|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Come home to Noe's Nest and find the sweet island life of 'God's Country': the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain slopes. In Hawaiian, 'Noelani' describes 'the mists of heaven,' which is our favorite Hawaiian place. After your visit, you may never want to leave! At Noe's Nest you'll find:
Beautiful 180' view of the Ocean and East Hawaii's coast from Hilo to Kapoho Landing, from your own lanai.
Sparkling new 1100 sq ft home with luxury linens, beds & custom bathroom.
Centralized kitchen, complete with all amenities.
Wander through lush gardens with exotic orchids, rare palms, fish ponds,& tall flowering tropical hardwoods.
Relax & get away from it all, while being only a few minutes drive from downtown Hilo.
Centrally located access to all East Hawaii activities: Farmers markets, Volcanoes National Park, Kapoho Hot Ponds, Hawaii Botanical Gardens, local beaches and parks, surfing, diving, Mauna Kea nightly 'star parties' at 9000 ft, and more.
Unwind and relax on Hawaiian Time at Noe's Nest!: A lovely 15 minute drive from Hilo airport, you'll wind up the hills through neat ranches scattered with cattle, horses, sheep & goats. Our home is located in a small private subdivision of 3+ acre homesteads.
At a perfect 1200 feet elevation, you'll enjoy warm tropical days & delightfully cool nights year round. Nighttime showers usually ending before dawn keep our hillsides green. 'Noe;'s Nest ' faces due East, for gorgeous sunrises above the ocean from your comfortable king bed complete with luxury linens and snugly quilts.
Your 1100 sq ft custom home has 2 large bedrooms : the master with a king sized bed, the 2nd bedroom with 1 double and 2 single beds. We can set up a port-a-crib for your tiny tot. Clean & crisp, with tropical decor, your house has a well-appointed kitchen, bathroom and large shower, spacious living and dining area. Your full-sized ocean view covered lanai (porch) will make you feel right at home in our upcountry paradise.
At Noe's Nest you can wander down a quiet road or.: zip to town for a swim, or decide to just sit on your lanai & snooze under your straw hat. Open your eyes & take in the stunning 180' view of the blue ocean, with Hilo town sparkling on the bay. Gazing out to sea has a way of renewing the spirit, now matter the season.
Just minutes below Noe's Nest in Hilo, you can stay in town and find lots of local color, or turn North or South for a day of adventure. You East Hawaii adventures can be quiet and subdued, or active and exuberant. Driving up the Hamakua Coast, you find some of the simplest and most stunning views anywhere in Hawaii. Getting out to explore small towns and our beautiful parks you come close to Hawaii at its pristine best. Remember to practice your aloha everywhere you go, and you will be rewarded with wonderful memories. Smile and relax, don't rush....your on Hawaiian time now! Forget your watch.
Miss your pooch? You can borrow a friendly dog..: ...or visit Merlin the llama in his pasture. Our pet Nigerian goats will beg you for an alphafa treat. Wander through the hillside landscape full of exotic orchids, fragrant tropical flowers, rare palms and tall flowering hardwoods.
Relax on a bench by one of 2 waterlily ponds, or bask in the sun on your recliner with a cool drink. Get active or get lazy, as the spirit moves you! Breakfast on sweet apple bananas & papaya. Pick a fragrant gardenia for your bedside, or your hair. We've found no jewel can match the beauty of a fresh gardenia.
David & Nora are longtime residents of Hilo. David is a master wood bowl turner and built our homes and gardens here in Hilo. Nora is an CNS, MSN, RN, traveler, animal lover. We lived in Alaska for 18 great years prior to moving back to Hawaii to raise our family of a son and 2 daughters. Love our home here in Waiakea Uka and sharing it with friends and family!
Nora Waters purchased this house in 1999
We found this 3 acre Waiakea Uka property after months of searching on the east side of the Big Island. It is a dream come true for us to be able to live here and share it. The climate is wonderful; the breezes balmy and the night delightfully cool. Night rains keep our plants lush. We love animals: our dwarf Nigerian goats, chickens, 2 dogs and cats, and so do our guests. We live a casual life, grateful for all we have. We work hard to keep everything clean, comfortable & welcoming for our guests so they can just kick back and enjoy themselves!
Sunny days, cool nights, nightly rains that keep Hilo GREEN! Hundreds of rare palms, our bee hive, our ponds, lilies and lotus flowers, and other seasonal bloomers: orchids, vireyas of many colors, ti, hibiscus, brugmansia. David's wood shop. Beautiful walks up the hill and grand views of the ocean from Hilo Bay to Kapoho lighthouse. The company of friends, family, animals and the god sent trade winds that keep us a unique spot on earth. The lovely drive up to the house with striking views of Mauna Kea, Panewa Forest, & Hilo Bay. Driving to work at 6am is a joy, and how many people can say that? We are grateful for this very special spot and hope you enjoy its unique perspective on East Hawaii.
the place. We loved the walk up the hill about a mile with the spectacular view down across Hilo Bay. Great view from the lanai and quiet sitting was the best. Beautiful clean elegantly decorated place! Loved it! Can't wait to come back!Thanks Dave and Nora
Nora & Dave
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We loved the cottage, and everything was GREAT!! I loved how open it was. Great views !! The wildlife was great ! Your helpfulness was much appreciated. Hope to stay with you again, next time in Hilo !
Thanks so much
Let's start outside: A wonderful, lush, tropical little paradise. It was nicely tucked away in the country, yet a fast ride into town. Dave and Nora told us all about the plants, the birds and the development of their property. Nora made sure bird food was ready so we could enjoy the birds. It is never quiet on the property but yet it was the most tranquil place I have ever slept. The noises of the birds, the rain and trees were so wonderfully relaxing. I had a hard time sleeping when we left.
The inside was clean, basic and unpretentious with a nice Hawaiian touch. We loved the fish and bird guides and all the little things that made our stay comfortable. There were even bath robes!!!
We had plenty of space, the owners were so friendly and helpful and hardworking people. They kindly shared their pets with us, which we loved but if you do not like animals they are easily kept away from the lanai.
When we come back to Hawaii, we will definitely stay here again. Thank you Nora and Dave!
We stayed here for one week. The bedroom was clean and expansive, the resident cat always around to greet and be petted by us. The bathroom facilities were excellent and well stocked with towels, soaps, etc. The kitchen also had lots of extras like spices, staples, coffee, etc. We enjoyed sitting on the very private deck and watching the sun rise and enjoying the evening environment. While this place is not in downtown Hilo, it is very accessible to the major tourist locations. When we left, we somehow goofed and left some luggage. It was shipped back to us in just a few days. What a relief. Stay at this place if you like up country solitude. It is wonderful.
This is the best VRBO rental we have ever stayed in. The 1100 sq. ft. house is very comfortable, extraordinarily well equipped, private, and reasonably priced. The acreage itself is a delight to the Canadian eye, especially in winter. It is really a mini-arboretum with dozens of varieties of palm trees and flowering shrubs, and masses of flowers everywhere. Dave and Nora, the hosts, could not be more welcoming or more helpful. If your aim on a Hawaiian holiday is to spend your days on a beach and your nights at a club, then stick to Waikiki because this is not the place for you. If, however, your ideal Hawaiian holiday is to live in a private tropical garden, shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at a local farmers’ market, and count the orchids growing in the ditches as you go for a walk up a country road, then Noe’s Nest is the place for you. It was for us.
The Nest is quiet and roomy, with a gorgeous view and easy access to Hilo, Kilauea and the mountains. The property itself is a botanical paradise, planted with significant tropical trees, ferns and flowers. The kitchen is generously appointed, with several local cookbooks for inspiration - we cooked here every night.
If you're interested in woodworking, then you absolutely must talk with Dave, a master craftsman and longtime member of the western Hawai'i woodworking community.
We'd recommend this location for others, and would return again ourselves.
Staying at this house was like being in a tropical paradise. The home was very comfortable, the landscaping was gorgeous and the animals were fun. Hope to come back.
Your home at 'Noe's Nest' has central access to all Hilo and East Hawaii activities. Take a 15 minute spin to town for lunch at Sombat's, fresh Thai, or a world class dinner at Cafe Pesto, then stay over for incredible desserts and nightcaps. Take a walking tour of historic Hilo town with the great new 'Walking Tour' map provided by 'Destinations Hilo.' We have dozens of great little restaurants and cafes to choose from within walking distance of downtown Hilo.Stop for a 'shave ice' at Wilson's By The Bay, and pick up a cool tee-shirtt!See amazing visual displays of Hilo bay's tsunami history at the Tsunami Museum. Enjoy the latest cultural offering at the Lyman Museum on Haili Street, and take a walk through post-Victorian Hilo at the Historic Lyman House. Stop in at 10:30am for the Hisoric Palace Theatre's live Hawaiian show on Wednesday Morning with live Hula courtesy of Leilehua Yuen's Halau. It's wonderful show that really knows how to welcome you to Hilo town!
Golf: Enjoy a sweet day on our 18 hole public Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Since 1950, Hilo golfers have been enjoying scenic views of Hilo Bay, in a lush setting at about 350 ft elevation. Par 71, 6006 yards. Make a reservation and grab an umbrella at the clubhouse in case of passing showers. Hilo reigns!
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Every day of the year
Jan 11 2015 - Jul 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee||$75.00 + Tax|
$129/night is for double occupancy(2 people)
Additional guests are $15 per night, per person. For example:
3 guests= $144, 4 guests=$159, 5 guests=$174, 6 guests=$189/night.
Please contact me directly by email if you would like to reserve for more than 2 guests and I will calculate and arrange to bill you thru PayPal.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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