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Quiet, Artsy, Wild, Romantic Eco-Home on Five Acre Farm in North Kohala

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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Looking for an authentic Hawaii experience? My home is a one bedroom custom cedar home on a 5-acre farm in North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii. The property is private and peaceful, but is only a mile into town.The house is powered by the sun and serenaded by the soothing sound of the wind in the palm trees. When the moon is out, the dance of the moonlight in the palms is magical. Fruit trees—mango, lichee, jaboticaba, avocado, star fruit, custard apple and more—grace the property. Fully equipped kitchen and lots of counter space.

Visit the Farmers Market under the banyan trees on Saturday morning and bring some local fruits and veggies back to prepare your farm fresh meal. Don't want to cook? Enjoy one of our local coffee shops or restaurants about a mile up the road. The house has a wonderful outdoor shower and tub, and also an indoor shower and bathroom. Comfy California king size bed with a magical canopy of lights.There are many off the beaten track hikes in North Kohala and you can swim off Mahukona pier ten minutes down the road. The island's best beaches are a half hour drive, as are world class resorts and restaurants. The property is home to a native Hawaiian taro growing project—it is a real working farm with taro, pigs and chickens.

If you are a writer, reader, artist, enjoy meditation or just appreciate being in a natural setting you will find the quiet and privacy of my home to be a haven.

This is not your typical vacation rental, but is my wonderful home—a true home away from home. There is only one bedroom, so it is best suited to a couple, but younger children can be accommodated by setting up a futon bed in the living room.

There is also small cabin and tental (tent cabin) with a shared bathroom and kitchen on the property. This is also available for rent if you have additional family members, teenagers, or are looking for budget accommodations. Ask owner.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Indoor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Romantic outdoor shower and tub area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Feel free to read any of my books while you stay (and leave your great, finished books behind for me to read!)...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is both a clothes line and a dryer....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is provided by my cellular data package. It is fast and fine, but there is no downloading or streaming of movies or music while you stay. Uploading pics is fine, but not movies. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking on the farm. It is a short walk (20 feet) from the car to the house. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine and dryer, but you do need to run the generator to use it, as the house is on solar. It is as simple as pushing a button. (Part of the country experience!)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    You can borrow my mountain bike, if you like!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plenty of lawn and garden here! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small BBQ, uses briquettes, not gas. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two sets of snorkel gear (fins, mask, snorkels). Large and Small boogie board. Coolers. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$110
$700 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $100 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Aloha! I was born and raised in New York, but have lived in Hawaii for 25 years. You could say that I am a real island girl, since I was born on Long Island, but now reside on Hawaii Island. Becoming the steward of such an amazing property is a dream come true for me. I am a storyteller and social entrepreneur. My company is Sustainable Initiatives—I work on projects which support the growth of a local, sustainable economy…with a sweet spot for growing the local food system. My projects include work with traditional crops (breadfruit and taro) and the fostering of our community food system in North Kohala. My writing has been published in many Hawaii-based magazines and blogs. I am currently working on a collection of personal essays and developing myself as a performance artist. I am known for my personal educational projects, having embarked upon a number of “eat local” experiments and then reported to the public on my experience. Here are 4 of my favorite things (I have 10, but the word limit!) 1. Chanting: Paramahansa Yogananda says “Chanting is half the battle.” Its true. Devotional chanting is such an easy, joyful shortcut to meditation. I lead kirtans and enjoy going to other people’s kirtans. 2. Dancing: Sweat your prayers, ecstatic dance, a night out with the girlfriends, right in my own living room. Any dance is a good dance. 3. Chocolate: I just heard that smiling releases 2,000 times the amount of endorphins than chocolate. I smile when I eat chocolate, so… 4. Champagne/Proseco: (often enjoyed with chocolate) My grandmother used to listen to Don Ho when I was growing up. I think the subliminal message of tiny bubbles may have brought me to Hawaii and instilled a lifelong love of the bubbly

Why the Owner Chose Hawi:
I have been dreaming of having a sustainable homestead for 25 years, and my dream just came true! It quiet, beautiful, plentiful with fruit.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is not a sterile vacation rental. It is a cozy, colorful, artsy and comfortable Hawaiian farm home.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living room looking towards dining room.

    Living room looking towards dining room.

  • Jungle love. Front of the house.

    Jungle love. Front of the house.

  • Kitchen counter. A great place to read, write or stare out the window.

    Kitchen counter. A great place to read, write or stare out the window.

  • Dining room.

    Dining room.

  • Bathroom.

    Bathroom.

  • Get naked with the elements in the outdoor shower.

    Get naked with the elements in the outdoor shower.

  • Read or have your coffee or tea on the lanai.

    Read or have your coffee or tea on the lanai.

  • Polestar Cabin also on property, for additional family or  budget traveler.

    Polestar Cabin also on property, for additional family or budget traveler.

  • Tental- Tent Cabin on property for teenage children (!) or budget travelers.

    Tental- Tent Cabin on property for teenage children (!) or budget travelers.

  • Feed the pigs... they eat anything!

    Feed the pigs... they eat anything!

  • Palms at sunset.

    Palms at sunset.

  • Banyan tree tunnel... swing from the trees.

    Banyan tree tunnel... swing from the trees.

  • My house at Ho‘ea Farms!

    My house at Ho‘ea Farms!

  • Kitchen—kiawe, cedar and mango woods throughout.

    Kitchen—kiawe, cedar and mango woods throughout.

  • A California King size bed makes sleeping heavenly.

    A California King size bed makes sleeping heavenly.

  • Indoor shower...but I use the outdoor shower. Why not?

    Indoor shower...but I use the outdoor shower. Why not?

  • Bathroom.

    Bathroom.

  • Bath under the moon in the outdoor tub-horse trough filled with a hose- rustic!

    Bath under the moon in the outdoor tub-horse trough filled with a hose- rustic!

  • Garden area.

    Garden area.

  • Polestar Cabin on property for additional family or budget traveler- inside view

    Polestar Cabin on property for additional family or budget traveler- inside view

  • Taro farm cooperative on the property.

    Taro farm cooperative on the property.

  • Mango tree swing.

    Mango tree swing.

  • Mango season! Yum yum!

    Mango season! Yum yum!

  • David, taro farmer and farm project leader.

    David, taro farmer and farm project leader.

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/13/2015
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