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Private entrance through wide sliding doors from the garden. Doors to upper stairway are locked and covered.
Set in a forever blooming beautiful garden, one minute off the red road and a short walk to Kehena Black Sand Beach. Close enough to the ocean to hear the whales blowing and slapping their tails. This 600 square foot modern studio apartment is bright and airy and spotless clean. It has WiFi and phone. You will enjoy a private lanai with lovely table with swivel rockers, mmmm. The bathroom is done in imported Italian tiles and features a whirlpool tub and rain shower. The kitchenette has two burners, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans, sink, and half size refrigerator. A queen size bed, dining area and comfortable reading chair complete this amazing space,There is also a washer with soap etc. and line dry area at your disposal. Perfect for couple or single.
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 a safe viewing area where you will see lava flowing into the sea. 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, 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 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 West end of the road for a unique island experience filled with music, dance, food and local crafts on Wednesdays and music on friday and Saturday evenings. And Sea-View's very own crafts, food and farmers market every Saturday morning, the Pahoa market on Friday and the Maku'u Market on Sunday.
We can connect you to a local guide service to show you into the hard to get to and little-known killer spots 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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for a very good list of the events happening within the immediate area.
Be nice to the floors and take off your shoes when entering.
Because of solar and water catchment please conserve water and power when possible.
It can become windy and rainy almost anytime and often does. Please close all labeled windows whenever 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.
It's a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, please observe quiet times (10:00 pm to 8:00 am).
Don't be afraid to ask.
The studio was charming: larger and more luxurious than I expected. The garden just outside the front door is lovely. The neighborhood felt safe and was fun to explore. As others have said, Randall was friendly but unobtrusive. Highly recommended!
We had an enjoyable, relaxing, month-long stay at Randall's studio. It is in a great area with plenty to see and do. We only saw Randall for the first week and he was very helpful and shared the squash, bananas and papayas growing on the property with us. We also enjoyed use of the BBQ grill and washing machine! We would have liked to stay in the upstairs apartment for our stay, as the half-fridge wasn't quite big enough for us and noise from upstairs renters is VERY loud, but overall it was a great stay and I would recommend it!
Apartment is in an isolated neighborhood near the end of narrow well paved road through the countryside and forest. The coastline along here is rugged and really promotes the feeling of getting away from it all. The experience was very casual and we enjoyed sitting out on the lanai with our beverages. Some folks might not like the sound of the frogs at night, but we did. Recommended for folks who want an experience out of the ordinary. Just take your time on the road if you are driving in the dark and respect the neighborhood.
Appartement très agréable et fonctionnel situé Dans un quartier calme. Notre hote était très disponible et convivial, grace a lui nous avons passé un superbre séjour
Randall greeted us when we arrived and even offered us bananas that were ripe on a tree on his property. The neighborhood is quiet with the exception of a layback, fun and sometimes musical gathering at sunset on a community lawn overlooking the water about a block from the house. We loved walking there each evening to take in the sunset and eclectic feel of the neighborhood. Of note is that this is a basement apartment so on our first night when the guests arrived back to the apartment above it was quite loud for a few minutes until they settled down for the night. We are used to traveling with earplugs and since this was for such a short time this was really not a big deal to us and there were not any guests above us the remainder of our stay. We liked the location as it was close to the tide pools for great snorkeling and warm springs.
The studio was clean and tidy. There was a folder with information of what to do and where to go in the area. The condo was in a very quiet and remote place. You have to drive about 20 min to Pahoa where there are some restaurants and some shops. We only stayed 3 nights instead of the planned 7 nights, because for our taste it was too remote.
We loved our stay at Randall's place. There were so many things to do that we didn't have enough time to do them all. It was also a really great place to laze around and do nothing - there is even a jacuzzi to facilitate this! Randall was very welcoming and helped us with directions and places to see. The apartment had everything we needed and more.
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