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See the sunrise from a tropic the quiet side

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath - sleeps 2 Adults - Not suitable for children.

Easily accessible, yet away from the mainstream, a visit to Makana Kai in the small Hawaiian Beaches community is an escape to an earlier time. Quaint and private, this split-level apartment provides quality and comfort and a feel for the real Hawaiian lifestyle. Casual, indoor/outdoor living with open beam ceilings, bamboo and tile flooring and granite countertops accentuate the cozy design.

Pockets of jungle nearby echo the exotic sounds of myna birds, cardinals, finches and coquie frogs, while the open park affords an ocean view of an ever changing skyline and ocean movements. It's balmy breezes mixing scents of surf and flowers captivate the spirit and encourage both exploration and relaxation. . Dark nights display a star-studded universe enjoyable from inside or outside on the deck or private rear yard.

A perfect get-away to escape the stress of modern living or for the more active and adventurous many activities to enjoy ocean and mountains.

NOTE: This is a non-smoking facility. Not suitable for children -

Adults only.

What to do: Life is slower, but ripe with the diversity of the Big Island. One can enjoy rarely traveled jungle roads, creation in the making with new black sand beaches and varying volcano activity, or view the world from Mauna Kea’s Observatories high above around 13, 700 ’elevation.

An island of secluded beaches, tropical forests, and 11 of the earths 13 climate zones offers incredible hiking trails, scenery and viewing of exotic birds and plants found nowhere else. Vintage Hilo Town and Pahoa offer a glimpse of older Hawaii with early century buildings, banyan trees, farmers markets and a strong dose of the Aloha Spirit.

A place of inspiration for artists, writers or spiritual reflection, you can totally relax, soaking in the balmy weather or enjoy any of the 101+ activities the island has to offer.

Items Included: linens and Dishes

15. cu ft. Refrigerator


Toaster Oven

Electric Griddle

Electric Frying Pan

Coffee maker

Iron & Iron board


Flat screen TV

Blue-Ray DVD

AM/FM Stereo


Queen size Bed

Ceiling fans


Ice Chest

Beach chairs, mats and towels

Private deck and separate yard area

Binder of local activities and information.

More Details

Gary Turner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Gary Turner

Experience as a licensed Real Estate Broker in Hawaii and California for many years has provided a good idea of peoples wants. Value and privacy are main factors and as such I've attempted to offer quality lodging at an affordable price that would appeal to travelers seeking an alternative to faster-paced tourist areas.

Gary Turner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Gary Turner chose Puna District

Unique in all Hawaii for It's climate, trade winds and the proper balance of temperature, sun and rain offer the best in tropical living. Combine this with the beauty and diversity of the Big Island and it's hard to beat anywhere.

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoy the comforts of your own apartment and ability to eat in without the clamor and expense of the tourist hotels.


Pahoa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Granite counter top and large tile shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable bed with quality coverings cooled by ocean tradewinds or overhead fans. Ample wardrobe storage and small dresser. Split level with living room/bedroom and ocean view deck on upper 2nd floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Apartment is split-level lacking wheel chair access.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

See the sunrise from a tropic the quiet side
average rating of based on reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place to live

Nice owners



No restrictions

Karen and Gary were nice to us

Clean room

Nice design, well furnished!!!

Me and my girlfriend spent very joyful vacation.

Whatever you see in photos it's what you get !!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Very nice.

  • 3 of 5

Very nice. Great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleasant guests who appeared to enjoy the location and opportunities for sight-seeing. Neat and tidy they are welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful apartment in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is in the Hawaiian Beaches neighborhood. It is a quiet residential neighborhood and about 5 miles from the closest stores or restaurants. Gary and Karen have turned the upstairs portion of their home into one of the most attractive apartments for visitors. You have a separate parking area, and separate entrance. The apartment is split level with the bedroom, living area, bath and outside balcony overlooking the adjacent park and ocean on the top floor, the kitchen and entry way on the lower level. The apartment was sparkling clean and had every amenity for a pleasant stay. We had breakfast there every morning and were out exploring the island the rest of the time. Our four days flew by and the apartment was a very pleasant retreat from the activities of the day. Gary and Karen were outstanding hosts and even had a small loaf of banana bread, fruits and coffee for our first morning. You will definitely enjoy your time here.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests, quiet and extremely tidy, they are the type we all hope for when hosting an apartment. Also quite friendly and outgoing we hope they return someday.
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Perfect "Relaxing" re-set

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Gary were wonderful hosts and the apartment is perfect. Walking distance to see the sunset and very close to hidden beaches, the Volcano sites and black sand. (And just 20 min from Hilo!) The apartment has a separate entrance, a wonderful, comfortable bed, wifi included and plenty of room alone or for a couple. It was the perfect way to "re-set" the busy life of the Bay Area. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect secluded oasis

  • 5 of 5

This property is a little off the beaten path but well worth it. The condo is just lovely. The hosts couldn't be more accommodating. Makana Kai feels like a tropical paradise with the birds and frogs singing all night. A great lanai with a view of the ocean. Total peace and quiet. We loved being close to the Red Road where we could snorkel in the Kapaho tide pools and swim in naturally heated lava pools. There are some great places to eat in Pahoa. And the trip to Volcano and Hilo was an easy one.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Weeks before we were to arrive, we received several helpful e-mails from the owner welcoming us and giving us various bits of useful information. The rental was small, but extremely well arranged and the decor was perfect for a tropical house. We stayed here for 2 full weeks and enjoyed every minute. If we should ever return to Hawaii, we definitely want to stay here again!

Pahoa is the closest village but Hilo a little further away has everything you would want in a city.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Pahoa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
24.5 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Hilo Country Club
Nearest Train
2450 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
HWY 130
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
2800 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary


Distance 24.5 Miles—Time 45 minutes

Hilo Interntional Airport, Hilo, HI 96720

Exit airport on Kekuanaoa Street (the only exit) and drive 1.7 miles (+/-)

Turn LEFT onto Kanoelehua Ave, (HI-11 So). (First traffic light) and drive approximately 5.9 miles

Turn LEFT onto Keaau Pahoa Bypass Rd (HI-130S) and drive 10.9 miles

Past Pahoa Police & Fire Station (leftside) bear LEFT onto Kahakai Blvd

Turn Left to stay on Kahakai Blvd and drive 5.9 miles.

Turn Left onto Papio Street (If passing Park you have gone too far)

Your destination at Makana Kai is 152734 Papio Street, the 2nd house of the Left, about 324 feet from Kahakai Blvd.

Owner: Gary Turner 808 965 5000—808 896 6246 (cell) \

The Ready Mapbook of East Hawaii - Page 47D1

Other Activities: Hiking, camping, Photography

Golf: HILO MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE 340 Haihai Street Hilo, HI 96720 is aproximately 20 miles. provides information on all Big Island courses


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