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River View Private Family House with a Full Kitchen (No Cleaning Fee)

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WiFi, bed sheets
In-room dining
TV, video library
WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of River View Private Family House with a Full Kitchen (No Cleaning Fee)

Entire cabin

River View Private Family House with a Full Kitchen (No Cleaning Fee)

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
HI, Pepeekeo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHakalau Beach Park9 min drive
  • Popular LocationAkaka Falls11 min drive
  • Popular LocationOnomea Tea Company Estate13 min drive
  • AirportHilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)24 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 6
46 sq m
Common area
    1 king bed
    2 twin/single beds
    2 sleep sofas/futons
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

River View Private Family House with a Full Kitchen (No Cleaning Fee)

Riverfront cabin with kitchen and patio
This small house is located adjacent to the river and you will enjoy the relaxing sounds of the water from the house. This house includes a full private kitchen and a private bathroom. Also included is access to our shared waterfall swimming area.

This house is off-the-grid. Being off-the-grid means that we get all of our electricity from the sun and all of our water is collected from the rain. We are not connected to the island's grid power system. Our solar panels charge a large bank of deep cycle batteries all day in order for us to have power around the clock. Guests are asked not to use any appliances that generate heat from electricity (such as toasters, hair dryers, curling irons, etc...) as they consume too much energy for an off-grid power system.

The second apartment unit in this house is sometimes occupied by the property owner. The owner (if present) prefers to allow guests to initiate any contact so they may interact at their own comfort level.

Regulatory Note: This is a hosted rental and is not subject to Hawaii County Bill 108.
Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mathew Dietrich

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee grinder
  • Blender
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Studio
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap


  • TV
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)


  • Birdwatching
  • Cave exploring
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife and game walks
  • Windsurfing

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: Children old enough to walk are counted as people.

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number HOSTED-RENTAL

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Pepeekeo, this cabin is on a river. Mokupapapa Discovery Center and Palace Theater are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Naniloa Country Club and Port of Hilo. Onomea Tea Company Estate and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Hakalau Beach Park - 9 min drive
  • Akaka Falls - 11 min drive
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden - 12 min drive
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate - 13 min drive
  • Umauma Falls - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO) - 24 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 24 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 24 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 24 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 24 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 24 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Special retreat
Great stay at Hamakua House (River House): remote, natural, and very well appointed. Great kitchen, comfy beds, and loved the stars at night and sound of waterfall. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow; no problems at all.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Best sleep on the Big Island!!!
What a lovely location right next to a waterfall, you can hear the sounds of the river all night. They have a friendly little cats as well, and we enjoyed the hiking and the property. I would recommend this spot for a Family and the interior was really cozy and fun for everyone to be together. Thank you!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful oasis!
A waterfall swimming area! What more do you need to know!?! Book it!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Gorgeous views all around. We loved falling asleep listening to all the rainforest sounds. The kids loved the loft!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

A Real Life FernGully Hideaway
Aloha, this amazing hidden cabin is nothing more than a dream. The drive to the cabin takes you through the rainforest down a narrow road deep in the trees over a rushing river where the conqui frogs chirp and the biggest most beautiful topical plants you've ever seen grow. I will point out GPS does take you to the main house. You actually want to go past that entrance probably another 200 yards to a closed bamboo gate(It'll be on your left). It's the only one so you can't miss it and if you get to another bridge you've gone to far. The cabin(a morton building house) itself was perfect. It has everything you might need while you stay. The beds are on the firm side but of course that is to be expected when you're staying anywhere besides your own home. I will say I was nervous about the futon but it was probably the most comfortable out of all the beds. The posted pictures of this property absolutely don't do it justice so please don't let them detour you from experiencing this hidden gem. There's a nice trail down to the river and your own personal waterfall is a dream. Lastly, I'd like to point out some of the negative reviews referring to bugs in the house. Reading those made me kind of leery as it probably does you but I'm happy to report we didn't have a single unwelcome visitor. You must however, keep in mind that you are staying in the rainforest and it is the perfect environment for bugs you likely aren't accustomed to. I can imagine keeping them out isn't a simple task and I can guarantee it has nothing to do with cleanliness but I highly recommend doing your part in making sure all food is in ziplock bags or the fridge to discourage any unwanted visitors as well as making sure dirty dishes are not left in the sink. I hope this review help you make a decision I promise you won't regret! Enjoy your stay! Mahalo
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Jungle river cottage
The cabin with the little loft was great. Waterfall was a nifty deal. The 2 people that sleep and live in the blocked off back bedroom of this cabin didn't our bother our family, and seemed quite nice. I wish them luck and appreciate them getting extra fuel to run the generator and keep the lights on.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022