|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to the “Menehune Mansion” Our stunning 360 degree view awaits you in the peaceful small town of Ocean View, where we are known to grow the world’s best coffee. Our 800 foot elevation keeps it just the right temperature day and night. Panoramic views of the coast highlighting the beach and pond just 2 miles below, where you can watch the whales while in season and the swaying palm trees.
The one bedroom house features a queen sized bed, large closets and reading lamps for two. Living room has a double Lazy-Boy recliner for watching the wide selection of DVD's, Netflix, or hooking into the internet with your computer on the 42' flat screen TV. Telescope for whale watching, and reading nook. The kitchen is supplied with new pots, pans, awesome blender, toaster, coffee maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, and full sized fridge. Bathroom has a full shower with towels for home and the beach. Cooler, Boogie board and Chairs are also provided.
Sunrises get your day off to a great start of adventures or relaxation. Hiking to an almost private beach on the historic king’s trail, or swimming with the turtles at a close by black sand beach, maybe a kayak with the dolphins and fish at “Two-step” or Hookena, These are two of our favorite beaches.
Returning in time for a nice cocktail and BBQ while watching the sunset over the horizon, sitting in the swing under the lilikoi bush with a good book, playing a game of pool and watching the sun go down and the moon take its place.
This is the place to get away from it all. “Big Sky Country” a place for soaking in the quiet while watching the star filled sky, unobstructed from city lights and sounds……….just nature.
Yet you are only 3 miles from a great little town of Ocean View with all the amenities, grocery’s, gas (cheapest on the island besides Costco), restaurants and a festive Saturday market. There you can stock up on fresh honey, fruits, veggies, Kau coffee along with a locally made souvenirs for you or your friends and meet the 'locals' of the town.
This is a great destination being in the middle of the Island, 45 miles from Kona and 65 miles from Hilo. From here is where you want to explore South Point and the “Green Sand beach”, Naalehu and it’s famous bakery, Punaluu and the turtle swarmed “Black Sand beach”. Volcano National Park with the ever changing lava and Thurstons lava tube. Or stay local and visit the Kula Kai Caverns for some Spelunking, and the magnificent white sand beach of Pohue Bay.
Whatever you chose to do this a tranquil place where relaxation and adventure meet. Kona and Hilo are accessible for the partier. And a library of books, DVDs and games are here for the lighter vacationer.
Please come and enjoy.
Aloha I love to travel with my partner Lara. When we were visiting the island of Hawaii we fell in love with the diversity of the people and the land. Hawaii is a living creature growing bigger everyday. Amazing. However California summers also have a strong pull on us and we spend them traveling in our Toyota RV to music festivals. we'll return to Hawaii once California cools down. Please come and enjoy our place while we our enjoying others. Mahalo
Dan and Lara purchased this house in 2004
these 3 acres are so quite and peaceful. At night there are no city lights to obstruct your star gazing. And no traffic. The place is great for getting away to unwind.
The best thing we found when we walked in were the big windows though out the house to see all the beauty that surrounds you, great sunrises and sunsets, full moons, cloud formations and almost everyday there is at least one rainbow. When in season you see the humpbacks frolicking in the waters below, With or without the telescope.
Perfect temps all the time. I must say I love wearing shorts and flip flops in the winter.
This week I spent here was wonderful! It was great to warm up in the middle of winter. I hiked down to Pohue Bay and by far that was the nicest beach and best swimming. Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument was amazing too! Hundreds of fish.
Thanks for having a comfortable house
Leslie, North Pole, Alaska
(copied from guest book)
We enjoyed our one-week stay here. The Ocean View area has a stark beauty and is great for getting away from the congestion of Kailua-Kona. This rental is out in the middle of a lava field (from an 1868 flow, I think). From the living room, you have a stunning 180-degree view of the coast. With no street lights, and little man-made light except the lights on the South Point windmills, the star-gazing is great!
The hike down to Pohue Bay is a must, as long as you are physically able. We did it twice. The trail is well-marked with white coral, and while not too steep, it’s across a’a lava and there is no shade. You will have a deepened appreciation for the ancient Hawaiians who traveled this route barefoot! It took us 1 1/2- 1 3/4 hrs. each way, allowing some time to explore the petroglyphs, which are marked by rock circles. You’re rewarded at the end by a picture-perfect little beach with swaying palm trees. (The first time went down, several people who said they were friends of the owners had driven in on the very private road; the second time, we had it to ourselves.)
One big plus of staying here is that you can get an early start, and get back before the heat really kicks in. Bring plenty of water. The feral goats out on the lava were fun to watch. They are mostly black and a little hard to spot. You may hear them before you see them….the kids don’t keep quiet!
On a tip from a friend in the area, we drove up to the top of Ocean View one day to see a gravel pit, which occupies about a block beginning at Kailua Blvd/Lurline Lane. It’s a cinder cone being excavated to make dirt and gravel for construction, which doesn’t sound very exciting, but it is like a mini Grand Canyon with beautiful stratification. It’s another world up there, and definitely another climate. We watched the car thermometer drop 20 degrees on the drive uphill from Ranchos.
The rental was well-equipped and comfortable. A good choice for adults looking for a base for exploring this part of the island.
although we are remote, there is so much to do here. One of our favorite things to do is shop at the Ocean View swap meet every Saturday morning. We get local fresh fruit, coffee, honey, Thai food, and souvenirs and a nice chiropractic adjustment. After that try out the spelunking at the Kula Kai Caverns, drive to the Volcano National Park to see the earths molten core and walk threw an ancient lava tube. Or hike to a VERY secluded white sand beach down the kings trail while keeping an eye out for goats and petroglyphs. The land is a bit rough and rocky so it may be hard on the fragile.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 23 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Notes||If you would rather do a $250.00 refundable deposit instead of the $49.00 included insurance we could make that change before booking. No Problem!!|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.