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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a Lovely Country Estate.

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Our location on Old Onomea Road is one of the prettiest lanes on the island!

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Pepeekeo studio description

Aloha!
Current Notes for Fall/2014: [Please note that media information about he current eruption and lava flow and its impact on life on the Big Island is apt to be overblown, to say it mildly. These flows happen every dozen years or so in an area that is far south of our property. Due to the topography of the island, this flow, should it continue, will flow to the ocean somewhere in the Puna District. The specific volcano that is upslope from our area north of Hilo has been dormant for 4500 years.
Add'l Note: Two night stays are sometimes possible, especially once our calendar is nearly full. Please inquire with your specific dates.]
Our country estate is in Onomea, 6 miles north of Hilo, on 5 tropical acres with garden and ocean views. Onomea Guest Suite is a private cottage with garden views of flowering royal Poinciana trees, sweeping monkey pod trees, mango, lychee, mountain apple and coconut trees, and many other varieties of palms. The most repeated description by our guests is 'peaceful'. The suite has a studio layout... bedroom, living room and kitchenette all in one ample main space, and a lovely stone-tiled bath with very high ceilings and gorgeous light. The covered lanai is enjoyable rain or shine for dining or relaxing. Our road is one of the loveliest in all of Hawaii. Artists frequently come to paint it! Within walking distance is the old donkey trail to Onomea Bay, a breathtaking bay along the old Scenic Highway. You can also walk to the Hawaii Botanic Gardens, and by car, we are equi-distant from Volcano National Park to the south and Waipio Valley to the north.... Just 2 of many other attractions in the area.
Queen bed, plus a twin size day bed provides a comfortable accommodation for up to three. Kitchenette has enough cooking appliances that you won't miss the stovetop or oven. You'll find the barbecue on your lanai and many kitchen appliances on the countertop or in the cabinets.
A few notes about our guest suite....and us!
(Don't forget to READ OUR REVIEWS!!)
Our guest space was completed in March 2011, a project lovingly created over two years.
The bathroom and shower are wheelchair accessible and there are no steps between parking and entry to suite.
There are three separate buildings on the property (the main house and two cottages) all adjoined by covered breezeways. My wife and I occupy our own private cottage. We work from home and are usually available to help you with directions, dining suggestions or simply to come up with extra pillows!
The suite is the smaller of two guest accommodations on the property. If you need space for a larger group, the main house (HomeAway # 974771) sleeps 4 to 6.
Should you be interested in being married in Hawaii, our property is a beautiful setting for a ceremony. I am a lifelong photographer (formerly a film location scout) and can provide photos .... and my wife is certified to perform legal marriages!
By car, within 10 minutes, are the magnificent 419 foot high Akaka Falls, the charming village of Honomu; and the nearby city of Hilo, center of commerce on the east slope of Mauna Kea and home to the renowned Hilo Farmers Market.
Some other activities we recommend you think about during your stay, here on the east side of the Island of Hawaii......
Horseback riding in Kohala or Waipio Valley; a zipline adventure; several nearby beach parks, snorkeling, Champaign Ponds, photography, hiking; bird watching; a visit to the 13,980 foot summit of Mauna Kea where 7 international telescopes are redefining our understanding of the heavens (a visitor center is open daily at the 9,000 foot level); Alahanui Park - Hot Spring Pond; the Lyman Museum, the Tsunami Museum, the Hilo zoo, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut farm and factory; and.... Volcano National Park. There is a clickable calendar at this site. Please check the calendar for availability and contact us about any questions. FOR INITIAL INQUIRIES, EMAIL IS GREATLY PREFERRED OVER TELEPHONE. Mahalo!

GE Tax Number: W00358152-01

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 570 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Please inquire if you have kids younger than 10 years old....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed:

            LIMITED smoking allowed OUTSIDE on guest lanai with sliding doors to suite closed....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Room is a ground level with no step up from parking spot. Bath room and shower are barrier free with ample room for wheelchair....moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3

          • Onomea Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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          • Primary bed is a queen size bed with a plush top. People describe it as very comfortable. The punee sleeps a third adult or a child....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Stone-Tiled Bathroom: toilet, shower

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          • Large bathroom with walk-in shower. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone comments how much they love the bathroom!...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Air conditioning is not needed on this, the windward side of the island. Not one of our many guests has suggested that air conditioning is needed. Temperatures vary year round from about 72 to 84 degrees. The kitchen has no oven or range top. There is, however, a hot plate, a microwave, barbecue, electric pan, crock pot and coffee maker. There is no broadcast or cable service available. We have many DVD's to play on Tv. And... we have broadband internet freely available....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                With a modest collection of movies available....moreless

              • Video Library:

                A modest collection of feature films....moreless

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Rain Forests
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                Walk to one of the prettiest coves on the Hamakua Coast... Onomea Bay....moreless

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Backpack
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access:

                    free Wireless Internet...moreless

                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    good cell phone service from the suite....moreless

                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    guest parking spot next to suite...moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full sized refrigerator, No Stove or Oven but the suite does have: Coffee maker, microwave oven, hot plate, electric skillet, rice cooker, crock pot and cooking utensils....moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full sized refrigerator...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    covered lanai with table and chairs...moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 38 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas-New Years
                  Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $125
                  $788

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter 2014
                  Jan 4 - Apr 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $110
                  $693

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $105
                  $665

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  Two night stays are sometimes possible. Inquire for rate and availability.

                  Quoted Rates are for double occupancy. Third guest is additional $15/night.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                  Location

                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International Airport
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Cronies
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Naniloa Golf Course
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Mamalahoa Hwy and Old Onomea Road
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pesto's
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Top of Mauna Kea Mountain in winter. No lifts!
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Honolii Beach Park

                  Car: Necessary

                  In all of Hawaii, there is no place quite like Onomea. Along the famed Hamakua coast, Old Onomea Road and the Old Mamalahoa Highway winding past Onomea Bay, are quiet treasures worth savoring. Take a walk down our little country lane. Too narrow for cars to pass, we stop and visit instead! When our home was part of a larger estate, it was planted with royal palms that now tower alongside the road nearly all the way to the ocean. Nearby, the old donkey trail leads downhill to Onomea Bay where a little river enters the sea. You can imagine the ships of old, anchored in the bay, receiving bales of cane sugar hoisted aloft on zip lines tethered ashore. Nearby, too, is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a charming smoothie stand and the 100 year old Low's Store; nearby by car.... the 442 foot high Akaka Falls, the little village of Honomu, many beach parks and Hilo's renowned farmers market; We are about equi-distant from Volcano Park to the south and Waipio Valley to the north... Two day-trips you won't want to miss!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Together we have many stories to tell... about location scouting for film and Tv, performing in Tv and theater, photo assignments, llama farming, life in New York City, LA, Montana, growing up in the territory of Hawaii, the band, our kids. If you come and see us and care to share some stories....as we say in Hawaii... we can Talk Story together.

                  Why the Owner Chose Pepeekeo:
                  This is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of Hawaii. It is gorgeous here, and we'd love to share it with you.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                  Our place is peaceful... We are on the green and lush side of the island. It's never hot here, never cold, though it might get chilly enough to grab a cotton sweater or flannel shirt early in the morning. The air is soft and full of the smell of flowers. The rivers and waterfalls speak to the rain, the rain responds and the birds and crickets and tree frogs provide the chorus of life all around.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our location on Old Onomea Road is one of the prettiest lanes on the island!

                    Our location on Old Onomea Road is one of the prettiest lanes on the island!

                  • Door to suite is at center left. Separate main house is at right in background.

                    Door to suite is at center left. Separate main house is at right in background.

                  • Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

                    Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

                  • Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

                    Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

                  • Bathroom windows are overhead.  Shower feels as as if it's outside.

                    Bathroom windows are overhead. Shower feels as as if it's outside.

                  • wheel chair accessible shower.

                    wheel chair accessible shower.

                  • Efficiency kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

                    Efficiency kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

                  • Efficiency Kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

                    Efficiency Kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

                  • Aerial view of our home and guest suite.

                    Aerial view of our home and guest suite.

                  • Private lanai.  Privacy trellis with passion fruit vine in background

                    Private lanai. Privacy trellis with passion fruit vine in background

                  • The fish pond and garden is between the main house and the suite.

                    The fish pond and garden is between the main house and the suite.

                  • The MAIN house is also available for rental separately or together w/ suite

                    The MAIN house is also available for rental separately or together w/ suite

                  • Comfy Queen size bed comfortably sleeps two.

                    Comfy Queen size bed comfortably sleeps two.

                  • Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

                    Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

                  • Twin bed to left sleeps a third person or doubles as a day lounge.

                    Twin bed to left sleeps a third person or doubles as a day lounge.

                  • A unique bathroom

                    A unique bathroom

                  • Morning light in the bathroom

                    Morning light in the bathroom

                  • the front lawn as you drive in our driveway

                    the front lawn as you drive in our driveway

                  • Private lanai.

                    Private lanai.

                  • View from lanai

                    View from lanai

                  • Your proprietors.......        Come visit!

                    Your proprietors....... Come visit!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                  $105 - $125 per night (USD)
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                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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