front view of house.double rainbows in front yard!
Ocean cliffs and lava rivers at your door step!
Ocean cliffs and lava rivers at your door step!
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Stay the night on the newest land on earth with ocean views on one side and a lava river on the other (When Pele allows it)! Convenient one bedroom off grid house in sunny Kalapana. All the comforts of home in a truly unique and breathtaking environment. 1500 ft from the ocean cliff walls and 4 miles from lava flow! If your seeking adventure and something different come experience the clearest nights for star gazing and the energy of Pele surrounding you!

The space

This is a new listing which I manage. I have over two hundred 5 star reviews on other properties I own and manage! I've been hosting 3 plus years and I guarantee you'll love your time in Kalapana gardens!

House is inside of Kalapana gardens past the tourist parking and guard shack. Front row to ocean cliff walls, viewing of lava and closer, VIP access to lava hiking and exploring. Free parking on site at house so bypass all the tourist parking hassles! One of the closest rental house's to ocean cliff walls and active lava flow! This is an extremely quiet part of Kalapana gardens. All cars can park easily on my property. Ocean views on one side of house and volcano view on the other! The house has fast wifi for all online needs. One bedroom with queen size bed with ocean views and amazing star gazing in the clear night skies. Solar powered house with propane dual burner cook top, french press for coffee, pots, pans, utensils and cooler with ice packs provided. House has hard wood floors and lots of windows that allow lots of natural light in during the day and the famous Hawaiian trade winds to keep you cool. Flush toilet, solar outdoor heated shower. Perfect for couples or small families. Enjoy the best sunrises and sunsets in the world all from the comfort of your own off grid house on the lava!

You'll be surrounded by the energy of an active volcano and the deep blues of the Pacific ocean this is truly a once in a life time opportunity! Seize it!

Guest access

Guest will have access to Kalapana gardens which is past the tourist parking and security gate. On site parking and will be registered with front gate upon arrival. Full access to one bedroom off grid house, full kitchen, flush toilet, outdoor solar heated shower and property gardens, paths, cliff coast line and secret, extremely private beach called Foxes landing.

Within driving distance to all of lower Puna attractions. New Kaimu black sand beach, clothing optional Kahena black sand beach, Pohoiki surf spot and lava boat tours, thermal heated tide pools, kapoho tide pools for snorkling (ranked 8th best in world), lava tree park and the town of Pohoa for shopping, food and supplies.

Interaction with guests

My son and I will try to be there to greet you at the house in Kalapana gardens. Please follow directions provided because GPS can be wrong at times on the Big Island. We'll get you registered to come and go onto the property. I'll do walk thru of property with you or send you check in directions. I generally keep to myself when around but can also talk your ear off. I usually let the guest decide level of interaction. I love to spread the aloha so any questions you have feel free to ask!

The owner of the house Kenny lives upstairs and is very friendly and knowledgeable. Say hi if you see him and he may even offer you some fresh picked local fruit of your lucky!

Other things to note

For more then two guests the extra bed is a pull out queen sofa bed.

Currently a cooler with ice packs are provided. There is no fridge. Additional coolers are available if needed.

Shoes are recommended out here as cuts to the feet are very common. No shoes in the house please.

This is a down stairs one bedroom house with own entrance. The owner Kenny lives upstairs, has a separate entrance and he's very friendly and knowledgeable.

Please arrive before 9pm and if arriving late please be mindful of noise as its very quiet out here. Please turn off headlights of car right away so you don't light up the neighbor's houses. Use common sense.

Common sense disclaimer: I have to put this on here because some people don't have any. 1st: the lava is 4 miles away not right in front of the house. If it was civil defense would evacuate us. 2nd: The lava changes hourly and so does the view. Just because one guest says they could see the lava river glowing from the bed at night doesn't mean you'll be able too. I have no control over mother nature. 3rd: If its overcast and raining you might not be able to see the ocean, the stars at night or the glow of lava. Again I don't control the weather or mother nature. 4th: read house rules and follow them. Turn off all lights when not needed, turn off and conserve water and close all windows when you leave.

Medical marijuana is legal in Hawaii and there is medicinal plants being grown on this property. If you have an issue with that find another place to rent.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people €22 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €22
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price €68 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Quiet time is between 10PM-7AM.

No shoes in house.

Respect the land.

Close all windows and turn off all lights when leaving. Myself or the owner Kenny will enter house to close Windows and turn off lights if you forget.


1 night minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Renee User Profile
September 2017
Use gps! Last part of trip tricky.

Katie User Profile
September 2017
This place is incredible! It sits amongst a hardened lava field, with the amazing backdrop of being able to see the lava slowly moving down the volcano. On a clear night, the stars are as stunning as the lava. It is exactly as advertised. We only stayed for one night, which was our only compliant. There is so much to do in this area, including hiking/biking up to the se lava, hiking up to the lava flow, boat tours, visiting the national park, hot ponds, black sand beaches, and snorkeling. It's a great base for the northern portion of the island, with the added benefit of being in the residential only portion of Route 130. The owner, Kenny, is knowledgeable and friendly. If he's around, make sure to say hello, as he has fantastic local stories and great recommendations. Thanks Kenny for everything!!!!

Bhaumik User Profile
September 2017
If you're pondering on this place, don't think... book it right now! I was initially reluctant to give this place a shot mainly because of having my in-laws on the trip but I'm so glad we stayed here. We loved it! We saw some lava flowing in the moonlight and right from the bedroom. This place is unlike any other you'll get a chance to visit! I bet it's one of the gems of Airbnb. Kenny was up till late and gave me a guide to what's possible around the area. Worth talking to him, he checked with me before going off to bed. Finding the place was also not that difficult just arrive early before or around sunset if possible and rent a bike/ebike in advance or just walk to the lava viewing area in the evening or early morning before sunrise. We walked early morning. We enjoyed stargazing at night, the outdoor shower felt like being back in a village in India. We had breeze with windows open. It's a magical place and I'm definitely coming here again.

Johannes User Profile
September 2017
this place is amazing. we really loved it. it's a simple cabin out on the lave field but so powerful. if you have the chance to have a chat with Kenny upstairs (actually the owner) and hear some of his stories (and fruits) do not miss this. it's close to the lava viewing area - by foot or bike. which is another mindblowing experience. we hope to be able to come back one day.

Caitlin User Profile
August 2017
This is a really fantastic place! The owner, Kenny, lives upstairs and he is so kind and friendly. Sean was an excellent organizer. His directions were spot on and when I had to cut my trip short because I could not leave on time due to a hurricane back home, Sean did not hesitate to give me a refund for the night I wasn't able to come in. The place itself is awesome on the lava field. It's a perfect spot if you're doing the lava boat tour and/or hiking on the lava field. I could even see a little of the surface flow in the distance on the mountain. I highly recommend staying here!

Debi User Profile
August 2017
A great place to be at this cabin on a black lava mountain :).... I loved my stay at this place. Kenny the owner is a great guy to talk about the lava, and things to do at Kalapana area. This is a place from where you can see the smoke and the glow of lava at day and night respectively. A great place to be.

Savio User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic place, very close to the lava flow. Thoroughly enjoyed the area and the outdoor shower. Owner was extremely friendly and helpful.

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Single Dad raising a five year old boy in Hawaiian style living. Where everyone is ohana, mālama ia Hawai'i (take care of Hawai'i), share the aloha and no shoes and shirt are the norm. For fourteen years I have been fortunate to be a Hawaii resident. Living on multiple islands I decided Hawaii was home and sunny Kalapana was the paradise I was searching for.
We purchased and manage two different local properties here on Air bnb.
Raising my son Zorro in Hawaiian style promotes his interaction with guests.
Feel free to ask him for his 5 yr old opinion. He is fun.
Surfing, fishing, hiking and gardening are what we do anytime we can.

Languages: English, Tagalog
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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