• MLS# 633629
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Full Bath
  • 924 SQFT
  • Puna

NOTE: This property is currently in escrow with a contingent offer. However, the Seller is continuing to market the property and may accept back-up offers during the contingency period. Please contact us for more information.

This little cottage in the woods is nearly new, never lived in and waiting for you! Built by a master builder with lots of extras, some obvious and some hidden in the walls or crawl space. The home was carefully constructed to last and care was exercised in the clearing of the lot so as to leave as much of the native forest as possible. Why build in a rain forest if you don't want to keep the forest? Custom craftsmanship is evident throughout. No cost was spared in construction.

Some of the custom features are:
*Life Proof flooring throughout (lifetime guarantee-waterproof); Dual glazed aluminum windows; Birch cabinets with soft close doors; slab granite counters; large stainless sink; water tank painted so as to protect from weathering; top of the line Rinnai on-demand gas water heater and a 6' gas line installed for future dryer in the laundry room.

Some of the hidden or not so obvious special features are:
*Concrete ring for support under water catchment tank plus a trenched overflow system to prevent erosion in the yard or water damage to tank; extra reinforcing behind inside interior walls; extra reinforcing of truss system in the attic; septic tank rated for 3 bedrooms; house pad and driveway ripped over 4' deep to improve drainage.

Beautiful views into the intact native forest are possible from every window. You will enjoy the cool climate in Volcano as much as I do and the wonderful community of artists, scientists at the Volcanoes National Park, retirees and visitors. There is plenty to do from hiking at the National Park, taking an art class at the art center or shopping for local veggies and fruit at the Sunday Farmer's Market. You'll be happy you made the move to one of Hawaii's best kept secrets, Volcano.

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The fastest-growing district in Hawaii, enigmatic Puna is often said to be where the Volcano goddess Pele, of Hawaiian legend, is active in her workshop. The Puna coastline has been dramatically altered in recent years as Kilauea’s eruptions spilled layer upon layer of lava into the ocean.

Sometimes called "the last Hawaiian frontier," Puna real estate is considered to be the most affordable in the state. Several large subdivisions in the district were originally developed with minimal infrastructure, so those who thrive in rural East Hawaii quickly learn the importance of living in harmony with the land and weather patterns. Many residents even opt for off-grid living. A stop at the Sunday Maku'u Farmers Market is a great way to see first-hand the community commitment to promoting local food and the local economy.

Crossing into Puna from South Hilo, Keaau is the first commercial center you encounter. Both Keaau and agriculturally fertile Kurtistown are accessed from Highway 11. Orchidland Estates and Hawaiian Paradise Park are the first large rural subdivisions along Highway 130, which branches off to the southeast from Highway 11. Most properties in these subdivisions are in rainwater catchment water areas and many are on unpaved roads. 

Puna Makai (makai means “toward the sea”) includes the easternmost point on the Big Island where you will find the Kapoho Kumakahi Lighthouse, the subdivisions of Hawaiian Beaches and Hawaiian Shores, the town of Pahoa and the rugged coastal areas beyond. Pahoa, the eclectic commercial hub of Puna Makai, is a gathering place for rural East Hawaii residents and home to several restaurants, shops, Malama Market and the Pahoa Skatepark. 

Higher in elevation is the town of Mountain View and the subdivisions of Hawaiian Acres, Fern Acres, Fern Forest and Eden Roc. These communities comprise Puna Mauka (mauka means “toward the mountain”). While parts of Kurtistown and Mountain View are agriculturally rich areas where deep soil can be found, the subdivisions to the left of Highway 11 sit atop old lava flows. Residents will tell you that the abundant rainfall of this area is a blessing and a challenge. Maintaining a property here takes dedication--and a good arsenal of lawn-care tools.

Surrounded by lush rainforest filled with native trees and green hapu’u ferns, Volcano, at approximately 4,000 ft above sea level, has a very different ecology and climate than coastal Puna. (Watch video.) Temperatures can drop dramatically at night so many homes at this elevation are built with fireplaces or cozy wood-stoves. Often, Volcano homes are vacation escapes for owners who live on the mainland or on urban Oahu. There is a thriving Bed and Breakfast economy here, attracting tourists visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Ohia Estates and Mauna Loa Estates are subdivisions located just across the highway from nearby Volcano Village, where Big Island residents and visitors alike gather at Village restaurants or the Sunday morning Cooper Center Farmers Market.


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