Situated on an acre of land that slopes gently downward toward a bluff at the ocean’s edge, the property offers a unique environment perfect for a peaceful and relaxing vacation experience. Enjoy the tranquility of the Zen garden, long walks along the coastline, or simply sit and relax amid the serenity of a shady retreat between lily ponds. The property is fully landscaped with over 100 different varieties of flora, including: bamboo, water lilies, fragrant flowers, ornamental vines, succulents and fruit bearing trees.
Take a relaxing dip in the Japanese-style soaking tub that spills over into a gorgeous, 42’ long, salt water, infinity edge swimming pool. Soak up some sun or recline under an umbrella on a poolside lounge chair overlooking the ocean. The pool deck area includes an outdoor shower with hot water, a barbecue, and food preparation and dining areas.
When conditions are right, the snowy peak of Mauna Kea can be seen from the property, as can whales, dolphins, sea turtles, Nene geese and other species unique to Hawaii. Fishing is a common activity along the bluff.
Accommodations are in a luxury oceanfront home built in 2010 that offers spectacular views. The building contains the owners’ residence and two separate vacation rental units with identical floor plans. Both the upstairs and downstairs units are spacious apartments that can be rented as a either a one or two bedroom unit.
This listing is for the one bedroom configuration of the 1st floor unit. Other configurations can be viewed by clicking on “more about the host” just under the "Contact me" button and then "view full profile" .
The maximum occupancy for all our units is two persons per bedroom rented, the maximum for the 1 bedroom, 1 bath configuration is 2 people. Please let us know, when making a reservation, how many people will be in your party.
Please note, we require all guests be 10 years or older and that there be at least one guest who is 25 years or older.
The apartments have individual entrances and lanais and all rooms have ocean views.
A laundry room with a washer, dryer, and sink is available to guests at no charge, during daylight hours.
Living areas Include:
• Bamboo and ceramic tile floors throughout
• Ceiling fans in every room
• Art work throughout, featuring unique pieces by local artists
• 42” or larger wall mounted flat-screen TV and DVD player in each unit
• Oceanic cable service
• DVR’s available on request
• Bedside clock radios with iPod docking station
• Road runner high speed Internet available by WIFI
• Landline phone service available upon request
• Dining Area
o Refrigerator with freezer compartment
o Custom mango-wood cabinets
o Stainless steel sink
o Granite counter tops
o Dining table with four chairs
o Microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, dinner ware and silverware
o A couch, coffee table, desk, a wood chest and a TV and DVD player.
Tea pots, electric kettles, blenders, rice cookers and crockpots are available upon request, at no charge.
All Bathrooms include:
Toilet with washlet, bath tub with overhead and handheld shower heads
California king bed with memory foam mattress
The property is located approximately 18 miles (30 minutes by car) south of Hilo in the Paradise Park subdivision.
This property is located roughly 5-6 miles from the Kilauea volcano lava flow (also known as the June 27th flow).
The flow stalled for approx. one week in late Sept., but is now slowly flowing again. There is no way to predict the flow’s speed or route.
In addition to any direct damage the lava may cause to homes and roads, it may also cause vog, a form of smog caused by volcanic activity. If you or any of your party have concerns about being in this area during these conditions, please consult the USGS, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and HawaiiSO2Network websites for updates and further information.
Rates and fees quoted include all applicable Hawaii taxes (13.42%.)
Minimum stays – A minimum stay of 3 nights is generally required, but in some time periods the minimum required stay is 5 or 7 nights.
All guests to be 10 years or older and each party to have at least one guest who is 25 years or older.
Maximum occupancy is 6 people (two per bedroom.)
Swimming pool and soaking tub usage is limited to resident guests.
Be considerate and respectful of the property, the house and the neighbors.
No smoking allowed inside or poolside.
No shoes inside.
Please contact us about cancellation and refund policies.
Ocean front retreat in Hawaiian Paradise Park Keaau, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
The property is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park, approximately 25-30 minutes southeast of the Hilo Airport. Paradise Park is the second largest subdivision in the United States with over 8,800 lots, an estimated 95% of which are one acre in size.
This results in a very low density, very green area, that is rural and largely undeveloped. Commercial activity within the park is very limited, and usually in the form of small farms.
Less than half the lots are developed, and most of those are used as single family home sites.
Left on 05/14/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | rcandoReviewed May 14, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
My fiance and I stayed in a lower one-bedroom unit at this property. The views of the Hilo coast were amazing. Every morning we woke up and took relaxing walks along the cliff-side coast just steps away from our room. A tide-pool is just a short walk away.
The amenities are all first rate - the decor is luxurious and new, the pool and spa are relaxing, and the japanese landscaping are gorgeous. The owners were very helpful about giving suggestions about how to maximize our stay. We visited the Volcano national park, hot springs and Hilo Botanical Gardens based on their suggestions.
All together, our stay at this location helped make our trip to the big island one we'll never forget. I would highly recommend it.
Left on 05/07/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 7, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
I stayed for 6 nights with my friend.We had luxury time there.Amazing beautiful pool and garden.Many kinds of plant and tree are there.The sea is front of our room.They made us to be happy and to feel in heaven.In the pool I could release my mind and body.
And we enjoyed the farmer's market in Keaau on Sunday.
Owner told us how to enjoy there.It takes 20-25 minuts from Hilo.It's easy to drive.
I had many excellent experience there.
Next time I'd like to watch whales from there!
So I recommend this vacation rental to all my friends!!
Left on 04/27/2012 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 27, 2012Stayed Jan 2011
The Big Island is one of the most remarkable places on earth. Snow capped mountains, spectacular fields of lava, rain forests dripping with orchids, waterfalls hundreds of feet high, the world's most active volcano...and every sort of adventure a traveler could ask for.
There are choices of every sort of accommodation available on the Big Island, but we prefer the luxury and quiet of a home like the Besser's.
Sited on a low lava cliff (about 10' above the water)fronting the ocean.The owners have lavished a tremendous amount of work on the landscaping with waterfalls, ponds, walking paths a zen garden, an infinity pool and hot tub. Each day the ponds are visited by a rare (and protected) pair of Nene Geese, the state bird of Hawaii.
If relaxation is what you look for in a vacation destination - a place to rejuvenate, renew relationships, and escape the pressures of day-to-day life - it's perfect. If you're looking for the real Hawaii this is it.
The volcano is a short drive away, and is a must for every first time visitor to the island. The local Farmer's Market is a great place to pick of the freshest produce and vast selection of arts and crafts.
We love the Big Island, and truly envy the life-style that the owners have achieved...you'll leave with two new friends
Left on 04/26/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 26, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
Excellent for relaxing and get away feeling.
A wonderful place to destress from a hectic
Singapore lifestyle. Very knowledgeable and
well informed hosts. I really had a good time
and will go back soon.
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