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Tropical Paradise On a Budget!

Keaau, HI, USA
  • Apartment900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5) Automatic quotes are for 1-4 guests

Our beautiful one-acre lush tropical paradise is located south of Hilo and near Kea'au and Pahoa Villages.

Sorry, This apt not suitable for children under 13. Our downstairs is (Rain Forest apt) vrbo.com/954567

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.

Automatic quotes for 2 bedroom are for 1-2 guests/ additional guest $10 pr ngt pr guest

The 2 bedroom upstairs apartment has 1 queen in one bedroom and a queen and twin in the other bedroom. The sofa could sleep a 6th person.

Additional guests are $10 pr ngt/pr guests extra or

Additional bedroom and bathroom $50 extra pr. ngt.

We also have a budget friendly 1 Bedroom /

Rainforest apt

1 bd. apt may be available quotes are for 1-2 guests

Our Lava /1bd apt. has 1 queen bed in bedroom. vrbo.com/954412

Our Rain Forest Apt/ 1 bd . has 1 queen bed in bedroom. .Additional double futon in living room vrbo.com/954567

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


Kepi Hains

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Kepi Hains

We are Jim & Kepi the hosts of Honu Hale 3. We have lived on the Big Island for 15 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 14.42%. Rental Balance due upon arrival/ Check in 2PM /check out 11AM (unless a prior arrangement is made)

Kepi Hains purchased this Apartment in 2004

Why Kepi Hains chose Hawaiian Paradise Park

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


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, memory foam matress
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Convertible bed(s) in Honu 2 apt
        blow up queen mattress or twin available upon request
      • An additional bedroom and bathroom may be added for an extra $50pr ngt.


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

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Hilo 10 miles
          • Near The Ocean
            3 miles from ocean cliffs
          • Rural
            3 miles from Keaau village (grocery store, health food store, restaurants, farmers market and more 10 miles to Hilo for larger stores
          • Village
            Keaau 3 miles


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        wifi high speed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • 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
                      • Living Room
                        flat screen tv, dvd player and lots of movies cable
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Parking on property inside gate/ free
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                            tea kettle and coffee
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            utensils, pots pans, dishes, microwave, toaster, full oven range, fridge, blender, coffee maker, sugar, some spices,cutting board, citrus juicer. and rice cooker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            basics, coffee, salt and pepper a few extra's
                          • Refrigerator
                            full size
                          • Stove
                            full size with oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                additional seating on lanai for 4
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD Library available
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Expanded cableTV/
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen tv
                                  • Video Library
                                    dvd library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        in Hilo/ rentals available
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        some snorkeling equipment and boogie boards available/ beach chairs


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            not suitable for children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                free community pool in Pahoa (8miles) infinity edge Olympic size heated


                                                  • library
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • museums
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • shelling
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • 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

                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • spelunking
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • 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 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

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    83 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Fantastic place to stay. Comfy with plenty of space and all the conveniences of home.

                                                                    Sonia S.

                                                                    Really enjoyed our stay, great location to visit the volcano, beaches and the observatory at Mauna Kea. Jim and Kepi were very welcoming and shared their local knowledge. Definitely recommend!

                                                                    Cute place in a tropical, rain forest-like setting!

                                                                    Amy P.

                                                                    Jim and Kepi were very nice, and you can tell they try hard to provide all your needs in a fun setting with a genuine Hawaiian feel. They were just a phone call away and right there to take care of any needs. The upstairs beds were a little small for two people, and not super firm, if you like a firm mattress. We didn't mind the geckos at all, but if you do, just know they are inside. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

                                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                                    It was great meeting you folks. The beds seem to be a 3 bears story. The last people said the beds were to firm so we put soft pads on them. And I guess you must have a King size bed at home as the beds upstairs are queen. Sorry. And the geckos are part of living in Hawaii. They are cute but get into the smallest spaces, the Hawaiians say it's good luck to have them.

                                                                    Mahalo for staying at our place

                                                                    Kepi and JIm

                                                                    Well stocked and comfortable

                                                                    Charlene W.

                                                                    This VRBO was well stocked and very comfortable. My parents stayed with Jim and Kepi while my husband and I stayed at a nearby VRBO. They enjoyed the unit and Jim and Kepi supplied everything they liked from delicious coffee to a well stocked kitchen to shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Jim and Kepi were very nice hosts and know how to run an excellent VRBO. The grounds were beautiful and it was very nice to be able to sit out on the Lanai and enjoy.

                                                                    Casual and comfortable

                                                                    debbie n.Yreka ca

                                                                    We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The location also worked out well for us as we were going to do things both in Hilo and at the volcano. Kepi was very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

                                                                    Had a great time. Loved this place

                                                                    Paul R.Minneapolis, MN

                                                                    Kepi and Jim's Place worked great for our family of 6. We loved their tropical yard and great attitudes. The home had everything we needed to cook and live and was well situated to see the east and south sides of the island. We would happily stay here again.

                                                                    Beautiful place!

                                                                    Rhiannon R.

                                                                    A bit of a drive out of town, but easy enough to get to. A beautiful property.


                                                                    Keaau, HI, USA

                                                                    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  

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Automatic quotes for 2 bd apt are for 1-2 guests additional guest $10 extra pr person pr night + tax. additional bedroom and bath may be added for $50 pr ngt

                                                                    83 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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