Come and experience the greenest, most beautiful part of Big Island - the east side!
Near the lava flow ( when flowing - check online for updates)
10 min walk to Kehena Beach (Black Sand Beach - clothing optional) - where you can swim with dolphins, watch whales breach (seasonally)
10 min bike ride to Kalani Honua Ocean Retreat for Yoga, Spa, Dance classes, Ecstatic Dance, etc
Near great snorkel spots, lava pools & natural, volcanic thermally heated hot spring swimming pool.
5 min drive to the best Saturday Farmer's Market - Space Market.
10 min drive to the colorful Wednesday night farmer's market at Uncle Roberts Kava Bar - great local music scene and open air craft and food market.
If you are coming to Big Island and are looking for a way to experience the real Aloha Spirit, come to the east side. Here, we wake up to the sounds of birds and go to bed with the wonderful songs of the coqui frogs.
We live a simple life and we love sharing the beauty of Big Island with all who feel called. This Island is called "The Healing Island" - many yoginis, people in search for meditation, communion with nature and peace come here to find that and much more.
We are lovers of healthy eating ( mostly raw) , organic gardening, community, NVC ( or compassionate communication), MKP ( Men Kind Project) - Women Within - YOGA, Meditation and adventure.
We do not ask that you share our values. We are only sharing so that you know what to expect. We welcome and respect all people from all walks in life.
We love having guests and exchanging the goodness we all have to offer.. so IF you are a super inward and do not enjoy interacting at all, this might not be the place for you. We respect your space but we are at home most of the time.
We offer a:
A Spacious room with independent entrance in a safe and peaceful neighborhood .
A double/full size bed (not a queen bed) super comfortable - great pillows, cozy.
A big desk for two
High speed wireless internet
A big private bathroom.
Clean SHARED shower and/or Outdoor shower.
Washer / Dryer
An open clean shared kitchen with a gorgeous view of the lava field.
If you wish to have breakfast served, please let us know ahead of time. We serve a simple yet delicious-all-organic breakfast - fresh fruit/yogurt, granola, fresh coconut water, and your choice of tea for $10 per person
PLEASE READ the house rules TAB for more info.
Looking forward to share our home and the beautiful Aina ( land ) of Hawa'ii with you... :0)
Aloha & Mahalo
Maria & Daniel
Interaction with Guests
We are both artists and we both work from home.
The Aloha room is downstairs, our living space is upstairs. The shared kitchen and shower are located upstairs as well.
We respect your privacy but please note we are home most days.
We are a family renting a room in our home, not a hotel. We strive to make all our guest welcome and make them feel the Aloha and energy of the Aina (land of Hawaii) - but we are far from perfection so please communicate right away if you need anything. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Plenty of parking space.
No public transportation. Renting a car is a must.
Few rules :) . Please READ
Alcohol & drug free environment. A few beers or cocktails sometimes it's ok. We understand you are on vacation ..but not heavy alcohol. Absolutely no drugs.
Check in time 3pm / Check out time 11am
NO Smoking. NO food or drinks in the room ( except of course, water or tea. ( this is to avoid any accident in the carpet and to keep pests away - Hawaii is very alive! )
All houses in this area of Hawaii have a water catchment system. We do too. Therefore, we ask our guests to please be mindful of water consumption.
Since Kitchen & shower are in the common space, we ask that you please enjoy between the hours of 7:30am through 9:30pm, with some exceptions, of course. This is for respect of our privacy and sleeping hours.
Bathtub, washer & dryer only to be use/ enjoyed if you are staying more than 7 days.
Detergent & toiletries are not included. Please provide your own.
There is only one option for eating outside/rastaurants that is near by: Kalani Retreat Center. Any other restaurants are 25 min away. You are welcome to buy groceries and cook meals in our kitchen. We have cabinet space and refrigerator space for you.
If staying for 1 month or more, please keep reading:
* Cleaning will be the responsibility of the guest. We'll welcome you with a clean room but we won't change your sheets, towels or clean your room during your stay.
* An additional charge of $170 per single/ $200 double occupancy will be charge per month for utilities. (Water, Propane, electricity & internet). This fee will be collected the day after you arrive.
* A security/property damage fee of $250 single occupancy / $350 double occupancy will be held. This fee will be returned the day of your departure as well as everything is in order and no damage is inflicted to the property. An agreement will be signed the day you arrived for this matter. This is just in order to keep things clear and to make sure you'll take care of the room as if it was your own home ( with care, love and gratitude that is ) :)
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
We could spend nice time in nice place. Maria always keeps house so clean so that we slept very well every night. Thank you Maria and Daniel for your support for our vacation.
The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
sadly nice place but my host where not as relax and easy going as hooped for .
We lent you our bike and asked you kindly not to take it to the beach because we didn't have a lock. You agreed and then took it to the beach anyways. We kindly reminded you of our agreement but you had no apology. Walking into our private bedroom, opening our private cabinets, using our toiletries, leaving sand and food all over the carpet is not cool. We are very easy going and have been hosting for some time with ease and harmony. Our reviews here say it all. We understand that this is the first time you stay on an AIRBNB and that you are not used to it.. like you expressed... We think you might do better in a hotel rather than a family home. Blessings.
Nous avons bien aimé l'expérience de vivre chez Maria pendant une semaine. Ils ont été très gentils et se préoccupaient de nous. Ils nous guidées dans nos visites. La propreté est irréprochable, la chambre est très spacieuse. Comme nous y avons passés Noël, nous avons même eu droit à un cadeau. Ce sont des gens bien sympathique. Merci Maria et Daniel.
Maria and Daniel are extremely friendly and welcoming. Their house is amazing! It was very quiet and peaceful at night time that I felt I was sleeping in the jungle- only the sound of nature surrounding me. It's about an hour drive from hilo, walking distance to the black sand beach, and 15 mins drive to the warm volcano poor. Very nice area!
Our time at Maria & Daniel's place was fantastic. Everything was exactly as expected and it was a clean and pleasant environment. We got a lot of tips about what to do on the island and where the best markets etc were. We will definitely stay here next time! and would recommend this to everyone who wishes a clean and pleasurable stay.
It was a welcoming stay at a beautiful hous with friendly, interested hosts. We felt at home and also our littel son does.
The room is clean and big with a separate entance by the yard.
The area in Puna and Hilo is marvelous and the best place on the island in our opinion.
Maria and Daniel gave us a lot of suggestions and tips for the area.
We will definitively stay again at Maria and Daniel's hous if we are in Puna againe.
Aloha there! Thanks for checking us out!
Our names are Maria & Daniel and we live in the best part of Hawaii, the lush, alive, peaceful and awesome EAST side of the island!
Maria is from Venezuela. She is Massage Therapist, she loves food and cooking (mostly raw delicacies) a photographer, painter, dancer, web site designer and gardener. Daniel is one of the most talented glass artist on the island. Super creative, super warm kind of a guy.
Together we make the best team!
We have 2 very independent cats at home. We love animals.
Please read our listing - if you feel inspired, make your reservation. We look forward to welcoming you ! :)
If you have any questions, please let us know.