Artsy Rainforest Hideaway: Home Theater, Marble/Granite Bath, Unique, Secluded
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
In the spirit of aloha I don't charge a security deposit, taxes, cleaning fees, or for additional guests. Recent additions include snorkel equipment for 2 adults, a cooler with wheels and a handle like on luggage, beach towels, 2 beach chairs, 2 double-wide rope hammocks with pillows in the back yard, and a lava lamp.
The living area of my newly remodeled ohana (guest house) features a 100-inch projection TV home theater with a 540 watt surround sound system, DVR, satellite TV, a super comfy leather love seat with separate recliners, dozens of great movies, free coffee, tea and popcorn and high speed internet access (the bandwidth is limited so you need to check with me before streaming audio or video). There is also a futon which can sleep up to 2 additional guests.
The kitchen area features a full sized fridge, microwave, toaster oven, crockpot, 2-burner gas stove, knife set, cutting boards, toaster, blender, electric can opener, pots and pans, dishes, wine glasses, corkscrew, etc., and the kitchen table has 4, soft swivel chairs. You get free access to the front-loading washer/dryer with supplied laundry soap and softener. I also supply dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, even a toothbrush if you need it.
The awesome bathroom has a mirrored wall, black granite floor tile, marble tile on the tub/shower surround, an infinity light in the ceiling, a black granite vanity top and a white marble sink that changes color as it is lit from below with LED lights.
The bedroom has a new pillow-topped queen-size bed, black light posters and a ceiling which has been hand painted with a galaxy and stars that glow under 3 black lights. There is a 39-inch wall mounted TV connected to a BD/DVD player, and a glass topped desk with a 6 speaker computer sound system.
Outside you have your own private deck with a view going back hundreds of feet into the two acre yard with 3 ponds (sometimes empty), a dozen ducks and a few chickens wandering around, coconut trees and other tropical foliage, including an avocado tree (in season November-March) and passion fruit growing just steps from your door. Sitting on the deck under the stars at night listening to the frogs and birds is very relaxing, and you can use my gas grill if you’d like.
The location couldn’t be better when it comes to seeing all the great places there are to visit here, including free tours inside the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea (tours must be booked in advance online), steam vents on the volcano, Rainbow Falls in Hilo, snorkeling in tide pools at Kapoho (like being inside an aquarium), a clothing optional beach, lava tubes with fresh water you can swim through, hiking trails along the coast in Volcano National Park, and much more. The lava is currently flowing into the ocean just 30 minutes away. A guide book, _Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed_, is provided so you can discover all the things there are to see and do here. If you read the reviews you will see how everyone has really enjoyed their stay in my unique little hideaway.
Note: As of the end of October a new house is very slowly being constructed next door but so far the work is so sporadic the occasional noise hasn't disturbed any guests, who are usually out exploring the island during the day. So far the noise has not been an issue at all.
The place is located in Orchidland, 5 miles from the ocean at an elevation of roughly 500 feet, about 10 miles south of the Hilo airport, and it is very easy to get to. From the airport the first light you come to is Highway 11 (Kanoelehua Ave.). You make a left turn onto that road and travel south about 5 miles, then just before you get to Keaau you make a left onto Highway 130 heading toward Pahoa. Continue south on 130 about 4 miles to where the road narrows to 2 lanes, then make a right turn onto Pohaku Drive. My place is on the left about 1.2 miles up the road. Look for a brown and white house with a rock-walled pond in front. Unlike many vacation rentals in this area there are paved roads all the way.
I am a single, 62-year-old writer and musician very much into metaphysics and liberal politics. I use the name Koda for all my public work, which can be found at my personal site, kodasplace. I live in the house on the opposite side of the separate building you will be staying in. I like my privacy and you can be sure I will respect yours. I can be your interesting new friend in Hawaii or the guy you rarely see unless you need something. You can count on me to do everything I can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Feel free to call me anytime regardless of your time zone.
Thank you for considering Koda’s Artsy Rainforest Hideaway as the centerpiece of your escape to Hawaii.
Mahalo! (thank you)
Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
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- Surf Fishing
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- Coffee Maker
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No smoking inside building. Internet is provided for email and web browsing but is bandwidth limited so video and/or audio streaming must be pre-approved. Guests will be charged for any damages which might occur, and are responsible to cover any medical costs resulting from injury while on the property. Smiles are appreciated :)
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: I am a single, 61-year-old writer and musician, an intellectual creative type deeply involved in metaphysics and liberal politics. I moved here from Salt Lake City in 2013 to escape the cold.
Why the Owner Chose Keaau, HI, USA:
The place has character. The guest house is 200-feet from the street and faces away from the main house where you have a view of open space, tropical greenery and plenty of privacy.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
If you want to get away from the crowds to experience natural surroundings while still enjoying all the modern conveniences this is a great place to do that. The infinity light, color changing bathroom sink bowl, painted bedroom ceiling, marble and granite in the bathroom, 100-inch home theater, spacious yard with privacy, ducks and ponds, and close proximity to all the sights on the east side of the big island as well as the conveniences in Hilo, all add up to make this a great place to stay.
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bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights
bathroom, tinted shower/tub door at rear, color changing marble sink on right
infinity light in bathroom ceiling creates illusion of depth - programable color
100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat, kitchen off to left
love seat with seats reclined
kitchen counter is to the left of the TV projection screen
ohana pond from new deck - pond is sometimes empty
new deck with empty pond area and back yard
main entrance with avocado tree in foreground, currently loaded with fruit
Ohana from driveway, banyan tree on right
Humorous sign at the visitor center below Mona Kea observatory
Rental unit (ohana) from back yard. Part of house on right.
Bedroom wall with desk, posters, 39' TV and entrance to bathroom
white marble sink changes colors with programable LED lighting from below
infinity light reflected in shower door - also reflects on mirrored wall
Screen up showing kitchen on left, before love seat and coffee table added.
Leather love seat, kitchen table and padded swivel chairs
back pond (always has water) with ohana and house in background
View of back yard with ohana pond area filled from recent rain
The ohana lit from above with 3 different colors: red, blue or white
House, front pond and ohana (center) from near the street
Sunrise near Kalapana
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