Getting Here

Experience the Real Hawaii 

No Road Noises or Power Lines, Just Nature and Amazing Views

IMPORTANT:  We strongly recommend that plan to rent a car for your time on the Big Island.  We do not recommend that you rely on the Island's Hele-on public bus system as it only runs a few times per day.  If you do take the bus you must get off at the Honomu stop and walk one mile to our location (start at "Step 2" below).  A taxi from Hilo airport will cost about $65 each way even though we are only about 13 miles from the airport.  Getting a car is the best option by far.


Step 1: Drive to Honomu, HI (about 11.5 miles North of Hilo on Route 19 Hawaii Belt Road).  When you are getting close you will see signs to turn for Honomu (Route 220) and for Akaka Falls.  Follow those signs into town.

Step 2: At the top of the hill follow Route 220 as it curves sharply to the left.  Next, drive through the little historic town and continue going straight.  Do not turn right to go up the hill towards Akaka Falls.  When you reach the end of the town (after the Honomu Gym and churches) the road will narrow down to a one lane road, and wind through a ravine.  Shortly after the ravine the pavement will end and the road will be gravel going forward.

Step 3: Our place is about a 3/4 mile past the ravine, 28-1435 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 96783.  We have a green lit placard with "Hamakua House" and the address down by the road.  Turn right into our driveway.  It is steep at first, but it levels out at the top.  You will see the designated parking on your right.  Please enter from the back porch as there is no public entrance on the front of the house.  

Note: Please review the local map below to see where the road switches to gravel.  The public gravel road is easily passable in any vehicle (cars, vans, etc...) but you may have to go slow if your vehicle has low clearance.  Please note that GPS does not work very well here.  Some people have had some luck with Google Maps, but navigation using an iPhone (Apple Maps) has proven impossible.  We recommend that you bring a copy of these directions with you.