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Private bungalow with a spectacular view of Southpoint and miles of coastline.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday bungalow in Ocean View - Hibiscus Bungalows

Bungalow is set on a unique 3 acre piece of land with amazing lava rock features

Beautiful and unique getaway in Ka'u, Hawaii, with a view of the southernmost tip of the United States at Southpoint, Hawaii. A wonderful place to stop between Kona and Hilo or the volcano, or to stop and stay longer for a relaxing time away from the crowds and noise. You'll feel refreshed and re-energized by the quiet and serenity. The stargazing at night is incredible and the sunsets magnificent. Sunrises, if you enjoy the early morning are also gorgeous.

The bungalow is ideal for 2 people. There is a queen size bed, (shown in the pictures) with a pillowtop mattress.

Hibiscus Bungalow has been created with a unique eclectic style giving it a retro tropical feeling. Beautiful tropical woods have been used extensively in the details. The kitchen has a 7’ long bar made from a 2” thick lychee wood slab with a live edge, the bathroom contains a 7’ long vanity made of avocado wood, all the windowsills are mango or lychee wood and the 10’ wide lanai facing the ocean is faced with mango wood.

The walk in shower is tiled in spa colored penny tiles and glass block walls with a pebble floor. A large jalousie window looks out into the garden.

The bungalow is a special and romantic place where you can be centrally located to explore the Big Island, and at the same time be away from the crowded resorts, congestion and traffic of the busy city areas. Wake up every morning to the sound of the birds in the Ohi'a trees outside the windows. Sit on the lanai sipping your morning coffee or tea, while watching the ocean and sky lighting up with color

Here you'll see the real Hawaii, where the land is new and the landscape is undeniably dramatic. 10 minutes away are the Kula Kai Caverns, where you can go on guided tours. ½ hour drive gets you to Ka Lae, (Southpoint) where the braver people jump off the cliff and drop 50’ into the ocean below, then climb up a rusty old ladder to do it again perhaps. The famous Green Sand Beach is also down at the end of Southpoint Road. The beach is about a 3 mile hike in, or you can pay one of the locals who charge $15 to drive you to it.

20 minutes away from us are the old and beautifully unchanged little towns of Waiohinu (Shiny Water in Hawaiian) and Na’alehu (meaning the volcanic ashes). This is a gorgeous piece of old Hawaii like you will rarely see. This was a favorite hangout for Mark Twain, who wrote about the area in his Letters from Hawaii, when he was a reporter for

Just a half hour drive away, you’ll be at beautiful Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, where you’ll see the sea turtles basking in the sun. We are 1 hour away from Kona and 1 hour the opposite direction is Volcanoes National Park.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sandra Mayville
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Sandra Mayville

We bought our land here in 2011 and built a small house to live in and then the bungalow, for guests. We both love Hawaii and plan on being permanent residents here. We love plants and trees and have done lots of landscaping. We have planted fruit trees and vines, asparagus and arugula, koa trees, Monterey pines, palms of different kinds, orchids, bromeliads, cactus, roses and lots of hibiscus. Hibiscus is my favorite flower, and we live on Hibiscus Drive. Naturally, we had to name our place Hibiscus Bungalows. Besides loving Hawaii, we love to travel. So far, Asia and Europe, and looking forward to doing more exploring.

Sandra Mayville purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why Sandra Mayville chose Ka'u District

The setting here is so unique. We are located on the southwest flank of Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano. Don't worry, it isn't spewing anywhere around us at this time. The lava flow we live on is hundreds of years old. We have amazing dramatic lava rocks. They are like sculptures. The layered lava balls are fascinating chunks of geological history. This link will take you to a paper that will tell you all about it.


Besides the layered lava balls, there is the sunrise, the sunset, the views and the beautiful fragrance of the passion flowers and plumeria.

What makes this bungalow unique

Custom bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, seat, niches and glass block walls. Views of ocean and gardens from inside the shower, through jalousie windows. The vanity is a 7' long piece of avocado wood with a natural edge, from the Big Island. You'll feel like you're showering at an exclusive spa.

There is a custom bar made out of local lychee wood, where you can relax and enjoy the view.

On the lanai, where you see the gorgeous view of the coast starting at Southpoint, the exterior wall facing the ocean is faced with mango wood.

All of the window sills inside are either mango or lychee wood.

The décor is eclectic, combining tropical décor, stained glass wall sconces, and ceiling fans inside and out.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Private bungalow with a spectacular view of Southpoint and miles of coastline.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Charming Bungalow & Host

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks on the Big Island and had set aside our last 3 nights to relax and unwind in Ka'u and don't think we could have chosen a better place than Hibiscus Bungalows. It may very well have been our favourite out of the four vacation rentals we stayed when it comes to the cottage itself. The space is so thoughtfully designed , tastefully decorated and simply oozing with charm. I was immediately smitten! There were a few beverages in the fridge and snacks to get you started with a well-appointed kitchen for preparing meals. There are 4 (yes I said 4!) ceiling fans and windows along every wall for the most comfortable breezes to stay cool day and night. We loved early mornings and sunsets on the patio, and the comfortable bed altogether made it difficult to leave. A hundred times better than any hotel or resort! Sandy is a lovely and thoughtful host, and it was an absolute delight to run into her each day for a little chat about the island. She found out that I was celebrating my champagne birthday (30 on the 30th), and brought us a bottle of champagne to enjoy. Highly recommend staying at Hibiscus Bungalows!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Bungalow & Convenient to Volcano National Park

  • 5 of 5

This spacious bungalow is an excellent value and is conveniently located between Kona and Volcano National Park - near South Point and away from the crowds. It is beautifully furnished and decorated, well appointed for cooking in, and has all of the comforts of home. Sandy and Fred were very welcoming - even provided fresh local fruits on our arrival! I highly recommend staying at Hibiscus Bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

It was such a wonderful treat to start out my trip with a stay in Sandy and Fred's beautiful Hibiscus Bungalow. The place is so comfortable and bright with so many personal touches- my personal favorite was the stonework in the shower (along with all of the amazing custom woodwork). There was a bowl of exotic fruit, coffee, coconut water, and snacks provided. Sandy and Fred were great hosts and provided me with ample information about local activities and places to eat. on the morning of my departure Sandy was kind enough to go out of her way to drive me to a local hiking spot as well as pick me up after I was finished si that I could leave my car at their place. This was overall a great experience- I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the bungalow... It was beautiful... So a tranquil place. We loved the decor and it is 100 percent better than staying at a resort to us. We highly recommend this place and hope to go back again..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus Bungalow is absolutely charming. What a gem of a find! This bungalow, created with a lot of love and exquisite taste is the perfect retreat for those wishing to find a central location to visit both Kona and Hilo. A lot of thought and attention went into the design which shows in the stunning counter, made of locally sourced woods, mango, ohia......... The bathroom is well planned, with a beautiful sink, shower, etc. Lots of light, fans and breezes throughout. Very comfortable. Take the time to spend early mornings and evenings on the patio, enjoying the peacefulness and relaxation that comes with morning coffee. Comfortable bed and so nice to wake up in the morning with that wonderful view.

Lots of personal touches to make our stay comfortable and inviting. The local supermarket (two of them) are close by, so easy to stock up on necessities.

Sandra made us feel so welcome and was very accommodating. Offered us the use of beach chairs, cooler and snorkeling gear. A must in Hawaii!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panoramic Ocean View!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this private bungalow is in a large and expansive lava field with stunning, panoramic ocean view! There are wonderful plantings of native species around the unit along with adequate outdoor lighting. The wicker rocking chairs/ table on the front porch are fabulous! Bug spry provided if necessary. The bungalow is delightful, bright and well designed. The bar counter is made of Lychee wood and bath counter of Avocado wood. Beautiful. Owners are knowledgable about the area, close by for questions and very pleasant! Evenings are quiet and relaxing . Thanks again for a great stay. Great rental!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mehe's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Sea Mountain Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Grinds Coffee Shop
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pohue Bay Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Ocean View, Ka'u District

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
cleaning fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in the Ocean View in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Walk in shower with tile and glass block walls and pebble tile floor. Avocado wood vanity with hand painted vessel sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Sleeping - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with pillow top mattress
  • There is a very comfortable pillowtop Queen bed in bedroom area.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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