Laupahoehoe House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, With Ocean Views On Hamakua Coast
Hale Polu (Blue House) is perfectly located on the Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe, half way between Hilo and historic Honoka'a. This is a three bedroom, two bathroom home perched on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea, less than a quarter mile from the coastal cliffs and blue Pacific Ocean. There are fantastic ocean views from the comfortable lanai, the living room, and from two of the three bedrooms. The house sits on a large lot with over half an acre of grassy slope planted with mangoes, white pineapples, avocados, cheremoya, and kukui nuts. This is where you'll find the real Hawaii; friendly people, farmers' markets, small town restaurants, and a slow, relaxing pace of life.
Laupahoehoe is an old plantation town from the days when sugar cane dominated Big Island agriculture. What's left is a string of small towns strung along the emerald green Hamakua Coast. From our blue house you can drive 30 minutes south along the coast to Hilo for shopping, kayaking in Hilo Bay, and snorkeling at Richardson Park. Going north along the coast will take you to historic Honoka'a (about a 25 minute drive) where you can check out old downtown before peeling off to nearby Waipio Valley, a scenic wonder you can explore by foot, horseback, or by horse drawn wagon. On the way back, be sure to stop at the TEX Cafe in Honoka'a for the malasadas (scrumptious Portuguese donuts). About 45 minutes north from the house is Waimea, the town in the mists of the Kohala Mountains famous for cool nights, the Cherry Festival, and pancakes the size of hubcaps at the Hawaiian Style Cafe. Other places within easy driving distance from Hale Polu are: Umauma zip line -10 minutes, Akaka Falls - 15 minutes, Kohala's white sand beaches (Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach) - 1 hour, and Volcanoes National Park - 1 hour, 15 min.
Or you could just stay home at Hale Polu, open all the windows, and read a good book with the Pacific Trade Winds wafting through the house. Just down the hill – about a 10 minute walk – is the 50's Cafe where you can get a Hawaiian Loco Moco or a burger and fries. And remember, our kitchen is fully equipped and ready for you to apply your culinary talents to the locally grown foods you can find at local farmers markets. E komo mai (welcome).
Hale Polu is one of eight homes on a private street, all on large lots with great separation for peace and quiet. The neighbors are friendly and not obtrusive.
Note: We have Direct TV cable service and a TV with built-in DVD. We also have a high speed wi-fi internet connection for laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Cell phone service is excellent for most providers.
This is a newly furnished house with brand new queen beds, sleeper sofa, linens, towels, dining set, kitchen ware, microwave and living room furniture.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Edna or Steve Hancock
We live in Phoenix but bought this house to enjoy the very best part of the Big Island. We're both college grads and plan to retire in Hawaii in this little slice of paradise.
Edna or Steve Hancock purchased this house in 2013
Why Edna or Steve Hancock chose Laupahoehoe
Phoenix gets a little hot in the summers so my wife wanted to get a place escape the heat and enjoy the simple lifestyle she grew up with. She loves the Hamakua Coast because it's so green and the ocean is always in view. The Trade Winds keep things cool; at night temperatures drop into the mid to high 60's.
What makes this house unique
The lanai (patio) is the best thing about this house because of the ocean views and constant Trade Winds. Also the big lot with over a half acre of mown grass, a huge mango tree, avocado tree, and pineapples. The Big Island is so laid back . . . you'll love the local vibe.