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Paradise farmstay: perfect location to explore Hawaii, 12 miles from Hilo!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin


About the property

Cluster of 3 cabins perfect for creative content producers, artists, and couples

Paradise Ocean View Cabins


The Space


Beautiful new cabin furnished with a king size bed featuring soft, comfortable, 100% cotton sheets and duvets. Perfect for a single person or a couple. Located on a rural sustainable, family farm on the slope of Mauna Kea (the tallest mountain on the planet).  Epic views of the Pacific Ocean close enough to hear the waves and watch the whales when they are in season.  Our farm also features an incredibly beautiful accessible waterfall which cascades down to the ocean less than a 5 min walk from your cabin!  



Guest Access


On site laundry service is available. We have a spotless bathroom and a full community kitchen to prepare your own food.  We love to share seasonally farm fresh produce we have grown when available, including bananas, papayas, and eggs from our chickens. We have complementary Wi-Fi internet access available to our guests, and best of all the stream and waterfall are accessible and just a short walk from your cabin.


Interaction with Guests


The hosts live on the farm in the Waterfall cabin about 100 yards from the cluster of cabins, and our caretakers Sean and Margaret live in the Earth cabin.  Ours is a community setting with a common kitchen and bathrooms for the three cabins in the cluster. Your cabin is essentially a private bedroom with a lanai (porch) overlooking the kitchen garden. Outdoor living is the natural order here at our home in paradise. We respect our guests’ privacy and are available to recommend our favorite places to go and things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii.



The Neighborhood




Pepe'ekeo is a small rural town on the beautiful Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.  Hamakua translates as - Ha - the breath of life - Ma - belonging to - Ku -the gods - A - all of them.  So our farm is on the coast belonging to the breath of life of all the gods.  Yes, this is truly paradise!  Only 12 miles from Hilo town, it has convenient access to many of the Island attractions, yet has a laid back Hawaiian style country feel. Our 15 acre farm is fully fenced in, providing ample space for our guests' privacy.



Getting around


Vehicle rental is fairly essential for getting around the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.



Extra Details


We have three sweet and friendly dogs here on the farm who roam freely within our completely fenced in 15 acres. They’re a good little bunch and we hope you enjoy them.

We live on a sustainable family farm in paradise, and are passionate about farm to table meals!

We raise our own cows to help us keep the grass cut and also to keep our freezer full of beef.

Our cows graze freely on our land and live happily and healthfully, playing and basking in the Hawaii sunshine.

We have a flock of free range chickens as well and collect fresh eggs daily. When available we will put some in the fridge for you.

Also we have fresh fruit on the farm that we happily share. Our wide variety of bananas, papayas and pineapples are growing in abundance as well as beautiful squash and other seasonal veggies.




House Rules


In order to keep our beautiful farm in the best possible condition for guests and ourselves we have a few simple guidelines to maintain our home in paradise.

Check in is between 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Our farm is out in the country and there are no street lights, so it gets very dark after sunset. It is much easier to find and more pleasant for everybody if you check in from 2:00 - 5:00. Check out is by 10:00 AM. If you would please communicate with us the day of your arrival to coordinate your arrival time that will ensure that someone is here to check you in.


1.)    We ask that you do not bring food or beverages other than water into the sleeping cabins. There is a table for two on each lanai as well as a beautiful kitchen and a table overlooking the Pacific for you to enjoy your meals and beverages.

2.)    Please leave your shoes outside of the cabins.

3.)    No smoking in any of the cabins.


House Manual


Thank you for booking a stay in a cabin on our farm in Pepe’ekeo!  We are sure that you will love it here, and to help ensure a fantastic stay, here are some things we think might be nice to know:

-Our farm is only 10 miles from town, but feels like it is out in the country.  A flashlight or headlamp is useful for walking around after sunset.

-Slippas aka flip flops are the most practical and comfortable footwear for Hawaii.  Get yourself a pair of LocalsTM at the grocery store for about $5 to fit right in.  Also local customs ask that you please leave them at the door.

-If you are planning on visiting Mauna Kea, know that the summit is almost 14,000 feet above sea level and is surprisingly cold.


If you have any questions, let us know.  We are happy to give you a locals insight into things to see and do on the Beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!

More Details

Property Manager
Marcus Spallek
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Pepeekeo, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 6:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Showers - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Sky Cabin - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Paradise farmstay: perfect location to explore Hawaii, 12 miles from Hilo!
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

This was one of the most relaxing places I've ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this place. We went to sleep every night to coqui frogs and rain showers every night. It is very close to Hilo only about 10 minutes away. The owner and caretaker were extremely nice and helpful. We would definitely recommend this rental to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the farm was so wonderful its hard to put into words. It is beautifully located, the hosts were extremely lovely, and the energy that surrounds the property is warm and peaceful. Our only regret is not staying here longer. We hope to be back very soon.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. From the moment I arrived, it felt like a blanket of pace was laid upon me. Mary Ellen, Margaret, Marcus, and Sean really know how to make the world a better place. 💝

  • Submitted: 9-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancour, BC

Chilling on the Farm

  • 5 of 5

A most welcome retreat after a busy Kona Coast time. Handy access to Waiopea, Mauna Lea, Hilo, the volcano and five min stroll to the ocean. The real treat for us was the laid back camp style facilities and the lovely family that steward this bit of rain forest heaven. While the kitchen and bath facilities are shared, you can have as much or as little interaction with others as you want. Mary-Ellen, Marcus, Margaret and Sean are respectful, smart, helpful, and conscious. Homemade tonic water, stories of craft brewing, bitcoin sagas and colorful wellingtons. We loved our two nights.

  • Submitted: 8-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arrington, Virginia

Friendly people, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights celebrating our 30 year anniversary. The property is beautiful and the hosts we're amazingly friendly and helpful. We slept well every night, something I don't do in hotels. We sat on the lanai every morning eating fresh fruit from roadside stands and drinking Kona coffee from our visit on that side of the island. While we did not see Marcus and Mary Ellen as often, they were warm and friendly during our initial meeting. Margaret and Sean are the jewels of this operation since they are who you see the most. Margaret is very knowledgeable about the island and a foodie, Sean walks around always with a big smile and with his own island insight. If I could pack both of them and take them home in my luggage I would. This place may not be for everyone with its outdoor shower(one of my favorite things here) or the community kitchen and bathroom (both work really well here), but you would be missing out on quite a gem. If we were to return I would most definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it! An modern stay in a rural ranch farm~

  • 5 of 5

Love it! An modern stay in a rural ranch farm~ The cabin we stay is very neat and clean just like a modern hotel room. Outside the cabin are very calm ranch site and typical Hawaii ocean view. Onsite grown papaya and pineapple taste great if they were in season. Owner's puppy and cat are very cute and friendly~

Btw Don't use GPS, read the owner's direction guide. Also, check it early before sunset, otherwise it's too dark to find the ranch and your cabin.

Enjoy your stay! :-)

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Shark's Coffee Honomu
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Pepeekeo, Hawaii

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$94.7

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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