Hilo Studio Rental Photos and Description
Large open studio; private bath & kitchenette, w/ covered lanai. Sleeps up to 3.
Current Notes for Fall/2014: [Please note that media information about he current eruption and lava flow and its impact on life on the Big Island is apt to be overblown, to say it mildly. These flows happen every dozen years or so in an area that is far south of our property. Due to the topography of the island, this flow, should it continue, will flow to the ocean somewhere in the Puna District. The specific volcano that is upslope from our area north of Hilo has been dormant for 4500 years.
Add'l 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 kitchen appliances on the countertop or in the cabinets.
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!
GE Tax Number: W00358152-01
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Randall Duryea
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
Why Randall Duryea chose Hilo
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.
What makes this studio unique
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.