"Heavenly," Said a Guest. Awesome, Simple and W Kitchen(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
A peaceful, rural retreat within easy reach of Hilo town.
Enter french doors to this large suite. Your Big Ocean View Suite features a full kitchen with a gas range of 4 burners and an oven. A new medium/small size refrigerator (with 10 cubic feet) and freezer, cabinets well stocked with pots and pans, dishes, utensils, tea pot, coffee pot, toaster, and basic condiments. We have filtered catchment water for cooking and bottled water for drinking. There is a round rosewood dining table and chairs to seat four comfortably. In addition, we offer a Barbecue outside with a small table and chairs outside, under the lanai.
We have a TV with Sattelite reception with a wide variety of channels to choose from including: HBO, ESPN, NFL, Sundance, MSNBC, CNN, Bravo, OWN, FOX and the broadcast channels. Our Satellite Internet connection is pretty fast for normal communications. (Not movie or TV downloads, film production and certain high speed professional applications.) Our cell phone reception is pretty awesome, because we don't have any thing in the way.
The queen bed looks upon the awesome view and artwork by acclaimed local artists, Suzy Papanikolas and Leslie Sears. (We're happy to arrange local art studio and farm tours for you if you wish--FYI.)
The sitting area has a satellite TV, two wicker chairs and a double size futon bed that poses as a couch during the day. The space features cathedral cedar and redwood ceilings and an ocean view to die for. The airflow on this corner unit at 1300 feet elevation is good. Additionally, we have a ceiling fan in the main living room, dining and bedroom area. One of the best things about our place, in my opinion, are the near perfect temperatures--seldom hot, never sticky, and rarely too cold--even December thru February. When we have a lot of rain--the bulk of it falls at night.
Weather: A typical day at our place (and generally in the Hilo/Hamakua area) Is wake up to a brilliant sunny morning and an awesome sunrise. I would say it is often a 65% chance you will have sun all day long; but even when not--a shower often comes in around 10 or 11am, sun back in early afternoon, another late afternoon shower, a pastel sunset on puffy clouds with lots of clear sky; and then it rains at night. Often, it rains hard at night. From April through November, you are more likely to encounter a lot of sun during the day here. December thru February expect it to be more 50/50 sunny and rainy during the day. March is more nice; than not. (Hilo's bad reputation for rain is more in relation to Kona--which gets nary a drop of rain near the coast and can be maddeningly dull for those of us that don't really like sun and clear skies 99% of the time. The other factor is global warming. I know for a fact, we are getting a lot more sun now, than when John and I moved here twelve years ago.) We have lived all around the world, and this is most comfortable weather that we have ever lived in year round.
We are off-grid and power the house with a new super quiet, state-of-the-art Honda generator. Currently, we generally turn the power off at 10:30pm and on again at 6:00am. We can usually accommodate guests to leave the generator on until 11pm or off as early as 9:30pm; if it is preferred.
To add a little sense of privacy between the two sleeping areas in this studio space; we can add a bamboo room divider, if you wish. We also have a large walk-in French closet with a small dresser, shelves and a full length mirror.
Your huge private bathroom features a double shower, double sinks, and separate toilet room. We stock the room with bath towels, beach towels, a hair dryer, shampoos, soap, and a stand alone drying rack for wet bathing suits and such.
We're within a one hour drive to great snorkeling in lower Puna District and hiking in Waipio Valley to the north. This is a great, peaceful base to use for exploring some of the sweetest spots on the Big Island of Hawaii. Your hosts, John and Christine, are international travelers and are on hand for travel advice and talk-story; in the main part of the attached house, if you wish.
We hope you choose us for your awesome rest and recreation on the Big Island of Hawaii!
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Member since: 2012
- 1 story
- On floor 1
- 660 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- The Queen Bed for this room faces towards the Hilo ocean view and rolling green pastureland in the forground, with two wicker chairs the full size Futon Couch/Bed and the medium/small televison to the left and kitchen to the right. If you are sharing this room with others, we can add in a bamboo screen to give you a little privacy. The bed has a firm mattress, with ultra comfy thick memory foam on top; a thick mattress pad and two fitted sheets. If it ends up being too soft--you can simply remove some of the top mattress layers to your taste. Most of our guests find this bed 'just right.' There is a nightlight and a lantern provided on each side of the queen bed. When the generator is turned off, the refrigerator goes totally quiet and most of our guests catch a very deep sleep. The night sounds are coqui frogs, wind, and rain. Most of our guests seem to find it more soothing than disturbing....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- One large bathroom with two vanity sinks, a separate toilet room and one large double shower behind a glass block wall. This room also features and ocean view and cathedral ceilings. Cement floor with area carpet, Indonesian furniture and solid mahogany doors. This bathroom is exclusively for your own private use....moreless
- We have two very friendly dogs, and one cat. All stay outdoors during the day and love to be petted. We bring our dogs inside at night to make sure they stay quiet for your deep night sleep. Our thirteen acres are basically untamed Hawaii, with guava orchard and a lava bed stream on the back--allowing us room to see all up and down the Hamakua and Hilo Coast. We live on paved road and have satellite internet and TV: yet we are off-grid for power with a quiet generator and an independent water catchment system. It's the simple life with a stunning view over some of the most beautiful land, ocean and sky in Hawaii....moreless
- Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable:
Includes HBO, Oxygen, ESPN, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, OWN, Bravo, network television, etc. Our internet connection is also by satellite and is pretty fast. You cannot however, stream TV or movies on a device...moreless
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
*By prior request only - with Property Owner doing the laundry for you at an addl $10 cash per load of wash and dry. Nice laundry in downtown Hilo also on Keawe and Ponohawai Street strip-mall....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.41%
We require a $100 deposit by direct deposit online to make a reservation. The full balance is due to be received 14 days prior to arrival. All payments non-refundable. Please let us know if you are celebrating something or have any special requests--we like to be helpful where we can. Thanks for choosing Hamakua HiloHilo Guesthouse, on 13 acres, in Papaikou--just 10.5 miles north of Hilo. We look forward to meet you!
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Awesome and simple all at once. Overlook pastures and a view of the ocean as wide as you can hold arms. Our Hilo / Hamakua Coast is authentic Hawaii known for tropical gardens, waterfalls, and stunning views of the deep blue ocean. You can even spot whales breeching between January and March. Rainbows show up often. We are only a 12 - 14 minute drive from Hilo with all it's restaurants, shops, and university.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: John and Christine purchased this property after searching the globe together for sixteen years, including living abroad in Papua New Guinea for four years. Initially, we avoided Hawaii because we worried that it was over developed for our tastes. Then we found beautiful Hilo and the Hamakua Coast and thought it has just the right balance of old and new; adventure and sophistication. Green, lush tropical rain forests, breaking surf with wonderful snorkeling nearby, snow covered Mauna Kea, and more cultural festivals and fun art events than we ever could have imagined. We raised our daughter here and she in turn raised two baby goats. We have a licensed plumbing contracting business from our home and you can see more of what we're about on Emery Plumbing website. We have an art gallery on this property and we love to host big events. *Let us know if you wish us to host a special event for you... *One note: If you experience any difficulty booking online or simply prefer not to book online--please don't hesitate to call us now at 808 960-8826 Hawaii-time 6am to 9pm. Mahalo.
Why the Owner Chose Papaikou, HI, USA:
You drive up the road wondering where in the world you are, park, get out of your car, and turn around to see one of the most stunning views on the Big Island. Not sure how it is that we've been so blessed. We can see from the Kapoho Lighthouse to Pepeekeo Point. On rare occasions we can see the hot orange lava flows coming from far distant Kilauea. But mostly it's all about the sky here. Gorgeous sunrises, peaceful pastel sunsets, and a night sky that will knock your socks off.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
If you like taking walks in the country or maybe reading, writing or painting while you are on vacation, this could be a perfect spot. If you like speaking with hosts for ideas on adventuring around the Big Island we'd be happy to let you in on a few secrets here--including what's hot in Hilo during your stay. Also, we are getting our place ready to host large events--if you would like to reserve both suites and talk to about holding a reunion, a small wedding, a yoga retreat, or even a candidates forum--we might be able to entertain something like that. Let us know what your ideas are.
- Primary: +1 8089608826 Please call between 6am and 10pm Hawaii Time.
- Secondary: +1 8089608828 Please call between 6am and 10pm Hawaii Time.
- Fax: +1 8663416725
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Pastel Sunsets with a Big Ocean View.
Rosewood dining table for four; with queen bed and Papinikolas painting.
French doors, painted cement floors, futon couch, satellite TV & internet.
Good morning from your suite in Papaikou, Hawaii.
.Double vanity sinks in the bathroom atop an Indonesian furniture piece.
Two separate shower heads behind glass block.
Drive up to your covered front awning. A great outdoor area to sit and relax.
Big Ocean View Suite of Hamakua HiloHilo Guesthouse
Your suite is on the ocean-side wing of our house.
This whole coast is full of waterfalls large and small.
The Singing Bridge where the Wailuku River meets the ocean in Hilo.
Koi pond in Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo.
Aloha! Welcome to your new home in Hawaii.
.This new kitchen features a full size gas stove, enlarged bar sink and fridge.
This new full size futon couch opens easily for 2 to sleep. Local artworks.
Big sky view and Big Ocean View; overlooking Hilo town in the distance.
This large bathroom has it's own separate toilet room. Efficient and private.
Big walk-in French closet with a small dresser, shelves and mirror.
Rain and Sun make Abundant Rainbows
Room with a view.
You can find your quiet here.
Fresh and clean Hilo Bayfront from Kaipaloa Landing.
Downtown Hilo in the early morning, washed clean.
Partake in unique experiences and festivals in authentic Hilo and Hamakua Coast.
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