|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Looking for an authentic Hawaii experience? My home is a one bedroom custom cedar home on a 5-acre farm in Hawi, the district of North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii. The property is private and peaceful, but is only a half mile to Hawi town.The house is powered by the sun and serenaded by the soothing sound of the wind in the palm trees. Fruit trees—mango, lichee, jaboticaba, avocado, star fruit, custard apple and more—grace the property. Fully equipped kitchen and lots of counter space.
Visit the Hawi Farmers Market on Saturday morning and bring some local fruits and veggies back to prepare your farm fresh meal. Don't want to cook? Enjoy one of our local coffee shops or restaurants in Hawi or nearby Kapaau. The house has a wonderful outdoor shower and tub, and also an indoor shower and bathroom.Comfy California king size bed with a magical canopy of lights.There are many off the beaten track hikes in North Kohala and you can swim off Mahukona pier ten minutes down the road. The island's best beaches are a half hour drive, as are world class resorts and restaurants. The property is home to a native Hawaiian taro growing project—it is a real working farm with taro, pigs and chickens.
If you are a writer, reader, enjoy meditation or just appreciate some peace and quiet, you will find the quiet and privacy of my home to be a haven.
This is not your typical vacation rental, but is my wonderful home—a true home away from home. There is only one bedroom, so it is best suited to a couple, but younger children can be accommodated by setting up a futon bed in the living room.
There is also small cabin and tental (tent cabin) with a shared bathroom and kitchen on the property. This is also available for rent if you have additional family members, teenagers, or are looking for budget accommodations. Ask owner.
Aloha! I was born and raised in New York, but have lived in Hawaii for 25 years. You could say that I am a real island girl, since I was born on Long Island, but now reside on Hawaii Island. Becoming the steward of such an amazing property is a dream come true for me. Hoea mean 'to arrive' and I really feel like I have finally arrived, even though I have lived here for a long time.
I am a storyteller and social entrepreneur.
My company is Sustainable Initiatives—I work on projects which support the growth of a local, sustainable economy…with a sweet spot for growing the local food system. My projects include work with traditional crops (breadfruit and taro) and the fostering of our community food system in North Kohala.
My writing has been published in many Hawaii-based magazines and blogs. I am currently working on a collection of personal essays and developing myself as a performance artist.
I am known for my personal educational projects, having embarked upon a number of “eat local” experiments and then reported to the public on my experience. Among these are the: 90 Days on a Hawai‘i Island Diet and 30 Days on a Food Stamp Budget.
You can learn more about my work at andreadean.com
Here are 4 of my favorite things (I have 10, but the word limit!)
1. Chanting: Paramahansa Yogananda says “Chanting is half the battle.” Its true. Devotional chanting is such an easy, joyful shortcut to meditation. I lead kirtans and enjoy going to other people’s kirtans.
2. Dancing: Sweat your prayers, ecstatic dance, a night out with the girlfriends, right in my own living room. Any dance is a good dance.
3. Chocolate: I just heard that smiling releases 2,000 times the amount of endorphins than chocolate. I smile when I eat chocolate, so…
4. Champagne/Proseco: (often enjoyed with chocolate) My grandmother used to listen to Don Ho when I was growing up. I think the subliminal message of tiny bubbles may have brought me to Hawaii and instilled a lifelong love of the bubbly
Andrea Dean purchased this house in 2013
I have been dreaming of having a sustainable homestead for 25 years, and my dream just came true! It quiet, beautiful, plentiful with fruit.
This is not a sterile vacation rental. It is a cozy, colorful and comfortable Hawaiian farm home.
We rented this place for a month in December. It's a cute cozy one bedroom cabin that has all your necessities with the exception of tv. The kitchen is well stocked - gas stove and oven for all your cooking - dishes, pots, blender. The coffee maker is similar to a French press. The fridge is on the smaller size in depth but still fits all your needs. King bed is very very comfortable - you'll just want to lay there and enjoy the birds singing while the sun rises, which you can see through the bedroom. There are two showers - indoor and outdoor. Both have hot water and you'll never run out as it's hot water on demand. The outdoor shower is a must!! Once you try it, you won't want to use the indoor one. Bathroom is large. Separate shower area from the toilet.
Have your morning coffee/tea on the porch and listen to the pigs and cow. We only heard the cow next door twice while we were there as they move her around. The pigs are not loud at all as the farm is further on the property. Remember to save your scrapes and go feed the pigs. They love company!!
Bring your walking shoes and hike down to the end of the road for some nice ocean views. You can't get all the way to the ocean as it becomes private property but still great views. Say hi to the goats and horses by the fence on this walk. If you start talking to the horses, they will walk over and allow you to feed and pet them. Just give them some of the tall grass that's there.
The house is close to the town, which you can walk to if you're feeling adventurous or take the car. Nice shops and restaurants. Farmers market on Saturday mornings.
This cabin is a great getaway and gives you a bit of the off grid living feel. Propane is always full. The house runs on solar but there is a generator if needed. Andrea was always available if we had questions or any issues and she resolved them right away.
As there was no tv, we just rented movies from the red box and watched it on our laptop. It was actually nice to detox from the tv.
The nights can be quiet but there are a ton of books available to read.
There is a farm and another place that is rented on this property but the land is large and has plenty of trees around that you feel like you're the only one there. we almost went a month without even seeing anyone on the property.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We were able to relax, cook for ourselves, move at our own pace, and enjoy Hawi. We would stay here again.
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Spring Special in April
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 24 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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