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Beautiful Home, Fair Rates, Lots of Pictures and Fast Responses.

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Tropical Hawaii Rental - Beautiful custom built home - Tiki Bar, walk to ocean.

SUMMER RATES ARE NOW ACTIVE for Stays April through end of October!

NOTE: Please contact us for quote PRIOR to using "Book It" as the quote VRBO automatically provides is not always accurate nor reflects advertised specials.

HOT-TUB is not operational during the Summer season May through October.

WELCOME to Makana-Lani (Pronounced Ma-Kana-La-Ne)

Congratulations you have discovered the Puna district on the “Big Isle” the hidden area of the island with lush tropical forests and areas of untouched land where you can experience unspoiled Hawaii.

Tastefully decorated, this home is ideal, for anyone wanting a quiet retreat, special occasions such as Honeymoon’s, Anniversaries, couples traveling together and for anyone who would like to pamper themselves at a fraction of the cost of a hotel but with quadruple the amenities!

3 bedrooms ~ Master bedroom upstairs with king bed and private bath, guest bedroom upstairs with queen bed. Lower level Master bedroom with king bed and walk in style spa shower.
3 bathrooms (2 full bathrooms upstairs, 1 downstairs)
Gourmet style kitchen, granite counter tops, large island bar (chefs dream kitchen)
Inside Laundry room
Split level 2400 sq ft. custom built home with vaulted ceilings and multiple skylights.
TV’s in all bedrooms and living room
Wireless internet throughout
Satellite TV provided.
Large outside wrap around upper level lanai from master bedroom Patio slider all the way to patio slider to kitchen.
Inside and outside dining areas.
Sitting, visiting, relaxation, rec room lower level with a custom built wet bar with granite bar top.
Office area complete with computer and printer (print your boarding passes – save time at airport)
Gas BBQ grill
His and hers bicycles (2 minute bike ride to ocean front park)
His and hers golf clubs (play a round of golf at one of the islands beautiful golf courses)

Choose from the Standard package or the Spa package which includes, use of hot tub (2-4 person ideal for 2 people it's on the smaller size), terry cloth bath robes provided and disposable Spa slippers! (due to the high cost of electricity on the isle we believe if customers do not wish to use the features of the Spa Package they should not have to pay for them – therefore is optional) AGE restriction on Hot-tub availability is 12 years or older due to Property Insurance restrictions.

Spa package (hot-tub) not available during Summer season June-Oct. Air conditioning is included in Summer rate at no additional charge.

Makana-Lani is located in a quiet neighborhood on a dead end street no traffic! One quite neighbor to the left and no other houses around on either side of the street! Home is about 5 miles from the small town of Pahoa. There you will find many restaurants of all ethnic varieties, small grocery store, Burger king, Subway, a handful of unique shops, Hawaii Counties nicest community pool (Free with Life Guards on duty), and much more. There is a small convenience store located about 2.5 miles from the home should you not wish to drive into Pahoa.

The property is not ocean front but you can hear the wave’s as they crash against the shoreline when the surf is up.

Nearby are the ocean cliffs (5 minute stroll) where you can enjoy all types of sea life especially during the winter months. You can see humpback whales breaching at the ocean front park located just a short walk way where you can have a nice picnic and enjoy the beauty of this tropical paradise.

Makana-Lani is centrally located between all the sights on the Puna/Hilo side such as:

Geothermal Hot Ponds,
Volcano National Park
Kapaho tide pools (some of the best snorkeling on the island)
Farmers Markets different days of the week stretching from Makana-Lani to Hilo.
Beautiful waterfalls
Botanical gardens
And so much more!

So come and delight in the sounds of nature as every evening you are serenaded by a chorus of Coqui frogs singing you to sleep with their unique lullaby. Awake each morning to the sounds of song birds as they welcome the new day and all the adventure it holds for you. Enjoy watching the Geckos play as they stand guard assuring you won't be 'bugged' during your visit. (Geckos menu of choice are mosquito's and such).

This home is OWNER operated/maintained by Denny & Laurie and is the only vacation rental we have. We do not have multiple properties. . We choose to work directly with our guests through the whole reservation, payment, communication etc - pre and post stay of your vacation. This way we can ensure that our Guests experience is a pleasant and professional one from start to finish! Customer service is more then just getting a reservation booked each of our guests mean so much more and will be respected and treated as such.

Accept:: Money orders, cashiers and personal checks.
Payments via credit card accepted except American Express.

Smoking is NOT permitted in the home and will not be tolerated but smoking is allowed in a designated covered outside comfortable smoking area.

HI TAX Id: W-36998203-01
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be over 25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Designated OUTSIDE covered comfortable sitting area designated for smoking. Smoking is NOT allowed in house or around hot tub. Inside the home is smoke FREE. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for children under the age of 12. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Upper level Masterbedroom: 1 king


  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Lower level Master bedroom: 1 king


  • Total 3 bedrooms in home. Master bedroom upstairs with king bed, private bath. Guest bedroom upstairs, Queen bed, shared full bath. Lower level master bedroom, King bed, full walk in shower area with shared bath. Air conditioning in lower bedroom (Opitional - requires spa package)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Upper Level Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Skylight above tub/shower/ full walk in master closet....moreless

  • Upper Level guest bath.: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest bath located in small hallway outside of guest bedroom...moreless

  • Lower level Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Large walk-in tiled Spa type shower with sitting bench....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please ask about our Spa Package!


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Surround system located in lower level Tiki bar area....moreless

  • Television:

    All bedrooms have flat screen TV's ranging in size from 32' - 60'...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Media player over 30 full length movies pre-loaded....moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    A few blocks from Oceanfront. Close enough to hear the waves crash along the cliffs when the surf is up but far enough away to get a good nights sleep and avoid the salt mist. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Inside dining area along side kitchen area. Outside covered dining area located outside kitchen patio sliders. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Located in lower master bedroom cools down the lower tiki bar area. *Due to high electric prices on island. Air conditioner is only included in spa package rates....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Under house covered garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless, complete office, computer,monitor,keyboard,mouse and printer....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality thread count...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable tropical Tommy Bahama style furniture. Couch, love seat and chair, 60' Plasma TV. Dish network, netflix live streaming. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Garage Drivway off street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    OOMA phone works through internet connection- not a landline phone. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Eygyptian Cotton high quality towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Autmoatic 8 cup coffee maker, capachino/ espresso maker 2 cup....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Corning ware dishes, Bone China (for that special dinner/occasion) lots of silverware, utensils, cookware, bake-ware Slow cooker (Crock pot), Rice cooker Juicer Large electric skillet Blender ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large gourmet style kitchen, granite countertops, large island bar, vegetable sink with garbage disposal. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New oven stove combo 2014...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Side by side regridgerator with ice and water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    New stove/oven combo 2014...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    His and her adult bicyles....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Set of Mens and Womens golf clubs to use at any of the Hawaii golf courses....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Pair of tennis rackets and balls....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    , Beach towels, Snorkel gear, boogy boards, noodles, coolers, camp chairs. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Please ask about the use of private community pool and tennis courts. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    New hot tub 2014 (1-4 person) - due to High electric KWPH in Hawaii. Hot tub use available with Spa package. Which is $10 additional per night. Includes hot tub (Spa) and/or air conditioner....moreless



from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$600 $1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$679 $2,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning - $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.45%


Accept all major credit cards (Except American Express), PERSONAL check, Cashiers check.

Refundable Security deposit to be paid by credit card (will be refunded back to originating CC card), rental amount can be paid by CC card, bank transfer or personal check. .

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo (ITO) International Airport
225 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kona Airport

Car: Necessary

Short distance to world famous Thermal ponds for a therapeutically swim, tide pools for a fantastic snorkeling experience, beautiful waterfalls, botanical gardens, black sand beaches and more.

Volcano National park about a 60 minute drive. Come see the volcano and how land is created.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Aloha thank you for visiting out vacation rental listing. My name is Laurie and the love of my life's name is Denny and we have been married for 20 years July 2014 but have been best friends for over 30 years! Denny was born on Oahu (not to give his age) back when it was still the “Territory of Hawaii”. Denny won a trip to the island of Kauai in 1992, which at that time we were only dating and he asked if I would accompany him. It was my first airplane ride all the way from Minnesota direct flight to the islands. Denny had not been back to his birth place since he left when he was very young and I had never been here. Oh my gosh from the moment we landed we both knew in our hearts this is where we wanted to spend our lives as much as we possibly could. We visited many of the islands throughout the years whenever financially we were able to. We loved them all but the island of Hawaii was our only pick of where we wanted to go to as we felt more at home here than anywhere else.

Why the Owner Chose Pahoa, HI, USA:
Denny & I purchased this home to be used as a vacation rental to supplement our retirement income. We designed her in the manner of a rental we would have liked whenever we would travel ourselves. We tried to pay as much attention to detail as possible. Linens are of good quality and the dishes Pots/pans are replaced new every 12-18 months. Furniture and beds are comfortable. I think you will find that the home is well stocked, comfortable, organized and clean.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Centrally located within an hour drive to ALL of East Hawaii attractions, a short walk to the ocean, semi-secluded location in an upscale neighborhood and most importantly she was created for our guests and our goal is to spoil our guests and make your vacation a truly memorable one!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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  • Gourmet Style Kitchen - Cooks dream!

    Gourmet Style Kitchen - Cooks dream!

  • Lower level sitting room/Tiki Bar, entertainment room.

    Lower level sitting room/Tiki Bar, entertainment room.

  • Lower level walk in Spa style shower.

    Lower level walk in Spa style shower.

  • Lower level sundeck and spa area.

    Lower level sundeck and spa area.

  • Lower level lanai, sundeck and hot tub.  Tiki torches for a romantic evening

    Lower level lanai, sundeck and hot tub. Tiki torches for a romantic evening

  • Street view - coverage garage parking.

    Street view - coverage garage parking.

  • Upper level Guest bedroom (Queen bed)

    Upper level Guest bedroom (Queen bed)

  • Lower level entertainment area

    Lower level entertainment area

  • Office area, full computer access, printer, wi-fi internet.

    Office area, full computer access, printer, wi-fi internet.

  • Lower level master bedroom.  40' TV with over 30  movies pre-installed.

    Lower level master bedroom. 40' TV with over 30 movies pre-installed.

  • Upper lanai covered outside dining area.

    Upper lanai covered outside dining area.

  • Red Star tags the location where the rental is located.

    Red Star tags the location where the rental is located.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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