Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Exquisite Decor And Comfort In Lush Big Island Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Privacy, Comfort, Large Bedroom, Private Balinese Bath, Minutes From Warm Ponds

Located on 1 acre property, minutes from small town of pahoa with restaurants, supermarkets and healthfood store. Volcanically heated swimming (warm ponds) about 10 minutes away (only one on all hawaiian islands). About 30/40 minutes from hilo and volcanoes national park. Newly built, with teak and tile floors, granite inlays, marble pillars, fragrant cedar and exotic private balinese bathhouse for your exclusive use. More beautiful than photos can show.

Eliot Jay Rosen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Eliot Jay Rosen

Your host is Los Angeles Times bestselling author, Dr. Eliot Jay Rosen. In addition to serving my guests (respecting your privacy completely, I have a private practice in psychotherapy/counseling.

Eliot Jay Rosen purchased this house in 2013

Why Eliot Jay Rosen chose Puna District

I completed the design and building of this vacation house in December, 2013. I also designed and built ANOTHER vacation rental home (VRBO # 495883) in 2012. I derive GREAT PLEASURE in sharing the beauty of Hawaii with guests rough these homes.

What makes this house unique

Attention to detail, our location is a great launching point to the fantastic beauty and culture of Hawaii. Respecting our guest's privacy, I live on the other end of the 1 acre property but can be reached by cell phone if you need anything.


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Balinese bathhouse is located separate from toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , An extra futon bed can be brought in on request.
  • 500 Sq Ft--large bedroom with living room. See photos!!
Feel free to call me on my cell at 808 937-6667 to answer any questions.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

70% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
10% Complete
Exquisite Decor And Comfort In Lush Big Island Paradise
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Elliot was a very gracious and acomadating host. I speant so much time admireing the beautiful craftsmanship and decor that I didn't even notice the absence of a telivision. Honestly, putting a tv in this space would be a mistake. It was perfectly quirky and very comfortable. And don't get me started on the detached bath house. We went all around the island for two weeks and this was my fovorite spot of all.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Constance. Glad you enjoyed Hawaii and your stay here. Hope you can return again sometime and continue your journey !!
Did you find this review helpful?
3 2

Eliot was there to greet us and show us around the house and property.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the unique vibe the Temple House provided. Outdoor bathroom and bath house was kind of cool. Location was close to town and good restaurants. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Garden setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated guest cottage in a garden setting in a secluded location. Eliot was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Willow Creek, CA

Blissful. Serene.

  • 5 of 5

Elliot is a gracious host and quite an interesting soul. The home/temples he built are a reflection of a true visionary.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Better in real life than in pictures.

  • 4 of 5

It is better in person than in pictures, the only negative I have is the bed is a bit firm.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, spacious, comfortable accomodations

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Eliot’s guest home was wonderful. The space was just as advertised, even better! From the moment I arrived I was struck by the beauty and serenity of the environment, both inside and out, with every detail pleasing, from the sculptures and intricate designs, to the rich color schemes, and solid, comfortable furniture. The guest house is its own separate dwelling---private, spacious and clean. It was beautifully decorated and furnished and convenient to many activities like the lava flow, natural coastlines, volcanically heated thermal pools, and the local town of Pahoa. I stayed there after taking a lava boat tour, and it provided the perfect ending to a perfect day. The living space was warm and inviting, and I immediately felt at home. I had traveled to Hawaii alone and felt completely safe there. Eliot greeted me when I arrived and provided a quick introduction to the features of the home, gave great suggestions for activities and places to eat, and then graciously retired to his own home on the property. He was helpful but unobtrusive. I loved the sense of solitude and proximity to the natural environment provided by the design of this guest house. The screen windows allowed natural sounds to permeate the air. It was wonderful to hear the rain and breeze rustling through the trees as I fell asleep. The bed was large and comfortable and I got a great night's sleep. In the morning I sat on the patio sipping my coffee and enjoying the lush plants and vibrant sunlight streaming through the trees--- so relaxing. The bathroom, while attached to the house, is accessed from the outside. It is an interesting design feature, and the roof overhang protects you from any rain. The bath house is its own separate cozy little structure a few paces away from the house, set amidst lush foliage and a small water garden. I really enjoyed this feature. You have the option of keeping the blinds closed for added privacy; however, I opened them up to allow natural light and greenery to surround me as I showered, and the cool breeze floating through the screened windows caressed my skin while I dried off. It was delightful! Definitely a good experience of local Hawaii. I wish I had booked more nights at this place as it was by far the best accommodation I had on this side of the island. Thanks, Eliot, for creating such a nurturing and comforting environment for your guests!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Jean Marie, thanks for the complimentary review! I am SO GLAD you got to experience the lava boat tour and that your experience here was enjoyed. I DO hope you can stay here again! --your host, Eliot
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Rates & Availability

Pahoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties