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Onomea Scenic Route, Ocean Views, Beautiful, Free Internet


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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Onomea Scenic Route, Ocean Views, Beautiful, Free Internet

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Onomea House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

The beautiful Malia Bree at Onomea

HI Tax ID # W83948495-01

Enjoy the beautiful ocean view and the tropical landscaping in this private home with gated entry. Spend hours on the wrap-around deck enjoying the tropical breezes and Hawaiian ambiance. Sit back and watch for the humpback whales from the patio, or see the cruise ships make their way toward Hilo. Be dazzled by our incredible stargazing, as the island has been outfitted with special lighting for the observatories up on Mauna Kea.

Centrally located in East Hawaii on the Onomea Scenic Route, often called the most beautiful place on the Big Island, you'll find yourself in old Hawaii. The whole house is yours to relax in, with the town of Hilo just 10 - 12 minutes away, serene Akaka Falls and Honomu Town five minutes away, and the 'must see' Volcano National Park 45 minutes away.

The Hamakua coastline's best kept secret is our unique tradewind weather that encourages most of the rainfall to occur in the early mornings and evenings, leaving the day fresh and clean with sunshine and breezes. You will not be disappointed by the colors, plants, museums, gardens and tours. Many of our attractions comes with no cost other than your camera to help you savor your memories.

Honeymoon, enjoy your keiki (children), or write a book. The ocean views, tropical landscaping,and peace of old Hawaii at the Malia Bree will surely inspire you to not only 'be on vacation,' but 'feel on vacation.'

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lyndy, My son said it all when he walked up the stairs and looked into the window. "Mom, this place is awesome!" We just came from Oahu, and are on to Kona but there is no question in my mind that Malia Bree will be our favorite home away from home. Our time here is definitely too short.

What makes this place so special? The fact that it feels so native Hawaiian, the wonderful fresh fruit smoothies across the street, the beautiful road through unbelievably lush jungle, the quaint feel of Hilo town with the diverse farmer's market--but mostly the spirit of "Aloha" that your showed us from the first e-mail . You treated us like family visiting. We cannot thank you enough for teaching us the spirit of Hawaii Mahalo
Jun 2007
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Onomea Scenic Route, Ocean Views, Beautiful, Free Internet
average rating of 4.85 based on 70 reviews
Brisbane QLD Australia

lovely quiet peaceful retreat with all comforts

  • 5 of 5

The home was easy to locate with the directions lyndy provided before our arrival. The flowers on arrival was a nice homely touch. The home is very well maintained and had excellent standards in regards to cleanliness. The layout of the house was fantastic as my parents were on one side of the house and my aunt and I were on the other. The front door steps are very easy to climb (lower then even normal steps!!). We survived the first big storm of the season without loss of power but the rain came down very heavy. We loved the view and woke to a number of animals (chickens, turkeys, cows etc) in the paddock in the mornings. The drive into Hilo itself is not that far (10mins) and we did a day trip up to the Volcano national park. Thanks Lyndy for going the extra mile you have fantastic customer service skills and I would recommed this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dee! The rainstorm was impressive! Even to us islanders who should be use to it. Glad that you made the most of it and still got to see and do everything that you wanted to do. Thank you for your response. It really helps our prospective guests get a feel of what they can look forward to, and credibility to our vacation rental. The cows in the lot across us are very entertaining indeed. Next time, if you are lucky, you may catch a family of piglets running across the fence line! Mahalo and a fond aloha! Hope you can return to the Big Island again someday. Lyndy
Calgary, Canada

Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

The home was clean and well equipped.Our kids enjoyed the foosball table and all the board games they had in the house. Our only complain would be the tree frogs (we were made aware of them before hand) who get quite loud in the evenings and take some getting use to.

We really enjoyed our stay!

Thank You Lynda!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Lovely home in tropical setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a short three day stay at this lovely home, and could not be happier with our choice.

The home is spacious, well furnished, surrounded by lush vegetation, with an ocean view, and only a short drive from Hilo.

Everything one could wish for was provided. I would highly recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Lush Country Hawaii at its Best!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 week Hawaiian vacation was split between the Kona and Hilo sides of the island. While on the East side we stayed in this great home. The home itself was perfect for our family that includes 2 kids (7, 11) and three adults. The kids loved the games, fuse ball, darts, and the large areas to play both inside and out. I loved the great kitchen that was well stocked and a joy to use. The whole house was very clean and well stocked. The setting was beyond amazing with the view off of the huge lanai just breathtaking. You could see the sun rising over the fields, palm trees and ocean! Across the street was the top rated smoothie shop on the island that is surrounded by the farm that all the fruit for the delicious smoothies is grown...great perk! Just down the road is the Botanical gardens and trails to the ocean (make sure to try Donkey trail just before you reach the gardens, it is an awesome hike through the jungle to the ocean). The home if within 15 minutes of Hilo, an hour from the Volcano, and super convenient to the Hamakua coast. The owner was a joy to work with and gave us great recommendations of local things to see and do. The only thing small thing that was a negative for us (although not all from reading the guest book) was the very loud Coqui Frogs that sang every night. Closing the windows helped. Other than that minor thing I would say that this house was a perfect fit for us...would most certainly rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Pleasant and clean

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed here for three days (all our time on the Big Island), but we really enjoyed it. The house is easy to find and is in a beautiful setting. Inside is also lovely and very clean. We've never been to Hawai'i before, but comparing it to other places we considered renting, the cost is also a big plus. We got great customer service both before and during our stay - Lyndy is very helpful and attentive.

There were only two drawbacks for us that I think it's fair to tell people about. We happened to be here during unseasonably hot weather with no breeze. The living room is still quite pleasant thanks to the ceiling fans. I can't speak to the master bedroom, because we let my in-laws have that. However, the second bedroom is very hot at night if no breeze is blowing because although there is a ceiling fan, it is not over the bed. They do provide other fans and that, combined with having the doors open (the porch around the bedroom is screened) helps, but it was still very warm. If there were any breeze at all, I imagine it would be fine.

The second thing is the neighbor is noisy and unpleasant. He appears to be doing major construction, and we heard this and other noises (lawn mower, truck, etc) from about 7:30 until we left a few hours later to sight-see. This actually wasn't a big problem because we were up already by the time the noise started. But what really irritated me was my son and his grandmother were playing with the foosball table, making as much noise as you'd expect from a nine-year-old and a 75-year-old, and the neighbor started honking his truck horn non-stop. Apparently he doesn't like his power tools drowned out by the sound of a child laughing. I could understand if we were a bunch of rowdy, drunk college kids at midnight, but this was about 10 am after he'd been making noise for about 3 hours. This upset my son, so he didn't feel like he could play foosball any more.

I'm undecided if I would stay here again. If the neighbor moves, I definitely would. Other than him, the house is pretty ideal and it was otherwise a pleasant experience overall.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, I do hear you about the construction noise. As we do not have any control over the building process, they are at work from 7:30 till 4:30 or 5pm, all within our county noise codes. Luckily, it is a temporary thing that is nearing completion, as they are just finishing the interior now. As for the car horn, I inquired about it and it seems that there was some kind of problem with the horn system being set off. I know that I had have that problem with our horn before which would go off in the middle of the night... we promptly disconnected all of the security horn system wires since they could not discover any specific reason for it. I am sorry that you had that problem, but as always, I do ask my renters to let me know if they need anything or are having any issues. I had heard no complaints even when I checked in. The weather here was incredibly warm and humid. We hit a record high of 93 beating our record of 88 in 1970 which we rarely reach here on the East side of the Big Island. So yes indeed, it was hot and muggy without our usual trade winds and high temperatures. There are 2 stand ups, 2 box fans and ceiling fans in each room provided there for your use.
Salt Lake City

Peaceful, quiet getaway in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Malia Bree for an extended family vacation and it was the perfect place for a quiet getaway. Great central location to explore Volcanoes, Kohala and Hilo. The house is well equipped and was always a great place to come back to in the evenings after a day spent exploring the island. Thank you, Lyndy for your hospitality and offering us this great escape!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended

Helicopter rides, Museums (Tsunami, Lyman House, Train, Ocean Discovery), Kayaking down the old sugar mill ditch, Birdwatching, Mauna Kea star gazing tours, Waipio Valley, Laupahoehoe Point, Akaka Falls, Hawaiian Museums, Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Tsunami Museum, Farmers Market, Hawaii Volcano National Park, Prince Kuhio Plaza, and Visit the most delicious smoothie store a stone's throw away


Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Onomea House Rental Rates

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Jul 30 2014 - Jul 30 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaners fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Onomea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , in living room
  • King size beds (1) King sized bed in the master bedroom with cable tv and ocean views, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) twin bed with bolsters for a daybe/sofa in second bedroom with the queen sized bed, Baby Cribs (1) porta-crib available in unit High chair booster seat
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
3200 feet of house and deck to enjoy, Free High Speed Internet with wireless Router available for use with your laptop, CD/DVD Player, Newly furnished and supplied home, Blender, King and queen sized beds, hair dryer, Pull-out queen sized sleeper sofa, day-bed, Futon mattress, Ceiling fans & skylights throughout the house, Gated driveway, Yard for kids to play in, Games, Puzzles, Beach mats & Towels, Badmitton, Frisbee, Chess Set, Checkers Fooseball table on enclosed screened lanai (patio), exercise machine, Brand new fridge, stovetop and microwave Aug 2006! Brand new dishwasher & garbage disposal 2007!

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