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Private Ocean View Suite On 23 Acre Ranch

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Ho'onanea Ranch is nestled in a quiet lush valley just 10 minutes from Hilo. The private guest suite has a ocean view lanai where you can enjoy a slow morning before heading off on your island adventures. The amenities include an enclosed outdoor shower, spacious bedroom and bath, kitchette and sitting area and a swimming hole with waterfall. This quiet retreat will feel like your home away from home as you take in all the Big Island has to offer.

Kate Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Kate Johnson

I am an adventurous, life loving person. I spend my time caring for my 4 horses, 2 dogs and teaching riding instruction, cooking, hiking and writing.

My home is my masterpiece and a dream realized. It is filled with luxurious finishes that will leave you feeling pampered.

I look forward to welcoming you into my home.

Kate Johnson purchased this cottage in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect,peaceful and beautiful. 5/2-5/6
May 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Private Ocean View Suite On 23 Acre Ranch
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Kirk,

Thank you for sharing your beautiful ranch with us for a few days. The quiet was noticeable. The accommodations were supple. The welcome dog was special.

Terry and Nancy, Richland Washington

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quality accommodations in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was the perfect place to stay. This place is a great location - close enough to Hilo to go into town for restaurants or shopping, but far enough away to be serene. The property is beautiful - very green and lush. Kate was very knowledgeable about the island and always willing to provide information if asked. She is a great hostess. We were looking for something peaceful and beautiful. That is what we got - and more! We would definitely recommend this property! We loved our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home - Wish I could have it as my own!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 nights at Kate's place. The location was great to see everything on the Hilo side and the dogs always welcomed us back after our adventures during the day! Kate was very accommodating and responded promptly when we had questions. Everything was very neat and clean, and we loved the outdoor shower. Wish we could have stayed longer so I could get to know Kate and the horses more!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely well kept and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Kate is an excellent host. It felt like we were visiting with family. Everything stated in her posting was available and more ! In addition, she is more than a person offering trail rides. Kate is a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all aspects of horsemanship, and is more than willing to share. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more and would highly recommend staying he Really!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Beautiful NEW home in a quiet setting in the middle of nature!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kate for a lovely stay in your home! We stayed here for 3 nights while on the Hilo side and really enjoyed that the studio was brand new and very clean and well maintained, since there tends to be more older accommodations on the Hilo side from my research of other accommodations. It was nice to enjoy our breakfast outside on the patio and grill food on the large gas bbq in the evenings. We had fun feeding the goats that were a minute down the ranch and watching the horses, as well enjoy fruits from the trees. I initially would've preferred an indoor shower but I actually really enjoyed the experience of the outdoor shower especially with a great water temperature and pressure. The toilet and sink was inside.. The added touch of the robes provided and nice toiletries were really appreciated too. Wifi access was great! There's no TV but we never watch TV on vacation anyways so that wasn't an issue at all, plus there's so much to do on the Hilo side that we really didn't have time. We also loved the company of the dogs, The home is set in a beautiful picturesque setting and about 10 minutes north of Hilo, so we based ourselves here to explore Volcano Park, Mauna Kea, Waterfalls, and Hilo. Make sure to see the Volcano crater at sunset and do the Crater Rim Drive, and make arrangements with a tour or rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle (not just a small SUV) so that you can go all the way up to the summit of Mauna Kea.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! What a wonderful review.
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  • 5 of 5

A little piece of heaven! Spacious 1 bedroom cottage with an incredible view on 23 acre ranch. Loved the daily visits by Prince Albert (Jack Russell Terrier) who enjoyed snuggling with us. Very friendly and welcoming owners and ranch staff.

Minor recommendations:

Dbl up on draperies for more privacy

Change to a larger bed (room could handle it)

A TV would have been nice

Add motion light outside cottage (very dark at night)

Add blow dryer

Add small iron and board

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kuulei, Thank you for your review! We enjoyed hosting you and your husband during Merry Monarch this year. I appreciate the suggestions. Ironically I had purchased a larger bed to be set up after your check out and have been replacing the draperies throughout the house. I will definitely consider your other suggestions as well. Thank you once again. Sincerely, Kate
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hilo Municipal
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hamakua Coast
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pepeekeo, Hilo District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Nov 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £40 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 13.21%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Pepeekeo in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 264 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Indoor sink and toilet with enclosed outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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