View from the lower deckDining area and kitchen view
Luana Ola LUXURY Home Ocean View near Waipio Valle
Hosted by Patricia
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6 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1.5 baths
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Located on the tropical Hamakua Coast in the historic town of Honokaa, this home has 2 decks with beautiful ocean view, beside a tropical gulch. It sleeps 6 with a Calif King Tempurpedic bed, a queen sofa sleeper & twin bamboo daybeds. The bamboo daybeds are good for children & short/average people. The home has 1.5 baths which include a spa tub & separate shower, free Wifi, Endless Wave pool and Koi pond. The kitchen is fully equipped with every thing you need to cook a meal.

The space

“Luana Ola” in Hawai’ian means “To be at leisure, enjoying pleasant surroundings and good health”. Luana Ola Villa & Cottages are located on the tropical Hamakua Coast, near Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii. Imagine watching from your own private lanai (deck) a panoramic, unobstructed view of the ocean, embraced between a Terra Verdeʹ of Hawaii and a never boring, brilliant Big Sky. The ocean reflects the sky that is often shaped by the ocean. The showers are mostly gentle, warm and do not wear out their welcome. And when the trade winds bring a heavy rain, they reward you with a white water river running through the gulch guarding you on the left. The sound of thundering white waters passing you as you eat dinner, read, or lay in bed will make you wish for another strong storm to come by. The sky oscillates between azure colors the Mediterranean cannot have, the grey of passing clouds, and on a clear night you can be tempted to pretend you are grabbing a sparkling jewel from a pitch black heaven. Spend the whole day simply relaxing or visit nearby Waipio Valley, the Big Island’s Grand Canyon with an ocean starting at a black sand beach, or drive 25 minutes to the Akaka Falls, among the tallest cascading falls in North America. Hilo, the Capital, is 45 minutes south of us. Kona is 50 minutes away. Hapuna Beach, voted the best beach in the State of Hawai’i and one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S., is 40 minutes from us. The active part of the Mauna Loa Volcano (the red eye) is 1.5 hours away. Our location is completely sheltered from the active vents on the Island by the massive 14,000 feet Mauna Kea Mountain. The house it self is 3 stories high with the garage on the ground level. The first floor is all open with the kitchen and dining room on one level and the living room and deck down 3 steps. There is also a 1/2 bath and a storage room. The upstairs has the spa bath, shower, etc., the bedroom, a sun room, deck, laundry area and closet. Plus a small office area with desk and printer/copier which you are welcome to use to print your boarding passes. Both toilets have a bidet attachment for better personal hygiene. There is not a lot of privacy between the bedroom area and the sun room. Anyone sleeping on the bamboo day beds must past the master bed to get to the bathroom. The Endless Wave pool is behind the house. It is solar heater and can be used with or without the wave function. Available for your use are beach towels, 2 boogie boards, snorkel gear, a cooler and a small Smokey Joe BBQ. Hawaii taxes of 13.42% must be collected after you arrive. You can leave cash or check made out to Patricia El-Gasseir on the table when you leave or I can request money through Airbnb. Come visit us and enjoy the view.

Guest access

Guests have the whole house and Endless Wave pool to themselves. We reserve the garage for our personal use.

Interaction with guests

We live on the mainland but are always available by phone or email. We have a housekeeper (Virginia Stephens (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) who lives nearby and can help if a need arises.

Other things to note

Although the house can sleep 6 people, there is not a lot of privacy for those who use the Cal King bed and the bamboo day beds in the Sun room. Whoever sleeps in the Sun room must go through the bed room area to get to the bathroom. It is not good for people who have problems climbing stairs. There is one flight up to the front door, a flight up to the bedroom and a flight down to the pool area. Please do not feed the fish. There is no air conditioner. It is not necessary. There are fans and many windows with screens. During the rainy season, if needed, there is a dehumidifier available and 2 small portable heaters. We are required to collect the Hawaii Transient Accommodations (TA) and General Excise (GE) taxes after you arrive/before you leave. It is 13.42 % of the total of the house plus cleaning. Hawaii Tax ID #W72259339-01. Checks made out to Patricia El-Gasseir

License or registration number

Hawaii Tax ID #W72259339-01 We are required to collect Transient Accommodations Taxes (TAT). It is 13.42% payable after you arrive but before you leave.
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

NO smoking, no drugs, no pets. Cleanliness is an absolute necessity. It is a tropical location. In order to keep the gecko, insect, etc at bay, please wash all dishes, put all food in sealed containers and take out the trash frequently. If possible take your trash and recycling to the transfer station on Plumeria Street. Honokaa has mixed recycling which means paper, card board, plastic, cans and bottles (except glass) are recycled together. A large garbage can is at the bottom of the steps and the recycling bins are in the garage. Keep glass separate please. If you are staying more than 1 week, you must take you trash to the transfer station because the housekeeper will not come around. Because beach towels have disappeared, you will be charged $20 for each missing towel. $5 for lost keys. Remember to pay the Hawaii TA tax before you leave. Mahalo

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - one flight of stairs up to main level and another flight up to the master bedroom


40 Reviews

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Melissa User Profile
October 2017
Thank you so much for such an amazing experience! The place was perfect for our family of 6! The kids loved the pool, and the spa tub and also the silly geckos. They also loved Rezig the neighborhood cat, very sweet and friendly. The place was exactly how it was described and was more beautiful in person than a picture could ever show. The views are simply breathtaking. If you’re a hot natured person just be aware it’s warm there. There are plenty of ceiling fans and a few box fans available. We had no issues with the temperature however. I’ve seen on other sites people complain about the jungle sounds at night. We found them relaxing and loved the frogs, but I can see how it may bother some. Use a sleep machine on your phone or earplugs. We didn’t once say we wished there was “this or that” at the house. Everything was so amazing! Thanks again! Mahalo!
Patricia User ProfilePatricia is a superhost.
Response from Patricia:
Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We appreciate it.
October 2017

Heidi-Lynn User ProfileHeidi-Lynn is a superhost.
October 2017
Patricia's house is amazing. The ocean views were spectacular and we could see the sunrise. The furnishings were high quality, and there was everything we needed for a 3 day stay. This home is likely the nicest AirBnB we have ever stayed in. One of the top 10 beaches in the US (Hapuna) is about 40 minutes away on the Kohala coast, there were several nice restaurants for dinner in Honoka'a, and the Hawaii Botanical Gardens are about 1 hour south.
Patricia User ProfilePatricia is a superhost.
Response from Patricia:
Thank you for the nice review.
October 2017

Fabienne User Profile
September 2017
The beds were a little uncomfortable, but otherwise everything was perfect. The view and the balconie were amazing!
Patricia User ProfilePatricia is a superhost.
Response from Patricia:
Dear Fabienne, the Cal King (fairly new) Tempurpedic top of the line mattress should not have been uncomfortable. The bamboo day beds do have very firm mattress. For future guests information, there are two foam mattress toppers in the pantry to put on them if needed.
September 2017

Germaine User Profile
September 2017
I highly recommend this house. It's spacious, well stocked, clean, quiet, and extraordinarily beautiful. Honokaa is a wonderful community and we felt welcome and comfortable there. A fantastic experience and I will definitely stay here in the future.
Patricia User ProfilePatricia is a superhost.
Response from Patricia:
Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
September 2017

Dori User Profile
July 2017
Patricia's Place was exactly as represented in description. Since it has been dry this season, we did not get to experience the creek beside the house which was a bit of a bummer, but the ocean view is fantastic. I loved that we had the option of a screened lanai, which we used at night, and the open lanai, which was wonderful just off the bedroom first thing in the morning. I sat out there to watch the sunrise. Honoka'a is one of my most favorite small towns and it was great to be in walking distance of everything we needed, including the great Italian restaurant on Mamae street.

Mary User Profile
June 2017
Great location and view in honokaa town. House is huge with two large decks and the beautiful kitchen is fully stocked. The spa bath tub was a nice treat to come back to after a long day at he beach.

Kristina User Profile
June 2017
This is a beautiful house with a great view. The wave pool was a great bonus! It's located in Honokaa, so pretty easy access to Waimea and Hilo (we did numerous day trips) and very close to the can't miss Waipio Valley!

Lafayette, California, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Patricia User ProfilePatricia is a superhost.
Our home is in San Francisco Bay Area. We love Hawaii and bought this property which we hope to retire to in the near future. In the meantime, we will be going back and forth. We are an older couple. We love reading, good movies and nature. We have children in California and Se…
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