If you are coming to the Hilo side of the Big Island to see waterfalls & experience the magnificent beauty of Hawaii's tropical wonders then this private and romantic property is for you. Save the beach experience for Maui, Kauai or Oahu. With a year round stream, small private lake and koi pond this is the tropical Hawaii you only see in movies; unspoiled and totally private, just you and the sights, sounds and smells of a lush green tropical paradise. This home is located in one of the most pristine tropical areas on the Big Island (only 2 minutes off the main road). Build a romantic fire, enjoy the spa quality indoor cedar sauna or relax in the Japanese Tea house & read a book while listening to the stream, the possibilities are endless. Stay connected with our free high speed WI-FI. Be sure to scroll to the very bottom of this site to read all the details and see all 12 photos. We guarantee vacation memories to last a lifetime
'Romantic Retreat With A Fireplace & Indoor Sauna': Build a romantic fire in the fireplace or enjoy a steam in the private indoor cedar sauna. The master bedroom welcomes you with a Serta 'Perfect Sleeper' Eastern King sized bed with an adjacent master bath. Both bathrooms have full size tubs and showers. The second guest bedroom offers you a Queen Size pillow-top bed. Fall asleep to the crickets singing and the soothing sound of the stream running over the rocks. It is also one of the few houses on the Hilo side of the island that does not have a metal roof (less than 1%). Metal roof you say? If you have stayed on the Hilo side before and found yourself wide awake in the middle of the night to the clatter of rain on a metal roof, then this is the house for you. It has a quiet conventional shingle roof.
'Two Ponds And A Weeping Wall': The master bedroom has a large Koi Pond just outside the window and the koi will be stirring and waiting for you when you wake up and give them a treat. Both bedrooms look out onto a beautiful year round stream that runs completely along the perimeter of the property. A second large pond (79,000 gallons) with talapia and huge 30 year old koi, is just outside the front door. There is also an outdoor shower for those who like to enjoy nature at its best.
Just outside your living room windows, across the pond there is a weeping wall, constantly running water down its rough lava face. These places are often called 'Pele's Tears'. It is said of 'weeping walls' that 'Pele' the Hawaiian Fire Goddess who created the 'aina' is weeping for her children (the islands). We often see a beautiful and rare Hawaiian Hawk (Pronounced...'Io). She likes to come in the mornings and hunt crawdads out of the stream. Watch her from your table as she perches on the large boulders and enjoys her breakfast.
'Become One With The Aina (the land)': This lovely 2+ acre property invites you to become 'one with the aina' (the land). The entire 2+ acres is it's own little secluded valley and offers you absolute privacy. It cannot be seen by any other house and has only one way in and out. The bordering sides of the property are steep valley walls. This vacation rental gives you the ultimate 'get away from it all' experience without driving out to the middle of nowhere. We are NOT off the grid. This house has County of Hawaii Water and Electricity, we are NOT dependent on solar, generators or catchment water as most rain forest properties are.
This property is located 15 miles North of Downtown Hilo and easily access by all paved Hwy. and roads. A short 3 miles back down Hwy. 19 to Kolekole Beach Park will give you the opportunity to swim in a huge waterfall that drops into a stream. This waterfall is located in a City & County Park and admission is free. It is rarely found by tourists and is easily accessed by car with a nice paved road (no hiking required) it even has a rope swing. *Always use caution in any stream or waterfall.
We retired from our lives on California's Central Coast in 1991 to move to Hawaii. Since then we have lived on Oahu's North Shore. We are fortunate to have our children and grandchildren also living here in the islands. We are active with multiple animal and children charities and are grateful to be living in such a special place.
Since we live full time on Oahu's North Shore we chose Heaven's Door as a second home for ourselves. Living on the beach is wonderful but we thought a tropical hideaway just a short 40 min. flight from Oahu would be the ideal getaway. One of the best things about Heaven's Door is that it is not dependent on solar or generators and it was indeed difficult to find a country property with a stream and water features that was actually 'on the grid' with County water and electricity. The search went on for 3 years to find this unique and pristine property but it was was well worth it.
Don't get me wrong, we love our home at the beach on Oahu, but going over to the quiet town of Hilo and the serenity of Heaven's Door is truly a Hawaiian experience even for those of us who live in Hawaii year round. I can't begin to describe the peace that comes over us when we get to Heaven's Door. There are no other sounds except the wind rustling the palm trees and the birds. At night my husband likes to listen to the frogs and crickets something we don't have at the beach. This tropical paradise is our favorite local getaway even though we spend a lot of our time there fixing, fine tuning and caring for the property. We are fortunate to have a wonderful caretaker who does the gardening and cleanings for us and only lives two miles away. I encourage you to experience Heaven's Door for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Check out the guest comments from other people just like yourself. Aloha Oe', Linda and Ken Martin