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Luxury home on 20 private acres, ocean view, streams in Hilo

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Kapehu Retreat House is truly a retreat from the hurry-worry life. Very private, lush 20-acre estate in the Hamakua countryside. Expansive views, with no buildings to block your views of the ocean. No city lights or noises. Protected from view of the road by a eucalyptus forest.

Only 10 miles (15 minutes) from downtown Hilo, and 13 miles from Hilo airport.

Beautifully landscaped and maintained, next to the rushing Kapehu Stream and its waterfalls.

Grand and elegant architected home, newly built yet designed to resemble a plantation manager's mansion from the sugar days of Hawaii. Many exquisite details such as high ceilings, marble floors, wainscotting, copper railing on the expansive lanai, and fireplace.

Spacious lanai (veranda) overlooking the green valley and the ocean below it: wonderful for entertaining, outdoor dining, soaking in the hot tub, or simply sitting and watching the moon rise over the ocean.

Hawaii tax ID: W48882576-01

house rental amenities

Enjoy picking your own fruit in the orchard: papayas, lilikoi, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and limes, bananas, white pineapples, avocados, rambutan and more.

Ocean views, and from the access road into the property you'll also see Mauna Kea. There are 2 streams on the property. One is a spring-fed creek that you cross when driving up to the house. The other is the Kapehu Stream forming the north border of the property: you can hear its gentle sounds from each bedroom of the large house. At the bottom of the 20 acre parcel you'll find a path to Kapehu stream and your own private waterfall.

The eucalyptus trees emit a scent that is a natural mosquito repellant, so there are very few mosquitoes, despite being on the rainy side of the island.

washer and dryer

Satellite internet and WiFi

satellite TV



spacious fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and ocean views. Additional kitchen in the small cottage.

4 marble bathrooms in the main large house.  1 and 1/2 bathrooms in the cottage.

sunken bathtub and sunken shower in master bath

additional shower outdoors, in the open air and sunshine!

In the large house, the Master bedroom has a king bed with pillow top mattress and an adjoining marble bathroom. The Wailele bedroom has a full size bed and a dresser. The Pua bedroom bedroom has a queen size bed and a writing desk. The Studio bedroom has a full size futon and 2 twin beds, a dresser, a desk, a TV and video library, and its own adjoining bathroom.

In the cottage, the loft bedroom has a full-size bed and an adjoining half bathroom, and downstairs there is a queen-size sofa bed in the living room and a full bathroom, a small but fully-equipped kitchen, and an lanai.

activities and attractions in Hilo The Big Island

The east side (Hilo side) of the island is the place to be. This is where you'll see all the waterfalls, botanical gardens, lush greenery, and everything tropical you expect to see in Hawaii. (The other side of the island, the west side where Kona is located, is barren desert and you have to drive 2-3 hours to see any of the sights Haweaii is famous for.) The air is always pure and sweet because the gentle trade winds alsway blow in from the east. So we have none of the vog (volcanic smog), that blows down from the volcano toward Kona.

The Kapehu Retreat is situated in the most convenient location on the island for accessing all the spectacular sights.

Volcanoes National Park (with the active volcano, lava tubes, petroplyphs, and hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking trails) is 45 minutes to the south.

The world-famous Waipio Falls is one hour to the north.

Akaka falls is 5 minutes away.

There are 7 gorgeous beaches, wonderful for swimming and surfing, within 15 minutes or less

Some of the very best snorkeling reefs in the world (with many varieties of spectacular fishes and corals) is found at the tide pools on the easternmost point of the island, not far from Hilo town. 

The Kapehu Retreat is 15 minutes from the quaint and charming Hilo town and its international farmer's market. Also right in Hilo are several beautiful beaches where giant sea turtles like to swim with you.

vacation rental rates

The $285/night rate is for up to 6 guests. Each additional guest is $35/night. 7 guests: $320.  8 guests: $355.  9 guests: $390.  10 guests: $425.

For larger groups: We have a separate beautiful 1-bedroom cottage on the property which can sleep up to 4, so if you have a group as large as 14 we can accommodate you. The cottage rents for $95/night for 1-2 guests, or $130/night for 3-4 guests. The rate for 11 -12 guests using both buildings, is $520/night. The rate for 13 - 14 guests renting both the house and the cottage is $555/night

Cleaning fee is additional -- variable and determined by the number of hours the cleaning crew takes. The cleaning fee for the house alone can vary from $70 to $280 because some guests clean thoroughly before checking out while others leave it all for the cleaning crew to do. The cottage cleaning fee usually varies from $40 to 80. We've posted a list of suggestions in the house for minimizing your cleaning fee.

Hawaii taxes are added to lodging. General excise tax is 4.167% and transient accommodations tax is currently 9.25%, totaling 13.417%.

Credit Cards: We accept all credit cards except American Express.

Planning ahead: starting Christmas 2013, the rates will be $285 for 4 guests, plus $35 each additional guest:  5 guests $320.  6 guests, $355.  7 guests, $390.  8 guests, $425. 9 guests, $460.  10guests, $495.  The cottage rent will increase to $99 for 2 guests and remain $130 for 3-4 guests. 

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