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Black Sand Beach and Active Volcano with Lava Viewing

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#1 Kaimu Bay, two bedroom home, ocean view


Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Want a Hawaiian vacation? One where you stay in a comfortable home across the street from a Black Sand Beach? Where the view sometimes includes a volcanic eruption?

In late 1990, the ongoing eruption of Kilauea's Kupaianaha vent covered the famous Black Sand Beach at Kaimu Bay. At the same time a new beach was created a short distance away. From Kaimu, if lava is flowing into the ocean, you may see a plume of steam rising high in the air as the Big Island grows bigger still. At night you may view lava descend the mountain.

#1 Kaimu Bay is both comfortable and quaint. Our home was built with love. Trade winds breeze throughout the home.
Kaimu is an environment of contrast. Black lava, clean air, blue ocean, and green foliage are host to mango, papaya, coconut, banana, pineapple, lychee, ulu (breadfruit) and hibiscus. House has 2 bedrooms, one queen bed and 2nd bedroom 2 twins, bathroom with shower-tub. Full kitchen with additional cooking facilities outside on the hand built lava rock BBQ where you are likely to spend most of your time with an additional lava rock shower.

The area has many parks. Pahoa is a ten-minute drive and has several places to eat. If you feel like the movies, a museum, or the Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo, Hilo (the island's largest town) is 35 minutes away. Your only neighbors, the Peleiholani's, caretake the property and can make suggestions about activities that will make your visit all you want it to be.

Contact Information:
Please contact us by email. You will receive the rental application, directions, comments from previous guests for your review, and links to Big Island activities, including the latest volcano report.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be of legal age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our children have grown up playing in the small Home Depot pool. But also great to attach hose to hot water heater for an adult evening soak! Huge yard for running and playing!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Our home and property are 100% non-smoking. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Home upstairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Same Level...moreless

  • Bedrooms are bright and clean accommodations. Master has Queen pillow top bed and second bedroom has 2 new pillow top twins...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom with shower-tub, Bright and clean with window

Other Amenities

  • Pool for the children or fill from the hot water heater for a warm evening soak. Natural volcano heated sauna nearby. Our Kaimu Ohana (family) can provide authentic Hawaiian dining or family luau....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Yes, new and very easy to use...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    No, due to very inconsistent service :)...moreless

  • Television:

    Yes but no cable, DVD's only with some supplied in home or can rent from Redbox in Pahoa town on the way to house or bring your favorites from home :)...moreless

  • Toys:

    They come and go...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Beach was just across the street prior to the 1991 lava flow. Now about 100 yards away....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Kaimu has less than a dozen residences. It is the jumping off place for guided tour of the active lava flow. Especially spectacular at night!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Formal dining for 6 in addition to counter dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    New dryer in laundry room on premises...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Internet is available at the Kava Bar at end of road for minimal cost....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes for all beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious bright living room, beautiful koa wall, tile floors, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Parking:

    On property and street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Telephone:

    Cell phones have coverage at Kaimu. If you have a smart phone it can be used as a wireless hub....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    New washing machine in Laundry room on premises...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked and catering available...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen,granite counters, bright surrounded by windows, ceramic floor and ceiling fan...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large new refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Newer electric ceramic stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Enclosed off livingroom...moreless

  • Boat:

    Tours of the volcano ocean entry leave from Pohoiki about 15 minutes down the coast....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The downstairs picnic table in the covered/shaded area....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is available at Volcano Village....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    YES! Lava rock BBQ built on site....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    County park has amazing ocean front hot pool warmed by volcano located on park with bathrooms and BBQs...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    There is a small Home Depot 'pond' that fits 2 to 4 adults or several hundred children....moreless



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from 5 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year round
Jan 2 - Jan 3, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

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  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Tax Rate 13.417%


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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Uncle Roberts: bar, live music,eateries,souveniers
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 37
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kalapana Cafe
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kaimu Beach:

Car: Necessary

While the eruption empties into the sea, you have the opportunity to see an active lava flow up close and personal. It is also possible to walk the coast to fish and see whales and monk seals. The Hawaiian crow, the I'o, may also visit.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: Alan and Quinn own and manage Kaimu. Alan is a veterinarian and Real Estate Broker. Quinn and Alan have 5 children under their roof,2 grown and 2 wonderful grandsons and are every bit as busy as you can imagine.

Why the Owner Chose Kaimu:
Kaimu is a special place for us. It is wonderful to simply be there and let the days happen. The children stay busy at the warm ponds at Pohoiki and Ahalanui, flying kites on the 1991 lava flow, opening coconuts and fishing at he beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A true taste of Hawaii. Visit Kona to meet other tourists. Stay at Kaimu and have a genuine Hawaiian vacation.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • #1 Kaimu Bay, two bedroom home, ocean view

    #1 Kaimu Bay, two bedroom home, ocean view

  • From the air, #1 Kaimu is 1st home.

    From the air, #1 Kaimu is 1st home.

  • Entry and deck

    Entry and deck

  • Kitchen


  • Dining


  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Outdoor dining

    Outdoor dining

  • Barbeque


  • Newest land on earth

    Newest land on earth

  • Prawning in mountain stream

    Prawning in mountain stream

  • Anuenue (rainbow) are everyday occurances

    Anuenue (rainbow) are everyday occurances

  • Kaimu from the air

    Kaimu from the air

  • Kaimu rooftop is center of photo

    Kaimu rooftop is center of photo

  • Kitchen


  • Dining


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Queen bed (downstairs)

    Queen bed (downstairs)

  • Outdoor shower, Full hot bath and shower indoors  also

    Outdoor shower, Full hot bath and shower indoors also

  • flow from ocean view

    flow from ocean view

  • Kaimu Beach, looking west, 10 minute walk from home

    Kaimu Beach, looking west, 10 minute walk from home

  • Waterfalls are plentiful on the east side of the BIg Island

    Waterfalls are plentiful on the east side of the BIg Island

  • Magical time!

    Magical time!

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