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Artsy Rainforest Hideaway - Near Lava - Ponds, Ducks, 100-Inch TV, No Extra Fees

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bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

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Last updated: 10/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Keaau bungalow description

The thumbnail photo you just looked at is the bedroom ceiling, which glows under black lights. But before I describe the place here is something you should be aware of if you are looking at rentals in the Puna district:

LAVA FLOW UPDATE: The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is currently predicted to cross Highway 130 in Pahoa between October 29 and November 12. This will force everyone south of Pahoa in the lower Puna area to use temporary gravel roads to get to Hilo, resulting in huge traffic delays. When the flow reaches the ocean in a few months the 20 mile drive from Pahoa to Hilo will become a nearly 200 mile round trip across the south and central parts of the island.

As of October 21, 2014 the flow has stalled several times but continues to produce new break outs and is currently .6 miles from the first street it will cross in Pahoa Town.

For updated info on the flow you can check the Hawaii County Civil Defense Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hawaiicountycivildefense

My newly remodeled ohana (guest house) is located 4 miles north of Pahoa so staying here means you won’t be cut off from the rest of the island, including nearby Volcano National Park and the astronomical observatories on Mona Kea.

The one-bedroom ohana features a bathroom with black granite floor tiles and a white marble sink on a black granite vanity top, with the sink illuminated from below with programmable, color changing LEDS lights. The same type of LEDs are used in the infinity light in the ceiling, which creates the impression of the lights extending up beyond the roof. The new bathtub has a marble tile surround, a heavy, tinted glass shower door, and LED lights in the shower head constantly change the color of the water as you shower. There are lots of mirrors in the bathroom to make it feel large and spacious.

You will be sleeping on a new, queen-sized, pillow top bed as you lay underneath a black ceiling painted with galaxies and stars in black-light paint by professional artists. Everyone, so far without exception, really likes the bedroom ceiling. The bedroom has a 39-inch wall mounted TV connected to a BD/DVD disk player sitting on the glass topped desk, which also has a speaker system for your portable music device. There is a five drawer dresser, two lamps on end tables with drawers on each side of the bed, and 3 black lights for when you are in the mood to light up the ceiling and the black light posters.

The living room/kitchen features a home theater with a 100-inch projection TV, 540 watt surround sound system, BD/DVD disk player, dozens of movies and satellite TV. Wireless Internet access is also provided. The kitchen has a ceiling fan, full sized fridge, microwave, two-burner gas stove, toaster oven, crock pot, coffee maker (coffee and filters provided), kitchen knife set, pots, pans, dishes, silverware and a table with soft, swivel-chair seating for four. There is a new futon which will sleep 2 and a leather love seat with separate recliners.

The 2-acre lot has dozens of palm trees, an orange tree, small lime tree, and an avocado tree growing just outside your door (help yourself when they are in season in October and November). There are 3 pond areas which fill and empty depending on the amount of unpredictable rainfall. There are about a dozen grown ducks and generally that many ducklings playing in the ponds. Though completely out of sight, you will sometimes hear the sound of goats, sheep, chickens, roosters and dogs from the lot next door, plus the usual rainforest sounds of birds during the day and reasonably quiet frogs at night.

The ohana (guest house) is 200-feet from the paved road which has maybe 20 cars per hour going by. It is 40-feet from the main house where I live, in a separate building which also contains the garage and laundry room where you have free access to the new washer and dryer. The rental unit is on the far side of that building relative to the house so you will have plenty of privacy. Just outside the building is a new 8’x16’ deck with a view of a large, open area that is sometimes a pond and sometimes dry. You can use my gas grill if you’d like.

Kids really like this place due to the ducks, posters, lights and other gadgets, but the lot is still being cleared and there are many uneven surfaces which may pose hazards for young children. Well behaved children older than 6 are OK but you will be fully responsible for their safety. Smoking is permitted only outside the building.

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. You make a left turn onto that road and travel south about 5 miles, then make a left onto highway 130, continue south about 4 miles then make a right onto Pohaku Drive. The 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 way mellow guy who wants to do everything I can to make your stay a wonderful, relaxing experience. I look forward to conversations with happy people on vacation, and at the same time like my privacy and will be sure to respect yours. I am not charging extra fees for kids, cleaning, or a security deposit because I intend to rent to people who respect others and their property, and I like to be trusting and friendly.

There are many great places to visit here, including tours inside the Mona Kea observatory, steam vents on the volcano, snorkeling in tide pools, a green sand beach on the south end of the island, lava tubes with fresh water you can swim through, etc. A guide book, _Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed_, is provided so you can discover all the things there are to see and do here.

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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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Sep 27 - Oct 27, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $65
                          $400
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $80
                          $500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          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: 10/03/2014
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                          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. And right now it is probably the cheapest vacation rental you can find in Hawaii.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

                            bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

                          • Bedroom with plastic still on new mattress

                            Bedroom with plastic still on new mattress

                          • screen up

                            screen up

                          • love seat with seats reclined

                            love seat with seats reclined

                          • bathroom

                            bathroom

                          • infinity light reflected in shower door

                            infinity light reflected in shower door

                          • laundry room

                            laundry room

                          • ohana pond full

                            ohana pond full

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

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

                          • deck and sliding glass door

                            deck and sliding glass door

                          • ohana with main entrance to right of garage door

                            ohana with main entrance to right of garage door

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

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

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

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

                          • kitchen/living room with TV screen pulled down, before adding love seat

                            kitchen/living room with TV screen pulled down, before adding love seat

                          • living room area with 100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat

                            living room area with 100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat

                          • kitchen counter

                            kitchen counter

                          • infinity light in bathroom ceiling

                            infinity light in bathroom ceiling

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

                            white marble sink changes colors with programable LED lighting from below

                          • ohana pond from sitting area

                            ohana pond from sitting area

                          • ohana pond empty

                            ohana pond empty

                          • new deck with empty pond area and back yard

                            new deck with empty pond area and back yard

                          • main entrance

                            main entrance

                          • ohana from driveway

                            ohana from driveway

                          $65 - $80 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 10/03/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          Artsy Rainforest Hideaway - near lava - ponds, ducks, 100-inch TV, no extra fees

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