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Beautiful Surroundings- Private Lanai- Near Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy Staying In A Lovely Apartment With Lanai And Private Drive On Beautiful Grounds. Sunny Open Areas with Tropical Flowers & Fruit Trees Surrounded by Native Ohias Providing unique Nature Setting & Privacy. One Mile From Ocean Clift-side Trails. 25 Minutes From Hilo airport, 35 minutes from Volcano Park, 25 minutes from Kapoho snorkeling tide pools and warm pond.

Jade Ohana Is Perfect For The Nature And Bird Lover. It Is Named For The Beautiful Turquoise Jade Vines Hanging In The Ohia Trees All Around The Property. The Ohia Tree Is Native To Hawaiian And It's Red Lehua Blossoms Are Celebrated In Many Chants And Songs. Also on the one acre are Coconut, Banana, Jackfruit, Breadfruit, Hibiscus, Ti, Bromeliads, Avocado, Orange, Tangerine, Guava, Passion Fruit, Lipstick Tree & Kukui. Fragrant flowers- Puakinikini, Plumeria, Jasmine and Gardenia.

This Area Is Unique In All Hawaii For It's Climate, Trade Winds And The Proper Balance Of Temperature, Sun And Rain. Like Camelot It Usually "rains At Night And Shines In The Day."

Jade Ohana Is Located In Hawaiian Paradise Park, A Semi-rural/agricultural-residential Development, And Midway Between Hilo And Kapoho's Great Snorkeling And Unique Ocean Warm Ponds.

Jade Ohana Is One Bedroom, One Bath, Apartment With A Private Entrance And Parking And Is In A Two Story Home. There Is A Lovely Patio With Views Of The Garden And Ohia Woodland. The Floors Are Lauhala Mats, (traditionally Used By Polynesian Cultures,) Bamboo, And Tile. The Bedroom, Light And Airy, Has Windows On Two Side With Views To The Gardens. The Bathroom Has Tub/shower, Bathroom Towels, And Beach Towels And Beach Mats. Wi-fi, Satellite Tv, Dvd Player, Cd Player, Hawaiian Music And Books Are Provided. Also Complimentary Coffee And Fresh Local Grown Fruit Are For Guests When They Arrive. The Kitchen Is Equipped With A Full Refrigerator, Microwave, 2 Burner Electric Stove, Toaster Oven, Coffee Pot, Blender, Dishes, And Glasses, Etc. (also Salt And Sugar.)

. On Sundays The Unique Maku'u Farmer's Market, A Few Miles From Us, Has Lots Of Fresh Local Grown Produce, Flowers, Food Vendors, Exotic Clothes, Unique Local Crafted Jewelry And Musicians Providing Music While You Sit At Long Tables Having Breakfast Or Lunch. The Quaint "old Time" Village Of Pahoa Has Lots Of Great Little Restaurants, Thai, Mexican, Italian, And Also Kaleo's -a Charming Gourmet Bistro Featuring Live Music. Check Out The New Tin Shack Bakery In Pahoa. There Are Also Health Food Stores In Pahoa, And Hilo Which Serve Delicious Food Buffet Style. Highway 132 Takes You To 'the Red Road' Where You Will Find A "warm Pond" Heated By Volcanic Waters, Great Snorkeling At Waiopae Tidepools, Kalani Oceanside Retreat (beautiful Grounds And Excellent Food, Dance, Yoga, Massage, Etc. Offerings) And The Unique Red Road Drive Through Magnificent Trees And Jungle Right Beside The Ocean. In Hilo You Can Visit The Beautiful Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Black Sand Beaches, Snorkeling, Museums, Art Galleries, The Palace Theatre, And Lots Of Good Restaurants. Farmers Markets Are Very Popular Here And Can Be Found In Hilo, Keaau And Pahoa. In Hilo, The Major Farmer’s Market Days Are On Saturdays And Wednesdays. The Volcano National Park Is Always A "must Visit" And It Is A 40 Minute Drive. North Of Hilo Is The Hamakua Coast, With Waterfalls, Scenic Drives, And A Beautiful Botanical Garden. There Is So Much To Explore And We Are Happy To Help You Plan Your Journeys. This Is A Non-smoking Facility, However You May Smoke In The Patio Or Yard. Note: Hawaii State Transient Tax Of 13.25% Of Total Has Been Included In Reservation Price. If needed a separate twin size bed or baby crib can be provided.

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Mary Marvin Porter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Mary Marvin Porter

For recreation- I enjoy snorkeling, hiking, camping, yoga and hula dancing. I am also a community activist, planetary citizen, nature lover-conservationist, and practicing some permaculture on my land. Island Eyes Video is my special events video production business. I enjoy getting acquainted with my guests and helping them learn of the many beautiful places and special happenings of our island community.

I attended Ohio Wesleyan University two years and then returned to my home state and graduated from University of Kentucky.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Keaau in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • limited accessibility


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Surroundings- Private Lanai- Near Ocean
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Mary is a welcoming and knowledgeable hostess.

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautifully landscaped and the apartment was well equipped for my stay, with fresh fruit from Mary's fruit trees.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garage turned into spare room..no true privacy.

  • 3 of 5

I could make this very lengthy and descriptive but there's truly no desire to. If all you're looking for is a place to sleep, then here you go. There's no privacy here but if you can stand the Koki frogs/tenants noise, sleep away.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was quite surprised by Mark's review. Mark said he was from Las Vegas and looking for a place to buy and thus out daily to look at what was for sale. I have no idea what his "privacy concerns" were. While he was here, I was in Kona several days and I hardly talked with him. And certainly was not intruding on his privacy. Mark had said there was "too much noise in Kihei," and I assumed it was urban noise from which he wanted to get away. The chirping of the tiny coqui tree frogs here is loud, and if one wants desert quietness this is not the place to visit. Guests usually stay here to experience nature and a green environment. Most guests love the beauty of the surrounding coconut palms, bamboo, fruit trees, flowers, etc. Also special here are the healthy native Ohia trees that surround Jade Ohana; their lehua blossoms are celebrated in many Hawaiian chants and songs. Jade Ohana was never a garage, has many windows, is pleasantly furnished, overlooks its own garden, and is just as portrayed on my site.
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Experiencing tropical paradise could not get any better.

  • 5 of 5

Although we stayed only for few days we fully enjoyed our stay. The charming house Jade Ohana was in the middle of lush greenness. We loved it. It was such a lovely place! Mary provided precise directions how to reach the place. We had our privacy. The apartment was clean, airy, full of light, with private lanai and driveway. The kitchen had two burner plates, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, mini oven, microwave and many more we did not use since we spent all days outdoors (such a TV). Mary was an excellent host. She was very caring and helpful while making sure we had all we needed. She provided us with her ideas and advice for things to do and see in the area. We enjoyed the apartment and wished we stayed longer. It was hard for us to leave this paradise. We even loved the local frogs singing in choir every night to our sleep. Be sure to bring a mosquito repellent with you though. Mary was genuine and very generous when sharing her home and products of her garden, she has been lovingly tending, with us. I tried passion fruit and guava for the first time in my life! So delicious. I do not need to mention there are many things to do and explore in the area. I can highly recommend Mary's Jade Ohana to every traveler. Wish we could go back. A big mahalo to Mary for letting us stay in her home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful island experience

  • 5 of 5

The place worked well for us and we really enjoyed staying here. The owner, Mary, is very pleasant and attentive, and she maintains a beautiful home and yard. She provided us with helpful information about the area and various activities. The apartment consists of three downstairs rooms (kitchen/lounge, bedroom, and bathroom) of Mary's home, completely private. It is clean and had everything we needed. Due to humidity and heat, fans were provided, which kept the apartment comfortable, especially at night. The kitchen has a hot plate (no stove), fridge, and microwave, which work fine for us since we only had breakfast there. As would be expected in any home in this area, we encountered a few bugs and geckos (I had to gently remove two geckos from the apartment during our five night stay). The couqi frogs are surprisingly loud, but with the fans on, we closed the windows and slept fine. Although the property is about three miles from the main highway, it is central to everything on the southeastern part of the island. If future travel brings us back to this area, we would gladly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Economical, convenient, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A stay at this property will provide a more genuine local experience to those looking for less touristy venues and the price is very affordable. It is located in Hawaiian Paradise Park which is just south of Hilo about 12 miles so it is a good location from which to explore Hilo attractions, the Hamakua Coast, Pahoa, and also Volcanoes National Park. Pahoa and Kea'au are close for food shopping and Pahoa has a great (free) public pool and other interesting sights, shops, and eateries. Visitors to this property will need to rent a car, but I would make the same recommendation to any visitor staying anywhere on the Big Island. There are several farmer's markets in the area. The owner maintains her property as a lush, beautiful, rainforest with fruit trees and flowers growing abundantly. The apartment accommodates two people with a full sized bed in a separate bedroom and a cot is available for a third in the living area if needed. The bathroom is roomy and has plenty of storage. All of the basic necessities are supplied, cable TV, wifi, dishes, utensils, cook pots and towels. There is no stove, but there is a full sized refrigerator, with freezer. There is a microwave oven and hot plate for frying or cooking. Bottled drinking water is supplied in the kitchen. Visitors can also use an outdoor charcoal cooker. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable and will assist you in finding the best swimming and snorkeling spots nearby and guide you to any other attractions you might want to see. She will make you feel most welcome without interfering with your privacy and promptly responds to any concerns you may have while staying on the property.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leneigha for your great review and being a perfect guest. I very much enjoyed having you here and getting to know you. May your move to Hawaii be a great success!
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Rainforest Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to enjoy the other side of the Big Island! Mary was a wonderful host, offering lots of great suggestions for outings and snorkeling spots. The condo was comfortable and well kept and the frogs sung us to sleep each night. This hide away is definitely worth the drive to enjoy Hilo and the volcano!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.03
Damage Deposit £37.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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