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Tropical 1 Bedroom in Beautiful Leilani Estates

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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This beautiful one bedroom home lies in the heart of the tropical district of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii. Situated in Leilani Estates, one of the more upscale communities in the area, this home features an entire acre of land on which to relax, unwind and get away from it all. Smell the plumeria, gaze upon the hundreds of wild orchids surrounding the property, and let the tropical birds welcome you with their song.

Then, when you're good and rested, check out the wonderful nearby places to visit. Start with Old Pahoa Town, with 11 multi-national restaurants to choose from and an extremely well stocked Natural Foods store. Expand to the surrounding Puna district and visit the world famous Kapoho snorkeling ponds, the Red Road to Kalapana and its natural hot ponds (fed by the island's volcanic activity), and Lava Tree State park.

Within an hour or so you could be in lovely Volcano, situated near the rim of the Kilauea Crater and on your way to viewing the ongoing lava activity in Volcano National Park (ongoing for 20 plus years!).

If you ever feel the need to leave the Puna district (why leave paradise?), there's plenty more to see. Waimea town, social center of the famous Parker Ranch, Kailua-Kona and it's shopping meccas, Kawi and gorgeous scenery, arts and crafts that it has to offer. Waterfalls, helicopter rides, para-sailing, hiking, kayaking, Hamakua Coast...

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tim Jeffryes
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Tim Jeffryes

I am a former New York actor turned computer programmer. Having grown up on Oahu, I have always had emotional ties with the islands. In 2003, I was fortunate to be able to acquire the house and an additional 15 acres in nearby Pahoa. I am very interested in sustainable living. The house already uses rainwater and it is heated by the sun. The next step will be PV solar panels and an organic garden.

Tim Jeffryes purchased this house in 2003

Why Tim Jeffryes chose Puna District

Pahoa is the last affordable place in the Hawaiian islands. It is also very quiet, rural and far from the maddening crowd. If you're a tourist that likes to get away from all the tourists, the is the place to be.

What makes this house unique

The house is in a very quiet neighborhood and it is set back from the road 2/3 of the length of the lot. As such, you have a nice feeling of being away from it all. The house is also situation in a section of Leilani Estates that had a big fire several years ago. As such, it is not as lush and other parts of Leilani and therefore has fewer mosquitos and more sunshine.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Tropical 1 Bedroom in Beautiful Leilani Estates
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

We had an overall positive impression of this property.

  • 3 of 5

The reasons we liked this place were that it was quiet, private, and peaceful. The house itself was very open with three large French doors and plenty of windows to provide a cross breeze. Also, ceiling fans to keep the air moving. We liked having the washer/dryer, because part of the reason we were in Hawaii was to help my brother move over to the mainland for an extended stay with us, so we were cleaning his place up and getting work clothes dirty every day. The kitchen was well-equipped with all kinds of bowls, pans, pots, etc.

The somewhat negative sides were the drawers, that although they were very attractive to look at, were hard to use. They kept falling open. Several dishes were cracked and, although, it was kind of funky, none of them matched. The place was kind of funky in general with a tropical jungle theme.

We also had trouble with very tiny ants. They were even smaller than sugar ants. We were very careful about food, and we would clean up and use the ant sprays that they had in the house, but about every three days the ants came back.

Again, in general more positive than negative.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Comfy It Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found this nice 1 bedroom home so comfortable and home like it was hard to peel my wife out of the house. We spent time relaxing in the mornings just drinking coffee and enjoying the flowers, plants, and birds. We enjoyed the clean comfortable house in the jungle. It was so nice, comfy, and private. The home and land were not only as described, but better! And Mr. Jeffryes directions were perfect, we found the place after dark without a problem. We loved the neighborhood and found the house manager very friendly and considerate.

One day we made it over the volcano, which we had visited the day before including the flow, and got to the south end. As I drove towards the west side of the island it began ti get dark and my wife said, "It is getting late we should head back home before it is too dark." My reply was, "But dear, we can drive on to Kona and get a motel for the night and drive back tomorrow evening." She insisted we needed to head "home" now! She just did not want to stay anywhere else! For an affordable price we felt like we were being spoiled! And we had our own car port to park our rental car in!

It was our home away from home! We hated to have to leave the house and head home.

I would and have been advising our friends that if you go to Hawaii this is the way to go!

Thank you Timothy Jeffryes for sharing your vacation home at such an affordable price!

Chester McVay

Redmond, Washington

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing value for $

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Perfect for couples! Totally relaxing setting. The frogs at night were sooo soothing ribit ribit. Wifi & TV help reconnect but why bother! Marly is a sweetheart! Our only complaint was the polyester sheets but we washed some cotton ones in the cupboard so all good! Everything you need. Fab location!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brisbane, Australia

Peaceful and private property, great well stocked house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, private and spacious house, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. The huge bedroom can be closed off from the rest of the house, which was great when we had sleeping children and didn't want to disturb them. The open-plan kitchen and living area is great, with doors that open to let in the breeze and light.

The kitchen and bathroom were well stocked with everything we could need!

The washer and dryer were a bonus, great to be able to do our own laundry over our two week stay.

The Internet was fast, television was good.

We loved the location, but you definitely need a car as its a few miles from anything. The gardens blocked the neighbours and road from view, and made us feel like we were tucked away in the jungle.

There is a great kids playground a couple of streets away.

We were really happy with this accomodation, and would love to stay again in future.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect get-away spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of February in this wonderful little house in Leilani Estates. It was absolutely perfect for us and served as a great home base for our daily excursions throughout the Big Island. The house was plenty big for 2 people and was equipped with everything we needed. The property is completely private, quiet with nice low-maintenance gardens and landscaping. And we loved the "Red Road" and of course the heated tidal pools nearby. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved this location and would come back in a heartbeat. The grounds are so private you could sunbathe in the front yard. The king size bed is a must. The house is huge, two full rooms with closing doors. The home is furnished including an ample kitchen for two. Not fancy but quaint.

You don't need air conditioning because there are so many doors to open and fans available.

The local town has an organic grocery and high end restaurants. Not chains, real mom and pop owned restaurants (we are from California wine country so that matters)

Love love love this place. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hilo Internation airport
Car: necessary


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Pahoa House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Damage deposit is generally returned within 2 weeks less any amounts for damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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