2 bathroom Sleeps
NUC-19-1472 Aloha, we'd like to share with you the story of our property, Pu'u Menehune, which was, until recently, bull pasture for Parker Ranch. Our pristine 13-acre parcel, located in the heart of Paniola (Hawaiian cowboy) country, is blessed with a meandering stream, abundant waterfalls, and unsurpassed views of sacred Mauna Kea ('White Mountain') volcano. As you will experience when you hike Pu'u Menehune, this area was the summer playground for Hawaiian Ali'i (royalty) who came to Waimea for its cool upslope weather, open spaces, fun outdoor activities, and beautiful vistas. This is truly God's Country! The 1920's paniolo style home (bungalow) was formerly part of the historic Waimea Hotel and was saved by the owners from the wrecking ball when it was moved to its present location and painstakingly restored to its former glory -- a project that took the owners over 2-years to complete. Each room is furnished with period antiques and fixtures including an old, double drain, porcelain kitchen sink, period porcelain pedestal sinks in the bathrooms, chandeliers and period lighting in every room, high ceilings with original crown moldings, as well as a wood burning fireplace with ample firewood, and a wrap-around porch to entice you out of the house for the evening. During your stay, you will feel as though you stepped back in time, to a time when life was easier, when relaxation was permissible, when sitting on the front porch was the evening's entertainment. On a clear, moonlit night, you will be treated to unsurpassed views of Mauna Kea. Feel free to do a 'moon walk' under the star-filled skies. Greet the morning with your fresh cup of Kona coffee and watch the sunrise as you gaze across Parker Ranch's vast pastures and grazing cattle. Watch as the sun dances across two beautiful pu'u (cinder cones) fronting the property graced with frisky horses and Jurassic Park-like scenery surrounding the bungalow-house. Pu'u Menehune is surrounded by beautiful, native forests, horse and cattle ranches, pastures, and unspoiled forests, and has its own flowing stream with numerous waterfalls and ponds nurturing moss-covered-river-rock. Look and you will be treated to the sight of Ring-Knecked and Kalij Pheasants, Turkeys, California and Francolin Quail, as well as endemic honey-creepers and birds of prey like the Hawaiian owl (Pueo) and Hawaiian hawk (I'o). Enjoy the beauty of your own stream and ...
Registration Number: GE-091-477-4016-01,TA-091-477-4016-01
Apr 05, 2023
This property is quiet and beautiful to look out over, the building is in need of repair, decks and railing are to the point of replacing because of severe deterioration, windows in bedroom hadcardboard and paper to plug the gaps, much of the furniture was in various states of disrepair ! Now that being said - why did you stay? We booked a 7 week rental and the property warranted us to overlook the hassle of finding another place in the 11th hour. This property has so much potential - it’s a unique rental, the feeling of solitude is there, magnificent views, a welcoming and great property mgr, and we hope the place gets the attention it deserves in the future. Respectfully submitted Jerry P
Mar 31, 2023
Loved this historic ranch house. Will definitely return.
Oct 22, 2022
We have stayed at Pu’u Menehune several times over the years and always leave with the anticipation of returning in the near future.
If you appreciate majestic views, all the comforts of home in a very private setting along with the convenience of being near modern daily essentials than this is definitely the place for you to stay!
We are truly grateful to Peter and Gail for sharing this truly amazing experience.
Mahalo Nui Loa
Aug 11, 2022
My wife unexpectedly needed a place to stay while visiting relatives in Waimea. This home gave her a true Hawaiian ranch experience! Peter was very helpful, rqesponsive, and accommodating.
Apr 23, 2023
My husband and I stayed at this home for a vacation on the Big Island, but he needed to work for a few hours each day--the wifi was excellent. He set up on the dining room table which looks out to Mauna Kea. So many birds! The koa trees planted on the property are habitat for many, many birds. Waimea is at 2700 feet elevation so bring a hoodie! I wore shorts and a hoodie and was comfortable running around town. Hapuna beach is just down the hill, we went almost every day. This property is the perfect location for my husband and me (a birder): quiet, beautiful, close enough to the beach.
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