|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Secluded Ohana (1/1 Cottage) with Superb Ocean Views on Gorgeous Hamakua Coast Estate – The Garden House Hideaway
Constructed of Indonesian hardwoods, this fully furnished Studio Ohana sits on the beautifully landscaped grounds of an estate overlooking the beautiful Hamakua Coast. Just 25 minutes from Hilo, the property enjoys sweeping views across fields and trees down to the ocean with spectacular sunrises. A variety of organic fruits, vegetables and exotic plantings fill this 3-½ acre property, and a small flock of sheep resides, picturesquely, in the pasture. A relaxing, aesthetic & truly Hawaiian experience, perfect for anyone seeking privacy & nature.
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the splendor of one of the Big Islands premier – and most sought after – locations. . The estate is completely off-grid but with all amenities available for a luxurious ‘living green’ experience.
Windy and her twin six year olds stayed for two weeks at the end of summer.. The children loved the animals, the swing in the old mango tree, and the many plants. They even got to do a bit of gardening of their own. One of the twins suggested the name "Garden House" for this cottage. Windy commented that she and the twins had the best time. They had great fun at the Big Island beaches and the Garden House Hideaway was the perfect spot to spend their vacation. She and the twins are planning to return in the Fall for another extended stay.
The Garden House is a beautifully designed, well maintained and appointed cottage conveniently located to Hilo and the surrounding activities. The setting is serene and the ocean view is spectacular from the separate Tea Room - the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail or to read a good book. Mary was a warm and welcoming host, and she made our arrival special with gifts of fresh eggs and coffee from her farm! We will return! Thank you Mary!
Mary has beautiful property and is a very nice host. She gave us a tour of her property and gave us our privacy for our stay. The home is well kept with a great outdoor shower!
This vacation home is "off grid" so do not expect to be surfing the Internet or making calls. Great place to stay if you want to escape the busy city life and enjoy driving!
Mary has a wonderful little home that is in a 3 acre property that is absolutely gorgeous. Off the grid to the most part, the property is fully sustainable with solar power and diesel generator. The property has plenty of plants, crops and flowers including papaya, lime, coffee to name a few..tons of bamboo, orchids, hibiscus all around. The added plus to green pasture with a very healthy cow, a few sheep and the beautiful ferrell cat Trouble who is always fun to have around. This place will definitely feel like home away from home. You can see a million stars including the milky way with your naked eyes right in the front yard of this property...so get away from all the crowdy touristy spots in hawaii and stay a night or two at this property and take yourself off the grid and technology that surrounds us..
My wife and I just finished a three day stay at the "Lovely Garden Cottage." The name fits the place exactly. The cottage is warm and inviting and the setting is truly beautiful. The grounds are landscaped with numerous species of tropical trees and other plantings, and the owner is gracious and welcoming. The owner provided us with ample information regarding shopping and things to do in the area and although she never interfered with our privacy she did check with us to see if everything was to our satisfaction. Several friendly sheep and a large black cow named "Bumble" are in a fenced area on the property as well. The whole scene is peaceful and idyllic.
The cottage itself is nicely furnished and the kitchen is appropriately equipped. It was extremely clean and as described by the owner. The cottage is solar powered with a propane stove for cooking. The bed is comfortable. There is no tv but in this setting it would almost seem inappropriate if there was one. There is a portable DVD player with a number of movies and a radio if electronic entertainment is necessary. A number of books and magazines are there for reading as are a large number of brochures and several guidebooks regarding things to do on the island and in the area generally. A separate enclosed structure is available for simply sitting, reading, and/or watching the ocean.
The cottage is located in an area on the east side of the island which makes access from north to south easy and convenient. A trip to Volcanoes National Park is about an hour drive, Hilo is about 20 minutes away and the far north and northwest corner of the island can be reached in less than two hours. And Saddle Road is reasonably close allowing access to the western side of the island as well. The size of Hawaii Island itself dictates that quite a bit of driving is necessary if you want to explore all parts of the island but the location of the cottage is perfect for allowing a maximum area to be explored in a minimum amount of time.
We would certainly recommend the Lovely Garden Cottage to friends and family and look forward to our next visit there as well.
If this location is available for the dates you need, book it. Everything about it far exceeded our expectations. The view of the ocean from the garden, the proximity to some scenic drives and waterfalls, and Mary's hospitality really set this place apart from anywhere else I've stayed. You'll be hard pressed to find a better place than this on the big island. My only regret is that we only had nights to stay here.
Thank you for everything Mary. Hoping we'll get to stay at your place again in the future!
Hi highly recommend Mary's cottage 20 minutes north of Hilo. When I arrived my jaw dropped... it is paradise! Mary was so sweet to leave me with eggs from her chickens and coffee she grows on her property. The cottage is adorable and very clean with everything you need in the kitchen to make your own meals. I forgot I was off-grid it was so comfortable. The shower was nice and hot. Her place is near waterfalls and the best botanical garden, and a short drive to the hustle and bustle of Hilo. How lucky you if you book this place. I plan to return! ENJOY your stay.
Nearby: Akaka Falls; Tropical Gardens; swimming, surfing & snorkeling. Hilo, 19 miles away, offers golfing, museums, theaters, shopping, a variety of fine cuisines, kayaking, Japanese gardens, beaches, university, the Macadamia nut factory, a rainforest zoo, and a coffee mill. Kilauea volcano is close-by & well worth a tour - especially at night when the red-hot lava flows into the ocean.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
There is a $50 cleaning fee.
Please request and return rental contract before making payment.