Located on 1 acre property, minutes from small town of pahoa with restaurants, supermarkets and healthfood store. Volcanically heated swimming (warm ponds) about 10 minutes away (only one on all hawaiian islands). About 30/40 minutes from hilo and volcanoes national park. Newly built, with teak and tile floors, granite inlays, marble pillars, fragrant cedar and exotic private balinese bathhouse for your exclusive use. More beautiful than photos can show.
Your host is Los Angeles Times bestselling author, Dr. Eliot Jay Rosen. In addition to serving my guests (respecting your privacy completely, I have a private practice in psychotherapy/counseling.
Eliot Jay Rosen purchased this house in 2013
I completed the design and building of this vacation house in December, 2013. I also designed and built ANOTHER vacation rental home (VRBO # 495883) in 2012. I derive GREAT PLEASURE in sharing the beauty of Hawaii with guests rough these homes.
Attention to detail, our location is a great launching point to the fantastic beauty and culture of Hawaii. Respecting our guest's privacy, I live on the other end of the 1 acre property but can be reached by cell phone if you need anything.
Elliot was a very gracious and acomadating host. I speant so much time admireing the beautiful craftsmanship and decor that I didn't even notice the absence of a telivision. Honestly, putting a tv in this space would be a mistake. It was perfectly quirky and very comfortable. And don't get me started on the detached bath house. We went all around the island for two weeks and this was my fovorite spot of all.
Elliot is a gracious host and quite an interesting soul. The home/temples he built are a reflection of a true visionary.
It is better in person than in pictures, the only negative I have is the bed is a bit firm.
My stay at Eliot’s guest home was wonderful. The space was just as advertised, even better! From the moment I arrived I was struck by the beauty and serenity of the environment, both inside and out, with every detail pleasing, from the sculptures and intricate designs, to the rich color schemes, and solid, comfortable furniture. The guest house is its own separate dwelling---private, spacious and clean. It was beautifully decorated and furnished and convenient to many activities like the lava flow, natural coastlines, volcanically heated thermal pools, and the local town of Pahoa. I stayed there after taking a lava boat tour, and it provided the perfect ending to a perfect day. The living space was warm and inviting, and I immediately felt at home. I had traveled to Hawaii alone and felt completely safe there. Eliot greeted me when I arrived and provided a quick introduction to the features of the home, gave great suggestions for activities and places to eat, and then graciously retired to his own home on the property. He was helpful but unobtrusive. I loved the sense of solitude and proximity to the natural environment provided by the design of this guest house. The screen windows allowed natural sounds to permeate the air. It was wonderful to hear the rain and breeze rustling through the trees as I fell asleep. The bed was large and comfortable and I got a great night's sleep. In the morning I sat on the patio sipping my coffee and enjoying the lush plants and vibrant sunlight streaming through the trees--- so relaxing. The bathroom, while attached to the house, is accessed from the outside. It is an interesting design feature, and the roof overhang protects you from any rain. The bath house is its own separate cozy little structure a few paces away from the house, set amidst lush foliage and a small water garden. I really enjoyed this feature. You have the option of keeping the blinds closed for added privacy; however, I opened them up to allow natural light and greenery to surround me as I showered, and the cool breeze floating through the screened windows caressed my skin while I dried off. It was delightful! Definitely a good experience of local Hawaii. I wish I had booked more nights at this place as it was by far the best accommodation I had on this side of the island. Thanks, Eliot, for creating such a nurturing and comforting environment for your guests!
The owner Eliot was accommodating and very nice. The town of Pahoa is within a couple of miles. It is quaint and has great restaurants and shops to explore. We had a great time! The warm ponds are a short distance down (famous for it's beauty) Red Dirt Road. They are the only volcanic heated pools in all seven islands. A great place to swim, relax, and have a picnic. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. For such a great place it was a real bargain. My brother and sister-in-law stayed there awhile ago and they are going to stay there again on their next visit to Hawaii later this year. I would give this place five stars!
Wow, where to begin? Eliot's Shangri-La in the Leilani Estates subdivision is almost too good to be true. Every detail has been well thought out, from the second you turn into the driveway with the big Buddha head and the crimson gates to the beautiful landscaping throughout the property, to all the features you have as a guest staying in this Zen-like cottage. I loved the colors, the furniture, and softness and the reverence that I felt staying here. Impeccably clean, the bed and bedroom was extremely comfortable, and big enough to move around in easily, the kitchen was very well appointed with all the necessary tools and appliances. Coffee was provided, although I don't drink it, but Eliot did give me some bananas from his property, which was a plus. The bathroom facilities are a very short walk out the kitchen around the other side of the cottage, which was not a problem at all, and it was raining when I was there, but I did not get wet going out there. I love the bathtub in it's own little separate structure, very peaceful and comfortable. Plenty of nice soft absorbent towels were provided, and you even have your own private parking space, steps away from the cottage. Eliot is a musician and I even got to jam with him for a bit while I was there, very fun indeed! Of course, he was available to answer any questions for me, and even told me how to get to an amazing warm pond about 20 minutes away which was a delight.
I loved wandering the grounds, which was encouraged, as long as I was respectful of the few other people staying there. Such gorgeous landscaping, and huge painted urns and statues throughout the property, it felt like I was in a sculpture garden. This is a gem on the Pahoa side of the island, only about 15 minutes to the beginning of the trail that takes you to the active lava flow. Eliot even let me borrow one of his bikes! I searched for a one night rental in that area and I am so glad that I chose this Lush Big Island Paradise!! I would and will recommend this property to everyone I know. Mahalo, Eliot, for a memorable staycation.