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Nora Waters

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, We love having visitors from all over the world!

Big Oceanview from Lush 3 Acre Home in Upcountry Hilo: Noe's Nest!

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Hilo District - Noes Nest, Hilo, Hawaii

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with 7' x 4' shower, house sleeps 6

Come home to Noe's Nest and find the sweet island life of 'God's Country': the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain slopes. In Hawaiian, 'Noelani' describes 'the mists of heaven,' which is our favorite Hawaiian place. After your visit, you may never want to leave! At Noe's Nest you'll find:

Beautiful 180' view of the Ocean and East Hawaii's coast from Hilo to Kapoho Landing, from your own lanai.

Sparkling new 1100 sq ft home with luxury linens, beds & custom bathroom.

Centralized kitchen, complete with all amenities.

Wander through lush gardens with exotic orchids, rare palms, fish ponds,& tall flowering tropical hardwoods.

Relax & get away from it all, while being only a few minutes drive from downtown Hilo.

Centrally located access to all East Hawaii activities: Farmers markets, Volcanoes National Park, Kapoho Hot Ponds, Hawaii Botanical Gardens, local beaches and parks, surfing, diving, Mauna Kea nightly 'star parties' at 9000 ft, and more.

Unwind and relax on Hawaiian Time at Noe's Nest!: A lovely 15 minute drive from Hilo airport, you'll wind up the hills through neat ranches scattered with cattle, horses, sheep & goats. Our home is located in a small private subdivision of 3+ acre homesteads.

At a perfect 1200 feet elevation, you'll enjoy warm tropical days & delightfully cool nights year round. Nighttime showers usually ending before dawn keep our hillsides green. 'Noe;'s Nest ' faces due East, for gorgeous sunrises above the ocean from your comfortable king bed complete with luxury linens and snugly quilts.

Your 1100 sq ft custom home has 2 large bedrooms : the master with a king sized bed, the 2nd bedroom with 1 double and 2 single beds. We can set up a port-a-crib for your tiny tot. Clean & crisp, with tropical decor, your house has a well-appointed kitchen, bathroom and large shower, spacious living and dining area. Your full-sized ocean view covered lanai (porch) will make you feel right at home in our upcountry paradise.

At Noe's Nest you can wander down a quiet road or.: zip to town for a swim, or decide to just sit on your lanai & snooze under your straw hat. Open your eyes & take in the stunning 180' view of the blue ocean, with Hilo town sparkling on the bay. Gazing out to sea has a way of renewing the spirit, now matter the season.

Just minutes below Noe's Nest in Hilo, you can stay in town and find lots of local color, or turn North or South for a day of adventure. You East Hawaii adventures can be quiet and subdued, or active and exuberant. Driving up the Hamakua Coast, you find some of the simplest and most stunning views anywhere in Hawaii. Getting out to explore small towns and our beautiful parks you come close to Hawaii at its pristine best. Remember to practice your aloha everywhere you go, and you will be rewarded with wonderful memories. Smile and relax, don't rush....your on Hawaiian time now! Forget your watch.

Miss your pooch? You can borrow a friendly dog..: ...or visit Merlin the llama in his pasture. Our pet Nigerian goats will beg you for an alphafa treat. Wander through the hillside landscape full of exotic orchids, fragrant tropical flowers, rare palms and tall flowering hardwoods.

Relax on a bench by one of 2 waterlily ponds, or bask in the sun on your recliner with a cool drink. Get active or get lazy, as the spirit moves you! Breakfast on sweet apple bananas & papaya. Pick a fragrant gardenia for your bedside, or your hair. We've found no jewel can match the beauty of a fresh gardenia.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nora Waters (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, We love having visitors from all over the world!

About Nora Waters

David & Nora are longtime residents of Hilo. David is a master wood bowl turner and built our homes and gardens here in Hilo. Nora is an CNS, MSN, RN, traveler, animal lover. We lived in Alaska for 18 great years prior to moving back to Hawaii to raise our family of a son and 2 daughters. Love our home here in Waiakea Uka and sharing it with friends and family!

Nora Waters purchased this house in 1999

Why Nora Waters chose Hilo District

We found this 3 acre Waiakea Uka property after months of searching on the east side of the Big Island. It is a dream come true for us to be able to live here and share it. The climate is wonderful; the breezes balmy and the night delightfully cool. Night rains keep our plants lush. We love animals: our dwarf Nigerian goats, chickens, 2 dogs and cats, and so do our guests. We live a casual life, grateful for all we have. We work hard to keep everything clean, comfortable & welcoming for our guests so they can just kick back and enjoy themselves!

What makes this house unique

Sunny days, cool nights, nightly rains that keep Hilo GREEN! Hundreds of rare palms, our bee hive, our ponds, lilies and lotus flowers, and other seasonal bloomers: orchids, vireyas of many colors, ti, hibiscus, brugmansia. David's wood shop. Beautiful walks up the hill and grand views of the ocean from Hilo Bay to Kapoho lighthouse. The company of friends, family, animals and the god sent trade winds that keep us a unique spot on earth. The lovely drive up to the house with striking views of Mauna Kea, Panewa Forest, & Hilo Bay. Driving to work at 6am is a joy, and how many people can say that? We are grateful for this very special spot and hope you enjoy its unique perspective on East Hawaii.

Guestbook comments from the manager

the place. We loved the walk up the hill about a mile with the spectacular view down across Hilo Bay. Great view from the lanai and quiet sitting was the best. Beautiful clean elegantly decorated place! Loved it! Can't wait to come back!Thanks Dave and Nora
Sep 2010
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Big Oceanview from Lush 3 Acre Home in Upcountry Hilo: Noe's Nest!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 135 reviews
Longview, WA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Nora & Dave

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We loved the cottage, and everything was GREAT!! I loved how open it was. Great views !! The wildlife was great ! Your helpfulness was much appreciated. Hope to stay with you again, next time in Hilo !

Thanks so much

Ken Brecht

Longview, WA

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the critters! Please come back and visit anytime! Aloha, Nora and David
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Oakland CA

Blessed at the Nest

  • 5 of 5

What a delight to enter and enjoy this spacious home! The welcoming lanai, spacious bedrooms, ample kitchen and roomy bath, set in a tropical garden surrounded by birdsong (and evening frog serenades!) drew us into a place of deep relaxation and refreshment. Thank you, Nora and David, for the warm welcome and readiness to respond to our questions. We had a lovely time in Hilo and look forward to our return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oro Valley Arizona

Noe's Nest

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were clean and house was very well equipped with everything needed to cook meals and live comfortably. Was just like being at home. Loved having the dogs and cats around along with the goats. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone staying in the Hilo area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing your lovely girls to visit Noe's Nest! We enjoyed meeting all of you and hope to see you again in the future !
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Luxury in the Uplands of Hilo at Waiakea

  • 5 of 5

It was a fantastic Merry Monarch Hula Competition weekend. The best part of the entire weekend was the luxurious home that we stayed in Hilo Mauka (Waiakea town). The home is super clean, the view spectacular and the pets on property were so friendly and really gave you that "home away from home" feel. I would recommend this as a vacation rental to all who enjoy both the country feel, with the comforts of home. This is where you and your family belong!

'Ohana Kawai'ae'a

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Walter and family! Thank you so much for staying at Noe's Nest. It was wonderful meeting you and your family. You really do remind me of the true meaning of Aloha! We really appreciate your kind words. Please come back again soon! We would love to see you in Waiakea Uka next Merry Monarch! Aloha, Nora and David
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Burnsville, MN

Enjoyed the country setting

  • 5 of 5

We are 3 old gals who thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Noe's Nest. The house was spacious and clean and very comfortable. The location was great for our scheduled trips to the Volcano National Park, Volcano Winery, Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Rainbow Falls, Coconut Island, and Big Island Candy. We especially enjoyed the time that we spent with the 'house' cat Bijou who was always waiting for us out on the lanai. Thanks to Nora and David for providing the country setting for some old country gals!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maggie and friends! Thank you for vacationing at Noe's Nest. I told you Bijou would be the perfect hostess from her perch on the lanai! I feel great when I know our guests feel like friends and just relax and enjoy the beauty and breezes of upcountry Hilo! Please come back again soon. We would love to have you visit us again! Aloha, Nora and David
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at Noe's Nest! The home is well-appointed and squeaky clean. Soft towels and linens. Very comfortable place to stay. My 4 1/2 year old son adored being greeted each day by Nora and Dave's lovely animals. Nora was kind enough to let him help feed the goats one day! Evenings were nice and cool and we happily slept with the windows open. Nora was a gracious host and spot on with her recommendations for restaurants and things to do. As advertised, the property is a short drive from downtown Hilo, but the change in elevation makes it comfortable at Noe's Nest even on days where Hilo/Bayfront was warm and muggy. We look forward to staying again in future!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to visit Noe's Nest and our critters! I love to see children and adults loving our animals! It is nice to have them greet you when you come home, isn't it? Your kind comments and the happiness visiting here generated really remind me why we opened our home to visitors. Mary and Ryan, we're already looking forward to the next time you visit! Aloha, Nora and Dave
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Hilo town
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hilo town
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 11: Volcano Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Hilo town
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Honoli'i or Richardson Beach Park, Keaukaha, Hilo
Car: necessary

Your home at 'Noe's Nest' has central access to all Hilo and East Hawaii activities. Take a 15 minute spin to town for lunch at Sombat's, fresh Thai, or a world class dinner at Cafe Pesto, then stay over for incredible desserts and nightcaps. Take a walking tour of historic Hilo town with the great new 'Walking Tour' map provided by 'Destinations Hilo.' We have dozens of great little restaurants and cafes to choose from within walking distance of downtown Hilo.Stop for a 'shave ice' at Wilson's By The Bay, and pick up a cool tee-shirtt!See amazing visual displays of Hilo bay's tsunami history at the Tsunami Museum. Enjoy the latest cultural offering at the Lyman Museum on Haili Street, and take a walk through post-Victorian Hilo at the Historic Lyman House. Stop in at 10:30am for the Hisoric Palace Theatre's live Hawaiian show on Wednesday Morning with live Hula courtesy of Leilehua Yuen's Halau. It's wonderful show that really knows how to welcome you to Hilo town!

Golf: Enjoy a sweet day on our 18 hole public Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Since 1950, Hilo golfers have been enjoying scenic views of Hilo Bay, in a lush setting at about 350 ft elevation. Par 71, 6006 yards. Make a reservation and grab an umbrella at the clubhouse in case of passing showers. Hilo reigns!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hilo, Hilo District

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £57 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.9%

$129/night is for double occupancy(2 people)
Additional guests are $15 per night, per person. For example:
3 guests= $144, 4 guests=$159, 5 guests=$174, 6 guests=$189/night.

Please contact me directly by email if you would like to reserve for more than 2 guests and I will calculate and arrange to bill you thru PayPal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo District in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Your bathroom is colorful, sparkling clean, with a large walk-in shower. Custom tropical flower and fauna tile work are designed to bring the outside garden into your bath. The generous size encourages you to shower with a friend! Bath is stocked with plenty of thirsty towels and rugs, shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Your 2 Bedrooms are comfortably large, with custom features: large built in desk and large closet in each. King bedroom looks out on the ocean view, matching 2nd bedroom on the landscape. Large bureau and mirror with generous drawers encourages you to unload your suitcases and move in! Your two outside walls are nearly all windows, with very little wall! Decorated with bamboo blinds for breezy comfort, all rooms have overhead fans. All beds are extremely comfortable, and have quality sheets and quilts for a very relaxing rest. Furniture reflects our casual island life style: fine bamboo and rattan beds and sofas, with coordinating dressers and tables. Wake up to a blooming orchid at your bedside.Decor is colorful and simple without clutter, designed to encourage you to relax and unwind. Nights are especially peaceful at 'Noe's Nest.' The velvet black of the Pacific night shows Hawaii's heavens off at their most stunning. Look up and learn the real meaning of 'the milky way.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Noe's Nest is a great place to enjoy the birds of Hawaii! We have a large selection of natural history books featuring local birds to help you identify them. The morning is filled with the music of the Chinese thrush as they trade complex and varied songs, which they are able to repeat perfectly. We have several pairs of the indigenous I'o, the Hawaiian Hawk which hunts by day across the pastures below, sometimes landing in our tall trees. Indigenous Pueo, the Hawaiian owl hunt at night. Maynah's chatter quiets at sunset as their families quiet for sleep. Bright cardinals and several types of thrushes come to the feeder near your lanai table. At night the soft call of the frogs and toads in our ponds lull us to sleep.

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