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Sandy & Bob Nutt

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow

Sandy & Bob Nutt

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Oceanfront Cliff House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow

Overview

Hakalau Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

We are renting our Ohana (i.e. guesthouse). The unit is attached to our home, but is very private and doesn't have any shared walls. It is separated from our home by a breezeway and large Lanai. The unit has it's own private entrance and covered parking in attached carport. Ohana is 1000 square feet which includes: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, dining room and small kitchen (see photographs for more interior details).

This one-of-a-kind property is conveniently located with a private driveway and gate directly off Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19). The home is surrounded by 3 acres of tropical flora, including fruit trees, palm trees and fishpond with no other home in sight. Extremely private, yet easy to find and located just 13 miles from historic downtown Hilo and 15 miles from the Hilo Airport. This one bedroom, 1 bathroom unit boasts an open floor plan with unobstructed ocean views from the bedroom, the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. It has new bamboo and tile flooring throughout, new granite slab countertops and sinks in the kitchen and bathroom. The unit has the basics for preparing simple meals including an outdoor gas grill. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and streaming Netflix or just kick back and read a book in this peaceful and private setting.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy & Bob Nutt (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Sandy & Bob Nutt

We are originally from California, but have always had a love for Hawaii. I spent childhood vacations visiting my grandfather in Maui and we've been coming to the Big Island to visit my father since he retired here in 2000. My husband and I are both serving in the US Navy.

Our managers, Sandy & Bob are very attentive and live about a mile away if you need anything during your stay.

Sandy & Bob Nutt purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Sandy & Bob Nutt chose Hakalau

My husband and I bought this home from my Father who lived here for 12 years. He bought it from the owners who built the house in 1979, on property which they acquired in the plantation era. Historically the property was the site of the Wailea Sugar Mill, which closed in 1944.

What makes this bungalow unique

For us, it was all about the view. We love waking up to beautiful sunrises over the water and seeing waves crash along the rugged coastline. Maybe we're biased, but we honestly feel like we've seen a lot of homes in our area, even other oceanfront homes, and we've yet to find one with a better view.

We hope you will come stay and fall in love with it like we have!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
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Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Cliff House
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
5

Second stop on our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I flew into Hilo, after a short stay on Oahu, and this was the 2nd of 5 stops for our honeymoon. It was hands down our favorite! The rental is a shared property with the owners, but the main house was vacant during our stay. The home is gated and as the title and pictures show, overlooking a beautiful cliff by the ocean. Words and pictures can't describe how amazing it was. There are no visible houses around either. There are a few nearby, you just can't see or hear them, so you feel like you are in your own little world. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves on the cliff side was heavenly! A short drive to Hilo, yet secluded and private. Perfect. The owners, knowing it was our honeymoon, didn't stop in but respected our privacy. That being said, they were just a call away if we needed them. We hope to come back to the Big Island in the future and will definitely want to stay here again. Thanks so much for the amazing stay!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to have Honeymooners stay at the cottage. Just knowing that we're providing a private and beautiful location for a milestone in their lives to make memories together is very special. Many blessings upon you both and your marriage.
5

Secluded but Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful private property. The view from the residence looking out to the ocean is gorgeous. It is located within convenient driving distance to Hilo and attractions such as the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Akaka Falls State Park, and further away sites such as the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Punalu'u Beach Park where we enjoyed seeing large green sea turtles dragging themselves onto the beach to rest. The town of Hilo itself has some beautiful public park areas such as Liliuokalani Gardens.

We scheduled our visit to see some of the traditional dancing during the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo which we enjoyed much more than that we saw later at a luau on the island of Ohau.

The property managers communicated efficiently with us in advance of our stay. We were there for 7 nights. It was also great to have access to wi-fi and Netflix at the property during some of the wetter weather we encountered.

The only recommendation we have to improve the stay for renters would be to upgrade the toaster oven which did not seem to work all that well. We have owned a few of our own and found that for whatever reason this one seemed to take an unusually long time to cook.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Merrie Monarch is such a special event to watch. With the competition of the traditional and modern hula along with their beautiful costumes it's a 'must go to', so we're glad you were able to attend. We're also glad you enjoyed the beauty of the property as well as the island. We agree that having the Wi-Fi is such a necessity when traveling to be able to stay in contact with family and friends. We thank you for letting us know about the toaster oven, we'll take care of that. Please come back the next time on the island.
New York City/USA
5

Unbelievably Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this property justice. It is exquisite in every way! Location, views, amenities, landscaping, privacy, delightful and helpful property managers and ease of ... well everything!! It is so very convenient to Hilo and getting around particularly the windward side of the island but it feels so utterly remote. Can you get better than that!? As wonderful as the Big Island is with it's endless supply of sites to see, leaving home is really hard when home is the Kole Kole Cliff House!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made me laugh just hearing your excitement on the phone as you explained how much you were enjoying the cottage, views and property. It is without a doubt a very special place so it's so nice hearing someone else loving it too. Well I guess you'll be visiting the Big Island now more often and we would love to have you come back anytime you want. a hui hou (until we meet again)
Renton, WA
5

KoleKole Cliff House was awesome

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Cliff house for three nights. The day we arrived there was a view of a rainbow extending down to the ocean. What a good omen! We loved strolling through the spacious yard and staring at the view of the ocean crashing against the cliffs. What was really nice is that you also have a full view from inside the living room too so you can sip your coffee in the morning and just chill. The sound of tree frogs and other critters at night made me feel like I was in a jungle. It scared me a little the first night but I was used to it by the second night. We enjoyed visiting the local sights (4 mile scenic drive, Rainbow falls, Akaka Falls and just driving around). We also went to the Volcano National Park and Black Sand Beach, which was cool. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bedroom had a view too. The unit is connected to the rest of the house but no one was staying in the main house. It looks like it's in the process of being remodeled inside. I might have felt uncomfortable ambling around the yard if the owners were staying in the house but we had it to ourselves. The unit doesn't have air conditioning but there are lots of screened-in areas and windows that you can open and I really liked the ocean breeze. My husband and I didn't miss not having AC at all but thought I should mention it for those who think it's necessary.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So now we know what's really at the end of the rainbow, it's the beauty of nature. Those evening sounds remind me of when we would go camping and all the little creatures would start their evening songs which would sing us to sleep. You are correct that the main house is being remodeled but never when we have guests in, we want you to enjoy the privacy that this special property offers. Because of the trade winds on this side of the island and the proximity of the ocean you always have a nice breeze blowing. But for those times when it's a little warm you can also turn on the floor and ceiling fans to keep you comfy. With there being so much to do on this island, we're glad you got to enjoy the near by falls and attractions. Mahalo and see you soon.
5

Cliff House Haven

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we we're static that we were going to be staying at this very private estate. The Ohana house was designed and furnished top shelf and the views of the sunrise and ocean are spectacular. Directions and instructions were very clear but Google Maps GPS was helpful coming home late one night when it was pouring rain. We enjoyed using the Bbq on the lanai.Wifi worked fine due to a booster they had installed on the property. Though folding recliners were provided, it would have been nice to have full chaise lounges to enjoy the sunshine too. We had come for the Merrie Monarch Festival and it is only 20 minutes to the stadium. Next time we come to Hilo we will be sure to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Merrie Monarch Festival is such a special event but to also celebrate your 30th anniversary in Hawaii as they say here is 'mor betta'. With the grounds, views and privacy it's a such a special place for your romantic get-away. We look forward to your next trip for any reason. Aloha and Mahalo
Where do you live?
5

So Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This house was lovely and a perfect point of departure for Mauna Kea and Volcano National Park. Whales are sighted frequently here - enjoy sunny days on a lovely expanse of lawn.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mauna Kea and Volcano National Park are two amazing places to explore, it seems each time we go we find something new. We're so glad you enjoyed the property. It is an awesome location to watch those whales you saw, they are slowly starting to head back to Alaska. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. Aloha and Mahalo

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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Honomu, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
KoleKole Beach Park (rocky beach)
Car: necessary

I reviewed some of our favorite local attractions on gogobot so you can check those out and you can see what other people are saying about them. Locally, I think Kolekole Beach Park, the little town of Honomu, and Akaka falls are must sees (and all located in or on the way to Honomu, 2 miles from our house). If you want to do something adventurous try ziplining (we recommend Skyline Akaka Falls - also located in Honomu). Downtown Hilo is 12 miles away and has just about everything you'll need in the way of restaurants, grocery stores, museums, and other outdoor activities. The nearest airport is 14 miles away, also in Hilo.

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Hakalau Bungalow Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$139
$903
$3,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Minimum stays may be required during peak events or holidays.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hakalau Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Beautiful ocean views from the moment you open your eyes and thick curtains for those who don't like waking up at sunrise.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
No need for AC or central heat in Hawaii, but the louver windows open to bring in the breeze. Ceiling fans hang in dining area and bedroom and an oscillating stand fan is at your disposal. No access to on-site laundry facilities. Dry cleaning and laundry facilities are located in Hilo.

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