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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
House very well equipped and very functional. Very nice view and a wonderful garden. I would absolutely come back to this house !
Best place to stay!
Best place for our ohana to stay at. About 15 minutes right out of Hilo town. Very roomy. Stayed at several other VRBO’s on the island but none compared to this one. Home away from home. Nice comfortable feeling, that if we felt like we needed to just unwind, we could. Did not feel the need to be out, like we have at others we have stayed at. Very well kept. Property manager Randall was very helpful and accommodating during our whole stay. Highly recommend this place.
Very nice property.
First thing we noticed when we walked inside is how clean the house is. The pool and yard are well maintained, maintenance crews showed up once a week in the am were quiet and quick to complete there work. House is located perfectly for everything on the Hilo side of the island. Already have recommended this house to friends and would stay here again...
Excellent location and a beautiful property. We would definitely stay again.
We spent 4 nights here on the tail end of our big island trip. The difference between this side of the island vs Kona is crazy. Felt like we were in Jurassic park driving around in the two seater jeep with the top down. Excellent food options in Hilo combined with a ton of day trip opportunities meant that we spent most of our time away from the house. That said, the house is huge. The highlights were the pool and the screen room. We spent most of our time in those two places. Made friends with a gecko on the deck who we happily named Frank. He kept us company most mornings. Besides a few bugs here and there we mostly only saw geckos. The place was everything we asked for and fit our needs perfectly. I would happily recommend this place to anyone.
Buyer beware moment, it gets loud at night. As with most places we came across on the big island it isn't very sound proof. If you've ever stayed outdoors in a tropical rainforest then you probably already know what I mean. Bugs/birds/dogs/rain/wind all made an impact and made for some nice ambiance. I can see how some people who are used to peace and quiet might have trouble with this so keep that in mind. The hosts were great and I always felt like they were available if we had any issues (which we didn't).
Beautiful home with perfect location
This home is well equipped, in a perfect location and it was so easy to feel comfortable and at home. The pool was definitely a great feature and will definitely recommend this property to anyone. And Randall was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions we had. Mahalo🤙🤗
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.....