Kalapana House Rental Photos and Description
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
Come to Paradise - luxuriate in our romantic artist's cottage surrounded by tropical foliage on the sunny Puna Peninsula south of Hilo, all at our Special Rate of $75/nt or $500/wk (plus tax & cleaning). This destination is loaded with volcanic features - from viewing the lava from the Kilauea Volcano flow down toward the ocean, hiking through the extinct craters and lava tubes at Volcanoes Ntl Park, to luxuriating in natural hot ponds and steam baths, snorkeling in lava rock tidepools, or diving into the waves to swim with dolphins or whale watch on a spectacular black sand beach.
This coastal cottage is close to all these attractions, yet offers a private retreat, surrounded by tropical greenery on all sides with no other houses in view. It's a comfortable one-bedroom with a brand new Queen-sized bed, designed with artistic flair, fully tiled throughout the house as well as on the screened-in lanai. For your convenience, we've recently added Tropical Satellite WiFi so you can also check your messages from back home.
Imagine savoring your favorite morning beverage or tropical breakfast on the lanai as the rising sun's orange light soothes you with warm Aloha. Then travel less than a mile down the road to Kehena Beach where you may sunbathe on the fine, black sand or frolic with the resident pod of dolphins. Renowned dolphin expert Naia Rae Fox (see Oct. issue of ISLANDS magazine) offers guided dolphin swims to our guests!
Pack Hawaiian treats and a picnic lunch from the popular farmer's market before making the short drive to Volcanoes National Park, the soothing hot pond at Ahalanui State Park where geothermal springs heat the waters to nearly 90 degrees, or to snorkel among a teeming rainbow of tropical fish in the Kapoho tidepools, a Marine Conservation area.
In Hilo Town, enjoy the fine restaurants, entertainment, cultural events and shopping opportunities afforded by this 2nd largest city in the Hawaiian islands. Just north of Hilo, explore mystical rainforests to view magical waterfalls and the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.
Enjoy a Hawaiian Lomi or aqua massage at neighboring Kalani cultural center (special discounts to our guests) which also offers an Olympic swimming pool, sauna, yoga, pilates and other rejuvenating practices.
Dine at nearby Kalapana Village Cafe or Kalani's buffet restaurant or roadside cafe, or in one of the variety of ethnic restaurants and health food bars in Pahoa Town, just 13 miles away. Or purchase fresh island fish in the Pahoa Fish Market and locally grown organic veggies at the Sea View Farmers Market and cook a tropical feast in our fully-equipped kitchen to eat on the comfortable screened-in lanai.
There is truly something for everyone here in our slice of Paradise -- come enjoy it with us. To care for this fragile ecosystem, we have created an eco-safe 'green' retreat; we use no pesticides or chemicals, provide fragrance-free toiletries and cleaning products and ask that you not smoke.
The Sea View cottage is called 'Hale Haumea,' for the Earth Mother, Hawaiian Goddess Haumea, who protects the new land created by her daughter Pele's lava. She is associated with fertility and creativity. This cottage was built by an artist as her retreat and studio and we hope that the beauty and awesome nature surrounding it inspires you as well.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
About Diane Koerner, owner
I love the east side of the Big Island for its volcanic energy and beauty, the warm ponds, the natural steam baths, the explosions of lava into the ocean, the black sand beaches warm under my toes, the cool trade winds. Come and enjoy!
Diane Koerner, owner purchased this house in 2006
What makes this house unique
We pride ourselves on the eco-friendly products we provide for your health and the health of the environment. And you'll find everything you need to feel at home. We offer special guidance on not-to-be-missed adventures, such as lava tours, and discounts on Hawaiian massage and guided dolphin swims.
Guestbook comments from the owner
“Thank you for sharing your amazing Hawaii home with us. We really appreciated all of your activity suggestions and tried to do as many as we could with our limited amount of time. We loved the lava flow, the hot pond and the non-touristy escape Hale Haumea offered. We also ate as many likikoi that we could while there! They are our favorite. Mahalo!”