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

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


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 with on demand 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 and has it's own separate entrance. There are 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

Cathy and Jeff Dale
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

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

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 artist's studio. The studio is part of a one acre property with extensive beautiful landscaping including fruit trees, tropical plants and flowers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in the Hilo in the The Big Island

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy & Private 'Ohana (studio) in Beach Park Neighborhood * Close to Hilo Town
average rating of 4.769231 based on 65 reviews

Secluded yet conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our needs. We were close to the beaches and downtown was just a short ride away. The room was comfortable, light, airy and easily accessible from our vehicle.

The hosts were very accommodating and friendly. They made sure all creature comforts were provided.

I highly recommend a stay in the 'Ohana if you wish to avoid large and impersonal hotels.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old hilo experience.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful spot in a great location. The yard was very peaceful. Close to beach access and to town. If you don't need a kitchen this is a great option

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome little studio. Loved staying here and would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully kept and lovely

  • 4 of 5

Cozy studio was exactly as expected. Cathy and Jeff greeted us and had some great recommendations for the area! We didn't make use of the beach gear but it was really appreciated. The nearby beaches are delightful and we had a great time discovering the west side of the island.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lush garden

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to the tidepools

  • 5 of 5

A lovely time here. I walked to the ocean each day. I got to swim in the tidepools and walk back. Very relaxing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee per stay £36.1 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Tax Rate 14.42%

Tax details:
4.166% General Excise Tax (GET)
10.25%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 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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