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Artsy Rainforest Hideaway: Home Theater, Marble, Granite, Ducks, Ponds, Secluded

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Keaau bungalow description

I went all out when I remodeled my ohana (guest house) intending to rent it for $125 a night, but ran out of money before I could line the ponds and do the extensive landscaping I envisioned. I am renting the place cheap so I can afford to continue making improvements, but don’t let the low price fool you. This place isn't perfect but it is very nice.

It features a 100-inch projection TV home theater with 540 watt surround sound system, DVR, satellite TV, super comfy leather love seat with separate recliners, well over 120 great movies, free coffee, tea and popcorn and high speed internet access. The kitchen has a full sized fridge, microwave, toaster oven, crockpot, 2-burner gas stove, knife set, cutting boards, toaster, electric can opener, pots and pans, dishes, wine glasses, corkscrew, etc., and the kitchen table has 4, soft swivel chairs. You get free access to the new front-loading washer/dryer with supplied laundry soap and softener. I also supply towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, even a toothbrush if you need it. The awesome marble and granite bathroom has a mirrored wall, an infinity light in the ceiling and a marble sink that constantly changes color. The bedroom has a new pillow-topped queen-size bed, hand painted galaxy and stars on the ceiling, 39-inch wall mounted TV connected to a BD/DVD player and a glass topped desk with a 6 speaker computer sound system. Outside you have your own private deck with a view going back hundreds of feet into the two acre yard with ponds and ducks, coconut trees and other tropical foliage, including an avocado tree (currently loaded with ripe fruit) and passion fruit growing just steps from your door. You can use my gas grill if you’d like.

The location couldn’t be better when it comes to seeing all the great places there are to visit here, including tours inside the Subaru Telescope on Mona Kea, steam vents on the volcano, Rainbow Falls in Hilo, snorkeling in tide pools, a nude beach, lava tubes with fresh water you can swim through, hiking trails along the coast in Volcano National Park, and much more. A guide book, _Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed_, is provided so you can discover all the things there are to see and do here.

DIRECTIONS:
The place is located in Orchidland, 5 miles from the ocean at an elevation of roughly 500 feet, about 10 miles from the Hilo airport and very easy to get to. From the airport the first light you come to is Highway 11 (Kanoelehua Ave.). You make a left turn onto that road and travel south about 5 miles, then just before you get to Keaau you make a left onto Highway 130 heading toward Pahoa. Continue south on 130 about 4 miles then make a right turn onto Pohaku Drive. My place is on the left about 1.2 miles up the road. Look for a brown and white house with a rock-walled pond in front.

I am a single, 61-year-old writer and musician and live in the house on the opposite side of the separate building you will be staying in. I like my privacy and you can be sure I will respect yours. I can be your interesting new friend in Hawaii or the guy you rarely see unless you need something. You can count on me to do everything I can to make you stay as pleasant as possible. Feel free to call me anytime regardless of your time zone.

Thank you for considering the Artsy Rainforest Hideaway as the centerpiece of your vacation in Hawaii.

Aloha and Mahalo!

Dan

(801) 618-5109

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Property Type

      • Bungalow

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Considered:

                I generally have no problems with pets but check with me first...moreless

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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                Bluray Disk player...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV with major movie channels (HBO, etc.)...moreless

              • Stereo:

                540 watt surround sound system plays CDs and has a USB input on the front panel to play from phones, iPods, etc. Separate computer speakers in bedroom....moreless

              • Television:

                100-inch projection TV, 540 watt surround sound system...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Several dozen movies available on disk and many more on the DVR...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Attractions

              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Volcano
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Rural:

                        Off the beaten track but still on a paved road....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Surf Fishing

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            new front loader...moreless

                          • Internet:

                            High speed wireless -- bandwidth limited....moreless

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room:

                            100-inch projection TV, 540 watt surround sound system...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            off street...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Reasonable reception with Verizon, poor with AT&T....moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            new front loader...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            All provided, placements for 4, see description for more details....moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            see description for details...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Temporary deck will be installed by the time you check in...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            2 acre lot has many nice places to hang out, but is currently undeveloped...moreless

                           

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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $80
                          $500

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                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No smoking inside building. Internet is provided for email and web browsing but is bandwidth limited so video and/or audio streaming is prohibited. Guests will be charged for any damages which might occur, and are responsible to cover any medical costs resulting from injury while on the property. Smiles are appreciated :)


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/16/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hilo
                          1.3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          130

                          Not far from volcano and Mona Loa Observatory

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2013

                          About the owner: I am a single, 60-year-old writer and musician, an intellectual creative type deeply involved in metaphysics and liberal politics. I moved here from Salt Lake City last fall to escape the cold. My work can be viewed at www.kodasplace.com

                          Why the Owner Chose Keaau:
                          The place has character. The guest house is 200-feet from the street and faces away from the main house where you have a view of open space, tropical greenery and plenty of privacy.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                          If you want to get away from the crowds to experience natural surroundings while still enjoying all the modern conveniences this is a great place to do that. The infinity light, color changing bathroom sink bowl, painted bedroom ceiling, marble and granite in the bathroom, 100-inch home theater, spacious yard with privacy, ducks and ponds, and close proximity to all the sights on the east side of the big island as well as the conveniences in Hilo, all add up to make this a great place to stay.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

                            bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

                          • Bedroom wall with desk, posters, 39' TV and entrance to bathroom

                            Bedroom wall with desk, posters, 39' TV and entrance to bathroom

                          • white marble sink changes colors with programable LED lighting from below

                            white marble sink changes colors with programable LED lighting from below

                          • infinity light reflected in shower door - also reflects on mirrored wall

                            infinity light reflected in shower door - also reflects on mirrored wall

                          • Screen up showing kitchen on left, before love seat and coffee table added.

                            Screen up showing kitchen on left, before love seat and coffee table added.

                          • Leather love seat, kitchen table and padded swivel chairs

                            Leather love seat, kitchen table and padded swivel chairs

                          • laundry room

                            laundry room

                          • ohana pond from new deck - pond is sometimes empty

                            ohana pond from new deck - pond is sometimes empty

                          • new deck with empty pond area and back yard

                            new deck with empty pond area and back yard

                          • Ohana from driveway, banyan tree on right

                            Ohana from driveway, banyan tree on right

                          • Rainbow Falls near downtown Hilo

                            Rainbow Falls near downtown Hilo

                          • Sunrise near Kalapana

                            Sunrise near Kalapana

                          • Bedroom

                            Bedroom

                          • bathroom, tinted shower/tub door at rear, color changing marble sink on right

                            bathroom, tinted shower/tub door at rear, color changing marble sink on right

                          • infinity light in bathroom ceiling creates illusion of depth - programable color

                            infinity light in bathroom ceiling creates illusion of depth - programable color

                          • 100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat, kitchen off to left

                            100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat, kitchen off to left

                          • love seat with seats reclined

                            love seat with seats reclined

                          • kitchen counter is to the left of the TV projection screen

                            kitchen counter is to the left of the TV projection screen

                          • Rental unit (ohana) from back yard.  Part of house on right.

                            Rental unit (ohana) from back yard. Part of house on right.

                          • back pond (always has water) with ohana and house in background

                            back pond (always has water) with ohana and house in background

                          • main entrance with avocado tree in foreground, currently loaded with fruit

                            main entrance with avocado tree in foreground, currently loaded with fruit

                          • House, front pond and ohana (center) from near the street

                            House, front pond and ohana (center) from near the street

                          • Humorous sign at the visitor center below Mona Kea observatory

                            Humorous sign at the visitor center below Mona Kea observatory

                          $80 per night (USD)
                          4

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2014
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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                          Artsy Rainforest Hideaway: home theater, marble, granite, ducks, ponds, secluded

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