Paauilo, Far From the Madding Crowd

Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds

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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. (Yurt avail. for lgr grps).

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Our Studio in Hawaii.

Our Studio in Hawaii.

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Moderate
Permit / Tax ID: General Excise Tax number available if requested


The Space

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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 1600' 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.

Getting Around

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.

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House Rules

Rule No. 1, enjoy your self and make yourself at home.
Feel free to eat whatever food is there. We provide a fruit plate and eggs along with lox and bagels with creme cheese. Coffee, tea and Ovaltine is also provided. A special treat is Mamane Bakery honey nut pineapple bran muffins and pineapple upside down muffins. Other food is a contribution from previous guests so please feel free to help yourself.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Kitchen in background with lots of light.

Kitchen in background with lots of light.

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About the Host, Baki And Bailey

Kamuela, Hawaii, United States
Member since October 2012