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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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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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Well-maintained and well-equipped property. Good hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Worked out very well for us. All the basics plus lots of extras. Lots of space, house and yard, at a good price. Very clean. Would have been nice to have a printer to print out boarding passes, etc. would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable in a farm like setting.

  • 5 of 5

The home is spacious, fairly new, well stocked and easy to keep clean. The setting is absolutely picturesque...surrounded by horses, cows and a fruit orchard. The hosts are thoughtful, friendly and welcoming but also give you plenty of privacy. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. You were enjoyable guests, and we are so glad the house served your family well. Thank you for the beautiful ceramic cup you made on your stay here. I will enjoy it! Aloha!
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Very comfortable and affordable.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Very affordable and comfortable. We were six adults, but it is also ideal for a family with kids. Susi and Bob welcomed us with fresh seasonal fruit (lychees, papayas, apple bananas) and flowers. The breezes kept the house cool and the lanai was quite comfortable. The internet and satellite connection was sometimes spotty in the evening but reliable in the morning. Sprint telephone service wasn't reliable, but stepping outside allowed me to make a phone call. AT&T seems to have better service, not only at the house, but over much of the island. The house was thoughtfully stocked with items to make our stay more comfortable. There is a fan in each room; either a ceiling fan, fan on a stand, or small box fan (stored in the closet). Flashlights are provided in each room. Towels, toiletries, shopping bags, and cooking utensils are all present. The furniture is very comfortable and the house is spacious. The house is also private with fruit trees serving as a screen. Tip - close the front door at night to keep the occasional critter out. Watch out for toads if driving at night. They sometimes hop out on the road looking for bugs. The house is a little difficult to find initially, but Bob came out to lead us in. To summarize, the rural setting is very pleasant, the house is roomy and comfortable, and Susi and Bob are quite welcoming.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne Marie and guests for your detailed nice review. You were wonderful guests and treated the home beautifully. You are all welcome anytime. Aloha
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $140

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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