Set within the ancient and rugged lava flows on the southern most regions of the Big Island, this holiday home for rent in Hawaii is a modernist tour-de-force.
Originally designed by Robert Trickey, who launched the career of AIA award-winning architect Craig Steely the home is surrounded by jagged lava formations interspersed within the jungle.
Constructed with more than eighty percent of the materials sourced locally, the house frames ocean views from oversized rooms, soaring ceilings and walls of glass.
Entering from a bridge that covers the pool onto a large lanai, the glass enclosed living room sits on the south of the lanai with uninterrupted views over the lava fields.
Directly off of the lanai are the sitting room, the kitchen, the dining room and a guest room. A cantilevered floating stairway of mango wood leads to the upstairs master bedroom, bath, and study. With three additional double bedrooms, the house can accommodate up to eleven guests.
The pool wraps around the house providing reflection of both the architecture and the environment, with relaxing and inspiring spots settled within it’s ancient and ever-evolving landscape.
Wifi throughout, Smart cable TV with Netflix, SONOS stereo system with Spotify, Apple Music capabilities, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, private parking.
Pristine beaches, lush jungle, snow capped peaks and lunar deserts, this is an island of contrast and natural wonder with eleven out of the world’s thirteen known climates. The house is in the quiet neighborhood of Puna Beach Palisades neighboring historic Kalapana, full of exotic natural beauty (including the neighboring clothing-optional Kehena beach!), hot springs, caves, lava viewing, and Uncle Robert’s famous Wednesday night market.
The bustling resort town of Kona and The Queen’s Highway coastline takes you past the dazzling five star resorts and some of the islands best beaches including Hapuna and Mauna Kea, through Captain Cook, City of Refuge and Kealakakua to the north east. Many of the provincial turn of the century homesteads and remnants of early plantations and coffee processing plants are scattered along the road as a lasting reminder of Big Island life and identity. Historic Hilo can be reached in just under an hour.
North Kohala and Waiamea are a couple of hours north with a charming and eclectic mix of historic plantation style towns of art galleries, cafes and the stunning Pololu Valley at road’s end. It’s a great stopover on your way to Honokaa and the magnificent Waipio Valley in the Hamakua district. Head up the Belt Road and into the treetop rainforests of Volcanoes National Park at Mauna Loa or the sometimes snow covered landscape of Mauna Kea where you truly can ski or snowboard in paradise.
Pahoa, Hawaii. Nearest Airport: Hilo International (45 min)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Tropical and warm year round, the Big Island features all but two of the world’s recognized micro-climates depending on the area. Fall can get a bit rainy but is rarely a wash out.
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