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~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~

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studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Enjoy the ideal location on the beautiful Hamakua Coast, the green side of the Big Island of Hawaii, on our own piece of Paradise. We have views of the Ocean & Mauna Kea mountain, but the best views are from your own balcony above the rushing waters of the Makea Stream. We call it a river, as it is 30-50 feet wide, in the wading and swimming holes, below the waterfalls (of course). You could spend your whole vacation here, swimming, hiking, and resting or adventuring. On six acres of farm land, we have a little working/petting farm; with 2 horses, Thunder and Electra, the miniature horse. 8 goats, and a variety of chickens. We also have two dogs, old Molly, who will bark at you, then remember you must be old friends; and young Buddy, a Belgian Shepard who will sniff and love you too much.... Enjoy the ideal location on the beautiful Hamakua Coast, the green side of the Big Island of Hawaii, on our own piece of Paradise. We have views of the Ocean & Mauna Kea mountain, but the best views are from your own balcony above the rushing waters of the Makea Stream. We call it a river, as it is 30-50 feet wide, in the wading and swimming holes, below the waterfalls (of course). You could spend your whole vacation here, swimming, hiking, and resting or adventuring. On six acres of farm land, we have a little working/petting farm; with 2 horses, Thunder and Electra, the miniature horse. 8 goats, and a variety of chickens. We also have two dogs, old Molly, who will bark at you, then remember you must be old friends; and young Buddy, a Belgian Shepard who will sniff and love you too much. And, of course, our two granddaughters who spend occasional weekends with grandma and grandpa; they should be listed with farm animals, I recon. Feel free to collect fruit, in season from our orchard of lychee, mango, avocado, star fruit, bananas and many others including the best melt in your mouth white pineapple ever to be imagined! We have so many, there is are usually a few ripe at all times. Your guest private, separate guest suite, has 3 rooms; a bedroom, bathroom, and a living room/kitchenette. It is off the large lanai where trade winds coming in off the ocean provide a comfortable breeze; where the BBQ, with burner, and large dining table with 6 rocking chairs are. The bedroom has a brass queen size bed, ample storage and closet. Your bathroom has shower (with stained glass doors) and washer and dryer. The main room has a futon, satellite TV, and a kitchenette, with all new refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave and convection toaster/oven. I have dishes, coffee, tea, paper towels, rice (and a small rice cooker) some spices and other things to get you started. We are located 11 miles north of Hilo, at the end of the 'Scenic Route' where the botanical gardens, and breathtaking Onemea Bay are; and north of Honoli'i beach and surf spot, where Puff the Magic Dragon hangs out. Around us are acres of corn and purple potato fields. With nice side roads for peaceful and scenic walks, you can check out the cliffs and bays of the ocean, right in front of us; as ocean front is public land. Our own road is the back road to the scenic and quaint town of Honomu, with artsty gift stores, ice cream and bakery shops. You will want to drive around to go thru Honomu, and up to Akaka Falls, a brisk hike up and down stairs to a stunning 1000' waterfall. Don't forget the Pit Stop Fruit Stand, just to watch petite Milyn wield a machete on a defenseless coconut, drink the juice from straws, and then watch her chop up the meat to take with. I could go on up the coast, and tell you to check out Kolekole, Haukalau, and all the of the 'beach' parks. I say 'beach' because they are rocky and rugged and birthed from old sugar mill plantation transportation docks. Which makes them an exploration. But, we will save it for our visit, and show you all the options on our topo map. You can Google us at 'Flower Hill Hawaii' for the map location also look on Facebook for more pictures!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Oh I just realize trip advisor probably doesn’t update my calendar from the other side with the four big letters that I am not allowed to say. I will get back with you when I can look at the dates I wanna mop this floor and let it dry and then I’ll do it
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1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Karen G
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

We just returned from staying at Flower Hill and we would highly recommend it to everyone. It's like staying in your own private sanctuary. The place is exceptionally clean and well maintained. It has everything you need in it. It feels very private even though...More

Date of stay: January 2019
2  Thank Fearless588530
flowerhillhawaii, VR Owner at ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

It was great fun to have you here. Hope to see you again soon. Stay warm!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is truly paradise! It is a very lovely place, very clean and comfortable, the grounds are landscaped with beautiful flowers and trees. The views from the lanai are awesome! Peaceful and quiet, only the sounds of nature at its best, we loved every minute...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

My sisters and I had the best time here. Karen and Tim are the nicest, kindest people. Even the animals are lovely.....goats, cats and sweet dog Buddy! The grounds are so beautiful and the cottage was very comfortable with a lovely lanai with views all...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Lovely rural setting just north of Hilo. The house is well furnished and has beautiful views of surrounding trees, stream and waterfall. The owners are friendly and helpful. There is wifi which worked with my phone but not with my computer. The only negative I...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Robert I
flowerhillhawaii, VR Owner at ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

sorry I didn't get 5 bubbles! and sorry about the couch covers, they start to turn so quickly in this humidity; I need to reupholster ~and thats a big job.. wish you would have mentioned it. It was great to meet you, and I hope...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

What a lovely place and what lovely people! It was a very special stay for us and our baby. The farm is absolutely stunning. You will want to go back and visit Karen and Tim again too--we miss them! If you are looking for a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Darcy W
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Our stay at Flower Hill was everything we wanted and more! Karen and Tim were excellent hosts, the accommodations were first class, and Roxie, Buddy, and the farm animals provided great companionship! Four days went by too quickly, next trip we will book more time...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank charleseckstein
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Well it must be good as this is the second time to Flower Hill. Tim and Karen are the best hosts, offering fruits from their farm and even equipment to catch shrimp in their river. My two boys had a great time running with buddy...More

Date of stay: May 2017
3  Thank blacky101
flowerhillhawaii, VR Owner at ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

It is always so fun to have you from Tasmania. It is amazing to me that a family comes all the way from Tasmania to stay with us. You are always welcome back, like I told the boys, "Even for your wedding or honeymoon". Please...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

What makes this place so special is many things... Your hosts, Tim & Karen are fantastic, sharing goat milk & fresh eggs & whatever fruit is ready for picking. The river that runs along the property is pleasant to listen to as you sit upon...More

Date of stay: March 2016
2  Thank 442yvonneh
flowerhillhawaii, VR Owner at ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

So nice that you remember your trip fondly. We would love to have you back, even for a visit.

Reviewed 8 February 2017

A real gem. A true piece of paradise. Tim and Karen have made their home and garden into a serene, beautiful sanctuary away from the cares of the world. Accommodation is in a well appointed self catering purpose built extension to their large airy house...More

Date of stay: February 2017
3  Thank Nigel M
flowerhillhawaii, VR Owner at ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

It was so neat and informative to talk to you about growing tea. We really hope you do bring your wife back, soon! Stay warm and not too busy.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our family of four stayed on Flower Hill two out of three months on Big Island, and we LOVED it! If it were available, we would have stayed there the whole time. The apartment had everything we needed and the view was Amazing! Tim and...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank Marie8662
flowerhillhawaii, VR Owner at ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

It was hard to see you go, you did become part of the family; and did more than your share helping and cleaning your place up when you left. We will see you next time you are back! Or for Felicia's wedding!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Terrace
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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How to get there
We are located 11 miles north of Hilo, off Hiway 19 You can search Google Maps for, Flower Hill Hawaii. Directions are, North on Hiway 19, past small town of Pepeekeo, if you pass mile marker 11, you just went too far. Turn right on Sugar Mill Road, toward the ocean, the road dips down then up, bear to left and down toward the ocean. Turn left on Old Railroad way, where the old yellow sugar mill building is. Turn right on Overpass, and we are right here. Just pull straight in, by the ramp, and roll right in. Don't think you can get on Overpass from 19, you cant get here from there, it is just an old bridge that has seen its better days. If coming from the north from Kona, turn left after MM 11 and follow above directions .
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Frequently Asked Questions about ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~

  • ~Flower Hill Hawaii~balcony view~private river~ is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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