This beautiful vacation home was completed February 15, 2007. It was designed with the Hawaiian plantation architecture in mind. It has beautiful bamboo flooring in
the kitchen, great room and master bedroom. There is a wet bar in the great room. It has ceramic tile in all three bathrooms and carpet in the two other bedrooms.
All three bedrooms have exterior doors that open to the wrap around deck or lanai, offering privacy and easy access for all guests. The spacious lanai has a panoramic view of the ocean view and a dining table for six. The wrap around deck gives you plenty of outdoor living space. The house has a cupola with sloped ceilings for superior ventilation and a very open feeling. The furniture and décor is new with a lovely island theme. Library of books, TV in living room, I POD dock on wetbar. Two blenders and plenty of wine/beer glasses ready for you.
The kitchen has everything you need for preparing meals including spices. Coffee maker, coffee grinder and electric tea kettle. Two sets of dishes, fully stocked with pots, pans and baking dishes. Enjoy the beautiful cabinetry and granite slab countertops. There is a washer and dryer for your use along with beach towels, ice chest and two sets of snorkels.
The home is situated adjacent to and views the historic Hakalau plantation manager's mansion built in 1910.
Our home is managed by Starr Adachi who lives close by, she does a wonderful job of managing our house. She was born in Hakalau and has spent most of her life living there; she is a wonderful local resource and embraces all of our guests with her aloha spirit. Her telephone number is provided with rentals. As required by Hawaii state law, our tax registration number is 85562076-01
Rick and Faith live in San Diego County. Rick is a landscape contractor who studied ornamental horticulture in college. Faith is a nurse. They have always enjoyed traveling. Their favorite destinations are Hawaii and Lake Tahoe. They hope to eventualy retire in their home on the Hamakua Coast, where they love the laid back lifestyle, natural beauty and tropical weather.
We love the Hakalau Historical Neighborhood. The walks to the bay and park below the house.
We enjoy so many things about the Hamakua Coast: the warm tropical climate, swimming in Hakalau River or Kolokole beach park, surfing at Waipio or Honolii beaches, snorkeling at the Richardson beach or Kapoho tidepools, browsing the Hilo Farmers Market for delicious fruits,vegetables and sometimes other goodies like fresh fish. We love the 'Old Hawaii' feel of the area, where the locals are so friendly, courteous and helpful. This area truly exemplifies the Aloha spirit.
Watch the whales spout and breach from the large lanai and wrap around deck. Visit the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden located only 7 miles away. Surf or body board at nearby Hakalau Bay, Kolekole beach park, or Honolii beach park. Snorkel at Richardson Beach Park or Kapoho tidepools. Visit the beautiful Akaka Falls only minutes away, Browse the shops of the quaint art colony of Honomu or enjoy a delicious lunch or locally made ice cream at f the cafe only one mile away. Zip[line through the rainforest at one of the new Zipline attactions located nearby. Visit the Volcano National Park only 45 minutes away, Visit Waimea town with it's famous Parker Ranch only 40 minutes away. Visit Hilo town with its museums, restaurants, theaters, farmer's market, shops and galleries only 15 miles away. Drive to Mauna Kea to visit the observatory and visitor center less than an hour away. Horseback ride or ATV in the Waipio valley about 30 minutes to the north.