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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Huge 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home, Full Kitchen, Outdoor Showers, Inside Too. In town

Vintage 1954 home on nearly an acre of lanscaped land with absolutely no obstructions of a wide ocean vista. 3 large bedrooms, each with a queen bed and quality linens. Master has a full bath in suite. The common bath has 2 vanities, tub/shower, and an outside area with dual showers. Huge kitchen with all you need to prepare covered lanai has tables and seating for 8. 2 car carport. Washer/dryer

Galen Sell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Galen Sell

Retired FedEx. From Cleveland Ohio.

Galen Sell purchased this house in 2013

Why Galen Sell chose Hamakua Coast

If you're looking for the real Hawaii, come stay in a native islanders home. Auntie Nancy lived here 60 years. Quiet residential neighborhood. Emphasizing quiet. This property is not for the party animal scene. Quiet, relaxing. Nearest beach is 8 miles away, but wide ocean views. Gardens.

What makes this house unique

The real Hawaii, in a real Hawaiian neighborhood. Very safe, quiet location.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

watch whalesfrom the deck, Maui views, the real Hawaii, a quiet residential hom
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wow!! what a view. And amazing neighbors too

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing vacation. I was at the house for 6 weeks and loved everything about it. The view of the ocean is magnificent. I watched hundreds of whales breaching and putting on quite the show from the lanai outside of my bedroom. the home is clean, well equipped, nicely furnished and very accommodating for large and small groups. We had everything we needed and more. Galen the owner was very helpful, informative and eager to help if needed. There is a small ranch next door with a baby goat and pig and calves and horses too. The children there are very actively involved in rodeo so we attended the rodeos to watch them ride, rope, and ride the wild bulls. what an amazing thing to see especially at 10 years of age. The town of Honoka'a is a 5 min walk from the house and what a quaint fun little town it is. Everybody is so friendly and accommodating. Truly beautiful people. Honoka'a is middle of the island so it is easy access to every inch of the island. We saw some of the most amazing landscapes imaginable. All in all it was sensational and when I go back that is precisely where I want to be again. It was so sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, L. It was a pleasure, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time on this beautiful island.
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  • 5 of 5

If we had to describe the experience at this lovely home in one word it would be enchanting, but that is only the beginning. DRAMATIC OCEAN VIEWS that are beyond what anyone could ever imagine. It has a wonderful, charming and peaceful feeling to the home that is only improved by the quality of the stay experiencing a real Hawaii feeling without being in the hustle, heat and crowds of Kona. The house was clean, inviting and had such a uniqueness which contributes to one’s overall experience! The owner Galen has made this place a true paradise in Hawaii and was quickly to respond if anything was needed including advice on secret places where only locals know about. It is in a very safe and quite area with nights hearing the tropical serenity sounds only Hawaii can offer. We highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Hilo (ITO) is 40 miles. Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hamakua Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Green Market Cafe
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended

Located half way between hilo and kona on the incredible hamakua coast. Wide ocean views, pleasant tradewinds bring the cleanest air on earth.


Rates & Availability

Honokaa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
whale season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii tax ID# W50993079-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1944 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower , dual showers outside
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Inside master bedroom suite, dual vanity sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3 sleep sofa /futon , one full futon, 2 child futons
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , large master suite, with full bath in suite (shower only)
  • Master bedroom is very large, with in suite bath, and a large outside deck overlooking a 180 degree ocean view. Watch whales in season. Maui can be seen. Bedroom 2 is also very large. Both these have dressers, nightstands, etc. bedroom 3 is cozy, but stll offers a queen size bed, and only high quality linens are used. Bedroom 4 is an open living area, off the main room, with sliding glass doors overlooking the ocean. There is a double bed, a full sized futon, and 2 large chairs, which fold down into a child sized futon (2).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quiet Peaceful Home. We Like The Same Type Of Guests.

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