Pahoa house rental - Well equipped kitchen, huge four stool bar and beautiful dining table for six
Well equipped kitchen, huge four stool bar and beautiful dining table for six
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 nights
 

Pahoa House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Unwind at your peaceful jungle retreat after a day hiking to the hot lava, soaking in the warm champagne pond or snorkeling at the tide pools. Go to sleep to the soothing sounds of the Coqui frogs and wake up to the songs of Hawaiian birds. Fill your days with activities as strenuous or relaxing as you like. Spread out your lounge chair and watch the surfers barreling through the waves a few minutes away at Pohoi'iki. Sit on magnificent cliffs and watch huge breakers crash against the lava rock. Explore magical roads where tropical jungle creates breathtaking tunnels of foliage and glimpses of turquoise ocean. Watch for humpbacks breaching in the tropical breezes, dolphins spinning and splashing and sea turtles coming up for a breath of air. Hike across the lava to see the amazing sight of red hot lava pouring into the ocean waves. Explore Lava Tree State Park and snorkel at the Wai O'pae Marine Reserve tidepools where colorful coral and tropical fish abound. Soak in the Ahalanui Hot Pond and picnic on the shore. Visit the many Farmers' Markets for local organic produce and gifts or souveniers of art and handicrafts. Spend some time in Pahoa village with its colorful characters, eclectic shops and fine dining. Head into the historic town of Hilo where you can visit the Tsunami Museum, Coconut Island, Astronomy centers and the beautiful Liliuokalani Gardens. Venture a little further to the scenic coastal highway, botanical gardens and Akaka Falls State Park. Bike the volcano or tube through lava caves. Try your hand at surfing, kayaking or paddleboarding. Take a day trip to the other side of the island and visit Kona, Beach 69 and Hapuna Beach. There are countless things to do and to enjoy.

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My husband is retired and I work half the year as an administrator at a Montessori School in Utah. I am a Kiwi from New Zealand and my husband is from Utah. I am also a retired airline employee so we have travel benefits that allow us to fly all over the world which is a marvelous 'perk'. We have two amazing daughters - a Montessori teacher and a Horse Trainer/Riding Instructor - a great son-in-law and two lovely grandsons. We love to spend time in New Zealand with all of its breathtaking scenery and dear friends and family. We are very grateful for the many, many blessings in our lives.

Pamela purchased this house in 2008

We have always loved the Big Island and, in particular this area of the island and have looked forward to retiring here. We found an ideal lot in the jungle of Leilani Estates and built the house over a long period of time (as we had the time and $$). We have enjoyed working on each detail of the house and look forward to our full retirement when we can spend all of our time on the island. Our home is set back from the road and is screened by tropical plants. It has two separate units - this two bedroom unit at the back of the house and a one bedroom unit in the front where Craig lives. The laundry room is accessed from the exterior and is shared. Craig is usually onsite for security and maintenance and your privacy is top priority.

We enjoy all of the activities described above and feel extremely blessed to be able to do so. The natural beauty of this area and the warmth of the people who live here make for day after day of joy. Biking the Red Road, watching the humpbacks, dolphins and turtles, snorkeling and boogie boarding, going to yoga classes, shopping at the Farmers' Markets and dining at our favorite Thai restaurant in Pahoa (Ning's) fill our days and evenings with pure pleasure.

20 Reviews of Property 365631 in Pahoa, Hawaii

Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Calgary
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We absolutely enjoyed our stay! So many little touches that make you feel right at home! The owners were so easy to deal with and very accommodating! Beautiful home and gorgeous surroundings!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kalie. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This region of the Big Island is a lesser known, but wonderful place to visit. It's so different and diverse than the Kona side. And the unit was exceptional. It's placed in a tropical garden setting and very private. The unit is open designed with a nice flow, lots of natural light and nicely decorated. We loved the full window in the bathroom making it feel like you are showering in the jungle. The kitchen has everything and is very organized. The owners are wonderful and have included so many thoughtful extras.
Travellers talk about the noisey frogs, but we didn't mind them. They became like "white noise" and are another unique part of staying on this side of the island. I'd rather hear them than city sirens!!
Thank you so much Pamela and Craig for keeping such a treasure in such great condition. We had a great stay there. Hope all your future adventure travel plan come true!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Renee. We were delighted to meet you both and you were perfect guests. You have inspired us with your zest for life and adventure and we are looking forward to Africa with great anticipation. Aloha, Pamela and Craig
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
5

Couldn't have asked for anything more!

Couldn't have asked for anything more!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This home and the owners were absolutely exceptional! These pictures don't do it justice. The stone work and views at this place are simply beautiful. The home is stocked with all the comforts of home. The owners are kind, helpful and have thought of and supply everything you could need. Not to mention how lovely the grounds are! We thought the location was perfect, ten minutes to the thermal pools and to Pahoa which is very quaint! Seriously, I could use an exclamation point after very sentence and completely mean it. ;) I hope to return here again someday. Thank you for sharing your home with my family and I.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Tigard, OR USA
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This rental was even better than described online. It was in a very scenic location, even though there actually were houses nearby you didn't realize they were there. The house was very nice, inside and out. The unit was clean when we arrived, and the outside grounds were well maintained. The owner was very helpful and friendly.

A couple of minor things that did not bother us at all but may be a concern to others:

There is no air conditioning, but there are ceiling fans in all the rooms, plus large sliding doors in both bedrooms and the living area. For us it was fine, we just opened the sliding doors in the evenings (screens closed, there are mosquitoes) and left the fans running. Even in July the unit cooled off nicely as the evening progressed.

One other thing, and it has nothing to do with the rental itself, there must be thousands and thousands of frogs in this part of the island. Once it gets dark they become a symphony, going all night until just before light. But again, it did not bother us nor keep us from sleeping, and we left our bedroom slider open all night.

So unless these two things would be a concern to you I would highly recommend this rental. We hope to return at some future date.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
San Diego, CA & Germany
5

Peaceful place for our vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We stayed in this house for one week in September 2012. We were totally blown away by the interior of this house. The pictures are definetly an understatement of what you really get. We found everything we need and even more. You could even bake a cake if you wanted to, All appliances look brand new. The apartment features high speed WIFI and a lot of water sport equipment such as snorkling stuff and boogie boards. We stayed there with a one-year old kid which required us to adapt a little bit. As we knew before, there is no baby grib available.

As the description says, the house is located off the main touristic places, which makes it a peaceful place to be. On the other hand this means that it takes you a drive to get to the beach, the next city and stores. We enjoyed it very much though to be right in the middle of the rain forest with all its beauty!

The landlord Craig is very helpful and hospitable. He lives next door and was always available in case we needed help. Thanks! We wish we could come back again at some point in future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Perfect Place

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Your house is so very beautiful and we had a wonderful time here. Thank you for your hospitality and for attending to each and every detail. I will dream of returning here someday. Mahalo!
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Loved the House

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We loved your house, your garden, the rain, the ocean, the sound of the coqui .... everything about our stay was a pleasure. We hope to come again someday! Mahalo!
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Lovely

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Lovely, lovely house. Almost felt like living at home. You thought of everything. Thank you for sharing your home and great conversations! Aloha!
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Incredible

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
What an incredible place to stay! Thank you for sharing this beautiful, classy place with us.
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Gorgeous Peaceful Jungle Retreat Just Minutes From the Ocean - $55-$75/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365631vb
808-557-6771
Pahoa Puna District
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Lovely Place

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Lovely place and very enjoyable stay here. With family and friends nearby and the beauty of this area, I look forward to future visits. Thanks to Pamela and Craig - so gracious.
Helpful votes: 0/1