New, owner-built and eco-friendly, we have a private, garden-filled space on the exciting Big Island of Hawaii. We've have planted organic fruit and coffee tree orchards, while keeping the natural landscape and flora of large tree ferns, flowering Ohia trees and wild orchids and gingers. We are old hands at farming and gardening and we share that with many of our good neighbors, as you can see while you drive around the island in awe of it's many colorful and beautiful attractions. Everyone's yards are filled with Ti leaves (a Hawaiian good spirit), flowers and fruit trees.
We provide all natural soaps and cleaning products for guests who prefer a chemical-free environment. We ask that you please refrain from using any scented soaps, candles, fabric softeners or fragrances in our house, but use the products that are provided.
There are many people, like ourselves, who are extremely sensitive to foods and skin-care products. We offer up our home as a green space, a safe place, a fragrance and chemical -free home for those who need relief from the exposures that are common while traveling.
We have a 4,000 gallon rainwater catchment tank that provides the softest water your skin and hair will ever feel. After a long flight, enjoy a spacious hot shower and super comfortable bed to ward off jet lag.
On your first morning, wake up to seasonal fruits, flowers and chilled juices (provided by request only) to start on your aloha adventure or just walk around and take in the view. On a clear day, you can see both the mountain and the ocean from the corner above the driveway.
All of the windows and doors have tight screens to allow the trade winds to blow through the house. Or you can close them all if it rains, and stay warm and dry (a real treat if the winter snow or thunder rolls down at night from the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa). You can really feel the difference in temperature when driving from sea level to higher elevations, so bring layers in the winter months.
We hope that you find our lovely, Hawaiian home the perfect spot to relax, feel safe and refreshed for the many excursions you'll want to make around the island. It's THE place to recover if you've entered the Ironman Competition in Kona.
And just one more thing. If you're interested in the richness of the ancient Hula, drumming and chanting of islanders all over the world, check out the Merrie Monarch Festival held in Hilo each spring.
You'll never forget the cool breezes, the rainbows, the colors, the blending of Eastern and Western cultures and the fine aloha spirit that everyone shares in this tropical paradise. We welcome you to share this Aloha time. You'll be grateful that you did!
Call Bill prior to checking in so he can unlock the gate and house. Call Martha when checking out. Please leave our home as you found it. Take what you bring. Leave the linens and towels clean and dry in the dryer and the washer door left open.
Absolutely NO PETS are allowed inside of the house. NO SMOKING indoors.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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Our family first came to Hawaii in 1965 and thus began my life-long journey to return to paradise as often as I could. My husband and I own a small farm in northern Vermont and have spent the last 17 years working on our Hawaiian land and building our dream house during the darkest days of the winter. We love being outside, taking care of the land, growing food and buying local, fresh produce.
With the help of our guests and our neighbors, we have planted palms, fruit and coffee trees, orchids, bamboo and flowers too numerous to count. We plan to grow greenhouse and hydroponic vegetable crops when we can finally make the move from the tundra to the tropics more permanent.
My younger sister, Martha, has adjoining property and will be the hostess for our guests. Over the years we've invited all of our family and friends to come and experience the wonders and beauty (not to mention the warm weather) that we've enjoyed on the Big Island. Everyone who's taken us up on our offer has had a fantastic time.
We also plan to build an off the grid lighthouse tower to continue hosting guests once we can finally move back to the island for good. We feel blessed and are happy to share this Aloha experience with you. Hawaii No Ka Oi. (Hawaii, It's the best!)
Nancy & Rick