Property Details


Big Island Rainforest Escape in Hawaiian Shores, Pahoa. Private and Safe and Gated at Dead End street. w/Solar. Full speed Spectrum internet and TV.

About Property

Home is 21 miles from Hilo airport. Rental car needed. Very centrally located to Volcano National Park, waterfalls and more.

PAYMENT on Arrival with ID .  Children and pet friendly. $200 hold reservation fee upfront. 

We're located on Mahaimahi Street just 4 miles below Pahoa Town and  we are  located next to a National Ohia Rainforest Reserve with hiking.  Home is fully gated in a small private subdivision on a short dead end street, Very Safe.

There are "two" totally separate gardens, entries gates, driveways and parking etc. Only shared area, is laundry room.

**Unit is cleaned and sanitized with an Ozone generator after each stay of guests.. 
Home has off grid solar & Best private drinking well water on island.  Eco friendly we're off grid.  Just 4 miles from new shopping center.                                                Breakfast starter: fresh fruits, farm eggs, bread, coffee or tea. 

Kayaks, surfboard, and more provided  Ocean equipment. 

MAHIMAHI HOUSE Information & Rules- 4-11- 2021
Please be Positive. Text or email complaints or concerns.
You may vacate property at any time by giving a 48 hour written notice and you will receive a full refund check on leaving; less $75 rebook/ clean charge and if any/damage charge. We want happy people.

Check In is at 4PM. Check Out is 10AM.  HOWEVER: Early or Late: **You may store suit cases/things/ Upstairs after or before check in or out. Let us know. v

Valid ID  required on check in with payment in full.
Unit is treated with Ozone Generator for 1 hour- prior to Ck In. Plus wiped/disinfected etc.
Home is gated and fenced in front and back. We have Ring Security cameras and alarms. Also many solar Motion Security lights on the property.                             A Neighborhood Watch for this block.

Spectrum  Cable TV and Internet. 

Solar is for emergency black outs. It runs internet etc. Please turn off lights when not in use.
Tap Water is from a private deep well, considered the “Best Drinking water” on this Island.
Queen bed is new with a “My Pillow” mattress toper and pillows. HBO and Netflix available on your TV.  You can order movies-Make sure they are for your TV only. Keep track of your bill.
New Washer and Dryer Laundry room. 
We have a Vegetable Scraps Bin for Composting in your garden. Equipment on site for your use: Two Kayaks, two Buggy Boards with leashes. Foam Long Surf Board w/paddle. Three Snorkel Masks and Snorkels sets. Mic. Dive Fins. Beach Chairs, Sunbrella, Fishing poles. Scoop nets. Sun Screen. Bug spray.
We do have a Printer/Copier upstairs, if needed.
We do have tiny Coqui frogs on property. They sing at night. Ear plugs are provided if needed.
We love our green Geckos. Harmless and they eat bugs. If inside and they bother you- put them out side, if you can catch them. Dustin is my Caregiver and Maintance person on site. His Emergency phone number is: 1-(458) 256-0447.
Owner-Marlu’s cell/I-Watch-telephone: 808-5420226/messages.
 NOTE: I have had “One Only” Big swarm of tiny black
Beetles, at night in the last 2-1/2 years. Very Overwhelming! ...Requires all lights to be turned off at night -blinds or spraying do not work. Your rent can be prorated, if you choose to leave property. Lasts about 10 days. No known schedule for swarming. This is Life in the Rain Forest.
****When entering or leaving property, please be sure our little puppy (TacoChip) is in my garden with my garden gate closed. He is usually loose and still runs out onto street. Training in progress. FYI:Taco Chip will still steal for me, “anything” left on Patio floor! Always use the “Metal Pole in driveway” to lock the street gate when you open street gate. —If unlocked, wind could cause gate to damage your car. Keep gate closed.
Internet Code is: “shark911”.
Please leave the Washer door open, after each use.
Please use foil in the bottom of BBQ. Remove foil after each use to not attract bugs.
No gatherings/friends, unless approved in advance, due to Covid . No loud music after 9PM.
Trash pick up is “early” Friday morning. Trash must be bagged and should be out on street by Thursday afternoon.
Orkin Pest Control, services this property once a month around 11AM. Notice will be given. You should leave property for 1 hour. Gardner and Neighbor, Tony, -comes twice a month at 9 AM. on Mondays for 2-3 hours. He does weed wack once a month.
Please smoke outside. Pot ok. No drugs. We will ask you to leave.

Inventory via Video/ Pictures of Apartment and Equipment. 5/26/21. 

Beach -Equipment

 2 Kayaks, 2 paddles,  2 leashes, 2 seats (Rent SUV car if using

1  soft top surf board / long paddle with leash. 

2 Bogie boards with leashes

Beach umbrella for chair

2 beach chairs- in bag

Masks, fins and snorkels

2 Yoga Mats New

Good Air pump - hand pump-  Keep in box. 

Air pump yellow plastic. 

Army Cot. /Tent

2 Hammacks

Coolers.  ——Please clean after use. One Lunch box  cooler and two back pack coolers in kitchen. One blue and white large cooler- Outside.-One medium cooler -outside-One small cooler-outside

4 new large towels for beach-  and mic towels.  PLEASE ———Do not use bath towels at beach!

PLease hose off all equipment on Check Out and return to tent. 



  • Washing Machine (Shared)
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Queen Bed


  • Satellite Or Cable


  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Full Kitchen

Outdoor Features

  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Fruit Trees
  • Gardens


  • Spectrum 200/ solar back up.
  • Secure Private Internet to Unit available. Via Cable.


  • Pets Considered


  • Surfing
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo
  • Fitness Center
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Museums
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Kayaking


Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
May 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022

7 days night minimum stay
$64.00 - $450.00 $1,100.00
Thanksgiving/Christmas/New YearsNovember 20, 2021 to January 5, 2022

30 night minimum stay
- - $650.00 $1,100.00
Additional information about rental rates
  • Cleaning Fee $75.00
  • Pet Fee $25.00
  • Tax Fee 15%


Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax ID: TA-010-740-3264-02
Pet fee is $25 cleaning charge per animal.
Holliday Rates apply for November & December

Please contact Marlu West for rental info (808) 542 0226 or by email at [email protected] 
You can also contact Dustin Martin at (808) 498 7008 or by email at [email protected]


Customer Reviews

Best place to stay in the rainforestGmjameson

Phil from Texas

I found this gem on Zillo. Marlu is a warm and wonderful host. The space is cozy and well located. So many fruits in her garden and the neighborhood. Recommended to all my friends. She has great local knowledge off the beaten path spots.

About Owner

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    Your Host-Marlu Abusaid Oliphant West

    Marlu Oliphant West

    I speak Spanish.

    I Have a Things To Do list- for the  Big Island.

    Consulant for Real Estate for sale. .BIG ISLAND-
    I  worked 39 years as a Hawaii Relator. Now Retired.

    12 years with the Civil Defense on Oahu.

    15 years Phase 2 Environment Inspector. 

    Current neighborhood Watch Commander for Mahimahi Block.

    Lots of Ocean Toys for your use. See Inventory.