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Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 840 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Lopaka's Family Lodge is a new, beautiful, and immaculate unit in a tropical setting located right above downtown Hilo. It is a spacious (840 sq. ft., plus 160 sq. ft. lanai) 1 BR, 1BA and comes with everything you need including washer & dryer. The private entrance is up a short six step stairway. The lodge is separated from the owner's residence by a walkway and large patio providing privacy to each unit.

The lodge is nestled in a lovely neighborhood where cool mountain breezes and a 160 sq. ft lanai (covered patio) await you at the end of a hot day! You'll be 10 minutes from downtown Hilo, 15 minutes to the mall for shopping, and 30 miles from the volcano viewing area!

The lodge's kitchen includes all the modern conveniences: dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, refrigerator, range, garbage disposal, blender, rice cooker, salad spinner, and more. The lodge's owner provides free coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, and Truvia. You can dine at the breakfast bar or dining area.

The beautifully decorated bedroom has a queen bed, new desk with comfortable cushioned chair, free WIFI, walk-in closet, and clock radio/alarm with CD player. There is also a twin day bed with trundle in the living room that can accommodate two guests.

The laundry area in the lodge is equipped with a new stackable washer and dryer. Laundry detergent (unscented), bleach, dryer sheets, and stain remover are provided at no additional charge.

Even the bathroom comes fully stocked with soap, shampoo & conditioner, blow dryer, curling iron, beach towels, beach mats, and sun screen.

If you decide to stay in you can watch a movie on the TV and DVD in the living room area.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE LODGE!

(A designated smoking area has been provided outside the lodge in a covered area).

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Owner
Beverly Moodie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Beverly Moodie

Aloha,

I was born in Hawaii and have a large extended family here. However, I was raised in California, but returned to Hawaii when Bob and I retired.

Beverly Moodie purchased this house in 2009

Why Beverly Moodie chose Hilo

Lopaka's Family Lodge was originally built to accomodate family and friends. It was named in memory of my late husband, Bob (Lopaka is the Hawaiian name for Robert).

It is such a lovely setting though that it seemed sad to leave it unoccupied when friends and family weren't visiting. That's when I got the idea to offer it as a vacation rental so it can be enjoyed by others.

What makes this house unique

This has been a joyful experience for me. I've met so many wonderful people from all over the world and my life has been enriched by getting to know them. Some have returned several times and I count them amongst those I call "friends & family".

Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The vacation rental is in a residential neighborhood. Out of consideration for the neighbors quiet must be observed after 10:00PM. Mahalo!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has a Day bed with twin trundle. Graco Pack N Play portable playpen with bassinet for families with a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Additional Outdoor Features: Fully Fenced, parking on street; Others: Coolers (large and small), thermos bottle, ceiling fans, alarm clock, (fax/printer available in the owners house), hair dryer, flat iron, laundry soap (unscented), bleach, dryer sheets (unscented), local activities guide, waterproof map of all Volcanoes National Park Hiking Trails, restaurant dining guide, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel/body wash, solar Hot Water, solar electric, paper towels and toilet paper. Graco Pack N Play portable playpen with bassinet for families with a baby.

Reviews

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Hilo - Lopaka's Family Lodge - Hilo Walk to Boiling Pots
average rating of 4.961039 based on 77 reviews
Princeton, NJ
5

A lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay at Lopaka's Family Lodge during our summer vacation on the Big Island, and what a charming place it is. Bev is an amazing hostess who greeted us with a smile and hug when we arrived, gave us a complete tour of our rental, and suggested many places for us to see and explore around the Hilo area. Everything you could need was available: shampoo, soap, paper towels, coolers and ice packs, sunscreen and even a toothbrush (and much more!). The view from the lanai was lovely (amazing to see the glow from Fissure 8 lighting up the sky). And Bev even allowed us to use her personal washing machine because the machine in the rental was broken.

As my review title states, it was truly our home away from home. It was comforting knowing we were returning from our daily adventures to a cozy spot where we would be able to rest and relax. We will definitely stay at Lopaka's on our next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo lui noa, Bev!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your thoughtful review. You were such troopers to accept the inconvenience of the washer giving out. Please know that I appreciated having your family as guests and I will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Tell your friends to come also. With Aloha, Bev
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Austin, Texas
5

Another wonderful stay at Bev's (4th and counting!)

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at Bev's. We couldn't ask for a place that feels more like our own home. The lodge is private and very well equipped. Having a washer/dryer in the unit is a godsend when spending more than a week at a location. Bev is very friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. She's there if you need her. The lodge is separate from Bev's with a private entrance and lanai. The view from the lanai is beautiful in the morning as you sip coffee and watch the ocean. The airport is also in view. Parking is easy on the street with a set-in that keeps the vehicle away from passing vehicles. The residential neighborhood is very quiet and people quite friendly. The lodge is fully equipped with thoughtful additions of beach towels, coolers, and an assortment of toiletries and washer/dryer necessities. The lodge is always immaculate. We highly recommend Bev's for a more intimate Hilo experience and for those balking at the high cost and highly impersonal nature of resorts and hotels.We will be back at Bev's for a fifth stay when next we visit Hilo.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julie, Mahalo for all your positive comments! I appreciate your taking the time to share your input. It's been a pleasure hosting you these 4 years and I always look forward to your return. A hui hou, Bev
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5

Lovely vacation apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Lopaka's Family Lodge. The apartment was very clean, well stocked, had a nice view, and was very convenient to other locations in and around Hilo. It was great to have the washer & dryer as well. Also, the property owner, Bev, was very friendly and helpful with anything we needed. Although it rained a lot due to the volcanic activity in the area, we managed to get in some sightseeing or beach time nearly every day. We spent a lot of time on Coconut Island. We met many friendly locals who were happy to have tourists who were brave enough to visit Hawaii while the volcano was very active. This is a lovely place to stay if you plan to visit Hilo.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ted & Judy, It was a pleasure having you as guests. I was especially happy that you took a chance and came in spite of the Volcano news and that you enjoyed your time here. Im sure you learned that in Hilo and most parts of the island, without the news, we wouldn't know there was an eruption. You were awesome guests and I would love to have you back soon. Bev
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4

Lovely house very close to rainbow falls !

  • 4 of 5

Hi Beverly,

We had a great time at the lopakas lodge . Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Padmini, I'm so happy you enjoyed the lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you. Mahalo for your comments, Bev
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Federal Way, Washington
5

Wonderful. Exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Highly recommend and will return.

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home. Well maintained, clean, stocked with so many things from games and movies to new toothbrushes and sunscreen. In case you forget yours. Beverly has provided a special place full of Aloha and we thank her for sharing her corner of paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your positive review so very much! It was fun hosting you and I am happy to hear you will return some day. Looking forward to your next visit. Mahalo, Bev
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5

Love Lopaka's Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Bev has provided a home-away-from-home experience. Her bungalow has everything needed to enjoy a happy stay, from view (Hilo Bay!) to comfort (sheets so soft!) and amenities (sharp kitchen knives!!) that are a big "cut-above" the usual place for rent. She has considered all possible circumstances and provided nicely; there truly was nothing left wanting! And, did we mention how very clean everything was, a definite plus! Loved our stay, thank you very much, we'll try and get back soon. J & T

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha J & T, I am so pleased that your experience at Lopaka's was so positive. Mahalo for taking the time to share it with others. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and will definitely be happy to host you again. A hui hou, Bev
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
HILO AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
CRONIES
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
HILO MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HIGHWAY 19
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
CAFE PESTO
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
ONEKAHAKAHA BEACH
Car: recommended

ATM/bank, bay/sound, churches, botanical garden, groceries, hospital, rain forests, groceries; Other attractions: Volcano, waterfalls, Zip Lines.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax

Rates shown are for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
Add $25 per night for each additional adult (21 years or older).
$125 non-refundable cleaning fee.
Hawaii State Tax of 14.25%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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