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

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

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 (800 sq. ft.) 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 200 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Beverly Moodie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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 I retired.

Beverly Moodie purchased this house in 2009

Why Beverly Moodie chose Hilo District

Lopaka's Family Lodge was originally built to accomodate mainland 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".


based on 70 traveler reviews

Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 70 reviews
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: Sep 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: Aug 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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A wonderful place to stay in-between houses.

  • 5 of 5

I had just sold a house on the Big Island and was waiting for the keys to the house we bought in Hilo. I was so fortunate that Bev had a week open. It was a retreat from the stress of buying and selling houses! Because I was in-between homes and working I wanted a vacation rental with a full kitchen and laundry. Lopaka's Family Lodge has that and more. This spacious 800 square feet of indoor living space is tastefully furnished and very clean. Here in Hilo where humidity is a problem Lopaka's is fresh and without a hint of mildew that you may find in other vacation rentals. The outdoor lanai is a wonderful space to have breakfast or to have a sunset happy hour. The neighborhood is very desirable and because it's located above downtown Hilo the evenings are cool. This is a very special vacation rental or home away from home. Bev has thought of everything. I would recommend Lopaka's Family Lodge to my own family and friends living on Oahu and the Mainland.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kathy, Mahalo nui loa! It was a pleasure having you as a guest and getting to know you. I am so happy that Lopaka's was available when you needed a place of respite. I'll look forward to seeing you around Hilo town (whenever you're not traveling the world). Call me when you get back and we can go to lunch. A hui hou, Bev
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Austin, Texas

Another wonderful memory

  • 5 of 5

This is my third stay at Bev's, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hilo. It truly feels like I am living in Hilo when I stay at Bev's because it feels like home. It's a private location and Bev absolutely respects your privacy. Bev is very thoughtful and the amount of small things that she remembers and provides for visitors is amazing. The lanai is perfect for early morning coffee, and Bev keeps the lodge immaculate. The location is a short drive from downtown Hilo in a quiet residential neighborhood filled with beautiful, charming houses. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa, Julie!! It was so nice having you back again and seeing all of you looking so well and happy. I'll look forward to your next visit. A hui hou, malama pono, Bev
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Perfection time and time again

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth visit to Bevs and as usual everything was perfect! The space was great for the three of us girls and more then enough space for us. Fully stocked and perfect in every way. Bevs the best!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Randi, You're a gem! Mahalo nui loa for the great review, and in record time! I'll be looking forward to your next visit. Bev
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White Rock, BC

The best of the best

  • 5 of 5

What's there to like..... Everything! The house is spacious. The kitchen is modern. A large bedroom with comfortable bed. A walk in shower with shampoo and everything else you might need. A very nice lanai with great views where we had breakfast every morning even with the rain. And the amazing frog sounds at night. You can't stand that sound? No worries Miss Bev even has ear plugs for you. She makes you feel right at home and that's how we felt!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Renate & Mark, Mahalo for your great review. It was such a pleasure having you here. I'm so glad I got to meet you and that you enjoyed your time here. I would love to have you return again some day. I would also love to visit your part of the world. It's always a possibility. Take care. Aloha oe, 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

Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates shown are for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
Add $25 per night for each additional adult.
$100 non-refundable cleaning fee.
$125.00 cleaning fee for occupancy of 3 or more adults.
Hawaii State Tax of 13.41%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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