About this listing
Unique eco friendly off-grid, ocean and Maui view property. Experience the floating-bed and sleep sweetly. This space has a 3 night minimum.
This beautiful space features modern yet cozy furnishings in a high-ceilinged special hale. On your way to the entry, pass through a plumeria boardered pergola with stone walkway. Aquaponic gardens are in the courtyard between our two guest hales. Cocopalms is the first stop. The entry door is made of mango and koa with a stained glass window of two humpback whales. The interior walls are American clay organic plaster in pleasing earthtones which give off negative ions. It has an eco-friendly eat-in kitchen with mahogany surfaced Sunfrost custom refrigerator and many easy electric appliances including teapot, grill, toaster oven, and induction burners. The living room with carved tropical hardwood furniture has a flat screen satellite television and eggplant couch and chaise. A seven foot diameter spectacular hanging circular floating bed is the fabulous sleeping space in this studio. To complete the space is a spacious travertine stone bathroom with shower for two. The three ten foot high glass walls and cathedral peak skylight bring the outdoors inside and provide breathtaking views of the ocean and gardens with glimpses of Maui just 36 miles away. The refrigerator is stocked with farm fresh organic eggs, local fruits, organic milk, granola, and yogurt for you to eat at your leisure. Plentiful coffee and teas are available for your enjoyment.
Our 34 acre ranch is only two miles from the town of Hawi but feels very remote with few nearby neighbors. We have extensive ocean views and our compound has two hales, a large bamboo barn/community building, a green house, a chicken house, and tractor storage shed. The town of Hawi and neighboring Kapa‘au have numerous shoppes, restaurants and attractions. Local popular attractions are the Ziplines, Kohala Ditch Adventure (a kayak ride through a handmade aqueduct which travels through stone tunnels and across elevated bridges), hiking at Pololu and I‘ole, swimming and snorkeling at Mahukona, and visiting many other local parks (Keokea, Lapakahi, Kamehameha, Kapa‘a, and more). We are 35-45 minutes from resort areas and some of the best beaches on the island.
Our property is off-grid as we generate all our own electricity so no overhead lines burden our views. We have several gardens ranging from our coconut circles, aquaponic gardens, herb mandala, pineapple and banana plantings, and our newly planted windbreaks. We raise organic chickens and tilapia as well as many tropical food and foliage plantings. We have been featured in several magazines and as part of the Grand Green Homes tours sponsored by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. Our colorful clay walls are like living in a piece of fine pottery. Many people say our property is calming and in harmony with nature.
There is infrequent public transit within a couple of miles of our property. We recommend visitors have a car for ease of access to our property and nearby attractions. WIFI internet access is available in our Bamboo barn/community building.
We host public events such as African drumming and dance.
Guests have access to the Bamboo Barn WIFI internet access.
Interaction with Guests
Guests have their own space and we are happy to talk about travel plans, local attractions and more when time and schedule allows.
Kohala is a very friendly and diverse community. The weather is breezy and the air clean!
It is best to have a car on this island as towns are spread out and public transit is very limited.
We welcome all respectful people regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation.
Smoking not permitted on premises. Our accommodations are each limited to two guests per stay. Breakfast is not included in this accommodation.
Automatic gate code (second gate) is 1111. Please leave gates as found. Drive straight in to park.
The animals get special organic food so please don't feed them.
Our accommodations include access to bamboo barn upstairs space if not otherwise occupied. Access to barn lower level and other buildings is not included.
Public events are open to our guests and some events are private. During occasional private events we request our guests do not enter the space.
This was the perfect off the main drag, off the grid A+ accommodation in quaint Hawi. I enjoyed the home grown papaya and free range eggs. The outdoor shower was a treat during the unusual hot humid weather conditions. The floating bed was comfortable and unique. Satellite TV was great to have, so I could catch the US Open.
Thank you Holly and Eila for you warm welcome and sharing your very lovely, well kept, modern home. I loved the Bamboo Living "barn" too!
Mahalo nui loa,
Okay this place has got to be the best value in the Hawi North Koholo area. The hosts are amazing. I especially wish them the best most appreciating guests. A pure Hawaii farmstead and oh so much more. Very honored to have gotten a chance to stay.
Heavenly is right! This place is magical. The space is immaculate and perfectly set up for two people. Dont let the floating bed deter you from reserving- my husband has back problems and was a bit worried about that. Turns out we BOTH had some of the best sleep we've had in a very long time. It's amazingly comfortable. Holly and Eila are wonderful hosts- there when you need them , not intrusive if you don't. The surrounding area is beautiful and feels so remote, yet is only a short drive to the funky little town of Hawi. Highly recommend for a relaxing, rejuvenating stay.
The location was beautiful. We enjoyed the vistas of the ocean and the beautiful house which was well equipped and very comfortable. We only stayed for one night but left wanting to explore the area more and plan to return for several nights next time we are on the Big Island. Ella was extremely warm and helpful, telling us lots about the area, its history, sites of interest, etc. The whole experience was special.
Our second year staying with Holly and Eila. This year we rented the house for two nights (never long enough!) instead of the smaller Koi Hale. The feeling of being on the very top edge of the island, and seeing the deep blue ocean and Maui in the distance is amazing. This place breathes relaxation. The accommodations are very special, clean and comfortable. Close to Hawi Town and wonderful dining choices make this a fabulous place to unwind. Visit the North Kohala visitor center too!
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About the Host, Holly
Aloha, I am Holly and I live full time on the georgeous island of Hawai'i. My partner Eila and I have created a sustainable oasis on the northern tip of the island. Our buildlngs are made of environmentally friendly materials and we create all our own electric energy. We raise organic chickens, bananas, herbs and vegetables and have planted over 500 coconut and other trees on our land. I am also a professional facilitator, organization effectivenss and sustainability consultant and volunteeer mediator. We want to share our healthy and beautiful space with others. We currently host African drumming and dance at our bamboo barn on most Sundays. I am also a licensed realtor and would love to help you find your dream Hawaii home.