About the property
- Cottage700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
The “Yurt in the Sky” is above and away from the bustle of civilization. Here you have wide open spaces – ocean, sun, sky and the contrast of the rich lava rock with the delicate red Ohia flowers. ( (We've never seen a mosquito or a bee) Here you can live simply but very comfortably -- off the grid but with almost all the conveniences of home. Stock up on your favorite foods and enjoy meals on the deck gazing out at sky and sea, feeling the cool breezes from across a thousand miles of unobstructed ocean. Then, you can descend from your 4500 ft. retreat to Big Island’s beaches, botanical gardens, volcanoes (30 beautiful miles away) snorkeling, adventure attractions or entertainment spots. South Big Island Beaches are about 30 minutes away, greatest snorkeling in the state is about 45 minutes and Kona with all its beaches and activities is about one hour.
When you come back, sip some wine or some freshly brewed tea as the sun sets, cook up your favorite meal on the propane stove and get ready for the best show on the Island: the stars! You can lie on the deck or view them all night inside through the circular skylight. If the air is chill, just turn on the romantic fireplace. You will be warm in minutes. Curl up with a book, or stay in touch with the distant world with high speed internet.
Why stay in one more conventional resort room, when you can experience first-hand a whole new way of life – off the grid? Why not give it a try?
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Hi future guests! I’m a retired community college teacher from Wisconsin in partnership with my son David, who fell in love with these islands as a student at the University of Hawaii. Designing and building our “Yurt in the Sky” has been a fun joint project. This year David is going back to school in Hilo, so we’re happy to share our retreat with you. About me? I keep busy here in Wisconsin with outdoor sports, movies and playing music. I'm always here on my cell in Wisconsin to answer questions or our very capable local cleaning person is very nearby.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Owner chose Ocean View
We looked at many lovely lots on the Big Island and at first were drawn to the lush jungle atmospheres of the lowlands. But when we visited the exhilarating height of this little-known area, with its spacious views and friendly, laid-back people, we decided within a day.
What makes this Cottage unique
This “Yurt in the Sky” is very different from other rentals. First, we can offer you a low price because we have little overhead. This frees up your vacation budget for more fun. Second, in contrast to other yurt rentals, we offer total privacy and independence. There is no sharing of any facilities. Third, we have NO bugs or other pesky creatures. Just leave the door open all day! Fourth, although we are 'away from it all,' it’s easy to get around. The paved roads to the yurt are excellent and from down in the nearby village of Ocean View there are free buses around the entire island! Finally, our 150 degree view of the distant ocean below is spectacular.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
We loved the yurt.
The yurt was a nice change of pace. The only draw back was we weren't able to walk the hills due to the dogs in the neighborhood.
We ended up hiking the trails close by.
We had a wonderful time.
Exactly as advertised.
The Yurt in the sky was definitely up in the sky. Its very rustic. I would definitely say its not for the faint at heart. If you are looking for simple back to basics and down to earth then this is for you. No TV. No microwave. 2 burner propane cook top. Heater worked great. Shower water is nice and hot, and the fridge works great. Definitely an experience that we won't soon forget.
Unique, adventuresome, beautiful view
It is “off the grid” but has almost all the conveniences. When you read the instructions and figure things out you appreciate them all the more. We loved it and are sorry to leave.
Yurt in the Sky Feb 2018
I would recommend anyone to stay here. It is so wonderful. You will never see the stars anywhere like you do here on a clear night. The yurt is very cozy. The beds were comfortable. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We all could not have been happier. It had everything we needed. We Loved It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yurt so good
A unique property high above the ocean. Great stargazing when it's clear, which it was for us.
Our boys really enjoyed the place, and we were comfortable in the master bedroom under the loft. The place can get a bit chilly at night due to the elevation, and we took advantage of the propane fireplace to warm up.
Some of the negative reviews came from people that were comparing this to a standard apartment or hotel, which it is not. It should be compared to camping, and it's certainly an upgrade from a typical tent.
Reasons I didn't give it 5-stars. There was no drinking water available when we arrived. In a place with no potable water, it would be nice for the caretaker to have a gallon of water in the fridge (if not the 5 gallon tank). The water dispenser leaked at the faucet. The furniture is pretty beat up. It wouldn't take many touches to upgrade the experience to "glamping."
Thank you for this nice review.
We have now put some new covers on the couches. As for water, we usually have at least enough on hand for the first night and directions on how to fill the water dispenser down the hill in Ocean View.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We love it there.
Excellent location, peaceful
Worth the stay - very spacious, comfortable, nice views at night (when clear skies stars look amazing), small but sufficient kitchen with all utensils etc included. We had a comfortable stay. No problems in finding the place, instructions were very clear.
One thing good to have - a light in the bathroom (though plenty of solar batter lights around the yurt to use) and also shower needs a better pressure.
Ocean View, Ka'u District, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (One Hour 15 Min South from Kailua/Kona Airport - Big Island)
The recent Lava Flow near Pahoa is a safe 40 minute drive away, so don't worry.
Other Activities: Exploring lava tunnels. Being away from it all! Exploring back roads. Fishing, shopping, kayaking