About this listing
A two story Luxury equipped condo for 2, up to 4 guests in a pinch, full kitchen, jacuzzi, observation deck. Summertime?, or having an extended stay? We give discounts for bookings on available space depending on the availability, the length of your
The Luxurious Apartment is the top two floors of a contemporary townhouse (1200 square feet). A custom constructed stairway leads to the 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 fifteen minute walk will take you to Kehena black sand beach.
Contact your friends with the Free WiFi as well as phone line(for outcalling only), 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 Balinese river rock counters all the while listening to the special magic of whales blowing their lungs and slapping their tails.
The second floor has a kitchen, breakfast bar, expansive lanai, and tables for dining either in or outside, amidst the forever flowering garden. There is an enclosed toilet on this floor, and two couches that will convert to full size beds. The kitchen is fully equipped including a full-size professional gas range, stainless steel pots and pans, microwave, toaster, boiling water pitcher, coffee grinder and maker, glass and plateware, silverware, and all of the standard kitchen implements at your disposal.
The top floor has a wonderful Queen size memory foam bed, stairway access the Spectacular Roof Deck with 360' views, a walk in closet, Jacuzzi tub/shower, and flatscreen TV that can be used in conjunction with ROKU service(Netflix, Youtube, Amazon, etc.) and a DVD player . Lay back in the teak lounge chairs and enjoy the view. There is also a clothes washer, with soap,and a line drying area on-site for your use.
Nearby natural hot springs and tide pools offer awesome snorkeling, soaking, and swimming in lava spring 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. You will also find a quaint Country Store, with most everything you need to supply your stay(beer, cigarettes, groceries, local fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, etc.). You can explore the old Hawaiian town of Pahoa, a 20 minutes drive away, with its wooden board walks, many restaurants and markets.
A landline telephone with free local and long distance calling to the US and Canada, is available for outcalls only.A shared gas grill barbecue, table, and lounge chairs are located in the grass courtyard. A small collection of DVDs to watch at your leisure, are available in the Studio lanai cabinet. A clothes washing machine with soaps, table, and lines to hang dry your laundry are available on site.
Interaction with Guests
Having had luck with AirBnB's wonderful guests, we are blessed to have you stay here with us. It is mine and Michaels' goal to interact as much (or as little) with you as is necessary, and hope our relationship is fun, informative and mutually beneficial. No more and no less.
Here is a recent quote from one of our guests:
"This is probably the coolest house in the coolest neighborhood on the Big Island. You'll be in the Seaview neighborhood, a block from the lava rock shore. Seaview is filled with friendly island folks and retired hippies who say "Aloha" when they pass you, and most everyone knows the Triangle House complex. Some people know it as the " Cheese House," because it looks like a wedge of Swiss cheese lying on its side, with each stained glass window a hole. You're living in a gorgeous jungle, with great ocean access, a plethora of interesting artists, and alternative living folk, with the best neighborhood spirit I've seen. Every Wednesday, practically the whole community of the Puna district ends up at a bazaar 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 owner/manager. He's a craftsman who cares a lot about the building, and has improved its' initial design for the people who stay in it. MIchael, the onsite Innkeeper, is super easy to work with. He's been doing constant gardening and upkeep 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 shaped water catchment, and two Square sheds. There's also a real life castle one block away. It's like living in a dream."
There is very limited public transportation here. A bus to and from Pahoa town, and/or Hilo city runs through the area only one block away, but only twice a day. It is definitely suggest that you rent a vehicle for your commute, but more daring folks will hitchhike or walk. Hitchhiking is technically illegal, but is not frowned upon by most locals.
Other Things to Note
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WE REQUEST THAT YOU READ THE MORE DETAILED HOUSE ADVISORY IN THE GUEST BOOK OF THE RENTAL UNIT AS YOU GET HERE.
But, briefly, there is Absolutely No Smoking, candles, incense, or any combustibles INSIDE the buildings. Unfortunately, if you are found to do so you repeatedly, will forfeit your entire deposit and be asked to leave.
We follow Hawai'ian traditions, so if you can, be nice to the floors and take off your shoes and go barefoot when entering. Composting and recycling are also habits we Big Islanders consider traditions. Please participate with us.
We have private water catchment, so please conserve water when possible. Though it is chlorine treated, sediment, and then charcoal filtered, it is not certified for public drinking water. Though we have had no problems with the quality and taste of our water, we suggest bringing your own for consumption.
This community observes the "Dark Sky" policy to maintain stunning night sky viewing. Please keep interior and exterior lighting to a minimum. The more lights on at night, the more BUGS and MOSQUITOS are likely to get inside to YOU.
Do not move or rearrange the heavy furniture we bill for floor scratches/gouges and the extra help to put it back the way it was.
It can become windy and rainy almost anytime and often does. ALWAYS close all labeled windows whenever leaving the house.
It's a quiet and peaceful neighborhood and there are often other guests, please observe neighborhood quiet times (10:00 pm to 8:00 am).