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Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Very comfortable living conditions where you can sit back and relax.

Two acres of beautifully landscaped property. Remote controlled air conditioned cottage, with all the amenities necessary to make your stay unforgettable. . You will want to come back again and again. If you are looking for the best in Paradise our property is the place. We have over 50 fruit trees you may freely pick from, There is nothing like fresh squeezed lemonade or sweet banana's in the morning.

The finest of the Big Island is here and we will make sure your visit is the trip of a lifetime.

Activities ( nearby) :

15 min: Makuu Swap Meet, Pahoa food and shops, zoo, macadamia nut factory shop and tours.

20 min: Airport, movies, Starbucks, Macy’s, Sears, Waiopae Protected Tide Pools (snorkeling heaven)

30 min: Hilo Port, Hilo town shopping, Rainbow Falls, Huge Banyan Tree Park on Hilo Bay, the Japanese gardens on Hilo Bay, Hilo municipal golf course , Volcano Golf Course.40 min: Volcano National Park, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, scenic drive on Hamakua Coast.Kalapana market every Wednesday night from 4pm till 10pm, live music and many different types of food, this event is a local tradition.and is a MUST visit.

More Details

Michael Bighaus
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Michael Bighaus

My wife and I really love making our property as beautiful as possible. My wife Rute is from Brazil and speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. I on the other hand speak English and a little Spanish and a little Portuguese, when I say little I mean very little however, I am learning.

We bought the property about 10 years ago. We planted all the trees even before we built. After having the property cleared we put down hundreds of yards of cinder soil over the entire two acres. All the trees you now see, were planted just as starts only a couple feet tall, now the Royal palms are from 25 feet to 30 feet tall. Most of the fruit trees were planted at the same time and are producing delicious fruit. At least once a year we plant a couple more different kinds of fruit trees. Because my wife is from Brazil, we have even found a few varieties from Brazil, one is called Brazilian cherry. A couple years ago we added several different varieties of Banana's, some are cooking banana's.

We really hope you enjoy our place as much as we do and will make it like your own when you are here.

Why Michael Bighaus chose Puna District

I am a Vietnam Veteran and years ago I came from Vietnam for a break from the war, we called it R&R, at that time, I fell in love with the weather and the beauty of the tropics. I decided that if I ever had the chance to live in Hawaii I would do it. I have been blessed to find a wife who loves the same things as myself, the beauty of the ocean and a warm tropical breeze. We both love long walks and the ocean is not but a perfect evening stroll. All our neighbors are wonderful who never seem to be in a hurry and find it easy to talk story. These are just a few of the reasons why we chose this property.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Royal Palm Acres a piece of Paradise awaits you and your family.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 33 reviews
Grants Pass, Oregon

A Hidden Jewel

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I cannot say enough good about this place. If you like quiet, like birds and frog noises, lots of beautiful landscape, fruit trees galore, like a well organized home with plenty of space to put your things, a nice bed and futon couch, internet and cable that work perfectly, grill and all the toys, washer, dryer and everything is clean. Such a short drive from the Hilo airport. We usually go to the beach and hang out but this place was so nice, we mostly stayed put. Thank you to the owners for their quick response always with any questions and the neighbor nearby who could help if need be, but there was no need. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, so glad you had a good time. You are most definitely welcome to come back whenever you want. Mahalo Mike and Rute
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A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

MY wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage. It was very clean, comfortable, and well equipped. The fruit trees were a very giant plus to someone from Wyoming. Picking your own citrus fruit from the trees and eating them fresh and juicing them was a new experience for us. The location was great for access to tide pools and the lava viewing which was an amazing experience for us. We would recommend the cottage to anyone who enjoys the hawaiian culture and outdoor life. Thank you very much to the owners Mike and Rute.

Robert and Debbie

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at our property, Rute and I welcome you back whenever you are in Hawaii . Thanks for the 5 star rating. It makes us feel good knowing we have done something right.At some point we plan on adding another bedroom and extra bath, once that is completed we will add that information to our website. Mahalo Mike and Rute
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Small house with a huge garden

  • 4 of 5

In the middle of jungle we enjoyed our stay in this small house. It was little hard to find in the first.

This side of the islad is rainy but a good location to drive around and see things. We went swimming in warm springs close by. Horseback riding we did in northern part of the islad and beaches we visited in Kona side. Volcanos and lava was impressive, but maybe the best experience was swimming with sea turtles just next to the airport. This was really nice stay to our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Wow you did a lot while there. Thanks for letting people know what adventures are available. Please come back again and thanks for the review.
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Schöne Ferienwohnung mitten im Grünen

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten uns aufgrund der guten Lage für ein Ferienhaus innerhalb des südöstlich von Hilo gelegenen Hawaiian Paradise Park entschieden. Das Haus befindet sich ungefähr 6-7 Minuten abseits der Hauptverkehrsstraße, die Keeau und Pahoa miteinander verbindet. Ein sehr großzügig bemessenes Grundstück mit einer Vielzahl endemischer Pflanzen beinhaltet ein Hauptgebäude mit angeschlossenem Schuppen, sowie zwei kleine Garagen, die für den Besucher nicht nutzbar sind.

Die Schlüsselübergabe findet über einen kleinen Safe mit Codeschloss statt; die zugehörige Kombination erhält man per Mail wenige Tage vor Anreise.

Das Haus teilt sich in einen großen, klimatisierten Wohnraum mit Küche, Schlaf- und Wohnbereich auf, sowie ein kleines Bad mit Dusche. Hinter dem Schuppen befindet sich eine Outdoor-Dusche, die praktisch bei jedem Wetter genutzt werden kann. Im Schupen stehen Waschmaschine und Trocker zur Verfügung und außerdem diverse Strandutensilien. Unter dem Vordach findet man einer Hängematte, die leider aufgrund des stets hohen Mückenaufkommens kaum genutzt werden kann.

Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet und ermöglicht die eigenständige Verpflegung, ohne dass man auf essentielle Bestandteile verzichten muss. Alles ist sehr sauber und wird von einer Nachbarin, die auch primäre Ansprechpartnerin bei Fragen und Problemen ist, in einwandfreiem Zustand gehalten

Vom Cottage aus lassen sich alle wesentlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Insel sehr gut erreichen, so dass einem Tagesausflug in den Vulkan-Nationalpark oder an die Westküste nichts im Wege steht. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind ca, 15 Minuten entfernt in Keeau.

Aus unserer Sicht war diese Unterkunft ein Highlight unseres mehrwöchigen Hawaii-Urlaubs. Der einzige Schönheitsfleck ist die doch sehr hohe Insektenmenge, die jeden Aufenthalt an der frischen Luft sehr schnell verleidet. Wir können dennoch eine bedenkenlose Empfehlung aussprechen.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. You are welcome to come back whenever you wish, you took great care of our place.Sorry about the mosquito's out side, we do regular treating for insects so most of the time you will not be bothered by insects. Mahalo Mike and Rute
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Paradise awaits!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first time staying in a VRBO and now we are hooked!

Mike, one of the property owners, was very quick to respond to our request to stay at their cottage. And they provided some great information on the area to help us pre-plan our trip.

The check-in and check-out procedures were very simple and straight forward.

The cottage is beautifully maintained, with comfortable furniture. You could easily have a small family stay here, but with only one room for everyone, we found it perfect for my hubby and me. We were pleasantly surprised at all of the little touches Mike and Rute thought of to make it a comfortable place to stay. It felt like we were staying with family. We slept so well!

The grounds are lovely. There are plenty of fruit trees, although there wasn't very much that was ripe when we were there. Hawaii has some interesting growing seasons. We were pleased to find that Mike and Rute left us fresh bananas hanging on the back patio. They were delicious!

Every night we were serenaded by tiny frogs. We even caught one hiding on a plant by the front door and were able to take some neat pictures and videos so our kids could see.

The cottage is a relatively short drive from Hilo. I think it took us around 30 minutes, but that's pretty good for getting around on the Big Island. Pahoa and Keaau are only around 10 minutes away, so you have a pretty good selection of restaurants and grocery stores. We loved the Thai restaurant and Pele's cafe in Pahoa! You also have to go to the Wednesday night market in Kalapana. It's one giant party with some very interesting locals. An experience not to be missed.

There are some great places to snorkel in the Puna area, but if the weather doesn't cooperate, the cottage is a great place to just sit and relax. The back patio has comfortable furniture and a hammock to sit and listen to the rain, read a book, or take a nap.

Thank you Mike and Rute for sharing your little piece of paradise. We would love to come back here on our next trip to The Big Island!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. You are most defiantly welcome to come back. September and October are the best times to come if you want lots of star fruit. We were there all of October and Rute filled an entire wheelbarrow with starfruit plus she trimmed a lemon tree and picked 140 large lemons, there were at least that many left on the tree.Glad you enjoyed the bananas, that is one thing we seem to have all year round.There is nothing better then tree ripened bananas. Mahalo Mike and Rute
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Comfortable cottage in beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect stay for exploring the south and east side of the island, not far from Hilo and the Volcanoes National Park. The cottage is surrounded by lush vegetation, fruits and palm trees & has a large wrap around veranda with plenty of shade from sun and rain. The bed was comfortable, the room spacious and we had all we needed (apart from a small saucepan). Booking was easy and straightforward. ps Would recommend the helicopter tour over the volcanoes and waterfalls.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lava Tube Cave
Hulihe'e Palace
"Beautiful white sand beached, great restaurants and friendly people."
Hiilawe Falls
Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pahoa Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Kalapana Black sand beach

Wednesday nights at Kalapana market is a must see from 4pm to 10pm. lots of different foods and local music.

Sunday Makuu market is a great place to get anything you may need such as fresh fruits and veggies or just want to listen to interesting local music.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Keaau, Puna District

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £160
House cleaning £68 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

The property is to be left in the same condition as when you arrived. This a a non smoking unit. Pets are not allowed. Check in time is after 4 pm and check out time is before 11 am this will enable the cleaning staff to get the cottage ready for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Keaau in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Bath sink and cabinet
    1 Bathroom - Outdoor Shower , The outside shower is not heated, But really refreshing.
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a 4 foot inside shower, the bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror. We furnish all the paper products and clean towels. The outside shower is not heated however is very refreshing on a hot day. The outside shower is located through the laundry room and behind the locked wooden door. Some have stated that they enjoy the outside shower even more then the one inside.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Studio - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    1 Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The cottage is a studio, it has one Queen size bed and a futon that folds out to make another queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have streamlined our checkout process to make it easier for guests so they can get back on the road. We have hired a new housekeeping company who will be responsible for making the bed, washing,drying folding and putting away all linen and towels. There will only be a few requirements for our guests. #1 Wash all dishes and put away. #2 Put inside garbage in outside container. #3 Make sure everything is removed from the fridge. Turn off AC and inside lights.#4 Lock all doors and put the key back in the lock box and turn dial. Our cleaning company will come and do a complete inside and outside cleaning to get everything ready for the next guests. Mahalo for checking out before 11:00 am..

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