Starlit Skies of Kalapana


Rates: $95 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 9 reviews)
A beautifully quaint house awaits as you explore rural Hawai'i and one of the world's most active volcanoes. Kehena beach is about a mile away where you can swim with wild dolphins, free dive and fish! Kaimu and Pahoa have groceries with a brand new shopping center. The open landscaping provides plentiful, tropical breezes. Uncle Robert's has live music, a bar, food and trinket vendors, dancing and fun for everyone. Dare to discover new tastes and equatorial fruits at local Farmer's Markets.

This studio home built in 2016 has all modern conveniences including the highest speed internet available via BAMF wireless, (about 100-40 mbps download, 15-1 mbps upload) washer/dryer, stove, oven, hot/cold triple filtered water from the catchment system typical in the area since there is no public water utility. Electricity is on grid. It is a clean and simple layout.

Nearby, enjoy rustic hikes through one-of-a-kind lowland tropical rainforests, or surf at the new lava-made Black Sand Beaches of Poho'iki and Kapoho. There are many active farmer’s markets all around. Sunday Funday drum circle and fire dancing at Kehena Beach and Seaview Lawn.

Visit the lava lake up in Volcano National Park, which may or may not be there at Hale Ma'uma'u and maybe you’ll experience one of Big Island’s many commonly occurring earthquakes. There’s even a vineyard nearby! The volcano may not be very active when you visit, so plan ahead!

Watch the sunset from Mauna Loa and explore the sinuous networks of lava tubes and caves that run for miles underneath the surface of the island.

Visit Waipio Valley and imagine the taro farmers of yore.

Be sure to understand your traveling regulations.

Kalapana Seaview Estates subdivision in the southeast district of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii. Just minutes away from the black sand beach, Kehena, there are smoothie and fruit vendors that pop up on sunny days. Hikes along stark, black lava rock coast lines and lowland rainforests make this area unique. Many agricultural endeavors also go on in the area, worth exploring, including spear and reel fishing. Ecstatic Dancing is a popular happening in the area, as well as a variety of festivals.

Visit punarising (dot) com for some direction on local things to do like a chocolate or mushroom farm tours!

It is recommended that you rent a car at the airport in Hilo, though there is a bus that swings by at the front of the neighborhood. A bike is also a very pleasant way to travel... the red road, or highway 130, is no longer red but is a beautiful road to bike along. The roads are somewhat narrow and winding around the area.

Also, Hawaii charges a 13.25% Transient Accommodation Tax and 4.712% General Excise Tax. This should already be reflected in your payment breakdown.

GE-014-034-3296-01
TA-014-034-3296-01
STVR-19-357903
NUC-19-981
NUC must be renewed before October 20th, 2023

I also need to display the Short Term Vacation Rental Non-Conforming Use Certification requirements to you. By booking this place you agree that...

(a) Quiet hours shall be from 9:00pm to 8:00am, during which time the noise from the STVR shall not unreasonably disturb adjacent neighbors.
(b) Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area.
(c) Guest vehicles shall be parked in the designated parking area.
(d) The STVR shall not be used for commercial purposes. Registration Number: TA-096-723-6096-01, GE-096-723-6096-01

Starlit Skies of Kalapana Reviews



Tim D.
February 2023
The vacation rental unit was excellent. Well decorated, and comfortable, and all the extras provided by the owner. Jacob was extremely helpful. We intend to return in the spring.


Bob E.
July 2022
This little hideaway is nestled near amazing black sand beaches. The remote location is perfect if you are looking to get away from the hustle of the everyday and all that it brings. Tons of nature. Easy jumps to Volcano National Park and Hilo. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. The starry nights and perfect temperatures were a delight.


Donna P.
March 2022
Not fancy but everything we needed and super clean. Feel of natural Hawaii. Close to black sand beaches - not great swimming but the thermal pond were a plus!


michael w.
March 2022
The property was as advertised. We had issues with the weather but none with the property. The owner is easy to deal with and was very helpful.


Alecia M.
February 2022
From the artfully arranged towels to the stocked-with-staples pantry and kitchen, this was hands-down the best place we stayed on the Big Island! It had a lovely, large porch that we could sit outside on, even in the rain. There were pretty fruit trees in the yard and 2 fresh produce stands in walking distance. We got food delivered by Mama Echo's Kitchen nearby and it was wonderful! (You can find my Google review for further info.) This little house is nestled in a nice, quiet neighborhood. There are 2 black sand beaches close by. The renters were very responsive to any needs we had. So friendly and helpful! Not only did they give us ideas on places to go and things to see, but even provided extra table games to help while away the time after dark. It was wonderful to have a washer and dryer, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom. The only things they don't have are a TV and a microwave. We had a little trouble finding it the first night, but the actual street number is 12-313 if you're using Google. It's a long ways from town, but worth it. If you want a relaxing place to be that has all the comforts of home but in your own private efficiency in paradise, this place is for you!


Lisa S.
February 2022
Perfect place just to get away from it all. driving from Hilo Airport we thought is was far. Driving the roads from the location was the beauty of the island. We wished we could of stayed longer. Note: there is no air conditioner, it was little warm when we got there but the evening, sleeping with the windows open and fan it was nice. The little touches provided was welcoming.


Michael L D.
October 2021
We had an amazing stay here. House was small but so comfortable and perfect for us. It had everything we needed including washer/dryer, good wifi, a full kitchen, and fruit trees right outside. We didn’t want to leave. Thanks for the wonderful stay.


Ian L.
January 2021
Clean and comfortable stay with a very accommodating host. Will stay again if visiting the area.


Desiree C.
March 2020
This is a fantastic property away from it all. At first, I thought it was too far a drive and wasn’t going to suit our getaway. I was wrong! Once we explored around the neighbourhood, it was the perfect place - near the water, a very quiet location, excellently-appointed, a wonderful patio to sit out at night, and very friendly and helpful property owner. I encourage you to book this property. I would definitely return!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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