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YURT IN THE SKY

Ocean View Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The “Yurt in the Sky” is above and away from the bustle of civilization. Here you have wide open spaces – ocean, sun, sky and the contrast of the rich lava rock with the delicate red Ohia flowers. Here you can live simply but very comfortably -- off the grid but with almost all the conveniences of home. Stock up on your favorite foods and enjoy meals on the deck gazing out at sky and sea, feeling the cool breezes from across a thousand miles of unobstructed ocean. Then, you can descend from your 4500 ft. retreat to Big Island’s beaches, botanical gardens, volcanoes (30 beautiful miles away) snorkeling, adventure attractions or entertainment spots. South Big Island Beaches are about 30 minutes away, greatest snorkeling in the state is about 45 minutes and Kona with all its beaches and activities is about one hour.

When you come back, sip some wine or some freshly brewed tea as the sun sets, cook up your favorite meal on the propane stove or microwave oven and get ready for the best show on the Island: the stars! You can lie on the deck or view them all night inside through the circular skylight. If the air is chill, just turn on the romantic fireplace. You will be warm in minutes. Curl up with a book, or stay in touch with the distant world with high speed internet. (Ask about our fully loaded netbook computer.)

Why stay in one more conventional resort room, when you can experience first-hand a whole new way of life – off the grid? Why not give it a try?

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
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About The Owner

Hi future guests! I’m a retired community college teacher from Wisconsin in partnership with my son David, who fell in love with these islands as a student at the University of Hawaii. Designing and building our “Yurt in the Sky” has been a fun joint project. This year David is going back to school in Hilo, so we’re happy to share our new retreat with you. About me? I keep busy here in Wisconsin with outdoor sports, movies and playing music. My son David is a kind of “Techie guru” so he's at the phone to answer techie questions. I'm always here to answer all the other questions. Also we have several local “helpers' who will be there for you.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Ocean View

We looked at many lovely lots on the Big Island and at first were drawn to the lush jungle atmospheres of the lowlands. But when we visited the exhilarating height of this little-known area, with its spacious views and friendly, laid-back people, we decided within a day.

What makes this cottage unique

This “Yurt in the Sky” is very different from other rentals. First, we can offer you a low price because we have little overhead. This frees up your vacation budget for more fun. Second, in contrast to other yurt rentals, we offer total privacy and independence. There is no sharing of any facilities. Third, we have NO bugs or other pesky creatures. Just leave the door open all day! Fourth, although we are 'away from it all,' it’s easy to get around. The paved roads to the yurt are excellent and from down in the nearby village of Ocean View there are free busses around the entire island! Finally, our 150 degree view of the distant ocean below is spectacular.

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Bedrooms 1
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Reviews

4.1
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Yurt in the Sky
average rating of 4.0666666 based on 15 reviews
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Yurt in the Sky
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258300vb
(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ocean View Ka'u District
Atlanta Georgia
4

Great for Glamping!

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed the uniqueness of Yurt in the Sky. We were there only one night and it provided the perfect stay for a night on the Big Island. We wish we could have stayed longer. The yurt was about an hour from the Volcanoes Park, which wasn't a big deal for us. We actually headed out there 3 times in the day were there. It is definitely best if you consider this fancy camping. If you have any allergies to dust, be sure to take a Claritin before you go, 3 of our party had allergy issues, which may have been cleared up by a bit of airing of the yurt. There were spider webs on the doors and sky light but a quick swish with the broom cleared those right up. Also, it gets very chilly way up there. Unfortunately, we did not try to turn on the propane fireplace until very late in the evening. We were unable to get it working, and really did not want to bother anyone so late. Instead, we all bundled up and cuddled. The kitchen had lots of lovely spices and bits and bobs to help round out meals. We moved the propane stove onto the porch for cooking with no problem. We also found a few handy solar lamps to carry around at night. We kind of loved the neighborhood and looking at the stars. My husband kept looking at realty signs trying to convince me we should just buy a lot :) We would definitely recommend a visit, if laid back is your style. Communication with the owner was quick and easy and we were supplied with great tips and info on the yurt prior to our arrival.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yurt in the Sky
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258300vb
(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ocean View Ka'u District
2

Great views but you get what you pay for

  • 2 of 5
Pros - Interesting experience staying in what is essentially a big tent but with a flush toilet and regular bed. The views are amazing. Cheap price. Cons - This yurt is very well used and really needs some maintenance and a good cleaning. For example, rain poured through the skylight. Also, the yurt is further away from Volcano National Park than advertised. It's 52 miles to the park, not 30. We did not use the propane cook stove because the instructions clearly stated that it was not to be used indoors.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Oh, dear. It's true that the skylight leaked for the first time ever. But our handy local person came right over and was able to obtain special materials to fix it. Now it is fine!

As for the distance to Volcanos National Park, I was measuring to the entrance off the main highway, but there is a long scenic drive from there to where you pay to get in. The scenery is great and you can listen to Hawaiian music all the way on the radio. We weren't trying to fool anyone.
Since the yurt is "off the grid," the little propane stove is the best way to warm things up and there is quite good ventilation in the 700 sq ft, lofty structure. No one in four years has had any worries about it. But opening one of the doors would be possible, or simply substituting with the microwave oven. This is an adorable place with quite a few amenities and most people love it, but it really is not "the Hilton." Come enjoy it if you'd like a nice change.
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Yurt in the Sky
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258300vb
(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ocean View Ka'u District
5

Yurt in the sky

  • 5 of 5
Fun place to stay, very reasonable, unique experience, comfortable
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Yurt in the Sky
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258300vb
(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ocean View Ka'u District
Duluth, MN
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5
An interesting an economical place to stay on the Big Island is just what we were looking for, and we really enjoyed the yurt. At least one other reviewer compared it to camping, and I disagree with that. It is more like staying in a cabin than a house, but it's fun and has everything you need. Ocean View is an unusual area -- I guess you'd call it a residential neighborhood but houses are far apart, and vary widely in type and quality. It's quiet and dark, no street lights and not much going on. A great way to get away from the crowd, but within range of everything on the island. Owner was excellent to work with and provided good information ahead of our visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Yurt in the Sky
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258300vb
(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ocean View Ka'u District
Lubbock
5

Yurt review

  • 5 of 5
Great place. Everything owner described was as stated. Would do this again in a heartbeat. We were on our honeymoon and my wife loved it, and so did I.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Yurt in the Sky
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258300vb
(608) 669-4902 (Wisconsin, USA)
Ocean View Ka'u District
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
4

Fun little adventure!

  • 4 of 5
We had a few challenges with the hot water, but the owner (who resides outside the state) was very helpful and made sure that things were taken care of quickly enough. There isn't much around there, but with a car it was a great central location for day trips to both Kona and Hilo, and many other parts of the island. Chilly at night, but the fireplace heats the place up quickly! Next time we go to Hawaii we'll stay there again! Great value for the price!
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean View, Ka'u District, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (One Hour 15 Min South from Kailua/Kona Airport - Big Island)

Other Activities: Exploring lava tunnels. Being away from it all! Exploring back roads. Fishing, shopping, kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.41%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ocean View Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) This is a double foam mattress with linens which can be moved in and out of the living area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are two very comfortable sofas that do not convert to beds, but you can use our sheet sleeping bags, covers and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Laptop (Netbook) is loaded with latest software. Cell phone access is excellent. The attached bathroom with skylight has a flush toilet with enclosed toilet paper disposal can, and a hot shower.
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