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2 Story Oceanfront Views/Pool/Whales/Sea Turtles Migrate Here/3bed+enc lanai bed

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Walk Into Oceanfront Living In Paradise.. Pool artist reef design at ocean

Come experience the magic of the great Pacific Ocean right out your backyard. As you enter this charming open home your first view is the stunning, radiant ocean. Enjoy the panoramic view of morning sunrise while drinking your coffee, an afternoon swim in the ocean front pool, or a nighttime cocktail all with calming ocean waves sounding in the background and beautiful sights to be seen. Don't forget to look over the Hawaiian lava rock wall to see the Honu (turtles) swimming in the waves below. Relax in the ocean breeze while laying in the hammock just feet from the crashing waves.

This spacious home can accommodate up to 8 guests in comfort. The downstairs includes a master bedroom with a king size bed and delightful ocean views. For your comfort there is a room with two single beds located next to an enclosed lanai (patio) with a full bed and another astonishing ocean view. Upstairs, there is a comfortable bedroom with a full sized bed. This house provides 2 full bathrooms with tub shower combos. The spacious stocked kitchen opens to the vast dining and living room areas. This is perfect for family dinners where everyone can be together. Be sure to cherish whale watching through the expanded kitchen view during whale season. The park like backyard has the ocean front pool, cozy hammock, and large grassy area just waiting for your memories to be created. Here you can make memories that will last a lifetime.

Welea House has a great location that is just 15 minutes from Wai O'Pae (Kapoho) tide pools that has some of the world's best snorkeling. Another 5 minutes drive until you reach the one and only Ahalanui County Beach Park with a geothermally heated swimming pond. Keep driving down scenic red road to Issac Hale beach park (aka Pohoki). Welea House is only about a 45 minute drive to Volcano National Park where you can experience the life of an island being born. Spend a day or two of your vacation and drive around the island to experience 10 different climate zones in one place. The Big Island of Hawaii has unlimited things to see, exciting places to explore, and unforgettable times to be enjoyed. Make this your year to live this dream.

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Nancy Kuhn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Nancy Kuhn

My Uncle bought this place in 2002. He is 82 years old. He is a long time rancher & private pilot.

Nancy Kuhn purchased this house in 2016

Why Nancy Kuhn chose Puna District

My uncle loves Hawaii. But this way he can live with his daughter. We can block time as to have Family time in Aloha Land. We plan to come back

What makes this house unique

When you walk in it's breathtaking to see the big blue from the second floor. Wide open beamed wood ceilings. Windows everywhere. Just sit with your coffee and see the whales frolic. You can sit at the furthest point at the ocean by the pool and watch baby sea turtles frolic in the rollers. You have to drive 10 min south of house and swim your heart's content at the Kapoho tide pools. Global reviews about this place. It's acres of tide pools and safe from the breakers. Float about 10 ft above rainbow coral and plentiful bright colored marine fish. Need a snorkel and reef shoes. Open areas like caves with coral shaped like gigantic flowers in the ocean. The southeast of the island is less rain as well. Black sands beach, warm to cold geothermal lagoon, Jagger Museum at Volcanoes Nat'l Park to view lava lake depending on lake levels. No light pollution see the stars. Shopping in Hilo also has a great farmers market with international shopping. I find the same products here 1/3 less than the other islands. We have the trade winds so we don't have mosquitos and it keeps the air flow cooler. Listen to the waves put you to sleep all night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This upgrade makes the house an excellent natural way to have the cool ocean trade winds for you to control the temperature. The older small windows worked for 25 yrs with Grandpa unfortunately we need to remind guests that when they go to the volcano or swimming to please close all windows and slider doors as the rain gets in and damages the hardware to not close. The downstairs has 6 ft sliders and Yeah our new 6ft sliders came in by boat for the upstairs and the tradewinds can roar through the house so you can control the temperature upstairs as well. Thank you for listening and may you enjoy your stay. Its definitely cool.
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kapoho Tide Pools/Black Sand Beach/ Warm Lagoon
Car: recommended



Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Enclosed Large Lanai - 1 double , This also has a very large table/seats 7/leads to pool
  • The master bedroom downstairs and has a king size bed. I have memory foam tops from Macy's for extra comfort. The 2nd bedroom has two single beds. The third bedroom upstairs has open beam ceilings and a double bed. We have a very large enclosed lanai/patio with slider glass door to ocean that has a double bed as well. Plus two fold out Japanese tri cushions for wherever.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The upper level can be reached by four steps in the front yard. The lower level can be reached by sliders in the backyard. A car can be driven to the end of the driveway which is the entrance to the backyard. The inside stairs are about 2 inches narrower and 1 inch taller than some stairs. The surface of the stairs is a rough pebble tech surface. Caution signs are posted. We are on a bluff with a 3 foot stone fence separating us from jagged rocks and the ocean 30 feet below. The unfenced pool is small and naturally only warmed by the sun. Children need to be supervised at all times.


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2 Story Oceanfront Views/Pool/Whales/Sea Turtles Migrate Here/3bed+enc lanai bed
average rating of 4.130435 based on 24 reviews

Lots of space and fabulous views!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family of 6!!! Had everything we needed and couldn't have had a better view!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with friends and the house was perfect for our needs. The views were amazing and the grounds were made for relaxing. We spent many an hour sitting in the pool watching the turtles below us. The house is showing its age and needs a bit of TLC, but that is a work in progress. The house was quite hot at night, we were unable to open a lot of the windows, and had to rely on fans. The stairs had a pebblecrete coating and were quite narrow, so you had to take extra care using them. That being said the postives far outweighed the negatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have continued to replace windows to improve air circulation. I think several were done in mid June. I believe we are only waiting for the delivery of the final replacement window. We were glad that you and your friends enjoyed your visit! It is an amazing location.
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Paradise in Pahoa!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property for 6 nights. The house and grounds are fabulous! The house is warm, inviting and well-equipped-There wasn't anything we needed that wasn't there! Dennis, the caretaker was friendly and attentive. We explored quite a bit of the island-Pahoa is not in a touristy area- which was a huge plus for us. It is a small community, but has everything you need. There is a local massage therapist-Jacob Tuft, who will make house calls to this property-highly recommended!! We sat outside in the morning and afternoons and watched turtles in the surf, and the most gorgeous sunsets. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope to return in the future! In response to some of the criticism regarding heat and state of repair- the - the things that were mentioned are typical island wear and tear- nothing unexpected for a beachfront house. Nancy, Mahalo for sharing your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and amazing views

  • 3 of 5

We had a wonderful time, loved the area. The house is very spacious but as previous reviews, it needs updating, possibly new beds.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed our location with the great views. We appreciate your feedback.We started some projects. Both the television and internet dishes were replaced at the end of March. We ordered five new windows. After the windows arrive and are installed, then we will do some painting upstairs and paint the exterior of the house. The pool will be plastered at the end of April. It is an ongoing effort to maintain an oceanfront home.
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Fantastic view and grassy back yard

  • 3 of 5

This house has a great view and nice grassy back yard. My daughter enjoyed lying in the hammock, and we saw a lot of wild life. The house has plenty of room, and we liked the open floor plan. The house is rustic so it seams to be more like a cabin, which is fine. There is a big kitchen table, and plenty of seating. It is reasonably located near many sight seeing attractions. We stayed at 4 different properties on 3 different islands while we were in Hawaii. We only chose rentals that had air conditioning. This rental said it had portable air conditioning upstairs, but it was not big enough. We stayed at another home that had portable air conditioning that did great, but they had a lot bigger unit. The whole front of this house has windows which provides a great view of the ocean, but it also causes a greenhouse affect when the sun comes up in the morning. It got HOT! Since the air conditioning could not keep up, we tried opening the windows. Not all of the windows open, so that didn't help any. It was definitely cooler outside than inside. If you're very cold natured, it maybe ok.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We made some changes to cool the house down. We exchanged some windows for 6 ft sliders. This upgrade makes the house an excellent natural way to have the cool ocean trade winds for you to control the temperature. The older small windows worked for 25 yrs. Unfortunately we need to remind guests that when they go to the volcano or swimming to please close all windows and slider doors as the rain gets in and damages the hardware to not close. The downstairs has 6 ft sliders and Yeah our new 6ft sliders came in by boat for the upstairs and the trade winds can roar through the house so you can control the temperature upstairs as well. Thank you for listening and may you enjoy your stay. Its definitely cool.
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Very relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

I traveled to the Welea house with my husband, two kids (1 and 3) and my parents. We all felt very relaxed and at home here! The sounds of waves crashing against the rocks is so soothing and we all enjoyed whale watching and seeing the turtles. The house has a very well appointed kitchen which was great for us because we cooked most of our own meals. My daughter loved playing with all the "tea" sets (pretty sure they were sake sets but who cares when you are three!) and my son loved the extra space to ramble around. We had tons of space here no one was on top of each other. The house can get really warm, we did okay with opening up windows and doors and letting the trade winds cool it off. We also took advantage of the fans provided (thank you!). This house is begging for a lanai off the kitchen/living room so you can be outside and enjoy the ocean and grill. We are used to a propane grill, there is a charcoal grill available and Dennis the caretaker was nice enough to provide us with a large bag of charcoal and lighter fluid. This house is not new, but it is very comfortable. Nancy and Dennis were both really responsive with any of our concerns or questions. Thanks for a beautiful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $300

Please note that to get a full refund for cancellation a 30 day advance notice from your booking date arrival is needed. If advance notice of cancellation is given 14 days from your booking arrival date then a 50% refund will be sent. Check in time is 4 pm or later. Check out time is 10 am.
Hawaii living is very different so we ask that you close your windows when you leave as it can rain for even a few minutes each day. We also have very special Hawaiian windows with crank casings that have a lever to unlock first before opening. Grandpa says please make sure you have teenagers dry off before coming in house as tile can be slippery if wet. We have a flight of stairs that is steep but well lighted and ask that you proceed slowiy. Our pool is 3/4 size about 4 1/2 ft deep. We have some float rafts, some snorkels. BRING AQUA SHOES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for tide pools. There is a Longs in Pahoa. PLEASE NOTE RATES ARE BASED ON 2 GUESTS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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