LOCATED ON THE SAME PROPERTY AS THE AVOCADO TREE HOUSE AND ELVIRA'S OHANA
HOUSE. The Mango House is simple yet well-crafted and is located on a more reclusive end
of the property. The Mango House is surrounded by hundreds of acres of countryside and
not a neighbor in sight. It has two stories and can provide solitude for four guests and even
six in a pinch. The downstairs is one big kitchen with seating for six. the upstairs is one large
room that serves as a living room and sleeping area as well. It is comfortably furnished and
provides a king loft, a handmade queen bed and a double futon for guests. It also has a lush,
uninterrupted view of the landscape from a large, wrap around balcony. The Mango House
has a half bath upstairs with conventional toilet, a dressing room and shower downstairs and
an old fashion composting toilet in the front yard. This Mango house, like all the other
houses at Your Hawaiian Retreat, is powered by solar energy and water is provided from a
rain catchment system. The wireless is free and there is a land line up at the farmhouse for
free long distance calls to the mainland.
This is a great place for the adventurous as the coast is moments away. Quaint Pahoa town,
six miles away, has many good eateries, natural food store, grocery store, churches and
farmers markets. Located just 25 miles south of Hilo, home of our major airport and the
University of Hawaii. We grow our own (vegetables), milk the goats and feed the
chickens...life on the farm ...is good. Come see for yourself.
Before you arrive we stock your fridge with organic breakfast foods and provide organic
coffee, tea, and freshly picked fruit from our farm, so you can prepare breakfast at your
convenience. Drinking water is provide as well.
Elvira, your hostess with the mostess.
The hosts and owners of Your Hawaiian Retreat are Hugh and Elvira Johnson. Hugh grows organic ginger and turmeric up the mountain and Elvira manages the retreat.
The eruption of Kilauea Volcano continues as it has since its start in 1983 with periods of varying activity. Since the summer of 2013 lava has stopped its dramatic ocean entry and there has not been any activity accessible by hiking. You can still see it from a helicopter or visit Volcano National Park to view the active Halema`uma`u crater.
There are many day trips you can take if you want to see the sights. We recommend buying THE guidebook for this island – 'Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed.' Exploring our island with this book is like having your very own local guide friend. You can borrow one of our copies during your stay here.
From the enchanting Puna Coast and the reclusive Kehena Black Sand Beach, to the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano National Park and up to the majestic Akaka Falls, there are so many natural sights to bend your concepts of what beautiful can be.
If you desire the town life, the historic railway town of Pahoa is located only 6 miles away. There you have access to great dining, unique clothing, and an organic food shop. If Pahoa is too small for your tastes take it's only a 40 minute drive to Hilo, where you can explore the museums and restaurants in the big city.
Elvira can also provide you with maps, some guide books, and local insights to this side of the island. We'll be glad to help!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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