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Pahoa is in the Puna District , Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. It is located 30mi from Volcano via Keaau and only 13mi from Kalapana. There are many holiday lodging and accommodations available in the area, ranging from luxurious vacation rentals to charming condo rentals.

Pahoa Town is a western-style road village that seems to be stuck in time. With wood boardwalks and Victorian style decoration, this is truly a great place to hang out and to have some good food. The pride of “downtown” Pahoa is its raised wooden sidewalk, the false-front stores and the numerous old buildings, which give it a “Wild West” atmosphere. In fact, Pahoa has the highest concentration of old buildings in Hawaii. Some of these have been skilfully converted and now offer visitors wonderful historic accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options.

There are a few small restaurants with a variety of cuisines, craft stores, galleries, boutiques and the island's oldest movie theatre. The Akebono Theatre is currently the oldest operating theatre in Hawaii. It was built around 1919 and is not just used for plays, dances and musicals, but also for classic film presentations.

The Pahoa Marketplace, which is located at the edge of town, has more shops and is a great to stock your accommodation or vacation rental with local delicacies. Pahoa also has schools, a church, supermarkets, police and fire departments, a large public swimming pool and a post office.

An attraction just outside of Pahoa is the Lava Tree State Park. This area was once a lush rainforest, but lava flows encased the trees and burned the wood inside. What remains are hollow stone skeletons that are covered with moss – an otherworldly rock forest.

Less than an hour away is the Akaka Falls State Park. It is located along the northeastern Hamakua Coast, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take visitors through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns. As you follow the paved footpath, you'll first see 100-foot Kahuna Falls. Continue to follow the loop around the bend, and you'll discover the Falls plummeting 442-feet into a stream-eroded gorge. Beautiful Akaka Falls is perhaps the Big Island's most famous waterfall. Easily accessible, this hike takes less than an hour.

Accommodations, vacation rentals and natural beauty is in abundance in Pahoa and surrounding towns.

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  • Kapoho Bay View Hm - Short Walk to Warm Champagne Pond & Bay

    Kapoho Bay View Hm - Short

    Kapoho: House
    • 5 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #213345
    avg $154 USD/night Credit Card
    The Kapoho Bay View beach house has 5 bedrooms & 4 baths. The home is within 350 feet of the warm Champagne Pond and the ocean-fed and filtered Tide pools in Kapoho Bay. The home is well furnished and beautifully maintained. This private vacation home is in gated community. Kapoho Bay View Home is a beautiful 3 story house with lots of space for you and your family to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. The 3rd level is a master Suite with a Jacuzzi Bath Tub & a 180 degree Ocean View and Balcony to relax. All the levels have Flat Screen TVs with DVD players & Wi-Fi Internet. Second level has wraparound Large Deck, dining area, Gas BBQ and ocean views. The first level has two bedrooms, one bathroom, & and living area room. Please note the 2nd and 3rd levels are not accessible from first level. Home is surrounded with tropical plants, flowers, shrubs, palm trees and lawn; the yard and gardens of the Big Island. Multi-level patios overlook out to the ocean, - 3rd level: Master Bedroom with full Jetted tub bathroom & private lanai with 180 degrees Ocean Views - 2nd level: Kitchen, Livingroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (2 Queen beds), washer/dryer - 1st level: Extra Livingroom, 2 bedrooms with queen bed in each, 1 bathroom, extra washer/dryer, Garden patio The Champagne Pond is about 350 feet from the home, its water temperatures ranges between 80-87 degrees Fahrenheit to swim snorkel and access to the ocean. There are private roads within the community that holds serene beauty and makes enjoyment out of jogging, strolling, or riding bikes. There local restaurants, small shops for shopping, farmers markets, Tidepools and other areas to explore. Visitors come to Kapoho Bay from around the world to enjoy the great snorkeling, swimming and to enjoy an abundance of tropical fish and sea turtles. This rental is offered for rent by owner & family brokerage. * Amenities, Rates, Terms & Specials are subject to change.
  • Ocean View Home

    Ocean View Home

    Kapoho: Home
    • 5 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #213343
    avg $154 USD/night Credit Card
    This Home offers Wonderful Ocean Views. About 200' Walking distance to Natural Geothermal heated Champagne Pond and Kapoho Bay/Ocean, water temperatures between 80-87 degrees Fahrenheit. Guests enjoy amazing swimming, beautiful coral and snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles in the local Kapoho area. Kapoho Ocean View Home is a beautiful 3 story home with 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms; lots of space for you and your family to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. We have a 3rd story level Master Suite with a Jacuzzi Bath Tub & a 180 degree Ocean Views from the Bedroom & Balcony. All the levels have a Flat Screen TVs & Wi-Fi Internet. The 2nd level has a wraparound Large Deck with dining area and Gas BBQ. - 3rd level: Master Bedroom with full Jetted tub bathroom & private lanai with 180 degrees Ocean Views - 2nd level: Kitchen, Livingroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (2 Queen beds), washer/dryer - 1st level: Extra Livingroom, 2 bedrooms with queen bed in each, 1 bathroom, extra washer/dryer, Garden patio The home is Privately owned in a gated community that is especially well maintained and located within short walking distance to the ocean access and geothermal heated pond of Kapoho Bay. This home is bordered around tropical plants, flowers, shrubs, palm trees and lawn; the yard and gardens of the Big Island. The vacation rental is beautifully landscaped and awaiting your quiet enjoyment. The multi-level patios overlook the gardens and ocean. Please note there are not any stairs from inside of lower level to 2nd and 3rd level. Nearby attractions: Volcano National Park, Lava flow viewing, Black Sand Beaches, Steam Vents, Famous Akaka Falls, Kayaking, Fishing, Admiring the Sunrise & Sunsets. Kapoho is only 9 miles from the sleepy ‘old Hawaii’ town of Pahoa with variety of restaurants, choices of grocery stores, supply stores, a colorful farmer’s market and number of fun shops with local apparel, arts and collectables. Kapoho Bay is 30-miles South East of Hilo, the largest and oldest capital city on the Big Island. Hawaii Volcano National Park is about a 1 hr drive. Near by, explore the Puna area’s Lava Tree State Park and Ahalanui County Park’s naturally heated swimming pools, Kapoho’s exquisite coral gardens, the Keaau orchid growing area, and many more adventures and interests to visit. * There is only an outside staircase to go from the 1st level to the 2nd level (the inside staircase is only from the 2nd to the 3rd level) * Amenities, Rates, Terms & Specials are subject to change.
  • Ocean Front Pieces of Paradise Snorkel with Fish and Sea Turtles Tropical Water

    Ocean Front Pieces of

    Kapoho: House with occupied suite
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #43826
    avg $237 USD/night Credit Card
    This New Home offers you access to Crystal Clear Ocean right from property in gated community of Sunny Kapoho Bay, Furnishings and Koa Wood Counters. Ocean in the community to enjoy swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles and tropical fish at water temperature between 80-87 degree Fahrenheit. There is a wraparound deck with a gas bbq & sun bathing area. There a large grass yard & direct ocean/bay access from the property. There is a large common fishing wall. The Bed Arrangements: Master Bedroom King Size, 2nd Bedroom Queen, 3rd Bedroom 1 Queen Bed & Bunk-Beds, Living Room with 2 Futon Sofas that Foldout to Full Sized beds, Sleeps 2-10. Lower Level: Caretaker resides on the lower level unit Aloha from Oceanfront Kapoho Big Island, Paradise in Kapoho Bay. Kapoho is about 28 miles from Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, is known for some of the finest and safest snorkeling in the Islands. Kapoho Tidepools are protected from the ocean's waves by a coral reef, the water is crystal clear, and often warmer than the ocean because of geothermally heated springs that enter into the tidepools in various places. Kapoho is a small gated community in East Side of Big Island of Hawaii. Area attractions include, swimming, scuba diving, spelunking, a public swimming pool in Pahoa, fishing, restaurants, reefs, surfing, snorkeling, and a beautiful black pebble beach. Here in Kapoho Big Island of Hawaii, the sunniest spot on the quiet side of the Big Island of Hawaii, is where you can still be in touch with a bit of old Hawaii, untouched by city life. We cordially invite you to visit this piece of Paradise. Kapoho is a small quiet gated community. Your own private ocean access is 50 feet from home and walk about 250 feet to Champagne Pond. There is also a Fishing Pad for you to fish from the Sea Wall.
  • Ocean Front Pieces of Paradise Snorkel with Fish and Sea Turtles Tropical Water

    Ocean Front Pieces of

    Kapoho: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #43825
    avg $259 USD/night Credit Card
    Step into crystal clear Geo thermally heated Champagne Pond from the property to enjoy swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles and tropical fish at water temperature between 80-87 degrees Fahrenheit. Oceanview from every room. The home features 2 ponds, ocean access, salt-water swimming pool, a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen. Fabulous ocean view from living room and kitchen. Free DSL connection. Huge 14X24' deck overlooking the ocean and Ponds. Living room and kitchen has fabulous ocean View. This home offers gas barbecue on deck while enjoying ocean view and charcoal grill. Upper Level Ocean Views & Bed Arrangements: Master Bedroom Queen Size and the other 2 bedrooms have queen beds. Lower Level Ponds and Ocean views: sofa bed full and Pool Table We offer free DSL Connection.
  • Ocean Front Pieces of Paradise Snorkel with Fish and Sea Turtles Tropical Water

    Ocean Front Pieces of

    Kapoho: Home
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 13
    • #43785
    avg $237 USD/night Credit Card
    "Step into Tropical Ocean from the property for great swimming and snorkeling to see Sea Turtles. Ocean access is only about 15 short feet from the House in Sunny Kapoho Bay. Ocean View from Every Room of the House including Master Bedroom. This is an Oceanfront Home of History. Sleeps 2-13 guests, 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom complete Single level home. Fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room for comfortable ocean & tv viewing. Free High speed Wifi Internet, Dish Network TV, Ipod Dock & Local phone. Well maintained large Koa wood dinning table; been in the family for years. Large covered Patio with 2 picnic benches looking out towards the yard, fishing wall & ocean (also has a small bed on the covered patio for those die-hard fishermen). New Cabinetry & Counter Tops. Bed Arrangements: •Master Bedroom King Size bed •2nd Bedroom Includes: Queen, Full, Twin and 2x Twin Bunk Beds •The Living Room has 2 Futon Sofas (does not foldout anymore but can be used upright or lay the pad out on the floor). This is a privately owned home in Kapoho is great for Fishing, Diving, Bonfire, Swimming, Snorkeling, Any Ocean Activities. Located in the sunniest spot on the quiet side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Here you can still be in touch with a bit of old Hawaii, untouched by city life. We cordially invite you to visit this Big Island OCEAN FRONT piece of paradise. Kapoho Beach Lots is a small, quiet gated-community, approximately 30-miles south east of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Important info below: Please Read Carefully Before Booking Pack-n-play available upon request at booking (sorry we do not have sheets for the crib). -Rates, Terms & Specials are subject to change any time before Booking is completely Confirmed but not after booked. -3 night minimum stay, Holiday Season is 5 night minimum stay -Check-in is between 3-9pm & if you are planning to Check-in later than 9pm please call me to arrange it with us (please keep in mind that we will not be awake or available to check you in after 11pm). Check-out is 11am, unless you use the Lower Level Bed/Bathrooms and/or there is more than 6 guests then 10am will be your check-out time. -This home & many other homes in the area do not have air conditioning, instead we use our fans, windows & breezes. -There are small coqui frogs that make some bird sounds in the night & our homes do not have as many as most homes have in the beautiful rural areas (these frogs are almost all over the Big Island) -Please note that the Caretaker lives on the property in a back house below the Kapoho Oceanside Villa Home. The Kapoho Oceanfront Home can book up to 13 guests and Kapoho Oceanside Villa Home can book up to 10 guests (sometimes it’s a little more guests if the owner makes the exception for either home). The guests from each home can use the common designated areas for fishing, entryway, parking, swimming accesses and activities in the large grass lawn. This home, Kapoho Oceanfront Home, is a home of history and maintained by the Owner & Caretaker. -The Caretaker is hired by the Owner to watch over the property and guests while staying the homes. -We encourage Guests to bring beach towels & water gear of their own preference. -Property is supplied with initial amount of: Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Dish soap, Body soap, & Laundry Detergent. -Smoking & Pets prohibited inside & outside close to windows/doors of the home and a minimum of $250 additional cleaning fee will apply if the policy is violated. -Our Rental Policy does not allow tents or canopies, parties, weddings, loud music and gatherings with non-guests, max 4 cars (only 1 gate pass & 2nd gate pass upon request for only registered guests vehicles), no parking on the streets. Quiet Hours 10 PM to 8 AM. -State GE & Transient Tax ID for this property: W20580572-01 -Please note: there are bugs & critters in Hawaii and they sometimes sneak into the home or hangout around the outside (this happens because our Hawaii Homes are located in this beautiful natural & tropical settings, we ask all guests to keep the screens closed) -Please note only AT&T cell phones work well here and T-Mobile sometimes -Dengue Fever on the Big Island: Please keep in mind, currently there is Dengue Fever on the Big Island but the State & Department of Health are working on controlling this. We suggest you to take the recommended precautions, see link here for daily County Alert updates: http://www.Hawaiicounty.Gov/active-alerts/ (there are still thousands of visitors coming to the island everyday and almost everyone on island is living their lives normally).
  • Come Experience Kehena Beach Getaway's Coziness and Ocean Views

    Come Experience Kehena

    Kehena Beach: House
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #227258
    avg $88 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    This charming recently furnished one bedroom private home located is in Kalapana Seaview Estates. It is tiled through out. Ceiling fans in bedroom, living room and lanai This home makes you feel comfortable like you never left home. It boasts ocean views from Kitchen, Living Room, Lanai, and Bedroom. Grab a chair and ice chest and view the lava ocean entry steam plume ( when Lava is flowing into the ocean), star gaze or watch the moon reflect off the ocean from our Ocean Front Park. Distance 2 blocks. Within walking distance to clothing optional Kehena black sand beach, 6 miles to public hot ponds, snorkeling Marine Sanctuary. Kalani Eco resort 1/2 mile, Red Road scenic coastal drive. 10 miles Lava Entry Viewing Site. While here visit Volcanoes National Park Our Hawaii state Tax # is W56202593-01
  • Come Experience the Sunrise

    Come Experience the

    Kapoho: Home
    • 2 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #225195
    avg $108 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Our getaway is located in Kapoho Beach Lots a private gated community that surrounds Champagne pond.The ocean and geothermally heated fresh water converge in Champagne pond to create the perfect safe and comfortable soak and swim.
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  • Your Perfect Rainforest Hideaway, Just Minutes from Volcano Village & National P

    Your Perfect Rainforest

    Volcano: Volcano Village and National Park: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #135065
    avg $225 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Situated amidst the landscape of the rainforest surrounding Volcano Village, our house awaits. Your beautifully situated home is nestled at 3500 feet elevation with a perfect temperate climate all year long. Just minutes away from Volcano village and the majestic Volcano National Park, 30 minutes to the city of Hilo, Hawaii's second largest city, and swimming and snorkeling not far away, the location is secluded but accessible. Nearby outdoor adventures including walking, hiking, birdwatching and biking. Great house for families, couples or honeymooners.
  • Private Tropical Comfortable Tennis Pool

    Private Tropical

    Keaau: Paradise: House
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #14420
    avg $83 USD/night  
    A screened in lanai adds another room to this studio unit. 180 degree windows add to the charm. The sounds of birds will awaken you to the sunrise each morning. The deck is a screened in lanai. There are ceiling fans, cable TV and DVD player. Wifi is available in various locations on the property. Use of a BBQ can be arranged. There is a 40 foot heated saline lagoon swimming pool (overlooking the tennis court), basketball area and more. There is a regulation sized tennis court; no extra charge for court time. This location is perfect for animal lovers and adventurists. The friendly residents consist of three sheep, two dogs, three cats and a large tortoise . At dawn and dusk the huge banyon tree is alive with the twittering and song of a hundred birds. Adventurists can travel easily to dozens of local sites, including Volcanoes National Park, Lava Cliffs, Lava Tree Park, Ahalanui Park Warm Pond, swimming and surfing at Isaac Hale Park, McKenzie Park, black sand beaches, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Park, Botanical Gardens, Hamakua Coast.
  • Private Tropical Comfortable Tennis Pool

    Private Tropical

    Keaau: Paradise: House
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #14417
    avg $85 USD/night  
    Nested in a legendary 'Ohia grove the sounds of the birds will awaken you each morning. This cottage offers ceiling fans, cable tv, dvd and free internet access. Use of a BBQ can be arranged. Children under 3 stay free. Bottled water is recommended for drinking. There is a 40 foot heated saline lagoon swimming pool (overlooking the tennis court), basketball area and more. There is a regulation sized tennis court; no extra charge for court time. This location is perfect for animal lovers and adventurists. The friendly residents consist of three sheep, two dogs, three cats and a large tortoise . At dawn and dusk the huge banyon tree is alive with the twittering and song of a hundred birds. Adventurists can travel easily to dozens of local sites, including Volcanoes National Park, Lava Cliffs, Lava Tree Park, Ahalanui Park Warm Pond, swimming and surfing at Isaac Hale Park, McKenzie Park, black sand beaches, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Park, Botanical Gardens, Hamakua Coast.
  • Private Tropical Comfortable Tennis Pool

    Private Tropical

    Keaau: Paradise: House
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #14408
    avg $85 USD/night  
    A large back lanai adds another room to this cottage. The sounds of birds will awaken you to the sunrise each morning. There are ceiling fans and cable tv/dvd. Wifi iBots available at hot spots on the property. Use of a BBQ can be arranged. Children under 2 stay free. This cottage is especially nice for families with children and sits next to the playground with swing sets and monkey bars. There is a 40 foot heated saline lagoon swimming pool (overlooking the tennis court), basketball area and more. There is a regulation sized tennis court; no extra charge for court time. This location is perfect for animal lovers and adventurists. The friendly residents consist of three sheep, two dogs, three cats and a large tortoise . At dawn and dusk the huge banyon tree is alive with the twittering and song of a hundred birds. Adventurists can travel easily to dozens of local sites, including Volcanoes National Park, Lava Cliffs, Lava Tree Park, Ahalanui Park Warm Pond, swimming and surfing at Isaac Hale Park, McKenzie Park, black sand beaches, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Park, Botanical Gardens, Hamakua Coast.

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