Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pahoa Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Kalapana Black sand beach

Wednesday nights at Kalapana market is a must see from 4pm to 10pm. lots of different foods and local music.

Sunday Makuu market is a great place to get anything you may need such as fresh fruits and veggies or just want to listen to interesting local music.

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Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$90
$595
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.41%

The property is to be left in the same condition as when you arrived. This a a non smoking unit. Pets are not allowed. Check in time is after 4 pm and check out time is before 11 am this will enable the cleaning staff to get the cottage ready for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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