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Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enter the magnificent Royal Palm lined drive and experience Big Island history. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of a one of a kind guest-house located in this Historic Plantation Estate.

The history dates back centuries to the legend of the Hawaiian Princess La'ieikawaii hiding in the place known as Paliuli. Later King Lunalilo, the most liberal king in Hawaiian history, became the owner of the grounds. In 1898, the local sugar plantation owners build this beautiful residence and its guest house (ohana).

This guest-house has been completely and tastefully restored. The floors and walls are still preserved in the original 100-year-old red wood and it has been refurbished with new tropical island and teak furnishing. It features two twin master bedrooms, both with queen-sized beds, with wood and marble bathrooms. It also includes a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. The living room is equipped with Cable TV and Wireless High Speed Internet.

From the verandah you enjoy the expanse of a large front lawn with the swimming pool and a slice of the ocean in the distance.

The guest house sleeps four adults and it is not well suited for young children. Situated on what were originally landscaped as botanical gardens, the guest-house is surrounded by 9.25 acres of lush tropical grounds with flowers (orchids, ginger blossoms, magnolias, plumerias etc.), fruit trees, rare plants and trees. Hawaii’s largest Banyan tree and Elephant Ear trees are dwarfing the house and lawn.

Centrally located on the east side of the Big Island, the Historic Plantation Estate is convenient to Hilo, Kilauea Volcano National Park, the snowy summit of the Mauna Kea observatories, Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, black sand beaches, tropical gardens, waterfalls, warm water ponds, hiking, the historical villages of Kea'au, Pahoa and Kapoho area with it's wonderful snorkeling spots.

The Main House, nineteenth century Queen Anne architecture, dates back to 1898 and has been used in many photography sessions for movies, recordings, magazines, books and commercials.
Back in the plantation days it used to be one of the homes of Herbert Shipman, who was known to have saved from extinction the nene bird (Hawaii's State bird). He also played an important role in bringing the orchid Industry to Hawaii. His passion for exotic plants is still noticeable to the present day, as there are shrubs and trees on the property, not seen anywhere else. Herbert also used to hold parties for all the prominent people of his time, who came visit the Island. The Roosevelt's, Rockefeller and the legendary Amelia Earhart are known to have graced the residence with their presence.
(Ref. Emmett Cahill 'The Shipmans of East Hawaii)

After the plantation sold the property in the early 1980ies, it fell in disrepair until the present owners acquired it and worked for several years to restore it to its original beauty.

The Estate is centrally located, right behind Keaau Shopping Center and the Keaau farmers market. It is very convenient to Hilo shopping centers, downtown shops and the Hilo farmers market.
It is not far from Hilo downtown (7 minutes), Rainbow falls(10 minutes), Hilo beaches (10 minutes);
The distance to the historical village of Pahoa and Kapoho area with it's wonderful snorkeling spots, black sand beaches, warm water ponds, hiking, excursions to the lava flows, is 30 to 40 minutes;
To Hawaii Volcanoes National Park it is 30 minutes, to the snowy summits of Mauna Kea and its observatories about one hour.

It is also ideal for those who just need peace and quiet and want to enjoy absolute privacy and just take walks through the beautiful landscaped and jungle areas of this 9,5 acre property like in the mango forest with the remains of its ancient heiau or under the huge Banyan tree.

For those who love hiking, visit one of the nearby gems of Puna, Ha’ena Beach, with its beautiful soft white and black sand, its turtles and watch the humpback whales from January to March.


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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on lanai only...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Coolers, boogie boards, etc. available upon request.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Oceanic Time Warner Cable...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Library of Assorted DVD Movies at request...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mauna Kea and observatories ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Supplies included...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI password is 'internet'....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Blender...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150
$980

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keaau, HI, USA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hilo beaches

Car: Necessary

Whale-Watching (winter); Dolphins and Sea Turtles (year round), Water Falls; Lava Flows; Botanical gardens. Warm water ponds and tide pool snorkeling at Kapoho. Horse back Riding; star gazing; boat and helicopter tours.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

Why Keaau, HI, USA:
The unique and special aspect of our location is, that we are very central to everything, yet very private, an oasis of peace and quiet in the middle of modern day conveniences.


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Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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VRBO #95530

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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