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The Luxurious Apartment is the top two floors of a contemporary townhouse (1200 square feet). A newly constructed stairway leads to the new fourth story roof deck with spectacular 360° views and unbelievable night skies.
Enjoy 180 degree ocean vistas on the two lanai's, one from the master bedroom and the other from the kitchen / living area. A two minute walk will get you to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. A ten minute walk will take you to Kehena black sand beach.
Contact your friends with the Free WiFi as well as phone line. and tell them about the Spectacular Roof Deck with 360' views ,the sunlight streaming through the stain glass windows reflected on the teak floors, the balanese river rock counters while listening to the special magic of wales blowing and slapping their tails.
The second floor has a full kitchen, breakfast bar, expansive lanai, and tables for dining either in or outside, amidst the forever flowering garden. There is a toilet on this floor, and the black couch will convert to a queen bed. The kitchen is fully equipped including a full-size gas range, pots and pans, blender, microwave, toaster, boiling water pitcher, bowls and all the standard kitchen implements at your disposal.
The top floor has a new stairway to acess the Spectacular Roof Deck with 360' views, a new memory foam queen bed, walk in closet, Jacuzzi tub, and TV that can be used in conjunction with ROKU service and dvd player . Lay back in the teak lounge chairs and enjoy the view. We have seen whales breeching and the smoking volcano from up here.There is a washer with soap etc. and line dry area on-site for your use.
Nearby natural hot springs and tide pools offer awesome snorkeling, soaking and swimming in safe warm water, right at the ocean's edge. A fifteen minute drive will get you to Kalapana Village with it's local music and markets. Or you can explore the old Hawaiian town of Pahoa a twenty minutes drive away with its wooden board walks, many restaurants and markets. And the special magic of hearing the whales blowing and slapping their tails at night and local drumming in the park, add to the magic of "oceanspirit". Come see for yourself.
Kalani Ocean side retreat is just a short walk or two minute drive away offering meals, massages and use of there pools and sauna for donation or very reasonable rates.
The County operated bus service "Hele-On" stops one block away twice daily.
The neighbors and "locals" in Kalapana Sea View as well as the surrounding areas are relaxed, helpful, and friendly, and I have found, they will always give excellent tips on the best current things to do in the local area. So don't be afraid to schmooze a little. And don't miss Uncle Robert's at the end of the road, Wednesday's Friday's and Saturday's for a unique island experience filled with music, dance, food and local crafts.
We can connect you to exelent local guide services and chef's to show you into the hard to get to and little-known killer spots in style and for very reasonable rates. Rates will vary depending on group size, transportation, difficulty, outfitting and duration. Please feel free to inquire.
We also offer pickup at the Hilo airport for $40 for up to three people and luggage. We can greet you with beautiful, fragrant, handcrafted lays for an additional $18 per person.
A landline telephone With free calling to the US and Canada. A shared barbecue, table and lounge chairs located in the grass courtyard. A small collection of DVDs to watch at your leisure. A washing machine With soaps, folding table and lines to dry on.
Interaction with Guests
Such wonderful guests we are blessed to have stay here with us it is my goal to interact as much (or as little) as is necessary, fun, informative and mutually beneficial. No more and no less.
A quote from a recent guest
"This is probably the coolest house in the coolest neighborhood on the big island. You'll be in Seaview, a block from the lavarock shore. Seaview is filled with friendly island hippies who say hi when they pass you, and everyone knows the Triangle House. Some people know it as the "Cheese House," because it looks like a wedge of swiss cheese lying on its side, with each window a porthole. This is my favorite neighborhood in the 4 that I've stayed at on the big island (kailua-kona/captain cook, hilo, volcano/mt view, na'alehu/ocean view). You're living in a gorgeous jungle, with great ocean access, a plethora of interesting artists and hippies, and the best neighborhood spirit I've seen. Every wednesday, the whole community of the Puna district ends up at a fair on the edge of civilization where the 1970 lava flow literally rolled over the city of Kalapana, called "Uncle Roberts at the End of the Road." I don't know a better way to say hello to a new community than that. Randall is a great host. He's a craftsman who cares a lot about the building, and is trying to improve its design for the people who stay in it. He's super easy to work with. He's been doing constant work on the property. It was designed by an architect who had a dream about "round holes and square pegs" and designed a property with a Triangle house, a Rectangle house, a Circle water catchman, and two Square sheds. There's also a real-life castle next-door. It's like living in a dream."
Other Things to Note
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Take off your shoes upon entering.
Conserve water and power when possible.
Close all labeled windows when leaving the house.
Absolutely No Smoking or Burning of candles or any combustibles within the buildings. If found to do so you will forfeit entire deposit and be subject to immediate removal.
Be respectful of others especially concerning noise.
Observe quiet times (10:00pm to 8:00am)
By using the roof deck you are assuming All responsibility for yourself and the property. It is up to you to take on this responsibility or not.
Rules for use:
1) You must be an adult or accompanied by an adult.
2) Hatch must be closed at all times when not in use. Any water damage due to leaving the hatch open will be your responsibility.
3) Always use the ship stairway by facing the stairs up and down. Watch your head on the hatch.
4) After opening hatch extend railing and fix with pins in the holes provided. Gently lower each railing when done.
5) close and securely tie down the hatch when not in use or in the upstairs bedroom.
5) Use only bare feet while on the roof.
6) Bring no furniture or linens from inside the house onto the roof.
7) Please do not sit on the edge of the roof a high gust of wind can blow you off.
Our stay in Pahoa was absolutely perfect. The apartment was just as beautiful as advertised. In fact, some of the sofas were newer and nicer than what is shown in the photographs. We were looking for something private and comfortable, near the ocean and in a bit off the beaten path, and that is exactly what we got. The community itself is very unique and inviting, with a black sand beach nearby (albeit a clothing optional beach -- to each his own!).
We arrived in the evening, around 8pm. Unfortunately Randall was off the island during our stay, but we were greeted by the house guests staying the studio apartment downstairs (also one of Randall's properties). They were also from the Northeast, but unlike us, they were staying in Pahoa for a month -- we were jealous. Our interactions were brief, only on our way in and out of the house, sharing tips for exploring the island, getting around, etc. We never felt as though we didn't have complete privacy.
The apartment was clean, well decorated/furnished and spacious. We couldn't have asked for more. The two lanais (one off the second floor and one off the third floor) offered a great place to relax with a cocktail after a long day of hiking, swimming, and exploring. At night the roof deck was perfect for stargazing. Sometimes you could hear the sound of the whales' blow holes and occasionally them breaching which is pretty magical.
The kitchen was well-equipped and pleasant to cook in, which we did nightly. If you'd like to go out to eat though, Pahoa village is not far at all, offering a small strip of bars and restaurants ranging from Thai cuisine to NY-style pizza. It's a cool little area. We at at Ming's and the food was exceptional.
The bed was very comfortable. Two ceiling fans and the windows open kept us cool at night. The jacuzzi tub was very relaxing -- located right in the bedroom which was actually pretty cool. And there was plenty of storage space in the walk-in closet.
Overall, We would definitely stay here again. Just writing about now makes me missing being there, and I find it hard to believe that we won't be returning after having such a good experience.
It was easy to feel the aloha spirit at this apartment. It felt like we could enjoy a piece of paradise in what we found to be a great place to stay on the Big Island. It was clean, beautifully located, and had gorgeous views from both balconies and the roof. It was a very comfortable apartment in every way. We loved being able to use the kitchen for breakfasts and dinners. It was easy to check in, even though we arrived our first night rather late. It is dark in the area at night (though there is a convenient light near the door to the apartment), so bring a flashlight or headlamp and enjoy the stars!
Randall's place was fantastic. My husband and I stayed there two nights. The two floors are extremely convenient as one can sleep quietly when the other starts cooking breakfast! We simply loved having breakfast on the lanai. The view is spectacular. It is also very quiet, which was what we were looking for. Even though we arrived quite late the first day, Randall was waiting for us and helped us finding our way: it is pitch black outside at night (which is great for star gazing). Superb snorkeling 20 minutes away. And Uncle's Robert Awa club is a good place for tacos and live music on Friday night. We hope that we will be able to come back sooner rather than later! Thanks Randall.
Randall was a very gracious host. The property was absolutely stunning, and the neighborhood was also gorgeous. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
We loved our stay in Pahoa, and Randall's place was a gem. I loved the unique design and the colored glass in the apartment. Perfect! He anticipated all of our needs and was friendly without being intrusive. The area was gorgeous and a great contrast to the resort side of the Hawaii. Thanks, Randall.
Randall was there to greet us on our way into the townhouse. The space was open, airy, and unique-- loved the roof view and the quiet of Pahoa! He also gave us recommendations of the town and made sure he was available if we needed anything. We had to leave early but very much enjoyed our stay on this side of the big island!
The place was beautiful, clean, and well situated. We'd definitely come again.
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