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Hamakua Coast - Oceanview - Home with Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

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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Pepeekeo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private gated entrance to property. House is entirely fenced. Very private back yard with pool and a poolside shelter or cabana, with an outdoor poolside shower. Please note the 'hot tub' is not standard 'american' style hot tub. It is a Japanese wooden furo. Meant for hot soaking in after first showering off, this is a common amenity in Japan. This wooden tub, called a furo, is in the master suite.


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Hamakua Coast - Oceanview - Home with Pool
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 60 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely visit, the house was a comfortable base of operations for our explorations of the east side of the island. It was cooler than being in the city or on the Kona side by far. Akaka falls is a wonderful nearby treat.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2006
  • Stayed: August 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastopol, CA, USA

Beautiful grounds, well situated, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsboro OR

Excellent time in hilo

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, fully equiped and very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Randall Duryea
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Only this early morning did we experience rain on the Hilo side - it was lovely! Now, the sun shines as we say good-bye to this quiet piece of paradise. This house has been perfect for us 4 adults, although we hardly used the huge living room, preferring the screen lanai and the dining area. New discoveries for Fred and I this trip were coconut Island and the Tsunami Museum and the country road out of Kolekole Park. Favorite places we return to always - Kapoho tidal Pools, Analahui Warm Ponds, Mauna Kea Observatory and Volcano National Park. Having the option of using the outdoor pool here was a special treat! For our Quebec friends, this week has been super....surpassing their expectations!
Jan 2016
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Whale-watching, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Surfing & Boogie-boarding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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