An Architectural Gem on Five Landscaped Acres~Tropical Garden and Ocean Views(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Clean, comfortable and stylish lodging for couples or families up to 4.
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.
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.
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GE Tax Number: W00358152-01
Member since: 2011
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
- 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
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
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
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- PDP $59
- Cleaning Fee $140 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.25%
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)
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
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.
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Living room.... has 20 foot ceiling and a wall of windows.
Covered walkway to front entry door. Fish pond to right under bamboo.
Kitchen with breakfast nook in background
Screened lanai off the kitchen and dining room
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.
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
upstairs lanai is shared by both bedrooms
Kitchen in morning light. Garden and peak-a-boo ocean views.
Living room with dining patio in back ground.
Dining Room. Table expands to seat more.
The breakfast nook.
The Grand Suite on 5 Acres in early morning light.
first bedroom also has an in-room vanity and basin.
first bedroom from doorway to balcony lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.
.... the view from the lanai off the two bedrooms.
Second bedroom view from doorway to lanai. Antique twin bed in foreground.
Old Onomea Road. Driveway entrance is at the coral bougainvillea.
Guest Parking area in foreground.
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