Sweet Spot Stay: TikiTreeHouse - Walk To Beach

Entire cottage hosted by Michael

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. Half-bath
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Located in a quiet walking neighborhood with beach and dramatic coastline a stroll away. Prepare for a deeply relaxing environment where you can sip your morning cup on a deck that is suspended in a treetop surrounded by orchids and song birds. With hi-speed WiFi you can video call friends from up a tree! Indoor/outdoor living with views of the pond from the other deck. Populated with tribal and tiki artwork from my travels. NOTICE- There are beehives on the property and in this neighborhood.

The space
This destination is for the curious traveler who wants to see what Hawaii looked like 50 years ago. This hide-a-way romantic location will inspire, rejuvenate, and calm the weariest of souls. This handcrafted home, built by the owner, has unique and distinctive touches that will capture the discerning eye. Wood harvested from the property grace this cottage with artistic trims and the lanai’s ceiling is adorned with grass mats that are woven by hand. Wide lanais and sliding oaken doors face the east to greet the glorious sunrise that starts each day. Sun and rain makes rainbows a frequent companion during your stay at the Sweet Spot. An open and airy design brings the outdoors indoor and tropical breezes flow through the house and caress and delight. The dining and kitchen is surrounded on three sides by screening which brings the trees and plants up close giving a sense of a living embrace. Yes, our trees, bushes and flowers hug you and you can hug them back.

People who visited christened the Sweet Spot as many repeatedly said, “This is a sweet spot” and the place was so named. The owner has been tending, stewarding, nurturing, and planting the property (one and half acres) since 1991 and now you can see growing and sometimes eat from (depending upon the season you visit) banana, macadamia nut, breadfruit, guava, grapefruit, limes, mango, cherry, fig, navel orange, avocado, kaffir lime, sugar cane, coconut (always in season) cacao, coffee, soursop, and a variety of greens that are part of the permaculture design.
Large lawns and enchanting grottos await your exploration, as there is a lot to see. Anthuriums, orchids, heliconia, and other exotic flowers a scattered about the grounds along with specialty grasses that you sink into like a memory foam mattress where you lay back and watch some of the most magnificent star-studded skies to be seen anywhere. The Milky Way is blazing the stars so bright and for many people the first time they will ever see it. It is breathtaking.
You can see the ocean from the street and in a few minutes walk are stunning coastlines views where you can watch the sun climb out of the ocean in the morning and the moon slip out of waves at night. Sit on a cliff and watch the waves breaking against massive rock faces and the hours will slip away but the memories will remain long after. Kehena Beach is close enough to walk to and is the only clothing optional beach on all of the island of Hawaii. This bay is a frequented spot by dolphins and whales, the latter arriving in the winter months.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Resort view
Public or shared beach access
Free parking on premises
Shared hot tub - open 24 hours
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.76 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews


Where you’ll be

Pāhoa, Hawaii, United States

Want to see what Hawaii was like 50 years ago? Then this is it. Out of the way and off the beaten path our side of the island is slow, slow but you can go, go with many places to see and visit for day trips. This neighborhood sports some of the finest coastal drives on the island with trees overhanging a windy narrow road creating tunnels of green with shards of sunlight breaking through the leaves. Stop at many places and soak up the waves as the crash against rocky shores and spray you with a salty mist. So many places that are photo worthy. There is a 'scene' that happens on Wednesday at "Uncle Robert's" that is unlike anything else in the state. A night market that is open air, no cover, live music from the house band, dancing and food vendors galore where you can feast on everything from wood fired pizza, Thai food, vegan gelato, French Crepes, Hawaiian Nachos, lau-lau, extravagant bake goods, wings and so much more. See lot of local crafts from aloha shirts to hand blown glass, wood carvings, jewelry and more. On Sundays there is a big drumming circle at the beach that carries over to the Seaview Lawn (also a walk away) into the later afternoon and early evening. Sundays from 7am to 2pm is the Maku'u Market that has scores of food booths with a variety spanning the globe. Live music is part of the event and it is easy to spend a Sunday morning there soaking up the local culture and chowing down on all manner of culinary delights. Green papaya salad is one of my favorites and there is usually a line for that. A great place to do your shopping for the week as there are local grown veggies, meats and fish available. Get those gifts for your loved ones back home here too as there is everything from hand made soap to hand turned bowls.

Hosted by Michael

  1. Joined in April 2012
  • 4 Reviews
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I have lived on the islands for 30 plus years but have been back and forth to the mainland and overseas. When I first created my place back in 1991 nobody knew that the internet would take over the world and that I could book this place to somebody an ocean away. I began hosting in 2017 and it was a rough and rocky start. I just didn't know what I was doing and having lived in a jungle tree house for years it never dawned on my what visitors would want to be comfortable. So the early reviews were not good. However over the last year and half the place has been whipped into shape and I have a lovely couple to act as concierge and guides. Jaqi will provide guidance to what's going on around town and Taylor who is island born and raised will give you an inside view of opening coconuts, harvest the food on the property and connect you with everything from fishermen to hunters to hikers. Their four year old daughter Lola will charm you to pieces.
The resident pest control and relaxation coach Meow-Meow is friendly, will greet you when you drive up and show you around the property. A tremendous amount of work has gone into the place to make it comfortable and laid back maintaining that tropical island feel. This isn't the mainland and this is not a 'mainland' kind of dwelling but more of an 'indoor/outdoor' experience with large sliding doors out onto a lanai, swing chair, hammock chair and breezy feel to it. I am a world traveler but make this place my home and I have lived and loved building both of my cottages. My favorite place to travel is Souteast Asia. My favorite book ever is Shantaram, movies...love good ones and have seen so many. Dances With Wolves stands out as does anything by Terry Gillium. I am a foodie and chef and listen to all music from French Bistro, to Country to Classical
I have lived on the islands for 30 plus years but have been back and forth to the mainland and overseas. When I first created my place back in 1991 nobody knew that the internet wo…


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During your stay

For the adventurous soul who wants the comforts of our modern world (ie electricity, internet, hot water, sheets and pillow, refrigerator, and appliances) The Sweet Spot is a location that host all manner of life here on the island. Yes there are bugs and mosquitoes, and lizards and geckos and frogs, oh my! Plan to be close to nature and come ready to protect yourself from the tropical sun. The weather pattern is mostly rain squalls that blow through so it could be raining and in five minutes the sun comes out. Repeat. (Does make for lots of rainbows) The beach is wild in the real sense of the word with no life guards and the ocean must be respected at all times. The rains at night can make the frogs sing in harmony and the birds will be trying to outdo them in the morning. It is hard not to fall into the rhythm of nature and the island while here. You will need a car to get around as the Big Island is truly big with over 4000 sq. miles. Rent your car early if you are flying into Hilo as they can sell out. If you land in Kona, (almost a three hour drive away from here) there is a much larger fleet of rental cars available. This is a solar driven house with a bank of batteries that keeps things running. Please be mindful and remember that leaving a light on with nobody using it is like leaving the oven on with no food inside it. Sometimes on multiple raining days in a row the generator may need to be turned on to charge the batteries. The water is caught from the sky and is filtered for use. We do provide additional counter top filtration. The owner has lived here since 1991 and planted 98% of everything on the property save for the giant heritage trees.
For the adventurous soul who wants the comforts of our modern world (ie electricity, internet, hot water, sheets and pillow, refrigerator, and appliances) The Sweet Spot is a locat…
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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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