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Gateway to Lava Flows - Changing Vistas 'Music Cave of Refuge'

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Your Gateway to Lava and Coastline Walks

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Last updated: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kaimu house description

The home has been described as 'A Vacation within A Vacation': And what a vacation! Home offers SECLUSION for special occasions.

The home is the strawberries and cream for your Hawaiian Vacation and/or the Second most memorable Hawaiian Honeymoon Experience.

!!! Highly Rcommended for Honeymooners !!! or an intimate wedding on the lava terrace

NO ADD ON FEES... No cleaning fees, extra people fees and never a fee for information and help! The daily and weekly rates include all costs minus the tax man - Please read the reviews we are here so you can have the Most Unique Fun and complete vacation/holiday!
Property Description.
2000 square foot home and 3 adjacent lots with almost unlimited ocean vistas. The coast and lava field is always changing so each visit offers unique new adventures. Home is on a lush vegetation covered lot with coconut palm, breadfruit, banana, pineapple, lemon, lilikoi, macadamia, beautiful flowers and orchids: All opening to a lava terraced ocean front vista. The three adjoining lots have lava from the winter 1990 lava flow plus old and new vegetation to include avocado. If you look just 10 feet south and east of the house you will see lava where the 1990 lava flow stopped.

Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua 'Music Cave of Refuge' is the house second story: The exclusive premium small party (4 to 5 person maximum) vacation rental consist of approximately 1000 square feet with 2 unique bedrooms (2 queen pillow top mattress beds), a daybed in the living room and 2 upscale modern baths. A gourmet kitchen is where you will enjoy preparing your meals as you drink in the ocean views: Listen to the ocean as you cook and the rhythms of the palm trees or the jukebox with approximately 450 albums/CDs of timeless music.

Entertainment!!! Besides a full sized American Made Classic Jukebox with 6 bubblers to entertain you, you can watch a 3D movie on the 132 inch living room theater or watch a movie on a 92 inch screen in the kitchen and each of the bedrooms. If you want the complete movie atmosphere you can have popcorn from a theater popcorn maker and a beverage from a classic coke cooler at the Diner Route '66' Table. Wednesday night and at this time an added Friday night offer the famous 'Night Market at Kalapana: The Wednesday and Friday Farmers Market is a short 0.6 to 0.8 mile walk (lava route or road route) from the house.

Almost everyday features sunshine and more sunshine; often while you're sleeping, a rejuvenation shower occurs. Considered by many the most perfect climate on the islands: Sneak a peek at the Galileo thermometer on the breakfast bar and you usually will find a temperature between 68 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit day time or night time.

'Special 'Guest Book' Feature:'
The 'Guest Book' allows quiet time reading of shared experiences at The Music Cave of Refuge - 'Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua '

The Bauk Family allowed me to share this message from the “Guest Book' with you:
I share this message that is excellently targeted to the experience this special property was designed to create in this magical environment.
Hi Bob,
We have just returned home from our wonderful trip to Hawaii, so I apologize for the delay in replying to you.
We had a wonderful time staying at your property, and we took some flyers and will absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting the big island.
I will write a review online soon, but you are more than welcome to use the review from your guest book in your property description…
Mahalo
Julia
***Below is a shared experience from the “Guest Book”: The 'Guest Book' is specially designed to share with you - we encourage you to share your experiences and thoughts in the “Guest Book”. ***

“Thank you so much for fitting us in for the night - we just wish we had discovered this place earlier and spent more time here. After more than ten years working in the travel industry and traveling all over the world, staying in many types of accommodations - this property has to be one of the coolest, funkiest, most fun places we have stayed. We absolutely LOVED IT!!
Congratulations Bob on creating a fabulous eclectic environment. My four year old son just asked if we could stay here forever.
Mahalo,
Julia , Jos and Alec Bauk”

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Special home for a small family or party: Two Queen beds (4 sleeping) and one coach that would allow for the back pillows to be removed to accommodate a 5th person on the couch. 5 people maximum....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Area rented is second story of a home; therefore difficult for a wheelchair....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Pillow Top Queen Mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Pillow Top Queen Mattress...moreless

          • Master 'Tiki' Peach Colored Bedroom: Bedroom has a Queen Pillow Top Mattress. High fiber count Egyption cotton sheets: Comfort Pillows. Master bath. Pineapple ceiling fan light combo. Tiki torch accents at bed corners (remote led flame type lights: Room Atmosphere is Special. 92 inch projection surround theater system (Netfix and Hulu Plus access). French doors with a fabulous Ocean View. Blue Colored Bedroom: Larger than the master bedroom. Again Egyption sheets, comfort pillows, pineapple ceiling fan and accent fan. 92' surround sound projection system (Netfix and Hulu Plus access). Yamaha Keyboard....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Stone vanity top: Quality Kraftmaid Cabinet Nickel Fixtures...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: combination tub/shower, toilet

            Stone vanity top, Quality Kraftmaid Cabinet, Nickel Fixtures...moreless

          • Glass shower enclosures: Combination Shower/Tub - Fiberglass Easy Clean, Large Mirrored Medicine Cabinets, designer lighting, Nickel Plated Fixtures with single handle temperature protected shower heads. High quality cabinets....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining Area Bistro Style Setting - seats 4: OR/PLUS Breakfast Bar 4 bar stools/seats. Diner 'Route 66' Table with 2 C-5 Corvette tall swivel seats. Again: YOUR CHOICE OF FUN DINING...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            with ice maker Plus Vintage Coke a Cola Cooler...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Shared replace what is used...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            46' LED breakfast bar. 3 Projectors for video and computer connection. One 3D Projector Optoma HD33. Screens 132' living room screen 92 ' Kitchen Screen Netflix and Hulu Plus via LG Blu-Ray...moreless

          • Music Library:

            US Made Rock Ola Classic Jukebox - Full Size Peacock Model 6 bubbler Digital Music Approximately 300 CDs...moreless

          • Books:

            Tour guides, area information and vegetation species keys....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            3D - plus multiple Blu-Ray DVD players...moreless

          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Local Big Island Calls must use calling card or cell phone for off island calls. Verizon has good coverage in the area other phone services may be roaming or not available....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Great Vegetation. Home plus 3 adjacent lots. Wonderful Walking Areas: Full and Large Ocean Access Areas....moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Ocean Views estimate 130 degrees...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Mountain View:

            From front lot can see the mountains and when lava is flowing on the surface: View the lava flows....moreless

          • Beach View:

            From front lot view to beach area that is 5 minute walk from the house: Secret little know beach!...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Oceanfront property: Part of multiple lots (4) boardering the State of Hawaii Oceanfront Access....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Approx 130 degrees of Serene Ocean Front Vistas....moreless

          Activities

          • Churches
          • Cycling
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Surfing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Sailing
          • Kayaking
          • Surf Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Laundromat
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Whale Watching
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Playground
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Base Rate
          1 night min stay
          $100 $110
          Fri, Sat
          $651 $2,700
          Winter and Winter Holidays
          Nov 23 - Mar 5
          2 night min stay
          $120 $125
          Fri, Sat
          $770 $3,150
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Tax Rate 13.41%

          Notes:

          WELCOME! Please if you see we are not fully booked in the upcoming month please contact us for special rates. We so much want to share our home and give you an unforgettable stay in our Hawaii: We will work hard to find pricing that can meet your available time and short notice schedule. Bob


          Cancellation policy:

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


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          Last updated: 06/26/2014
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          Location

          26 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Hilo International Airport
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd. Hwy 137
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Kaimu Secret Beach and Kalapana Black Sand Beach
          10 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Pahoa Town - 3 in town Bars many Restaurants
          25.5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Hilo Municipal Golf Course
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Kalapana Village Cafe

          Car: Necessary

          Secluded narrow dead end ocean side road access approximately 600 feet off Hwy 137 (Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road - Red Road local name) - Home and all Ocean Front adjoining vacant lots are the secluded property at the end of the road: Adjacent to Hawaii Coastal Access and just steps from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Kalapana lava viewing area. When you exit the house and turn left (west on Hwy 137) you are 1/2 mile from Uncle Robert's Awa ('Kava') Bar and evening entertainment/concerts plus a weeky flea market: You can follow the groomed walking access to Kalapana Black Sand Beach. Point east on Hwy 137 and drive toward Kapoho: You will find Kehena Beach (non-officially sanctioned clothing optional beach) Kalani Oceanside Retreat (comprehensive environment, health and yoga retreat), SPACE (Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education), Pohoiki (Isaac Hale Beach Park) surf break, Ahalanui hot pond, and Kapoho tidal ponds. Head back west to the house then head north toward Pahoa on Hwy 130 (Pahoa Kalapana Rd.) and approximately 1.0 mile on your right is St. Damien's historic Star of the Sea Painted Church: Continue into Pahoa where there are many funky fine restaurants, the Akebono Theater and shopping. A nice stop if you want to take Hwy 132 (Kapoho Rd.) east from Pahoa is the Lava Tree State Park (great fissure in the earth and trees frozen in time by lava): Take the 1 mile circle hike/walk (bring mosquito repellent). Now if your adventurous; continue east to Kapoho and loop back to the house on Hwy 137. Summary of Area Activities: hiking (Lava Tree), snorkeling (Kapoho Tidal Pools), swimming (Ahalanui hot pond), surfing (Isaac Hale Beach Park), sunbathing (Kaimu Secret Beach and Kalapana Black Sand Beach - wonderful morning or evening walks from the house), and 3 weekly farmers' markets (2 Sunday and the local Uncle Robert's on a weekday evening- Wednesday). The Wednesday Farmers Market is a short 0.6 to 0.8 mile walk (lava route of road route) from the house.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: Your Host 'Bob' has worked a decade overseas assisting people in nations ravaged by wars to rebuild their lives and nation. During the time overseas 'Bob' was called the 'movie man' not because he knew much about movies but because Bob would share a movie with everyone: Sharing a move led to sharing popcorn and sometimes teaching people of other nations how to make popcorn in a theater popcorn machine: Bob left many popcorn machines around the world and many friendly popcorn lovers. During those 10 years, Bob had little time to visit the wonderful home and retreat he wants to share with you. For Bob, relaxation was no longer than 21 days home at Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua - 'Music Cave of Refuge' and making Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua a special place of refuge to relax, reflect and share. Darlene our co-host would put back in order the projects Bob did not finish. Darlene lived during my long time overseas at my home in the downstairs living area: I am happy to say Darlene still lives in the downstairs unit of the home and can be your best guide to the islands or she can be invisible: Your Choice. Darlene managed a Hostel for more than 3 years that specialized in eco-tourism and hiking (a favorite stop for world travelers). Darlene has been an island resident for 26 years. Now that Darlene is retired it is wonderful to have her around as a friend and resource. I encourage you to consider the advantages of a home with such a great friend and resource: We hope you can relax as we do at Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua - with our Hawaii and World knowledge - We truly believe there is no finer place in Hawaii or the World. Aloha and Mahalo from Darlene and Bob!

          Why the Owner Chose Kaimu:
          The area and home have some of the cleanest air in the World. Home location is approximately 1 mile from a weather point used as a baseline reference for World clean air data. There is sunshine almost every day usually when it rains during the day (not very common) the sun will always return. It is very common for late night and early morning showers allowing for a lush green environment during the very sunny days and it makes for very moderate temperatures never (almost never) temperatures exceeding the 80's. With the mild but steady winds, humidity is generally not an issue. The home offers Seclusion, Seclusion, Seclusion with beautiful surrounding areas. Just outside your doorstep are wonderful walking areas and scenic roads: When you return home the home environment and outstanding entertainment option offer almost a vacation in a vacation.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          View the steam rising from the lava ocean entry and from the front lot view the lava flowing down the mountainside when surface lava is present. SECLUSION! CHANGING VISTA VIEWS! MORNING AND EVENING WALKS! Almost no one knows anyone lives here! Two isolated uncrowded beaches one a 5 minute walk and the other a 15 minute walk. Must be one of the best kept secrets and places on the globe.


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          Photos

          • Your Gateway to Lava and Coastline Walks

            Your Gateway to Lava and Coastline Walks

          • A 'teaser' view of the vast lava terrace and ocean vistas from the lanai

            A 'teaser' view of the vast lava terrace and ocean vistas from the lanai

          • '3-D' Surround Sound Entertainment

            '3-D' Surround Sound Entertainment

          • Day or Night Excellent Dining and Entertainment Options

            Day or Night Excellent Dining and Entertainment Options

          • Ocean, Floral and Lava Views from the house and lanai: Over 120 degree views.

            Ocean, Floral and Lava Views from the house and lanai: Over 120 degree views.

          • Beaded tropical entrance to the master bath

            Beaded tropical entrance to the master bath

          • Spacious Blue Bedroom with wonderful tropical views

            Spacious Blue Bedroom with wonderful tropical views

          • Gourmet Kitchen

            Gourmet Kitchen

          • Diner style dining

            Diner style dining

          • Tuesday night view a movie: Look at the ocean and maybe see a Cruise Ship

            Tuesday night view a movie: Look at the ocean and maybe see a Cruise Ship

          • Green

            Green

          • Walk to the ocean look back and see the home at the end of a rainbow

            Walk to the ocean look back and see the home at the end of a rainbow

          • Welcome: Relax on the Lanai!

            Welcome: Relax on the Lanai!

          • Island style living at its best

            Island style living at its best

          • Daytime Great Breakfast Bar, Nightime Inviting Koa Wood Bar

            Daytime Great Breakfast Bar, Nightime Inviting Koa Wood Bar

          • Cook, view the ocean or peek at the  perfect temps on the Galileo Thermometer

            Cook, view the ocean or peek at the perfect temps on the Galileo Thermometer

          • Open the French Doors and surround your senses in the ocean environment

            Open the French Doors and surround your senses in the ocean environment

          • Master bath

            Master bath

          • Turtle Bath with designer fixtures

            Turtle Bath with designer fixtures

          • Bistro like dining

            Bistro like dining

          • Ready for your evening entertainment

            Ready for your evening entertainment

          • Many opportunities and options to sit, visit and 'Talk Story'

            Many opportunities and options to sit, visit and 'Talk Story'

          • Framed with natural vegetation

            Framed with natural vegetation

          • Now walk a few more feet north along the coast and find Kaimu secret beach

            Now walk a few more feet north along the coast and find Kaimu secret beach

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Sunday, June 29, 2014

          $100 - $125 per night (USD)
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          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

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