PRIVATE, ROMANTIC COTTAGE ON AN ESTATE PROPERTY IN THE HAMAKUA DISTRICT

Randal Sutton

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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PRIVATE, ROMANTIC COTTAGE ON AN ESTATE PROPERTY IN THE HAMAKUA DISTRICT

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One bedroom, one bath, galley kitchen, sleeps 4

Rejoice in Nature, relax your mind and rejuvenate your soul at this secluded private cottage on a park-like estate at the 2400 foot level of Mauna Kea in Hamakua. Thoughtful and artistic decoration add to the pastoral feel of this solar powered two story dwelling with carport and covered lanai. A galley kitchen with cook top and refrigeration will allow on site meal preparation. The wood burning stove provides warmth on cool evenings and the queen bed upstairs and foldout full size futon sofa downstairs encourage peaceful rest. Wireless high speed internet access allows you to connect with your mobile devices to entertainment and communication options. The Hamakua district offers easy access to the beaches of the Kohala coast, a glimpse into plantation era life in Honoka'a town and Laupahoehoe, hiking and exploration in Waipio valley, shopping and cinema in Hilo and enjoyment of the open vistas not available to many in the Hawaiian islands.

We, as your hosts, are willing to share our knowledge of photo-voltaic power (all structures on the property are off-grid) and provide you with tours of our working art studio (raku ceramics and jewelry are produced here and marketed in several galleries in the state) gardens and monumental lily pond. As decades-long residents of the Big Island, we are happy to share our love of this land and its people and provide guidance for touring.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Randal Sutton

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We hail from the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, have called Hawaii home for 34 years and chose this area of the Big Island for its peaceful natural beauty. Residing on the same property, but out of sight of the vacation cottage allows us to provide privacy yet permits immediate response to any questions or problems that may arise from visitors. Having a long experience with hosting friends and family prompted us to offer our home to those who desire a more personal look at life in Hawaii than a hotel could provide.

Randal Sutton purchased this cottage in 1994

Paauilo mauka drew our interest and ignited our passion for its cool upcountry climate, vistas of Mauna Kea and rolling pastureland. A 'green' mentality and sensitivity to Nature is fostered by this off-the-grid area.

Since we are working artists and avid gardeners, we enjoy sharing our knowledge of the land and our enthusiasm for raku-fired ceramics. The art studio which is housed in a former horse barn on the property is a space to which we welcome visitors.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Private, Romantic Cottage On An Estate Property In The Hamakua District
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VERY NICE AND COZY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
I came from a round trip of the island staying in different cottages and condos. I wanted a nice and quiet retreat for my last stay to wrap up and reflect on my travel. From the advertizement this looked like a right place, and surely it was! I think you will have to look long to find anywhere more fit to that description. With it's idyllic retreat location, very tasteful and practical interior, and the friendly and helpful owner living close, but descretly next door, I found this to be a place that I will clearly recommend!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL, COZY AND WELL TAKEN CARE OF!

  • 5 of 5
Mele Manu is an absolute must stay when visiting the Big Island. If your looking for tranquility and a lovely place to relax look no further! The cottage is wonderfully cozy and inviting. You won't want to leave even to explore the island. Randal is most hospitable and attentive to every need. Upon arrival a warm fire was glowing in the wood burner taking the edge off the chilly night air, a variety of flowers from the property and fresh oranges on the counter were just a few of the personal touches that made Mele Manu perfect. The cottage is very clean, well equipped (including firewood, bikes, beach chairs & much more) and has an eclectic, elegant hawaiian style that makes you feel right at home. Randal & Zeik's art is throughout and lovely to look at. We loved the little pottery lesson, thanks again for that! There was nothing that could have made our stay better - it was all there!! Nice central location for exploring from Waimea to HIlo and there's plenty to do in between! Check out the vanilla farm 10 minutes away, the bread pudding is to die for!!!
Thanks again Randal and Zeik for all the obvious hard work that goes into keeping the cottage meticulously well kept. We look forward to our next visit!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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A SLICE OF PARADISE IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
I have always considered Hawaii to be the closest thing to Paradise of any of the places I have visited, and Mele Manu Cottage is like a slice of Paradise all it's own. This is such a charming cottage on a secluded property just a short drive up into the hills off the breathtaking Hamakua coast. Randal was a gracious and helpful host who gave us lots of great tips on places to visit, even the best beach to go to. The cottage is immaculately kept and filled with locally made, original artwork by the owners and their friends. We started each morning with fresh squeezed orange juice from oranges supplied by Randal from a tree right on the property. We enjoyed experiencing life "off the grid" and found this to be the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. Even my workaholic husband was able to unwind and forget about work for a while. Some of the highlights of this property were: visiting Randal and Zeke in their ceramic studio, waking up to the songs of loads of birds, seeing a family of wild turkeys and just being away from civilization and other vacationers for a while. The gardens and flowers are awesome. As an artist, I was able to find quite a bit of time to just sit and sketch and take some wonderful photos. I definitely want to return in the future and bring more art supplies so I can paint some watercolors. This was such a welcome retreat from the brutal east coast weather we were having at home this winter. I highly recommend this property but you need to know that there is no television, but you will not miss it. Make sure to bring some books to help you relax and enjoy the quiet evenings. There is plenty to do in the area. One new place we visited this time on the Big Island was the nearby Hawaiian Vanilla Company. Make sure you go!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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THIS WAS A CHAING COTTAGE FOR THE EVENINGS.

  • 5 of 5
I would stay here again. Clean, cute and convenient
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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LOVELY, WELCOMING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully decorated cottage, serene atmosphere, lots of fresh flowers. This was a cozy, relaxing place for our little family, and good value for money. We found everything as described in the listing. Our daughter loved especially the horses. Remotely located, but very nice beaches about 45 minutes drive away on the west coast. The photovoltaic system provided all the electricity we needed. We would definitely recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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PERFECTION!

  • 5 of 5
I'm a relatively new resident of Hawaii, living on the other side of the island, on the South Kona Coast in Milolii, and love exploring my new home.This was my first time staying on the Hamakua Coast and when I looked on VRBO and spotted Mele Manu, I was charmed by the photos and description. Upon arrival I discovered that the actual up-country setting, beautiful landscaping, adorable cottage, art-filled interior decor, and high-quality amenities were as described and better! I arrived (bringing relatives from MN) on a cool and rainy afternoon to a warm fire started by our host in the small wood stove. The following morning was crystal clear and when we took a stroll around the park-like grounds our host, Randal, pointed out a rare view of the snowy peaks of Mauna Kea; we could even see a few of the observatories located up there. We enjoyed a tour of Randal's gardens, koi pond and art studio; every part of this place is magical! We attended a tasting at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company (all thumbs up!) and explored the coast -- from Akaka Falls and Laupahoehoe Point to the quaint town of Honoka'a and lookout at Waipio Valley -- but at the end of the day we looked forward to returning to the peace and quiet of our cozy cottage on the side of the mountain. Each morning we sipped our fabulous coffee while soaking up the sun on the covered lanai, surrounded by orchids and the sound of birdsong. We prepared a couple of great meals in the well-stocked kitchen and learned to appreciate the importance and ease of living 'off the grid'. Mele Manu will be my 'go to' place whenever I have guests visiting from the mainland or if I just want to enjoy a change of scenery on this very diverse and beautiful island of Hawaii. Aloha!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy. 19
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Hapuna
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Honoka'a
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Waimea
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Honoka'a
Car: necessary

The Hamakua district is an historically agricultural and ranching area with plantation era towns, Buddhist temples, gift shops, cinema and vistas of the Pacific ocean and Mauna Kea, topped with observatories. Waipio Valley, with its spectacular overlook, black sand beach and taro ponds is a 13 mile drive away. Access to the valley is either on foot or via 4 WD vehicle (tour vans are available). Hiking beyond the valley along the coastline is challenging but visually rewarding. The Hawaiian Vanilla Company is 1 mile hike or drive away, can provide ecotours and has a gift shop. Waimea (Kamuela) is 20 miles away, nestled against the Kohala mountains and is the headquarters of Parker Ranch. The beaches of Kohala (Spencer beach, Hapuna beach and the resorts of Mauna Kea and Hapuna) are 32 miles by car. Laupahoehoe point, 20 miles by car, is a spectacular setting for a picnic at sea level and the former site of Laupahoehoe school where many lives were lost in the tsunami of 1946.

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Paauilo Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
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$120
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$789
$3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes A one time 40.00 cleaning fee will be added per stay.
Nightly rate is for double occupancy. Additional occupants incur an
additional fee of 60.00 per night per additional occupant.

Cancellation Policy

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

Paauilo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Garage ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • terrycloth robes and slippers provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Luxurious queen bed upstairs, full futon sofa in living area
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
At the cottage, you will find beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards and sunscreen for excursions to the beach. For exploration of the neighborhood and beyond, we provide two bikes . A current guidebook to the Big Island will detail the varied attractions available during your stay. Since we believe some luxuries are a necessity, L'Occitane soap and shampoo is provided in the bath. We have established high speed wireless internet connection which allows use of your laptop, iPad, smart phone, etc. Please inquire for the password to gain access once you arrive. Your cellular connection will depend upon your wireless provider. AT&T seems to have consistently reliable service at the property.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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