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Gorgeous Private Estate with Seasonal Waterfall, Panoramic Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft & sofabed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Hamakua Green-house is a newly renovated, very clean, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on 14 acres of rolling hills. It has a large lanai with commanding 180 degree panoramic ocean views from a 1700 foot elevation. It sits on the slopes of Mauna Kea, 2.5 miles above Laupahoehoe town, on the scenic Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Go green in style in this meticulously maintained, luxury off-grid property with all new kitchen, appliances, beds, linens, dish-ware, and furniture. A custom built, solar powered, automatic gate assures your privacy and security.

Hamakua Green-house is a great base of operations to explore everything the Big Island has to offer. Sight-see the scenic Hamakua coast waterfalls, an erupting volcano at Volcanoes National Park, majestic Waipio valley, or white sandy beaches (on the Kona side of the island). Return home to your own private oasis on the mountain, to relax in the peaceful setting and endless ocean views, sipping local coffee, while you kick back and watch rainbows. Take a walk around the very private 14 acres, see the 43' seasonal waterfall located on the property and breath in the commanding 180 degree ocean views.

Newly remodeled, both bedrooms have extremely comfortable queen beds. The master has its own tub and shower, and the second bedroom has a brand new adjoining bathroom and shower. There is a sofabed in the living room if needed, and a loft with a twin sized blow-up mattress.

This luxury cottage is the perfect romanic getaway or family vacation retreat for discriminating travelers. Avoid the crowds and see all the beauty of the Big Island as if it were your own second home.

Please note that there is no television at the Hamakua Green-house, by design. We bring our laptop and DVDs, but enjoy being disconnected from television. There is an iPod docking station so bring your iPod/music. There is 3G cell phone reception for Verizon, ATT, and others at the house, and we often use USB-based cell modems with laptop computers while there. Please check with your provider about coverage.

We suggest staying at least a week to give yourself time to explore the entire Big Island and to relax at this wonderful property.

Keywords: Cottage, off-grid, serene, country, panoramic ocean views, privacy, estate, acreage, green, mountain, Mauna Kea, Hamakua, Laupahoehoe, quiet, clean, Hawaii

More Details

Kristine or Rick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Kristine or Rick

We love visiting our second home as a getaway from busy Honolulu. It is serene and the views are endless. The house sits on 14 very private acres and is accessable from a newly repaved road. Come and share our family getaway and experience the peace for yourself.

Kristine or Rick purchased this estate in 2009

Why Kristine or Rick chose Laupāhoehoe

We chose this property for the views, cooler climate, privacy, and less rainfall than Hilo town. The property has an amazing 43' seasonal double waterfall. We are big believers in organic farming and are developing an orchard with future plans for coffee and/or tea.

We love Laupahoehoe and the whole Hamakua Coast. It is only 30 minutes away from Hilo or Honokaa, an hour from Volcanoes National Park or Waimea, and minutes to many Hamakua coast attractions.

What makes this estate unique

Off-the-grid does not mean a lack of luxury at this home. All power comes from a PV system with a new state-of-the-art back-up diesel generator that automatically turns on if the battery level gets too low. However, this rarely happens as the 18 solar panels usually provide all the power needed. All water comes from a new water catchment system with double filters down to 5 microns and a UV filter. Yet we didn't scrimp on comfort and the luxuries of home. It is a wonderful base from which to explore all of the Big Island, and from which to take long, leisurely hikes and walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the beautiful ocean views and quiet setting. What a great place to escape the busy life in Honolulu. The place was spotless and everything was so well kept. Thank you for sharing your second home with us.

My husband and I are already looking forward to coming back.
Sep 2010
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Laupāhoehoe Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Queen size Beds, new beds and mattresses, 1 Twin blow-up mattress In loft, 1 sofabed in living room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Blow dryer, instant hot water heater, couch and dining area on lanai.


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Gorgeous Private Estate with Seasonal Waterfall, Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 4.978261 based on 48 reviews
Melbourne Beach, FL

Beautiful Home with Outstanding Views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this home. The house and property were immaculate. We enjoyed the ocean views, sunrises, and stargazing. When it rained, it was mesmerizing watching the clouds drift up the hill towards the house. The beds were super comfortable! Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very peaceful with amazing ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing experience here. We spent 4th of July weekend here. It was very peaceful with almost 180 degree ocean view.

This past week truly is a memory for my husband & I will forever treasure. We will definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Pristine, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier. The home was very comfortable, relaxing with amazing views of the ocean and pastures. It was truly a slice of Hawaiian country.

The home was very nice appointed with cozy couches, dining table in an open floor plan. It made it easy to hang in the kitchen or on the lanai and able to stay connected to each other.

The rooms were very cozy. The beds were extremely comfortable with room to get around.

The grounds are amazingly manicured and naturalized. It felt really good knowing the power was solar generated and the water was from the mountain. Everything worked perfectly.

We look forward to coming back again to get immersed in the Hamakua Hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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amazing property. Very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place on the Hamakua Coast. We will be returning for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and idyllic place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

To say that this house is off the grid, you wouldn't even know... it did not lack in comfort or luxury! Quite the opposite, it was immaculately clean and well-kept and provided more than everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The many windows, raised ceilings and open floor-plan make the house pleasantly bright and spacious so that the view of the sloping hillside and the ocean beyond, as well as the myriad birdsong and chirping frogs (depending on what time of day it was), could be enjoyed from within when we were not outside enjoying it from the covered lanai. Both bedrooms had their own bathroom (the walk-in shower was quite lovely!!) which was really nice as we were 2 couples and one child and it allowed for more space/privacy. However, we did not use the loft in the 2nd bedroom as it seemed more like a cubby-hole (perhaps if it had a window or was more of an open loft it would have been more appealing for someone to sleep there... as it was, we pulled the twin air mattress down to use as a bed for our 3-year-old since a trip to the bathroom down the steep ladder could've posed a problem!). After every excursion out, the pleasure of returning to the tranquility and comfort of the house and its idyllic surrounds made the relative remoteness of it worthwhile ('twas a bit of a drive to get to various places but we did not mind that in the least because just the 2-mile meandering country road to the highway was beautiful to take in each and every time!) . Absolutely no complaints, we wished we could have stayed longer and hope to return in the near future!! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at this beautiful off the grid place....loved every minute!

Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Helicopter rides, off road tours, Volcanos National Park, Mauna Kea Observatory, Hilo Zoo, waterfalls, Hilo and Pahoa farmer's market (don't miss this!), Waipio Valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

For travelers who do not wish to pay for the property damage insurance or administrative fee charged by VRBO and who also DO NOT want to use an automated CC payment system, we can receive other forms of payment (i.e. check) for all costs. For this we do not charge any administrative fees and we will charge a $250 refundable damage deposit that is paid back promptly after leaving (assuming no damage).
Cancellation Policy: If cancelling >60 days prior to reservation, 50% refund, if <60 days, no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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