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Waterfall Cottage - Mika Mizu - Tree Top Paradise

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


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 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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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Waterfall Cottage - Mika Mizu - Tree Top Paradise
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 196 reviews

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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Beautiful and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay! Very close to Hilo Town, quiet and secluded, with a great view from the deck. Great hosts who have thought of everything you could need.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Felt just like home, maybe even better!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful time staying at Mika Mizu! So much that we extended our stay an extra night/day instead of returning to Kailua Kona. The house was very comfortable and everything was well thought out to ensure the guests comfort and ease. We loved walking in and finding a lovely gift basket to welcome us to our temporary home.

I love to cook and the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for lovely meals on the lanai overlooking the gorgeous forest. The shower was unbeatable and the bed was more comfortable that the ones we have at home! The coqui's (small frogs) were a nice backdrop to our quiet evenings at home and didn't cause any sleep issues as I had feared. I did appreciate the earplugs on the night stand but we didn't need them. We just shut the windows and were fine.

It was a HUGE treat to have our very own waterfall and pond to swim in. It was my daughter's first time doing so and it was a highlight of the trip for her. Such a lovely walk down to the pond with it's refreshing water and beautiful surroundings.

The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring Hilo and places further off north and south.

We hope to return to the Big Island soon and when we do, we will plan our trip around the availability of Mika Mizu.

Thanks to Sarah and Jamie for their flexibility, attentive communication and beautiful house for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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  • 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

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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Try swimming in our pond and up to and under the beautiful waterfall. An experience to remember.


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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Additional Dressing Area with Sink and Bathroom Storage
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a double sofa sleeper in the living room. Maximum of 3 guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Not Suitable for Children under 6 -- Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25

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