Feedback

Creekside Cottage: Peace, Privacy, Ocean View

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 12/03/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Perched above a spring-fed babbling brook on 20 private landscaped acres, the Creekside Cottage offers the peace, serenity, privacy and nature that will melt away your stress. Ten miles (15-20 minutes) from downtown Hilo, on the lush and scenic Hamakua Coast with ocean views.

Perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway. Escape from the tourist traps and the hustle-bustle of city life, and relax in the vibrant natural environment of authentic Hawaii.

No city lights to dim the night sky: great star-gazing!
Utter peace and quiet - no traffic noise, no city sounds, no nearby neighbors.
Utter privacy: between you and the nearest road is a eucalyptus forest.

In addition to the loft bedroom with queen sized bed, there's a sofa bed in the living room that will sleep an additional person or two - up to 4 guests total.
1 full bathroom plus 1 half-bath.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Screened-in lanai.

East Hawaii, the Hilo side, is the lush beautiful side of the Big Island. And the Creekside Cottage is perfectly located for the most convenient access to all the spectacular sights and adventures Hawaii is famous for. (The west or Kona side is barren desert, and a 2+ hour drive to any of the natural wonders.) All the waterfalls and river canyons the Big Island has to offer, are located along the Hamakua Coast, and the Creekside Cottage is in the midst of them - nestled in a beautiful river valley in the Hamakua Coast district. Stunning 400-ft Akaka Falls is located in the next river valley up the coast, 5 miles away. World-famous Waipio Falls, with a double 1,000-ft waterfall, is a little farther up the coast to the north. The most pristine snorkeling reefs and tide pools in the Pacific ocean are close by, on the easternmost point of the island. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - with the active volcano, fascinating lava tubes, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails - is less than an hour to the south. (If you were to stay on the other side of the island, in touristy Kona, you'd have to drive more than 2 hours to get to the Volcanoes Nat'l Park.)

Within 15 minutes of the Creekside Cottage are 3 beautiful botanical gardens and 2 thrilling zip lines. The owners have zip-lined in numerous parts of the world, including in Costa Rica where zip-lining was first invented, and we can testify that the zip line at Akaka Falls is one of the most thrilling in the world.

Send email

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • loft bedroom has an adjoining half bath

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main bathroom is on landing between 1st and 2nd floors....moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Half-bath with sink and toilet, adjoining the bedroom....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is small, so there are just 3 chairs at the table. But on the lanai, the table has 4 chairs, and that's where you'll likely spend most of your time....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    The cottage has high-speed satellite internet & WiFi....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Because the water supply is sometimes limited, the washer is not available during times of drought. But drought is rare in East Hawaii....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything a gourmet cook could desire. Just bring in your groceries and start cooking....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    screened in lanai with table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 10 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall discount
Sep 1 - Dec 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$105

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$115

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $60
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

Rate, 1-2 guests: $115/night

3 guests: $130/night

4 guests: $145/night

3-night minimum stay is waived if the calendar is so full that only 2 consecutive nights availability remain.

The cleaning fee is variable and based on the time it takes the cleaning crew. Most of the time when it's just 2 people using one bed, it's $40, but if the cleaning takes them longer (eg., with additional linens adn towels to launder) the remainder of the cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit before the deposit is refunded.

You can book directly with the owner and avoid the booking fees charged by these vacation rental websites. Contact the owner for details.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 12/03/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
in Hilo
1.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Hwy/ HI 19
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in Hilo
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kolekole Beach Park. (7 more beaches within 12 mi)

Car: Necessary

steaming, glowing live volcano!

ziplines 4 miles away

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are 67 and 71, and this is intended to be our retirement home. Until then we're making it available for others to enjoy. Most of the time we live in the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico, and we spend as much time as possible in Hawaii. Our wonderful Hawaiian property manager Kealani lives near the Cottage - she will be the one to greet you when you arrive and make sure you have everything you need to feel at home during your stay. Tom is a lawyer and law professor specializing in the needs of Native Americans and indigenous peoples. Marcy is a retired psychotherapist and a musician/songwriter and church music director. We're active outdoor adventurers and love wilderness backpacking. Though the rental income on the Hawaii property doesn't cover all the expenses on it, it helps a lot - so we thank you for renting it and helping us make our retirement dream come true!

Why the Owner Chose Pepeekeo, HI, USA:
We've been visiting Hawaii 2 or 3 times a year for many years. We love all the islands, but the Big Island is our favorite because it provides so much variety - from high mountain tops to snorkel reefs, to wilderness hikes, to the active volcano. On every vacation, we always spent a couple of days looking at real estate, until our broker was like family. When we first saw this property in Dec 2010, we were riveted by its beauty. When we stood gazing at the lush green valley and sparkling ocean, we both knew this was the place we'd been searching for.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Having spent most of our lives in the southwestern desert, to have two streams and our own private waterfall is nothing short of heaven. And where else can we pick our own oranges, papayas, bananas, pineapples avocados to complement every meal? The serenity and peace, the openness of the landscape, the out-in-the-country feeling, are soothing to the heart and soul. What's really unique about this property is it's ideal location. Even though it's only 15 or 20 minutes from downtown Hilo with all all the shops and restaurants and medical facilities, when you're at the Creekside Cottage you feel completely immersed in nature and beauty. And even though it's secluded, there's a wonderful spacious feeling to the wide open green valley.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Send email

 

Photos

  • view down the valley to the ocean below

    view down the valley to the ocean below

  • loft bedroom, queen bed

    loft bedroom, queen bed

  • dining table

    dining table

  • lower waterfall in Kapehu Stream

    lower waterfall in Kapehu Stream

  • sofa bed in living room

    sofa bed in living room

  • kitchen

    kitchen

VRBO #470257

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more

Share this property via Email

Creekside cottage: peace, privacy, ocean view

Pepeekeo, HI, USA #470257

1 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.