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Cottage on a 3 acre estate, spa, fireplace, cozy, park like setting, fruit trees

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

600 sq. ft. cottage, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, full bath , spa, fireplace

Hale O' Makani, is located in upper Paauilo cool temperatures for a comfortable nights sleep, lots of mature trees, including fruit trees, vegetable garden,surround this property, very cozy cedar cottage ,with 1 bedroom, queen size bed, full kitchen, bathroom with tub and shower, walk in closet, gas fireplace in living room for those chilly nights, beautiful deck with spa, this cottage only accommodates 2 guests maximum, 25 min. from Waimea, 10 min. from the artsy town of Honokaa, lots of shops and restaurants, newly renovated movie theater, minutes from Waipio Valley, great hiking, beach.

License # W01421970

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Mary Gion
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Mary Gion

My husband and myself, have owned our own business for the last 45 years. We have owned this property since 1989, and finally made the decision to move from Oahu to this beautiful island, and continue our small business but in a healthier environment. We love living on the Big Island, the people, the beauty, the space with lots to do. We are hoping to share a little bit of Aloha with our future visiting friends.

Mary Gion purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Mary Gion chose

We purchased this property in 1989, because of the location, nature, the lush green vegetation, and the serene environment, with a little country feel, but still not far from the surrounding towns, for activities, shopping, hiking, beautiful beaches. We work in the Kohala Coast area, 2 days a week, and this allows us to enjoy all that this part of the Hamakua Coast has to offer. Within minutes you can be at the beach or viewing the many beautiful waterfalls that the Hamakua Coast has to offer. It is truly a nature lovers paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this property, because of it's private location and beautiful trees, not to mention the adorable cottage, which we refurbished, before moving over from Oahu, in the year 2002. We added a new bathroom, new windows, a deck, a spa, a gas fireplace, it's very cozy and unique. We have 3 acres of a lush garden setting, beautiful lawn, lots of native plants, fruit trees, vegetable garden. We are approximately 5 minutes from Kalopa State Park, where you can take a leisurely walk and get in touch with nature. We are also a 4 minute drive or 20 min. walk to the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, that offers daily teas and lunches, and also tours of the vanilla farm. If you are looking for a romantic, cozy getaway, this is the place.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cottage on a 3 acre estate, spa, fireplace, cozy, park like setting, fruit trees
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for three days. We were very happy overall. The house is nicely furnished. The owners left plenty of helpful notes. A major plus--this was the only place we stayed at that gave us the correct address and directions. We really appreciated that! In addition, the security deposit was quickly returned. We would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Spectacularly relaxing and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time here this year and we love the cottage and setting. It is quiet, intimate and very special to us. The owners are wonderfully hospitable, friendly and very responsive to your needs. We will be back again next year!!

We highly recommend this special place❤️

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A very special place!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a peaceful setting, it is my second time staying here at this lovely cottage. I have already booked my next visit here and can't say enough wonderful things about being here!! Mary and Leonard are wonderful and the property is secluded and beautiful. The cottage has everything and is charming, beautifully decorated and so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Charming, tranquil retreat to recharge our batteries. We absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage so charming. peaceful and private; Leonard and Mary were delightful we really appreciated their warm hospitality and look forward to returning next month!

This place is special and for those who are interested in quiet relaxing time...not a party pad. It's beautifully appointed and comfortable...nothing missing here other than tourist traps😊!

Thank you Len & Mary see you again soon!


  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A taste of heaven

  • 5 of 5

A private, serene setting with beautiful well tended grounds and great landscaping. The cottage was the amenities you need, roomy, very comfortable and wonderfully decorated. The cedar log cottage was like going home for us as my folks lived in a cedar log home. Perfect location to explore the east side of the island easily. Thank you Leonard for the bananas and avocados. They were to die for. I would definitely recommend this paradise for your stay.

Dawn & Wally

Alberta Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Cottage a vacation in itself!

  • 5 of 5

Leonard and Mary certainly have a gift in creating a magical retreat and lovely setting for a vacation in itself. The cottage has absolutely everything one would need to feel comfortable and pampered. The decor has been lovingly chosen, the whole place so very clean and well maintained that you feel you are in your own home. The fireplace was a nice wake up addition and the hot tub a nice end to an evening. We cooked many of our meals there and never needed anything. They were always leaving fruit on her front porch that was so delicious. Pheasants and many other birds meandered through the private yard while we had coffee on our large Hawaiian deck. It's a great jumping off place for both sides of the island-it just doesn't get better than this! We very much recommend you treat yourself to this gem! Thank you Gions for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Car: necessary

We are located on the upper slopes of Paauilo, on the Hamakua Coast, a very private setting, but not far from the quaint and historical town of Honokaa, shopping, movie theater, restaurants. The popular Waipio Valley is only 12 miles away, but you need a 4 wheel drive to access the valley, or if you adventurous and in good shape you can hike to the bottom, where there is a beautiful beach. We are not too far from Hilo, on Wed., and Saturdays they have the Hilo Farmers Market, where you can find everything from fresh produce, food, and souvenirs. Hilo also has great shopping, movie theaters, museum's, botanical gardens. As you drive south of Hilo, within 35 minutes, you can be at the Volcano National Park, which offers hikes, lava tubes, and the Jagger museum. A sight that is a 'must see'. This island has a little bit of everything to offer. We look forward to sharing our little oasis with you.


Rates & Availability

Paauilo Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

non refundable cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

We require a copy of a either a drivers license, or passport for identification, and a signed copy of the rental agreement. There is a 9.25% transient accommodation tax, as well as a GE tax of 4.17% added to daily rate, a non-refundable cleaning fee $ 150.00, a security/damage fee $ 500.00 which will be refunded within 14 days after check out, if cabin is in good shape.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Paauilo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Pedestal sink, walk in closet, full tub and shower, new toilet. There is a door from the carport into the bathroom, so if you have been at the beach, and want to shower off, you can pull into the carport and enter from the back door into the bathroom and right into the shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 bedroom with queen size bed, full size sofa sleeper in living room, bedroom does not have a closing door, but does have a folding screen. Great for 2 adults and 2 small children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are located 5 minutes from Historic Honokaa Town, which provides a community swimming pool, lots of unique gift shops, a movie theater, cafes, coffee shops, food market, and close to Waipio Valley, where there is a black sand beach, **Note: you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to access the beach**, lots of history in this little community.

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