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Cozy Cabin in the Jungle Not Far from the Airport and Attractions

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Off-grid living in the jungle but still conveniently located. My tiny cabin is fifteen minutes from Hilo and the airport and is centrally located to Volcano National Park (25 minutes), Puna and Red Road (35 minutes) and Hilo and the Hamakua Coast.

This house is an example of sustainable entirely off-grid living in Hawaii. It has a 500 watt solar system and batteries for power, water catchment for water, a lava rock outdoor shower with hot water (propane, yes, there is some fossil fuel use even here), and a rainwater-fed outhouse with flushing toilet for doing your business. It's a one-room cabin on three acres about 15 minutes from Hilo airport and centrally located to all that East Hawaii has to offer, from the Kapoho warm ponds to the active Kilauea volcano to the Hamakua Coast.

I'm biased, but this tiny house makes me very happy just hanging out. I visit regularly (I live mostly in Santa Barbara) and I work on writing projects or just putz around the place landscaping or doing home improvement projects. It rains regularly, a delicious warm rain, which keeps it lush and full of life.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a two-burner stove that works very well, a medium-sized fridge and a large sink. It's a lot of fun to cook in! There's also a little grill for use on the lanai if you want to go native and cook some local ahi in ti leaves on the grill (a local specialty).

There are no visible neighbors and it's pretty jungly so if you like walking around in your birthday suit in nature, or just to the lava rock outside shower, this is the place for you.

This is a one-room cabin (16x16), with covered deck (lanai, 8x16) that's a good size for two people. There's also a futon for guests to sleep over.

If you're interested in experiencing pristine Hawaii this is a great place to do it. My place offers the convenience of being only five minutes from Keaau, and only two minutes from a 7-Eleven, the J. Hara convenience store with the best fried chicken ever, and fifteen minutes from Hilo, but also out in the country with only one neighbor who isn't even visible or audible. Birds abound, as well as geckos and coqui frogs. There are some mosquitoes but use the smoke rings available in the cabin and you'll be good to go.

It rains almost every day at least for a little, which is how it stays so green, usually in short heavy showers that give way to sunny skies before too long. It's always warm, though, so it's not an inconvenient rain like it is in colder climates. 70s to low 80s is the temperature range all year 'round.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$105
$650 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Cleaning fee $60
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I'm a renewable energy lawyer and writer (fiction and non-fiction) and I live both in Santa Barbara and at this little house near Hilo.

Why the Owner Chose Keaau, HI, USA:
Because it's amazing :)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet and secluded jungle cabin with only one neighbor. Outdoor rain-fed shower. Tiny car for rent along with the tiny house.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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Photos

  • The cabin doing its thing

    The cabin doing its thing

  • The Kalapana lava flow from early August. Flowing to the sea again!

    The Kalapana lava flow from early August. Flowing to the sea again!

  • Yoga anyone? This is a new yoga and dinner gazebo next  to the carport

    Yoga anyone? This is a new yoga and dinner gazebo next to the carport

  • We should always have flowers on our TP holders.

    We should always have flowers on our TP holders.

  • Jacaranda handpolished counters in the full kitchen

    Jacaranda handpolished counters in the full kitchen

  • Lanai view where you can dine or just hang out and stare at geckos and birds

    Lanai view where you can dine or just hang out and stare at geckos and birds

  • Gorgeous gecko on my lanai.

    Gorgeous gecko on my lanai.

  • Sunrise on the Red Road on the Puna south coast near Kalani

    Sunrise on the Red Road on the Puna south coast near Kalani

  • Lava pool at Kilauea in the National Park.

    Lava pool at Kilauea in the National Park.

  • New mango wood table made by me

    New mango wood table made by me

  • Rainbow eucalyptus in the front yard

    Rainbow eucalyptus in the front yard

  • Outdoor lava rock shower with rainwater and solar power = guilt-free showers

    Outdoor lava rock shower with rainwater and solar power = guilt-free showers

  • Another view of the lava shower

    Another view of the lava shower

  • New railings installed this summer

    New railings installed this summer

  • The too-cute little outhouse with flushable rainwater toilet

    The too-cute little outhouse with flushable rainwater toilet

  • Wild horse at Waipio Valley

    Wild horse at Waipio Valley

  • Me at the Kohala wind farm on the northern tip of the island

    Me at the Kohala wind farm on the northern tip of the island

  • Kalani Point on the Red Road about half an hour south of my cabin.

    Kalani Point on the Red Road about half an hour south of my cabin.

VRBO #612734

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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