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HOUSE OF PALMS - Hawaiian Paradise Park, Puna Coast, Big Island, HI

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

New construction (2016) with luxury amenities including available air condition

Hale Pama (House of Palms) is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park, conveniently and centrally located to quickly access the Puna District's beautiful Red Road coast, beaches and state parks, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, historic old town Hilo, restaurants, farmer's markets, museums, tropical gardens and the Big Island's east coast.

Hale Pama is nestled within a small Ohia forest, populated with palms and tropical landscaping, located privately away from the host's main home, also on the same property. When you're not out exploring the Big Island, you can relax in comfortable luxury in Hale Pama.

Big Island visitors come to explore and relax, but more and more our world is connected. Hale Pama is served by solid T-Mobile, Verizon and ATT wireless service. High speed internet service is provided at no additional charge by wifi. For those evenings when you want to relax and watch a movie, you can choose a title from our DVR library or HBO premium high definition movie service on DISH satellite plus streaming video from Netflix and Amazon. Watch your selection on a 48” flat screen UHDTV.

A mini-split heat pump system provides ultra quiet air conditioning on days when required. Due to the extremely high cost of electricity in Hawaii, there is a $3.00/day surcharge for the use of the air conditioning system, payable on arrival or as needed on a daily basis.

If you prefer to prepare your own meals, you may do so efficiently and quickly. A small refrigerator, microwave, convection counter top oven and induction skillet are provided in the well equipped wet bar area. A five burner propane gas-fired barbeque is available on the north lanai.

Hale Pama Rental Terms:

Payment in Full in advance. Directions and street address will be provided with confirmation of rental.

Full refund if cancellation occurs 30 days before scheduled arrival. 50% refund at 16-29 days before arrival. No refund if cancelled within 15 days of arrival.

Two day minimum rental. Stay six days and receive an additional day free. An additional $10.00 per night for a third guest.

House Rules:

No loud parties.

No smoking of any kind inside; permitted outside on lanai.

No pets.

We have a minimal $30.00 cleaning fee. We ask you to wash your dishes daily and be respectful of our property.

County Transient Tax ID # W34189828-01. The Hawaii hotel tax is not collected by VRBO. We collect the 14.3% room tax on arrival separately from your VRBO payment.

Check in 2:00pm or later, on day of arrival. The gate code will be emailed to you shortly before the day of your arrival.

Check out 11:00 am on day of departure.

PLEASE NOTE: The VRBO map incorrectly shows our location. Hale Pama is centrally located in Hale Pama, on 23rd (Naupaka) Avenue. Our address and driving directions will be emailed to you shortly after confirmation of your booking.

More Details

Charles Wood
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Charles Wood

Hosts and owners Kathy and Charles Wood, have purposely created a guest house to deliver a level of comfort, amenities, privacy and location to enhance your exploration of Hawaii's Big Island.

Charles Wood purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Charles Wood chose Keaau

Centrally located and newly constructed Hale Pama (Jan-2016) has been purposely designed for comfort year round. An interior space of 500 square feet provides comfortable accommodation for three adults. Unlike most construction in Hawaii, Hale Pama is thoroughly insulated for quiet and comfort. A coated concrete floor remains cool year round. Ceiling fans are provided in the bedroom, living area and on each lanai. The main bedroom will be configured as two twin beds or one king bed to meet your preference before your arrival. A Serta sofa bed is provided for a third guest. A $10.00USD fee per night is collected on arrival for a third person along with the appropriate Hawaiian Transient Accommodation and General Excise Tax.

What makes this bungalow unique

Your host, Charles Wood, is an accomplished landscape, nature and travel photographer. Charles can provide photographic tours of the Big Island along with photographic instruction to raise your photography skills to a higher level. Or, if you're an experienced photographer, he can take you to stunning shooting locations off the beaten path. Onsite fine art photographic printing is available. You can take home professionally printed images of your stay in Hawaii.

Additional fees apply for photographic tours and printing.


Keaau Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, propane water heater, shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Configured as a king bed. Bedroom can be configured as with two single beds at no charge when booking. Ceiling fan and air conditioning available. A new design Serta mattress sleeper sofa is provided in the living room area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
17 mile drive to access the trailhead for hiking to the lava flow at Kalapana. Five miles to supermarkets, US post office, FedEX/UPS drops, restaurants, fast food, gasolene/petrol, at Keaau or Pahoa. Two miles to convenience store and gasoline at Orchidland Drive.


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HOUSE OF PALMS - Hawaiian Paradise Park, Puna Coast, Big Island, HI
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a cozy stay while in Hawaii, this is your place! Morning coffee on the lanai overlooking the beautiful yard was the best way to start the morning! Everything you need was included in the accommodations. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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They Thought of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property. The cottage is well situated for privacy. Everything a visitor might need was provided. Charles and Kathy are gracious hosts. I live on the Big Island; but If you're visiting from off-island, this location is convenient for day trips to Volcano, Hilo, Pahoa, and any other East Hawaii destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Machesney Park

Beautiful and private place...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property on the second week of our BI trip. One week on the west side, one week on the east side. This property is very convenient for exploring north and south on the east side and it is close to Hilo. The property is very well constructed and is beautiful inside. They have thought of everything and this made our stay great. The bungalow is out of sight from the main house and you can’t see any neighbors. It’s very private.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chilliwack, BC Canada

Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Charles & Kathy's cottage so much! Everything was provided as promised. We were super comfortable and always looked forward to coming back every evening. It was very quiet and private. We ate most of our meals here because it was such a great setting and the fantastic BBQ and the wonderful kitchen were so great to use. There were so many great sites to visit that were not far from the cottage. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, clean, accomodating and recommended

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at House of Palms for almost 2 weeks and had a wonderful time. Charles and Kathy have put a lot of thought into creating a private retreat for their guests and have all the amenities needed for a welcome and comfortable stay. The cottage was very clean and the bed comfortable. Charles was quick to respond if we had any questions and offered fresh fruit from their beautifully landscaped property. We enjoyed relaxing on the lanai both when the sun was out as well as when it was raining. It was a peaceful and safe place to come back to after spending the day exploring or relaxing at a beach. It is well located for hiking the volcanoes and lava fields, relaxing at a beach and just enjoying the Big Island. I would want to stay here again if we visit the Island in the future and would recommend the House of Palms to any couple who are looking to visit Hawaii. Many thanks to Charles and Kathy for a relaxing and enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're pleased we were able to make your stay enjoyable. We do hope you'll be able to return in the future.
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic setting. Super comfortable. Every need catered for. Friendly and charming hosts. We really enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Villages of Pahoa or Keaau
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Various along Puna Coast
Car: necessary

Hale Pama is centrally located to access the major attractions of the Puna/Hilo region including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Fees for guided photo excursions to various locations on the Big Island, including Mauna Kea summit, are not included in rental price. Fees vary depending on destination and length of tour, payable after arrival. Optional use of air conditioning/heating/dehumidifying system is $3.00 per day, payable on arrival or daily as required.

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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