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See the Sunrise from a Tropic Isle....from the Quiet Side

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 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. 2nd floor level with ocean view deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Granite counter top and large tile shower

Other Amenities

  • Apartment is split-level lacking wheel chair access.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Most Cell phones have good service from this location....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off-street, on grass parking at private entrance....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo:


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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  • cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pahoa:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Sunrise from a tropic isle

    Sunrise from a tropic isle

  • Kitchen Entry

    Kitchen Entry

  • Kitchen Dining Area

    Kitchen Dining Area

  • Summer view

    Summer view

  • New Black Sand Beach forming

    New Black Sand Beach forming

  • Hilo Swimming

    Hilo Swimming

  • Mauna Kea - Big Island from 13, 796' (4,205 meters)

    Mauna Kea - Big Island from 13, 796' (4,205 meters)

  • Liliokalani Park, Hilo

    Liliokalani Park, Hilo

  • Volcano Hula Show

    Volcano Hula Show

  • A great way to spend some time

    A great way to spend some time

  • Lava Boat Tours - When lava is running this is an outstanding experience

    Lava Boat Tours - When lava is running this is an outstanding experience

  • Picnic along Puna Coastline

    Picnic along Puna Coastline

  • Living Room area

    Living Room area

  • Bedroom area

    Bedroom area

  • Ocean View Deck

    Ocean View Deck

  • Private Garden Entry

    Private Garden Entry

  • Shipman Beach

    Shipman Beach

  • Lava - Up close and personal

    Lava - Up close and personal

  • Warm Ponds - Naturally heated

    Warm Ponds - Naturally heated

  • Pahoa Town

    Pahoa Town

  • Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea snow

    Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea snow

  • Drive or walk Waa-Waa Road

    Drive or walk Waa-Waa Road

  • Seek to see Sea Turtles

    Seek to see Sea Turtles

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