Peaceful and private yet centrally located between the Volcano and the warm springs, 15 minute drive to Hilo Airport. 15 minute drive to all the best restaurants on the Island in Pahoa town,
One bedroom Large Kitchen , Living room, Big bathroom In the downstairs of my home.
Guest will have full use of the first floor, which features a bedroom, full bath (with double sinks and tub/shower), a large, fully equipped kitchen, large living room, and a large front porch. Bedroom and Bathroom is private to guest.
I live upstairs on the second floor where I have my own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.
I do have three Jack Russell Terriers that use a doggie door that also exits out through the front.
Please feel free to message me if you have any questions! Mahalo!
One week minimum during Merrie Monarch. (phone number hidden)
Guests will have access to entire first floor which consists of large kitchen, bedroom, bathroom living room and front porch.
Nice friendly neighborhood, everyone waves at you :))
There is a large general store, post Office, gas station & 7-11 store and bus stop that picks up in morning and returns in the afternoon in Kurtistown which is a nice 2 mile walk from here.
Other Things to Note
Hawaii state tax of 13.416% will be collected upon check-in
Must Love little dogs , I have three little Jack Russells that stay with me most of the time.
We do recycle and use a compost bucket for all table scraps which gets to the compost pile.
Smoking is allowed outside on picnick table.
Please conserve energy and turn off all lights when not in rooms.
Linda upgraded us to one of her other houses which was a nice surprise. We enjoyed our 3 night stay.
Quiet, peaceful, and exotic place!
I cannot forget the night that I could see tons of stars at her place.
I will miss Hawaii, big island, and her place.
Staying at Linda's was the highlight of our trip. Her house is an excellent base from which to explore the big island, with the added benefit of local knowledge! Linda is an excellent host and we particularly enjoyed the delicious fresh fruit she provided most mornings. Thanks for a great stay Linda!
This place is beautiful! Linda does a great job of making you feel comfortable in her cabin-style suite. The place is just as described, with a huge kitchen with dining room table, 3 beds, bath, and patio. Linda is a great hostess with lots of ideas for things to see. She also provided snorkel gear, towels, and fresh fruit which was great.
This place is jungly and funky and in the middle of an organic farm. Linda is super nice and we found the place clean and comfortable.
A couple things to note:
The state taxes aren't included when you pay on airbnb, so be prepared with cash when you get there. (ours came out to around $40, for four nights)
Internet is intermittent. We unfortunately had to work while we were there, so this was a bit of a problem for us. But hopefully you won't and you can schedule a time with Linda that the internet can be 'turned on' that works for you both.
There are fire ants around....but, ya know, it's the jungle, so you just have to be aware of what food, etc. you leave out.
Phone service is pretty much nonexistent, but out on the porch you can catch a couple bars.
Although the house is listed as 'private' Linda's three dogs come down into the apartment (she lives upstairs), several times a day to go out the doggie door which is located in the front door.
Overall it was maybe not ideal for us, but only because we had to do some work while we were there. BUT, if you're coming to explore during the day and crash at night, this spot should works great. And Linda will share amazing organic fruit she's grown with you, give you lots of good info on the island, etc, and give you a tour around her farm.
She's got lots of animals (her dogs, obviously, but cats, birds, ducks, a horse, etc.), and tons of great plants, AND is growing her own tilapia. Very cool spot.
My wife Susan and I have used airbnb about 10 times. We always try to find something a little off beat and reasonably priced. So far Linda has earned top score on both accounts! We had a fabulous week long vacation on the big Island - Linda was a big part of that both in making us feel welcome and in giving us tips for things to do.
-Irv and Susan
Linda gave us lots of great advice on what to see and do in the area. She seems to have lived a very interesting life, and we enjoyed talking with her.
The neighborhood feels rural, but it is not far from the small town center of Keaau, which has a grocery store, gas, shops, and restaurants, including a McDonalds.
It is a great, central location for excursions into Hilo, and Hawaii Volcanoes National park, and for exploring Puna.
The living situation is not for everyone. It was more like being thrust into someone else's life than any other BnB experience I've had. It was also more rustic than I'd anticipated. Look into it, and if you have doubts, I suggest you look into Linda's other listing -- a more-conventional house located along the same driveway. I started out a little uncomfortable but ended up glad for the experience -- much like a light version of the fish-out-of water experience one has when adapting to a foreign land.
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