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Serene, Restored Plantation House with Sweeping Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

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

More Details

Marcel Hernandez
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Marcel Hernandez

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.

Marcel Hernandez purchased this house in 1999

Why Marcel Hernandez chose Honokaa

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , garden view
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Serene, Restored Plantation House with Sweeping Ocean Views
average rating of 4.6507936 based on 63 reviews

Beautiful relaxing vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

I feel blessed to have spent 2 wonderful weeks at this beautiful property.

The 2-bedroom house is clean and tastefully furnished. The stunning views from the dining room, living room and master bedroom overlook the bountiful orchard and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The full kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals at home. The additional amenities of the private hot tub (with a view of the orchard & ocean) and the private infrared sauna are extremely relaxing and healing. I enjoyed falling asleep at night in the master bedroom featuring a view of the canopy of sparkling stars in the clear night sky, and then awaking in the morning to a view of the orchard and the sea and sometimes a rainbow.

The property, which is located about half-way between the town of Honokaa and Waipio Valley, is so tranquil that I found myself often preferring to spend my time just relaxing on the property rather than driving off to "sight-see". My days were happily filled enjoying strolls in the orchard, where I picked the delicious fresh fruit (oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, kumquats, avocados, lemons, limes, etc.) for my lunch, and then luxuriating in the hot tub and sauna before dinner. When I did venture out & about to explore, returning "home" was always the perfect way to end the day.

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely owners, who are exceptionally thoughtful hosts. The caretakers are gracious and kind, and I am so glad that I got to meet them both.

I loved my 2-week stay at this beautiful property, and I would highly recommend it to everyone seeking a relaxing vacation or retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always special for us when our guests bring joyful, positive, loving and insightful energy. We are conscious of trying to offer a transcendent experience and when our guests tune in to our intention, we are thrilled.
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Very Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful spot looking over the ocean. The house was very nice and the overall grounds were very peaceful. Plenty of room to spread out.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really Lovely, Perfect for our Family

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at three places on island and the Plantation House and Honokaa were very lovely. It was a blessing to be so close to the valley, which allowed us to visit twice. The view, the fruit, the garden were amazing! The house is cute, quaint with old Hawaii charm, beautiful traditional touches, very clean and the fresh flower arrangements and the fresh picked fruit from the orchards were very much appreciated. Loved that there was effort to recycle! The oranges (clementines?) were the best oranges we have ever had. Loved having our own bit of old hawaii in a neighbourhood with privacy. My son loved all the geckos and overall the house was perfect for our family. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing!!

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised with the view and the weather. We could not have timed our stay better. Beautiful weather!!

This property is wonderful! We enjoyed breakfast on the balcony overlooking the property and ocean. The sounds of the island/property are incredible. The evening sounds produce a world of their own. The house was clean and inviting. Fresh fruit on the counter was nice. The swing and bench on the property overlooking the ocean allowed for a great time of reflection.

Honoka’a just up the road is a very quaint little town. The Waipio Valley just down the road was an incredible hike. The views from this area are breathtaking.

The benefits of this house are not only worth talking about in a review, but also worth considering for a second visit!!

Trevin and Kelly

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your own retreat away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property with fruit trees and ocean view and everything you need to enjoy your time and relax in comfort. The dwelling has been thoughtfully designed to maximize your relaxation; there is plenty of room, fresh air, light, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, sauna and outdoor hot tub, indoor soaking tub and separate shower, large outdoor deck with large picnic table and a family-size table indoors, as well. It is extremely clean and nicely decorated. The care-taker couple on the property were gracious and welcoming and provided us with helpful answers to our questions, as well additional fruit and avocados for the asking, and they were also unobtrusive and very respectful of our privacy. A first-rate property and operation and a very good value for the price. This is easy to recommend for getting away. It is near the stunning Waipio Valley, but a bit of a drive to the Kohala and Kona beaches, and close to 2 hours to the Volcano National Park.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

Really nice home, very basic, but welcoming and well maintained. The views are fantastic, the orchards scrumptious-don’t go to the farmers market for fruit. They really have everything you need. Location was good, about 30” to Hapuna Beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Kona or Hilo, both an hour away
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Metres
Rte 240
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Property Damage Protection $59
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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