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Magical Waterfall Estate - Mika Taki - In the Heart of Hilo.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Den - 4.5 Baths - (Sleeps 9)

Come enjoy a memorable vacation in a beautiful tropical setting. Mika Taki is an exceptionally lovely large home with two acres of tropical splendor, incuding a waterfall and pond for swimming. The property is private and peaceful.

Mika Taki is constantly updated. This includes high speed and wireless Internet service, and cable TV. Outdoors you will find a dining area, a large deck lounging area, a luxurious Jacuzzi, lovely gardens and paths to various water features of the property. There is also a screened-in lanai. We have created a mini private oasis for you - yet it lies less than 2 minutes from downtown Hilo.

Here is the layout of the house: 4 Bedrooms – all 4 ensuite, each with its own private bathroom. The master suite has a King size canopy bed and a beautiful bathroom with an ofuro (a Japanese soak tub.) The other three bedrooms all contain Queen size beds, each with a distinctive style and beauty of their own. The living room, which is very large, contains a comfy sitting area grouped around the lava rock fireplace. There are many Japanese decorations, including antiques. The floors are eucalyptus wood with oriental area rugs to compliment the furnishings. The gourmet kitchen is a dream. The kitchen comes fully equipped and stocked. All you need to do is bring your own fresh foods and beverages. Completing the layout is the TV/media room adjacent to the living room. This room also has a wet bar. Just outside is a screened-in lanai where you can sit and listen to the waterfalls below. A fifth half bath is provided, as well as a laundry room. From every room, you view the towering palm trees, the lush flowers and the abundant tropical vegetation. The home is on one level.

**Mika Taki is in a residential neighborhood and to be good neighbors we do not rent the house for large parties. We do not allow more than a total of 10 people on the property at any one time

Check Our Calendar – Mika Taki is a very popular vacation rental. So that you will not be disappointed, please check our availability calendar. It is updated daily. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2018 from new and returning guests. If Mika Taki is not available, check our other 2 nearby vacation rentals:

Mika Mizu - 2-3 guest max HomeAway/213954

Mika Lani - 2 guests max HomeAway/171795

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Sara/Jamie

We met in Hawaii, fell in love in Hawaii....and the rest is history. Now we get to share our good fortune with guests from around the world.

Why Sara/Jamie chose Hilo

We are happy to have a wonderful home in Hawaii, and we love the Big Island, its many sights and its friendly people.

Hilo gives one the chance to get a feel of the 'real Hawaii.' The Farmers' Market in town is a riot of color from the many exotic fruits and flowers. There's just a special feeling one comes away with after exploring this unique area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your home with us!

It provided all the necessities, plus great aesthetics. We created lots of memories to last a lifetime during our stay. Thanks again! Mahalo!
Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Hilo
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Naniloa Country Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Hilo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles


Hilo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • There is also a convertible bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25 years or older


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Magical Waterfall Estate - Mika Taki - In the Heart of Hilo.
average rating of 4.875 based on 225 reviews
Escondido, CA

Great getaway spot! Close to everything...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Mika Taki house. The home was luxurious, well laid out with every possible amenity. After the 1st night you hardly notice the frogs nightly cacaphony. The waterfall trail was a bit dangerous, and hard to get in the water without slipping on the rocks. Very beautiful and lush environment. We would stay again if we ever get the chance!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Irvine, CA

Spacious and unique Japanese style home

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed in this large and comfortable home for 4 nights. A short 5-10 minute drive to the waterfront, stores, restaurants. We felt like we could really spread out and relax here when we were not out touring. It could easily fit two or three families. The laundry room and beach things were much appreciated. The unique design with open jalousies with screens in each room really lets in the cool air at night. This is the tropics and there are persistent creature (mostly frog) noises at night. No curtains so when you wake you seen the beautiful greenery surrounding the home. It is very private. There were great instructions for everything, some very nice food treats for us, and the neighbors seemed very nice as well. In fact everyone we met in Hilo was extremely friendly. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house was a great find in Hilo. Will try to spend all future trips here if available.

Loved almost everything except the frog noise made it hard to sleep, which must be everywhere anyway. Also, sunlight came in early without blinds to block. But it was still a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Brunswick, NJ

Beautiful house in serenity

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful and immaculate house set in the serene rain forest.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, WI

Great for a group!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and Sarah and Jamie were very responsive. The house is filled with items you'd select for your own home ~ nice quality and large quantity of towels, hand soaps, miscellaneous paper products, etc. The owners are not cheapskates. The house is located close to town, and very close to beautiful waterfalls and other scenery. Fantastic walks! I loved listening to the music from both the frogs and rain at night ~ I'd find myself waking up for a few minutes with just a huge smile on my face. Warning to the weak of heart: as described in the book provided, this house is based in the rain forest. We were a little surprised at the presence of a few large (dead) cockroaches showing up during the week. Don't get me wrong ~ it was not an infestation; these are bugs that exist in the area, and a few get in. We never came across one that was alive.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV / San Jose, CA

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Mika Taki is so perfect for the whole family! It is spacious and well laid out so that we could all hang out together or find our own quiet spaces. We love the freedom a private home gives, and this home had all the needed comforts to help everyone in our party relax and enjoy the beautiful island. The owners were fabulous, always responding quickly when we had questions. The information binder they have prepared was so helpful finding everything around town that we needed.

Alot of people mention the Coqui frogs in their reviews, but I have to tell you that they were one of our favorite things! Coming from a bustling big city, the sounds of nature were very soothing - we had no trouble sleeping and never used a single set of earplugs.

I would absolutely recommend this property for anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy some peaceful time with family/friends. The Hilo side of the island is very laid back and the locals are all so friendly. My 7 year old granddaughter got an impromptu ukulele lesson on the beach! The Kona side of the island is not far, and a beautiful drive no matter what road you take.

Mahalo nui loa for everything Sara and Jamie :) :) :)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administration Fee $150
Cleaning fee $215
Tax Rate 14.42%

This is the lowest price ever offered at Mika Taki due to the special conditions of a neighbor having plans to build a house on the adjacent property. During the construction phase, the usual quiet and serenity at our Magical Waterfall Estate may be impacted during the daytime.
Mika Taki is a unique and wonderful home in a fantastic location! The time you spend here will be special and memorable. It truly is a Magical Waterfall Estate!
Min stay 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available
Children are included in the guest count.
For Christmas-New Year and Merrie Monarch flat rates - up to a total of 8 guests
13.419% Hawaii State Taxes additional - Tax ID # 166-523-9040-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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