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Cozy & Private 'Ohana (studio) in Beach Park Neighborhood * Close to Hilo Town

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, Perfect Getaway For Two, Close to Beach Parks & Town

Here is a little gem, set in the charming and historical Hilo beach neighborhood of Keaukaha, that feels like the old Hawaii. Studio bedroom with full bath and private lanai. Property is across the street from the ocean. Cozy room with comfy queen bed, HDTV, full HD cable and free high speed WiFi. Kitchenette includes small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Clean, relaxing, and affordable.

Originally built as an artist studio, the 'Ohana is separate from the main house. It's very private, with lots of windows, all facing the rain forest.

• Walking distance to ocean and Hilo's best beach parks for snorkeling, swimming, tide pools, sea turtles, kayaking and whale watching in winter

• Beautiful rainforest/garden setting and views. It feels like you are in a tree house

• Small but comfy, approximately 250 square feet

• Small full bath (shower, sink, toilet)

• Standing/oscillating fan

• Tastefully decorated

• Large comfy new queen bed, 100% cotton sheets

• 40 minutes to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park & just 10 minutes to downtown Hilo

• Beach gear available for use: towels, chairs, mats, boogie board

• Sunny part of Hilo

• Private deck/lanai attached to Ohana

It is a bit rustic, but with a great bed, HDTV and free WiFi, it feels like luxury camping. Coqui frogs will sing you to sleep each night.

Just a short walk to the ocean. There are beach parks within 5 minutes of this property including Carlsmith Beach Park, Leleiwi Beach Park and the popular Richardson's Beach Park with black sand.

Hilo Town is home to one of the best Farmer's Markets in Hawai'i and some of the best restaurants around. Yummy dining options, shopping, gateway to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, orchid orchards, waterfalls, rainforest, golf, zip lining, hiking, and more. We are happy to share our knowledge about where to go and what to do while on the Big Island.

More Details

Owner
Cathy and Jeff Dale
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Cathy and Jeff Dale

Cathy and Jeff Dale love the Big Island and are excited to share this wondrous place with you. Born and raised in Hilo, Cathy has returned to live here after 25 years in Northern California. Jeff fell in love with Hawaii on the first of many visits from California and is fulfilling a life long dream to live here full-time.

Cathy and Jeff Dale purchased this studio in 2013

Why Cathy and Jeff Dale chose Hilo District

Enjoy a piece of Hawai'i in a special corner of the Big Island of Hawai'i without breaking the bank. We love our old style island home and are excited to share it with others wanting to experience the beauty of the Big Island.

What makes this studio unique

This home was built in 1938 by Cathy's grandparents. The 'Ohana was originally built as an artists studio. The studio is part of a one acre property with extensive beautiful landscaping including fruit trees, tropical plants and flowers.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Cozy & Private 'Ohana (studio) in Beach Park Neighborhood * Close to Hilo Town
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 55 reviews
5

A great place to hang in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, convenient, and private. Easy access and parking to a little cottage amid dense foliage. Very near, walking distance to a couple of beached. Would definitely rent again if I'm back in the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were vendors at the Merry Monarch Hula competition in Hilo Hawaii.

This little cottage was perfect for us because of the location. It was just minutes from everything, yet tucked away for privacy and a great rest. Owners were very helpful.

Enjoyed our stay very much.

Sue

Hula Gal

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely time!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Lovely rain forest environment including the nightly frog serenade! Perfect location for what we wanted to see and experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

COZY JUNGLE RETREAT

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this small studio apartment nestled in the jungle. The kitchenette is small and is adequate for making coffee and warming restaurant leftovers. The apartment was very quiet and clean. The frogs serenaded us at night, but we had no problems dropping off to sleep. Outside there is a nice garden area with a patio table and chairs and a picnic table. The owners are exceptionally nice and accommodating. They were there when we arrived, but otherwise they gave us our space and privacy. Because it rains a lot in Hilo, we would probably get a room with an ocean view next time. But, for the price you can't beat this studio! The restaurants we would recommend are 'Pineapples', a romantic indoor/outdoor restaurant in downtown Hilo, 'Sambats,' a wonderful Thai restaurant, and 'Sweet Cane Cafe', which has a five stars farm to table vegetarian/vegan menu. Be sure to go to Volcanos National Parks Jaggar Museum and travel the 19 mile Chain of Craters Road. Another must see is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Other recommendations would be the tide pools at Kapoho, a natural heated pool at Ahalanni, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, and the Volcano Tour Boat. You will want to purchase produce etc. from the Farmers Market.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and this met our needs. The location is very beautiful, right by the ocean and near a number of local beaches. There wasn't much for cooking amenities but we were able to manage with some simple meals. The bed was very comfortable and the sound of waves from the beach made for a peaceful sleep. The place was clean and well maintained and the owners were very helpful with suggestion of activities to do. The place is small as the VRBO pictures depict but we were out enjoying the sights so this was not a problem for us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful little place

  • 5 of 5

It was great to find snacks and cold drinks waiting for us after we arrived. The studio is very neat and clean and tastefully decorated. It has everything you need without being cluttered -- handy to have things like a night light, poncho rain jacket or umbrella .... We loved sleeping with the windows open surrounded by the tropical vegetation. Snorkeled at Richardson's Beach and saw lots of fish. Fantastic bookstore downtown (Basically Books), great Thai food at Sombat's. We liked hearing Cathy's reminiscences of the place when her grandparents lived there. We had sunny days and one night of soft rain. It was a wonderful three-day stay and we hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5.3 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Margarita Village
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Naniloa Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Carlsmith Beach Park
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in the Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017 Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£92
£596
 
 
Merrie Monarch 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£430
for 4 nights
From
£96
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£182
for 2 nights
From
£69
£473
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee per stay £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 13.42%

Tax details:
4.166% General Excise Tax (GET)
9.25%Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT)
State of Hawaii State Tax ID numbers;
GET GE-138-641-6128-01
TAT TA-138-641-6128-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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