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Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Great for large families and groups- Check out the Video!

** PLEASE NOTE: This home is unique in that it can be booked with as few as three bedrooms to all eight bedrooms with varying rates depending on the number of bedrooms required. VRBO is not setup for homes such as this and therefore can only automatically quote the rate for a three bedroom reservation. Please refer to the different rates below before submitting a Reservation Request. **

Stately sitting atop a 26 acre former sugar mill plantation, lays the tranquility of the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. Ideally located 11 miles north of Hilo along the scenic Hamakua coast, this elegantly appointed eight bedroom home epitomizes the true Hawaiian spirit of aloha in a beautiful, totally relaxing setting. Imagine yourself spending a morning on your private lanai watching humpback whales as they suddenly breach the beautiful waters of the Hamakua coast or enjoying a cocktail with a loved one next to the fabulous waterfall and A’lia stream that flows through the center of the property. Walk through the lush orchards of the property and pick fresh oranges, bananas, passion fruit, rambutan, longon, papaya and many other fruits and vegetables. Enjoy postcard like views of not only the beautiful ocean but also Mauna Kea at its towering 13,796 feet, tropical birds and a view of the stars unlike anything you have ever encountered. Be our guests and see why the Old Sugar Mill Plantation plays a big part in making Hawai'i no ka 'oi (The Best).



Three bedrooms - $295 USD/night, $1990 USD/weekly with a $175 USD cleaning fee.

Four bedrooms - $340 USD/night, $2300 USD weekly with a $175 USD cleaning fee

Five bedrooms - $415 USD/night, $2800 USD weekly with a $200 USD cleaning fee

Six bedrooms - $495 USD/night, $3350 USD weekly with a $200 USD cleaning fee

Seven bedrooms-$570 USD/night, $3890 USD weekly with a $225 USD cleaning fee

Eight bedrooms - $650 USD/night, $4450 USD weekly with a $225 USD cleaning fee

THREE bedrooms is the minimum that may be booked and there is a three night minimum.

The eight bedrooms sleeps a maximum of 17 persons in beds. Contact us for special arrangements for larger groups.

Special rates apply for Christmas and Merrie Monarch Festival. Please contact us for detailed rates during these periods.

The home offers five large bedrooms and a comfortable common area upstairs with three additional bedrooms downstairs. The door to each bedroom is equipped with a coded door locking system for additional privacy and security. The well equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a commercial gas range and two refrigerators makes it easy to entertain a multitude of guests.

The home and surrounding 26 acres are the ideal venue for family reunions and othyer group outings. Contact us and let us make your stay and/or event a special one.

Looking for a smaller home or directly on the ocean? We also own the Pali Lani Seacliff Resort which is only 4 miles away. It is an amazing, oceanfront home which can accommodate a small family or up to eight persons. Please click on the 'Click here to see all my rental listings' on this website or you can cut and paste the below into your web browser.

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Property Manager
Steve and Julie Cox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Steve and Julie Cox

I am truly blessed to be not only a resident of the Big Island but to have the opportunity to manage such an incredible home for my dear friend. Helen, the owner, shares my compassion in ensuring our guests feel the true spirit of Aloha while staying at the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. So that our incoming guests know, in Hawai'i, we like to hug a lot! So if you reach out to shake a hand here, don't be surprised if they give you a hug in return. While you are here, you are family! It's the Hawaiian way of life.

Steve and Julie Cox purchased this house in 2013

Why Steve and Julie Cox chose Hilo District

We felt as though this home was all about spending quality time with family and friends. Walking the surrounding 26 acres brings on such a feeling of tranquility and amazes one at the beauties Hawai'i has to offer. While on the island, we love to spend time on the front lanai 'talking story' about Hawai'i, good times and our journeys to come.

What makes this house unique

There are few large homes like this Hawaii. It makes for the perfect family, corporate or event location.. You can prepare your own delicious meals in the spacious and modern kitchen as well as tour the acreage and pick your own fresh fruits straight from our orchards.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from guest email - I am so happy with my decision to rent the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. I am an activities coordinator at an International Language school in Waikiki, and this is the first trip I have planned to the BI. In total our group was 22 people and the house was absolutely perfect! I could not have asked for a better location or a more beautiful house. The bedrooms are all so beautiful, the house clean, the 26 acres of land AMAZING! Unfortunately we were so busy we didn't have a whole lot of time to enjoy all of the property, but the waterfall is definitely a bonus. Most times I rent hotel rooms for our groups, but this house was a hit with the students. Everyone enjoyed cooking dinner together in the beautiful kitchen and getting to relax in the peaceful atmosphere. I could go on and on about this place, but ultimately it was the ideal place to bring a group as large as mine. Steve thank you for making us feel at home and being so helpful throughout the whole process! Mahalo! And I am sure you will be seeing us again!
Apr 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

Most fabulous vacation home ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family enjoyed this luxurious home to the fullest. It was a perfect base for exploring the Island, from magnificent beaches to volcanoes to rain forests! We all loved the waterfall right on the property, especially the kids. The adults enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the birds. Each room is beautifully decorated and has its own bath, great for a big group. And the kitchen is well equipped for preparing and serving a large meal. A wonderful experience! In short, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed in the house for the first Ragnar Relay in Hawaii. We couldn't have had a better experience with this rental. Everything was exactly as advertised, the house was clean and had everything we needed, and the grounds were beautiful. Steve and Julie were fantastic to work with and responded to any questions or concerns immediately. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Las Vegas, NV

Just Wow!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to bring our church group. The grounds are beautifully maintained along with the home and the kitchen was fantastic. Steve, property manager, was so very helpful, kind and professional to make sure we had everything we needed. I was thinking that one day maybe my kids, grandkids, my wife and I could stay there because it is so very user-friendly for large groups.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect home and location!

  • 4 of 5

The pictures don't do this house justice! We had a few days although we spent very little time at the house due to our busy schd. the time we did spend there was absolutly fantastic! I wouldn't mind booking this home again in the future and i'll be sure to let people know how lovely this home was!!!

very clean home

location was perfect and the view was amazing!

the kitchen was nice also, i do believe taller people may have previously owned this home so the skins, stoves, cabinets were a little higher than normal but a stoll would help :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Dayton, Nevada

Amazing Home and Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of ten (ages 1 - 65) had the most amazing experience staying at the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. The rooms are large, clean, comfortable and have beautiful views. Steve was amazingly helpful and always responded to my texts incredibly fast. As noted by other travelers, the actual rooms and property are even more wonderful than the photos show. We loved sitting outside listening to the ocean waves and nearby waterfall. The location of the property is great too. Far enough to be out of the way and not 'touristy' but a short drive will take you to Hilo for shopping and some great sights. If we're lucky enough to visit the Big Island again, I can't imagine staying anywhere else but here. This is the perfect property for any large family or group. My only regret is that I can't give it more than five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great property for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 16, including 7 adults and 9 kids (age 7-16), stay at the Sugar Mill for 5 nights. The location is great, far enough from Hilo to be out of the way yet close enough for shopping etc... Steve met us when we arrived and showed us around a bit, he was friendly, professional and extremely responsive to questions via text. The house and property far exceeded our already high expectations based on previous reviews. The home is roomy, clean and had plenty of room for our large group while the property was great for the kids to explore and burn energy. As others have posted, the pictures do not do this place justice, the rooms are larger than they appear with most having good views and private sitting areas. It was an awesome property for our base camp on the Big Island and I would highly recommend to anyone planning a vacation for a larger group.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Richardson Beach State Park
Car: recommended

Being Hawai'i, the list of things to do and places to visit are nearly endless:

Picturesque Waipio Rim Valley is a short 45 minute drive up the scenic Hamakua Coast.

Akaka Falls State Park with its towering 422 waterfall is only 15 minutes away.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers great hiking and sightseeing. It is about an hour away and offers a full day or more of journeys.

Nani Mau Gardens is on the edge of Hilo and offers 22 acres of beautiful gardens to tour.

Waimea, the Hawaiian Cowboy town, is a must see during your stay. It is an hour away and sits at 2700 feet where the weather is a little cooler. Watch a rodeo here for great family fun.

The home itself sits on the edge of the quaint, seaside town Pepeekeo. Being only 15 minutes from Hilo, it offers guests the opportunity to relax in a quiet, relaxing home near the ocean yet still be close to great shopping, dining and sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

Pepeekeo House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Merrie Monarch (8 bedrooms)
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.43%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pepeekeo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Taro - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Pineapple - 1 king
    Palm - 1 king
    Mango - 1 king
    Aloha Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ocean - 1 king
    Bamboo - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A nice downstairs room with a large futon & private bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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