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Lovely garden cottage, Hamakua waterfall district, 100% solar

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

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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Amenities

Ninole Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fully enclosed open air bathroom attached to the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Lovely garden cottage, Hamakua waterfall district, 100% solar
average rating of 4.84 based on 51 reviews
Colorado
4

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: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN.....

  • 5 of 5

GARDEN HIDEAWAY WAS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR MY WIFE AND I TO GET AWAY AND DECOMPRESS...OFF THE GRID, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO ALLOW US TO EXPLORE THE BIG ISLAND. MARY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A NICER, MORE CONSIDERATE HOST AND WE THANK HER FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR ALLOWING US TO EXPERIENCE HER COTTAGE...AND ALL HER LITTLE HELPERS...MISS THEM ALL. JERRY & SANDY H. (2/14-2/21/17)

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with Garden House Hideaway and Hawaii. Mary's cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the Island. The cottage is lovely, private and unique. While it is on solar and totally off the grid, it felt just like home, but gave us the opportunity to experience a relaxing living-green situation. The bathroom is a garden wonder! It is completely private but with a fresh outdoor feel. Ocean breezes kept the cottage cool and comfortable. The grounds are immaculately tended and beautiful with a great ocean view. Garden House Hideaway is a true paradise get-away.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of the most perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Mary's Garden House Hideaway is one of the best, quiet and peaceful hideaways that you will enjoy in the Big Island. It is located in the off-the-grid area of the rural north, 20-25 minutes from Hilo. At first getting there was a trek, but once you get there you will see a beautiful vista, lovely facility, exotic plant life, fun animals and a wonderful host.

One key points into making your stay special is to make sure to have enough time to see whatever you need to see (which you really need time for. You can drive the entire island in 4 or so hours. We did not have this luxury because there's many stops to see, which will take your time); feel the beauty of the area (which is no doubt amazing and spectacular everywhere. Mary's hideaway is a jewel!); and be in the presence of something beautiful (which is really ineffable. You will know and realize it once you are there).

TIPs:

+First, if you want to enjoy your stay in the Big Island, relinquish your urban city perspective. It's more beautiful this way.

+When planing to decide on where to to stay, consider Mary's facility...beautiful, peaceful and homey.

+After you decide to stay with Mary's facility, plan an itinerary. She has many information about the island in her cottage.

+In your initial itinerary, before you head to the island - first, we would suggest to rent an SUV or off road vehicle, just in case. The hideaway is off-grid and out in the rural areas of the upper north. Smaller vehicles is ok, but has less engine power and traction to go up hill and off the beaten path (you will go through unpaved stretch road. The road is new)

+Second, make sure to spend some time getting to know your host. This was a missed opportunity for us since we only stayed there a very short time. She's a very nice and beautiful host. Also, enjoy her pets: Bonnie (she looks like a polar bear), Copper (he may look like Koojo, but is friendly and energetic young dog) and little Trouble (such an adorable cat!) Also, there's one cow and few sheep.

+Last tip... JUST enjoy your stay!

Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deeply disappointed

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience during our stay at this property and left after just 10 hours. While clean and cozy, there were some aspects that we found to be badly misrepresented:

There is no air conditioning, but only a single ceiling fan, and all doors and windows need to be open for there to be any air circulation.

In addition to the shower, the toilet and sink are also located outside and are alternately surrounded by bamboo stalks and a shower curtain.

Given that the property is solar powered and derives water from rainfall, there are significant restrictions on both electricity and water usage - the house rules limit showers and microwave use to 2-3 minutes, for instance.

The property is not private and is directly adjacent to the owners home.

There is no Internet or cell phone reception.

This property is aptly described as off the grid and refers not to just a secluded getaway, but one where you need to be comfortable with an experience lacking modern conveniences.

A few miscellaneous items to note: there are two large dogs and a cat that roam free and enter the property. The dogs are not trained. The road leading up to the property is unpaved and its use may be prohibited by the car rental agreement.

Finally, it's worth noting that our attempts to reach a resolution with the property manager did not go well and we were forced into protracted conversations with the Home Away complaints department to obtain any sort of relief. Buyer beware...

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After many excellent reviews, happy guests and new friends, it goes to show one can't please everyone.
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5

Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Garden House Hideaway and greatly enjoyed our stay. It is definitely off grid with solar power, filtered sterilized rainwater, an outside shower, and spotty cellphone coverage. However it is also enchanting with great ocean and sunrise views, a pleasant property with pastured sheep and a cow, onsite fruit including coffee, starfruit, tangerines, lemons, limes, grapefruit, papaya, coconut, pineapple, and maybe some that I have forgotten. There is a great little tea house that we enjoyed eating breakfast in while watching the sunrise. The owner is a very thoughtful woman who respects vacationers' privacy but is also immediately available for any concerns. She is also very pleasant. The property is close (abot 30 mins) to Hilo which is a small city. There are nearby hiking trails, falls, and botanical gardens. We felt the property was within reasonable driving distance to waimea (30 mins), Hawi (1h with awesome views), kona (1.5 h), volcano park (1-1.5h), and south point (2h). Many scenic points are nearby. Due to the location on the island it is evidently quite rainy in the winter. Would definitely go again!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Alea
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

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Rates & Availability

Ninole Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.4%

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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