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3acre Oceanview 3acres Rainforest, 2miles from Lava Boat Tour

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath. Accommodates 4 adults: Queen bed + Queen air matress

Hawaii Tax ID#: W81691872-01.

Give yourself the ultimate "adult" camping trip in comfort and tranquility. Surrounded by fragrant gardens, guests enjoy a "Bali-esque' Temple protected by a 6 acre rural parcel boasting a WIDE OCEAN PANORAMA. Our off-grid solar-powered home has oversize doors & windows inviting trade winds so you feel comfortable and bug-free. Daytime emperatures range from 75 to 85 and the nights can drop into the sixties November - February.
** Photovoltaic system runs fridge, sound system, and clever lighting you adjust to match your mood. 20 paces from the house you will enjoy both sun-bathing and star-gazing on spacious detached deck. Coveren lanai surrounds the house (like a porch) enabling outdoor living & dining all year.

** Built in 2007 of tropical hardwoods and pacific northwest cedat, all surfaces and furniture are still brand new.
** Architectural Indian slate & glass-brick bath has indoor/outdoor shower.
** Vaulted ceiling. Decorated with treasures from Thailand, Indonesia and Bali
** Queen bed—high thread-count sheets--supplemented by queen AeroBed for lanai sleeping.
* Complete kitchen with non-stick cookware and professional chef's tools
*** High-definition 28' LCD monitor + SURROUND SOUND theater and CD/DVD Library plays your IPhone music and movies you bring. HDMI port for your laptop.

Mahi Oli'Oli is just 2.2 miles from the coast. LAVA BOAT tours leave from this point and swimmers / surfers use this ocean access with adjacent county park. Vlocano National Park (view the caldera of Kiluea spitting lava into the air from the safety of a dining room.

Good restaurants in nearby Pahoa: After we have received our completed, signed rental agreement and full payment from you we email our houseguide including detailed driving instructions and security codes for entering the property. Helpful information in the guide: restaurants, markets, sights, beaches, activities, & more. we return your $200 damage deposit within one week of OK checkout.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, mandarin, Mandarin
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 22 Yrs old. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    3 acres of cleared garden to play in, 3 acres of rainforest to explore!1. We provide a queen sized AEROBED for your children, with linenes, blankets, pillows....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    OK to smoke on lanai, stardeck, or lawn areas. Please DO NOT Smoke indoors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    just four steps from ground level to lanai. Lanai and house all one level....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Only four steps up from the ground onto the lanai. House is one level....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

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

    Queen air mattress...moreless

  • Comfortable Queen bed supplemented by Queen AIR MATTRESS ideal for lanai sleeping. Great indoors as well. Trade winds keep bugs away and lanai is covered to keep you dry and shaded. Indoor furniture is lightweight, Indonesian rattan, easily moved to accommodate the air mattress or to enjoy on the lanai in addition to dining for six and casual seating....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shower walled in glass for 'outdoor' shower charm...moreless

  • Spacious bathroom with exotic Indian slate and glass-block shower. Sliding glass door for each access to the lanai. Unlimited hot water from an 'on-demand' efficient, propane water heater....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Furnishings and dinnerware for six imported from Indonesia, Thailand, Bali, and Java. Hook up for iPod. Gas stove. French-press coffee maker. Non-stick cookware. Hammock. Kite. Landscaped grounds with seven varieties of palms, a hala forest (sacred to Hawaiians), and subtropical woods. Pahoa Shopping Center 5 miles away includes: Internet cafe, pharmacy, fish market, grocery, deli, gift stores, Hawaiian and tropical crafts, etc. AT&T cell phone service only at the cottage; other cellular services operate in the area. Gas-fired BARBECUE GRILL for cooking outdoors....moreless


  • Books:

    Botanical, native mythys/religion (huna), herbology, novels, a few large print volumes, Hawaiian history and tourism...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    SAMSUNG DVD / Blu-ray / CD player, DENON Home Theater with surround sound & Boston Acoustics premium speaker package with sub-woofer...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, Scattergories and scrabble...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Steely Dan, Hawaiian favorites, Jazz, R&B, classical + DVD Library including 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Gena Davis adventure pic, 'Apollo voyage to the Moon' 5 disc documentary...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    SAMSUNG DVD / Blu-ray / CD player, DENON Home Theater with surround sound & Boston Acoustics premium speaker package with sub-woofer...moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung 42 flatscreen, high-definition LCD monitor. Bring your laptop, DVD / Blu-ray or watch movies you've packed or rented locally...moreless

  • Toys:

    2 sets of snorkel masks & goggles...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lord of the Rings, Fabulous Baker Boys, DreamGirls, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Sound of Music, Ocean's 11, Moulin Rouge, Pilates instruction, Red Skelton, Victor Borge, James Dean and other classics...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Kehena Beach, 10 minutes by car, is a black sand marvel. Not an easy beach for swimming, we advise that you do NOT swim UNACCOMPANIED for safety reasons...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    At base of Pohoiki Road (2.2 miles from our driveway) enjoy access to the ocean by means of the boat ramp. This area has picnic tables and is the usual place for surfers to enter the water....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mahi Oli'Oli is 410 feet above sea level enjoying view of hillsides descending to the sea...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    nearly 180 degree ocean view dominates your visual field. And you'll hear the surf as you drift off to sleep...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Along the ocean you'll find MacKenzie park and Ahalanui State Park, aka 'The Queen's Bath' and locally known as THE WARM POND. Heated by geothermal streams and protected by a sea-wall, SWIM HERE!...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Solid Teak dining set seats 6 comfortably at drop-leaf table. Breakfast with Sunrise. Stunning sunsets for your dinner al fresco. Enjoy herbs, citrus, bananas, papaya, avocado, mango, pineapple...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    ceiling fan for rare nights when trade winds stall. We've used it all night only 3 times since 2007, the year Mahi Oli'Oli was constructed. Daytime temperature high in 80's Farenheit...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please use during strong sunlight hours to preserve battery charge for nighttime use....moreless

  • Internet:

    Aloha Broadband---password is mahiolioli...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, beach towel, mattress pad, cotton pillow and sheets provided once as part of $100 cleaning. Additional cleaning & bed change can be arranged at your request....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Move a wicker arm chair indoors from the lanai to have seating for 4. Denon home theater surround sound, Samsung TV screen + DVD / CD / Blu-ray player. Cable in place for IPhone / IPod music...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    large circular drive holds 4 cars easily...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Pull up next to the covered lanai to unload (especially when raining), then park in circular drive. On departure day pull up next to the covered lanai to transfer luggage from lanai to car trunk...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have 3 acres cleared of a 6 acre parcel. Plenty of room...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please use only eco-friendly soap & NO CHLORINE BLEACH to protect plant and animal life of the rainforest jungle. Please use during strong sunlight hours to preserve battery charge for nighttime use....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    french press ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    sptulas, grilling tools, funnels, box grater, hand held graters (zester), lemon juicer, sharp knives, can opener, church key, place mats, cloth napkins, everything you need to entertain in style...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Restaurant grade with style. Many, many tools for grating, slicing (sharp knives), electric coffee grinder, hand blender...moreless

  • Freezer:

    4 ice cube trayks provided. 3 freezer drawer capacity...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Propane gas stove/oven, microwave oven, non-stick cookware, desinger dishes, sharp knives, many utensils, 2 blenders, coffee grinder, U-shaped galley design easily accomodates 2 chefs...moreless

  • Microwave:

    just for re-heating. Takes too much power to cook. Please used gas stove for cooking....moreless

  • Oven:

    full sized with broiler below...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    tea, salt, rice, sugar, spices, condiments in fridge...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    clear glass shelves and bins allow you to see where you put your food easily...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cook-top and full-sized gas oven with broiler...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    2 slices...moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Sun yourself or enjoy the stars at night...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    450 square feet of covered deck. Constant TRADE WINDS chase bugs away. Dine al fresco!! Seep on the aerobed. Hammock for relaxation...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is surrounded by a carpet of centipede grass, fine for barefoot walking. Please use shoes or sandals or thongs when exploring other acreage of our property because lava rock can be sharp....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Coleman gas-rired BBQ on lanai just outside of kitchen. Please note red fire extinquisher affixed to outside wall near grill....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Covered Lanai encircles the house. Walk around to see ginger blossoms and calathea. Smell the cinnamon gardenia. Eat, sleep, space out into the view, melt into your tropical dream.......moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    In Pahoa, an olympic sized pool is clean and $1.00 admission. Nearby Kalani Honua Eco-retreat has pool, hot tubs, open air dining, massage, giftshop, etc....moreless



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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,020 $3,700
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$960 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • On-Line transaction fee $29
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning, Linens, Towels $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%


$25 one-time linen supplement each for 3rd & 4th guest

Cancellation: Full refund if you cancel or shorten your stay at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Late Cancellation: If you cancel within 30 days of arrival then we'll attempt to book another guest into the time you vacated. We refund one day room charge for each day re-booked. We'll refund your $200 security deposit & $100 cleaning fee.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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19.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
in Pahoa
19.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo Municipal
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 130
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in Pahoa: Kaleo, Ning's, Luquin's, Paolo's
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Hike to Active Lava Flows, Yoga Instruction and Massage, Volcano National Park; Eco-Tourism, World-Class Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium, Pahoa Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool, Geo-Thermal/Oceanside Warm Pond (Queen's Bath), Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hula Classes. located on our shared drive at 13-659 Pohoiki Road----our neighbor


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Love for NATURE & Gardening and a need to be near the sea are the reasons we became stewards of this property. We are in our 50-60's, actively involved in both Puna and San Francisco communities, and hoping to spend more time in Puna as we age.

Why Pahoa, HI, USA:
We have been vacationing in Puna, Hawaii for over eleven years renting a friend's home. After becoming attached to the native culture, tropical landscape, and outdoor activities, we decided to build our own home. We designed and constructed the cottage based on our eleven years of vacation living, culling features from the many homes we saw in the area and tailoring them to our Hawaiian lifestyle pursuit of comfortable simplicity.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Steep terrain reveals spectacular 170 degree view of the Pacific ocean and exposes the property to gentle trade winds. Proximity of rain forest ensures a symphony of night sounds and a remote, jungle feel at your doorstep. All wood construction (cedar walls and roof, eucalyptus floors, Ipe deck) is rare in the tropics. You'll enjoy the woody fragrance.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, mandarin, Mandarin
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • South Entrance

    South Entrance

  • Gecko guardian

    Gecko guardian

  • Buddha from S.E. Asia

    Buddha from S.E. Asia

  • Full Bath

    Full Bath

  • Indian Slate Bath

    Indian Slate Bath

  • Koi Pond

    Koi Pond

  • Cozy corner on the Lanai

    Cozy corner on the Lanai

  • Northern Side with Eastern Ocean View

    Northern Side with Eastern Ocean View

  • Geothermal Oceanside 'Queen's Bath' in county park---10 minutes

    Geothermal Oceanside 'Queen's Bath' in county park---10 minutes

  • SouthEast corner

    SouthEast corner

  • Kitchen for serious cooks

    Kitchen for serious cooks

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Shower indoors with outdoor feel

    Shower indoors with outdoor feel

  • Read with natural light

    Read with natural light

  • South Lawn, rainforest backdrop

    South Lawn, rainforest backdrop

  • Eastern side Ocean View at Sunrise

    Eastern side Ocean View at Sunrise

  • View from dining table

    View from dining table

  • Breakfast or dine al fresco with Pacific view

    Breakfast or dine al fresco with Pacific view

  • Lanai sleep tent for 2 extra guests (Queen AEROBed)

    Lanai sleep tent for 2 extra guests (Queen AEROBed)

  • Entrance Gate to Mahi Oli'Oli'

    Entrance Gate to Mahi Oli'Oli'

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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