When you enter my home you will see a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. From the lanai you hear and see the waves rolling toward the rocky shore which is within a few feet of the property. The wrap-around lanai is a prime viewing area as well as a nice place for meals or recreation. You can see the ocean from almost every room in the house. And you can hear the ocean throughout the whole house.
We are nested in a quiet residential area.
We follow the Good Neighbor Policies as required by the county:
1)Quiet hours shall be from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. during which time the short-term vacation rental shall not unreasonable disturb adjacent neighbors.
2)Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area.
3)Guest vehicles shall be parked in the parking garage, driveway, or parking pad in front of the house.
4) The STVR shall not be used for commercial purposes.
Local artist, Melissa, painted the colorful artwork. She is also the caretaker who will meet you at the house upon arrival.
The master bedroom has a king size bed. The guest bedroom has a queen bed. And the other guest room has two twin beds. The bedrooms are nicely furnished and comfortable.
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, dinnerware, and cookware. A washer and dryer are provided.
There is an attached garage.
In-house entertainment includes two TVs; and a DVD player. A selection of videos is available. There are some board and card games in the entryway closet.
The lanai is one of my favorite features. I enjoy sitting outside with a cup of tea just watching the waves roll in.
If you have children, there are plenty of places for them to play in the house: the bedroom, upstairs loft, dining room or living room, and if they are old enough to be unsupervised--the lanai which has tables and chairs and if the island breeze is not too strong their game cards and pieces should be safe.
The Big Island is divided into districts, towns, then neighborhoods. Our house is in the Puna District in the town of Pahoa, in the Hawiian Beaches neighborhood. Once you understand this distinction, it will be easier to navigate through tourist guides.
Pahoa is one of the most interesting places I have visited. You may hear this referred as Pahoa Town, Pahoa Townsite, Pahoa Village. There are small restaurants, craft stores, galleries and boutiques. There is a local grocery store.The atmosphere is that of the '60's or '70's. It features wooden sidewalks.
Pahoa is an alternative to the resort areas of Hawaii. But if you want to visit the resort areas near Kona, it is a beautiful 2-hour drive. The beaches are public so look for the public access signs and be careful not to park in private areas.
At the top of the cul-du-sac there is a grocery store, Malama Market. In that same area is a pharmacy, ACE hardware, and a subway. Toward the lower end of the cul-du-sac is Long's, Burger King, and Lequin's--a local Mexican restaurant.
Melissa, our caretaker, will be your point of contact during your stay. Should anything need attention please contact her. Her contact information is on the back of the bedroom doors.Get the full listing »