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Kapehu Falls Creekside Cottage

4.95(60)SuperhostHilo, Hawaii, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Robert
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Sweet 1-bedroom cottage perched on a hill above a babbling brook, on 20 private acres with ocean views. The Creekside Cottage offers the peace, serenity, privacy and nature that will melt away your stress. Ten miles/15-20 minutes from Hilo, on the lush and scenic Hamakua Coast of the Island of Hawai'i. Ocean views, fruit trees, two streams, a private waterfall and a private swimming hole. This is a storybook vacation paradise!

Price shown includes all Hawaiian taxes.

The space
Our property offers the peace, serenity, privacy and nature that will melt away your stress. We are located 10 miles (15-20 minutes) from downtown Hilo, on the lush and scenic Hamakua Coast of the Big Island with stunning ocean views. The cottage is perfect if you’re looking to escape tourist traps and the hustle-bustle of city life and relax in the vibrant natural environment of authentic Hawaii. The property has one queen-sized bed, making it ideally suited for two people. The second bed is a pull-out sofa located in the living room. 1 full bathroom plus 1 half-bath. Fully equipped kitchen. Screened-in lanai.

Enjoy the property’s private waterfall and swimming hole below it. No city lights to dim the night sky: great star-gazing! Utter peace and quiet - no traffic noise, no city sounds, no nearby neighbors. Absolute privacy: between you and the nearest road is a eucalyptus forest.

ESTATE & GROUNDS
- Experience exceptional privacy
- Sweeping ocean views from the screened-in lanai.
- Surround yourself in nature and tropical beauty in all directions.
- Rolling gardens, including an orchard of several edible varietals
- 15 acres of replanted forest land.
- Two streams.
- Private waterfall with a natural swimming pool beneath it.
- Nearly a mile of private road behind the gate for running or walking.

HOME & AMENITIES:
- Beautiful cottage with upstairs queen bedroom, 1.5 baths and fully-appointed kitchen
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Indoor and outdoor dining tables each seat four people
- Living room with TV, DVD player and stereo
- Washer and dryer behind living area in barn-cottage

LOCATION:
Ten miles (15-20 minutes from downtown Hilo) on the lush and scenic Hamakua Coast with ocean views, this is a storybook vacation paradise! Perfect location near beautiful waterfalls and river valleys. The Creekside Cottage offers the 'out in the country' feeling, yet you’re only a short drive from retail, restaurants and attractions

Nearby:
- Several black sand beaches for swimming or surfing
- Several gorgeous botanical gardens
- 2 zip line parks
- Famous waterfalls
- Sugar Mill and Train museums
- Scenic Pepeekeo drive and trails through Onomea area
- Akaka Falls State Park
- Hamakua Coast
- Honomu Village
- One hour drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- One hour drive to Waipio Valley
- All the conveniences of Hilo with access to many conveniences you’ll find on the mainland (movie theatre, shopping center, grocery stores, Starbucks, etc.)

CLIMATE:
The climate at Creekside Cottage is perfect year round. Situated at 900 feet elevation, the air is cooler than at the beach or in Hilo: upper 70's F to low 80's during the day, and upper 60's F to low 70’s at night most of the year. In the winter it can get down to the low 60's at night with a daytime high in the low to mid-70's.

Guest access
You'll have the cottage and about an acre around you to yourselves. The barn area behind the cottage is a working maintenance area for the estate and has a laundry area for you to use. You'll share the 20 acres with the guests of our other vacation rental, but there is little chance you'll see or hear them: the Kapehu Retreat House is about 1/4 mile away on the other side of a creek and ravine. You have access to the orchard's fruit trees (oranges, lemons, limes, figs, 3 varieties of bananas, lilikoi, and two varieties of avocados, including the huge "butter" avocados). You'll also have access to the path down to the waterfall and the swimming hole below the waterfall in the Kapehu Stream.

Other things to note
OFF-THE-GRID LIVING & LUXURIES:
The property is very rural which means you can use this time to truly unplug, but we do have options available should you choose to stay connected. We do not have a landline phone, but most cell phone carriers work pretty well in the area. Cable TV is not available in our neighborhood, but we do have cable fiber WiFi from Hawaiian Telcom and streaming TV service.

Water is provided from Hawaiian rainwater purified by filtration and UV light. Propane tanks supply the gas for the stove, hot water heater and dryer. Like most homes in Hawaii, there is no air conditioning or heat on the property, but the home’s temperature can be regulated through the many windows which catch the cool ocean breezes. It rarely gets hot at this elevation, and the nights always cool down to 70 or below. If heat and humidity are a problem for you or your guests, you may wish to rent an air-conditioned hotel room.

License number
TA-177-007-1040-01
Sweet 1-bedroom cottage perched on a hill above a babbling brook, on 20 private acres with ocean views. The Creekside Cottage offers the peace, serenity, privacy and nature that will melt away your stress. Ten miles/15-20 minutes from Hilo, on the lush and scenic Hamakua Coast of the Island of Hawai'i. Ocean views, fruit trees, two streams, a private waterfall and a private swimming hole. This is a storybook vacation… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi – 940 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Dryer
32" HDTV
Hangers
Free washer–In building
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Hilo, Hawaii, United States

Awesome serenity to soothe your soul. No roads in sight, no traffic sounds, no city lights. No nearby neighbors. There is another house on the same 20 acre estate, which is also a vacation rental, called the Kapehu Retreat House. Both houses have complete privacy, being separated by 1/10 mile distance and a creek and ravine.

The Cottage is just 9 miles north of Hilo town, Starbucks and all kinds of civilization if you want it. In the more immediate area are the Botanical Gardens, Scenic Drive, and Akaka Falls.
Awesome serenity to soothe your soul. No roads in sight, no traffic sounds, no city lights. No nearby neighbors. There is another house on the same 20 acre estate, which is also a vacation rental, called the Ka…

Hosted by Robert

Joined in September 2018
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Robert or "Tag" as is known to friends has been working in hospitality marketing for 3 decades. For my 6th birthday I got a Hawaiian shirt and a trip over my hometown in a little single engine airplane. That's when I got bitten by the travel bug. Since then I've had the incredible honor of representing The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. and several of their iconic, independent properties. I have also worked with Mandarin, Fairmont, Intercontinental as well as some exceptional cruise lines and major travel destinations. It is a thrill to connect passionate travelers with authentic experiences that celebrate a "sense of place." This is a term I learned from the very best hoteliers in the world, each of whom has successfully delivered his or her own expression of what this means. To share that feeling with people who delight in authentic experiences that embrace the land, history and local culture is nothing short of magic. There is no property I have ever seen that celebrates a sense of place better than Kapehu Falls. This grand estate still recalls its time as a sugar cane plantation. Part of the old Sugar Cane Road is still evident and the purplish-silver cane flowers still grow wild in the brush by the pasture. The barn and main house are exquisite modern adaptations of a plantation manager's homestead – complete with high ceilings and ornate flourishes from a by-gone era. Over 15 acres is a mature, replanted forest, surrounded by winding streams, waterfalls and natural formations that honor all that came before us. It is a luxurious preserve that shares its story with all who care to listen and experience this magical enclave. Former Kapehu owner and operational genius, Marcy, is a new friend, advisor and a new customer. For Marcy and all the passionate travelers who deeply appreciate the spirit, history and natural beauty of the destinations they visit, my team and I are committed to making your stay special. I've earned dozens of awards from the hospitality experts at HSMAI, but no award or accolade means as much to me as your experience at Kapehu Falls.
Robert or "Tag" as is known to friends has been working in hospitality marketing for 3 decades. For my 6th birthday I got a Hawaiian shirt and a trip over my hometown in a little s…
During your stay
Our property manager will greet you on your arrival, and will be available by phone or text if you need anything during your stay. Usually he is 20 or 30 minutes from the property. The owner is frequently on site as well, but will give you give you your privacy.
Our property manager will greet you on your arrival, and will be available by phone or text if you need anything during your stay. Usually he is 20 or 30 minutes from the property.…
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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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