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

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Hilo - Ohana Cottage

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2016
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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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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious Cottage, Affordable for Families, in a Great Location!
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 13 reviews

Convienent Hilo Town Family Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Valzey's vacation rental right in the middle of Hilo town which was very convenient for us for the short weekend in for a wedding and trying to see and spend time with everyone in this short amount of time. The place was very easy to find, very quiet and nice safe area, at night my brother said it got a little noisy with people with their cars going up and down but for the most part very good to come in and out with a family of 6. Communication and payment with Val was very easy and amazing, because she even let us check out a little later. It was fully stocked with everything, I was very surprised on the chairs, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, etc. You should bring your own umbrella's if anything due to it raining a lot in Hilo, or if Val provides this it would be awesome. There is also washer and dryer just in case things get wet that we used, 3 tv's in each room for everyone to watch their own stations.

This place was perfect for our little family and we are very grateful for everything, its not the Hilton but definitely cost wise it was a bargin, since the Hilo Hawaiian was way more expensive. The fans were perfect, the windows, beds was a little small but ok, couch looked comfy even thought I didn't sit on it but my cousin slept on it and it was great. The only other thing is maybe the carpets needed shampooing or just put some glade plug ins and it would smell a little better, other then that it was perfect.

Much Mahalo's Val for everything, we will definitely love to stay here again if we ever come to Hilo town again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy access to Hawaii East coast attractions

  • 3 of 5

The location of this small home was the best part. It is near a Wal-mart for grocery shopping and has easy access to the road to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, the Saddle Road to Mauna Kea and Kona, Hilo and the waterfalls and valleys north of Hilo. Although the house was older, it is clean and had all the necessities for our purpose as a base from which to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rustic Hilo cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cons (3) -

Ongoing road repair on property's address Leilani St made for initial confusion of access to property.

Broken window glass jalousies need to be repaired as it allows early morning/late evening road repair noise, neighbor's conversation, and rainy draft to come into home.

Pillows on brown bed smelled of urine.

Pros (3) -

Convenient location to Hilo airport, Kuhio mall, and local favorites Hawaiian Café and Leung's restaurants.

Covered carport a welcomed necessity in rainy Hilo.

Full size kitchen appliances (stove, refrig, coffee maker, washer & dryer) ideal for families and longer stays.

Suggestions (2) -

Full size ironing board

Guest info binder w/ nearby restaurant menus

Mahalo and Happy Easter & Merrie Monarch festival

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at VRBO Valzey Freitas

  • 4 of 5

The description of the property was accurate, the location was central to main hiways and shopping. Everything worked, the washer and dryer were very nice.

I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ohana cottage was perfect for me and my family. A great place for a group of 4. We enjoyed how close everything was to us and the house had everything that we needed. We had good interactions with the owner and they even allowed us to have a late departure. I will definitely recommend this home to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Place for Budget Minded Families

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be everything it was advertised to be and at an affordable price. If you are looking for the Reitz Carlton this isn't it. But, if you are searching for clean safe accommodations at a reasonable price this is your spot. It was our home base for four weeks while we explored the Big Island. The owner of the property was very responsive to our needs. We would not hesitate in booking it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Hilo, Hilo District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
15 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Merrie Monarch
19 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Hilo in the Big Island Hawaii

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

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