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Member since: 2006
Speaks english, portuguese

Private Luxurious Cabins W/Rustic Decor on 4 Acres W/Pool & Exterior BBQ Kitchen

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Keaau holiday cabin

Solar & Sustainable, Sleeps 4 W/Swimming Pool & Covered Exterior BBQ Kitchen

Quick Tip: We offer secure online booking via PayPal. The easiest & quickest way to get questions answered (and get booked) is to click on "Send A Message" (Right Side of Property Photo). We'll get right back to you with a quote and invoice!

SPECIAL: One free night. Stay with us for 7 nights or more during low season and receive a free night’s stay. In other words, stay 7 nights and pay for only 6. Just mention “Low Season Special” when inquiring. Limited time offer.

HIGH SEASON/HOLIDAYS: Five night minimum. High Season/Holidays are December Through March, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years.

Hale Awa (hall-lee ah-vah) Hawaiian Bungalows are located in Hawaii's lush district of Puna. Situated near some of the most beautiful landscapes Hawaii has to offer.... black sand beaches, Volcanoes National Park and the spectacular Red Road. Enjoy a slower way of life, swim with green sea turtles, witness the annual Humpback whale migration, climb a volcano or just relax by the sea. Hale Awa offers some the most beautiful affordable luxurious accommodations anywhere on the Big Island. Here sustainability does not mean giving up comfort. Completely solar powered and outfitted with rain water showers, our accommodations are both comfortable and carbon free. Spread over four lush acres of tropical landscape, including organic fruit orchards, exotic tropical flowers, native Ohia forests, swimming pool & extra large outdoor kitchen.... complete with fire pit and southern style BBQ smoker.

Our bungalows’ rustic charm and quality craftsmanship is apparent in the details. Great care has been given to every detail to ensure your stay is a comfortable one. Hale Awa Bungalows feature high quality queen sized beds with an extra queen bed in the sleeping loft (each bungalow sleeping a total of 4). Our bungalows, both Pohoiki (po-ho-e-key) & Ahalanui (a-ha-la-new-e), have a lanai sitting area, private garden rain-water lava shower, Hawaiian style toilet enclosure and local Hawaiian decor. Dine with a living room atmosphere in an outdoor tropical garden, our covered 20’x20’ exterior BBQ kitchen, "Ohia Lumi Kuke", is a shared area that features a southern style BBQ smoker, sink, fire pit, hammocks and hand made rustic Brazilian furniture ....Rain or shine, you can still enjoy the great outdoors. Relax with a cold beverage and grill that fresh fish you purchased from a local fisherman or forget the cooking altogether and enjoy a meal courtesy of one of our many fine family owned restaurants (Sorry no Denny's or McDonald's).

Sustainable eco-friendly living provides peace of mind and a care-free holiday. Completely solar powered, we also collect rain water for our showers, making your stay comfortable and convenient without polluting our atmosphere. Located in the big island banana belt next to Nanawale Forest Reserve we receive more sunshine than the surrounding micro-climates. You are invited to come enjoy a rich eco-friendly tropical get-away on the green side of the island, we promise, it's a visit you won't soon forget! *

*We came here for a holiday, and never left!

More Details
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Douglas (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, portuguese

About Douglas

A veteran of three Little league campaigns, reedman in a local jazz ensemble and highlighted by a brief stint in the Cub Scouts of America, Douglas' formative years where dominated by close family ties amidst the explosion of the baby boom generation. Traveling extensively throughout his life, Doug settled on Hawaii's windward coast as his permanent home. With it's spectacular geography, temperate climate, focus on sustainable family living and the island wide embrace of the astronomy community, it was the perfect fit. His artistic nature finds an outlet in every facet of Hale Awa Hawaiian Bungalows, from the quality of the bungalow builds to the myriad of endless details, there is always an enjoyable project that begs to be done in an never ending effort to improve Hale Awa and provide a unique and enjoyable environment with which to share with guests.


based on 10 traveller reviews

Private Luxurious Cabins W/Rustic Decor on 4 Acres W/Pool & Exterior BBQ Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous... beyond our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

This unique bungalow, nestled in a jungle-like setting, far exceeded our expectations. If you're looking for a private, romantic get-away... you will LOVE this beautiful property. The outdoor shower is amazing. The outdoor kitchen, the hammocks, the birds and frogs, the winding paths, the ancient Hawaiian wall, the orchard where you can pick your favorite fruit, the flowers, the private pool area... we didn't want to leave, but there's so much to explore nearby!!

The beds were comfortable, the property was clean and meticulously maintained. Doug was available if we needed him, but he was "invisible"... giving us the privacy we have never experienced at other properties. We will definitely be back and we'll recommend this gem of a place to anyone visiting the Big Island.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Everything we do is dedicated to our goal, doing all we can to make your stay a lifelong memory. You're always welcome here at Hale Awa! Hope to see you again next year.
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  • 5 of 5

So many wonderful memories of our stay in this quiet, peaceful, secluded bungalow in the jungle. The accommodations can't be beat! To sleep in the loft and be lulled to sleep by the soft patter of rain on the roof. Exploring the garden paths that lead you to outdoor kitchen area and covered pool deck was a treat! The property is located in an absolute Hawaiian Paradise. I will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great stay here with my teenage son. I loved the outdoor toilet and shower (The water is so soft)! Doug, the property manager is always helpful and very responsive. The place is as advertised in the picture, it's beautiful! On top of that, it is located near the Volcanoes, waterfalls, tide pools, and many other great spots! Pahoa, the nearest town, has a lot of good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay in this little paradise. Space, perfect place, awsome outdoor kitchen. All in the hawaiian nature. Our family had amazing moments here. Douglas is a gentleman so fair and serious. Bravo !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newer, Private and Unique

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The property is very private and the bungalows are newer and nicely done. Outdoor shower was great and the BBQ kitchen was fun to cook in. Location is perfect for seeing that side of the island. The owner was very responsive. A great value for the money. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for private - just us two - getaway for a special occasion. And we found it at Hale Awa. All the previous reviewers are not exaggerating; this place is simply beautiful. It’s secluded, very private, has features normal people can only dream of, like an outdoor rainwater shower (we just left the place, but already missing it) and the sound of the jungle all day and night long. Even so the bungalows sleep 4 I would highly recommend this place for romantic getaways only.

From the quoting process throughout the whole stay Douglas always responded very fast and resolved what needed to be resolved within a short period of time, while staying practically invisible.

This was our first trip to Big Island and Puna turned out to be a lovely place. The West coast of Big Island is very much like the West coast of Maui: big waves, mostly rain forest and you should expect some rain… if it happens, just go outside and take a natural shower. You are close to the active volcano, to the lava flow that almost reached Pāhoa in 2014, to a dramatic coast, to beautiful snorkeling places south of Pāhoa and close to Hilo (where you would not expect them) and beautiful waterfalls (as a side note, most of them are not free anymore, you either have to pay a parking fee, a walk-in fee or an entry fee for a Botanical Garden). Anyhow, most of them are still worth it.

We will return, hopefully soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
(ITO) Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pahoa Village
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Hilo\Volcano, many courses to choose from.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pahoa. Several very nice family owned restaurants.
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Keaau, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$134 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$401
Tax Rate 14.0%

Four night minimum for all holidays. Holiday rates are $120 per night, this includes, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holiday, Xmas Holiday, New Years and December through March.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Keaau, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bungalows have an Hawaiian style toilet enclosure and exteri
  • Bungalows have an Hawaiian style toilet enclosure and exterior rain-water shower. Our bath area is considered a highlight by many of our guests!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Sleeping Loft - 1 large double bed , The sleeping loft adds extra value to your stay.
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have available a local guide that is very knowledgeable and quite the character for help with seeing all the best the area has to offer. Our local village, Pāhoa, has several family owned restaurants and they are all very good. Italian, Hawaiian, Mexican and Thai are just some of your choices....many feature live music as well.