Experience the magic of old Hawaii in a unique setting of great beauty, character and comfort.
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.
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.
Check in before 9 pm, please advise us of your approximate arrival time.
At first we struggled finding the location but as soon as we´ve got there, things just kept getting better and better. This place is absolutely stunning and as my mother used to say "we felt like Hollywood-stars"! The pictures can´t even keep up with the reality of the beauty of this place! Dennis and Paul gave us a very warm welcome and provided us with everything we needed including a lot of useful information about the surrounding area. Everything was clean and all the facilities listed were there. We would definitely recommend staying there and regret that we didn´t have the opportunity to stay longer!
I haven't laughed this much in a long time. Dennis and Paul are delightful hosts and I really enjoyed their company. A beautiful home with wonderful dogs. My only complaint is they wouldn't let me take miss Felicia. Thank you for the wonderful stay!!! And watch out for the golf balls!!!
Dennis and Paul are awesome and their place is amazing. I knew it was called garden of eden before we went but Daaaang! Their place is seriously one of the coolest gardens I've ever seen. Dennis and Paul are welcoming and laid back- great hosts! The bed was super comfortable and the most amazing snorkeling is like 5 minutes away.
Truly an Eden carved from the jungle. We loved our stay at Mangolay: convivial hosts, lovely gardens and artwork, and comfortable digs. We only wish we could have stayed longer. This is a wonderful place with much to see and do nearby.
Paul and Dennis made our short stay a slice of heaven. Their guidance and recommendations for local highlights helped us make the most of our time there. We loved the beauty inside and outside, and the special four-legged friends that greeted us always upon our return.
Dennis and Paul are terrific hosts. Our visit started off with drinks on their lanai looking over their beautiful pool. They are both entertaining and interesting. The property is an amazing Balinese visual treat with something stunningly beautiful around each corner. Our space was separated from the main house--you can see it it in the photo of the pool. Our room was beautiful, immaculate and even had the option of an outdoor shower. We had a private deck with table overlooking the property. On our arrival, they also gave us a very helpful info sheet. Great place, great people.
Through some miscommunication, my wife and I arrived at Mangolay around 5 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. We were greeted at the gate by an Official Welcoming Committee of three dogs, followed by Paul, who was surprised but unfazed to see us so early, relieved that we were not arriving after dark. The Road to Mangolay leads from the town of Pāhoa via a highway, a secondary road across an old lava flow, and finally a red gravel road through a jungle full of mango trees. Mangolay is clearly marked by a sign at the gate, but it might still be difficult to try to find at night for the first time.
Paul and Dennis were gracious and cordial hosts. They took most of our luggage in and immediately invited us to join them on the lanai for a glass of wine. Spotting a pushover, their self-appointed Head Dog, an irresistible mutt named Felicia, immediately became my worshipful, lifelong friend.
The lanai and pool are as beautiful as the airb&b photo shows. The main house is equally beautiful and full of impressive art. The single guest room is actually a separate little guest house, which is also beautifully decorated and very comfortable, and has an outdoor shower with a potted orchid in the enclosure. (There is also an indoor shower, which was nice because the first night the temperature plunged into the frigid and unusual 60s). A large expanse of lawn is rimmed by a jungle full of exotic trees. The second day, Dennis showed us around the stunning, intimate aquatic garden that takes up the space in back of the house.
One of the least visited areas of the Big Island, Puno is also one of the most beautiful. Some of its most interesting natural attractions and scenic drives are nearby. The area’s largest town, about 20-30 minutes away, is Pāhoa, which has a distinctive, somewhat bohemian atmosphere and several good restaurants. In the room is an information sheet for guests with notes about the facilities and area attractions, and a detailed map of the roads in the immediate area. Paul and Dennis elaborated on the attractions and made personal recommendations of restaurants in Pāhoa. Before we left, Dennis also answered various questions I had about the wildlife in the area.
This is a wonderful place. If you weren’t laid back when you arrived, you will be by the time you leave. By the second day I had decided to shave only every other day, a practice I continued for the rest of our stay in Hawaii. We hope to return sometime when we can stay longer than two nights. Fortunately for us, the area was having what locals perceived as a drought, with sunny days and an amazing sky at night. You might easily have rain, though--quite possibly lots of it.
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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.