Would you believe us if we told you this sleek Scandinavian-inspired cabin is actually located in The Aloha State?
If you prefer the woodlands over the beach, then you’ll love Kūono at Volcano. The awe-inspiring vacation Airbnb is just a five-minute drive from Volcano National Park – hence its name – on Hawaii’s Big Island. It’s surrounded by serene woodlands and towering Ohia trees.
The owner, Jeff Brink, runs his own architectural visualization company, which means he certainly knows a thing or two about bringing designs to life. Brink partnered with local architect Loch Soderquist to transform his vision into reality – and let’s just say the end result has exceeded all expectations.
Although the Airbnb is on the small side at just 488 square feet, it’s bursting with character. Once you open up the candy-colored red door, you can expect incredible design elements and thoughtful touches, all of which help bring the outdoors in. Meanwhile, the home’s open-concept layout is made even more remarkable with floor-to-ceiling windows, 14-foot-tall vaulted ceilings, and plenty of clean lines. Additionally, the bedroom, which is done up in serene shades of blue, is adorned with local artwork.
And, despite its uber-modern aesthetic, the space itself is equipped with modern amenities such as Bluetooth speakers, a 4K TV, and a washer/dryer – offering the best of both worlds.
Meanwhile, the property’s exterior features cedar siding and beautiful flora. The private lanai – AKA a private porch – is connected to the home by glass sliding doors, allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living. It’s also outfitted with a stunning fireplace that’s ideal for year-round use (s’mores, anyone?), as well as an abundance of space for sitting and lounging. Other highlights include a cedar-constructed hot tub for soaking up the tranquil views (quite literally) and a set of wooden lounge chairs.
If all this isn’t enough to entice you to book a stay, we don’t know what will.