Aloha nature lovers . Located between Waipio Valley and Volcano National Park. Great hiking ! With convenient and very private pools and waterfalls to enjoy at your door step. The little cabin also has a Great ocean view to watch the ships go sailing by. Nights are wonderfull just sitting around the camp fire star gazing and telling stories. Tent camping for the kids is safe and easy. Located 20 miles north of Hilo. Just 1 mi from the highway. Very serene with only the sounds of the waterfall and wind in the trees. My two horses ( Roxxy and Shy Girl ) will be eagerly awaiting to greet you. Aloha and Happy Trials !
NOTE : Flooding may and does occur in North Hilo and on the Big Island. Please use Extreme caution when near, swimming in or crossing any waterway. 4x4 or jeep is recommended for exploring back road areas on the island and to get to my place. 4x4 is required to access Waipio Valley,Green Sands Beach and Mauna Kea. Book a cheap car then ask for a jeep up grade when you arrive for good deals on jeeps. Aloha and be Safe !
Just have Fun !!!!
Laundry is $5.00 per load
We had a wonderful time, this house felt like it was part of another world up on the grassy slopes above the ocean. The nearby stream and waterfalls were enchanting and Keith made sure we made the most of our short stay here. I especially liked the two horses and all the birds that call this place home. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
OH MY GOD. This might just be the best listing on all of airbnb!
We arrived and were greeted warmly by Chelsea, a friend of Keith's who lives on and helps take care of the property. She showed us around and led us to the two waterfalls for some afternoon swimming. Any time we had a question she dropped whatever she was doing and helped us out.
We could only stay for 36 hours, but during that time we spent lots of time swimming in the pools under the waterfalls, hiked around, fed and brushed the horses, got pictures of the peacocks, and ate freshly laid eggs from the chickens that hang out under the cabin.
My only concern prior to arriving had to do with the 4-wheel drive recommendation given that the property is pretty remotely located. Do not let that deter you--rent a wrangler and go for it. Keith's directions are excellent and the place is easy to find.
A beautiful location, amazing views, and extremely unique experience.
Keith and Chelsea are very welcoming and kind. The cottage/cabin has everything you need.
If you're looking for a rustic, 'off-the-grid' experience, this is your place. The waterfalls are a 2 minute walk at most and are amazing.
The drive in was an experience, and we managed in our Ford Focus, but it might intimidate some drivers and be more than some cars could do, especially in heavy rain.
I would recommend you drive in with all supplies you require for a 2-3 day stay so that you can avoid driving in and out. This place is a destination in itself, mind you Hilo is only about 20 minutes away.
Absolutely fabulous setting - a real experience. The property itself is great so plenty to explore without going anywhere. Keith has great stories and happy to give plenty of tourist information! The cabin has all the amenities - fridge freezer, hot water etc. It is quite open to the elements so we did have one quite disturbed night when the weather rolled in but it was completely worth it. I absolutely loved it. Lots of farm animals to entertain you horses, peacocks and a chicken even laid an egg in our cabin. I would recommend that you have at least a SUV as the access is quite tricky.
Spectacular! We are in love with everything about this cabin. The property was breathtaking with the ocean view, private water fall, and the chickens, peacocks, and horses too. I loved the outside shower over looking the ocean-most memorable showers ever! This was the perfect cabin to decompress from life's everyday stressors. Going to sleep with the sounds of the waterfall and waking up to a view of the ocean was as perfect as perfect can be.
We had a delightful time in the cabin. The view was fantastic! Horses, peacocks, chickens,roamed freely amidst lush greenery. The Pacific Ocean merged with the horizon. The night sky was ablaze with stars. The cabin is very quaint and rustic. The lounge chairs are placed on the porch so you have the vastness of the ocean and the animals to entertain you as you relax. I am 5' 4" and I had to sit on two cushions to see over the railing. I know that is minor, but if two more cushions could be provided for the second chair, that would be great. The cabin has beautiful waterfalls nearby. Keith must have spent many hours constructing the path/steps down to it. We swam in the waterfall's pool. Considering that Hawaii's mountains had SNOW, the water was challenging to plunge into! It was fun! The chickens are very amusing to watch as are the peacocks. We had a hen sitting on her eggs on top of the linen cabinet by our bed, she was very quiet and did not disturb us. Be mindful of sitting! I nearly sat on an egg that had been deposited on a lounge chair. I ate that egg for breakfast the next day. Also, check the toilet before using- I rescued two small frogs from it. The road can be a challenge. I would not try this road in a compact car. You need something that has high clearance and 4 wheel drive was greatly appreciated by us! Neat place to stay, peaceful and very cool! If you love camping and nature, you will LOVE this spot. If you are into spa treatments or fancy hotels, this may not be for you. We enjoyed it!
This is a perfect place for nature lovers! The cabin gives you roof above your head but otherwise you feel like outdoors. Take a swim in the waterfalls. The creek is wonderfull!
BTW: There are friendly peacocks in Keith's garden.
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