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Charming Tropical Hideaway, Pool, Hot Tub, Snorkel

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Patio with private hot tub, outdoor dining, gas-fired BBQ grill and yard
Entry Gate to patio
Volcano National Park crater plume, 1.5 hour drive from Tropical Hideaway
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Overview
studio
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Tropical Hideaway is a charming Hawaii-style downstairs studio apartment in a lush garden setting, with ocean and sunset views, plus a chemical-free swimming pool with waterfall and private hot tub. Tropical Hideaway is just a three minute drive from fabulous snorkeling, kayaking, diving and dolphin experiences at Honaunau (Two Step), and close to Kealakekua Bay & Ho'okena Bay. The beautifully landscaped garden is filled with mango, papaya, banana, lilikoi, and other fruit trees and flowers. Pick your own breakfast (some fruits are seasonal) and relax in the back to nature environment or explore the island by day and return to your cozy retreat by night. A private hot tub and outdoor shower (hot and cold water) are on the patio. Explore the awesome beauty of Hawaii's active volcano or the...Tropical Hideaway is a charming Hawaii-style downstairs studio apartment in a lush garden setting, with ocean and sunset views, plus a chemical-free swimming pool with waterfall and private hot tub. Tropical Hideaway is just a three minute drive from fabulous snorkeling, kayaking, diving and dolphin experiences at Honaunau (Two Step), and close to Kealakekua Bay & Ho'okena Bay. The beautifully landscaped garden is filled with mango, papaya, banana, lilikoi, and other fruit trees and flowers. Pick your own breakfast (some fruits are seasonal) and relax in the back to nature environment or explore the island by day and return to your cozy retreat by night. A private hot tub and outdoor shower (hot and cold water) are on the patio. Explore the awesome beauty of Hawaii's active volcano or the upcountry pastures of Parker Ranch and the cowboy country of Waimea--each just a 1.5 hour drive. Tropical Hideaway is located on the west side of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii about 20 miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona, 1 mile off the main island highway near the 'Painted Church,' and 2 miles from the historic 'Place of Refuge' National Park at Honaunau. Rates: Studio $120 per night + tax and $100 cleaning fee for 1-2 persons, 4 night minimum with advance reservation. (Futon couch also available for a child 10+ or third/fourth person, $15/night additional for each person.) We recently purchased a new Serta $1000 Perfect Sleeper bed--not too firm, not too soft, just right! There is a memory foam topper for the futon couch. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No children under 10. Smoking is allowed on the lower lawn only. Quiet time before 8am and after 10pm No parties
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Kathleen C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The Tropical Hideaway was a perfect getaway for the last portion of our Hawaii vacation. The property is open to nature (with screens so no bugs) and immediately makes you feel relaxed. The gardens are secluded and private, with access to a pool and a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Smash8419
Dream399264, VR Owner at Charming Tropical Hideaway, Pool, Hot Tub, Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at Tropical Hideaway in spite of the timing of being here during the hurricane. Our area seems to be protected from the damaging winds, and we only got an...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed Kathleen’s place. She was friendly and hospitable. The place was clean and had everything we needed. The best thing about this place is the location. To step was the most beautiful place to snorkel and I got lucky enough...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank heidirichards2018
Management response:Responded August 24, 2018

Thank you, Heidi. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tropical Hideaway. You are always welcome to come back! Aloha, Kathy

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Spent an idyllic vacation at Tropical Hideway on our visit to the Big Island. You won’t be near any hotels or condos, you’ll be in a beautiful garden setting with a screened in studio, private hot tub and garden. We went to Two Step snorkeling...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Lakalu6
Management response:Responded August 24, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. You are always welcome to return! Aloha, Kathy

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Tucked back from the main road, yet close to 3 of the most stunning bays I have ever seen, with easy access to snorkeling, kayaking, bodysurfing...AND I highly recommend you have Kathy (the owner) bring you swimming with the dolphins - truly one of the...More

Date of stay: April 2018
2  Thank JaniceGates
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is an absolutely charming, well equipped piece of paradise. The views both from inside and out are the stuff dreams are made of. Forget going to the store; Kathleen kept us well-stocked in fruits from the property. The hot tub right outside the door...More

Date of stay: December 2017
1  Thank JivenMama
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

It's a sweet place . Beautiful location, lovely ocean. Just relaxing a filled with vibrancy and beauty. Kathy is wonderful.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Maurgana S
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Tropical Hideway is basically a screened-in studio with kitchen and a covered but open private patio area that includes a gas grill, a (naked) hot tub, and a shower. At first, this city girl was somewhat taken aback by how *outside* everything was and by...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank verobeee
Management response:Responded July 16, 2017

Aloha V-diz, thank you for the wonderful review. I really enjoyed having you both as guests. I'd like to clarify a couple of things for those who read the reviews. In addition to the hot plate, the kitchenette has a large Oster toaster oven with...More

Reviewed May 18, 2017

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We stayed at the Tropical Getaway and were completely enchanted by the location and ambiance of the place. The website pictures are a true representation. The grounds are beautiful and quiet (bring earplugs though for the coqui frogs!). The bed...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank Jeanne K
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We chose Tropical Hideaway due to its proximity to 2-step (best snorkeling on the island) and Kealakakua Bay. We were also intrigued by the promise of privacy and lack of city noise--and the reviews were uniformly 5-stars. The garden setting is absolutely peaceful and relaxing,...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank HikerBob66
Management response:Responded May 17, 2017

Hi Bob, I'm sorry that you weren't completely happy with Tropical Hideaway. The kitchenette is advertised as a kitchenette, not a kitchen, so it is limited in nature. I'm puzzled about your comment about the appliances, because the kitchen appliances are all fairly new. I...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017

Loved my 12 days at this rental. Amazing gardens, fabulous pool and everything I needed to enjoy every moment. There is everything you need in the kitchen, the outdoor shower was amazing and the bed is very comfortable. Having no windows and just screens allowed...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank tyeyes
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Deck
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Tropical Hideaway is located on the west side of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii about 20 miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona, 1 mile off the main island highway near the 'Painted Church,' and 2.5 miles from the historic and beautiful 'Place of Refuge' National Park, and Two Step, the best snorkeling on the island, at Honaunau.
Getting around
On the Big Island, you will need a car to get around. The island is big (larger than all of the other islands put together), so to see the most amazing sights, you will need to drive. You might consider splitting your accommodation to the Kona side and the Hilo side (or Volcano) to minimize driving time. Key sights are the many beaches and snorkeling areas, historic and cultural sites, the volcano, botanical gardens, and the incredible beauty of the the island.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Charming Tropical Hideaway, Pool, Hot Tub, Snorkel

Charming Tropical Hideaway, Pool, Hot Tub, Snorkel is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Charming Tropical Hideaway, Pool, Hot Tub, Snorkel has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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