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Ocean View and Secluded

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Two separate little houses with full bedroom and full bath.

Secluded half acre spot with gorgeous views of the ocean and beautiful flowers and fruit trees. The floor plan is ideal for two couples or families because the bedrooms are in two private buildings separated by a walkway. The main area has a master bedroom, bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining and living areas, and a great lanai with outdoor furniture and grill. The other is a bedroom and bath. There is high speed internet along with a Dish(R) TV, DVD, CD Player.

Property Manager
Daniel Potaracke
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Daniel Potaracke

Dick and I are laid back and retired guys who want to enjoy life after work. Being from Wisconsin, we can relate to anyone wanting to escape the Mainland and have a great vacation. We hope to be the best for you.

Daniel Potaracke purchased this house in 2012

Why Daniel Potaracke chose Laupāhoehoe

We came over to the Big Island for a vacation and left with real estate brochures. Within 6 months, we were the proud owners of this beautiful property.

Dick and I bought this place with the thought of having a piece of paradise for ourselves and to share with others. We truly want to share a great experience from your flight, to the Ohana and the Big Island itself.

What sets this property off from others is the location. It is on the Hamakua coastline northerly of Hilo about 30 miles and easy to drive to, as well as Waimea, 30 miles northerly of us where there are many things to do.

The Hamakua coast has many waterfalls and vistas that are just fantastic. Just sitting on the lanai looking out over the ocean with a cup of coffee in the morning is truly a delight making it hard to start your day of sightseeing or relaxing elsewhere. Laupahoehoe Point is a good walk, with about 2 miles r/t, where you can really just sit and watch the waves crashing over the rugged coast.

What makes this house unique

From the first time we saw the online pictures of the Ohana, we loved it. The views from the lanai and the privacy of the area are phenomenal. It is almost rural enough but, close to lots and loads to do. Whether it is just sitting out on the lanai watching nature, grilling out, just having a drink or enjoying being alone; you are in a very private setting.

Whether you want to just relax there or elsewhere close, it is all there. There are many seaside areas to enjoy and it's close to waterfalls, gardens, parks, golf, Mauna Kea, Hilo, Waimea, Kona, shopping,'s all close enough to go see or do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I believe this home is under new ownership, but with the same property manager-Jane, who is awesome! There were a couple dozen 5-star reviews which is part of why we chose this place. We were not disappointed. 1/2 hour north of Hilo and nestled into the hillside, the "mango house" offered total privacy, stunning views and easy highway access. This place is ideal for 2 couples or a small family. It's actually 2 little houses next to each other. One has only a bedroom and bath, the other also has a living room and kitchen. On our first morning we walked down to Laupahoehoe Point, which took us maybe 1/2 hour. This side of the big island is lush with tropical foliage, which we like better than the starkly contrasting desert climes of the Kona. It rains a lot on this side, but we had alt of sun too. If the rain were to persist you could always plan an activity near Waimea, or Hawi or Kona or the volcano park. Our only regret is that we only had a week here. Thanks Jane for the all the great tips and for being so available if we needed anything!
May 2013
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Laupāhoehoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Laundry service between the bedroom and bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Ohana House has a full bedroom with a queen-size bed. Off to the side is a full bathroom and laundry area. The second bedroom separated by a walkway is in its own building and has a queen-size bed and bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The covered lanai is a great place to sit at the outdoor furniture while grilling or having morning coffee or that glass of wine later on. Walk around the property and enjoy the flowers and jungle-like vegetation. The property is very very quiet. When the stars come out, there are millions to see and watch for falling stars. The ocean is just a look away over the lanai or out the large windows from inside. This is place you can stay at all day/week or use as a base for sightseeing, swimming, biking, golfing or many other things to do on the Big Island.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mango House and its amenities were everything expected and as advertised! The grounds, the fruit, and the owner were exceptional. We most enjoyed meeting our host and his generous supply of fruits. The view is great. Soooo relaxing. You could stay home and just soak in the view and atmosphere. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for the kind review! It was great having you as a guest for the week and glad you had a good stay. I know you went places every day and saw so many of the sites on the Big Island and thats a very busy schedule to keep. I'm only too happy to provide the oranges and bananas that are in season. If it makes my guests happy, it makes me happy. Come back anytime!
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Island Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Mango House during our first visit to Hawaii. We were enchanted with the property and so sad to leave! The grounds were beautifully landscaped and we were able to enjoy fresh fruit picked from the garden every day. The houses are charming and we enjoyed the lanai in the morning while gazing at the ocean and the darkness at night with amazing sounds and stars. The setting is wonderfully private and secluded and still very convenient for exploring the Hamakua coast, Hilo and Volcanoes National Park. Daniel provided lots of information and suggestions for day trips and was available by phone at all times- a perfect host! We'd love to stay there again!

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

Incredible property with lush tropical grounds. We were invited to take fruit from the trees - oranges, lemons, mangoes, starfruit, bananas, rambutans, coconuts and avocados - amazing! The house was perfect, extremely clean and well kept. Plenty of nice towels and linens, kitchen had everything we needed, too. Most mornings we sat on the deck and drank coffee and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Because our Dad came along, it was great for him to have his own separate quarters. The sights around Laupahoehoe are easily accessible, waterfalls galore, and Laupahoehoe Point was a favorite. None of us had been to the Big Island, and I would highly recommend it to everyone - so much beauty! We loved staying at Mango House, and would absolutely stay there again. Aloha and mahalo!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. ...makes me want to stay too. I'm more than happy to share whatever fruit is in season with my guests as I know it adds to their experience of Hawaii as well as the Mango House. There's nothing better than picking fresh oranges and having it anytime of the day. It was nice to meet your father and show him around....he was very happy you brought him. As you pointed out, the Mango House is close to so many sites and things to do but, it's nice to get back and enjoy the quiet of the Mango House. Mahalo for your visit.
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  • 5 of 5

My mother and I spent seven days at the Mango House in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. Mango House was in pristine condition. The view of the ocean was spectacular. The landscaping provided beautiful flowers, and trees. The furnishings were really nice and well maintained. Daniel, the owner, gave us a tour of the property. He explained the native plant life on the property. He also gave ideas of things to see and do on the Island. He provided us with items needed for a fun day at the beach. He brought us fresh fruit from the property for our use. He occasionally checked with us to ensured that our visit was pleasant. We very much enjoyed our stay at the Mango House.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Sharra for your great review! I'm glad you were here in season for the oranges, limes, lemons and star fruit...and avocados. ..oh and bananas. I bet you were surprised when you saw the entire stalk of bananas that I had cut close to the Mango House. I really do enjoy being able to provide fresh fruits or have the guest pick the fruit themselves for a better experience. Glad you liked using the snorkel gear for the beach. I'm only glad to provide them for guests. Please come back and visit again.
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Private and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I was enchanted by the stars splashed against the dark night sky. The gardens abounded in beauty and the quiet stillness made our stay soothing for our spirits. Of all the places that we have rented this was hands down the most private and peaceful. Great little house with a "botanical delight for a back yard" and view of the sea that is picture perfect. On a day trip to Waimea, we had one of the best meals ever at Merriman's Restaurant. Thanks Daniel for creating magic!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. It is always nice to hear good things said about the Mango House as I and Michelle try to keep it clean and fresh for our guests. I can't take credit for the views, per se, as they are what they are with the ocean in the distance and the multitudes of stars at night but, I do try with the flora and fruit trees to share with my guests. Thank you again and hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

The Big Island of Hawaii is unique with its natural beauty and experiences. We have visited before and were looking forward to a return to enjoy it again. We were definitely not disappointed. The Mango House, where we stayed, was nestled in its own natural garden. Many beautiful trees and plants gave a secluded, relaxed feeling to us with the added advantage of an ocean view. The accommodation was excellent with all our needs provided for. We could stay hidden in the house and garden for R&R or venture out to enjoy the lovely, natural, local attractions. Everywhere we went gave us an excellent feel for this very interesting island.

Our many thanks to the owner Daniel for providing such a well kept lodging and for making our visit so well informed with the helpful, needed instructions for our arrival and stay. Your communications to us were very much appreciated as was your friendly manner. Also, thank you VRBO for the easy and efficient method of online booking. We usually try to avoid online bookings as they can be challenging but you made it very positive. We hope we can return for another visit sometime and if the opportunity arises the Mango House would definitely be our first choice! ..... Mahalo

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Wendy for such a great review! One of the big selling point of the Mango House is the seclusion. Many guests tell me of how they go out for the day island tripping and then come back to a quiet evening on the lanai with a glass of wine looking out over the ocean and getting the Weber grill going. That is what I like to provide for my guests is a very relaxing place to unwind and in a beautiful surrounding. That makes me happy that I can give that to you and others. Thank you for your stay and hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Waikoloa or Hilo
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Papa'aloha Store/Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Laupahoehoe Point
Car: necessary

Experience Island living as you never dreamed of.

Two separate houses with two bedrooms and two baths.

One house with the kitchen, living and dining area.

We pride ourselves on keeping the house clean inside and out. This peaceful vacation rental is on the Big Island of Hawaii, just one mile up the road from one of the island's most beautiful locations, Laupahoehoe Point. A short walk or drive will reward you with vistas of green cliffs, often dotted with waterfalls that drop down into blue-green ocean. When you get to the point, you will see some of the most spectacular rugged coastline you will ever see. Take beach chairs any time of day and be hypnotized by the waves.

This is great place to stay for two couples or small families because of the privacy afforded by the two buildings connected by a short walkway.

This is a sweet house with beamed cathedral ceilings, Corian countertops and beautiful gardens. There is a great lanai to sit on for hours looking at the ocean, at the gardens, whales in the winter and the occasional double rainbows. Ohana is about 600 feet above the ocean on the slopes of Mauna Kea, the grand 13,796 foot extinct volcano that is snow capped in winter. Waipunalei, (why poona lay) is just 2 miles outside of sleepy little Lapahoehoe. Large windows continually remind you to look at the marvelous ocean. Just sitting on the lanai with a mai tai or a glass of fresh squeezed juice and you will know why Waipunalei is so heavenly. Coming back after exploring the rest of the over 4000 square mile island, you will be glad to be home. Just sit, relax and enjoy. You will feel like you are home-not just another vacation rental. The gardens of full of gorgeous flowers and birds such as the Hawaiian Pheasant.

This part of the Big Island is truly heaven. The island is so beautiful that it will be hard to stay home and enjoy just being here. Beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys, umbrella and towels are provided. All you need to bring are you clothes.

We encourage you to rent for two weeks. There is plenty to do and see. This location is great for taking day trips to explore anywhere on the island. With two weeks, you're not as likely to feel 'driven' to be always on the go and not relax. People have thanked us later for encouraging them to go this route. The house is best for a family or two couples...or newlyweds. Minimum rental is one week.

The Ohana is not for those who want to have a Waikiki kind of vacation where you lay in the sun on a while sand beach every day surrounded by crowds of people. Honolulu (Waikiki) can be a free stop over if you want to spend a couple days there on your way to the Ohana or back. The most beautiful while sand beaches are within an hour of the Ohana and other beaches are closer. It is a great location for family or couple to explore all the treasures of the Big Island---volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, hiking, golf, biking and beaches.

The Ohana has it's own driveway and total privacy. Also, there is satellite TV and high speed wireless. Local calls are free. If you need long distance phone service, Verizon is a local cell carrier but, you can always use a phone card.

The Big Island has it all - gorgeous white sand beaches, and active flowing volcano, huge waterfalls, 13,800 foot extinct volcano and more. Average temperature is the low 80s. We can help you see a Hawaii many people don't see.

A cleaning service is not included and people are expected to leave the house in nice condition. This is reflected in our reasonable rates. A cleaning fee option may be available....just ask.

We delight in sharing this piece of paradise with you. Email for availability or with question you may have.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%

Cancelation policy is full refund at 4 months ahead of reservation, half refund at 3 months ahead of reservation and 25% at 2 months ahead of reservation. Within 2 months of reservation will be no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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