|Space||680 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
We were absolutely blown away by the Hibiscus Bungalow! Fred and Sandy were the most amazing hosts! The bungalow was a dream! Perfect for a getaway for two. Lovely cooling breezes all day, a setting so surreal amongst all of Pele's earthly contributions to the landscape.
The craftsmanship and love that went into creating this bungalow was not lost on us! We loved hearing stories from Fred and Sandy about the development of their property.
We will go back for sure!
Sandy and Fred have made this experience a true Island feel. Both are extremely friendly, warm, and welcoming. Every day there was a smile and a wave as we ventured out. The bungalow was cozy and inviting, and you could truly see and feel all the personal touches that went into its design. The lanai welcomed you every morning for a cup or 2 of coffee and the most amazing sunrises. After a day of adventure, the consistent cool breezes were great for sleeping. As Sandy has mentioned, the lava formations are stunning, and extend toward one of the most amazing horizon views on the island. My ultimate goal was to find an area where day to day life slowed down, where strangers were now friends, and the dress for every day was shorts, tee shirts and sandles. This is it and much more. We loved it and highly recommend experiencing what Sandy and Fred feel every day. We will surely return soon.😎😎😎
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at this very private, spacious studio. The large lanai was surrounded by a creative colorful Hawaiian garden which accented the reddish brown lava beds and invited birds to visit and provide beautiful songs in the morning and evening. This relaxing atmosphere offered the quietness and tranquility we were seeking. The living space was inviting and appealing showing Sandra's personal touch and attention to detail in the interesting decorations and nicely appointed use of local wood in kitchen and bath. This is definitely a place to consider if you want to stay near the South end of the Island. It offers the unique surroundings of being in the middle of a 1300 year old lava flow with a view of the ocean in the distance. Sandra was a very welcoming and accommodating host who is continuing to develop this space into a beautiful space to share with others.
We had a wonderful week of both relaxation and adventure while at the Hibiscus Cottage. Sandra and Fred were gracious hosts and pointed us to a nearby beach that was one of the highlights of our week (we had the entire beach to ourselves on Valentine's Day)! The cottage had everything we needed. The location was close to South Point and the Green Sands Adventure - which was great fun. Trips to the Volcano were only about an hour away to see Lava in the Caldera. Stores and laundry very close by - very convenient. Great value!
What a great place, located on a pretty impressive lava field over looking South Point. The "cabin" is quite impressive with it's very thoughtful decor, impressive stone work in the shower and the counter tops are tastefully done with very cool local wood. The evening skies are very impressive with unbelievable star gazing at night. Local grocery stores are great and the Mehe's Bar & Grill is a great place to find a pretty good meal reasonably priced. Gas was cheapest on the Island. We had a very nice time and loved the solitude. Sandy and Fred have a very nice place and are very friendly and knowledgeable about the island and things to see. We hope to stay there again in the future. The lava lamps adds a great touch overlooking the lava field. Pretty cool.
My wife and I stayed here for four nights, and it met our needs perfectly. The cabin had everything we needed, was clean and private, and had an amazing view. We used this cabin as a base of operations for exploring the larger area, including the Volcano National Park. We don't mind driving, so the hour-long trip to Volcano National Park was not a big deal for us. Do know going in that will likely be in the car a bit more than if you were staying in places closer to the main tourist attractions of the island.
Overall, a fantastic experience and a great place for two people to stay.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£154.61|
|cleaning fee||£38.65 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.