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Private Luxurious Cabins-Rustic Decor on 4 Acres w/Pool, Exterior BBQ Kitchen #1

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

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

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

** We are NOT impacted in any way by the Kilauea lava flow, and the trade winds blow to the southwest meaning any volcanic gases are blown in the opposite direction, toward Kona and Oahu, leaving us with some of the freshest air in all of the Hawaiian Islands.

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

HIGH SEASON: There is a four night minimum during the high season. The high season extends from December 1st through April 30th.

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 heated 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 southern style BBQ smoker. Note: do to the surrounding forest we are unable to offer wi-fi, however in near by Pahoa town there are several establishments that offer free wi-fi.

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.

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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bungalows feature an Hawaiian style toilet enclosure.
  • 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 , Sleeping loft adds value to your stay. Just $20 per night!
  • 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.


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Private Luxurious Cabins-Rustic Decor on 4 Acres w/Pool, Exterior BBQ Kitchen #1
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

A unique jungle cabin and kitchen experience

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with our two children (8 months and 3 y/o). The cabin is very well finished and the overall experience was worth it. The mezzanine bed was a little hot on humid nights but the main bed was comfortable with the sealing fan turned on. The outdoor kitchen is nice but it is a little bit under equipped for anything other then very basic cooking. The huge wood BBQ looks great in principle but in practice, using it requires some time and effort; which we did not have with two kids around! Plan simple meals or take outs if you want to eat there. The pool was great.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was wonderful but the warm, outdoor shower was a really neat experience! Douglas was very responsive, the room was very clean, and our stay was quiet and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, USA

Amazing garden cabins

  • 5 of 5

These cabins are really magical - they are set deep in a dense garden that feels completely secluded and private. Although it rained almost continuously while we were there (in March) they were cozy and comfortable, and the outdoor shower is really unforgettable. Will absolutely stay here for our next Hilo-side visit!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alta USA

Beautiful rainforest bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This is a super fun and amazing place to have a wonderful Hawaii get away. If you like to camp and cook on a BBQ you will be in heaven, get to listen to birds, frogs, rain!, while laying in bed, or drinking your coffee in the morning. The frogs love to take a swim in the toilet at night so just be aware. Personally it’s pretty funny. Don’t get me started with the shower, promise you will take at least 3 a day, just for fun not cause you have to. I would so put one at my house if I didn’t live in the frozen tundra. Douglas does a great job keeping this place beautiful and clean. He also has some very cool place to see in his book. Worth doing them all. Shipman beach is super cool. One of my all time favorites. I would for sure stay here over and over again. Actually I wish I was still there.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great jungle experience

  • 5 of 5

Glamping in the jungle! We enjoyed our stay in that cute little cottage. The outdoor shower is AMAZING. The place is really clean and although it feel remote it is quite close to shops and restaurants.

Since it was pouring rain everyday we spent there, going to the kitchen to cook was a bit of a mission. In my opinion there’s a few things that could be added to the kitchen set to make it more fun to be around and help people saving money on restaurants. That’s the only “down side” of this gem. Overall we loved our experience.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glamping in a rainforest

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in one of Doug’s beautifully crafted, very private, sparklingly clean, well located bungalows hidden away in a jungle like setting at the far end of a large residential development. This development, Hawaiian Paradise Park, is off a main road that is about 5 miles to Pahoa, 5 miles to Keauu and 8 miles to Hilo. The bungalow is 4 miles off that main road. There is plenty of shopping , restaurants and conveniences in the towns. It’s also within a half hour drive to 3 farmers markets, lovely parks and coastline walks, snorkeling and swimming activities and about 45 minutes to Volcano National Park. Nights and mornings are a cacophony of chirping birds, croaking frogs, barking dogs , clucking chickens and, oddly, roosters who often crow even into midnight. The windows are screens without panes so it’s all fresh air. Tiny geckos crawl about the cabin but never bother you and the tiny frogs do sometimes hop into the Hawaiian style toilet out on your porch. It took about a day before I became amused by them. The warm water outdoor shower is divine and I miss it already. The almost daily gifts of fruit from Doug’s orchard were such a sweet touch of Aloha. As other reviews have mentioned, Doug is just a text away if you need him and invisible if you don’t. One week during our stay, the couple renting the cabin next door landed in Hilo and found themselves unable to rent a car. They told us that Doug drove them into town to rent a U-Haul truck for a few days and drove them around to show them where to go in town for the things they need. The outdoor kitchen is also clean and spacious and the mosquitos are remarkably well controlled by a fan in the ceiling. We mentioned to Doug one day that It was difficult to reach the power strip in the kitchen he moved it that afternoon! This experience can best be described as “glamping” ...glamorous camping with all the conveniences of an upscale “safari tent “with a really comfortable bed amidst all the beauty of nature. As I write this I am now in a lodge with an indoor shower , glass windows and a TV and I miss the bungalow already.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: 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 the Keaau, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$395.4
Cleaning Fee AU$125.21 + Tax

Four night minimum for all holidays. Holiday rates are $114 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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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