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Fantastic Ocean Views from Lanai, Bedrooms. Huge Park-Like Lot, Perfect Locat

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Hale Polu - last house on the street; no traffic!

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Hale Polu (Blue House) is perfectly located on the Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe, half way between Hilo and historic Honoka'a. This is a three bedroom, two bathroom home perched on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea, less than a quarter mile from the coastal cliffs and blue Pacific Ocean. There are fantastic ocean views from the comfortable lanai, the living room, and from two of the three bedrooms. The house sits on a large lot with over half an acre of grassy slope planted with mangoes, white pineapples, avocados, cheremoya, and kukui nuts. This is where you'll find the real Hawaii; friendly people, farmers' markets, small town restaurants, and a slow, relaxing pace of life.

NOTE: THE ADVERTISED RATE IS FOR TWO PEOPLE ONLY - ADDITIONAL GUESTS ARE CHARGED AT THE RATE OF $25 PER PERSON, PER DAY TO COVER ADDED CLEANING, UTILITY AND LAUNDRY COSTS. SEE THE 'RATES' SECTION FOR DETAILS.

Laupahoehoe is an old plantation town from the days when sugar cane dominated Big Island agriculture. What's left is a string of small towns strung along the emerald green Hamakua Coast. From our blue house you can drive 30 minutes south along the coast to Hilo for shopping, kayaking in Hilo Bay, and snorkeling at Richardson Park. Going north along the coast will take you to historic Honoka'a (about a 25 minute drive) where you can check out old downtown before peeling off to nearby Waipio Valley, a scenic wonder you can explore by foot, horseback, or by horse drawn wagon. On the way back, be sure to stop at the TEX Cafe in Honoka'a for the malasadas (scrumptious Portuguese donuts). About 45 minutes north from the house is Waimea, the town in the mists of the Kohala Mountains famous for cool nights, the Cherry Festival, and pancakes the size of hubcaps at the Hawaiian Style Cafe. Other places within easy driving distance from Hale Polu are: Umauma zip line -10 minutes, Akaka Falls - 15 minutes, Kohala's white sand beaches (Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach) - 1 hour, and Volcanoes National Park - 1 hour, 15 min.

Or you could just stay home at Hale Polu, open all the windows, and read a good book with the Pacific Trade Winds wafting through the house. And remember, our kitchen is fully equipped and ready for you to apply your culinary talents to the locally grown foods you can find at local farmers markets. E komo mai (welcome).

Hale Polu is one of eight homes on a private street, all on large lots with great separation for peace and quiet. The neighbors are friendly and not obtrusive.

Note: We have Direct TV cable service and a TV with built-in DVD. We also have a high speed wi-fi internet connection for laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Cell phone service is excellent for most providers.

This is a newly furnished house with brand new queen beds, sleeper sofa, linens, towels, dining set, kitchen ware, microwave and living room furniture.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1270 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and above...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children friendly environment ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bedroom 2 with brand new queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with a brand new queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Bedroom 3 has a brand new queen bed...moreless

  • Master bedroom has a en suite bathroom and queen bed Bedroom 2 has queen bed Bedroom 3 has a queen bed ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located in the hallway between bedroom 2 and 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is in the master bedroom....moreless

  • House has 2 full bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • If you're into cooking we have a fully equipped kitchen and an incredible source of produce at the Hilo Farmer's Market, especially on Sat. You can also get fresh ocean caught fish at the Suisan Fish Market at Hilo Bay - get there early....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player is built into the TV set...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area is next to the large kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    1 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi connection reaching all rooms...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New linens pillows, sheets and bed covers ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Brand new sleeper sofa, two chairs, floor lamp, and a beautiful area rug....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    No land line but cell phone reception is excellent....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup that can be programmed to brew ground coffee at the time of your choosing...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New microwavable dishes, dinnerware can serve 4 people, Pyrex baking items, chef knife, can opener, et al....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Guests can use the new complete set of stainless cook ware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    House is surrounded by rural paved roads with little traffic but it is hilly. Bring your own bikes....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rides and rentals in Hilo and Kohala beaches,...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks in Hilo and paddle the Bay. Nearby Laupahoehoe Point has a boat launch but can be challenging when surf is up....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious a little less than an acre lot with manicured lawn and many fruit and flower plantings....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Good snorkeling with reefs is possible in Hilo area and points south. Fantastic snorkeling at Kohala beaches....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Laupahoehoe Public Swimming Pool is a short 10 minute walk down the hill. There is recreational swimming 10:00am to 4:45 pm Mon-Fri 1:00-5:00pm Sa/Su...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Holidays
Dec 15 - Mar 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$1,020

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150
$980 $3,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

ADVERTISED RATE IS FOR TWO ADULTS ONLY. FOR MORE THAN TWO ADULTS/CHILDREN ADD $25/DAY PER PERSON

Cleaning fee for two people $100.00

Cleaning fee for more than 2 person $200.00.

Payment by echeck is free.

Payment by checks mailed to owner is free.

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Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hilo
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
Banyan Golf Course - Hilo
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 19 (Belt Rd)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The 50's Cafe
24 Miles
Nearest Beach
Reed's Bay Beach - Hilo

Car: Recommended

From our blue house you can drive 30 minutes south along the coast to Hilo for shopping, kayaking in Hilo Bay, and snorkeling at Richardson Park. Going north along the coast will take you to historic Honoka'a (about a 25 minute drive) where you can check out old downtown before peeling off to nearby Waipio Valley, a scenic wonder you can explore by foot, horseback, or by horse drawn wagon. On the way back, be sure to stop at the TEX Cafe in Honoka'a for the malasadas (scrumptious Portuguese donuts). About 45 minutes north from the house is Waimea, the town in the mists of the Kohala Mountains famous for cool nights, the Cherry Festival, and pancakes the size of hubcaps at the Hawaiian Style Cafe. Other places within easy driving distance from Hale Polu are: Umauma zip line - 10 minutes, Akaka Falls - 15 minutes, Kohala's white sand beaches (Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach) - 1 hour, and Volcanoes National Park - 1 hour, 15 min.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: This house is our second home we bought this house to enjoy the very best part of the Big Island. We're both college grads and plan to retire in Hawaii in this little slice of paradise.

Why the Owner Chose Laupahoehoe:
Phoenix gets a little hot in the summers so my wife wanted to get a place to escape the heat and enjoy the simple lifestyle she grew up with. She loves the Hamakua Coast because it's so green and the ocean is always in view. The Trade Winds keep things cool; at night temperatures drop into the mid to high 60's.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The lanai (patio) is the best thing about this house because of the ocean views and constant Trade Winds. Also the big lot with over a half acre of mown grass, a huge mango tree, avocado tree, coconuts and pineapples. The Big Island is so laid back . . . you'll love the local vibe.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Hale Polu - last house on the street; no traffic!

    Hale Polu - last house on the street; no traffic!

  • View from the lanai

    View from the lanai

  • View of our lot and the farm next to us

    View of our lot and the farm next to us

  • The Living room and door to the lanai.

    The Living room and door to the lanai.

  • Bedroom with attached bathroom

    Bedroom with attached bathroom

  • Kukui Nut tree at the bottom of our large lot.

    Kukui Nut tree at the bottom of our large lot.

  • Laupahoehoe Point Park - 10 minutes from Hale Polu, house above the cliff.

    Laupahoehoe Point Park - 10 minutes from Hale Polu, house above the cliff.

  • Hilo Farmers Market-Go on a Wednesday or Saturday for the best fruits, veggies and crafts.

    Hilo Farmers Market-Go on a Wednesday or Saturday for the best fruits, veggies and crafts.

  • Richardson Beach in Hilo; great snorkeling and kayaking - 35 minute drive

    Richardson Beach in Hilo; great snorkeling and kayaking - 35 minute drive

  • Mauna Kea Beach; rent kayaks and paddle boards from the resort - 1 hour drive

    Mauna Kea Beach; rent kayaks and paddle boards from the resort - 1 hour drive

  • Hale Polu along the Hamakua Coast

    Hale Polu along the Hamakua Coast

  • Our big property and a view of the shaded lanai.

    Our big property and a view of the shaded lanai.

  • Hale Polu seen from the school grounds below the property - no nearby neighbors to block your ocean views!

    Hale Polu seen from the school grounds below the property - no nearby neighbors to block your ocean views!

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Hall bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms

    Hall bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms

  • Sunrise on the lanai

    Sunrise on the lanai

  • Public swimming pool can be used by guests - 5 minute walk from backyard

    Public swimming pool can be used by guests - 5 minute walk from backyard

  • Akaka Falls - 25 minute drive from Hale Polu

    Akaka Falls - 25 minute drive from Hale Polu

  • The beautiful Waipio Valley - 40 minutes from Hale Polu

    The beautiful Waipio Valley - 40 minutes from Hale Polu

  • Hapuna Beach; life guards, restrooms - 1 hour from Hale Polu

    Hapuna Beach; life guards, restrooms - 1 hour from Hale Polu

  • Volcanoes National Park - 1 hr 15 mins from Hale Polu

    Volcanoes National Park - 1 hr 15 mins from Hale Polu

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
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