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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

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, American Sign Language - VP (916) 243-0936
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Puna District

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!
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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 4.9444447 based on 24 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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House on the Lava

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, great location and great property. We used the upstairs and downstairs units and they were both great units!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation at Kalapana Shores

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of 7 adults, except for the lack of air conditioning. The many ceiling and floor fans available helped. All other amenities were provided, including beach gear! We had a fantastic time exploring the lava flow right across the street as well as the many other activities available in the Puna district of The Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Lovely home and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I wholeheartedly enjoyed staying here! It was very spacious and had absolutely everything we needed to make our stay extraordinary. We had the opportunity to cook a couple of meals in the large upstairs kitchen, as well as head out on the town for local food. We spent the majority of our time exploring the national park, hiking, and snorkeling. The hot tub was the perfect way to wind down after adventuring each day. Staying here was quite a treat and we would absolutely stay here again! Mahalo! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joana Mahalo for including Kalapana Shores in your vacation plans. We're happy that you had a good stay on this side of such an amazing island, and we appreciate how you took such good care of our home. You are always welcome back. 'O ko'u hale kou hale! Mahalo Nui Loa, DnA
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Absolutely an amazing experience!!

  • 5 of 5

I lived on the big island in Hilo for 3 years during college and have been back to visit many times. This was by far my favorite local spot. The house is simple but so cute, the location is perfect for the Wednesday night Kalapana market party, for exploring the volcano, and for spending relaxing afternoons in the warm pool at Kapoho. We felt like we were part of the community by the end of the week...which made it hard to leave. We will be back to enjoy this house and property again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo to you, Tracy, for your lovely review. We're so glad you felt the experience of the beautiful community of locals and visitors alike in this tiny & amazing part of the world! You are always welcome back! 'O ko'u hale kou hale Always with Aloha, DnA
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Tucson, Arizona

A Gem in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Five of us shared his beautiful house, but only for 3 nights. This is a perfect place for an extended family or, as we were, a group of friends. It is spacious and airy, well furnished and well appointed. The kitchen has pretty much everything you would need for home cooking.

The beds were quite comfortable, and that's a big thing when you are vacationing. The upstairs lanai is huge and comfortable, with a view of the gorgeous plants, palms, and flowers and a nice peek at the ocean past the lava field.

We loved the location -- very close to Uncle Roberts' (but we missed the farmers market there), only a 10 minute drive into Pahoa, about that to the lava boat launching area, and right at the start of the very scenic "red road" that goes to the Kapoho tidal pools (Derryn and Angela even have snorkeling gear for guests to use). It is also a very short drive to the area where you can hike to see the lava flowing. There, you can hike to the active lava (4 miles each way) or you can rent bicycles for the trip.

Trying to think of any negatives, but just can't come up with any. This place pretty much has it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael - Mahalo Nui Loa for your lovely review. We take good care of our home so that our guests have the best experience possible. You are always welcome back! 'O ko'u hale kou hale Always with Aloha, 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
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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