About this listing
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.
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., 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 the following Hawaiian taxes:
Transient Accommodations Tax: 13.4%
General Excise Tax: 4.0%
There are no cleaning fees, nor a security deposit.
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.
Please note that the rental price includes the following Hawaiian taxes:
Transient Accommodations Tax: 13.4%
General Excise Tax: 4.0%
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.
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.
It is our expectation that only mindful and thoughtful people will come here. We don't need to make rules for them. We believe our guests follow the Golden Rule--treat others as you would like to be treated.
We do not have a cleaning fee in order to keep rates low. Please leave the place as though you were staying at friends.
This is a very nice, clean home. The guest rooms were separate from the main house and included all things needed for a comfortable stay. Konrad and Robert out did themselves with a very warm welcome of a beautiful fruit plate and groceries in the frig! It was a bit out of the way for the things we did but worth driving back to. Gardens are lovely and spacious with a wonderful deck for relaxing and meals. There were 4 of us staying here and we had plenty of room. We would recommend staying here! Allen and Susan Deming- Michigan
한국 사람들을 위한 한글 후기가 별로 없어 이렇게 한글로 남김니다.
섬간 비행기를 놓쳐서 9시가 넘어 들어 갔고 그 여파로 아이들이 잠도 안자고 한시간이 넘게 울었지만 다 이해해주는 호스트 였습니다. 그 동안 호텔뿐만 아니라 몇몇 개인들이 운영하는 숙박시설에 묵어 봤지만 그중에서도 손꼽힐 정도로 깨끗한 시설이였고 사진에 있는 그대로의 모습이였습니다. 호스트가 챙겨준 home made 바나나 케익이나 빵, 과일, 계란등도 예산을 생각하는 여행객들에게는 큰 도움이 될 것입니다.(맛도 뛰어 납니다.) 위치는 Hilo 위쪽에서 South point 까지 다 적당한 시간 내로 움직일 수 있을 만큼 섬 동쪽 중앙에 위치하며 바다를 끼고 있지 않지만 조용한 환경 속에 있습니다. 아이들의 소음에 신경을 쓴다면 적당한 위치라 생각합니다. 앞서 이야기 한 것처럼 바다는 옆에 없지만 Tide pool 등이 차로 20분 내에 위치하고 있어 수상놀이에도 문제 없고 주변에 마트도 있어 BBQ 나 기타 물품을 구입하는데도 어려움이 없습니다. 집에 모든 식기, 수건, 세면용품, 세탁 시설도 갖추고 있어 그냥 들어가서 지내는데도 문제가 없습니다.
전체적으로 Hilo 에 있는 어정쩡한 호텔을 고민하는 분들에게 차로 30~40분 거리를 이동할 수 있고 조용하고 깨끗한 곳을 찾는 사람에게 추천할 만한 곳입니다. 특히 어린 아이들과 함께하는 가족이라면 적극 추천합니다. 또한 같은 집에서 있지만 방해받지 않고 프라이버시 또한 99% 보장되는 곳입니다.
Très belle pensée que de nous accueillir avec des fruits frais, des oeufs, du pain, du lait… Un petit plus qui nous fait sentir attendu par des amis! Très beau site lumineux et très tranquille. La description est complète. Idéal pour déconnecter et relaxer!
Konrad and Robert were wonderful hosts. The cottage was very comfortable and spacious. We lived sitting out on the lanai looking out at the beautiful yard. The tips of what to do were really helpful. We enjoyed two really peaceful, fun days in the area. The location is great and easily accessible to lots of fun activities. Thanks.
Un séjour parfait avec une maison moderne et tout confort! Robert & Konrad sont très sympathiques et très accueillants. La corbeille de fruit et le petit déjeuner furent très apprécies. Merci pour tout! Mahalo!
We had the most amazing stay thanks to Robert and Konrad. The entire home, but especially the porch is lovely. The house is clean and cozy and they have all amenities available that you might need. Listen to their suggestions too...they know what they are talking about. A great time on the Big Island for us, for sure.
Konrad and Robert made us feel very welcome with a beautiful fruit tray and provisions already in the refrigerator. The property is stunning!
About the Host, Konrad & Robert
I moved to the Puna District of Big Island in 2013 with my partner, Konrad Kumorkiewicz,from our home on Long Island, New York. Here we were so fortunate to buy an incredibly beautiful home overlooking the Pacific Ocean on an exquisitely landscaped acre.
I am a life-long educator who works with middle and high school students. I am involved helping students here at the Kua O Ka La Public Charter School in Pahoa. I am also very involved in doing men's work through the ManKind Project (MKP) and Boys to Men organization. I am currently the chair of the World Elder Gathering, an MKP event that will gather men and women, young and old at the Kalani Retreat Center in Oct. 2015.
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.