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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a Lovely, Country Estate.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Large Studio; private bath & kitchenette, w/ covered lanai.

Aloha!
Our country estate is in Onomea, 6 miles north of Hilo, on 5 tropical acres with garden and ocean views. Onomea Guest Suite is a private cottage with garden views of flowering royal Poinciana trees, sweeping monkey pod trees, mango, lychee, mountain apple and coconut trees, and many other varieties of palms. The most repeated description by our guests is 'peaceful'. The suite has a studio layout... bedroom, living room and kitchenette all in one ample main space, and a lovely stone-tiled bath with high ceilings and gorgeous light. Guests love the shower which feels like its outdoors because of all the high windows above the shower space. The covered lanai is enjoyable rain or shine for dining or relaxing. Our royal palm-lined road is one of the loveliest in all of Hawaii. Artists frequently come to paint it! Within walking distance is the old donkey trail to Onomea Bay, a breathtaking bay along the old Scenic Highway. You can also walk to the Hawaii Botanic Gardens and What's Shakin' Smoothie Stand (fresh fruit smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, coffee, tea.....)and by car, we are equi-distant to Volcano National Park, Waipio Valley and Mauna Kea Visitors Center, just of many other attractions in the area. (see more below at 'Things to Do'.
A queen bed, plus a twin bed provides a comfortable sleeping for up to three. The kitchenette has enough cooking appliances that you won't miss the stovetop or oven. You'll find the barbecue on your lanai and many kitchen appliances on the countertop or in the cabinets.
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A few notes about our guest suite....and us! .......
Our guest space was completed in March 2011, a project lovingly created over two years. The bathroom and shower are wheelchair accessible and there are no steps between parking and entry to suite. My wife and I live in the main house which is an entirely separate building attached by a breezeway and a central courtyard with a fishpond and burbling fountain. I am usually available to help you with directions, dining suggestions or simply to come up with extra pillows!
By car, within 10 minutes, are the magnificent 419 foot high Akaka Falls, the charming village of Honomu; and the nearby city of Hilo, center of commerce on the east slope of Mauna Kea and home to the renowned Hilo Farmers Market.
Some other activities we recommend you think about during your stay, here on the east side of the Island of Hawaii......
Horseback riding in Kohala or Waipio Valley; a zipline adventure; several nearby beach parks, snorkeling, Champaign Ponds, photography, hiking; bird watching; a visit to the 13,980 foot summit of Mauna Kea where 7 international telescopes are redefining our understanding of the heavens (a visitor center is open daily at the 9,000 foot level); Alahanui Park - Hot Spring Pond; the Lyman Museum, the Tsunami Museum, the Hilo zoo, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut farm and factory; and.... Volcano National Park. There is a clickable calendar at this site. Please check the calendar for availability and contact us about any questions. FOR INITIAL INQUIRIES, EMAIL IS GREATLY PREFERRED OVER TELEPHONE. Mahalo!
GE Tax Number: W00358152-01
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Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 570 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome:

    Please inquire if you have kids younger than 10 years old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    LIMITED smoking allowed OUTSIDE on guest lanai with sliding doors to suite closed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Room is a ground level with no step up from parking spot. Bath room and shower are barrier free with ample room for wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Onomea Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Primary bed is a queen size bed with a plush top. The twin bed sleeps a third adult or a child....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Stone-Tiled Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Large bathroom with walk-in shower. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone comments how much they love the bathroom, especially the shower which feels like it's outdoors because of all the high windows above the shower space....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Air conditioning is not needed on this, the windward side of the island. Not one of our many guests has suggested that air conditioning is needed. Temperatures vary year round from about 72 to 84 degrees. The kitchen has no oven or range top. There is, however, a hot plate, a microwave, barbecue, electric pan, crock pot and coffee maker. There is no broadcast or cable service available. We have many DVD's to play on Tv. And... we have broadband internet freely available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    With a modest collection of movies available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A modest collection of feature films....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Walk to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and one of the prettiest coves on the Hamakua Coast... Onomea Bay....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    free Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    good cell phone service from the suite....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    guest parking spot next to suite...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full sized refrigerator, No Stove or Oven but the suite does have: Coffee maker, microwave oven, hot plate, electric skillet, rice cooker, crock pot and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    covered lanai with table and chairs...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April-May
Apr 26 - May 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$70
$490

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

May
May 12 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$85
$575
Christmas-New Years
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$135
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$99
$670

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Two night stays are sometimes possible. Inquire for rate and availability.

Quoted Rates are for double occupancy. Third guest is additional $15/night. Cancellation Policy is for full refund if cancelled by 10 weeks prior to arrival date.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

  • Akaka Falls State Park

    "Akaka Falls is a 440 foot high waterfall and a 'must see' when you are on the east side of H..."

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  • Rainbow Falls

    "Close to Hilo town.... Its always beautiful, but after heavy rains it's especially impressive."

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  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    "A 'must visit' when you are on the Big Island, the park is enormous. Hike all day, have din..."

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  • Waipio Valley

    "Inhabited for many centuries, Waipio Valley is a very special hidden valley. Lush and tropi..."

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  • Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary

    "Wonderful for snorkeling; protected reef area with tide pools, coral reefs and fish. Now rec..."

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  • Hilo Coffee Mill

    "Good Coffee; interesting tours. On your way from Hilo to or from Volcanoes National Park."

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  • What's Shakin'

    "What's Shakin Smoothie stand; (with a limited but great lunch menu!) On the beautiful Scen..."

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  • Honoli'i Beach Park

    "Best surf spot in Hilo!"

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  • At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo.

    "A family park with fresh water lagoons leading to the ocean, a small beach with lifeguard, G..."

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  • Lava Tube Cave

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cronies
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Naniloa Golf Course
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Hwy and Old Onomea Road
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pesto's
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Top of Mauna Kea Mountain in winter. No lifts!
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Honolii Beach Park

Car: Necessary

In all of Hawaii, there is no place quite like Onomea. Along the famed Hamakua coast, Old Onomea Road and the Old Mamalahoa Highway winding past Onomea Bay, are quiet treasures worth savoring. Take a walk down our little country lane. Too narrow for cars to pass, we stop and visit instead! When our home was part of a larger estate, it was planted with royal palms that now tower alongside the road nearly all the way to the ocean. Nearby, the old donkey trail leads downhill to Onomea Bay where a little river enters the sea. You can imagine the ships of old, anchored in the bay, receiving bales of cane sugar hoisted aloft on zip lines tethered ashore. Nearby, too, is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a charming smoothie stand and the 100 year old Low's Store; nearby by car.... the 442 foot high Akaka Falls, the little village of Honomu, many beach parks and Hilo's renowned farmers market; We are about equi-distant from Volcano Park to the south and Waipio Valley to the north... two stops you won't want to miss!

! Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and the GORGEOUS Scenic Hwy is walkable from our place along with some eating stops, What's Shakin' and the the 100 year old Low Store. About 10 miles away is the 400+ foot high Akaka Falls and several zipline venues. Hilo itself with its old downtown district is 6 miles to the south. The Hilo Farmers Market is open every day. Rainbow Falls is just outside of downtown. Honolii Beach Park is just this side of Hilo and there are many more coastal swim parks to the far side of Hilo. You can swim with big sea turtles at several of them. Volcano National Park is to the south of Hilo, about 40 miles. There's currently a live lava flow to the ocean with a viewing site about 4 miles from the end of Highway 130. Near by to that there's the Waiopae Tide Pools and the warm ponds at Ahalanui Park. To the north about 40 miles is the remote Waipio Valley, inhabited for a thousand years and best toured on horseback with fantastic local guides. Mauna Kea Visitors Center on the mountain at 9000 feet is still 5000 feet short of the top of the mountain. The Vistors Center is an intro to the astronomy taking place from the 13 international telescopes that are the the top (If you have 4x4 you can tour the Keck Observatory at the top). Powerful optical telescopes are provided for public viewing by very knowledgeable docents 365 days a year. If Saturn is above the horizon, it's partiularly stunning to see it through one of them. Then... there's the Lyman Museum, the Tsunami Museum, Imiloa planetarium/museum, Mokupapapa (museum of the other thousand atolls that make up the rest of the Hawaiian archipelgo, the Plantation Museum, the Hamakua Rail museum..... I could go on.....!

And yes..... We do laundry for you. Our laundry is in our private quarters, so it's not self service but we are happy to do a quick load for you and deliver back for you to fold. :-)

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: Together we have many stories to tell... about location scouting for film and Tv, performing in Tv and theater, photo assignments, llama farming, life in New York City, LA, Montana, growing up in the territory of Hawaii, the band, our kids. If you come and see us and care to share some stories....as we say in Hawaii... we can Talk Story together.

Why Hilo, HI, USA:
This is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of Hawaii. It is gorgeous here, and we'd love to share it with you! Our place is peaceful... We are on the green and lush side of the island. It's never hot here, never cold, though it might get chilly enough to grab a cotton sweater or flannel shirt early in the morning. The air is soft and full of the smell of flowers. The rivers and waterfalls speak to the rain, the rain responds and the birds and crickets and tree frogs provide the chorus of life all around.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
THINGS TO DO! LOTS of things to do! Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and the GORGEOUS Scenic Hwy is walkable from our place along with some eating stops, What's Shakin' and the the 100 year old Low Store. About 10 miles away is the 400+ foot high Akaka Falls and several zipline venues. Hilo itself with its old downtown district is 6 miles to the south. The Hilo Farmers Market is open every day. Rainbow Falls is just outside of downtown. Honolii Beach Park is just this side of Hilo and there are many more coastal swim parks to the far side of Hilo. You can swim with big sea turtles at several of them. Volcano National Park is to the south of Hilo, about 40 miles. There's currently a live lava flow to the ocean with a viewing site about 4 miles from the end of Highway 130. Near by to that there's the Waiopae Tide Pools and the warm ponds at Ahalanui Park. To the north about 40 miles is the remote Waipio Valley, inhabited for a thousand years and best toured on horseback with fantastic local guides. Mauna Kea Visitors Center on the mountain at 9000 feet is still 5000 feet short of the top of the mountain. The Vistors Center is an intro to the astronomy taking place from the 13 international telescopes that are the the top (If you have 4x4 you can tour the Keck Observatory at the top). Powerful optical telescopes are provided for public viewing by knowledgeable docents 365 days a year. If Saturn is above the horizon, it's particularly stunning to see it through one of them. Then... there's the Lyman Museum, the Tsunami Museum, Imiloa planetarium/museum, MokMokupapapa (museum of the other thousand atolls that make up the rest of the Hawaiian archipelgo, the Plantation Museum, the Hamakua Rail museum..... I could go on.....!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • Comfy 
Queen size bed  sleeps two.

    Comfy Queen size bed sleeps two.

  • Pretty morning light.  There are now full length drapes for late sleepers.

    Pretty morning light. There are now full length drapes for late sleepers.

  • Private lanai.  Privacy trellis with passion fruit vine in background

    Private lanai. Privacy trellis with passion fruit vine in background

  • Twin bed to left sleeps a third person or doubles as a day lounge.

    Twin bed to left sleeps a third person or doubles as a day lounge.

  • Door to suite is at center left. Separate main house is at right in background.

    Door to suite is at center left. Separate main house is at right in background.

  • wheel chair accessible shower.

    wheel chair accessible shower.

  • Morning light in the bathroom

    Morning light in the bathroom

  • Private lanai.

    Private lanai.

  • The fish pond and garden is between the main house and the suite.

    The fish pond and garden is between the main house and the suite.

  • the front lawn as you drive in our driveway

    the front lawn as you drive in our driveway

  • Our location on Old Onomea Road is one of the prettiest lanes on the island!

    Our location on Old Onomea Road is one of the prettiest lanes on the island!

  • Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

    Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

  • Studio floor-plan has living room and queen bed in one open space.

    Studio floor-plan has living room and queen bed in one open space.

  • Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

    Suite is about 570 sf plus private lanai.

  • Aerial view of our home and guest suite.

    Aerial view of our home and guest suite.

  • An eight foot glazed doorway leads to unique bathroom with 11 foot ceilings

    An eight foot glazed doorway leads to unique bathroom with 11 foot ceilings

  • Bathroom windows are overhead.  Shower feels as as if it's outside.

    Bathroom windows are overhead. Shower feels as as if it's outside.

  • Efficiency kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

    Efficiency kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

  • Efficiency Kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

    Efficiency Kitchen with full sized refrigerator.

  • View from lanai

    View from lanai

  • Your proprietors.......        Come visit!

    Your proprietors....... Come visit!

  • The MAIN house is also available for rental separately or together w/ suite

    The MAIN house is also available for rental separately or together w/ suite

  • Mauna Kea summit.  Yes... that's snow!

    Mauna Kea summit. Yes... that's snow!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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