House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Randall Duryea
My wife and I live in Inverness California when we are not here in Pepeekeo. We sometimes joke about having to choose between paradise #1 and paradise #2. I am a practicing Emergency Physician and administrator for a large, multi-state Emergency Medicine partnership. My wife, Laura is a Voice Teacher and director of a small local children's theater company in Point Reyes Station, CA. We are both practicing Buddhists and have a dedicated meditation room in the house.
Randall Duryea purchased this House in 2001
Why Randall Duryea chose Pepeekeo
My sister is a nurse practitioner who has lived and worked in the Hilo area for 20+ years. We fell in love with the area during multiple visits here and decided to buy a second home. Our vision has been to create a serene, retreat-like space where families and small groups, as well as ourselves, can enjoy the uniquely nurturing environment of this beautiful island.
What makes this House unique
The privacy, quiet, gorgeous ocean views and beautiful gardens of our home make for a wonderful place to simply hang-out and relax. The pool and large yard and covered patio are very popular with families with children. We LIVE here part-time and the house is our home. It is furnished and equipped not like a typical vacation rental, but like a home. Our guests have always appreciated that and been very respectful of our home, which we deeply appreciate.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - STRICTLY OUTDOORSSTRICTLY OUTDOORS
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Leave the house TIDY. We will wash the bedding and towels and clean, but you are expected to leave the kitchen clean and the house tidy.
- Keep the gate closed once you've passed through it. Pool man (usually Wednesday) and lawn service (bi-weekly) have their own gate openers.
- No More than four 'outside visitor guests' may be invited to the house by Staying Guests (Reserved Guests) occupying the house.
Great house at Pepeekeo
Well maintained unique house at excellent location a quarter mile off Hwy 19 nine miles north of Hilo. House and property as accurately described in the VRBO listing.
Helpful communications from Randell, the property manager.
Typical Hawaii rural ambiance-- morning and night sounds from the local tree toads and birds. One gets used to them by the second day.
This will be a preferred location for us when staying near Hilo.
This property lives up to expectations. Peaceful, spacious, airy and bright. Highly recommended if you plan on staying on the Hilo side of the island. They also have a fully stocked amenities and library of paperback books that made it easy to cook and settle in for a few days. We would definitely stay here again.
Great location, lovely house
We stayed Feb 20 -27 2020. Property was immaculately clean when we arrived. Directions from Hilo airport were spot on and easy to follow. This property has a very Asian feel to it and is about ten miles from down Hilo. None of the downtown sounds but loaded with the music of tree frogs at night and the cooing of doves in the morning. A large upstairs with two suites was perfect for two couples. Kitchen was large enough for everyone to function comfortably. More than enough utensils and other kitchen gear. Bedrooms were spacious. We encountered one issue that the manager rectified within 24 hours. Before we left, we let the manager know about a couple of little things which were dealt with before we left the island. Want a nice place away from downtown? This is it. We’d stay here again!
Lovely, Good Vibes Rental
No complaints about this house! It's an older property, but is so cute and super well kept and sooo clean (well done Ingrid and Betty!) and its huge (great for a larger group) and the ocean is in the distance down the hill and the breezes are heavenly, and the yard is so pretty and well kept and the lanai is key and its peaceful sleeping, and good wifi and a good showerhead, and a few minutes outside town, and there's a little pool, I am glad to have stayed the wk.......I would've given 5 stars but the extensive rains had stopped and so there were power tools used by many folks close by, which is NO fault of the owners and it just meant heading out to explore til evening and all the work was done.......its a lovely property in and of itself.
Beautiful and relaxing hillside property
This beautiful home has a great location and is private and peaceful. Whether you’re inside the tranquil home with beautiful views or outside in the pretty gardens, yard and pool area you will be comfortable and impressed. You will truly feel like you are on vacation in this relaxing, mindfully beautiful environment. It exceeded my expectations and was very pleased with my experience.
Pool in the backyard!, Whale-watching in winter months, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden 3 miles away, Surfing & Boogie-boarding at Honolii Beach, swimming and snorkeling at Richardsons or Carlsmith Beaches, Volcano National Park (active volcano), Waipio Valley, Scenic Highway (1/2 mile away), hiking, scenic walks, snorkeling at Waiopae tide pools, Akaka Falls (449 feet) Rainbow Falls (right in Hilo), Merrie Monarch Festival, Local art galleries, Hilo Farmer's Market, Parker Ranch Headquarters tour, Ziplines... (three are nearby), Helicopter tours, Luaus at the Kona side resorts, farm touring.....