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THE PERFECT OCEAN VIEW HOME FOR FAMILIES OR GROUPS-RENT FROM 3 TO ALL 8 BEDROOM

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Great for large families and groups- Check out the Video!

** PLEASE NOTE: This home is unique in that it can be booked with as few as three bedrooms to all eight bedrooms with varying rates depending on the number of bedrooms required. VRBO is not setup for homes such as this and therefore can only automatically quote the rate for a three bedroom reservation. Please refer to the different rates below before submitting a Reservation Request. **

Stately sitting atop a 26 acre former sugar mill plantation, lays the tranquility of the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. Ideally located 11 miles north of Hilo along the scenic Hamakua coast, this elegantly appointed eight bedroom home epitomizes the true Hawaiian spirit of aloha in a beautiful, totally relaxing setting. Imagine yourself spending a morning on your private lanai watching humpback whales as they suddenly breach the beautiful waters of the Hamakua coast or enjoying a cocktail with a loved one next to the fabulous waterfall and A’lia stream that flows through the center of the property. Walk through the lush orchards of the property and pick fresh oranges, bananas, passion fruit, rambutan, longon, papaya and many other fruits and vegetables. Enjoy postcard like views of not only the beautiful ocean but also Mauna Kea at its towering 13,796 feet, tropical birds and a view of the stars unlike anything you have ever encountered. Be our guests and see why the Old Sugar Mill Plantation plays a big part in making Hawai'i no ka 'oi (The Best).

NOTE: AS WITH MOST HOMES ALONG THE HAMAKUA COAST, THIS HOME IS NOT FURNISHED WITH AIR CONDITIONING.

BOOKING OPTIONS:

Three bedrooms - $295 USD/night, $1990 USD/weekly with a $180 USD cleaning fee.

Four bedrooms - $340 USD/night, $2300 USD weekly with a $190 USD cleaning fee

Five bedrooms - $415 USD/night, $2800 USD weekly with a $200 USD cleaning fee

Six bedrooms - $495 USD/night, $3350 USD weekly with a $210 USD cleaning fee

Seven bedrooms-$570 USD/night, $3890 USD weekly with a $220 USD cleaning fee

Eight bedrooms - $650 USD/night, $4450 USD weekly with a $230 USD cleaning fee

THREE bedrooms is the minimum that may be booked and there is a three night minimum.

The eight bedrooms sleeps a maximum of 20 persons in beds. Contact us for special arrangements for larger groups.

Special rates apply for Christmas and Merrie Monarch Festival. Please contact us for detailed rates during these periods.

The home offers five large bedrooms and a comfortable common area upstairs with three additional bedrooms downstairs. The well equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a commercial gas range and two refrigerators makes it easy to entertain a multitude of guests.

The home and surrounding 26 acres are the ideal venue for family reunions and other group outings. Contact us and let us make your stay and/or event a special one.

Looking for a smaller home or directly on the ocean? We also own the Pali Lani Seacliff Resort which is only 4 miles away. It is an amazing, oceanfront home which can accommodate a small family or up to eight persons. Please click on the 'Click here to see all my rental listings' on this website or you can cut and paste the below into your web browser.

vrbo #507322

Mahalo nui loa!

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Cox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 31, 2017

About Steve Cox

I am truly blessed to be not only a resident of the Big Island but to have the opportunity to manage such an incredible home for my dear friend. Helen, the owner, shares my compassion in ensuring our guests feel the true spirit of Aloha while staying at the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. So that our incoming guests know, in Hawai'i, we like to hug a lot! So if you reach out to shake a hand here, don't be surprised if they give you a hug in return. While you are here, you are family! It's the Hawaiian way of life.

Steve Cox purchased this house in 2013

Why Steve Cox chose Hilo District

We felt as though this home was all about spending quality time with family and friends. Walking the surrounding 26 acres brings on such a feeling of tranquility and amazes one at the beauties Hawai'i has to offer. While on the island, we love to spend time on the front lanai 'talking story' about Hawai'i, good times and our journeys to come.

What makes this house unique

There are few large homes like this Hawaii. It makes for the perfect family, corporate or event location.. You can prepare your own delicious meals in the spacious and modern kitchen as well as tour the acreage and pick your own fresh fruits straight from our orchards.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from guest email - I am so happy with my decision to rent the Old Sugar Mill Plantation. I am an activities coordinator at an International Language school in Waikiki, and this is the first trip I have planned to the BI. In total our group was 22 people and the house was absolutely perfect! I could not have asked for a better location or a more beautiful house. The bedrooms are all so beautiful, the house clean, the 26 acres of land AMAZING! Unfortunately we were so busy we didn't have a whole lot of time to enjoy all of the property, but the waterfall is definitely a bonus. Most times I rent hotel rooms for our groups, but this house was a hit with the students. Everyone enjoyed cooking dinner together in the beautiful kitchen and getting to relax in the peaceful atmosphere. I could go on and on about this place, but ultimately it was the ideal place to bring a group as large as mine. Steve thank you for making us feel at home and being so helpful throughout the whole process! Mahalo! And I am sure you will be seeing us again!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Pepeekeo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Taro - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Pineapple - 1 king
    Palm - 1 king
    Mango - 1 king
    Aloha Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ocean - 1 king
    Bamboo - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Hilo Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A nice downstairs room with a queen bed, futon and bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
AS WITH MOST HOMES ALONG THE HAMAKUA COAST, THIS HOME IS NOT FURNISHED WITH AIR CONDITIONING.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

THE PERFECT OCEAN VIEW HOME FOR FAMILIES OR GROUPS-RENT FROM 3 TO ALL 8 BEDROOM
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 25 reviews
St. Louis
5

Amazing property, views, and value

  • 5 of 5

For just around $100/night per bedroom, you have the opportunity to stay on a 20 acre slice of heaven. That basically sums up my review. The property is amazing and sets the perfect scene for enjoying the slower pace of the big island. The house is - of course - huge and space was no issue at all. The kitchen was spacious and appliances were great. The views out onto the property and of the ocean in the distance made getting up each morning a pleasure. We enjoyed coffee and meals out on the large covered lanai / front porch. The bedrooms themselves were also very spacious, and each had its own bathroom which was really nice. The showers in the non-master bedroom were quite small but did the job. As a previous review states, the home does not claim A/C yet we found I believe 4 working ACs and with the doors open around the house it was enough to cool things off. Most of the time I don't imagine they would be needed if you can get a nice breeze to roll through the home.

Addressing previous reviews, do not expect full luxury. You are located on 20 acres of nature, and some of that nature may find its way in and around the home. We're not talking any kind of infestation, but there were some bugs and a gecko or two in the home. This was not a big deal to us. Some ceiling fan lights did not work so we just used the nightstand lights instead.

With the right expectations, you will be delighted with this home. Our group agreed that the home and the property were amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

RRegardless of cost, deficiencies should not be present, therefor overpriced and give it 3 stars

  • 3 of 5

Part A: Favorable comment

Part B: Unfavorable comment

Part A:

1. Setting was gorgeous, but ocean view was barely visible as a slice of the horizon. No whale sighting etc. No view at all from the veranda

2. Grounds were excellently maintained

3. Manager Steve Cox, was professional, friendly, always available and helpful

4. Plantation house was spacious and airy and absolutely devoid of roaches

5. Kitchen equipment was well functioning. Gas stove was large and able to meet large group needs

6. TVs were operational

Part B: Unfavorable

7. Definitely not ocean view as advertised

8. House cleanliness was marginal. When shoes were removed, foot soles became black

9. All window ledges were dirty with dust, dirt, and insect residue

10. Significant dust balls behind and under bedroom furniture

11. Some room air conditioners were inoperative

12. Some bedroom fans were inoperative

13. Some ceiling lights were inoperative including one bedroom

14. Many window blinds were not fully functional, could not be adjusted etc.

15. Lamps were not available at bed stands. Most lamps were under wattage for reading.

16. Pole lamps are needed in the common areas for reading

17. Insufficient bath mats for all bathrooms

18. Bath linen was mismatched in towel sizes etc.

19. Kitchen pots and pans looked like they were assembled from different garage sales

20. Dishes were mismatched collection of types sizes and styles. Soup bowls an odd collection

21. Glassware a total mess, lacked sufficient types (juice glasses, water glasses, wine glasses, drink glasses etc.

22. Kitchen ware storage was totally inadequate to support the needs of advertised number of possible guests, even the group of 11 that we brought.

23. For the type of visit and the cost, visitors should be supplied with a bare minimum of kitchen supplies, mustard, catsup, vinegar, sugar, flour, salt, pepper. To buy these for a short 10 day stay is disconcerting and unnecessarily costly. Availability of these items should be standard and advertised as such.

Overall:

For the fee which we paid, we found the appointments to be marginal for reasons 7 - 23. The kitchen stuff looked to be a broad collection of garage sale pickups. The poor maintenance of air conditioning and lighting shows a lack of desire on the owner's part to give reasonable care for the cost that people pay. It was passable for us, but it would be a disaster for foreign client occupancy.

We did enjoy our stay ..

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf of the owner, we thank you very much for your comments and concerns. We are promptly working to resolve any issues as soon as possible. With such a large home, it is virtually impossible to prevent circumstances such as ceiling lights being out and fans malfunctioning. When we see these things or are made aware we do our best to remedy the problems as soon as possible. Regarding the Air Conditioners, we do not advertise the we have AC due to the fact that we have had nothing but problems with this particular manufacturer and there are no guarantees that more problems will not occur. Few homes on the Hamakau Coast have AC as it is typically to needed by most. We hope to have you and your family as guests of the Sugar Mill home again in the future and will do our best to make your stay more pleasurable. Mahalo
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5

Uniquely beautiful, a big lot, excellent ocean view and mountain view.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very unique vacation rental place. We had a great family reunion Here. It's very relaxing with plenty of space for everyone. Early morning is a good time to watch sun rise in the ocean and Mouna Kea turning to red color. The slow pace of life and the Internet speed would you forget about work. We will definitely come again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland,OR
5

The property was beautiful and we enjoyed the waterfall very much.

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of room and was on a gorgeous property. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs and The host were very helpful the few times we needed something. There are showers in all the bathrooms, no bath tubs and no grill outside. We hope to return for our next group trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

There were 18 of us it was perfect for our family beautiful property huge rooms... was a wonderful wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

If you have a large group of people, this is the place to stay. What an amazing house on this property. The layout of the house was amazing. Each bedroom with a bathroom was perfect for our large group. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Richardson Beach State Park
Car: recommended

Being Hawai'i, the list of things to do and places to visit are nearly endless:

Picturesque Waipio Rim Valley is a short 45 minute drive up the scenic Hamakua Coast.

Akaka Falls State Park with its towering 422 waterfall is only 15 minutes away.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers great hiking and sightseeing. It is about an hour away and offers a full day or more of journeys.

Nani Mau Gardens is on the edge of Hilo and offers 22 acres of beautiful gardens to tour.

Waimea, the Hawaiian Cowboy town, is a must see during your stay. It is an hour away and sits at 2700 feet where the weather is a little cooler. Watch a rodeo here for great family fun.

The home itself sits on the edge of the quaint, seaside town Pepeekeo. Being only 15 minutes from Hilo, it offers guests the opportunity to relax in a quiet, relaxing home near the ocean yet still be close to great shopping, dining and sightseeing.

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Rates & Availability

Pepeekeo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas-All 8 Bedrooms
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$715
$4,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.43%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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