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Organic Countryside Farm with Ocean Views & Unmatched Hospitality

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The Mango House, a big porch wraps around the second story.


Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Opihikao house description

Welcome Travelers!

This two story cottage is simple yet well-crafted with hand-painted floors and lots of glass. The Mango House is perched on the 1950's lava flow and located on the same 11 are organic farm as Your Hawaiian Retreat and the Avocado Tree House. The upstairs is one large living area with a king bed loft and a hand-made queen bed from Bali. A sofa futon converts into an extra bed when needed. The downstairs is one big kitchen with a dining table for six. Your kitchen is stocked with organic breakfast fixins; eggs, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and all condiments. This is a great place for the adventurous as the coast is moments away. Quaint Pahoa town, six miles away, has many good eateries, natural food store, grocery store, churches and farmers markets. Located just 25 miles south of Hilo, home of our major airport and the University of Hawaii. We grow our own (vegetables), milk the goats and feed the chickens... life on the farm is good. Come see for yourself.
Only the young at heart are welcome.

Please search for Your Hawaiian Retreat, Pahoa, Hawaii to find more pictures and information about The Avocado Tree House, Elvira's Ohana House and the Mango House.

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Nude Beach
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 queen


          • Loft: 1 king


          • There are three beds: (1) Queen size, (1) King size in the loft, and (1) Double size futon....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            We provide condiments, organic coffee and tea and stock the fridge with organic eggs, bread, cream and butter....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Breakfast items are provided....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Located on 11 secluded acres along with Your Hawaiian Retreat and the Avocado Tree House. Clothing optional beach, warm ponds, and tide pool snorkeling is nearby! The ocean you can see from the deck is only 3 miles away....moreless


              • Stereo:

                Radio with iPod adapter is provided....moreless

              • Books
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                Phone calls can be made at the owner's residence. There is no cell phone reception....moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Snorkel gear and boogie boards are available....moreless

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Monument View:

                We sit at the historic Hilo Railway turn-about. The remains of the turn table are still preserved....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                The bedroom and south-east balcony provide an ocean view....moreless


              • Churches
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Festivals
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling


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              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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              • Tax Rate 13.4%


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              30% deposit - Balance due anytime during your stay. Please contact us if you would like to pay with a check.

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              Last updated: 08/17/2014
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              26.5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hilo International Airport (ITO)
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              HWY 130 - Pāhoa Kalapana Rd
              7.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Kehena Black Sand Beach
              6.3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Kaleo's Bar & Grill
              40.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Volcano Golf & Country Club
              6.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Luquins Mexican Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

              The eruption of Kilauea Volcano continues as it has since its start in 1983 with periods of varying activity. Since the summer of 2013 lava has stopped its dramatic ocean entry and there has not been any activity accessible by hiking. You can still see it from a helicopter or visit Volcano National Park to view the active Halema`uma`u crater.

              There are many day trips you can take if you want to see the sights. We recommend buying THE guidebook for this island – 'Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed.' Exploring our island with this book is like having your very own local guide friend. You can borrow one of our copies during your stay here.

              From the enchanting Puna Coast and the reclusive Kehena Black Sand Beach, to the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano National Park and up to the majestic Akaka Falls, there are so many natural sights to bend your concepts of what beautiful can be.

              If you desire the town life, the historic railway town of Pahoa is located only 6 miles away. There you have access to great dining, unique clothing, and an organic food shop. If Pahoa is too small for your tastes take it's only a 40 minute drive to Hilo, where you can explore the museums and restaurants in the big city.

              Elvira can also provide you with maps, some guide books, and local insights to this side of the island. We'll be glad to help!

              Directions from Hilo:

              Take Highway 11 south heading towards the town of Volcano.

              Go about ten or eleven miles on Highway 11 and just before the town of Keaau

              You will turn left at the light on to Highway 130 towards Pahoa and Kalapana.

              Go another ten plus miles and you will see the first turnoff to the town of Pahoa on your right. Stay on the bypass, which is still Highway 130, and you will go around Pahoa.

              When you reach the other side of Pahoa you go straight through the stoplight towards Kalapana.

              In about 2.5 miles you will see a green “Scenic point” sign on the right followed by a small green 15 mile marker sign, followed by a green sign on the right that says

              “Opihikao”. Turn left here. (At night the turn is marked by a lone street lamp).

              Go down hill for two miles and you will see our driveway on the right marked by a sign that reads “Elvira” (You will also see a giant heart-shaped face on the side of a storage container)

              Come straight down the drive and our house is the tall house on the left!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1976

              About the owner: The hosts and owners of Your Hawaiian Retreat are Hugh and Elvira Johnson. Hugh grows organic ginger and turmeric up the mountain and Elvira manages the retreat. Languages: English, Tagalog

              Contact us

              Speaks: english, Tagalog



              • The Mango House, a big porch wraps around the second story.

                The Mango House, a big porch wraps around the second story.

              VRBO #105316

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

              $100 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 0.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 08/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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