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Your Own Hamakua Coast/Onomea Bay Private Paradise

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Studio Apartment, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5/2 units available

Hands down, it's THE place to stay while in Hilo! Our guests say it best - they have unanimously agreed that our hospitality and property are worth every penny. This comfortable and private ranch makes a great 'home base' for your Big Island visit. Free WiFi, too. Why stay at an old, dumpy hotel or smaller spot when you can stay in our warm, clean and welcoming private paradise?

Our suite is only $89/night, even lower with our weekly rates or monthly rates. And where else will you be greeted like family with fruit and warm hospitality? Read our reviews then find out for yourself why guests our guests rave about our retreat.

An added bonus - the suite is a pet-free zone, so it's especially appealing for people with allergies. Looking for an allergy free suite? This is it!

You will delight in the seclusion and the pastoral serenity of our 20-acre property, part of a 1000 acre ranch. Panoramic Ocean and spectacular Mauna Kea views are yours from your suite's lanai and living area. The elevation of 1000+ feet makes for cooler nights, a pleasant change from tropical heat. You'll feel miles away, but you're close to all that the Big Island has to offer.

Your spacious (about 500 square feet) non-smoking guest suite has its own dining area, equipped with a roomy suite-sized refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker (including coffee and tea). As a guest at our ranch, you are treated like family. Guests are most welcome to enjoy our extensive library of books and games. If you have the urge to cook, we would be glad to set you up in the gourmet kitchen of the main house.

We currently have two suites available for rental: Suite A sleeps up to 5 - it has two queen size beds, and one twin bed. Suite Z sleeps up to 4 - it has one queen size bed, a full-size futon and a comfortable leather couch. A crib is also available for guests to use if needed.

Additional discounts available for active duty or retired military personnel and for stays longer than ten days.

50% Deposit required to hold rental due ten days after booking. Cancellation fees apply if canceled with less than 30 days notice. Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice. Note: Holiday rates and 3/night minimums apply for peak seasons, including Merrie Monarch Festival (early April), Thanksgiving (last week of November and Winter Holidays (Dec. 23 - Jan. 4th). No cleaning fee for 2 people, $50 cleaning fee for 3 people per stay for stays up to 1 week - cleaning fee for longer stays will be determined at booking.

Contact Ben Dalauidao to make the reservation - call 808.964.2059.

Do not email - for quicker response, please call the number above.

Location: Onomea Rd and Hwy 19

Keywords: Private Studio, quiet, ocean views, private, calm, peaceful

More Details

Property Manager
Ben Dalauidao
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Tagalog (Filipino)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sue writes: Sam and I had a fabulous time at the ranch and we love your whole family. They were so nice, sweet and hospitable to us. Visited Oahu, Kauai - the Big Island was the best part of our stay - very memorable. Hopefully, some day we can go back and vist our new family/friends.
Nov 2007
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Your Own Hamakua Coast/Onomea Bay Private Paradise
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Ben and Vicky are wonderful hosts. This is a wonderful house and beautiful property. They are extremely helpful and friendly. This is only a 10-15 minute drive from town. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A slice of country

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 days here with our 2 teenage daughters while on springbreak. We had one of the studios with 3 beds and it worked out great... plenty of room. The experience couldn't be more different from the conventional hotel. Its a large property surrounded by field and farmland. Early mornings were spent drinking coffee on the porch listening to birds while overlooking the ocean. We made hot breakfast everymorning and ate on the porch before heading out for the day. The kitchenette is adequate for basic food prep. Our hosts, Vicki and Ben are a very warm and personable couple who shared knowledge, stories and fruit. There was a goodie basket in our room on arrival and fresh flowers in a vase on the kitchen table. The room and property is very clean and well kept and we were able to take walks along the private road...Great view of Muana Kea covered in snow! The house is well located on the east side of the island to use for a jumping off point to visit Hilo and below (Volcano NP, etc) and also Honokaa & Waipio Valley. We stayed at three locations during our visit to the big island and this was our favorite by far. Definitely we will return! Thank you Vicki and Ben :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice place to Stay !!! Kind and generous people

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my husband visited this place in Dec 2014 and we liked it a lot.Ben and Vicky(Owners of the property) were very kind and generous people.They helped us in picking our rental car from Kona airport as we couldn't get one in Hilo. The.The place is very neat and well maintained. Great value for money. I thank them for their hospitality and Kindness. I look forward to stay in this property in my next visit too. Last but not the least the place is apt to its name ALMOST PARADISE !!!!

We wish Ben and Vicky All the Very best !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than we expected! What a value!

  • 5 of 5

I have to thank Ben and Vicky for their utmost hospitality. Our family of four stayed with them for two weeks and left feeling like family. They asked thoughtful questions about our family and provided beds for everyone thinking of each person. The room was clean with nice sized bathroom and kitchen/dining area. Beautiful views from the deck towards the ocean and on the other side of the room was a beautiful view up the mountain. We were treated to tropical smoothies and information about the area. I highly recommend staying here. We were watching our budget and we were delighted to have found such a quality rental. Mahalo Ben and Vicky!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lasting memory

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in January for a couple nights and it left such a lasting impression. It was an unbelievable location and the hospitality from Ben, Vicky and BJ made for a great overall experience. We came in at night and Ben met us at the airport to be sure we could find our way. We arrived to a basket of fruit Vicky picked from the property. It was such a relaxing time and it was a perfect fit for me and my husband and our 3 year old daughter. We think about this family and their beautiful land often!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I don't want to share how wonderful it is here but everyone deserves a retreat to this special place. So quiet and peaceful and hosts Vicky, Ben and BJ so welcoming and accommodating, straightaway you feel like ohana. Close enough to town to be able to drive the coast road and yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle that accompanies town life. Tonight will be the last of my three day stay, i don't want to leave, but I will be back. Special aloha spirit alert!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you and so glad you felt that our place was a retreat worth sharing. We do feel confident that everyone who visits feels as refreshed and relaxed as you do, here's to the Aloha Spirit! Thank you for your kind reviews and come back and visit soon.
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Car: recommended

Within ten minutes you can be in the charming old city of Hilo, with fine and casual dining, theatres, museums, shops, gardens and the renowned “Farmer’s Market” held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Nearby you can enjoy the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, the only tropical zoo in the country, Mauna Loa macadamia nut farm and factory and the Big Island Candy Factory. Within 45 minutes you can be exploring the Volcano National park. Or you can be head up to Waipio Valley (45 minutes), be at the best of the Kona-side beaches in 60 minutes, or to the center of Kailua-Kona (90 minutes).


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (3+ people) $25
Tax Rate 13.5%

To hold a reservation, half of the amount due must be received within 10 days of booking. The balance is due upon arrival. We accept cash or check (personal check with ID verified address or bank check).

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Papaikou Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib available if needed., Futon (1) Very comfortable full-size futon
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our suite is a no-pet zone to be welcoming to guests with allergies. Looking for an allergy free place to stay? This is it!!

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