Rates: $231 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 43 reviews)
Aloha! We are Keone and Yonnell Farias. We were both born and raised here on this wonderful island. We welcome you to our beautiful re-done home and would be happy to share with you our favorite places. Located in a quiet neighborhood of Waiakea Uka, we are a short 10-minute ride from the airport, 35 minutes to the Volcano, and just a few minutes from local grocery stores and eateries!
Like the house we grew up in..3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open living room, nostalgic family room, kitchen opens to the dining room, huge yard with fruit trees, and beautiful local garden. A flag lot off one of Hilo's main streets leaves easy access yet privacy for your getaway.
There is a nice story behind Maunaleo, Keone would run pass this home from teen years to adulthood, he would always admire the fruit trees in the yard. One day a year ago, he saw it was for sale. We quickly called the realtor and put in a bid for it. We were blessed to get it. For a year we called it our "new, old house", our "work in progress". We talked to many of the neighbors who gave us the history of the place, we decided to keep some its nostalgic beauty. We put a lot of love, a lot of hard, long workdays, and it finally got to where it is. Now we'd like to share it with you!
We're sad to add this to our message to guests but care about your security and hard-earned money: We are a legally registered property, all bookings are only done on rental sites, we would not solicit through social media messaging. Please do not book or send money through them.

Registration Number: GE-109-573-3248-01, TA-109-573-3248-01

Maunaleo Reviews

Wayne G.
February 2024
House is clean and was in a great location by the airport. Close to restaurants and volcano. Would definitely stay here again

Carolyn G.
January 2024
We really enjoyed our stay here. It accommodated our family of five with plenty of space. The kitchen amenities and washer and dryer were great. It is set back off the road so we did not have any road noise. It does not have air conditioning but does have fans. With the windows open, there was great air flow and we did not need the AC. You can hear the frogs at night but we enjoyed it and it never kept us awake at night. The location was close to Walmart, restaurants, shopping, and a central location to explore the island. The owners promptly responded to any questions we had. We would definitely stay here again.

Jill R.
December 2023
We had a wonderful stay at this house! The property was clean, check-in was easy, and the property had everything we needed. It was our first time on the island, and this home made our stay in Hilo a memorable experience!

Brian T.
August 2023
It was a nice 3 bedroom house with lots of lounging space and big yard.Yonnell was very nice when we extended for one more day

Kristy Y.
August 2023
Generally we are happy with our staying of 3 nights. The house is neat , clean and quiet. Owner provided a lot of cooking essentials our family is able to make simple meals.

August 2023
Absolutely great home away from home! Fully functional home with amenities. Beautiful property with citrus trees, lots of chirpy frogs, and great access to all of Hilo. No air conditioning, but there are tons of windows and the cross breeze is so pleasant. Being in a neighborhood, there are quiet times which is so nice!

Genevieve R.
July 2023
Comfortable family home with everything you need to enjoy Hilo and the surroundings. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, large living room for kids to watch TV on mornings. Only thing be aware that frogs sing very loud at night. Some review mentions it’s calming but we found it hard to get use to it. My kids slept with ear plugs. Other than that, we appreciated our stay and the neighborhood is very calm and close to downtown.

June D K.
July 2023
This property is amazing, inside and out. Though we didn't hang out in the yard, we appreciated the flowers and fruit tress on the property. My sister was especially enthralled with the anthuriums, they inspired her to visit the Farmer's Market and buy some to take back to O'ahu. The inside of the house had more than we needed! So much space yet we didn't feel like we were isolated from each other. We definitely had fun playing "Family Feud" every night, so much I had to remind my 'ohana to "Shush!!" and remind them of the Quiet Neighbor rules. The welcoming makana was much appreciated after spending hours on the road - mahalo!! Beds were comfortable, fans much appreciated when it got muggy. Weirdly enough the coqui frogs didn't bother us. We all adored the barn door in the master bathroom, it is gorgeous! We felt very much at home, very welcomed and appreciate the property owners sharing their home with us. We definitely will keep this property in mind for future trips to Moku o Keawe. Mahalo from the Kaleponi 'Ohana!!

Natalie K.
June 2023
It had a beautiful yard! And the carpet was really soft in the living room. Although there was LFA in the kitchen on the counter. At night we weren’t to worried about the coqui frogs making noise, sleep was not an issue. Beds were awesome to sleep on, very comfortable in all rooms! Traveling to downtown was fast and easy.

Jonathan V.
April 2023
We had such a wonderful time. The house was perfect and cozy. Quiet neighborhood. The place was clean. The property manager replies relatively quick with any questions you may have.

February 2023
I loved the spacious home and the enclosed airy sitting room off the dinning room. Very nice place.

sandra m.
January 2023
Recommend this home for visiting Hilo!

Regina G.
December 2022
Everything was clea and efficient. The property manager was very helpful. They reach out to you and share their Aloha in everyway. Trust me , you will be pleased with the home and experience

Kristi M.
November 2022
Our family stayed here and it was perfect for our needs: quiet, back from the main road, lovely fruit trees in the yard, coquis lulling us to sleep at night and so clean and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. Even a lovely little welcome bag from the hosts with local goodies. This was a long awaited vacation for us and our lodging in this sweet home did not disappoint. After long days out exploring the island, we came "home" to comfort and quiet. Would definitely recommend this home away from home to others!

Starnani L.
November 2022
When we arrived at this vacation home, we were greeted with some island treats. The home is very beautiful and the yard was filled with life. The kitchen was clean and it had what we needed to cook. I slept in the room that had 2 beds and it was comfy. Theres a 2nd living room/playroom that was perfect for us when we were jamming the Ukulele and playing cards. FYI You can find the cards in the kitchen drawer near the door. This is an amazing place to stay when visiting Hilo, HI. So if your thinking about staying at this place, I highly recommend it. Also the owners are very friendly and welcoming. Mahalo Yonnell for your understanding and we will surely be staying here again. We appreciate you-- The ladies from Waianae 🤙🏽

August 2022
Great property in a convenient are for activities around Hilo. Owners were great with great communication. House was very clean, had everything we needed Would definitely stay there again.

Maida L.
August 2022
Stayed here with my family and loved everything! Great communication with Yonnell. Amazing location, safe and close to UH Hilo. House was renovated well and super clean. Modern, simple decorations. Had all of the important things - linen, rice cooker, games, shampoo, soap, laundry soap, beach towels, etc. Wonderful gift bag with local treats. Enjoyed the photo book with Maunaleo’s story! Hope to stay here again! Thank you for everything!

July 2022
This house really fit our family of 4 with addition of grandparents. The owner did an amazing job updated the house and the modern meet traditional blended in together very well. The yard is huge and very enjoyable. If you like to stay to experience local Hawaiian life, I highly recommended this place.

Skip S.
July 2022
The home is nicely updated, very clean and comes with everything you need. The pet goat next door was cute and we loved the frogs!

Michael S.
June 2022
Six of us came in for a quick stay for a graduation. Property was clean and well kept. NO roaches!! Communication with owners was easy. Everything we needed was right there. Property was only a few minutes away from the main shopping and eating areas. Highly recommend.

Sheri T.
June 2022
We enjoy staying at Maunaleo. It was just perfect for our visit. I will be definitely be staying there again when I need a place when in town. It was located in a central area that was accommodating for my business that I needed to get done while in town.

Neela K.
June 2022
The house was very nicely renovated but also homey and comfortable with a cool breeze at night. There was plenty of space for five unrelated adults to sleep in separate beds. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and there were plenty of bath and bedroom linens available. The hosts provided homey touches, such as a welcome bag of goodies and a book about themselves and the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return to the same house in the future.

Kristy W.
May 2022
Beautiful home and super comfy beds.

Celeste S.
May 2022
We were there for work so didn't spend much time in unit but for the time that we did it was great. It had everything we needed and more.

Siri B.
May 2022
As mentioned by other reviewers, the house had much more to offer in person than it looks like in the pictures. It was very clean and had all the amenities needed for our family of 5. Our kids especially loved the board games, books and the breakfast bar area looking out into the serene back yard. I loved that cooking was made easy with all the cooking utensils one can possibly need. My husband most appreciated the boogie boards and the beach equipment along with fresh clean beach towels and mats made available to us. My mother-in-law loved the set up of the living and dining rooms where she could rest and read a variety of books about Hawaii the owners so attentively curated. Overall, we all agreed that we would love to come back to Hilo and stay here again!!

Tracy S.
March 2022
We had a great time staying here! Yonnell and Keone were fantastic hots, supplying everything we needed for our time at the beach, suggestions of where to explore, and simple household things like laundry and dish soap. It was an easy drive into town, and roomie enough to fit our whole family. We will definitely stay again if we ever make it back to the Big Island!

Isaac G.
February 2022
We were excited about returning to Hilo to visit family and friends - Maunaleo made it feel like we were returning home! We couldn’t have selected a better home for our visit. From our initial contact with our host - Yonnell - to our closing contact, her ‘Aloha Spirit’ was clearly evident. Maunaleo was more than we expected - very clean, stocked with all condiments, all amenities needed for an extended stay, beautiful yard, lots of parking, and a convenient location to easily access all of Hilo or to drive up to the Volcano National Park. Mahalo, Yonnell, for being a super host! Maunaleo is definitely a place to return to when we next visit Hilo.

Sandy R.
February 2022
If you want to know what it might be like to LIVE in Hawaii, in Hilo, get this house! Plenty of room and every comfort! The neighborhood is just so... typical. It's great fun to get the fruit from the trees, be barefoot and live local.

Benjamin K.
February 2022
Based on info provided, we thought the house would meet our needs. It wasn't hard to find and location was good for travel around the Hilo area and getting to the park. After getting there we were pleasantly surprised to find everything we could want. We only spent mornings and evenings there as we went out exploring, but felt like we could have spent more time at the house easily. Well apportioned with beds, entertainment, small appliances, kitchen, laundry. Would definitely stay again. It was hot there during the day, even in February. So hot summer days may challenging, but for our stay the nights cooled down and made for a very pleasant stay.

Melinda M.
February 2022
This spot was everything and more! Beautiful, clean, big, and just so lovely. A home away from home. Very close to everything! Yet quiet and off the beaten path. Wish we could stay forever! Thank you for such a lovely welcome and the snorkeling gear, and beach towels! The kids and us are ready to come back soon!

Kelly G.
February 2022
We loved our stay at this Hilo property. It's a recent remodel, with lots of quality touches for guests. It was particularly great for a family of our size (6) and it had three separate bedrooms plus a porch with sleeping options. We were very comfortable, and enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen. Our only complaint was the neighborhood. The first night of our stay a nearby rooster crowed every few hours and crowed in earnest from 5:00-7:00 AM. He appears to be a neighborhood rooster, because I saw him roam from property to property. Our second night, he still crowed but he wasn't in our yard, so it was much easier to sleep. No AC, but the cantilevered windows are great for catching the breeze - or shutting them out, if it gets too damp from the rainfall. We used this house as our base to explore Volcano National Park, and enjoyed eating at several places in Hilo. Try Ken's House of Pancakes for breakfast food, and definitely hit up the Hilo farmer's market if you are there on a Wednesday or Saturday.

Arthur B.
January 2022
THe description of the house was accurate. It was well equipped and very functional for us (four adults - with a fifth for two days). The location was great for all things Hilo related and for west side of the island attractions. Unfortunately, major, multi-day storm hit during our time there so we had to cut our visit short by one day. Owners were very responsive and proactive in communicating with us. Only (very minor) issue was the description of the location of the house. The address is 1520, but the home itself is physically behind 1524. YOu have to go down the driveway between 1516 and 1524 in order to get to the house. This wasn't totally clear in the directions we received (or I missed it). There is no airconditioning but ceiling fans and open windows provide great ventilation. The frogs at night can be a bit loud, however. But this makes for authentic island living . . .

Bradley N.
December 2021
Yonnell and Keone were terrific hosts. The house was very clean and well maintained. They had several very nice amenities that catered to travelers. There was plenty of beach and snorkeling gear, electronic device chargers, Netflicks, games and more. They even had some Christmas decorations set up which was very much appreciated. We highly recommend a stay with them.

Traci Anne Agunat
October 2021
Beautiful updated house! Very clean. Spacious. Property owners were very welcoming and communicated with us. Will definitely recommend to others.

October 2021
House was beautiful and had everything plus more. Owners were easy to work with and so kind. It really felt like home away from home. Can't wait to go back and stay there again.

m b.
August 2021
Nicely maintained property fulfilled all our hopes and expectations. Owners were very responsive and helpful, recommending places to see, things to do, etc. Definitely recommended.

debbie s.
August 2021
My family thoroughly enjoy this home! We would absolutely stay here again. Great owner communication! Don't hesitate to book this property! Be sure to write in the guest book :-)

Caroline M.
August 2021
This house is much nicer than the pictures portrayed. Super clean. Kitchen well stocked. Lots of room for a family of five. Would definitely stay here again. Close to Downtown Hiko….as well as waterfalls and Volcano National Park.

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