Enjoy Hawai'i, live local, stay close to downtown Hilo. The property is 6 miles from the airport, up mauka (the mountain) in a little plantation village. Our affordable nightly rates include all taxes and a minimal cleaning fee that permit guest to spend their resources on experiences and making memories. Within 10 minutes of the cottage, our guest can visit beautiful beaches, majestic waterfalls, scenic Hamakua drive and an array of restaurants, farmers markets and local delicatessens.
The three bedroom-one bath cottage is perfect for families, couples and friends. The home features a spacious living room to gather in and plan out your day and reminisce in the evenings. The kitchen is stocked with all you need to whip up a quick meal or prepare an enticing meal using fresh produce form the Hilo market. The vanity area is separate from the shower and bathroom allowing for maximum accessibility and features a tub to get the kids cleaned up. Each bedroom has an A/C unit, ceiling fan and LCD TV for a little down time, entertainment and privacy at the end of the day.
The house is situated in a rural residential neighborhood with access to county water that is clean and drinkable (no catchment systems). Parking is located at the front of the house. This is our home, not a party house. Please no smoking, pets or loud noise.
Attractions and distance from the Kaiwiki Cottage:
Swimming beaches/Ponds 3-6 miles
Downtown Hilo, Lyman Museum, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo Farmers Market 2.5 miles
King Kamehameha Statue/Wailoa River State Park 3.5
Liliuokalani Gardens 4 miles
Imiloa Astronomy Center 5 miles
Hilo Civic Center/Edith Kanakaole Stadium 4 miles
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo 9 miles
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory 11.5 miles
Makuu Market 20 miles
Pahoa Town 22 miles
Kalapana 32 miles
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 32 miles
Mauna Kea 44 miles
Honoka'a/Waipio 44 miles
Waimea 54 miles
Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) 75 miles
Our family commutes frequently between Hilo and Honolulu. I work at the University of Hawaii and my husband prints the local newspaper. We have two teenagers and they are both gearing up for graduation from high school. We love our pets and have a rottie, a poi dog, a goat, a tortoise, and a cockatiel. When we aren't working we enjoy body surfing, hula, hiking, roller derby, and getting together with friends and family.
Val F purchased this cottage in 2006
The Kaiwiki house is very special to us. We were the first family on the street to rebuild and renovate, now our neighbors have followed suit. It's our Hilo diamond in the rough.
There is wide, open park with avacado, ginger, strawberry guava that is perfect for a morning walk and ideal for the kids to play ball, run around, or fly a kite. Just beyond the park is a short path to a swimming hole and waterfall.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us. The kids had an awesome time & it helped that there were TVs in each room on those rainy days. your book collection made visits to the beach even more relaxing. And as a family of 6, we couldn't have asked for a better place for the price. We would definitely return and stay at your rental again.
All in all, this is a quaint cottage that meets all of your needs while visiting the east side of the island. The kitchen seems to be very well equipped, and the beds provided a good night's sleep. With a few upgrades, this could be a terrific spot. Specifically, a small thing, but a huge improvement would be a new liner in the shower. I'm sure with the average rainfall in Hilo, it's hard to keep anything from having mildew, but it's a simple fix that goes a very, very long way. The other feedback would be regarding the carpet. Again, I wouldn't want to have to keep carpet clean in such a humid environment. That said, the entire house had a musty smell. A plus was the free, quick wifi!
Stayed here with my parents and daughter for the weekend. We loved the spacious layout of the rental. The owner was very quick to respond to any questions we had. We truly enjoyed this home away from home. I've recommended it to my brother and will hopefully get a chance to stay here again soon.
The house was just as depicted in the pictures and we were surprised to find that the master bedroom had an A/C. The house is big and had tvs in all rooms and a huge kitchen. There was also a park next door and the grand kids enjoyed walking around and seeing the cows. There's also a bunch of chickens, and I liked the sounds but my kids were a little worried about the noise. Nite time was really quiet though and with the windows and room doors closed we couldnt hear the chickens at all. In fact we all laughed at how good we were sleeping and talked about moving to Hilo. Thanks Val for a great stay and we look forward to staying at your home again next year.
Had an excellent stay cant complain about anything....House was as advertised...we will definitely come back on our next trip to the Big Island
The house is a short drive away from downtown, up in the hills where the locals live. No resorts and no tourists around.
The kids loved the sound of the many roosters.
The interior was very clean, and modern.
Check-in and check-out were a breeze.
If you plan to visit Hilo or simply need to rest after driving to the Volcano National Park, this is a good option.
We were very happy with our stay at your cottage. The rooms were spacious and cottage was stocked with everything we needed. Located in a safe, quiet, residential community made us feel at home. We loved staying here and thank you very much for accommodating us.
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Sep 20 2015 - Nov 20 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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