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Charming, Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach

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Kehena Beach is one mile south of the cottage.

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kalapana house description

Come to Paradise - luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo, all at our Special Rate of $75/nt or $500/wk (plus tax & cleaning). This destination is loaded with volcanic features - from viewing the steam escaping from Halemaumau Crater and hiking the many beautiful trails and lava tubes at Volcanoes Ntl Park, to luxuriating in natural hot ponds and steam baths, snorkeling in lava rock tidepools, or diving into the waves to swim with dolphins or whale watch on a spectacular black sand beach.

This coastal cottage is close to all these attractions, yet offers a private retreat, surrounded by tropical greenery on all sides with no other houses in view. It's a comfortable 1-bedroom with a brand new Queen-sized bed, designed with artistic flair, fully tiled throughout the house as well as on the screened-in lanai. For your convenience, we've recently added Tropical Satellite WiFi so you can also check your messages from back home.

Imagine savoring your favorite morning beverage or tropical breakfast on the lanai as the rising sun's orange light soothes you with warm Aloha. Then travel less than a mile down the road to Kehena Beach where you may sunbathe on the fine, black sand or frolic with the resident pod of dolphins. Renowned dolphin expert Naia Rae Fox offers guided dolphin swims to our guests! And our friend Sylvie Gendron offers discounted Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage to our guests at the neighboring Kalani Oceanside Resort spa.

Pack Hawaiian treats and a picnic lunch from the popular farmer's market before making the short drive to Volcanoes National Park, the soothing hot pond at Ahalanui State Park where geothermal springs heat the waters to nearly 90 degrees, or to snorkel among a teeming rainbow of tropical fish in the Kapoho tidepools, a Marine Conservation area.

In Hilo Town, enjoy the fine restaurants, entertainment, cultural events and shopping opportunities afforded by this 2nd largest city in the Hawaiian islands. Just north of Hilo, explore mystical rainforests to view magical waterfalls and the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.

Enjoy a Hawaiian Lomi or aqua massage at neighboring Kalani cultural center (special discounts to our guests) which also offers an Olympic swimming pool, sauna, yoga, pilates and other rejuvenating practices.

Dine at nearby Kalani Oceanside Resort's buffet restaurant or roadside cafe, or in one of the variety of ethnic restaurants and health food bars in Pahoa Town, just 13 miles away. Or join in the local luau and farmer's market every Wednesday evening at Uncle Robert's at the end of the road in Kalapana - buy prepared food there or fresh local produce to cook a tropical feast in our fully-equipped kitchen at Hale Haumea.

There is truly something for everyone here in our slice of Paradise - come enjoy it with us. To care for this fragile ecosystem, we have created an eco-safe 'green' retreat; we use no pesticides or chemicals, provide fragrance-free toiletries and cleaning products and ask that you not smoke.

The Sea View cottage is called 'Hale Haumea,' for the Earth Mother, Hawaiian Goddess Haumea, who protects the new land created by her daughter Pele's lava. She is associated with fertility and creativity. This cottage was built by an artist as her retreat and studio and we hope that the beauty and awesome nature surrounding it inspires you as well.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Shower and bathtub. All organic toiletries provided.

              Other Amenities

                  • Experience green living - all eco-sensitive personal care and cleaning products are provided....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Hawaiian Monopoly, Scrabble, puzzles...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Hawaiian and popular music...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Luaus
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Rural:

                        Close to the ocean and volcanic features of the island; yet far from the touristy centers of the island; romantic and private....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Enjoy dining on the screened-in lanai....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 3 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet:

                        Satellite WiFi...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Enjoy watching our Satellite TV with all premium movie channels, plus DVD and CD players....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Parking available in two driveways....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Both bath and beach towels provided....moreless

                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Snorkel gear and beach mats provided....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Olympic size pool, hot tub and spa available for day use at nearby Kalani resort for a day fee....moreless

                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.7
                          from 41 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $75
                          $500 $1,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Outcleaning Fee $60
                          • Tax Rate 13.42%

                          Notes:

                          Email me for a price quote including tax and cleaning; I'll respond with an Adventure Guide to all the nearby sites.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/25/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
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                          Location

                          • Lava Ocean Adventures

                            "Take a sunrise or sunset boat trip to view the lava flow into the ocean, creating fireworks ..."

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                          • Lava Tree State Monument

                            "Talk a scenic walk through this beautiful other-worldly park where trees were covered by the..."

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                          • Kalapana Cultural Tours (LAVA Boat & Hike)

                            "If you want a guide to hike out to the lava flow, this family of Hawaiian heritage will prov..."

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                          • Kalani Oceanside Retreat

                            "Just one mile from the cottage, it offers a roadside cafe for all, a buffet restaurant, pool..."

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                          • Uncle Robert's Kava Bar

                            "Great to sit local-style under the twinkly lights at the bar and enjoy local kava or beer/wi..."

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                          • SPACE

                            "The best Farmer's Market on the island occurs every Saturday morning in Seaview just 2 block..."

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                          • Kehena Beach

                            "Just one mile from our cottage, a scenic black sand beach often frequented by wild dolphins...."

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                          • Ahalanui Hot Pond

                            "Enjoy warm ocean water heated by underground geothermal springs. This county park offers saf..."

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                          • Crater Rim Trail

                            "One of the many exciting trails in Volcanoes National Park, where you can see both extinct a..."

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                          • Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary

                            "Best spot for snorkeling on the east side of the island, in lava pools filled with tropical ..."

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                          • Kaleo's Bar & Grill

                            "A gourmet restaurant featuring Hawaiian and Asian-Tropical cuisine, perfect for celebrating ..."

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                          38 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hilo (ITO)
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Uncle Robert's Awa Bar
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy 137
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Kalani Resort
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Kehena

                          Car: Necessary

                          Hale Haumea offers the best location for all the Big Island's volcanic features: Close to Kehena black sand beach frequented year-round by dolphins and for whale watching in winter; Volcanoes Ntl Park to enjoy hiking trails, crater views and museums; geothermal hot ponds and a Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling; natural steam saunas; Hilo (38 miles away) is Hawaii's 2nd largest city and offers every type of shopping, restaurants, historic attractions, art galleries and spectacular waterfalls. Pahoa Town, just 13 miles away, offers a selection of restaurants as well as a small shopping center, supermarket and health food store. The 'end of the road' 5 miles away offers Uncle Robert's Awa Bar with a Farmer's Market and Local Luau every Wednesday night and Saturday morning and a convenient, nearby grocery store.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: I love the east side of the Big Island for its volcanic energy and beauty, the warm ponds, the magnificent waterfalls, the natural steam baths, the black sand beaches warm under my toes, and the cool trade winds. Come and enjoy!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We pride ourselves on the eco-friendly products we provide for your health and the health of the environment. And you'll find everything you need to feel at home. We offer special guidance on not-to-be-missed adventures, and discounts on Hawaiian massage and guided dolphin swims.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

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                          • Kehena Beach is one mile south of the cottage.

                            Kehena Beach is one mile south of the cottage.

                          • Wear snorkel gear to see the dolphins underwater.

                            Wear snorkel gear to see the dolphins underwater.

                          • Relax at the end of the day on our new Queen-sized bed; AC & fan in BR too!

                            Relax at the end of the day on our new Queen-sized bed; AC & fan in BR too!

                          • Large living area contains a full kitchen with all the necessities.

                            Large living area contains a full kitchen with all the necessities.

                          • Snorkel at nearby thermal hot ponds with turtles and fish.

                            Snorkel at nearby thermal hot ponds with turtles and fish.

                          • Waiopae Marine Sanctuary offers tidal pools teaming with fish and coral.

                            Waiopae Marine Sanctuary offers tidal pools teaming with fish and coral.

                          • Snorkeling above coral gardens.

                            Snorkeling above coral gardens.

                          • Kalani's pool and spa nearby is available for day use.

                            Kalani's pool and spa nearby is available for day use.

                          • Enjoy a nurturing aqua massage in Kalani's warm pool.

                            Enjoy a nurturing aqua massage in Kalani's warm pool.

                          • Visit Hilo's cultural and natural splendors, like Rainbow Falls.

                            Visit Hilo's cultural and natural splendors, like Rainbow Falls.

                          • Dine at one of the fabulous restaurants overlooking Hilo Bay.

                            Dine at one of the fabulous restaurants overlooking Hilo Bay.

                          • See the caldera glow at dusk in Volcanoes Ntl Park.

                            See the caldera glow at dusk in Volcanoes Ntl Park.

                          • Enjoy the waves and dolphin sightings at Kehena.

                            Enjoy the waves and dolphin sightings at Kehena.

                          • Hale Haumea cottage, your lovely home away from home.

                            Hale Haumea cottage, your lovely home away from home.

                          • Screened-in lanai for dining and lounging.

                            Screened-in lanai for dining and lounging.

                          • Beautifully tiled bath comes with all the towels and toiletries you need.

                            Beautifully tiled bath comes with all the towels and toiletries you need.

                          • Ahalanui public warm pond is nearby, perfect even for children.

                            Ahalanui public warm pond is nearby, perfect even for children.

                          • Clear blue waters for viewing colorful coral and fish at the tidal pools.

                            Clear blue waters for viewing colorful coral and fish at the tidal pools.

                          • Bring an underwater camera....

                            Bring an underwater camera....

                          • Relax to the max with a lomi massage - at a special discount.

                            Relax to the max with a lomi massage - at a special discount.

                          • Take a yoga class in the beautiful surroundings of Kalani.

                            Take a yoga class in the beautiful surroundings of Kalani.

                          • Hike at dramatic Boiling Pots park in Hilo.

                            Hike at dramatic Boiling Pots park in Hilo.

                          • Explore a lava tube in Volcanoes National Park.

                            Explore a lava tube in Volcanoes National Park.

                          • Be prepared to see a lot of rainbows!

                            Be prepared to see a lot of rainbows!

                          VRBO #90588

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

                          $75 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 85%
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/25/2014
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