Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Lava Apartment in Paradise!

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The recent lava flow has not effected us we are 10 miles north of it.

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

Our one bed apt,is both unique and artsy, with Polynesian decor, and some lava walls,looking out at tropical plants.

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.

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*

Free Zoo in a Rain Forest

* Rainbow and Akaka falls

*amazing Star Gazing at Mauna Kea

*Zip line and helicopter tours

*3 miles to ocean cliffs, and less than a mile from the main highway.

*Botanical Gardens

*10 minutes from Keaau town

*10 minutes from Pahoa Village.

*Free Zoo in a Rain Forest

*amazing Star Gazing at Mauna Kea

*Volcano Winery

*Zip line and helicopter tours

* Carl Smith Beach Hilo beautiful white sands coconut trees

*Richarson"s Beach in Hilo great snorkeling (black sand)

*25-30 minutes from Volcano National Park(closed due to eruption)

*20 minutes from Ahalanui Beach Park (closed due to eruption)

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

Sorry no animals!

More Details

Kepi Hains
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Kepi Hains

Jim $ Kepi Hains

Kepi Hains purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Kepi Hains chose Keaau

We have been at the property for 15 years. Love working on the landscaping and decorating the interior. Most of all we love meeting our wonderful guests from all over the world. Next best thing to traveling.

What makes this apartment unique

We re close to the main Hyw to get to all the sites and it is beautiful and lush here.


Keaau Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • queen bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
non smoking


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

66% Complete
33% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Lava Apartment in Paradise!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Kepi and Jim were great hosts. I spent 3 nights here. The apartment had everything one could need which was beautifully decorated including some paintings done by Kepi. I would recommend this apartment to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very enjoyable accommodation for short or longer stay. Kepi & Jim are perfect hosts.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 2 weeks here. Kepi & Jim have many suggestions if needed to see Hawaii. The apartment if fully supplied for an extended stay.

Thank you for welcoming us. L & D

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful from start to end!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at this property. The hosts are so great and friendly... we really felt at home right away. The bed is very comfortable and the shower is so spacious! The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need and parking is right in front of the door. Also, the artwork painted by Kepi inside were wonderful additions to the decor. I stayed here as I found an apartment on the island, but I'll certainly be back again! If this property is available, you should definitely book it.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Brian It was great meeting you, Mahalo for staying with us and welcome to the Big Island. With your aloha you will fit in nicely on the island. Good luck to you in your new apartment. A hui hou Kepi and Jm
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

$10 extra pr guest pr ngt for over 2 guests
must have your credit card on file in lieu of damage deposit and it will be charged for any thing damaged or missing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties