And do I have a place for you! For the past 25 years, my best friend has lived in Hawaii. For most of that time, he lived in Honolulu. But Honolulu is so yesterday so a few years ago, he built a small cottage on the edge of the forest at the bottom of Volcano National Park on the Big Island. He lived blissfully there as a freelance writer until fate would intervene. He reconnected with a woman that he had met while wondering through Europe after college back in the 70s.
They fell in love and married last Fall in Canada (she used to live there and had friends and family there). There was only one problem. She had a great job, family and roots in Geneva, Switzerland and he was on the other side of the world (12 hours apart by phone) in Hawaii. The plan was set that he would join her in Geneva and start their lives anew there.
So yesterday, he and his cat made the voyage from Hilo to Honolulu to LA to Washington, D.C. to Geneva. Only one problem. What to do with his beautiful cottage in Volcano? When he first built it, he was still living in Honolulu and the plan was to make it a B & B. That plan never quite came to fruition and it was completely squelched when he moved to the cottage to live there himself.
There is where you come in. The cottage is now truly for rent. Rather than calling it a B & B (there is no breakfast served), he refers to it as a rental cottage.
Here is a link to what he affectionately calls Kipuka Cottage
Rates are very reasonable and once you get there, you are in heaven without even having to be good your entire life.
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