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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 April, 2018

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 Island of Hawaiʻi

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Nolan was available and extremely helpful. We were there with a family of 13 and this was perfect! The grounds are beautiful and it is not far from Hilo.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ahhhhhhmazing! 😍😍😍

  • 5 of 5

Heaven on earth! Theeee most amazing sunrise ever! The view from the wrap around porch is awesome! Zenning to the sounds of the running river and two waterfalls puts you in such a peaceful place. Relaxation at it's finest. Great place to spend quality time with family! Definitely a place to return to. Thanks Buddha's Cup Retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montréal, Canada
5

Huge sumptuous villa located in a haven of peace.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we reached the domain we felt like we were on heaven on Earth. Each room is furnished with sophisticated furniture and a marvellous view. We loved swimming in the nearby cascade (direct access and view from the house). We were delighted to have breakfast with the fruits we picked directly from the immense and lovely garden. Love to visit the horses ! Nolan, the manager was really kind and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kailua
4

Beautiful property about 15-20’ up the hill from downtown Hilo.

  • 4 of 5

Nolan (caretaker) was very helpful and gracious. He chopped a banana tree for us to have a whole bunch of bananas for us (and we gave the rest to family we were visiting). Also star fruit, oranges, lemons... we fed the horses and walked to the waterfall nearby. He said we could swim but in December we thought it was kind of cold. My grandmother can walk but we used a wheelchair for sightseeing, and Nolan had later told us that he could have put a ramp if needed. The only thing we found lacking was no microwave. We had a bunch of leftovers and made do with eating it cold or heating up in a pan. Also, by default of its location up the hill, it isn’t the quickest thing to “go grab fast food and come back”. Overall, very beautiful and charming. Would like to come back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and we so enjoyed your group. Thank you for sharing the beauty of this property. We always strive to create an optimal Hawaii experience. Regarding the microwave, because we are off-grid on solar power, we had to eliminate appliances that surge and drain power. We chose blow dryers, toaster and blender over microwave. We found it drained too much power and degraded our guests experience. We'd love for your to come back in the future! Thank you for the feedback. Management
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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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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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£831
for 3 nights
From
£183
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee (incl. tax) £240.42
Property Damage Protection £41.9
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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