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In the village of Pahoa on the Big Island is Val’s Garden Paradise
Just 20 minutes away, see the stunning beauty of the Big Island's
rugged coastlines, black sand beaches and lava flow.

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peaceful Discover the sacred places and enjoy garden art
in this peaceful place we call Pu`uhonua Mala Nani
~ My Beautiful Garden Refuge ~



Built in 1940 in an area called Japanese Camp, we are nestled walking distance into Pahoa Village, where the historic sugar cane train used to turn around and the home
of the plantation workers.  Walk through our refuge in a rainforest – one acre of jungle transformed into a garden paradise with sacred pathways and garden art through hapu`u ferns, guava and citrus trees, bananas, macadamia nut trees, mountain apple and coffee. Anthurium flowers throughout the garden were originally discovered in
Puna and now popular around the world.

Living Room and Office

Relax in the main house, 2-bedroom, one bath in the upper level of the home, remodeled with a Japanese flair to honor the old.  A comfortable sofa and recliner welcomes you. An office off the living room with French doors offers privacy for work.


Love cooking in the spacious kitchen and dining area, fully stocked
with all appliances, cookware and utensils.


Sleep in either of the two beautifully appointed bedrooms in this upper level of the home. You will hear the sounds of the nocturnal coque frogs lulling you to sleep.
Awake in the morning to the song birds flitting through the yard like an aviary,
and where rainbows frequent our mornings.


Enjoy outdoor dining on the lanai at the front door, providing the perfect perspective
to view the property and enjoy the trade breezes or the rain, as it runs down
the rain chain to the garden below.

Downstairs Apartment

Relax, read a book and enjoy the completely separate living quarters.
The spacious lower Garden apartment has a sitting room, two bedrooms,
one bath, including a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area as well.

Downstairs Bedrooms

Sleep or nap in two spacious bedrooms.  One with a queen sized bed, the other twins.

Downstairs Kitchen

Cook conveniently in the fully equipped spacious kitchen with indoor dining.

Downstairs Bathroom and Shower

Shower privately in a your apartment where the bath and shower
are separate and side-by-side.

Fudo Bath House and Laundry

Be amazed by the vintage Fudo Bath house off the back stairs, where there still sits an old fudo bath where you can see how the Japanese built a fire underneath for their soaking.  In there now with the old tub is an additional shower and laundry facilities.

Peaceful Meandering Gardens


Walk the property, discover the sacred places, enjoy the garden art in this peaceful garden we call Pu`uhonua Mala Nani ~ My Beautiful Garden Refuge.

Black Sand Beaches

Take a drive nearby to sunrise on the black lava cliffs or to waterfalls
and the amazing black sand beaches of the Big Island.
A totally different experience than any of the other islands.

Thank you for your hospitality and every single little special touch!

Mark, Barbara, Elise & Jeanie Cerny, Canada