ORGANIC COUNTRYSIDE FARM WITH OCEAN VIEWS & UNMATCHED HOSPITALITY

Elvira Johnson

Speaks english, Tagalog
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ORGANIC COUNTRYSIDE FARM WITH OCEAN VIEWS & UNMATCHED HOSPITALITY

Opihikao House Rental Photos and Description

Two Story House with Loft, Dining Room, Full Kitchen and Bath

Welcome Travelers!

This two story cottage is simple yet well-crafted with hand-painted floors and lots of glass. The Mango House is perched on the 1950's lava flow and located on the same 11 are organic farm as Your Hawaiian Retreat and the Avocado Tree House. The upstairs is one large living area with a king bed loft and a hand-made queen bed from Bali. A sofa futon converts into an extra bed when needed. The downstairs is one big kitchen with a dining table for six. Your kitchen is stocked with organic breakfast fixins; eggs, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and all condiments. 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.

Only the young at heart are welcome.

Please search for Your Hawaiian Retreat, Pahoa, Hawaii to find more pictures and information about The Avocado Tree House, Elvira's Ohana House and the Mango House.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Elvira Johnson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks english, Tagalog

About Elvira Johnson

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.

Languages:

English, Tagalog

Elvira Johnson purchased this house in 1976

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

Organic Countryside Farm with Ocean Views & Unmatched Hospitality
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Organic Countryside Farm with Ocean Views & Unmatched Hospitality
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+1 (808) 965-7088
Opihikao Puna District
San Francisco
5

Amazing stay at this peaceful, gorgeous Hawaiian retreat

  • 5 of 5
Just spent four spectacular days here and already planning when we can come back for longer! We stayed at the Avocado Tree house on this property and viewed the Mango House and Big House (retreat center) too; all are incredible finds. The 11 acre farm is a peaceful paradise - the only sound is bird songs - a Garden of Eden with all types of fruits and flowers - and all of the accommodations have expansive views of the ocean 3 miles away (a beautiful walk, jog or drive!) and do NOT have a view of each other so you get incredible privacy. Also appreciate that despite this beautiful remote feeling, we enjoyed all the modern conveniences of strong internet connection, strong hot water pressure, and fully outfitted kitchens (toaster, microwave, etc) The kitchens are also stocked with organic coffee, tea, fruit, eggs and bagels for breakfast! We give this place our highest recommendation if you are looking for pure natural serenity and the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Organic Countryside Farm with Ocean Views & Unmatched Hospitality
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105316vb
+1 (808) 965-7088
Opihikao Puna District
Kamloops, BC, Canada
5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage (and farm) has more then meets the eye! First, we were greeted warmly by the owners who are wonderful caring people, they made our stay a lot more then just a place to sleep for a couple of nights, and went well beyond anything that we could even expect. They always took the time to answer our local questions, point us in the right direction to make the most of our trip, offer all kinds of help, and so many little surprises to make our days feel even more like being in paradise, we didn't want to leave!

The cottage itself was charming, with a big lofty room upstairs comfortably accessories, again lots of little extras here and there to make it extra special, and a full glass wall/patio that offers a gorgeous view! Big wrap "almost" around porch with very comfortable chairs to take it all in too! The grounds are amazingly quiet except for the beautiful sounds of birds in the morning, and the frogs once the sun is down (but not loud enough at the cottage to keep you from sleeping). Our experience there was a perfect meeting of great comfort meets environmentally conscious living! The farm is self-sustainable, from rain water to solar power, and amazing organic food offered with your stay. The only place we stayed at on the island that we could compost! And it's a great mark to say that our teenage boys, who were concerned about having no t.v. for a few days, totally loved it as much as we did, and found themselves keeping busy playing games like they hadn't since they were littler.

As for the area, we were close to all kinds of beautiful yet different types of natural paradises, from tide pools full of corals and exotic fish (great snorkeling) to warm springs, black sand beaches, the Lava Tree State Park, if you're a strong hiker, that's the closest area to where the lava is flowing right now, and of course, just a hop away from the volcano.

There is so much more to say about this wonderful area, but all I'll add is that having my time back, I would have spent more time there, there is so much to do, so much to see, we enjoyed it tremendously, and our stay at Elvira's cottage was the best we spent on the whole island. Thanks Elvira and Hugh for an unforgettable experience!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 130 - Pāhoa Kalapana Rd
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
40.5 Miles
Volcano Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
6.4 Miles
Luquins Mexican Restaurant
Car: necessary

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!

Directions from Hilo:

Take Highway 11 south heading towards the town of Volcano.

Go about ten or eleven miles on Highway 11 and just before the town of Keaau

You will turn left at the light on to Highway 130 towards Pahoa and Kalapana.

Go another ten plus miles and you will see the first turnoff to the town of Pahoa on your right. Stay on the bypass, which is still Highway 130, and you will go around Pahoa.

When you reach the other side of Pahoa you go straight through the stoplight towards Kalapana.

In about 2.5 miles you will see a green “Scenic point” sign on the right followed by a small green 15 mile marker sign, followed by a green sign on the right that says

“Opihikao”. Turn left here. (At night the turn is marked by a lone street lamp).

Go down hill for two miles and you will see our driveway on the right marked by a sign that reads “Elvira” (You will also see a giant heart-shaped face on the side of a storage container)

Come straight down the drive and our house is the tall house on the left!

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.4%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

30% deposit - Balance due anytime during your stay. Please contact us if you would like to pay with a check.
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Amenities

Amenities

Opihikao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Downstairs Shower - shower , with Dressing Room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen
    Loft - 1 king
  • There are three beds: (1) Queen size, (1) King size in the loft, and (1) Double size futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • nude beach
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Located on 11 secluded acres along with Your Hawaiian Retreat and the Avocado Tree House. Clothing optional beach, warm ponds, and tide pool snorkeling is nearby! The ocean you can see from the deck is only 3 miles away.
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