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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. Chirping coqui frogs will sing you to sleep!

More Details

Rick and Mary (Kathy) Woodbury
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2018

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 Pahoa

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 Puna District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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(21 traveller reviews)

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Affordable Jungle Paradise
average rating of 4.285714 based on 21 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: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Exactly as advertised and everything I needed

  • 4 of 5

Clean and secure

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that the apartment met your needs. Mahalo! Kathy and Rick
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We had a lovely stay minus a couple small inconveniences.

  • 4 of 5

It was a lovely place. Nice and clean and open. Certainly not fancy but perfect for the price. Just a couple things were disappointing. My family who lives on the island came to visit us one night and we were planning to cook a meal but unfortunately that did not happen. What we found was very dirty, old and scratched up teflon cookware and there’s was no way I was cooking with that stuff. That is a health hazard. That and the cute little rooster that insisted on doing his thing directly outside our window every morning at 4am, so we did not get much sleep. But I understand that goes with the island territory. Over all not a terrible place and if the cookware is replaced, we’d consider staying again. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments. We are so sorry about the cookware. It will be replaced. Also sorry about the rooster. Hopefully he will find a new "roosting location" soon!
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Comfortable clean and quiet accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely satisfied with the decision to stay out of town at this lovely home. The sounds of the night frogs and the morning birds really gives you that sense of place when settling into a short visit. The equipped kitchen, the added benifit of beach gear

(pfd snorkel reef shoes) are unexpected benefits leaving me inclined to giving a review from our great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were happy with the accommodations. Thank you for staying at our ohana!
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Very Humid and Moldy Unit -- needs lighting and furnisher -- flooring too -- updating!

  • 1 of 5

We needed more than the ceiling lights to relax in the living room setting. Afew floor lamps with dimmers would be good! The kitchen needs better chairs. Sealing the kitchenware in plastic tubs was not convienient -- although may have been necessary because of attack them otherwise. And, mold was in the bath area -- we always started the fan, but the unit needs a de-humidifer as during our week stay my suitcase started to mold too. We changed bedding midweek as it would not dry enough either. Simple, yes, but located to the Hilo side of the Big Island, so we made do! Best to get adjusted to loud small frogs -- all night long.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the suggestion for the floor lamps; we will take this into consideration. It is important that the windows stay partially open so that air can circulate. If the apartment is totally closed up then, yes, mildew does develop. Electricity is very expensive on the island; we choose to minimize and not have air conditioning or dehumidification in order to keep the rental cost down. We are sorry that you were not pleased with the ohana, it is important to us that our guests be comfortable while staying here. Altho the furnishings are basic most of our guests have found them to meet their needs. It is not a luxury apartment and the rental price is reflected in this.
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Most definitely a jungle Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Love the little apartment that we stayed at the bed was very comfortable got to enjoy the beautiful flowers raining a little bit not too bad very very beautiful area

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.96

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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