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Gorgeous Private Estate with Seasonal Waterfall, Panoramic Ocean View

(42 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Blow dryer, instant hot water heater, couch and dining area on lanai.


  • Books:

    A few books are in the kitchen drawer with the games....moreless

  • Games:

    A few games are in a kitchen drawer....moreless

  • Stereo:

    A Shark Box type speaker is there to connect by Bluetooth....moreless

  • Television:

    There is no TV (by design), so please bring a laptop if you would like to watch DVD's. There is Verizon, AT&T, and other cell service (3G) and USB-based modems with a laptop also work....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a few DVD's there, but not an extensive collection....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Hamakua Greenhouse lies on the slopes of Mauna Kea...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Awesome, panoramic, 180 degree ocean view...moreless

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new front loading dryer...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    The gas fireplace quickly heats up the house when desired....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    New couches/coffee table as of August 2016....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Most cell services get reception here. ATT - yes, Verizon - yes, T-Mobile was spotty as of a year ago....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking right next to house on property....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new front loading washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All necessary utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosh dishwasher (very quiet)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New kitchen as of August 2016. D/W, gas cooktop, oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, plates, flatware, plenty of cookware, wine glasses, etc....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Many pantry items such as salt, sugar, dressings, some spices, etc., are there. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    High end energy efficient refrigerator for off-grid use....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front lanai with sweeping views....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    1000 sq ft lanai....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ on front lanai....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some masks and snorkels in bedroom closet....moreless



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from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Seasonal rate
Jan 5 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Seasonal rate
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas & New Years Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Seasonal rate
Jan 7 - Jul 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$950 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$850 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 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 $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%


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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Laupāhoehoe, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Large Front Lanai, Ocean View

    Large Front Lanai, Ocean View

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Entry and laundry area

    Entry and laundry area

  • New kitchen

    New kitchen

  • Living area from kitchen

    Living area from kitchen

  • Second bedroom with queen bed

    Second bedroom with queen bed

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • Front lanai

    Front lanai

  • View from front lanai

    View from front lanai

  • View over pastures

    View over pastures

  • Tsukuda store in Laupahoehoe

    Tsukuda store in Laupahoehoe

  • Automated entry gate

    Automated entry gate

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • House from driveway

    House from driveway

  • Dining Area, Gas Fireplace (old kitchen cabinet)

    Dining Area, Gas Fireplace (old kitchen cabinet)

  • New counters

    New counters

  • Dining and living areas

    Dining and living areas

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Master bath with tub/shower

    Master bath with tub/shower

  • Double Rainbow View From Front Lanai

    Double Rainbow View From Front Lanai

  • 43 foot seasonal double waterfall on property

    43 foot seasonal double waterfall on property

  • Walking the lower fence line

    Walking the lower fence line

  • Avocados from trees along road to property

    Avocados from trees along road to property

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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