About the property
- House500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 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!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy, comfortable house. Great for longer term stays.
My wife and I have stayed in excess of 60 days at this property and enjoyed our time here. The house is situated in a local neighborhood close to Pahoa, Maku'u farmers market and is an easy drive to Hilo. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of windows to take advantage of the breezes. The owners are very responsive and are a pleasure to work with. This was a great place for us to call home while we worked on getting our own cabin habitable.
Loved our stay!!
Clean and very comfortable accommodations, everything is well designed and laid out. Minor problem with the remote control of the lights!
Amazing! Comfortable, clean and great design.
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.
A wonderful month at the Paradise Getaway.
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.
Very nice vacation home, ideally located in a quieted neighorhood.
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
Quaint & Cozy
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!