|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This beautiful cottage on a large, fenced lot welcomes you to relax, breathe deeply, and enjoy the many gifts of the Big Island. After preparing your food in the fully equipped kitchen, eat your meals on the large covered lanai as you take in the view of the lush, expansive back yard with Mauna Kea in the background.
Our guests enjoy being away from the noise
and business of town and making the picturesque 20-minute drive to Hilo. Right down the road is a peaceful beach where you can play in the sand, watch the river flow into the ocean, and do water sports; waterfalls and botanical gardens are minutes away. When you return home, park under the carport and settle into the large master bedroom for the night. The additional bed and futon couch are comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to three more guests.
This cleanly designed home is the perfect place to soak in the Hilo District's temperate air and peaceful environment. Your host, Tamara, will be available to help while giving you the space you need. She can give you recommendations for local restaurants and attractions and help you get to know her beautiful fruit farm.Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, a trip with friends, or an adventure, you'll feel right at home at this garden cottage.
Tamara Lupoloff built and planted her farm here in Hakalau. Recently retired from 27 years in the travel industry, she knew this little piece of Hawaii was where she wanted to be. Her planning and hard work has allowed her to share her dream with others, and she enjoys welcoming guests from all over the world to experience the serenity and beauty of Hawaii.
Tamara Lupoloff purchased this cottage in 2005
Tamara loves the tropical weather and ability to grow a wide variety or fruits year round. The view and the neighborhood, with her close proximity to the ocean, make it home.
Tamara custom-built the houses and planted all ten acres just the way she had always dreamed. The views are magnificent. Guests have space to stretch out and get away from it all while enjoying the easy, beautiful drive to all that Hilo, and the Big Island, has to offer.
We stayed here for the first week of January 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is stocked with everything you need and the owner is very responsive. We have three energetic young children and this was a great space for them with the lanai and yard. The location is great for exploring the big island, and I think this is the most beautiful spot, with lush greenery everywhere, and away from the crowds. We did about half beach days on the Kohala coast (1 hour drive) and the other half exploring this side of the island. We returned here each evening exhausted but felt recharged after a peaceful night's sleep for the next day's adventures.
The guest 'house' was lovely, the kitchen had all you could want and more. The bedroom was lovely and had some gorgeous furniture in it and the bed very comfy. The lounge area was small but that didn't bother us as we spent every evening out on the lanai listening to the coqui frogs - even when it rained. The views of the night sky were amazing. Quiet and relaxing. The owners live onsite and were very helpful but were not intrusive. I am sorry that we didn't end up with enough time to have a tour of the farm, I think it would have been fascinating.
My husband and I loved our stay at the Fruit Farm on Hakalau! Tamara, the property owner and fruit farmer extraordinaire, was so warm and welcoming, and yet we never felt like we didn't have enough of our own space and privacy. We flew to the big island after spending a week on Maui and I brought some dirty laundry with. In response to asking if there was a laundromat near by, Tamara kindly offered to quickly wash a load for us, so we could hang it on the lines on the cottage lanai. It was so helpful! We also enjoyed a few super fresh & huge avocados, a dragon fruit, a breadfruit, and some little bananas from the property, along with home-made banana bread! Seriously above and beyond for a VRBO in our experience, and it made the second leg of our honeymoon so fun and memorable. I loved the little geckos that we would see here or there on the back lanai, and even the times it would rain we could sit out on the lanai and enjoy that too. The cottage itself had everything we needed and was very nice and comfortable. We slept so well while we were there, with all the sounds of the country and plenty of fresh air. Even borrowed snorkel gear for one of our trips to a beach on the west side of the island. Loved staying here and we hope we can do it again in the future. Thanks!!
The fruit farm was a great retreat in a wonderful location. House was fully equipped and homey. Perfect for couple or small family.
Thank you again Tamara for your hospitality!
Our family of four had a very enjoyable stay at the family fruit farm. It was perfect for our 11 month old & 4 year old, with lots of room to roam around the back porch and the yard. My son loved checking out the chickens each day. The home is well stocked, has TV, Wifi and a few board games. We checked ourselves in and were greeted by a nice welcome note on the refrigerator, delicious banana bread and papaya. There's a book on the top of the refrigerator with basic info./instructions and you basically get as much interaction with the owners as you want, or none at all, if you want that too. Our last day there, we took a nice walk/tour of the fruit farm with Cameron and are glad we did! Tamara & Cameron are both welcoming, friendly and very easy to chat with. We felt very comfortable and would definitely stay there again! It truly felt like we were in our own private little home.
It was a bit humid in the evening and there are ceiling fans and table/standing fans but overnight it got chilly, especially with the rain. The only caution are the mosquitos, but it's to be expected. Mosquito punks and repellent were provided.
This was a nice change from staying at the hotel! It's close to Kolekole beach park where we went each day for a dip in the freezing water and it's near Akaka Falls and Botanical World, if you're looking to do a little hiking to check out the water falls, kids maze, do some ziplining and ride segways.
My daughter and i recently stayed at the cottage on the farm. We were only there four days but it was very convenient for us to drive to volcanoes np and also up the hamakua coast. For us it was a beautiful,tropical retreat and wished we had more time to just sit on the lovely covered lanai.
the cottage was comfortable and hawaiian rustic in a good way. tamara has such wonderful decorating touches and artwork. Pretty heavenly to walk around the farm and enjoy all the fruit. this is a great place if you want the experience of being on the big island in more of an authentic and rural atmosphere.
cottage was super clean and bathroom was large. kitchen had everything we needed and we made dinner there each night and sat outside on the lanai. best atmosphere!!!
also, tamara was really easy and prompt to deal with and she makes the best banana bread which disappeared too fast! totally recommend this cottage for a fun change of environment away from resorts.
Hakalau beach is five minutes away and is a great place to go surfing, fishing,diving, or kayaking. The Hakalau River flows into the ocean here;you can swim in the cold river and float into the warm ocean.There is a small black sand beach and bathrooms are available.It is a historic site with ruins from the plantation days. This beautiful side of the Big Island, known as the Hamakua Coast, has numerous waterfalls. The famous and beautiful Akaka Falls, a favorite theme of many local musicians, is located 15 minutes away in the quaint town of Honomu, which has places to eat and shop and one of two spectacular and popular zip lines. The other way towards Waimea just 10 minutes away is Laupahoehoe point, which is named for the leaf-shaped lava along its beaches, is 15 minutes away and features the train museum and the 50's cafe and the newly opened Paapaloa Country Store and Cafe.. We have two botanical gardens. Hilo is 20 minutes away and Waimea cowboy country, home to the famous Parker Ranch, is just 55 minutes away. The spectacular ocean view drive stretches in both directions.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Cleaning fee $75.00. Christmas, New Years and Merrie Monarch week have a five night minimum, $150 per night. Flat rate 5 person max (808)7561292