Tropical Paradise at the Oceanview Banyan House with Wraparound Lanais(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths Including a Private Outdoor Shower, (Sleeps 5-6)
A large variety of lush flora envelopes and divides the property, including hibiscus, birds of paradise, orchids, ferns, palms, an awesome banyan tree and fruit trees offering the freshest mangoes, papayas, bananas, and avocados that are yours for the picking. Savor oceanic, pastoral or jungle views as tropical birds sing, geckos chatter, the island breezes caress the trees, and the resonance of the tide rhythmically whispering in the distance.
The Banyan House is two stories of luxury, housing an impressive 9 foot solid koa-slab island in the 1st floor kitchen, large first & second story lanais (including a screened in area on the second story that can be used as a third bedroom), two queen sized bedrooms, 2 full baths with 1/2 bath plus separate private outdoor Bali Stone shower that is great after a day at the beach.
You are a short drive from the historic town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I Statue. The charming downtown area has great art galleries and several wonderful restaurant as well as Kamehameha Park which has great tennis courts, a public swimming pool, a skate park and wonderful children playground. There is even a small public golf course you can play on for a nominal fee. A short drive in the other direction leads you Keokea Beach Park, which is a great spot for a picnic. Continue on and you come to the end of the road at the stunning Pololu Valley Overlook where you can enjoy a spectacular view hike down to the valley.
A few minutes past Kapaau is the colorful town of Hawi, known as North Kohala’s biggest little town. It is home to a weekly farmer’s market that we think is one of the best on the island. Be sure to sample local varieties of popular fruits, like apple bananas, strawberry papaya and in season, super sweet white pineapple! Hawi is also the bicycle turnaround for the annual Ironman World Championship held every October and has a great selection of unique shops and tasty restaurants. The world famous Bamboo Restaurant is consistently voted one of the best restaurants on the island with a great lineup of live music featuring award winning Hawaiian musicians. There are also wonderful alternative healing practices located here, with massage therapists , acupuncture specialists, naturopaths, herbalists, and a variety of yoga styles represented.
North Kohala is perfectly located to take advantage of many fun activities including scenic coastal rides on horseback or ATVs, the Kohala Zipline, Kayaking the Kohala Ditch and hiking trails galore. Head up the mountain road to Waimea and experience one of the best scenic drives in the US, with incredible views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and its observatories and a birds eye view of South Kohala with all its resorts and white sand beaches. The beaches in Kohala are the best on the island, including world famous Hapuna beach (Conde Nast rated it one of the top 10 beaches in the world), scenic Mauna Kea Beach, child friendly Spencer Beach Park and local favorite Beach 69.
This private Eden reveals three other private houses spread out over 2 acres and presents a variety of accommodations, as each house offers it's own distinctive floor plan. The entire property sleeps 18-20. Please view our other rental listings at VRBO/215410, VRBO/152916 and VRBO/452049. The listing for the whole property is VRBO/481173
See a video tour of the Banyan House by clicking on 'Video', which is located at the top of the page in the main photo's section.
Keywords: House, Vacation, Big Island, Jungle, Kohala, Pololu, Paradise
Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The home is innovatively designed and features custom workmanship, prized Hawaiian woods, fine art appointments, cathedral ceilings with an open-concept design, stylish furniture, indoor and outdoor bali-stone showers. It is also fully equipped with beach equipment including chairs, umbrellas, coolers, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkel, fins and masks....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
Fully equipped kitchen with 9 foot koa slab island includes all state of the art appliances including coffee maker & grinder, blender, dishwasher, full sized stovetop, oven, and refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and full compliment of pots, pans, cooking utensils and dishware....moreless
- Lanai / Gazebo:
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $150
- Tax Rate 13.41%
No refunds within 30 days of arrival
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Big Island's North Kohala district is the discriminating travelers' best-kept secret. Experience 'Old Hawaii' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites - the famous statue of King Kamehameha, state parks, tropical gardens, Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails. Or kick back, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle sightings occur year-round.
The Banyan House at sunset
The Banyan House & Tree
Ocean View From Second Story Lanai
The Kitchen Featuring an Impressive 9 Foot Solid Koa-Slab Island (1)
Private Outdoor Shower
More oceanviews from the Banyan House
Lower lanai leads to large yard and our majestic Banyan tree
Stairs & entry
Your New Tropical Driveway
The Kitchen Featuring an Impressive 9 Foot Solid Koa-Slab Island(3)
One of Two Queen Sized Bedrooms(Bedroom 2)
The Oceanview Banyan House
One of Two Queen Sized Bedrooms(Bedroom 1)
Second Story Lanai
Full Size Futon(Bedroom 3)
Banyan House has two living areas with Flatscreen TV
The Kitchen and Living Area
The Banyan House
Hike Breathtaking Pololu Valley ~ 10 Minutes From Property
The Kitchen Featuring an Impressive 9 Foot Solid Koa-Slab Island(2)
2nd Living area with Flatscreen TV
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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