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This house is my pride and joy! I have created a beautiful writing space and love nest. Perfect for a writing/creative retreat or a couple looking for the perfect spot to be in love in Hawaii. It's the jungle part of the big island, so it's more for the adventurers, who want to hike, snorkel, see black sand beaches, etc..Merland (my house) is in a little subdivision called seaview, one hour south from Hilo, Hawaii. It's a very large open space with a nook where the bedroom is. (private large bathroom, of course). Totally private, clean, quiet, peaceful, great vibe. I have DSL internet, a land line (mobile phone's don't work here), washer/ dryer, full cooking kitchen, queen size comfortable bed, luxury linens and turkish bath towels. Large beautiful bathtub (shower as well) that looks out with a bay window on the back yard. Ohi trees, orchids, pinapple plants, papaya trees.There are two decks. Half an acre of landscaped land with beautiful wonderful smelling plants and flowers, young coco trees, bamboo, plumeria, lime trees, fig tree, young mango tree...night blooming jasmine that smells so great. Many windows to look out at the millions of stars at night from every angle of the house and to wake up with the birds singing and the sun. Or to listen to the rain. So relaxing and good for the soul. It's near Volcano (which attracts millions of visitors a year), 4 minute drive to Kehena (black sand beach) only for the strong swimmers, so be careful! 4 minute drive to Kalani ( a yoga retreat, with spa services as well as meals.) 2 hours drive to Kona. There are no resorts in this area. I have poured my heart into this land and house, I'm looking for clean, kind, non-smoking (cigarettes) people that are looking to have a life-changing experience in one of the most beautiful and wild places in the island of Hawaii.
Keywords: beautiful house, quiet, clean, private house, black sand beach near, gay friendly, on half an acre of beautiful landscaped garden/yard. 2 Lanai's. open space with bedroom nook. Full kitchen. Full bath with big bathtub. No street lights for amazing full moon views and stars with the clear view of the milky way. Wireless internet. Land line (mobile phones don't work here) washer/dryer. continuous hot water. very secluded but easy to get to. 3 minute drive to black sand beach. 3 minute drive to Kalani spa with meals also available there. . 2 minute walk to view the ocean vista. breezy. WATCH VIDEO
I'm a musician that travels all over the world. I mainly live in New York City. I have discovered the incredible world of The Big Island 12 years ago, and bought a little house with some land surrounding it to make a haven for myself.
Elizabeth Ziff purchased this house in 2005
I went to Kalani. which is a yoga retreat very close to the house and fell in love with the people the area and the yoga teachers.
the birds waking you with song in the morning. very little noise. the rain on the roof at night. the smell from the night blooming jasmine and the plumeria and tahitian gardenias. The stars and moon at night with the sound of coqui frogs. The black sand beach and the privacy of my land. It's a joyous place that will restore and rejuvenate anyone.
Home away from home... not your typical vacation rental! My partner and I traveled Hawaii for a month and Mer-land was the best place we stayed. Elizabeth's home is so welcoming, peaceful and private. The garden is amazing... something is always blooming. The house is spacious and ideal for two. It has excellent airflow and lots of natural light. The kitchen is small but well equipped. We made most of our meals there with comfort and ease. The tub and shower was especially wonderful... also ideal for two!
Many thanks Elizabeth for sharing your home with us. We would definitely book your place again when we visit the Big Island again! Tim & Scott
It has been just about 3 months since I landed at Merland...and I think about it every single day. It was restorative, scenic, relaxing and renewing. And while I know these can be deemed trite sorts of words, i speak from my heart.
Merland is the place to go if you are looking for: a romantic retreat. Or a soulful solitary rejuvenation. I was traveling solo and had the opportunity to stay at Merland for two delicious weeks. I am familiar with this side of the Big Island from a previous visit to Kalani. If we could touch magic, then it would be on this side of the Big Island, and I'm NOT kidding. I am not one to get too "woo-woo" but there is something magical on this side of Hawaii, and I have felt it on each visit (total of 3.) Merland is the best of all worlds: walking distance to Kalani and Black Sands Beach. Driving distance to the hot pools...and if you want to just renew and do your own thing...this is it. The space invites meditation, creative flow, and tasty meals. The night sounds are intoxicating as is the sky since there is no light pollution. If you're looking for Starbucks and Target, then you either go to Hilo or stay in Kona. If you're looking for unadulterad beaches, no chain stores, jungle sounds and creatures, then this is the place. If you're looking for magic, healing, and a deeper sense of what this crazy life is all about: look no further.
I'm counting the day's til i can return. In the meantime, like a miser, I dole out a daily energetic allowance that i amassed while there...it reminds me that there is more to life than what i have here. I can't wait to go back. Thank you Elizabeth!
We loved the house and the garden!! It's just like the pictures and descriptions on the website. You can really notice that it's not 'just a rental' but a place that Elizabeth has turned into her own special paradise.
Although the beach, rain forest etc. are not that far we were glad to have a car. It is a bit of driving to get to the major BI sights. But if you want to see both the Hilo and Kona side of the island and don't mind driving this is a good home base. The lava flow of the Pu'u O'o just took up again while we were there so we loved it that it took us only 15 minutes to get to the lava viewing area at night.
The people in the neighborhood are very helpful and fun - definitely a special place.
Mahalo for the wonderful aloha experience!
I had a wonderful stay at this lovely property. The house is beautiful, clean & w/tasteful island decor. Super comfy bed. LOVED the big tub overlooking the garden & beautiful native ohia forest. Lovely gardens abound with a delightful variety of plantings & fragrant blossoms. Very quiet, private & relaxing. Evenings stargazing & falling asleep to the sound of distant sea & frog song. Mornings enjoying sunshine & coffee on one of the lanais. Yoga/meditation/inspiration comes easy here with the open spaces & altar. Walk to Kehena beach, Kalani Center, SPACE Market, Bus stop, etc. Fun & interesting Community here as well. This house has everything you need for your own personal retreat. I already miss it & will definitely be back. Mahalos Elizabeth!
Half hour drive to flowing Volcano park. 3 minute drive to Black Sand beach. 3 minute drive to yoga classes , 20 minute walk to ocean vista with turtle viewing, dolphins, whale in march and february!
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hello, enjoy the amazing merland. house rules NO SMOKING cigarettes, NO PETS PLEASE. place is not suitable nor set up for children. thanks and aloha!