Vacation Rental Description
Just 30 miles east of the town of Hilo, in the Puna district, close to Pahoa, the wild beauty of Hawaii abounds. 4 miles from Pahoa, a little more remote and wild is Tutus Pu’Uhonua (Grandmother’s Place of Peace). As you arrive, you see a large, 2 lot property and a 1476 sqft home awaiting you. There is a large lawn for the kids to run and play, miles of quiet rural roads for your healthful walks, or just scenery enjoyment, 2 bikes are provided for a speedier, more extensive exploration.
As you settle into your large, 13X18 master bedroom, you find a large closet and dressers, ready for you to unpack. The adjoining master bath has a large, 25 sqft walk in tiled shower. All bath soap, shampoos, conditioner, hair dryer, ands linens are provided. Get everyone else settled into their space; a choice of 172 sqft bedroom with a double bed, or 188 sqft bedroom with 2 twin beds. Both have large closets and dresser space, and share a hall bathroom. All beds, except for the twins are pillow top for your comfort. Ceiling fans are in each room of the house to help move the air and keep you cooler.
A sightseeing day should start with taking advantage of some of the provided amenities: beach towels, sand mats, snorkel gear, ice chest, and always grab the umbrellas.
At the end of your long, often very warm, day, come back to the house, toss the beach towels, bathing suits, and clothes in the washer, use the provided laundry soap and softener, get a cold drink (blender is available for margaritas, blended drinks, or smoothies for the kids), and sit on the 20X20 lanai with the ceiling fan cooling you down. After a while, start up the gas BBQ provided out at the lanai, or toss something quick in the microwave or oven. A fully stocked kitchen with place setting for 8 and all linens is provided or you can pick up some paper plates to make your vacation a little more ‘vacation’. Listen to the night sounds of Hawaii, the coqui frogs, and watch the gecko’s run around the lanai ceiling. It is all very relaxing and rejuvenating for you. You could catch up on events with the satellite TV or wireless internet provided.
Plan at least one evening to walk down to Kalapana volcanic eruption site. This is an evening trip, so be sure to take some of the flashlights provided in the house. There is a $5.00 parking fee, but access is free. Hawai`i County has opened a viewing area at the end of Highway 130, you may enter the viewing area between 5 and 8 p.m. daily, vehicles must exit the area by 10 p.m. when the gates will be locked.
After all this vigorous and tiring sightseeing, come home to Tutu’s Pu’Uhonua, relax, and talk about all the sights you have seen on your trip. As you sit on the lanai, your view is pineapple plants, two avocado trees, papaya, banana trees, a Rambutan, a Starfruit tree, a Breadfruit tree, and a Kiukui Nut Tree. In addition to this, you have Hapuu, ferns, Nuns Orchids, Pikake, Puakenikeni, Gardenias, Ti plants, Night Blooming Jasmine, and many other plants to please and relax you. The setting is restful and serene. Why wait any longer to have that memorable vacation you have been waiting for.