Heaven's Door; Your Hawaii Dream Awaits You. Private Home, Stream, Lake & Koi(54 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Private House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
*Hawaii State General Excise Tax License: GE-071-457-9968-01
We are very proud we have ALL 5-STAR reviews since first opening in 2007!
To our potential guests we say.....'Noho Ka Moe'uhane' or 'Live the dream'...If you are coming to the Hilo side of the Big Island to see waterfalls and experience the magnificent beauty of Hawaii's tropical wonders then this completely private and romantic property is for you. Save the beach experience for Maui, Kauai or Oahu. With a year round stream, small private lake teaming with fish and a second koi pond right outside your bedroom window this is the tropical Hawaii you only see in movies; unspoiled and totally private, just you and the sights, sounds and smells of a lush green tropical paradise. This home is located in one of the most pristine tropical areas on the Big Island called the 'Gold Coast' (only two minutes off the main road). Passing through the gates, you drive along a private 425 foot long driveway surrounded by giant tree ferns, 100 ft. tall palms, wild mango and avocado trees and a beautiful year round spring fed stream. This is the first time since it was built that this unique private estate has ever been offered as a vacation rental. Don't settle for a B&B and/or sharing a home with owners or other guests on the same property. This gated 2 acre property is 100% private...Just you and nature. Come...Live Your Dream...Live Aloha (Click Read More)
Heaven's Door has a lovely, 2/bedroom, 2/bath cedar home on it. It is the perfect romantic location for people who want to get away from it all. Fall asleep to the ramble of the stream running over the boulders and the sounds of the tropical jungle at night then wake to native Hawaiian birds singing and flitting from tree to tree in a stunning tropical forest. Heaven's Door is also very comfortable with 2 couples who want to enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a true jungle paradise.
Build a romantic fire in the fireplace or enjoy the private indoor cedar sauna (best with two but comfortable with four). The large master bedroom welcomes you with a comfy Pillow Top King size 'Perfect Sleeper' and in-suite master bath. Both bathrooms have full size tubs and showers. The second bedroom offers you a Queen Size pillow-top bed with a view of the lower pond and the sounds of 'liquid chatter' as the stream rambles by all year round. There is also a 'full size stacked' washer/dryer combo located inside the master bath suite. The master bedroom has a second koi pond just outside the large picture window where you can watch the koi. Both bedrooms look out onto a beautiful year round stream that runs completely along the perimeter of the property. There is a 79,000 gallon small lake, teaming with fish, both HUGE 30 year old Koi and GIANT Talapia, just outside the front door. You can feed the fish if you like, they do have two automatic fish feeder that dispense food to them twice daily but they always enjoy an extra treat from our guests. There is also an outdoor shower (cold only) for those who like to enjoy nature at its best.
Just outside your living room windows, across the pond there is a weeping wall, constantly running water down its rough lava face. These unique natural water features are often called 'Pele's Tears'. It is said of 'weeping walls' that 'Pele' the Hawaiian Fire Goddess who created the 'aina' (the land) is weeping for her children (the islands). We often see a beautiful and rare Hawaiian Hawk the 'Io (Pronounced...'Eo). She likes to come in the mornings and hunt crayfish out of the stream. Watch her from your morning breakfast table as she perches on one of the large stream boulders and enjoys her catch. There are only an estimated 1400-2100 of these beautiful birds of prey left in the Hawaiian Islands, most of those are here on the Big Island.
This lovely private property invites you to become 'one with the aina' (the land). The entire 2+ acres is it's own little secluded valley and offers you absolute privacy. It cannot be seen by any other house and has only one private gated access. This vacation rental gives you the ultimate get away from it all experience without driving out to the middle of nowhere. We are close to the main Hwy. 19, very easy to find and NO 4-WD vehicle necessary. Although this is a tropical rainforest property we are NOT 'off the grid' like most similar water feature properties are. This house has Hawaii County Water and Electricity, we are NOT dependent on solar panels, generators or catchment water as many stream and water feature properties are. We have an extensive collection (over 300 titles) of DVD's including many boxed HBO and TV Series. We offer free Wi-Fi internet access via Verizon Modem and Cradlepoint Wi-Fi router. Internet service is reliable but depends on a cellular connection and is rather slow by todays standards. Not capable of streaming video or movies, but OK for checking Facebook and doing your emails. Remember....You're on vacation:) You may find cheaper or more expensive rentals but there's only one "Heaven's Door"....Years (since 2007) of 100% 5-Star reviews can't be wrong. Get more info on Heaven's Door, a once in a lifetime Tropical Hawaii experience:)
Location...Location....Location...."Heaven's Door" is very centrally located to all your sightseeing needs. The Hilo side of the Big Island is truly unique and offers unparalleled sightseeing. This property is located just off Hwy. 19 and is close to numerous waterfalls; Umauma Falls & two different zip line adventures, are all a short 3 min. drive away, Kolekole Park (5 min.), Akaka and Kahuna Falls (10 min.), Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots (25 min) and beautiful Onomea Bay as well as Onomea Botanical Gardens (10 min.) and only 20 minutes from the quaint historical Hilo Town. Pick up local fresh fruits and vegetables at the wonderful Hilo farmers market Wed. & Sat. are their big days but there are always a few vendors during the the rest of the week.
Take a drive up to Volcano's National Park and experience Madam Pele (Hawaiian Goddess of Fire) up close and personal. Hike out to where the 'Aina' (land) is being born as Kiluea flows hot molten lava into the ocean. Check with the Park Rangers before hiking and you can also get updates on lava flows, etc. at USGS.GOV then navigate to Hawaii Volcanos Natl. Park.
Come...Share our piece of paradise and live the Hawaii dream!
Sorry but due to the fact that some future guests may be allergic, this rental is Non-Smoking!
*Unfortunately no children under 18 are allowed due to insurance restrictions because of the ponds & stream.
One of our guests did a complementary video of Heaven's Door during their stay. See the video link on this page. Click the 'Video' tab, located just above the main photo on this webpage. The video mostly focuses on the interior of the house and not so much on the unique surroundings of this tropical paradise.
Check out our 50+ All 5-Star previous guest reviews dating back to 2006.
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Member since: 2004
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.25%
Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax License: #TA-071-457-9968-01
Due to restrictions imposed on us by our insurance company (because of the stream/ponds) we cannot rent this property to anyone with children under the age of 18.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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A short 20 minute drive takes you to the famous 'Hilo Farmers Market' where you can buy an assortment of fresh local grown vegetables, tropical fruits and flowers. Volcano's National Park is a must see for anyone visiting. With only a $10.00 park entry fee per vehicle it's one of the best bargains on the island. Be sure and walk through the 'Thurston Lava Tube' while you're there. There are two Botanical Gardens within a few minutes of this property as well as two different Zip-Line adventures. If you want to explore all of the diversity of the Hilo side of the Big Island this is the ideal central location to start your adventure from every day. Waterfalls, zip lines, botanical gardens, volcano, hiking and much more.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Ken and I retired from our lives on California's Central Coast in 1991 to move to Hawaii. Since then we have lived on Oahu's North Shore. We are fortunate to have our children and grandchildren also living here in the islands. We are active with multiple animal and children charities and are grateful to be living in such a special place.
Why the Owner Chose Hilo, HI, USA:
Since we live full time on Oahu's North Shore we chose Heaven's Door as a second home for ourselves. Living on the beach is wonderful but we thought a tropical hideaway just a short 40 min. flight from Oahu would be the ideal getaway. One of the best things about Heaven's Door is that it is not dependent on solar or generators and it was indeed difficult to find a country property with a stream and water features that was actually 'on the grid' with County water and electricity. The search went on for 3 years to find this unique and pristine property but it was was well worth it.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Don't get me wrong, we love our home at the beach on Oahu, but going over to the quiet town of Hilo and the serenity of Heaven's Door is truly a Hawaiian experience even for those of us who live in Hawaii year round. I can't begin to describe the peace that comes over us when we get to Heaven's Door. There are no other sounds except the wind rustling the palm trees and the birds. At night my husband likes to listen to the frogs and crickets something we don't have at the beach. This tropical paradise is our favorite local getaway even though we spend a lot of our time there fixing, fine tuning and caring for the property. We are fortunate to have a wonderful caretaker who does the gardening and cleanings for us and only lives two miles away. I encourage you to experience Heaven's Door for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Check out the guest comments from other people just like yourself. Aloha Oe', Linda and Ken Martin
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A year round stream feeds the ponds and borders the property
Enjoy huge 30 year old giant Koi & Talapa in the pond just outside your door.
An endangered 'Io', Hawaiian Hawk has made her nest in our trees the past 3 yrs
There's a grove of bananas & their beautiful pink flowers next to the tea house.
After a day sightseeing, build a romantic fire & relax on the couch & watch TV.
Read our guest comments about this exquisite King Size 'Pillowtop Sleeper'
(Bedroom #2/Queen) Enjoy the sounds of 'liquid chatter' from the stream below.
Relax in a spa quality, private indoor cedar sauna (best with 2 but room for 4)
Winter waterfalls abound at this unique property.
Our lovely year round spring fed stream has pristine sparkling clear water
Akaka Falls is a spectacular 442 ft vertical drop and only a short 10 min drive
For the adventurer there are 2 zip line companies within 5 min. of the property.
Enjoy nature at its best in this beautiful tropical oasis. Stream, ponds & more.
The pond and the fish are both relaxing and fun to watch. You can feed them!
5-Star dining view of the tropical canopy, stream, pond & Japanese Tea House
2 Flatscreen HDTV's w/extensive DVD Library. 42" Living Room & 32" in Master.
Cook with fresh vegetables from the Farmers Market in the spacious open kitchen
32' Flat screen w/DVD in Master Bedroom & more koi just outside your window.
Second bath has a large countertop w/full tub & shower. Glass doors & grab bars.
Try an invigorating outdoor shower surrounded by nature & lush tropical foilage
Huge, ancient trees like this one line the 400 ft. private driveway
Umauma Falls backdroped by snow capped Mauna Kea (Feb) just 3 min down the road
Rainbow falls is always a sight located just outside of downtown Hilo. Dec/2011
Be sure to take the "4 Mile Scenic Drive" one day, on the way back from downtown
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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