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Overlooking its Own Orchard with Sweeping Coastline and Ocean Views

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This custom-built one bedroom, one bath home sits above a 6 acre macadamia nut orchard with views of the Puna coastline from its living room, kitchen, bedroom, and expansive lanai. Days begin with sunrise over the Pacific as the house faces due east. Your weather forecasting skills will improve as what's in store can usually be seen making its way from ocean to shore. The house is surrounded by a selection of tropical plans, palms, bamboo, and citrus trees, along with a vegetable and herb garden. Guests are always welcome to sample the produce that's in season during your stay.
The Farm House comfortably accommodates up to four guests with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with cookward, utensil and dish sets, a microwave, mini-prep and blender. The dining table seats four to six as does the teak table and chairs on the lanai. Your living area is on the second level with the ground level for parking, a tool/utility room, outdoor shower, and cinder star-viewing terrace. With a number of stairs to enter the house from either of two staircases, this property is not well suited to guests with mobility concerns. An on-property caretaker is available during your stay to answer questions about local attractions or provide other assistance.
The MacNut Farm House is off the grid in a primarily agricultural area of the Puna District, 45 minutes to the south and east of Hilo. The house is located up a gated private road surrounded by properties of 5 to 20 or more acres in size. Though there is no telephone landline at the house many cell services work fine and WiFi access is provided. You'll have privacy but not isolation since groceries, banking, and even a Long's Drugs are just 5 miles away in the town of Pahoa. At the Farm House you can experience the land, sea, and sky without leaving its living room and lanai, or while walking through the orchard. Trade winds bring us some of the cleanest air in the world as the only land mass to the south of us is Antartica!

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom has a queen-sized bed, end tables, chest of drawers, and closet. Has direct access to both the lanai and bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom is accessible from the entryway as well as from the bedroom. The shower opens on to the pocket deck through a sliding glass door. There is also a washer/dryer unit in the bathroom. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Our little radio with IPod, MP3, and smart phone interface provides excellent sound throughout the Farm House....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The living room, bed room, and lanai face to the east overlooking the Puna coastline and the Pacific ocean. Great for sun rises, seeing what weather may be coming ashore, and sometimes the surf!...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We have a free standing propane stove in the living room. Though rarely used it sometimes comes in handy during the winter season....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Though it looks like wood, the stove burns only propane....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A three burner Weber grill is located on the lanai for use during your stay. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$110
$660 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning & Linens $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Host note: Quote includes 3% on-line transaction fee charged by VRBO/HomeAway for online payments. You can pay by check (no fee) directly to the host, by VRBO / HomeAway payments, or by PayPal. If you have adequate funds in PayPal, you can use your balance to pay with no transaction fee. If you use your credit card then the 3% fee applies.

VRBO note: If you fail to provide payment within the seven day period, your reservation will be cancelled. Cancellations received less than 30 days before your arrival date will result in forfeiture of all Daily Rental Fees. However, both your Cleaning Fee and Security Deposit will be fully refunded.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several different options in Pahoa
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 132
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Different options in Pahoa
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea in the winter months...ROCK skiis only!
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Isaac Hale Beach Park & Boat Ramp

Car: Necessary

The MacNut Farm House is 1 1/2 miles from Lava Tree Park where one can see how lava formed as it cooled. Driving down Pohoiki Road through one of the island's oldest Mango groves brings you to the Isaac Hale Beach Park and boat ramp. During lava flows, boat tours leave several times a day for a ride south to see lava meeting the Pacific. For the experienced, boogey boarding or surfing is popular. Or you can just cool off with a jump into the water off the ramp! A five minute drive north along the coastline brings you to the Ahalanui warm pond. There is easy staired access to the pond which is a blend of heated spring and ocean waters.

Making the one hour drive to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is well worth the time. Do plan to spend several hours as there is plenty to see on foot or while driving down Chain of Craters Road and around the Kilauea caldera.

The town of Pahoa, five miles from our location, offers its own rustic charms with several restaurants, two banks, used book store, sports bar, drug, hardware and grocery stores. Every Sunday there is also a farmer's market.

Puna has several such markets in locations no more than 15-20 minutes from the Farm House. If you want to sample to local fare along with Hawaiian music, a trip to Uncle Robert's on Wednesday evenings is a must!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I live and work in San Francisco with my husband of 28 years, Don, who is retired. We both grew up on the East Coast (Maryland and New Jersey) but have been in California since the 70's. We are also both trained as psychologists but never spend time analyzing people when not at work! He has two children, four grand kids, and two great-grand children at last count. I guess that makes me a step-great grand dad. Yikes! We travel to Hawaii several times each year when other commitments permit.

Why the Owner Chose Pahoa, HI, USA:
Don had traveled to Puna for many years to conduct workshops at the Kalani Retreat Center. He was always charmed by the pristine nature of the area in contrast to resort settings so typical in much of Hawaii. Close friends also in love with Puna bought land in the Pohoiki area. We followed there lead and were lucky to find 6+ acres of abandoned macadamia nut orchard just across Pohoiki from them. Our first encampment was a nylon tarp, table and plastic chairs. After spending time on the undeveloped land we picked a site and drew up plans which were realized in the completion of our MacNut Farm House in 2007. The 'farm' has provided us with a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of life in San Francisco. We are excited by this opportunity to share life on the farm with those curious about a different experience of Hawaii.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The concept for the house was created by Don using some elements of our favorite condo on Maui. Both the living and bed rooms have sliding glass doors that open directly onto the expansive lanai with views of the orchard, coastline and ocean. A 'pocket' lanai permits passage from the bedroom to the bathroom or vice versa. In addition to the sliders there are eight other windows throughout the house offering views from almost every where you stand. These windows also allow us to manage the 'air conditioning' provided by the trade winds off the Pacific. Believe it or not in winter months they are often closed and we might even use the free standing gas stove to warm the place up! The living areas are all on the second floor of the Farm House with the ground level used for parking, the utility room, and an outdoor shower. Two staircases provide access through the front door into the kitchen and to the lanai that runs across the orchard side of the house. There is also a cinder terrace which is a good spot from which to view the Milky Way visible on clear nights from the property. The ocean is also visible from throughout the orchard should you want to explore amongst the 500 macadamia nut trees.


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  • Our little BIG farm house!

    Our little BIG farm house!

  • The lanai stairs are also a way in from sheltered parking under the house

    The lanai stairs are also a way in from sheltered parking under the house

  • And the bedroom has its own lanai access with outdoor seating steps away

    And the bedroom has its own lanai access with outdoor seating steps away

  • It has its own pocket lanai giving access to the shower and bathroom.

    It has its own pocket lanai giving access to the shower and bathroom.

  • From your bedside there is often a great view of sunrise over the Pacific

    From your bedside there is often a great view of sunrise over the Pacific

  • With indoor dining right  between the kitchen and the living room

    With indoor dining right between the kitchen and the living room

  • And dine alfresco overlooking the Puna coastline and the Pacific

    And dine alfresco overlooking the Puna coastline and the Pacific

  • No worries...you won't be missing out on that ocean view

    No worries...you won't be missing out on that ocean view

  • And check out what's growing by the driveway...

    And check out what's growing by the driveway...

  • This one has some catching up to do!

    This one has some catching up to do!

  • Or perhaps you'll be confronted by more avocados than you will ever need

    Or perhaps you'll be confronted by more avocados than you will ever need

  • And despite appearances, none will follow you into the house!

    And despite appearances, none will follow you into the house!

  • You will first enter the Farm House through our red door!

    You will first enter the Farm House through our red door!

  • The living room extends out to the lanai through its own sliding glass door

    The living room extends out to the lanai through its own sliding glass door

  • The bedroom with queen sized bed stays cool from trade winds or the ceiling fan

    The bedroom with queen sized bed stays cool from trade winds or the ceiling fan

  • Or you can take the shortcut to the living area, kitchen and  bathroom

    Or you can take the shortcut to the living area, kitchen and bathroom

  • Our kitchen with fridge, gas range, oven and microwave fully equipped for cooks

    Our kitchen with fridge, gas range, oven and microwave fully equipped for cooks

  • Or perhaps you'd prefer to cook that fresh local fish on our outdoor grill

    Or perhaps you'd prefer to cook that fresh local fish on our outdoor grill

  • But there's also got to be some time to get out of the house into the orchard

    But there's also got to be some time to get out of the house into the orchard

  • But please DO stop to smell the flowers and the orchids

    But please DO stop to smell the flowers and the orchids

  • One of our favorite plant children (Bismarckia) but getting quite grown up!

    One of our favorite plant children (Bismarckia) but getting quite grown up!

  • Perhaps you'll be lucky and bananas will be ripe during your stay

    Perhaps you'll be lucky and bananas will be ripe during your stay

  • Fruit bearing or not, there's plenty to see...

    Fruit bearing or not, there's plenty to see...

  • It's sad to see the day end, but then you'll have plenty of stars for company!

    It's sad to see the day end, but then you'll have plenty of stars for company!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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