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Freinds and Family Back house

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

close to beaches

Entire second floor apartment with

front and back lanai (porches).

Full kitchen,

living room with futon


relax and detach without cable television

short one block walk to beach

3 miles to downtown Hilo

3 miles to Hilo airport

**we have rental car available on Turo website

clean and comfortable


office/additonal sleeping area with futon

private bath

full sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker

1 block to ocean

park like property with fruit trees

off street parking

close to beaches

Historic Keukaha with natural fish farms (location of the earliest fish farming)

Seaside restaurant is 1/2 mile away

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was possibly one of the best places I have stayed using rental websites. Great roomy house situated close to the bay. All the facilities you could require, the bbq was a great addition As a result we didn't need to use the stove. Maria and Steve were great hosts. Friendly but not intrusive. Very helpful and informative.
Mar 2015
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • I with queen bed 1 with full bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
laundry is available 5.00 per load with covered line provided for hanging


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Freinds and Family Back house
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews

Relaxing & Beautiful Tropical Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5, with 3 children, had a great stay during our week on The Big Island. There was plenty of space inside and out for everyone to relax and enjoy the gardens. The kitchen had plenty of appliances, cookware and crockery so we were able to prepare many meals at the house - Hilo Farmers Market is great place for fresh produce and local goods. There are several beautiful beaches within a few minutes walk. It was great to have use of snorkel gear and swim accessories. Our kids had fun playing with the dogs and helping Maria with the goats and chickens. Maria was very knowledgeable and willing to answer our endless questions about local destinations and their gardens! Mahalo Maria for welcoming us and sharing your time lovely space with us. Definitely the first of many Big Island visits!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to host your family. We love sharing our favorites with our guests and we very much enjoyed seeing you have such a good time. Mahalo nui !
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Great place in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five loved this place. Maria was very helpful and enjoyed sharing her property and island tips with us. The kids loved the animals and home grown fruit. We had plenty of space and the fans helped keep things cool. The kitchen had everything we needed. Whoever stayed there before us didn't know how to wash dishes, so I had to rewash whatever we used. There were a few critters, but that is usually a given on an island. We enjoyed the lanais, games and movies and outdoor equipment for the beach. We would recommend this place; it's not fancy, but it is spacious and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Maria is a very friendly. We enjoyed the fresh bananas she let us try. Rental was very spacious with three beds.It was comfortable, well decorated, and very home oriented. Loved the lanais for sitting outside. The ceiling fans made it nice and cool to easily sleep in. The little dog was friendly and made us think of home(she loves her belly scratched).The goats were funny to watch from lanai and friendly. Geckos liked to visit in the morning and late evening when we got rain mists.Location is close to 2 beaches, 10 minute drive to airport and Wal-Mart. It was easily accessible to get to farmers market,, all the waterfalls, and a trip to airport for helicopter tour. A note about market setting up still a 6 am some produce out, we came back again at 9 am and all produce and merchandise were set up and ready for business. We would recommend to anyone staying on Hilo side. Thanks Maria for the great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a cute cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Us: 2 adults, 3 kids (8,10,12) Its a cute cottage. its definitely not new and upscale, and one window has only screen w/o glass. if there is noise or a party nearby, you wont be able to block the noise. also since there is no AC you will want the windows open. It was fine for us except for our first night when we just arrived very tired.

That said, we enjoyed our stay. there are goats caged in the back, and the yard is cute and has a variety of plants. our kids really enjoyed it and played around. the beaches are close but very rocky. they were enjoyable, but not your hollywood beaches.

the place is clean but not spotless. I recommend this place but if not having new appliances/bedding/carpets bothers you, then you might think about another place.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We have actually replaced the stove and refrigerator recently as well as many other items such as the screen door your children roughly played with relentlessly without any parental suggestion to not abuse the place. The bathroom drain was working as you said for the first two days and then he lever “broke”. This has never happened before or after - and we never charged for any of the damages left by this family. Thank you also for arriving late at night and honking your horn when clearly this is a residential neighborhood. Dear future guests we routinely maintain and upgrade our space and luckily most of our guests are a pleasure to host. Unfortunately this was not the case.
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Palo Alto

Perfect getaway close to Hilo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the back house of Maria's yard where we stayed 3 nights - a family of 4 (two boys aged 13 and 9). She was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. We also appreciated the fresh avocado's, guavas and bananas she provided, fresh from her yard. Our boys also liked the two cute little goats she just recently got that had their own little place in the yard. From a certain angle, we could even see the ocean from the veranda. All in all a perfectly relaxing stay in Hilo.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

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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