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., 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.
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.
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.
한국에 들어오기 전에 이곳에서 3박을 하였습니다. 첫날 Volcano NP을 들렀다 가는 바람에 매우 늦게 들어갔는데도 친철하게 환영을 해 주어서 좋았습니다. 딸과 아들이 이곳 경치를 너무 좋아했고, 특히 공작 2마리가 있어서 공원 같았습니다. 해먹을 쳐 놓고 누워있기도 하고, BBQ 그릴이 있어 편하게 고기를 구워 먹을 수 있었습니다. 특히 한국 사람들에게는 마루 바닥이고, 신발을 벗고 생활을 한다는 점이 좋을 것 같습니다. 이 지역이 관광지가 많은 지역은 아니지만 한적하고, 근처에 스노클링을 즐기기에 좋은 곳도 있어서 가족여행을 하시는 분들께는 좋은 장소가 될 것 같습니다.
Beautiful place, really clean. Wish we could've stayed there longer to spend more time on the beautiful lanai, listening to the sound of coquis (ear plugs available for light sleepers but we enjoyed the sound of nature). Would definitely stay here again!
There is no better way of describing it: at Konrad's and Robert's you breathe in beauty, peace, and light! They are very welcoming people with plenty of good suggestions and everything is so easy to find. It's a beautiful and very well looked after place and Konrad and Robert know exactly what a traveler needs. They made sure we had everything we needed- and more! Apart from that it's an excellent location to explore the East coast and the volcanoes on Hawai'i from.
Man fuehlt sich wie im Paradies... Konrad und Robert sind warme und freundliche Menschen, die genau wissen, wie man jemandem ein herzliches Willkommen bereitet! Das Apartment/Haus und das gesamte Gruendstueck sind wunderschoen, sauber und gemuetlich. Ich kann mir kaum einen besseren Platz vorstellen um die Seele baumeln zu lassen! Ausserdem stellen Konrad und Robert alles bereit, was man als Reisender braucht, aber nicht unbedingt mit sich hat. Das bisschen Mehr, was man als Airbnb Gast nicht unbedingt erwartet...! Toller Ausgangspunkt um den Westen der Insel und die Vulkane zu erkunden.
Wspaniałe miejsce, wspaniali ludzie, absolutnie żadnych problemów! Chciałbym wrócić jak najszybciej! :) Polecam każdemu, kto podróżuje po wschodnim wybrzeżu Big Island. Robercie i Konradzie, dziękujemy za Waszą gościnność!!
Bonjour Robert and Konrad!
Nous avons vécu une super expérience dans votre belle maison et dans votre superbe jardin. Dés notre arrivée, nous nous sommes sentis chez nous grâce à l'accueil chaleureux de Robert et aux petites attentions laissées dans la maison (fruits du jardin, conseils sur les visites, produits de cuisine et de salle de bain...).
La maison est spacieuse, très propre et confortable. Tout est fait pour que le séjour soit agréable. Nous avons adoré la terrasse et le barbecue gaz avec la vue sur la verdure.
Bref, tout était parfait et nous aurions aimé rester au moins 2 nuits de plus pour apprécier cet endroit.
Enfin, Pahoa est un village très sympa avec de bons petits restaurants et le maison est située à proximité d'endroits merveilleux à explorer.
Si nous avons le chance de revenir à Hawaii, nous reviendrons dans cette magnifique maison!
Au revoir et merci. Hélène et Laurent
Die Wohnung von Konrad&Robert hält was sie verspricht. Es ist alles vorhanden was man braucht und alles ist super sauber! Die Lage ist gut, auch wenn es ein bisschen abgelegen ist, dafür hat man Ruhe pur. Die Gastgeber haben wir nur kurz kennenlernen dürfen, aber sie sind sehr nett und freundlich aufgetreten.
I stayed here with my friends Clarissa and Mike, and all of us felt that our first trip to the Big Island would not have been the same without Konrad & Robert's hospitality. A lot of love (and design aesthetic!) has gone into making it lovely here, and we were completely enchanted, as well as thoroughly comfortable. You truly feel the aloha 'aina here. I can't recommend it enough, and we're so grateful to our hosts for sharing their little piece of paradise with us. Mahalo, Konrad and Robert!
***1st time travelers to the Big Island: Pahoa, despite being a little rainy, is actually much prettier and more enjoyable in my opinion than Kailua-Kona. This area is a lot like Humboldt County on the mainland, physically and in terms of the community spirit, too. I would recommend staying here as a base and exploring/enjoying. It is also within an hour's drive from Kilauea - you can go to Jaggar Museum and see the crater. Be sure to go before dawn or after dark for best results!***
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.
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