Mele Manu cottage: Private one bedroom in Hamakua
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||900 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Located on an estate property on the slope of Mauna Kea at a cool 2400 foot elevation, this 900 s.f. cottage is a delightful getaway. Thoughtfully decorated and 100% solar powered, you may relax, restore and rejoice in nature when you enter this peaceful retreat. On the ground floor are the galley kitchen, bathroom with shower and living area with wood burning stove, covered lanai and carport. Upstairs is the sleeping loft with queen bed and Egyptian cotton linens, bathrobes and slippers.
Mele Manu cottage: Private one bedroom in Hamakua
Additional Location Information
Historically a ranching and sugar cane plantation area, the Hamakua district on the green, windward side of the Big Island is the location of Waipio Valley, scenic hiking, countless waterfalls, quaint towns and farmers markets. Hilo, the county seat, is just 40 miles away by car and Honokaa, with art galleries, shops, movie theater and grocery is a short 10 minute drive. Waimea town, home to historic Parker Ranch, is a 20 minute drive on the way to the beaches and resorts of the Kohala coast.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$120||$120||$720||$0||2 nights|
|All Dates||$120||$120||$720||-||2 nights|
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- Tax rate - 13.25% of rental - Tax
- Additional guests - $60 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Cleaning fee - $50 / stay - Cleaning Fee
Additional notes from owner
Payment requested in full at least 30 days in advance of arrival, refundable if notice given 30 days in advance.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Exquisite touches everywhere you look!
In all of the Islands you will not find anywhere with this many special touches and comfort. The owners spare no expense at making this precious home the best place to choose to be your home away from home on the Big Island. It's very convenient to an awesome little town just down the road and close to the coolest place to hike down to a majestic black sand beach. Last, but not least, the owners are so dear. It is such a blessing to have met them. This would be a much longer review but I'm typing from an iPad. You will love Mele Manu cottage if you have the opportunity to visit the Big Island.
Adorable cottage on remote and peaceful property
Our hosts were self-proclaimed slaves to aesthetics and anyone who stays at Mele Manu will have to agree. We were initially awestruck by the indescribable beauty of the landscape as well as the carefully furnished and decorated accommodations. Zeke and Randy shared with us their adorable cottage and remote, peaceful property for two incredible weeks. Our hosts were gracious, kind, and hospitable to say the least.
Response from Randal Sutton - 12/16/2012
Darcy and William,
Thank you for your kind thoughts. We couldn't have wished for a better experience in hosting you both. As we shared with you on our last evening together, you restore our faith in 20-somethings!
Zeke and Randy
This felt like the cozy guesthouse of dear friends!
My husband and I had a wonderful four night stay at this delightful cottage. To be honest, it felt like we were staying at the guest house of dear friends instead of renting from perfect strangers. There were so many thoughtful details that only the most considerate of hosts shares with guests. From reading the comments written by guests from all over the world in their guest book, Randal and Zeke go out to their way to make each guest feel special. In our case, there were gorgeous flower arrangements from their gardens in all of the rooms and even on the outside tables. Since my husband owns a nursery and I am an avid gardener, this was really nice. The garden surrounding this cottage was really well tended and beautiful.
The cottage is absolutely full of tasteful artwork, much of which we understand was the work of local artist friends. It was fun staying in a solar powered cottage. I also loved the fact they recycle and compost. It was great to be green in paradise. The bedroom loft was cozy and had great linens. The bath was clean and comfortable. The towels were fluffy and the soaps smelled divine. The kitchen was cute and full of wonderful treats. There were so many other things there that you just might need...snorkels, cooler, guide books, bug spray, etc.
Randal and Zeke are thoughtful, generous hosts. We loved getting to tour their art studio and seeing how they created such beautiful things. They are very knowledgeable about the area and obviously love their adopted island.
I could go on and on about all of the delightful details that made this stay so very special. Honestly, these guys take the vacation rental thing to a whole new level. My only regret was that we had to leave.