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Onomea Scenic Route, Ocean Views, Beautiful, Free Internet

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 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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Lynda Grosskreutz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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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Pepeekeo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • call 808 895-0196 upon check in
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 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , in living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , additional twin sized daybed on enclosed lanai
  • King size beds (1) King sized bed in the master bedroom with cable tv and ocean views, (1)Queen size Beds in second bedroom. (1) Twin /daybed bed 3rd bedroom. folding futon mattress available. Overhead fans in all rooms. 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
  • 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
  • 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, Well furnished and supplied home, Blender, King, queen and twin 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


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Onomea Scenic Route, Ocean Views, Beautiful, Free Internet
average rating of 4.8133335 based on 105 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: November 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
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Los Angeles, CA

Peaceful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here very briefly and found it to be a little bit of magic on the scenic route. The house is large, and while the furnishings are not brand new, it was very comfortable. The kitchen and common area is expansive and very inviting. It was also nice to have a centrally located washer and dryer right in the kitchen. We had a huge rainstorm during our stay, which we enjoyed watching from the lanai, as cows from a neighboring pasture migrated by below us. The wifi was a bit slow, but we were not here to do business. The coqui frogs are loud at night, but we slept very well! The house provides a very nice and private experience with a lovely view, close to the easily-accessible Akaka falls, about 10-15 minutes from restaurants in Hilo, and only 45 minutes from Volcanoes National Park. The owner was very kind and helpful with tips on what to see and do. We would stay here again, especially if we were traveling with a bigger group!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jungle house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Clean and well kept. Only suggestion is new pillows and more of them.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha. Thank you for your visit with us on The Big Island. Im glad that you enjoyed your vacation. I wish you would have asked or nosed around... there are more pillows in the bottom drawer of the gray dresser in the third bedroom. Try to keep flat ones and puffy ones there đź‘Ť? Lyndy
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We absolutely loved our stay! We would love to stay here the next time we visit the big island!

  • 5 of 5

This rental house is beautiful! The pictures don't do it justice. It is located on a quiet country road, surrounded by lush bushes and trees. It is raised almost giving it a tree house feel. The lanai goes around the home, with a screened off portion off of two of the three bedrooms. There isn't any air conditioning but we really didn't miss it. Each room had ceiling fans and additional box fans were available if needed. With the trade winds, it was really very comfortable. Additionally, with the symphony performed by the frogs, we were lulled to sleep each night. There is a gorgeous view of the ocean and surrounding jungle. We woke up one morning to cows eating the grass on the other side of the fenced in yard. It was very peaceful drinking our morning coffee on the lanai. We would highly recommend this rental home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home in a tropical setting.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house in a quiet, tropical setting along the Onomea Scenic Drive. The whole family found it spacious and comfortable. The huge glass windows and screens all around give you a unique feeling of being outside. The kids loved the fooseball table. It is a convenient location to visit Hilo or the scenic coastal area to the North. The smoothie and sandwich stand across the street is convenient. The house is stocked with all the comforts of home and the owner is responsive to questions and provides great local tips. Really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here as our first place on the big island. We enjoyed the simplicity of life here. We went to sleep when it got dark and got up when it got light. We loved that it was so quiet and private. We drove to Hilo for the market and drove to Akaka Falls and even Waipo Valley. The only draw back was the lack of airconditioning. We would stay again though.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honoli'i Beach Park
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
Mo's Fish and Chips, LLC
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Big Island Juice Co
Poke Market, LLC
Le Magic Pan
French Restaurant
Sweet Cane Cafe By the Bay
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo
Seafood Restaurant
Hilo Shark's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Tina Garden Gourmet Cafe
Thai Restaurant
Bears' Coffee & Deli
Conscious Culture Café
Conscious Culture Cafe
Bangkok Villa Hilo
Thai Restaurant
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Akmal Foods/Suraya's Indian Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Kalakaua Park
Naha Stone
Blane's Drive Inn Downtown
Hawaiian Restaurant
Queens Court Restaurant
American Restaurant
East Hawaii Cultural Center
Yen's Cafe
Palace Theater
Surf Break Cafe
Puka Puka Kitchen
Hawaiian Restaurant
Ocean Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Saucy Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Loved by the Sun
Juice Shop
Onekahakaha Beach Park
Somsamai Styles Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Sweet Dreams Hawaii Chocolate, Cacao & Coffee Bistro
Chocolate Shop
Tamari Lunch
Japanese Restaurant
Amigos Taqueria LLC
Mexican Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Hilo
Italian Restaurant
The Lost Boys
Dragon Kitchen Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Remy's Plate Lunch
Hung Phat Vietnamese Banh Mi & Coffee, LLC
Vietnamese Restaurant
Reuben's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Siam Thai Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Hilo Siam Thai Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Ou Thai Food (Hilo Farmers Market)
Thai Restaurant
Poke N Sides @ the Hilo Farmers Market
Hawaiian Restaurant
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Pho Viet Restaurant
Vietnamese Restaurant
Pineapples Restaurant
American Restaurant
Hilo Bay Cafe
Paul's Place
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaners fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.75%

Call for Merry Monarch Rates. Military Discounts offered
Homeaway/VRBO has their own service fee which is not related to our property. Please feel free to contact Homeaway or homeowner for more information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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