The Coconut Lanai in Seaview***

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

Looking for a breezy quiet get away with an ocean view, surrounded by coconut palms? Look no further.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 16%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more


The space

A private exterior staircase takes you up to The Coconut Lanai. The breezes off the Kalapana Coast rustle through the coconut tree canopy that surrounds this airy upstairs apartment. Seven sets of sliding glass doors and a walk-around covered lanai encircling the entire apartment and provide the open and verdant feeling of a tree house. The manager and local artist, Heather Wilkinson, lives downstairs in this two-story house in Seaview Kalapana Estates with her dog Lupita, and cat Kitty Purry. Heather will be your source for how to get the most out of your stay on the Puna (east side) of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Your unit accommodates two persons and consists of a living room, dining area and kitchen in an open floor plan. The large bathroom and a bedroom with brand new queen size bed both open onto the lanai. The living room has a full size fold-out sofa bed and a partial ocean view. The kitchen, which is fully equipped, has a microwave oven, gas stove, refrigerator and a dishwasher. The unit has complimentary wireless internet. The unit does not have a telephone, we recommend using through the internet to make calls. Cell phone service is spotty in this area, there are some hot spots down the road. We have a state of the art water filtration system so you can drink the rainwater out of the faucets. We have very recently converted the entire house to Solar Power. Parking is available on the street. We have a coin-operated washing machine and a propane dryer. There are also many clothes lines available for drying clothes.
The atmosphere here in Puna is totally laid back, friendly, and in tune with Nature.
There are locals markets Wednesday night and Saturday morning 10 minutes down the road at Uncle Roberts Kava Bar. Kahena Black Sand Beach is only a three minute drive from the Coconut Lanai, and many great attractions including flowing lava, warm ponds , snorkeling, surfing, and steam bathing are within easy driving distance down the Red Dirt Road, which is actually paved now. Heather and Kitty Purry invite you to experience a unique lifestyle in Seaview Kalapana Estates.

Important additional information

The damage deposit is $100, and will be refunded after your departure as long as there is nothing damaged or missing in the apartment.
Additional guests are charged $10/night, per guest.

Driving distances from Seaview (in miles)

Belly Acres Space Market Sat. Mornings, - .5 miles
Kahena Black Sand Beach - 1.3 miles
Kalani Oceanside Retreat - 1.5 miles

Kaimu Beach Park - 4.8 miles
Mac Kenzie State Park - 4.6 miles
Free community water faucet on Route 130 - 5 miles

Kalapana closest convenience store with beer & wine, Wed. night market from 5-9 at Uncle Roberts Kava Bar with food vendors, Live Hawaiian Music - 6.1 miles
New "Outer Space Market" at Uncle Roberts Kava Bar Saturday morning from 7-1. All local produce, food, arts and crafts.

Isaac Hale Beach Park aka The Boat Ramp (surfing) - 7 miles
Ahalanui Park (The Warm Pond) - 8.3 miles
The Steam Vents - 10.2 miles
Green Lake - 10.9
The Tide Pools - 11 miles
The Champagne Pond - 12 miles
Lava Tree State Park- 12.5 miles

Malama Market in Pahoa (closest grocery store Also in Pahoa, you'll find: the nearest gas station, several good restaurants, a pharmacy, two banks, the post office, a health food store, Ace Hardware and emergency care. - 14 miles

Maku'u Sunday Morning Market - 19 miles

Hilo, Lowes, Walmart, Sears, Le Target, etc., Hospital, Lyman and Tsunami Museums
movie theater, Sat. Morning Market - 34.7 miles

Guest access

The upper level of the house.

Getting around

There is a bus called the Hele On that stops in front of the Seaview mailboxes and goes around the island.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Smoking out doors only. Security deposit required, plus first and last months rent if renting long term. Please, no dogs.

Check in and check out:
Please let Heather know an approximate time of arrival. Check in is by or after 12:00. Check out is before or by 12:00 noon. If you need to arrive or depart outside these hours, please make arrangements and communicate that with Heather.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

42 Reviews

Check In
Kathy User Profile
March 2017
Heather's place is in a great location, if your wanting to just chill and relax. Heather lives below, so if you need anything it's easy to make contact with her. There is a beach pretty close, and if you have a car there is grocery stores about 11 miles to a bigger one or you could drive about 6 miles down the road, and pay a little more for things, but it's handy, if you don't want to go very far. I would highly recommend staying at Heather's place.

Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
April 2016
We absolutely loved our experience at Heather's place! The kitchen is well equipped, the bed is super comfortable and the large living space is decorated with Heather's cool original art. It was clean and was well lit with patio doors on all sides leading to a wrap-around balcony. We stayed for 11 days and there was plenty of different activities to do close by everyday. The surrounding nature is simply mind-blowing!

Tim User Profile
April 2016
What an endearing place this was. the paint colors, the book shelves and books, the wrap around lanai in the coconut canopy, the eloquently manicured yard. What a pleasure it was to stay is this artsy cozy place. Heather has not left any detail unnoticed. To the rope lighting at night and the yard art and whimsical moss in the lawn. and the little ornamental lions watching over the estate at night. Don't forget to turn her artworks on at night before you go to bed to be whisped away into a whimsical blissful dreamlandscape!
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.
Response from Heather:
Thank you Tim, for the very nice review! I'm glad you liked it...... Heather
April 2016

Jim User Profile
January 2016
Very nice place, well appointed, comfortable and huge! Pets Buddy the dog and Mr. Undertoes the cat were wonderful welcoming additions!

Natasha User Profile
January 2016
The Coconut Lanai was the perfect home for me during my stay on the Big Island. It had everything I needed to feel completely at ease. The location was terrific, within great walking distance to the sunsets, Kalani, and the black sand beaches. Most people might want a car, but it was great for me to walk everywhere and relax. Heather was communicative & helpful, and I loved her cats.
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.
Response from Heather:
Natasha, thank you for your helpful input on what I can do to make improvements! Thanks for being a great guest, come back any time.
January 2016

Whitney User Profile
January 2016
The listing description was very accurate. Beautiful location..palm trees all around. Great outside porch to enjoy breakfast and coffee. Quaint neighborhood, quiet with the exception of sounds from nature (we think they were frogs). Might bother some, but we thought it was nice to fall asleep to. Comfortable bed. Very spacious and clean inside. Binder was left with very helpful information regarding the area. Location made it a bit difficult to get around the island in a timely fashion, but we made it work and overall we enjoyed our stay.

Charles User Profile
December 2015
Directions to the guest house were clear. It was easily accessible and very well decorated. There was a few dead bugs in the bathroom, but it was easy to clean with a broom. Bugs are to be expected in this part of the big island. The cats are very smart and friendly; they know their ways to enter the coconut lanai ;)

This host has 42 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews

Hawaii, United States · Joined in March 2011
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.

I have lived on the Big Island for nearly 10 years now, and have occupied this property in Seaview for five years. I work as a mural artist and create art work that adorns much of my neighbors yards and homes. I enjoy exploring the Big Island, traveling, landscaping, dancing, swimming with dolphins and making art.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a few hours