2007 Toyota Yaris 3-door Hatchback available to rent for $35 per day.
Relax and unwind in the natural beauty that is Puna. Our Hawaiian style plantation hale is nestled in a grove of Ohia and Albezia trees in the lush rainforest in the Nanawale subdivision. Located just outside of old Pahoa town where shopping, dining, gasoline and markets are less than five minutes from your front door. Although you would never know how close civilization is after seeing this house and it's extremely private location - you'll feel as though you are in the middle of nowhere but are actually minutes from everywhere you want to be on the east side of the Big Island.
You are centrally located to every major natural attraction in the Puna and Volcanoes districts of the Big Island. Want to watch the sun set into the ocean and the lava flow at night? Drive fifteen minutes and you will be able to do both from the same location. If you are really adventurous you can hike to where the lava flows into the ocean for a very special light show. Rejuvenating thermal ponds and multiple tide pools with spectacular coral and sea life are ten minutes from your hale. Beautiful Kehena Black Sand Beach is just twenty minutes away. Volcanoes National Park which boasts the island's best hiking is 40 miles away. Famous for its sea turtle population, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is a short and scenic one hour drive. Green Sand Beach and South Point are also within reach just beyond the Kau Desert at the edge of Volcanoes National Park.
Our hale is comfortably appointed in island style furnishings with the emphasis on comfort and modern amenities. Nine foot high open beam ceilings, pine walls, and real wood flooring in the main living space provide a very attractive environment. Each bedroom has real wood flooring and ceiling fans. Each bath has a tub shower, pedestal sink and tile flooring. The large screened-in lanai allows for outdoor relaxation and star gazing without leaving the comforts of home. The beautifully landscaped yard is filled with exotic tropical plants and flowers that provide for a very tranquil environment.
This a non-smoking hale. Pets are not allowed. Shoes are not to be worn in the house. For monthly guests a maximum of $200 per month is paid by me for electricity. Any additional amount is the responsibility of the guest. An average electricity bill for (2) people for one month is $175 so there is seldom an over usage problem. Upon departure all dishes must be done, rubbish removed from the hale and no more than (2) loads of laundry left for the housekeeper. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of your security deposit. Furnishings and decorations must be in their original locations. If they were moved during your stay but not put back where they belong you will forfeit your security deposit.
We stayed for one month in this wonderful house just outside of Pāhoa. If you are not familiar with the area, it is definitely on the quieter side of the Big Island.
That being said, it turned out to be a wonderful base from which we were able to explore many Big Island Wonders: Downtown Hilo, Kalapana, Kailua-Kona, Hilo Coffee Company, Big Island Candies, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and the list goes on.
With this house, you get a wonderful, spacious, clean, comfortable, and beautifully furnished home, and Tamara (the owner) has thought of everything. She is kind and casual but also reliable and trustworthy. As an owner who rents homes, you get the impression that she knows what she is doing.
You are in good hands with Tamara. She is a great "landlord" and "host," and this is a great place to stay.
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I was born in Silver Lake, CA and still live there. I am a small business owner who loves the Big Island of Hawaii. I built 3 homes there so that I would have good reason to visit often. When I built my homes I thought of what makes me comfortable when I travel and designed and furnished my them with that in mind. It brings me joy for my guests to enjoy my hales - bringing joy is what they were built to do!