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 wily cat Mr. Undertoes. 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 a 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, new refrigerator and a dishwasher. The unit has complimentary wireless internet. Parking is available on the street. Coin-operated washer and dryer are located downstairs at the foot of your staircase. But you may prefer to dry your clothes on your breezy lanai clothesline. The atmosphere here in Puna is totally laid back, friendly, and in tune with Nature.
A local Saturday market with the island's freshest produce is within walking distance. On Wednesday evenings another local market in Kalapana welcomes the community with dinner sold by a couple dozen food vendors and live Hawaiian music. 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 Mr. Undertoes 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.
Seaview's water supply is entirely from rain water catchment tanks on each landowner's property. Upon your arrival the Ohana will be supplied with two full 5 gallon water bottles that you may refill, if necessary, in Pahoa at the Malama grocery store for $1.25/5 gal. or ask Heather to refill them for you for $6.50 a trip.
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, Hawaiian Music - 6.1 miles
Isaac Hale Beach Park aka The Boat Ramp (surfing) - 7 miles
Ahalanui Park (The Warm Pond) - 8.3 miles
Yoga Oasis - 10 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
HiloLowes, Walmart, Sears, Le Target, etc., Hospital, Lyman and Tsunami Museums
movie theater, Sat. Morning Market - 34.7 miles
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$400 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1200 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Neighborhood:||Island of Hawaiʻi|
This is a great place for the price, it is big with a balcony all around. You can see the sea through the coconut trees and it is a very quiet neighbouhood. Well equiped kitchen, a lot of light and the sound of the frogs at night...almost paradise ! Heather is really nice, it is a great spot if you want to explore the volcano and the north shore.
Heather's suite was very open, bright and spacious. Heather's artworks and book collection made it feel very homey. We had more than enough room inside, and lots of lanai space to enjoy the sunrises outside. We even got used to the frogs at night! The home is located in a semi-rural subdivision, with a few nearby neighbours, and a feeling of safety and community. We liked having a carport to park under. The surroundings are very pretty and we were happy to find a few secluded beaches within a few minutes of driving. The weather was beautiful and warm, not rainy as expected. We truly enjoyed our stay.
I stayed in the unit for 7 nights. Initially I wondered if it was too far out, but it worked out fine for relaxing and seeing sights. Heather was helpful and available and made checking in and out easy. We really appreciated the space which was as pictured in the photos, particularly the wrap-around lanai. Everything was clean and well maintained. I would stay here again if in Pahoa and would recommend the space highly.
The Coconut Lanai was great! So much space for just the two of us. It was nice having a full kitchen to cook in and a lanai to watch sunset/sunrise from. Everything was clean and comfortable.
Because the Coconut Lanai was such a long drive from Kona, we spent 6 days on the Big Island exploring the Hilo side and all of the magical spots along the Red Road. We were able to walk to a beautiful black sand beach (nude) and there was snorkeling and warm ponds to soak in within a 20min drive from Heather's place.
If you want peace and quite and amazing views of lava fields stretching to the ocean, the Coconut Lanai is perfect. If you want a home base for exploring the rest of the island, realize that the Coconut Lanai is at the end of the road and you will be driving that road a lot.
Heather was a good host and her place is awesome. It was just what we were looking for.
Shortly before leaving to visit my daughter over Thanksgiving, we learned we would have to share her living quarters with other visitors and I decided we needed another place to stay. We rented Heather's Coconut Lanai for six nights and were delighted with the spacious, light, breezy apartment on the second floor of Heather's home. It was a total pleasure to spend time there and very convenient to beach amenities like the tide pools, hot pond, beaches and Kalani. Heather was very helpful -even lent us some snorkeling masks. Although voices did carry from the other residences, everyone was respectful in terms of voice level and there were no late night problems. Opening the sliding doors thaat were all around the apartment let the breezes through and we throroughly enjoyed the time we spent there in the mornings and resting between our activities.
Our stay in the coconut lanai was very enjoyable. We came to Hawaii for our honeymoon but we didn't want to spend the whole time in resorts, so this quiet, relaxing apartment was perfect for us. We spent 3 nights, and adventured out most of the days, hitting most of the interesting places around this area. It is pretty remote so you need to plan out your adventures or you might end up driving around all day- also not a bad way to spend time, it is all very scenic. Anyway, back to the apartment, we had everything we needed to cook and relax. Having all of the sliding glass doors open means you can enjoy the breeze, hear and smell the rain, and of course feel like you are conducting a chorus of frogs. Wifi is great for planning out your day but not really enough to stream video.
Das Kokosnusslanai ist auf der ganzen oberen Etage von Heathers Haus, viel Platz, viele Fenstertüren, (bieten gute Lüftung). Der umlaufende Lanai ist für 2 Personen perfekt, zu mehreren kann man da aber nicht beieinander (nur aufgereiht) sitzen.
Die Einrichtung ist zweckmäßig und sauber.Die Ausstattung etwas nüchtern. Von Heather haben wir nicht viel gesehen, weil wir viel unterwegs waren. Sie machte auf uns einen etwas distanzierten Eindruck, war aber freundlich, wenn man den Kontakt suchte. Der Ort heißt Seaview, das heißt nicht, dass man das Meer vom Lanai aus sehen würde. Um das Meer zu sehen, ( z.B. zum Sonnenaufgang) kann man wenige Minuten zu Fuß gehen.
Heather hat einen Ordner ausliegen mit Beschreibung, was in der Gegend zu tun angesagt ist.
Hier ist man auf der Hilo-seite, 1h südlich von Hilo Richtung end of the road. d.h. es ist dort von der Vegetation echt wild,es regnet wirklich viel und man muss für alle weiteren Big island-attraktionen ein gutes Stück fahren.
Karin und Herbert
The place was well situated for our needs. It was clean,very pretty views, nice trade winds and everything that we needed was there for us to stay and cook for the month. Heather was very helpful and friendly. There was wifi and a washer and dryer downstairs. We had to get our own water for drinking. Heather supplied two 5 gallon containers for that and we got in the fun habit of getting water regularly. Catchment water is the norm in the neighborhood. Cell phones don't work there, but a short 2 minute drive to the seashore was the closest place to get some cell coverage. Heather had a landline in her apt. I think a land line in our place would have come in handy. I would stay there again and again. It was so relaxing. On Wednesdays there was an open air market called Space. It was a pleasant ten minute walk from the Coconut Lanai. There was music, exotic fruits and veggies,yummy foods both raw and cooked. There were hand made crafts, massage and clothes for sale and once a month a flea market. It had a fun carnival feel to it. The apt also had some beautiful art painted by Heather on the walls. The apt was pleasing to the eye. I hope we can go back again.
Thie Coconut Lanai was so perfect I really felt like I was in paradise. The porch on 3 sides of the apt gave ample space to be outdoors and enjoy the view of the Pacific in the distance and the beautiful landscaping around Healher's home. It was so peaceful and the lovely breezes kept it comfortable without any fans needed. Everything was in excellent condition and immaculate. The bed was very comfortable which is always important to me. I loved being able to look out the slidling glass door in the bedroom. This was one of my best stays in Hawaii and I would recommend it to anyone looking to go off the beaten tourist track. Another nice benefit is Healther's artwork in the apt. She has some very whimsical pieces which really enhanced the space.
We very much enjoyed our recent stay in the Coconut Lanai. Heather was very welcoming and accomodating, and provided us with everything we needed to make the most of our stay. The sounds of the frogs were so sweet and loved the breezy fresh air with windows on all sides. Updated appliances in the kitchen allowed us the option to make our own meals. I appreciated the option of having two beds for sleeping. Nice library and hammock chair on the porch. And the area is beautiful in the rainforest on the "yoga coast" of the big island. I will be returning!