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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 2 - 3 nights


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:
March 5, 2018

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 Pahoa

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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.


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3Acre OCEANVIEW 3Acres RainForest, 2miles from Lava Boat Tour
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 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: December 2009
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Palmer, AK

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property if you enjoy a quieter, simpler experience. The cottage, the grounds (your own botanical garden), and the scenery are fantastic. The off-grid utilities enhance the simpler, casual experience but are more than adequate for your daily needs. The owners and caretaker are very proud of the property and are great to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Fantastic home for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Rob, thank you so much for letting my wife and i celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and our first trip to Hawaii at your beautiful home. Such a beautiful location, the grounds are well maintained, and the home was cozy.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great 😍

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to be back!

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Bob,

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. We had an amazing three nights at Mahi Oli Oli. Everything was perfect during our stay. We took fully advantage of what the home offered and met wonderful people in the community. Totally recommend this little gem!!!

Can't wait to be back!

Jo & Lidia

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect private getaway for my partner and me while exploring the Pahoa area. We couldn't get enough of sitting on the porch chairs and watching the sun rise, doing yoga while over looking the ocean, or watching movies securely inside during a storm. This cottage is well built, beautifully designed, lovingly cared for, and the perfect simple escape while enjoying the Puna district. Easy access to town, to the lava pools, tide pools, champagne ponds, and red road.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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