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Sara/Jamie

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Waterfall Cottage - Mika Mizu - Tree Top Paradise

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

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 2017 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sara/Jamie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

Another wonderful visit to Hilo and Mika Mizu. We visited a couple of places we missed seeing on previous trips. The Lyman museum is a great place to learn about the islands and we were lucky enough to have a private tour of an orchid farm in Pahoa. We ate at Hilo Bay Café, new to us and old standbys Café Pesto and Pineapples.

We hate leaving here tomorrow but will take fond memories of Hilo (and Kona) and Mika Mizu with us. This is the perfect place to stay and we would live right here if we could.

Mahalo Jamie!
Jan 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)
Waterfall Cottage - Mika Mizu - Tree Top Paradise
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 193 reviews
Richmond, VA
5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this cottage and it will not be our last. We love staying here! It is clean, comfortable and cozy. Great location in Hilo - the cottage is a perfect home base to explore the Big Island. The owners are so accommodating and provide excellent and friendly communication. I can't say enough regarding how fabulous this vacation property is!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

What a nice peaceful and charming bit of paradise this cottage provided to be for our base to visit Hilo and surrounds. Spacious and clean, good location, and excellent internet connection, all contributed to a most enjoyable stay. Are very pleased we found this gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loveland, Colorado
5

Warm, Welcoming, Attention to Detail

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Mika Mizu was a truly enjoyable experience. The reservation process was handled with warmth, courtesy and quick responsiveness. We loved sitting on the lanai, surrounded by jungle beauty. The welcome packet of goodies was much appreciated. What impressed me the most was the exquisite attention to detail. The architecture and decor of the unit was impeccably and artistically done. We had a wonderful feeling from the moment we walked into the cottage. We had neighbors next door but they were quite unobtrusive. If they had been noisy I would have felt comfortable calling the manager because she seemed so caring and responsive. I would highly recommend this property to others for a romantic getaway right in the heart of Hilo.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose
5

Excellent Jungle Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were quite surprised while leaving the bustling town of Hilo (smile) when we were transported to heart of the jungle in minutes! Mika Mizu is a perfect bungalow for two in a serene jungle setting. Complete with uncountable flora, it makes you feel like you are alone in a jungle tree house. The sounds at night are wonderful! Coqui, bullfrogs and all the nocturnal creatures come to life with a concerto to be heard. The waterfall, a great secret!

The house is equipped with everything you need to prepare food, and be comfortable inside or out. The lani is where we spent most of our time there. Great for any meal... I would rent again if in the area.

Mahalo,

Sam

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, if you have quiet neighbors

  • 3 of 5

I agree with all the wonderful things the others are saying -- Mika Mizu is gorgeous, impeccably clean, stylish, and well-appointed. The owners were prompt, thorough, and friendly in our communications. Given all this, I hate to give this property less than 5 stars, but there was key info not in the description or other reviews that I would have appreciated before I booked.

This property is next door to a sister rental called Mika Taki, which is a 4-bedroom house that features a large patio that is only ~20 ft from Mika Mizu's bedroom windows. Also, only ~8 ft away from the same windows is the shared gravel driveway, and the gate to Mika Taki. All of this means that if the Mika Taki neighbors are coming and going, there are 4 bedrooms-worth of people with their headlights and car door slams and alarm-honking, and if they're all out on the patio, you have no choice but to hear everything. This was otherwise a quiet and peaceful area (we didn't hear a peep from any of the other neighbors), so 4 bedrooms-worth of people's talking really takes over. In our case, we were unlucky and had loud Mika Taki neighbors who shriek-talked at a volume that would be reasonable if they were at a rock concert, and also had a (frequently crying) baby. During the day when the frogs weren't calling, their voices carried clearly into our cottage even when they were inside. On our 1st night, pouring rain kept them inside, and the frogs drowned out the rest. On our 2nd night, after a loud afternoon, they all went out for the evening, so all we had to deal with was the racket they made as they came in. But on our 3rd & final night, they caroused just feet away on their patio, piercing the din of the coqui frogs and defeating our earplugs. I went over at 8:30pm to ask them to bring it down a notch, and was rudely cut off by a woman who simply denied they were being loud. By 10pm, we were fed up and I was looking up the owner's phone number to complain when we caught a lucky break and it started pouring rain, which finally ended the patio chatter. This was an aggravating and unpleasant experience given that we selected Mika Mizu because we thought it would be a quiet, private getaway.

If you have a large group of quiet (or at least considerate) people and can rent both properties, I'd highly recommend Mika Mizu. Except for the close proximity of the neighboring rental, it was absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Aloha, We wish you would have been in touch with us at the first sign of having disruptive neighbors, as we would have contacted them immediately with the complaint. Then if they persisted with the disruptive behavior we would have asked them to leave the property at once! It is our policy to never allow loud gatherings, as the property is located in a very quiet residential neighborhood. We do appreciate your comments about the house being gorgeous, impeccably clean, stylish, and well-appointed. Mahalo!"
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Enchanted waterfall retreat

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here every chance we've gotten and find the jungle atmosphere, sounds, and creek view from the lanai the very best to wake up to and go to sleep by. I turn 70 y/o this year and felt my big gift was another swim all alone in the large pond surround by flowers, washing my hair in the water fall. The cottage is just right for two people with lots of windows and tropical interiors. The nice shower has a full window looking into the creek and jungle. I highly recommend this property for fun and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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
 
Fall Discount until December
Jul 11 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$104
$693
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$154
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$973
 
 
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

Cleaning fee $105
Damage Waiver Insurance $49
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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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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