Poolside Suite Panoramic Ocean Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Ninole studio description
RESERVE FOR MERRIE MONARCH WEEK - email for rates - 4 night minimum
* * * WINTER SPECIAL - just $594 per week!!!! * * *
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10% off with combined suite rental same rental period
Just 20 miles from historic Hilo, on the picturesque Hamakua Coast, between Honomu and Laupahoehoe, 21 acres of rural refuge overlooking the blue Pacific in tiny Ninole. Easy drive from either airport and convenient home base for all your Hawaii Island activities. See the sun rise where morning sky meets the expanse of the azure sea or watch the clouds turn pink as it settles behind the mountains for the evening. Property is totally off-grid. Electricity provided by solar photovoltaic arrays with genset backup.
Multi-filtered rainwater systems for near pure water enjoyment. Cell only phone service to limit outside intrusion. Satellite TV and Radio broadband WiFi to let the outside world in at your discretion.
Relax in the spacious, 400 sf comfort of your suite. Enjoy the ambience of your private fireplace. ADA friendly with ground floor layout, wide doorways, minimal (3 inch) level change to the outside. Individual parking with all concrete access door to door. Full private bath with spacious, roll-in, oversized shower convenience, comfort height commode, and ample Handicap bars. Each suite has own TV/DVD combo with DISH Network access and access to DVD library. Broadband WiFI access for your internet needs. Kitchenette has own fridge, microwave, dishes and utensils plus convenient shared access to gas grill with side burner just outside the door.
Hike around the property, take a dip in the pool. No matter how you spend your vacation, you'll come away with lifelong memories to share with your family and friends
Makana Mai Ka Lani suites are not ideal for families with children due to proximity of the pool!
RUSTIC COTTAGE: Conveniently located about 400 ft up the drive from the main house. (See listing VRBO #384507) Perched near upper middle of 21 pastoral acres on the slope of Mauna Kea with breathtaking 180 degree view of the blue Pacific and Hamakua Coast. Designed to be comfortable for the solitary traveler or couple; young or not so young.
Full private bath with spacious, oversized shower convenience, comfort height commode, and ample Handicap bars. Cottage has own TV with DISH Network access. Broadband WiFI access for your internet needs. Kitchenette has own stove, fridge, microwave, dishes and utensils plus convenient shared access to gas grill just outside the door. Whether you enjoy just a few nights or an extended stay, you’ll enjoy your Hawaiian experience. Excellent location for that extended stay to rejuvenate, create, or play tourist.
Need to know:
We are located in a rural, agricultural area, please be aware what that may offer. Adjoining properties host grazing cattle. Feral pigs are abundant and can be vocal. Chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, and others contribute to the polyphony.
Pets: Guests are requested to not bring pets with them, (we respectfully ask you coordinate PRIOR to booking if you desire to bring a pet/service animal) but we are owned by THREE awesome boxers. While they have freedom to roam, we prefer they not be invited into guest quarters. Most likely, they’ll look for you in the morning. Because of them, we ask you to double check that the gates are closed when entering or exiting the property.
Smoking: We are serious about being a non smoking property. That starts at the county road as you turn onto our drive. Of course, most rental cars are also non smoking so that’s a help. We would sincerely ask that if this presents a problem that you find a place you can more fully enjoy. Violators will be asked to leave - immediately, and billed accordingly if room needs additional cleaning.
Weather: Big Island Hawaii boasts 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems and weather characteristics. Elevation, pressure variations, rainfall, wind and topography combine to create distinctive microclimates within those climate zones. Climates you may encounter include the humid tropical zones, from sea level to 450 feet, the arid and semi-arid zones, the temperate zones, and the Alpine zones, chilly areas above 10,500 feet.This is not the Hawaii of Waikiki postcards. Rain is what keeps us lush and green. Our normal year rainfall is 120-140 inches. While mostly at night, this changes during the year. Our local temps range from a low of 59 to a high of 80. We have our own Davis weather station on site and accessible via web or iphone app for current conditions. For anyone interested in historical data regarding temperature, rainfall etc, please visit Weather Underground Link station KHININOL2
Keywords: Suite, Pool, Cottage, self-sustaining, rural, agricultural, retreat, off grid, country setting, ocean view, WiFi, ADA. Owner managed
- On floor 1
- 400 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Pets Not Allowed:
We are owned by THREE awesome BOXERS. While they have freedom to roam, we prefer they not be invited into guest quarters. Most likely, Kalani and Pele (the boxer girls)and Flash (our boy) will greet and meet you when you arrive and see you off when you depart - they just know you are here to visit them. Most likely, they’ll look for you in the morning. Because of them, we ask you to double check that the gates are closed when entering or exiting the property....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking on property. We are serious about being a non smoking property. That starts at the county road as you turn onto our drive. Of course, most rental cars are also non smoking so that’s a help. We would sincerely ask that if this presents a problem that you find a place you can more fully enjoy. Violators will be asked to leave - immediately, and billed accordingly if room needs additional cleaning....moreless
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Each suite is separate and individually rented.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Each suite has own bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
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- Dishes & Utensils
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- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- ATTRACTIONS: Laupahoehoe Point, Akaka Falls; Tropical Gardens; Train Museum, Ziplining, waterfalls, hiking, swimming, surfing & snorkeling. Hilo only half hour away, offers golf, museums, theaters, shopping, a variety of local eateries, paddleboarding, Japanese gardens, beaches, University of Hawaii Imiloa Center, the Macadamia nut factory, a rainforest zoo, and much more. Kilauea volcano is an easy drive - whether at night when the red lava steams into the ocean or daytime excursions through the lava tubes and craters. Easy drive to Waipio Valley, Kamuela, or on to Kona....moreless
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Only 1 bath
Only 1 bath
Owners were very hospitable; road to unit difficult to navigate with deep pot holes. Kitchen has only a microwave, toaster oven plus outside barbeque for cooking. Unit does not include a hair dryer.
- Guest Patricia R.
- Date of stay 02/24/14
- Review Submitted 03/13/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thanking you for highlighting that the suite is equipped as advertised. We too are sorry the weather wreaked havoc on the drive and will be working on it. So sorry you didn't ask about the hair dryer, being totally off grid, that is not an item that we encourage due to the severe drain of electricity. We are pleased that you did get to enjoy the newly installed spa. We enjoyed meeting you.
Wonderful people and place!
Wonderful people and place!
We really enjoyed our stay here! The owners are great, the view is spectacular and we were very comfortable in our suite. We will look for this one again when we return to Hilo!
- Guest Katie L.
- Date of stay 11/07/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your time here and look forward to your return. It was our pleasure to meet you.
AWESOME STAY !!!!
AWESOME STAY !!!!
My stay at MakanaMaiKalani was awesome. I stayed in the Queen Suite for 5 days. The views are breathtaking from morning til night. This trip was R&R and business and I got it all done. The WiFi access was perfect for my business, DISH TV service great and when I wanted to tune out I turned it all off and jumped in the pool. the elevation loaned itself as the perfect pool temperature. I even had a few friends over for BBQ and the owners were perfect hosts. Ninole is the perfect location 20 minutes from Hilo, 40 from Waimea. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away for a few days and relax, and for those needing long stays you are blessed if you stay here. Until we meet again MakanaMaikalani and the two perfect host and hostess be well and take care. Aloha ahui you, LaniGirl
- Guest LaniGirl (O?ahu, Waimanalo, Hawaii, USA)
- Date of stay 10/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/24/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We so enjoyed your stay, much fun and so educational. Looking forward to your return.
Relaxing getaway for those who want to avoid the crowds
Relaxing getaway for those who want to avoid the crowds
This is a great place to stay to get away from it all, relax, and be able to explore the whole island. North of Hilo, but close enough if you need or want to run to town or head to the volcano side. A nice easy drive to the Kona side for the beaches without having to stay in the Kona ratrace. Great location: beautiful, relaxing country setting, comfortable with great ocean view for enjoying your morning coffee. The owners are very nice, down to earth people.The accommodations are super clean and comfortable. We felt at home as soon as we walked in. if you are looking for a nice,relaxing, get away from it all, yet be able to do stuff location, this is the place to stay. The owners are great people to share your time with if you want to and are a good source for tips and suggestions about the area. The description of the property is accurate and honest.
- Guest Jerry & Andra (Fairbanks, Alaska)
- Date of stay 02/13/12
- Review Submitted 03/04/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We like the convenience of our location although I guess it could make decision making more complicated which way to go. Thank you for educating us on a part of the world we've never been and a lifestyle far removed from Hawaii. We hope you enjoy many return visits.
We had the pleasure of staying at this location a couple of times recently. This truely is paradise! The property is located away from the usual touristy spots. However, if it is tourist attractions you want to see, there are plenty nearby for viewing. The location has tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean. The property is clean and well maintained. The owners pocess a wealth of knowledge of the Big Island and all the plces to visit and eat. The beauty of this location is you have choices! If you prefer the quiet and just want to relax and get away from the stresses of work and tourist commitments, it is here. With a beautiful pool right outside your door, relaxing is easy. If you want to visit the many tourist locations available on the Big Island, you also have that option. The owners have seen all the attractions on the Big Island. So overall, this location gives you the best of both worlds. You can choose how busy you want to be on your vacation.
- Guest Hawaiian Paradise (NJ)
- Date of stay 07/04/11
- Review Submitted 12/06/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Always a pleasure to have you guys visit and spending time. You always seem to enjoy your golf outtings while Frances gets to relax poolside. Hope we see you again soon.
SPECIAL $99/night 3 night min - $594/week, 6 or 7 nights Full Rate $129.95/night/ ..$780 wk. 5 nite min Merrie Monarch (one free night with 6 night rental. 1-4 occupants for cottage -WAIVED- $200 booking fee - to be applied to security deposit (refundable) 50% deposit required to secure reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival 10% off for rental of cottage & suite same rental period Plus HI general excise & transient accommodation tax HI State Tax ID #W99987008-01 $50 cleaning fee (Waived for rental of min 5 nights or more)
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We come from a military background and large families. We have been blessed to travel and enjoy the world. David was stationed in Hawaii in 70's-80's. Sophie first visited in 1989. David always wanted to return to Hawaii but as happens, life kinda got in the way until a significant life event in the late 90's, then returning to Hawaii became our goal. For those that know, Hawaii lives in your heart. We just didn't move here, we came home.
Why the Owner Chose Ninole:
This is the home in our hearts. Coming from large families and from the East Coast, you know you want family and friends to be able to come and visit - and you want that visit to be special. So we custom designed and built this house accordingly. Crashing on the sofa or maybe the little room down the hall, doesn't cry out 'Vacation in Paradise', so we built to give our guests that experience. That design is the 4 box concept. One box is our Master Suite (located at one end of the house), one box the living room, kitchen & dining (located in the middle), one box the garage, and one box the Guest Suites (located at the other end of house). Those guest rooms should offer a vacation experience, completely self contained. Close enough to be part of the family, yet private enough to getaway, while enjoying the amenities of a private resort. Some say our house is like a private resort. Living here does feel like living at a private resort. We love it!
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
A 'Vacation in Paradise' for our friends and family, but reality said those visits would be few and spaced out, so why not think to expand our family (ohana). So with just a bit more thought we designed two suites that are completely self contained. Be an active part of the family, lounge by the pool, talk story, walk the property, be as inclusive as comfortable. OR, be as private and to yourself as you wish. Come and go by the rear entrance and all we'll see is your car coming or going. YOUR choice. Peaceful relaxation poolside while taking in gorgeous view of the Pacific. Watch the whales when in season. Welcome to paradise.
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View of Suites and Main House from Pool
Queen Suite bed
Queen Suite kitchenette
Twin Suite Bath
Cottage front lanai
Cottage upstair bedroom
View from Suites
Queen Suite kitchenette
Queen Suite bath
Rustic Cottage as viewed from main house See VRBO # 384507
Cottage view from front door
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