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Hamakua King Suite Panoramic Ocean Views - Ninole

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, King (sleeps 2)

Email Owner for availability.


Induction cooking area. Single unit induction cooker and complete set of induction cookware.

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 Cellular broadband WiFi to let the outside world in at your discretion.

Relax in the spacious, 400 sf comfort of your suite. Enjoy the ambience of your private fireplace. ADA friendly with ground floor layout, wide doorways, minimal (3 inch) level change to the outside. Individual parking with all concrete access door to door. Full private bath with spacious, roll-in, oversized shower convenience, comfort height commode, and ample Handicap bars. Each suite has own TV with DISH Network access. Broadband WiFI access for your internet needs. Kitchenette has own fridge, microwave, induction plate, dishes and utensils plus convenient shared access to gas grill with side burner just outside the door.

Hike around the property. No matter how you spend your vacation, you'll come away with lifelong memories to share with your family and friends

Makana Mai Ka Lani suites are not ideal for families with children due to proximity of the pool! Pool and Spa are not paid amenities but may be available

RUSTIC COTTAGE: Conveniently located about 400 ft up the drive from the main house. (See listing VRBO #384507) Perched near upper middle 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.

Full private bath with spacious, oversized shower convenience, comfort height commode, and ample Handicap bars. Cottage has own TV with DISH Network access. Broadband WiFI access for your internet needs. Kitchenette has own 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. Excellent location for that extended stay to rejuvenate, create, or play tourist.

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 and a cat. 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. Because of them, we ask you to double check that the gates are closed when entering or exiting the property.

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.

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 59 to a high of 80. 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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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 studio 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 friends to be able to come and visit - and you want that visit to be special. So we custom designed and built this house accordingly. Crashing on the sofa or maybe the little room down the hall, doesn't cry out 'Vacation in Paradise', so we built to give our guests that experience. That design is the 4 box concept. One box is our Master Suite (located at one end of the house), one box the living room, kitchen & dining (located in the middle), one box the garage, and one box the Guest Suites (located at the other end of house). Those guest rooms should offer 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 studio unique

A 'Vacation in Paradise' for our friends and family, but reality said those visits would be few and spaced out, so why not think to expand our family (ohana). So with just a bit more thought we designed two suites that are completely self contained. Be an active part of the family, lounge by the pool, talk story, walk the property, be as inclusive as comfortable. OR, be as private and to yourself as you wish. Come and go by the rear entrance and all we'll see is your car coming or going. YOUR choice.

Peaceful relaxation poolside while taking in gorgeous view of the Pacific. Watch the whales when in season.

Welcome to paradise.


Hakalau Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom King - toilet , shower , Roll in shower, comfort ht commode, handicap bars
  • Each suite has own bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King Suite - 1 king , Sleeps 2 - No cribs, cots, futons
  • Each suite is separate and individually rented.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hamakua King Suite Panoramic Ocean Views - Ninole
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Seattle, Washington

Great spot. Dave & Sopie were great hosts. Beautiful view atop mountain. Cute cottage. Nice pool.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cottage. The hot tub was out of order. Great view. Super nice hosts. Dave & Sohpie were great. Very cute spot. Nice and clean. All needs met. Hope to return. Thank you. Karen & Bill. Fantastic drive up. Adventure. Nice solar & on demand hot water. Great spot. Off the grid. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, beautiful scenery, very quiet, easy access to unit for parking. I would return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to meet you. All the best in finding your special piece of paradise to call your own.
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Clean, Quiet and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the King Suite and with our wonderful hosts including the pets.

The property is convenient to either the windward or leeward side of the island, allowing us to enjoy everything the Big Island offers.

The quiet at night was blissful, just the frogs after a rain or the odd cow or rooster adding to the relaxing rural atmosphere. We appreciated the restful nights and sunrise before breakfast which gave us energy to make the most of the tropical daylight.

Thanks again David and Sophie for sharing your spectacular home and animal family, for introducing us to your awesome friends over Happy Hour, and for making us feel as comfortable as could be on our vacation.

Jeff & Cory, Vancouver BC Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jeff & Cory We all, Boxers and kitten, surely enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you a bit. We hope to see you again. David & Sophie
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A++++ Awesome place! Awesome host!

  • 5 of 5

David and Sophie were exceptional! They invited us to join them for Thanksgiving dinner and treated us like family from the moment we arrived. Whenever we had any questions, they were always prompt to reply, and more than willing to help. If you plan on staying on the Hamakua coast, we recommend you stay at David and Sophies!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric and Hunter, an awesome young couple, very pleasant. Very much enjoyed meeting them and talking with them. I think the dogs are going to miss them as well. Hope we see you in the future.
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Fantastic location and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

David and Sophie are the sweetest people and made our stay on the big Island really memorable. Their property is just amazing and the views are absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed meeting you. May you have many more travel adventures and returns to Hawaii.
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Honolulu, USA

Great Place and Aloha Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

When you book a vacation rental, there are always concerns and issues that could arise.

This rental and the presence of the owners provided a great venue for our R&R needs plus peace of mind knowing someone was nearby in case we needed anything was comforting. Ninole is wonderful and David and Sophie are great hosts...providing enough Aloha spirit to make you feel welcome but giving you enough privacy and flexibility to explore the premises and make you feel at home. The location is great, allowing exploration North or South, whatever suits you. The poolside ocean view is drop dead gorgeous...I highly recommend this rental. Thank you David, Sophie, Pele and his canine crew!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honoli'i Beach Park
Rainbow Falls
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
Le Magic Pan
French Restaurant
Mo's Fish and Chips, LLC
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Big Island Juice Co
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo
Seafood Restaurant
Naha Stone
Poke Market, LLC
Sweet Cane Cafe By the Bay
Hilo Shark's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Bears' Coffee & Deli
Conscious Culture Café
Conscious Culture Cafe
Blane's Drive Inn Downtown
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kalakaua Park
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Yen's Cafe
Bangkok Villa Hilo
Thai Restaurant
Tina Garden Gourmet Cafe
Thai Restaurant
East Hawaii Cultural Center
Akmal Foods/Suraya's Indian Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Sweet Dreams Hawaii Chocolate, Cacao & Coffee Bistro
Chocolate Shop
Palace Theater
Surf Break Cafe
Ocean Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Amigos Taqueria LLC
Mexican Restaurant
Puka Puka Kitchen
Hawaiian Restaurant
Saucy Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Loved by the Sun
Juice Shop
Somsamai Styles Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Tamari Lunch
Japanese Restaurant
The Lost Boys
Cafe Pesto - Hilo
Italian Restaurant
Dragon Kitchen Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Remy's Plate Lunch
Hung Phat Vietnamese Banh Mi & Coffee, LLC
Vietnamese Restaurant
Reuben's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Pho Viet Restaurant
Vietnamese Restaurant
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Siam Thai Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Hilo Siam Thai Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Pineapples Restaurant
American Restaurant
Ou Thai Food (Hilo Farmers Market)
Thai Restaurant
Wilson's By the Bay
Poke N Sides @ the Hilo Farmers Market
Hawaiian Restaurant
Jimmy's Drive Inn
Paul's Place
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Papaaloa Store
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.42%

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 4 nights or more)
7+ nights 10% discount
Same rate - King or Twin Suite
$15 per night 3rd person in Twin Suite
HI State Tax ID:


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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