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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Hilo Hale is conveniently located about 10 minutes drive from downtown Hilo, and close to the KTA grocery store and Prince Kuhio mall. At the same time, it is set in a large garden in a quiet and safe neighbourhood.
The house is spacious, clean and comfortable, as well as light and bright. With plenty of windows to open for a through breeze, the lack of air conditioning is not an issue. The kitchen is rather old-fashioned, but functional with the usual appliances in good working order. No oven and no dishwasher is a bit of a shame in an otherwise well equipped house, but with a toaster oven and the huge old porcelain sink we did fine. The cookware was good and there were a few staples waiting for us, but surprisingly no foil, plastic wrap, or ziplock bags.
Washer and dryer are fine, although located outside and under the kitchen in a very low-ceilinged space where anyone over 5’2 would have to stoop. Laundry detergent was supplied, but nothing else.
It was lovely to have a bathtub, not only a shower, in a nice bathroom. The one bathroom was enough for the two of us, but for four people there could be a bit of a traffic jam.
The location is an excellent base for trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, to Pahoa and Puna, to the string of beaches along Kalanianaole Avenue, to the Hamakua coast, and is also quite handy to the new Saddle Road."
Guest: Two retired CanadiansDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
"My husband and I stayed here for part of our honeymoon. It was clean and comfortable and met all of our needs perfectly. The owner, Mayette, was always quick to respond to messages, and the price is pretty unbeatable. The house is in a quiet neighborhood about 10-15 minutes north of Hilo with a view to the ocean (though it's hard to find good swimming spots on the east side of the island).
The only thing I felt this house was lacking was an ocean-view lanai. (Granted, I think we were a little spoiled by the great outdoor spaces in some of the other houses we stayed!). There is a nice back yard with an outdoor table. One thing I really liked about this house was the privacy it afforded. The owner left the key outside, so we never actually met in person. Sometimes it's nice to meet the owner and get the scoop about the area, but other times it's nice just to show up and have the place to yourself. Overall the house is very comfortable at a great price and I would certainly recommend it."
Guest: Parker S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 5, 2015
"Great view. Whale watching from the balcony with 5min drive to downtown Hilo. Nothing like sleeping to the sound of ocean waves and waking to watch the sunrise over the ocean from your lanai. We bought fresh Mahi Mahi from the fish market and grilled it on the grill and ate it with fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers market. All the tastes, sites and sounds that you want from a Hawaii experience"
Guest: JonathanDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 18, 2015
"We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house that is right in the heart of Hilo. We were amazed at how quiet it was because we were just a few minutes from downtown on a fairly busy street. Amazed that we didn't need the air conditioning, open windows provided wonderful cross breeze. We have stayed in many vacation rentals and this is the best stocked kitchen we have seen to date. Absolutely everything we needed was at our finger tips. Beds and furniture were very comfortable. We would like to see just a few more soaps and paper products supplied, otherwise it was perfect. Any questions or issues were addressed right away. would recommend this house to everyone and will most likely try to rent it again on our next trek to the Big Island."
Guest: DebDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 17, 2015