Cargo Container HomeOnTheLava~ Ocean & Volcano View Sleeps 4 ~ Julie’s Sunrise

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Cargo Container HomeOnTheLava~ Ocean & Volcano View Sleeps 4 ~ Julie’s Sunrise

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Barbecue grill
Pahoa, HI

Explore the area

  • AirportHilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)48 min drive
  • Popular LocationRainbow Falls48 min drive
  • Popular LocationHawaii Volcanoes National Park59 min drive
  • Popular LocationKilauea69 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cargo Container HomeOnTheLava~ Ocean & Volcano View Sleeps 4 ~ Julie’s Sunrise

Holiday home in Pahoa with kitchenette
As of January 2021 the Solar System has been upgraded. Beautiful 1 Bedroom 1 Bath eco-friendly off-grid home built on an old lava flow out of 3 cargo containers. But once you step in this home you will have no idea you were inside former containers. It was built with quality and function in mind. There are 3 large sliding glass doors for an incredible breeze and views of the ocean & old lava landscape. We have large windows to view the Kīlauea Volcano.
The whole building is 2 homes. The other is a 3 Bedroom 1 Bath also available for rent. Providing for 12 adult guests total

This beautiful shipping container Home was built on an old lava flow. It’s has clear ocean views, an expansive view of Kīlauea volcano out the back, it’s eco-friendly in so many ways, off-grid utilities (solar power and UV filtered water catchment), surrounded by amazing lava landscape, awe inspiring night sky filled with more stars than you have ever seen before.

The home possesses so many cool features. The first wonderful piece of furniture is the highly functional sofa & ottoman that not only lifts up to provide storage but it also converts to a king size bed. You will also be drawn to the exquisite mango wood that was used for the countertops in the kitchen & bath. Once you see the pebble stone floored bathroom you will again be amazed at the size. Inside you find a one of a kind Petrified wood vessel sink sitting on a great piece of mango with mango wood bordered mirror. As you will see in the photos you get to enjoy a rain shower in the large shower enclosure. Then climb on the comfy mattresses on the bunk bed that was custom made by a local Hawaiian. You will find this home was built in such a unique and quiet place you might not want to leave.

Please Note: The address that is showing on the website is for planning purposes. It is not exact but it is close due to the property being in a remote location. An exact map is sent to all guests prior to check in. Volcano National Park entrance is approximately 1 hour away, Pahoa is about 20 minutes and Kehena black sand beach is about 10 minutes away.

God has blessed me with this place so I can share it with others. Whether you are looking to be a tourist and see all the amazing sites or to just be at peace with yourself and nature this is the place for you.
There are NO Coqui Frogs to keep you awake at night here.

Surveillance Camera Disclosure: due to the remoteness of home and to protect the property we have installed 5 exterior surveillance cameras. Camera 1 Is mounted at the end of the deck with a view of the driveway. Camera 2 is mounted in the middle of the deck area with a view of smaller home’s entrance. Camera 3 is mounted at the other end of the deck with view of the larger home’s entrance. Camera 4 mounted at end of container home above the storage doors with a view of the water catchment tank. Camera 5 is mounted on the back of the property with a view of the propane tanks. They are not hidden and are obvious white cameras. There are Absolutely NO cameras inside.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number GE-057-873-8688-01,TA-057-873-8688-01

About this area


This holiday home is located in Pahoa. Mackenzie State Park and Kehena Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Star of the Sea Painted Church and Pohoiki.

What's nearby

  • Star of the Sea Painted Church - 2 min drive
  • Kehena Beach - 9 min drive
  • Rainbow Falls - 48 min drive
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 59 min drive
  • Kilauea - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.) - 48 min drive

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 10%




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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Unique Stay
This property is very clean, neat and exactly as advertised. It is very remote but the electricity, wifi and water supply worked perfectly. The only down side is that some of neighboring homes/shacks are in rough shape - not a problem if you are staying in but not ideal for exploring the area on foot.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful container home <3
We stayed here for 5 nights, it is a really nice place to stay :) you can hear the frogs and jungle noises but its far away so when you are inside it is quiet. It was a little hard to find, there is a slight hill with a delineator post by it and you turn right after, the first few times we went there we drove right past the road. It is an off grid home and there was a small issue where the outlet for the water pump kept switching off, the owners were very responsive to our messages and it was fixed as soon as they figured out what the problem was :)

4/5 Good

Really peaceful place
When you drive to the property you feel like you are on another planet. Turn left at the orange cones and laundry detergent bottles with the blue car, its a small driveway. I met some of the neighbors and they seemed nice, and the "grumpy" neighbor is definitely around. He drives a blue hatchback. I loved the setup of the place, it was so clean, the towels were so fluffy and the mattress my body loved. What an experience it is to watch the sunrise over the lava flows. Would stay again, and bring a friend.

5/5 Excellent


5/5 Excellent

Wish I didn’t have to run!!
We got in after 9pm and had to split by 7am. I wish I had time to hang and read a book on the porch. Invigorating shower!