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Big Island, HI - Families, Couples, Groups, Romantic or Adventure - Hilo Side

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, sleeps ten. Ocean view, hot tub, gated, private!

Kalapana Shores is located in the lower Puna District of Pahoa, 30 minutes drive south of Hilo. This lush side of the Island is abundant with Aloha, black sand beaches, Volcanoes Nat'l Park, Kapoho Tide Pools, Pahoa, old & new lava flows, etc. etc.

This Tropical Hawaiian Paradise Vacation home can be rented for three nights or more, was built in 2007 and is very well maintained. The house sleeps up to 10 guests. The upper level has three bedrooms & two bathrooms, the lower level has two bedrooms & one bathroom. Both levels have full kitchen, living and dining rooms.

The home is fully furnished and has a seven-person hot tub on the expansive upper lanai with amazing ocean views and outdoor dining. There are plenty of beach toys for you to use and a pool table in the garage when you want to just relax at home. All bedrooms have luxurious Sealy Posturepedic beds, dressers, closets and fans. Both kitchens are well equipped with a full sized refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, rice cooker, blender, crock-pot, toaster, etc.

Other amenities include:

- Linens, towels, iron

- Local telephone line

- Electronic gate entry

- Snorkels, masks & fins

- Books and puzzles for kids

- Laundry room on both levels

- Gas BBQ grill on upper lanai

- Cable television, beach toys

- Tourist bus stops 1/4 mile from the house

We are located in Kaimu on the Kalapana Coastline, just a few minutes from the beautiful, clothing optional Kehena Black Sand beach. Fifteen minutes down the Red Road takes you to Kapoho, a great location for snorkeling to see colorful reef and giant sea turtles year-round! We are also a ten-minute walk to Uncle Robert's Awa Club - a genuine, Hawaiian-family-owned outdoor bar and market!

The house is very comfortable and has a lovely view of the ocean. Kalapana Shores extends to its guests a lovely piece of land just across the road toward the ocean. This parcel is great for picnics, small group gatherings, weddings and has a quaint little gazebo overlooking the old lava flow. There is 24-hour assistance available should you have any questions or should anything unexpected arise.

No pets allowed except licensed service dogs. No smoking indoors. Please use care and caution when smoking outside.


Derryn & Angela

E Komo Mai, Nou ka hale

(Welcome, Our Home is Your Home)

State of Hawaii Tax Registration #W60467808-01

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, American Sign Language - VP (916) 243-0936
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Derryn

Aloha and welcome to our beautiful Halé on the Big Island of Hawai’i. We are the owners, Derryn & Angela Ziebol and were married in 2014 on our land in Kalapana. Both of us are professional Sign Language Interpreters, have two children and love sharing the Aloha of the Big Island.

Known by our friends as DnA, we met while interpreting on a cruise liner in 2007 and share our love of travel and adventure with everyone we meet. We own a successful travel agency - DnA Travels, LLC and also like to spend summers at our lakeside cabin in Central Minnesota.

We are conscientious home owners, always improving and caring for our Hawaiian home. Located so close to the ocean always presents challenges so we have chosen the best house keepers & maintenance workers to keep our home in excellent shape for our guests to enjoy. We also have family members living in Pahoa year-round who are always willing to assist guests and our neighbors are pretty great, too!

Your feedback and suggestions are important to us, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your stay at Kalapana Shores.

Always with Aloha,


Derryn purchased this house in 2010

Why Derryn chose Pahoa

When we decided to purchase a vacation rental home in Hawai'i, we were all about Puna! There's magic and serenity here. Pahoa, lower Puna, Kalapana & Kaimu hold a completely different vibe than Kona and even Hilo. You can actually feel the Aloha with each breath, taste the scent of natural landscapes and see the ever-changing beauty of the old lava flow just outside the door. On top of this, the hot tub is perfectly located with amazing views. Our neighbors are wonderful, our housecleaners are the best and our maintenance guy keeps the house running smooth!

We looked at many places back on 2010, but Kal Shores was the one! Built in 2007, this home was constructed to withstand the elements. It has an open floor plan, wrap-around lanai, awesome hot tub and only four other private homes on our little road. Unlike most other properties north of Kaimu on the Red Road, we are only partly solar powered and enjoy clean, filtered water pumped in from Pahoa. No need for water catchments or loud generators here. You can hear the waves crashing on the shore from the lanai.

Another big plus is that we are a 10 minute walk to the ocean and a 10 minute walk to Uncle Robert’s Awa Club - . We can’t say enough about this authentic Hawaiian family-owned business, so you’ll just have to go see for your self but trust us, it’s truly a slice of the Puna lifestyle.

Pahoa was just added to the Best Choice Review as on of the 50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America!

What makes this house unique

We absolutely love this home and it shows! When we purchased Kalapana Shores, the interior was painted all one color - pale blue. So the first project was to paint… everything. Angela picked out the colors and we went to work painting the whole interior ourselves. As you can see, the beautiful interior now compliments the whole environment.

The town of Kalapana is featured in Hawaii Magazine, March/April 2017 issue. The main focus on Uncle Robert's Awa Club and outdoor market is just a 10 min. walk from our home!

The town of Pahoa is just a 10 min drive from home. Pahoa is a fun throwback town from the '60's!

The immediate property surrounding the home was all just dirt. Next project: landscaping. We brought in red and black cinder, planted 20 Eureka Palm trees, planted dozens of other plants that were gifted to us from neighbor's yards, created a pineapple ring in the back yard and made many friends in the process. The climate here causes plants to grow extremely fast so the landscape looks beautifully different every time we visit. Even the BBQ gets replaced every year due to the rust factor!

The unforgettable ocean views feel as if we’re out far away from civilization, but we also love the feeling of being 10 minutes from Pahoa. Even though we're part of the U.S., we’re still way out there in the middle of the Pacific so we like having great neighbors nearby. The coded, bamboo gate is a perfect security feature and there are so many fun places to explore.

If you like to go for a jog, the Red Road is the best!! Sometimes we take our morning coffee out to the lava and watch the sea turtles play in the blue, blue ocean waves. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the tides; High tide is best for snorkeling at Kapoho Tidepools, swimming at Ahalanui Pool and surfing at Pohoiki!

Always with Aloha, enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place. All the reviews are true. Thank you!
Jan 2014
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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom's bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main upstairs bathroom
  • Upstairs has 2 bathrooms and downstairs has 1 bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has a pack and play for children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have dressers, closets, floor and ceiling fans and alarm clocks. Master bedroom has computer land line for direct internet access. Depending on the number of beds you need - guests rent either the upper unit only, with three beds or both upper & lower units together for a total of five beds. Guests have access to everything in the home.
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Check in 4:00PM. Check out 10:00AM.


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Big Island, HI - Families, Couples, Groups, Romantic or Adventure - Hilo Side
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 29 reviews

An Incredibly Memorable Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my gosh! Our stay at Kalapana Shores was incredible. We were fortunate to rent the entire house for our party of 10 people. We first walked into the lower level and we were so impressed. Then we took a look at the top level and we were simply blown away! The house had everything that we needed to make our 3 night stay extremely comfortable for everyone. One of the best benefits was that the kids could roam around freely because the entire property is fenced in. They especially enjoyed playing pool and the hot tub! The master bed room upstairs was fabulous and our kids enjoyed having their own rooms. It was a bit hot but there were lots of ceiling fans and floor fans to make our stay still comfortable (an improvement would be to have AC but we did good without it too). We also had an added bonus when we learned about a gazebo in the distance and that it was apart of the property and that we could go there to access the lava field where our family enjoyed exploring the newly formed land. The owners did an incredible job in specifically detailing how to access the house and use the different codes for the house, garage and gate. I also really appreciated being able to call them when we had a few questions throughout the weekend. They were really accommodating and provided a great service. We would definitely rent this house again if we need to be in Kalapana. It was a home away from home and definitely better than staying at a hotel room! The price was affordable for us and we loved every bit of the experience. Mahalo Kalapana Shores! A hui hou!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Joylynn for your lovely review! We absolutely love sharing our home with travelers and locals alike and we do our best to make sure guests are happy with the accommodations. Thank you for taking such good care of Kal Shores,iIt was great talking with you on the phone and of course, you are always welcome back! 'O ko'u hale kou hale DnA
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Great location and spacious accommodations

  • 4 of 5

The house (we stayed in just the upstairs) is very spacious and well set-up. The lava field behind the house offers both a beautiful view, and an interesting place to explore. There is considerable road noise. The tropical fauna in the form of very loud Kokee frogs and many cockroaches and geckos were part of the experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well cared for property.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six had a lovely time at this beautiful property. Being able to open all the windows and doors to let the breeze inside and still be secure was great. There is no air conditioning, but it is not needed. The lanai and the jacuzzi were our favorite hang out area. I dont think anyone even turned on a tv as it was more entertaining to watch the birds and geckos.

The house was equipped with everything we needed including nice towels and linens. Even a few food items in the kitchen. Check the cupboards before shopping so as not to buy doubles of items like olive oil.

The property is just a short stroll to Uncle Robert's which is an enjoyable time on Wednesday night's. Be there before 5:00 if you want a table.

Easy access to Pahoa (which is an experience all its own) and a nice little grocery store.

Please drive the Red Road. It is a right turn right out of the driveway. There are breathtaking views along the road. We drove it three different times.

The owners were a joy to work with and so was the caretaker.

Do not be afraid to rent this property; I believe that you will be pleased.

Our many thanks go out to Derryn & Angela

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for such a lovely review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the area. Together with our team of caretakers, we strive to to be sure our guests enjoy our home as much as we do! 'O ko'u hale kou hale, mahalo Nui Loa. DnA
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Very nice, spacious house with a large lanai overlooking gardens with ocean in the distance

  • 5 of 5

This place was just right for us. Plenty of room for everyone and a huge lanai to relax and eat dinners together on. Big clean hot tub(that we didn't use much because it was unusually warm and dry). The place was once ocean-front until a lava flow came through about 20 years ago. Now it's a 5-10 minute walk over fascinating black lava to roaring ocean waves. It's also very convenient to go to the lava flows in the evening which we did, about a 5-minute drive to the bike rentals($10 per person). On Wednesdays, it's a 10 minute walk to the Uncle Awa's which is a combination of a Hawaiian concert and market.

The house itself had everything we wanted: clean; full kitchens; washer-dryer; hot tub; and especially the large porch to enjoy the sweet tropical scents, warm air, and ambience that are so special in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean! Loved the nearby lava fields!

  • 5 of 5

We had plenty of space and beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location was convenient to my family who lives in Pahoa. Looks nicer on the web than it is.

  • 2 of 5

We had a lot of bugs inside and outside the home. We got bit so much. We thought it was bed bugs. After contacting the owners the pest control came the next day. Then we had dead bugs and many still alive. The bedding was old and uncomfortable. The traffic noise on the road by the master bedroom was loud since we had windows open due to the heat. No AC! We were so uncomfortable we left a day early and paid for a hotel. The yard was lovely

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. Yes, the house is located in a more jungle-part of the island. The location is readily available on our website so all guests may understand the beauty of the lower Puna area. Bugs are always available on any island and even when we stay in the expensive resorts on Kona, we see them. We are sorry you thought the bedding was old, it was actually replaced a few months ago. The home has never had, nor needed, a/c but there are plenty of floor fans as stated on our website. From the time you made your reservation, we invited you to ask questions. You only asked if we had a kitchen and cooking utensils - all of this information is on our website. moving forward, we support you in doing your homework and reading all that is available to you prior to making reservations at another vacation home; we're sure you will make the right decisions in your future. E Malama I Ka' ‘aina and as always, 'O ko'u hale kou hale, DnA
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Uncle Robert's Awa Club
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

A beautiful Halé on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Kalapana Shores is located in the lower Puna District of Pahoa, thirty minutes south of Hilo. This lush side of the Island is abundant with Aloha and a short drive finds you at Pele’s lava flow, Volcanoes National Park, Kapoho Tide Pools, Black Sand beaches and many unique places to explore and enjoy!

The town of Kalapana is featured in Hawaii Magazine, March/April 2017 issue. The main focus on Uncle Robert's Awa Club and outdoor market is just a 10 min. walk from our home!

The town of Pahoa is just a 10 min drive from home. Pahoa is a fun throwback town from the '60's!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.41%

Nightly rates shown above are for two guests. Add $15.00 per night for each additional guest.
Guests needing up to three beds rent the upper level only.
Guests needing four or five beds rent both upper and lower level.

We only rent to one group at a time, either upper level or whole house.
We never rent upper and lower levels separately to different groups at the same time.
Reservations for seven nights receive the seventh night free of charge!

Please inquire about monthly rates, stating number of people including children and infants.

Check-in anytime after 4:00PM.
Check-out by 10:00AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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