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Ocean views from most rooms

Ocean views from most rooms Panoramic views of the ocean and valley Two bedrooms with upstairs loft Covered Patio (Lanai) Living Room Six person dining area Master Bedroom with attached bathroom Master Bathroom Second Bedroom Our four-legged lawnmowers Relaxation!! Your sunrise everyday!

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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Naalehu house description

Welcome to the 'House of Shimmering Water' - A two bedroom, two bathroom vacation rental located in Waiohinu (2 miles from Na'alehu) on the south-side of Hawaii's Big Island.

With the island's many diverse climates, the south-side offers some of the best weather and scenic beauty. Many of my guests have said that they feel like they are on top of the world when they arrive to the house.

It's truly the kind of paradise that you come to expect when visiting the Hawaiian Islands.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The home has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with an upstairs loft, patio (lanai), and covered parking on two private acres of grassland and tropical plants. The property's hillside location has breath-taking panoramic views of the ocean and valley below with some of the best weather on the island.

The interior has a natural wood decor with large sliding windows and is beautifully furnished with Asian/Zen-like furniture and artwork. Satellite t.v., a dvd movie and book collection, 'Netflix', wireless internet, a computer, clock/cd radios, and a cell phone for international travelers is provided.

Both bedrooms have a full-size (double-occupancy) bed with skylights in each room. The master bathroom has a stone tile interior with a shower/tub plus a large walk-in shower in the second bathroom. Linens, bath towels, and beach towels are provided.

The home is equipped with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. There is also an outdoor BBQ and picnic area. The home supplies fresh county water (not water catchment) and has remote gate access. There are also several tame carribean sheep that can be seen grazing along the grassland.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION

Waiohinu translated into English is defined as 'shimmering water'. The town itself is a residential community located less than 5 minutes from Na'alehu in the Ka'u district of the Big Island which is approximately 1 hour from Kailua-Kona and 45 minutes from Hilo.

Local attractions include a nearby golf course, Big Island's only local winery, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach (Turtle Beach), Green Sands Beach (one of only two green sand beaches in the world), Volcano National Park, as well as several restaurants, galleries, and farmer's markets. The nearest beach is less than 10 minutes away and several hiking trails are walking-distance.

Also located a short distance away is South Point (the southern most point of the U.S.A), several natural hotsprings, Green Lake, and some great beaches for snorkeling and kayaking. Just one hour North of Hilo is Waipio Valley and the Hamakua Coast.

OTHER INFO.

Since 2009 we began offering our home as a vacation destination to travelers and have received wonderful reviews from our guests. We take pride in offering our guests a beautiful place that feels more like a home and less like a rental.

Please take a look at our property website as seen below.

RATES

$100 per night, $550 per week, $1800 per month. Both short-term & long-term rental is available.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Freezer
          • Refrigerator
          • Coffee Maker
          • Oven

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Stereo
          • Video Library
          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Books
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Games

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone
          • Computer Available
          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet
          • Macintosh Computer

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Wood Deck

          Theme

          • Tourist Attractions
          • Away From It All

          Location & View

              • Ocean View

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Shopping
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Shelling
                  • Reefs
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Volcano
                  • Ruins
                  • Museums
                  • Caves
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Arboretum
                  • Forests
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Luaus
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism

                  Other Activities

                      • Please see my property website for a full list of activities and suggestions....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Shangri-la

                        Shangri-la

                        • Guest MGR (Spicewood, TX)
                        • Date of stay 11/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/09/13
                        Very comfortable home in peaceful setting with great views. Plentiful fruit on the trees was a big bonus. The house was very clean and also convenient to explore the south side of the island - must visit the southernmost bakery (a real treat). The hillside setting/views can't be beat. Aaron was very helpful and courteous. The sheep/goats were an added attraction. Great value for the money and would not hesitate to stay again if planning to visit the south side. Even though it rained every evening, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Merveilleux!!!

                        Merveilleux!!!

                        • Guest nathalie f.
                        • Date of stay 07/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/30/13
                        Cette maison est tout simplement merveilleuse. Encore mieux que ce que l'on imaginait. Elle est situé au sud de l'ile, mais parfaite pour couvrir le bas de l'ile ( de Kona à Hilo). Elle est isolée donc - en pleine nature (des arbres fruitiers - banane, oranges,...) avec une vue splendide. Une maison avec un cachet unique.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • This is our favorite Hawaiian house rental!

                        This is our favorite Hawaiian house rental!

                        • Guest jared (Wasilla, AK)
                        • Date of stay 01/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/07/13
                        This house is really spectacular! We have stayed there three years in a row now and are never disappointed. The thing we love so much is the privacy and the view. It is fenced in and on a mountain side looking far out at the ocean. You can also see cows and horses grazing on a hilltop, clouds rolling in and over the mountain, and your very own flock of sheep. There are oranges, bananas, avocados and we have even seen wild turkeys! It is a bit of a white knuckle ride up the mountain to get there, but totally doable with a four wheel drive. Aaron works hard to meet your every need. He responds to emails and phone calls promptly. His property managers rock. Our kids love this place. The interior is simple, clean and has plenty of windows to look out. The bathrooms are beautiful. Truly a one-of-a-kind getaway. If we had to complain about anything, we could use a bigger, more comfortable bed...but that is not enough to keep us away! We highly recommend this rental and are planning our return trip :-) Thanks Aaron!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thank you very much for your kind review. It gives us great joy to be able to offer you a beautiful and comfortable home away from home. A note to potential guests: The road going to my home can be driven with any kind of vehicle so 4x4’s are not required. We look forward to welcoming you with Aloha!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Second Stay As Charming as the First!

                        Second Stay As Charming as the First!

                        • Guest Holokauahi (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
                        • Date of stay 12/31/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/05/13
                        We cannot say enough nice things about this lovely home on the hill above Waiohinu! First stayed here a couple of years ago, and we've had a magical return visit for the 2012-2013 holiday season. Super quiet off-the-grid home with a lovely floor plan and views overlooking the village and all the way out to sea. Private and secure with personalized security codes, awesome spacious bedrooms with skylights above the bed so you can star-gaze from the comfort of your pillow. Internet for email and television (if you must have those things during your vacation), and plenty of flowering plants around you, as well as guava, banana, passion fruit, lime and orange growing all around you. Huge windows for enjoying the hilltop views from all around the house - including a cupola atop the house with 360 degree views and accommodations for kids/teenagers. Ka'u is a wild and remote part of Hawaii. We love it, but it is not for everyone. If you want lots of fancy restaurants and big-box shopping, this isn't it. But if you want to enjoy green sand and black sand beaches, hiking to ancient Hawaiian archaeological sites, days of hiking and sight seeing at volcanoes national park, and fresh foods from local farmers markets, you won't find a better retreat!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Definitely Paradise!

                        Definitely Paradise!

                        • Guest Dan & Jo (Blairsville, GA)
                        • Date of stay 06/01/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/05/11
                        Two months in paradise at House of Shimmering Waters! Magnificient views, quality furnishings, immaculate condition and all accuratley described. Aaron provided great suggestions for activities during our two month stay. Though we never met he is quite the host. His caretaker, Rex, was most helpful and accomodating and was most accomodating in insuring we had a pleasant stay. If you desire peace, solitude and being away from the hustle of tourist life then this is the place for you. We found it conveniently located about half way between Hilo and Kona. This enabled us to explore in different directions and make the best utilization of our time. Green sand beach, black sand beach, sea turtles, national parks, hiking, fruit trees, Kona coffee...everything we dreamed it would be! We loved Naalehu and especially the Hana Hou Restaurant and the Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Market. Can't wait to get back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Wonderful Place to Relax and Unwind

                        Wonderful Place to Relax and Unwind

                        • Guest JellyBeanLoud (Salt Lake City)
                        • Date of stay 05/28/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/13/11
                        We had such a wonderful time here. It is secluded, comfortable and we enjoyed coming home in the evenings. We will definitely stay here again and also recommend it to others.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • I loved the home

                        I loved the home

                        • Guest Vicki (Seattle)
                        • Date of stay 11/01/10
                        • Review Submitted 01/19/11
                        If you want privacy and no neighbors this is the place for you. I walked in and immediately felt all the hassles of getting there disappear – I relaxed. Nice territorial view from a nice size lanai. The house is as described in the listing. It is about 30 minutes from Volcano.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Where Old Hawai'i Lives!

                        Where Old Hawai'i Lives!

                        • Guest Holokauahi (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
                        • Date of stay 12/13/10
                        • Review Submitted 12/19/10
                        The district of Ka'u is not only the largest in the islands, it is also the only place that has never been conquered by invaders domestic or foreign. The people here are fiercely independent, and Ka'u thus remains one of the most remote, little visited, and authentic places in the islands. If you're looking to get a feel for what old Hawai'i must have been like, this is it. The wonderful home, fully "off the grid," is situated at rain forest altitude about the sleepy town of Waiohinu. The house is every bit as delightful as other reviewers have said, and it is very near to location of the ancient Hawai'ian village of Ha'ao. Giant mango trees, eucalyptus, banana,hibiscus and fantastic bamboo forests surround you. From the Volcanoes National Park to the east, Punalu'u Black Sands beach nearby, the Tibetan Temple above Pahala, to the cliffs of Ka Lae and more, there is much to see and do. But, you'll find that once you're comfortably seated on the open-air lanai with a fresh cup of Kona coffee in hand - you may just not want to ever leave the property at all!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

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                        • Guest Ashley
                        • Date of stay 02/14/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/14/10
                        "The house was wonderful and we are so grateful to have found it. It has been a fantastic vacation. Thanks again!"

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Vacation rental review

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                        Vacation rental review

                        • Guest Krzysztof from California
                        • Date of stay 12/29/09
                        • Review Submitted 01/30/10
                        "We have enjoyed the stay very much. Here are some impressions from our 15-year old son Jan: *The House of Shimmering Waters* is a wonderful and relaxing place to unwind and let go of worries. We found the spectacular view and the natural setting among uniquely Hawaiian vegetation quite pleasant. The caretaker, Ken, was very friendly and even informed us of multiple beaches and other less known locales on the island. However, we did not put this information to any good use as we just could not get ourselves to leave this beautiful and calming estate. And, although the natural aspect of this place was soothing, the wireless internet and satellite television kept us in touch with civilization from afar. Overall, our stay there could not have been better. We truly enjoyed every single day of our vacation."

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       
                      $100/night .. $550/week .. $1800/month
                      

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Kailua-Kona or Hilo at 60 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: beach at 7 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: In 2005 my mother purchased her home on the Big Island of Hawaii which had been a dream of hers for many years. She was an active member of the Ka’u Preservation that continues to preserve one of the last remaining black sand beach-fronts on the Big Island and home to an amazing ecosystem of sea turtles and other marine life. I currently live in Northern California with my fiancee and our dog, Sake. We frequently visit the Big Island during our free time. Rex, our caretaker is a former resident of Oahu who now lives on the Big Island and has previously worked with the National Park Service. Our vacation home is licensed and accredited by the State of Hawaii and we are members of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau (HVCB).

                      Why the Owner Chose Naalehu:
                      It was our family's life-long dream to own a home in this beautiful and relaxing environment.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      You really do feel like you're on top of the world when you arrive to the house. It's truly an amazing experience to be able to wake up in the morning, look out at the horizon, and see 180 degree views of the ocean and valley below. The nights are just as beautiful with millions of stars that light up the sky. The location of the house has easy access to many attractions while still providing lots of privacy and solitude.


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                      Photos

                      • Ocean views from most rooms

                        Ocean views from most rooms

                      • Two bedrooms with upstairs loft

                        Two bedrooms with upstairs loft

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Master Bedroom with attached bathroom

                        Master Bedroom with attached bathroom

                      • Second Bedroom

                        Second Bedroom

                      • Relaxation!!

                        Relaxation!!

                      • Panoramic views of the ocean and valley

                        Panoramic views of the ocean and valley

                      • Covered Patio (Lanai)

                        Covered Patio (Lanai)

                      • Six person dining area

                        Six person dining area

                      • Master Bathroom

                        Master Bathroom

                      • Our four-legged lawnmowers

                        Our four-legged lawnmowers

                      • Your sunrise everyday!

                        Your sunrise everyday!

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