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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,056 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Only 10 minutes drive to several beach locations.

Aloha Family and Welcome to our "Lei-Z Banana"

We love and support our military Veterans. Veterans always stay one night for free beyond the minimum booking requirement of a 3 night stay (the 4th night is free).

Our home is kept at the 'peak of cleanliness' for your safety, comfort and enjoyment. You'll feel right at home and find the simple pleasures of life in our home and on the Big Island. Our accommodation’s and amenities allow you to enjoy island Lei-Ziness at it's best.

The kitchen is well equipped with all the luxuries of home. You can feast on local Hawaiian seafood and produce prepared by the best chef in town- You! The great room (open kitchen and living room plan) allows you to view the ample sized flat screen TV, so you don't miss a thing while you're cooking. There is room for dining inside or on our beautiful and spacious lanai. And if you're visiting in the winter, you just may get chilly enough to snuggle up under one of the plush throw blankets- combine this with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or wine and you’re all set for a Lei-Z morning or evening.

Located on 1 private and lush acre. Minutes from the small town of Pahoa with restaurants, supermarkets and a health food store. Volcano heated swimming (warm ponds) is about a 10 minute drive away (only one on all the Hawaiian Islands). The tropical setting and comfortable design of our property will lure you into remaining on the grounds all day, but please do enjoy the great attractions our island has come to be well known for. Only 10 minutes away you can relax, swim and play in 85 degree warm, crystal clear, ocean blue waters while being surrounded by Hawaiian tropical fish and Honu (sea turtles). Only 2.5 miles from the best restaurants in the entire Hilo area! Only 37 miles from Volcano National Park and only 26 miles from the gorgeous Waterfalls of Hilo! Newly updated, with ceramic tile mostly throughout to keep you cool on those warm Hawaiian days; fragrant cedar; and picturesque windows to allow in plenty of the beautiful Big Island sunlight and refreshing trade winds. More beautiful than photos can show!

Mahalo (Thank You) for choosing our Lei-Z Banana!

More Details

Esther and Christopher
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Esther and Christopher

We are Texans and are relatively new to the Big Island. We have lived hear since Jan 2014 and are enamored with the island, it's beauty, it's atmosphere and it's people.

I, Esther, am a 20 year retired Army Veteran. I have been stationed at many different duty stations but none as beautiful and full of culture as the Hawaiian islands. I am mostly retired from day-to-day work, but endulge in exciting new employment and business ventures when presented.

We love and support our military Veterans. Veterans always stay one night for free with minimum booking requirements met (must show proof of service- DD form 214 or official Military I.D).

My husband Christopher is an educator and loves developing the young mind. He has been an educator (classroom) for 6 years and has been an administrator for 7 years. We both love to live the life we were blessed with and encourage others to do the same.

We welcome you to the Big Island and our home, and look forward to many years of happiness hear and in service to our Lei-Z Banana guests.

Esther and Christopher purchased this house in 2014

Why Esther and Christopher chose Puna District

First of all, Hawaii was rated healthiest state in the nation in 2014. Wow! Everyone loves good clean living and a virtually stress-free atmosphere.

Pahoa is a unique little town with interesting sites and people. You'll enjoy the feeling of being transported back in time as you stroll the streets of this eclectic town.

Catch a glimpse of dolphins and turtles and watch for whales during their seasonal migration at nearby beaches. Enjoy nearby Volcano National Park, local shopping, hiking; and dining.

What makes this house unique

You'll enjoy the peacefulness, seclusion, cleanliness, and organization of our home. We are located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. Enjoy a peaceful morning and/or evening walk and/or run. The lush surroundings let you know you are truly in a rain forest. We treat you like our valued guests and want you to be fully satisfied each moment of your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved it here. Very beautiful here. Got engaged. Couldn’t of asked for a better spot.
Mar 2016
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Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1056 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , w/ Master Bathroom
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sleeper Sofa in the Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Must see Lava viewing in Pahoa, Volcano, etc. On your own or tours available. Be safe. Aloha and Mahalo!


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average rating of 4.8 based on 13 reviews

Hawaiian experience at its best...simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and accommodated all our was just like we were back at home! Amazing property...very neat & clean! For our first Hawaiian experience, staying here made it very convenient and memorable and we will definitely be back...mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was our first time coming to the Big Island and when we arrived we loved it! The home had everything we needed and more! It was super nice to have a washer & dryer! Esther was very inviting and we overall loved our experience renting the La-Z-Banana.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love accommodating our guests and we love it even more when they are highly pleased with staying at our Lei-Z Banana. We consider our managers among the best, and are grateful they could play a part in making your stay a great one. We look forward to serving our past guests as well as our future guests with the best we can offer each one of them. We always thank our guests for caring for our property as if it were their own.
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Great place!!!

  • 4 of 5

This house is about a 30 minute drive from Hilo. It's well kept and the owner is very helpful in assuring your stay is one to remember.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, along with our management team, strive to ensure that our Lei-Z Banana guest stays are as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. This is our primary goal and it drives us to continuously strive to improve our service to our guests. Esther and Christopher
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Perfect Hawaiian rainforest setting

  • 5 of 5

We would give this property 6 stars if we could! This house was spotless upon our arrival and the grounds very well maintained. The place had everything we needed for our month long stay. Nicely furnished with tasteful Hawaiian accents. We often enjoyed sitting on the lanai and listening to the sounds of the rainforest. We frequently visited Volcanoes National Park and the beautiful black sand beaches on this side of the island. Lots of good restaurants close by in Pahoa and Hilo. We felt very comfortable staying in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to ensure all of our guests are pleased with their stay. We're always pleased when our guests are comfortable and looking forward to returning to our Lei-Z Banana, and we are especially pleased when our guests care for our home as they would care for their own. Thank you both for your care.
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Eau Claire, Wis.

A very beautiful home on a secluded lot..all the amenities of home.

  • 5 of 5

Esther was able to accommodate us on very short notice (like an hour). By the time we got to the house, the caretaker, Kelli, was prepping it for us. It didn't take long, and we've spent 12 nights in an absolutely beautiful home on a beautiful lot, and within an hour drive to everything on the eastern half of the island. Spectacular! I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone I know that's coming here...

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, we would like to say thank you for entrusting us to meet your party's vacation needs. We want all of our guests to enjoy their stay at our Lei-Z Banana. We are pleased to know that your party enjoyed your stay in our home and on The Big Island. We appreciate your comments and strive to ensure our future guests will be pleased with their stay. Additionally, we are proud to be able to say that our management is among the best. Thank you again for your business, and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Aloha!
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Excellent Value and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the very clean Lei Z Banana. The deck has plenty of comfy seating for relaxing after a busy day of sight seeing and errands, with a kitchen that has with the utensils, dishes and appliances you might need if you want to prepare meals. The clean washer and dryer were a much appreciated luxury. The open yard area is large and well kept. The privacy of the landscaping was really nice, it feels like you are safely alone in the jungle. The property is as represented, and if we come back to the southwestern part of the Big Island we would stay here again as well as recommend it to friends and family visiting this area. Hilo is fairly close for finer dining, and the local town is very pleasant with several cafes. A large Longs drugstore and a Malama market (behind the gas station) are just minutes down the road at the roundabout, the Moana Loa nut factory, a lava heated ocean pool and Kalapana beach were all fun destinations on our visit!

Esther and the property manager provide very good customer service, I recommend giving this property a try!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We do our utmost to ensure our guests are comfortable and feel safe at the Lei-Z Banana. We are always pleased that we have accomplished this and that our past guests look forward to another visit with us and are so pleased with their stay that they are happy to recommend family and friends. Additionally, we are proud to be able to say that our manager is among the best. Thank you for your uplifting and encouraging comments and for your business. We look forward to you visiting the Lei-Z Banana and the Big Island again soon. Aloha!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
64 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Issac Hale Park
Car: necessary

Lava viewing; Merrie Monarch Festival


Rates & Availability

Pahoa House Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check-in: 4:00 pm Check-out : 11:00 am

Rates based on a party of 2; additional guests are charged $10 each per night, per guest + tax.

There is a cleaning fee of $125.

All reservations require a refundable $250 damage deposit + Hawaii taxes of 13.416%.

We accept major credit cards for payment.

We require 50% deposit to confirm, w/ balance due 60 days before arrival. Reservations arriving within 60 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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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