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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 sleeper sofa and a loveseat, 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
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2018

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 Pepeekeo

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 13 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 loveseat)

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 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely surroundings with a wonderful view, from our lanai, of a pretty creek tumbling over a waterfall. And we had a nice spacious one-bedroom apartment. Karen and Tim were so hospitable. They plied us with fresh-picked fruit, fresh eggs and honey. It was a joy to stay here. And what was the best part? Feeding the animals. We were encouraged to feed our vegetable and fruit scraps to the goats and miniature horse. They loved them. If you like it quiet, off the beaten track, you should stay here. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Prior to our visit to Flower Hill we spent an enjoyable week in Kona. The Flower Hill side of the island provided us very different experience.Much quieter and lots of different scenery.

When we arrived at the rental our first impression was "WOW". The unit is very clean and comfortable and the scenery is spectacular.

Close to Akaka Falls and Hawaii Botanic Garden. Hilo is a short drive.

Tim and Karen are great hosts. They are there when you need something and also respect your privacy.

Would definitely recommend Flower Hill as the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional spot, beautiful surroundings, and extremely relaxing. Outdoor activities nearby.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property! The atmosphere calms the spirit. The river on site is beyond beauty and enjoyed right from the rooms balcony, as is the view of both the ocean and Mauna Kea in the morning. The ranch is impeccable, the orchard is amazing and the proprietors are the best! Hikes and excursions are nearby. Loved the botanical gardens and waterfalls.

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Two big bonuses: Ocean views and a huge water-fall stream. Wow!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are very private--no windows looking onto the owners' home or any other homes. It's just you and the beautiful, expansive, colorful yard, with a stream as the backdrop off of the lanai and main living quarters. For us, Flower Hill will always be hard to beat. We're booking our next annual trip to stay at Karen and Tim's get-away. On a personal note to Karen and Tim--thank you for your hospitality, and the rewards from your bees and chickens. Looking forward to visiting within the next year. Paul and Kay Smith

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful place to spend a vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful and peaceful setting. The sound of the waterfall echo though out the house. The deck over looked a serene setting. The facility had everything you would need and the hosts were wonderful. I am looking forward to returning. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian Island.

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A dream come true: secluded paradise close to Hilo

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay at Flowerhill and only wish it could be longer. The suite itself is well decorated, organized and comfortable. Karen and Tim really make you feel at home but offer you privacy as well. The views from every window are breathtaking and lush but especially the view from the lanai. You will feel like you’re in a tropical treehouse but have all the comforts of home. As a special bonus: there’s two friendly, sweet dogs named Roxy and Buddy who will visit you throughout your stay. There’s also goats, horses, chicken, day geckos and cats who are all friendly. There is no better sound and sight than the private waterfall in Flowerhill’s backyard, we’ll dream of it often and return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 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

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in the Pepeekeo, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$123
AU$790
AU$3,161
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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