About this listing
Tranquil, private, setting amid stately Ohia trees with partial ocean views. The custom studio is 500sf with a limited height loft and large gorgeous bathroom and deck. Off grid with installed hi speed WiFi & cell booster.
The Studio is newly remodeled with a handsome central Ohia post and Silver Oak trim throughout. All the trim wood came from the property. The main sleeping space is a 10' X 10' loft space with sloping limited height ceiling. Downstair we have two couches, one opens into a comfortable queen size bed as need. There is a spacious, custom tiled bathroom and a covered deck to enjoy a sunny breakfast outdoors with views of the pasture, Ohia trees and the distant ocean. For entertainment we have a medium size TV and a good supply of DVD's. The sound system is bluetooth accessible for a wireless connection to the music on your phone, lap top or pad. A cell phone booster in the Studio allows connection to the outside world, as needed.
Guests have access to Honokaa town filled with Hawaiian artifacts, the famous Waipio Valley, Hilo Town and the famous Waimea town with its two Saturday markets and the best Island restaurants. The road to the top of Mauna Kea is not far. World class beaches of the Kohala coast are 45 minutes away and America's most visited attraction, the Volcano National Park, is a one hour drive, that's if you don't spend an hour first, in old Hilo town.
Interaction with guests
Only on an "as needed" basis. Baki lives in the yurt on the same property but is often at work or staying with Bailey in Puako. We will make contact with you before your arrival to give you directions and hopefully we will get a chance to meet you at the property at some point during your stay. Other important information for your stay is in the studio in a binder. Off grid living is the best!! We are always available by text or phone should you have any questions or problems.
As quoted from the recently published: "My Year in A Yurt: It was this studio we stayed in. We absolutely loved the place, the lush grass-coverd rolling hills, the stately Ohia trees dotting the land, the ocean in the distance. It was so peaceful, so quiet, so healing."
Yes, you are far from the urban madding crowd in a peaceful, quiet and rural location. We are surrounded by green; green grass, green trees, and green plants everywhere with wild turkeys and the occasional wild pig running madly across the pasture. Nights are clear and stars are blinding. Rain is possible but more likely are 15 knot trade winds which keep the air clear and fresh at a cool 1800' elevation. Our place is an ideal location from which to explore all parts of the Big Island. However, it is a minimum 20 minute drive to the nearest town of any size, (Honokaa town) and 45 minutes to the best gold coast white sand beaches.
You will need your own car. Some limited public transportation, Heleon Bus service, is available at the bottom of the road to Hilo and Kona towns. Bike rentals are available in Honokaa.
Other things to note
You may find that on occasion a local rancher will drive down the road to water his cows in the acreage below our place. Also the neighbor dogs love to come visit our guests and you may see wild turkeys perched in the trees. General Excise Tax number available if requested
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Rule No. 1, enjoy your self and make yourself at home.
Feel free to eat whatever food is there. We provide some fruit, eggs, bread, butter and 1/2 and 1/2. Coffee and tea are also provided. Other food is a contribution from previous guests so please feel free to help yourself.
We truly love meeting guests from all over the world and being able to share our unique and beautiful corner of the world, here in Hawaii. Our experience with Airbnb guest has been exceptional and the response gratifying.
We have been living in Hawaii for going on 20 years. We raised our four fabulous kids right here, in Paauilo. Bailey First came to Hawaii as Peace Corp volunteer in '69, going to Thailand.
My favorite vacation spot, is sailing in the British Virgin Islands, favorite city to eat is San Fran with Chicago tied and favorite city to visit NY. Arts aficionado, my wife a buff fitness nut and me a movie slouch.
I am Realtor in Hawaii and I also sell salted and smoked salmon from our fish days in Alaska (30yrs and counting) and spend way to much time volunteering for the arts and trying to raise $$, the bane of the arts world. Fascinated by the Universe thank you Keck and Canada France Observatories, a must stop when you visit.