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Private, up Country Home at Gateway to Hamakua Coast.

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Old Onomea Road. Driveway entrance is at the coral bougainvillea.

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pepeekeo house description

The Grand Suite at Onomea
The Grand Suite is the main house and largest of three dwellings on our five acre, country refuge. It is approximately 2200 SF of living space plus a screened lanai, a second story lanai and an open dining patio. It's many large windows frame lovely tropical views and an ocean blue horizon. The two upstairs bedrooms sleep up to six: two in a queen bed; two in a full bed; one in each of two twin sized beds; The bedrooms share a covered lanai with views of the ocean a half mile away. The newly renovated bathroom has hand-cut stone tile from Indonesia and a luxury soaking tub/shower. The living room has 20 foot ceilings and a wall of windows. It's a bright and spacious place to curl up and enjoy a book or a movie. Many guests spend lots of time just enjoying the house and surroundings. The full sized, fully equipped kitchen is it's own unique space with a breakfast nook and an adjoining formal dining room. The antique dining table extends out for larger families. You can also dine on the covered patio complete with barbecue and outdoor fireplace. The walk down our road to Onomea Bay is one of the lovliest in all of Hawaii.
Our country retreat is comprised of three separate and private dwellings on five landscaped acres. The three dwellings are adjoined by covered breezeways, each entirely private from one another. My wife and I live in the 'master cottage'. We can provide you with touring guidance, directions, dining suggestions and of course just help out if you need an extra pillow or blanket.
If you need accommodations for more than 6, the Garden Suite at Onomea is a smaller cottage rental (see HomeAway Property # 371622) The two accommodations can be rented together by special arrangement. Together, the main house and the suite sleep up to 9.
The Grand Suite at Onomea is best suited to 4 adults, 2 couples, or families up to 6 with younger children. There are several photo angles of the bedrooms but please note that there are just the two bedrooms and the one full bath upstairs plus a half bath downstairs (not included in photos).
Some 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; Hiking; 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 - Ocean-side Warm Springs 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 your dates for availability and contact us about any questions. FOR INITIAL INQUIRIES, EMAIL IS GREATLY PREFERRED OVER TELEPHONE. Mahalo! [don't forget to read our revews!']

GE Tax Number: W00358152-01

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Families up to 6 are welcome if children are 13 or under. Large families with grown children will not be as comfortable. Though we have beds for six, the bedrooms are not particularly large. We therefore prefer to host no more than four adults, or families up to six with younger children....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            SMOKING is discouraged but allowed, outside on patio (not on front walkway) and with all doors and windows closed....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            no pets....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Oahu Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            2nd floor...moreless

          • Hawaii Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            2nd floor...moreless

          • NOTE: Bedrooms sleep 6: (However, for your comfort, we prefer hosting no more than 4 adults... or families up to 6 with younger children. Oahu Room has a full bed (AKA double), and one twin (single) bed. Hawaii Bedroom has a queen bed and a one twin (single), plus an in-room sink and vanity. Full Bath upstairs adjacent to the bedrooms. There is also a half bath on the main floor....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            main floor/ Sink and toilet...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            newly renovated...moreless

          • The full bath upstairs is newly renovated with an above-counter glass basin set in a teak counter top, a luxurious soaking tub with shower and hand cut indonesian tile. The main floor half-bath has an above-counter stone basin w/ mirror and toilet. There is also a sink and vanity in one of the two bedrooms....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We can help you with touring or restaurant tips. There are massage therapists in the area who will come to the house, meal catering can be arranged if you reserve early, and we have a variety of beach supplies at hand (fins, face masks, snorkels, beach chairs, towels and small back packs). We will consider small special events or gatherings such as a very small wedding. We have lots of DVD's and internet Tv. No broadcast or cable Tv. Please let us know if your children are very young... we will remove low laying items that could be damaged. Hilo is the wet side of the island. We get sun and we get rain. Rain and sun is not predictable by season. We have 2 dogs...... Buddaboy and Hoku (who charm everyone!) We keep them close but they may come to visit you! Our 2 cats stay mostly in our private cottage (on site) but our cats very occasionally visit the main house when guests are not in residence. Visitors with strong pet allergies should take note....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                a wall full of books of all kinds...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                lots of board games for family and friends...moreless

              • Music Library:

                CDs and an iPod with player....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                for DVD and internet-downloadable Tv. No broadcast or cable Tv available....moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • 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
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                There are ocean views from the property and you can walk to Onomea Bay....moreless

              • Rural:

                We are 6 miles north of downtown Hilo, just off the main highway around the island. Private park-like grounds with many tropical plants and trees, and views of the ocean about 3/4 miles away. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    With a large antique table, expandable for large families....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Backpack
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    LIMITED ACCESS AT SPECIFIED TIMES IN OUR PRIVATE QUARTERS...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Patio fireplace...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    with 20 foot (6 meter) ceilings and a wall of windows...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    LIMITED ACCESS: Generally we will do a load of laundry for you if your stay is more than 3 nights and you have need. For very long-staying guests, arrangements can be made to do laundry yourself....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    plus espresso maker and a coffee press...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    A bright kitchen with a grand open view of garden and ocean; fully equipped for any chef's desires... 2 ovens, range, cuisinart, mixer, large refrigerator/freezer, and all cooking accoutrements....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    the upstairs hallway is a balcony overlooking living room....moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    off the living room...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    screened...moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    lovely landscaping with rare palms and trees. property is on five acres...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    propane fueled...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    screened porch off kitchen and dining room...moreless

                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    assortment of masks, fins, boogie boards available...moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          January
                          Jan 5 - Jan 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $175
                          $1,103

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

                          February
                          Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $175
                          $1,103 $4,150

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

                          MARCH
                          Mar 1 - Mar 28, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $175
                          $1,103

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

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $165
                          $1,040

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

                          * 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 $49
                          • Cleaning Fee $85 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 13.42%

                          Notes:

                          One child is stays free when coming with just two adults. Child must be 12 or under.

                          Except for exclusion above....ADDITIONAL GUESTS AT $15 / PERSON / NIGHT

                          ADDITIONAL FEE FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 2 AND 13 IS DISCOUNTED FROM $15 TO $10 / NIGHT.

                          FEE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF VISIT IS WAIVED.

                          Rates are subject to change at any time prior to confirmed reservation.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Last updated: 10/23/2014
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                          Location

                          • Akaka Falls State Park

                            "Akaka Falls is a 440 foot high waterfall and a 'must see' when you are on the east side of H..."

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                          • Rainbow Falls

                            "Close to Hilo town.... Its always beautiful, but after heavy rains it's especially impressive."

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                          • Hapuna Beach Park

                            "The nearest beach on the OTHER side of the island. This long and beautiful white sand beach..."

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                          • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

                            "A 'must visit' when you are on the Big Island, the park is enormous. Hike all day, have din..."

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                          • Waipio Valley

                            "Inhabited for many centuries, Waipio Valley is a very special hidden valley. Lush and tropi..."

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                          • Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours

                            "The BEST way to see the lava flows and the Hamakua coast....so many waterfalls, you will loo..."

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                          • Lili'uokalani Gardens

                            "A peaceful bay side park along Banyan Drive; lots of walkers and joggers and a few fishermen..."

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                          • Lava Ocean Adventures

                            "Take the pre dawn or the late afternoon trip so you get to see the glowing lava at twilight ..."

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                          • Hilo Farmers Market

                            "THE PLACE to be on Wednesday or Saturday morning. Fresh produce, locally grown, and LOTS of..."

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                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hilo International Airport
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Cronies
                          0.3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Mamalahoa Hwy 19
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Pesto's
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Kolekole Beach Park

                          Car: Necessary

                          Our home is on 5 acres, 6 miles north of Hilo and is a great 'base' for touring the attractions of the Big Island...... Volcano National Park, oh, so many waterfalls!, gorgeous Waipio Valley, old Hawaii villages, the international astronomy telescopes atop Mauna Kea, helicopter tours, the famous Hilo Farmers Market, ziplining, birdwatching, hiking, fishing, snorkeling, beach parks... The Big Island is very varied! Or.... Stay right here, at home in paradise; kick back, make a few Mai Tais and play croquet in the yard beneath enormous Monkeypod trees.

                           

                          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 House:
                          Our place is peaceful... We are on the rainier side of Hawaii. It's never particularly 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.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Old Onomea Road. Driveway entrance is at the coral bougainvillea.

                            Old Onomea Road. Driveway entrance is at the coral bougainvillea.

                          • the Grand Suite from the east lawn.

                            the Grand Suite from the east lawn.

                          • Living room with dining patio in back ground.

                            Living room with dining patio in back ground.

                          • Dining Room. Table expands to seat more.

                            Dining Room. Table expands to seat more.

                          • The breakfast nook.

                            The breakfast nook.

                          • Screened lanai off the kitchen and dining room

                            Screened lanai off the kitchen and dining room

                          • .... the view from the lanai off the two bedrooms.

                            .... the view from the lanai off the two bedrooms.

                          • first bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed.
Queen bed in foreground.

                            first bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. Queen bed in foreground.

                          • first bedroom also has an in-room vanity and basin.

                            first bedroom also has an in-room vanity and basin.

                          • Enjoy an ocean view from either bedroom or  relax on the lanai outside your door

                            Enjoy an ocean view from either bedroom or relax on the lanai outside your door

                          • Full bath adjacent to upstairs bathroom

                            Full bath adjacent to upstairs bathroom

                          • Your Proprietors........ come stay!

                            Your Proprietors........ come stay!

                          • Aerial view showing Grand Suite, Garden Suite and east lawn in early morning.

                            Aerial view showing Grand Suite, Garden Suite and east lawn in early morning.

                          • Main entry to Grand Suite with fish pond and fountain.

                            Main entry to Grand Suite with fish pond and fountain.

                          • Living room.... has 20 foot ceiling and a wall of windows.

                            Living room.... has 20 foot ceiling and a wall of windows.

                          • Kitchen with breakfast nook in background

                            Kitchen with breakfast nook in background

                          • Kitchen: full 'fridge', double oven, espresso and coffee makers, cuisinart, etc.

                            Kitchen: full 'fridge', double oven, espresso and coffee makers, cuisinart, etc.

                          • open patio with table for 6 and outdoor barbecue. Views of garden & distant sea.

                            open patio with table for 6 and outdoor barbecue. Views of garden & distant sea.

                          • upstairs lanai is shared by both bedrooms

                            upstairs lanai is shared by both bedrooms

                          • first bedroom from doorway to balcony lanai.
Antique twin bed in foreground.

                            first bedroom from doorway to balcony lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.

                          • Second bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed.  Antique full bed in foreground.

                            Second bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed. Antique full bed in foreground.

                          • Second bedroom view from doorway to lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.

                            Second bedroom view from doorway to lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.

                          • Full bath is newly refurbished with tile from Indonesia and a teak vanity top.

                            Full bath is newly refurbished with tile from Indonesia and a teak vanity top.

                          $165 - $175 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 10/23/2014
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                          Private, Up Country Home at gateway to Hamakua Coast.

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