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Little Hawaiian Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Charming, Quiet and Private 2 bedroom, 2 bath home

Stay in this Charming, Quiet & Private, 2 Bed/2 Bath Home Near Beaches and Adventure!

This lovely 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home is ready for you and your family! Recently remodeled for your enjoyment, you will love the fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, full range stove, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, & toaster. Hardwood floors run throughout the entire home beneath exposed, vaulted wood ceilings! Snuggle up in clean and cozy queen size beds or hang out on the front porch in perfect temperatures and admire native Hawaiian rainforest trees and jungle canopy. Featuring wireless internet and a magic jack phone, , live like a local while visiting the exotic paradise of your dreams!

Located on a quiet street in the Nanawale subdivision near the historical Lava Tree Park, the famous Hot Ponds of Ahalanui, Kehena Beach, and Isaac Hale Beach Parks! Explore the historic town Pahoa (5 min.), explore the active volcano, Kilauea, (30 min.), or venture into Hilo Town (25 min. drive).

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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms feature granite counter tops with a beautiful vessel sink & bamboo-like stream faucet! The main bathroom has a bathtub & the master bath has a stand-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The master bedroom features a queen size bed, lamps, side table, and dresser. There is also a large walk in closet & master bath. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, lamps, and side table. The living room features a 2 big wooden futon that can be converted into a queen size and full size futon beds.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • water tubing
Enjoy one of the most charming neighborhoods in the District of Puna, Pahoa, Hawaii. Enjoy water from the faucet that's fresh and spring fed. Enjoy the experience of what it's like to actually live in the modern comforts of Hawaii nei!


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Little Hawaiian Home
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Vancouver, WA

Clean, comfortable, great value

  • 5 of 5

First, the owners are fabulous. They really want to be sure you enjoy your stay. Can't ask for better people to work with.

The house is large, well-kept up, and clean. Plenty of room. The little things were good, too. Shower had plenty of pressure, plenty of towels, etc. Wifi was fast and reliable. The description and photos are accurate. TV was Roku only.

This is a great place to stay, but be sure it's for you. It is centrally located for things on the Hilo side, but that means it's 20 minutes from most things. You are out in the country, on a dirt road. But that means you don't have a bunch of noisy tourists hanging around. Just the frogs to sing you to sleep.

All-in-all, a great place to enjoy the Hilo side.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are the lucky ones to have such a great guest. Thank you for your kind words and review. May you enjoy the rest of your stay here in Hawaii.
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  • 5 of 5

Are landlords were completely awesome and very nice. I highly recommend staying at this house. The Coqui frogs the wind the beautiful jungle around the house and wonderful Neighbors made our stay completely enjoyable. Having fun Pahoa so close along with the beaches so close made this house a place I will stay next time I go to Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Great home away from home and so close to many local treasures.

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning the communication with Nestor and Lucena has been welcoming. They communicate more than the short few word sentences most hosts do which makes you feel more like a house guest and less like an anonymous customer.

The instructions for getting to their place and opening the house was clearly communicated. The house is clean! It was a relief to stay here after the not so clean hotel on Oahu. Basic necessities are provided including the much desired coffee pot. It was great to be able to do laundry during our stay. That meant less clothes to pack leaving room for souvenirs.

The information packet is easy to understand, clear instructions and great recommendations for things to do. I recommend visiting the warm pools and farmer's market while you are here.

I would stay here again on my next trip.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

I am from pahoa and have family in the area so this location was perfect. Its At the top of nanawale so you don't have to drive far down a subdivision like most never-ending neighborhoods on island. The house was well kept and the owners were kind enough to put the lights on for me as I arrived late. It is a private home which I liked and the description was accurate and had almost everything I needed. The selling point for me was another guests review stating privacy. Some travelers may like getting to know owners or neighbors etc but I like my privacy and these owners were completely helpful and respectful of that. The queen bed was the most comfy bed I've ever slept on and it is a home for families for sure. I was surprised by the kids books and games,very family oriented and a nice touch. My niece was learning to read so I spent time with her with books I remember reading as a kid. The outside picnic table and grill were selling points too. Make sure to pick up charcoal! Quiet street with few neighbors, no loud barking dogs or chickens, just coqui frogs. There is an abundance of edible native ferns in the backyard, adding good omen to the property. The only thing that bothered me was the gap in the screen door , but if you keep the door shut you'll be fine.

All in all I was happy with this rental, it's supplies,location,condition and upkeep and would definitely recommend this unit.

Thank you for sharing you home nestor and lucena!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redondo Beach

Very homey and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My father in law lives locally and having stayed in this cute home was the best! We were able to go back and forth as if we were neighbors! We had our own space and the kids really enjoyed watching TV. We truly felt at home and we will def request to stay here again!! The owners were so kind they even left a gift for us to open on Christmas Day...the kids really enjoyed that. I could not have had a better vacation. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sara and David The pleasure is ours. Thank you for being the perfect guest. Hope to see you soon... Lucena & Nestor Nicolas
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Tubac Arizona

Very nice, thank you

  • 5 of 5

This house is clean, comfortable and provided all the necessities. Centrally located in the Puna district, it is close to to Pahoa for groceries,gas, etc., and not far from all the other areas you might want to see on this part of the island. I do recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You and Your family have been such a delight to have as our guest. We hesitated to let you rent our home knowing that you had two big dogs. Our concern was unwarranted because the unit was left spin and spam... What a pleasant surprise not to have dog hair and unit smelling like a wet dog. Because of our experience with you, we will certainly keep our mind open when other guest ask us if we allow dogs... Thank you again for choosing our vacation rental. Till we meet again.. take care...
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Nestor Nicolas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Nestor Nicolas

Born and raised in PI, I moved to Guam in 1989 and met my wife Lucena. We moved to the island of Lanai for a time and then in 2005, my family and I relocated to the East side of the big island to near our grandchildren. I love to travel, play poker, and meet people from around the world!

Nestor Nicolas purchased this house in 2004

Why Nestor Nicolas chose Pahoa

We chose and bought this property for the simple pleasure of fresh, spring fed county water. (Most subdivisions are still on catchment water tank systems). We were also enchanted by the openess that the vaulted ceilings create, as well as the location of home. I mean who wouldn't want to live on Dolphin Street!

What makes this house unique

County water, high speed internet service, line phone, cable television and close to the entrance of Nanawale Subdivision, nice quite street. House has been recently upgraded with granite tops, vessel sinks, and wood flooring. The outside living space consist of a picnic table and benches, a place to drink your coffee in the morning and when in season pick avocados from tress.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
In Pahoa Town
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
In Pahoa Town
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Kapoho Tide Pool
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Pet Fee $125
one time cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 13.5%

No more then 6 people allowed during the Merrie monarch

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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