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Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots

Bedrooms 1
Space 840 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Lopaka's Family Lodge is a new, beautiful, and immaculate unit in a tropical setting located right above downtown Hilo. It is a spacious (840 sq. ft., plus 160 sq. ft. lanai) 1 BR, 1BA and comes with everything you need including washer & dryer. The private entrance is up a short six step stairway. The lodge is separated from the owner's residence by a walkway and large patio providing privacy to each unit.

The lodge is nestled in a lovely neighborhood where cool mountain breezes and a 160 sq. ft lanai (covered patio) await you at the end of a hot day! You'll be 10 minutes from downtown Hilo, 15 minutes to the mall for shopping, and 30 miles from the volcano viewing area!

The lodge's kitchen includes all the modern conveniences: dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, refrigerator, range, garbage disposal, blender, rice cooker, salad spinner, and more. The lodge's owner provides free coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, and Truvia. You can dine at the breakfast bar or dining area.

The beautifully decorated bedroom has a queen bed, new desk with comfortable cushioned chair, free WIFI, walk-in closet, and clock radio/alarm with CD player. There is also a twin day bed with trundle in the living room that can accommodate two guests.

The laundry area in the lodge is equipped with a new stackable washer and dryer. Laundry detergent (unscented), bleach, dryer sheets, and stain remover are provided at no additional charge.

Even the bathroom comes fully stocked with soap, shampoo & conditioner, blow dryer, curling iron, beach towels, beach mats, and sun screen.

If you decide to stay in you can watch a movie on the TV and DVD in the living room area.


(A designated smoking area has been provided outside the lodge in a covered area).


More Details

Beverly Moodie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Beverly Moodie


I was born in Hawaii and have a large extended family here. However, I was raised in California, but returned to Hawaii when Bob and I retired.

Beverly Moodie purchased this house in 2009

Why Beverly Moodie chose Hilo

Lopaka's Family Lodge was originally built to accomodate family and friends. It was named in memory of my late husband, Bob (Lopaka is the Hawaiian name for Robert).

It is such a lovely setting though that it seemed sad to leave it unoccupied when friends and family weren't visiting. That's when I got the idea to offer it as a vacation rental so it can be enjoyed by others.

What makes this house unique

This has been a joyful experience for me. I've met so many wonderful people from all over the world and my life has been enriched by getting to know them. Some have returned several times and I count them amongst those I call "friends".


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The vacation rental is in a residential neighborhood. Out of consideration for the neighbors quiet must be observed after 10:00PM. Mahalo!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has a Day bed with twin trundle. Graco Pack N Play portable playpen with bassinet for families with a baby.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Additional Outdoor Features: Fully Fenced, parking on street; Others: Coolers (large and small), thermos bottle, ceiling fans, alarm clock, (fax/printer available in the owners house), hair dryer, flat iron, laundry soap (unscented), bleach, dryer sheets (unscented), local activities guide, waterproof map of all Volcanoes National Park Hiking Trails, restaurant dining guide, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel/body wash, solar Hot Water, solar electric, paper towels and toilet paper. Graco Pack N Play portable playpen with bassinet for families with a baby.


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Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots
average rating of 4.9594593 based on 74 reviews

Love Lopaka's Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Bev has provided a home-away-from-home experience. Her bungalow has everything needed to enjoy a happy stay, from view (Hilo Bay!) to comfort (sheets so soft!) and amenities (sharp kitchen knives!!) that are a big "cut-above" the usual place for rent. She has considered all possible circumstances and provided nicely; there truly was nothing left wanting! And, did we mention how very clean everything was, a definite plus! Loved our stay, thank you very much, we'll try and get back soon. J & T

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha J & T, I am so pleased that your experience at Lopaka's was so positive. Mahalo for taking the time to share it with others. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and will definitely be happy to host you again. A hui hou, Bev
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Lovely house very close to rainbow falls !

  • 4 of 5

Hi Beverly,

We had a great time at the lopakas lodge . Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Padmini, I'm so happy you enjoyed the lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you. Mahalo for your comments, Bev
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Federal Way, Washington

Wonderful. Exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Highly recommend and will return.

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home. Well maintained, clean, stocked with so many things from games and movies to new toothbrushes and sunscreen. In case you forget yours. Beverly has provided a special place full of Aloha and we thank her for sharing her corner of paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your positive review so very much! It was fun hosting you and I am happy to hear you will return some day. Looking forward to your next visit. Mahalo, Bev
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Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Lopaka's Lodge was like 'home away from home'. Bev thought of everything, from coffee and creamer for our first morning after arrival to canvas shopping bags to use for food shopping! The kitchen was very well stocked and the laundry room was fantastic and also fully stocked. Most rentals do not include things like laundry detergent, etc., but Bev's had it all. There were beach towels, sunscreen, umbrellas, the list goes on and on. The lanai was perfect for morning coffee. I especially liked the white rope lights that line the lanai which we turned on every night. They added such atmosphere (along with the coqui frogs serenading us every night)! The location is in a lovely neighborhood, an easy drive to the Volcano National Park which we visited two days and was a highlight of our two weeks. And the Hawaii Botanical Gardens was another highlight--an amazing place. Bev hugged us when we arrived and it felt like we knew her forever! We hope to return someday. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Karen, Mahalo nui for all your nice comments, and for your very sweet personal email to me. I am so happy to hear that your experience at Lopaka's lived up to your expectations. That is always the goal and so satisfying when achieved! Please come back soon. Malama pono (Take care), Bev
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Modesto, CA

Hawaii Here We Come

  • 5 of 5

Lopaka's Lodge fulfilled our every need. Bev went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. She has every amenity that you would have at home, available for our use. Everything was immaculate! As we were house hunting, we had moments of highs and lows. Coming back every evening to her Lodge, soothed and comforted us.

We will definitely be returning to Hilo and to the Lopaka's Lodge. And of course, we will recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jerry & Paula, Mahalo for the very nice review. It's greatly appreciated. Your visit was fun for me. I enjoyed your sharing the ups and downs of house hunting here on the East side of the Island. Hoping all the details are finalized quickly so you can soon be living the Hawaii lifestyle. Keep in touch and I'll look forward to connecting with you when you return to Hilo. Bev
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No Ka 'Oi The best!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to stay. Take time to read the reviews, you will get a taste of what it is like to stay at Lopaka's Lodge. After my wife and I spent 10 days here we I realize that words and pictures alone can not recreate or describe how fantastic our stay here was. Bev is the most kind, pleasant and thoughtful person anyone could know. Bev genuinely wants to provide a "Home Base" for your stay in Hilo/Hawaii to be flawless and the memory of a lifetime. The 800sq ft. Ohana (built for family) is immaculate. After staying here you will feel like family and want to return like we do. Mahalo Bev

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Robert & Reyne, Mahalo nui loa for your wonderful review! You've set the bar very high for future guests expectations. I will do my best to live up to your generous praise. Lopaka's is a unique and special place and I enjoy sharing it and meeting nice people like you. I also will look forward to your return visit. A hui hou, Bev
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

ATM/bank, bay/sound, churches, botanical garden, groceries, hospital, rain forests, groceries; Other attractions: Volcano, waterfalls, Zip Lines.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Rates shown are for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
Add $25 per night for each additional adult (21 years or older).
$125 non-refundable cleaning fee.
Hawaii State Tax of 13.41%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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