PEACEFUL AND PRIVATE GARDEN COTTAGE ON A LOVELY COUNTRY ESTATE.

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Randall Duryea

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PEACEFUL AND PRIVATE GARDEN COTTAGE ON A LOVELY COUNTRY ESTATE.

Hilo Studio Rental Photos and Description

Large open studio; private bath & kitchenette, w/ covered lanai. Sleeps up to 3.

Aloha!

Note: Two night stays are sometimes possible, especially once our calendar is nearly full. Please inquire with your specific dates.

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 very high ceilings and gorgeous light. The covered lanai is enjoyable rain or shine for dining or relaxing. Our 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 by car, we are equi-distant from Volcano National Park to the south and Waipio Valley to the north.... Just 2 of many other attractions in the area.

Queen bed, plus a twin size day bed provides a comfortable accommodation for up to three. Kitchenette has enough cooking appliances that you won't miss the stovetop or oven. You'll find the barbecue on your lanai and many cooking applances on the countertop or in the cabinets....hot plate, microwave, electric skillet, crock pot, coffee maker, and blender.

A few notes about our guest suite....and us!

(Don't forget to READ OUR REVIEWS!!)

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.

There are three separate buildings on the property (the main house and two cottages) all adjoined by covered breezeways. My wife and I occupy our own private cottage. We work from home and are usually available to help you with directions, dining suggestions or simply to come up with extra pillows!

The suite is the smaller of two guest accommodations on the property. If you need space for a larger group, the main house (HomeAway # 974771) sleeps 4 to 6.

Should you be interested in being married in Hawaii, our property is a beautiful setting for a ceremony. I am a lifelong photographer (formerly a film location scout) and can provide photos .... and my wife is certified to perform legal marriages!

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!

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only

Randall Duryea

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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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.

Randall Duryea purchased this studio in 2003

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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

35 Reviews Write a Review
Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a lovely country estate.
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a lovely country estate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371622
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Hilo Hilo District
5

Peaceful getaway with top notch hospitality

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Without exaggeration, this is an awesome place to stay! If you are looking for a peaceful, laid back environment that has all the comforts of home for a more than reasonable price, your search should stop right here.

Randall and Donna are exactly what you want in a property owner/manager. They are there when you need them with a vast knowledge of Island info, yet they are incredibly respectful of your privacy. Donna gave us a bunch of Apple Bananas that were just to die for and Randall was very patient in answering all of our questions and understanding our constant mispronounced Hawaiian names.

The suite was clean, sleek, homey and well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. The grounds are beautiful and very well manicured. My only regret is that I wish that I would've brought a frisbee!

We would not hesitate to come back and stay with Randall and Donna! Diane and I feel as though we made new friends while here! You will too!

Kevin and Diane
Springfield, MO
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a lovely country estate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371622
+1 808-365-3969
Hilo Hilo District
5

Beautiful setting, convenient to Hilo and Volcano.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We stayed for 3 nights and should have stayed for the week because the studio was beautiful. Owner really paid attention to every detail when building and furnishing. Owners do live on the property and are very nice. Location is very convenient to Hilo where there are many short day trips you can take in all directions. We loved the place and would go back in a heartbeat.
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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a lovely country estate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371622
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Hilo Hilo District
5

A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
As we drove up to Randall's place from the scenic route we took, my wife and I were absolutely amazed at the beautiful landscape of our accommodations for the next several days and upon entering our cottage we were equally impressed by this and well-appointed suite. Randall was a pleasure to work with when setting up our reservation and made us feel very comfortable and that we were making a good choice. The bed was comfortable, the cottage very clean and well organized and what a beautiful view of the landscape from the living room or patio while enjoying a morning cup of coffee (very soothing and peaceful). Then there’s the shower (wow!) which was the icing on the cake. Randall also had some great suggestion on places to go for hikes, sightseeing and dinning. We've stay at other HomeAway properties and this is on our list for places to return to. Thanks so much for your hospitality Randall and look forward to staying with you again.
Greg and Marci from Colorado
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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a lovely country estate.
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Hilo Hilo District
5

Pretty private place, hospitality +++

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This is a nicely decorated and well equipped apartment looking out into a pretty and private garden. It's a reasonable drive north of Hilo (about 10 mins of the town centre) but well placed for exploring the eastern side of the Big Island. We covered the entire eastern side from Kopaha tidepools and Paloa in the south to Waimea and Mauna Kea in the north. Wonderful hospitality from the owners. The bathroom is to die for!
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Peaceful and Private Garden Cottage on a lovely country estate.
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Hilo Hilo District
Vancouver, wa
5

Excellent week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We're 55+, but found getting around was a breeze. Only one short rain shower in our April week. Overall, a great place to stay, and Randall was helpful in every way.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy and Old Onomea Road
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Honolii Beach Park
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Cronies
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Top of Mauna Kea Mountain in winter. No lifts!
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Naniloa Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pesto's
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 day-trips you won't want to miss!

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Availability & Rates

Hilo Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
$105
$665
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Two night stays are possible. Inquire for rate and availability.
Quoted Rates are for double occupancy. Third guest is additional $10/night.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Hilo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Backpack
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Stone-Tiled Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with walk-in shower. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone comments how much they love the bathroom!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Onomea Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Primary bed is a queen size bed with a plush top. People describe it as very comfortable. The punee sleeps a third adult or a child.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Audio Tape Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • library
  • festivals
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • volcano
  • arboretum
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hunting small game
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
Notes:
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.
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