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Serene, Restored Plantation House with Sweeping Ocean Views

Marcel Hernandez

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Marcel Hernandez

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2015
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Serene, Restored Plantation House with Sweeping Ocean Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Honokaa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

The View House is the epitome of graciousness, peace, quiet, and privacy. It is a tropical oasis on three acres of manicured grounds, fragrant flowers, and tropical fruit trees. The predominant colors are the crystal-clear blue sky, countless shades of tropical green foliage, and the deep blue-green ocean. The oxygen-rich air reaches the estate untainted over 2500 miles of the Pacific. The sunlight actually sparkles in the air at times. All these elements taken together create a Garden of Eden that you will never want to leave.

From the large, sweeping lanai (deck), Maui can be seen in the distance across the Pacific. The View House is a lovingly renovated and updated sugar plantation house, retaining the feel of a bygone era. Superbly crafted and furnished with tropical bamboo and teak furniture, it offers an elegant and light-filled space.

All water running into the house comes from deep Island aquifers and is double-filtered and pure. Floors are hardwood and tile. The house features a lovely bathroom with a soaking tub, a large, fully-equipped kitchen with Mexican counter tops, a master bedroom with a queen bed and ocean view, a small bedroom with twin beds and garden view, and a fold-out queen bed in the living room.

For even deeper relaxation, guests at the View House have exclusive use of our spa. Our infrared sauna, hot tub, and cold tub sit on totally private decks, surrounded by lime and moringa trees. Guests will find an additional shower room and water closet in the adjoining tiled breezeway.

The View House is our only rental. We are a small, private operation and offer a serene, safe, exceptionally clean environment in “old Hawaii,” off the beaten track. We are 4 miles from spectacular Waipio Valley and 4 miles from a historic small “sugar town” with all amenities. We are an hour from Kona and an hour from Hilo, making both sides of the Island accessible. The most common feedback we get is that the home and property are more beautiful than the photos.

If you are coming to the Big Island in search of beauty, peace, serenity, relaxation, and rejuvenation, you have found what you are looking for! Our part of the island still expresses traditional Hawaiian “Aloha,” and the View House is the culmination of your quest.

Keywords: House, Vacation Rental, Private, Spa, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hawaii, Big Island, naturopathic

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcel Hernandez (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2015

About Marcel Hernandez

My wife, Connie, and I are both Naturopathic Physicians and maintain a small, part-time office on the property. We see patients and tend the organic orchards and gardens. Our dear friends, Marcus and Shigeko Bachino, work with us in providing unobtrusive support, when needed. It is a blessing to live in this special place and be so closely in touch with the land. We welcome all visitors with warm aloha and invite them to partake in the healing, restorative energies that are so tangible everywhere on the property.

Marcel Hernandez purchased this house in 1999

Why Marcel Hernandez chose Honokaa

We looked for land to purchase in Hawaii for more than 10 years before we found this little piece of paradise. When we bought it, it had two aging plantation houses in need of extreme TLC. Our close friends thought we were nuts. Many years later, even Hawaii-born visitors marvel at the beauty and magic that are so tangible everywhere on the property.

Special places with benches invite visitors to stop and breathe in the beauty. Fruit tree loaded with their bounty are perfect for grazing.

What makes this house unique

Imagine that you wake up in the morning to the songs of tropical birds. The sunrise is filtering through the palms, jacaranda and orchid trees, creating shadow patterns on the walls of your bedroom. The soft, gentle rain that fell through part of the night created a soothing cadence on the metal roof of your lovely quarters. You have slept well. Sliding open the large glass door, you step from your bedroom out onto the lanai, take a deep breath of pure ocean air, do a few stretches and gaze out over the deep blues of the Pacific Ocean. The trade winds are light. It is a sparkling clear day. Across the channel, Maui is shrouded in a slight mist. Donning a sarong, you walk down the lanai steps into the orchard to collect your fruit salad. A couple of ripe papayas, a passion fruit or two and a starfruit tumble into your harvest basket. A hand of tasty apple bananas awaits you on the kitchen counter. A huge, round butter avocado and a couple of Tahitian limes complete your breakfast. What to do after breakfast? Should you pack a picnic lunch and hike 40 minutes through the miles of preserve bordering the estate to the spectacular coastal views from the cliffs overlooking the ocean? Perhaps a beach trip to the legendary Waipio Valley, just four miles away? Or a 5-minute trip into town to browse the galleries and have a cup of tea? There are so many things to see and do on the island, like visiting the volcano, driving up to the Mauna Kea observatories, exploring the lush drive to Hilo. Maybe you'll just lie in the hammock for a while and think about it. Or lounge in the spa. After all, it is a gorgeous day, and you are here to relax and rejuvenate.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Serene, Restored Plantation House with Sweeping Ocean Views
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
Pleasanton, California
5

A bit of Old Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

This was a relaxing ending to our trip. The home is beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking. The small bench at the end of the property is perfect for a morning cup of coffee or an end-of-day glass of wine. The spa and sauna are a plus. The caregivers were available but respectful of our privacy. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Federal Way, Washington
5

Loved it from the first moment!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location to see the Big Island. Halfway between Kona and Hilo. The property was beautiful and we loved having the caretakers available. The view is amazing and it is so very peaceful. We highly recommend this home in Honokaa.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

wonderful stay

  • of 5

We loved the location. Great access to the north of the island. The property was great. When we booked it we thought the hot tub was something we wouldn't use. But we used it every day. Perfect way to unwind each night and great way to start the day. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Saitama, Japan
5

A Week in Heaven

  • 5 of 5

One of the ladies in our group would say after soaking in the Jacuzzi, "Gokuraku, gokuraku." This means, "Heavenly, heavenly." That's probably how our group of five ladies felt during our stay in Kapulena. We loved the house, the view from the lanai, the fruit trees, the large yard (just right for practicing pitching and chipping), and even the frogs who serenaded us in the evening. We learned about solar ovens and self-watering container gardens from the groundkeepers. All in all, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing views, lovely house, perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

This was by far our favourite place on the island. We stayed in four places over two weeks. The views were amazing. The kitchen was fully stocked. The welcome fruit basket was very aloha. The bathroom had everything we needed. The hot tub didn't have strong jets but was great for a soak in between the infrared sauna and cold shower! This space is lovely.

We loved the walk down to Waipio beach (pack a lunch and stay the day) and the town of Honoka'a. The People's Theatre and all the local stores and cafes were awesome. There is no reason to head to the other side of the island! We stayed only 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.

It only rained a bit a night and one afternoon. The rain seemed to stick to the higher elevations and not dump on us at the plantation house. I really recommend this place for everyone. Kids would love to run around in the orchard (oranges, lemons, limes, rabutans, bananas, papaya, mango and more!) and others would appreciate the peace and quiet. The road is directly outside the house and you can hear cars going to and fro outside the house probably to Waipio Valley outlook but this was faint and we really didn't care; the views were too captivating. The evenings and nights were so quiet and the night skies were stunning!! The house is on a naturopathic clinic and spa retreat but there was no one there while we stayed. Only two caretakers were there and we barely saw them. The hard wood floors were lovely. Everything was lovely and private. We hope to come back to visit again! The owner and his secretary at his naturopathic clinic in California were both delightful to deal with while booking! We recommend a stay at the plantation house!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

what a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

we had 7 wonderful days on big island - the house was very clean and well-maintained and furnished very caring - we loved the view and the rainbow in the morning - birds were singing - we had some breakfast-fruits from the garden -

we can recommend the little italian restaurant in honoka'a as well as the trip to waipi'o valley - the caretakers were of great friendliness and helpfulness

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Kona or Hilo, both an hour away
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Honokaa
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Honokaa
Nearest Motorway
25 Metres
Rte 240
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Honokaa
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Waipio Valley Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

The rental sits on top of a hill, overlooking pastoral views and the Pacific Ocean all the way to Maui. Pure, clean air comes right off the ocean. Very quiet and peaceful location.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Honokaa House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 13.5%
Notes We prefer booking on-line through VRBO. However, we also accept credit cards and paypal. Credit cards: 50% due at booking; 50% automatically charged to card one week before arrival. Paypal: entire amount due at time of booking. One night free for 7 or more nights. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN RATES QUOTED ON-LINE, ADDITIONAL GUEST CHARGES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED.

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Amenities

Honokaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , garden view
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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