Eco-Retreat Walking to Ocean Tidepools in 'Old Hawai'I' Puna, Family Friendly

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Pua Lani House

Pua Lani House is an off-the-grid, solar-powered home situated on the beautiful Puna Coast of the Big Island, approximately 30 miles southeast of Hilo. Just a 4 minute stroll from ocean tide pools, start each morning taking in the spectacular Hawaiian sunrise. The house is located in an intimate jungle neighborhood on a safe, yet slightly bumpy, dead-end dirt road.

The property has a large grass lawn with many fruiting trees including banana, mango, papaya, coconut, lime, orange, fig, rolenia, abiu, breadfruit, lilikoi, kumquat, macnut, sapote,mulberry and more. Great place for the kids to run free in safe private environment. The yard is well hidden from the street.

The property is home to some adorable geckos who faithfully gobble up mosquitoes that stray into the house. Geckos are found in practically every home in Hawaii and they complete the Hawaiian experience. If you are not ok with a few bugs in the house, you should consider a hotel in Hilo.

But the gecko's have a hard time eating up all the mosquitos so please bring your bug spray!

Hawaii is also the home to the coqui frog which is tiny nocturnal tree frog that sings it's song in the night, often quite loud. If you are sensitive to night sounds, please bring your earplugs.

Soak in the reclining tub in the bathroom with a view of jungle or enjoy the OUTDOOR shower surrounded by mango trees and tropical ferns.

Relaxing on the large lanai overlooking the lawn and orchard, you may spend your whole vacation enjoying the property and nearby tidepools, yet the house is the perfect base for exploring the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Big Island. Hilo is the orchid growing capital of the world and is home to several magnificent botanical gardens, museums, galleries, and restaurants. The main attraction of the area is Volcanoes National Park, a 45-minute drive away, where you can see active lava flows and witness the formation of the newest land on the planet. The closest town to the house is relaxed Pahoa, a quick fifteen minute drive away, with a grocery store, a large farmer's market, a health food store, banks, restaurants, and other conveniences.

All along the coast in the rural Puna District, you will discover special places to explore, from scenic parks to sheltered coves. Three miles from the cottage is exotic Kehena Beach, where palms and ironwood trees frame a lovely crescent of black sand. Two miles in the other direction is MacKenzie State Park, where steep lava cliffs form a rugged, rocky shore. MacKenzie Park also has interesting hiking trails and accessible lava tubes for spelunking. Five miles from the cottage is Ahalanui State Park with a naturally heated fresh/salt-water swimming pond. And, a little further down the road is Kapoho Tide Pools for some of the best snorkeling on the east side of Hawaii.?

Lani Pua House is the perfect eco-retreat, where you can really get away from it all. We have been proudly off the grid since 2001, operating with alternative energy - solar power and catchment from the rain for water. Because we are on solar, please leave your energy draining alliances at home. Examples are things that have heating elements such as blow dryers and curling irons. Coffee press is provided. Charging ipads and laptop computers is welcome. Wireless internet is provided, yet due to our remoteness, is occasionally down.

Leave your busy life behind and renew yourself in simple living. The splendor of old Hawaii and tropical paradise awaits you!

Keywords: Cottage, ocean front, house, vacation rental, paradise, tropical, quiet, scenic, eco retreat, Puna, Ophihikao, Hawaii, Pahoa, Kehena, Red Road

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, outdoor shower


  • Indoor Soaking Tub and outdoor Shower.


  • Toys:

    Wooden play set. Not in best condition. Starting to deteriorate. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Can hear the ocean from the house. View only blocked by jungle trees. 3 minute walk from house to ocean....moreless


  • Dining:

    An addition 3 can sit at kitchen island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi works through-out the house....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 car parking. Uncovered....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell reception in part of the house. Range depends on carrier. AT&T works the best. But Verizon works in living room....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine



  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn and fruit trees....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$790 $2,690
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 13.46%


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

50% refund if canceled 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Uncle Roberts
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kalani Retreat Center
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kehena Black Sand Beach

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Hi, My name is Kelley and I found this special spot of paradise in 2000. My husband and I built this sweet cedar home just walking distance from the ocean. My daughter was born here and spent the first 8 years of her life chasing chickens barefoot and climbing fruit trees. I loved that at 3 years old she could safely play outside in the yard while I kept an eye on her from the large lanai (porch) or from one of the many oversized windows. Our family is currently residing in Boulder Co., but love getting back to the island and our custom home as often as we are able. We hope you feel the love and good vibes that have gone into making this house a home.

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Speaks: english, Hebrew

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lani Pua House

    Lani Pua House

  • Open lawn and redwood playset

    Open lawn and redwood playset

  • Kitchen


  • View of yard from lanai(porch)

    View of yard from lanai(porch)

  • Dead end dirt road

    Dead end dirt road

  • Heliconia flower

    Heliconia flower

  • Yard


  • Citrus trees and banana plants

    Citrus trees and banana plants

  • Black-sand Kehena beach just 4 miles down the road

    Black-sand Kehena beach just 4 miles down the road

  • Living room with view into downstairs bedroom and lanai (porch)

    Living room with view into downstairs bedroom and lanai (porch)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Soaking tub with view of jungle

    Soaking tub with view of jungle

  • Upstairs bedroom with king size bed

    Upstairs bedroom with king size bed

  • Kichen


  • View of house from far side of yard

    View of house from far side of yard

  • Botton of dirt road

    Botton of dirt road

  • Rollinia fruit

    Rollinia fruit

  • Coconuts


  • Hibiscus flower

    Hibiscus flower

  • Thermally heated warm ponds just 6 miles down the road

    Thermally heated warm ponds just 6 miles down the road

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 06, 2016

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