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Mangolay, a Garden of Eden in Puna

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Experience the magic of old Hawaii in a unique setting of great beauty, character and comfort.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 14%
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The space

We offer a stylish guest house with a pillow-top queen bed, bathroom with garden shower and lanai living area with an aquarium and steps to the inviting swimming pool.

A refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are provided for your use. Enjoy a meal on your room's lanai overlooking the pool and gardens.

There are pool and beach towels. For snorkeling, we provide masks, snorkels and fins to help you enjoy the outstanding opportunities close by.

The Guest House is one of several buildings in an extraordinary architectural compound. The buildings surround a courtyard with a swimming pool, enclosed gardens and a lagoon with fountains. The complex sits in a spectacular landscape of exotic plants and blooming flowers. Numerous works of Asian art are on display in the gardens.

Mangolay is a private, peaceful world in the center of a beautiful tropical rainforest. We are close to the ocean in a setting that is a part of Hawaii as it used to be.

Solar-powered, environmentally conscious.

Close by are numerous attractions: volcanically-heated hot pond, tide pools with wonderful snorkeling, ocean coves, a clothing-optional black-sand beach and unique Hawaiian weekly markets. Pahoa Town, a 12 minute drive, offers a colorful atmosphere and several good restaurants.

Hilo and Volcano National Park are easily accessible and offer a variety of attractions.

Mangolay is truly a paradise in Puna, a unique opportunity to stay in a very special magical place.

Guest access

Our guests are welcome to enjoy the pool and the spectacular gardens.

Interaction with guests

We will personally welcome you on your arrival. We invite you to join us at day's end on the lanai for a glass of kava or wine.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking
Check in before 9 pm, please advise us of your approximate arrival time.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

180 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
June 2017
This place is incredible- period. Dennis and Paul are the perfect hosts, the pool is amazing, the grounds divine, and there is a great sense of comfort and sweetness here. If you're lucky, you'll get to hear a bit about their adventures. Would stay here again in a heartbeat, and plan on telling any friends coming to the big island to swing by. ❤️

Allie User Profile
May 2017
I had such an amazing time staying at mangolay. Paul was very warm and welcoming and I enjoyed getting to know him. My trip would not have been nearly as special if not for him. His recommendations for places to see and things to do were extremely helpful. I am so happy that I ha drew opportunity to experience the paradise hat Dennis and paul have created. It was magical. Aloha. Tip: rent a jeep the road is a little bumpy and the jeep will make the scenic drive even more magical

Julie User Profile
April 2017
This is an amazing garden retreat set back into a jungle environment. It's off the beaten path in an area of Hawaii that is not your usual tourist-heavy destination. Enjoy the pool, the amazing grounds, and it is close to an exceptional snorkeling area (Kapoho Ponds).

Vicki User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful place. Didn't want to leave. Loved visiting with the hosts. Loved the pool. Loved the atmosphere. Close to the tide pools. Close enough to the restaurants.

Amanda User Profile
April 2017
Dennis and Paul were very gracious hosts. The list of recommendations was not disappointing. We tried most of the suggestions and had a wonderful time.

Kimalar User Profile
April 2017
How does one greatly thank such wonderful host. There weee very resources and have made my stay at their residence very comfortable. I highly recommend anyone looking for a good get-away from the hustle and bustle of life to stay at Dennis and Paul's vacation rental.

Sigrid User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed this guesthouse a lot. It is as tropical as Hawaii Island can get! Perfect location to enjoy a but if a rain forest feel and to explore the beauty of the disastrous and at the same time magical volcanoes. The guesthouse is situated next to a scenic rode that leads to the spot where an actual lava flow is hitting the ocean. We rented bikes and went there to watch the flow around sunset. An absolute must do! A highlight of our stay on the island! Thank you Paul and Dennis for your hospitality and nice recommendations! You made our stay a happy one! Birk and Sigrid

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Pāhoa, Hawaii, United States · Joined in May 2013
Dennis And Paul User Profile

Dennis and Paul share the property with 3 large and very friendly dogs. Dennis is an architect specializing in solar powered homes. Paul is an avid gardener and expert in tropical plants. They have traveled the world extensively experiencing its diverse cultures and natural wonders. Meeting new people and sharing conversations are very rewarding. Mangolay features a large collection of unique art and crafts from around the world. They enjoy living in Hawaii and sharing their experiences and recommendations with their guests.

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