About this listing
A simple yurt, paradise-comfortable, + reasonably priced. Furnished for 1-3 people in a remote private area of Nanawale Estates. Pahoa is only 5 miles away, voted by BudgetTravel as one of the "coolest small American towns" 2014.
Welcome to my single-private rain forest home. Escape to simple living paradise with blooms + edible plants. Yurt lodging is beyond luxury camping with modern conveniences.
The interior layout is customized for your reservation at 4 people max. Bedding is one queen-size air mattress, one twin-size air mattress + a single futon (chair converts to bed).
Outdoor dining is under "solar shack" cover + by the fish pool with tropical plants.
Typical seasonal food blessings are bananas, avocado, passion fruit, chives, rosemary, varied herbs + teas, Okinawan spinach + cherry/grape tomatoes. The mango tree is growing!
This property is semi off-grid with solar plumbing. If you are contemplating a yurt purchase, this is the perfect test with complimentary consultation to construct on Hawaii Island.
Use of towels, toiletries, bedding, kitchen accessories + basic condiments (website hidden)-monitor for movies supplied, or rent DVDs nearby. There is satellite Internet + good cell phone connectivity. Please respect gigabyte limits or purchase additional memory.
No air conditioning; the ceiling fan helps you enjoy the clean Pacific air. Although the windows and doors are screened, wandering geckos may appear during cooler months. They like to show off their enjoyable sport of eating mosquitoes + flies. Most like it when you talk to them :)
Simple + sustainable lifestyle here, composting is a natural in the tropics + most glassware consists of reused jars.
Typically your stay requires a 3-day minimum advance reservation. (Because this is my home, immediate reservations are not available + note clean days are necessary between bookings).
Feel free to inquire about service options + fees. The kitchen may be stocked for your arrival, for example. Other considerations by reservation are guided tours, catering, + concierge services.
Do be forewarned of wildlife sounds from nature! Coqui frogs + crickets sing to you during twilight while roosters crow (sometimes at odd hours). Most visitors love these jungle-type sounds while others prefer to use complimentary ear plugs.
Neighbors have friendly dogs + feral cats are common. Nature's rainforest does include mosquitoes, which are prominent late afternoons.
Check out "Uncle Robert's" on Saturday mornings for the "Outer Space" farmers' market + Wednesday evenings with entertainment. Famed Maku'u market is Sunday mornings. All Hawaii markets offer produce, fantastic prepared foods (that you can eat there or carry out), gifts, aromatherapy, holistic services + musicians. More to share when you reserve!
Upon your reservation + arrival itinerary, a welcome tour is scheduled with driving instructions; plus a link for details about more things to see + do. Community swimming pool access requires advance (but FREE) reservation; just ask!
Interaction with Guests
Best communication methods are customized for each guest before or upon arrival. There is a school bus on the property that owner Delia typically sleeps in during your stay. You may find her gardening + maintaining the property during daylight hours. The solar panel is turned on/off about once a week from inside the yurt whereas guests are notified before entry.
The drive from yurt to Pahoa Town is only 5 minutes. (Volcano is less than 40 minutes).
Exciting Kilauea's lava flow came close to Pahoa Town late 2014, but stalled as of 2015 late February. Some businesses closed, yet new markets emerged. History-in-the-making! Once the flow does cross the highway, alternative road routes will be activated. You may inquire for updates before confirming a reservation.
Highly recommend that you rent a vehicle. The bus service is not dependably prompt. Hitchhiking is acceptable throughout the island, however. Sometimes you can find a local deal on Craig's to rent a vehicle :)
Other Things to Note
The fish in the elevated lily pool are fed early evenings. Just ask if you'd like to take on that task!
* Please remove footwear before entering yurt.
* No cigarette/tobacco smoking inside yurt.
* Compost on site; keep trash bin clean in tropics.
* Recycling encouraged.
* Beyond 3-night stay, renter is responsible for trash/recycle hauling; unless service with fee is requested. The check in/out process is submitted to renter after booking.
* Pet negotiable w/ deposit after written agreement. (No fencing).
About the Host, Delia
I am a passionate gardener where my yurt home was erected on a tiny piece of Pahoa rain forest paradise early 2009. I "walk the green talk" by supporting environmentalism at home, in the community, and beyond. My yurt home is designed for simple, uncluttered sustainable living and is nearly off grid. Yurt dwellers tend to be outdoor enthusiasts and this is the perfect setting for spiritual work as well. Yurt living and construction consultation available; property sale negotiable.