- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
The Kapehu Retreat House is a grand and elegant luxury home on 20 private landscaped acres, with expansive ocean views, 2 streams, and your own private little waterfall.
The location is ideal because of it's close proximity to everything you're coming to Hawaii to do and see. Thus it makes the perfect base from which to explore the entire island. You can stay in the same spot for you whole vacation, without having to check out and into different rentals. It's a shor drive to all the sights:
The volcanoes national park with its many points of interest (not the least the live volcano!), hiking trails and lava tubes, is a short drive...Read more
Elegant luxury home, 20 ac, ocean view
Additional Location Information
Only 10 miles or 15 minutes from downtown Hilo, nestled in the lush Hamakua hillside overlooking the ocean. Twenty minutes from Hilo international airport.
The Hilo side of Hawaii is the lush and beautiful side, with streams and waterfalls and botanical gardens at every turn. We have 2 streams and 2 small waterfalls on the Kapehu estate. Five miles away is the spectacular Akaka Falls State Park. There are 2 gorgeous botanical gardens within a few minutes of the Kapehu estate. There are several beautiful swimming beaches within a few minutes drive (less crowded than the Kona beaches), where giant friendly sea turtles will come and swim with you. One of the best snorkeling reefs in the Pacific Ocean is just south-east of Hilo on the eastern point of the island.
In 3/4 hour you can get to Volcanoes National Park, which you'll want to visit several times in order to see many of the sights. (From the Kona side you'd have to drive more than 2 hours to get to Volcanoes Nat'l Park.)
The Hilo side is cooler than the Kona side, because we have the sweet gentle trade winds constantly blowing in from the east. Also, we rarely-to-never get vog (toxic sulfuric acid smoke from the volcano) because the wind blows the vog away from us and toward Kona.
We searched for 8 years to find the very best spot to be in Hawaii. We found it at Kapehu!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Water sports nearby, Fishing nearby
Nearest beach: Kolekole Beach Park, 3 miles
Nearest shops, 10 miles
Nearest airport: Hilo International, 13 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on October 01, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $100 per stay
- Cleaning fee | $100 per stay
- Tax rate | 13.42% of rent
- security deposit | $150 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Standard Rate of $285/night is for 1 to 4 guests. Each additional guest $35/night.
5 guests: $320/night. 6 guests: $355/night. 6 guests: $390/night. 8 guests: $425/night. 9 guests: $460/night. 10 guests: $495/night.
The Kapehu house accommodates 10 maximum.
If you book directly with owner, we require a deposit of 20% and the balance is due 2 days before check-in.
The cleaning fee is variable between $70 and $175, based on the number of cleaning crew hours. Most of the time it's around $100, and guests who do some clean up before checkout can keep the cleaning fee at the low end of the range. When your security deposit is refunded after check-out, any remaining balance from your cleaning fee will also be refunded if the cleaning crew's charge is less than $100.
More details can be found on our website: www.kapehu.com.
Additional fees may apply:
- Hawaii state | 13% of rent | Hawaii requires 2 taxes on lodging which total 13.417%
- Towels Provided
- Hair dryer
- Washing Machine
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Optional
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking space
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 8 Dining chairs
- 14 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 3000 square feet