Our apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood right outside of downtown Hilo, looking over the Hilo bay. We live upstairs and are ready to help our guest to get around. Honoli'i beach (1 mile), Rainbow Falls (3 miles), Volcano national park (31 miles), Akaka Falls (13 miles).
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE COLLECT 13.416% TAX UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.
Great value for a family trip. Children under 16 years old won't be charged as extra persons if it's a family. We can lend children's toys or books to entertain, or beach items like sand toys and an umbrella.
The room has partial ocean view from the living room window, from which you may see a whale's spouting right outside of the Hilo Bay during the whale season.
Bedroom A is adjacent to the bathroom, so users of bedroom B must go through bedroom A to reach the bathroom. Has a tiny kitchenette space with microwave and an single electric stove, with basic pots and pans, enough for cooking light meal. Won't work for someone who needs full kitchen to cook.
We, the owner family live upstairs and to be honest, it can be sometimes noisy with two boys there and active (their school hour is 7:45-2:15, bed time is 8:30 pm).
This unit is next to our monthly rental, in which quiet college students live.
Also, since we are in tropical climate, you may see geckos and other little creatures in the room. As long as you don't care about them, they do no harm to us.
We believe that our price is reasonable for what we offer, nothing luxurious, just a plain pleasant space.
Interaction with guests
Greeting, giving instruction for the stay. Will be glad to help to get around the island. Can lend some beach items like folding chairs / kids' sand toys and like.
Other things to note
WE COLLECT 13.416% TAX UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.
We the owner family live upstairs with kids and so even though it's listed to accommodate up to 5 persons, we can't host a group of friends those who want to enjoy partying and like. If not a family, we ask the group about the purpose of the travel.
PLEASE READ ALL THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SPACE AND IF THERE IS ANY QUESTION, ASK US BEFORE YOU BOOK.
We ask for common sense; be quiet after 10pm, be respectful to the property. Guests are asked to take off their shoes in the rental. We also ask guests to compost; keep food waste in a container.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I'm a mother of two boys and I love to practice yoga, be outdoor, and reading good books. We moved to Hilo in 2010 and have been so grateful to be where we are. I've backpacked alone to India, Thailand, China, Korea, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain and Germany in the past. India and Mexico are the top two of the places I want to visit again. You can tell that I love traveling but now with two restless boys, I'd rather stay home and host people from different places. Meeting new people were the main thing I enjoyed in traveling and so I look forward to hosting and sharing the beauty of this island.