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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Private bedroom with your own entry & refrigerator is partitioned from rest of house. 2 guest rooms share 1 cute bathroom which is located between the 2 guest rooms. The separate screened-in kitchen is the cooking/eating area, with 2-burner propane stove, sink & dishes. Also a BBQ/sitting area. Walk 3 blocks to the ocean cliffs. You may be able to hike/bike to the active lava flow! We provide an 8 page guide of what to do in the area after you check in and answer questions about what to see.

The space

Our house has 2 guest rooms (the other guest room is "Endless Summer") with 1 shared bathroom which is separate from where the Hosts live. Your room has a separate entry. The room is for one or two people, no additional guests allowed. Parking is close to your door. You will share the cute & clean bathroom with the guests in the other rented room. Both rooms share the screened-in kitchen located in the private back yard, which includes a 2 burner propane cook stove, coffee maker, sink, dishes, cookware, and a glass top table for two. You have a mini refrigerator in your room. The close by BBQ also includes a propane cook stove top and eating area. All of our water is filtered and sanitized; safe to drink. The queen size bed is a high-end, great 9-inch memory foam mattress! The room includes cable flat screen HDTV, wireless high speed internet, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, ceiling fan, fire extinguisher, flashlights, beach towels, bath towels, drinking glasses, wine/bottle opener and a mini refrigerator. No smoking and no pets on any part of the property.

If you need more room, the other guest room available in the house is Endless Summer.

Guest access

Included with your room and bathroom, you have access to a large open area in the backyard, which includes the screened-in gazebo kitchen, a lounging and eating area under a tarp-gazebo with barbecue, and access to our beautiful & relaxing landscaped lava garden with a variety of palms, fruits, flowers and ferns. Walk three short blocks, and you will be at the ocean cliffs! Walk along the cliffs and sea arches, look for dolphins, turtles along with whales (when they are in season), and walk either direction as far as you like and enjoy the crashing waves and ocean breeze!

Interaction with guests

The portion of the house we live in is at the other end of the house. Don't worry about coming in to your private area through your private door late at night; we won't hear you. You will have complete privacy, please respect our privacy. If there is a problem, we will be there to help you in anyway we can.

Other things to note

The sounds of the night will include the waves breaking at the ocean edge, the loud coqui frogs and tropical birds serenading you, and the pouring rain. They all sound wonderful! You can sleep with the door and the window open, screen door closed, and really feel like you are part of the Hawaiian jungle. If you close it all up, it does quiet everything down quite a bit! You will awaken to trade winds blowing, singing birds and a couple of roosters.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking on any part of the property and no pets are allowed. No loud partying, we respect our neighbors. No eating or food refuse in the room. Please clean up after yourself in the shared bathroom & kitchen/BBQ areas. We do not supply any food items.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

121 Reviews

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Louis User Profile
September 2017
Jim and Carol are by far the kindliest and best hosts I ever had! With their experience as Tour Guides they could show me places I would have never find. My stay at their place was just perfect! Thanks a lot.

Sylvie User Profile
September 2017
We stayed in Jim and Carol's beautiful and well appointed home for two nights. Their communication was excellent and they were relaxed about our changing arrival time. The bedroom is very comfortable, private, and the outdoor kitchen is very well equipped and thoughtfully built. Location wise they are about equidistant between the two main sites of the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park (main park including Kilauea Crater, and the hike to the open lava flows), and a 20-30min drive from some excellent restaurants, tide pools and hot springs. They very kindly let us borrow their scuba gear outside our booking, which we appreciated! Their recommendations were very helpful and we would happily stay there again and recommend them to potential guests.
Jim And Carol User ProfileJim And Carol is a superhost.
Response from Jim And Carol:
Mahalo for staying with us, and super glad you were able to see the lava flow (and thanks for the chocolate!).
September 2017

Tanja User Profile
September 2017
Everything was great. Nice area, quiet and you fall asleep listening to the frogs. Nice facilities. Good location to see Volcano and Puna. Carol was very informative and came with helpful tips for visiting different sights.

Travis User Profile
August 2017
Jim and Carol are great hosts. The room/bathroom was impeccable. This was my second stay at their place and enjoyed every moment of it. The setting was very peaceful and the value is an amazing deal! I will definitely be back again!

François User Profile
August 2017
Great hosts with great knowledge of the area

Stefan User Profile
August 2017
All good. We had a lovely stay in a nice, clean room by nice and helpful hosts. And yes, the coquis really sing you into sleep :) a bit far away but very recommandable!!

Monica User Profile
August 2017
We had such a comfortable and relaxing stay here at Jim and Carol's, which we used as our home base to explore the Hilo side of Big Island. The room and the available amenities were lovely and quaint and J&C were very happy to give us a hand when we needed help with things to see and food to eat. Many if not all of the places we visited, Kalapana to see the lava flow, Rainbow Falls and Kapoho Tide Pools were a very reasonable car trip distance away.

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Keaau, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Jim And Carol User ProfileJim And Carol is a superhost.

We are a fun couple, enjoy nature, both of us work as tour directors. We are happy to laugh with you and share any knowledge we have that can help your adventure in Hawaii. Your area is separate from ours, so you can be as private as you like. We love the sun, gardening, walking and hiking, music and wine, and relaxing in the ocean water!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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