Breathe in Beauty, Peace and Light

House - Entire home/apt · Malama Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States
Konrad & Robert

A place for solitude, rest and relaxation, from which to enjoy the wonders of Puna and the east side of the Big Island. Our guests leave restored and in awe of the magic of this area.

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A place for solitude, rest and relaxation, from which to enjoy the wonders of Puna and the east side of the Big Island. Our guests leave restored and in awe of the magic of this area.

The Space

Welcome to Paradise.
Our home sits upon a hilltop overlooking the Pacific in the distance. One hears the rustle of palm leaves, tropical birds and coqui frogs at night. The setting is truly beautiful and nurturing with a spacious lawn, fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, caressing breezes and even frequent rainbows. There is a deep sense of peace here.
You will be renting a self-contained apartment located on the bottom floor of our home. The wrap-around lanai (porch) overlooks a lush and gorgeous property with ever-present sunshine and cool breezes. There is comfortable porch furniture, a large new barbeque and a wide hammock in the yard. The apartment has two bedrooms, each with its own queen-size bed. There is a full bathroom with walk-in shower, as well as a private, outdoor shower. Between the two bedrooms are a sitting area and kitchenette. The kitchenette includes a sink, full refrigerator, microwave, electric cooktop, toaster, coffee maker, and all necessary kitchen utensils.
Our home is centrally located in lower Puna. The rustic town of Pahoa is five miles to the north; the Pacific is five miles to the south. There are many intentional communities a few miles from the house: e.g., Yoga Oasis, Hawaiian Sanctuary (yoga, permaculture, and Hawaiian culture), Kalani Retreat (yoga, spirituality, and Hawaiian culture), and Polestar, a spiritual community based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Our property is 40 minutes from the attractions of Hilo and about one hour from Volcano National Park. North of Hilo are the awesome Akaka Falls and the spectacular Hawaii Tropical Gardens. One could easily spend a week here and not see everything. Guests are encouraged to use us as a resource in planning their stay. We can recommend the best places to go, snorkeling, swimming, dancing, yoga, massage, etc. There are a rich variety of places to eat in the area, which are included in a resource book that we have created for our guests. We love where we live and enjoy sharing our excitement.
Sitting on the lanai or strolling on the property, one experiences a dance of tropical weather, an interplay of bright sunshine, billowy, drifting clouds, soft rain showers, and the sensual feel of trade winds. Make this place a home base for your exploration of lower Puna and the east side of Big Island.
The price includes Hawaiian Excise Tax of 13.41%. There are no cleaning fees.

Guest Access

Fruit and vegetable gardens, 2 acres of grounds.

Interaction with Guests

We are here to assist to help our guests have a fabulous time. If guests have any particular needs, they should contact us. Although we live on the property, guests have their own private space. How much we interact is solely at your discretion. If guests have any questions, they should not hesitate to knock on our door.

The Neighborhood

In our opinion, Puna is the most fascinating and lush area of Big Island. From Kalapana to Kopoho, from the Red Road to Pahoa--you will be experiencing the richness of living in a tropical rainforest. This is the furthest eastern part of the Hawaiian Islands and has a special place in Hawaiian lore. It attracts those who are adventurous, seeking to expand their spirits, and desiring to live in congruence with nature. It is our belief that there are a very high percentage of mindful people who live here.

Getting around

The only public transport is the Hele bus which comes through Leilani and from and to Pahoa and Hilo.

Other Things to Note

Check out Puna Happenings on the web for daily activities. It is updated weekly on Sunday.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Konrad and Robert's place was indeed beautiful and peaceful. The pictures don't really do it justice. Their garden is fantastic and provides a great view from the unit's windows and deck. The unit has two nice-sized bedrooms and is perfect for friends traveling together or for a larger party. The place is extremely clean and well appointed. The kitchenette even has a portable hotplate, so the lack of a stove wasn't a problem. I would highly recommend it!

    July 2014
  • Ottima esperienza!
    Casa splendida, perfetta in ogni dettaglio; un bellissimo giardino e un ricco orto curati con passione da Konrad e Robert che mettono a disposizione degli ospiti frutta e verdura ....basta scegliere e raccogliere!
    Il patio è il luogo che abbiamo vissuto maggiormente, gustandoci rilassanti colazioni e romantiche cene immersi nel verde lussureggiante.
    Konrad e Robert, sempre gentilissimi e disponibili, fanno di tutto per offrire ogni comfort e suggerimenti su cose da fare e da vedere. Garantiscono una presenza costante nell'assoluto rispetto della privacy e degli spazi personali. Un ottimo equilibrio tra la possibilità di scambiare due chiacchiere con loro o chiedere qualche informazione e gustarci una bellissima casa tutta per noi.
    Le fotografie che hanno pubblicato rispondono al vero, ma non rendono pienamente l'idea. Bisogna andarci per capire che paradiso sia questa sistemazione, perfetta per chi, come noi, non ama frequentare hotel standardizzati e desidera vivere i luoghi che visita.
    Un grazie di cuore a Konrad e Robert che hanno contribuito a farci vivere una vacanza davvero indimenticabile!

    June 2014
  • Jezeli szukasz idealnego miejsca na Hawajach to masz szczescie.Jest nim dom Roberta i Konrada.Nie ma lepszych gospodarzy,miejsce piekne ,cisza I spokoj a jednoczesnie blisko do sklepow,plaz,wulkanu I licznych atrakcji.Mieszkanie bardzo wygodne dla czterech osob,2 sypialnie kuchnia z living
    roomem ,duzy taras I piekny ogrod.Wszystko to za sciana zieleni z dala od ulic.Sprzet do snorkeling na miejscu,plaze 10-15 minut.Ocena w skali 1-10, 11!!!!.Jezeli kiedykolwiek wybiore sie tam to tylko do Roberta I Konrada.
    Nota dla oszczednych-Cena bardzo niska .Warunki Super!!!!

    June 2014
  • My brothers and I spent a couple of days packed with activities around Hilo and hiking Kilauea. We came back each night exhausted and glad to be able to clean up and rejuvenate at such a peaceful, well stocked, and clean spacious space. The place is surrounded with serenity - we were able to freshen up each morning in view of beautiful landscapes while enjoying light drizzles and chirping crickets.

    Excellent experience - we would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

    June 2014
  • Exactly the place my Mom and I were looking to stay in Hawaii! Easy drive to all the best locations on that side of the island. Quite, peaceful, and really enjoyed the lanai for breakfast and dinner. You'll also get to know the geckos that like to sun themselves on the deck.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • 和Robert一家在一起的几天很愉快,我是带着一家人来到big island。robert的house 却是给我们的旅途加分很多。
    初到他们家,他们会耐心的在家等待你们的到来而且会询问你具体到达时间,接下来robert会带你介绍他们家包括花园 种植园 还有值得推荐的things to do. 由于时间的原因我们只去了他推荐的两个地方 都很不错。

    May 2014
  • हुमे यह जगह बहुत बढ़िया लगी. बहुत सुंदर और शांत हैं. रसोई में ज़रूरत की सारी चीज़ें हैं. बिग आइलॅंड के पूरब, उत्तर और दक्षिण इलखों को देखने के लिया सही जगह हैं.
    Robert and Konrad's place really lives up to the name - it was beautiful, peaceful and so close to nature! We loved the place. The pictures don't do it justice. The place itself is very comfortably furnished with all modern fittings - has a nice Japanese vibe. We loved the lanai and the garden. The hosts are very friendly, generous and helpful, but totally non-intrusive. They had stocked up the pantry and refrigerator with so much stuff! Tons of bath and beach towels, snorkels, an umbrella and so many more thoughtful additions. Great location to go around the eastern (Volcanoes NP, Hilo, Pahoa, tidepools), southern (black sand beaches, South Point) and northern (Waipio valley, Akaka and other falls) parts of the Big Island. Even to Manua Kea. All within a half hour to one hour drive. A bit of a long drive to the western Kona side though. We'd definitely stay there again. A note - there was no cell phone signal on our phone. But the internet connection served us very well - and kept the kids well entertained on the TV when needed.

    May 2014
    Konrad & Robert
    Response from Konrad & Robert:

    Sorry to hear that you did not have cell service. This is the first time I have heard this from a guest. We have Sprint service, and others who have ATT or Verizon seem to be able to connect. Thanks again for the rice & vegetables--that was a treat. It was great to have your family here! We look forward to your return. Aloha

    May 2014
  • Excellent place to stay. Robert and Konrad are great hosts. They made sure that we had everything we needed and provided suggestions on places to visit. Their place is very clean, comfortable, and decorated nicely. I highly recommend this place.

    May 2014
    Konrad & Robert
    Response from Konrad & Robert:

    Glad that you two had such a good time here. You really seemed to have enjoyed yourself. We loved hearing your Southern accents!

    May 2014
  • The host was very friendly and went above and beyond the basics. The home was very clean and a had everything we needed. I hope to come back and stay again.

    May 2014
    Konrad & Robert
    Response from Konrad & Robert:

    Its always great when someone comes from another Hawaiian Island here. Glad that you had an opportunity to enjoy a slower way of life here. Hope to see you and your friend again.

    May 2014
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I am 67, recently moved to the Puna District of Big Island. My partner, Konrad Kumorkiewicz, and I recently bought an incredible home overlooking the Pacific Ocean on an equisitely landscape acre. I am a life-long educator who works with middle and high school students. I anticipate getting involved helping students here in Pahoa. I am also very involved in doing men's work through the ManKind Project and Boys to Men organization. I am currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Puna Community Medical Center and assisting Hawaiian Sanctuary in their efforts to build a stronger presence on the Web. My partner designs dance customs for adults and children for a dance catalogue company. He has a passion for renovating and was responsible for creating the new self-contained space for our Air BnB clients. Together we work on gardening and landscaping. We seek to create a beautiful, quiet, serene place so our guests feel like they are at home. My life motto is to serve as a channel for divine love through my truth telling and compassion by which others and myself will experience our glory.
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