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Amazing Panoramic Ocean Views and Peaceful

Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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About the property

2 Bedroom House on over an acre.

Be one of the 1st to stay at The Gardenia House which is situated on 20 acres of rolling hills. With over an acre of fenced in yard you will have plenty of space and privacy. Your panoramic ocean view is incredible for watching the ships go by or the whales as they breach out of the water.

The morning brings you wonderful sunrises while in the evening you can watch the moon come up over the ocean's horizon. The sky is full of twinkling stars like you've never seen before. This 2 bedroom home has beds to comfortably sleep 5 guests with 2 queen beds and a twin. It's so peaceful up here that you won't have a problem going to sleep. Out here in the country we catch the rain water then have it filtered a couple of times for a great tasting drink. We even get our electric from the sun with solar photovoltaic.

We’re far enough out in the country for that true ‘local’ feel but close enough to enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer. Within minutes of the Gardenia House are waterfalls, Botanical Gardens, hiking, swimming, zip lines and of course our beautiful coast line. After a long day of exploring you can come back and relax in the hammock while taking in the view. Even if you have to cook your dinner on the grill, you’ll still have a fabulous ocean view to enjoy.

We hope to see you soon, aloha.

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Property Manager
Bob and Sandy Nutt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Amazing Panoramic Ocean Views and Peaceful
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Gardenia House

  • 5 of 5

Being at Gardenia House is enjoyable and the perfect get-away. The house itself is very comfortable, but the best part is the gorgeous pastoral views down the mountain and out to the ocean where the ocean seems close enough to touch. You can just sir there for hours and absorb it all! It is great, though, when you need contact with the outside world, that the TV reception is perfect and internet also. The bedrooms and beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is adequate, great bathroom, too! We loved coming and going up and down the mountain from the house to the many attractions in the Hilo area, and there are many. We loved the country quiet, green, and calming. For us it's the perfect get-away in Hawaii! We look forward to staying at Gardenia House again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having you say that the Gardenia House is the "perfect get-away" brings us joy to know that you had a good time here and felt comfortable. You are right about there being plenty to do, we're still trying to see everything on this island. The comfort of the beds and the quietness will certainly ensure a good nights sleep out in the country. We look forward to that return visit. aloha and mahalo
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Peaceful attractive rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our favorite of the three homes we rented on a two week trip to Hawaii. It was quiet. Stars were bright at night. Besides the local scenic attractions, the drive to Hapuna Beach on the NW coast was reasonable for a day trip without staying on that busier side of the island. I am sorry that we did not have a chance to meet the owners, but they had contacted us to offer any help that we needed. And, our deposit was returned promptly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for your kind words. We enjoy hearing how others have enjoyed the property and island. Yes it is very peaceful there and has incredible views day and night. We look forward to your next visit and hope we get to meet you as well. Stay warm until then. aloha and mahalo
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Beautiful and calm - an ocean panoramic spread out before you

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and didn't want to leave -and we stayed nearly 3 weeks. Highly recommended. The property managers are kind, easy-going and responsive

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such perfect guests that we didn't want you to leave either. haha The island is very contagious so who knows, maybe one day you will be back to enjoy all this all over again. We look forward to that. A hui hoa (until we meet again).
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Great Views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed the home. We were only there for one night. If we ever return to the Big Island we would try to stay again. This a great place to stay to get away from crowds. The only recommendation would be to upgrade the mattress. It was fine for one night, but a bit soft for extended stays. I was worried about the water prior to arrival, but it tasted great.

Hearing farm sounds was cool and a new experience for the children. I would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many people don't get to experience the country side of Hawaii like you did . The resorts certainly cannot give you the feeling of what it's like to live here. We're glad that your children also got to have a new experience as well with the neighboring cattle sounds. Hopefully you'll be able to stay longer next time as we would look forward to that. Aloha and Mahalo
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Beautiful property on Hamakua coast, cool breezes, amazing views and tons of privacy

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay! About 20 minutes North of Hilo on beautiful Hamakua coast with amazing view, cool breezes and huge property gives tons of privacy! We had a great stay here, and had everything we needed for a relaxing staycation. Home was spacious and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to be able to host you for your families vacation and to give you a place to relax after all the days fun. Please come back anytime.
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Wow! Peaceful and Picturesque

  • 5 of 5

Gardenia House is a beautiful property; we enjoyed our brief stay. It was very clean and comfortable, with everything we needed and more. There was plenty of seating and elbow room for everyone -- my husband and me, and two of our kids, ages 18 and 23.

The ocean view was breathtaking! Our overnight stay was our first night in Hawaii; my husband was enchanted by the soundscape at twilight. There were many bird calls (we sighted an owl!), along with the sounds of distant cows and chickens as they all settled down for the night and grew quiet. After a stressful day of travel, Gardenia House was very restful and the stars were just beautiful.

It was so incredibly cool to wake up to the ocean view in the master bedroom. We also enjoyed the view while making breakfast. We loved seeing the resident geckos (they're considered lucky)! The information that the owners sent in advance made it easy for us to find the property, and they included suggestions about where to find groceries.

We loved our tour of nearby Akaka Falls and our zip line tour with Skyline Eco Adventures (put both of them on your short list of "must see and do on the Big Island").

We highly recommend Gardenia House; it's peaceful and picturesque, and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you got to experience the real Hawaii with all the beauty and sounds it has to offer. it sounds like you sure packed a lot into your vacation which is really easy to do here. We guess that you will just have to come back again to relax and see more and to take in the amazing views. Come back anytime. Mahalo and Aloha
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 19
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hakalau Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hakalau House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cleaning on monthly reservations is $135.00

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Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with a shower, tub, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master has queen size bed. Second bedroom has a queen and a twin size bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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