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Daniel Potaracke

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Daniel Potaracke

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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Ocean View and Secluded

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Laupahoehoe House Rental Photos and Description

Two separate little houses with full bedroom and full bath.

Secluded half acre spot with gorgeous views of the ocean and beautiful flowers and fruit trees. The floor plan is ideal for two couples or families because the bedrooms are in two private buildings separated by a walkway. The main area has a master bedroom, bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining and living areas, and a great lanai with outdoor furniture and grill. The other is a bedroom and bath. There is high speed internet along with a Dish(R) TV, DVD, CD Player.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Daniel Potaracke (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Daniel Potaracke

Dick and I are laid back and retired guys who want to enjoy life after work. Being from Wisconsin, we can relate to anyone wanting to escape the Mainland and have a great vacation. We hope to be the best for you.

Daniel Potaracke purchased this house in 2012

Why Daniel Potaracke chose Laupahoehoe

We came over to the Big Island for a vacation and left with real estate brochures. Within 6 months, we were the proud owners of this beautiful property.

Dick and I bought this place with the thought of having a piece of paradise for ourselves and to share with others. We truly want to share a great experience from your flight, to the Ohana and the Big Island itself.

What sets this property off from others is the location. It is on the Hamakua coastline northerly of Hilo about 30 miles and easy to drive to, as well as Waimea, 30 miles northerly of us where there are many things to do.

The Hamakua coast has many waterfalls and vistas that are just fantastic. Just sitting on the lanai looking out over the ocean with a cup of coffee in the morning is truly a delight making it hard to start your day of sightseeing or relaxing elsewhere. Laupahoehoe Point is a good walk, with about 2 miles r/t, where you can really just sit and watch the waves crashing over the rugged coast.

What makes this house unique

From the first time we saw the online pictures of the Ohana, we loved it. The views from the lanai and the privacy of the area are phenomenal. It is almost rural enough but, close to lots and loads to do. Whether it is just sitting out on the lanai watching nature, grilling out, just having a drink or enjoying being alone; you are in a very private setting.

Whether you want to just relax there or elsewhere close, it is all there. There are many seaside areas to enjoy and it's close to waterfalls, gardens, parks, golf, Mauna Kea, Hilo, Waimea, Kona, shopping,'s all close enough to go see or do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I believe this home is under new ownership, but with the same property manager-Jane, who is awesome! There were a couple dozen 5-star reviews which is part of why we chose this place. We were not disappointed. 1/2 hour north of Hilo and nestled into the hillside, the "mango house" offered total privacy, stunning views and easy highway access. This place is ideal for 2 couples or a small family. It's actually 2 little houses next to each other. One has only a bedroom and bath, the other also has a living room and kitchen. On our first morning we walked down to Laupahoehoe Point, which took us maybe 1/2 hour. This side of the big island is lush with tropical foliage, which we like better than the starkly contrasting desert climes of the Kona. It rains a lot on this side, but we had alt of sun too. If the rain were to persist you could always plan an activity near Waimea, or Hawi or Kona or the volcano park. Our only regret is that we only had a week here. Thanks Jane for the all the great tips and for being so available if we needed anything!
May 2013
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 19 traveler reviews

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Ocean View and Secluded
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Madison, WI

Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Mango House is situated in a magical, botanical setting...lush flowers, palm trees, ocean views, birds everywhere. At night you hear frogs not cars and see lights from stars when you sit on the lanai. Perfection!

The main house and guest cottage provide everything you need for a comfortable, well supplied vacation get away. The coffee grinder was an added plus.

Dan, the owner was welcoming and always helpful before and during our stay. He sent us information so we could plan our trip and gave us great suggestions about activities, restaurants once we arrived. He was a gracious host.

We defiantly will return. Mahalo Dan. Aloha

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My thanks for your great review. It's always a pleasure to host such great guests....and I've had lots of great guests. I'm glad you enjoyed the seclusion of the Mango House. It's just one thing about the Mango House that people like about being here. I like that you said that it's a good "girl get away" too as there has been a few get aways here. I know they have fun by hearing all the laughter over It makes me glad that you and your family having a good time on your vacation. I try to make sure that the Mango House is fully stocked with whatever my guests would want such as a coffee grinder that you needed as well as the new appliances etc that are there. I try to see the Mango House from my guest's eyes and what they might want. Thanks again for your great review.

Wonderful repeat visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mango House for the second time this winter. Everything was as wonderful as the first time. The owner, Daniel, couldn't be anymore gracious and does a fabulous job of keeping the surroundings lush and beautiful. The house itself is very clean and has every convenience needed or wished for. The location is very peaceful and serene and one could be happy just sitting on the lanai and enjoying the ocean view. If more action is wished for there are many activities available within a short drive. We feel we have found the perfect Hawaii vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. Getting great reviews are really ......well, great. Getting great reviews from repeat guests is even better. It tells me that I'm doing something right and my guests enjoy it. Again thank you for your review.

A Tropical Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay here! We just can't say enough about it! It is everything you would ever want and more - private, surrounded by a landscape of tropical trees and vegetation, amazing host that just bends over backwards to make your stay perfect (this year he hung fresh bananas from our lanai and we would grab one and enjoy it as we took in the amazing view of the ocean, the surrounding tropical paradise, and watched the birds in the Mango tree), a clean and delightfully furnished house and guest house in back, with every amenity we could possibly need to make our stay in Hawaii extraordinary! We stayed at a couple other VRBOs, and their photos and description DID NOT match up with what we experienced. This home, however, meets and exceeds all that is advertised in it's VRBO site!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having repeat guests are like the best! It keeps me on my toes to not only maintain what I offer to my guests, but also to improve what I can make better for them. Over the past few years owing the Mango House, I have replaced old with new such as appliances, light fixtures or other amenities. Thank you very much for your review..I do appreciate it. And it was good to see you again.

Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mango House for a week. We will be back! The house and studio are clean and beautiful and fully equipped. The view from the lanai of the beautiful garden and the ocean is amazing. The setting is peaceful and secluded but close enough to make trips around the island.

The friendly owners were available for any questions and supplied great resources for activities on the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN

Amazing beauty and privacy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mango House for one week and were incredibly impressed with the home's surrounding beauty, views, and quiet serenity. We were content to sit on the lanai sipping coffee or wine and watching the views, day and night. The home is surrounded by lush, beautiful tropical foliage with an awesome view to the ocean. It is far enough away from busyness but not too far for a few hours here and there (Volcano Park, Hilo for tourist shopping, restaurants, etc.) Very convenient to have a full kitchen (including outdoor grill) and laundry facilities. We enjoyed our time there immensely and thought the hosts were outstanding.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU so much for such a great review and we are so happy that you stayed at the Mango House. We strive to maintain a quality property by constantly looking at the Mango House from the guest's point of view. Yes, the Mango House is a bit rural and isn't for everyone although, if you enjoy sitting on a lanai with coffee or wine overlooking the ocean and the lushness of the area with lots of privacy, this is for you. Thanks again for the great review and we hope to see you again. Mahalo Daniel

Mango House is Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our friends and their two young babies spent 10 days at Mango House over Christmas and New Year. It's hard to capture in words how perfect our experience at Mango House was. From the gorgeous, secluded setting, to the accessibility to many points of interest (both Hilo and Kona side), to the hospitality, generosity and kindness of the owner, we couldn't have wished for a better holiday. Truly the only difficult part was leaving. We explored the local area, running to Laupahoehoe Point a couple of times, enjoyed nearby Waipio Valley with two days on the black sand beach, bought produce and a few goodies at the Hilo Farmers Market, snorkeled Kapoho tide pools, watched a Mauna Kea sunset, enjoyed the drive to Captain Cook Monument and a snorkel in the pristine water, scuba dived at night and were delighted by 10 manta rays, drove to south point, and sometimes just sat on the Mango House lanai reading books and chatting. My point is that you can either spend your entire trip relaxing in the beauty of Mango House (and be perfectly happy), or if you have trouble sitting still for too long (like us), you can enjoy Mango House as a home base for many adventures. We have every intention of returning to this little slice of heaven that we've missed since the day we left. Thank you, Daniel! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Waikoloa or Hilo
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The 50s
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Laupahoehoe Point
Car: necessary

Experience Island living as you never dreamed of.

Two separate houses with two bedrooms and two baths.

One house with the kitchen, living and dining area.

We pride ourselves on keeping the house clean inside and out. This peaceful vacation rental is on the Big Island of Hawaii, just one mile up the road from one of the island's most beautiful locations, Laupahoehoe Point. A short walk or drive will reward you with vistas of green cliffs, often dotted with waterfalls that drop down into blue-green ocean. When you get to the point, you will see some of the most spectacular rugged coastline you will ever see. Take beach chairs any time of day and be hypnotized by the waves.

This is great place to stay for two couples or small families because of the privacy afforded by the two buildings connected by a short walkway.

This is a sweet house with beamed cathedral ceilings, Corian countertops and beautiful gardens. There is a great lanai to sit on for hours looking at the ocean, at the gardens, whales in the winter and the occasional double rainbows. Ohana is about 600 feet above the ocean on the slopes of Mauna Kea, the grand 13,796 foot extinct volcano that is snow capped in winter. Waipunalei, (why poona lay) is just 2 miles outside of sleepy little Lapahoehoe. Large windows continually remind you to look at the marvelous ocean. Just sitting on the lanai with a mai tai or a glass of fresh squeezed juice and you will know why Waipunalei is so heavenly. Coming back after exploring the rest of the over 4000 square mile island, you will be glad to be home. Just sit, relax and enjoy. You will feel like you are home-not just another vacation rental. The gardens of full of gorgeous flowers and birds such as the Hawaiian Pheasant.

This part of the Big Island is truly heaven. The island is so beautiful that it will be hard to stay home and enjoy just being here. Beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys, umbrella and towels are provided. All you need to bring are you clothes.

We encourage you to rent for two weeks. There is plenty to do and see. This location is great for taking day trips to explore anywhere on the island. With two weeks, you're not as likely to feel 'driven' to be always on the go and not relax. People have thanked us later for encouraging them to go this route. The house is best for a family or two couples...or newlyweds. Minimum rental is one week.

The Ohana is not for those who want to have a Waikiki kind of vacation where you lay in the sun on a while sand beach every day surrounded by crowds of people. Honolulu (Waikiki) can be a free stop over if you want to spend a couple days there on your way to the Ohana or back. The most beautiful while sand beaches are within an hour of the Ohana and other beaches are closer. It is a great location for family or couple to explore all the treasures of the Big Island---volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, hiking, golf, biking and beaches.

The Ohana has it's own driveway and total privacy. Also, there is satellite TV and high speed wireless. Local calls are free. If you need long distance phone service, Verizon is a local cell carrier but, you can always use a phone card.

The Big Island has it all - gorgeous white sand beaches, and active flowing volcano, huge waterfalls, 13,800 foot extinct volcano and more. Average temperature is the low 80s. We can help you see a Hawaii many people don't see.

A cleaning service is not included and people are expected to leave the house in nice condition. This is reflected in our reasonable rates. A cleaning fee option may be available....just ask.

We delight in sharing this piece of paradise with you. Email for availability or with question you may have.


Rates & Availability

From $890 Per week

Laupahoehoe House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Cancelation policy is full refund at 4 months ahead of reservation, half refund at 3 months ahead of reservation and 25% at 2 months ahead of reservation. Within 2 months of reservation will be no refund.
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Laupahoehoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Laundry service between the bedroom and bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Ohana House has a full bedroom with a queen-size bed. Off to the side is a full bathroom and laundry area. The second bedroom separated by a walkway is in its own building and has a queen-size bed and bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The covered lanai is a great place to sit at the outdoor furniture while grilling or having morning coffee or that glass of wine later on. Walk around the property and enjoy the flowers and jungle-like vegetation. The property is very very quiet. When the stars come out, there are millions to see and watch for falling stars. The ocean is just a look away over the lanai or out the large windows from inside. This is place you can stay at all day/week or use as a base for sightseeing, swimming, biking, golfing or many other things to do on the Big Island.

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