Aloha and welcome to our beautiful new luxury home the 'Tropical Splendor'. We also have VRBO 508842 Gardens of Paradise which is an identical home on the same grounds which is perfect for larger groups or friends traveling together. You are near each other but the houses are seperated by several yards and you have complete privacy. The best of both worlds!The home was built in 2013 and has 14 foot ceilings throughout the entire home, gorgeous bamboo flooring and a great room concept.
Upon entering the spacious great room you will have a magnificent view of the ocean from the floor to ceiling windows. The great room has a large sleeper sofa and new flat screen tv/dvd/entertainment system. The sleeper sofa is a queen bed with a quality mattress and is perfect for adults or children. There is a sliding door that provides privacy should you need privacy. You also have your own private bath with indonesian style vanity with vessel bowl sink, huge 2 person spa style shower with 2 rainfall showerheads and beautiful travertine tile. There is a seperate toilet room and closet. Perfect for your extra guests or family members so they too will have all the comforts of home. You have direct acess to the covered lanai with additional furniture so you can sit back and enjoy the gentle hawaiian breezes and ocean views in style.
There is a kitchenette that has new cabinetry and new stainless steel refridgerator with freezer, microwave, and sink. There is also a new gas grill for your use. We have all new utensils, small appliances, dishware, and drinkware for your convenience in any meal that you may want to prepare. Should you want to eat out or bring food back to the house it is only a 2 minute walk to Hilo Sharks Coffee shop with great coffee drinks, Eds bakery for baked goods and sandwhiches, and Woodshop grill for lunches and dinners.
The Master suite and bath are incredible with floor to ceiling beautiful ocean views and direct access to beautiful outdoor covered lanai which is completely furnished. There is new indonesian furniture and beautiful island decor. The new queen bed has a pillowtop mattress for a great nights sleep with high quality bed linens. The ocean views from the bed are incredible! The Master bath was built with luxury and romance in mind! It features a huge walk in spa shower for 2 with 2 rainfall shower heads, the ultimate shower experience.Beautiful travertine tile, indonesian vanity with vessel bowl sink, seperate toilet room, closet, and two spa robes for use during your stay...which will be perfect for when you get in the hot tub at night to watch the cruise ships go by under the starlit sky...
Outside enjoy the beautifully landscaped tropical garden and fruit trees with beautiful ocean views. All of this and only a 2 minute walk to Charming Honomu town which has the zipline adventure and restraunts and shopping.
Akka Falls is only a 5 minute drive from the house. Umauma Waterfalls and World Botanical Gardens are a 5 minute drive, as well as the scenic Onomea Bay and Hawaii Botanical Gardens. Kolekole Beach Park and Hakalau Bay are under a 5 minute drive, and Honolei Surfing beach is a 10 minute drive. Hilo town with its farmers markets,eclectic shopping and dining is under a 15 minute drive. Volcano National Park is a great day trip and a 45 minute easy drive.
Why pack up and move to several locations when you can relax in complete comfort and luxury and see all of the sights in East Hawaii. We cant wait for you to discover this hidden gem!
HAWAII TAX ID#W26465335-01
Keywords: Plantation Style Home with Tropical Gardens,Koi Pond and Beautiful Ocean Views
We live on site in the main house on the property and had the vacation homes built in 2013 with your utmost comfort and privacy in mind.
Ronni Drake purchased this house in 2012
We love the location which is so close to all of our favorite activities, including walking into Honomu Town and getting fresh baked goods and shave ice at Mr Eds, the restraunts, and fun shops. We love that Akka Falls is 5 minute drive from the house and makes a wonderful workout. We also love that Umauma Falls and World Botanical Gardens are so close, as well as Onomea Bay and Hawaii Botanical Gardens.Its great you can be at Honolei Surfing beach in under 10 minutes and that Hilo offers so much culture including the twice weekly farmers markets and any food you could possibly desire, as well as lots of eclectic shops.
We love the location. Its so close to so many wonderful attractions, that are literally minutes away. We love that Honomu town is so eclectic and you feel as if you have stepped back in time, to the one of the last remaining old hawaiian towns. We love that everyone is so friendly and the aloha spirit that fills the air...life doesnt get any better than this. We cant wait to share our home with you and hope that you too will fall in love with this beautiful hidden gem of an island. It is truly paradise.
We found the cottage exactly as pictured. The house is situated on a dead end street and we only saw 3 cars pass in 7 night stay. If you want to cook on a stove choose elsewhere. But for us we were out exploring the island and eating at all the wonderful restaurants so we had no use for a stove. The house is clean. The Hilo side of the island does get rain everyday. It comes and goes quickly and during our stay it mainly rained in the night. Due to the constant moisture (over 100 inches of rain a year) there are mold issues in the shower. Speaking of the showers they are roomy and very luxurious. I wouldn't recommend this house for 2 couples, but a family of 4 it would work great. There is no privacy except for the bathroom. One must have a car due to it's location. The local (within walking distance) shops are closed more than open. The bakery is not very good! The coffee shop doesn't open until 8am. Try Moonstruck in Hilo for French pastries and Sombats in Hilo for Thai. Both worth trying more than once. It seems the good restrauants have limited open hours so check yelp for the times they are open. Both are worth multiple visits!!!
The home is fine if you only intend to sleep but eat somewhere else. It is like a big hotel room for 4 people. The owner invested in two great bathrooms only; there is no reel reasonable kitchen accomodations and both Inside and patio furnitures are barely acceptable. There are no kitchen table and chairs.
We personally find the cost exagerated. We would not return.
We had a wonderful time staying in Honomu. The bungalow was so comfortable and the setting was lovely. It was nice to have two bathrooms. That spoiled us. Listening to the frogs and crickets was so peaceful. Starr was very helpful. The little town of Honomu was right there and so quaint. It was great to be able to walk a short distance to get our morning coffee and great yogurt and granola at Sharks Coffee. Good ice cream and bakery goods near by as well. It was close to Akaka Falls and other tourist attractions. One night it was so clear that we were able to see the whole sky filled with stars. We agree with Lily that it would have been nice to have coffee table or small dining table with 2 chairs in the house for when it got a bit buggy outside. We did have to go into Hilo for dinner each night as most of the places in Honomu closed at 5 or 5:30. All in all, great place to stay.
First time visitors to the Big Island, we didn't know what to expect. We began our island adventure in Hilo and loved our accommodations in the quaint, tiny community of Honomu. We especially liked Star, the property manager! So helpful with restaurant recommendations and all of the beautiful sights to see on the way to Kailua Kona. If we come back to the Hilo area, we'd love to stay at the little bungalow again. Maholo! A hui hou! Kellie and Robert
Cute house with nice furnishing. Loved the double shower heads in the 2 bathrooms. Also liked that it was 13 mins from hilo and how quiet and peaceful it was. The booklet of tips about what to visit and a lot of other info was helpful and liked that there were cute Lil shops close by for takeout and for shopping. There were a lot of little ants by the sink which may have been our fault as we had some dishes that we didn't wash right away. There was very little sink and counters pace in the kitchen. I agree with a previous comment that a small coffee table in the living space would be a nice touch. Also a light that isnt motion sensored would be nice outside as it was pitch dark when using the hot tub at night as the tiki torches didnt work. Overall it was cute and we had a nice stay
We fell in love with this place immediately. It is located in a small dead end street and surrounded by lush tropical plants. The location is very convenient - a short walk to several coffee shops in Homomu town, very close to the beautiful Akaka falls and a short drive (~15 minutes) to Hilo! The house seems to be recently updated and everything looks very new. We didn't mind the small kitchenette as we didn't plan to cook in the house anyway. It is enough for preparing breakfast and fruits. The only suggestion we have to the owners is perhaps adding a coffee table in living area - we couldn't find a place to set our plates when we were eating inside one night.
Ziplines are a 2 minute walk, World Famous Akka Falls 5 minutes, Charming Honomu Town with Bakery, Restraunts, and Shopping 2 minute walk, Umumua Waterfalls and Botanical Gardens 5 minutes, Onomea Bay Scenic Drive and Hawaii Botanical Gardens 5 minutes, Hakalau Beach Park and Kolekole Beach Park 5 minutes, Honolei Surfing Beach 10 minutes, Hilo with Wed and Sat Farmers Markets, Cultural Museums,Rainbow Waterfalls and Boiling Points, Zoo, Hilo Beaches including Richardson with Facilities, Restraunts and Shopping 10 minutes or 9 miles,Volcano National Park 45 minutes easy day trip, Wapio Valley for Tours and Horseback Riding to see Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach 45 minutes,approximately 1 hour plus to world famous Hapuna Beach Ranked Number One Beach by Dr Beach!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$99.00 + Tax|
Deposit refunded via method of payment within 3 days of checkout.
Non Refundable. With emergency or legitimate reason for cancelation a full credit will applied one time to be used in 6 months for entire amount of nights booked.