The mango house is just right for a couple or even a few guests. Lots of glass and plenty deck space, a huge kitchen stocked with organic breakfast fixins' and very private. Come see for yourself!
The bedroom on the second floor has beautiful, comfortable furniture, and tropical views in all directions.
This two story cottage is simple yet well-crafted with hand-painted floors and lots of glass. The Mango House is perched on the 1950's lava flow and located on the same 11 are organic farm as Your Hawaiian Retreat and the Avocado Tree House. The upstairs is one large living area with a king bed loft and a hand-made queen bed from Bali. A sofa futon converts into an extra bed when needed. The downstairs is one big kitchen with a dining table for six. Your kitchen is stocked with organic breakfast fixins; eggs, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and all condiments. This is a great place for the adventurous as the coast is moments away. Quaint Pahoa town, six miles away, has many good eateries, natural food store, grocery store, churches and farmers markets. Located just 25 miles south of Hilo, home of our major airport and the University of Hawaii. We grow our own (vegetables), milk the goats and feed the chickens... life on the farm is good. Come see for yourself.
Only the young at heart are welcome.
Please search for Your Hawaiian Retreat, Pahoa, Hawaii to find more pictures and information about The Avocado Tree House, Elvira's Ohana House and the Mango House.
The kitchen comes stocked with all condiments and organic breakfast fixins (eggs, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, local honey, coffee and tea) so you can prepare your own breakfast at your convenience. Free wifi on property, and unlimited use of landline phone in the owner's house, as there is no cell phone signal on our land. Guests are free to explore the property and pick food from our large fruit orchard and gardens.
Interaction with Guests
We will check you in at the time of your arrival and be available in our own house for any advice on sightseeing, requests, and questions you may have.
An additional 13.4% Hawaii Room Tax will be collected before departure.
Other Things to Note
Have no fear, we are not in the path of the lava. We generate our own power and water. You will be safe with us!
Mango House is a real off the grid, middle of nowhere experience. The house is very comfortable, but was a little chilly while we were there due to the rain and 60s temps that week. I never expected to have to wear a thick shirt in bed on Hawaii! Elvira left some fantastic fruit for us and brought us the most amazing smoothly on our last morning. The noise from the birds and frogs is amazing.
My wife and I had a great time at the farm. The house was magical and Hugh and Elvie were great hosts, treating us like long lost friends. This was the experience we were looking for when we booked the Mango House after spending several days in touristy Kona. Plenty of places to explore along the coast when you are not relaxing on the farm. Highly recommend this rental!
We had a tour of the Mango house by Hugh, who is gracious, charming and extremely likeable. There was a huge bowl of fresh Organic fruit on the table along with the fridge stocked with Organic eggs, creamer, butter, and english muffins. The Mango house is so comfortable, inviting and charming. It seemed just like home. Elvira kept the fruits and breakfast items well stocked. We found Elvira to be such a lovely, helpful sincere person. Elvira and Hugh were always available for questions, great insight and advice on local activities and locations to enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, we felt safe and comfortable all the time. It was sad to leave! We plan on a return vacation to the Mango house.
We had an amazing time at Elvira and hughs! If you're looking for some peace and quiet,an opportunity to experience hawaii in an authentic way this is a place for you. No crowds or tourists just relaxation and aloha!
The Mango House was a little piece of paradise on an already beautiful Island. The accommodations were clean, spacious and decorated with many beautiful touches. The house has beautiful views and we enjoyed most of our meals on the amazing upper deck. The house itself was stocked with anything you could need from fresh organic eggs, bread, butter to lots of toiletries. We arrived later than we had expected but Elvira took lots of time to get us settled in and answer any questions we had. They provided us with maps of the area, boogie boards to use and gear to go snorkeling at these great Tidal Pools Elvira suggested. They were kind, readily accessible and extremely welcoming. I hope we are able to come back one day to see them again. We would recommend The Mango House to anyone. It will make you fall I love with The Big Island even more. Mahalo Elvira and Hugh for the amazing hospitality.
We had a fantastic, sadly too short stay at the Mango House. I would have loved to stay longer and just spend time at and around the house. The place is really unique, being located quite remote from the nearest village. The house is simple (one large kitchen/eating area and semi-outdoor bathroom area downstairs; one large living/sleeping area and toilet upstairs), but beautifully designed with a lot of love for detail. Even though the electricity comes from solar power, the water from rainwater and there is not much "high-tech" (like air conditioning, electric coffee maker or electric kettle), we did not lack for anything! There were frogs singing in the evening, birds in the morning, cute geckos all around. Elvira was a wonderful host, our kitchen was stocked with purified drinking water, delicious organic foodstuff for breakfast and fresh fruit. During our stay she brought us fresh coconuts, papayas and some banana bread, and even saved us some turkey for dinner as we arrived late on Thanksgiving evening. Thanks again! :)
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The hosts and owners of Your Hawaiian Retreat are Hugh and Elvira Johnson. Hugh grows organic ginger and turmeric up the mountain and Elvira manages the retreat.