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

Little Hawaiian Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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).

More Details

Owner
Nestor Nicolas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

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 Puna District

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.

Amenities

Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Little Hawaiian Home
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
5

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: Jan 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Las Vegas
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

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: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Redondo Beach
5

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: Dec 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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Tubac Arizona
5

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: Mar 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...
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Morgan Hill, CA
5

Real Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. The place was nice and clean and it had everything we needed. Plenty of beds for everyone. Our children could run and play outside, watch tv, or use the Internet which is much better than hotels at the end of the day. The kids didn't want to leave. We saved a lot of money making our own food and ate better having a kitchen. The jungle setting was amazing. Beautiful ferns right outside our windows. Tide pools,fishing, surfing, warm ponds just down the road. 5 minutes to a cute old town with stores and some really good restaurants. My husband could get his prescriptions refilled at longs which was helpful. So many things on this island WOW. Lastly, the volcano. How many people can say they stayed so close to a live volcano. That's just cool. The people's spirit and culture here should be experienced if you want to learn about aloha and the real Hawaii. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. It was a great pleasure having you, husband and 2 boys.. I hope that you will always think of this as your second home...
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Pahoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$95
$650
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $125
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.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties