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Affordable Jungle Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ohana apartment under private home in nice, safe, comfortable neighborhood. Adjacent lots to house are rain forest. Has one large bedroom which sleeps three (queen and twin). Small screened in lanai. Kitchen w/ fridge, microwave, stove, blender, coffee pot and necessities. Wi-fi and tv w/ cable. Small, but perfect for three people. 500 sq ft. Beach equipment available inc towels. Books and puzzles also available. Carport space. Washing machine and clothesline for drying. Large avocado trees, coconut palms, macadamia nut trees, lychee trees, and loads of flowering plants on property; also pineapples and bananas in yard. Lots of orchids! Only 2 mi to the ocean! Within 30 minutes to Hilo and beaches. Under 40 min to Volcano Nat'l Park. Maku'u Sunday Market only 10 min away. Beautiful scenic drives in Puna area.

Occasional little guests (geckos) visit for your enjoyment.

More Details

Rick and Mary (Kathy) Woodbury
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2017

About Rick and Mary (Kathy) Woodbury

I am a retired school teacher and my wife a retired RN. We love Hawaii, as we had both lived here as children. We found the house before we retired and now frequently come to stay.

Rick and Mary (Kathy) Woodbury purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Rick and Mary (Kathy) Woodbury chose Puna District

This property was affordable, although it was a true fixer-upper. Over the years we have put many hours into adding on to the kitchen in the ohana, adding a back porch area, putting in tons of cosmetic work. We love our second home, and our neighborhood and want to share it with you!

What makes this apartment unique

Puna is a very large area, and you will find the Big Island to be very large indeed compared to the other islands. This house is in a good location for seeing the Hilo sights, the Puna sights, and Volcano National Park. Even though the house is located in a neighborhood, because so many lots are undeveloped (rain forestation), one feels they are out in the country. Only four miles up the road is Pahoa with some very good restaurants, groceries, and gasoline.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large space. Has a shower, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • A large bedroom with a queen size bed and a separate twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Affordable Jungle Paradise
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

Tropical Retreat in East Side !

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days at this very clean vacation rental. It is quite spacious for a small family of three, including a nice patio. It has everything you need (for bathroom or kitchen). If you are looking for a little adventure or a "tropical" retreat, this place has an authentic "jungle-feel" to it, and you will enjoy the sights and sounds of coqui frogs, geckos and other insects from the garden/wilderness that surrounds the property. In the closet, we were pleased to see beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, ice-chest, etc for picnics or beach activities. The property is well-located for exploring National Parks, black sand beaches in Pahoa and Hilo area, etc. This is good value for the price. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. We will remember them fondly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It is so very important to us that visitors who stay on our property are happy with it and enjoy their visit to our area of the Big Island!
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Very private location in a rustic setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the privacy of the property and its laid back country setting. Loved the tropical birds singing all night and no vehicle noise at all. In the morning, I went jogging around the loop and did some exercises in the lush backyard. There is some gear for beaches and some cookware. A fridge and a stove are there too. Nothing fancy, but everything we needed. My wife and I both felt a little saddened when we were departing the property on the last morning. Thank you, owners.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review, and for being our guests at the ohana. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Just what I was looking for

  • 4 of 5

Nice & quiet area 5 miles outside from Pahoa. Price is right for this accommodation which was comfortable & clean. Wonderful yard & had a visiting Gecko. The owners responded quickly for an issue that came.

I would recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another year, another great stay. We're signed up for next year. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent rain forest location for lava exploration and snorkeling. Great neighbors and friends. We felt right at home. Rickey and Kathy are wonderful hosts. See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We hope all our guests have a wonderful time and find the accommodations to their liking. It will be great to have you back next year! Mahalo! Kathy
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Convenient and affordable

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay while enjoying the Big Island. Close to Hilo for all shopping and conveniences, and an easy 2 hour drive over to Kona side. We were able to see and do so much more staying here than if we had stayed in a resort. Rick was very friendly and knowledgeable and told us some great places to eat and visit. The house and yard are very beautiful and there are lots of flowers and fruit to enjoy. He told us about riding bikes out to Kalapana to see the lava flowing into the ocean which we would not have known about otherwise. The apartment was perfectly adequate for what we needed it for, which was showering and sleeping. If you are looking for a resort experience with room service, spa options, a pool, etc, this is not the place for you. If you need a place to stay while getting out and exploring this place is great and gives you everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Hawaiian Home

  • 5 of 5

The ohana had all the basics and while not fancy, was clean and placed just far away from town to enjoy the quiet Hawaiian nights while being close to all the amenities and signts of Pahoa, Hilo and Volcano. I'd recommend this to anyone needing a base of operations to venture forth sightseeing and adventuring on the Big Island, yet not wanting to spend a lot of money on housing. This was the perfect balance of utility and price!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted when travelers enjoy staying at our ohana.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 30
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kaleo's Restaurant and Luquin's Mexican
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Ahalanui Warm Pond

Kapoho tide pools

Volcano National Park

Isaac Hale Beach Park (Po-iki)

Lava Tree State Park

Maku'u Market on Sundays

Akaka Falls

Rainbow Falls in Hilo, also Boiling Pots

Kahena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Pahoa, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.04

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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