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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: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 lava from the Kilauea Volcano flow down toward the ocean, hiking through the extinct craters 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 one-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 (see Oct. issue of ISLANDS magazine) offers guided dolphin swims to our guests!

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 Kalapana Village Cafe or Kalani'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 purchase fresh island fish in the Pahoa Fish Market and locally grown organic veggies at the Sea View Farmers Market and cook a tropical feast in our fully-equipped kitchen to eat on the comfortable screened-in lanai.

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

          Suitability

          • Nude Beach
          • 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.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            3...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Seating for 3 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

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

          • Towels Provided:

            Both bath and beach towels provided....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking available in two driveways....moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Hawaiian Monopoly, Scrabble, puzzles...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Hawaiian and popular music...moreless

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Snorkel gear and beach mats provided....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Rural:

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

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Walking
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Luaus
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wind-Surfing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 40 traveler reviews
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                      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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                      Last updated: 09/16/2014
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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

                       

                      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 natural steam baths, the explosions of lava into the ocean, the black sand beaches warm under my toes, 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, such as lava tours, 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.

                      • Snorkel above coral gardens.

                        Snorkel 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.

                        Visit Hilo's cultural and natural splendors.

                      • See lava flow into the ocean 10 miles south of Kalapana.

                        See lava flow into the ocean 10 miles south of Kalapana.

                      • Expect to see a lot of rainbows!

                        Expect to see a lot of rainbows!

                      • 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.

                      • Snorkel in the Waiopae Marine Sanctuary in safe tidepools.

                        Snorkel in the Waiopae Marine Sanctuary in safe tidepools.

                      • 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.

                      • Explore a lava tube in Volcanoes National Park.

                        Explore a lava tube in Volcanoes National Park.

                      • Hike out to see the new lava flow.

                        Hike out to see the new lava flow.

                      • You may even catch a moonbow.

                        You may even catch a moonbow.

                      VRBO #90588

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, September 17, 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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