Gateway to Lava Flows - Changing Vistas 'Music Cave of Refuge'(39 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Lush Vegetation - Lava - Timeless Music and Ocean Rhythms
Read the reviews for guest's suggestions, quotes and kind feelings:
"We all agreed that this was our favourite VRBO that we stayed at during our Big Island trip. We miss it already."
The home has been complimented as the most complete, unique and best value for your Hawaiian Vacation: Your gift to yourself of a nostalgic memorable Hawaiian Experience.
"Yes Dorothy there is a place like Home!"
A Special Retreat with a welcoming lava terrace to the ocean!!!
Basic cleaning fees, no extra people fees and never a fee for information and help! The daily and weekly rates and cleaning include all costs minus the taxman and the HomeAway booking agent fee - Please read the reviews we are here so you can have the Most Unique Fun and complete vacation/holiday!
2000 square foot home and 3 adjacent lots with almost unlimited ocean vistas. The coast and lava field is always changing so each visit offers unique new adventures. Home is on a lush vegetation covered lot with coconut palm, breadfruit, banana, pineapple, lemon, lilikoi, macadamia, beautiful flowers and orchids: All opening to a lava terraced ocean front vista. The three adjoining lots have lava from the winter 1990 lava flow plus old and new vegetation to include avocado. If you look just 10 feet south and east of the house you will see lava where the 1990 lava flow stopped.
Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua 'Music Cave of Refuge' is the house second story: The exclusive premium small party (4 to 5 person maximum) vacation rental consist of approximately 1000 square feet with 2 unique bedrooms (2 queen pillow top mattress beds), a daybed in the living room and 2 upscale modern baths. A gourmet kitchen is where you will enjoy preparing your meals as you drink in the ocean views: Listen to the ocean as you cook and the rhythms of the palm trees or the jukebox with approximately 450 albums/CDs of timeless music.
Entertainment!!! Besides a full sized American Made Classic Jukebox with 6 bubblers to entertain you, you can watch a 3D movie on the 132 inch living room theater or watch a movie on a 92 inch screen in the kitchen and each of the bedrooms. If you want the complete movie atmosphere you can have popcorn from a theater popcorn maker and a beverage from a classic coke cooler at the Diner Route '66' Table. Wednesday night offers the famous 'Night Market at Kalapana: The Wednesday Farmers Market is a short 0.6 to 0.8 mile walk (lava route or road route) from the house.
Almost everyday features sunshine and more sunshine; often while you're sleeping, a rejuvenation shower occurs. Considered by many the most perfect climate on the islands: Sneak a peek at the Galileo thermometer on the breakfast bar and you usually will find a temperature between 68 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit day time or night time.
'Special 'Guest Book' Feature:'
The 'Guest Book' allows quiet time reading of shared experiences at The Music Cave of Refuge - 'Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua '
The Bauk Family allowed me to share this message from the “Guest Book' with you:
I share this message that is excellently targeted to the experience this special property was designed to create in this magical environment.
We have just returned home from our wonderful trip to Hawaii, so I apologize for the delay in replying to you.
We had a wonderful time staying at your property, and we took some flyers and will absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting the big island.
I will write a review online soon, but you are more than welcome to use the review from your guest book in your property description…
***Below is a shared experience from the “Guest Book”: The 'Guest Book' is specially designed to share with you - we encourage you to share your experiences and thoughts in the “Guest Book”. ***
“Thank you so much for fitting us in for the night - we just wish we had discovered this place earlier and spent more time here. After more than ten years working in the travel industry and traveling all over the world, staying in many types of accommodations - this property has to be one of the coolest, funkiest, most fun places we have stayed. We absolutely LOVED IT!!
Congratulations Bob on creating a fabulous eclectic environment. My four year old son just asked if we could stay here forever.
Julia , Jos and Alec Bauk”
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How The Rate Is Figured Below:
Rate is for Book-in time 3:00 PM or later and Check-out 11:00 AM (unless other arrangements approved).
We do not add additional fees; therefore, there is only a very low basic cleaning charge and no extra fees to any rate quoted.
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Member since: 2013
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
Special home for a small family or party: Two Queen beds (4 sleeping) and one coach that would allow for the back pillows to be removed to accommodate a 5th person on the couch. 5 people maximum....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Master 'Tiki' Peach Colored Bedroom: Bedroom has a Queen Pillow Top Mattress. High fiber count Egyption cotton sheets: Comfort Pillows. Master bath. Pineapple ceiling fan light combo. Tiki torch accents at bed corners (remote led flame type lights: Room Atmosphere is Special. 92 inch projection surround theater system (Netfix and Hulu Plus access). French doors with a fabulous Ocean View. Blue Colored Bedroom: Larger than the master bedroom. Again Egyption sheets, comfort pillows, pineapple ceiling fan and accent fan. 92' surround sound projection system (Netfix and Hulu Plus access). Yamaha Keyboard....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
46' LED breakfast bar. 3 Projectors for video and computer connection. One 3D Projector Optoma HD33. Screens 132' living room screen 92 ' Kitchen Screen Netflix and Hulu Plus via LG Blu-Ray...moreless
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $80 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.41%
WELCOME! One day can be booked at $150/night only one month in advance or less. Please if you see we are not fully booked in the upcoming month please contact us for special rates. We so much want to share our home and give you an unforgettable stay in our Hawaii: We will work hard to find pricing that can meet your available time and short notice schedule. Bob
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Secluded narrow dead end ocean side road access approximately 600 feet off Hwy 137 (Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road - Red Road local name) - Home and all Ocean Front adjoining vacant lots are the secluded property at the end of the road: Adjacent to Hawaii Coastal Access and just steps from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Kalapana lava viewing area. When you exit the house and turn left (west on Hwy 137) you are 1/2 mile from Uncle Robert's Awa ('Kava') Bar and evening entertainment/concerts plus a weeky flea market: You can follow the groomed walking access to Kalapana Black Sand Beach. Point east on Hwy 137 and drive toward Kapoho: You will find Kehena Beach (non-officially sanctioned clothing optional beach) Kalani Oceanside Retreat (comprehensive environment, health and yoga retreat), SPACE (Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education), Pohoiki (Isaac Hale Beach Park) surf break, Ahalanui hot pond, and Kapoho tidal ponds. Head back west to the house then head north toward Pahoa on Hwy 130 (Pahoa Kalapana Rd.) and approximately 1.0 mile on your right is St. Damien's historic Star of the Sea Painted Church: Continue into Pahoa where there are many funky fine restaurants, the Akebono Theater and shopping. A nice stop if you want to take Hwy 132 (Kapoho Rd.) east from Pahoa is the Lava Tree State Park (great fissure in the earth and trees frozen in time by lava): Take the 1 mile circle hike/walk (bring mosquito repellent). Now if your adventurous; continue east to Kapoho and loop back to the house on Hwy 137. Summary of Area Activities: hiking (Lava Tree), snorkeling (Kapoho Tidal Pools), swimming (Ahalanui hot pond), surfing (Isaac Hale Beach Park), sunbathing (Kaimu Secret Beach and Kalapana Black Sand Beach - wonderful morning or evening walks from the house), and 3 weekly farmers' markets (2 Sunday and the local Uncle Robert's on a weekday evening- Wednesday). The Wednesday Farmers Market is a short 0.6 to 0.8 mile walk (lava route of road route) from the house.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Your Host 'Bob' has worked a decade overseas assisting people in nations ravaged by wars to rebuild their lives and nation. During the time overseas 'Bob' was called the 'movie man' not because he knew much about movies but because Bob would share a movie with everyone: Sharing a move led to sharing popcorn and sometimes teaching people of other nations how to make popcorn in a theater popcorn machine: Bob left many popcorn machines around the world and many friendly popcorn lovers. During those 10 years, Bob had little time to visit the wonderful home and retreat he wants to share with you. For Bob, relaxation was no longer than 21 days home at Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua - 'Music Cave of Refuge' and making Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua a special place of refuge to relax, reflect and share. Darlene our co-host would put back in order the projects Bob did not finish. Darlene lived during my long time overseas at my home in the downstairs living area: I am happy to say Darlene still lives in the downstairs unit of the home and can be your best guide to the islands or she can be invisible: Your Choice. Darlene managed a Hostel for more than 3 years that specialized in eco-tourism and hiking (a favorite stop for world travelers). Darlene has been an island resident for 26 years. Now that Darlene is retired it is wonderful to have her around as a friend and resource. I encourage you to consider the advantages of a home with such a great friend and resource: We hope you can relax as we do at Pila Ho'okani Pu'uhonua - with our Hawaii and World knowledge - We truly believe there is no finer place in Hawaii or the World. Aloha and Mahalo from Darlene and Bob!
Why the Owner Chose Kaimu, HI, USA:
The area and home have some of the cleanest air in the World. Home location is approximately 1 mile from a weather point used as a baseline reference for World clean air data. There is sunshine almost every day usually when it rains during the day (not very common) the sun will always return. It is very common for late night and early morning showers allowing for a lush green environment during the very sunny days and it makes for very moderate temperatures never (almost never) temperatures exceeding the 80's. With the mild but steady winds, humidity is generally not an issue. The home offers Seclusion, Seclusion, Seclusion with beautiful surrounding areas. Just outside your doorstep are wonderful walking areas and scenic roads: When you return home the home environment and outstanding entertainment option offer almost a vacation in a vacation.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
View the steam rising from the lava ocean entry and from the front lot view the lava flowing down the mountainside when surface lava is present. SECLUSION! CHANGING VISTA VIEWS! MORNING AND EVENING WALKS! Almost no one knows anyone lives here! Two isolated uncrowded beaches one a 5 minute walk and the other a 15 minute walk. Must be one of the best kept secrets and places on the globe.
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Your Gateway to Lava and Coastline Walks
Relax!!! Enjoy Island Style Living at its Best
Stroll onto the Lanai for a Surrounding Ocean Vista
Bistro like dining
Cook, view the ocean or peek at the perfect temps on the Galileo Thermometer
Inviting French Door Entrance to Ocean Views/Sounds, Lava and Tropical Surrounds
Guest Tropical Retreat
Turtle Bath with designer fixtures
View a movie: Look at the ocean and maybe see a Cruise Ship
Many opportunities and options to sit, visit and 'Talk Story'
Walk to the ocean look back and see the home at the end of a rainbow
Welcome: Relax on the Lanai!
Watch a 3D movie or your memories on the large projection screen
Think More Beautiful: Just a peek at the lava & ocean views from the lanai!!
Savor Gourmet Cooking with Entertainment Options
Diner style dining
Master Relaxation and Comfort
Create Your Own Music
Ready for your evening entertainment
Daytime Great Breakfast Bar, Nightime Inviting Koa Wood Bar
Framed with Natural Tropical Vegetation
Now walk a few more feet north along the coast and find Kaimu secret beach
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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