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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Pahoa today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $960, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 70% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
Andy Bob C.
Andy Bob C.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Pahoa Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
We stayed at Mahi Oli'Oli for 10 days last January and it was perfect. For us, Mahi Oli' Oli is the best of both worlds, resort like accommodations nestled in the funky laid back jungle of the Puna district. The house is spotless and well laid out, with a beautiful, functional, well stocked kitchen and bathroom. It is small, but the wrap around lanai doubles your living space and the full sliding glass doors on two sides of the house make indoor/outdoor living a cinch. The new, separate yoga platform/deck is a great place to hang out between (or during) rain showers. The grounds are immaculate, with a sweeping view of the ocean and sky. The sunrises are unbeatable, and if you don't want to get up to see them, you can watch them from bed. The house is off the grid, but we didn't even notice. We had no problem with any of the systems. Since you are located right between Pahoa and the ocean, you are 5 minutes either way from town or the tide pools, hot pond, and Isaac Hale beach park. By the way, we have snorkeled in the Wai'opae tidepools the last two years, and have found both the pools and the neighborhood clean and safe. Bob and andy are easy to work with, prompt and thorough. They have done a fantastic job with Mahi Oli' Oli and we were lucky to have a had a chance to enjoy it.
“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.
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!!!
“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 the owner 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.
“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 the owner 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. mahalo, andy & bob May 2011
“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.
“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.