1 bathroom Sleeps
This rustic wooden mountain cabin is situated next to a forest, in a secluded spot away from the main house, on a 3.5 acre farm. At an elevation of 2,100 feet, it avoids the summer heat at sea level ('Cool and peaceful..' - Teri), yet is close to Kealakekua Bay (5 miles), kayaking, horse-riding, the Captain Cook Monument, Place of Refuge, and wonderful snorkeling. Ten minutes south is a small shopping center, with supermarket, Chinese restaurant, sandwich shop, bagel shop, pizza restaurant, etc. Three miles north is Kainaliu Town, with theater/cinema, Blue Ginger Gallery, clothing stores and other quaint places. One of the finest restaurants in West Hawaii (Keei Café) is less than 15 minutes away, and there are other lovely breakfast, lunch, dinner places and coffee shops nearby. From the cabin, a short walk across the property and along private paths through coffee fields leads you down a road that takes you through natural Hawaiian flora.
The 760 square feet cabin consists of a living-room, sleeping loft, bathroom, and well-equipped Hawaiian-style lanai kitchen with screens that look into the forest ('The forest is full of birdsong' - Claudia & Chan). A redwood deck is situated under the kukui and macadamia nut trees, and has a Polynesian gazebo. A charcoal barbecue ('An evening barbeque and wine on the deck - perfect' - Barbara & John) stands nearby. The cabin itself is a single wall structure built from exterior plywood. It does not have sheet rock and, like other Hawaiian-built cabins and coffee shacks, the plywood constitutes the inner and outer walls. Windows are aluminum and glass. The kitchen windows are wood, glass and screen, allowing for excellent ventilation. The farm has three beloved and gentle dogs, three cats, sheep, and chickens. The farm critters are kept in an area at the upper south end of the farm, and the cabin is at the lower north end, some distance from them. Guests will find fresh farm eggs, homemade bread, a fruit basket, Kona coffee, and other goodies to get them started. Also worth noting - Jeffrey is an enthusiastic table tennis player. There are four clubs on the Big Island so if you play, bring your equipment! Generally our guests' feedback is that the cabin is a comfortable place to hang out, read, watch movies and just unwind, or a cool base to return to after swimming, snorkeling and exploring the warmer locations elsewhere. The proximity of the cabin to the forest means ...
Registration Number: TA-162-345-9840-01,+GE-162-345-9840-01
Mar 07, 2023
This cosy cabin in the forest was the ideal spot for us; Jeffrey and Heide were wonderful hosts and thought of every little thing to make us welcome! Thank you!
Mar 04, 2023
My wife and I were looking for a quiet place to spend time away from the people and traffic of the west side of the island. This was the perfect place with a lush tropical yard and comfortable house. Jeffery and Heide we’re excellent hosts and provided us with a freshly baked loaf of bread and a bowl of fruit when we arrived. Everything you need to be comfortable is there, including a hammock which I really appreciated. If your looking for a peaceful place that’s not far from everything, this is it.
Jul 31, 2022
First of all: we hope to come back one day!
Heide & Jeffrey are fantastic hosts and provided an excellent communication beginning with our booking to saying goodbye!
The location is appr 40min away from Kona airport and easy to find. We loved that the house is not in the busy beach area, but at a more quiet area where locals live. We were greeted by lovely dogs and home made bread, fresh fruits and vegetables and got tons of information how to best spend our days on big island!
We loved the sounds of the coqui frogs that start at 5pm and continue throughout the night :-)! If you are sensitive to noise you should consider this before booking! If you caught too much sun at the beach you will love that it gets really cold during the night and we never used the aircondition.
Every window is covered with mosquito/fly screens so you just need to worry about them when being outside of the house (but mosquitoes are what you get when staying in the jungle ;-)) …
Heide did a wonderful job with the house and it was the best equipped Appartement we ever stayed at - you really don’t need to bring anything. The kitchen is fantastic, you will find snorkeling gear and even a laundry machine and dryer :-)
You need a car to drive around the island no matter where you stay, but be aware that there aren’t that much street lights and it will be a 5min drive up the road to the house!
It will take you appr. 10min to the next Supermarkt, 20min to the beach, 30min to a shopping and dining area and 2hrs to the volcano national park but the roads are in very good condition and it is easy to find your way around the area!
Heide and Jeffrey will help you to
figure out where to go and you will find lots of things to do in and around captain cook!!
We had such a wonderful time on big island and the “colorful jungle cabin” played a huge role in that!
Thank you for providing such a gem to your guests!!
Miriam & Maximilian
Mar 30, 2022
Jeff & Heidi were the perfect hosts! They waited up to show us around the property and even had a fruit plate and fresh made bread waiting for us. The cabin itself was perfect and much larger then we had thought! We went to sleep with the sounds of the jungle each night and woke up to beautiful bird song in the morning. A perfect location to explore all of the island - we went from Kona all the way to Hilo! We can’t wait to come back again soon! (:
Mar 18, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cabin in the hills. Our hosts, Jeffery and Heidi, are a sweet and engaging couple. We were there for over a week to see and experience the Kona side of the island. This cabin is secluded, secure and peaceful – there are the frogs and birds to serenade the visitor. We picked this cabin because of its location, eclectic interior and price. We were very pleased with the décor and first-class photographs and art on the walls.
The cabin has character and reminded us of a Minnesota north-woods cabin crossed with a rainforest tree house. Ventilation and lighting are great. Though the cabin is quipped with a nice TV with full viewing services, we did not find the desire or need to use the TV but simply enjoyed our setting.
Two things we adapted to were first the drive up the hill on a one lane road – mind the speed bumps. We got to see how many residents live, several small farms, and learned to give the traditional Hawaiian wave. The second is where to take an evening walk – the access road hill is steep. There is a nice multiuse park within a ten minute drive and it has a nice flat field to walk the perimeter or even the nearby residential zone.
We would certainly stay here again and recommend that visitors to this side of the island consider this location – specially those that want to avoid the resort crowds, noise, and prices.
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