Escape2puna Hawaii Vacation Home

House - Entire home/apt · Kipuka St, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States

The Space

Get an entire house to yourself on the Big Island. Leave your world behind and experience life in the heart of the Hawaiian countryside.

Situated on the Hilo side of the Big Island in the friendly and quiet community of Puna Beach Palisades, our home on a 1/2 acre lot, has sweeping ocean and garden views. It's just 3 blocks from the water and a 10-minute walk to beautiful Kehena black sand beach.

An open floor plan makes the main hale, which sleeps two, especially comfortable and romantic. It includes a king-size bed, full kitchen, a lovely living area, lanais, and an incredible indoor/outdoor shower.

A screened ohana in our tropical garden has a queen-size bed and environmentally friendly 1/2 bath for two additional guests. You haven’t experienced Hawaii until you’ve awakened to singing birds in an authentic Big Island kipuka!

We pay a lot of attention to detail, and you’ll notice it, too, in the quality of our amenities―like high-thread count, all-cotton bed linens, fluffy bath and beach towels, teak furniture on the lanai, a convenient washer/dryer, outdoor gas grill and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Visit escape2puna dott comm for more information, including lots of pictures of the property.

- 3 night minimum
- $94/night (includes tax), double-occupancy (except $109/night or $750/week from Dec 15 to Jan 15)
- $75 cleaning fee; $200 refundable security deposit
- Check-in time is 3PM; check out time is 11AM unless other arrangements have been made

Our guests love our Puna hale!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This home was great. Greg and Carolyn were very nice, and gave a detailed welcome packet ahead of time, and called the day we arrived to make sure everything was OK.

    The home itself is great: very comfortable and nice. Off the beaten path, in a good way. In a quiet neighborhood with a very nice lawn/garden in back and nice views from the balcony.

    April 2014
  • Had a wonderful time! Thank you so so much for having us. The house and surroundings are beautiful

    March 2014
  • What a wonderful way to unwind. We loved everything about this place. Especially the outdoor shower, amazing. We would definitely stay here again on a return trip. So many absolutely beautiful things to see and do in the local area just not enough time.

    March 2014
  • What a fabulous place Escape2puna is! Beautifully done interior with good quality fixtures, beautiful stone, very pleasing color schemes, and terrific views inside and on the deck! There were just two of us, and it was perfect. We wanted to stay in the Ohana house in the garden (which accommodates at least two more), but were out and about so much we didn't have time his trip. Will definitely come back here to stay if on the Big Island. Greg and Carolyn are terrific hosts and left good detailed instructions. Oh, I did I mention the incredible clean wonderful Hawaiian air that came in from the breeze over the ocean! Was very healing!!

    February 2014
  • This was a wonderful spot near the coast on the South/East end of the Big Island. Walkable to a black sand beach. Great rides in all directions. About 45 minutes from the Volcano. The little town of Pahoa had a couple of really good restaurants and several places to buy provisions and an internet cafe. The house was beautiful; Private, Immaculate, decorated beautifully, comfortable and a large deck. The Ohana alone was worth the trip. Accurate info packet sent well ahead of our arrival. My call to the owners asking a question was answered immediately and accurately. VERY nice people anxious to make sure all was right, which it was.

    January 2014
  • Greg and Carolyn were gracious, helpful, and thoughtful hosts, and we had a fabulous stay at their house. In addition to being comfortable, scrupulously clean, and well supplied for cooking and laundry, the house was outfitted with little "extras" that enhanced our trip -- snorkeling gear, a picnic cooler, and guides to local spots. We particularly enjoyed star watching and listening to the waves and night sounds on the lanai. I'm already daydreaming about my next stay.

    January 2014
  • great place to stay. the open layout is great, and the deck is the perfect place to drink coffee in the morning. hope to go there again.

    December 2013
  • Great place at my favorite part of the island. If you want to connect with nature and disconnect from the stressful life then that's the place to go.
    Wish we would have had more time to spent at the house itself. There are so many activities you can do on the island that we were gone almost all days.
    Thanks for having us as guest. Markus

    December 2013
  • My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Escape2Puna in early November. It is peaceful and beautiful and we would highly recommend it. My biggest disappointment was that it is not easy to get down to the Kehena black sand beach that is close by. We never did go there, the descent was too rocky and slippery for us. There were cars parked there every day, so others did go.

    The open floor plan of the house gave us plenty of room. With all of the screens on windows and doors, there was enough ventilation so that we were usually cool. It was always pleasant in the evenings. I would think that it may be a little stuffy if summer temperatures are warmer than the November temps when we were there. It is also a great spot to enjoy a rainy afternoon or evening with all of the windows open.

    The little peepers (frogs) are amazingly loud at night but surprisingly, the sound was so omnipresent that it was restful and drowned out any other sounds and put us to sleep every night. We liked the small development in which the house sits, no other house seems close even though there are several near. You can barely see the top of another house from the back and side porches We also liked the semi-outside shower.

    The internet is relatively slow, but fine for email and basic web surfing. Don't try to watch much video. We used the washer and dryer in the garage, no problem.

    The only way in and out of Puna is along state road 130, which connects to highway 11. Traffic is very heavy on Highway 130 going south from Hilo in the afternoons. It backs up 2-3 miles where the road goes from four lanes to two.

    So, in summary, we like the house very much, but couldn't get to the Kehena beach and found the heavy traffic tiring in the afternoons. However, highway 137 in Puna has several interesting places to visit and enjoy the lava seascapes and you don't need to travel over highway 130 to enjoy highway 137.

    November 2013
  • I and my parents thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Greg's unique house. There were so many things starting from garden laden with fruit trees to the outdoor/indoor shower that reminded me of the tropical surroundings I grew up in. The house is an amazing setting and Greg has taken great care of every little detail from kitchen to living room to sleeping area. Proximity to the black sand beach provides an easy opportunity for viewing sunrise and sunset at beach. Thanks a lot Greg for letting us stay at your wonderful house.
    Only reason why I am not rating this place as full 5 star is due to its distance from the main highway. If you are short on time and need to drive to the popular tourist spots on big island then you have to drive a lot.

    November 2013
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