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Spacious Cottage, Affordable for Families, in a Great Location!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Large, Comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath in the heart of Hilo


*2 Queen beds/1 Queen air mattress

*TV's, ceiling and standing fans in rooms

*Infant playpen/crib available

* Large kitchen & living room

* WIFI and local cable tv stations

*Beach towels, chairs, snorkels


*Carport parking for 1-2 cars

*Check in 3pm/out 11am (early & late arrangements possible)

*Close to airport, downtown, beaches, restaurants and shopping

*Minimal coqui and plane noise

*50% deposit holds dates with remainder due 30 days from arrival

*30 day cancellation notice for full refund of deposit

*Taxes included in nightly rate

Enjoy local living on your Hawaii vacation in our clean, affordable and conveniently located vacation rental. The cottage is approximately two miles from the Hilo International Airport, Prince Kuhio Mall, Hilo Farmers Market and more. The modest nightly rates include all taxes and a minimal cleaning fee that encourage guest to spend their resources on experiences, exploration, and creating lasting memories.

Within minutes of the cottage guest can walk at the famed Liliuokalani Gardens, swim with turtles at Carlsmith Beach Park, visit the majestic Rainbow falls, tour the scenic Hamakua coast, and buy local produce, products and foods at the Hilo Farmers Market and an array of restaurants and delicatessens.

The two bedroom-one bath cottage is perfect for families, couples and friends. The house features a spacious living room to gather in and plan out your day and reminisce in the evenings. The kitchen is stocked with all you need to whip up a quick bite or prepare an enticing meal using fresh local produce. WiFi internet runs throughout the house, and each room includes ceiling fans, standing fans and LCD Tv's.

The house is situated in a residential neighborhood with access to county water that is clean and drinkable (no catchment systems). A large carport is located at the back of the house where you will also find a washer and dryer. This is a home, not a party house. Please no smoking, pets or loud noise.

Attractions and distance from the Ohana Cottage:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 28 mile drive south (approximately 40 minutes)

Swimming beaches/Ponds 2-5 miles

Downtown Hilo, Lyman Museum, Hilo Farmers Market 2.5 miles

Imiloa Astronomy Center 2.6 miles

Pacific Tsunami Museum 2 miles

Big Island Candies 5 minute walk

Hawaiian Style Cafe/Miyo's-5 minute walk

Hilo Civic Center/Edith Kanakaole Stadium 10- minute walk

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory 7.8 miles

Liliuokalani Gardens 1.2 miles

Wailuku River State Park 2.2 miles

King Kamehameha Statue/Wailoa River State Park 1.2 miles/ 15 minute walk

Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) Roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes on the opposite side of the island.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About The Owner

Our family commutes regularly between Oahu and Hawaii Island. I work for the university of hawaii and my husband prints the local newspaper. On our free time we enjoy body surfing, hiking, discovering new hole in the wall eateries and hanging ot with family and friends.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Hilo for the weekend to visit my mom before we move back to the mainland. When we walked into the house we were very happy. My wife said I could live here. It was reasonably priced and while the outside of the house is dated the inside was very clean and comfortable. It looked exactly as the pictures depicted and the location was awesome.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Spacious Cottage, Affordable for Families, in a Great Location!
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 24 reviews
Ewa Beach, HI

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! It was really like a home away from home! The check-in was simple and easy. The Check-out was easy and simple.

The kitchen was spacious and equipped with more than I could have asked for! There was a working oven, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster and rice cooker. There was eating utensils, cooking utensils, pots and pans, paper towels, dish washing soap and sponges. There was also trash bags. There was also a few cooking supplies (pepper, salt, cooking oil).

The living room was spacious and comfy and I did enjoy the breeze that came through the house with the windows and blinds open. The smell is also refreshing and the idea of placing febreeze on the fans was brillant! I will definitely use this idea in my home as well!

The bathroom was nice and clean with lots of towels and hot water that lasts! The bedrooms was both the same size, nice and cool. I loved that there were hangers in the closet and there was a t.v in all the rooms as well as wifi! Loved the garage and yard, perfect for bbq or kids playing in the back and parking was great!

No one really bothered us and the neighborhood was quiet (except the koki frogs). Close to everything, the mall, Walmart, supermarket and freeways/highways.

I would definitely recommend this place to all my family and friends as this place is definitely better than saying at a hotel/inn/motel in Big Island.

Thank you for the stay and for making us fell at home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ewa Beach, HI

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place! We were able to book this place last minute and I'm glad we did! The small home was perfect for my boyfriend, his daughter and myself, maybe even another family of 2-3! The kitchen was big, spacious and equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster a working stove and oven. Dish washing soap, paper towels, dish towels, plates, eating utensils, pots, pans and serving utensils, trash bags and wine opener was available! There was a few cooking supplies as well, pepper, salt and cooking oil. The refrigerator was clean and nice as well!

The living is spacious as well! Loved how the wind blew through the house when the windows were open and loved the place smelt refreshing! There are blinds, I had a difficulty opening and shutting them but that's only because I prefer curtains.

The bathroom was a nice size with towels and a laundry basket. Perhaps changing the shower head to a more updated one. The water was hot and stayed hot which was great because I love long hot showers!

The bedrooms were cozy, both about the same size. Loved that there were hangers in the closet and the blankets and sheets were nice as well!

A washer and dryer is provided. A nice yard/garage for a bbq or kids to play outside. Parking is great! It is close to everything shops, Walmart, the mall and the main highways.

The house is old and it looks like it from the outside, but the inside is nice, cozy and really did enjoy this home away from my home. It was safe and really no one bothered us.

Thank you for the stay and all the amenities included! Definitely better than staying in a hotel and definitely recommending the place to the family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and comfortable. Fit our family just right. Thank you from the Guerreiro Ohana for letting us stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large space, but didn't feel safe or clean

  • 2 of 5

Check in was fine and description was not inaccurate. However, the windows are the slated, old school kind and many of them don't open or close properly, and the birds are very loud in the morning and evening so double pane windows would be valuable there. The blinds, curtains, flooring, and kitchen did not feel or look clean. Minimal supplies available. Thankfully we weren't planning to cook. We didn't feel the back door lock was secure, especially given the low traffic Neighborhood.

I wouldn't recommend the place for families with young kids. Perhaps friends or even a couple who dont plan to spend much time inside at all. Just a place to crash. The bedrooms and bathrooms were fine (aside from the windows). It's possible many places in Hilo are simpler but this place was old and considerably less enjoyable than our place on the West coast and we would have paid more for a cleaner, newer, safer feeling stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenn, thanks for sharing your concerns about our vacation rental. Your insight is valuable and we will address the items that we can to ensure that future guests are satisfied with their stay. We only wish that you would have shared them sooner so that we could have tried to resolve them while you were staying with us. We named this unit the Ohana Cottage with the intention of providing a safe, clean and spacious home to accomodate multigenrational familys like ours with an affordable place to call home base while exploring the east side of the island. I concur that our simple plantation home and the laid back culture of Hilo that we are accustomed to are stark in comparison to the commercialized, sunny, resort freindly side of Kona. And it is very common for visitors to perfer Kona accommodations to that Hilo. We really are best suited for budget minded travelers who are visiting Hilo for the beauty to be discovered and explored out side of our four walls.
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Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This house is located in a great location - convenient and easy to find. It is an older home but is clean.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 3 of 5

The house is old but comfortable and clean. The location is convenient to the air port and town.

Needed one more blanket and some soap in the bathroom. In all we enjoyed our stay,

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review. I aplogize that you didnt have soap in the bathroom and an extra blanket. We were not aware of your situation. Please know we are a call, text or email away and do our best to provide our guests with a comfortable stay. Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Naniloa Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hawaiian Style Cafe, Miyo's, Takenoko Sushi
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Reeds Bay
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Merrie Monach
18 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall Rates
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £39.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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