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Hawaii Retreat Home In Lush Forest & Bamboo, 20 Mins To Waipio Valley & Beach

Mai Lieu

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Chinese, Vietnamese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Mai Lieu

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Chinese, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Hawaii Retreat Home In Lush Forest & Bamboo, 20 Mins To Waipio Valley & Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Honokaa House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bed 1Bath, With Forest Views! Enjoy Black sand Beach. 2nd Bedroom available.

Hawaii Retreat On 3.5 acres of lush forest and bamboo, this private zen furnished house is rented as a 1 or 2 bedroom 1000 sq.ft. We only book the house for one guest/family at a time so you have your very own retreat. Lance Armstrong said "Old Mamalahoa HWY is one of the top 5 finest roads I've ridden. A must see!" Our street is one of the best in the World!

The Master bedroom alone is a spacious 300 sq.ft with a sitting area! It has 1 bath and laundry room with washing machine. It has a bench window where you get to enjoy the beautiful view of the forest and birds. With kitchenette, microwave and electric burner. You can cook healthy meals. Also has free hight speed WiFi, and cable and smart TV you can use your Netflix, or Hulu account!

Walk way has beautiful bamboo and a sitting area in 30 foot pine trees for relaxation and be with nature. Free private gated parking. You can comfortably sleep 4-6 people. Come experience a retreat in beautiful Big Island Hawaii! Ask about our 2nd bedroom option for only $40 extra.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mai Lieu (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Chinese, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Mai Lieu

Business owner, best selling author and entrepreneur, loves to surf, paint, hike and tahitian dance. My book Take the Next Step is an inspirational story that will inspire you to follow your dreams! I grew up in Canada and now Hawaii is my home for the last 11 years. I love it! I love the space it's so peaceful and creatively inspiring.

Mai Lieu purchased this house in 2013

Why Mai Lieu chose Honokaa

We fell in love with this property the first day. It is like a zen retreat in the forest. The space is very relaxing and peaceful yet it's only 15 mins into town. I wanted to experience country living and be with nature where I can be creative with my paintings.

What makes this house unique

I love waking up to the birds, and other wild life, it's so quite out here and you are surrounded by nature. There's macadamia nut, coffee, honey, and tea forms within walking distance. Lost of Hiking and biking trails. There's Horse back riding, Golfing, Top beaches and resorts close by. Our house is perfect for family gatherings and retreats. I love looking out my windows in the morning at the eucalyptus forest and bamboo. My favorite beach Waipio valley, I love to surf there at 6:30 am when it's clean and now wind, perfect conditions for surfing, plus often there's dolphins in the water!!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Hawaii Retreat Home In Lush Forest & Bamboo, 20 Mins To Waipio Valley & Beach
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
4

Central for North visitors

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, a little cool due to the high altitude but very private and secluded! The bamboo forest is so cool!

Close to the East Coast and Waimea!

A small kitchen but we made it work! Very worth the price!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Please come back soon!
5

Perfect launching point for adventures and creating memories

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. This charming retreat home is the perfect launching point for adventures. You are located perfectly to explore amazing snorkeling and surfing spots, the black sands of the Waipio Valley, Volcanoes National Park, or enjoy an amazing breakfast at Gramma's Kitchen (Portuguese bread french toast is the best) in the quaint town of Honokaa. The bed was comfortable and the living space inviting.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Philip, it was a pleasure to have you. Please come back any time!
Honolulu
4

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location to get away from the cities and towns (and still be within a reasonable driving distance) and enjoy some of quiet country of the Hamakua Coast. Mai was very responsive to inquiries, and Ahualoa Retreat provided a nice weekend getaway for a great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guest! I appreciate you leaving the place so neat and tidy. Please come back any time! Glad you enjoyed you stay.
5

GREAT Rental

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in early May and it was the perfect little hideaway for exploring the Big Island. It was quiet, clean, and cosy, and very private. A place to relax and experience the solitude that the Big Island offers. I loved coming back here at night to chill out after long days out exploring, hiking, and going to the beach. So many stars to see and the gentle rustling of the bamboo made this place seem like the retreat it is advertised as. The hosts were super helpful, super friendly, and knew everything of the local area and beyond that I inquired about. The nearby towns of Honokaa and Waimea have it all and are easy to get to.

Overall, I thought this place was outstanding. I highly recommend it and will definitely be going back there myself.

Aloha and Mahalo

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much for the amazing review. I love having great guest like you. Please come back soon!
Honolulu, HI
5

Hawaii Reteat Home

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Hawaii Retreat Home was excellent!! A lot of natures and nice air, I really enjoyed and relaxed. Love it!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you again for the gift!
seattle
4

great hospitality

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Mai's guesthouse. She was an attentive host who checked in with us to ensure we were settling okay, which I found to be very thoughtful. The house itself is very private and had everything we needed for our stay. It is a short drive to nearby towns, but the location is beautiful and it's a pleasant drive. If looking to stay near Honoka'a I would recommend this guesthouse. I would also recommend stopping by the Hawaiian Vanilla Company. It is off the beaten path, but worth a visit for the vanilla ice tea alone.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, this helps me a lot in letting guest know about the retreat! You were very good guest please come again! We also have a property an Kona Oceanfront 1bed condo, if you are interested in your next visit to Big Island!

Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
The Landing
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Hamakua Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3.9 Miles
Mamalahoa HWY
Nearest Restaurant
5.1 Miles
Cafe Il Mondo
Nearest Beach
12.9 Miles
Waipio Valley
Car: recommended

20 mins to Hawaii's Black Sand Beach! On 3.5 acres of Historic Lush Ahualoa forest, and 5 different types of bamboo. Retreat like space perfect for relaxing and being with nature. Waipio Valley with waterfalls, black sand beaches for swimming, snorkeling and surfing. You can also hike through ancient hawaiian lands to waterfalls. You might even run into the wild horses, it's the only place left in Hawaii that still has wild horses. Hapuna Beach 25 mins away has beautiful white sand beaches, where you can body board, soak up sun. Also 69's beach just 5 mins away has some of the best snorkeling! Golfing just 10 mins away, and horse back riding. 10 mins away is our Honoka'a town, with Honoka'a People's theatre for a fun night at the theatre. You have many restaurants, and local shops. Our favorite is Cafe Il Mondo they make fresh pizza dough! 15 mins away is Waimea town, with farmers markets, Food land and KTA grocery stores, more shops and restaurants from health food stores, Japanese, korean, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, KFC etc. If you like bird watching or hunting you are in the perfect place! If you are crafty we have plenty of bamboo for crafting and shoots for consumption!

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Honokaa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 8 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes There's no additional fees for Children under $14
If you are arriving late please let us know a head of time we can arrange to have lights on around the gate so it's easier to find us. Please download directions from google map before you come!
We look forward to your stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom, queen bed with a futon! Ask about our upgrade to a 2 bedroom deluxe, the second bedroom has 300 sqft and setting area! Hand painted bamboo mural on wall by famous local artist.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A retreat away from the city. Yet only 10 mins to town!

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