About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
Bob and Sandy Nutt
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
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Peace and Quiet and an Ocean View
We loved our stay! We had peace and quiet and a great ocean view. The house had everything we needed and more. It was immaculate and uncluttered, unlike another home we stayed at previously. We highly recommend this place to people who want access to Hilo but don't want to stay in a "touristy" city environment. Thanks, Sandy and Bob, for sharing your place and hospitality!
Beautiful view and comfortable getaway!
Great location for exploring Hilo and Hamakua coast. Well kept home and property with amazing view. Very comfortable and hosts were great.
It's always a pleasure to have guests that enjoy the natural beauty of the island. The Hamakua Coast is such a beautiful area with lots to see and explore. We hope you were able to see a lot of birds and ones that you might have never seen before. Please come back anytime, we would enjoy hosting you again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo
Beautiful and Peaceful
We enjoyed our stay at the Gardenia House. The view of the ocean is beautiful and the area is so peaceful. The house had everything we needed and the check in was easy. We enjoyed the ocean view not only outside but from inside also. This is the place to enjoy paradise!! We hope to go back sometime soon!
It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests and it gives us joy to know how much you enjoyed the property and house. There's nothing like waking up in the morning and seeing that vast view of ocean. We do hope you do get to come back to explore more of the island. You were wonderful guests. Aloha and Mahalo
Loved Hawaii. Location was safe and secure.
We enjoyed our stay with only a few constructive suggestions: warm/hot water for shower, laundry, and dish washing was inconsistent; noises from either birds or critters under the eves every morning around 5:30 to 6:30 was disruptive, followed by noise from the water system also disrupt our early mornings; and , the bathroom sure could have been cleaner when we arrived.
The hot water system is a tank-less heater, the higher the pressure, the hotter the water is. We wish you would have told us so that we could have explained how to get the water hotter for you. We do not have any control over the birds as to where they land and start to sing their morning songs. The water system pump must come on from time to time, sorry it bothered you. I'm super surprised about the bathroom as I inspected it and the rest of the house after my cleaning staff was there and found everything very clean. I have never had any complaints about the cleaning so again I wish you would have told me and I would have immediately come up there and taken care of any issues.
Very enjoyable, would definitely recommend.
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.
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
Great remote location at a great price.
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.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning on monthly reservations is $135.00