A Custom Built Home 40 Feet From The Ocean - a Unique Romantic Getaway for 2!

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    $195 avg/night

    Hawaii> Keaau
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2

    Explore the Big Island and use Casa Tortuga as your home base. Only 40 feet from the ocean, this 1400 sq. ft. luxury custom built home has a feeling that brings serenity to all of its guests. It lies on one half acre in a quiet upscale neighborhood. Watch whales, turtles and dolphins from the lanai, walk the scenic lava cliffs, enjoy old Hilo town or Volcano National Park. But be sure to save time for relaxing to the sounds of the crashing waves and hearing the nenes fly by every morning and evening.
    We feel it is a privilege to share what we have lovingly built over the past 7 years. We have added local and international art throughout the home. Handblown glass art, oils, lithographs and ceramics will surround you.
    And as you watch the waves, the small fishing boats that traverse every morning, the turtles floating the surf during breakfast on the lanai...well, you will feel a closeness to the world around you that is very special. You can't help but be touched by an appreciation of natural beauty! Casa Tortuga is a special place that you may visit now and like so many of our guests, you will want to return to recapture the special moments of your stay. STVR-19-364011; NUC-19-1534...

    Registration Number: GE-002-074-6240-01, TA-00

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    James K.
    Dec 05, 2023
    Absolutely loved staying at Casa Tortuga, It was a beautiful place to stay for our honeymoon.
    Virignia D.
    Oct 25, 2023
    We were thrilled with our stay at Casa Tortoga!!! It is an absolute gem and was just as beautiful as the pictures. Often VRBO’s look and feel like short term rentals with minimal and very inexpensive kitchen and bathroom furnishings. Casa Tortoga felt like we were staying at the home of family or friends. Plenty of linens and high quality plentiful kitchen dishes and appliances. The place is beautifully finished with lovely one of a kind art pieces. We loved sitting on the lanai every morning and evening watching the sunrises and locating sea turtles frequently. Finally saw a dolphin the last day! We also enjoyed gazing at the stars from the hot tub. We also loved walking along the lava cliffs. The owner has a binder full of information about the unit as well as loads of suggestions for beaches, restaurants, etc We can not say enough positive things about our stay and highly, highly recommend it!
    Hans S.
    Oct 19, 2023
    what a great home away from home, everything was great but the elevation changes take a day or so to get used too.
    Scott M.
    Oct 06, 2023
    My wife and I spent eight wonderful nights in this little slice of paradise. We were concerned about spending so many nights, afraid that we would grow weary of one place. Instead of growing tired of it we found ourselves absorbed into the home’s rhythm of relaxing waves, sun, rain, sunrises, moonrises, turtles, and delightful trade winds. Having rented many vacation rentals in many different places, we have become accustomed to both pleasant and unpleasant surprises. For places like Casa Tortuga that have such beautiful photos in their listing, the concern is “it can’t really be that beautiful.” The moment you enter the driveway you’re pretty sure it is spectacular. Then we opened the front door and just both softly said “wow.” Each day we would wake up and sort of laugh at where we were. The beauty and relaxation are real but all of the practical things like laundry, kitchen, and bath are also excellent. The shower halfway in and halfway out is superb. The sunken wooden jacuzzi tub outside the shower is perfect. We enjoyed the easy (45-minute drive) access to the national park (the Kilauea Iki Trail is not to be missed). We took a few other hikes to beaches, but this side of the island is not a great place for easy and lazy beaches. We hiked to Shipman Beach, a 2.5-3 mile hike each way with its trailhead about a mile from the house. I think we hit it on a bad day as the hike was extremely rough, muddy, and rocky and the beach was limited by the tide. Mostly though we found
    Frederick L.
    Sep 23, 2023
    This is our 2nd time visiting Casa Tortuga and we would never think of staying anywhere else. The house is truly a one-of-a-kind jewel with a great location, a completely stocked kitchen, great bathroom, and wonderful original art (including an antique canoe in the kitchen). Deborah is wonderful to work with as well. We will be returning!!