Pāhoa, USA

This unique second-floor one-bedroom house is surrounded by a large lanai (porch).

This unique second-floor one-bedroom house is surrounded by a large lanai (porch).


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2 story house near Pahoa, USA

My home is near Kehena Beach on the Puna coast of Hawaii. Walk to the black sand beach is less than one mile. This is a rural setting and a lava coastline. (Not the way tourist brochures for Hawaii usually look. Long sandy beaches are on the other side of the island.) This rural location is 20 minutes from Pahoa, close (but not too close!) to the active Kilauea volcano flow. There's both sun and rain nearly daily in this gorgeous rainforest setting.

The house is unique, with large sliding glass windows and no screens, except in the bedroom. Beautiful ocean views from upstairs. Downstairs is a small, one bedroom studio (not pictured) with just one queen size bed. If we do a non-simultaneous exchange, this is the space I have to offer. (Note: during the pandemic, I rented the downstairs apartment long term. The tenant is currently still there, but this will eventually be available again. Please ask.) Washer, dryer, and internet are available to both upstairs and downstairs guests.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 13 Exchanges made


  • writer/professor

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3
  • Living Area: 1000 sq ft

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality offered


  • Free internet access
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

The Puna coast is rainforest with lava coastline. A black sand beach is less than a mile from the house. Some of the newest land and beaches, created by a lava flow in 2018 are also nearby. Kilauea volcano is a few miles in the other direction. Beautiful natural surroundings abound!

There is a local yoga studio as well. Check for schedule.

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  • writer/professor


  • Boy - Age: 34


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

I am a writer and my partner is an education consultant. My son is 32 and my grandson is 11. We sometimes travel together, but usually, it's just me and my partner. We can work from almost anywhere, so sometimes, a long term exchange is possible, as long as there's good wifi at your place.

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I have been doing home exchanges since before the internet! We've had many excellent experiences and made good friends - still hoping for more.

We live simply and spend a lot of time outdoors. This is a very friendly community and also 25 minutes from the nearest town. Depending on your cell phone provider, coverage may be spotty. Internet and wifi work fine. Enjoy nature!

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