|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Come up to the cool country climate, luxury of open space, superior relaxing quiet, gated security, nature, wild life, wood burning fireplace, and privacy both on the property and in the surrounding area.
A master suite with a cal-king bed is on one side of the ground floor, with two guest bedrooms on the opposite side for added privacy among your group. One guest room has a queen bed, the other a single. There is bedroom space for 5 people, plus an other full bed upstairs in the loft/TV area. Spacious, furnished outdoor decks in the front and back let you enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
The ranch is centrally located about half way between both Kona and Hilo, yet we enjoy daily trips to the Kohala Coast beaches for morning swimming. Convenient access to a wide range of Big Island adventures and site seeing from white sand beaches to the top of the highest mountain on earth, Mauna Kea, as measured from the sea floor.
We hope you enjoy!
Ed is a harbor pilot, born and raised in Hawaii. He writes industry news in his spare time and plays the ukulele. Gini enjoys entrepreneurial interests at home after also having a sea going career, and surfs to keep fit throughout the year. Nina, the animal lover, plans to be a vet one day. We are all meticulous about the maintenance and care of our homes due to our love an commitment to our properties.
Gini Enos purchased this house in 2006
The ranch property is our home-away-from-home, second to our Kailua residence. At our ranch house, we have found the perfect get-away from the sometimes hectic lifestyle of Oahu. Here we relax in peace and quiet with a sense of security and privacy, enjoy nature, the cooler climate, and soak in the luxury of space. As life long residents of Hawaii, we feel that the Big Island has the most to offer as far as beauty, culture and adventure. The ranch property is an outstanding location to do it all.
Be amazed, as we are every day, by the spectacular views from every room in the house. Watch the weather change, as distant wisps of clouds settle on the landscape both above and below. See the coastline from all of the front facing rooms, and snow covered Mauna Kea from the back. Sip coffee form the sunny and warm back deck in the morning sunshine, smell the lavender garden, and check the snow level on the mountain above.You may startle the wild birds. Pueo (native owls), wild turkeys, erkels, kolea (migrating golden plover from Alaska), have enjoyed our back yard, too. In the late afternoon, the front deck is a platform to view spectacular sunsets as the fiery ball of red lights up the sky and slowly sinks below the ocean horizon. Or sit inside and see the sunset light up the great room. Spend the day at a perfect white sand beach only 25 min away, come home to the comfort of a roaring fire an a cozy cool climate.
My man needs activity and action on vacation, so it was kind of hard sell to get him out of the resort towns for one of our regular Hawaii vacations. Surprise! He loved it, and kept commenting on the how much he could see around the area. He also enjoyed keep up with "the games" on the large flat screen TV. I just wanted to relax in the quiet and read. We left fully rested.
The house is beautiful and the views are astounding. It was the perfect spot for our group of friends to celebrate our birthdays.
It was close enough to Waimea that we were able to pick up anything we needed, not to mention take advantage of some great little places ( fish tacos at the Big Island Brewhaus - YUM).
We will be back for sure!
Very few things in life make me smile more than when an actual experience FAR EXCEEDS my expectations. Having spent (yet another) SPECTACULAR summer family vacation at the beautiful Pueo Upcountry Ranch, our entire family is once again feeling rested, rejuvinated, recharged--and so very blessed about the new bank of precious memories that always unfold for us at this very special place. The owner, Gini (and her capable supporting staff) is so very kind and attentive. This property is a real gem, perhaps the best-kept secret (maybe overlooked by folks who think they must be "down on the Kohala Coast" or "in the middle of Waimea town" for the best vacation experience) --SO not true! If you are seeking a truly special experience--privacy & complete relaxation, drop-dead gorgeous sunrises, sunsets and coastline views, cozy & comfortable accommodations, a very special upcountry experience that is a mere arms-length away from the best beaches and all the "conveniences"--THIS is absolutely a property that you must experience! Website photos of the property simply do NOT do it justice...
Thanks Gini for sharing this peaceful property with us. Living on the west coast we come to Hawaii every year. We have done the whole ocean front luxury resort villa thing many times. And while that is great for most people. I like space, scenery, and relaxing and my wife loves luxury. This place has both in spades. We have stayed in houses near Captain Cook and I have to tell you that this place is more convenient. It may be further distance wise. But there is very light traffic and it takes less time to get the best beaches and the shopping in Kona. Also I like to go up to the observatory at least once a trip. The convenience to that is unsurpassed on the island. But here is a little secret. Looking at the stars from the property at 4,000 ft is every bit as good as from the summit through my 70mm bins and not so cold. It was a real treat to look at the constellations in Puppis which are not visible on the mainland . I love watching the weather and most days the clouds roll up to the level of the Ranch in the afternoon which is no coincidence as this creates the beautiful green belt that is isolated at that altitude. If you do stay here treat yourself to driving a few miles up the saddle road towards the new bypass road if it is cloudy at the house. You will drive up right out of the clouds and see one of the prettiest sunsets you've ever seen with the larger mountains including Maui all above the clouds. We are animal lovers and enjoyed the horses that would come great us in the morning, The turkeys, owls, goats, sheep, donkeys that all enjoy this unique place. The only suggestion I would recommend would be more space heaters as it got rather cold in the great room in the morning and if there were more of us the guest rooms would have gotten cold. That said we were there during a cold and stormy January and perhaps that is not normal. I have really good pictures that I would love to upload if it was an option. The Kohala beaches were roughly 45 minutes away but it is such a pretty drive with light traffic that you hardly notice it. Rob
I had the pleasure of spending a month at this wonderful home. Even before you get to the house the mile or so drive through the gated ranch area is breathtaking. You'll pass sheep pastures, goats, horses, cattle and even some wild donkeys on your way. From the house you can see all the major mountains as well as the Pacific. Each day the scenery changes. The home itself is adorable. It is well laid out for families as the master is on the opposite side of the other bedrooms. There's a huge tv up in the loft as well as another bed. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you'd need and there's even a BBQ. I built a few fires which came in handy as the evenings are cool this high up. The neighbor even agreed to bring his horses over for the afternoon to graze in the back pasture, I think I took 100 photos of those three beautiful girls! Gini was very helpful and took care of anything I needed, she was always available to help. As far as the location is concerned, Waimea Town is 20 min away (great grocery store and restaurants) and the resort area around Waikoloa is a scenic 30 minute drive. The only negative I have is that I had to eventually pack up and go home! I hope to stay here again in the summer. Thank you Gini for everything!
Our stay was nothing short of wonderful. The views from this property are simply breathtaking, the house is beautifully furnished and well appointed with every convenience. The cool upcountry climate was a welcome respite from the hot Kohala Coast. The location is convenient to town as well as beaches on the coast--the best of both worlds. The large ranch property offers great privacy and the layout of the home is extremely comfortable...a beautiful master suite, two additional bedrooms, a cozy loft/TV area--and even an office (if you MUST work!) The large woodburning fireplace and covered outdoor lanais with barbecue area were favorite family hangouts. The owner, Gini, is kind and attentive -- we are definitely looking forward to future stays!
My wife, daughter and I hand a wonderful stay at this beautiful home. It was everything promised and so much more. It was very clean (super important to us) and the owners were kind, accommodating and fair. They didn't "oversell" in their description leaving us pleasantly surprised. We WILL return and we will certainly refer our family and friends.
Located on Saddle Road on the slopes of Mauna Kea, at a cool 5000 ft. elevation, in a gated and secure luxury ranch community, this location makes it easy to do everything or nothing at all. If relaxing at home and enjoying the views from every room in the house in the privacy of the ten acre spread are what you have in mind, this place is perfect. Or if your are feeling energetic, skip the driving altogether and take a country stroll through the wide open pasture land, eucalyptus forests, and trails that surround the ranch, over gently sloping terrain. Be sure to have your camera, live stock including horses, sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys reside in neighboring pastures while wild sheep, wild goat and the occasional wild pig can be seen in the distance. Countless game birds like pheasant, wild turkeys, and erkels scurry under foot. Native birds - to many to list,- and the ever present pue'o (native owl) swooping gracefully above making this property a photographer's and bird watcher's paradise. Exciting day trips away from the ranch include the hiking attractions that surround the high elevation rain forests at the foot of Mauna Kea. Or climb up to the summit by car (check conditions) that reaches 13,803 ft. (33,500 ft when measured from the sea floor, twice the height of Mt. Everest) and be amazed by the view. Or join one of the many guided tours that gaze into the heavens at night through the world class observatories at Mauna Kea's summit. In the winter months, play in the snow then come back to relax in the overstuffed chairs around a cozy fire place. If the beach sounds good, you are only a 30 minute drive from pristine white sandy beaches like Hapuna and Kauna 'oa at Mauna Kea Beach hotel. The full spectrum of ocean activities are available from snorkeling to surfing, to whale watching, to night diving with manta rays. The paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Waimea is only a 15 minute country drive away. Here you will find grocery shopping, restaurants, and historical interests at the Parker Ranch Center. Some of our favorite day excursions include a day trip to the Waipio Valley overlook to take in the breathtaking view into a deep and dramatic valley fronted by a black sand beach and gleaming blue ocean. A trip over Saddle Road to Hilo for country market shopping on Saturdays and Wednesdays is a great way sample the best in Island produce and fresh cut exotic flowers. The town of Volcano is also easily within a day's reach to peer into the rim of Kilauea Crater. In an other direction, check out the fascinating ancient Hawaiian temple of Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site located in the small port village of Kawaihae. Look for the lunch wagon hidden on the property of Eddie Lau's Fish Market and grab an outstanding fresh fish burger and fries.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 14 2015 - Jan 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Please see updated Trash Policy, we will deduct $150 from your Damage Deposit for excessive trash and/or recyclables.Trash pick up service is provided, you must put bags out night before or early morning Thursday. Failing to do so may result in additional cost to you.
Damage deposit refunds may be subject to a transaction fee by provider when refunded back to original credit card. You may request a refund check instead with no transaction fees mailed to you within 10 days of your departure.
Monthly rate quoted does not include Christmas season, please inquire for pricing.
Payments may be split up upon request. Long term rental agreements vary please inquire.
We no longer accept "back-to-back" bookings, there must be a vacancy at least one night between the morning of your departure and next "unavailable" date on calendar.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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