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Secluded Ocean View Property

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come stay on our 24 acre farm. Custom built house in 2006 with 1700 sq.ft. of space and a view of Hilo Bay from the wraparound lanai (deck) and jacuzzi. Only 4 miles from Hilo town and another 6 miles from Hilo Airport, but surrounded by tropical, lush greenery (you can hear the sound of the rushing stream at night). Perfect for a quiet retreat or a family getaway.

Please refer to the "NOTES" section under RATES for pricing.

You have the run of the farm.

Keywords: retreat, view, ocean view, farm, secluded, private, close to town, affordable

More Details

Melissa Gaddis-Leinicke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Melissa Gaddis-Leinicke

I built this as my retirement dream house--but I don't live there full-time. My niece Melissa is the on-site manager and on the property all year round.

Melissa Gaddis-Leinicke purchased this house in 2006

Why Melissa Gaddis-Leinicke chose Hawaii

Beauty+Views+Seclusion=A Wonderful Retreat.

Massive wood-framed window doors open up and welcome you to our beautiful wrap around lanai. Beautifully crafted woodwork is featured in the beams and floors. The living, dining and kitchen areas are open concept. The master suite is huge with a private bathroom and separate entrance, allowing you easy access to the meditation/massage room. The other two rooms are located on the other side of the house allowing a level of privacy for all.

The master suite features a queen size bed and a comfortable hammock on the lanai just outside the sliding glass door . The 2nd bedroom, is our Ocean view queen. It too has a hammock just outside the sliding glass door, wall to wall closets and a fun loft for the little ones. Our Meadow view queen is our 3rd bedroom with a view of the macadamia nut trees that line the drive way up to the house and working farm land.

We have competitive rates and options for your stay. You can either rent by the room per night (Master-$200, Ocean view $100, Meadow view $75) or rent the entire house ($300. per night).

What makes this house unique

Where else can you get the seclusion of a 24 acre farm and be just minutes from the pleasures of Hilo town? Here you are present with nature---the birds, the wild pigs, the lush scenery of the land. There is room to roam and explore, a walking path---and, no noisy neighbors to intrude on your serenity. There is a stream running through the property and you can hear it from the house. You'll love sitting on the lanai and watching the sunrise over the ocean or the sunset with a glass of wine and good company.

And...just a little bee for your bonnet, we have the islands most premier caterer on staff should you choose to stay in for dinner. Or, if you need to bump up your relaxation level, we have a certified massage therapist on staff as well.


Wainaku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared Bathroom -
    Master Bathroom - Bathroom in master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd bed available upon request
    Ocean View - 1 queen , Shared bathroom
    Meadow View - 1 double , Shared bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1). Master with private bathroom ($200. per night) Ocean view Queen ($100. per night) Meadow view Queen ($75. per night)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
walking path, plenty of room to spread out.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Secluded Ocean View Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my wedding in jan we were in the home for 10 days it was such a beautiful place to stay with our family as we got married the view the farm the location it was all just amazing! Hearing the creek run as we were sitting in the jacuzzi at night was just amazing I love this house and am looking forward to a return visit

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! Our party of 6 (parents, 2 college kids and 2 kindergarteners) had plenty of room to stretch out, play and relax. The house is well stocked and has the most amazing view of Hilo and the ocean! We spent most of our down time on the huge porch enjoying the breeze and the view. Hilo was just a few minutes drive away and everything (groceries and such) is very convenient. We can't wait to go back, a week was not long enough!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, CA U.S.A

Lush, secluded, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying at this beautiful, comfortable, brand-new property in February. The close proximity to the airport, shopping, farmer's market and beaches makes this the ideal home to get away in. The feeling of complete privacy on this huge property was amazing. Although this property is ideal for any type of get-away, it was especially suited for my family with all of the conveniences of home, such as a fully stocked kitchen. The lanai, meditation room, jacuzzi and views are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in to complete relaxation on your vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pompton Plains, NJ

Janet (Pompton Plains, NJ)

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter was graduating from UHH and we wanted to be close to Hilo. But we were also having a mini family reunion - 8 of us in all arriving for the graduation & a vacation afterwards. The house was perfect - all of us could stay together. The views are unbelievable, the house is spotless and comfortable. The spacious rooms gave us the opportunity to just relax and sit around together. The lanai with its views was the favorite spot for all of us to congregate. We were close enough to Hilo to enjoy whatever we wanted, but when we went back to the house it was just us and the beautiful surroundings! This is probably one of the best finds in Hilo!! The sunrises are spectacular. Next time we're visiting the Big Island, we know where we're staying!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, Oregon, USA


  • 5 of 5

We were in Hilo to attend our neice's graduation from UH Hilo and spent three wonderful days with our extended family at what we affectionately dubbed the "Nut House." The property, views and amenities were spectacular. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone wanting a private, spacious home away from home! Waking up to beautiful sunrises was an unexpected pleasure!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, CA

Get the best of the real Hawaiian experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two children, and our friends with their child had a wonderful 2 week stay on the Mac Nut Farm. The house is beautiful and peaceful. Great views of Hilo Bay, and it was within close proximity to all of the things we wanted to do most.

Great hikes leading to amazing waterfalls only a couple of miles away. Very close by some amazing lava tubes and caves. Awesome snorkeling at the parks. Yummy farmers markets. Great relaxing times at the warm ponds.

And when we want to keep it really mellow you can sit outside on the gorgeous lanai and look out at the bay, or jump in the Jacuzzi at night and be at awe at the number of stars.

We all had a great time, highly recommend it, and will definitely come to stay again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

volcano viewing, botanical gardens, rain forest, farmers market, hot springs, turtle ponds


Rates & Availability

Wainaku House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
May 3 2017 - May 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

If you would like to rent per room: $75 for the Meadow View, $100 per night for the Ocean View Queen and $200 per night for the Master (Ocean view/private bath room). We offer discounts when staying for more than 7 days. We also offer discounts for renting the whole house.

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