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Hilo's most secluded luxurious ocean front estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private estate with 2BD/2B Main House, 1BD/1B Guest House, sleeps up to 6.

Welcome to one of Hawaii’s most secluded luxurious ocean front estates! Our family vacation home is situated on a 16 acre heart of palm plantation and is located on the Scenic Route, just minutes from downtown Hilo.

Upon entering the gated estate, you will feel like you have left the stresses of life behind. The property is surrounded by breathtaking ocean vistas and open agricultural lands which create a sense of privacy and seclusion. As you turn off the scenic route, you will drive down a spectacular driveway and see a beautifully hand crafted cliff top plantation style home, which is completely off grid.

Our ocean front estate is 15 minutes from the Hilo international airport and 10 minutes from downtown Hilo. Hilo town is home to the infamous Hilo Farmer’s Market, Astronomy Center, University of Hawaii Hilo, Hilo Medical Center (hospital), numerous restaurants, shopping, water falls, botanical gardens, horseback riding tours, zip lines and more. The World famous Volcano National Park is also within an hour drive of the estate.


$375/nt 3 nt min for 6 people, cleaning fee $250




A vanishing 15’ window opens up to a spectacular unobstructed 270’ ocean view. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the cliff in a comfortable king sized bed with soft cotton sheets. The expansive room also offers a desk, chair, ceiling fan and TV. The master bedroom is connected to the wrap around veranda where you can enjoy your morning coffee and awaken to the smell of tropical flowers. Two separate closets in the bedroom hallway provide plenty of space and privacy for your comfort.


The spacious Master bathroom boasts his and her vanities with walk in shower, dual shower heads including a rain shower overlooking views of the estate. Shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, TP, and plenty of towels are all provided.


Enjoy a comfortable King sized bed with soft cotton sheets, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, ceiling fan, and handcrafted mango and eucalyptus wood entertainment table. There is also a spacious closet for your comfort.


The guest bathroom is shared by both the 2nd bedroom and the main house. It has a tub/shower, sink/vanity and toilet. Shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, TP, and plenty of towels are all provided.


Surrounded by unobstructed views of the ocean, the great room kitchen/living room is truly the heartbeat of the home. Decorated with a contemporary casual beachy feel, the living room is accented with gallery artwork by renowned Hawaii artist and offers a comfortable couch with a large flat screen TV (DISH TV) and plenty of seating. Windows abound throughout the great room] concept with spectacular views of Hilo and the Hamakua coastline. There is a very large reclaimed wood dining table with 8 chairs, as well as 3 counter stools. The living room also offers a wood burning fire place to create a romantic environment for the occasional chilly night. A sound system is wired throughout the house and lanai. Making this the perfect home for entertaining or relaxing with your family, the gourmet kitchen with commercial gas stove, large island, and convection oven complete the space.


The home is surrounded by a spacious wrap around deck which offers a comfortable outdoor seating arrangement as well as a solid teak table which can host 8 guests comfortably. The dramatic views of the crashing waves on the Hamakua coastline can be seen from every seat on the verandah. The deck is a perfect place to watch the Hilo sunrise and the whales breaching in the winter months.


New front loading energy efficient Washer and Dryer.


Iron & Board, Hair Dryer Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand soap, Dish soap, Laundry soap, and Dishwasher soap available.


Includes: Regular Coffee Maker, French Press, Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel Cookware and some essential condiments. Cooking Utensils, plenty of bowls and plates, glasses and flatware, Dishwasher, Gas stove top with 4 burners, overhead exhaust, full-sized Convection Oven, Toaster Oven, Refrigerator/Freezer combo, Microwave and Toaster.


A short walk down a beautifully landscaped covered breezeway provides access to a private guest house complete with its own bedroom, living space, bathroom and TV.

The guest house offers a comfortable queen sized bed with soft cotton sheets, ceiling fan, chair, bedside table, reading lamp, pineapple dining table which seats four, and a pull out Italian leather coach that turns into a queen sized bed. The living space opens up through sliding glass doors to a private lanai where you can sit and read or listen to the native birds and enjoy views of the spacious estate and Hamakua coastline. Kitchen includes: sink, basic dish & flatware, microwave & toaster oven. No washer/dryer.


The bathroom offers a full walk in shower with vanity, sink, toilet, and incredible views of Mauna Kea. Shampoo, hair conditioner, hand soap, TP, and plenty of towels are all provided.


There is a spacious covered entry which accommodates two cars.


The water on property is provided by the County of Hawaii from a nearby aquifer and is filtered through the refrigerator for drinking.


In front of our home, the ocean is very deep. The bays along the Hamakua coast provide a safe haven for Humpback whales. The birthing and mating months (December - April) are excellent times for hearing humpback whales at night, and of course seeing them by day.

Linens Provided:

Luxurious sheets are all 100% cotton, 400 thread count or higher. Towels are plentiful.


Wi-Fi. (DISH Satellite) Password is given at check-in. It is in the 'house book' with LOTS of other information.


No landline telephone available, we recommend you use cell phones (excellent coverage) and/or internet.

Outdoor Grill:

Charcoal Grill

More Details

Steve Shropshire
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Steve Shropshire

I grew up in Florida, moved to Alaska and spent 20 years in the nursery business and always dreamed of living in Hawaii. Since 2000, I have called Hawaii home and have houses on both Oahu and the Big Island. We recently purchased this property because of its uniqueness and natural beauty. I am a local farmer and business owner

Steve Shropshire purchased this estate in 2013

Why Steve Shropshire chose Papaikou

We fell in love with this breathtaking estate. It is truly one of Hamakua's rare gems.

What makes this estate unique

This experience is about luxury, privacy, and serenity. We trust that once you have experienced a piece of our paradise, you will count the days until you return.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great open floor plan, the back yard is great for watching whales and BBQing. The weather this week was great. Thank you for everything.
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Papaikou, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The guest bathroom is shared by both the 2nd bdrm & house
    Master En Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Boasts his and her vanities with full walk in shower
    Guest House (Ohana Unit) Bathroom - toilet , shower , The bathroom offers a full walk in shower with vanity & sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main House Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Enjoy a comfortable King sized bed
    Main House Master Suite - 1 king , A vanishing 15’ window to spectacular unobstructed view
    Guest House (Ohana Unit) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A short walk down a beautifully landscaped covered breezeway
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Hilo's most secluded luxurious ocean front estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

One of the best properties I’ve used through VRBO. A smooth business transaction with owner, a very responsive service staff, and a one of a kind house and yard that was perfect for a family. Good security, and no road or neighbor noise.

  • Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location with lovely well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the beautiful ocean front view on this very private lot. The house was everything we could have hoped for and the view was something dreams are made of. The kitchen was very well equipped and perfect for cooking for the whole family while staying in and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The beds and bedding were all comfortable and clean. The walk in showers had enough hot water and water pressure to have a nice shower as long as you wanted (this is hard to find in Hawaii off of the grid). The property is located on a point and makes you feel as if you are

surrounded by the ocean on three sides. The large master bedroom window opens up the whole span of the wall and makes you feel as if you've invited the waves into the house. Overall this property made us feel as if we were on our own private island and we will be returning again for our next family vacation.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want a Beautiful private setting and a comfortable place to rest between adventures... this is it !

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I'm not one to exaggerate, but this place is great. Beautiful home, great views, well stocked, and very quiet. We even saw whales! No regrets, and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property, with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. Centrally located close to town, and off the scenic route of Onema Bay, and the botanical gardens! Kitchen had everything you would need for hanging out, and cooking in. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Amazing location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to have this bit of paradise to ourselves. Incredible views. Beautiful master bedroom and bath. Lots of protected from the rain space so you can be outdoors during showers, and a well equipped kitchen for cooking.

The guest house was charming (we didn’t use it) but we can see coming back with our adult kids and young grandchildren.

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilo International Airport ITO
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cronie's Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Naniloa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Belt Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Papaikou Beach

Our home is located in the heart of the scenic Hamakua coast, which is world renowned for its natural beauty and rich history.

It has an expansive lawn fronting the ocean, which can be used for Frisbee, crocket, soccer, etc.


Hilo or Volcano are the closest courses.


Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Medical Services, Groceries, Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Wind-Surfing, Fishing, Cycling, Massage Therapist, Restaurants, Live Theater, Eco Tourism, Health/Beauty Spa, Cinemas, Churches, Museums, Library, Shopping, Beachcombing, ATM/Bank, Sea Turtle Viewing, Star Gazing, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Walking, Sight Seeing, Scenic Drives, Horseback Riding Tours, Zip Lines, Yoga.

In front of our home, the ocean is very deep. The bays along the Hamakua coast provide a safe haven for Humpback whales. The birthing and mating months (December - April) are excellent times for hearing humpback whales at night, and of course seeing them by day.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Papaikou, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$320.93
Damage Insurance C$101.41

General Excise Tax of 4.166% & Transient Accommodation Tax of 9.25%. (License # W00498312-01)
- Main House 2BD/2B AND Guest Cottage 1BD/1B $375/nt for 6 people, 1 Q pullout couch
*Minimum stay 3 nights
*Special rates apply for Merrie Monarch & Holiday please inquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner