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Koda's Place: High Tech Toys in a Beautiful, Natural Environment

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

When you stay at Koda’s Place you will be in your own “house” with a private, covered deck providing a view going back hundreds of feet into a gorgeous 2 acre yard undulating with the natural contours of ancient lava flows. The tropical foliage includes many coconut trees and other palms, an orange, tangerine and pomelo tree, and an avocado tree (in season November-March) growing just steps from your door. When it rains the ducks love to play in the large pond that forms right by the deck. There is off street parking just 20-feet from the building.

The uniquely designed interior is packed with special features. Here is what you will find in the combined kitchen/living area:

100-inch projection TV home theater with a 540 watt surround sound system, DVR, and satellite TV.
Super comfy leather love seat with separate recliners.
Dozens of great movies on disk and on the DVR.
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, but you should be aware that access to the bathroom is through the bedroom.

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, silverware, wine glasses, corkscrew, etc., and the kitchen table has 4, soft swivel chairs. I also supply free coffee, tea and popcorn, and I try to keep things stocked with basic condiments.

You get free access to the new front-loading washer/dryer with supplied laundry detergent and softener. I also supply a blow dryer and curling iron, 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 super comfy, 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.

I am always making improvements to the yard and have plans to install subtle outdoor lighting you will be able to control from the deck. I have begun work on a waterfall and pond inside the area where the driveway makes a loop which I hope to have done this summer, and a fire pit with ohia log benches should be finished very soon.

NOTE: March 22, 2017: The guy next door is having his lot cleared and leveled as he can afford it. About 28 hours of heavy machine work has been done in the past 9 months so the chances of any work being done over there while you are here are extremely low.

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); hiking trails, steam vents and the Kilauea crater in Volcano National Park; Rainbow Falls in Hilo; Akaka Falls (the highest in Hawaii) north of Hilo; snorkeling in tide pools at Kapoho; a clothing optional beach (Kehena) on the southeast coast, Coconut Island and a gorgeous park on Hilo Bay, and much more. On Wednesday nights Uncle Roberts in Kalapana features free live music and dancing which always draws large crowds of both locals and tourists. Lava is currently flowing into the ocean on the south coast. I supply snorkeling equipment for two, beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and umbrellas. The closest grocery store is 4 miles away in Keaau. Safeway, Walmart and Target are just 20 minutes away in Hilo.

I provide a guide book, _Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed_, so you can discover even more things to see and do here.

If you read the reviews you will see how everyone has truly enjoyed their stay in my unique little hideaway, and it keeps getting better here all the time.

DIRECTIONS:
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 (8km), then just before you get to Keaau you make a left onto Highway 130 heading toward Pahoa. Continue south on 130 about 4 miles (6km) to where the shoulder lane ends, then make a right turn onto Pohaku Drive. My place is on the left about 1.2 (2km) 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 63-years-old, a writer, musician, inventor and all around creative type very much into metaphysics and progressive 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 and currently spend nearly all my time and money maintaining and improving this place. 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.

Thank you for considering Koda’s Place as the centerpiece of your escape to Hawaii.

Mahalo! (thank you)

Dan (Koda)

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I generally have no problems with pets but check with me first...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Bluray Disk player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV with major movie channels (HBO, etc.)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    540 watt surround sound system plays CDs and has a USB input on the front panel to play from phones, iPods, etc. Separate computer speakers in bedroom....moreless

  • Television:

    100-inch projection TV, 540 watt surround sound system...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several dozen movies available on disk and many more on the DVR...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget

Attractions

  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Volcano
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Off the beaten track but still on a paved road....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Surf Fishing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    new front loader...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless -- bandwidth limited....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    100-inch projection TV, 540 watt surround sound system...moreless

  • Parking:

    off street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Reasonable reception with Verizon, poor with AT&T....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new front loader...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All provided, placements for 4, see description for more details....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    see description for details...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Temporary deck will be installed by the time you check in...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acre lot has many nice places to hang out, but is currently undeveloped...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$79
$495 $1,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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Calendar

Last updated: 03/22/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
130

Not far from volcano and Mona Loa Observatory

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am a single, 63-year-old writer and musician, an intellectual creative type deeply involved in metaphysics and progressive 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 beautiful, natural surroundings while enjoying high tech toys and modern conveniences, this is a great place to do that.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

    bedroom ceiling, glows under black lights

  • House, front pond and ohana (center) from near the street

    House, front pond and ohana (center) from near the street

  • Bedroom wall with desk, posters, 39' TV and entrance to bathroom

    Bedroom wall with desk, posters, 39' TV and entrance to bathroom

  • infinity light in bathroom ceiling creates illusion of depth - programable color

    infinity light in bathroom ceiling creates illusion of depth - programable color

  • 100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat, kitchen off to left

    100-inch TV, futon and reclining leather love seat, kitchen off to left

  • kitchen counter is to the left of the TV projection screen

    kitchen counter is to the left of the TV projection screen

  • Back yard from deck.  Pond is often empty.

    Back yard from deck. Pond is often empty.

  • Fire pit area east of ohana deck.

    Fire pit area east of ohana deck.

  • Looking east. Path to far back of yard behind hammock.

    Looking east. Path to far back of yard behind hammock.

  • Garage, catchment tank and main entrance to rental on right.

    Garage, catchment tank and main entrance to rental on right.

  • Driveway island where pond/waterfall is being built, and entrance to rental.

    Driveway island where pond/waterfall is being built, and entrance to rental.

  • Humorous sign at Mauna Kea (observatory) visitor center.

    Humorous sign at Mauna Kea (observatory) visitor center.

  • Rental unit (ohana) from back yard.  Part of house on right.

    Rental unit (ohana) from back yard. Part of house on right.

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • bathroom, tinted shower/tub door at rear, color changing marble sink on right

    bathroom, tinted shower/tub door at rear, color changing marble sink on right

  • white marble sink changes colors with programable LED lighting from below

    white marble sink changes colors with programable LED lighting from below

  • Leather love seat, kitchen table and padded swivel chairs

    Leather love seat, kitchen table and padded swivel chairs

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • Same shot with roof being built and pond empty.

    Same shot with roof being built and pond empty.

  • back pond (always has water) with ohana and house in background

    back pond (always has water) with ohana and house in background

  • Path to undeveloped area in far back of yard.

    Path to undeveloped area in far back of yard.

  • The ohana lit from above with 3 different colors: red, blue or white

    The ohana lit from above with 3 different colors: red, blue or white

  • Top of driveway island with pond/waterfall under construction.

    Top of driveway island with pond/waterfall under construction.

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