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Dan Coles and Steve Lelievre

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

Quiet, Tropical Retreat On The Puna Coast

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Puna District House Rental Photos and Description

'Home of We Three Guys' helps capture the traditions of old Hawaii

Let the soft rhythm of the nearby surf and the aroma of jungle flowers lull you into relaxation

as you enjoy the spacious lanai of this new (2013) open concept home in Seaview Kalapana

Estates. Our home is located on a secluded, dead end street, and is filled with sunshine all day.

Once on the lanai, where you may well spend all

your leisure time, you will look out to jungle and

traditional ohia trees. Meals can be cooked on

the Weber grill and served at the large table,

with seating for six.

Off one side of the lanai, through double french

doors, you enter the great room, with large

windows that offer views out to the jungle. Here

is where you can gather with friends and family

while you relive the day's adventures and cook

up a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen,

with gas range set into the large granite-topped

island, microwave, full fridge, and dishwasher.

When it is time to sleep, there is the colorful

bedroom with queen size bed (and direct access

to the lanai through double french doors), a

Scandinavian sofa that reclines to form a full size

bed, or the queen size murphy bed on the lanai,

should you or family want to sleep outdoors.

The large bathroom, adjacent to the bedroom

and just past the stacked washer/dryer, has a

tiled shower and plenty of counter space. You

may decide to skip the indoor shower and exit

through the bathroom door to the bamboo enclosed outdoor shower! This is the best place

to wash off sand after a visit to the nearby,

family friendly, and clothing optional Kehena

black sand beach.

For evening entertainment, enjoy your favorite

movie on the 32 inch flat screen with DVD

player. If you are here over a Wednesday, a short drive will find you at Uncle Robert's Kava Bar where you can enjoy treats from local chefs, sway to the Hawaiian rythmn of slack key and

ukulele, or just relish the sense of community.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dan Coles and Steve Lelievre (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

About Dan Coles and Steve Lelievre

We Three Guys, Dan, Steve, and our son Geoffrey, live in Seattle and on Orcas Island. We have enjoyed many trips to the Big Island, and recently completed our new home in Kalapana Seaview Estates. We have travelled extensively and have done home exchanges all over the world. We welcome visitors from all over to our Hawaiian paradise.

Dan Coles and Steve Lelievre purchased this house in 2013

Why Dan Coles and Steve Lelievre chose Puna District

The Puna Coast district offers the opportunity to unwind in a laid back, friendly, 'off the tourist track' environment. Enjoy the local space market, Kehena black sand beach, Kalani Retreat Center, nearby snorkeling and Volcano National Park. There is also the funky town of Pahoa approximately 15 minutes away by car.

What makes this house unique

The home is new (2013) and offers an open concept to living, amidst vivid colors that capture the heart of Hawaii. Unlike other one bedroom homes in the area, 'Home of We Three Guys' is very spacious. The lanai offers a place to grill up your favorite Ahi tuna steak and relax with family and friends. Nearby neighbors are welcoming and friendly and very willing to share their secret local escape (such as Mermaid Pools and Green Lake).

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Quiet, Tropical Retreat On The Puna Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Best Christmas present EVER

  • 5 of 5

Initially we had a little drama trying to find the house...it was dark and raining (FYI, when its dark in Hawaii...its DARK). Leaf, the caretaker, came and rescued us; which was super nice considering it was Christmas. The house...is...AMAZING!!! It was super clean, it's beautifully decorated and anything you would ever need is already there. The kitchen was a total treat to cook in. We spent the majority of our time on the lanai. We grilled on the awesome Weber grill every night and also ate breakfast on the lanai every morning.

The area is so gorgeous and peaceful! Fell asleep every night to the frogs chirping...it sounded more like chirping to me. We felt like we were staying in the jungle. I cannot even describe to you how beautiful the Kalapana area is. I haven't even been home a week and I already want to go back. Do NOT miss the Wednesday night market at Uncle Roberts KAVA bar! I am now addicted to green papaya salad!

Thanks Dan & Steve for letting us stay in your amazing house! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gayleen, It was such a pleasure to have you and your family in our home. We are glad you found it to be relaxing and well set up for your stay. We hope to see you back here soon! Mahalo and aloha. Dan and Steve
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San Francisco
5

A perfect tropical getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house and location are amazing. The space is unique and open-aired and very well equipped. We spent most of the time on the lanai, including sleeping there each night. Short walks or bike rides to Kahena Beach, spa time at Kalani, barbecuing on the lanai, a drive to Pahoa for breakfast one morning. These were our only outings. Otherwise, this beautiful and private home provided everything we were wanting in a tropical escape. Thanks, Dan & Steve! James & Ryan

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tropical Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Dear Dan and Steve, we can't thank you enough for all you did to make our families first trip to Hawaii so wonderful!! Our family of five absolutely loved staying in your beautiful home. It was complete with everything we needed to feel like we were at our own home in the tropics!! Being able to sleep outside on the lanai in the murphy bed was such a treat for us and our girls. We felt blessed with all the extras that you provide, from sunscreen and snorkel gear to beach towels and laundry facilities. You even provide coolers for trips to the market and lunches for day trips. Your help with places to go and see really made planning our activities so easy. Thank your for your care and kindness in helping our trip be one we'll never forget!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska
5

Great little Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay here. There were so many special little touches that gave the place a lovely tropical atmosphere. We would definitely come back. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great tropical retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this rental tucked away in a quiet, tropical part of the big island. Really enjoyed the large, open living area with a well-appointed kitchen. Got to fall asleep to the sounds of frogs and wake up to birds all around. Owners always responded promptly to e-mails and were easy to in touch with. We're looking forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian, So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Puna home, especially the chirping frogs and the birdsong in the morning. I do hope we see you back at Home of We Three Guys sometime soon. Mahalo and Aloha. Dan
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Pam and Mark

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. The house is all that we expected and more. We spent most of our time on the lanai, including sleeping there. For two Canadians from a cold winter it was a slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela and Mark, We are so pleased that you felt at home while staying at Home of We Three Guys. Hope to see you again on the Big Island. Dan
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Uncle Robert's Kava Bar at Kalapana
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

For some traditional Hawaiian music and to meet the locals, visit Uncle Robert's Kava Bar and Museum, only 6 miles from your holiday home. Wednesday night comes alive at five o'clock with slack guitar and ukulele music accompanying the singers. Enjoy a variety of food from local chefs and art pieces from local artists.

You might choose to cycle the Red Road that parallels the coastline and leads to snorkeling pools (Kapoho) and warm geothermal pools. Or you might hop in your car for a short drive to Volcano National Park to visit Kilauea crater and witness this active volcano. Nearby, including at Uncle Robert's Kava Bar, there are food and artisan street markets. Further afield is the Hilo Market, on Wednesday and Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. The Maku'u Market, just outside Pahoa (about 20 minutes from the house) happens each Sunday. It offers fabulous eateries for a hearty breakfast or lunch.

The nearby town of Pahoa has several outstanding restaurants, including Ming's (Thai), Kaleo's (fine American seafood and burgers), and Luquins (Mexican, with fabulous margaritas).

Kaleo's is known as 'making a name for itself as the place to go for innovative, Hawaiian-inspired local-style favorites

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Rates & Availability

Kalapana House Rental Rates

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Summer
Jun 2 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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$700
$2,800
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$110
$700
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

50% (including 50% of cleaning fee and damage deposit) at time of booking with remaining 50% due two weeks prior to stay.
If booking is cancelled within two weeks of stay, then 50% of deposit is forfeited. If booking is cancelled within one week of stay, no refund.

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Amenities

Puna District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The large bathroom is detailed with granite and tile and provides direct access to the outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Great room sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lanai - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , This is a queen size murphy bed that is on the covered lanai
  • The large bedroom at 'Home of We Three Guys' is done in vivid colors (see attached photos) and offers direct access to the large lanai. There is also a queen bed on the lanai for those who wish to sleep outdoors. We also have a Scandinavian sofa in the great room that converts into a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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