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An Island Paradise Kipuka

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large 4 bedroom 3 bath plantation style home with loads of outdoor living space!

A genuine island on an island. Our beautiful spacious plantation style home sits on a Hawaiian Kipuka, an untouched oasis amid ancient lava flows.

The location is exceptionally private, yet a 5 minute drive to quaint Pahoa town, close to Kahena black sand beach, a popular snorkeling spot the Kopoho tide pools, the natural warm springs, Kalapana and Uncle Roberts, Lava Tree State Park, and of course, Volcanos National Park.

The home is 3000 square feet of indoor living space and an additional 1500 square feet of outdoor living space. It has four bedrooms and three baths. Two of which are master bedrooms with private baths and two other bedrooms with a shared bath.

Large lanais wrap around the entire home and provide for spacious casual indoor/outdoor Hawaiian style living. In addition, each master bedroom as its own private lanai.

The property has a Main House and an Ohana House connected by a covered breezeway and a wrap around lanai. The main house has an open concept kitchen and dinning/living area. The Ohana House has its own kitchenette.

The main house is 3 bedrooms; one large upstairs master bedroom with a private bathroom and two downstairs bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The main house can be rented separately on its own for $100/nt. To rent just the Main House please submit your reservation request through the property listing, "Kipuka House Main House".

The Ohana House has a very large upstairs master bedroom studio with its own kitchenette and can also be rented separately from the main house on its own for $75/nt. To rent just the Ohana House, please submit your reservation request through the property listing, "Kipuka House Ohana".

Rental of both connected spaces constitutes rental of the entire property and would be the entire 4 bedrooms, three baths of the property. The rate for the entire property is $125/nt.

Special Single Day Rental Rate

While we are happy to accommodate reservations of only one day, the cost of accommodation requires that we charge more for the single day rental. The rental rate for a single day rental is $225 for one night only.

The cleaning fee is required. However, if your rental period is less than three days, the cleaning fee will be reduced accordingly. The cleaning fee for a two day rental is $125 and the cleaning fee for a one day rental is $100.

Any adjustments to price or fees will be made manually upon submission of your rental request. If your reservation requires a price modification, please do not use the instant booking option. Please submit a reservation request and we will make the necessary change and send it back to you for approval and confirmation.

If you have any questions not answered here or would like to inquire about additional optional services, please ask, we are more than happy to help!

More Details


Pahoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not move the indoor furniture.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main House Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana House Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main House Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main House Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Main House Mast Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ohana House Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room Qeen Sleeper Sofabed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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An Island Paradise Kipuka
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Suited our needs just fine

  • 4 of 5

Nathan was great to work with and was prompt in answering my questions beforehand as well as attending to a couple of needs we had during our stay. There were 8 of us and we slept comfortably. My parents stayed in the Ohana house, two of my boys shared a bedroom, another son had the bedroom and our young daughter slept on top of the hide-a-bed in the loft were we slept. Unfortunately, the previous guest apparently broke the small hide-a-bed so she wasn't able to sleep on it unfolded but she was small enough to just sleep on the sofa. We were pleased to find some seasonings, a little cooking oil, even some condiments in the frig, and plenty of kitchen things to make our meals. One thing we were missing was a wire whisk but that was minor. We had a little trouble with the keypad entry working properly but were able to find a house key inside to use too, when the keypad didn't let us in like we thought it should. It was fairly cool during our stay and the housekeeper had forgotten to leave bedding for the hide-a-beds but an email to Nathan and the housekeeper brought over plenty of bedding for the rest of our stay. Overall, we were pleased with this property and the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and secluded

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed an extended family reunion with our adult children, their significant others, and our two grandchildren. Directions were clear and the house rules reasonable. The house was clean and the property well maintained. The shower in the Ohana house lacks adequate hot water and water tends to run across the floor. The bedrooms need dressers: we lived out of suitcases on the floor. The grill was rusted out, but when I brought it to Nathan's attention it was replaced right away. The deck is a wonderful place to sit, read, watch geckos, and enjoy the rainforest sights and sounds. This property is a very good value, and reasonably close to a beach, warm pond, tide pools, and the Kalapana lava flow. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiian Home

  • 5 of 5

Our large group enjoyed this well-appointed, spacious home. Thoughtful touches can be found throughout and while the house is an old Hawaiian home, it has modern touches that make your stay extremely enjoyable. We loved walking in to the sound of Hawaiian music and seeing the beautiful original wood floors. Many fans are provided to move the tropical air throughout the house, the lush landscaping draws you out onto the lanais and our 7-months-pregnant friend enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the the ohana. We'd recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay close to town but also in the thick of the jungle.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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More than I expected!

  • 5 of 5

I was kinda worried that rental was out in the country but it worked out to our advantage! House was beautiful clean and quiet! Beds were pillowy soft. Just right for a Hawaiian vacation'! We were close to warm ponds, fish sanctuary, kalapana easy drive to volcano. Awesome place for the price!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kipuka House

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at the kipuka house was ok. We arrived later in the evening and the instructions that were given were accurate and easy to follow. The house was well lit and inviting upon arrival.

The house is in a very nice quiet and private area but is a fair drive away from most activities that were of interest to our family.

As a family of 5 there was ample room for everyone to sleep. However we did find that the house was not as equipped as one would expect and was disappointed by the lack of outdoor seating area ie: no table or side tables which limited outdoor meals.

I found that the kipuka property was overall a good value for the price.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Lots of character! Would highly recommend for any family, or large group. Great location on the Hilo side. Very close to the Kapoho Tide Pools, and an easy drive to the Volcano National Park and the amazing Black Sand Beach.

The house is very open and had an older plantation style feel to it.

Home owner was very flexible, easy to work with, and constantly communicated with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nathan Cron
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Nathan Cron

My partner and I, Jesus, moved from San Francisco to buy this home brand new in 2014. We are so grateful to have this home and proud to use it to host guests from around the world.

After visiting the big island in 2012 we decided to make the move from San Francisco to Hawaii Island (The Big Island). Although we had been to Hawaii many times previously, it was during that trip in 2012 we discovered that this little piece of paradise could be our home. No, we aren't retired, and we still work a full week running our business on the mainland. However, since moving here, the days don't seem as long and breathing seems so much easier.

Nathan Cron purchased this house in 2015


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kahena Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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