A one bedroom studio on a one acre, quiet, country setting close to the ocean.
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Sandra provided a very private setting with a well appointed apartment. Little far out but worth it. We enjoyed the sounds of nature in the morning making breakfast and having drinks on the lanai in the evening. Tastefully decorated and a comfy bed.
This property was our favorite on our big Island adventure. It was like a home away from home. Really enjoyed the Lanai and the furnishing and amenities were top notch. Some cute gecko's near unit. Good adventures to be had in the area. The dog Kai was special and the yard was beautiful. Would definitely stay again.
Spent 3 nights in big island with my girlfriend and we loved the place, it’s comfortable, beautiful, has plenty of amenities and the location is great (very close to the beach). It felt like beeing home.
Sandra was very welcoming, she helped us plan our daily itineraries and all her recommendations were awesome.
Quiet and lush setting
We used to live in the area and felt right at home. Lovely to be back on the Big Island of Hawaii. Sandra was helpful and attentive to our needs. The papayas were ono!
Peaceful, quiet retreat in Hilo
Property is just as you see online. Peaceful, the sounds of wildlife are wonderful and relaxing. Bed is comfortable. Owners have everything you’d need for day trips available. Closest grocery store is 15-20 minutes away, stock up when you see one! Kai, the dog, is a sweetheart🐶.
Quiet location, wonderful stay
Very clean apartment, all the amenities one could need, located in a quiet neighborhood just a short drive from Hilo. So many nice personalized touches, including snorkeling gear and a binder of must-sees in the area. We enjoyed using the grill to cook dinner out on the lighted lanai! Beautiful place and great hosts, would definitely stay again!
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. 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.
Here is a list of some of the more popular attractions on this side of the Big Island:
- visiting the waterfalls in the area: Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots in Hilo and Akaka Falls;
-enjoying the scenic drive along the Hamakua coast;
-visiting the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens;
-visiting the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens;
-taking a stroll in Hilo town with its quaint assortment of local shops;
-walking in the Queen Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo;
-enjoying the island atmosphere of the local Farmer’s markets: Hilo on Saturday, Mahu’u on Sunday and Kalapana on both Wednesday night and Saturday morning;
-taking a tour of the summit of Mauna Kea with its observatories;
-swimming with the turtles and snorkeling at the beach parks along Kalanianaole Ave to Richardson’s Beach Park in Hilo;
-horseback riding in the beautiful countryside near Waimea;
-flying in either a helicopter or private airplane to view the volcano activity from the air;
-taking a ride on one of the the zip-line adventures;
-visiting the dramatic and lovely Waipio Valley: hiking, visiting the waterfall, explore the beach;
-enjoying the many restaurants in the beautiful and quaint towns of Honoka’a, Waimea and Havi.