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BEAUTIFUL OHANA WITH SWIMMING POOL IN HISTORIC ESTATE

Gisella Coleman

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Gisella Coleman

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2015
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BEAUTIFUL OHANA WITH SWIMMING POOL IN HISTORIC ESTATE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Keaau House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enter the magnificent Royal Palm lined drive and experience Big Island history. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of a one of a kind guest-house located in this Historic Plantation Estate.

The history dates back centuries to the legend of the Hawaiian Princess La'ieikawaii hiding in the place known as Paliuli. Later King Lunalilo, the most liberal king in Hawaiian history, became the owner of the grounds. In 1898, the local sugar plantation owners build this beautiful residence and its guest house (ohana).

This guest-house has been completely and tastefully restored. The floors and walls are still preserved in the original 100-year-old red wood and it has been refurbished with new tropical island and teak furnishing. It features two twin master bedrooms, both with queen-sized beds, with wood and marble bathrooms. It also includes a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. The living room is equipped with Cable TV and Wireless High Speed Internet.

From the verandah you enjoy the expanse of a large front lawn with the swimming pool and a slice of the ocean in the distance.

The guest house sleeps four adults and it is not well suited for young children. Situated on what were originally landscaped as botanical gardens, the guest-house is surrounded by 9.25 acres of lush tropical grounds with flowers (orchids, ginger blossoms, magnolias, plumerias etc.), fruit trees, rare plants and trees. Hawaii’s largest Banyan tree and Elephant Ear trees are dwarfing the house and lawn.

Centrally located on the east side of the Big Island, the Historic Plantation Estate is convenient to Hilo, Kilauea Volcano National Park, the snowy summit of the Mauna Kea observatories, Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, black sand beaches, tropical gardens, waterfalls, warm water ponds, hiking, the historical villages of Kea'au, Pahoa and Kapoho area with it's wonderful snorkeling spots.

The Main House, nineteenth century Queen Anne architecture, dates back to 1898 and has been used in many photography sessions for movies, recordings, magazines, books and commercials.

Back in the plantation days it used to be the home of Herbert Shipman, who was known to have saved from extinction the nene bird (Hawaii's State bird). He also played an important role in bringing the orchid Industry to Hawaii. His passion for exotic plants is still noticeable to the present day, as there are shrubs and trees on the property, not seen anywhere else. Herbert also used to hold parties for all the prominent people of his time, who came visit the Island. The Roosevelt's, Rockefeller and the legendary Amelia Earhart are known to have graced the residence with their presence.

(Ref. Emmett Cahill 'The Shipmans of East Hawaii)

After the plantation sold the residence in the early 1980, it fell in disrepair until the present owners acquired it and worked for several years to restore it to its original beauty.

The Estate is centrally located, right behind Keaau Shopping Center and the Keaau farmers market. It is very convenient to Hilo shopping centers, downtown shops and the Hilo farmers market.

It is not far from Hilo downtown (7 minutes), Rainbow falls(10 minutes), Hilo beaches (10 minutes);

The distance to the historical village of Pahoa and Kapoho area with it's wonderful snorkeling spots, black sand beaches, warm water ponds, hiking, excursions to the lava flows, is 30 to 40 minutes;

To Hawaii Volcanoes National Park it is 30 minutes, to the snowy summits of Mauna Kea and its observatories about one hour.

It is also ideal for those who just need peace and quiet and want to enjoy absolute privacy and just take walks through the beautiful landscaped and jungle areas of this 9,5 acre property like in the mango forest with the remains of its ancient heiau or under the huge Banyan tree.

For those who love hiking, visit one of the nearby gems of Puna, Ha’ena Beach, with its beautiful soft white and black sand, its turtles and watch the humpback whales from January to March.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gisella Coleman (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2015

Why Gisella Coleman chose Keaau

The unique and positive aspect of our location is, that we are very central to everything, yet very private, an oasis of peace and quiet in the middle of modern day conveniences.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
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+1 -+1 (808) 938-7357
Keaau Puna District
Austin, Texas, USA
5

Unique, Clean, Comfortable & Affordable - Outstanding!

Unique, Clean, Comfortable & Affordable - Outstanding!
  • 5 of 5
I can only echo the superlatives mentioned by others. We two retired couples enjoyed a week's stay in Jan. '15 immensely. This property is the best value on the Big Island. Lots of space, inside and out. Very conveniently located for exploring Volcanoes NP, Puna, Hilo, Mauna Kea, and the Hamakua Coast. It's also great if you just want to lounge on the large lanai, swim in your private swimming pool, or roam the extensive tropical grounds.

The cottage consists of two large private master bedroom suites separated by a living/dining/kitchen area. Each suite has a spacious bedroom connected to a separate roomy bathroom. Each bedroom also has its own outside entrance as well as connecting to the living area. The baths have showers but no tubs.

Practical Matters: The cottage is about 100 yards from the parking area at the end of a brick walk. If you plan on arriving after dark or returning at night, be sure you have flashlights. There is very little lighting along the walk. Large windows let plenty of daylight into the cottage, but the small curtains leave you feeling a little exposed at night (there are no other buildings close by and foliage does provide some screening). Laundry facilities are not located in the cottage itself. They are about 80 yards away down the brick walk in a latticework room under the main house. There is a very modern front loading washing machine, a large modern dryer and a older top loading washer. Only one roll of toilet paper was provided in each bathroom and no soap for the shower, so don't be "caught short". All plumbing worked well. Our party enjoyed being serenaded to sleep by Coque frogs and awakened in the morning by roosters. Some may not.

There is a pharmacy, supermarket, gas station, farmers market, hardware store, Thai restaurant, and McDonald's about a mile away in Kea'au. A large Hilo shopping area is about 8 miles away. The Kea'au supermarket is Foodland. Foodlands are found throughout Hawai'i. If you plan to do any grocery shopping, I highly recommend that you get the Foodland shopper's card during your first visit. It offers significant saving on many items (Hawai'i prices are high!). Getting the card is no hassle and is issued on-the-spot at the checkout register.

Finally, your hostess, Gisella, is welcoming, accommodating, and helpful. She provided fresh flowers for the dining table and advice about our sightseeing. This place is a gem!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p95530vb
+1 -+1 (808) 938-7357
Keaau Puna District
5

Perfect Honeymoon getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
There's no way to put into words how wonderful our stay was. The Home was absolutely breathtaking. Very clean comfortable beds, every necessity that you could possibly need in a home away from home. Grocery store and fresh open market just minutes away. We enjoyed the pool and acres of private land to walk about. The stars are amazing at night. We'll never stay anywhere else! Already making plans for an extended stay. The owner is so friendly and helpful. We can't wait to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p95530vb
+1 -+1 (808) 938-7357
Keaau Puna District
Kingston, wa
5

A Labor of Love

  • 5 of 5
Our trip was amazing and the property exceeded our expectations! The owner greeted us with beautiful flowers and a true kindness. We thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous and fastidiously clean house, grounds and pool! The geckos greeted us as we ate papaya on the deck. The frogs were a beautiful lullaby to put us to sleep on this manicured historical site. A true labor of love by the owners! Mahalo for the extraordinary memory!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p95530vb
+1 -+1 (808) 938-7357
Keaau Puna District
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5

Would return in a heart beat!

  • 5 of 5
This is not just an address this is HOME.

The owners spent 15 years restoring what would have been lost and in its present state this plantation Estate is probably more beautiful than it was even in its history.

The basics are all entirely there…comfort, utility, fully stocked & very clean.

What needs mentioning is taste, very thoughtful restoration, a peace and a welcome that is just as good as it ever ever gets, These are lovely people we won't forget.

By living in the cottage you can daydream about an imagined past. The high vaulted ceilings & expansive windows bring the outside in & you are surrounded by the lush tropical gardens & spacious estate. Swimming in the unique pool its like you've found your grannies “infinity” rain barrel back…. if she ever had one.

The chickens who are so beautiful, that you can only call them designer chickens, run happily to get your veggie peelings. Gisella brought us fresh eggs among other treats.

You are within a short driving distance of the many treasures of the Puna district where you can still find the old Hawaii.

Go here in a wink and we’ve shared the address with all our friends as something magic. Book way ahead!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
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+1 -+1 (808) 938-7357
Keaau Puna District
Murfreesboro, TN
5

Affordable elegance in a unique setting

  • 5 of 5
Do you wish you could stay in one of the historic B&B's in the area, but can't quite stomach the higher price for just one room? Do you wish you could stay in an elegant and comfortable space, but wish that the choices were more affordable? Then this ohana is a dream come true!

This property is unique and you will NOT regret booking your stay here. Entering through the estate gates, you are greeted with a long palm tree lined driveway that takes you directly to the parking area at the main house. To get to the ohana cottage, you pass the salt water swimming pool that is reserved for your personal use during your stay. There is just enough distance from the main house to offer a feeling of privacy and seclusion.

Opening the cottage door, you are immediately calmed by the wonderful smell of fresh tropical flowers that Gisella has cut and arranged for you. The main room has comfortable seating, a dining area, and a full size kitchen. On either side of the main room are equally large en suite master bedrooms with large bathrooms. (Just because it has history doesn't mean you don't have modern conveniences!) Ceiling fans, combined with the high ceilings and many windows keep the cottage comfortably cool-- they knew how to build for the climate back in the 1890s! The pictures that were posted here only hint at how wonderful the cottage truly is.

The location in Kea'au is quite convenient, with Hilo being less than 10 miles away. You can quickly reach all the restaurants and sights that are in Hilo, and Volcano and Pahoa are not that far away either.

Gisella is a gracious and friendly host who works hard at keeping the grounds beautiful. It is so relaxing to sit out on the front lanai and look out over the expansive lawn of the estate and enjoy the beauty.

I had always dreamed of staying in a historical place like this, but was afraid that I would never be able to due to the usual cost of such locations. I was so happy to find this, because it is half the price of other similar places, PLUS instead of just a bedroom and bathroom, you get two beds and baths AND a full kitchen. Mahalo nui loa, Gisella, for sharing your wonderful location with us! We definitely know where we want to stay the next time we're in Hilo!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Ohana with Swimming Pool in Historic Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p95530vb
+1 -+1 (808) 938-7357
Keaau Puna District
California
5

Betty

  • 5 of 5
My daughter took me to the Big Island for Merrie Monarch, the annual hula festival. We stayed at the most incredible place, this guest cottage is perfect in every way. Just a short walk down a brick path through the tropical grounds and you feel a million miles away. We loved the cottage, so clean and just like the pictures, beautifully and comfortably decorated with tropical flair. Having two master suites was perfect for us, one on each end of the house with their own private access. In the center is the living area, dining and kitchen all with open plan and amazing views. Gisella had put fresh ginger flowers in vases upon our arrival & the smell was amazing. She was there for anything we needed and extremely hospitable, we became fast friends. The location is so close to town yet when you are on the property you are surrounded by a tropical you only see an enormous banyan tree, tropicals flowers and lush vegetation. We ate on the lanai every day to take in the sights of huge private pool and the tropical jungle surrounding us. We were fortunate to get a tour of the main house which has been beautifully restored. Driving in down the palm tree line drive makes you realize you found paradise. I am recommending this to everyone I know! Being from Hawaii I can say there is no place like it! Don't miss out on the perfect place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hilo beaches
Car: necessary

Whale-Watching (winter); Dolphins and Sea Turtles (year round), Water Falls; Lava Flows; Botanical gardens. Warm water ponds and tide pool snorkeling at Kapoho. Horse back Riding; star gazing; boat and helicopter tours.

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Availability & Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%
Notes Travelers can pay at their arrival, preferably by check, but we accept any form of payment.
In case of Credit Cards, we will send you a request for payment through PayPal.

Amenities

Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Coolers, boogie boards, etc. included upon request.

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