A place to rest your head and a place where you feel at home. The Terraces is a place where you are treated as Ohana. We are glad to have you on the island, and believe that most businesses try to color your Hawaii experience one way or another. The point of our farm, is that we don't. Hawaii is a beautiful place. Where you can have fun all day, and always come back to our Ohana and yours.
'The Terraces' is a educational and sustainable farm. Located on the south side of Hawaii's Big Island. We specialize in every thing from fresh food, to the Hawaii experience. But every thing we do here we do with love, a smile, and the Aloha spirit.
The Terraces' motto is, 'where small things matter, choose wisely.'
Our mission is to provide an environment in paradise, where you choose your vacation.
We have every thing from vegetables and meals, to Big Island knowledge. But that is far from the end product. Here we are trying to make a place, a home, and a foundation for the Hawaii experience YOU want.
We have good cell phone service, and parking and we can tell you about many of the 'secret spots' in Hawaii ... but we do not have cable TV.
Local attractions include: South Point, Green Sand Beach, Black Sand Beach (Punuluu), the fishing village of Milolii, Nahalehu, Manuka State Park, Wood Valley, Road to the Sea, Hookena, Whittington Beach State Park, Pahala, coffee farms and Wood Valley.
Local activities include: hiking, swimming, snorkeling, ocean side cliffs for jumping and diving, snorkeling, volcanoes, lava hikes, dolphin swims, and whales (in season).
Find local organic fruits and vegetables, not to mention health and harmony.
We have plenty of fresh air and a 2980 foot elevation makes air conditioning or heating obsolete, the temperature in the cabin varies only a few degrees. At night you can look out the many windows and, on a clear night, see all the stars that you miss in more 'civilized' locations.
Since we are not licensed as either a B&B or a restaurant we can not serve meals and charge for them. You may cook for yourself in the kitchen. We welcome our guests, as friends, to eat with the family and contribute what they will toward the cost of food and preparation as a donation ... we have no hard and fast rules, we solicit information concerning your preferences and see meals as enjoyable social occasions. You are welcome to make your own breakfast and lunch. Just let us know what meals you will join us for and if you need to have any box lunches made for your excursions.
Kitchen, shower and bath are shared with our very neat farm helper who also is responsible for cleaning.
Infant and child beds, as well as floor mats suitable for teens (who are welcome to stay in the tree house) are available
One caution: We 'enjoy' intermittent weather related problems with our microwave based internet link. E-mail is usually fine, but it will not support streaming video. There is a nearby church that intentionally leaves on open network available that can always be used in an emergency.
For stays of one or two nights we ask for your understanding if we change your room assignment to a comparable room to accommodate a long term rental.
Could you arrange for the following changes on all our sites except airbnb, which is already done.
A word about our volcano: We are 40 miles from the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, home of the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire,”Pele” who resides in Kilauea Volcano. The Hawaiians had good reason to name her home Kīlauea, which means “spewing” or “much spreading” in the Hawaiian language. Since 1952 there have been 36 separate eruptions and it has been continuously erupting since 1983.
On May 23, 2018, lava spewed from Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, some 70 miles from us and downhill from the Volcano Park area. On June 11th, the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park closed to visitors indefinitely to maintain visitor safety in the National Park. These events generated many news stories, most of which were embellished, and created fear among many visitors who cancelled their plans to visit Hawai’i, afraid that the conditions were too dangerous.
All is fine in Ocean View where we are, there has been no increase in danger of any sort in our immediate area. While much of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is still closed, the Park's Kahuku Unit(which directly abuts our town of Ocean View) is open, with wonderful opportunities for driving or hiking. Hours are Wed. - Sun., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and admission is FREE.