Stay at the Heart of Adventure on the Lush and Historical Hamakua Coast
Bob & Sandy Nutt
About Bob & Sandy Nutt
BWA LLC is the owner of Botanical World Adventures and the World Botanical Gardens. The partners became involved in the gardens over 15 years ago due to the beauty and size of the collection of plants. Coming from families of farmers, ornamental horticulturists, real estate, construction and Future Farmers of America, the owners have a true spirit of the land - "the Aina". They have worked on farms, in greenhouses, tractor shops and many other ag and land related businesses. In October 2013 the partners acquired the gardens and all the assets. "We have been investing in this project since we had contact with it and look at the Garden Home as another adventure in the gardens."
Bob & Sandy Nutt purchased this House in 2015
Why Bob & Sandy Nutt chose Hakalau
The opportunity of sharing the gardens this intimately after our Garden Director left this home was inspiring to the partners. This place has magical properties and we enjoy sharing it in this amazing "in the gardens" experience. A wander through the fruit, flowers and spices is a journey through the amazing Hawaiian history.
What makes this House unique
You are literally in the World Botanical Gardens and have free access to them throughout your stay. Air conditioning in the living room and each bedroom on warm days is so soothing. Furthermore, you also receive kama'aina pricing for any of the Botanical World Adventures (zip lines, Segways, etc). Stay a week and you get a free tour! "Our staff members are your hosts, they are committed to assuring you have an enjoyable experience as our guest."
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No parties or gatherings without prior permission. Registered guests only.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Exceptional location. Well designed house
The house is unusually well set up. Fantastic kitchen, stocked with everything could wish.Comfortable screened lanai with table and seating area. Quiet.Next to beautiful gardens. Lots to do nearby. Rooms large and well furnished.Top 10% of nearly 100 vacation rentals we have visited.
A beautiful, very well equipped house in tropical location. So relaxing and so many places to explore right outside the front door. Perfect location to visit Volcanos park and Hilo. Although It does rain a lot on this side of the island , so be prepared
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are so right about it being a great location since we are so close to waterfalls, hiking trails and of course the Botanical World Gardens and Adventures for zip-lining and tours. We certainly did get a very unusual amount of rainy days while you were here as well as all the islands. Fortunately it was still warm and the sun did finally come out. The waterfalls in the Botanical Garden must have been amazing during that time. We do hope that you get to come back again as we would enjoy hosting you. Aloha and Mahalo
great, private and relaxing
nice big place, felt at home. only needed improvements are minor but bedrooms need blackout shades, water pressure needs to be increased and they need to find a way to seal the house up from rodents.
We are glad that the house felt like home to you, which meant you must have been comfortable. The geckos are very common here in Hawaii and do find their way onto the screened porch once in awhile. Fortunately they don't bite and can easily be caught or chased back outside. Aloha and mahalo
kitchen well equipped barbeque a nice steak relax on screened lanai close enough to Hilo for shopping air conditioning a plus great place to stay
Steak on the grill sounds great! So glad you enjoyed the home and property. I hope you enjoyed your free Segway or Zip-line tour since you stayed 7 nights.
They are so much fun and you learn a lot as well about the land, fauna vegetation plus the scenery is so pretty. Hope to see back here again some time. Aloha and Mahalo
This home is beautiful and surrounded by majestic tropical landscaping. The ability to walk through the neighboring World Botanical Garden is a once in a lifetime experience.
Having guests like yourselves that enjoy the gardens, is a bonus for us. We do our best for everyone to have a pleasant experience and learn about the huge vary of plants and trees there. We do hope that you get to come back again to enjoy the home and gardens as well. Aloha and Mahalo
Great spot would book again
We're so glad that you and your family had a nice stay and enjoyed the beauty of the gardens.
You will have to try zip-lining next time to come, the waterfalls you see are beautiful as well as the rain forest.
We look forward to your return.
Aloha and Mahalo
You are actually staying in a portion of the World Botanical Gardens at Botanical World Adventures. The fruit and spices can be picked in the yard and there are over 290 unique species of plants on this portion of the gardens alone. You are also allowed free access to the other gardens which are spread over hundreds of acres. You could stay a month and still not take in all there is to see and do. Don't miss the Hakalau Farmers Market and Food Share right across the street on Tuesdays from 3 to 6. Fresh food and fun trinkets. Also get adjusted by Dr. Shauna Lover at the market or at the garden home later.