From this new 1 bedroom remodel you can walk into downtown . Close to the river
About Diane Fournier
I was born and raised a San Francisco girl but at the height of the 60's started traveling which led to a nomadic lifestyle for many years . In the 80's I went north and rooted in Alaska. There I met my future husband to be, Phil. Phil is from Indiana and taught in the alternative public school in Anchorage. I opened up a Holistic Health Center which catered to clients seeking alternative health care. We lived there for 17 years before deciding we wanted to retire in warmth and fresh air. Hawaii was perfect for us because Hilo offered the pace and friendliness that Alaska had for us. We 1st moved to Kehena Beach in lower Puna closer to the lava action. There we had a vacation rental for 15 years and found that we really liked interacting with the guests that came to visit. Many guests became friends and quite a few of them over the years moved to Hawaii themselves. We recently moved in 2014 to Hilo into our home that was a vacation rental for 6 years. 2 years ago we acquired the neighboring land and duplexes which were all part of a large homestead. Instead of long term rentals we decided Hilo could use some more short term vacation rentals. We can start meeting our happy vacationers again. Phil use to teach Hawaiian Studies courses and has written a book, "A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands", and would be happy to answer any questions about the islands history that you might have.
Diane Fournier purchased this House in 2013
Why Diane Fournier chose Hilo
The first time we drove up Amauulu Rd. quite a few years ago , it was like we couldn't believe how country it felt yet we were near downtown. A few years later, a realtor friend showed us a house on this street that she thought we would like even though we were only looking for land. Well, that did it. We fell in love with the area, the pastureland behind us and orchards across the street with the river 300 yards away. Sort of wild but in the city. The house itself was perfect so no need to build one and it was fairly new. We bought it the next day. Then, 2 years ago, the neighboring piece of land along our driveway became available and it had 2 longtime duplexes on it. We acquired that to protect our assets. These duplexes are perfect for the vacationing couple who want quiet beauty yet convenience to walking into town to dine at night if they desire. It doesn't get much better. You also have the opportunity to pick fresh fruit from our many fruit trees on the 1+ acre lot. Depending on the time of year you can choose from Lychee, Mango, Orange, Tangerine, Longon, Avocado, Tangelo, Papaya, Yabotacaba, and Pineapple.
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location is what made us move here in the first place and this rental is in a perfect area.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a fantastic time and the property was perfect for the two of us. Easy walk to downtown and in a beautiful and quiet space. The house was equipped for all occasions and extremely comfortable.
We will use this place again when returning to Hilo.
The apartment was very nice, clean, and appeared to have been recently updated. Large bedroom with comfortable bed, nice bathroom and kitchen. The location is quiet and secluded at edge of downtown Hilo. Property is very attractive. The only negative was living room furniture consisted of only two very small, uncomfortable love seats and had a very strong musty smell coming from somewhere. Everything appeared clean and there was no visible mold.
We are sorry you found the smell musty. When I read that in a note you left I
immediately went about smelling everything. We haven't had that complaint before and Im very particular on my cleaning. I asked two friends if they smelled anything
and they didn't and even the next guests who came to stay there said they didn't
smell anything. So I can not really remedy anything I can't find.
Hilo is notorious for mold so I usually go out of my way to control it.
Great place, great location!
Comfortable and spacious. Quiet neighborhood, accommodating host.
I enjoyed my stay here immensely. The location, so close to Hilo,
yet so private inside, was the best.
Everything I needed, down to a clean, new sponge was there.
The shower was wonderful, with plenty of hot water, and lots of
They have thought of it all, including tissues by the bedside and the
most unique nightlights I have ever seen.
I would unreservedly recommend this lovely place.
I met one of the owners and her loving pooch. She welcomed me
I used the water right from the faucets with no problem at all.
The wi-fi worked well and the Direct TV gave me many viewing choices.
I can see that a great deal of thought and love went into this place.
Glad to spend these few days at a wonderful place near a charming
and friendly town.
Very nice and good location.
Updated kitchen and bathroom were both very nice. Would suggest adding an iron and ironing board.
Everything we needed and walking distance to everything in town.
Bamboo Hideaway is within walking distance of downtown Hilo. Just cross the small Wailuku River bridge and within minutes you will be strolling past bay front shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Also close at hand is the public library, Lyman Museum, Tsunami museum, and the Imiloa Astronomy Center . The University of Hawaii at Hilo has student based activities as well. The ever popular Hilo Farmers Market is in full swing on on Wednesday and Saturday with some vendors being present daily. The artsy restored Palace Theater is a movie house with many concerts and cultural events as well as international art films. Sidewalk cafes give you the opportunity to sample many of the world famous Big Island coffees.
Hilo town is one of those small quirky yet friendly towns where you can just stroll around and get caught up in the strong feeling of Aloha. Folks are friendly and enjoy taking the time to talk story.