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Bungalow with spectacular ocean view from lanai and private hot tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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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Sandra Mayville
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

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 Ocean View

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.


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: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in the Ocean View in the Ka'u

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No animals allowed
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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New, very comfortable king size bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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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Bungalow with spectacular ocean view from lanai and private hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Perfect cozy cottage with view of the ocean over the lava fields!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we wished we had booked for longer! The property is beautiful, turned into an oasis by the owners. Sandy greeted us with fresh fruit from the property (would recommend the lilikoi!) And for us settled in.

The bed was more comfortable than most hotels I have stayed in. The stone floor of the shower feels like a massage. Stargazing in the hot tub is a must (make sure to turn off the porch and garden lights!). We loved watching the sunrise while drinking coffee on the lanai.

Couldn't have asked for more hospitable hosts, either! They got us set up for a day of snorkelling at Two Step and an adventure in the lava tubes nearby. Would absolutely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus Bungalow is well-appointed and comfortable with fabulous windows that take advantage of the cross-breezes and sweeping views. Sunrises and sunsets alike are beautiful. Sandy and Fred were fabulous and gracious hosts. We used our stay as home base for a week of day trips. We went snorkeling twice (and swam with turtles!) at 2-step followed by picnics at the end of the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park (go past the end of the paved parking lot!). We went to the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (entrance fee is $25 and good for 7 days) and drove all the way down to the end of the road at the water's edge; also went to the Bird Park that same day. We went to the Punalu'u Black Sand beach (twice) to see the turtles and enjoy the park and to the Whittington Beach Park to see the pier skeleton. We drove to Hilo for a day trip and the BEST Opakapaka fish-n-chips (to-go) from Ponds Restaurant; we ate at a park off of Banyan Drive and visited Liliuokulani Park and Gardens which is beautiful. We were also going to visit the Green Sand beach on South Point, which is highly recommended and close, but opted for another day of snorkeling instead.

About the Hibiscus Bungalow: very comfortable bed; comfortable sofa; kitchen had everything we needed including a good coffee maker; bathroom was luxurious; nice towels, linens, pillows, and ample ceiling fans. It's beautifully decorated and there were even games for us to use (Scrabble, Tangoes, cards). Good-sized lanai with very comfy chairs and another ceiling fan and the barbecue works great. No TV (thankfully) but the internet works great and we used that to listen to music on Spotify.

There are two nearby grocery stores (we preferred Malama Market), the gas prices matched the best on the west/south of the island, DJ's pizza is pretty good and there's a food truck on the road north of town named Local Comfort Food (or LCF) that has awesome ribs (I'd suggest skipping the sides and making your own rice at the bungalow, though). The Saturday morning flea market was fun, too.

All-in-all, a wonderful and peaceful place for a retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the bungalow after a week's vacation on Kauai and before spending three days on Oahu. We were looking for a place on the big island to use as our home base as we continued our travels around the islands.

This was one of the most unique VRBO properties we've ever visited! When is the last time you stayed in the middle of a lava field? First off, it is beautifully decorated with every attention to detail thought of. Not only is it super clean, you won't want to leave the bungalow because it's so quaint and peaceful.

Secondly, Sandy and Fred are super easy to work with and prompt in answering our questions. They are friendly hosts who will do whatever it takes to ensure your visit exceeds expectations.

We meant to use the bungalow as a home base while we explored but ended up just hanging out on the lanai for an entire day. It's just that comfortable. The next day we got up very early and drove to a bicycle outfitter in order to rent bikes to view the lava flow into the Pacific. We followed up with a visit to Volcanoes National Park. I highly recommend this day long excursion. Follow it up with a carry out pizza from DJ's (less than five minutes away) and pickup some beer or wine and then share all about your day with your honey on the lanai. Makes for a perfect outing on the big island at a perfect place!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I always hope that our guests feel so comfortable and relaxed that they don't want to leave. It was a pleasure to meet you and hopefully you will return to Hibiscus Bungalow for some more rest and relaxation in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Sandy and Fred have created the perfect retreat. We were coming off a week on Maui and really needed a place to relax and unwind and we're fortunate enough to have found Hibiscus Hideaway. We had everything we needed and then some. We couldn't have asked for more except maybe a few more days. Guess we'll have to come back! Sandy even had fresh baked scones for us for our early morning departure. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Sandra and Fred were so sweet to us! Their little bungalow is not little. It's airy with bright colors, high ceilings, and a large bathroom. The coastal breezes, large windows and fans keep the air inside fresh. We borrowed a couple of nice kits of snorkeling equipment from them and spent a lot of time exploring the south and west sides of the island using their bungalow as base.

The bungalow literally is somewhere close to the middle of a large lava flow that goes to the ocean. This setting is stunning. The grocery store up the street is complete and, with the bungalow's kitchen, we made all of our food. We didn't try any of the restaurants but enjoyed eating our breakfasts and dinners to the quiet view out the back porch to the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle River, Alaska

Fabulous accommodations, beautiful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in the Ocean View, Big Island Hawaii

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £44.67 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £148.9
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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