Charming Tropical Hideaway, Best Snorkeling, Pool, Hot Tub

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Sun loungers, beach towels
Sun loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Charming Tropical Hideaway, Best Snorkeling, Pool, Hot Tub

Entire apartment

Charming Tropical Hideaway, Best Snorkeling, Pool, Hot Tub


4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Captain Cook, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPainted Church8 min walk
  • Popular LocationBay View Farm19 min walk
  • Popular LocationPaleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary5 min drive
  • AirportKailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)44 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 4
345 sq ft
Common area
    1 queen bed
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area

Captain Cook

Located in Captain Cook, this apartment is by the sea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, while Kona Coffee Living History Farm and H.N. Greenwell Store Museum are cultural highlights. Bay View Farm and Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing and nightlife.

What's nearby

  • Painted Church - 8 min walk
  • Bay View Farm - 19 min walk
  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 5 min drive
  • Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary - 5 min drive
  • Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Kona Intl. Airport (KOA) - 44 min drive


  • 2 Step Cafe — 19 min walk
  • Menehune Coffee — 4 min drive
  • Big Jake's Island BBQ — 5 min drive
  • Keokis Fish & Chips — 5 min drive
  • Keoki's Ono Fish n Chips — 5 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Tropical Hideaway, Best Snorkeling, Pool, Hot Tub

Adults-only apartments with outdoor pool and spa tub
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. Recently upgraded.

The beautifully landscaped garden is filled with mango, papaya, banana, likikoi, lemons, pineapple, limes 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. Private hot tub and outdoor shower. 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 2.5 miles from the 'Place of Refuge' National Park at Honaunau.

Rates: Studio $120 per night + tax and $100 cleaning fee for 1-2 persons, 3 night minimum with advance reservation. (Futon couch also available for a child 10+ or third person, $15/night additional for 3rd person.)

Keywords: Studio Apartment
Guest accommodations at this apartment offer DVD players and safes. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Kathleen Carr
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Spa tub
  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee grinder
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Studio
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 345 sq ft (32 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number TA-136-958-1568-01,GE-136-958-1568-01

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Charming Tropical Hideaway Best Snorkeling Pool Hot Tub
Charming Tropical Hideaway Best Snorkeling Pool Hot Tub
Charming Tropical Hideaway Best Snorkeling Pool Hot Tub

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 43 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 43 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 43 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 43 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 43 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

We felt like we were in our own little rainforest!!
We absolutely loved our experience at Paradise Hideaway! It was so peaceful listening to all the nature sounds and I loved how everything was closed in with screens instead of windows! Everything was very clean and Ms. Kathleen was very kind and made sure we had everything we needed. We felt at home and didn’t want to leave once our stay was up :( I’m very glad we found Paradise Hideaway! It was like our own little rainforest!

5/5 Excellent

Special place in Honaunau
Kathleen's place is a wonderful, relaxing hideaway. The inside is screened all around so you feel like you are always outside in the air, even when snuggled in bed. Hot tub outside your door, swimming pool a few steps away. Walk to the Painted Church, 5 min drive to Two Step and the Place of Refuge. Love it.

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing, Truly tropical getaway
We loved our private ohana.Pictures are accurate to web site. Even though there are other people living here still very private and enjoyed working on our sun tans by the pool.The temp of pool in Jan was 75 degrees,which I found prefect We were treated to various fruits during our stay.We enjoyed the breeze that drifted various flower fragrances into our ohana as we slept at night.This is the tropicals and no windows but we found very few little creatures to bother us,we found geckos so entertaining .The hot tub was fantastic to enjoy before and after a day of exploring.This is a great location for snorkeling and hiking.We appreciated the quiet evenings as you are staying under the main house so be mindful not to be loud and as we appreciated the same as you can hear when there is only screens.The road is close but this is a quiet road at night,only the chickens ,frogs and some dogs so if you are a light sleeper you will need ear plugs.Over all I give this hideaway 5star. Mahola

5/5 Excellent

Real Hawaii, not the prepackaged-looks-like-any-other-resort type of thing. Kathleen is a wonderful host who gives you privacy while being quick to answer any question. Fresh fruit from the trees, refreshing outdoor shower and hot tub, and great access to tourism sites. Got to sleep to the song of coqui frogs. (Bring earplugs of this bothers you) Highly recommended!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing place / area! Not for everyone...?
Owner (Katheen) was gracious and sweet! We had communicated with her several times prior to our arrival date. She was always very timely in responding. Although it appears you are in a thick jungle setting, you are actually in a neighborhood with all the usual noises (people, dogs, traffic noise, etc.) as well as the normal Coqui frogs & the roosters, Ha Ha! However, Kathleen provides earplugs to help at night. Despite all these things we slept pretty well. Outdoor shower is fun, we had to time our showers around the morning and evening mosquitoes, same goes for the use of the small 2 person spa. Good news was the small green geckos are great mosquito eaters and fun to watch. We enjoyed the fresh fruit available from the property, especially the apple-bananas & papayas! This a basically a ground level screened in patio with lovely gardens & ocean views, NO WINDOWS to open or close, so be prepared to deal with heat & humidity! Obviously the time of year will determine heat & humidity levels. Fans were available and helped a little, but breeze is on and off, a ceiling fan(s) would have been great, especially overnight. We stayed 12 nights, cooking full meals about 80% of the time and my wife found the kitchen to be adequately equipped. Wonderful location very near Painted Church, City of Refuge historic site & "Two step" snorkeling area also for less crowded beaches try nearby Ho'okena Beach & Manini Beach park. Be sure to stop by "Joe's Nuts" for the best macadamia nuts on the island!