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Lovely garden cottage, Hamakua waterfall district, 100% solar

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio + Queen bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Sep 2009
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Ninole Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fully enclosed open air bathroom attached to the cottage.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Built of luxury materials, including imported hardwoods, bamboo, granite countertops, and marble floor in kitchen, the Ohana features a large living room with screened-off bedroom; separate kitchen area (refrigerator, cook top, hot & cold water); lanai; ceiling fan; large walk-in closet; and, beautiful and totally private, enclosed and covered outdoor bathroom. The structure is elegant, charming, and unique.


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Lovely garden cottage, Hamakua waterfall district, 100% solar
average rating of 4.8545456 based on 56 reviews
Ithaca, NY

A wonderful private cottage filled with silence

  • 5 of 5

We rented the garden cottage with one mission in mind, to see the Hamakua Coast. From the start it was an adventure. We followed Mary Albin's directions to a tee and arrived without GPS (GPS doesn't always work here. NICE!). First view was breathtaking, the ocean followed by her customhouse and cottage made with Indonesian timbers fits the environment so well. If you ever wanted to live off the grid here is your chance. The outdoor shower and toilet in their own garden were private and inviting. The electric utilities operated flawlessly thanks to the sun and lithium ion batteries. Mary was the perfect host. A delightful conversationalist and so knowledgeable about the Big Island. The organic fruit and coffee are available and we continue to enjoy her Hamakua Coffee while watching the snowfall. Why in the world did we leave? We will return

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it, exactly how advertised.

  • 5 of 5

About 20 minutes from Hilo & an hour from Waimea. Best beach is Hapuna which is 1 1/2 hours away but well worth the drive. Mary is a very gracious host & shared her fresh tangerines with us. Her dogs are very friendly & we had fun watching them chase each other around the yard. If you are looking for some peace & quiet we highly recommend Garden Hideaway. Our only recommendation was for Mary to supply a small bbq which she said she will do.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, IL

A true Garden Hideaway experience

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Mary's Garden Hideaway. It was so cute, clean and cozy... it has everything you could possibly need. Every inch of it was a sheer delight. We loved the well stocked kitchen, the comfy bed, the outdoor shower and the beautiful morning tea room. Feel free to roam the yard and enjoy the delicious fruits of Mary's labor... the star fruit and lemons were ripe and plentiful. Mary and Cooper were such a joy to get to know and their hospitality goes above and beyond! We can not say enough wonderful things about our Garden Hideaway experience...

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax and enjoy the Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the garden house hideaway.

The property is quiet and has some amazing views and scenery. We really enjoyed the off grid aspect and the outdoor shower was amazing. There were also Coqui Frog mating calls each night to serenade you.

Mary is a fantastic host. She was there to meet us upon our late arrival (flight was delayed) and provided us with some great coffee and sightseeing information.

If you plan to spend some time near Hilo or along the Hamakua Coast this is the perfect place to stay!

We hope to return sooner than later!!

We do want to add that the one star review from Nov 2016 showed up after we booked the property. We read it and thought "THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT TO STAY". Everything they didn't like was what we were looking for, and it was an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crushed over saying goodbye!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me just say, Mary and her hideaway was easily one of my favorite places I've ever stayed. Her property has an incredible view with some of the sweetest animals to greet you and make you feel right at home. She's very accommodating and makes sure you have everything you need. The outdoor bathroom is really cool and well put together. The beds are comfortable as well. The entire stay was a dream. I will certainly be returning to see Mary and this place someday soon!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was clean and had everything we needed to live simply. Due to solar power we were careful to conserve, but were able to plug in our mifi hotspot and use our Verizon for phone & internet. 2-minute shower is encouraged. We are accustomed to marine showers, so this was not a problem. Coqui frogs sang us to sleep at night. Mary was very friendly and made sure we had what ww needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 14.42%

There is a $50 cleaning fee.
Please request and return rental contract before making payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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