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Welcome to the Hawaiian Breeze House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

We know this house is top-notch, we've been vacationing on this island for ten years, and when we found this house, we knew we'd found a fabulous spot.

Being travelers ourselves, we hate hidden fees. We never charge for additional guests.

Designed for optimum tropic living, this house has vented vaults to release the warm rising air, ceiling fans and two sets of french doors to swing open during the heat of the day to allow the trade winds to blow through. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and an expansive wrap around porch with outdoor living, eating, a porch swing with a mountain view and even a swinging bed for your enjoyment.

This home has all new appliances, furniture, carpet, new pillowtop mattresses, and all the comforts of home sitting on one lush acre of green grass with fruit trees and coconut palms blowing in the breeze. Lots of privacy and lots of adventures to be had nearby!

Located conveniently between Hilo, Volcano, and the artsy little town of Pahoa, there are so many exciting things to do. Things we never miss; snorkeling in the Kapoho Tide Pools (like swimming in a fish bowl with beautiful coral and tropical fish), floating in the geothermal hot ponds (where the ocean meets underwater hot springs!), swimming and cliff diving (in the pool above massive Rainbow Falls in Hilo), enjoying the fresh produce, jewelry and trinkets at the farmers markets (in Maku'u 5 minutes away and in Hilo), Visiting Volcano National Park (check ahead to see if lava is flowing!), eating in Pahoa restaurants, and soaking in the local culture Wednesday evenings at Uncle Roberts Kalapana market (a great place to have dinner, listen to music, have a cocktail and watch the locals dance the hula!) We'll leave you a binder with all our favorite things and how to get there! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Much Aloha!

More Details

Trena Gamel Howes
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Trena Gamel Howes

Our family of four (with two young girls) currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska. We love the similarities between Hawaii and Alaska; the mountains, the clean oceans, the small population density, the sense of adventure and being far off the beaten path. Even though Walmart, Safeway, Target and Home Depot are just down the street, the people on this side of the island are so friendly and it is undeveloped enough we feel like we are in an exotic place! We hope to retire here. In the meantime, we plan to share it with family and friends and stay as often as possible!

Trena Gamel Howes purchased this house in 2015

Why Trena Gamel Howes chose Keaau

Located in the heart of the Puna district, there's so many exiting things to do here!


Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • RESTRICTONS - Smoking is not permitted. Please exercise restraint on the porch swing and porch bed swing, do not swing wildly or kick the handrail.
  • DAMAGE - Cost of any unreasonable damage will be deducted from the deposit. Any damage excess of the deposit will be invoiced separately.
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , With a new pillowtop mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , In an alcove with a curtain and new pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With two new new pillowtop mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Des Moines, IA

Great place for Hilo, Pahoa, and Volcanoes!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at the Hawaiian Breeze House and absolutely LOVED it! From the roaming chickens to the amazing outdoor green space, plus the close proximity to the Maku'u Sunday market, we couldn't have asked for more. We really enjoyed Pahoa-great food in that little town! The house is very comfortable, and has my must have-a king size bed. It was perfect for our family of 4!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time on the big Island

  • 5 of 5

The Breeze House was wonderful-exactly what we thought was represented and more. Thank you very much to Trena for helping with a couple questions we had after arrival. I would highly recommend to anyone. Nice central location, convenient to most places of interest.

Jerry Olsen

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this resident. Well equipped with kitchen supplies and washer and dryer. Comfortable without heater and air conditioning. Close by to town and other sight seeing locations. Comfortable beds. Water from collecting rain water.

Very much enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing place in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed this little touch of paradise. our favorite side of the island nestled in the jungle but near Hilo, Volcano and many other wonderful site. The place is cute and perfect for a family. Responsive host and well maintained property!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing, perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful visit, the Hawaiian Ocean Breeze house a welcoming haven! Close to lots of activities and a quiet, secluded feeling at the property. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house a lot. It has amazing patio, enough room for 6 people (but please note that 2nd bedroom isn't actually a bedroom, rather an alcove in the living room), and lots of toys for kids. Notes in the guestbook about the surroundings were extremely helpful! Communication with the owner was easy. On the downside, sitting down for meals was challenging for 6 people, but we managed (4 would be ideal).

Overall, it was a great stay and I would love to stay here again. Thank you, Trena!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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