About this listing
Cozy hand crafted home has a full vintage kitchen, clean rustic lodge feel and is super easy to settle into. Centrally located one mile from Kehena black sands beach, fifteen miles to Kapoho tide pools for snorkeling, and six miles to the Kalapana lava flow. The house has plenty of room to sprawl out, enjoy a fire on the lanai, laze about in the hammock and star gaze. The Lil' Red Farmhouse is a great place from which to explore the wondrous beauty of the Big Island.
The Lil' Red Farmhouse, with all it's ornate craftsmanship, brings to the senses the feeling of a wood lodge. Earthy colors set a cool tone of tranquility. It is a nature lover's dream. Tropical flowers permeate the surrounding landscape with their sensuous lure. Color abounds. Vanilla orchids can be seen trellising up the native Kukui tree, once used for its oil to light the way. Giant Ohia trees, sometimes in bloom with the red lehua flower, emerge in the background silhouetting the sky. The home features local materials, such as the Ohia tree for structural support, mango wood counter tops in the kitchen, and bamboo railings. The front lanai (porch) has a sculpted fireplace that resembles melted lava rock. The house is fully furnished and has two beds, a queen sized futon bed in the master and a king sized futon bed in the loft above the luggage room, which is best accessed by the agile. The main bedroom is mostly windows, giving you a sense of being close to the outdoors. It is connected to a small outdoor, yet private, half bath. The main indoor/outdoor bath has a walk in shower with a decadent claw foot tub for soaking.
The farm may offer golden honey from the honey bee, fresh eggs from pesky free range chickens and waddling ducks, organic greens and veggies from the aquaponics garden, and fruits such as papayas, bananas, passion fruit, bread fruit and more from the surrounding landscape.
Private parking in a gated yard right next to the house for easy loading and unloading.
Interaction with guests
We live right next door in a private studio, so will be on hand to assist and/or give ideas if desired. Guests will receive a clear instruction guide to the house.
Located in Puna the house is nestled into the jungle of east Hawaii and is a ten minute walk to the black sand beach of Kehena, where there may be dolphins to play with, as well as seasonal whale watching. A short drive will land you at Unlce Roberts Kava bar, where you will often find the Uncles playing old Hawaiian country songs on Wednesday night. Also, at Uncle Roberts is the Saturday morning farmers market. Kalani Honua resort is located right next door, where you can find Sunday morning dance, wonderful dining options, workshops of all kinds and a store. Drive down the red road and you will come across tide pools and naturally heated warm ponds, both are great for swimming and healing. And don't forget to check out Poohiki, our local surf spot. Historical Pahoa town is just fifteen minutes away.
There is a bus system, but renting a car is the best way to get around the island.
Other things to note
Lil' Red Farmhouse can be rented in conjunction with Lil' Red Farm Cottage or Loft to accommodate parties up to six+ people.
Bike tours available to the lava available. Includes, bike, light, and water. $100 for two and $25 per person up to four people.
Beach cruiser bicycles and snorkeling gear available.
The property affords many types of home grown foods and small farm animals. We do not have a rooster, so you can sleep late if needed. Farm foods may be available depending on supply.
Common courtesy. Smoking allowed on the front lanai.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Aloha, I made a lifestyle decision to move to Hawaii in 2005. I fell in love with the Big Island for the first time in 97. Since then I've explored homesteading and a closer connection to our land. I have been building and creating. Now I am ready to share the house with travelers who visit this magical place. I am into a peaceful sustainable existence, that gives rest to a fast moving civilization. Sometimes it is enough to just look at the stars, and here you can see them well, or just return to the original TV, a nice relaxing fire. And I love to cook on the flames, so simple, so good. Sharing food is my favorite form of communion. I love slow cooking, whether it be smoking or stew making. Slower and longer is just better if you ask me.
I am a builder, and as a builder the most gratifying thing is to see people enjoying the manifestations that have been created. Sometimes the focus of what it means to construct something for the utilitarian purpose gets lost in the process. But, the magic is always underlying everything, so many times pure serendipity is right there, reminding us. The intention is everything and construed in all the stones carried, wood carved, land sculpted and much, much else. When the energy is pure, then it is easily conveyed or felt. This land is unfolding as the volcano has taught us. All who become part of this history will see how powerful is the asking. My experience here is that there is an instant reflection in the asking. Have fun and come and see...After all this is some of the newest land on this planet.