Wide SeaView QUIET 3acre RainForest 3acre Garden

Southern entrance
Southern entranceOCEAN VIEWBathroom SinkGlass Brick/Slate SHOWERGecko GuardianKitchen for serious cooksQueen size BedBuddha from S.E. AsiaRead / relax indoorsEast Lanai Chaise LoungesKoi PondQueen's geothermal bath, 4 milesSky Deck--star gazingBird\\\'s eye viewSky Deck
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
13-653 Pohoiki Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778



Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 4
Per night $155 - $165
Per week $930 - $990
Type: Cottage
Description of the Pahoa vacation cottage rental
Come feel the magic of the jungle---its sounds, colors, fragrance---from the comfort and shelter of this 3 yr. old gem built of tropical hardwoods and Pacific Northwest cedar. Amenities such as 510 thread-count Egyption cotton sheets will put you to sleep with the sweetest dreams.

Nestled in a 6 acre rural parcel, boasting a WIDE OCEAN PANORAMA, our "green" cottage has oversize doors & windows inviting trade winds so you feel comfortable and bug-free. Photovoltaic system runs fridge and clever lighting you adjust to match your mood. Built in 2007, all surfaces and furniture are still brand new.
--Architectural slate & glass-brick bath has indoor/outdoor shower.
--Vaulted ceiling, quality tropical hardwoods and pacific northwest cedar . Decorated with treasures from Indonesia and Bali
--Queen bed-400 thread-count egyption cotton sheets--is supplemented by queen air mattress for lanai sleeping.
--28" Monitor, SURROUND SOUND theater, CD/DVD Library
--Complete kitchen--nonstick pans, designer dishes, quartz countertop, custom cherry cabinets--is fun to use and cleans up easily.
--Constant, gentle trade-winds keep you comfortable and free of mosquitos. Dine, relax, even sleep on the covered lanai.
--Pahoa Town (shop/dine, free public olympic sized pool), Volcano National Park, beach and GEOTHERMAL, WARM Oceanside pool nearby.
--Hilo (airport) just 30-40 minutes away. Check out the Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, University of Hawaii Planetarium, Zoo, major chain department storess
--Please visit us to see more photos of Mahi Oli'Oli and photos of local attractions

Unspoiled nature and tranquil Paradise await you. You are guaranteed peace and quiet at Mahi Oli'Oli. Only the low roar of the surf and jungle night sounds reach your ears.

Your hosts: Bob & Andy

Andy Bob Carrere

Area Information
Puna is RURAL, unspoiled paradise; it is the "old" Hawaii lost in Maui and Oahu to commercial development and unregulated growth. Mahi Oli'Oli is zoned for agricultural use, therefore the surrounding parcels are 6-20 acres in size. You'll hear only the sounds of the night---frogs, crickets, wind, surfand never see or hear a car. Nothing man-made obstructs your view to the ocean.

Puna is a place for reflective relaxation, exploring lava tubes, lava flow, swimmming with spinner dolphins off Keheha beach, or soaking / swimming in the Queen's bath, built by ancient Hawaiians at the ocean's edge, ringed by palms, heated to low 90's by a geothermal spring. The ocean itself is in the low 70's. Enjoy both!!


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 01 2016 Oct 31 2016 $155 $155 $930 $3,400 3 Nights
Nov 01 2016 May 31 2017 $165 $165 $990 $3,600 3 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.4166
Tax I.D.: W81691872-01
Deposits: $200 Security---refunded upon successful checkout
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100--cleaning. For stays of one month or longer, an additional free cleaning is provided. Third person---add $25 to Cleaning fee Fourth person--add $50 to Cleaning fee


Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Pahoa, Big Island, Hawaii

Tammy Putnam

Tammy Putnam



January 25, 2016

Mahi oli oli is absolutely gorgeous! The gardens are beautiful!! The caretaker and owners are very thoughtful with a fresh flower/ palm arrangement and fresh fruit from their orchard for guests to eat. They have a binder full of great tips to enjoy your stay. We enjoyed visiting the geothermal pool just down the road. I would highly recommend staying here. It is a wonderful place to stay. Thank you to the owners for sharing their little piece of paradise!!

Wendy Armstrong Ranney

Wendy Armstrong Ranney

Cordova, Alaska

Magical Retreat

December 8, 2015

This was a perfect retreat spot for our family. The property is beautiful, perfectly located for day trips, and the cottage is maticulously cared for down to every detail. We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend the property!! Enjoy!!

Patty Reis

Patty Reis

Door County, WI USA

Teralani...Heaven on Earth!

March 16, 2014

You have to experience the place to know just how AWESOME it is? Other than a lost car that accidentally pulled into our driveway one night, it is true privacy for those who can appreciate it. If you want to cook/bake/grill, this home has all the equipment. Just make sure to stop for groceries along the way, since you will not be close to any shopping areas. Just a walk down the private drive, you can buy inexpensive seasonal fresh fruit/nuts at Puna Girl Farm. A few miles further and you have multiple beaches to select from. Even on a cloudy day, the natural HOT SPRINGS pool is a place you must experience. If you want to snorkel in a protected calm area, the TIDE POOL area is also an adventure of a lifetime for those visiting the east side of the Big Island. We never would have imagined you could see so much underwater beauty in tide pools! For a full day trip, drive down to Volcano's National Park. You probably won't be impressed by any spewing craters (unless they've had a recent eruption), but just seeing & learning about the Kilauea Caldera and walking the trails (nice & level/mostly paved) is worth a trip. Get an early start, take a rain-proof jacket just in case, and you will enjoy the park and all that it has to offer. Plenty of places to eat along the way or pack your cooler. The home has its own little library with plenty to read, along with movie DVD's for relax time. We didn't miss TV, and since we only stayed (8) nites, we managed without internet access. Whether you are looking for a romantic spot in Hawaii, or just want to get away from the crazy world for awhile, this is the place for you. Their video doesn't even do justice to the expansive grounds and fantastic views.

Owner's reply:

There is no better ackhowledgement of our effirt and expense in developing Mahi Oli'Oli. We love to hear aout our guests' expierence in Puna and on our property. As Patty mentioned various local sites, we smile, and ache to be back there. Thank you, so much, for your beaufiful thoughts~




The Other Side of Hawaii

June 23, 2012

The quiet, peaceful, side with thermal pools, rugged coastline, Lava Tree Park, great tide pools for snorkeling and good access to Volcano Park, which we saw on a full moon night during our 2 week stay in February. The cottage is as described and better than the the pictures. Great attention to detail, well-stocked kitchen, beautiful view and spacious grounds. The covered lanai with hammock, lounge chairs and dining table plus a reading nook adds lots of outdoor living space. A great place to do yoga using the mats thoughtfully provided. We had NO problems, but the property manager, Matt, is responsive and nearby if needed. Go and enjoy Isaac Hale beach park down the picturesque tree-lined road where locals surf. And do stay a week or more to truly slow down and unwind.

Owner's reply:

What could please us more than knowing that guests at Mahi Oli'Oli can experience the natural beauty of the Puna district and appreciate the care and thought we put into developing this awesome location on the Big Island of Hawaii. When guests like this one return for more restorative rest at our Hawaii Home, then we find ourselves even more glad to be hosts of a vacation rental in tropical USA. Thank you, Lenley!
andy & bob

DW Harvill

DW Harvill

Washington State

Recharge your soul

March 4, 2011

A truly unique getaway retreat. The expanse of ocean view, sunrise on the lanai, tropical blooms and lush jungle, all within a few minutes of Puna's most popular natural attractions. It just doesn't get any better than Mahi Oli Oli. We will definitely be back!

Chrystal White-Jacquart

Chrystal White-Jacquart

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


February 6, 2011

My husband honeymooned at Mahi Oli'Oli for 2 weeks in January of 2011. I feel like there are no words that could accurately describe what a magical place it is - it is truly paradise. The pictures shown on the website are really nice, but no picture could ever do it justice. Andy & Bob really have thought of everything. There are tons of books about the island, and there is a binder full of info on all of the local attractions, restaurants, beaches, etc. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, and there are plenty of bath and beach towels. We were there for 2 weeks, and there was not one thing we ever had to go out and buy. There is only one neighboring house that you can see from one of the kitchen windows, but besides that you are totally alone in the most beautiful little house nestled in the rain forest. When we went in to town for groceries or dinner, the locals were always very friendly and helpful. Pahoa is not a tourist-y place at all, it's so quaint! We tried most of the restaurants in town (all were fantastic), and the Farmer's Market on Sundays is so great. When we were packing up, we were on our way to Oahu for one more week of our honeymoon, but I actually cried because I didn't want to leave. We're still in Oahu right now, and even though it is beautiful, nothing will ever compare to our trip to Mahi Oli'Oli. If I'm ever lucky enough to be back in Hawaii, I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Thanks so much Bob & Andy!!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

We stayed at Mahi Oli 'Oli for two weeks in February 2010. The cottage and the amenities were as described- comfortable, stylish, secluded and relaxing. The setting was beautiful. Bamboo, palm trees, hala trees, garden, ocean view, beautiful sunrises, easy outdoor living on the lanai.

The owners/renters were courteous, accommodating, approachable and easy to deal with; the communication and transactions were trouble-free.

The highlights of our stay here included:
the serenity of the cottage
variety and quality or reasonably priced dining in nearby village of Pahoa
Maku'u farmers market (15 minute drive from cottage) every Sunday - fresh produce and ready to eat local specialties like papaya salad, pasteles, huli huli, fresh Kona coffee etc.... a must to visit
proximity to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (much closer that from Kona side of the island)
awesome snorkeling at Kapoho Tide Pools (10 minute drive away)
beautiful nearby rugged coastline (Cape Kumukahi)
beautiful lush country roads in the area
We enjoyed our stay at Mahi Oli'Oli! It's the off-the-beaten-path-Hawai'i that you won't experience staying at a Kona condo or a Kohala coast resort.

Richard and Tammy
Whitehorse, Yukon

You've just got to see and feel it for yourself. The place has magic all over. I'm definitley coming back!! K Pearson, Seattle, April 2009

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