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Romantic Oceanfront Modern Cottage Overlooking the Pacific (with AC)

Bedrooms 1
Space 916 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

ONOMEA BAY CLIFFSIDE COTTAGE is a romantic, oceanfront one bedroom cottage perched on the cliffs overlooking Onomea Bay with 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean from the hot tub. Just a few minutes drive from historic Hilo, HI and all the surroun

Onomea Bay Cliffside Cottage has all the modern conveniences you'd expect in a high-end vacation rental. With sweeping ocean views from every room in the house, you'll spot whales passing by in winter and the distant lights of Hilo Bayfront. Even the private hot tub overlooks the cliffs and ocean!

The kitchen is fully equipped and features silestone countertops, a gas range and that fantastic view. Inside there is a dining bar to enjoy snacks, but the real treat is to dine out on the lanai!

The master bedroom has a king size Serta Perfect Sleeper Pillow Top bed and a flat screen TV. The bathroom features a beautiful tub for a relaxing soak as you stare at the unending ocean. There is an outside shower with bamboo privacy screens located on the bedroom lanai.

The living room boasts a giant, wall-mounted flat screen TV with DVD player for your entertainment (when you aren't enjoying the ocean view). PLUS a fabulous baby grand piano is tucked in the corner if you feel so inclined! The owners have also thoughtfully provided an iPod dock and high-speed Internet access.

PLEASE NOTE: We love kids and we want them to have a great time vacationing with you, but this may not be the best place for little ones to have a great, fun and safe stay. There is an honest-to-goodness cliff about 30 feet from the house, a built-in hot tub on the deck, and fragile decor items inside that could be hazardous to little hands and feet. Of course we defer to a parent's judgment but we need to be up-front the potential hazards. 

There is so much to do in the surrounding areas if you can tear yourself away from the mesmerizing ocean view! Historic downtown Hilo, Rainbow Falls, Onomea Botanical Gardens, Umauma Botanical Gardens and Ziplines are all within a 10-minute drive, while Volcanoes National Park is less than an hour!


More Details

Property Manager
Aloha Coast Realty/Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Papaikou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 916 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Open kitchen-living-dining with desk space, laundry closet and Master bedroom with King bed. Full bath with soaking tub. Outdoor shower off Master bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Oceanfront Modern Cottage Overlooking the Pacific (with AC)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Well equipped, attention to detail, very clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property, gorgeous views Loved the hammock and hot tub. Owners did a fantastic job supplying everything you need for a memorable stay at their home.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Overall it was simply fantastic, great location close to Hilo, wonderful view, lovely accomodations.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is amazing very beautiful. Pictures do no justice. Also I loved how the cottage was well equipped. Enjoyed my stay. Very quiet. We were able to go adventure from here because everything is near by for example the Botanical Garder and the Volcano is about 1 hour away. Loved it! Thinking of coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private & Romantic with a Great Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy we chose the Onomea Cliffside Cottage for the first leg of our honeymoon. The owners show attention to detail, providing many amenities to enhance comfort (cooler to bring on day trips, fully stocked kitchen, board games, movies, laundry). The view from the deck is spectacular. We enjoyed meals on the bar-height table out there, and enjoyed the view of the ocean from the hot tub (yes, the view is as good as the picture posted, maybe better). This was the perfect home base for exploring the east side of the island, including the botanical gardens, various waterfalls, and Volcano National Park. At the same time, it is very private and tucked away from other homes nearby. The king bed is very comfortable. You won't regret choosing this home for your stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Private with a Spectacular View of The Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully furnished with everything you need. Very comfortable bed! The view is what makes the cottage rock. Every morning we sat outside with our coffee and caught a few rays. We were very happy to see from our spot lots of birds. A very special red Cardinal visited us every morning. Check it out. We saw small Indian mongooses and wild pigs and frogs. The mongoose and pig are not native to the island though. We mainly bbq'd at home and went out for a few meals here and there, but we couldn't wait to get back to the Cottage. Did I mention relaxing in the hot tub at night with soft drops of rain on my face. What a delightful experience! Me and my husband have stayed in many VRBO's, but the cottage is the absolute BEST.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

A peaceful, quiet, secuded, private space. Great layout, nicely appointed kitchen, comfortable bed, sweet outdoor shower, excellent bigscree TV w/full cable, spectacular view!

This is a perfect location for exploring the eastern side of the Big Island as well as Volcano National Park & Mauna Kea.

We look forwarded to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax.
    There is a cleaning fee of $105
    All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage waiver and Hawaii taxes of 13.416%

    We accept major credit cards for payment.
    We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival.
    Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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