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Creekside Cottage: Peace, Privacy, Ocean View

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Creekside Cottage


Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hilo house description

Perched above a spring-fed babbling brook on 20 private landscaped acres, the Creekside Cottage offers the peace, serenity, privacy and nature that will dissolve your city stress. Ten miles (15 minutes) from downtown Hilo, on the lush and scenic Hamakua Coast with ocean views.

Perfect for a single or couple seeking a quiet and romantic getaway. In addition to the bedroom upstairs, there's a sofa bed in the living room, so it can accommodate up to 4 guests.
1 full bathroom plus 1 half-bath.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Screened-in lanai.

There are no city lights to dim the night sky, and no traffic noise. A eucalyptus forest blocks the view of the road.

East Hawaii, the Hilo side, is the beautiful side of the island, where you'll want to spend your time when visiting the Big Island. And the Creekside Cottage is perfectly located for the most convenient access to all the spectacular sights and adventures Hawaii is famous for. (The west or Kona side is barren desert, and a 2-3 hour drive to the natural wonders.) The Creekside Cottage is just a few minutes from beautiful swimming and surfing beaches, spectacular waterfalls and botanical gardens. The most pristine snorkeling reefs and tide pools in the Pacific ocean are close by, on the easternmost point of the island. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - with the active volcano, fascinating lava tubes, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails - is also on the East side and 45 minutes from the Cottage. Stunning Akaka Falls is 5 miles away. World-famous Waipio Falls is 1 hour to the north.

Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Main bathroom is on landing between 1st and 2nd floors....moreless

          • Bathroom 2

            Half-bath with sink and toilet, adjoining the bedroom....moreless


          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • Video Library


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View
          • Rural
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Pier Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming


          • Dining:

            The dining area is small, so there are just 3 chairs at the table. But on the lanai, the table has 4 chairs, and that's where you'll likely spend most of your time....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 3 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

            The washer/dryer are available only if renting for the minimum of 5 nights or longer....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet:

            The cottage has high-speed satellite internet & WiFi. It's fine for checking email. However, it's subject to interruptions by wind and rain - frustrating if you have to work on line for long periods...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Because the water supply is sometimes limited, the washer is available only if renting for 5 nights or longer - and it is not available during times of drought....moreless


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Everything a gourmet cook could desire. Just bring in your groceries and start cooking....moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            screened in lanai with table and 4 chairs...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden


          Write a review 5
          from 6 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          5 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • cleaning fee $60
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $105
          • Tax Rate 13.417%


          Rate for 1-2 guests: $105/night.

          For 3 guests: $120/night

          4 guests: $135/night.

          5-night minimum stay is waived when the calendar is so full that only shorter periods of availability remain.

          Cleaning fee is variable, usually $40-60.

          If you book directly with the owner rather than online, we require a deposit of 20% to hold the reservation. The balance is not due until 2 days before check-in.

          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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          Last updated: 10/22/2014
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          13 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          10 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          in Hilo
          1.7 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Mamalahoa Hwy/ HI 19
          10 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          in Hilo
          3 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Kolekole Beach Park. (7 more beaches within 12 mi)

          Car: Necessary

          smoking, flowing, glowing live volcano!

          ziplines 5 minutes away


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2011

          About the owner: We're in our 60's, and this is intended to be our retirement home. Until then we're making it available for others to enjoy. Most of the time we live in the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico, and we spend as much time as possible in Hawaii. Our wonderful Hawaiian property manager Kealani lives near the Cottage - she will be the one to greet you when you arrive and make sure you have everything you need to feel at home during your stay. Tom is a lawyer and law professor specializing in the needs of Native Americans and indigenous peoples. Marcy is a musician/songwriter and church music director, and retired psychotherapist. We're active outdoor adventurers and love wilderness backpacking. Though the rental income on the Hawaii property doesn't cover all the expenses on it, it helps a lot - so we thank you for renting it and helping us make our retirement dream come true!

          Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
          We've been visiting Hawaii 2 or 3 times a year for many years. We love all the islands, but the Big Island is our favorite because it provides so much variety - from high mountain tops to snorkel reefs, to wilderness hikes, to the active volcano. On every vacation, we always spent a couple of days looking at real estate, until our broker was like family. When we first saw this property in Dec 2010, we were riveted by its beauty. When we stood gazing at the lush green valley and sparkling ocean, we both knew this was the place we'd been searching for.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Having spent most of our lives in the southwestern desert, two streams and our own private waterfall is nothing short of heaven. And where else can we pick our own oranges, papayas, and pineapples for breakfast, and avocados for our salad? The serenity and peace, the openness of the landscape, the out-in-the-country feeling, are soothing to the heart and soul. What's really unique about this property is it's ideal location - 15 minutes from downtown Hilo with all all the shops and restaurants and medical facilities, yet in such a quiet, undeveloped, rural setting. The Hamakua Coast is as beautiful as Hawaii can get, and we're so close to the spectacular waterfalls and the botanical gardens, as well as the live volcano.

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          Speaks: english



          • Creekside Cottage

            Creekside Cottage

          • view of valley and ocean

            view of valley and ocean

          • bedroom on second floor

            bedroom on second floor

          • complete kitchen

            complete kitchen

          • living room with sofa-bed

            living room with sofa-bed

          • screened lanai

            screened lanai

          • lower waterfall in Kapehu Stream, photo taken by our property mgr

            lower waterfall in Kapehu Stream, photo taken by our property mgr

          VRBO #470257

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

          $105 per night (USD)

          1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 10/22/14
          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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          Member since: 2011
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 10/22/2014
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