Secluded half acre spot with gorgeous views of the ocean and beautiful flowers and fruit trees. The floor plan is ideal for two couples or families because the bedrooms are in two private buildings separated by a walkway. The main area has a master bedroom, bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining and living areas, and a great lanai with outdoor furniture and grill. The other is a bedroom and bath. There is high speed internet along with a Dish(R) TV, DVD, CD Player.
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Two separate little houses with full bedroom and full bath.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 2018
About Daniel Potaracke
Dick and I are laid back and retired guys who want to enjoy life after work. Being from Wisconsin, we can relate to anyone wanting to escape the Mainland and have a great vacation. We hope to be the best for you.
Daniel Potaracke purchased this House in 2012
Why Daniel Potaracke chose Laupāhoehoe
We came over to the Big Island for a vacation and left with real estate brochures. Within 6 months, we were the proud owners of this beautiful property. Dick and I bought this place with the thought of having a piece of paradise for ourselves and to share with others. We truly want to share a great experience from your flight, to the Ohana and the Big Island itself. What sets this property off from others is the location. It is on the Hamakua coastline northerly of Hilo about 30 miles and easy to drive to, as well as Waimea, 30 miles northerly of us where there are many things to do. The Hamakua coast has many waterfalls and vistas that are just fantastic. Just sitting on the lanai looking out over the ocean with a cup of coffee in the morning is truly a delight making it hard to start your day of sightseeing or relaxing elsewhere. Laupahoehoe Point is a good walk, with about 2 miles r/t, where you can really just sit and watch the waves crashing over the rugged coast.
What makes this House unique
From the first time we saw the online pictures of the Ohana, we loved it. The views from the lanai and the privacy of the area are phenomenal. It is almost rural enough but, close to lots and loads to do. Whether it is just sitting out on the lanai watching nature, grilling out, just having a drink or enjoying being alone; you are in a very private setting. Whether you want to just relax there or elsewhere close, it is all there. There are many seaside areas to enjoy and it's close to waterfalls, gardens, parks, golf, Mauna Kea, Hilo, Waimea, Kona, shopping, movies....it's all close enough to go see or do.
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Lovely and quiet home
This was a wonderful place to stay outside of Hilo and Honokaa. It was pretty, quiet, and clean. The home has everything you need to feel comfortable and Daniel is incredibly helpful. We are very thankful he worked with us on such short notice when we booked due to our other place in Volcano cancelling because of the eruption. Thanks for sharing your place with us!
Picturesque, pastoral, perfect
This property was tucked away in a quiet respite of the island, perfect for early morning coffee on the porch overlooking the Pacific. Ideal for unplugging and recharging. The kitchen was well stocked. And our family with teenagers appreciated the unique two building design that granted us some extra living space.
A lovely place. Private and peaceful with amazing views.
My daughter and I stayed here last week for our annual Father-Daughter trip to the Islands. We decided to go back to the Big Island this year and found this place. It is the ideal place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Island. A bit hidden away but if you are looking for a place to relax and refresh yourself in a private setting amid lush greenery with an absolutely stunning view of the ocean from the lanai this is the place for you.
The place itself consists of two separate buildings, the main building has a very well equipped kitchen, living area, bedroom, and full bath. The second has a large bedroom and bath. Both buildings are very tastefully appointed with everything you could need to make your stay comfortable.
Daniel, the property owner, lives close so he can respond to any issues quickly. He was very responsive to all our questions before we arrived and provides excellent directions to find the place (it can be a little tricky the first time). However, since the place was completely set up for our arrival, and everything worked as advertised there really was no reason to have to contact him.
In short, this was the ideal place for us. Waking up to the amazing view while drinking our morning coffee and deciding what to do that day or returning after a day exploring the Island or after returning after a day of being out and about this place provides a serene space to fully absorb the beauty that is the Big Island.
Thank you Daniel for providing such a wonderful place. If we return to the Big Island, Mango House will be at the top of our list to stay again.
Thank you VERY MUCH for the great review. I do appreciate it so much.
I happy that my vacation rental worked out so well for you and your daughter. As you mentioned, there are two separate buildings apart from each other where you both have the privacy you want. Many guests enjoy having the separate place to relax without being "close" all the time. This works especially for two couples...or, if one is a snorer, I know one spouse will sleep in the back bedroom. Whomever stays in the front has to make coffee in the morning...lol.
I do try to put myself in the guest's place and foresee their needs and one of them is the supplies in the kitchen which shouldn't be hard to do but, it can be with so many different tastes. Sorry....no salad spinner though.
Glad I got to you meet you and your daughter and hope to meet you again at the Mango House!
Daniel was the perfect host! The grounds are magnificent! Very comfortable and extremely private.
Beautiful and comfortable home (2 buildings) high above ocean with breathtaking garden. Peaceful and interesting environment with a lovely walk up to a eucalyptus forrest. Great place for exploring the Hamakua Coast. Daniel is a helpful owner who cares meticulously for the house and offers suggestions about the area. We hope to return for a longer stay next year!
Thank you so much for your great review. It was a pleasure having you as guests this past week. Being on the Hamakua Coast, you can do so many day trips to see so many things such as Akaka Falls which is really raging right now with the rain we've had lately. I was at the Botanical Garden yesterday and the orchids were amazing. I can't quite do that but, I do try to keep a nice property for my guests to sit on the lanai and enjoy the property. Thank you and hope to see you again.
Truly a tropical paradise
This is a lovely, secluded property 30 miles north of Hilo, Hawaii. It is best considered a retreat from the bustle and touristy character of Kona. Not close to the beach--however, slightly less than an hour's drive north and you will discover some of the best island beaches, perhaps--the top beaches in the world. Hapuna beach (huge parking facilities) and Mana Kea (get there before 8 a.m. since very limited public parking is available) have always been our go to beaches. The lovely town of Waimea is 30 miles north of the Laupahoehoe property. We really enjoy this town, made popular by the famous Parker Ranch. Recently we visited Tropical Dreams Ice Cream Dairy located in Waimea--what a wonderful find. This was our ninth time to Hawaii and we have stayed at this or adjacent rental properties every time. We love the ability to travel to many island adventure spots and then return for a day of relaxation and respite, cooking ahi tuna on the Weber and eating our dinner with a glass of wine on the beautiful lanai, taking in all of the wonderful scenery and ocean views. Geckos are residents in the house, so don't be surprised to see one peeking out from behind a ceiling beam or speeding up the wall or window. They are really fun! In addition, be warned--the kukio frogs, imported several years ago to counter the mosquito population, are ever present at night. It's a good idea to bring silicone ear plugs; otherwise, your sleep may be seriously hindered. All in all, this is the property we always return to because it offers the best retreat with very comfortable amenities at a very reasonable price! The owner has done a fantastic job!
Experience Island living as you never dreamed of. Two separate houses with two bedrooms and two baths. One house with the kitchen, living and dining area. We pride ourselves on keeping the house clean inside and out. This peaceful vacation rental is on the Big Island of Hawaii, just one mile up the road from one of the island's most beautiful locations, Laupahoehoe Point. A short walk or drive will reward you with vistas of green cliffs, often dotted with waterfalls that drop down into blue-green ocean. When you get to the point, you will see some of the most spectacular rugged coastline you will ever see. Take beach chairs any time of day and be hypnotized by the waves. This is great place to stay for two couples or small families because of the privacy afforded by the two buildings connected by a short walkway. This is a sweet house with beamed cathedral ceilings, Corian countertops and beautiful gardens. There is a great lanai to sit on for hours looking at the ocean, at the gardens, whales in the winter and the occasional double rainbows. Ohana is about 600 feet above the ocean on the slopes of Mauna Kea, the grand 13,796 foot extinct volcano that is snow capped in winter. Waipunalei, (why poona lay) is just 2 miles outside of sleepy little Lapahoehoe. Large windows continually remind you to look at the marvelous ocean. Just sitting on the lanai with a mai tai or a glass of fresh squeezed juice and you will know why Waipunalei is so heavenly. Coming back after exploring the rest of the over 4000 square mile island, you will be glad to be home. Just sit, relax and enjoy. You will feel like you are home-not just another vacation rental. The gardens of full of gorgeous flowers and birds such as the Hawaiian Pheasant. This part of the Big Island is truly heaven. The island is so beautiful that it will be hard to stay home and enjoy just being here. Beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys, umbrella and towels are provided. All you need to bring are you clothes. We encourage you to rent for two weeks. There is plenty to do and see. This location is great for taking day trips to explore anywhere on the island. With two weeks, you're not as likely to feel 'driven' to be always on the go and not relax. People have thanked us later for encouraging them to go this route. The house is best for a family or two couples...or newlyweds. Minimum rental is one week. The Ohana is not for those who want to have a Waikiki kind of vacation where you lay in the sun on a while sand beach every day surrounded by crowds of people. Honolulu (Waikiki) can be a free stop over if you want to spend a couple days there on your way to the Ohana or back. The most beautiful while sand beaches are within an hour of the Ohana and other beaches are closer. It is a great location for family or couple to explore all the treasures of the Big Island---volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, hiking, golf, biking and beaches. The Ohana has it's own driveway and total privacy. Also, there is satellite TV and high speed wireless. Local calls are free. If you need long distance phone service, Verizon is a local cell carrier but, you can always use a phone card. The Big Island has it all - gorgeous white sand beaches, and active flowing volcano, huge waterfalls, 13,800 foot extinct volcano and more. Average temperature is the low 80s. We can help you see a Hawaii many people don't see. A cleaning service is not included and people are expected to leave the house in nice condition. This is reflected in our reasonable rates. A cleaning fee option may be available....just ask. We delight in sharing this piece of paradise with you. Email for availability or with question you may have.
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Cancelation policy is full refund at 4 months ahead of reservation, half refund at 3 months ahead of reservation and 25% at 2 months ahead of reservation. Within 2 months of reservation will be no refund.