Big Island Retreat on 10 Acres W/Ocean View
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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'Our Big Island vacation was perfect! We want to thank you for your attention to detail prior to our arrival. Upon arrival, the property exceeded our high expectations. The home was perfect! Everything was very clean, the kitchen was well-equipped for cooking, and the bedrooms comfortably accommodated two couples. The location in North Kohala, with views of rolling pastures and sunsets over the ocean, was a perfect jumping off point for exploring the Big Island. It was also a short drive to our favorite beach. We look forward to our return and will recommend this vacation rental to everyone we know!'
'We had a wonderful stay at your house. Now we go back to your website to relive our vacation! It was perfect!'
'We had a great stay at your house--what a beautiful and well appointed home.'
'Your home is perfect. It connects with the outdoors so well. The sun setting in the front yard and the green of the hills and trees, everything.'
Hale Pueo Kea (House of the White Owl) is located just outside of Hawi, in the Big Island’s beautiful North Kohala District. Away from the crowds, but convenient to so many activities, it also offers refuge from the heat and humidity found at sea level.
The house is on 10 quiet wooded acres, with an orchard offering bananas, limes, oranges, grapefruit, papayas, and macadamia nuts. There are two bedrooms, one bath, a fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, laundry, and a large lanai. Nearby towns of Kapa’au and Hawi have fine restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. The larger town of Waimea is 19 miles up the mountain, and is the home of the famous Parker Ranch.
The best beaches on the island are a 30 minute drive from the house. As you drive the undeveloped, rocky shoreline, watch for whales from November through April. The Big Island has fabulous hiking, horseback riding, archeological sites, and of course, Volcanoes National Park. The only problem is finding the time to fit it all in.
'We enjoyed relaxing, walking, the view, seeing Maui in the distance, the horses up close, the avocados, grapefruit, balmy breezes..'
'Thanks for sharing your delightful home with us in Hawaii. We truly relaxed..'
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- 950 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2), Child trundle under one queen. Folding crib
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Wood Stove
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Video Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Surf Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We were greeted by Jileen, the owner, and brought fruit and other gifts to welcome us. She is super wonderful and generous. The place, for being a smaller place than most, felt large and very open. We always felt very comfortable. The views were amazing, and the star watching could not be beat. My wife and I enjoyed the design so much we may building something similar on our ranch property. The only downside was the internet was slow and the tv was limited; however, it turned out that was the best thing ever. In the evenings, we would cook our dinner on the grill, watch the sunset and when it got dark we watched nature's tv. It did not disappoint! Its so dark there you can see the stars so clearly. You feel a million miles away but you are only a short drive from Hawi or a longer, very scenic drive to Waimea. The place was clean and Jileen is so nice, I could not imagine not staying there again and totally disconnecting with the world, its amazing and I highly recommend it.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/04/13
- Review Submitted 09/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: I do debate with myself about a bigger, better TV and sound system and the internet is on "Hawaiian time" but I think I should invest in a good telescope and star and planet maps and a bigger library of books and DVDs based on your review. The rest of the world is asking us to be wired up, is that we need for ourselves ? I am so happy you enjoyed your home here in Kohala and I hope to see you next year.
What a nice place! My family spent five nights at Hale Pueo Kea and we loved it. Jileen has thought of everything. If you need it, it is probably there. The setting is very pretty and the weather is super. The cool evenings are great and a break from the warmer weather near the beaches on the coast below. Kohala is a lovely part of the Big Island and Hale Pueo Kea is an outstanding place to enjoy it from. Jileen is certainly a thoughtful host and has done a great job with this rental.
- Guest TX Traveler (Paris, TX)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/19/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
The only negative thing I can say is that Jileen spoils you for any other vacation rental. The home, grounds and neighborhood are the perfect blend of country and Hawaiian paradise. Suzie and Festus (the mules) reminded us that we were staying in paniolo country with serious cattle ranches in the vicinity. But just a short drive gets you to the coast for perfect whale watching. The house itself is divided into two separate "pods", one for cooking, eating and socializing; the other for sleeping and bathing. The shower's glass block wall gives ultimate privacy but the feeling that you're taking an outside shower. The views from every single room in this house are incredible. Fresh fruit is growing on the property and Jileen left us lovely food goodies to tide us over. I can't say enough about the home, provisions, location and ho'okipa (hospitality), it was all so lovely and peaceful. Mahalo nui loa- The Matsumotos
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/17/13
- Review Submitted 04/26/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
House of the White Owl
House of the White Owl
If you are looking for a place to get away from hustle and bustle on the “Big Island”, Hale Pueo Kea is the place for you. We stayed from October 8, 2012 through October 13, 2012. Evertyhing about the property was as advertised. This wonderful vacation home sits on 10-acres a couple of miles south of Hawi town on the north end of the “big Island” Hawaii. The home is clean, well maintained, pleasantly situated, and comfortably furnished. The inn keeper, Jileen, is very gracious and knowledgeable about the island in general, and she is great resource for beach, and snorkeling destinations. The small things such as fresh flowers including beautiful orchids, a starter kit of provisions in the refrigerator, and fresh fruit on the counter added to the wonderful and relaxing time we spent in the House of the White Owl. There are plenty of things to do within short drives from the property. There are also several good choices for dining in Hawi or nearby, including great sandwiches at the Lighthouse deli. We would definately stay again, and certainly will recommend the property to friends and family.
- Guest Marty (Fremont, CA)
- Date of stay 10/08/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
My husband and I travel to the Big Island frequently. Our favorite area is the Kohala Mountains, for their beauty and remoteness. Hale Pueo Kea was our first VRBO experience, and we are now officially spoiled. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. The house was airy, clean, amazingly well stocked, and about as private as you can get if you stll want a sunset view over the ocean (and a view to Maui). All we heard in the morning was bird calls, and an occasional car on the country road below. The classic Hawaiian layout (sleeping quarters separated from kitchen/living) suited us well, as did the large patio and outdoor/indoor fireplace. The house was everything we wanted, and nothing we didn't. Extremely positive experience and arguably our best trip to Hawaii in over 15 years. Thanks again to the wonderful generous hosts.
- Guest Runs With Dogs (Northern California)
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Private, quiet, ocean view, many extra touches
Private, quiet, ocean view, many extra touches
This charming, compact, but modern home sits at the top of the hill above tiny Hawi town, along the cooler, windswept, verdant green Kohala Mountain Road. In winter, it was 15 degrees cooler here than in Kona, with high's in the 70's, and frequent, brief, rain showers in late afternoon. Ocean view is far off but lovely. You'll need to drive everywhere - five miles to town for coffee and dinner, but if you prefer to cook, the kitchen and barbeque are well supplied, including coolers for hauling groceries from Waimea, which is 17 miles. The home is clean, private and has lovely landscaping, and if you want to pick oranges from the tree, help yourself. (The bull calves in the surrounding pasture love oranges, and it's hilarious to toss them an orange and watch them enjoy the fruit.) Your host lives close by and is happy to give you inside information on beaches and things to do; places to shop for fresh vegetables, fish or beef. We were surprised and pleased by many extras she supplied, including fresh flowers. This is an enchanting place for two seeking a quiet retreat. Two compatible couples would be fine but would share a bath. We love quiet rural areas and this is it. If you prefer busy, more exciting places, or hesitate to drive distances at night, this might not be the best choice. The driveway off the highway would be easy to miss at night for a person unfamiliar with the island. Study the map before you go. Beds were comfortable, but regular size. This is is a "small but beautiful" home, so don't expect big rooms with king beds, massive dressers, master bath layouts etc. Great sushi at Sushi Rock in Hawi and the Lava Rock's coffee is superb. Lots of quiet country roads to walk on this part of the island. Nicest place we have stayed on the Big Island, and we travel here frequently. But again, for people who like rural places.
- Guest Frequent BI visitor (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 02/26/12
- Review Submitted 03/15/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Fantastic vacation home
Fantastic vacation home
Ditto to everything said about everything, the house, the location, the hostess!
- Guest House hunter (Dallas, Texas )
- Date of stay 02/12/12
- Review Submitted 03/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: My intention is to have you feel the same sweet welcoming spirit that I experienced my first visit. I hope to see you next year!
Since we live in a colder northern climate, we very much anticipate our Hawaii vacation each year. This is our first experience with VRBO and with the northern tip of the Big Island, usually choosing to stay in the Kona resort areas. We could not have been happier with our choice of accommodations and area this year. Jileen made us feel so welcome with fresh flowers and fruit (the bananas were particularly wonderful, but the papayas and oranges were a close second) as well as having music playing upon our arrival and the house open. She had also provided us with morning essentials so we could relax for our first evening and not have to rush out for groceries after traveling all day and feeling quite worn out. She was a gracious and helpful hostess; we cannot say enough nice things about Jileen and her preparations for our stay. The house was clean and comfortable. The linens wonderfully soft, and the bed comfortable. The house was well-appointed in every way with all our needs anticipated and met. The photos are an accurate representation of the house and the surroundings, and Jileen gave us very complete and easy-to-follow directions. We loved the Hawi area; enjoyed the town, the restaurants, and the shops. We also very much appreciated the cooler evenings the house's higher elevation offered us after a day of sightseeing or local beach activities. Wonderful stay. We hope to be invited back again.
- Guest Sandy and Steve (Havre, Montana)
- Date of stay 02/04/12
- Review Submitted 02/12/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway.
Owner response: I love to highlight our local food and our local life. I think I will never tire of these people who arrive as guests and leave as friends. Thank you so much.
Privacy Amidst the Ranch Lands with Ocean Views
Privacy Amidst the Ranch Lands with Ocean Views
Well designed small home with no need to draw the curtains unless you don't want the cows looking at you!We liked the thoughtful design of the 2 buildings allowing early or late risers equally peaceful mornings. The proximity to the town of Hawi was nice and we enjoyed shopping and eating there. There is excellent snorkeling at the state historic park just down the road. Our hostess was very helpful and made us most welcome with groceries, fresh fruit and Kona coffee! We plan to return!
- Guest Mary (California)
- Date of stay 12/02/11
- Review Submitted 01/28/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you. It was my pleasure to make your stay so wonderful
$1200/week/$175 day October-April, $900 week/$135 day May-September Minimum stay 3 nights/Maximum stay 1 month $300 Refundable Damage Deposit/$150 cleaning fee All rates subject to Hawaii GE 4% & TA taxes 9.25% Rates are for 4 people. Extra person $10.00 per person per night Credit cards, cashiers and personal checks accepted You must contact the owner or her representative directly to arrange payment Discounts for returning guests
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- Nearest Airport: Kailua-Kona at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 250 at Hawi
- Nearest Beach: Hapuna State Park at 18 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Lighthouse Pub at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Mauna Kea Hotel at 20 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Bamboo Restaurant, Sushi Rock, Lighthouse Deli at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: My Husband and I own and operate a Ranch a short distance from Hale Pueo Kea. We chose Kohala, where cows and horses are in heaven before they die. We raise animals on only grass and rain for a exclusive buyers club and we work to steward our land to serve our community.
Why the Owner Chose Hawi:
We purchased this home in 2011. We have always admired the smart design and sustaining features and the native plants in the garden. We are excited to share it with visitors and add our special highlights to your visit. We can offer recommendations for massage, yoga, Feldenkrais, Chinese medicine and local CSA farms that can provide you with fresh produce during your stay.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Morning coffee on the lanai with the birds. Fresh fruit from the orchard including apple bananas, so delicious. Sandy beaches are 30 minutes away, yet there are amazing swim and snorkel spots much closer. Our evenings are cooler and we have fewer bugs as a result. The Kohala Mountain Road is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in this world. The Farmers Markets are delightful. Our small town is safe and welcoming and tourists have been known to go home to sell their homes and then move here.
- Primary: 808-884-5827
- Secondary: 808-217-0188
A modern plantation cottage, architect designed, small, private and efficient.
Hike the rocky coast nearby or drive a short distance to sandy beaches.
The colors of Kohala.
There are three screened doors across the front, it is like living outside.
The South Room
Bath sink at end of hall
Big trees, green grass, rolling hills
A view from the house to the driveway and the orchard
Away from the tourists, great views, beaches close by-Hale Pueo Kea.
Sunset over the ocean from the lanai
Large lanai with ocean view
Privacy on ten acres
The best beaches are a 30 minute drive on a quiet road with great whale watching
From here you can see some other Hawaiian islands on the horizon
The North Room
Stainless shower with natural light
The mountain road with snow on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa
The sleeping quarters is separated from the living and kitchen areas
No Rain, No Rainbows
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