Stay at Your Own Private Luxury Retreat This Big Island Vacation!(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 Private houses with distinctive floor plans which sleeps between 1-18 guests
A large variety of lush flora envelopes and divides the property, including hibiscus, birds of paradise, orchids, ferns, palms, an awesome banyan tree and fruit trees offering the freshest mangoes, papayas, bananas, and avocados that are yours for the picking. Savor oceanic, pastoral or jungle views as tropical birds sing, geckos chatter, the island breezes caress the trees, and the resonance of the tide rhythmically whispering in the distance.
This private Eden reveals four private houses spread out over 2 acres and presents a variety of accommodations, as each house offers it's own distinctive floor plan. The entire property sleeps 12-14, or if you have a smaller party you can rent just one or more of our rentals that individually sleep between 2-6. Please view our other rental listings at VRBO/215142 (The Banyan House), VRBO/152916 (The Mango House), VRBO/215410 (The Bamboo Suite), and VRBO/452049 (The Bungalow). All of the rentals come fully equipped with beach equipment including chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkel, fins and masks.
The Banyan House is two stories of luxury, housing an impressive 9 foot solid koa-slab island in the 1st floor kitchen, large first & second story lanais (including a screened in area on the second story that can be used as a third bedroom), two queen sized bedrooms and 2 baths (including a private bali-stone outdoor shower).
The Mango House is a luxuriously designed 2,000 square foot house. The king sized master bedroom on the first floor accesses the 1,000 ft. of covered lanai deck, including a privatee outdoor bali-stone shower. The upstairs loft bedroom with another king bed as well as a trundle bed, has its own half bathroom and upper level private lanai. There is another full bathroom on the first floor as well.
The Bamboo Suite is a king sized master suite with its own kitchen, sitting area, dining table, bath, and lanai – including a private bali-stone outdoor shower. The unit also has a convertible sofa bed which sleeps two.
The Bungalow is a one bedroom house complete with a private bali-stone outdoor shower, king bed, deck, covered veranda, kitchen, living room with a queen pull out sofa and satellite tv.
The surrounding area:
You are a short drive from the historic town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I Statue. The charming downtown area has great art galleries and several wonderful restaurant as well as Kamehameha Park which has great tennis courts, a public swimming pool, a skate park and wonderful children playground. There is even a small public golf course you can play on for a nominal fee. A short drive in the other direction leads you Keokea Beach Park, which is a great spot for a picnic. Continue on and you come to the end of the road at the stunning Pololu Valley Overlook where you can enjoy a spectacular view hike down to the valley.
A few minutes past Kapaau is the colorful town of Hawi, known as North Kohala’s biggest little town. It is home to a weekly farmer’s market that we think is one of the best on the island. Be sure to sample local varieties of popular fruits, like apple bananas, strawberry papaya and in season, super sweet white pineapple! Hawi is also the bicycle turnaround for the annual Ironman World Championship held every October and has a great selection of unique shops and tasty restaurants. The world famous Bamboo Restaurant is consistently voted one of the best restaurants on the island with a great lineup of live music featuring award winning Hawaiian musicians. There are also wonderful alternative healing practices located here, with massage therapists , acupuncture specialists, naturopaths, herbalists, and a variety of yoga styles represented.
North Kohala is perfectly located to take advantage of many fun activities including scenic coastal rides on horseback or ATVs, the Kohala Zipline, Kayaking the Kohala Ditch and hiking trails galore. Head up the mountain road to Waimea and experience one of the best scenic drives in the US, with incredible views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and its observatories and a birds eye view of South Kohala with all its resorts and white sand beaches. The beaches in Kohala are the best on the island, including world famous Hapuna beach (Conde Nast rated it one of the top 10 beaches in the world), scenic Mauna Kea Beach, child friendly Spencer Beach Park and local favorite Beach 69.
Head down the coast towards South Kohala and you’ll discover many historical sites and parks along the coastline to enjoy. Lapakahi State Park is the site of an ancient fishing village and a great spot for snorkeling and whale watching. The harbor town of Kawaihae is home to a variety of tour companies offering scuba, snorkeling and whale watching tours. There’s also a nice selection of shops and galleries along with great dinning and music at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant or popular Café Pesto.
See a video tour of the whole property by clicking on 'Video', which is located at the top of the page in the main photo's section.
Member since: 2007
- Max. occupancy 18
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 12-18
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms
- The Big Island Vacation Houses are innovatively designed and feature custom workmanship, prized Hawaiian woods, fine art appointments, cathedral ceilings with an open-concept design, stylish furniture, indoor and outdoor bali-stone showers. They are also fully equipped with beach equipment including chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkel, fins and masks....moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
A fully equipped kitchen with 9 foot koa slab island includes all state of the art appliances including coffee maker & grinder, dishwasher, oven and full compliment of pots, pans and cooking utensils....moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $480
- Tax Rate 13.41%
No refunds within 30 days of arrival
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Big Island's North Kohala district is the discriminating travelers' best-kept secret. Experience 'Old Hawaii' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites - the famous statue of King Kamehameha, state parks, tropical gardens, Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails. Or kick back, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle sightings occur year-round.
The Banyan House and Bamboo Suite
The Mango House
The Front Lanai of The Mango House
The Banyan Tree and Banyan House
Part of the Banyan House Lower Lanai
The Mango House Kitchen Island and Living Room
One of the Four Private Bali-Stone Outdoor Showers on the Property
One of Two Living Areas with Flatscreen TV's in the Banyan House
The Banyan House Kitchen Featuring an Impressive 9 Foot Solid Koa-Slab Island
The Banyan House (middle and right) and Bamboo Suite (far left)
One of the Banyan House Bathrooms
Breathtaking Pololu Valley is minutes away
The Bamboo Suite
The Banyan House Kitchen Featuring an Impressive 9 Foot Solid Koa-Slab Island
Kohala is home to some of the best beaches on the island
The Bamboo Suite Lanai
One of Two King Beds in the Mango House
A View From One of the Private Bali Stone Outdoor Showers
The Mango House Living Room
The Banyan House Kitchen and One of Two Living Areas
The Banyan House Second Story Lanai
The Banyan House
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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