Perfect cabin for 2, couldn’t have asked for better accommodations. Beautiful surroundings and very easy to make arrangements with
We spent 3 nights in late December. After accidently spending the first night with the bedroom window open, pretty chilly, we really enjoyed the peace and quiet. You'll find just about every thing here you need. It is completely private and as advertised completely off the grid. (If you can't boil water you're in the wrong place) ;) This is not your usual island resort. No microwave, TV, spa, groomed beach and mai tai bar. This is not Honolulu. This is Hawaii off the grid.
We had the great pleasure of staying in this amazing little cabin for five nights the first week of May, 2017. What a treat!
First of all, the setting is absolutely stunning. As we drove down the long driveway it felt like we were entering a lovely botanical garden. Connie, the owner, has done a fantastic job of creating a beautiful oasis, surrounded by natural beauty. Towering Ohi'a trees and a lovely assortment of vegetation line the driveway and surround the cabin, except the back yard, which looks out at wide open rolling green hills and huge trees of a relatively newly acquired addition to a National Park (currently not open to the pubic, former Nature Conservancy land). Nice morning walks included simply strolling down the driveway and the road.
Inside, the cabin was exceptionally clean and well stocked with every thing we could have needed. Lots of natural light fills the main room, and every window provides a picture perfect view of the beauty outside. The bed was tucked into a cozy space and I found it to be very comfortable.
Staying in this cabin is different from most vacation rentals in that the cabin is completely "off the grid", with solar power. Connie has put a lot of thought into creating this little house to function in a way that minimizes its carbon footprint. This requires that those visiting practice mindfulness in how we use our resources, which was refreshing in today's world of consumption and waste.
For cooking, there are two propane burners (like glamping (glamour camping)). No microwave or oven. So when you're shopping for groceries, keep this in mind.
Guests are encouraged to compost and recycle, which is no different than how we live at home, but may be new to some folks.
The location is almost directly opposite the South Point Road. The only downside we experienced while staying here was that driving to some key destinations required considerable time in the car, but we were able to visit Kealakekua Bay for an awesome day of kayaking with spinner dolphins and snorkeling, Volcanos National Park where we saw lava splashing up from the lava lake in Kilaeua crater, spent a great day in Hilo, visited Black Sands beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge). And after each day, we loved returning to this incredibly peaceful and beautiful cabin.
If you're someone who enjoys staying in unique locations, surrounded by natural beauty and away from crowds, cars, tourism, and who can appreciate being mindful of our impact on the planet, you will love this very special little cabin.
Connie is super friendly and the bungalow is absolutely perfect. Tina and I enjoyed our stay immensely.
Perfectly planned simple living. A place to revive in solitude. Close to sights, culture and ways to get to know Hawai'i Island. Be sure to take binoculars!