Kehena beach, just Just a short drive to a quiet black sand beach.Living it up.
Li'l Red Farmhouse near Pahoa, Hawaii
Li'l Red Farmhouse near Pahoa, Hawaii

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Cozy hand crafted home has a full vintage kitchen, clean rustic lodge feel and is super easy to settle into. Centrally located one mile from Kehena black sands beach, fifteen miles to Kapoho tide pools for snorkeling, and six miles to the Kalapana lava flow. The house has plenty of room to sprawl out, enjoy a fire on the lanai, laze about in the hammock and star gaze. The Lil' Red Farmhouse is a great place from which to explore the wondrous beauty of the Big Island.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £61
Weekly Discount: 15%
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The space

The Lil' Red Farmhouse, with all it's ornate craftsmanship, brings to the senses the feeling of a wood lodge. Earthy colors set a cool tone of tranquility. It is a nature lover's dream. Tropical flowers permeate the surrounding landscape with their sensuous lure. Color abounds. Vanilla orchids can be seen trellising up the native Kukui tree, once used for its oil to light the way. Giant Ohia trees, sometimes in bloom with the red lehua flower, emerge in the background silhouetting the sky. The home features local materials, such as the Ohia tree for structural support, mango wood counter tops in the kitchen, and bamboo railings. The front lanai (porch) has a sculpted fireplace that resembles melted lava rock. The house is fully furnished and has two beds, a queen sized futon bed in the master and a king sized futon bed in the loft above the luggage room, which is best accessed by the agile. The main bedroom is mostly windows, giving you a sense of being close to the outdoors. It is connected to a small outdoor, yet private, half bath. The main indoor/outdoor bath has a walk in shower with a decadent claw foot tub for soaking.

The farm may offer golden honey from the honey bee, fresh eggs from pesky free range chickens and waddling ducks, organic greens and veggies from the aquaponics garden, and fruits such as papayas, bananas, passion fruit, bread fruit and more from the surrounding landscape.

Guest access

Private parking in a gated yard right next to the house for easy loading and unloading.

Interaction with guests

We live right next door in a private studio, so will be on hand to assist and/or give ideas if desired. Guests will receive a clear instruction guide to the house.

The neighbourhood

Located in Puna the house is nestled into the jungle of east Hawaii and is a ten minute walk to the black sand beach of Kehena, where there may be dolphins to play with, as well as seasonal whale watching. A short drive will land you at Unlce Roberts Kava bar, where you will often find the Uncles playing old Hawaiian country songs on Wednesday night. Also, at Uncle Roberts is the Saturday morning farmers market. Kalani Honua resort is located right next door, where you can find Sunday morning dance, wonderful dining options, workshops of all kinds and a store. Drive down the red road and you will come across tide pools and naturally heated warm ponds, both are great for swimming and healing. And don't forget to check out Poohiki, our local surf spot. Historical Pahoa town is just fifteen minutes away.

Getting around

There is a bus system, but renting a car is the best way to get around the island.

Other things to note

Lil' Red Farmhouse can be rented in conjunction with Lil' Red Farm Cottage or Loft to accommodate parties up to six+ people.

Bike tours available to the lava available. Includes, bike, light, and water. $100 for two and $25 per person up to four people.

Beach cruiser bicycles and snorkeling gear available.

The property affords many types of home grown foods and small farm animals. We do not have a rooster, so you can sleep late if needed. Farm foods may be available depending on supply.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Common courtesy. Smoking allowed on the front lanai.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Travis User Profile
June 2017
We loved the location as it was quiet but very close to multiple scenic beaches and overlooks; plus it's the closest place to the lava viewing. I will always remember waking up by the large glass window to blue skies and birds chirping. We enjoyed the soaking tub, outdoor hammock, and fresh eggs and fruit.

Jordan User Profile
May 2017
Joe's place was perfect for us- he accommodated us last minute, and his place could not have been better. Very, very charming vibe about the house, lots of reclaimed/salvaged antiques, but with a TV and internet- rustic but modern. If you're familiar with Puna and you know what to expect, this place will meet and exceed all of your expectations. Thanks Joe!

Summer User Profile
March 2017
The Lil Red Farmhouse is such a beautiful house. It has everything you need to have a comfortable stay on the coast. The sauna is especially nice after a fun day on the beach. Joe is very helpful and kind. It feels like home here. Much Love & Aloha

Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
January 2017
A fabulous experience! We were a group of five friends who spent two weeks at the farmhouse celebrating two birthdays, Chanukah, Christmas, New Years, two baby moons and an engagement. Joe offered just the right amount of presence and privacy, allowing us to feel right at home. After sharing with him that I was looking for a wooden engagement ring for my beau, Joe surprised me a few hours later with one that he made himself, and made a fabulous suggestion of where to propose (and in case you're wondering, he said yes!) The large windows offered gorgeous views of the lush trees and plants that surround the property. The design of the house and use of locally sourced materials creates a sense of harmony between the outdoor and indoor environments. We loved our stay at this special place and hope to return in the future.

Christine & Sean User Profile
December 2016
Joe's farmhouse is amazing. Great location and value. Love the kitchen. And the indoor/outdoor spaces, high ceilings, book collection, and soothing water sounds were beyond. We hope to come back soon. Also it is impeccably clean.

Tonya User Profile
November 2016
The li'l Red Farmhouse was beautiful!! Everything from the outside bathroom to the hammock. We did not have time to enjoy the sauna but hopefully next time!! Both beds were very comfortable and the property was not far from Pahoa. We did not get to spend much time exploring the area because we were so busy snorkeling at the nearby pools and visiting the Volcanoes National Park. Joe was very welcoming and informed us of the nearby black sand beaches and excellent snorkeling locations. It's definitely not far from Pahoa and close to Hilo as well. We left our disposable camera there bc we were afraid to take it through the airport security and Joe was nice enough to send it back to the states for us. Overall this is a wonderful place to stay that I would and have recommended people to stay at.

Jax User Profile
November 2016
Staying here was an amazing experience. From the sauna to the outdoor bathrooms, the place was even more magical than we expected. It was really close to everything we wanted to see (lava fields, volcano park, black sand beach, Lava Tree State Park, Uncle Roberts Awa Bar) and close to Pahoa for yummy breakfast at Pele's Kitchen. Joe was a responsive and attentive host - fascinating to hear stories of how he built the place. I would absolutely stay here again!

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Joe User ProfileJoe is a superhost.

Aloha, I made a lifestyle decision to move to Hawaii in 2005. I fell in love with the Big Island for the first time in 97. Since then I've explored homesteading and a closer connection to our land. I have been building and creating. Now I am ready to share the house with travelers who visit this magical place. I am into a peaceful sustainable existence, that gives rest to a fast moving civilization. Sometimes it is enough to just look at the stars, and here you can see them well, or just return to the original TV, a nice relaxing fire. And I love to cook on the flames, so simple, so good. Sharing food is my favorite form of communion. I love slow cooking, whether it be smoking or stew making. Slower and longer is just better if you ask me.

I am a builder, and as a builder the most gratifying thing is to see people enjoying the manifestations that have been created. Sometimes the focus of what it means to construct something for the utilitarian purpose gets lost in the process. But, the magic is always underlying everything, so many times pure serendipity is right there, reminding us. The intention is everything and construed in all the stones carried, wood carved, land sculpted and much, much else. When the energy is pure, then it is easily conveyed or felt. This land is unfolding as the volcano has taught us. All who become part of this history will see how powerful is the asking. My experience here is that there is an instant reflection in the asking. Have fun and come and see...After all this is some of the newest land on this planet.

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