AN EXOTIC VACATION RENTAL IN THE HEART OF OLD HILO TOWN

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Megan Isaac

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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AN EXOTIC VACATION RENTAL IN THE HEART OF OLD HILO TOWN

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Read our reviews! 'The Lotus' is a Jewel in amongst the green... Our guests love this unique vacation rental set in a quarter acre lush tropical garden right in the heart of Downtown Hilo. Our 'Lotus' vacation villa is tucked away behind an art gallery and a book store. Wake to the sound of birds and enjoy the seclusion of our private walled compound. Once you step outside our red bamboo gate and onto the street, you will love the convenience of being able to walk to shops,movies, restaurants, galleries and more. The Farmer's Market is one block away and each day there fresh tropical fruits and vegetables are for sale.

If your taste is for old homes and places with a sense of history then you will love our little rental. This accommodation is best described as '..An exotic Vacation Rental for the budget traveler.' There is no TV or microwave and no air-conditioning so we have appeal for those wanting to enjoy a simple tropical home with just the basics. Our guests tell us this makes a romantic couples retreat and a place for a great family vacatiion.

The Lotus is a refurbished traditional Hawaii-style 'Cane house’ built in the heyday of the Sugar Plantations. We painted it some bright colors and gave it a few upgrades to make your stay comfortable. The home features bamboo floors, an open plan kitchen and living area as well as charming features of an old home. The shower is downstairs which was the style for these homes. Our close proximity to the bay means that the home is cooled by sea breezes. Ceiling fans in the living area and bedroom will ensure your comfort. In the master bedroom, the mattress is a pillow-top queen sized bed to ensure a great night's sleep. The other bedroom offers a queen sized bed and in the third bedroom there is a single bed. A fold out futon bed suitable for a child can be made available. Our couch also folds out to a full sized bed. Up to 8 people can be accommodated in 'The Lotus.'

At one time this property was like many of the Sugar Cane 'camps' on this island with 6 houses houses on the property. We presently have two refurbished houses for guest accommodation. There another two houses in the rear of the property not currently in use. The 'Sugar Shack' next door is another refurbished cane house where we offer bed and breakfast accommodation. Our two vacation homes on the property can accommodate parties of up to 14 guests and so ours makes an ideal venue for a wedding, tour group, seminar or other small group event.

As your hosts, we have tried to think of your needs. Our goal is for our guests to relax and enjoy their visit to our island. Upon check in our guests find fresh flowers and fruit in our rental. Beach towels are provided.

This vacation spend less time in the car! Come and stay with us for a relaxed pace of life and an exotic tropical experience with plenty of beauty and good hospitality.

Keywords: cottage, shack, cane house, house, bungalow, villa, cabana, casita

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle

Megan Isaac

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Hawaii island has changed in many ways since ‘the last harvest’ in 1996 as it is remembered by locals here and Jasper arrived on the island in time to see those ‘old days’ of Hawaii.

In 2009 Jasper campaigned for mayor on a platform of sustainable agriculture for the island and continues to support small agriculture in Hawaii. A retired contractor, Jasper has been working on the Hilo Garden Villas, a property that hosts traveler accommodation and two vacation rentals as well as a Center for massage and for Natural Farming Education.

Megan is originally from Australia and lives some of the time in Hilo and some of the time in Melbourne, Australia. Megan and Jasper both love the colors of the tropics and have spent time restoring several old homes on the property so that visitors can enjoy an experience of an older Hawaii and the relaxed pace of life on Hawaii island.

Megan Isaac purchased this cottage in 2000

Hilo is on the east side which is the ‘wet & wild side’ of our island and offers a lot of natural beauty and rugged coastlines to explore. There is plenty to see and do no matter what the weather. Whenever visitors come to stay with us it is easy point them in the direction of botanical gardens, our live volcano 'Kilauea', the famous Red Road of Puna with warm geothermal ponds and black sand beaches and the attractions of Hilo itself.

Our tropical rainy climate means we enjoy an abundance of fresh produce and exotic fruits and flowers all year round and these can be found at the Farmer's Market, just a block away. This is a photographer's dream! Jasper bought this property in 2001 and was inspired by the sense of history here and the fact that this property is walled on all sides creating a sense of privacy and serenity. There are two vacation rental homes on the property. Both of these are painted bright colors and have been refurbished. They sit behind 4 stores. Among them, there is a thriving art gallery, a second hand bookstore and a Hawaiian clothing & design store. You will enjoy browsing here and meeting these neighbors.

The property itself is in the geographic heart of Hilo Bay and at one time there were 5 homes on this small half-acre block and many families lived in close proximity as was the tradition for the ‘camps’ associated with the Sugar Plantation days and we have enjoyed restoring them one by one. There are many talented musicians and artists who make Hawaii 'home' and so there is much local art and entertainment to enjoy around Hilo and the vicinity. Our favourite place to swim is the nearby ‘Four Mile’ (officially known as Carlsmith Park) this is a beautiful lagoon with palm trees and a lush green lawn for picnics and sunbathing.

The old Hawaiian name for this property is translated to mean 'When You Fall Down Pick Yourself Up.' Our lush garden setting features stone buddha statues, bamboo and fruit trees and it is the perfect place to rest and recover. Guests can place an order for fresh coconut water to be delivered or they can make relaxation a priority as they spend time in our hot tub or taking advantage of our reasonable rates,schedule a massage on site.

Experience the charm of our town of Hilo which has a slow pace becoming more and more rare in the world. Enjoy the peace of a vacation where less time is spent driving in a car.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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An Exotic Vacation Rental in the Heart of Old Hilo Town
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
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An Exotic Vacation Rental in the Heart of Old Hilo Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390986vbi
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Hilo Hilo District
Hamburg, Germany
5

Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We loved being in the middle of Hilo, just a stone throw away from the farmer's market. Although right in downtown the garden around the cottage is really quiet and a fine retreat. The idea of the "downstairs" bathroom is charming. Megan and Jasper were just perfect hosts. We'd love to come back.
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An Exotic Vacation Rental in the Heart of Old Hilo Town
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808 9365212
Hilo Hilo District
Switzerland
4

Cozy and comfy, great location!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This place has three great things going for it. The house itself is lovely and in the middle of a beautiful garden. It is in a prime location to enjoy the things that make hilo unique. And Jasper and Megan are terrific hosts.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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An Exotic Vacation Rental in the Heart of Old Hilo Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390986vbi
808 9365212
Hilo Hilo District
Singapore
3

Excellent hospitality but property has room for improvement....

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Megan and Jasper's hospitality surpasses any other hotel/ B&B/ serviced apartments we have stayed in. They seem to really care for their guests and go out of their way to make their stay more comfortable. The unit is very clean and beds and pillows were very comfortable. However, it needs some home improvement such as: netting in the windows and all doors to keep flying bugs out. All rooms need ceiling fans. The open shower area downstairs need more privacy in general and a door between the yard and the shower area. The third bedroom was very stuffy and seemed 'separated' from the rest of the rooms and access to it is through the front deck. Young kids would have hard time sleeping there.

Despite it's negative points In general, it was an okay- value accommodation (considering this is HIlo). If you don't mind the drive, just stay in Kona where there are better value accommodations.

Perks: outstanding hospitality, lovely setting (Balinese style), excellent location (close to restaurants and the farmer's market), fresh fruits and Avocados from the trees. Kitty was the travel highlight for my 5-yrs old. I loved falling asleep listening to the chirping frogs but others may find it noisy- so it could go either way.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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An Exotic Vacation Rental in the Heart of Old Hilo Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390986vbi
808 9365212
Hilo Hilo District
5

Excellent all the way :-)

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This very Exotic vacation rental in the center of old Hilo town is fantastic. Megan was very helpful and kind. She gave us informations about beautiful beach with turtles and suprise us with beautiful flowers :-)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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An Exotic Vacation Rental in the Heart of Old Hilo Town
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808 9365212
Hilo Hilo District
British Columbia, Canada
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
My partner and I along with my 2 teenage daughters stayed at the Lotus Garden for 2 nights in March. It was absolutely lovely. It is just as the pictures show - very clean and bright and peaceful. Although it is located right in the City it was amazing how quiet it was at night. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Lotus Vacation Villa
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The Magic Pan Crepe Restaurant
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Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea
Nearest Point of Interest
Hilo Palace Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Hilo Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Sushi Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kress Cinema Dollar Theater
Car: recommended

Hilo is a town built in the heyday of the Sugar Cane era. Our downtown location offers many attractions, just a short walk away. See a show at The Palace Theater or enjoy restaurants and cafes to suit every budget. Browse the many galleries and craft stores and visit the Tsunami Museum and the Lyman Museum for insights into the island's fascinating history of Hawaiian Kingdoms, christian missionaries & the powerful forces of nature that have shaped the island.

Hilo is a great place for the gourmet cook to visit. Enjoy cooking with fresh produce of the tropics. Our ' Lotus' vacation rental is a pleasant 20 minute stroll from Suisan Fish market. You will be just a block from the Hilo Farmer's market which operates daily all year round. Here farmers, flower merchants and artisans sell their wares and you can sample exotic fruits & local cuisines. We also have some wonderful beaches 10 minutes drive away. A snorkeler's delight and a place to see the sea turtles grazing on rocks there

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Availability & Rates

Hilo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Merrie Monarch
Apr 21 2014 - Apr 26 2014
$3,000
Flat fee
6 nights
 
 
Holiday Season
Nov 28 - Feb 29
$150
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$140
$900
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $30.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes These dates are reserved for a group booking. Merrie Monarch reservations can include accommodation for 10 or more guests and would suit Halau or Halau study group. Perfect location in town. Inquire for more details. Dates are flexible according to the needs of the group.
これらの日付はグループ予約のために予約されています。メリーモナーク予約は10以上のゲストのための宿泊施設を含めることができますし、ハラウやハラウの研究グループに合うでしょう。町の絶好のロケーション。詳細はお問い合わせください。日付は、グループのニーズに

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hilo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • spelunking
Notes:
Ceiling fans,Fresh flowers and fruit provided for guests, Medical Cannabis smokers welcome
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