House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
- english, Just enough French to have a funny conversation.
About Barbara Bell
Here we are checking out the lava flow. We have lived in East Hawai`i for over 30 years, so we obviously love Hawai`i. Jack is a 3rd generation Hardwood Flooring Contractor, newly retired, and Barbara is a jaquette of all trades, most recently working for the County of Hawai`i.
Barbara Bell purchased this House in 1998
Why Barbara Bell chose Keaau
East Hawaii is varied, and exciting; the volcano never ceases to inspire and thrill. Madame Pele gives her unique energy to the whole of East Hawaii, and especially the Puna District. We have lived in East Hawaii for so long, and this house was our home, until we moved to the Big City of Hilo. Jack built this home in 1998, after living a few blocks away for about 15 years. We have completed a major re-fresh in Fall, 2013, and seem to always be cleaning, upgrading, or doing maintenance on something. The house is definitely in good order.
What makes this House unique
Because our home is almost at the end of a quiet dead-end street, it is very restful and private. We like to find new spots, via bicycle, or hiking boots, or swimming fins. There are so many incredible places to explore and we never get tired of adventuring. We like to walk or bike the coastline--for miles. To the south, we go to some tidepools about 1 1/2 miles away. To the north, we bike, then hike the last bit to a white sand beach that's about 5 miles away. When we are here, if we're not doing maintenance stuff, we also spend many hours lounging back and forth between the hot tub, the solar heated pool (90-95 degrees F), and lazing around on the deck. It's so private and quiet--we love it.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Beautiful oceanfront home
A very well maintained home with a spectacular view of the ocean. The home was well supplied with everything our family of 6 needed, and the pool and hot tub were a huge hit in the evenings after days spent hiking and exploring. Would definitely stay here again!
This is such a lovely home! It was very clean and well appointed. The furnishings and detail to craftsmanship in the home were beautiful. The floors and artwork were stunning. One of my favorite things was lying in bed in the morning watching the sunrise and the light to come through the full stained glass door and watch the whale light up. We visited with our three teenaged sons and there was plenty of room for all of us. We had ample towels both bath and beach. There were coolers and beach toys as well. The pool was terrific to cool off and play in. The location was nice for the Hilo area and Volcanoes park. It felt like you were actually in Hawaii and not in a touristy section. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the communication with Barbara. One of my boys left something and she checked right away and mailed it to us! We would absolutely recommend this beautiful home!
Stunning oceanfront home
Barbara's place is an incredible property and it suited our family perfectly. The detail in the house is amazing -- from the lovely stained glass to the knotty pine walls & ceilings to the lovely inlaid compass rose in the kitchen floor. That alone would make this a five-star stay, but the outdoors is incredible. You can watch the sunrise from the upstairs balcony or wander 40 feet out onto the lava to hear the waves crash, watch sea turtles swim by, and take in the full ocean view. We spent most of our time on the deck or in the pool/hot tub. I loved that the pool wasn't deep, so I could stand at the edge, resting my head on my arms and gazing at the sea. I would stay here again in an instant!
Beauty of "Hilo Side"
Beautiful well kept home right on the Ocean. Close to Hilo, Volcanoe and just a few gorgeous waterfalls. The pool and Hot tub were inviting every evening after a long day exploring. Perfect to share with a large family or like us, two couples on a relaxing vacay. A great start to our Big Isle adventure. Well done!
Peace, Paradise, and Play
Aloha magic as soon as you step through the door! Crashing waves, swimming under the stars, rainbows, dolphins, honus. Everything was exactly as described! We cooked and bbq everyday, great kitchen, everything you need! And the beauty of the floors, the walls, the wood, you can tell the folks that own this place take great pride in tending and taking care of their home they share. It was the perfect place to celebrate my niece's coming birth of her son. Many stories were told sitting on the lanai that will be passed down to the next generations! Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise! And thanks to Wendy, the property manager, she was a joy to communicate with! Mahalo!
Beautiful location, amazing house
I loved this house, the detailed woodwork, the views, the pool, the hot tub, the location! I did not realize how hot it would be and this house does not have AC. But still, an amazing stay overall!
Thanks for your nice review. Most guests have commented that once they opened the house up and turned on the fans (located throughout the house), the ocean breezes cool it down quickly and allow them to hear the ocean waves lapping against the cliffs. We're glad you had an overall amazing stay. Aloha!
All the relaxing or adventurous activities you can dream of, Volcano viewing, warm pond soaking, sea-life viewing/hearing and every once in a while smelling, Especially wonderful for mind-clearing, adventuring, bike riding, walking, and a close-by great Sunday Farmer's Market -- Maku`u Market.