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Be one of the 1st to stay at the Sweethearts Hideaway which is situated on the Hamakua Coast surrounded by 20 acres of rolling hills and farmland. The expansive ocean view boasts gorgeous sunrises and brightly reflects the beauty of the full moon. Crops are flourishing in the fields and cattle graze in the distant pasture lands. The view seems to be endless.
This studio has a full kitchen with a Bosch gas range and full size refrigerator to meet your culinary
desires. There’s also a gas grill on the covered lanai for cooking out while you soak in the amazing views
and fresh country air. Satellite TV can be viewed from the cozy loveseat or queen sized bed to relax at the end of a fun filled day.
The indoor shower gives you the feel of being outside, as the colorful foliage of the landscaped yard is visible through the windows.
The fully fenced yard with fish pond has an abundance of tropical trees and flowering plants.
The cottage is minutes from botanical gardens, waterfalls and zip lines, not to mention the beautiful coast line and hiking. Centrally located between Hilo and the Waipio Valley.
If you enjoy peaceful seclusion with amazing views, then this is the place for you. We look forward to
having you as our guests. Aloha and hope to see you soon.
We did not stay at the Sweethearts Hideaway. The driveway was too muddy from recent rains. We stayed at The Gardenia House instead, which was perfect for us two, a lot more roomy than Sweethearts Hideaway. We were delighted that Gardenia House came available for us. We were very comfortable, plus we could never get enough of the ocean view from the lanai! Gardenia House is a fabulous property. We've already booked it for next January. I have 2 suggestions to make Gardenia House even better: 1. It would be nice to have one more comfortable chair in the livingroom area. 2. Do the large windows in the livingroom have blinds? It would be nice and more private to have vertical blinds (like the ones in the bedrooms) on the big windows in the livingroom, especially to be able to draw them at night for privacy.
Quite a few things went wrong on our stay in this property. The road was muddy and almost impassable, we had to trade in our rental car for a Jeep just to get to the property which incurred an additional cost to us (the property managers picked up a small portion of that cost at our insistence). We had to get out of our vehicle into the mud every time we came and went to open and close a gate, which resulted in muddy shoes and clothing. The "hot" water was tepid at best. Not all the burners on the stove worked and the cell reception was nonexistent (this is mentioned in the information about the property which you get after you book and pay). The bathroom situation might be unacceptable to some, especially at night. You have to go outside a door (which you would want to lock at night for security) go a few steps and then into another door (which you might want to lock for security). There was a washer but not a dryer. Overall, I would not rent this property again just because the challenges we faced really detracted from our overall experience on the island.
Sweetheart's Hideaway provided the privacy and quiet we needed for a truly peaceful retreat. We began each morning with the most fantastic sunrise imaginable. The expansive view of the landscape and ocean provided a wonderful space to be mindful and let stress and worries go. After a day of Big Island adventures we looked forward to returning to our little space on the slopes of Mauna Kea for a restful and restorative evening watching the moon and stars. The home is very comfortable and clean with adequate appliances and cookware to prepare meals. Sandy was very kind and easy to work with from booking to checkout. After many vacation rentals over the years, this home ranks among our favorites.
We enjoyed our stay here at the Sweethearts Hideaway very much. Lot of privacy and peaceful surroundings to add to the vacation mindset! Quaint space and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. Great kitchen, a spacious lanai complete with BBQ and a fully fenced yard.
A nice place to get away from life's hustle and bustle.
Aileen and Scott
I feel like no matter how much I write I won't be able to accurately describe the awesomeness of this cottage. My husband and I are more of the adventurous type, so a resort was totally out of the question. It was way more fun to live like a local of the Big Island than to be stuck at a hotel pool. This cottage is off the grid and had just enough privacy. Being city folk, we really enjoyed the morning songs of the local cows in the back yard. Oh and the sunrise... AH-mazing! Sandy and Bob answered our questions proptly and provided us with everything we need for the cottage. Even stuff we didn't think about like coffee filters and cling wrap where there for us to use. We hope to come back next year!
We loved this little bungalow and would stay there again. It takes a bit of driving to get there but in reality it's close to Hilo and especially the Hawaiian Tropical Gardens which we are huge fans of. We arose each morning around 7:00 to the choir of cows, donkeys and song birds as the sun rose over the beautiful ocean view. There are no neighbors to speak of and the 1 mile "through the pasture driveway" was a hoot.
The bungalow was clean and well appointed. We ran the floor fan each evening on our return to cool the house after our day out sight seeing. The shower required walking out to the deck and back in again but that is a very small inconvenience for such a beautiful place. The the house was clean and bug free, the yard recently mowed and beautiful with flowers and a tiny pond.
I loved setting up my camera for the clear night starry sky time lapse shots and for the sun rises coming right out of the ocean. Can't wait to see how those turned out.
A great place we would return to if and when we come back to Hawaii.
There are also 3 zip line companies near by.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning||$85 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.