Historic, Ocean View Home Featured in Sunset Magazine
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Hawi bungalow description
Featured in Sunset, Cookie, At Home Magazines and filmed by "Renovation Nation" on the Green Network!
Our historic bungalows are stocked with everything you need to enjoy your home away from home. Think of The Ranch as your very own country estate with high speed Wi-Fi and panoramic ocean vistas. Puakea Ranch is proud to offer an organic on site garden, a cackling bunch of egg laying hens, sustainable energy power and noticeable water conservation practices, in impeccably restored homes.
Daymon & Sarah are your hosts and always available to assist you during your stay. A personal concierge, kitchen provisioning, unique tropical flower arrangements, private horseback riding, guided hikes and water sports can all be pre-arranged as part of your stay with us. Personal chef service, childcare, massage and acupuncture treatments can all be had in the privacy your ranch home. Every detail of your vacation can be looked after or you can plan for nothing at all except pure relaxation. Formal Check in is not required. No matter what time you arrive, your home will be unlocked, lit up and ready to enjoy to the fullest.
The Puakea Ranch is an eco minded vacation paradise, listed on the State Historic Register. We are just 4 mins. to great snorkeling at Mahukona Park and 10 min. to Pololu Valley black sand beach. Please visit our website for more photos, guest reviews and additional information.
Yoshi's House offers spectacular ocean views from this completely restored 1940's Classic Hawaiian Plantation home on a 33 acre private ranch. Less than a mile from the ocean. Wrap around Lanai, large gas grill, plenty of outdoor seating, organic gardens, fresh farm eggs and Large Private swimming pool with ocean views make this vacation home uniquely special.
Enjoy a glass of wine while you take in the breathtaking sunset views and watch the whales breaching with your morning coffee. Collect fresh eggs from our free range chicken and gather veggies and herbs from our beautiful organic gardens all for your use and enjoyment.
Th detached luxury bath house feels like your own private spa.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has been meticulously restored and updated with the highest quality fixtures and attention paid to every detail. Your bungalow offers exceptional comfort and casual island elegance nestled in unsurpassed, natural Hawaiian beauty with complete privacy.
The Ranch gets some of the purest fresh air in the world as is travels across 2000 miles of ocean before reaching the northern tip of the Big Island yet we are just a 2.5 hour dive to our incredible active Volcano.
Luxury amenities include:
* Large Private Swimming pool with ocean views
* Large gas grill
* Sweeping ocean view from every room in the house.
* Indoor bath + Large Outdoor Bath House with an over sized, 2 person, copper bath tub.
* Organic herb garden for you to use
* Fresh organic eggs daily from the ranch chickens.
* Over-sized Hammock hung between towering Mango trees
* Many fruit and flowering trees on your 2 acre bungalow site with sweeping ocean and pasture views
* Ceiling Fans in every room
* Large, ocean view Lanai with table and chairs
* Fully Equipped Kitchen with table service for 12
* Flat Screen HD TV, with Cable
* High-speed wireless Internet service
* iPod dock
* 500 thread-count sheets
* Irish linen duvet covers
* European pillow top mattresses
* 100% plush cotton bath robes and towels
* Insulated picnic backpacks for hikes and beach days
* 2 Beach Chairs provided
* Sand toys and pool toys
* Fresh Island flowers
* A Queen size bed in the sunroom. Home can Sleep 6 total guests.
* Child friendly dishes
* Honor system for borrowing age appropriate toys and games from our "Ranch Play Room" Great for 3-12 yr olds.
* Eco Friendly dish, bath and laundry soaps provided
* Olivie oil, ketchup, mustard, salt/pepper and kitchen spices provided
On site Concierge Service is available for an addition fee.
Grocery and beverage items can be stocked in your kitchen prior to your arrival for a small stocking fee.
We can arrange for on site chef service, child care and for in suite massages and pedicures.
Our Historic Ranch is a wonderful and unique location for family reunions, families traveling together, intimate weddings, or a celebration of any kind.
Each bungalow is completely private and more than 4 acres apart within the private 33 ac grounds.
Keywords: Plantation Home
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
VRBO Bear stayed here:
For a welcome tonic from urban life, come and stay at this scenic and peaceful property on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast. It’s the perfect place for relaxing with a good book, splashing lazily in the water during the heat of the day, or just enjoying the breezes and doing nothing.
Puakea Ranch covers multiple acres, so we had all the privacy and space a bear could want. The working ranch featured two horses, free-ranging chickens, and two of the friendliest dogs you could meet. A special treat was picking up fresh eggs from the chicken coop. Between the animals, the pool, the hammock, and the tree swing, there was plenty of built-in entertainment for all of us.
Originally built in 1949, the house was clearly designed with tropical living in mind. The elevated living space as well as the window and doors on every side of the home provided maximum cross-ventilation. The house was set far enough away from the main road that the infrequent traffic is barely unnoticeable, and yet near enough to the ocean to take in the nice view and ocean breezes.
The owner’s attention to detail was evident throughout the property. Bathrooms were supplied with locally-made soaps. The garage was generously provisioned with beach chairs, floaties, and other beach toys. The house was well-stocked with books for both adult and children. A drawer was filled with a first-aid kit, hydrocortisone, sunscreen, aloe for sunburns — everything we might need on vacation. The kitchen even had child-size utensils. This home takes the “family-friendly” label seriously!
Furnishings were high quality and in keeping with the historic nature of the house. Our bed was so lovely we would have happily brought it back to our own home if we could! There were also abundant seating options both inside and out. Our favorite was the large daybed with great views of the horses and the ocean. For adult pampering, the separate bath house provided a huge soaking tub and a shower with multiple shower heads. The spa-like environment was the perfect place to relax after the cub was put to bed.
If you need provisions (as bears do, sometimes), Puakea Ranch is just 2 miles south of Hawi Town. Hawi Town is small but has all the basics including a grocery store, ice-cream and coffee shop, and several nice restaurants. Be sure to pick up 100% Kona coffee at the Kohala Coffee Mill in town!
From the house, the famous white sand beaches at Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach were an easy drive south. On the way, stop by Kawaihae Harbor for yummy (and affordable) eats.
This rental had so many wonderful features we couldn’t fit them all in this review. Come and experience them for yourself!
The VRBO Bear
Our stay in Yoshi's House was magical - a terrific ending to our month long visit to the Big Island. Indeed it was the highlight! It has all the amenities of a fancy resort as well as the privacy of your own place (estate, I should say). Sitting anywhere on the wrap-around lanai you can watch the whales jumping in the ocean or the rainbows popping up from time to time when small showers pass by or the sky filled with sparkling stars. You can take a dip in the pool anytime - or even skinny-dip it is so secluded and private. And, as we did, you can have guests for cocktails and/or dinners - the kitchen plus outdoor grill provide all you need for entertaining. There is plenty of space and it is all so tastefully decorated. We have recommended Puakea Ranch to many friends who, like us, don't like big resorts but who do appreciate very nice (upscale) places to stay. A genuine thank you for creating a truly lovely vacation spot on the Big Island. We will be back!
- Guest Judie Moore (Walton NY)
- Date of stay 03/10/10
- Review Submitted 03/10/10
Owner response: Judy and Mick. Reading your comments on the ranch made my year! I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet your family and delighted that you enjoyed your time at Puakea Ranch. We can't wait for you to return! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
Our family had a truly unique and luxurious experience. Our children 9 and 5 were able to explore, hike, and run free on this amazing property. We loved the gorgeous private pool. The location of the property was superb. We were able to conveniently go to the beautiful beaches and other parts of the Island, but then come back to our serene retreat for relaxing dinners and an amazing ocean view at sunset. We enjoyed having other friends staying on the island come and visit us. The house is beautifully decorated with unique touches everywhere. Luxurious linens, towels and other amenities. The bathhouse is extraordinary. Even the kids WANTED to take baths. We also stayed in the Treehouse which was another special experience and the children especially loved it. We spent a few nights at one of the local resorts and the ranch was by far the best part of the trip. We can't wait to return and hope to do a family reunion there.
- Guest Family of 4, can't wait to return (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 09/13/08
- Review Submitted 09/13/08
Our family loved staying at this ranch. The house was beautifully decorated, very cozy and fun for our kids!! The views of the ocean are stunning. We enjoyed the freedom this property allowed our kids - they could wander around very safely, go on little hikes and enjoy the farm animals. We fell in love with Lola, the ranch dog!!! We took day trips to beautiful place all around the island. Much better than your usual resort experience. We recommend coming with your family, and friends - and they could book the house down the road!!! A very different and wonderful way to experience the big island.
- Guest Rima Acord (Los Angeles CA)
- Date of stay 06/20/08
- Review Submitted 06/20/08
This was our first visit to the Big Island and it was amazing. Beautiful ocean views, millions of stars at night. Kids loved the the animals and the hiking trails on the ranch. Our bungalow was perfect for our family 4 and easily accomodated several large parties with friends. We're already planning our next visit and can't wait to go back.
- Guest C Rowe (Detroit, MI)
- Date of stay 06/16/08
- Review Submitted 06/16/08
Staying in "Yoshi's House" was incredible! The views! The small town next to the ranch!The activities (especially snorkeling and fishing) so close by! The galleries! The ALOHA spirit! GORGEOUS decor, so comfortable, not like a large corporation hotel, but MUCH BETTER! It's the personal touches; the things I've never seen before. I highly recommend staying here, you will be so glad you did.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/04/08
- Review Submitted 05/04/08
We had the most amazing stay! We frequent The Big Island often and usually stay at one of the large resorts. This time we opted for a different experience. This property is so beautiful and magical. It is a great escape from it all. We enjoyed cooking out, hiking, relaxing in the hammocks and the sunsets, of course. Our kids had a great time running around and exploring. The bungalow is very tastefully done and has the amenities of a five star hotel. The bathhouse was an added luxury we very much enjoyed. We definitely plan to return soon. Many Thanks!
- Guest Valerie Schadt (Venice, CA)
- Date of stay 04/15/08
- Review Submitted 04/15/08
Owner response: Valerie, Thank you so much! We will look forward to seeing you again soon at the ranch. Aloha.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2014
7 night min stay
Jan 5 - Mar 15, 2014
5 night min stay
Mar 16 - Jun 15, 2014
5 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 15, 2014
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
- Cleaning Fee: $175
- Tax Rate 13.4%
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: With a passion for historic preservation and a desire to raise our children in a rural environment, we relocated form Venice Beach, CA to The Big Island and began the restoration or our Historic Puakea Ranch Property on the Kohala cost. We enjoy tending to the gardens, chickens, cows and horses at the ranch that allow our friends, family and vacationing guests to enjoy a truly unforgettable Hawaiian vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Hawi:
The Ranch is a very important historic site. Once a thriving Hawaiian settlement, later a plantation homestead and working cattle ranch, the property is steeped in natural beauty and so close to the ocean, Hawi town and the best beaches on the island. The natural beauty of our 100 year old trees, ancient rock walls, surrounded by sweeping ocean views sets this property apart from absolutely everything else. It is truly one of a kind. Restoring this historic property and uncovering the deep history here has been an absolute joy. Being able to share the ranch with others makes it that much more special. This property deserves to be experienced and enjoyed.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The ranch is set on a beautiful and very private location, yet just 2 minutes to great local restaurants, art galleries, activities and the best beaches on the island. Our guests enjoy simple pleasures like swimming, relaxing in the hammocks, collecting fresh eggs from our chickens, picking fresh herbs out of our gardens, visiting with our horses and hiking the ranch grounds any time. The ranch is wonderful for families with children as they can roam freely on the without worry. The ranch is a private oasis filled with wonder, beauty and must have luxuries like the most comfortable beds and the finest linens, fully equipped kitchens and spa like bath houses. After all, you are on vacation.
- Primary: (808) 315-0805 (Hawaii, USA)
Ocean and Maui Views from the Lanai.
Yoshi's House is an original Plantation style home, built by Yoshi in 1949.
Front enrty. Many tropical flowers and fruit trees surround the home.
Custom Spa style Detached Bath House.
Master Bedroom offers a Private Lanai and views to Ocean and Maui
Outdoor dining with seating under the Monkey Pod tree.
Another gorgeous sunset view from the Lanai.
The pasture and tree lined drive in front of Yoshi's House.
The Sunset views from the house.
Your private black bottom pool with views to home and the ocean.
Light Filled Interior Living space with views to Maui.
Luxury Bath house with huge soaking tub, open shower and ocean views.
Lanai wraps around the house with gorgeous ocean views.
Puakea Ranch is a place like no other...
A beautiful Monkey pod tree in the front yard. Our horses may come to say hello!
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