20 December 2015

The Cocoon

The second place we stayed was the cutest little "cottage" I found on AirBNB.  I was a little skeptical at first. The idea of AirBNB intrigues me, but it also sounds like it's the perfect chance for a serial killer to lure people in (just being honest here).  Since I would be traveling with Nic and not a group of girls I decided we should give it a try.

We stayed at a place called The Cocoon in Ocean View. It was honestly out of the way of everything, but, we like places like that.  Only running on solar power, an outdoor shower, a hanging bed.  We were honestly set.  Most people seem to get service out there, but I only got it sparingly when I walked to the other side of a hill one morning to take a photo of the sunrise.  For some people that probably sounds like torture but it was exactly what we needed.  Nic coming back from deployment is one of the best things to happen this year.  But I'll admit that I am a terrible sharer. Also have been and probably always will be.  Being somewhere where we could disconnect from the world around us was fantastic.

The second night we were there, we grabbed fire wood, some hot dogs and marshmallows and had a wonderful evening.  We could have stayed there and played scrabble lost in the moment forever, and wish that we would have added a day to our trip just to sit and relax.

If you're visiting the Big Island and looking for somewhere relaxing and off the grid to stay, we couldn't recommend The Cocoon more! Also, use this link to get $20 off your stay!


  1. Whoa that looks really cool! My husband and I were talking about island hopping next time we visit home so I'll definitely have to keep The Cocoon in mind.

    1. It was such a wonderful place! Honestly I considered it to be "glamping" which we loved. We would go back in a heartbeat!