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Two Story Octagonal Cottage Overlooking a Waterfall and Breathtaking Views

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Onomea cottage description

Two story cottage with wrap around deck. Bedroom accommodations upstairs and living/kitchen downstairs. Both floors offer kitchen and bath to provide for separate living spaces, although cottage is rented to only one party at a time.
Cottage is located on a private 15 acre agricultural estate. Once you enter the gate, you will understand why the Hawaiian's named this area Onomea, which means 'sweet rest.'

Onomea is considered the crown jewel of the Hamakua coast. Its natural beauty and scenic vistas of Mauna Kea and Hilo Bay are unsurpassed. There are many opportunities to hike and explore the old scenic route and visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens(www.htbg.com), Onomea Bay and admire the Onomea Arch. You can also admire the many waterfalls along the scenic road and take a dip in the swimming hole.

Downstairs unit comes equipped with full kitchen, full bath and walk in shower, seating area and pull out double futon. Washer and dryer are situated in the downstairs unit.
Separate entrance to upstairs unit is via covered stairway which connects to a wrap around deck that boasts views of Mauna Kea, Hilo Bay, and your own private 30' waterfall. Upstairs unit has a kitchenette, full bath, walk in shower, and double bed. Both units have ample closet space and storage.
The estate is located on the original site of the Onomea Sugar Plantation, one of Hawaii's first hydro-powered sugar mills established in 1867. The mango tree in front of the cottage was planted by the plantation founder, James Austin in 1870. There is also a spring fed pond which is stocked with tilapia and catfish.
Our agricultural estate is 15 minutes from the Hilo international airport and 10 minutes from downtown Hilo. Hilo town is home to the infamous Hilo Farmer’s Market, Astronomy Center, University of Hawaii Hilo, Hilo Medical Center (hospital), numerous restaurants, shopping, water falls, botanical gardens, horseback riding tours, zip lines and more. The World famous Volcano National Park is also within an hour drive of the estate.
COTTAGE RENTAL:
$109/nt 2 nt min for 4 people, cleaning fee $100
*SPECIAL PRICING APPLIES FOR MERRIE MONARCH, HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS, PLEASE INQUIRE

OTHER:
Iron & Board, Hair Dryer Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand soap, Dish soap, Laundry soap, Dishwasher soap, Towels and Linens available.

KITCHEN INCLUDES:
Regular Coffee Maker, French Press, Cookware and some essential condiments. Cooking Utensils, plenty of bowls and plates, glasses and flatware, Dishwasher, Gas stove top with 4 burners, Oven, Refrigerator/Freezer combo, Microwave and Toaster.

WATER:
Drinking water is provided by catchment from the cottage roof and is filtered through a UV filtration system. The potable water on property is provided by a nearby spring.

Internet & TV:
There is no internet or Wi-Fi provided on property due to its remote access. Internet can be accessed, depending on coverage from personal data plans. There is TV & DVD player provided on 2nd floor of cottage.

Telephone:
No landline telephone available, we recommend you use cell phones.

Outdoor Grill:
Charcoal grill

Golf:
Hilo or Volcano are the closest courses.
Activities:
Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Medical Services, Groceries, Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Wind-Surfing, Fishing, Cycling, Massage Therapist, Restaurants, Live Theater, Eco Tourism, Health/Beauty Spa, Cinemas, Churches, Museums, Library, Shopping, Beachcombing, ATM/Bank, Sea Turtle Viewing, Star Gazing, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Walking, Sight Seeing, Scenic Drives, Horseback Riding Tours, Zip Lines, Yoga.

Along the scenic route and the Hamakua Coast, the ocean is very deep. The bays along the Hamakua coast provide a safe haven for Humpback whales. The birthing and mating months (December - April) are excellent times for hearing humpback whales at night, and of course seeing them by day.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old with valid state ID and Drivers license...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    accessible to downstairs unit only...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master / Upstairs: 1 double

    there is a full bathroom and kitchenette upstairs...moreless

  • downstairs unit: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full bathroom and kitchen in the downstairs studio...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bath: toilet, shower

    full bath with walk in shower...moreless

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, shower

    full bath with walk in shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    upstairs unit only with DVD player, no cable...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Mauna Kea can be seen from the second floor wrap around deck...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic views of Hilo Bay and the Hamakua Coast...moreless

  • Rural:

    Cottage sits on a 15 acre agricultural estate...moreless

  • Water View:

    House is built above a year-round waterfall...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area only provided in downstairs unit...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Uncovered parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    front lawn with outdoor chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$145
$900 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

General Excise Tax of 4.166% & Transient Accommodation Tax of 9.25%. (License # W00498312-01)

- Entire estate $165/nt for 4 people with a maximum of 4 guests

*Minimum stay 2 nights

*Special rates for events, please inquire


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo, Hawaii
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crownies
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Naniloa Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hawaii Belt Highway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Pesto
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Onomea Bay

Car: Recommended

Welcome to historic Onomea Sugar plantation, established in 1867 by James Austin as one of the first hydro powered sugar plantations in the State of Hawaii. Our family vacation home is situated on a 15 acre plantation and is located on the Old Onomea Road between the Scenic Route and the Hawaii Belt Highway, just minutes from downtown Hilo.

Upon entering the gated estate, you will understand why the Hawaiians named the area Onomea, which translates to 'sweet rest.' Our property boasts breathtaking views of Hilo Bay and soothing sounds from your own private waterfall.

The property is surrounded by breathtaking ocean vistas and open agricultural lands which create a sense of privacy and seclusion. Our ocean view estate features a two story octagonal cottage with a 360' wrap around deck overlooking a 30' waterfall. The property is 15 minutes from the Hilo International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Hilo.

Historic Hilo town is home to the infamous Hilo Farmer’s Market, Imiloa Astronomy Center, University of Hawaii Hilo, Hilo Medical Center (hospital), numerous restaurants, shopping, water falls, botanical gardens, horseback riding tours, zip lines and more. The World famous Volcano National Park & Waipio valley are also within an hour drive of the estate. Day trips to the Kona-Kohala coast and to Waimea town are also popular excursions from Hilo.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I grew up in Florida, moved to Alaska and spent 20 years in the nursery business and always dreamed of living in Hawaii. Since 2000, I have called Hawaii home and have houses on both Oahu and the Big Island. I am a local farmer and business owner.

Why the Owner Chose Onomea:
Onomea is considered the crown jewel of the Hamakua coast. Its natural beauty and scenic vistas of Mauna Kea and Hilo Bay are unsurpassed. There are many opportunities to hike and explore the old scenic route and visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, Onomea Bay and admire the Onomea Arch. You can also admire the many waterfalls along the scenic road and take a dip in the swimming hole.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This experience is about adventure, total privacy, and a piece of plantation history. We trust that once you have experienced a piece of our paradise, you will count the days until you return.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Onomea private waterfall behind cottage

    Onomea private waterfall behind cottage

  • Views of Hilo Bayfront and snowy Mauna Kea from Coconut Island

    Views of Hilo Bayfront and snowy Mauna Kea from Coconut Island

  • Akaka Falls only a 10 minute drive

    Akaka Falls only a 10 minute drive

  • Snow covered Mauna Kea Observatory

    Snow covered Mauna Kea Observatory

  • The beautiful white sand beaches of the Kohala coast are within a 90 minute driv

    The beautiful white sand beaches of the Kohala coast are within a 90 minute driv

  • View of private waterfall from second story wrap around deck

    View of private waterfall from second story wrap around deck

  • Richardson Beach Park. 15 minute drive where you can see sea turtles in the wild

    Richardson Beach Park. 15 minute drive where you can see sea turtles in the wild

  • Infamous Hilo Farmers Market

    Infamous Hilo Farmers Market

  • Muana Kea Observatory an hours drive

    Muana Kea Observatory an hours drive

  • Waipio Valley an hour drive from Onomea estate

    Waipio Valley an hour drive from Onomea estate

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 50%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/30/2015
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