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Private Ocean View 23 Acre Estate with a Waterfall!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Custom Designed Artistic 5 bdrm 4 bath Home, Private Hawaiian Sanctuary

Well kept, two-story estate like home, with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a kitchen as well as a kitchenette. Lanais encompass this peaceful getaway with amazing ocean views from a 1000 foot elevation.

Situated on 30 acres of private country setting, ready to be explored. Nestled on the slopes of Mauna Kea and just a mile above the quaint town of Laupahoehoe, this estate is both an intimate and convenient way to experience the scenic Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

The property boasts an array of tropical fruit trees and beautiful trails with two seasonal waterfalls, perfect for swimming and hiking.

The home is completely off-grid, with solar panels and an automatic generator. The home is well equipped for your stay with new appliances, linens, beds, dish ware and furniture, as well as a restaurant grade kitchen. A custom built solar powered automatic gate assures privacy and security during your stay. This private setting is an excellent location between Hilo and N. Kohala beaches, just minutes from Laupahoehoe Point beach park, Hakalau bay, Akaka Falls, Kalopa State Beach Park, Honokaa and the Enchanted Hamakua Coast.

All bedrooms have extremely comfortable queen beds and one bedroom also has a futon. Three bathrooms have bathtubs, with showers, one with custom glass blocks, with relaxing skylights in the shower, and stained glass windows. The fourth bathroom has a tropical feeling outdoor shower. Additionally there is a sofa bed in the office.

Custom designed artistic private Hawaiian Sanctuary; Peaceful, Energy Efficient, Green Property. Perfect for Family get-togethers, small parties and events. Well suited for Artists, Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Retreats. Or a simple quiet getaway.

Totally Off Of the Grid, with a state of the art solar system and high speed wifi. Vegetarian household, appealing to discerning, like minded, conscious guests .

More Details

Greg Gadd
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2018

About Greg Gadd

I grew up in Connecticut, and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii over 35 years ago. I custom designed and built this home for myself in 2005. In the recent years I have been doing some globe-trotting and have been renting out my home to vacationers and adventure seekers from all over the world.

Why Greg Gadd chose Laupāhoehoe

I have called this area home for the past 15 years. It is tranquil, secluded, full of things to do, and generally has the best weather on the island.

What makes this estate unique

The Kilau river runs right through the property with a large swimming hole. Hike up the river for less than a quarter of a mile and find a seasonal 25 foot waterfall. Walk around the property to see horses, and pick avocados and bananas from the properties trees. There is also a garden!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate around the Laupāhoehoe around the Island of Hawaiʻi

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The office has a sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Ocean View 23 Acre Estate with a Waterfall!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Niceville, FL

Beautiful location, wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding visit, everything we needed, estate was wonderful and peaceful. Plenty of space and entertainment for the whole family. Love this natural, off the grid home! Swimming hole and waterfall were fabulous. Caretaker was so kind and attentive with lots of great information on the local area. Would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mineral Wells, Texas

Couldn't have been more perfect

  • 5 of 5

We will be coming back. An amazing space in an amazing place. We are hard pressed to find anything to criticize. For us, it was perfect. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nothing short of fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 used this beautiful home as our base as we explored the Big Island. The house was more than spacious enough for a couple with a baby, a set of grandparents, and 2 teenage boys & myself. Greg was a generous & thoughtful host, equipping us with a high chair when requested. The house had everything we needed. It is not in town, but we didn't mind driving into Hilo or across to Kuna for our daily adventures. This side of the island has lots to see and do, but if we weren't too energetic, the house was a great place to hang out.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place for renewal at this ethereal compound

  • 5 of 5

A place for renewal at this Ethereal compound on 25 acres over looking the limitless horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

Great place for family or group meetings in Laupahoehoe Hawaii 20 minutes from farmer's market in Hilo

All fine finishes compliment the feeling of this zen experience.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, magical land!

  • 5 of 5

Our group greatly enjoyed this beautiful space for our retreat. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed and very clean, we had everything that we needed along some nice touches of beauty. The bananas from the grounds and the on-property swimming hole were well-liked additions. Very quite, peaceful and an excellent location. We were close to waterfalls, sacred sites, and beaches. The owner was kind and fantastic to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa HWY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The 50's Cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Laupahoehoe Point, with water access
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate around the Laupāhoehoe,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday season
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.33
Cleaning £152.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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