|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||900 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Ocean & sky are your constant companions at Mahi Oli'Oli. Off-grid and remote, you'll enjoy total privacy and tranquility in style---constructed '07--Hawaii Tax ID#: W81691872-01.
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.
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OCEANview 6acres Secluded
Additional Location Information
Perched on a steep bluff, Mahi Oli'Oli enjoys unobstructed OCEAN VIEW stretching nearly 180 degrees. So much sky and space for you in tranquil, private setting. The area, zoned for agriculture, has large parcel sizes (6-20 acres) therefore density is low. We cleared 3 acres for a lush, tropical garden and 3 acres are virgin rainforest. Listen to the nightly symphony of crickets, frogs, rumbling surf and 1,000,000 raindrops sounding on leaves of many sizes and shapes. Off-grid, our Photovoltaic system provides "green" power because there are no telephone poles on our street. The Puna district is unspoiled, near Hilo yet remote in its pristine beauty.
Location Type Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$125 - $130||$125 - $130||$750 - $7,801||$2,700 - $2,800||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - May. 31 2014
|All Other Dates||$130||$130||$7,801||$2,800||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Security Deposit - $200 / stay - Security Deposit - Refundable at checkout
- Cleaning - $100 / stay - Fee - Per stay for 2 guests
- Cleaning - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - for 3rd & 4th guests
Additional notes from owner
$25 surcharge / additional person covers laundering additional sheets & towels. One time charge per stay.. Children must be accompanied by adult(s)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A little peice of Heaven!p
We stayed at Mahi Oli Oli for our second time in February. Bob and andy continue to add to their property making it truly unforgettable. The pictures presented are a true reflection. Mat their caretaker is also wonderful. I could have spent much longer there and as last time was sad to leave. I loved the orchard and fresh herbs in the garden! I am sure we will be back one day. It is truly a place to unwind and get away from it all!
Marcelo and Penelope
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Back, as promised
The only disappointment brought by our second stay at Mahi Oli-Oli came by the end of the stay, when we had to leave it; my wife with tears in her eyes and I with a grip in my heart. Spending time at Mahi Oli-Oli is not one more ritual vacation wetted by umbrella drinks and fed by self-aggrandizing resort food, but a spiritual experience that stays with you for the rest of your life. The soul of true Hawai'i descends over those fortunate enough to understand it and receive it with an open heart. Again, we will be back.
off the grid and out of the ordinary
My husband and I enjoyed quiet star studded nights and brilliant days punctuated by an occasional shower at Bob & Andy's Mahi Ol'i Ol'i, The tree-canopied road and driveway into the property have a magical, peaceful feel. The coast in this region is rough and ready, from the pali at Hawaiian Paradise Park, where we watched whales and a pair of companionable nenes (Hawaiian geese)at close range, to the stark sobering beauty of the lava field at Kalapana, where new growth ohia trees and healing noni fruit trees are already springing up. In between, snorkel the tidepools at Kapoho, float in the soothing oceanside "warm pool" fed by hot springs and cooler ocean water, and watch surfers at family and surfer-oriented Isaac Hale Beach a short drive down to the end of the road. Also try Kahena Beach if you are there on a Sunday for the drumming circle. Bob and andy provide maps and a guide book to local sights and eateries, as well as books and Dvds of Hawaiaana that enhanced our enjoyment and appreciation of our surroundings. The cottage itself is inviting and simply beautiful, with a hammock, lounge chairs and teak dining table on the large covered deck from which to enjoy the ocean view. Yoga mats are thoughtfully provided for yoga on the deck. Do drive up to the volcano to hike the trails, go through the lava tube that emerges into a fern forest, then eat dinner at nearby Kailua Lodge before going back to view the present-at-the creation orange glow and shifting steam plume of the volcano (preferably under a full moon), whether Pele is erupting or not. The cottage kitchen is well equipped for meal preparation, and the farmer's market and Pahoa town are good sources of organic food and fish. If you want to relax and rejuvenate off the beaten path, try an extended stay at Mahi Oli Oli; you'll love it.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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!!!
Gisborne, New Zealand
Really great place to stay
The cottage is nicely situated and private. It's a great place to relax and chill out. Sitting and reading on the deck looking at the view is really nice. Inside is open plan - with bedroom/living area and kitchen adjacent. The areas work well. The kitchen is well set out and had everything needed. It is off grid so runs on solar power. This did not cause us any problems, but sometimes a little hard to read a book at night. We would happily stay again.
David & Victoria
Sammamish (Seattle), Washington
Adventure in paradise staying at Mahi Oli Oli'.
The cottage was secluded, immaculate and built with attention to detail. Fresh flowers on the bookcase & a basket of fresh fruit from the beautifully landscaped gardens greeted us. We watched the sunrise over the ocean many mornings while viewing a variety of birds, geckos & mongoose. In the evenings, we enjoyed the symphony of frogs & toads who lulled us to sleep. The cottage served as our "homebase". A picturesque short drive through a canopy of trees led to the beach and other hidden sights. Pahoa, Hilo and Volcano National Park were easily accessible from Mahi Oli Oli'!
Response from Bob & Andy - 05/20/2011
We are grateful for guests like Victoria who understand and feel the power of nature to renew our spirits as mind and body rest . Mahi Oli'Oli, with its expansive SeaView, proximity to the coast, embraced by unspoiled rainforest, is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and someone(s) dear to you. While nearby Pahoa has good restaurants and a new shopping district, nevertheless, this is not a vacation place for those who seek exciting nightlife. You'll not only feel the compelling presence of nature, you become a part of the landscape taking in clean air, locally grown food I& fish. Come stay with hs and return home in better shape.
Marcelo & Penelope Vasquez
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beauty, elegance and the luxury of remoteness.
Mahi-Oli-Oli's experience begins well before one arrives to the property. Leaving the small community of Pahoa, the road meanders under a canopy of tall trees bordering farms and tropical forests. This in itself is worth a trip.
Once one turns into the long driveway - two straight lines of black lava gravel drawn on an emerald carpet of well tended grass - the drive uphill takes us to lava rock walls which have been adorned with a variety of bromeliads and other small tropical plants, and a few orchids hanging from the trees. The effort of the owners to make this look natural is an an anticipation of the attention to detail in sharing with their guests their love of nature.
As one tops the driveway and enters the circular drive paved in red lava gravel, the first thing that hits the eye is the pond, teeming with lavender water hyacinths and crowned by a rare and beautiful Japanese lantern.
As soon as one faces the cottage one knows is in for a treat. Simple, elegant lines, rich woods and an ample lanai speak of quality, comfort and the promise of good things to come. The inside does not disappoint. Everything is there - including ample literature on the history, geography and attractions of the island - to provide the guests with a unique experience. At night, the pond provides an orchestra of sounds that lulls into a deep, concerted sleep.
If the cottage and furnishings are executed in exquisite taste, so are the plantings around, providing a small and varied botanical garden.
In sum, one could get to Mahi-Oli-Oli and stay there for the duration, just making the occasional incursion into the comprehensive Pahoa Farmer's Market to get top notch substenance. No need to go anywhere else.
We will be back!
Response from Bob & Andy - 05/09/2011
We are deeply grateful for guests who appreciate the intention and effort we've put into making Mahi Oli'Oli a comfortable yet tasteful oasis in the Puna rainforest-jungle. Come enjoy the night-sounds, ocean view by moonlight, culinary herbs planted around the dwelling, HDMI SURROUND SOUND home theater run from photovoltaic stored energy, and the deep peace that results from getting away from the usual with immersion in the majesty and simplicity of nature.
andy & bob May 2011
San Francisco, CA
life in nature, with the comforts of home
I had a wonderful stay. I have to applaud the owners who thought of every detail, down to the cute little pond on the property. You can tell this was a labor of love for them. While I felt like I was in the country, in nature, the creature comforts were there, too, like the gorgeous kitchen & bath. The airy feeling of the house blurs the lines between being indoors and out. The views are
amazing. I loved waking up with my coffee and the sun on the lanai, watching the sun rise off the ocean, and falling asleep to a million stars at night amid the sounds of nature. Very fun stay.
Richard & Tammy
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
It's the off-the-beaten-path-Hawai'i that you won't experience s
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.