Beautiful 800 sq/ft vacation house on the east shore, Hawaii. Very private custom artistic home with ocean view (1000 ft from the ocean), surrounded by lush tropical wilderness. Comfortably fits 3, or 2 couples.
Newly built with king size bed, queen hide-a-bed, kitchen, washer, roof deck, broadband internet, and well water.
We have snorkeling gear, surfboards, bicycles, and more.
Interaction with Guests
The rental is located on our farm where we live. We are very familiar with the local area and the best places to eat, shop, swim, hike, etc.
All of our neighbors have 3 or more acres and enjoy the quiet and privacy of an old Hawaii country lifestyle. This is the perfect place for relaxing walks along the beach road or sitting on the sea shore and watching the ocean. 10 minutes to Kapoho snorkeling bay, 15 minutes to the warm thermal ponds and Pohoiki bay. 15 minutes to Pahoa town dining, and 45 minutes to Volcano National Park.
Other Things to Note
This house was designed to be an exquisite suite for 2 people. We do have a queen hide-a-bed downstairs and some stored single beds, so larger groups can be accommodated. Adjacent bath house is under construction and will be shown here when completed.
We are fully "off grid." Meaning that we run on solar power and batteries at night. No microwave oven, hair dryers, toasters, or other high power devices.
No smoking indoors.
We arrived late the night of check-in and Robert kindly stayed up, made sure we got in safe and gave us a quick tour of the house. Robert was very easy to get a hold of. This house is spacious and has admirable craft work by Robert himself. He is very knowledgeable and will offer up useful information when you ask questions. The drive to this house is beautiful! This is place is close to amazing tide pools; we felt like we got a good feeling of Hawaiian life on the Big Island.
This country house is impressive with its woodworking, done by the host himself. I had a great time there with one other guest. You are really surrounded by nature with lots of trees and at nighttime, you hear a lot of forest sounds. Was able to go to Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea during our time at this place; it is approx 45 min drive to Hilo for reference. Robert was also kind enough to lend us an umbrella (it was pouring rain when we got there).
The host are really a sweet couple ...the house is exactly as described really calm surrounding in the more jungle part of the island . You can ear the sound of nature and ocean at all time ...relaxing place and so we'll build by the owner who is a wood magician ... Wait till you see those stairs it will make you want to start building your own house !!
This place was gorgeous. All the woodwork in the house was hand-made by Robert, and it's truly a work of art! It's also very comfortable and well-designed to make the most of the awesome views and island breezes. Robert was a welcoming host without being intrusive, and the property is fairly close to the tide pools, warm ponds, etc. Although the house is not far distance-wise from Pahoa, it feels pretty remote. Getting there involves driving for a few miles on a dirt road through the jungle (no 4wd needed). I would recommend arriving during daylight hours, as it could be difficult driving there for the first time in the dark.
Robert's house was a great spot for exploring the big island. It is beautifully designed, with tons of unique details and locally-sourced materials. It is near a bunch of places to go swimming, and about an hour from Volcanoes National Park. Robert welcomed us and was responsive to our questions. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful stay at this place. We really felt like we stayed in the country with the lush vegetation all around us. Robert was such a welcoming and warm host. We recommend this place to anyone. The house was very clean and comfortable. He really built a piece of art worth a visit to the big island.
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Robert and his family were very warm and welcoming. He gave us lots of tips on how to best explore the Puna area. The house was quiet, scenic, and comfortable, with a great view of the ocean and stars. We would highly recommend staying here!
We moved here in 2007 when we fell in love with this part of the Island of Hawaii. I grew up in Hawaii, but then spent many years traveling abroad. Now we are excited to be the hosts, and have you experience the true beauty of this place.