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Quiet, Tropical Retreat On The Puna Coast

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

'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.

More Details

Dan Coles and Steve Lelievre
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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 Pahoa

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 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).


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Names of renters must be provided. Please note any issues with the house. No outside fires.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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 Italian sofa in the great room that converts into a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
San Mateo, CA

Cozy and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find tropical fruits and drinks left by the hosts, a pleasant welcome! As all reviewers in the past mentioned, the house is well-equipped and we really appreciated having the convenience of a "home" while staying on the island. We loved playing with friendly geckos, spotting wild mommy and baby pigs strolling in the garden, and falling asleep to the sound of singing coqui frogs every night. The house was in a tropical paradise, with lots of sudden downpour mixed with sunshine, and also a great varieties of fruits growing in the garden (pineapple, papaya). It is pretty secluded, so driving and planning for food is essential.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aloha spirit

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home! It was the perfect size for a couple. The garden was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed all the different plants and flowers and have the pictures to prove it. The area was quiet and we spent most of out time on the lanai. The kitchen was well equipment and a joy to cook in together. Thank you for the thoughtful gift of coffee, wine and fresh fruit to greet us!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dee, We are so pleased that our home met your needs and provided you with a place to relax and enjoy the garden and lanai, and that the well equipped kitchen made cooking meals a joy. We do hope that you will make a return visit in the future. Mahalo and aloha, Dan and Steve
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Quiet and private

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. We swam each day at the hot springs and explored all the nearby beaches. The house layout was brilliant as it had a separate sleeping area to lounge/kitchen. Having the washer and dryer was a lifesaver with our two year old

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home. We hope you will spread the word about Home of We Three Guys, and that we will see you back again soon. Dan and Steve
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Much more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, we were impressed with the property. Spacious open concept with a comfortable master bedroom and a full kitchen..

Ample supplies were left stocked here and everything you would need.( first aid, soaps, etc) they even left mosquito repellent!

It felt like it was our very own home. Dining on the deck was great, the outdoor Murphy bed and shower were cute.

Every morning a neighborhood dog came to visit during morning coffee. The geckos are plentiful and are almost like pets, drop a piece of fruit and watch their cute little tongues lap it up. The clothing optional beach, although full of characters was safe and fun..Perhaps not the most age appropriate place, but our teenage girls did not seem to bothered by it.

All in all, if we have the chance to visit Puna again, we will definitely stay here again.

Ps...if you like it quiet at night, bring earplugs, this is the jungle, and all matter of critter sing deep into the night.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenn, Steve and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home in Puna. We hope you will consider another stay on your next Hawaiian vacation. Dan and Steve
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One of the best places I've stayed!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely perfect. The place was stocked with any and all things you could ever need while on the island!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosanna and family, We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at our home in Puna, on the island of Hawaii. You are welcome back any time. Dan and Steve
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Best Christmas present EVER

  • 5 of 5

Initially we had a little drama trying to find the 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!!! 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 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: December 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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Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Uncle Robert's Kava Bar at Kalapana
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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