About the property
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Enjoy spectacular 180-degree ocean views from every room of this beautifully remodeled plantation-style home. Extensive use of beautiful Shoji screens and a traditional Furo tub in the master bath highlight this retreat-like home set on three lush acres. A traditional zendo (Buddhist meditation area) adds to the serenity of the atmosphere.
Please view the floor plan of the main floor in the photos section!
The house is surrounded by park-like landscaping with almost an acre of manicured lawns dotted with tropical fruit trees, coconut and banana palms in almost continuous production, and gorgeous orchids and plumeria. Help yourself to papayas, guavas, bananas, coconuts, pineapples and avocados and other delicious tropical fruits (there's almost always something ripe and ready to pick)
The hillside location and surrounding acreage grant a high degree of privacy and the electric-gated entry assures security. The house is well-stocked with videos and a variety of books including several excellent local guidebooks. Cable television and wireless, high-speed internet access are included for those who don't want to be too disconnected from the 'real world'.
The private backyard swimming pool and covered lanai make this an excellent choice for families. The extremely well-supplied, modern kitchen is a chef's delight. All amenities including seasonings and basic staples are there for your use. You will enjoy breakfasts on the screened lanai caressed by the gentle tradewinds. From the breakfast table you can actually see the plumes of migrating humpback whales just offshore.
The Hamakua coast offers unparalleled outdoor activities including nearby Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, and beautiful hiking trails. Four-Mile Scenic drive is just a few blocks away, along with beautiful Onomea Bay. We are located minutes from Honoli'i, one of the Big Island's best surfing spots.
The area is laced with streams, waterfalls and swimming holes, all against a backdrop of lush tropical vegetation. Located just one mile from the dramatic sea cliffs of Pepeekeo Point, the house is ideally located for exploration of the Big Island. Volcanoes National Park is only 45 minutes away, as is the Waipio Valley to the north. Kailua-Kona is a 90 minute drive. The windward side's best swimming beaches are a short drive.
Hilo offers its unique blend of Old-Hawaii charm and modern conveniences, shopping and restaurants. The Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays should not be missed! A tremendous variety of handicrafts from all over the islands are available at some of the best prices to be found. Local produce in all its wonderful variety abounds. The Lyman Museum and the Tsunami Museum are also well worth a visit.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
This home was beautiful. We woke up to beautiful sunrises over the ocean out our bedroom windows. The house was open with a great flow and is on a large property. The house was about 10 minutes from Hilo and about 35- 40 minutes from Waipio Valley area. It was easy to get to and very private. The house was beautiful, the beds were very comfortable and the third bathroom was helpful. We wished we would have stayed here longer.
Great Comfortable Home
We loved staying at this comfortable house. We spent most of the time relaxing on the screened lanai looking at the view. All the furniture is comfy. We picked this house because of a the beautiful Onemea Bay Area. Also, we wanted a place where we didn’t have to worry about the house. We didn’t want a house that you were afraid to touch anything. This house was very safe and welcoming. Felt we could come right in and enjoy the house and pool. The pool has steps down and is about 4 and 1/2 feet deep. We enjoyed the pool almost everyday. A big surprise we had was that most evenings a fragrance from flowers filled the house. Not sure if that was a seasonal occurance. We were just happy to enjoy the fragrance. If you want a 5 star hotel with granite and stainless steel appliances. This is not the right place for you. But if you want a really wonderful comfortable place to stay with a beautiful view and pool. You will enjoy this place. Also, Randall the consierge was great! We will definitely come back and stay here.
Beautiful grounds, well situated, comfortable
We really enjoyed our stay. Positives were: the screened lanai with comfy furniture, good kitchen, Japanese bath, nice living room, garden with fruit trees. Pool was nice but chilly in December.
Negatives: Road noise, dogs barking occasionally, downstairs musty smelling.
Overall we had a lovely stay and would go back.
Excellent time in hilo
We spent 4 days in hilo and Randall's house was great to stay in. With 3 bedrooms, there was plenty of space for us 5. The home is very thoughtfully decorated and has all the ameneties one would need. My son especially loved the pool and tub.
We had a great time on the big island and hope to return in the future
Perfect family vacation home!
My family and I have been coming to Hawaii for vacation for many years. We don't like staying at hotels and usually go for condo units. Unfortunately, in order to stay within budget, someone usually ends up on a fold out couch. Not this trip! Not only were there enough bedrooms for everyone, there were also three bathrooms with showers! The house was bright, clean, and stocked with everything you could need. The screened in porch offers a gorgeous view of the ocean, or a nice place to enjoy the frequent rainfalls. Best of all, a private pool! No more sharing with other families! The area surrounding the condo is lush and green, with amenities close by. Downtown Hilo is an easy ten minute drive, and swimming beaches 15. loved our stay.
Great place, fully equiped and very relaxing.
We enjoyed the property very much. We found it clean, well equipped and organized and very comfortable. We hope to stay there again if we return to the Hilo area.
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.....
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Add'l guests over two are charged $15/person/night over base rate (depending on rate schedule which changes during high seasons). Cleaning Fees increase by $15 with add'l guests over 2. A damage deposit of $300 (refundable if the house is undamaged and left tidy)is paid with the final payment Fee payment may be divided into three payments if the total quoted amount is over $650. Occasionally we will accept three night stays if it fits our vacancy/occupancy calendar.