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Mahana House Country Inn, Experience rural hawaii in a small country property

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Four king size ensuite guest rooms with access to full kitchen and great room

Aloha and Welcome to Mahaha House Country Inn!


Follow the links below for additional rooms and reviews:

VRBO Listing #628540

VRBO Listing #779783

Our most spacious and private corner suite:

VRBO Listing #665064

Our FOUR ROOM INN is situated on a peaceful FRUIT FARM on the East side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahana House is a quiet and relaxing place to soak up the expansive ocean views and is IDEALLY LOCATED to explore the many lush gardens and spectacular waterfalls nearby as well as Hilo town and HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. There are bananas, avocados, lychee and passionfruit available for guests to enjoy in season.

Each of our four NEWLY BUILT guest suites has a KING SIZE BED and PRIVATE LANAI with FULL OCEAN VIEW. All rooms have an ENSUITE bathroom with fully tiled walk-in shower and granite countertop. Guest suite also have complimentary WIFI, TV, kitchen area and private entrance. Guests have access to the great room of the house which has a full kitchen, laundry room, and lounge areas. Our large lanais are the perfect place to BBQ and enjoy dinner by tiki torch light in the evening or coffee with sunrise in the morning.

Some day trip ideas include exploring waterfalls and gardens nearby, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and MAUNA KEA summit and stargazing. There is virtually no limit to the activities and adventures available to you on the Big Island. We have a 3 night minimum for guest reservations.

There is often more availability than may appear on our reservation calendars. Please feel free to call or email us directly with any questions.

The OCEAN is a short drive down the road to a former sugar cane plantation, now Hakalau Park. HAWAII TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN and AKAKA FALLS are within a few easy miles of the farm. After a day of sight seeing, return to the beautiful ocean view, warm breezes and peaceful atmosphere of our farm.

MAHANA HOUSE COUNTRY INN is owned and operated by Randy and Alison Simpson who have years of experience in the hospitality industry. We pride ourselves on the CLEANLINESS and COMFORT of our WELL-APPOINTED guest rooms. It is our most sincere wish to provide our guests with a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing stay on the Big Island. The incredible natural beauty and climate of Hawaii is something we appreciate every day and it is a privilege to share this wonderful place with our guests.


Randy and Alison Simpson

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Randy Simpson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2018

About Randy Simpson

Randy and Alison moved to the Big Island from Ontario, Canada in 2013. After visiting for the first time in 2008, we fell in love with the Hamakua Coast. We were able to sell our hotel and restaurant businesses in our hometown of Stratford and make the dream of Mahana House a reality.

Randy and Alison live in a small house slightly uphill from the main house. A few friendly cats roam the farm. They are happy to be petted should you encounter them (perhaps on your lanai…) but are definitely not allowed inside the main house or guest rooms.

Randy Simpson purchased this house in 2013

Why Randy Simpson chose Hakalau

After visiting the Big Island several times, we fell in love with the Hamakua Coast. Once we found this property and the saw view we were hooked. The East side of Hawaii offers a unique experience with great parks, restaurants and hikes for your Hawaii adventure.

What makes this house unique

Large private guest rooms are newly built by industry professionals. Incredibly beautiful climate and view. Perfect for couples. Stay and do exactly as much or as little as you like!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality. We loved our stay here! The place is amazing & clean. We loved being able to pick fruit from the land. What a great way to start our Hawaii adventures. Being greeted by your warm welcome & delicious avocados was such a nice touch. If we are back in Hilo we will definitely be back here to stay

Thanks so much


Lisa and Trevor
Sep 2015
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Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All guest rooms have a full private ensuite with tiled walk-in shower and granite vanity top. Bathrooms are newly built and brightly lit. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash provided in shower. Hairdryer and first aid kit in vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Suites are laid out very much like a hotel room with closet, kitchen area, bathroom, bedroom and living space. The most impressive feature is the ocean view from the private lanai at the front of each room. All suites have king size Sleep Number beds with comfortable memory foam toppers. Each side of the bed is adjustable for firmness. Light blocking curtains provide shade from the bright sunrise should you prefer to sleep in.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Mahana House Country Inn, Experience rural hawaii in a small country property
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

"Heaven is a place on earth"

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Mahana house. Randy is an awesome host, very considerate and thoughtful, taking care of little things such as playing beautiful music in the kitchen, preparing a sign in front of our room because we were arriving late. We really appreciate the guide book he had provided us, it helped us plan our east-coast itinerary. We loved our room and the view of the ocean. We were in one of the 3 king rooms, and we will probably book the corner suite next time (ohh of course there is a next time :)) as it had slightly wider view of the ocean. Overall, the place is a perfect example of the relaxing Hawaiian experience.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They made us feel right at home. The rooms are very roomy, comfortable, private, and well appointed. Everything is provided in the wonderful large common kitchen and laundry room. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Hilo. You are away from town, but it is located in a very peaceful setting that is within fifteen minutes to town and all your needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and Comfortable Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 3 night stay at Mahana House and will definitely return next time we are on the Big Island. The room was spacious, clean and well appointed. There is a front porch and private lanai. The lanai overlooks an expansive lawn and has an ocean view. At night we enjoyed the sound of the coqui frogs and the starlight sky. It is obvious the owners take pride in their Country Inn and put alot of thought in its layout. We enjoyed the extra effort they took to make the accommodations comfortable for their customers; such as the sleep # bed and pillows which were excellent, quality toileltry products (soft kleenex and TP - not that scratchy stuff you get in many of the hotel chains), makup remover wipes, sufficient plugs for your electronics, microwave, coffee pot & coffee, compact refrigerator, paper towels, and more. Although there was no cable TV service, Netflix was provided for your viewing on the room's flat screen TV. This gave us a chance to catch up on one of our favorite Netflix shows "House of Cards". There was also free wiFi - which was fairly good for this Island. Additionally, they provided fresh fruit from their orchards for your enjoyment. The bananas were delicious. If you want to cook your own meals or hang out in a common area, they have provided that in style. Since we were there only 3 days we did not use the kithcen facilities, but we checked them out and we were impressed. The location of the Inn also worked well for us; most places we visited were 10 - 30 minutes away (Hawaiian Botanical Gardens, Hilo, Akaka Falls, Kolekole Beach Park). The description and photos you see on the website are a good representation of Mahana House. One of the best rentals we have had through VRBO.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful this place is. You need to check out their website for all the details as they are so accurate as are the pictures. This is an outstanding place to stay if you want to be in the area north of Hilo. It is so quiet here and easy to find. The owners are very welcoming and helpful regarding things to do if you need help. Do believe all the glowing reviews as they are true! You cannot go wrong staying here and I highly recommend this place. We have traveled all around the world and this place is one of the best we have stayed in and the price is great.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

Randy is fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable! The room is large, perfectly accessorized with everything you could need. The shared living room, lanai and kitchen have beautiful finishes and comfortable spaces. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite counters, stainless appliances and all cooking accessories. The grounds are stunning as are the views. One of my best stays in Hawaii and I have been here over 20 times! Highly recommend. Only caveat is you need a car to get around to see this incredible island.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at Mahana House!

  • 5 of 5

Mahana House was our wonderful "Hawaii home" for six nights in mid-November. Randy and Alison are the absolute best hosts! Whenever we needed sightseeing or restaurant advice they had many options to recommend. Our suite was immaculate and so comfortable! The Sleep Number bed was awesome and very restful. The kitchenette gave us the freedom to eat breakfast at "home" on the lanai and enjoy the beautiful view of the sea. We hope to return again soon--the relaxing vibe was just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo (ITO) 30 minutes away, Kona (KOA) 2hrs away
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hilo Sharks in Honomu. What's Shakin,' in Pepeekeo
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Hilo beach parks 30 min, 75min to Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary

One of the things we love most about our property is that we are in quiet rural setting while at the same time close to Hilo which has all we need for groceries, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Hawaii tax ID
Contact us directly to avoid service fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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