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Hamakua Coast Cottage - Solar- Off Grid - Ninole

Hakalau, HI, USA
  • Cottage670 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Loft, 1.5 Bath, (Sleeps 2+)

Please inquire as to multi-monthly Rental.

2018 Rates

$750 - week

Month - $1600

2-3 months- $1450/m

4-6months - $1300/m

Perfect for Traveling medical personnel, initial stay as you look for that permanent place, or nice people just on extended visit to Big Island.

ASK ABOUT OUR HAMAKUA SUITES for shorter visits.

Just 20 miles from historic Hilo, on the picturesque Hamakua Coast, between Honomu and Laupahoehoe, 21 acres of rural refuge overlooking the blue Pacific in tiny Ninole. Easy drive from either airport and convenient home base for all your Hawaii Island activities. See the sun rise where morning sky meets the expanse of the azure sea or watch the clouds turn pink as it settles behind the mountains for the evening.

Property is totally off-grid. Electricity provided by solar photovoltaic arrays with genset backup.

Multi-filtered rainwater systems for near pure water enjoyment. Cell only phone service to limit outside intrusion. Satellite TV and Radio broadband WiFi to let the outside world in at your discretion.

Perched near the top of 21 pastoral acres on the slope of Mauna Kea with breathtaking 180 degree view of the blue Pacific and Hamakua Coast. Designed to be comfortable for the solitary traveler or couple; young or not so young.

Relax in the roomy, 640 sf comfort of your private cabin. Full private bath down, half bath up. TV with DISH HD Network access. Broadband WiFI access for your internet needs. Kitchenette has own gas stove, fridge, microwave, dishes and utensils plus convenient access to gas grill just outside the door. Whether you enjoy just a few nights or an extended stay, you’ll enjoy your Hawaiian experience.

Need to know:

We are located in a rural, agricultural area, please be aware what that may offer. Adjoining properties host grazing cattle. Feral pigs are abundant and can be vocal. Chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, and others contribute to the polyphony.

Pets: Guests are requested to not bring pets with them, (we respectfully ask you coordinate PRIOR to booking if you desire to bring a pet/service animal) but we are owned by TWO awesome boxers. While they have freedom to roam, we prefer they not be invited into guest quarters. Most likely, they’ll look for you in the morning and monitor your safety. Because of them, we ask you to double check that the gates are closed when entering or exiting the property.

********NON Smoking********. We are serious about being a non smoking property. That starts at the county road as you turn onto our drive. Of course, most rental cars are also non smoking so that’s a help. We would sincerely ask that if this presents a problem that you find a place you can more fully enjoy. Violators will be asked to leave - immediately, and billed accordingly if room needs additional cleaning.

Pool: The pool is available to suite guests only and has 2 important rules that have SAFETY in common.

Rule 1: Any person under 18 years of age must be actively supervised by their parent - NO EXCEPTION.

Rule 2: Glass objects not allowed within 10 feet of pool. Broken glass can cause severe personal injury and damage to pool itself.

Weather: Big Island Hawaii boasts 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems and weather characteristics. Elevation, pressure variations, rainfall, wind and topography combine to create distinctive microclimates within those climate zones. Climates you may encounter include the humid tropical zones, from sea level to 450 feet, the arid and semi-arid zones, the temperate zones, and the Alpine zones, chilly areas above 10,500 feet.This is not the Hawaii of Waikiki postcards. Rain is what keeps us lush and green. Our normal year rainfall is 120-140 inches. While mostly at night, this changes during the year. Our local temps range from a low of 58 to a high of 82. We have our own Davis weather station on site and accessible via web or iphone app for current conditions. For anyone interested in historical data regarding temperature, rainfall etc, please visit Weather Underground Link station KHININOL2

Keywords: Suite, Cottage, self-sustaining, rural, agricultural, retreat, off grid, country setting, ocean view, WiFi, ADA. Owner managed.



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Jan 19, 2018
About David

We come from a military background and large families. We have been blessed to travel and enjoy the world. David was stationed in Hawaii in 70's-80's. Sophie first visited in 1989. David always wanted to return to Hawaii but as happens, life kinda got in the way until a significant life event in the late 90's, then returning to Hawaii became our goal. For those that know, Hawaii lives in your heart. We just didn't move here, we came home.

David purchased this Cottage in 2003

Why David chose Hakalau

This is the home in our hearts. Coming from large families and from the East Coast, you know you want family and friend to be able to come and visit - and you want that visit to be special. So we designed the cottage to be cozy and special. We lived here while building the main house. The Cottage offers a vacation experience, completely self contained. Close enough to be part of the family, yet private enough to getaway, while enjoying the amenities of a private resort. Some say our house is like a private resort. Living here does feel like living at a private resort. We love it!

What makes this Cottage unique

Totally off grid Solar electric Peaceful relaxation while taking in gorgeous 180° panoramic view of the Pacific. Watch the whales when in season. Welcome to paradise.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom
        1 king, Upstairs - also a Twin loft
      • Upstairs bedroom, King bed & Twin loft.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Handicap bars
      • Bathroom Upstairs
        toilet, Upstairs
      • 4 ft walkin shower downstairs

      Location Type

        • Ocean View
          180 degree Panoramic view of Pacific along expansive Hamakua coast. Gorgeous sunrises, vibrant rainbows. Watch the whales in season.
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Fenced parking, concrete driveway.
                    • Broadband Access
                      Not for stream or gaming
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      LP gas Also clothesline.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Fenced property with own gated concrete drive
                    • Telephone
                      ATT, Verizon cell coverage usually good. Other carriers may vary. No landline
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Cold water only w/ high speed spin. Daytime (sun) use as this is off grid property.
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee grinder also
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Service for 4+ Dinnerware and most common utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          LP 4 burner stover w/oven, Microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, full size fridge, gas grill on lanai.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Self defrost
                        • Stove
                          4 burner LP
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven


                            • Dining
                              Table for 2 inside Larger Table and 6 chairs on covered lanai
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish HD Network
                                • Television
                                  Livingroom only


                                    • Balcony
                                      Fantastic Oceanview from bedroom lanai 2nd Balconey on Mauna side
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      320 sf covered. Sitting area with table and chairs Open deck off upstairs bedroom.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Fenced for privacy
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Best view on the street Strict Non Smoking Policy

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Lynn W.

                                                              Very clean and comfortable. LOVED ❣️❣️❣️❣️ Waking up with the sunrise 🌅 in my face. The stars were like you could reach out and touch them, like we were on a mountain top and could grab one. The property was not too close to a major town but close enough you could grab necessary supplies. Beautiful surroundings.

                                                              Nice place to stay

                                                              LukasCzech Republic

                                                              We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. David and Sophie hosted us like a family.

                                                              Views from the cottage are truly amazing. Cottage is well equiped and maintained, there is everything you need. Hope we come back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was our pleasure to meet you. So glad you enjoyed our little piece of Hawaii. Hope you have the opportunity to return very soon.

                                                              The Most Relaxing Vacation Location

                                                              Shawn United States

                                                              The description was extremely accurate. There is no better way to wake up every morning than to walk out of the cottage, grab some coffee and look out over the ocean. The property was immaculately kept and extremely well maintained. The owners were very helpful in providing ideas for activities while I stayed including a live lava flow, Mauna Kea Observatory, a black sand beach and standing on the most southern tip of the US and looking out over the ocean.

                                                              If you are looking for a relaxing getaway away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life I highly recommend staying here and enjoying the best the big island has to offer.

                                                              Peaceful & Relaxing

                                                              LizHamilton, NJ, USA

                                                              The most peaceful, relaxing vacation we've had in a long time. The view was mesmerizing. We actually saw a rainbow touch the ground next to the pool. You could reach out and touch it!! The hosts welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like family from the first moment. Being dog lovers, we enjoyed the boxers. The accommodations were comfortable and cozy. We felt like we belonged there--not just visiting.

                                                              We can't wait to go back agian!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you. We so enjoyed our time with you and Liz. You are certainly welcome to return anytime and we so do look forward to the next time.


                                                              Hakalau, HI, USA

                                                              ATTRACTIONS: Laupahoehoe Point, Akaka Falls; Tropical Gardens; Train Museum, Ziplining, waterfalls, hiking, swimming, surfing & snorkeling. Hilo only half hour away, offers golf, museums, theaters, shopping, a variety of local eateries, paddleboarding, Japanese gardens, beaches, University of Hawaii Imiloa Center, the Macadamia nut factory, a rainforest zoo, and much more. Kilauea volcano is an easy drive - whether at night when the red lava steams into the ocean or daytime excursions through the lava tubes and craters. Easy drive to Waipio Valley, Kamuela, or on to Kona.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              50% minus $200 booking due 60 Days prior to Check-in, remaining 50% due 30 Days prior to Check-in $50 cleaning fee (Waived for rental of min 5 nights or more) Please inquiry for multi-month discounted rate. HI State Tax ID: GE-036-337-6640-01 TA-036-337-6640-01

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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                              Property # 384507