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An Architectural Gem on Five Landscaped Acres~Tropical Garden and Ocean Views

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Grand Suite at Onomea
The Grand Suite is the main house and largest of three separate dwellings on our five acre, Hamakua coast refuge 6 miles north of Hilo. The Grand Suite is approximately 2200 SF of living space.... a full kitchen, breakfast area, full dining room, living room, a screened lanai, open patio, two bedrooms, full bath, half bath, and a balcony lanai off the bedrooms. The two bedrooms, both upstairs, share a covered lanai with views of the ocean. The full bathroom has hand-cut stone tile from Indonesia and a deep soaking tub/shower. The living room has nearly 20 foot high ceilings and many large windows framing well tended tropical grounds, flowering trees and, upstairs, an ocean blue horizon. Many guests spend lots of time just enjoying the house and park-like grounds. We have a broad range of colorful flowering plants and trees on the property, some very rare. The fully equipped kitchen is it's own unique space with a breakfast nook and an adjoining full dining room. The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking implements of all kinds. You can also dine on the covered patio where you'll also find the gas barbecue. The house is filled with books, art and fine antiques, CDs and DVDs. Beyond our own very private grounds, the walk down our road to Onomea Bay is one of the loveliest in all of Hawaii. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens is a 15 to 20 minute walk from our place and hardly a car will pass as you make the walk. We're also near the What's Shakin' Smoothie shack where much more than smoothies are whipped up... light lunches, coffee.. much of it home ground on their farm.. A short drive from our place is the second most visited attraction in the state, the 440 foot Akaka Falls. There are several beaches around Hilo Bay. Honolii is the closest... five miles to south of us, Hilo Bayfront beach along the the water front next to downtown Hilo, and several others on the far side of Hilo town... we recommend Carlsmith, Richardsons or Onokahakaha beach parks. Some activities we recommend you think about during your stay, here on the east side of the Island of Hawaii...... Volcano National Park, horseback riding Waipio Valley; ziplining...several ziplines are nearby; snorkeling (lots of sea turtles)...several nearby beach parks; whale watching (in winter months); a visit to the 13,980 foot summit of Mauna Kea where 13 international telescopes are redefining our understanding of the physics and the universe (a visitor center is open daily at the 9,000 foot level); photography, hiking; bird watching; Alahanui Park - Ocean-side Warm Springs Pond; the Lyman Museum, the Tsunami Museum, the Hilo zoo, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut farm and factory; and.... did I say Volcano National Park... it's huge and fascinating.
About our Home and my wife and I.....
Our country retreat is comprised of three separate and private dwellings on five acres. The three dwellings (the Grand Suite is the largest of them) are each entirely private from one another and each have their own private entry. The complex is harmoniously connected by covered breezeways. My wife and I live in the 'master cottage'. We are near enough to provide an extra pillow or blanket should you need one, or give touring/travel guidance, or dining suggestions.
If you need accommodations for more than 4, the Garden Suite at Onomea, also on property, is a smaller cottage rental (see HomeAway Property # 371622) The two accommodations can be rented together by special arrangement. Together, the main house and the suite sleep up to 6.
The Grand Suite at Onomea is best suited for couples, traveling friends or families up to 4. The photos show serval angles of the bedrooms but please note that there are only the two bedrooms and the one full bath upstairs; a half-bath is on the ground floor near the front door.

There is a clickable calendar at this site which we keep up to date. Please check your dates for availability and contact us about any questions. FOR INITIAL INQUIRIES, EMAIL IS GREATLY PREFERRED OVER TELEPHONE. Mahalo!
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GE Tax Number: W00358152-01

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/25/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Couples or families up to 4 are welcome. Children are welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    SMOKING is not allowed. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Oahu Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Hawaii Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor...moreless

  • NOTE: Bedrooms sleep 4. . Oahu Room has a full bed (AKA double), and one twin (single) bed. Hawaii Bedroom has a queen bed and a one twin (single), plus an in-room sink and vanity. Full Bath upstairs adjacent to the bedrooms. There is also a half bath on the main floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    newly renovated...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    main floor/ Sink and toilet...moreless

  • The full bath upstairs is newly renovated with an above-counter glass basin set in a teak counter top, a luxurious soaking tub with shower and hand cut indonesian tile. The main floor half-bath has an above-counter stone basin w/ mirror and toilet. There is also a sink and vanity in one of the two bedrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can help you with touring or restaurant tips. There are massage therapists in the area who will come to the house, meal catering can be arranged if you reserve early, and we have a variety of beach supplies at hand (fins, face masks, snorkels, beach chairs, towels and small back packs). We will consider small special events or gatherings such as a very small wedding. We have lots of DVD's and internet Tv. No broadcast or cable Tv. Please let us know if your children are very young... we will remove low laying items that could be damaged. Hilo is the wet side of the island. We get sun and we get rain. Rain and sun is not predictable by season. We have one small dog, Hoku. We keep her close but she may come to visit you! Our 2 cats stay mostly in our private cottage but our cats sometimes visit the main house when guests are not in residence. Visitors with strong pet allergies should take note....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a wall full of books of all kinds...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    lots of board games for family and friends...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs and an iPod with player....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    for DVD and internet-downloadable Tv. No broadcast or cable Tv available....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • 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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    There are ocean views from the property and you can walk to Onomea Bay....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are 6 miles north of downtown Hilo, just off the main highway around the island. Private park-like grounds with many tropical plants and trees, and views of the ocean about 3/4 miles away. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    LIMITED: We will wash and dry laundry for you in our private quarters. We do not have a dedicated guest laundry....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    with 20 foot (6 meter) ceilings and a wall of windows...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    LIMITED: We will do a load of laundry for you if your stay is more than 3 nights and you have need. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    plus espresso maker and a coffee press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A bright kitchen with a grand open view of garden and grounds; fully equipped for any chef's desires... 2 ovens, range, cuisinart, mixer, large refrigerator/freezer, and all cooking accouterments....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The upstairs hallway is a balcony overlooking living room....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    off the living room...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    screened...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely landscaping with rare palms and trees. Property is on five countryside acres. Our gardener is here about every three days so it's really well tended outside as well as the inside. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane fueled...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    screened porch off kitchen and dining room...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    assortment of masks, fins, boogie boards available...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Week
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$225

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

Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$1,200 $4,000

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

Merrie Monarch
Apr 19 - Apr 23, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$185
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $140
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

ADDITIONAL GUESTS AT $15 / PERSON / NIGHT

ADDITIONAL FEE FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 2 AND 13 IS DISCOUNTED FROM $15 TO $10 / NIGHT.

NO FEE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF VISIT.

Rates are subject to change at any time prior to confirmed reservation.

Five night minimum for Christmas week only, beginning December 22 (2015)


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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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  • Hapuna Beach Park

    "The nearest beach on the OTHER side of the island. This long and beautiful white sand beach..."

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  • 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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  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours

    "The BEST way to see the lava flows and the Hamakua coast....so many waterfalls, you will loo..."

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  • Queen Lili'uokalani Gardens

    "A peaceful bay side park along Banyan Drive; lots of walkers and joggers and a few fishermen..."

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  • Lava Ocean Adventures

    "Take the pre dawn or the late afternoon trip so you get to see the glowing lava at twilight ..."

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  • Hilo Farmers Market

    "THE PLACE to be on Wednesday or Saturday morning. Fresh produce, locally grown, and LOTS of..."

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cronies
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Hwy 19
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Pesto/downtown Hilo; along with many others!
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Honolii Beach Park

Car: Necessary

Our home is on 5 acres, 6 miles north of Hilo and is a great 'base' for touring the attractions of the Big Island...... Volcano National Park, oh, so many waterfalls!, gorgeous Waipio Valley, old Hawaii villages, the international astronomy telescopes atop Mauna Kea, helicopter tours, the famous Hilo Farmers Market, ziplining, birdwatching, hiking, fishing, snorkeling, beach parks... The Big Island is very varied! Or.... Stay right here, at home in paradise; kick back, make a few Mai Tais and play croquet in the yard beneath enormous Monkeypod trees.

 

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. Lined with tall royal palms, Old Onomea Road is our quiet little lane where artists will sometimes quietly visit just to paint the scene. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is walkable from our house as are the Smoothie Stand on the Scenic Hwy and the Low Store... a little convenience store in the same family for 100 year. Come visit!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our place is peaceful... We are on the gorgeous, tropical, and green side of the Big Island. Far more like old Hawaii than the Kona side, many people who visit this side of the island never return to dry and touristy Kona side. It's never particularly hot here and 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. Our grounds are a park... five acres of peaceful privacy with ocean views from the bedrooms. A small fishpond burbles with a fountain just outside the front door, birds and crickets sing all day long and a chorus of nighttime frogs serenade us to sleep.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/25/2016

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Photos

  • Living room.... has 20 foot ceiling and a wall of windows.

    Living room.... has 20 foot ceiling and a wall of windows.

  • Covered walkway to front entry door. Fish pond to right under bamboo.

    Covered walkway to front entry door. Fish pond to right under bamboo.

  • Kitchen with breakfast nook in background

    Kitchen with breakfast nook in background

  • Screened lanai off the kitchen and dining room

    Screened lanai off the kitchen and dining room

  • open patio with table for 6 and outdoor barbecue. Views of garden & distant sea.

    open patio with table for 6 and outdoor barbecue. Views of garden & distant sea.

  • first bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed.
Queen bed in foreground.

    first bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. Queen bed in foreground.

  • Second bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed.  Antique full bed in foreground.

    Second bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed. Antique full bed in foreground.

  • Enjoy an ocean view from either bedroom or  relax on the lanai outside your door

    Enjoy an ocean view from either bedroom or relax on the lanai outside your door

  • upstairs lanai is shared by both bedrooms

    upstairs lanai is shared by both bedrooms

  • Kitchen in morning light. Garden and peak-a-boo ocean views.

    Kitchen in morning light. Garden and peak-a-boo ocean views.

  • Living room with dining patio in back ground.

    Living room with dining patio in back ground.

  • Dining Room. Table expands to seat more.

    Dining Room. Table expands to seat more.

  • The breakfast nook.

    The breakfast nook.

  • The Grand Suite on 5 Acres in early morning light.

    The Grand Suite on 5 Acres in early morning light.

  • first bedroom also has an in-room vanity and basin.

    first bedroom also has an in-room vanity and basin.

  • first bedroom from doorway to balcony lanai.
Antique twin bed in foreground.

    first bedroom from doorway to balcony lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.

  • .... the view from the lanai off the two bedrooms.

    .... the view from the lanai off the two bedrooms.

  • Second bedroom view from doorway to lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.

    Second bedroom view from doorway to lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.

  • Old Onomea Road. Driveway entrance is at the coral bougainvillea.

    Old Onomea Road. Driveway entrance is at the coral bougainvillea.

  • Guest Parking area in foreground.

    Guest Parking area in foreground.

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An Architectural Gem on Five Landscaped Acres~Tropical Garden and Ocean Views

Hilo, HI, USA #974771ha

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