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Near Beach, Lava Flow, Warm Ponds, stunning coastline

#407037 · Vacation Rental in , ,

1 Bedroom
2 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Welcome to The Sweet Spot!

This is about as unique a lot as they come in the Kehena Beach neighborhood along Puna's southeast coast of Big Island, Hawaii. The land is a multi-dimensional park with grottos, terraces, dramatic lava walls, out of which grow massive Jurassic Park size trees. One with a branch span over 100 feet wide. It is an awe inspiring place which took 16 years to put the three geologically connected lots together to create this 1 1/2 acres paradise. The Sweet Spot got its name because people who came always said the same thing, "This is a sweet spot." It's the kind of place, experience you write home about.

It is cozily tucked under a soaring green canopy in an enchanting grotto with floor to ceiling windows looking out into a breathtaking, magical scene. The walls are knotty pine and tile/wood floors with exotic Persian carpets. Everywhere you look out is green beauty laced with the colors of a tropical paradise. Since 1991 I have been gathering exotics to plant on the property so my guests could enjoy a wide variety of fauna, flowers and fruit. Seasonally, cacao pods, lime, grapefruit, avacado, mango, papaya, starfruit...and for the cooks there is rosemary, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, oregano, and Hawaiian and Ghost peppers are ready to be used. When I first arrived, I found evidence of old Hawaiian culture that had lived in this grotto, feeding on the mangos and feeding them to their pigs that were in a roughly walled pen area.

You literally stand in the tree tops as the land falls away under the giant branches of a Monkey Pod tree. A small trail dips into the grotto and the base of the trees and you step into another realm and ecosystem. The outdoor shower and ecologically minded, scent free, composting toilet, are sheltered by a massive mango tree. A truly beautiful and unique "bathroom" experience.

The cottage is completely off-the-grid, driven by 100% sunshine and rainfall. Guests are often surprised with how comfortable living in this self sustaining model can be! You will be serenaded to sleep by the pleasant song of the Coqui frogs and the nearby roar of the ocean. The neighborhood is pleasant to walk and just minutes to the spectacular coast line and the clothing optional Kehena Black Sand Beach. Kehena Bay is a favorite haunt for dolphins and frequented by whales in the winter time. A totally cool local scene has lots of color and character. One and half miles away is world re-known Kalani Honua Eco-Resort that hosts Ecstatic Dance on Sunday Mornings. Then check out the drumming and dance circles on Seaview Lawn. Wednesday night in Kalapana is Uncle Robert's Open Air farmers market/ no cover live music event. A Local Hawaiian family opens their place to hundreds of people who come to listen to live music, get local and world food from vendors, local arts and crafts, jewelry and clothes. We dance, socialize and experience what it means to live Aloha. The "Red Road" is one of the most stunning drives on all Hawaii. It winds its way along the coast through overgrown tree lined curves that create a tunnel of green. It is a breathtaking drive and 20 minutes away are warm ponds and our local surf spot, Pohoiki. Pahoa Town, 20 minutes away, is originally a plantation town and retains its down home eclectic scene. Tin Shack Bakery, Island Natural Food Store, Thai, Italian, Pizza, American, Hawaiian, Sushi, and Chinese restaurants offer a variety of delicious choices for your in-house or take out dining.

I know you will love it here, every body does. It is that kind of place. Rustic, chic, and 100% Aloha!

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House Rules

Check In Time: 04:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 2

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
Bed types not specified


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
3 Nights Minimum
$50 CAD - - -
01/09/18 - 03/31/18
3 Nights Minimum
$80 CAD - - -
01/09/18 - 03/31/18
7 Nights Minimum
$71 CAD - - -
01/13/18 - 01/13/21
3 Nights Minimum
$75 CAD - - -
04/01/18 - 05/31/18
3 Nights Minimum
$70 CAD - - -
04/01/18 - 05/31/18
7 Nights Minimum
$57 CAD - - -





Spa Services
Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours
Gym / Fitness Centre

Availability Calendar

January 2018

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Availability last updated Jan 13, 2018
Overall Rating

Great location, relaxing stay

We had a wonderful time visiting the big island and staying in this cozy, relaxing home. It is tucked away nicely in the woods in a quiet area that is close to the beach, but not too far from the city life and attractions that the big island offers. Would highly recommend staying here if you plan to visit the big island, especially if you are flyin... Read More

November 2017

Beyond great expectations!

I was very comfortable in a charming and rustic cottage in beautiful surroundings. Kehena black sand beach, Wai'opae tidepools and bike ride or hike to lava flow into the ocean were very close by. I love the friendly locals, and Kat the property manager and her daughter are the nicest and most helpful people. Also the pets (2 dogs and 3 cats) are s... Read More

October 2017

Authentic Hawaiian experience

This is a beautiful place!!! The bed was comfortable, the shower under the mango tree unique and warm water. It was was unusual for us and out of the box. We ate and enjoyed the hot tub at nearby kanalui resort. Also enjoyed uncle jimmys, a place where wonderful food and art store with jewelry and pottery. Withinin 6 miles the most amazing lava exp... Read More

February 2017

Sneekily private close to lots of attractions

Marlins place was a perfect place to crash after full days or just chill around. The outdoor shower, huge trees and beautiful gardens made me feel like I was right in the jungle! It was a funky place with a welcoming host. Ill visit again. Thanks Marlin :)

January 2017

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