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Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two Story 6 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 2 Kitchen Estate on 20 Acres- Perfect Group Retreat

Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls is situated on 20 acres above Hilo Bay providing sweeping 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. This unique retreat is perfectly suited for sports groups, reunions, an adventure vacation with family and friends or a corporate retreat and includes two 70' waterfalls on the property. This property is off-grid and totally self-sustainable featuring a state-of-the-art photovoltaic solar system and brand new back-up generator. Enjoy the beauty and aloha spirit of Hawaii's Big Island and leave a light footprint on Nature at the same time.

Natural light spills into every room through large picture windows and French 10-light glass doors highlighting the unique koa, chocolate heart and tropical ash hardwood floors as well as hand-carved balinese doors. Tastefully decorated accommodations are found throughout the space featuring 2 floors. Each floor includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, three bedrooms, two living areas and two full baths.

The 1200' wrap-around 2nd floor lanai provides guests with plenty of outdoor space to take in the superlative views. The large lanai area off the upper level family room features a grill, an area for dining and plenty of lounge chairs to take in the sights and sounds of the waterfalls.

Mauna Kea can be seen on clear days as a towering backdrop to the property and Mauna Loa, the largest active shield volcano in the world, can be seen above the ridge. Plumes from the current lava flow from the Kilauea volcano vent can be seen in the distance, about 20 miles away.

The large waterfalls on the property feature two waterfall ponds in which to swim or raft, however, guests do so at their own risk as we have no control over the weather up mountain. Large boulders and rocks dot the landscape and the air is fresh and oxygenated from the water's flow.

There is about 2 acres of lawn surrounding the house on the property with a gazebo for waterfall gazing. About 5 acres of the property has been planted with Hawaiian coffee and you'll enjoy a fresh, hot cup for breakfast since coffee is provided for our guests.

This 3,000 sq. ft. estate-styled Retreat will accommodate groups of up to 16 and is 10-15 minutes up mountain from Hilo and 20 minutes from the Hilo International Airport.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna Webb
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

About Anna Webb

The Management Team of Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls consists of Anna Webb, Reservations Manager and Nolan and Janice Castillo, local Property Managers.

Anna provides online management including oversight of all inquiries, bookings, payments, calendar management & coordination with housekeeping team and local property managers. She has been a Property Manager for this Retreat since 2007.

Nolan & Janice live in Hilo nearby and will Meet & Greet you and your guests and provide your orientation to the Estate.

All of us are available to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. Anna now resides in San Diego, CA.

Anna Webb purchased this estate in 2006

Why Anna Webb chose Hilo

Once you visit you'll know why the owner chose this 20-acre property. It offers the best views on Hawaii's Big Island. In addition, being situated on 20 acres makes it ideally private, quiet and relaxing. And, the gentle sound of the water creates a perfect getaway.

What makes this estate unique

The 1200 sq. ft wrap around deck and back lanai overlooking Leleka'ae Waterfalls is a unique feature providing endless views of Rainbows, Shooting Stars and Volcanoes. The custom built estate home features exotic wood floors, carved interior doors, granite countertops throughout, custom Ash wood kitchen cabinets and large windows to bring the outside, in. The beamed, vaulted custom wood ceilings open up the upper level space - yet it's situated only 10 minutes mauka (up mountain) from Hilo Town shopping, sights, beaches and restaurants. It's truly your perfect retreat to experience the adventure and lush, tropical environment that the East Side of Hawaii's Big Island has to offer.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is the on-suite bath off the upstairs Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main Upper Level bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main Lower Level Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower Level Master Bath
  • This property features 4 large full-sized bathrooms featuring combinations of granite, cultured marble and travertine tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper Level Master Suite with on-suite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper level bedroom 2 with views of Hilo Bay
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper Level bedroom with views of Hilo Bay
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower Level bedroom with views of waterfall
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower Level bedroom, bath & view of waterfall, private patio
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Full sized bed sleeps 2 comfortably
  • Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls features 6 bedrooms, two single futons, and a pull out full sized sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls is an off-grid estate. There are no public utilities at this property. It is fully powered by the Sun with a large state of the art voltaic solar system. It is fully able to support 16 guests with no noticeable difference. Guests are asked to conserve electricity by turning off lights and not running both washers at the same time. Your Host Neal, will provide an orientation upon arrival.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
5

So beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my sons wedding and our family just had the best time. Quiet, healing, and just an amazing place; we will recommend it to all of our family and friends!

Cruz Ohana

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the review! We enjoyed hosting your Ohana and hope you keep us in mind for future family events :-)
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5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, our entire family(16) was in complete awe of this house. The waterfall isn't just "in view" it is the center of focus. You can hear it at all times and the short walk down to the water was a daily must for the kids. There were plenty of rooms and bathrooms so everyone had enough space, with room and beds for so many more people! Every window has an amazing view of either the waterfall, the lawn(which is huge and has horses), and the ocean from the top floor. We actually had a hard time deciding to leave for activities because the house was so amazing and we wanted to enjoy it to the fullest😊? We all feel so lucky for the chance to stay here and are planning for future family vacations! Hilo is a short drive of 15mins but the atmosphere of this house is incredible and totally worth it...

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Time Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing; very spacious and love the view. We were extremely impressed that a home this large is "off-the-grid". There were definitely a lot of positive things about our stay this past week. Loved the wrap around lanai, handing out side with the waterfall and river as our backdrop. On many mornings, we got to see the I'o (Hawaiian Hawk) soaring and gliding above the river. Goats cruising the property. Horses frolicking in the pasture. Love the country life. Couldn't believe the supply of towels and linens they had available for our use. The double sink in the kitchen was a fantastic; made cooking and cleaning up so much easier. A great supply of pots and pans to use. For a home that is on catchment; couldn't believe the great water pressure in the shower. One downfall, was the generator would kick on at 3am and it was really loud/noisey. But again, we were okay with it because it was helping our environment and planet. Nolan, the caretaker, was a great guy. Always keeping in touch when we would be around the property. Very friendly and understanding. He definitely does a great job! My entire Ohana loved the house and were discussing making this an annual vacation, so you may hear from us again. Its a long drive from the main road to the house; but definitely worth the tranquility and peace the house provides. One the day we left we were blessed with a huge rainbow above the river and a beautiful I'l soaring; it was a great farewell ending to a great time at Buddha's Cup Retreat at Leleka'ae Falls.

If you want a quiet, peaceful serene place to relax then look know further!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This place is beautiful beyond words!

  • 5 of 5

The house is easily comfortable for 10+ people (which is amazing, since it is off the grid). It is very well stocked with kitchen conveniences and linens. The furniture and decor are comfortable and beautiful. The location requires a 15 minute drive from town - but it is more than worth the time. The views over the bay, up the mountain, and of the waterfall more than make up for the drive. It is relaxing to look out over the lawn, the groves, the horses. Drinkable water and trash removal can be an issue outside of the city system, but not here. Management has seen to all issues to guests' convenience.

Buddha's Cup is worth a visit for its beauty alone, and it is so comfortable and well run, it is a delight to visit. Honestly, I don't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best

  • 5 of 5

Impressive views. Beautiful home. We wish to come back someday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Forest, CA
5

Loved Having Our Own Waterfall

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 nights here with our group of 13 people and loved our visit. The property manager, Nolan, was excellent and very responsive.

We enjoyed petting the horses and feeding the chickens on the property, and the views and walks around this property are great. The upstairs is well appointed with good facilities; the downstairs is good for having more beds allowing a large group like ours more sleeping areas. There were plenty of bottles for the water coolers and when I had the need to call Nolan, he was there in 10 minutes.

Being outside on the lanai overlooking the waterfalls with the dense jungle behind them was magnificent. Sitting out there you're in your own little paradise.

The only bummer is that there was no access to the upper waterfall and pool. Nolan explained that there was a path, but it is now impassable. Access to the lower pool was a wide trail, albeit steep and slippery, so yes, the description of "guests will hike and swim at their own risk" is very accurate. Many of us enjoyed swimming at the waterfall.

The distance to Hilo isn’t far and an easy drive all on paved roads. If we get the chance to stay in Hilo again, we would love to return. Overall, it was a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 11 Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Magic Pan, Creperie
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hilo Bay
Car: necessary

Hawaii's Big Island features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the islands. Here you’ll find not just white sand beaches but black sand and green sand beaches with olivine crystals. And along with beautiful resort beaches, Hawaii Island also has rugged, off-the-beaten-path sands that are wild, remote and rewarding.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens and Akaka Falls State Park are within a 20 minute drive up the Hamakua Coastline. Volcanoes National Park is 45 minutes South of Hilo.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in the Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£813
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£171
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.64
Cleaning Fee (incl. tax) £256.12
Tax Rate 13.42%

Guest Check-in time 4:00pm HST and Check-out time is at 11am. Unless otherwise arranged, we need you to adhere to these times due to same day or one-day turn around reservations. Buddha's Cup Retreat features 2 full kitchens and laundry areas. An event fee of $500 for events taking place at the property may apply. If so, your quote will be adjusted accordingly. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel prior to thirty (30) days before check-in, refund is 100% less a $100 processing fee. For cancellations within 30 days of check-in date, refund is dependent upon the ability to rebook the dates, less a $100 processing fee.

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