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Come home to Noe's Nest and find the sweet island life of 'God's Country': the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain slopes. In Hawaiian, 'Noelani' describes 'the mists of heaven,' which is our favorite Hawaiian place. After your visit, you may never want to leave! At Noe's Nest you'll find:
Beautiful 180' view of the Ocean and East Hawaii's coast from Hilo to Kapoho Landing, from your own lanai. Sparkling new 1100 sq ft home with luxury linens, beds & custom bathroom.
Centralized kitchen, complete with all amenities. Wander through lush gardens with exotic orchids, rare palms, fish ponds,& tall flowering tropical hardwoods. Relax & get away from it all, while being only a few minutes drive from downtown Hilo.
Centrally located access to all East Hawaii activities: Farmers markets, Volcanoes National Park, Kapoho Hot Ponds, Hawaii Botanical Gardens, local beaches and parks, surfing, diving, Mauna Kea nightly 'star parties' at 9000 ft, and more.
Unwind and relax on Hawaiian Time at Noe's Nest!: A lovely 15 minute drive from Hilo airport, you'll wind up the hills through neat ranches scattered with cattle, horses, sheep & goats. Our home is located in a small private subdivision of 3+ acre homesteads.
At a perfect 1200 feet elevation, you'll enjoy warm tropical days & delightfully cool nights year round. Nighttime showers usually ending before dawn keep our hillsides green. 'Noe;'s Nest ' faces due East, for gorgeous sunrises above the ocean from your comfortable king bed complete with luxury linens and snugly quilts.
Your 1100 sq ft custom home has 2 large bedrooms : the master with a king sized bed, the 2nd bedroom with 1 double and 2 single beds. We can set up a port-a-crib for your tiny tot. Clean & crisp, with tropical decor, your house has a well-appointed kitchen, bathroom and large shower, spacious living and dining area. Your full-sized ocean view covered lanai (porch) will make you feel right at home in our upcountry paradise.
At Noe's Nest you can wander down a quiet road or.: zip to town for a swim, or decide to just sit on your lanai & snooze under your straw hat. Open your eyes & take in the stunning 180' view of the blue ocean, with Hilo town sparkling on the bay. Gazing out to sea has a way of renewing the spirit, now matter the season.
Just minutes below Noe's Nest in Hilo, you can stay in town and find lots of local color, or turn North or South for a day of adventure. You East Hawaii adventures can be quiet and subdued, or active and exuberant. Driving up the Hamakua Coast, you find some of the simplest and most stunning views anywhere in Hawaii. Getting out to explore small towns and our beautiful parks you come close to Hawaii at its pristine best. Remember to practice your aloha everywhere you go, and you will be rewarded with wonderful memories. Smile and relax, don't rush....your on Hawaiian time now! Forget your watch.
Miss your pooch? You can borrow a friendly dog..: ...or visit Merlin the llama in his pasture. Our pet Nigerian goats will beg you for an alphafa treat. Wander through the hillside landscape full of exotic orchids, fragrant tropical flowers, rare palms and tall flowering hardwoods.
Relax on a bench by one of 2 waterlily ponds, or bask in the sun on your recliner with a cool drink. Get active or get lazy, as the spirit moves you! Breakfast on sweet apple bananas & papaya. Pick a fragrant gardenia for your bedside, or your hair. We've found no jewel can match the beauty of a fresh gardenia.
We have a nice gated lanai where your toddlers cannot escape while your are relaxing nearby!...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Sorry....If you want to smoke, you can do it outside the house only. Please close the windows if you are going to smoke on the lanai....moreless
You can use ours! You have your own 'lanai kitty Bijou' who will be your constant companion on your lap if you like. Others will visit if Bijou lets them! We don't let the animals INSIDE the house, but they are happy to join you on your lanai!...moreless
Your 2 Bedrooms are comfortably large, with custom features: large built in desk and large closet in each.
King bedroom looks out on the ocean view, matching 2nd bedroom on the landscape. Large bureau and mirror with generous drawers encourages you to unload your suitcases and move in!
Your two outside walls are nearly all windows, with very little wall! Decorated with bamboo blinds for breezy comfort, all rooms have overhead fans. All beds are extremely comfortable, and have quality sheets and quilts for a very relaxing rest. Furniture reflects our casual island life style: fine bamboo and rattan beds and sofas, with coordinating dressers and tables.
Wake up to a blooming orchid at your bedside.Decor is colorful and simple without clutter, designed to encourage you to relax and unwind. Nights are especially peaceful at 'Noe's Nest.' The velvet black of the Pacific night shows Hawaii's heavens off at their most stunning. Look up and learn the real meaning of 'the milky way....moreless
Your bathroom is colorful, sparkling clean, with a large walk-in shower. Custom tropical flower and fauna tile work are designed to bring the outside garden into your bath. The generous size encourages you to shower with a friend! Bath is stocked with plenty of thirsty towels and rugs, shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap....moreless
Noe's Nest is a great place to enjoy the birds of Hawaii!
We have a large selection of natural history books featuring local birds to help you identify them. The morning is filled with the music of the Chinese thrush as they trade complex and varied songs, which they are able to repeat perfectly. We have several pairs of the indigenous I'o, the Hawaiian Hawk which hunts by day across the pastures below, sometimes landing in our tall trees. Indigenous Pueo, the Hawaiian owl hunt at night. Maynah's chatter quiets at sunset as their families quiet for sleep. Bright cardinals and several types of thrushes come to the feeder near your lanai table. At night the soft call of the frogs and toads in our ponds lull us to sleep....moreless
Stuffed toys, a doll house, and your child's imagination!...moreless
You can rent videos at Longs, or use your computer to stream movies....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
In town are Honoli'i for surfing, etc. and the various smaller beaches in Keaukaha area. All within minutes of Noe's Nest....moreless
Great little walking town: post-Victorian buildings on a beautiful Bay with Mauna Kea view from everywhere on Bayfront. Great daily farmer's market, bigger on Wednesday and Saturday!...moreless
Mauna Kea: we live on her slopes that tumble down to the sea.Going to Mauna Kea is only 40 minutes from our home up the Saddle road. You can go any day for sunrise...and any night for a Star Party!...moreless
Near The Ocean:
Beautiful Hilo bay for paddle boarding, kayaking, outboard canoeing, sailing, fishing, snorkeling and deep sea diving, swimming, surfing, or just watching the ever changing ocean. Sunrise & sunset! ...moreless
Big ocean view from your lanai and our property, across pastures, forest to the ocean 5 miles down. You can see from Hilo Bay to Kapoho lighthouse. Great sunrises, even from your king sized bed!...moreless
We are set due east to the Ocean and downtown Hilo Bay....5 miles across the pastures and 15 minutes away....moreless
Great resorts are about 2 hours away on the Kohala Coast. The finest ocean resorts to be found anywhere: the Hyatt, the Mauna Kea Beach, Hualalai, and all the public beach in between....moreless
The beautiful twisting turning Wailuku River runs through Hilo, but not for swimming. Beautiful to look at!Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots parks to visit, and hear the stories about our mythic dragon....moreless
We are rural community, but we have the University of Hawaii Hilo's big campus and many advantages of city living without the city! Concerts, the ...moreless
Hilo Town we call it...full of great places to eat, canoe paddlers on quiet Hilo Bay, beautiful walks in Lilioukalani Park and Coconut Island. Swim or surf in town!...moreless
Pahoa village, about 20 miles from Hilo, a little sugar town from the old days...moreless
Wide ocean view from 5 miles above the East Hawaii coast line: from Hilo Bay to Kapoho lighthouse....moreless
In East Hawaii, you're always near the waterfront...even when you're on the mountains. Never far from seeing or being in the ocean!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
We have a dining table for 4, with 4 more stools at the kitchen island, and 4 more at the lanai table....moreless
Seating for 12 people
No Air conditioning, but we have fans in every room!...moreless
drip coffee maker, and coffee grinder and hand press coffee maker for real coffee lovers....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
People say they have everything they need! If its not in your kitchen, ask us if you can borrow from us...we probably have what you need....moreless
Great to have your own dishwasher on vacation, isn't it?...moreless
Generous upper freezer area in your big refrigerator....moreless
Your kitchen was designed for serious cooks! Open eating and relaxing space in the 'great room' tradition. Center Island has range top surrounded with counter top and 4 stools for conversation....moreless
Some basic items, but food is not included so please bring what ever you need from the grocery. Some spices, but we suggest you try fresh spices from the market. We have all your cleaning supplies....moreless
Large refrigerator. We dare you to fill it up!...moreless
Gas range top in the center island with oven below....moreless
Yes have a toaster and most other kitchen tools you might need. Lots of pots and pans and plenty of dishes and mugs, glasses and wine glasses....moreless
You can golf down the hill about 6 miles away at the Hilo Community Golf Course....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Rentals available for paddler boards, surf boards, snorkel gear and instructions as well in Hilotown....moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
Roomy covered lanai, with 2 rattan rockers, a bench swing, and round table with 4 chairs for dining outside. You have a bird feeder for watching. Great ocean, pasture & forest view. Locked gate for small children....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
EVERYWHERE! Please come on out and walk through or sit whenever you like!...moreless
Please contact me directly by email if you would like to reserve for more than 2 guests and I will calculate and arrange to bill you thru PayPal.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Your home at 'Noe's Nest' has central access to all Hilo and East Hawaii activities. Take a 15 minute spin to town for lunch at Sombat's, fresh Thai, or a world class dinner at Cafe Pesto, then stay over for incredible desserts and nightcaps. Take a walking tour of historic Hilo town with the great new 'Walking Tour' map provided by 'Destinations Hilo.' We have dozens of great little restaurants and cafes to choose from within walking distance of downtown Hilo.Stop for a 'shave ice' at Wilson's By The Bay, and pick up a cool tee-shirtt!See amazing visual displays of Hilo bay's tsunami history at the Tsunami Museum. Enjoy the latest cultural offering at the Lyman Museum on Haili Street, and take a walk through post-Victorian Hilo at the Historic Lyman House. Stop in at 10:30am for the Hisoric Palace Theatre's live Hawaiian show on Wednesday Morning with live Hula courtesy of Leilehua Yuen's Halau. It's wonderful show that really knows how to welcome you to Hilo town!
Golf: Enjoy a sweet day on our 18 hole public Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Since 1950, Hilo golfers have been enjoying scenic views of Hilo Bay, in a lush setting at about 350 ft elevation. Par 71, 6006 yards. Make a reservation and grab an umbrella at the clubhouse in case of passing showers. Hilo reigns!
Year Purchased: 1999
About: David & Nora are longtime residents of Hilo. David is a master wood bowl turner and built our homes and gardens here in Hilo. Nora is an CNS, MSN, RN, traveler, animal lover. We lived in Alaska for 18 great years prior to moving back to Hawaii to raise our family of a son and 2 daughters. Love our home here in Waiakea Uka and sharing it with friends and family!
Why Hilo: We found this 3 acre Waiakea Uka property after months of searching on the east side of the Big Island. It is a dream come true for us to be able to live here and share it. The climate is wonderful; the breezes balmy and the night delightfully cool. Night rains keep our plants lush. We love animals: our dwarf Nigerian goats, chickens, 2 dogs and cats, and so do our guests. We live a casual life, grateful for all we have. We work hard to keep everything clean, comfortable & welcoming for our guests so they can just kick back and enjoy themselves!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Sunny days, cool nights, nightly rains that keep Hilo GREEN! Hundreds of rare palms, our bee hive, our ponds, lilies and lotus flowers, and other seasonal bloomers: orchids, vireyas of many colors, ti, hibiscus, brugmansia. David's wood shop. Beautiful walks up the hill and grand views of the ocean from Hilo Bay to Kapoho lighthouse. The company of friends, family, animals and the god sent trade winds that keep us a unique spot on earth. The lovely drive up to the house with striking views of Mauna Kea, Panewa Forest, & Hilo Bay. Driving to work at 6am is a joy, and how many people can say that? We are grateful for this very special spot and hope you enjoy its unique perspective on East Hawaii.
Speaks: english, We love having visitors from all over the world!