Traditional Hawai'i home near Hilo town - solar powered!

    Add Dates for total pricing

      Check Availability

    $250 avg/night

    Hawaii> Hilo
    • 4 bedroom
    • 3 bathroom
    • Sleeps 10

    E komo mai (welcome!) to this 1940s plantation-era home in Hilo, the cultural center of Hawai’i. Here, you can hang loose and absorb the spirit of aloha while you explore the windward, tropical side of our island, including the Hamakua Coast and Volcano National Park. The house is located just minutes from famous sites, including Rainbow Falls, Pe'epe'e Falls, the Boiling Pots rapids, and Kaumana Cave (an extinct lava tube).

    Outside, the expansive second floor lanai offers views of Hilo to the east and Mauna Kea peeking above the jungle treetops to the west. The house rests on a lovely palm-fringed half acre, populated by geckos, mongooses, mynah birds and others. Let the song of tree frogs send you to sleep, and roosters rouse you for another exciting day. Expect visits from the ubiquitous friendly green geckos. Enjoy preparing Hawaiian foods from Hilo's famous outdoor market in the spacious kitchen & outdoor grill, while your keiki (children) play ping-pong downstairs or explore the jungly yard.

    Inside, the main living space is on the second floor, inviting gentle trade winds to flow. Four bedrooms, 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen, huge lanai, and living room are upstairs. Upstairs rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, but no A/C. Downstairs are rumpus room, extra half-bath, plus laundry and outdoor shower. Accommodates up to 7 adults (in regular beds) and 3 children (on inflatable mattress and floor futons).

    The house is stocked with linens, and beach towels, games, and books about Hawaiian topics (travel, children’s books, novels, and local cookbooks). Downstairs is an enormous rumpus room with ping pong table and a Hawaiian motif stone mosaic floor original to the house. Also downstairs is an additional half bath, laundry facilities, and an outdoor shower. Mahalo for rinsing sandy toes after the beach!

    Nightly rates are for up to 6 people ($50 additional charge for each additional person). 5% discount for stays of 7+ nights, and 20% discount applies to stays of 30+ nights!

    This home is located just 3 miles from Hilo’s museums and restaurants and 4-5 miles from Hilo’s airport and best snorkeling, at Richardson’s Beach. Not to be missed is a trip to Mauna Kea’s Visitor Center for night stargazing (free, open until 10pm nightly), just 30 miles away. It is also an easy 25-mile drive for a convenient day trip to Volcano National Park. On another day, take a leisurely drive north on the Hamakua ...

    Registration Number: TA-126-353-6128-01, GE-126-353-6128-01

    $250  avg/night
      Book Now



    Daniel H.
    Dec 15, 2023
    We were exploring big island with our family (4 adults and 3 kids) and enjoyed the stay. The lawn, table tennis and patio were very much enjoyed by our kids.
    Caitlin M.
    Nov 15, 2023
    Our family of 7 had a marvelous time at this clean and spacious home! The kitchen is a gem. Well appointed and large. Great for those who like to cook at home. We used the big dining table on the deck. Since that area is covered, there was no concern about rain. The deck has a view of forested hills and a peek at the ocean. The tall red and green palms make the deck all the more like a private paradise. Charming green Madagascar Gold Dust Day geckos that live in the palms were delightful neighbors. The neighborhood is quiet. Driveway accommodated our rental minivan and sedan. There are two pleasant bathrooms upstairs. The three bedrooms with queen beds all share a bath on the hallway. The other bath is attached to the smaller bedroom with the single bed. That worked out fine for us; everyone was able to negotiate their showers and nighttime routines.
    Anneli P.
    Aug 22, 2023
    Location was perfect, house was great (especially the downstairs with ping pong- the kids loved it!). We’d stay here again!
    Bev F.
    Jun 10, 2023
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The play was exactly as the listing described .. almost better. So much space and great layout for a larger group/family.
    Wendy G.
    Apr 17, 2023
    Great house, easy location, lots of room for the whole family. I particularly enjoyed the deck. Beds are on the firm side.
    Mary R.
    Dec 12, 2022
    House and amenities were fine but the deck furniture was in the driveway broken down and we were hoping to relax on the deck since it had them in the listing pictures. Also the deck and furniture that was there was disgusting and not comfortable so that part was disappointing and apparently not safe since there were signs all over. I would probably not stay there again.
    brian g.
    Oct 24, 2022
    We loved our stay in Hilo. The house is very accommodating and very charming.
    Melanie R.
    Oct 23, 2022
    Very big house. (But old. Needs renovating.) However you get all the commodities you need! Close to downtown Hilo. 2 good bathrooms. I would suggest to renovate/decorate the play room in the basement. (Would create another good living area.) I would also add good curtains in the bedrooms so people can sleep longer (without sunlight)
    Nora F.
    Sep 03, 2022
    Nice and quite location; nice house. We were 2 families of ten of adults and teenagers. The announcement is not clear on the true number of places as there are a only 7 places. Two of us slept on a not confortable air matress and 1 on a thin futon in the living room.
    Shelly F.
    Aug 24, 2022
    We had a few hiccups at the start with the lock box not working and sheets that needed changed BUT heck we were in hawaii. The location was nice. It cooled down in the evenings and being a little higher elevation the air blew through the house nice with the ceiling fans. We had cute geckos all around while on the laniu and it was a great place to relax to eat and enjoy the sun. The grill does not work so we cooked our fish and chicken in a pan to improvise. This home I thought was old but cute. Had great space and a lot of potential. We had a family ping pong tournament that was great for our 13 year old twins and a wonderful dinner fresh from the local hilo market and the house had lots of beautiful serving trays to display our feast. The kitchen was large enough to have 5 or 6 of us in there doing dishes and making food. So many pluses that it was easy to over look a few minor set backs.