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Rob Nichols (owner)

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Family Friendly Tropical Pool Home in Pahoa

12 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Leilani Estates House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 16 guests

This Tropical Pool Home is located close to has everything you need for a Wonderful Vacation or Getaway!!!

Located on 1 acre, this property is surrounded by beautiful tall trees and has plenty of space. There is a clock radio, refrigerator w/ ice box, ceiling fan in 3 rooms...& there are 2 King, 2 Queen, 1 Full, & 4 Twin beds = (2 twins in girls room + 2 twins in boys room).

This property is just a short scenic drive to the famous warm ponds of 5 minutes from the everything you need in Pahoa.... Plus..There is plenty of exploration to be had in this tropical area!!!

Activities and Amenities: Central to distances include;

Volcano - 30 Min

Farmer's Market (Sunday Mornings) - 15 Min

Zoo in the Rain Forest - 15 Min

Macadamian Nut Farm

Post Office - 5 min

Hilo Airport - 20 Min

Hot Spring Ponds by the sea - 10 Min

Candy Factory - 20 Min

Akaka Falls - 35 Miles

Bontical Gardens - 35 Min

White Sand Beaches - 1 Hr

Black Sand Beaches - 30+/- Min

Nude Beaches - 15 Min

Surfing - 15-30 Min

Further details for this vacation rental

Activities and Amenities: Central to distances include;

Volcano - 30 Min

Farmer's Market (Sunday Mornings) - 15 Min

Zoo in the Rain Forest - 15 Min

Macadamian Nut Farm

Post Office - 5 min

Hilo Airport - 20 Min

Hot Spring Ponds by the sea - 10 Min

Candy Factory - 20 Min

Akaka Falls - 35 Miles

Bontical Gardens - 35 Min

White Sand Beaches - 1 Hr

Black Sand Beaches - 30+/- Min

Nude Beaches - 15 Min

Surfing - 15-30 Min

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob Nichols (owner) (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Rob Nichols (owner)

Hi, I am a teacher and coach who takes pride in providing a clean, quiet and comfortable vacation home. It is my hope that you will stay at our wonderful tropical vacation home and return again for years to come. Thank you for choosing to stay at our home.

Mahalo,

Rob

Rob Nichols (owner) purchased this house in 2008

Why Rob Nichols (owner) chose Hawaii

You will enjoy the beautiful tropical plants, clean swimming pool, perfect central location between the ocean / swimming, volcano / observation points, water falls, and the city (5 min from grocery, restaurants, and gas), also 3 min from our community recreation center with covered picnic & playground toys areas.

What makes this house unique

Pool chairs, jacuzi bathtub, kids & teens - toys & games, wonderful thermal (volcano) heated warm ocean water swimming pond (with life-guards, showers, covered picnic tables & bbq, rest rooms, snack shack, ocean view) only 10 min. East from the property; bbq, big tv, refrigerator, dishwasher, mixer, iron/ironing board & games.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very happy with our vacation and this vacation home. We enjoyed the tropical jungle surroundings and clean ocean air. The home was quiet, clean and comfortable. Our children loved the girls room and the boys room...the decor was perfect and all the kids had their own play areas. The internet worked perfectly and we also liked the high definition LCD tv's in the rooms so everyone could watch whatever they wanted. We prepared and enjoyed many great family meals together and especially liked the extra large kitchen and dining areas. We will certainly come back again :)
Dec 2012
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Reviews

3.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Family Friendly Tropical Pool Home in Pahoa
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 15 reviews
Pahoa, Hawaii
5

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Local family of 12 from Puna stayed at the home for some R&R (7 adults/5 kids) & bonding time. Stayed there so we could spend the weekend together under one roof. Home was HUGE that kids could play hide n seek; teenagers stayed in their room with their computers; adults sat around the kitchen table playing board games, cards or "talking story". We each had our own privacy yet knew what each other was doing. If there was an issue that needed attending to, Rob was a phone call away & very attentive. Water tank needed refilling so I called him & water was delivered the next a.m. In reserving the home, spoke to the owner several times & found him friendly & accommodating. There were more then enough room for all of us. House was very well supplied with towels, DVD, games, movies, etc that we could stay indoors and have fun. We parked 5 vehicles & there was more than enough room. Yard was well maintained. Cooking was easy cause tools of the trade were available. We had a nice, fun, fulfilled weekend that the family decided to do it again.

WE DID. Stayed during the Labor Day weekend and had a blast. Kids enjoyed the swimming pool from time they woke up, would take a break when hungry and back in the pool again. Some adults would go to work from the rental but "jumped" in the pool upon their return. On our second stay, we all used different bedrooms - adult boys first stayed in the "girls room" but we were nice the 2nd time & upgraded their stay. Again, Rob was accessible for any problems & would call just to check and ensure that we are okay. Home was big, clean & well maintained. Family in agreement that we should go back & I agree. Here we come in 2016. THANK YOU ROB.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, AZ, USA
5

Nice, spacious home, loved the area

  • 5 of 5

The home is private and very spacious. We love the area and will come back. The owner is very accessible if you happen to need to contact him. Also, he provided alot of information on things to do in the area. Don't miss Lava tree State Park, hike to lava tour with Big Island Guides! Lots of other free things to see in the area as well. The master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house than the other three bedrooms. House was clean and yard was well maintained. We enjoyed downtown Pahoa with good little places to eat. Good pizza joint, mexican restaurant and a few other very good places to eat. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Very comfortable, well equipped home in a tropical setting.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the home very much, but the biggest issue was there isn't air conditioning and that isn't listed in the description. I think that needs to pointed out. We are from the northwest, and are not used to the humidity. So most of the evenings were miserable. The frogs are very loud at night, which enjoyed, but could bother some people. I suspect that is just about everywhere on The big island.

The home is very far away from any decent beach. It is great for visiting the volcano. But if you want the typical white sand beach experience, you will have to drive over two hours. The home was clean and had everything you needed, but did have a mildewy smell. The owner was very interested in that fact and is trying to remedy the problem. We ended up washing the towels before we could use them because of the smell.

The home is large and private. Plenty of beds and the kitchen is very large.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time, the home is very beautiful with a lot of rooms, we all had a room and there was still 1 left over, near the front door, we didn't even use it because there was so much space. The kids loved the pool, needs a little upgrade, but it was still nice and refreshing. We also had fun with the Coqui frogs, and got to taste a Butter Avocado, so ono. The key thing we really liked, is it was right down the road from my aunties lot Harris Estates on Old Kalapana rd. The only thing I'm not used to, is the heat. Maybe another upgrade to add AC units, that would be nice. However we would definitely return. Thank you for making our weekend enjoyable. We also complied with all the rules, even washed and dried our towels, emptied trash, and stripped linens, which were very simple tasks.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disgusted and embarassed...

  • 1 of 5

I would like to leave a review and pictures for this Leilani Estates Property. I would not recommend this property. First of all, the owner never gave us instructions on how to get into the property. I called him when we arrived thinking someone would meet us; he then gave me instructions about the lock box, and also mentioned that the washer was broken from previous tenants and his housekeeper just got back from 2 weeks vacation. OK, so what? A repairman would be coming by to repair the washer and the housekeeper did come in to make sure the place was clean and presentable. #1We are on vacation, we can't stay and wait for this repairman and we don't feel comfortable letting him in with all our valuables there. #2 The house was filthy, smelled of mold, mildew; mold on the bottom of both shower curtains, bugs all over the counter top in the 2nd bathroom, masking tape along the edges of the broken/torn sliding screen door, BBQ grill rusted and filled with burnt charcoal, pool deck shaky with rusted nails (scary to walk on for fear you would fall thru), lounging chairs dirty with mold and torn seats, stove and oven filthy not to mention pots/pans very limited-Teflon pots scraped on the bottom, not safe to cook in, rice pot insert but no electrical unit to cook in, kitchen drawers filled with termite shavings. These are just a few major disgusting problems. I would not let my ohana stay here again even if the offer was to give us a discount at our next stay. My other family members stayed at beautiful places and fortunately for us they shared their facilities with us. We were there for a family reunion, I was embarrassed to tell or show our accomodations to the rest of the family. This is why I got a place with a pool so we could all have a BBQ together on our last day. Yes I did get my deposit back along with $25 for the inconvenience of the washer but that does not compensate for the embarrassment, and filthy accommodations. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. I am not exaggerating, I have pictures to prove it...The other renter is correct in his review, no exaggeration, I lived it and had to face the embarrassment with my Ohana. I am also a local, Oahu, HI. I should have visited the place before our stay, June 22 thru June 28. Also be sure to get the insurance and booking from VRBO/Home.away so you are guaranteed to be reimbursed for bad accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CONROE
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Disaster

  • 1 of 5

Property has a locker room environment from the mold growing in cabinets and on counter surfaces to the sweat stains on mattresses. The smaller beds had air mattresses or lawn furniture cushions for mattress. I am starting process for a full refund we were there for 1 hour and could not stand smell or pure lack of maintenance the property has. The underwear by front door was a bad omen. Smoke detectors missing? Owner spends no money to maintain so buyer beware. He makes a lot of promises. And says no one complains. I will post photos. You decide.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest broke the contract, arrived and entered the home well in advance of the scheduled check in time. Our housekeepers had not nearly completed cleaning or preparing the home. The home was simply not ready yet. We pride ourselves in providing a comfortable, clean, and well liked vacation home. This review is suspect considering the countless hours I dedicate to making my home as nice as it is and how far I go to be the best owner I can be. It's easy to surmise if it were accurate, I would have a myriad of complaints and bad reviews instead of the opposite. There is nothing misleading or untrue in my advertisement. Most of the pictures are new and clearly show the great condition of my home. Guests often tell me it is nicer than the pictures. I respect my guests and get hundreds a year who are elated about my home along with many repeat guests. I am the nicest, most accommodating, available and helpful owner I can possibly be. I resolve any issue no matter how big or small, immediately and politely and take every guest's input seriously because I strongly believe that listening helps me make my home better and better. I'm sorry to say this review is purposefully untrue. I asked the guest to please allow time for the housekeeping to be completed, yet he did not. I always work to provide our guests with anything and everything they need and I am available and reachable at all hours to do this. Upon his arrival I offered to meet all of his requests above and beyond the home being cleaned and prepared , yet he unreasonably denied me the opportunity. Despite this bad experience and loss, I will maintain my fair and generous demeanor with a big smile for all my future guests and your memorable vacation remains my priority. I'll gladly supply responses to any specifics in this review upon request.
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Boating, Bird Watching, Helicopter Tours, shopping, Volcano Park, Catered Parties

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Rates & Availability

Leilani Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Housecleaning fee $175 + Tax
Each addl. guest after 2 $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.4%

* Extended stay discounts are available :) Private driveway entrance and private parking. 2 night minimum stay. Each additional guest (after 1st 2) is $15 (current special!) per night. ** Credit card fees may apply. / there are no fees for e-check payments.

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Amenities

Leilani Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (Sofa Sleepers) (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Blow up Mattress (1); The house sleeps 16.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Swimming Pool with wonderful surrounding deck Covered back Lanai, High Ceilings in Kitchen, Living Room & Master Bedroom 3 of the 4 Bedrooms have a desk w/ drawers & chair Full-Service Kitchen with utensils, stove, coffee maker, garbage disposal, microwave & refrigerator Broadband Wireless Internet Access-no extra charge Radio & CD Player Linens Provided for every bedroom & bathroom Laundry Service upon request w/ charge No pets or smoking. Couch w/ fold out Full Size beds in living room

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