Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'Ae Falls
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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. 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 and hand-carved balinese doors. Tastefully decorated accommodations are found throughout the space featuring an upper and lower level. Each level includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, three bedrooms, two living areas and two full baths.
The 1200' wrap-around upper level 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.
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Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Smoking Allowed:
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls is an off-grid estate. There are no public utilities at this property. It is fully powered by the Sun with a large state of the art voltaic solar system. It is fully able to support 16 guests with no noticeable difference. Guests are asked to conserve electricity by turning off lights and not running both washers at the same time. Your Host Neal, will provide an orientation upon arrival....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee (incl. tax) $286
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 2006
About: The Management Team of Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls consists of Anna Webb and Kayanna and Neal Woodworth. Anna provides online management including oversight of all inquiries, bookings, payments, calendars and overall management. She has been a Property Manager for this Retreat for 8 years. Kayanna is an experienced Property Manager in Hilo and provides hands-on management and will Meet & Greet you and your guests and provide your orientation to the Estate. Neal, her husband, also has property management experience with rentals throughout the Hilo area and also performs maintenance and on-site management of the Estate. Kayanna and Neal reside within 15 minutes of the Estate to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. Anna now resides in San Diego, CA.
Why Hilo, HI, USA:
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 retreat.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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.
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Aerial view from helicopter showing the close proximity to both waterfalls.
View from front area of 1200 sq. ft. wrap around lanai (deck)
Upper Level Kitchen
Upper Level Family Room at night with large, flat screen TV.
Upper Level Lanai area off the Family Room...the waterfalls are below the rail.
Upper Level Master Suite with on Suite full bath-french doors open to the Lanai.
2nd Queen Upper Level Bedroom - both with views of the Ocean and Hilo Bay
Lower Level Family Room, Dining Room, Full Kitchen
Lower Level King Suite with sliding doors to Patio
Hawaii's State Bird, Nene Geese, with distant Rainbow
'Milo' down at one of the two 70' Waterfalls
Buddha's Cup Retreat
Entrance to Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls
Upper Level Living Room with views of volcano and Pacific Ocean
Upper Level Family Room
Wrap-around deck with large back Lanai overlooking the waterfalls
View of Waterfall from Lanai area off Dining Area.
One of two Queen Upper Level Bedrooms
Upper Level full bath
Lower Level Living Room with Futon and full bath
Lower Level Master Suite w/full bath and 2 sliding doors to Lanai
Another new day in Paradise - Sunrise over the Pacific from the Front Lanai
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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