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The Shrine at Pua's Patch--an old Buddhist Church

Pua is a superhost.

The Shrine at Pua's Patch--an old Buddhist Church

3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Pua is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Aloha and welcome to my home--for real. No matter your gender, age, race, religion, country of origin, orientation, whatevas! If my home beckons you, then know you are welcome.


Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 single bed


Fixed grab bars for shower
Fixed grab bars for toilet



175 reviews
April User Profile
November 2019
This is a perfect little place in a peaceful, beautiful setting to get away for some R & R. Decorated nicely, no TV, great collection of Hawaiian books, open floor plan, welcoming ambiance and very comfortable beds. Great location! Beautiful area with beautiful, welcoming people!
Michelle User Profile
November 2019
We had a lovely stay at Pua's home. The cottage was so cute and the view from the back porch was gorgeous. It was the perfect place to relax. Pua was very welcoming and there was every amenity we could need. The location was also great for getting to attractions near Hilo.
Dave User Profile
November 2019
Funky one room former Buddhist church. This is a n organic warm place, not some slick commercial condo. If that suits you, you'll be very happy here. Roosters do make some noise in the a.m. Pua has everything you'd need and she made herself available to help with surprises…
Stacy User Profile
November 2019
Pua is a gracious and welcoming host—communication was prompt, she gave us some great tips for our stay, and even dropped off fresh eggs and fruit. Her place has a neat rural feel but is only 10 minutes from Hilo, which has plenty of restaurants/shops/etc Perfect place to stay…
Jenna User Profile
October 2019
Pua's Place was serene during the day, and awesome to hear the rain against the roof at night. It's far enough from Hilo that you can enjoy the sounds of nature all around you. The place was well stocked with the basics and a few extras besides, and Pua herself was an amazing…
Suzanne User Profile
October 2019
We enjoyed a very relaxing long weekend at Pua's Patch. The eggs and fruit Pua left for us were delicious. Both the bathroom with king size bed and kitchen with refrigerator, gas range, microwave and toaster oven were well stocked beyond basics. At the dinner table, we found…
Katie User Profile
October 2019
Great place to stay: clean, peaceful, great host, & good value.

Hosted by Pua

Papaikou, HIJoined in April 2015
Pua User Profile
278 Reviews
Pua is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Aloha nō. Thanks for checking us out. We’d love to welcome you to our home, but first let’s tell you about us. Pua is Portuguese of Hawaiʻi descent on her fatherʻs side, and Southern Scots on her motherʻs. Egan’s family is local Japanese from Maui, Oahu and Molokai, being part…
Interaction with guests
I live in the bright green house across the yard and will do everything in my power to make your visit comfortable and filled with aloha. Please donʻt hesitate to ask if you have any needs or questions. I love sharing my home and lifestyle.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 11AM
After 3PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No pets
  • No parties or events
  • Smoking is allowed