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Gorgeous Renovated Private Estate, Breathtaking Panoramic Ocean View

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Hamakua Green-house is a newly renovated, very clean, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on 14 acres of rolling hills. It has a large lanai with commanding 180 degree panoramic ocean views from 1700 foot elevation. It sits on the slopes of Mauna Kea, 2.5 miles above Laupahoehoe town, on the scenic Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Go green in style in this meticulously maintained, luxury off-grid property with all new appliances, beds, linens, dish-ware, and furniture. A custom built, solar powered, automatic gate assures your privacy and security.

Hamakua Green-house is a great base of operations to explore everything the Big Island has to offer. Sight-see the scenic Hamakua coast waterfalls, an erupting volcano at Volcanoes National Park, majestic Waipio valley, or white sandy beaches (on the Kona side of the island). Return home to your own private oasis on the mountain, to relax in the peaceful setting and endless ocean views, sipping local coffee, while you kick back and watch rainbows. Take a walk around the very private 14 acres, see the 43' seasonal waterfall located on the property and breath in the commanding 180 degree ocean views.

Newly remodeled, both bedrooms have extremely comfortable queen beds. The master has its own tub and shower, and the second bedroom has a brand new adjoining bathroom and shower. There is a sofabed in the living room if needed, and a loft with a twin sized blow-up mattress.

This luxury cottage is the perfect romanic getaway or family vacation retreat for discriminating travelers. Avoid the crowds and see all the beauty of the Big Island as if it were your own second home.

Please note that there is no television at the Hamakua Green-house, by design. We bring our laptop and DVDs, but enjoy being disconnected from television. There is an iPod docking station so bring your iPod/music. There is 3G cell phone reception for Verizon, ATT, and others at the house, and we often use USB-based cell modems with laptop computers while there. Please check with your provider about coverage.

We suggest staying at least a week to give yourself time to explore the entire Big Island and to relax at this wonderful property.

Keywords: Cottage, off-grid, serene, country, panoramic ocean views, privacy, estate, acreage, green, mountain, Mauna Kea, Hamakua, Laupahoehoe, quiet, clean, Hawaii


Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Blow dryer, instant hot water heater, couch and dining area on lanai.


  • Television:

    There is no TV (by design), so please bring a laptop if you would like to watch DVD's. There is Verizon, AT&T, and other cell service (3G) and USB-based modems with a laptop also work....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a few DVD's there, but not an extensive collection....moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Hamakua Greenhouse lies on the slopes of Mauna Kea...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Awesome, panoramic, 180 degree ocean view...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new front loading dryer...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Most cell services get reception here. ATT - yes, Verizon - yes, T-Mobile was spotty a year ago....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking right next to house on property....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new front loading washer...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosh dishwasher (very quiet)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New D/W, gas cooktop, oven, coffee maker, plates, flatware, plenty of cookware, wine glasses, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    High end energy efficient refrigerator for off-grid use....moreless




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Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2016
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Recommended

Helicopter rides, off road tours, Volcanos National Park, Mauna Kea Observatory, Hilo Zoo, waterfalls, Hilo and Pahoa farmer's market (don't miss this!), Waipio Valley.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We love visiting our second home as a getaway from busy Honolulu. It is serene and the views are endless. The house sits on 14 very private acres and is accessable from a newly repaved road. Come and share our family getaway and experience the peace for yourself.

Why the Owner Chose Laupahoehoe:
We chose this property for the views, cooler climate, privacy, and not as much rainfall as Hilo town. The property has an amazing 43' seasonal double waterfall. It also has organic farming potential and we are developing an orchard with future plans for coffee and/or tea. We love Laupahoehoe and the whole Hamakua Coast. It is only 30 minutes away from Hilo or Honokaa, an hour from Volcanoes National Park or Waimea, and minutes to many Hamakua coast attractions.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Off-the-grid does not mean a lack of luxury at this cottage. All our power comes from a PV system with a new state-of-the-art back-up diesel generator that automatically turns on if the battery level gets too low. However, this rarely happens as the 18 solar panels usually provide all the power needed. All our water comes from a new water catchment system with double filters down to 5 microns and a UV filter. Yet we didn't scrimp on comfort and the luxuries of home. It is a wonderful base from which to explore all of the Big Island, and from which to take long, leisurely hikes and walks.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Large Front Lanai, Ocean View

    Large Front Lanai, Ocean View

  • Fully Newly Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Newly Equipped Kitchen

  • Entry


  • Second bedroom with queen bed

    Second bedroom with queen bed

  • Bathroom


  • Double Rainbow View From Front Lanai

    Double Rainbow View From Front Lanai

  • 43 foot seasonal double waterfall on property

    43 foot seasonal double waterfall on property

  • View over pastures

    View over pastures

  • Loft bed

    Loft bed

  • Cows & house in background on misty morning

    Cows & house in background on misty morning

  • Big tree at corner of property

    Big tree at corner of property

  • Front lanai

    Front lanai

  • Dining Area, Gas Fireplace

    Dining Area, Gas Fireplace

  • Living room

    Living room

  • House from driveway

    House from driveway

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Automated Entry Gate

    Automated Entry Gate

  • Nearby steam

    Nearby steam

  • Tsukuda store in Laupahoehoe

    Tsukuda store in Laupahoehoe

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Washer & Dryer

    Washer & Dryer

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Walking the lower fence line

    Walking the lower fence line

  • Avocados from trees along road to property

    Avocados from trees along road to property

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