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Amazing Panoramic Ocean Views and Peaceful

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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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Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews

Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome experience. The house, environment and location was gorgeous. Very quiet area and is great to relax. Due to the fact that the house is not in town there were no city lights to prevent you from the brightest stars and moon light. It is on a hill so cool winds were blowing all day and night.

I am native to the big island and rented this property for out of town guests as well as myself. We were all very taken back by all this property had to offer especially for the price. The view is breathtaking and the location doesn't make you feel The homeowners are very helpful and quick to respond to any questions that you may have before, during, and after renting the property.

I would definitely recommend this home to anyone and would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing your experience with others. It means even more to us coming from a Local who is use to seeing this beautiful island. We hope we never take for granted this wonderful place we call home. We welcome you back and your guests anytime. Mahalo and aloha.
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Very enjoyable, would definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view, loved the double hammock, loved watching stars and the lunar eclipse! Lots to see in the area, and easy access to Hilo. Sandy's recommendations for sightseeing were most helpful, and the house is well-equipped for travelers. Would definitely recommend Gardenia House for a vacation, and Bob and Sandy as hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so jealous that you got to see the lunar eclipse, we missed it. I bet that hammock was a great place to relax during the day or even star gaze at night. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests and would welcome you back anytime for a month again or anytime you want to come back to relax. Aloha and Mahalo
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Great remote location at a great price.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay on Hilo side was spectacular. We drove over 600 miles exploring and experiencing the big island. This little house was a nice getaway. Very quiet and serene. Sandy, the host, is excellent and is very responsive and communicative, which I appreciated tremendously. The beds are very comfortable.

The only critical thing I would say is that the house leaves a lot to be desired in the way of interior decoration and detail. The light bulbs are all the energy saving flourescent bulbs and the furniture is cobbled together. It just didn’t feel as cozy as I would have liked. In the end, that served us well since we didn’t want to hang around the house too much and opted to visit many wonderful places on the island instead.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the island being so large, as you found out, it doesn't seem like it takes too long to put a lot of miles on the car. There's so much to see, do and enjoy on this beautiful island, which makes the exploring so much fun. Glad you enjoyed the comfy beds and which make for a good nights sleep in the quiet countryside.
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Spectacular views! Spacious, light filled home.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views, lovely countryside location. House had everything we needed; very comfortable with space to settle in. Property was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We loved the cute artwork your little girl put in the guest book for everyone to enjoy. It was pretty awesome too that you spotted the whales from the lanai leaping out of the water. We hope you get to come back again to the country for another visit. Mahalo again for the yummy gift of the Canadian syrup's. Aloha and Mahalo
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Wonderful view. Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

I didn't want to leave. The home had everything needed for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family and were sure glad you enjoyed the lovely view. We hope you get to come back to this beautiful island again and have more time to relax in the hammock. Aloha and Mahalo
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  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of staying at this home twice now. Having returned again now in 2017, as beautiful as this place is, it's just unfair not to share it, so the secret's out!

The Gardenia House is the epitome of country island paradise!!! If you seek solitude, an expansive 180-degree-view of the ocean, a starry night; and you don't mind (or maybe even prefer) the harmonious lullaby of coqui frogs and don't mind having cows, horses, goats, and geckos for neighbors--I promise you this is where you want to stay! I wish I could share my photos from the property, as the ones posted do not do it any justice by a long shot. The home is no more than a 20mins drive north of Hilo (with no "traffic"--disregard what online maps say). It is situated up a long drive on a steep hill, which provides an amazing (AMAAAZZING!!!), breathtaking view of the ocean. Once you turn into the driveway, I guarantee you that you will be blown away by the view and will totally be relieved you chose to come here. (When I drive down the hill, I sometimes feel like I'm about to drive right into the ocean lol) The house runs on a catchment tank, but this is the wet side of the island, so no worries about running out of water. The house also runs on solar electricity, but even with all the cloudy days, running low or out of power has never been an issue. And the home is set at high elevation and has very high vaulted ceilings, allowing for cool airflow; but there are powerful fans in each bedroom, in case you just can't acclimate to the island heat. The place is furnished (in a nice, practical manner), comfortable, clean, and roomy. (Honestly, the house could be a shack and the ocean view and surroundings would still compensate for it! It's a bonus the home is perfect.)

Additionally, Sandy and Bob are sooo easy to work with. True 'aloha' spirit! They are always a text or phone call away. They are very welcoming and not at all intrusive.

Trust this virtual stranger--book your stay here; you won't regret it. Just be careful - your heart may break a little when it comes time to leave. :)

Disclaimer: I still plan to book the home at some point for a 'refresher', so let's not hog this piece of paradise too much, people. ;-p ALOHA!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Mahalo nui loa for your amazing description of the property, you were able to capture the same feeling we get when we are there taking in the view, it never gets old. It's always a pleasure to have you as a guest and we get great pleasure when we know our guests are enjoying the island and house so much Also thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience so others will get a better visual of the property. We hope you get to come back again some day. Aloha and Mahao
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Property Manager

Bob and Sandy Nutt
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $200

Cleaning on monthly reservations is $135.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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