Our home is on 13 acres; convenient to a lot of Hamakua Coast and Hilo Area attractions. Volcano National Park is only a 40 minute drive away. We overlook cow pastures and forests; with the prime spot for viewing the sunrise over the ocean, rainbows, pastel sunsets, Hilo town, the full moon, and the night stars.
Enter french doors to this large suite. Your Big Ocean View Suite features a full kitchen with a gas range of 4 burners and an oven. A medium size refrigerator and freezer, cabinets well stocked with pots and pans, dishes, utensils, tea pot, coffee pot, toaster, and basic condiments. We have filtered catchment water for cooking and bottled water for drinking. There is a round rosewood dining table and chairs to seat four comfortably.
We have a TV with Sattelite reception with a wide variety of channels to choose from including: HBO, ESPN, NFL, Sundance, MSNBC, CNN, Bravo, OWN, FOX and the broadcast channels. Our Satellite Internet connection is pretty fast for normal communications. (Not movie downloads, film production and certain high speed professional applications.) Our cell phone reception is pretty awesome, because we don't have any thing in the way.
The queen bed looks upon artwork by acclaimed local artists, Suzy Papanikolas and Steve Irvine. (Ask about local art studio and farm tours.)
The sitting area has a satellite TV, wicker chair and single day bed (soon to be replaced with a new full size futon couch/bed in November). The space features cathedral ceilings and ocean view on two sides. The airflow on this corner unit at 1300 feet elevations is great. We have a ceiling fan in the main studio room. But one of the best things our place is the near perfect temperatures--seldom hot, never sticky, and rarely too cold--even December thru February.
We are off-grid and power the house with a new super quiet, state-of-the-art Honda generator. Currently, we generally turn the power off in the middle of the night; in coordination with our guest desires. Solar upgrades are likely to be in place by spring of 2014 allowing electricity 24/7.
To add a little sense of privacy between the two sleeping areas in this studio; we can add a bamboo room divider, if you wish. We also have a large walk-in French closet with a small dresser, shelves and a full length mirror.
A huge bathroom features a double shower, double sinks, and separate toilet room--so the room can be used by more than one person at a time. We stock the room with towels and a few other conveniences.
We're within a one hour drive to great snorkeling in lower Puna District and hiking in Waipio Valley to the north. This is a great, peaceful base to use for exploring some of the sweetest spots on the Big Island of Hawaii. Your hosts, John and Christine, are international travelers and are on hand for travel advice and talk-story; in the main part of the attached house, if you wish.
John and Christine purchased this property after searching the globe together for sixteen years, including living abroad in Papua New Guinea for four years. Initially, we avoided Hawaii because we worried that it was over developed for our tastes. Then we found beautiful Hilo and the Hamakua Coast and thought it has just the right balance of old and new; adventure and sophistication. Green, lush tropical rain forests, breaking surf with wonderful snorkeling nearby, snow covered Mauna Kea, and more cultural festivals and fun art events than we ever could have imagined. We raised our daughter here and she in turn raised two baby goats. We have a licensed plumbing contracting business from our home and you can see more of what we're about on Emery Plumbing website. We have an art gallery on this property and we love to host big events. *Let us know if you wish us to host a special event for you...
*One note: If you experience any difficulty booking online or simply prefer not to book online--please don't hesitate to call us now at 808 960-8826 Hawaii-time 6am to 9pm. Mahalo.
You drive up the road wondering where in the world you are, park, get out of your car, and turn around to see one of the most stunning views on the Big Island. Not sure how it is that we've been so blessed. We can see from the Kapoho Lighthouse to Pepeekeo Point. On rare occasions we can see the hot orange lava flows coming from far distant Kilauea. But mostly it's all about the sky here. Gorgeous sunrises, peaceful pastel sunsets, and a night sky that will knock your socks off.
If you like taking walks in the country or maybe reading, writing or painting while you are on vacation, this could be a perfect spot. If you like speaking with hosts for ideas on adventuring around the Big Island we'd be happy to let you in on a few secrets here--including what's hot in Hilo during your stay.