Irene & Lars spent over 30 years working for the television industry in New York, London, Singapore, and Auckland. We bought the property Casa de Las Palmas from the estate of legendary nurseryman Jerry Hunter in 2017. It was love at first sight. Mr. Hunter had spent 35 years transforming 7 acres of upper Hilo farmland into this garden masterpiece, an effort literally grown from his very successful palm tree nursery business. He created a magical realm of exotic palms, meandering lava-rock paths, waterfalls and flowering tropical plants as his private retreat.
Mr. Hunter never opened this world class garden to the public. Now, we would like our guests to enjoy ‘House of the Palms’ for the very special place that it is.