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FREE Zip Line Tour with 1 week stay at the Home at Botanical World

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Stay at the Heart of Adventure on the Lush and Historical Hamakua Coast

Hale Mala Pua (Garden Home) is the perfect place for family and friends to gather or for a romantic getaway on the stunning Hamakua Coast. This spacious plantation house (2,200 square feet) is located just north of Hilo in the lush and tropical environment of World Botanical Gardens in Hakalau. Two (2) Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Gourmet Kitchen with enormous refrigerator/ freezer , Living Room & Covered Lanai with ocean views. Access to World Botanical Gardens included for all days of your stay. Fruit Orchard & plenty of outdoor space.

The home has 2 Master En Suites, which is as perfect for a couple on a romantic trip, a family with kids or anybody just longing for privacy. Great for the couple wanting a wedding in the gardens with their honeymoon retreat awaiting on the property. This home is very clean and tastefully decorated. For your cooking pleasure the kitchen is fully stocked and open to the inside dining area so that you can prepare meals while you socialize.

The home is on separate three (3) acres of the World Botanical Gardens that are exquisitely manicured for your use. You will experience life in the Gardens between your Hawaiian adventures.

Walk in the large fruit orchards and learn about the plants in the gardens. Watch the sunrise or whales jump while you eat your breakfast on the lanai. Wander the gardens and your private domain at your leisure. Or just relax and enjoy life in the rain forest.

Inside the living room has a 60" flat screen TV and DVD player and a few DVDs for your entertainment. Watch TV or the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of the couch. Each bedroom also have 40" flat screens. The owners have also provided DirecTV satellite with movie channels and free internet along with air-conditioning. Our house book will give you lots of entertainment options away from the house as well. This home has a great location for exploring both the east and west sides of the island.

The property is just across the street from the amazing World Botanical Gardens and the Botanical World Adventures where you will be welcomed by the staff and given special rates. Each week stay gets one free tour for one person (up to $167 value) - the longer your stay the more free tours! The rest of your guests will receive a discount on the tours. There are guided zip line, Segway and walking tours at the gardens for an array of fun just outside your front door. You will even come away with new understanding of the plants that surround you during your stay.

Within minutes there are surf and swimming spots like Hakalau Veterans Beach Park to dip in the water or boogie board. Less than an hour drive in either direction the power of flowing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, golfing, magical driving tours, Hilo farmer's market, ATV tours and so much more! Or circle the whole island on a day trip.

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Hakalau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double bowl sinks and exceptional ultra marble stone work.
    Master 2 Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lanai with ocean view. En suite bathroom with jetted tub
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view lanai. En suite bathroom - sunken shower w/seat.
  • The Master bedroom has a ocean view from its separated lanai. It has a California king sized Temperpedic bed that is the perfect end to a perfect day in Hakalau. The en suite bathroom with a stone and tile shower with a seat and a double bowl vanity. There is a walk in closet and a desk with a printer that can be connected through the wireless WiFi network. The Second Master bedroom also has a ocean view with its own lanai and California king sized Sertapedic bed that is comfortable and cool for the rest of your life in paradise. The en suite bathroom has a jetted tub to relax and enjoy yourself.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Free admission to World Botanical Gardens at Botanical World is available throughout your stay. Deep discounts to Botanical World Adventures is also available. Stay a week and you get a FREE Zipline (8 lines - 2 hours) or Segway Tour (30 minute to 2 hours) at Botanical World Adventures. The longer your stay the more we discount your tours.


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FREE Zip Line Tour with 1 week stay at the Home at Botanical World
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful, clean, pleasant, well-sited

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. It was very easy to get to, close off the highway, but not so close that there was traffic noise. My husband was impressed with all the mod-cons including effective air conditioning, good internet service, modern washer and dryer, two-drawer dishwasher, enormous fridge, etc. I was thrilled that it was so clean- we kept commenting to each other about the fact that we hadn't seen a single bug inside (unheard of in the tropics)! The beds were comfortable too, even the futon. My daughter and I enjoyed the easy walk to the zipline, gardens, and maze. I loved just sitting on the lanai with my tea in the morning, looking over the orchard at the ocean. It was fun to stroll in the private grounds and admire all the ornamental and fruiting plants, too. Bob and Sandy were very helpful with a few small needs that we had, as well. I have family in the area so we visit fairly frequently, and this home was much nicer than several others we have tried in the vicinity. Overall, exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Staying at The Garden Home located at The Botanical World Gardens does have it's perks. We're glad you enjoyed the gardens and Hibiscus Maze, it's seems kids of all ages, including us have so much fun trying to find our way out and see who will be first. You and your daughter must have had a great time on the zip-line tour, it's not only fun but learning about the plants and area plus sampling any fruit along the way is an added bonus. It's nice to offer a big discount for the tours to our guests staying at the home. You're right about the bugs in the tropics, but they are not welcome in our house so they can pack their bags and relocate. Please feel welcome to come back the next time you come and visit family. Aloha and Mahalo
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Just what we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing vacation! The house was perfectly located for all our needs, just beautiful, we loved it!!

Thank you Sandy and Bob for leaving it fully equipped and for providing us with all of those wonderful tips.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coming to Hawaii requires a lot of planning so we're glad that the list of attractions was helpful to you. We certainly don't want you to miss some of the main things to see and do plus all this wonderful beauty to explore. It's so nice to hear that you had an amazing vacation, now it's time to enjoy all your memories and photos. Aloha and Mahalo
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San Antonio

Terrific house, open plan design was perfect for our family's vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We all like to cook and have time to relax and talk. This house is very spacious and is an excellent place for family time. The gardens are lovely, and the screened in porch is a terrific place for hanging out.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed staying at the Botanical World Garden Home. The large kitchen is perfect for all of you who like to cook with plenty of room to work in and spices galore. The screened porch is a favorite place for many with the breezes blowing and breathing in that fresh air, it's a great area to share stories of your days adventures. With the botanical gardens right across the street you can even get an education on the different types of plants here on the island. We look forward to having you again as our guests. Aloha and Mahalo.
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Quiet and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this property and we enjoyed and appreciated it even more. The spacious home easily accommodated our group of five women. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the enclosed lanai while observing the garden and listening to the birds. Everyone was rejuvenated amidst the quiet and tranquil setting. It was a pleasant and scenic drive into Hilo. Sandy the property manager was friendly and accommodating to our requests. Thank you, Sandy, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you ladies back again and look forward to your return again someday. It's such a wonderful way to start your day on the lanai with the sights and sounds of nature. Actually, it's a great place to spend anytime of day out there to enjoy each others company. It was nice to have met the rest of your family and friends this time. a hui hoa Aloha and Mahalo
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Beautiful garden home with full kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this lovely house. My 2 year old son loved watching birds and cows from the Lanai.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your little guy enjoyed the birds and cows. We hardly ever get to see the cows in the pasture, so that must have really been a treat just for him. We would enjoy hosting your family again if you ever get to come back to the island. Aloha and Mahalo
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Great Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

The property was well stocked, clean and full of fruit in the back and front yards. Hilo is a quiet, laid back town with very good restaurants. We enjoyed our stay; and I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You can't get fresher fruit than what you can pick right off the tree, so we're glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to your return some day to enjoy the property and area. Aloha and Mahalo
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Bob & Sandy Nutt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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."


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

You are actually staying in a portion of the World Botanical Gardens Adventure 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.