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“Big Island Refuge”
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Welcome to our round house - Located on ten secluded acres of Hawaiian paradise.
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Welcome to our round house - Located on ten secluded acres of Hawaiian paradise.
Our Driveway
Wrap-around stairwell
Expansive covered decks
Relax and Enjoy
Fully-stocked Kitchen.
Chef's gas range
Interior Living Room
Indoors, enjoy the formal dining room.
Outdoors, dining 'al fresco.'
Dining on the deck.
Outdoor Living Room
Upstairs full bath
Hand-made glass tiles
Cool breezes coming into Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom sitting area / study
Downstairs master bathroom
Copper wash basin and fixtures
Slate shower in downstairs bath
Full modern laundry
Take a dip in the nearby warm ponds
Easy access to famous Waipio Valley
Akaka Falls - less than an hour away
Hiking
Visiting the volcano
The small town of Pahoa is nearby for groceries and several excellent restaurants
Aerial view of Hilo Bay
Hilo is our closest 'big' city, with movies, department stores and international airport
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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79Rambler...
Keaau, Hawaii
1 review
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“Big Island Refuge”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Sometimes, even locals need to getaway for a while. Burnout happens even here in Hawaii, for much of the same reasons it happens on the mainland. Twice now I've stayed here when I've felt a need for recharge, and each time reminds me why I came here in the first place. Sharon's roundhouse retreat is a fantastic place to connect with the authentic nature of Lower Puna, and reconnect in quiet with yourself or others.

First, let's talk location. I live not far from here, and I know the area well. The roundhouse is well situated to grant access to some of our best naturals features: Poihiki and the Trail of Craters hiking access. For outdoor enthusiasts whom want to explore an active holiday and retire to a comfortable basecamp, this location is perfect. Surf, swim, fish, bike, hike a'a' fields into the park, whatever you like to do actively in Puna, this location is well situated. At the end of the day, reliable power and signal (not always available here) means you can get a hot shower, a cold drink and upload pictures while planning for the next day. For active vacationers, this is an ideal location.

This isn't to soft-sell the property itself. The lot is expansive, and private. The treeline has been beatback a fair distance, not always something easily accomplished here in Puna. This means that at night, the coquis (tree frogs) song is soft. I highly enjoyed taking it in after a long day out, sitting in a raised hammock with my partner, sipping a mojito. I imagine many other will as well.

Inside, you'll find a property well-maintained, with appliances and equipment in good order. The one time I had an issue, I got immediate effort to correct it, and a refund on my trip. The level of customer care is excellent.

I'll briefly mention some things that are not detractions, but advisories. If you believe you many have need of immediate medical attention, this is not the right location. Ambulances take hours to respond here. If you need massive amounts of bandwidth for your holiday, likewise I'd look elsewhere. Internet is sufficient for seeking out the next adventure, not Torrenting music all day. If the sounds of ambulances and delivery trucks are necessary for REM sleep, look elsewhere. All we have is frogs and rain.

If you do want an respite from the noise, a quiet place for yourself or to share with another, come here. If you've not seen the stars in years, built a fire, or snuggled in a two-person hammock, stay here. Puna welcomes you.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Woodman, Wisconsin
1 review
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“Amazing Jungle Treehouse welcomes you to the Big Island!”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
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Please read and confirm your review for Property #437477 below.

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VRBO

“Tropical Round House in Paradise"
I am on a return trip to Sharon's Tropical Round House, or as I like to call it the Jungle Treehouse. It is a wonderful get-away place. It is located in an area that makes it easy to get to most parts of the island and return to this beautiful house at night. It is close to Hilo, Volcano National Park, ocean access, and snorkeling. Great kitchen, so cook your own meals or pack your own sandwiches for a picnic. If you are a birder, as I am, just go out to the wrap around deck and watch for the Hawaiian Hawk. What a beauty! This is a very special house, well stocked, well cared for, and welcoming. Hope to return again sometime. Aloha!

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Liked best: The location was close to most of the things we wanted to see.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Stockton, California
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: I liked the peacefulness.
Liked least: There was nothing I disliked.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Ofallon
Reviewed 1 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Snowdonia
Reviewed 3 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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