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Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm- Let our 160 FIVE STAR REVIEWS tell the story!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Opened for guests in 2010, HULILI FARM COTTAGE (pronounced who-lee-lee) has a 'SWEEPING, UNSPOILED, TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY VIEW' in every direction! The sun and moon rise over the ocean as you watch the wonders unfold from your comfy rocking chair OR swinging bed on the lanai. Birdsong is the beautiful sound track on this private farm located at the end of a dead end country road and you will be the only guests. Relax as you walk through the orchards and please, sample the fruit...that's when it is best!

The COTTAGE is bright, clean, and furnished with all you will need. The 'BAMBOO SLEEPING CHAMBER' offers a KING size 'sleep number' bed with dual controls for firmness. A FULL size futon is inside, and outside on the LANAI is the QUEEN size 'HANGING BED'. (This bed has become a favorite with our guests, who sleep, nap, read and talk while swaying in the breeze, taking in the beauty.) Walk-in shower and pedestal sink in the cottage bath. Private laundry room with all supplies is available for our guests and just steps away from the cottage.

A huge AVOCADO tree hugs the patio next to the lanai. We have named her, MS. CADDO. You may taste her fruits in season and almost always there will be a stalk of 'apple' bananas hanging from her branches. Bring some groceries and you are ready to settle in.

We encourage you to take the time to read our GUEST COMMENTS. They paint a true picture of their stay at Hulili Farm. Here is seclusion, peace and quiet on a tropical farm 'paradise'.

The ultimate guidebook: 'HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND REVEALED' is in the cottage for your use while exploring and yes there is now WIFI in the cottage.

Have fun!

Our Aloha,

Todd and Madeleine

Hawaii Tax ID: W26075590-01

More Details

Owner
Madeleine Loewen
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Madeleine Loewen

Todd and Madeleine Loewen are the new caretakers and cottage keepers here at Hulili.

A full time farm, Hulili grows tropical fruits called longan (lawn-gone) and lychee (lie-chee). There are appx. 8 acres in orchard. The remaining acreage holds house, barn, cottage and an enormous 'front yard'.

Madeleine Loewen purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Madeleine Loewen chose Hakalau

We were delighted with the 'end of the road' location, and the undeveloped, unspoiled view of the ocean and surrounding country. The 500 foot elevation means better view and pleasant breezes. The land has a gentle slope toward the orchards and ocean. The surrounding land makes it seem as if we are on hundreds of acres.

What makes this cottage unique

There is the feeling of being the only people on the island. With such privacy and space, we enjoy outside living morning to night! Mornings on the lanai as you watch the sunrise over the Pacific are incredible, as are the evening sunset colors and moonrise. We have less rain than Hilo and enjoy tropical trade winds that keep us cooler in the summer than in town.

Beautiful awe-inspiring location and a short drive from all that the Big Island has to offer, make for a perfect vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

...thanks to Norm, Del now has a makeshift driving range complete with distance markers out in the horse pasture. It certainly isn't as pretty as yours, but due to the drought and grasshopper infestation, he can always find the golf balls and still avoid the rattlers!

Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Hakalau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Pedestal sink and walk-in shower in bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • (1) KING SIZE/ SLEEP NUMBER bed with dual controls for firmness, (1) 'HANGING' QUEEN SIZE bed outside on the sleeping lanai, a marvelous place to sleep, nap or read a book while enjoying the gentle breezes, birdsong and view! (1) FULL size futon when folded out.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Most of our guests seem to tour the local attractions almost nonstop for three days...THEN they take a deep breath, relax, rock in the rockers on the lanai, or grab a book to read while swinging on the hanging bed. 'RELAX' becomes the vacation...and isn't that what most come for?

Reviews

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5

The perfect spot to see the real Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with beautiful hosts. The views are spectacular and the tranquility is second to none. Nothing but the sound of some coqui frogs and birds. The cottage was immaculately clean and fully equipped. The king-sized sleep number bed was so comfortable and our daughter slept most nights on the outdoor queen bed. The farm is perfectly safe for the kids to run wild with no shoes and no worries while eating mouthfuls of longan berries! We had complete privacy and the fruit bowl on the lanai would magically refill with lemons and avocado's. Hulili farm is perfectly located to explore the east side of the Big Island which is a must see! I would wholeheartedly recommend Hulili farm to those who want to use it as a safe and peaceful base to see the un-touristy, real Hawaii. Mahalo Todd, Madeleine and family for a most wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! It's quiet and peaceful. You can't beat the views. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. Just a short drive to Hilo and the surrounding attractions. I would highly recommend it if you are looking to experience the area and also want time to relax!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise within paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was lush and green; sitting on the porch enjoying our coffee every morning renewed our spirits and inspired us to get going to go explore. The cottage was perfect in every way. So relaxing and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indian Trail, NC
5

Garden of Eden!

  • 5 of 5

Stunningly manicured property with the most beautiful orchard we have very seen! Superb location north of Hilo (about a 20 minute drive) with a magnificent vista view of the Pacific. Warm and friendly hosts, helpful yet non-obtrusive. We loved sitting on the porch (lanai). I could just stare at the ocean view for hours on end. Longans were in season while we were there, and they are delicious. We also had bananas. The cottage was immaculately clean and very comfortable. We felt at home. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Duvall wa
5

Relaxing visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the Big Island. Hulili farm was perfect and peaceful. The grounds are beautiful. The cottage had everything we needed. My favorite part was the sounds of all the birds and frogs through out the day and night. It rained a lot while we were here but we didn’t mind. If we wanted sun we just drove north west.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Hulili Farm cottage, it was so peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful views, very serene atmosphere and very comfortable cottage. We loved relaxing on the rocking chairs and the hanging bed on the lanai while enjoying the rains. We would love to go back one day!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

AKAKA FALLS, HONOMU planatation town with shops & eating & KOLEKOLE BEACH PARK are 5-10 minutes away.

HAKALAU BAY with a river to swim in and small black sand beach is just down the hill. Two ZIP LINES are minutes away.

LAUPAHOEHOE POINT and the TRAIN MUSUEM are 15 minutes. HAWAIIAN TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS is 15 minutes. HILO TOWN is 20 minutes. Waimea is 50 minutes. BEAUTIFUL DRIVES IN EVERY DIRECTION!

(While driving Hawaii you will gauge distance by time, not by actual miles)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit (refundable) $200
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

HULILI FARM STILL ACCEPTS CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS BY MAIL! Or book online with credit card
Rental Agreement/Invoice/Driving directions will be e-mailed to you.
All payments confirmed by e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.