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Elegant luxury home, 20 ac, ocean view

Kapehu Retreat House from private access road
16 reviews
Kapehu Retreat House from private access road
Kapehu Retreat House from hill above
hot tub on lanai
spacious living room with fireplace and views in 3 directions
fully equipped sunny kitchen w views in 2 directions: ocean and forest
dining room w views in 2 directions
outdoor dining on lanai with views all around
Hamakua Coast as viewed from lanai
master bedroom w king bed and pillow-top mattress has ocean view and stream view
master bath with sunken tub, sunken marble shower
Pua bedroom w queen bed
writing desk in pua bedroom
Wailele bedroom, directly above stream
studio bedroom w bunk + full futon bed sleeps 5
futon in studio bedroom
4th bathroom (w marble shower) adjoins studio bedroom
view of house from orchard
private waterfall on property
Kapehu Retreat House north view of house
front entrance
aerial view of Kapehu house showing garden tool shed and caretaker's blue truck
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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Interaction with guests
Our property manager will greet you at the house on your arrival, and will be available to answer your questions and respond to your needs during your stay. He lives just 7 minutes away.
When you book, we'll email a list of area attractions and our favorite restaurants, to help you plan your vacation.
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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The Kapehu Retreat is amazing. Our family of six stayed for 10 days at the end of April 2016 for our first visit to Hawaii. There was plenty of room for us all to spread out and feel relaxed. The grounds are incredible and I can’t think of a better place to stay to access all of the variety on...

Ed H
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
person found this review helpful

Wow, what an amazing property. The property is just as described and shown in the photos. I called the owner a couple of times and she was very helpful and professional. Property was spotless clean when we arrived.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
person found this review helpful

This was our first trip to Hawaii, and we weren't sure how staying on the Hilo side would be. To begin with, the place was gorgeous. The lanai wraps around 3 sides and gives fantastic views of the surrounding area down to the ocean. We started every morning with a cup of coffee and that gorgeous view. When it came...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Maximum people allowed on the premises: 10. No events or gatherings. Remove shoes and sandals before entering the house; no shoes indoors. Always lock the outer gate when coming...
    3 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    2 Queens
    1 King
    1 Sofa
    1 Bunk
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Per night
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  • Damage Deposit: $100 / stay - Deposit
  • cleaning fee: $100 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The Kapehu house accommodates 10 maximum.
Additional fees: Hawaii state requires 2 taxes on lodging which total 13.417%.
The cleaning fee is variable, usually between $70 and $175, based on the number of cleaning crew hours. So we charge a cleaning fee of $100. Guests who do some clean up before checkout can keep the cleaning fee at the low end of the range. When the cleaning fee is lower than $100, we will directly refund you the balance after check-out, because TripAdvisor doesn't accommodate a variable cleaning fee. If the cleaning fee is higher (a large group using all the beds and all the towels will require more time for all the laundry), we will subtract the additional amount from you $100 deposit before your deposit is refunded.
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About the neighborhood
Only 10 miles 15 minutes from downtown Hilo, in the scenic Hamakua Coast district north of Hilo. Hamakua is the lush and beautiful section of the island where all the streams waterfalls are. (There are no waterfalls anywhere else on the island!) We have 2 streams and a private waterfall on the Kapehu estate, and a private natural pool below the waterfall that you can swim in. Five miles away is the spectacular Akaka Falls State Park. There are 2 gorgeous botanical gardens, 2 zip lines, and 8 black sand beaches within a few minutes of the Kapehu estate. One of the best snorkeling reefs in the Pacific is on the eastern point of the island. Volcanoes National Park is 3/4 hour to the south: you'll want to visit it several times.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Hilo International: 13.0 mi
When you book, we'll email you the precise driving directions to the property from both the Hilo and the Kona airports.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.0 mi.
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