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Hawaii Eco-Friendly Cottage Near Kehena Beach

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Kehena Black Sand Beach is one mile south.

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kalapana house description

Come to Paradise for our Volcanic Vacation Special - luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo, all for $75/nt or $500/wk! This destination allows close proximity to Volcanoes Ntl Park, where you can hike through myriad trails and lava tubes and see the caldera glow, to luxuriating in nearby natural hot ponds and steam baths, snorkeling in lava rock tidepools, or diving into the waves to swim with wild dolphins at spectacular Kehena 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.

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, frolic with the resident pod of dolphins, or watch breaching humpback whales. Our neighbor, renowned dolphin expert Naia Rae Fox, offers guided dolphin swims at half price to our guests!

Pack Hawaiian treats and a picnic lunch from one of the many popular farmer's markets in our area before driving 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 Oceanside Resort (discounts to our guests) which also offers an Olympic swimming pool, sauna, yoga, Pilates and other rejuvenating practices.

Dine at 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 from a wide variety of prepared food and stay for the local luau on Wednesday evenings at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar nearby. You can also purchase locally grown organic veggies there on Wed eve or Saturday morning at their Farmer's Market to 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, and 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
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Private bedroom with new queen-size bed plus a Living Room futon that opens to a double bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Organic, fragrance-free toiletries and towels 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
              • Budget
              • 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
              • Luaus
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Tropical greenery surrounds the house on all sides, for privacy and a secluded feel, while in a safe subdivision....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Table and chairs with beautiful garden view on screened-in lanai off the Living Room....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 3 people

                  General

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

                    Satellite WiFi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Complete with Satellite TV, DVD and CD player, games and books....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking available in two driveways....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Land line for local calls. Cell phone reception is available at the park down the hill....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Both bath and beach towels provided....moreless

                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All pots and utensils provided....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    All provided...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full kitchen, with all amenities....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster oven...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Screened-in lanai so you can dine watching the stars....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Snorkeling gear provided....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Pool and spa facilities available for day use at Kalani Oceanside Resort one mile away....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      Year-round
                      Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2016
                      3 night min stay
                      $75
                      $500 $1,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $75
                      * 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
                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Notes:

                      If cancellation occurs 45 days prior to arrival date, the security deposit will be returned.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 12/20/2014
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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
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Uncle Robert's Awa Bar
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Hilo
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 137
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Kalani
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Kehena Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Kehena Black Sand Beach is just 1 miles south for swimming, dolphin and whale watching; Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling in lava pools and geothermal ocean warm ponds just 6-7 miles away; Kalani Oceanside Resort one mile north offers a cliff-side meditation lookout, and day use of an olympic size pool, sauna, hot tubs and massage services (ask us about discounted massages for our guests).

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: A writer and wannabe mermaid, I love this area for its soothing warm ponds and back-to-nature feel, not available in the more touristy parts of the islands.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kalapana:
                      Hale Haumea is a perfect vacation rental for couples looking for a romantic getaway - you're near to everything, yet secluded, nestled in greenery on all sides of your home away from home. There is a complete kitchen with all necessary appliances, etc., to make fabulous meals at the cottage and dine on the screened-in lanai and watch the sky change with the sunrise and sunset.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Close to unique volcanic features of the Big Island - Kehena black sand beach, geothermal hot ponds, natural steam baths, lava rock tidepools for snorkeling, and Volcanoes Ntl Park, plus local Farmer's Markets and luau at Uncle Robert's just 5 miles away.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Kehena Black Sand Beach is one mile south.

                        Kehena Black Sand Beach is one mile south.

                      • Hale Haumea is beautifully designed and decorated by a local artist/architect.

                        Hale Haumea is beautifully designed and decorated by a local artist/architect.

                      • Large living and kitchen area.

                        Large living and kitchen area.

                      • Tiled bathroom with all towel and toiletries provided.

                        Tiled bathroom with all towel and toiletries provided.

                      • Ahalanui Hot Pond for swimming and snorkeling.

                        Ahalanui Hot Pond for swimming and snorkeling.

                      • Waipoae Marine Sanctuary

                        Waipoae Marine Sanctuary

                      • Hike up Green Mt. to Green Lake - the only fresh water lake in Hawaii.

                        Hike up Green Mt. to Green Lake - the only fresh water lake in Hawaii.

                      • Enjoy yoga or one of many other rejuvenating activities and neighboring Kalani.

                        Enjoy yoga or one of many other rejuvenating activities and neighboring Kalani.

                      • Halemau'mau Crater seen from Jagger Museum in Volcanoes Ntl Park

                        Halemau'mau Crater seen from Jagger Museum in Volcanoes Ntl Park

                      • Hiking adventures abound in Hilo and Volcanoes Ntl Park.

                        Hiking adventures abound in Hilo and Volcanoes Ntl Park.

                      • Rainbow Falls in Hilo

                        Rainbow Falls in Hilo

                      • See Akaka Falls and the Botanical Gardens north of Hilo.

                        See Akaka Falls and the Botanical Gardens north of Hilo.

                      • Swim with dolphins or watch them spin in the air at Kehena Beach.

                        Swim with dolphins or watch them spin in the air at Kehena Beach.

                      • Screened-in lanai for dining with a view.

                        Screened-in lanai for dining with a view.

                      • New queen-size bed in private BR with ceiling fan and AC.

                        New queen-size bed in private BR with ceiling fan and AC.

                      • Beautiful East-side sunrise every morning.

                        Beautiful East-side sunrise every morning.

                      • Swim in 85-degree water year-round at Champagne Pond.

                        Swim in 85-degree water year-round at Champagne Pond.

                      • Snorkel above colorful fish and coral at Waiopae.

                        Snorkel above colorful fish and coral at Waiopae.

                      • Meditation lookout over cliffs across from Kalani, one mile north.

                        Meditation lookout over cliffs across from Kalani, one mile north.

                      • See the new Lava Viewing area in Pahoa Town.

                        See the new Lava Viewing area in Pahoa Town.

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

                        See the crater glow at dusk in Volcanoes Ntl Park.

                      • Boiling Pots Park in Hilo

                        Boiling Pots Park in Hilo

                      • Dine at one of many fine restaurants overlooking Hilo Bay.

                        Dine at one of many fine restaurants overlooking Hilo Bay.

                      • Expect to see a lot of rainbows.

                        Expect to see a lot of rainbows.

                      VRBO #90588

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

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

                      View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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