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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!']
Families up to 5 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 five 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
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
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
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
for DVD and internet-downloadable Tv. No broadcast or cable Tv available....moreless
Away From It All
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Near The Ocean:
There are ocean views from the property and you can walk to Onomea Bay....moreless
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
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Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
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With a large antique table, expandable for large families....moreless
Seating for 8 people
LIMITED: We will wash and dry laundry for you in our private quarters. We do not have a dedicated guest laundry....moreless
Iron & Board
with 20 foot (6 meter) ceilings and a wall of windows...moreless
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Parking Off Street
LIMITED: We will do a load of laundry for you if your stay is more than 3 nights and you have need. ...moreless
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 accouterments....moreless
Winter 2015-16 Dec 20 - Mar 12, 2016 4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Merrie Monarch Mar 30 - Apr 3, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
Property Damage Protection$59
ADDITIONAL GUESTS AT $15 / PERSON / NIGHT
ADDITIONAL FEE FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 2 AND 13 IS DISCOUNTED FROM $15 TO $10 / NIGHT.
NO FEE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF VISIT.
Rates are subject to change at any time prior to confirmed reservation.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
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. Lined with tall royal palms, Old Onomea Road is our quiet little lane where artists will sometimes quietly visit just to paint the scene. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is walkable from our house as are the Smoothie Stand on the Scenic Hwy and the Low Store... a little convenience store in the same family for 100 year. Come visit!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our place is peaceful... We are on the gorgeous, tropical, and green side of the Big Island. Far less touristy than the Kona side, it's never particularly hot her and 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. Our grounds are park... five acres of peaceful privacy with ocean views from the bedrooms. The mountain, rivers and waterfalls speak back to the rain, the rain responds and the birds and crickets and tree frogs provide the chorus of life all around.