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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 main house full kitchen

Aloha and Welcome to Mahaha House Country Inn!


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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 suites 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 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!


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
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • 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 12 reviews

Amazing in every way

  • 5 of 5

Mahana House Country Inn exceeded our expectations in every way. First, the location is stunning. We spent every morning on the lanai with coffee and every evening with a glass of wine enjoying the ocean view. The room was just as pictured and very comfortable and clean. The towels and linens were first class. We appreciated the kitchenette for breakfast and putting together our lunches and the main house kitchen for preparing dinner. We looked forward to the mini-bananas that were picked from the farm and left each morning. Some of the little things that were so nice...rugs on the lanai so you didn't have to walk on the concrete, soaps and lotion in the bath, plenty of bath tissue and paper towels, the things to do booklet. It all contributed to a great experience. Randy and Alison were always there and responded to anything we needed (thanks for the tiki torch refill!!). Their background in the hospitality field really shows in the way the make each guest feel like a family member. Thank you so much for sharing the quiet side of the island with us. We will whole-heartedly be recommending Mahana House to all of our friends who are planning a visit to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the room and setting!

  • 5 of 5

We so appreciated the care with which Randy and Allison have developed this property. The room is very large with ample space and equipment for preparing simple meals. We also could use the large kitchen in the main house a few steps away. Our end room was well ventilated. Alison has done a wonderful job with her design and furnishing. Very attractive and simple so there is not a lot of stuff around to get in your way. Nice lanai; the shower was one of the best. We did not miss our tv and learned to download a movie or 2. Most of all we loved the view out over the large lawn and the distant ocean. We loved this setting, 15 miles north of old Hilo. We prefer this to being in town. We would stay again if we ever return to Hawaii. We highly recommend the Mahana Inn. Also, Randy was incredibly attentive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peacefull, convenient, everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing Inn is the best of all worlds... Far away enough from the mid town traffic, but close enough to get to everything you want within minutes!!

We didn't expect this much beauty for the georgeous view of the ocean amongst the

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazingly beautiful and abundant in provisions...Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Randy and Alison's oisis far exceeded expectations! This young couple has very intentionally planned every detail with the the comfort and enjoyment of their guests in mind. From the friendly personalized welcome sign and the abundance of free fruit, to the luxerious, spacious common room and huge perfectly equipped kitchen, to the tastfully designed and decorated individual rooms, everything is perfect! Each unit has a relaxing, private front patio which overlooks the country side through to the ocean. The view is serene and beautiful. A prepared binder offers excellent advice snd directions for tourists, enhanced with ideas resulting from Randy and Alison's personal explorations. Additional materisls are also available. Laundry facilities are excellent and provided at no extra costs.This couple's preparations for their guests and their friendliness is exemplary! We only wish we could have stayed longer!

This facility would also be perfect for a family gathering or group of friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosemarie H

  • 5 of 5

A memorable trip to The Big Island was further enhanced by the wonderful accommodation at Mahana House. After a day of exploring the sights, we always looked forward to relaxing on the lanai and either using the barbecue or fully equipped kitchen to prepare our evening meal. Lazy mornings taking in the ocean view while sipping our coffee was a great start to each day. All the thoughtful extras and attention to detail by the proprietors made for a terrific experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canadian Tourist

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mahana House for over 2 weeks. It was a relief to stay there after Honolulu.A friend asked us what the best thing about our trip was. After a second of thinking I answered staying at Mahana House. It is top notch for everything promised and more! Want lawn chairs for the day? Help yourself. Picnic cooler and ice? Again provided. Grill fish fish? Barbecue provided!The rooms are spacious and immaculately maintained. There are massive sleep number king sized beds, sitting indoor area, small kitchenette, eating area, huge bathroom, and private patio with ocean view at each unit.Then there is also a gigantic common room with a kitchen just like home. With this area are more seating areas, large dining table and a large outdoor patio with a huge table facing the ocean. This would be perfect if you wanted to meet for a family reunion. I also forgot to mention you are welcome to use a washer and dryer. This is one of the best places we have ever stayed at. They also provided each room with a travel book by Andrew Doughty which came in handy for day trips. Mahana House is close to many popular attractions. It is a short drive to Hilo which had a handy farmer market and many grocery stores. The owners are a very young couple who are meant to be in the hospitality business. If we ever travel to Hawaii we will be sure to return to Mahana House. Happy Ontario Couple

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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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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