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 guests 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
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
Jeremiah was very welcoming and easy to reach. Finding the airbnb was easy. The location is just great and the house is amazong. Jeremiah gave us some good tips and ideas for things to see. It was a great place to stay.
I had a short stay here (2 nights) - but was a good experience. Few minutes drive from Hilo's downtown and close to many scenic areas. Jeremiah was also friendly and helpful in checking in and finding a bite to eat as I arrived later in the evening. House and room was clean - exactly as in the images.
I stayed for two weeks in Jeremiah’s incredibly beautiful home - and I enjoyed it very much. Jeremiah is a very welcoming, laid-back and helpful host. His co-host Bella (his dog) is one of the most lovely dogs I ever met.
The house as well as the bedroom and bathroom are spacious and really clean. I instantly felt really comfortable there. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and there is enough space to park the rental car.
If I ever get the chance to come back to Hawaii, I would love to stay with Jeremiah and Bella again.
Jeremiah was very accomidating and helpful with information around the hilo area. a very relaxed atmosphere is the house hold standard. it is like staying in your own home
Stayed a week in Jeremiah's place, and it was a fine week, indeed. He is a laid back guy, interesting to talk with, though a busy man and not at home more often than not. House was clean and lovely, located in a residential neighborhood. I prepared meals every night and had use of fridge. Large, clean bathroom for my own use... what's not to like. Bella, the pooch, is a sweet, gentle old gal, and no trouble at all. Highly recommend this place for easy access to Hilo and Hamakua coast. Mahalo, Jeremiah.
Jeremiah is a very welcoming and funny guy and even invited us joining an evening out with his friends. His place is really nice and just looks exactly like on the pictures. The room is spacious as is the cooking/living area of the house which we were also able to use. A beach with some nice surf is close, Hilo is just a few mins away. We had a nice stay there and would definitely recommend it!
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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