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Yurt in the Sky - Great Views

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Ocean View from 4500 feet in the sky.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The “Yurt in the Sky” is above and away from the bustle of civilization. Here you have wide open spaces – ocean, sun, sky and the contrast of the rich lava rock with the delicate red Ohia flowers. ( (We've never seen a mosquito or a bee) Here you can live simply but very comfortably -- off the grid but with almost all the conveniences of home. Stock up on your favorite foods and enjoy meals on the deck gazing out at sky and sea, feeling the cool breezes from across a thousand miles of unobstructed ocean. Then, you can descend from your 4500 ft. retreat to Big Island’s beaches, botanical gardens, volcanoes (30 beautiful miles away) snorkeling, adventure attractions or entertainment spots. South Big Island Beaches are about 30 minutes away, greatest snorkeling in the state is about 45 minutes and Kona with all its beaches and activities is about one hour.

When you come back, sip some wine or some freshly brewed tea as the sun sets, cook up your favorite meal on the propane stove or microwave oven and get ready for the best show on the Island: the stars! You can lie on the deck or view them all night inside through the circular skylight. If the air is chill, just turn on the romantic fireplace. You will be warm in minutes. Curl up with a book, or stay in touch with the distant world with high speed internet.


Why stay in one more conventional resort room, when you can experience first-hand a whole new way of life – off the grid? Why not give it a try?


Keywords: Yurt
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(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Loft

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  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) This is a double foam mattress with linens which can be moved in and out of the living area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are two very comfortable sofas that do not convert to beds, but you can use our sheet sleeping bags, covers and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The bathroom is directly attached to the yurt and has a hot shower, flush toilet and mirror. It is lighted by a skylight or you can take in one of our solar powered lamps at night. For our special system, toilet paper needs to be put into a closed can next to the toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cell phone access is excellent. The attached bathroom with skylight has a flush toilet with paper disposal can, and a hot shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    The view is great, but we're above the clouds so on some days you see only sky....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large round table, but is part of the open-space living, dining and kitchen area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open design -- see pictures....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell access is is excellent for most providers....moreless

  • PC
  • Parking:

    Park next to the door in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Use french press or filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    We have a microwave oven, but not a conventional oven, a propane stove, electric refrigerator. The sink has cold water only but good washing soap....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Depending on sunshine, this may need to be used sparingly....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large deck with ocean views. Portable chairs to put on deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$50
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • cleaning fee $60
  • Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Ocean View, Ka'u District, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (One Hour 15 Min South from Kailua/Kona Airport - Big Island)

The recent Lava Flow near Pahoa is a safe 40 minute drive away, so don't worry.

Other Activities: Exploring lava tunnels. Being away from it all! Exploring back roads. Fishing, shopping, kayaking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi future guests! I’m a retired community college teacher from Wisconsin in partnership with my son David, who fell in love with these islands as a student at the University of Hawaii. Designing and building our “Yurt in the Sky” has been a fun joint project. This year David is going back to school in Hilo, so we’re happy to share our retreat with you. About me? I keep busy here in Wisconsin with outdoor sports, movies and playing music. I'm always here on my cell in Wisconsin to answer questions or our very capable local cleaning person is very nearby.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean View, HI, USA:
We looked at many lovely lots on the Big Island and at first were drawn to the lush jungle atmospheres of the lowlands. But when we visited the exhilarating height of this little-known area, with its spacious views and friendly, laid-back people, we decided within a day.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This “Yurt in the Sky” is very different from other rentals. First, we can offer you a low price because we have little overhead. This frees up your vacation budget for more fun. Second, in contrast to other yurt rentals, we offer total privacy and independence. There is no sharing of any facilities. Third, we have NO bugs or other pesky creatures. Just leave the door open all day! Fourth, although we are 'away from it all,' it’s easy to get around. The paved roads to the yurt are excellent and from down in the nearby village of Ocean View there are free busses around the entire island! Finally, our 150 degree view of the distant ocean below is spectacular.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Ocean View from 4500 feet in the sky.

    Ocean View from 4500 feet in the sky.

  • Lounge on the deck

    Lounge on the deck

  • Cooking is easy!

    Cooking is easy!

  • Comfortable for extra sleeping.

    Comfortable for extra sleeping.

  • King bed in separate room. (Now there is an extra glass panel here.)

    King bed in separate room. (Now there is an extra glass panel here.)

  • Stay connected .. with a view.

    Stay connected .. with a view.

  • Beauty in early morning.

    Beauty in early morning.

  • Peace and Solitude

    Peace and Solitude

  • Romantic fire in cool mountain air

    Romantic fire in cool mountain air

  • View from the loft

    View from the loft

  • Simple but convenient

    Simple but convenient

  • Amazing sunsets,unbelievable 360 degree star views including galaxies 2-5am

    Amazing sunsets,unbelievable 360 degree star views including galaxies 2-5am

VRBO #258300

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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