|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls is situated on 20 acres above Hilo Bay providing sweeping 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. This unique retreat is perfectly suited for sports groups, reunions, an adventure vacation with family and friends or a corporate retreat and includes two 70' waterfalls on the property. This property is off-grid and totally self-sustainable featuring a state-of-the-art photovoltaic solar system and brand new back-up generator. Enjoy the beauty and aloha spirit of Hawaii's Big Island and leave a light footprint on Nature at the same time.
Natural light spills into every room through large picture windows and French 10-light glass doors highlighting the unique koa, chocolate heart and tropical ash hardwood floors as well as hand-carved balinese doors. Tastefully decorated accommodations are found throughout the space featuring 2 floors. Each floor includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, three bedrooms, two living areas and two full baths.
The 1200' wrap-around 2nd floor lanai provides guests with plenty of outdoor space to take in the superlative views. The large lanai area off the upper level family room features a grill, an area for dining and plenty of lounge chairs to take in the sights and sounds of the waterfalls.
Mauna Kea can be seen on clear days as a towering backdrop to the property and Mauna Loa, the largest active shield volcano in the world, can be seen above the ridge. Plumes from the current lava flow from the Kilauea volcano vent can be seen in the distance, about 20 miles away.
The large waterfalls on the property feature two waterfall ponds in which to swim or raft, however, guests do so at their own risk as we have no control over the weather up mountain. Large boulders and rocks dot the landscape and the air is fresh and oxygenated from the water's flow.
There is about 2 acres of lawn surrounding the house on the property with a gazebo for waterfall gazing. About 5 acres of the property has been planted with Hawaiian coffee and you'll enjoy a fresh, hot cup for breakfast since coffee is provided for our guests.
This 3,000 sq. ft. estate-styled Retreat will accommodate groups of up to 16 and is 10-15 minutes up mountain from Hilo and 20 minutes from the Hilo International Airport.
The Management Team of Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls consists of Anna Webb, Reservations Manager and Nolan and Janice Castillo, local Property Managers.
Anna provides online management including oversight of all inquiries, bookings, payments, calendar management & coordination with housekeeping team and local property managers. She has been a Property Manager for this Retreat since 2007.
Nolan & Janice live in Hilo nearby and will Meet & Greet you and your guests and provide your orientation to the Estate.
All of us are available to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. Anna now resides in San Diego, CA.
Anna Webb purchased this estate in 2006
Once you visit you'll know why the owner chose this 20-acre property. It offers the best views on Hawaii's Big Island. In addition, being situated on 20 acres makes it ideally private, quiet and relaxing. And, the gentle sound of the water creates a perfect getaway.
The 1200 sq. ft wrap around deck and back lanai overlooking Leleka'ae Waterfalls is a unique feature providing endless views of Rainbows, Shooting Stars and Volcanoes. The custom built estate home features exotic wood floors, carved interior doors, granite countertops throughout, custom Ash wood kitchen cabinets and large windows to bring the outside, in. The beamed, vaulted custom wood ceilings open up the upper level space - yet it's situated only 10 minutes mauka (up mountain) from Hilo Town shopping, sights, beaches and restaurants. It's truly your perfect retreat to experience the adventure and lush, tropical environment that the East Side of Hawaii's Big Island has to offer.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
Great place for a retreat, a little far from town but overall great experience! Thank you!
The pictures don't do the outside of the property justice. It was absolutely breathtaking. The house was perfect for our family group. We had lots of privacy and felt like we were in paradise for a week! The property managers were very easy to work with and were extremely helpful.
Our only complaint is that we wished for more pots. There was only one pot for our large group. We cooked there every day and we wished for better cookware.
We would go back in a second and we hope to go back in the future.
This property is exactly as described and shown in the pictures. Two waterfalls immediately adjacent to the back of the property serve as a gorgeous backdrops, with views of the city of Hilo and the ocean from the front, and lush and colorful vegetation everywhere else you look. The house is very comfortable with plenty of amenities (Dish Network, wifi, full kitchens, comfortable beds/bedrooms, washer/dryer, wrap-around decks, hammocks, outside shower, covered parking, bottled water, and more; the only thing we missed was a microwave). The house is off-the-grid (solar power, with a backup generator; rain catchment for water use throughout the house, with plenty of bottled water for drinking), which only adds to the relaxing and beautiful setting--the beauty of this property really cannot be overstated; we drove all over the island, and there is no lusher or more gorgeous setting anywhere. Nolan, the property manager, was also very friendly and helpful. The property is about a 10 minute drive to downtown Hilo. We had 13 people in our group, and we fit in the house very comfortably. This was our first time to this island, and we were a little unsure about staying at the property for a full week, but we absolutely loved it. We would stay here again without hesitation and highly recommend it to anyone.
Just as advertised. Well kept and decorated. very comfortable and tranquil.
Buddha's Cup Retreat was perfect for our team of 12! We stayed here for a few days prior to our Ragnar relay race, which started in Hilo. This property is amazing! The photos are accurate - stunning and so relaxing. The home was very clean and well-maintained. The property manager even brought us fresh fruit from the grounds! The only minor critique I have is the 6th bedroom. It really isn't a bedroom as much as a sitting room with a bed in it. The interior doors of this room have windows with sheer curtain panels - not private - and the room is a main entrance to the ground floor. We really enjoyed our stay, and will definitely consider it for future group vacations!
Hawaii's Big Island features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the islands. Here you’ll find not just white sand beaches but black sand and green sand beaches with olivine crystals. And along with beautiful resort beaches, Hawaii Island also has rugged, off-the-beaten-path sands that are wild, remote and rewarding.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens and Akaka Falls State Park are within a 20 minute drive up the Hamakua Coastline. Volcanoes National Park is 45 minutes South of Hilo.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee (incl. tax)||$338.52|
Guest Check-in time 4:00pm HST and Check-out time is at 11am. Unless otherwise arranged, we need you to adhere to these times due to same day or one-day turn around reservations. Buddha's Cup Retreat features 2 full kitchens and laundry areas. An event fee of $500 for events taking place at the property may apply. If so, your quote will be adjusted accordingly. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel prior to thirty (30) days before check-in, refund is 100% less a $100 processing fee. For cancellations within 30 days of check-in date, refund is dependent upon the ability to rebook the dates, less a $100 processing fee.