"Kapehu Wailele" is Hawaiian for "swollen stream of tumbling waters."
That's the full name for this 20 acres of heaven.
It's named for the Kapehu Stream with its many waterfalls, flowing next to the house. [By the way, Kapehu is pronounced "kah PEHhoo."]
You can hear the tumbling waters from the bedrooms of the large main house, where the gentle sounds will sing you to sleep.
There is also a separate Creekside Cottage just above a spring-fed creek, and from its windows you also hear flowing waters.
So every spot on the property is immersed in soothing sounds of flowing waters, breezes through the trees, and tropical birds.
The Kapehu Retreat House is a serene and restorative setting for personal spiritual journeys, small group spiritual retreats, and family vacations. From the moment you arrive, you can feel the mana (see "mana" on the Hawaiian words page).
Come and re-connect with Mother Nature on this very private estate on the lush Hamakua Coast.
Enjoy the beauty of the puas (flowers). Wade in the creek. Or meditate beside the waterfall.
This exotic sanctuary is easy to get to: 15 minutes from downtown Hilo, 20 minutes from the airport.
Leave the city behind with each breath of pure sweet air (freer from vog than anywhere else on the island). Let yourself be soothed by those "gentle trade winds" that lyricists have sung about for centuries.
north side of house
Can you see all the stars in the sky where you live? If not, you will be amazed at what you can see in the night sky when there are no city lights to interfere.
Help yourself to fresh fruit growing in our back yard: