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Paradise Getaway- Clean and Affordable,

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

It's a great house. This is a clean and affordable place to stay.

We are conviently located in the tropical district of Puna, on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are a logical gateway from which you can explore the strikingly beautiful, utterly raw, and uncrowded natural surroundings of East Hawaii. We are a 20 minute drive from the Hilo International Airport, a 5 minute drive from the town of Pahoa, a 20 minute drive to the sunny Kapoho beach parks, and an easy 40 minute drive from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Come relax, unwind, and fill your days with fascinating activities.

'Paradise Getaway' is located on a 1/4 acre lot, in Anialoa subdivision. Our house is surrounded by undeveloped lots on 3 sides, increasing your feeling of privacy. Our yard is tropical and ever developing. My husband David designed and built this house himself. Upon entering you will feel at home, with our comfortable and open floor plan. It has vaulted open beam ceilings, and plenty of large windows, allowing for tropical breezes to flow thru. Every room also has ceiling fans, it is easy to adjust the temperature based on air flow. We have a fully equipped kitchen with many cooking and dining conveniences, so relax and cook at home, or grill out on our charcoal grill. Our sleeping area has a new and comfortable queen sized bed. There is a large closet with room for luggage, and drawers to unpack for your stay. We also have a fold out futon where 2 additional people can sleep. Our bathroom is clean, spacious, and has a full sized bathtub / shower which is heated by solar hot water. Most houses in the Puna district rely on rain catchment systems for their water needs. We invested in a 10,000 gallon concrete rain catchment tank, complete with a state of the art UV filter. This ensures ample water supply, and a delicious and safe water source for all your drinking, cooking, and bathing needs. When comparing vacation rentals in this area, keep these quality eco-friendly features in mind. To help you get out and enjoy we provide the following: beach towels, sand mats, basic snorkel gear, boogies board, small ice chest / cooler, kids sand toys, and flash lights for your night time lava viewing. Don't forget, we have on-site laundry! A FRIENDLY NOTE: Our house is on a quiet street, and we request no loud parties. We have a strict NO SMOKING / NO PET POLICY for the comfort of all future guests. THANKS

People are always curious what the weather may be like; it is dynamic! A 'typical day' might be sunny and warm with some fast moving clouds and a short rain squall. It frequently rains at night and in the early morning, keeping it cool and comfortable for sleeping. The combination of sun, warmth, and rain, is what makes it look so tropical, and beautiful! It is helpful to pack a long sleeve shirt / pants, closed toe walking shoes for the lava, and a light rain coat. The following are all within an easy days drive: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hwy 130/Kalapana -previous lava flows, snorkeling at tide pools, soaking at warm ponds,surfing /swimming, farmers markets,Lava Trees, tropical gardens, zoo, downtown Pahoa and Hilo (restaurants/museums/shopping)

Keywords: Studio,Open Beam Construction, Breezy

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Kirsten Amann
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Kirsten Amann

I am a carpenter from Alaska. I came to Hawaii, designed and built this house myself. We enjoy it for some part of the winter, and hope you will do the same.

Kirsten Amann purchased this house in 2007

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our water source being so eco-friendly (water from the rain / warmth from the sun). Our home is open and breezy with large windows to gaze at the moon, stars, and the sunrise. Our entire family enjoys our large deck daily. We live on a quiet, rural street - yet it is easy to get out and enjoy the tropical beauty that surrounds us. Our 3 year old daughter loves learning about the volcano, and she has even seen fresh lava flowing at night!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kirsten was an amazing host even from afar. We never actually met but everything went as planned and very smoothly. Kirsten was also very helpful in giving us tips to make our trip better. The listing and info was all accurate. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Paradise Getaway, would do it again, and recommend it to others! Thanks for helping make our recent trip to Hawaii so enjoyable. We really liked your place. Thanks for the breakfast on arrival and for the fresh pineapple (the person overseeing the property, I assume, left it for us downstairs one day). Your tip for the discount Hawaii car rental was great and we ended up using it. With the free additional driver, it was the cheapest option. We also made use of the Big Island Revealed guide book that you had available at the house several times during our stay and enjoyed all the little extra comfort at the house. We made use of the little cooler and beach towels on one outing. The washer and dryer were convenient too. It was nice to come back and relax and watch a little TV in the evenings then wake up and have coffee and breakfast before venturing out for the day. We loved Volcanoes National Park, went there two different days. We were celebrating our anniversary which turned into an engagement atop the volcano! We then had dinner at the Volcano House's Rim restaurant which was perfect. Besides that we liked "the strip" in Pahoa and tried out the Thai and Mexican restaurants there. I'd only been to Oahu before and liked the Big Island better. There was more beautiful natural surrounding to look at, it was less touristy, and I thought the food was better. I'm vegetarian and it was pretty easy to find good options for me. We went zip-lining one day in Kapa’au and used Big Island Eco Adventures II. We'd definitely recommend them. Not only did it allow us to see a different part of the island by driving to Kapa'au but our tour guides were super cool and gracious. It was my first time and they were great at helping our tiny group of four feel safe and comfortable. I hadn't been on others for comparison but my partner was talking about having to brake and land yourself on other zip lines. This one was more hands free because the tour guides helped with each "landing." I also went for my first ride in a helicopter. We did a volcano and waterfall helicopter tour using Blue Hawaiian helicopters. We also had a good experience with the people there. We stayed seven days and did much more then I mentioned h
Aug 2013
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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Eco friendly features: Solar Hot Water; 10,000 Gallon Concrete Rain Catchment Tank; UV Water Filter. Most of the Puna District relies on rain catchment for water needs. Our state of the art system provides delicious and safe water for all your drinking, cooking, and bathing needs. After an enjoyable day at the beach, feel good about your shower / bath - water from the rain and warmth from the sun!


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average rating of 4.631579 based on 20 reviews

Amazing! Comfortable, clean and great design.

  • 5 of 5

We were astonished by the comfort level of this house. It has all the conveniences (well equipped kitchen, large fridge, bathroom, washer, carport, wifi, comfortable bed, large terrace). It was also spotlessly clean upon arrival.

This part of the island was quite rainy when we were there, so we were glad to have all our rain gear. The area is very quiet and dark at night, save for some tree frogs and roosters in the morning. You may want some earplugs for the latter.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A wonderful month at the Paradise Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We found the house clean, comfortable and perfect size for a couple. It was in a convenient location for everything from Lava viewing to going to the the free zoo in Hilo. Nothing seemed to be more than 20 minutes drive. Pahoa was less than ten minutes away. I definitely would recommend this house to any couple.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice vacation home, ideally located in a quieted neighorhood.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at this very nice "vacation home". The home was well equipped and very clean.

The sounds of nature,birds, frogs, crickets and roosters, we found quite soothing and relaxing. The water is

without a doubt the BEST,so soft it it is phenomenal!

This location is central to areas on the east side of the island, minutes to Hilo, Volcano Park and the south

shore. We will be telling our friends about this place if they planning a trip to the Big Island

Greg & Sandra Jan 2016

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect little vacation rental for my family. It was clean, with updated furnishings, and the owners were easy to contact and seem very friendly. I appreciated that the rental had a BBQ grill, washer and dryer, indoor games, and beach equipment. The upstairs deck was great for stargazing and relaxing at night, and the spacious yard was a great area for my children to play. I highly recommend this place; it's very affordable and we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean, satisfied all our needs

  • 5 of 5

This is a stand-alone house. The living area is upstairs. Below is the washer dryer. Upstairs is a full kitchen, queen bed, futon, full bathroom, and large deck. No AC but three fans and a plenty of windows keep the place cool. It's in a quiet neighborhood. Convenient location for us. Totally clean. Perfect for us: parents of a young child. You'd want a house if you're staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house, would stay again

  • 4 of 5

This is a great little house on a quiet street. It is solidly built too. I road out a category 1 hurricane in it. The house didn't even shudder. It is nicely appointed and very comfortable. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because of 2 things. The first is not under the control of the owners. It is that the internet service is poor from the carrier. It cuts in and out and goes very slow at peak usage times. I was working while staying there and needed good internet. This interrupted my work. If you are on vacation and just need it for e-mail and such every once in awhile, you would probably not notice. The second is not a big deal really. The dryer needs some work or replacement. It works, but doesn't shut itself off.

That said, the owners were responsive to my needs and very helpful. The place was as least as nice as the pictures. Oh, and the water tastes great.

I would suggest going to the Maku'u Farmers Market on Sunday. Go hungry and eat from the vendors. Do all your produce shopping there to save money and get high quality goods. Eat at Kaleo's and LaQuenn's (sp) in Pahoa. The public pool in Pahoa is the nicest I have ever seen. It is free, clean, well staffed and not very crowded. Due to the hurricane, many of the things I wanted to see were not accessible to me. I will come back to see them.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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