About this listing
Hawaiian Paradise Park, is situated 20 minutes from the Hilo Airport. We are exactly 5 miles between the villages of Kea'au and Pahoa. Our home is located on a main neighborhood road, so there will be some road noise.
Welcome to the east side of Hawaii Island!
We live in a residential neighborhood just a couple of blocks from the main Puna highway 130.
Our garden zen room, with queen sized bed, is a stand-alone room-sized octagon building across our one acre property from our house. It has its own driveway, and is completely fenced in from the road. However, it is near the road, and there will be neighborhood road noise. Complimentary ear plugs are available for your use in the room beside the bed. The zen room has an adjacent private rock-walled outdoor bathroom complete with toilet, hot shower and sink. There is a small refrigerator and coffee maker. I have snorkels and masks for you to use. Earplugs to block out ambient noise of neighborhood traffic are included by the bed.
I supply towels, shower accessories, and coffee or tea in the room. I have an extra cot, if needed for an additional guest or child.
Wireless internet is available near or in the main house, but not in the zen room.
We are located 25 miles from Volcano National Park, 5 miles from the town of Pahoa,12 miles from the lava viewing area in Kalapana, and about 10 miles from Hilo town. There is lots to do in Puna, including great snorkeling at the Kapoho tidepools, a very relaxing swim at the Ahalanui Hot Pond, and the famous Wednesday Night Market in Kaimu at Uncle Robert's. Check out my Guide Book! It is best to have a rental car, as island public transportation is not convenient, and there are so many places to see! Beyond Puna, it's a short drive to waterfalls by and above Hilo. Mauna Kea summit can be accessed from Saddle Road. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to see the summit, but you can get to the Visitor's Center in a regular car, and enjoy a beautiful sunset and access to telescopes and a ranger talk about the stars. It's a heavenly sight!
On this island you will need to rent a car. There is a bus system, but it is not convenient, and taxis are expensive.
Other Things to Note
We are located half way between the villages of Kea'au and Pahoa - each are five miles away in opposite directions. Grocery shopping is available in both villages, but the best restaurants are in Pahoa. Our favorite is called Kaleo's, and it's at the end of the Pahoa Village main street.
The district of Puna is a full of natural beauty, including wonderful pools for snorkeling, a large volcanically heated natural pond and one of the most scenic drives in the world, highway 137.
We are located about 45 minutes from Volcanos National Park, where you can hike trails, have a great meal at the hotel inside the park, and view the spectacular red plume from the lava lake inside Halemau'mau Crater.
The zen room will be ready for you by 2pm on your day of arrival. If possible, please check in initially before 9 pm. or make special arrangements. We keep the gates closed when no one is on the property because of our dogs. The dogs are two very friendly labs, but are not allowed inside. Shoes are taken off inside. No smoking on the property. I will make breakfast for you - eggs from my chickens and fruit from my garden- anytime after 8 am, or earlier if you let me know the day before. Before leaving, please bag up all your trash. I have a separate container for recyclables. Check out is generally at noon.
I am a retired schoolteacher living in Hawaii with my husband, Danny. I enjoy photography, painting, and gardening. I enjoy growing some of my own food, like papaya, coconut, pineapple and vegetables. A few years ago I traveled to Italy for a month, and stayed at an Airbnb apartment in Siena. The experience made me realize that, I too, need to be hosting on Airbnb! I've been hosting since 2013, and what a wonderful experience it is. Two years ago Danny and I traveled to New Zealand, Tasmania, and Victoria Australia - enjoying stays at Airbnb's along the way! Last year we did the same in Peru and Ecuador.
My motto is to love what you do, and give back what you can.