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Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

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

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Ronni Drake
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Ronni Drake

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

Why Ronni Drake chose Hawaii

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.

What makes this house unique

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 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.


Honomu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Spa style shower for 2 with 2 rainfall showerheads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large spa style shower for 2 with 2 rainfall showerheads
  • Two Brand new luxury baths Beautiful indonesian vanities with vessel sinks, huge 2 person shower with 2 rainfall spa showerheads built for relaxation and romance in mind, beautiful travertine tiles, private enclosed toilet, closet, and spa robes for use during your stay.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Eurotop bed with sleeper sofa - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Eurotop Bed with beautiful ocean view and sleeper sofa
  • Large great room concept will allow you to use the room as one large great room with a queen bed and sleeper sofa or to create privacy by sliding the custom made bamboo doors across room, thus creating a room with a queen bed and full luxury bath and and another room with a sleeper sofa and full luxury bath, both with beautiful ocean views
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Ocean Views on 1 acre with Tropical Garden and Koi Pond. Walk to town within 2 minutes to shops, restraunts, bakery, ziplines, etc.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.5348835 based on 43 reviews

Great base for Hamakua coast

  • 5 of 5

VERY close to Akaka falls, delicious bakery around the corner, beautiful setting. All new and well cared for. Kitchenette small but adequate for simple meal prep. No oven or stove, but outdoor covered grill available.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was very quiet, beautiful and clean...we truly felt that we were away from the hustle and bustle!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay there. I had messed up our dates and Ronnie was so helpful in getting that straightened out. There were little signs just where you needed them explaining thing like how long to wait for hot water, how the hot tub worked etc...those were very helpful. It worked perfectly for what we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada

lovely site. amenities essentially as advertised. perfect place to relax.

  • 4 of 5

We do have some minor suggestions. Ad should be clear that there is no cooktop of any kind; just microwave and outdoor grill. Should also warn guests arriving late that NOTHING in the immediate vicinity will be open. We arrived at 8:00 pm and had to drive back to Hilo for groceries; would have saved 30 miles of driving had we known that in advance. Sliding barn door dividers look quaint but any attempt to use them would destroy the bamboo flooring: just put I'm heavy curtains. And SOME sort of table inside for meals would be handy. We ate microwaved lasagna off our laps sitting on the sofa.....a potential recipe for disaster. To be clear, none of these points ruined our stay but we were only here for two days. Had we planned a longer stay, shared with a second couple or had some inclement weather they would have been more significant irritants

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We found this vacation rental lovely, clean and very spacious. Location was good. The only negative was the kitchenette. I have many food allergies and therefore, we planned to cook most of our meals. I do not feel the owner misrepresented the rental in any way, however, the kitchenette area was so small it made cooking and cleaning difficult.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so glad you enjoyed your stay. As I have said many times before the County of Hawaii does not allow full kitchens in the vacation rentals. With all the fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood it is super easy to make a quick meal using the grill, or as many guest just get take out or dine out at one of the many great local restraunts. In the future we have plans to have a very nice outdoor kitchen for our guests.
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Sumner, WA

Charming bungalow, perfect for two.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here with my husband for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Any longer though and I would have preferred a full kitchen, but this worked out just fine for us, as we enjoyed eating out at night. It was very clean upon entering, but because it was all closed and locked up, it was very hot and stuffy. We opened the windows and turned on the fans, which cooled it down well enough. I'm not used to the humidity, so it took some getting used to.

The house is small, but perfect for two people and for a short stay. Another review mentioned they thought it was more like a studio, and I would have to agree. Even with the wall dividers shut, it wouldn't be very private.

I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon, with a gentle breeze on the lanai while reading a good book, it was picture perfect. Ronnie texted me to make sure we made it inside okay and to make sure things were clean. She also texted me the next day to make sure we were enjoying our stay. I appreciated the attention. I really liked how close we were to all of the shops and found the town to be very charming.

Evenings were pleasantly cool, private and quiet (with the exception of the birds and frogs, which we enjoyed). The bathrooms were very nice, but it did take a long time for the water to heat up enough to be slightly warmer than cold. Since it was hot and humid outside though, I didn't mind.

I would recommend this place and would consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. One of the things we love too is all the cute little shops and places to eat just in a short couple minutes walk! Regarding the hot water in the shower, we have an on demand hot water tank so perhaps the propane was getting low and that's why it wasn't heating up quickly. We have changed the tank so there should not be any further issues with that. We would love to have you as a guest again in the future.
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Palmer, Alaska

Better than advertised! Very clean, comfortable, relaxing. Great place!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband for three nights and we loved this place. We spent our days out-and-about exploring and this was the perfect place to come home to each evening.

The property is located on a nice quiet private street in Honomu. We enjoyed walking a very short distance to the local coffee shop and bakery each morning. We found Honomu to be a good centrally located place to stay for exploring the Hilo side of the island. We hiked the Waipio to Waimanu Valley (and back) to the north on one of our days here (AMAZING!!!) and on another day, we snorkeled the Kapoho tidepools and visited Ahalanui geo-thermal pool to the south and also hit the more touristy sites like Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, the Botanical Garden, Onomea trail, and Akaka Falls. Hilo also isn't too far away from Honomu and we enjoyed getting take-out from Sombat's Thai Restaurant and eating it on the Lanai, which is so pleasant. Suprisingly, it wasn't buggy at all. We had no issue with the furniture being loosely tacked down. At the table, there are two chairs. I imagine if there were more people staying here and everyone wanted to sit around the table at the same time this might be an issue, but there is also plenty of outdoor couch/chair seating space around a small coffee-table for a larger group of people.

The kitchenette was more than adequate for our purposes --no complaints here. We used the dishes, fridge and freezer (for ice cream!) and had no issues.

The bathrooms were clean. The bathrobes provided were a nice touch. The double-headed showers were great too.

The bed was very comfortable. There is absolutely no need for air conditioning here (and we're from Alaska!) as there was a nice cross breeze through screened windows and there are two ceiling fans. There is another floor-based fan provided that we found in the closet on our last day, but we didn't need it anyway.

Having a hot tub was awesome. It is for shared use with the other units on the property (I'm not sure how many there are - maybe 1 or 2?), but we did not see any one else using the hot tub while we were here. The stars are amazing!

We ended up communicating with the property owner, Ronni, about a small issue with the hot tub that has since been resolved. She responded very quickly. We found her to be very honest and fair. No problems or complaints here. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks Ronni!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. It's very rewarding knowing That you enjoyed your stay. We built the vacation homes Because we too had traveled a lot and wanted them to have the comforts Of home be in a great location close to all of the great things Hawaii has to Offer and offer a great value to our guests. Please visit us again. We love Repeat guests.
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Woodshop Cafe, Hilo Coffee Sharks,Eds Bakery
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kolekole Beach Park
Car: recommended

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!


Rates & Availability

Honomu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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