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

Bedrooms 1
Space 51 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Hale Awa Hawaiian Bungalows offer a high quality rustic atmosphere nestled in an Hawaiian coastal rainforest. Located on a four acre estate our cabins are like none other. The quality craftsmanship is apparent in all the details and your comfort is our primary concern. Highest quality Beauty Rest mattresses assure you get a good nights rest. You'll be surrounded by nature whether you're dining at our covered exterior BBQ kitchen or lounging by our garden swimming pool. All just five miles from funky Pohoa Town, where dining and music are a way of life.

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! For more info and pictures, just search "Hale Awa Hawaiian Bungalows"

We have two bungalows. Should one be booked, inquire on our second listing, most of the time one or the other is available.

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: Four 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. Our bungalows are mirror images of one another and are approximately 400 sq ft each. 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!* Search for us on the web: Hale Awa Hawaiian Bungalows.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • 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 heated rain-water showers. 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
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Private Luxurious Cabins W/Rustic Decor on 4 Acres W/Pool & Exterior BBQ Kitchen
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Nice Place in a Jungle

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for about 6 nights, enjoyed the outdoors feel of it, the breeze coming through, the rain, the coqui frogs at night, the birds in the morning. Outdoor kitchen is a short walk on the path, but coffee maker is in the cabin, and small fridge. We loved the outdoor shower but toilet stall outside on deck sometimes had frogs hanging around in it, surprise sometimes! Bed was comfortable, cozy for a couple, and loved the nice sheets and pillows. About 3 or 4 miles from main highway, then another 3 miles or so into Pahoa, the nearest town, but also close to Keaau and bigger stores. Douglas has done a great job with the cabins, and we only had a couple suggestions: A small dresser with drawers, or small chest of drawers for women travelers. Men can live out of suit case okay, but women like drawers - this is a strong suggestion from my wife and I'm sure others. Also, women like mirrors. They are usually shorter than men so the mirror should be hung lower on the wall. Maybe full length one near coat rack? For the outdoor kitchen - eating area, my wife has suggested a small but regular height table to eat at and some regular chairs. Mostly we liked the remote location near the edge of the forest/jungle and the quiet. Thanks Douglas!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We like to stay there is a beautiful place

We differently like to come back to this place...


  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this location! The bungalow was comfortable, clean, cozy, and private. We loved the outdoor kitchen and the beautiful setting. In fact, we made our Valentine's Day dinner on site instead of going out to dinner. We had everything that we needed during our stay and enjoyed all of the little touches (including the fantastic outdoor shower). It's quiet location was incredibly peaceful, but it's also conveniently located with easy access to many wonderful places to explore like waterfalls and tidepools for snorkeling. We would definitely recommend this property and would absolutely stay here again should we make it back to the Big Island! Thanks for a wonderful stay - it was exactly what we were looking for!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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 the Keaau, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 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$100.33 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
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.

Manager'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.
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