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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: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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 host, Sherron, resides on the neighboring property and personally greets you and handles key exchanges when you arrive. Your host answers questions, assists with any special needs and helps plan your stay... sharing tips on where to visit, how to get there, where to lunch and favorite local dining spots.

The Garden 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 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 Garden 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.

Large weddings, graduations, receptions and gatherings are not allowed. Small gatherings require owner's prior consent, and approval of all arrangements and services. Contact us in advance to discuss your special occasion and event fees.

The 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 Garden Bungalow is greatly appreciated.

Children are welcome at the 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.

The Garden is a fusion of Japanese-inspired naturalistic landscape and nearly an acre of lush tropical grounds. Blended with the natural surroundings, the garden courtyard features natural moss rock boulders with water gently falling creating a graceful stream flowing into the fishpond with delicate water lilies. The garden uses Japanese asymmetry and placement of boulders, rustic stone lanterns, stone water basins and fountains, bamboo fences and rustic benches.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 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 mattress 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. 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

    Bathroom is located at enclosed garage...moreless

  • Garden Bungalow has 2 bathrooms and 1 half bathroom outside next to the courtyard. 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, 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 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

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

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

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A 5 minute drive to historic, downtown Hilo's restaurants, shops, art galleries, Farmer's Market, museums and Palace Theatre....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mauna Kea in the distance...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    A 5 minute drive to Hilo Bay and beaches along Hilo's shoreline....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Hilo Bay in the distance...moreless

  • Town:

    A 5 minute drive to historic, downtown Hilo's restaurants, shops, art galleries, Farmer's Market, museums and Palace Theatre....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Enclosed Garage...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Screened-in Lanai...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor Lanai...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Jetted hot tub in outdoor garden spa with UV light water sterilization. Reserve for private use....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Infrared sauna in outdoor garden spa. Reserve for private use....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Jetted hot tub in outdoor garden spa with UV light water purification. Reserve for private use....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted hot tub in outdoor garden spa with UV light water sterilization. Reserve for private use....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Specials
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$1,260

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

Fall Specials
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$1,260

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

Merrie Monarch 2017
Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2017
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

Standard rates*:

Single or Double Occupancy:

$190 - $225/night

7 or more nights $190 - $200/night

3 to 6 nights $200 - $225/night

Plus $25/night for each additional guest

Cleaning fee $150

Maximum 4 guests.

*Standard rates do not apply to Merrie Monarch.

Deposit due at booking with balance due 90 days prior to arrival.

Ask about accommodations for larger groups. A second bungalow on the property is listed separately as 'Luxury Zen Bamboo Bungalow, Japanese-Tropical Gardens, Spa, Pond and Waterfall'.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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 and body boarding.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: As owner/manager of Orchid Isle Bungalows in Hilo, Hawaii, I take great pride in offering quality accommodations and hospitality to travelers visiting the Big Island. My husband, David, and I have have lived in Hilo for 40 years where we started our family and raised our three children. We started a real estate and construction business in Hawaii in 1979. The property was acquired in 2003 and my husband and I designed and built the bungalows and landscaped the grounds, taking care to preserve and restore the Japanese gardens and ponds. The gardens continue to be beautified and lovingly cared for. We reside on the property neighboring the bungalows and I greet guests personally to welcome them, handle key exchanges and respond to renters' needs and questions. The bungalows are fully furnished and have all the amenities making this a perfect island 'home away from home'. It is my pleasure to share this amazing property, as an alternative to the 'resort' atmosphere, with travelers and visitors to the Big Island seeking a beautiful vacation retreat where you will not feel like a tourist. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

Why the Owner Chose Hilo, HI, USA:
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, I took the opportunity to acquire the property in 2003 and began the 'restoration' of the gardens. I made arrangements for the unrepairable existing structure to be burned down by the fire department as a training drill for cadets. My husband and I then embarked on the project of custom-designing and building the bungalows and restoring the existing Japanese gardens. I love to share the gardens and continue with ongoing efforts to beautify and landscape the grounds 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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Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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