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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

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

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.

Cleaning fee as low as $85 depends on how many guests will be staying.

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

More Details

Denny & Laurie Edmonds
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Denny & Laurie Edmonds

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.

Denny & Laurie Edmonds purchased this house in 2013

Why Denny & Laurie Edmonds chose Puna District

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

BEAUTIFUL home, Fair rates, LOTS of pictures and fast responses.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Exclusion from the noise other than the birds singing! What a refreshing experience from work and the pressures of the normal day to day life and a great reminder of what is important! Relax and breathe and don't sweat the big stuff in this house! You're on Hawaiian time!

Great house at a terrific price! We highly recommend this VRBO!

Ron and Linda

Kingston, OK

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful home for 5 nights during our honeymoon visit to the Big Island and it was wonderful! It is close to everything you need and there are so many things to do in the area, but it is also very secluded... it feels like you are staying in a rainforest paradise! The owners have thought of everything that might possibly be needed, no detail was missed. We would definitely stay again! The back yard hot tub was also a fabulous bonus!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo! So very happy you enjoyed your special vacation at our home and to the island. Yes, we have been getting a bit more rainfall this year then prior years. Glad you were able to make the most of your vacation even tho a bit wetter. Congratulations to you both on your marriage and your life together. Happy 2017!
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Great value. Fantastic trip.

  • 5 of 5

Sad to see the owner is selling. We could see ourselves booking this place annually.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Mahalo, so glad you enjoyed your stay and our home. We have been debating selling or keeping as a Vacation rental and have decided to keep as a vacation rental for our guests to enjoy for at least another year and maybe longer! Check back with us on your next trip to the island! We may still be here and your more then welcome to stay at our home. Much Mahalo and best wishes in the year 2017 and beyond. Aloha - Laurie & Denny
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week at this beautifully kept home. Every detail of home has been considered for the quests stay. Home shows pride of ownership and is very private on a dead end road. Can not say enough about the cleanliness and comfort of the home. Denny and Laurie seem to really want you to have fun and enjoy your stay. You will not regret renting this for your Island vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are so glad you enjoyed our home and your vacation. It was nice meeting you and should you ever come back to the island again we hope to see you!
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Pos. the cleanest house we have ever rented !

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to write this review for purely selfish reasons. I know I am fussy I know it so usually I spend my first day cleaning not so here it was delightfully clean ! In Hawaii cockroaches are part of being here but can be controlled, the whole month we were here I saw two, they were dead. Yeaaaa !!!!! Denny and Laurie take great pride in keeping this house well maintained and sure shows. The house is at the end of a dead end street so it is very quiet and while not on the water you can hear the waves and is just a short walk through this lovely neibourhood . Will not hesitate to come back for a minute.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mike and Debi, We were very happy to have you as our guests and that the home suited your needs. We try and maintain Makana-lani how we like our rentals to be when we go on vacations and rent lodging ourselves. So totally understand and made me smile when I read your review! Sure hope to see you guys again on your next visit! Much Mahalo and best wishes to you both.
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay! Laurie and Denny are a pleasure to deal with and the place is comfortable and clean.


  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much Mahalo, It was our pleasure and we were glad that you enjoyed your stay visiting with your daughters over the Holiday period. Should you visit the island again you are more then welcome to stay at our home should you wish to do so. Thank you for respecting our home and our belongings we really do appreciate it! Best wishes to you on your future travels.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Hilo (ITO) International Airport
Nearest Beach
225 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.25%

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 any of the payment options above.

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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight above tub/shower/ full walk in master closet.
    Upper Level guest bath. - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath located in small hallway outside of guest bedroom
    Lower level Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large walk-in tiled Spa type shower with sitting bench.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Please ask about our Spa Package!

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