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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This rustic wooden mountain cabin is situated next to a forest, in a secluded spot away from the main house, on a 3.5 acre farm. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, it avoids the summer heat at sea level ('Cool and peaceful..' - Teri), yet is close to Kealakekua Bay (5 miles), kayaking, horse-riding, the Captain Cook Monument, Place of Refuge, and wonderful snorkeling. Ten minutes south is a small shopping center, with supermarket, Chinese restaurant, sandwich shop, bagel shop, etc. Three miles north is Kainaliu Town, with theater/cinema, Blue Ginger Gallery, clothing stores and other quaint places. One of the finest restaurants in West Hawaii (Keei Café) is less than 15 minutes away, and there are other lovely breakfast, lunch, dinner places and coffee shops nearby. From the cabin, a short walk across the property and along private paths through coffee fields leads you down a road that takes you through natural Hawaiian flora.
The 760 square feet cabin consists of a living-room, sleeping loft, bathroom, and well-equipped Hawaiian-style lanai kitchen with screens that look into the forest ('The forest is full of birdsong' - Claudia & Chan). A redwood deck is situated under the kukui and macadamia nut trees, and has a Polynesian gazebo. A charcoal barbecue ('An evening barbeque and wine on the deck - perfect' - Barbara & John) stands nearby. The cabin itself is a single wall structure built from exterior plywood. It does not have sheet rock and, like other Hawaiian-built cabins and coffee shacks, the plywood constitutes the inner and outer walls. Windows are aluminum and glass. The kitchen windows are wood, glass and screen, allowing for excellent ventilation.
The farm has three beloved and gentle dogs, three cats, sheep, and chickens. The farm critters are kept in an area at the upper south end of the farm, and the cabin is at the lower north end, some distance from them. From the cabin and its deck many of the sounds of the forest can be heard.
Guests will find fresh farm eggs, homemade bread, a fruit basket, Kona coffee, and other goodies to get them started.
Also worth noting - Jeffrey is an enthusiastic table tennis player. There are four clubs on the Big Island so if you play, bring your equipment!
Generally our guests' feedback is that the cabin is a comfortable place to hang out, read, watch movies and just unwind, or a cool base to return to after swimming, snorkeling and exploring the warmer locations elsewhere.
The proximity of the cabin to the forest means that there are a variety of forest sounds that can be heard - lots of birds in the morning, and tree frogs at night (especially in the wet summer months). As in any woodland setting, nature makes itself known!
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Phone number: (808)756-6418
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Member since: 2008
- 720 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Queen size bed (1) The Sleeping Loft Has a Queen-sized super-comfortable 16 Inch memory foam bed. Romantic. Baby Cribs (1) The sturdy crib is available as a standard feature in the cabin., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living-room sofa converts into a comfortable double bed ideal for one person but okay for two if they can handle 'cozy.'...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower (no bathtub), washbasin and toilet.
- The proximity of the forest adds to the cool, peaceful setting.
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13.42%
Rates are based on two guests. $20 per addition person over 12 years of age. $10 for children age two to twelve.
A 50% deposit required to secure the reservation. Payment can be made with a personal check or by using PayPal (choose the' Goods and Services' option). Checks should be mailed to Jeffrey Cumes, PO Box 1323, Kealakekua HI 96750. Our email address for a PayPal payment is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The balance can be paid after arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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In the main house we have a table tennis (ping pong) table. Jeffrey is a competitive player and encourages enthusiasts to play with him and, if desired, get some tips on how to play. We also have a training robot which interested players may want to try. Table tennis is not only the most popular sport in the world (China's national sport) but is good for the brain. . You'll see the research. We have a small TT club nearby and guests are invited to come and play.
About the owner: Heide and Jeffrey Cumes have lived in Hawaii since 1988, and came to the Big Island in 1990. 'We bought our home in Captain Cook in 1993 because it is close to our work and we loved the privacy, the temperate climate at 2,000 feet, and the rustic feel of the place. We have always loved animals and this was the perfect place to have our dogs, chickens and a few sheep. Our two grandchildren, Koa (10) and Naia (7) live with their parents in Massachusetts. Naia means 'dolphin' in Hawaiian. Koa is seen in the picture with us when he was an infant. Both our two adult daughters, Claudia and Julia, live and work in Massachusetts. We wish they'd come to Hawaii more often...
Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook, HI, USA:
We built the cabin in 2006 mostly for family and friends, but decided that since it was left unused for most of the year,and since people seemed to like it so much, we would use it as a vacation rental and maybe over time it would pay for itself.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
What we love most about our place is that it is a refuge for us from the world of work we are both involved in. The property had only macadamia nut and avocado trees when we first bought it. Thanks to Heide's tireless efforts, it now has many different trees and flowers. Things grow like crazy in Hawaii! If you want more information than the website offers, email us at email@example.com
- Primary: +1 8087566418 This is Jeffrey's cell phone
- Secondary: (808) 756-6418 (Hawaii, USA) This is Heide's cell phone: (808) 936-3340.
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The Koa Cabin
The living-room with sleeper couch on the right
Our beautiful TV cabinet
Another view of the kitchen
The end of another beautiful day in paradise
The stairs leading to the sleeping loft and queen-size foam mattress bed
Polynesian gazebo guarded by beloved Hawaiian poi dog Leo
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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