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Bamboo Hideaway !! Walk to downtown bayfront in minutes

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

From this new 1 bedroom remodel you can walk into downtown . Close to the river

Bamboo Hideaway is truly a hidden gem.. It is located on a quiet, former Hawaiian Homestead acre next to the Wailuku River and its falls.

This rental has just been completely remodeled from top to bottom with all new appliances and high end fixtures. You will find all the basic amenities needed for

your stopover in Hilo town.

Free WiFi is available. There is a 42 inch flat screen with DirectTV hookup. Videos,

CDs and a Hawaiiana library is also on hand.

The bathroom boasts its showpiece Shower Panel with 6 massage jets for an

incredible shower massage!! Ah.h... The vessel sink sits atop a quartz countertop .

The quartz countertops are also found in the kitchen.

There is a wonderful new Caspar *TM queen bed with all cotton sheets .

In the same bedroom sits a queen size pull out sofa futon with coil spring core.

This rental does accommodate children over 10 years of age.

The kitchen supplies all new electric appliances that are necessary for the chef of the house.

Very few homes in Hilo have AC's since we have abundant tradewinds. We have

ceiling fans as well as many windows for cross ventilation and cooling.

The living room has two love seats and side tables. needed.

Wander the premises and find fruit trees and plumerias with orchids blooming in them.

Talk story with your hosts Diane & Phil who live on the adjoining property and they can show you what fruit to pick and advise you on the local action. As well, they can

probably provide you with anything you might need if you don't see it at Bamboo Hideaway. Recently in early 2017 we added a nearby washer and dryer. This is free to use during the day on a limited basis. Please ask us about it if needed.

Its hard to believe you can be in this peaceful rural setting, yet in 5 minutes you can walk down into Hilo Bayfront stores and restaurants or the local Farmers Market.

A few minutes of a drive will take you to the new Imiloa Astronomy Center, the Univ. of Hilo, the Botanical Gardens and the zoo which is a botanical garden as well and numerous other attractions that need to go on your must see list.

Of course the main attraction is the lava flow from Kilauea Volcano which is always fluctuating. An hour drive will put you into the entrance of Volcano Park to start

experiencing this phenomena. If it is flowing into the ocean out of Pu uoa vent, we highly recommend the lava boat tours out of Pohoiki for sunset and sunrise tours.

Hilo town is small but it is packed with things to see and do too numerous to begin to mention. We are the biggest island of the Hawaiian chain. The Big Island

is here for you to discover its Big Heart filled with Big Aloha !!

More Details

Diane Fournier
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Diane Fournier

I was born and raised a San Francisco girl but at the height of the 60's started traveling which led to a nomadic lifestyle for many years . In the 80's I went north and rooted in Alaska. There I met my future husband to be, Phil. Phil is from Indiana and taught in the alternative public school in Anchorage. I opened up a Holistic Health Center which catered to clients seeking alternative health care.

We lived there for 17 years before deciding we wanted to retire in warmth and fresh air. Hawaii was perfect for us because Hilo offered the pace and friendliness that Alaska had for us.

We 1st moved to Kehena Beach in lower Puna closer to the lava action. There we had a vacation rental for 15 years and found that we really liked interacting with the guests that came to visit. Many guests became friends and quite a few of them over the years moved to Hawaii themselves.

We recently moved in 2014 to Hilo into our home that was a vacation rental for 6 years. 2 years ago we acquired the neighboring land and duplexes which were all part of a large homestead. Instead of long term rentals we decided

Hilo could use some more short term vacation rentals.

We can start meeting our happy vacationers again.

Phil use to teach Hawaiian Studies courses and has written a book, "A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands", and would be happy to answer any questions about the islands history that you might have.

Diane Fournier purchased this house in 2013

Why Diane Fournier chose Hilo

The first time we drove up Amauulu Rd. quite a few years ago , it was like we couldn't believe how country it felt yet we were near downtown.

A few years later, a realtor friend showed us a house on this street that she thought we would like even though we were only looking for land. Well, that did it. We fell in love with the area, the pastureland behind us and orchards across the street with the river 300 yards away. Sort of wild but in the city. The house itself was perfect so no need to build one and it was fairly new. We bought it the next day.

Then, 2 years ago, the neighboring piece of land along our driveway became available and it had 2 longtime duplexes on it. We acquired that to protect our assets.

These duplexes are perfect for the vacationing couple who want quiet beauty yet convenience to walking into town to dine at night if they desire. It doesn't get much better.

You also have the opportunity to pick fresh fruit from our many fruit trees on the 1+ acre lot. Depending on the time of year you can choose from Lychee, Mango, Orange, Tangerine, Longon, Avocado, Tangelo, Papaya, Yabotacaba, and Pineapple.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location is what made us move here in the first place and this rental is in a perfect area.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Naniloa Hotel
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Belt Highway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Hilo Bayfront
Car: not necessary

Bamboo Hideaway is within walking distance of downtown Hilo. Just cross the small Wailuku River bridge and within minutes you will be strolling past bay front shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Also close at hand is the public library, Lyman Museum, Tsunami museum, and the Imiloa Astronomy Center . The University of Hawaii at Hilo has student based activities as well. The ever popular Hilo Farmers Market is in full swing on on Wednesday and Saturday with some vendors being present daily. The artsy restored Palace Theater is a movie house with many concerts and cultural events as well as international art films. Sidewalk cafes give you the opportunity to sample many of the world famous Big Island coffees.

Hilo town is one of those small quirky yet friendly towns where you can just stroll around and get caught up in the strong feeling of Aloha. Folks are friendly and enjoy taking the time to talk story.


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vessel sink , linen closet
  • Tiled shower with massage jets on shower panel as well as rain tree shower head. Vessel sink on Quartz countertop with high end fixtures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • We have added a new Caspar queen mattress this year which is an incredibly comfortable cooling memory foam/ gel mattress. We use all cotton sheets as well. There are 3 windows for cross ventilation and a ceiling fan as well as a tower fan.Large closet, dresser, and a comfortable queen futon sofa..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Most people are surprised to learn that Hilo is the second largest city in the state as it has the feel of a small town. It was developed as the center of the island's former sugar cane industry and has the feel of the early days of the 20th century when it expanded rapidly.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews
Zurich, Switzerland


  • 5 of 5

The place totally lived up to our expectations from what was advertised. The apartment was very nice and clean. It's a good setup with the two houses each with two apartments. Like that we met other guests at the BBQ but still had our own place. We also loved the big garden with all the fruit trees where we picked tangerines and avocado. Thank you Diane. We would stay again any time.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it perfect for 2. Clean and very well kept. Felt right at home. Beautiful views all the way around.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Redland Bay Qld Australia

Fantastic stay in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Bamboo Hideaway became our home for almost a week. What a great place stay. The fully contained duplex had everything , even a cooler box for the for picnics and days out

The bedroom was huge with a very comfortable bed. Even though we hired a car we were only short walk from downtown where we got our groceries and could eat out

We came to Hilo for a wedding (the union of an Australian and US couple) where no one at the function came from Hawaii. We found a lovely friendly Hawaiin town with plenty to do around town and within easy driving distance

Special mention for our host Dianne, who checked in now an then to see if we needed anything and supplied us with fresh fruit from the orchard on the property (which we also picked ourselves). The avocados were awesome

A great stay and glad we picked Bamboo Hideaway

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Kansas City, MO

Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bamboo Hideaway. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was incredible - much appreciated to break up our hiking adventures! The hosts are very friendly! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Downers Grove, IL

Wonderful house, very convenient

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Bamboo Hideaway! The house and furnishings were top-notch, very much like what I would put in my own home. Diane and Phil provided just about anything we thought we would have needed in the house. The shower is a wonderful escape after a long day hiking.

We had a couple hot and humid days during our stay due to a passing tropical storm, which were a trifle uncomfortable since the unit has no A/C. That was our only real complaint about the house, though not a derogatory mark since we knew that going in. The ceiling fans and other desk fans provided in the house made the weather much more bearable.

Thanks for a great stay - hopefully we can make the trip out again sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bamboo Hideaway was delightful

  • 4 of 5

This was a well maintained and well equipped rental. It had everything we needed. The shower was amazing.

Our hosts were very responsive.

It was well within walking distance of downtown and many restaurants and sights.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 14.42%

Please ask about holiday and Merrie Monarch rates. Cancellation policy - full refund of deposit if owners are notified within 60 days of reservation time
Ask owner by email about discounts
A credit card will secure your damage deposit after arrival.
Extra charge for guest over double occupancy
Children 10 and over
Check in after 3 pm
Check out 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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