Come relax in our two-bedroom, two-bath house with a large ocean view lanai. The house is on a quiet street that runs along the ocean and has two parks within easy walking distance on the coast. You will often find there are more walkers than cars passing below our lanai. The house is very nice, offers views of the ocean from nearly every room, and the living room features Island style furniture. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed with a large walk-in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped and has everything you will need to prepare the meals which you will likely enjoy while sitting on the lanai. Thanks to the trade winds our home has some of the best air in Hawaii.
There aren't that many volcanoes in the world, and how many of them can you walk on? Speaking of which, the new East Rift Zone eruption is still underway as Pele forms new land. But have no worries as our home is in a safe location with some of the best air on all of the Islands thanks to the trade winds. Yet you are just a short drive from the volcanic activity and at night the orange glow can be spectacular. The Hawaii government has said they hope to soon be opening a viewing area. During the day you can drive towards nearby Pahoa and you will be able to see the gas\steam plume from Fissure 8 and the local weather it creates. This can cause it to be raining in Pahoa but sunny and dry at our home.
Pahoa with its mix of cowboy and Victorian character with wooden sidewalks is close by and has some of the best small restaurants in East Hawaii. The Maku’u Farmers Market on Sundays is close to our home and continues to thrive. While you are there you can pick up some produce or buy gifts for family and friends back home. Try some Lava Candy, local honey, and lilikoi jam.
For a special treat on Wednesday evenings you can drive past the steaming vents to Kalapana to visit Uncle Roberts Awa bar and Farmers Market. While you are there you can listen to great Hawaiian Slack Key guitar music, watch some hula dancing, and enjoy dinner choosing from the many vendors. This market is another good place to buy gifts for family and friends back home.
Hilo has old-Hawaii storefronts and offers many attractions including swimming and snorkeling at safe beaches. It has a large Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Hilo has many cultural events (such as the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and the Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival). For the time being the Volcano National Park Service has relocated to downtown Hilo at the free Mokupapapa Discovery Center for Hawaii’s Remote Coral Reefs.
There is much more to see and explore in Eastern Hawaii — or you can just sit on the lanai, listen to the birds, watch the waves, and look for whales.