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Lovely Apt. in Peaceful Garden Setting @ $75/night

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type studio


About the property

A one bedroom studio on a one acre, quiet, country setting close to the ocean.

Aloha and welcome to Sandra's Vacation Retreat. A clean and cozy, beautifully decorated studio situated on a quiet, country one acre in the beautiful Puna district south of Hilo. Located in Hawaiian Paradise Park and close to the ocean, this studio has a private entrance and screened-in, private lanai with a gas grill and burner. We are located in a safe and quiet neighborhood only four blocks from the beautiful coast where you can enjoy a walk to and along the ocean; great biking and hiking, and fishing off the nearby cliffs. Come enjoy all that the Big Island has to offer: adventures!

More Details

Sandra Mondragon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Sandra Mondragon

Originally an L.A. girl, I am now a true local Kamaaina woman. I have enjoyed the island life for 23 years in Oahu and now live in my dream destination in the Big Island. Currently, I share this dream and life with Patrick and Kai, our sweet border collie. We enjoy sharing our hospitality retreat and also love hiking, biking, swimming, whale watching and gardening which are some of our favorite activities. Also for the past 16 years I have worked in the spa industry and now I get to share my dream home and my tranquil spa with you. Regarding my spa, I offer special rates for my guests. Services include, facials, waxing and skin care treatments and sessions can be scheduled either prior to, or during your stay.

Sandra Mondragon purchased this studio in 2014

Why Sandra Mondragon chose Keaau

The view of Mauna Kea, the sunrises & sunsets, sounds of the ocean, quiet, safe and private. The sunniest geographical spot in the area, perfect spot for whale watching, space for an orchard, vegetable garden, and collection of exotic plants and trees that I planted with joy.

What makes this studio unique

Five blocks to the ocean and walks along the lava cliffs.

Great location for seeing all the best sites.

One level home with wonderful space.

Owners on premises for any questions or help.

Newly decorated and fresh and clean.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Keaau, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Freshly re-decorated bathroom with large shower enclosure and tile flooring.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious bedroom with a king size bed and a 42' TV with DISH satellite cable. Bedside reading lamps and large closet. Large window with ocean breeze and ceiling fan offers good air circulation. Also, a single fold-out floor futon is available on request.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
I have a spa and offer services which include: facials, waxing and body care treatments. A great gift for special occasions! A session can be scheduled either prior to, or during your stay. A single, fold-out floor futon is available on request.


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Lovely Apt. in Peaceful Garden Setting @ $75/night
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Great Studio with Lots of Extras

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring the southern half of the island. Quiet residential location with beautiful gardens. This is an immaculately maintained property, inside and out, and is perfect for relaxing with all the amenities included. Sandra and Patrick have thought of everything that their guests could possibly need to get the maximum enjoyment out of their stay, such as fresh flowers, snorkeling gear, flashlights, fresh fruit, etc. Kai (their dog) was also very friendly and welcoming.

  • Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean quiet friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Would go back.

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

After a day of visiting the tourist spots, it was so good to return to the studio apartment to unwind. The only noises were the birds, and we enjoyed sitting on the lanai and taking in the lovely flowers that were blooming in the yard. It was very relaxing, and we really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

Very clean & well organized. Sandra is easy to talk to any quick to respond to any questions. The lanai is a great place to relax at the end of the day as well as the morning for having coffee and breakfast.

  • Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked Sandra's Vacation Retreat last minute as we couldn't decide which side of the Big Island that we wanted to stay. She responded immediately to our booking with instructions and details. When we arrived she had the apartment all ready for us. It's a beautiful private studio with kitchen, grill, bathroom, washer/dryer and your own private lanai. We enjoyed grilling our dinner and sitting in the lanai and listening to the geckos while we ate. Sandra and her husband provided us with privacy; but, with a friendly and respectful attitude. We highly recommend staying at Sandra's Vacation Retreat on the Hilo side of the Big Island! So much to see without the tourism.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great getaway. Extremely clean and all essentials available to help make your trip to the big island a breeze.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 11 to Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Kaleo's Bar & Grill, Pahoa
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach, Richardson Beach Park
Car: necessary

Located in a safe and natural setting, this peaceful retreat offers the sounds and trade winds of the nearby ocean as well as the proximity to the beauty of some of the Big Island's more lovely attractions. Among these, of course, are the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the two volcano mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, all of which offer unique and unforgettable experiences. Adventures in hiking and biking abound. The drive to Volcanoes Nat'l Park is quite lovely with orchid nurseries along the way. The small village of Volcano is also worth exploring for it's art galleries. Closer by, five minutes away, is the rugged volcanic coastline which offers both beautiful seaside walks as well as seasonal whale-watching. Also, the Puna District offers a beautiful and scenic tour of this area's pristine coastline. Among the features of this tour are: the Petrified Forest State Park, the tide pools at Kapoho with it's ideal snorkeling, and the warm pools at Alahanui Park. Further along is the Isaac Hale County Park for surfing, snorkeling and diving. At the end of this drive is Kalapana which displays one of the area's most recent volcano flows. The nearby, charming village of Pahoa offers a quaint glimpse of life into the past. Further north is the town of Hilo with it's own old-world charm, it's bay and it's good variety of dining establishments. Going up the beautiful and scenic Hamakua coast, are the Akaka Falls State Park and the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens, both of which offer a beautiful and unique experience of the Big Island. PLEASE NOTE: our location is over 10 miles from the lava flow and is safe. We are completely unaffected by the flow.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Keaau, Hawaii

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.8
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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