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Lovely Farm/Orchard~Ocean & Mountain Views & Private Balcony Over Rushing River

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 55 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience Country Living, Hawaiian Style! Farm animals, Orchards, Adventure

Enjoy the ideal location on the beautiful Hamakua Coast, the green side of the Big Island of Hawaii, on our own piece of Paradise. With the best views of the Ocean & Mauna Kea mountain from the lanai. The very best views, tho are from your private balcony above the rushing waters of the Makea Stream. We call it a river, as it is 30-50 feet wide, in the wading and swimming holes, below the waterfalls (of course). You could spend your whole vacation here, swimming, hiking, and resting or adventuring.

On six acres of farm land, we have a little working/petting farm; with 2 horses, Thunder and Electra, the miniature horse. 7 goats, 2 barn cats and several chickens and their eggs to gather.

We also have two dogs, old Molly, who will bark at you, then remember you must be old friends, and young Buddy, a Belgian Shepherd pup. And, of course, our two granddaughters who spend occasional weekends with grandma and grandpa; they should be listed with farm animals, I recon.

Feel free to collect fruit, in season from our orchard of lychee, mango, avocado, star fruit, bananas and many others including the best melt in your mouth white pineapple ever to be imagined! We have so many, there is are usually a few ripe at all times.

Your private, separate guest suite, has 3 rooms; a bedroom, bathroom, and a living room/kitchenette. It is off the large lanai, which separates it from the main part of the house, where trade winds coming in from the ocean provide a comfortable breeze; and where the BBQ, with burner, and large dining table with 6 rocking chairs are.

The bedroom has a brass queen size bed, ample storage and closet. Your bathroom has shower and washer and dryer. The main room has a futon, satellite TV, and a kitchenette, with all new refrigerator, coffee pot, blender, juicer, microwave, hot plate and convection toaster/oven. I have dishes, coffee, tea, paper towels, rice (and a small rice cooker) some spices and other things to get you started.

We are located 11 miles north of Hilo, at the end of the "Scenic Route" where the botanical gardens, and breathtaking Onemea Bay are; and north of Honoli'i beach and surf spot, where Puff the Magic Dragon hangs out. Around us are acres of corn and purple potato fields. With nice side roads for peaceful and scenic walks, you can check out the cliffs and bays of the ocean, right in front of us; as ocean front is public land. Our own road is the back road to the scenic and quaint town of Honomu, with artsty gift stores, ice cream and bakery shops. You will want to drive around to go thru Honomu, and up to Akaka Falls, a brisk hike up and down stairs to a stunning waterfall.

You can Google us at "Flower Hill Hawaii" for the map location

also like us on Facebook at "flower hill hawaii"

More Details

Owner
Karen Greene
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Karen Greene

After "retiring" to Hawaii over ten years ago, from construction and teaching, in Oregon, Michigan, Texas, Florida, Calif, etc.. we have finally (mostly) completed our dream home in our own piece of paradise. We enjoy working outside on the property, in the orchard, trees, and the river; tending to our dogs and barn pets, and spending time with our granddaughters, and their mom. Tim enjoys some horseshoes in the front yard, occasionally, and playing in the state tournaments in Hilo. He is always building, pruning, mowing and then admiring his views.

Karen keeps busy with flowers, animals, and my studio/workshop under the house; where I have set up my little stations, for potting, painting, woodwork repairs, stained glass, and pottery, which we fire in the big gas kiln.

Karen Greene purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Karen Greene chose Hilo District

When we first came to Hawaii we drove around the island, saw a FOR SALE sign along the highway and drove around the area. We noticed a swimming hole in the stream from Old Railroad Way, and made our way through the 10' tall cane grass to the stream, and said, "This is it!!!" 'IT' was already SOLD, and in escrow, but Karen kept calling the realtor until he said, "Good News Mr & Mrs Greene! Bring the money today!"

So, we like to say, "God lead us here".

That was 2 weeks after we had arrived, over 10 years ago. We bought another house, in Hawaiian Acres which we remodeled and had 2 vacation rental rooms, under the name "Country Gardens on the Old Volcano Trail".

We decided to sell that house so we could put our time into our dream property...

So, Tim built a hut, 30' above the lower swimming hole, and there we lived for over a year as he built the house, and Karen babysat our baby granddaughter...fun times, fun times.

We have had many friends and family visit, and now we are ready to add you to our friend (or maybe even family) list.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Its all about the river. We love the river, it is cool under the African tulip trees, and the rush of water splashing over and around the rocks takes you to another world. There is no noise above the rush of the river. A dam, built during sugar cane farming times, widens the stream, and causes it to divide in many directions. Tim planned the guest suite to be right above that view. One can sit on the balcony for hours watching and being buried in the sound and sights of the cascading water. (Or, one (like Tim) can even fall asleep on the balcony futon)

People drive here to go for walks through our area, down to the ocean, and up to Honomu, the town time forgot, on the way to Akaka Falls, and an amazing Zip-Line experience. They will stop on their walk to take pictures of our flowers, and animals and the view of the ocean from the road.

We feel exceptionally blessed. And so will you!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Pepeekeo, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Washer/dryer & laundry table for luggage
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen brass bed, closet and Large dresser Ceiling Fan/Light
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Lovely Farm/Orchard~Ocean & Mountain Views & Private Balcony Over Rushing River
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

Ein Paradies!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten wundervolle drei Tage in Flowerhill. Die Zeit war viel zu kurz. Wir bedauern, dass wir nicht mehr Tage eingeplant haben. Karen und Tim sind sehr freundliche, zuvorkommende Gastgeber. Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich und sie hat einen fantastischen Balkon mit toller Aussicht!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a jewel!

  • 5 of 5

So thankful to have found this piece of heaven on earth. When I woke up on the first morning of our stay, I realized we could see the ocean from the left of the balcony, see the waterfall straight ahead, and a mountain view to the right! Tim and Karen put much thought and planning when they built this cottage.

Besides the beauty of the farm and peaceful surroundings, I loved hearing the waterfall, being greeted by Buddy and Roxie, Tim and Karen's dogs, and eating the best pineapple I have had in my life. (Tim explained it was white pineapple which is less acidic.) Honestly, the setting was so quiet and beautiful, I felt like I did not need to go anywhere else! We did, however, go out daily. The cottage is conveniently located just a few miles north of Hilo and close to a beautiful scenic 4 mile drive. Ikaka falls is very close as well.

I highly recommend this location. Tim and Karen are gracious hosts. So thankful they are willing to share their place with others!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Flowerhill was perfect. The property is beautiful and so relaxing. We loved sitting on our porch overlooking the stream and waterfall. I napped on the porch after a busy day with the sound of the rushing water putting me to sleep. Tim and Karen's 2 dogs Buddy and Molly are a great welcoming committee and checked on us regularly.

We had fresh eggs from their chickens, fresh fruit from their orchard, honey from their bees and all the extras to make us feel at home. The property is about 20 minutes from downtown Hilo, but you feel like you are in the country. You have to stop by The Low Store for the best shave ice and milkshakes.

We will definitely stay at Flowerhill if we visit the Big Island again. Next time we will stay much longer.

Tim and Karen thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal
5

If I could describe paradise, this would be it!

  • 5 of 5

This is THE place you want to stay on the Big Island. Everything is just perfect. The apartment will have everything you need and even more. You are close to everything but will have the quiet you always wanted. Karen is really sweet and made sure we had a pleasent stay.

Thank you so much for having us and for the little attentions, it was really appreciated. We wished we would have stayed longer. We already miss Molly, Buddy, the goats, the horses, the cats and even the chickens. I really hope to have the chance to come back one day.

Take care,

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bournemouth
5

Tranquil and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Flower Hill.

The accommodation had everything we needed and was clean and well decorated.

It is situated in a spacious garden/orchard with fruit galore and the outlook from the veranda is a waterfall.

Situated a few miles from Hilo, the Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Botanical Gardens, Mauna Kea.... a great base if you want to explore this part of the Island.

Karen and Tim were great hosts and made us feel really welcome.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience, hope to return someday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, great people, fun experience.

You will wake up every morning to a rooster crowing before dawn, but we were prepared for and welcomed the greeting.

Scenery was beyond compare. You could view the ocean, a stream with waterfalls, and volcanic mountains all from this beautiful property.

Private and feels remote, but a quick and easy drive to town.

Owners are very helpful and accommodating.

Paradise on earth!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo ITO
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Coqui's Hideaway
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Low Store
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honoli"i
Car: necessary

We are out in Hawaiian country, the beauty of the ocean, mountain, and your own river are the main attraction. We are 3 miles from the botanical garden, on the scenic route, on the spectacular Onemea Bay. Which we can guide to the walking path, directly to the ocean in the bay. There are ziplines, waterfalls, and beach parks within miles; and more all over the island.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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