Serene, Restored Plantation House with Sweeping Ocean Views

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Watch whales and dolphins from your private bench overlooking Pacific Ocean


Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The View House is the epitome of graciousness, peace, quiet, and privacy. It is a tropical oasis on three acres of manicured grounds, fragrant flowers, and tropical fruit trees. The predominant colors are the crystal-clear blue sky, countless shades of tropical green foliage, and the deep blue-green ocean. The oxygen-rich air reaches the estate untainted over 2500 miles of the Pacific. The sunlight actually sparkles in the air at times. All these elements taken together create a Garden of Eden that you will never want to leave.

From the large, sweeping lanai (deck), Maui can be seen in the distance across the Pacific. The View House is a lovingly renovated and updated sugar plantation house, retaining the feel of a bygone era. Superbly crafted and furnished with tropical bamboo and teak furniture, it offers an elegant and light-filled space.

All water running into the house comes from deep Island aquifers and is double-filtered and pure. Floors are hardwood and tile. The house features a lovely bathroom with a soaking tub, a large, fully-equipped kitchen with Mexican counter tops, a master bedroom with a queen bed and ocean view, a small bedroom with twin beds and garden view, and a fold-out queen bed in the living room.

For even deeper relaxation, guests at the View House have exclusive use of our spa. Our infrared sauna, hot tub, and cold tub sit on totally private decks, surrounded by lime and moringa trees. Guests will find an additional shower room and water closet in the adjoining tiled breezeway.

The View House is our only rental. We are a small, private operation and offer a serene, safe, exceptionally clean environment in “old Hawaii,” off the beaten track. We are 4 miles from spectacular Waipio Valley and 4 miles from a historic small “sugar town” with all amenities. We are an hour from Kona and an hour from Hilo, making both sides of the Island accessible. The most common feedback we get is that the home and property are more beautiful than the photos.

If you are coming to the Big Island in search of beauty, peace, serenity, relaxation, and rejuvenation, you have found what you are looking for! Our part of the island still expresses traditional Hawaiian “Aloha,” and the View House is the culmination of your quest.

Keywords: House, Vacation Rental, Private, Spa, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hawaii, Big Island, naturopathic

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are absolutely welcome! It is totally safe and parents can sit on the lanai and watch their children graze for fruit in the orchard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There are provisions for smokers in the carport....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    garden view...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Honokaa, once a sugar town, has become quite lovely, with boutiques and fine restaurants. Just 4 miles away....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular views over the Pacific all the way to Maui...moreless

  • Rural:

    Old, unspoiled Hawaii, in a small community in the country....moreless

  • Village:

    Honokaa, 4 miles away....moreless

  • Water View:

    Pacific Ocean, with Maui in the distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    USA only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free unlimited USA calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


Write a review 4.6
from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,100 $3,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $90
  • Tax Rate 13.5%


We prefer booking on-line through VRBO. However, we also accept credit cards and paypal. Credit cards: 50% due at booking; 50% automatically charged to card one week before arrival. Paypal: entire amount due at time of booking. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN RATES QUOTED ON-LINE, ADDITIONAL GUEST CHARGES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona or Hilo, both an hour away
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Rte 240
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Waipio Valley Black Sand Beach

Car: Necessary

The rental sits on top of a hill, overlooking pastoral views and the Pacific Ocean all the way to Maui. Pure, clean air comes right off the ocean. Very quiet and peaceful location.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My wife, Connie, and I are both Naturopathic Physicians and maintain a small, part-time office on the property. We see patients and tend the organic orchards and gardens. Our dear friends, Marcus and Shigeko Bachino, work with us in providing unobtrusive support, when needed. It is a blessing to live in this special place and be so closely in touch with the land. We welcome all visitors with warm aloha and invite them to partake in the healing, restorative energies that are so tangible everywhere on the property.

Why the Owner Chose Honokaa, HI, USA:
We looked for land to purchase in Hawaii for more than 10 years before we found this little piece of paradise. When we bought it, it had two aging plantation houses in need of extreme TLC. Our close friends thought we were nuts. Many years later, even Hawaii-born visitors marvel at the beauty and magic that are so tangible everywhere on the property. Special places with benches invite visitors to stop and breathe in the beauty. Fruit tree loaded with their bounty are perfect for grazing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Imagine that you wake up in the morning to the songs of tropical birds. The sunrise is filtering through the palms, jacaranda and orchid trees, creating shadow patterns on the walls of your bedroom. The soft, gentle rain that fell through part of the night created a soothing cadence on the metal roof of your lovely quarters. You have slept well. Sliding open the large glass door, you step from your bedroom out onto the lanai, take a deep breath of pure ocean air, do a few stretches and gaze out over the deep blues of the Pacific Ocean. The trade winds are light. It is a sparkling clear day. Across the channel, Maui is shrouded in a slight mist. Donning a sarong, you walk down the lanai steps into the orchard to collect your fruit salad. A couple of ripe papayas, a passion fruit or two and a starfruit tumble into your harvest basket. A hand of tasty apple bananas awaits you on the kitchen counter. A huge, round butter avocado and a couple of Tahitian limes complete your breakfast. What to do after breakfast? Should you pack a picnic lunch and hike 40 minutes through the miles of preserve bordering the estate to the spectacular coastal views from the cliffs overlooking the ocean? Perhaps a beach trip to the legendary Waipio Valley, just four miles away? Or a 5-minute trip into town to browse the galleries and have a cup of tea? There are so many things to see and do on the island, like visiting the volcano, driving up to the Mauna Kea observatories, exploring the lush drive to Hilo. Maybe you'll just lie in the hammock for a while and think about it. Or lounge in the spa. After all, it is a gorgeous day, and you are here to relax and rejuvenate.

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Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese



  • Watch whales and dolphins from your private bench overlooking Pacific Ocean

    Watch whales and dolphins from your private bench overlooking Pacific Ocean

  • Window Seat in View House

    Window Seat in View House

  • View House Living Room

    View House Living Room

  • Twin Bedroom (Garden View)

    Twin Bedroom (Garden View)

  • Your Private Hot Tub Awaits You

    Your Private Hot Tub Awaits You

  • Perfect Place to Take a Rest

    Perfect Place to Take a Rest

  • Bathroom With Deep Soaking Tub

    Bathroom With Deep Soaking Tub

  • Bounty From the Orchard

    Bounty From the Orchard

  • Just Another Ho-Hum Sunset

    Just Another Ho-Hum Sunset

  • Colors of the Sunset From the Lanai

    Colors of the Sunset From the Lanai

  • The Bench by the Pond -- perfect for quiet, reflection

    The Bench by the Pond -- perfect for quiet, reflection

  • Colors of the sunset viewed from your private lanai

    Colors of the sunset viewed from your private lanai

  • The View House

    The View House

  • View House Kitchen

    View House Kitchen

  • View House Great Room

    View House Great Room

  • Master BR

    Master BR

  • Your Private Infrared Sauna

    Your Private Infrared Sauna

  • A Rainbow at the End of the Day

    A Rainbow at the End of the Day

  • Ocean View from lanai

    Ocean View from lanai

  • The Buddha Garden

    The Buddha Garden

  • The Kwan Yin Garden

    The Kwan Yin Garden

  • Stairs from the Lanai to the Garden and Orchard

    Stairs from the Lanai to the Garden and Orchard

  • Flame Tree in Bloom at Entrance to View House

    Flame Tree in Bloom at Entrance to View House

  • Just another beautiful day!  June 2014 view from your lanai.

    Just another beautiful day! June 2014 view from your lanai.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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