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Find solace in this beautiful screen-cabin nestled in the Puna jungle with a great partial ocean view, light trade winds, a lanai (deck), its own private bathroom, outdoor shower, and a comfortable queen size bed.

The space

KIRPAL MEDITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CENTER (KMEC)

Find solace in this cozy screen cabin nestled in the Puna jungle, with a great ocean view, light trade winds, a lanai (deck), its own private bathroom, outdoor shower, and a comfortable Queen size bed. The newly constructed Ocean Vista Cabin, nestled in the Jungle and closer to the Community Kitchen is an upgrade to this wonderful Dragonfly Cabin and I would recommend considering that as well before you decide. If you have a third person in your party and require a separate room nearby, we will open up the beautiful Butterfly room (otherwise it will not be used during your stay).

Please note that the shared kitchen is about 800 feet away from this particular space, so you may want to drive back & forth through the orchard.

The shared kitchen and two fully equipped, clean, and modern bathrooms, also with jungle view, are about 120 feet away.

Our spacious and open 11 acre property is surrounded by a buffer of jungle and features 150+ trees with 30 or so kinds of tropical fruit. You're welcome to enjoy the freshest fruit possible whenever they're ripe!

Swimming is half a mile away at Isaac Kepo'okalani Hale Park, one of the few safe places for swimming on this rugged, extremely scenic, coast.

A body-temperature warm-pond park is just a half mile further, as well as excellent snorkeling in the wave-protected Kapoho Tide Pools with dozens of corals, and thousands of brightly colored fish.

The nearly constant lava-flow area is just half an hour to the West of us, and perfect for a sunset, or sunrise, hike where you'll often see a cascade of red-hot lava plunging 50 or 60 feet into the ocean boiling below. Truly awesome! A peak experience for most of our guests.

Shopping, a natural foods market, and delicious restaurants are 10 minutes away in Pahoa town. Several large Farmer Markets operate on the weekends too.

We have a 1000 square foot Yoga Hale for small groups and events with a phenomenal view of the Pacific. We have a resident yoga teacher that hosts yoga classes for guests daily at 8 am for $12.

Our teak Meditation Pavilion was made in Bali and is, to us, a very holy and special place for prayer and reflection. We don't preach, or otherwise "reach out"...., it's simply there if you would like some peace and tranquility - which is, as most people tell us, is our main product. :-)

Check-in time is 3 pm or after, and we ask that you please arrive no later than 8 pm to ensure someone is awake and available to show you to your cabin. Late check-ins can be arranged, but you have to let us know ahead of time. Keep us informed in your route to us.

The cost contained herein is all inclusive covering the required Hawaii Hotel Room Tax and the Hawaii General Excise Tax (13.25%).

Check out our reviews on AirBNB! They speak for themselves. KMEC is the best value around for places under $100.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Len & the gang

Guest access

Guests have full access to all of the community spaces including: community kitchen with fridge and cooking space, dining gazebo and picnic tables, 3 full bathrooms on property, 1 half bathroom by yoga hale, meditation pavilion open 24 hours, yoga hale, and always welcome to walk throughout the 11 acre organic fruit orchard.

Interaction with guests

We will be happy to direct you to all of our local wonders and our community happenings. Guests are welcome to come to daily yoga classes for a drop-in fee. We hold free meditation sittings twice a week and upon request, so we are happy to share guided meditation and discussion with any guests that are interested.

Also, we offer airport pickup and drop off for $70 one-way, or $140 round-trip only for Hilo International Airport. This must be arranged ahead of time to ensure availability.


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

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 14
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

KMEC GUIDELINES
First and foremost, our staff serve with Aloha--the loving spirit of the Hawaiian islands. Let us know if you need anything or have any questions before and during your stay with us. We are knowledgeable of all the great sightseeing, tours, beaches, etc. that the Big Island has to offer and are happy to share our recommendations with you. Below are some basic guidelines that we follow here at KMEC to honor Mother Nature and the sacred space we have created. Mahalo!

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
Check-in time is 3 pm or after, and we ask that you please arrive no later than 8 pm to ensure someone is awake and available to show you to your cabin. Late check-ins can be arranged, but you have to let us know ahead of time.

Check-out time is 12 pm. You are welcome to stick around and use the communal space, but we ask that you are out of your cabin by 12 pm so that housekeeping can clean and prepare it for the next guest.

FOOD IN ROOMS
There is a plastic bin in each cabin for food storage of dry goods. Our cabins are integrated with nature and food left out in the open can draw ants or other eco friendly bugs into the cabin, especially for longer stays. We have a large fridge in the community kitchen for guests to use, as well as labels to write your cabin name if you would prefer to leave your dry goods in the kitchen cabinets.

FRUIT ORCHARD
We have an amazing selection of tropical fruits in our orchard. Our staff regularly harvest from the trees and properly clean the fruit. You are welcome to enjoy the fruit that is in the fruit basket in the community kitchen. If there is no fruit left in the basket, please find one of our volunteers to pick and clean the fruit for you.

OFF GRID
We comfortably exist on a large solar electric system, some propane, and mostly catchment rainwater. You don't have to scrimp, but we do ask that you be mindful of your use to conserve these kinds of "off grid" systems. The entire property is off grid but you will still experience the luxuries of “on grid" living including full flush toilets, instant hot water, hot showers, delicious filtered drinking water, and electricity in every cabin. We even have 2 high-efficiency washing machines onsite, and offer laundry service to guests for a fee of $8.

ECO FRIENDLY
Because we are a completely off grid community, all of our showers, sinks, and laundry has an effect on our local environment. Therefore, we encourage the use of eco-friendly products. All soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc. on property are eco friendly and many are homemade by our volunteers with simple, healthy ingredients. As our guest it is certainly not mandatory to use eco friendly products, but if possible please use this as an opportunity to choose shampoo, shower gel, and soaps that are healthier for you and the environment. If interested, we are happy to provide feedback and guidance on good brands that have natural eco friendly ingredients.

A VEGETARIAN FACILITY
KMEC is a strictly vegetarian facility. Meat eating and non-vegetarian guests are most welcome at KMEC. However, no meat, fish, fowl or eggs (both fertile and infertile) can be prepared in the kitchens on the property. If you are new to vegetarian cooking and you'd like to experience some beautiful vegetarian meals made with fresh local ingredients, we do have an onsite chef offering breakfast for $10 as well as dinner for $20. We will make every effort to accommodate you and provide you with the most enjoyable stay possible.

DRUGS, TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND INTOXICANTS
KMEC is a drug, alcohol, tobacco and intoxicants free center. Our focus is on meditation, spirituality, healing our body, giving peace to our soul and healthy living. The owners and our staff totally abstain from the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and intoxicants on the property (and for many this practice carries over to everyday life off the property too). We recognize that not all of our guests are similarly oriented and you will be welcome in any event. Feel free to advise our Director of your particular preferences, if any, with regard to these issues and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

KMEC BELIEFS
KMEC is a place that promotes non-violence, truthfulness, humility, purity, selfless service, meditation and healthy living. KMEC does not discriminate based on age, race, religion or sexual preferences.

Privacy Policy

Our Mission
At KMEC, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personally identifiable information.

Information Collection
Our main purpose in collecting your personal information is to provide you with a streamlined experience in making reservations at KMEC. We only collect information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this. Personally identifiable information is only obtained when making a reservation.

We sometimes use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of the Site to measure effectiveness and safety. A "cookie" is a small file that gets placed on your harddrive that helps us provide our services. You are free to decline cookies if you choose too.

Security
At KMEC, we take security seriously. When users make a reservation we use every precaution to safe guard it online and offline.

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Policy Modifications
KMEC may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment, business needs, or to satisfy the needs of our guests, properties, strategic marketing partners, and service providers.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

67 Reviews


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Dylan User Profile
June 2017
LOVED this place! Wish I could have spent more time here. Very clean and nice. Couldn't have asked for better.
Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce User Profile
Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Dylan! Mahalo for your kind words brother. We enjoyed having you and your partner with us for a couple nights as well!! We hope to see you all next time you make it to the Big Island!
June 2017

Prakash User Profile
June 2017
Horrible . Guys you will regret if you choose this place after reading this review. They made this place. Not the natural environment . Black pigs live here and the mother goes crazy . There are no fruits trees except one papaya tree. We checked in on 6/10 6 PM. The receptionist asked us to drive to the Dragon fly cabin by our own . We drove to the cabin and found that the cabin was built using Just Net and we could see gaps/holes in the NET fixtures and bugs have free access to the cabin. We checked the Toilet and there was a Frog inside the stool. We contacted the receptionist and asked for an Alternate cabin and we see the same problems with other Cabins too. Geckos are on the bed furnitures. We can't sleep peacefully. There are lot of differences between What they posted in Pictures and in the real. The photos are so attractive with purple bedsheets and towels. When we visited the cabin, We observed that the towels and Bedsheets are old enough. We are so disappointed and decided to not to stay in the property and booked another one in the same area in Airbnb. the quality/furniture in the posting are nowhere close to what the provide. Horrible experience . Won't recommend .
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Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Were very sorry to hear your expectations were not met! We wish you would have been better prepared for the immersive off grid experience we provide here at our Meditation and Ecological center. We will agree that this setting and experience is not for everyone! And we encourage all of our potential guests to research the facilities and area before making any decisions! Please also have a look at the majority of our reviews describing a much more peaceful and positive experience. We would like to clear a few things up that this guest has misrepresented about our space. We do have well over 200 fruit trees on our property. Not always in season, but assuredly there is always something growing on our 10 acres of beautiful manicured orchards! Secondly, our Dragonfly cabin, which is a brand new, fully screened in room underneath a wooden structure, fully enclosed from the jungle is one of our guest's favorite cabins. With its own separate room and private shower, this is a true getaway! This cabin is set apart (about a 5 minute walk or 30 second car ride) from the majority of our cabins. Perfect for those seeking a little more privacy and space to themselves to relax! However expect to share your space with small harmless critters of the jungle, like geckoes and small frogs! We also provide ear plugs for those sensitive to the sweet sounds of nature. We do have some pigs who roam our property freely and have never caused any harm or issues with our previous guests. Assuredly the bed sheets and decorations in any given room may be different, as we do prefer to wash and change our linens regularly! For all of our future guests, please take the time to research our facilities, which have been typically described as "glamping" or "rustic" and feel free to reach out to us anytime with any questions! Mahalo James
June 2017

Lauren User Profile
February 2017
Kirpal was such a beautiful, peaceful and welcoming environment to spend three days in. Unfortunately there was a mix up with our cabin, it was double booked by the host and thus we arrived after 24hrs of travel to this news that the cabin was not available for our stay (which we had booked a substantial amount of time in advance and had confirmation emails). However - the staff at the time compensated for this mix up with alternative cabins/tent for the first night, complimentary breakfast, yoga, and a partial refund. James in particular went out of his way to compensate for the mix up and it was really appreciated - mahalo James! All other aspects of Kirpal were fantastic, the cabins were a dream and the dinner was delicious. I would return in a heartbeat, and hope to return soon. Thank you for having us.

Diane User Profile
December 2016
What a beautiful place, Such a peaceful energy, with lovely staff. Really enjoyed our stay & the location was private which was what we wanted. Thank you guys.
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Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Diane! Mahalo for joining us! Were glad to hear you enjoyed the peaceful energy and our awesome location! The staff will appreciate your kind words, thank you. Mahalo for your suggestions of our butterfly cabin, changes are under way! Come back anytime! Mahalo James
December 2016

Wooyoung User Profile
October 2016
The most natural place that I have ever stayed before! Thanks!
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Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Wooyoung! Mahalo for staying with us, we really enjoyed hosting you. We are excited to hear you enjoyed nature and our location. Mahalo for your feedback, we are looking into photo updates and general renovations. You are always welcomed to come back and stay with us. A hui hou Davida
October 2016

Matthew User Profile
September 2016
The Dragonfly cabin is perfect for a couple who want a quiet remote retreat. Sleeping in the company of a thousand frogs, it could be considered more 'glamping' than any sort of formal accommodation. But basic facilities including a hot shower are provided, all in a private setting. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful and even invited us to dinner with the rest of the guests. Suggest to bring bug spray.
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Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Matthew! Mahalo for your kind words and feedback. We loved having you here and we welcome you back anytime. Hope to see you again! A hui hou Davida
September 2016

Jean User Profile
September 2016
We would have given this a much higher recommendation except the day of our arrival they twice switched the room on us to a smaller, less desirable place. To their credit they reduced the price accordingly. Breakfast was awesome. Shower open to the forest (completely private) was also awesome.
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Response from Kirpal Meditation And Ecological Ce:
Aloha Jean! We are very sorry for the inconvenience we caused you and your husband. This was an oversight on our part and we sincerely apologize and have spent our time working to make sure this issue doesnt happen again in the future. Were glad to hear you enjoyed breakfast and the open jungle showers!! Mahalo for choosing to stay with us. Blessings, James
September 2016

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Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center is a half mile from the ocean on the eastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, approximately seven miles from the small village of Pahoa. The 10-acre ocean-view property is blessed with average daytime temperatures of 85° F year-round, and 65° F at night, with cool, fragrant trade winds, surrounding tropical flora, including old growth mangoes, nearby swimming, surfing and snorkeling.

This property was once a papaya farm and is now newly planted with bamboo, papaya, palms, banana and many other fruit trees. The octagonal Balinese meditation pavilion is set among shade-trees with an expansive view of the ocean. The island wildlife is all around us – a variety of birds by day and at night there's the pleasant chirping of Coqui frogs – and there are no snakes. Natural wonders include Volcanoes National Park, for lava and crater viewing, volcanically heated warm ponds and steam vents (as outdoor saunas) and other wonders of the lush tropics.

Kmec opened in the summer of 2008 for pre-arranged seasonal meditation retreats and private meditation-vacations on request. Additionally, we would like to extend our welcome to Big Island travelers offering cozy cottages and open air kitchen and bath. We offer daily free meditation instructions and practices at our beautiful Balinese meditation pavillion. Additionally, we offer Yoga and nature tours upon guest's request (donations accepted).

Languages: English
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