Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Ho'onanea Ranch Private Ocean View Luxury Retreat 10 minutes from Hilo

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,816 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private ocean view 4 bedroom, three bath home on 23 acre ranch

Ho'onanea Ranch is nestled in a quiet lush valley just 10 minutes from Hilo. A true tropical retreat. The private and spacious lanai has sweeping ocean views where you can enjoy a slow morning before heading off on your island adventures. The amenities include a master suite with spa like bathroom and secluded study with panoramic views, two additional copious bedrooms, shared bathroom, professional kitchen and expansive lanai, mature orchard, horse barn and swimming hole with waterfall. There is an additional suite with outdoor shower available for parties over 7.

Please note, there are horses and other livestock living on this ranch. The owners come to the property daily to feed. They drive past the house but do not stop or come into the yard or house itself.

More Details

Kate Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Kate Johnson

I am an adventurous, life loving person. I spend my time living on the North Shore of Oahu teaching horseback riding and enjoying a relaxed lifestyle.

My home is my masterpiece and a dream realized. It is filled with luxurious finishes that will leave you feeling pampered.

I look forward to helping make your stay as dreamlike as possible.

Kate Johnson purchased this estate in 2007

Why Kate Johnson chose Pepeekeo

I don't know exactly what it is about this magical place but everyone who comes here feels it. It has a relaxing and comfortable air about it that enhances your vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you both SO much for hosting us this week 5/8-5/16. We very much enjoyed your beautiful home and had a blast getting to know you guys and the animals too 😀. We wish we had some suggestions for you guys, but the only thing we can think of is to move Albert's bed into our room to make morning snuggles a bit easier.

Wishing you guys the best and please stay in touch!


Stephanie and Julien
May 2015
  • 1 of 1


Pepeekeo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , two sinks, walk in shower, tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two pedestal sinks, walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
2% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Ho'onanea Ranch Private Ocean View Luxury Retreat 10 minutes from Hilo
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time staying at the ranch! It was so peaceful and there was so much to explore! About a 20 minute drive down to Hilo but it's a super easy, pretty drive! Would definitely try to stay here coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Jose, Ca

Beautiful, peaceful, luxurious...

  • 5 of 5

Kate's place is LUXE! Finest linens, cleanest house, most sublime views. We left her house to stay at an amazing jungle treehouse in Volcanoes and we all wished we'd never left Kate's.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Norwalk, CA

This home is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded property with a breathtaking view. Ron and Jessica were very sweet and helpful. Overall, we had a great time. Thank you Ron and Jessica!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazingly peaceful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property and beautiful house. We really enjoyed the peace and serenity.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spacious, comfy home filled with Aloha

  • 5 of 5

My experience at Kate's property was incredible. The views are expansive and the property has so much to offer: fruit trees, horses, walking, star gazing. Her home was so comfortable, from the cushiony sofas to the Super soft bed sheets. The home felt cozy and clean. Her property was also the perfect location to stay to have easy access to Hilo town, but removed and tucked away in a safe gated sanctuary. My stay at this property was absolutely one of the highlights of the trip. Waking up and sipping coffee gazing out of the lanai at the beautiful Big Island views...I would reccommend this property to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. This is definitely a place to go to if you want to get away. The peace and quiet is a perfect feeling but still close to the town.

I would stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hilo Municipal
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hamakua Coast
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.21%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties