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Tropical Paradise on a Budget!

(72 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our beautiful one-acre lush tropical paradise is located south of Hilo and near Kea'au and Pahoa Villages.
The two-bedroom upstairs apartment looks out at coconut palms, fruit trees... banana, mango, avocado, pineapple and tropical flowers.
A piece of paradise to call home while you are on the Big Island. Go to sleep with frogs chirping and stars so bright you could almost touch them. Wake up to birds singing and complimentary Hawaiian coffee . Pamper yourself, shower in our collected rainwater.
The 2 bedroom apartment has 1 queen in one bedroom and a queen and twin in the other bedroom. The sofa could sleep a 6th person.
Automatic quotes for 2 bedroom/1-4 guests.
Additional guests are $10 pr ngt/pr guests extra or
Additional bedroom and bathroom $50 extra pr. ngt.

We have a budget friendly 1 Bedroom apts.
1 bd. apt may be available quotes are for 1-2 guests
Our Lava /1bd apt. has 1 queen bed in bedroom.

Our Rain Forest Apt/ 1 bd . has 1 queen bed in bedroom. and 1 twin Additional double futon in living room

We also have a studio apt. available. $50 pr. Ngt.

Sorry no animals!
We are in a residential neighborhood 20 minutes from the Hilo Airport.
*Honu Hale 3 offers easy access to east side sites.
*15 min.(10 miles) from Hilo airport, Hilo town and Hilo beaches
*3 miles to ocean cliffs, and less than a mile from the main highway.
*25-30 minutes from Volcano National Park
*10 minutes from Keaau town
*10 minutes from Pahoa Village.
*20 minutes from Ahalanui Beach Park (volcanic warmed mostly 95 degree seawater pond.
*Botanical Gardens
*Free Zoo in a Rain Forest
*amazing Star Gazing at Mauna Kea
*Volcano Winery
*Zip line and helicopter tours

See the world's most active volcano, Kilauea. Swim with the sea turtles or dip into the warm pond heated by the volcano. Botanical gardens, rain forest, waterfalls and desert are all part of our unique landscape. Visit our two interesting local farmer’s markets on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, where you can get fresh and organic veggies, local artisan hand crafted gifts, yummy ethnic foods and experience the local flavor.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Jim & Kepi Hains
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome:

    be careful on stairs and near pond area...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Except outside or on lanai...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    memory foam matress ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s) in Honu 2 apt

    blow up queen mattress or twin available upon request...moreless

  • An additional bedroom and bathroom may be added for an extra $50pr ngt. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • shower, toilet and sink Towels, wash clothes, beach towels Shampoo, body wash, hair dryer, beach towels iron...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Peaceful rural location, Tropical decor, Ceiling fans, Coffee maker, Blender, Toaster oven, rice cooker, Bottled drinking water, Coolers, Beach towels and some snorkeling equipment, Alarm Clocks Toilet paper, Paper towels, trash liners, Shampoo, Soap, Bug spray, coffee and sugar Lanai's: A cool and quiet lanai area, outside each apt with chairs a table, w/ Plenty of room for everyone to hang out up here. Golf: Hilo or Volcano are the closest courses. Surfing: You can rent kayaks or SUPs (stand-up paddleboards)and surf boards in Hilo, presumably to use in Hilo Bay. Some snorkling equipment available on site ...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    3 miles from Keaau village (grocery store, health food store, restaurants, farmers market and more 10 miles to Hilo for larger stores...moreless

  • Village:

    Keaau 3 miles...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels,beach towels,wash clothes, and dish towels.Toilet paper, Paper towels, trash liners, Shampoo, Soap, Lotion,Bug spray, sun tan lotion, coffee and sugar...moreless

  • Living Room:

    flat screen tv, dvd player and lots of movies cable...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking property inside gate...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry $8 per load washed and dried ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    and tea kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    utensils, pots pans, dishes, microwave, toaster, full oven range, fridge, blender, coffee, sugar, some spices,cutting board, citrus juicer. and rice cooker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    in 2 bd apt only...moreless

  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    in Hilo/ rentals available...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Water Sports Gear:

    some snorkeling equipment and boogie boards available ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    free community pool in Pahoa (8miles) infinity edge Olympic size...moreless



from 72 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$675 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $60 minimum $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

up to 4 guests in quote for 2 bd apt additional guest $10 extra pr person pr night + tax.

The quote is for our 2 bedroom apt Honu 3. Email owner for quotes for one bedroom or studio.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
ITO Hilo
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hyw 130
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Reeds Bay (nearest ocean 3 miles)

Car: Necessary

check out what's happening at volcano:

Activities nearby,The historic town of Hilo with it’s farmers market, Tsunami Museum, Rainbow Falls, Liliokalani Park (the largest formal Japanese garden outside of Japan), Reeds Bay, Coconut Island , downtown shopping and dining, Yoga Studios, Tennis Courts, Lomilomi massage, Gyms, Lyman Museum,Prince Kuhio Theatre and Palace Theate=(foreign films & artists' performances) and several black sand beaches. Experience Great surfing at Honoli'i Beach and see sea turtles at Richardson’s beach.

We have beautiful rainforest, botanical gardens and water falls.

Visit Panaewa Rainforest Zoo-- a free zoo , like a small botanical gardens and two baby Tigers

Go to Volcano National Park to see Kilauea Caldera-the world's most active volcano, Thurston Lava Tube and over 100 miles of hiking trails. Pahoa Village offers a wooden board walk, several quaint restaurants and a free Olympic sized infinity edge pool. Go East of Pahoa to tidal pools to snorkel in, warm up in the Warm Springs in Ahalanui Park and surf Issac Hale (Pohoiki)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcano Observatory (Volcano Updates)

Isaac Hale Beach Park ( also known as Pohoiki)

Lava Tree State Park

Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens - the only zoo in the US located inside a rain forest

Wai’opae Tide Pools



Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are Jim & Kepi the hosts of Honu Hale 3. We have lived on the Big Island for 13 years and love to share the beauty and unique qualities of the island with guests. Aloha is part of our business and talking story is our favorite pass time. Hope to meet you soon. Aloha Jim & Kepi 1BD Apt.: Lava Apt./$65........... 1 bd Rain Forest Apt /$75t(1-2 guests) STUDIO: $50 pr night (1-2 guests) 2 BD APT. Honu 3 :$110 pr night(1-4 guests) 2 night minimum/ Cleaning fee $30-$75/ Additional guests $10 extra pr ngt pr guest Payment:Credit card (Master Card or Visa)or Cash (no Paypal) Non-refundable Deposit secures lodging .(aprox.1/4 of rent) +Tax 13.42%. Rental Balance due upon arrival/ Check in 2PM /check out 11AM (unless a prior arrangement is made)

Why the Owner Chose Keaau, HI, USA:
We traveled for several years and our most memorable moments were the people we met. So we chose the Big Island with it's great weather, beautiful surroundings and a chance to talk with our guests. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Volcano Observatory (Volcano Updates) Isaac Hale Beach Park ( also known as Pohoiki) Lava Tree State Park Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens - the only zoo in the US located inside a rain forest Wai’opae Tide Pools  

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Front of Honu Hale 3

    Front of Honu Hale 3

  • Jim & Kepi

    Jim & Kepi

  • 2 bd livingroom

    2 bd livingroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Door to Lanai

    Door to Lanai

  • walkway on property

    walkway on property

  • grounds


  •  lava flow to ocean

    lava flow to ocean

  • pineapple on grounds of rental

    pineapple on grounds of rental

  • Carl Smith Beach Park -Hilo

    Carl Smith Beach Park -Hilo

  • 2 bd apt livingroom

    2 bd apt livingroom

  • Lanai


  • Palms on property

    Palms on property

  • grounds


  • Hibiscus on property

    Hibiscus on property

  • Makuu Point near property

    Makuu Point near property

  • cliffs by property

    cliffs by property

VRBO #73302

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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