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3Acre OCEANVIEW 3Acres RainForest, 2miles from Lava Boat Tour

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath. Accommodates 4 adults: Queen bed + Queen air matress

Hawaii Tax ID#: W81691872-01.

Give yourself the ultimate "adult" camping trip in comfort and tranquility. Surrounded by fragrant gardens, guests enjoy a "Bali-esque' Temple protected by a 6 acre rural parcel boasting a WIDE OCEAN PANORAMA. Our off-grid solar-powered home has oversize doors & windows inviting trade winds so you feel comfortable and bug-free. Daytime emperatures range from 75 to 85 and the nights can drop into the sixties November - February.

** Photovoltaic system runs fridge, sound system, and clever lighting you adjust to match your mood. 20 paces from the house you will enjoy both sun-bathing and star-gazing on spacious detached deck. Coveren lanai surrounds the house (like a porch) enabling outdoor living & dining all year.

** Built in 2007 of tropical hardwoods and pacific northwest cedat, all surfaces and furniture are still brand new.

** Architectural Indian slate & glass-brick bath has indoor/outdoor shower.

** Vaulted ceiling. Decorated with treasures from Thailand, Indonesia and Bali

** Queen bed—high thread-count sheets--supplemented by queen AeroBed for lanai sleeping.

* Complete kitchen with non-stick cookware and professional chef's tools

*** High-definition 28' LCD monitor + SURROUND SOUND theater and CD/DVD Library plays your IPhone music and movies you bring. HDMI port for your laptop.

Mahi Oli'Oli is just 2.2 miles from the coast. LAVA BOAT tours leave from this point and swimmers / surfers use this ocean access with adjacent county park. Vlocano National Park (view the caldera of Kiluea spitting lava into the air from the safety of a dining room.

Good restaurants in nearby Pahoa: After we have received our completed, signed rental agreement and full payment from you we email our houseguide including detailed driving instructions and security codes for entering the property. Helpful information in the guide: restaurants, markets, sights, beaches, activities, & more. we return your $200 damage deposit within one week of OK checkout.

More Details

Property Manager
Andy or Bob
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, mandarin, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Andy or Bob

Love for NATURE & Gardening and a need to be near the sea are the reasons we became stewards of this property. We are in our 50-60's, actively involved in both Puna and San Francisco communities, and hoping to spend more time in Puna as we age.

Andy or Bob purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Andy or Bob chose Puna District

We have been vacationing in Puna, Hawaii for over eleven years renting a friend's home. After becoming attached to the native culture, tropical landscape, and outdoor activities, we decided to build our own home. We designed and constructed the cottage based on our eleven years of vacation living, culling features from the many homes we saw in the area and tailoring them to our Hawaiian lifestyle pursuit of comfortable simplicity.

What makes this cottage unique

Steep terrain reveals spectacular 170 degree view of the Pacific ocean and exposes the property to gentle trade winds. Proximity of rain forest ensures a symphony of night sounds and a remote, jungle feel at your doorstep.

All wood construction (cedar walls and roof, eucalyptus floors, Ipe deck) is rare in the tropics. You'll enjoy the woody fragrance.

Guestbook comments from the manager

By: Kim UIf you are looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience in Hawaii, then this is the place to do it! The house is located in a beautiful spot, with lovely veiws over the ocean, a few miles away. Privacy, solitude, romance. Well-equipped, well designed interior with comfortable furnishings. The deck is a great place to have morning coffee, or a romantic dinner. The area is distinctive - no over-commercialism here!! Pahoa is a funky little town, and Hilo is a favourite of mine. Bob and Andy have stocked the book shelves with great reading material and information so you can find fun things to do within easy distances. Thanks for sharing this lovely cottage with other adventurous travelers!
Apr 2010
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Pahoa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower walled in glass for 'outdoor' shower charm
  • Spacious bathroom with exotic Indian slate and glass-block shower. Sliding glass door for each access to the lanai. Unlimited hot water from an 'on-demand' efficient, propane water heater.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen air mattress
  • Comfortable Queen bed supplemented by Queen AIR MATTRESS ideal for lanai sleeping. Great indoors as well. Trade winds keep bugs away and lanai is covered to keep you dry and shaded. Indoor furniture is lightweight, Indonesian rattan, easily moved to accommodate the air mattress or to enjoy on the lanai in addition to dining for six and casual seating.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Furnishings and dinnerware for six imported from Indonesia, Thailand, Bali, and Java. Hook up for iPod. Gas stove. French-press coffee maker. Non-stick cookware. Hammock. Kite. Landscaped grounds with seven varieties of palms, a hala forest (sacred to Hawaiians), and subtropical woods. Pahoa Shopping Center 5 miles away includes: Internet cafe, pharmacy, fish market, grocery, deli, gift stores, Hawaiian and tropical crafts, etc. AT&T cell phone service only at the cottage; other cellular services operate in the area. Gas-fired BARBECUE GRILL for cooking outdoors.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

3Acre OCEANVIEW 3Acres RainForest, 2miles from Lava Boat Tour
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
Lakewood, Colorado

A rare treat

  • 5 of 5

This place has to be seen to be comprehended. I was really impressed by how meticulously the house is constructed; not a single detail was overlooked. It's also decorated and arranged with incredbly good taste. The queen size bed faces to the southeast towards two oversized sliding glass doors, offering a broad view of untouched jungle to wake up to. Facing east provides a panoramic view of the ocean. This is truly one of my favorite places on earth, and I have no doubt that I'll be coming back. Bob and Andy were very helpful and accomodating as I made my reservation on short notice.

The abundance of fresh fruit in the kitchen on my arrival was an especially nice touch. I feel that I got much more than I paid for.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
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  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely - worth many hours just wandering through the landscape. The area is quite interesting - close to Hawaii Volcano National Park and the Puna coast.

The bungalow is very well designed and maintained - perfect for a peaceful escape.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous garden!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the beautiful house and gorgeous surroundings. The house is decorated with a lot of lovely details that make you feel at home, instantly. The owners have done a fantastic job in the garden - we've never seen anything quite like it. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't too great during most of our stay. But that just gave us a good reason to explore other parts of Big Island which is fascinating and has so much natural beauty to offer. And sooner or later we always found sunny weather, somewhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lindstrom, MN

The Rain Forest Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the cottage for our 20th wedding anniversary. The property was just beautiful. It was so peaceful and relaxing. While eating breakfast one morning five peacocks strolled through the yard. AMAZING!!!!! I would definitely recommend this cottage. We really learned to be conscious of how much energy we were using as the cottage is solar powered. A great experience!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Port Coquitlam

MAHI Oli Oli Paridise Found

  • 5 of 5

How do we start, to describe MAHI Oli Oli and do it justice with words? We arrived in the dark of night which made it seem like a real adventure, driving along dark winding roads in the tropical rainforest....but the directions that we received were fantastic, and easily allowed us to navigate at night.The sheer volume of sounds that greeted us, let us know we were in for something different.It was when we got up in the morning that we were able to take in the spectacular ocean view and the breathtaking grounds.The grounds are amazing, the cottage is lovely, the nature setting in the shower was beautiful.The tranquillity and privacy was exactly what we needed to start our vacation......the only negative aspect is that we didn't book a longer stay.... Three days just were not enough. We will absolutely recommend to family and friends, and hope to return soon

Thank you Bob ∧y

Cindy & Darren

Port Coquitlam, B.C.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple and amazing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to stay at Mahi OLI'Oli for our 1 year anniversary. The surroundings and scenery are absolutely stunning. The house is well designed and is in fantastic shape. My wife noted that she could not find a spec of dirt anywhere upon check in. Bob and Andy communicated promptly with any request we had and made our stay comfortable.

We loved living "off the grid" and in a rural part of an amazing island. The house did get warm during the day, but cooled off nicely as night time rolled around. No need for A/C. We did note the gecko's enjoyed singing ALL NIGHT LONG, and tith the house having little insulation, it was slightly louder than i expected; even with the windows closed at night. My suggestion is; if you need absolute quite, then this might not be best place for you; however if you enjoy sleeping out in nature with the sounds and stars, then this is perfect.

I can not say enough good things about this place other than i hope to find myself a place like it someday.

Mahalo Bob and Andy

PS- the nearby black sand beach on mile marker 19 has some nudity, if you have kids and or are not comfortable with that, I would suggest another beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
in Pahoa
Nearest Golf
19.5 Miles
Hilo Municipal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
in Pahoa: Kaleo, Ning's, Luquin's, Paolo's
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Hike to Active Lava Flows, Yoga Instruction and Massage, Volcano National Park; Eco-Tourism, World-Class Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium, Pahoa Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool, Geo-Thermal/Oceanside Warm Pond (Queen's Bath), Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hula Classes. located on our shared drive at 13-659 Pohoiki Road----our neighbor


Rates & Availability

Pahoa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

On-Line transaction fee $29
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning, Linens, Towels $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

$25 one-time linen supplement each for 3rd & 4th guest

Cancellation: Full refund if you cancel or shorten your stay at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Late Cancellation: If you cancel within 30 days of arrival then we'll attempt to book another guest into the time you vacated. We refund one day room charge for each day re-booked. We'll refund your $200 security deposit & $100 cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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