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Family Friendly Comfortable House With Everything You Need

Bedrooms 3
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Clean Home, In A Beautiful Private Setting.

The house in set at the edge of a fruit orchard and surrounding pastures. The house accommodates 6 persons, a king bedroom with an attached bath, a queen bedroom and a bedroom with twin beds. These two rooms share a bathroom each with their own door . There is a large living room, a well setup kitchen, with everything to make great meals in house, a lanai to sip a glass of wine on when you come home from exploring the island and a yard for the kids to romp in while you relax.

The house has wifi and TV and, we hope, all you need while vacationing on our island.

More Details

Susan Hamiltn
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Susan Hamiltn

We are tropical fruit farmers and owners of Plant It Hawaii, fruit tree nursery. We have been farming on island for about 40 years. My husband and our daughter ride horses and enjoy team roping together. I am an avid walker and love to swim at dawn in the blue Pacific. I also enjoy drawing and painting. We love to camp and to travel and when we travel we use VRBO or Homeaway as our home base. We provide a clean and comfortable house with everything you need and want to make your stay like home.

Susan Hamiltn purchased this guest house in 2000

Why Susan Hamiltn chose Kurtistown

We built this house for Bob's mother to live in as she aged. The house is wheelchair accessible and spaciously designed for ease and comfort. We live close by and share the same driveway, though it is difficult to see to one house from the other. The two houses sit on about 35 acres., with orchard and pasture, and a stunning views of the sunrise and sometimes of the Volcano glow.

We love this quiet area, the open space and the ease to the highway to zip to town or visit the Volcano for a day hike or a week-end camp-out.


Kurtistown Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom attached to the King Bedroom is small. It is well stocked and has a shower and tub in Combo. The bathroom attached between the two other bedrooms is spacious, and is wheelchair accessible. The shower has a small lip (4"). Of course all towels, soap and other necessities are in stock.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The three bedrooms each have a closet with hangers and an attached bathroom with sink, toilet and shower/bath. Of course all sheets, towels, soap and other necessities are in stock.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Lovely house well stocked in quiet location just outside of Hilo

  • 4 of 5

The Guest House was perfect for our group of 5 adults. The home was very spacious with a outdoor patio where we could sit and enjoy the beautiful back yard and listen to the birds. Our hostesses Susi was very accommodating and kept us suppled with fresh papaya and any fruits from the trees on the lproperty. Our stay was very enjoyable and highly recommend this lovely home.The only problem was no place to hang the bathroom towels

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, Idaho

A peaceful setting, private with pastoral views.

  • 5 of 5

Our HOME AWAY FROM HOME! The house itself was spacious, clean and well-designed. It was well supplied, with extra, thoughtful touches. We enjoyed being together in the family friendly dining area and out on the lanai, but had our own space when we wanted solitude. The large backyard orchard, including fruit on the trees, was magical. This was our second stay here, and we hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Marcy and family, We love having you and the family here at our guest house. You really appreciate the Hawaii style and ohana. Thanks for being the guests that everyone wants. Aloha and hugs to your Mom. She stole my heart this trip!! Aloha, Susi
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London, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful rural setting in a fruit orchard

  • 4 of 5

Friendly, accommodating owners, Susi and Bob who were responsive to our every need. Even sent their daughter to help remedy an email issue that we had.

Home is spacious and comfortable. Although the house is not air-conditioned, this was never a problem as there was always a beautiful cross breeze. We were greeted with a fresh tray of fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice straight from their orchard.

The home is situated close to Volcano Park (only a half hour away). Also close to Hilo.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you Susi, Bob and Kalisa (hope we spelled it right)

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

loved the location

  • 5 of 5

perfect for us as we wanted something away from it all, yet convenient to Hilo and the volcano. Susi was great, went out of her way to be accessible and insure our comfort.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good but verify owners will be in country!

  • 3 of 5


Well stocked kitchen included trash bags, laundry soap, big cooler, extra linens and towels. horseback rides in the backyard


Internet as mentioned in other reviews is unreliable. If checking your email or reading the news online or other basic online things are at all important to you then this is not the place for you, period.

Clogged drains in shower/tub and 2nd bathroom sink. I chose not to mess with the drains, just emailed the owner cause they were gone. Unannounced visits by lawnmower man causing us to drop everything and quickly run out back and pick up all the kids' toys once we realized he was cutting the grass in front of the lanai. A simple hello I'm gonna cut the grass now in the back before it gets dark would have been appreciated. Owner left the country our final two weeks and left us with the option of hauling our garbage into town at the dump or letting it pile up. We chose to take the trash into town which was a 25 mile round trip. We did that several times as 6 people can accumulate trash pretty quick. Of course the station wagon stunk the whole way into town! The battery in the gate went out as we were leaving for our dinner that we had made reservations for. Owner briefed us on how to replace the battery if/when the battery died so it wasn't a big deal but another inconvenience nonetheless. The lights in the chandelier above the dining table burnt out and the nearby Ace hardware didn't have the special bulbs required so we needed to go into town to a different hardware store to try and find the right bulbs. Similar story with the toilet handle, it broke so I went to the hardware store and bought a replacement toilet handle kit and fixed it. Honestly these aren't big things and I believe if the owner was here they would have happily taken care of everything promptly (apart from the internet) as they had the first week. We also found termites, well not actually the bugs themselves but rather the wood shavings they were leaving behind in the cupboard. We informed the owner and I'm sure they will take care of that ASSP. The teeny tiny ants never went away despite all our attempts and various methods to rid the kitchen area of them. The fan for the queen bedroom was so weak that you could put your face in front of it and not feel any air. Needless to say I bought extra fans at Walmart our first day here. Owners should have been here the whole time or at least appointed someone to take care of business in their absence.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and generous host and the house was great too.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and gave us plenty of space to spend time together on out vacation. Our host was very welcoming and worked with us on our flight times to ensure an easy arrival. Location was great and the property was beautifully maintained. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy everything was good for your family holiday. Thank you also for being clean and thoughtful guests. We really appreciate your respect for the property. Aloha, Susi
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Alibi Tavern, Keaau
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Banyan Golf Course, Hilo
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hilio-Volcano Hwy Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
several in Keaau
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Hilo Beaches in Keaukaha
Car: necessary

We are located less than 30 minutes from Volcanoes National Park, where our Volcano has been active since 1983. Our Park is essentially a "Volcanic Drive-Thru", where you can walk in lava tubes, hike in craters and enjoy the diverse and raw Hawaii. At the moment (August 2016) the lava is pouring into the ocean making a new black sand beach. Viewing is possible by hiking, bicycling and/or by boat.

I daily enjoy a swim in the blue Pacific at Richardson Beach Park in Keaukaha in Hilo. The snorkeling is great there and it is a protected ocean bay; perfect for swimming, boarding, stand-up paddling or other ocean side activities. There are several beaches along the Keaukaha peninsula that provide various favorites for beach goers.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $140
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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