About this listing
Located just three miles north of downtown Hilo, right next to Honolii beach park and surf spot, the small plantation style neighborhood of Paukaa has just what your looking for in a clean, comfortable, quite place to stay. Growing up, and living on the Big Island, I was always drawn to this area.
The room I have to offer has a queen size bed, and the common bathroom for the guest is adjacent to that, complete with walk in shower. There is a great view from the lanai entering the house ,with an ocean view to one side and a pasture view on the other side. I live in the master bedroom on the other end of the house and have my own private bath and shower, so the common bathroom is primarily for guests in the house and general use.
The kitchen is at the heart of this home, and is fully accessible for use by guests. The large island in the kitchen is the hub of all kitchen entertaining, but feel free to relax out on the lanai, or find a couch to kick back and enjoy a cold drink or snack. If that's the case,you might as well put in a load of laundry, found downstairs. Wi-fi is also available
Sitting at the top of a small paved road, the property backs up against a large plot of land formerly used for sugar cane, but now provides grazing land for a few goats and some cows in the distance. Look the other way from the pasture view on the lanai, and you see the ocean, and the sunrise view.
Part of the "old Mamaloha Highway" is still used as a scenic drive,or walk, to the local beach park of Honolii, just around the corner.This short and beautiful adventure to the beach takes you over several old bridges and provides great waterfall views of the Honolii stream,and the smaller creeks that feed into it.
Attention to detail was considered in many aspects to the home, as many skilled craftsmen helped me during the construction of the house several years ago. My intension was to always have a place for friends and visitors to stay and enjoy this beautiful home, and this great area that it is nestled in. Thanks, and hope to meet you soon, Jeremiah
A rental car is needed to reach my place, as public transportation doesn't stop near my place.
General respect of others in the neighborhood are key to enjoying this space. Parking in the appropriate places allows people to come and go without hassle.
Please listen to music, but keep it at decent levels, and keep it quiet by 10pm.
No smoking in the house or on lanai,downstairs
Laundry area is used by many, rules are posted
We stayed at Jeremiah's place for 4 nights in July 2015 and really enjoyed it. Jeremiah is a very welcoming and thoughtful host. His house is lovely and we had our own bathroom as well as having the full use of the well appointed kitchen. The house is at the end of a quiet street about 5 minutes drive out of Hilo which is well worth a visit. Highly recommended place to stay for young and old alike.
I would recommend Jeremiah's place. It was my first experience with airB&B so I can't compare, but if other places are as nice as this, I would definitely use airB&B again. As others have said, he isn't around much on the weekends, so we were actually there for a day and a half before we even met him. He is very friendly and answered any questions about the island that we had. The location of his place is very convenient.
Der Aufenthalt bei Jeremiah war wunderbar. Das Zimmer und das Haus waren sehr sauber. Jeremiah ist hilfsbereit und immer zu erreichen. Wir würden sofort wieder dort übernachten.
It was just perfect at Jeremiah's! His house is soo wonderful and everything was ! We really felt at home! Jer is a very easy-going guy and he was always in for a talk. We loved his place and we would always come back even tough Hilo has more rain than Kona;-) Just amazing!
Jeremiah was a fantastic host, providing helpful advice on local places to eat, visiting Volcano National Park and informing us about the local culture of Hilo. The accommodation was just as described and we felt comfortable in his home instantly. Although we only saw him once during our 3 night stay, he was quick to respond to any questions or requests we left on the kitchen counter. His house is located just 5 minutes drive outside of Hilo, making it a convenient yet peaceful place to stay.
Jeremiah made us feel very welcome in his home. I appreciated the privacy the room and bathroom provided us. I enjoyed use of the kitchen. He was not home very often so we saw him briefly a few times. He was easy to contact and answered questions for us during our time there. Very nice stay overall. We were without wifi for most of our stay because his modem did not work and needed to be replaced, which was disruptive for our travel planning. I loved sleeping to the sounds of the insects/birds/frogs/etc outside, but sometimes hearing cars drive by or a bird walking around the roof would cause me to wake up, so I may recommend ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. Otherwise, a wonderful stay for the 4 nights we spent here.
Had a great time at Jeremiah's place! The house is beautiful and our host was very welcoming. Thanks again!
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About the Host, Jeremiah
I grew up here on the Big Island and in the Sierras of Northern California, enjoying the best of both worlds. Hawaii has been my home for well over twent five years and I still enjoy exploring the island and find new adventures. I surf close to home at Honolii, and keep busy with several woodworking projects at various places around the east side of the island. I love to travel, mostly in the south pacific so far. I like good food, good people and good wine