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.
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 has paused and all is quiet. But have no worries if the lava begins flowing again as our home is in a safe location with some of the best air on all of the Islands thanks to the trade winds. Hawaii National Park will be reopened soon – an easy one hour drive from our doorstep.
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). If you have time you should check out the free Mokupapapa Discovery Center for Hawaii’s Remote Coral Reefs which is located in downtown Hilo.
There is much more to see and explore in East Hawaii — or you can just sit on the lanai, listen to the birds, watch the waves, and look for whales.