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Heaven's Door - Completely Private Tropical Estate, Stream & 2 Ponds

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Hawaii License #W01460418-01***Our guests say more about this fabulous property than we can. One guest wrote in vrbo guest comments...'I was a bit nervous about our first vacation rental, many owners overstate their properties. There is no way the listing could overstate this home - every aspect surpassed our hopes & expectations. My biggest regret is not planning more daylight hours at this rental - it's a worthy destination unto itself.' To read more, scroll down to, 'Guest Comments' These are a great source of info. for potential guersts, they're like E-Bay feedback; as owners we cannot delete or edit our reviews. All our reviews are 5-Star! We also have 24 interior/exterior and nearby photos at the bottom of the page.

To our potential guests we say.....'Noho Ka Moe'uhane' or 'Live the dream'...If you are coming to the Hilo side of the Big Island to see waterfalls and experience the magnificent beauty of Hawaii's tropical wonders then this private and romantic property is for you. Save the beach experience for Maui, Kauai or Oahu. With a year round stream, small private lake teaming with fish and a second koi pond right outside your bedroom window this is the tropical Hawaii you only see in movies; unspoiled and totally private, just you and the sights, sounds and smells of a lush green tropical paradise. This home is located in one of the most pristine tropical areas on the Big Island called the 'Gold Coast' (only two minutes off the main road). Passing through the gates, you drive along a private 425 foot long driveway surrounded by giant tree ferns, 100 ft. tall palms, wild mango and avocado trees and a beautiful year round spring fed stream. This is the first time this unique private estate has ever been offered as a vacation rental. Don't settle for a B&B and/or sharing a home with owners or other guests on the same property. This gated 2 acre property is 100% private...Just you and nature. Come...Live Aloha

Heaven's Door has a lovely 19 year old, 2/bedroom, 2/bath cedar home on it. It is the perfect romantic location for people who want to get away from it all. Fall asleep to the ramble of the stream running over the boulders and the sounds of the jungle at night then wake to native Hawaiian birds singing and flitting from tree to tree in a stunning tropical forest. It is also very comfortable with 2 couples who want to enjoy the sights and sounds of a jungle paradise.

Build a romantic fire in the fireplace or enjoy the private indoor cedar sauna (best with two but comfortable with four). The large master bedroom welcomes you with a comfy Pillow Top King size 'Perfect Sleeper' and in-suite master bath. Both bathrooms have full size tubs and showers. The second bedroom offers you a Queen Size pillow-top bed with a view of the lower pond and the sounds of 'liquid chatter' as the stream rambles by. There is also a 'full size stacked' washer/dryer combo located inside the master bath suite.

The master bedroom has a second koi pond just outside the large picture window where you can watch the koi. Both bedrooms look out onto a beautiful year round stream that runs completely along the perimeter of the property. There is a 79,000 gallon pond, teaming with fish, both Talapia & 30 year old Koi just outside the front door (Sorry no fishing or swimming in the ponds). You can feed the fish if you like, they do have two automatic fish feeder that dispense food to them twice daily but they always enjoy an extra treat from our guests. There is also an outdoor shower (cold only) for those who like to enjoy nature at its best.

Just outside your living room windows, across the pond there is a weeping wall, constantly running water down its rough lava face. These unique natural water features are often called 'Pele's Tears'. It is said of 'weeping walls' that 'Pele' the Hawaiian Fire Goddess who created the 'aina' (the land) is weeping for her children (the islands). We often see a beautiful and rare Hawaiian Hawk the 'Io (Pronounced...'Eo). She likes to come in the mornings and hunt crayfish out of the stream. Watch her from your morning breakfast table as she perches on one of the large stream boulders and enjoys her catch. There are only an estimated 1400-2100 of these beautiful birds of prey left in the Hawaiian Islands, most of those are here on the Big Island.

This lovely private property invites you to become 'one with the aina' (the land). The entire 2+ acres is it's own little secluded valley and offers you absolute privacy. It cannot be seen by any other house and has only one private gated access. This vacation rental gives you the ultimate get away from it all experience without driving out to the middle of nowhere. We are close to the main road and easy to find and NO 4-WD vehicle necessary. Although this is a tropical rainforest property we are NOT 'off the grid' like most similar properties are. This house has Hawaii County Water and Electricity, we are NOT dependent on solar panels, generators or catchment water as many stream and water feature properties are. We offer free Wi-Fi internet access via Verizon Modem and Cradlepoint Wi-Fi router. Internet service is usually reliable but does depend on a cellular connection and may be slow or interrupted at times. Not capable of streaming video, but OK for checking and sending emails.

A short 3 miles back down Hwy. 19 to Kolekole Beach Park will give you the opportunity to swim in a huge waterfall that drops into a stream. This waterfall is located in a City & County Park and admission is free. It is rarely found by tourists and is easily accessed by car with a nice paved road (no hiking required) it even has a rope swing. (Always be cautious of flash floods when swimming in steams & waterfall areas)

The Hilo rain forest side of the Big Island is truly unique and offers unparalleled sightseeing. This property is located 15 miles North of Downtown Hilo off Hwy. 19 and is close to numerous waterfalls; Umauma Falls & two different zip line adventures, are all a short 3 min. drive away, Kolekole Park (5 min.), Akaka and Kahuna Falls (15 min.), Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots (25 min) and beautiful Onomea Bay as well as Onomea Botanical Gardens (10 min.) and only 20 minutes from the quaint historical Hilo Town. Pick up local fresh fruits and vegetables at the wonderful Hilo farmers market Wed. & Sat. are their big days but there are always a few vendors during the the rest of the week.

Take a drive up to Volcano's National Park and experience Madam Pele (Hawaiian Goddess of Fire) up close and personal. Hike out to where the 'Aina' (land) is being born as Kiluea flows hot molten lava into the ocean. Check with the Park Rangers before hiking and you can also get updates on lava flows, etc. at USGS.GOV then navigate to Hawaii Volcanos Natl. Park.

Be sure to take a drive out to Kapoho and snorkel in a pristine Marine Preserve with fabulous coral and tropical fish. Don't forget the geothermal hot pools are just down the road after snorkeling.

Come...Share our piece of paradise and live the Hawaii dream!

All our rentals are non-smoking properties!

*Sorry no children under 18 due to insurance restrictions because of the ponds & stream.

One of our guests did a video of Heaven's Door during their stay. See the video link on this page of this house interior. Click the 'Video' tab, located just above the main photo on this webpage

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Sorry our insurance does not allow us to rent to anyone with children under 18, due to the stream and lake on the property....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Non smoking property. Guests who violate the Non-Smoking policy will will be charged a $250.00 cleaning charge, no exceptions....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Elevated House and unfenced stream w/pond & lake hazard....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second Bedroom

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              Other Amenities

                  • Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Book Library, Extensive DVD Library, Lounge Chairs, Table, Beach Towels, Floor Safe, Flashlights....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD/CD player (Living Room) DVD/VHS player (Master Bedroom)...moreless

                  • Games:

                    We have a variety of board and card games available....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    (Living Room) - 32' HDTV Flat Screen (Master Bedroom) - 32' HDTV Flat Screen ...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Extensive DVD collection with hundreds of DVD's, New and Old. Many genera's also TV boxed sets...(All seasons Soprano's, Lost and many, many more). DVD player in both Living Room and Master Bedroom....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Luaus
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free Hawaii & U.S. Mainland calls. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Free Hawaii & U.S.A. Mainland Long Distance. Please no Canadian or international calls....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wi-Fi Internet access is provided via a Verizon Modem. Although usually reliable, service may be interrupted or slow due to cellular traffic. OK for emails but will not stream video....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Rainforest wood does not burn even when dry. We suggest presto logs from Home Depot or Ace....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee Grinder...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full Size Refrigerator/Freezer...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Built in full size 4 burner glass cooktop w/oven...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Bar-B-Q is located on the rear balcony or you can take it out onto the grass....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Japanese Tea House Gazebo next to the large pond....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Sauna:

                        Private Indoor Spa Quality, Cedar Sauna (4 person max.)...moreless

                       

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                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


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                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13.25%

                      Notes:

                      Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax License: #W01460418-01

                      Cancelation Policy:

                      * Refund in full w/cancel notice more than 45 days prior to check-in.

                      * Forfeiture of deposit for cancellations of LESS than 45 days notice.

                      * 100% forfeiture of all monies paid for cancellation of less than 30 days notice.

                      This is a non-smoking property Please call or email us for more information.

                      $200.00 reservation guarantee is required when placing a reservation (that amount comes off the total due). The "balance due" is payable 30 days prior to arrival date if paying with credit card or 45 days prior to arrival date when paying by personal check or M/O. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards (Sorry no AMEX:(


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                      Last updated: 12/26/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We retired from our lives on California's Central Coast in 1991 to move to Hawaii. Since then we have lived on Oahu's North Shore. We are fortunate to have our children and grandchildren also living here in the islands. We are active with multiple animal and children charities and are grateful to be living in such a special place.

                      Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
                      Since we live full time on Oahu's North Shore we chose Heaven's Door as a second home for ourselves. Living on the beach is wonderful but we thought a tropical hideaway just a short 40 min. flight from Oahu would be the ideal getaway. One of the best things about Heaven's Door is that it is not dependent on solar or generators and it was indeed difficult to find a country property with a stream and water features that was actually 'on the grid' with County water and electricity. The search went on for 3 years to find this unique and pristine property but it was was well worth it.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Don't get me wrong, we love our home at the beach on Oahu, but going over to the quiet town of Hilo and the serenity of Heaven's Door is truly a Hawaiian experience even for those of us who live in Hawaii year round. I can't begin to describe the peace that comes over us when we get to Heaven's Door. There are no other sounds except the wind rustling the palm trees and the birds. At night my husband likes to listen to the frogs and crickets something we don't have at the beach. This tropical paradise is our favorite local getaway even though we spend a lot of our time there fixing, fine tuning and caring for the property. We are fortunate to have a wonderful caretaker who does the gardening and cleanings for us and only lives two miles away. I encourage you to experience Heaven's Door for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Check out the guest comments from other people just like yourself. Aloha Oe', Linda and Ken Martin


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                      Photos

                      • A year round stream feeds the ponds and borders the property

                        A year round stream feeds the ponds and borders the property

                      • A stream fed 79,000 gal. pond just outside your door with a Japanese Tea House

                        A stream fed 79,000 gal. pond just outside your door with a Japanese Tea House

                      • Both the Living Room and Master Bedroom have 32' Flatscreen HDTV's w/DVD players

                        Both the Living Room and Master Bedroom have 32' Flatscreen HDTV's w/DVD players

                      • Cook with fresh vegetables from the 
Farmers Market in the spacious open kitchen

                        Cook with fresh vegetables from the Farmers Market in the spacious open kitchen

                      • 32' Flat screen w/DVD in Master Bedroom & more koi just outside your window.

                        32' Flat screen w/DVD in Master Bedroom & more koi just outside your window.

                      • (Bedroom #2/Queen) Enjoy the sounds of 'liquid chatter' from the stream below.

                        (Bedroom #2/Queen) Enjoy the sounds of 'liquid chatter' from the stream below.

                      • Relax in a spa quality, private indoor cedar sauna (best with 2 but room for 4)

                        Relax in a spa quality, private indoor cedar sauna (best with 2 but room for 4)

                      • Enjoy the huge 30 year old giant Koi in the pond just outside your door.

                        Enjoy the huge 30 year old giant Koi in the pond just outside your door.

                      • An endangered 'Io', Hawaiian Hawk has made
 her nest in our trees the past 3 yrs

                        An endangered 'Io', Hawaiian Hawk has made her nest in our trees the past 3 yrs

                      • Huge, ancient trees like this one line the 400 ft. private driveway

                        Huge, ancient trees like this one line the 400 ft. private driveway

                      • Umauma Falls backdroped by snow capped Mauna Kea (Feb) just 3 min down the road

                        Umauma Falls backdroped by snow capped Mauna Kea (Feb) just 3 min down the road

                      • Rainbow falls is always a sight located just outside of downtown Hilo. Dec/2011

                        Rainbow falls is always a sight located just outside of downtown Hilo. Dec/2011

                      • Enjoy nature at its best in this beautiful tropical oasis. Stream, ponds & more.

                        Enjoy nature at its best in this beautiful tropical oasis. Stream, ponds & more.

                      • 5-Star dining view of the tropical canopy, stream, pond & Japanese Tea House

                        5-Star dining view of the tropical canopy, stream, pond & Japanese Tea House

                      • After a day sightseeing, build a romantic fire & relax on the couch & watch TV.

                        After a day sightseeing, build a romantic fire & relax on the couch & watch TV.

                      • Read our guest comments about this exquisite King Size 'Pillowtop Sleeper'

                        Read our guest comments about this exquisite King Size 'Pillowtop Sleeper'

                      • In-suite Master Bath, full size tub/shower glass doors, wall mounted hair dryer.

                        In-suite Master Bath, full size tub/shower glass doors, wall mounted hair dryer.

                      • Second bath has a large countertop w/full tub & shower. Glass doors & grab bars.

                        Second bath has a large countertop w/full tub & shower. Glass doors & grab bars.

                      • The pond and the fish are both relaxing and fun to watch. You can feed them!

                        The pond and the fish are both relaxing and fun to watch. You can feed them!

                      • Try an invigorating outdoor shower surrounded by nature & lush tropical foilage

                        Try an invigorating outdoor shower surrounded by nature & lush tropical foilage

                      • Winter waterfalls abound at this unique property.

                        Winter waterfalls abound at this unique property.

                      • Beautiful pink banana flower blossoms. There is a grove of banana's in the yard

                        Beautiful pink banana flower blossoms. There is a grove of banana's in the yard

                      • Akaka Falls is a spectacular 400+ ft vertical drop and only a short 10 min drive

                        Akaka Falls is a spectacular 400+ ft vertical drop and only a short 10 min drive

                      • For the adventurer there are 2 zip line companies within 5 min. of the property.

                        For the adventurer there are 2 zip line companies within 5 min. of the property.

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