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Fantastic Ocean Views, Huge Park-Like Lot, Perfect Location

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Laupahoehoe house 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.

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. Just down the hill – about a 10 minute walk – is the 50's Cafe where you can get a Hawaiian Loco Moco or a burger and fries. 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1270 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children friendly environment ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 and above...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

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

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Garage:

            1 car garage...moreless

          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          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

              • DVD Player:

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

              • Television
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

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

              • Internet:

                Wi-fi connection reaching all rooms...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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Water Sports Gear:

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

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  • Boat:

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

                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    From the rental property's living room, lanai, bedrooms and yard. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hunting
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter/Holidays
                  Dec 15 - Mar 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $150
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $135
                  $930 $3,300
                  * 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 $250
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  Cleaning fee for two people using 1bedroom $100.00

                  Cleaning fee for more than 2 person $200.00.

                  Rate is for 2 adults and 2 child-occupants only. For more than 2 adults/children additional $30.00 per person, per day.

                  Payment by echeck is free.

                  Payment by checks mailed to owner is free.

                  Payment using Credit cards will charged a processing fee.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Location

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

                  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: We live in Phoenix but 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 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, and pineapples. The Big Island is so laid back . . . you'll love the local vibe.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View from the lanai

                    View from the lanai

                  • View of Hale Polu from the private street

                    View of Hale Polu from the private street

                  • The living room

                    The living room

                  • Hall bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms

                    Hall bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms

                  • This is where you'll spend much quality lounging

                    This is where you'll spend much quality lounging

                  • View from the front porch

                    View from the front porch

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

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

                  • Akaka Falls - 25 minute drive from Hale Polu

                    Akaka Falls - 25 minute drive from Hale Polu

                  • 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

                  • The 50's Diner - Try a loco moco or just have a burger and fries.  Elvis was sighted here recently.  A 10 minute walk.

                    The 50's Diner - Try a loco moco or just have a burger and fries. Elvis was sighted here recently. A 10 minute walk.

                  • View of Hale Polu from uphill neighbor's property

                    View of Hale Polu from uphill neighbor's property

                  • Hale Polu along the Hamakua Coast

                    Hale Polu along the Hamakua Coast

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Bedroom with attached bathroom

                    Bedroom with attached bathroom

                  • Sunrise on the lanai

                    Sunrise on the lanai

                  • 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

                    Laupahoehoe Point Park - 10 minutes 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

                  • 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.

                  • 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!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 03, 2014

                  $135 - $150 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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