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Centrally located charming home, sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located about 15 minutes from Historic Downtown Pahoa and only 10 minutes from the largest farmers market on the east side of the Big Island. The Makuu market runs on Sundays from 6am to 2pm and has every fruit that is in season as well as local crafters and eateries.

Within 30 minutes of the home you can visit the Hot Ponds, snorkeling, Black Sands Beach, Lava Tree State Park, Mackenzie State Park, Farmers Markets and so much more!

30 minutes to Hilo, Rainbow Falls, Big Island Candies, and Downtown Hilo.

45 Minutes away is Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Winery, Atsuka Orchid Farms, and the lovely town of Volcano.

Charming 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom upstairs unit. Private home,there is one home in the adjacent lot and the rest are natural forest. There are banana's, papaya, avocado, jackfruit, loquat, ginger, limes, lemons, breadfruit, coffee, and more growing on the lot.

Newly remodeled home with new paint and floors throughout.

The kitchen, Living room, and bathroom are naturally lit during the day by skylights.

Includes lots of extras, ice chest, beach chairs, beach umbrella, boogie board, snorkel sets.

This is a non-smoking home.

Before each guest the sheets are washed, floors swept mopped and swept again. Kitchen is scrubbed, dishes inspected and re-washed if needed, fridge cleaned out, bathroom scrubbed, towels washed and appliances checked. I have stayed at multiple rentals on the big island where the only thing done is the sheets are washed and I still paid more.

Nearby attractions:

Hot ponds - 30 Minutes

Volcanoes National Park -45 Minutes

Lava Tree National Monument - 30 Minutes

Black Sands Beach - 30 Minutes

Tide Pools - 30 Minutes

Hilo - 30 Minutes

Kona - 2 Hours

Hapuna Beach (Best sandy beach) - 2 Hours

More Details

Lance Olinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a shower with no tub and a skylight.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom has a king size bed with a large dresser and closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Centrally located charming home, sleeps 4
average rating of 3.764706 based on 17 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice on the inside. The place is clean, there are plenty of towels, and the bed is very comfortable. We could not get the bottom oven to unlock in order for us to cook with it. The house feels far from civilization. Our 4wd rental car was helpful as Gardenia is a dirt road.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little out of the way, but not hard to find

  • 4 of 5

This was a little farther out from Hilo than I thought when I made the booking, but it turned out to be very convenient to Kalapala (my husband went to rent a bike and take pictures of the lava after dark one evening) and we loved the restaurants in Pahoa, so everything turned out well.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming one bedroom!

  • 5 of 5

Even though it's a one bedroom, it's so incredibly spacious! We loved our stay! I would highly suggest staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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water smelled awful

  • 2 of 5

The bed was comfortable, but it smelled a bit moldy and the water was not good. We used bottle water to brush our teeth because the water smelled so bad.The neighbors were a group of 5 men living together and not very friendly. If we were on the porch they just stared at us and would not say hello.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote place to charge up

  • 4 of 5

Quite remote but perfect if you love nature and want to charge your batteries away from everything. Well equipped, loved the washing machine&dryer, has everything you need. Keep in mind that the forest is pretty loud throughout the night, but that's part of experience!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, price and location. Would definitely stay again

  • 4 of 5

We loved this little house. It was perfect for our 11 night stay and was a great homebase. It was really nice to have the beach items like chairs, umbrella, boogie board etc included. There were plenty of cooking items etc and the washer and dryer were really nice to have for a long stay. The whole place is very clean and well kept. We didn't see any bugs or roaches and just had a few lizards visit (probably part of the reason there are no bugs). We loved the fresh limes outside for our guacamole and to freshen our drinks. The neighbors are very close. They kept to themselves and were friendly when crossed paths.

I would have given it 5 stars except it is listed as sleeping 4 but only had two bath towels and two beach towels. We had two adults and two kids and had to all share 2 bath towels and the two beach towels. Also, for those who are light sleepers be warned there is a rooster that likes to crow right outside the bedroom window at all hours. Many nights it crowed at midnight, 2am, 4am, 5am and so on. And a few days it just crowed at dawn.

I would definitely stay again. For the budget traveler who is just looking for somewhere to sleep and hang in the evenings I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The rooster has been removed and additional towels added. Unfortunately wild chickens occasionally show up and have to be removed.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 13.25%

Security deposit refundable if no damage or heavy cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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