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Keaau Hawaii 96749 United States of America

Listing # 135027

Rates From USD 2150 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2021

Big Island of Hawaii - teach from our home - or just enjoy your sabbatical

Spectacular custom 3 story home located on the breathtaking Puna coastline. This lovely property can allow comfortable private space for your visitors wanting to see the island. The Paradise Papa Lani property includes and upper and ground level unit, three separate sleeping areas, two baths, custom kitchen and comfortably sleeps 6-8 guests depending on the configuration of your group.

Cool tradewinds will carry the sweet fragrance of jasmine and plumeria through the air as you relax in this tropical garden with pineapples, guavas and papayas. The home is situated in the residential community of Hawaiian Paradise Park, on one of the loveliest bays in East Hawaii - where you can walk for miles and see nothing but pristine coastline and lush forest.

Designed for relaxation and contemplation, the home has a vaulted ceiling, a sleeping loft/studio office now called the 'Lava Loft with imported tiles resembling Madame Pele's 'art'. Light floods from windows and skylights, ceiling fans move the tradewinds, and meticulously selected, comfortable island furnishings include pieces from the Four Seasons hotel. kitchen has imported granite to bring a feel of the earth an all appliances, dishes, and utensils ready to make a gourmet meal. The main floor leads to the Lava Loft that can sleep 4 along with the main bedroom with a queen-size bed, one large bath, the kitchen/ dining room/living room with entertainment center hidden from direct view for a more tranquil feeling. The living room features open-beam ceilings and the entertainment center with Spectrum & WiFi. This is all connecting to the covered wrap-around lanai with a stunning teak set and extremely comfortable outdoor furnishings.

The ground floor offers a large and separate private one bedroom with a full bath which can be a private Studio. This full-size bed was purchased from the purchasing order of the Four Seasons and creates a magical place for your visitors.

Watch breathtaking sunrises and cascading rainbows all from the upstairs wraparound view lanai. It really feels like a magical tree house at times due to the level of green and blue surrounding you. Upper level of the house still offers views of ocean through trees but a short walk or bike ride left and right of the house is a daily suggested ritual. Dolphin and whale watching are great entertainment in certain months. It is just a short drive to black sand beaches, waterfalls, culture, restaurants, and shops. This is for those who want a space amidst the beauty of old Hawaii. Located in a quiet residential community, Hawaiian Paradise Park, on the beautiful Puna Coastline about 20 minutes from the University of Hawaii, Hilo Airport and 12 minutes from the town of Pahoa.
Write your thesis, read students' work, or publish your book here.
Welcome to our Big Island Paradise with all the beauty of Hawaii!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
7 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, July 15, 2021 until Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
please contact us for requests as dates can change
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Keaau
Postal Code - State or Province 96749 HI
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Hawaiian Paradise Park
Closest University University of Hawaii at Hilo
University nearby Hawaii Community College

Rental Price:

USD 2150 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
due to high cost of electricity, renters are asked to be mindful so utilities can remain included
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other: Can offer Great ocean view from 3rd floor loft.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

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About Me
We have lived and taught abroad and in the US for more than 2 decades. We have taught at international schools and colleges in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, and Singapore. My husband and I have studied as undergraduate and graduate students in Hawaii and as a result have created a home that brings us back on holiday and allows others to live, study, work, and especially, read and write in 'paradise'.

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We have loved renting this home. First of all, the owners are super friendly, easy-going, and flexible. We really appreciated all the help, tips and information that they provided prior to our arrival. They definitely made our stay easier and more enjoyable. The home itself is very clean, functional, and cozy. It has a breezy cottage feel to it. The bedrooms are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean, and the kitchen has everything you need. The house is on a long gravel/dirt road surrounded by jungle fauna and lined with little cottages. We enjoyed seeing people walking dogs and riding bikes up and down the "banana road" in front of the house. The Lanai is breezy and comfortable. A great place to do work, eat meals, or just sit and drink your morning coffee. At night you can hear the frogs chirpping and see a million stars in the dark sky (no street lights). The ocean is a five minute walk away. Although there is nowhere to enter the ocean here, this rocky coast is a spectacular place to sit and watch the waves crash in and feel the ocean spray on your face. My kids enjoyed playing in the small water pools and spotting turtles swimming in the waves. I strongly recommend renting this home. Note: You will need a car to get to groceries, sand beaches etc. Excellent NRice 10/16/2020 6:13:00 PM