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Luxury Craftsman Garden Bungalow, Japanese-Tropical Garden, Spa, Pond, Waterfall

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Charming cobblestone path leads to the Craftsman columned entry

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hilo guest house description

The CRAFTSMAN GARDEN BUNGALOW is a 2,000 sqft, 2 bed & 2 bath single-story vacation home furnished in comfort and elegance with vintage island decor, cozy built-in electric fireplace, natural stone, rich cherry wood cabinets and a 42-inch Plasma High Definition TV and home theater sound system. The bungalow is situated on nearly an acre of lush tropical and Japanese-inspired gardens located 2.5 miles from historic, downtown Hilo. The bungalow is more than a beautiful place to stay, it’s a lifestyle. You will experience charming “old Hawaii” where life is slow and easy. At the bungalow you can relax in style or pursue a variety of adventures at your doorstep. Amenities include a secluded outdoor garden spa equipped with jetted hot tub with UV light water purification, infrared sauna and outdoor shower. The beautifully landscaped grounds and naturalistic setting capture the tranquility and beauty of the islands where travelers can relax and experience the true Hawaii that the locals live.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Big Island of Hawaii. The CRAFTSMAN GARDEN BUNGALOW provides a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home for visitors and travelers to the Big Island of Hawaii seeking an alternative to the 'resort' atmosphere, and where you will not feel like a tourist. Chef's kitchen is fully equipped and coffee bar is stocked with fresh, organic coffee. Your hosts reside on the neighboring property and personally greet you and handle key exchanges when you arrive. Your hosts answer questions you may have, assist you with any special needs and help you plan your stay... sharing tips on where to visit, how to get there, where to lunch and favorite local dining spots.

The bungalow property is located in East Hawaii in a picturesque area of Hilo and surrounded by streams, waterfalls and quiet cul-de-sacs perfect for walking or jogging. Spectacular views of landscaped terraces and partial ocean views of Hilo Bay can be easily enjoyed from the screened lanai. The bungalow is exquisitely designed with Shoji doors that open up to a garden oasis with pond, waterfall and fountains. Simply relax in the outdoor courtyard and covered lanai stocked with gas grill, dining and lounge furniture. In harmony with nature and with all the comforts of home, the Craftsman Garden Bungalow will make your journey a most memorable experience. The bungalow is centrally located making it an ideal home base while exploring exotic points of interest on the island.

The bungalow is a 5 minute drive or a free bus ride to historic downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay. Hilo is known for its warm aloha spirit, relaxed lifestyle, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants with local regional cuisine. Local attractions include Lyman Museum, East Hawaii Cultural Center, historic Palace Theatre, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Imiloa Astronomy Center, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Hilo Farmer's Market is a favorite for fresh, local produce. Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo's premier hula competition and cultural event, is held annually. Hilo's black sand beaches and freshwater pools are some of the best for snorkeling, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming with turtles and tropical fish, or watching the whales off shore. Take a helicopter volcano tour or short scenic drive to active Kilauea volcano to view a lava flow, ride horses in Waipio Valley or tour the summit and view the night skies of Mauna Kea.

Weddings, graduations, receptions or large gatherings may be allowed with owner's prior consent and only by arrangement with our event planning and management services. Contact us in advance to facilitate your special occasion set in the privacy of the bungalow grounds and lovely gardens.

The Craftsman Garden Bungalow is a Non Smoking property: Hawaii State Law dictates that all public areas are designated as smoke free. The safety and comfort of all our guests is of utmost importance to us. As such we have a non smoking policy. Smoking is not allowed in any of our buildings or on the property grounds. Please inform your visitors of our non smoking policy. Your support and cooperation to maintain a smoke free environment at the Craftsman Garden Bungalow is greatly appreciated.

Fishpond on grounds, No Pets: Children are welcome at the Craftsman Garden Bungalow, however, families with children of a certain age must be aware of safety concerns around the fishpond on the property.

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

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  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Master bedroom and guest bedroom are each furnished with a queen-sized bed. Floor foldout futon is available in addition. Bedrooms are elegant and stylish with tasteful island decor. Master bedroom has inviting views of tropical landscaped terraces with a partial ocean view. The guest bedroom has a view of the garden courtyard with pond and waterfall. There is no need for air conditioning as the bungalow stays cool with pleasant ocean breezes during the day and cooler mountain breezes in the evening. Bedrooms have ceiling fans for increased air flow should you desire. Queen-size beds are plush with quality bed linens and nonallergenic alternative down comforters and pillows. Master suite features a private bath with walk-in shower, TV and DVD player for private viewing from our DVD library. Two island-style 100% organic cotton robes are provided for guests during your stay. Iron and ironing board are provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Walk-in Shower...moreless

  • Garden Bathroom: toilet

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  • Garden Bungalow has 2 bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. The master bathroom is equipped with toilet and walk-in shower finished in natural stone. Main hall bathroom is equipped with a toilet and a combination tub/shower. The outside garden bathroom is equipped with toilet and sink and is accessed from the garage walkway. All bathrooms are finished in travertine tile. River rock pebbles cover the floor of the master bathroom walk-in shower which is wheelchair accessible with grab bars securely placed at the shower and toilet. Bathrooms feature high-end Kohler fixtures and rich cherry wood cabinets. Natural and organic shampoos and soaps are provided for guests during your stay. All linens including quality bath and beach towels, foot spa, hair dryer and makeup mirror are also provided....moreless

Other Amenities

      • Bungalow features a 42-inch Plasma HDTV with home theatre sound system, HD cable, Blu-ray DVD/CD player, wireless and hardwired broadband internet access, iPod connection, telephone, FREE long distance to mainland, interisland and Canada, enclosed garage and automatic garage door opener with remote. Kitchen is fully equipped, plus instant hot/cold filtered water dispenser at kitchen sink. Screened lanai is equipped with wet bar. Covered lanai and outdoor courtyard are furnished with Jenn-Air gas grill and garden furniture for dining and relaxation. Built-in security system with central station monitoring is provided for your peace of mind and safety. Central vacuum system and wood-grain laminate floors provide a low allergen environment. Full laundry room with washer, dryer, sink and supplies are provided. All natural, eco-friendly cleaners are used. Housekeeping is available. For longer stays house cleaning is provided at least every two weeks for a fee. In-house massage is available....moreless

      Entertainment

      • Games
      • Games For Kids
      • Television:

        42-inch Plasma High Definition TV and home theater sound system...moreless

      • Satellite / Cable
      • Radio
      • CD Player
      • Books
      • Music Library
      • Video Library
      • Video Games
      • DVD Player

      Theme

          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Rain Forests
          • Recreation Center
          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Forests
          • Marina
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Arboretum
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Sight Seeing
          • Whale Watching
          • Luaus
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Shelling
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing

          local services and businesses

          • Laundromat
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • ATM/Bank
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Town

          sports and adventure activities

          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Basketball Court
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Parasailing
          • Paragliding
          • Snowboarding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Surf Fishing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Spelunking
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Jet Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Communication / Internet

              • Fax

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Covered Parking:

                    enclosed garage...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

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                  • Safe
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Business Center
                  • Baby Gate
                  • Parking
                  • Computer Available
                  • Secure Parking
                  • Alarm System
                  • Living Area
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Garage
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Security System
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Telephone
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Iron & Board

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Kitchen
                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Wet Bar
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Mini Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

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                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Yard
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Beach Umbrellas
                      • Water Sports Gear
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Binoculars
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Golf Clubs
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Courtyard
                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        Jetted hot tub in outdoor garden spa with UV light water sterilization...moreless

                      • Shared Hot Tub:

                        Jetted hot tub in outdoor garden spa with UV light water purification...moreless

                      • Sauna:

                        Infrared sauna in outdoor garden spa...moreless

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Jetted hot tub in outdoor garden spa with UV light water sterilization...moreless

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Spa Whirlpool
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      15% Summer Sale
                      Jul 1 - Oct 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $195
                      $1,260

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Merrie Monarch
                      Apr 5 - Apr 12, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $300

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $225
                      $1,400

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $150 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Notes:

                      Hawaii ID# W01612284-01

                      3 Night Minimum

                      Regular rate:

                      Single or Double Occupancy:

                      $200 - $225/night

                      7 or more nights $200/night

                      3 to 6 nights $225/night

                      Plus $25/night for each additional guest

                      Cleaning fee $150

                      Maximum 4 guests. Rates do not apply to Merrie Monarch, Thanksgiving or holiday season from Dec 15 to Jan 15. Balance due 90 days prior to arrival for Merrie Monarch, holidays, etc.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/12/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      The Craftsman Garden Bungalow is a 5 minute drive or free bus ride away from quaint downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay. Hilo is known for its warm aloha spirit, relaxed lifestyle, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants with local regional cuisine. Local attractions include Lyman Museum, East Hawaii Cultural Center, historic Palace Theatre, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Imiloa Astronomy Center, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Hilo Farmer's Market is a favorite for fresh, local produce. Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo's premier hula competition and cultural event, is held annually. Hilo's black sand beaches and freshwater pools are some of the best for snorkeling, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming with turtles and tropical fish, or watching the whales off shore. Take a helicopter volcano tour or short scenic drive to active Kilauea volcano to view a lava flow, ride horses in Waipio Valley or tour the summit and view the night skies of Mauna Kea.

                      Other Activities: Stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, body boarding

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: My husband and I are the owners of Orchid Isle Bungalows in Hilo, Hawaii. We have have lived in Hilo for 35 years where we started our family and raised our three children. We own a construction and real estate development company on the Big Island of Hawaii and have been in business since 1979. We designed and built the bungalows and landscaped the grounds taking care to preserve and restore the Japanese gardens and ponds. We are continually beautifying the gardens and the property is lovingly cared for. We reside on the property neighboring the bungalows and greet guests personally to welcome them, handle key exchanges and respond to renters' needs. The bungalows are fully furnished and have all the amenities making this a perfect island home away from home. It is our pleasure to share this amazing property, as an alternative to the 'resort' atmosphere, with travelers and visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii seeking a private vacation retreat where you will not at all feel like a tourist. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

                      Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
                      The Orchid Isle Bungalows property was formerly a japanese garden developed by a Hilo resident, educator and a founding father of bonsai in Hawaii. Dignitaries from Japan visited the gardens and tour buses regularly visited the garden showplace. The gardens and ponds were well-known on the island and several generations of residents fondly recall enjoying the gardens during their childhood. The gardens was one of the first places my husband and I would show our family and friends who came to visit the Big Island. Over the years, the property changed hands and was let go. As we lived on the neighboring property, we took the opportunity to acquire the property in 2003 and begin the 'restoration' of the gardens. We made arrangements for the the unrepairable existing structure to be burned down by the fire department in a training drill for its cadets. We then embarked on the project of custom-designing and building the bungalows and restoring the existing Japanese gardens. We love to share the gardens and our ongoing efforts to beautify and landscape the grounds is in keeping with the naturalistic setting that captures the tranquility and beauty of the islands.


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                      Photos

                      • Charming cobblestone path leads to the Craftsman columned entry

                        Charming cobblestone path leads to the Craftsman columned entry

                      • Spacious dining and with stainless steel appliances

                        Spacious dining and with stainless steel appliances

                      • Welcome to the Garden Bungalow - your Hawaii home away from home

                        Welcome to the Garden Bungalow - your Hawaii home away from home

                      • Spacious custom-designed kitchen has everything you need to cook a gourmet meal

                        Spacious custom-designed kitchen has everything you need to cook a gourmet meal

                      • Main hallway bathroom finished in natural stone and cherry cabinets

                        Main hallway bathroom finished in natural stone and cherry cabinets

                      • Hand-carved stone tsukubai water basin at courtyard entry

                        Hand-carved stone tsukubai water basin at courtyard entry

                      • Enjoy a gentle, warm breeze on your screened lanai ...rain or shine

                        Enjoy a gentle, warm breeze on your screened lanai ...rain or shine

                      • Fusion of Japanese-inspired and tropical naturalistic gardens

                        Fusion of Japanese-inspired and tropical naturalistic gardens

                      • Take a stroll, meditate in the peaceful gardens and learn from nature

                        Take a stroll, meditate in the peaceful gardens and learn from nature

                      • Delight in the display of colorful orchids and bromeliads in the garden

                        Delight in the display of colorful orchids and bromeliads in the garden

                      • Swim, snorkel and dive with turtles and tropical fish...beach equipment provided

                        Swim, snorkel and dive with turtles and tropical fish...beach equipment provided

                      • Fireworks over Hilo Bay on 4th of July is a memorable experience

                        Fireworks over Hilo Bay on 4th of July is a memorable experience

                      • Enjoy the outdoor garden spa with UV light water purification and infrared sauna

                        Enjoy the outdoor garden spa with UV light water purification and infrared sauna

                      • Relax in elegant comfort with vintage island decor and shoji doors for privacy

                        Relax in elegant comfort with vintage island decor and shoji doors for privacy

                      • Barbecue, dine and relax in the garden courtyard next to pond and waterfall

                        Barbecue, dine and relax in the garden courtyard next to pond and waterfall

                      • Enjoy the privacy and comfort of your master suite and bath with walk-in shower

                        Enjoy the privacy and comfort of your master suite and bath with walk-in shower

                      • Charming guest bedroom with view of courtyard, pond and waterfall

                        Charming guest bedroom with view of courtyard, pond and waterfall

                      • Barbecue, dine and relax in the garden courtyard next to pond and waterfall

                        Barbecue, dine and relax in the garden courtyard next to pond and waterfall

                      • Enjoy peaceful moments for contemplation in beautiful surroundings

                        Enjoy peaceful moments for contemplation in beautiful surroundings

                      • Relax to waterfall cascading down natural rock into stream and pond

                        Relax to waterfall cascading down natural rock into stream and pond

                      • Rare colvillea racemosa tree blooming in the bungalow garden

                        Rare colvillea racemosa tree blooming in the bungalow garden

                      • Swim and surf at Richardson's Beach Park with view of Mauna Kea over Hilo

                        Swim and surf at Richardson's Beach Park with view of Mauna Kea over Hilo

                      • Catch some surf or the sunrise at Honolii by the sea where the locals go.

                        Catch some surf or the sunrise at Honolii by the sea where the locals go.

                      • River of lava flowing to the ocean through the ohia forest near the volcano

                        River of lava flowing to the ocean through the ohia forest near the volcano

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