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Waterfall Cottage - Mika Mizu - Tree Top Paradise

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Aloha and welcome to Mika Mizu, serenity in Hilo. Here you will experience a unique and memorable Hawaiian vacation. Mika Mizu is a spacious, but cozy one bedroom cottage, all on one level, no steps! This beautiful cottage is located in a soothing and natural setting with waterfalls and abundant flora and fauna. It is less than one mile to historic downtown Hilo, yet you feel far removed.

Mika Mizu was designed for 2 guests, but will comfortably accommodate 3. The cottage is stocked with amenities such as spices and cooking staples in an efficiency kitchen with a full size refrigerator, a built-in 2-burner stovetop, a microwave/convection oven, a toaster and a gas BBQ grill for outdoor cooking. Also provided are both high speed WiFi and cable TV. It has been tastefully furnished in a casually elegant Island style, creating a very congenial ambiance for your comfort and enjoyment. You will be amazed at this wonderful vacation find.

Hilo is the second largest city in the Hawaiian Islands. There is a four-year University of Hawaii campus in Hilo, several fine restaurants, a Tsunami museum, and interesting events occurring at all times of the year. The natural beauty of the area is astounding. Many waterfalls, nature hikes, boogie boarding, surfing, botanical gardens, and scenic drives through rainforests are all nearby. Volcano National Park is approximately 45 minutes away. Kailua-Kona, the tourist area of the Big Island, with its many high-end Kohala Coast hotels, is one and a half hours away. Waimea, the paniolo (cowboy) region of Parker Ranch fame is approximately one hour. The Waipio Valley and its lovely lookout is one hour. You can take helicopter rides over this taro-filled valley with its dramatic cliffs that plunge to the sea. You can do the same if you wish to see what our very active Kilaeua Volcano is up to. And Mauna Kea, our gigantic mountain with its world renowned Keck Observatory, might be snow capped while you are here - quite the sight looking up from the shores of the blue Pacific.

Note: Mika Mizu is not appropriate for children under 6 years

Check Calendar – Mika Mizu is a very popular vacation rental. So that you will not be disappointed, please check our availability calendar. It is updated daily. You are wise to book ahead, because we are already getting inquiries for 2018 from new and returning guests. If Mika Mizu is not available, check our other 2 nearby vacation rentals:

Mika Lani - 1 br/2 ba - HomeAway/171795 - 2 guests max

Mika Taki - 4 br/4 ½ ba - HomeAway/207918

More Details

Property Manager
Sara/Jamie
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Sara/Jamie

We met in Hawaii, fell in love in Hawaii....and the rest is history. Now we get to share our good fortune with guests from around the world.

Why Sara/Jamie chose Hilo District

We are happy to have this wonderful cottage in Hawaii, and we love the Big Island, its many sights and its friendly people. Hilo gives one the chance to get a feel of the real Hawaii. The Farmers Market in town is a profusion of color from the many exotic flowers, fruits, and native crafts. One comes away with one comes away with a special feeling after exploring this unique area.

What makes this house unique

Great price for a beautifully furnished, comfortable and spacious cottage, located right in Hilo. Easy to get to many of the Big Island sights, lots to do and see.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We very much enjoyed staying at the cottage, it was very comfortable and the sound of the frogs plus the rain on the roof was fantastic!

Cheers!
Oct 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Waterfall Cottage - Mika Mizu - Tree Top Paradise
average rating of 4.898305 based on 202 reviews
5

Stylishly comfortable, a Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Mika Mizu is stylishly comfortable and has a great tropical forest right off the deck. The decor and the finishing touches have personality that was well put together. There is everything you need to cook, communicate, and be entertained both inside and outside. The bathroom, including the shower, have plenty of natural light and room. We enjoyed the geckos, and also the wonderfully informative Hawaii Revealed book by Doughty on the bookshelf - it was a book we found at the other vacation home too - it enriched our stay on the big island with its wealth of touring information and humor. Thank you sooo much for making our stay a wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Surrounded by green.

  • 4 of 5

The cozy "cabin" had beautiful windows looking into tall trees, vines, and birds. The shower had an openable glass wall to the outside. The walk to downtown was interesting and good exercise.

We signed up for 3 people, ourselves and our daughter. The couch in the living room for the third person was uncomfortable and upon arrival I had to call to be directed to the storage place for the sheets for the couch. The cabin did not have an oven. FYI, the light in the microwave that illuminated the counter below burned out while we were there.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location

  • 4 of 5

This is probably one of the best places to stay on this side of the island. The balcony that overlooked the rain forest is awesome. Checking in was very simple and no trouble at all. The owners were very friendly and accommodating with each communication. The place does not have AC but it cools down enough at night to be suitable for sleeping. It has all the necessary amenities except an oven. The owner provides a thorough welcome book with everything you need to know. If you are not used to staying in this type of nature, be prepared for a musty/moldy smell at times. BUT the view is totally worth it and you get used to it very quickly. The city of Hilo was rougher than expected so I am so glad we found this tree house instead of a motel in the city. The waterfall just out back is an awesome bonus! No real complaints about this place. I definitely recommend this stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything was beyond perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

I have no complaints whatsoever about this charming cottage in the jungle! It was absolutely PERFECT! I'm hesitant about leaving a stellar review because I want to keep this place a secret, lol. I've never met the owners but I know they are some of the most awesome people on earth just by the way they pay every little attention to every little detail for the comfort of their guests to ensure you feel right at home and enjoy your stay. We've never had a more enjoyable stay anywhere...EVER!! We definitely left our hearts at Mika Mizu.

P.S. My only regret is that it wasn't sunny enough for us to swim in the backyard grotto to the waterfall. Next time for sure!!

Mahalo, Sara & Jamie

-Phetty & Rottanak

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful secluded, yet close to town

  • 4 of 5

Mika Mizu is up the hill from downtown Hilo. It has a very secluded feel, but is an easy drive from downtown and only a 25 min walk. The place is small, but very comfortable and perfect for couples. Nicely furnished. Only has a 2 burner gas stove top and convection microwave for cooking. Washer dryer is a nice feature. We have stayed here twice and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Comfortable, wish we could have stayed longer...

  • 5 of 5

Mika Mizu was everything we had hoped for while staying in Hilo. It's roomy enough for 2-3, has a small but well stocked kitchen, very clean and well maintained with some nice features and is conveniently located just a few blocks away from the center of Hilo. The frogs and creatures of the night seemed a little loud at first, but we got used to it and rather enjoyed it after the first night. Ear plugs are provided if you need a little more quiet. I think our only wish was that there was a stereo or something for some background music. We would definitely come back the next time we visit Hilo.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Try swimming in our pond and up to and under the beautiful waterfall. An experience to remember.

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Rates & Availability

Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Early Spring
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$129
$833
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
$154
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
$903
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Insurance $49
Cleaning fee $105
Tax Rate 13.42%

Fall Discount until December 19, 2016
This is the lowest price ever offered at Mika Mizu due to the special conditions of a neighbor having plans to build a house on the adjacent lot. During the construction phase, the usual quiet and serenity at our Waterfall Cottage may be impacted during the day time.
Mika Mizu is a unique and wonderful home in a fantastic location!
The time you spend here will be special and memorable. Mika Mizu is truly a tree top paradise!

Minimum night stay is 3 nights, unless only 2 nights are available. All other stays require a 3 night minimum. Mahalo.
Not suitable for children under 6 years old.
Children are included in the guest count.
13.419% Hawaii State taxes additional - Tax ID #166-523-9040-01

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Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Additional Dressing Area with Sink and Bathroom Storage
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a double sofa sleeper in the living room. Maximum of 3 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Not Suitable for Children under 6 -- Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25

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