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Aloha From the Red Ginger Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Red Ginger Bungalow at Halaulani Place is privately located in the back of the main house on one of the most historical and well kept neighborhoods on the Big Island. It features manicured lawns and lush mature landscaping with 9 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy the ambiance of old Hawaii in a quiet and cool location near Pukihae Stream on this dead end street located less than a mile from downtown Hilo.

Your Hosts Steve & Rose are a culturally diverse family of Hawaiian, Filipino, Okinawan, German and Portuguese heritage with roots in North Kohala. They spent more than 20 years in the Seattle area before moving back to the islands and have traveled throughout the US, Canada, Philippines, China and Central America. They have two children attending college in Boston and Wisconsin.

More Details

Steven Bader
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, Filipino, Conversational Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Hilo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Aloha From the Red Ginger Bungalow
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Madison, WI, USA

Cozy bungalow close to downtown Hilo!

  • 5 of 5

Roomy and cozy property with ocean views!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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A cozy, clean and comfortable cottage which is well outfitted with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This is old Hawaii living in a lovely Cottage which is ideal for a couple or a small family. It is very private. You feel as if you were living in a tropical garden. The kitchen is very well outfitted with lots of little extras. It is well located on a quiet, historic street less than one mile from downtown Hilo. Rose was extremely accommodating and personable.

We would definitely choose the Red Ginger Bungalow again. Don

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Very cute 1920's cottage with lots of character!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Red Ginger Bungalow! The owners, Steve and Rose, were fantastic! Steve would always promptly reply to emails, and Rose was wonderfully kind to speak with and full of suggestions for places to visit! They even left us a nice surprise on the table at our arrival! When you walk in, you feel like you've stepped back in time to a countryside cottage - it's beautifully decorated and very inviting. Although at first you may be worried that there is no AC, you come to find that you don't need it or miss it at all! The weather in Hilo keeps you at the perfect temperature in both the day and night, and the Bungalow lends itself to conducting a great breeze quite nicely. We slept like rocks while there! Thank you again to Steve & Rose for helping make our elopement/honeymoon memorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Neat and very clean. Close to dowmtown

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 nights. Older unit but very neat and clean. Have all the accessories you need. Only issue was very poor wifi connection. I live on the SE of the Island and was there on business. I would recommend it and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a beautiful place to stay, it had everything we needed and more. Very happy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. It was very private yet very accesible and we felt very comfortable. The bungalow was clean and had everything and more. Seriously, it was like being at home. Thank you so much to Rose, she was so kind to us and made us feel welcome and loved. Great place to stay and we are so coming back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Very nice , clean, easy to get to

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much, it was close to every thing, our host welcome us and said to be sure to let them know if we needed any thing. The place was clean and well equipped

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

*Check in Time is 3:00 pm. Please email or call/text 808-756-7438 to let us know your approximate time of arrival. You will find the key on the kitchen table upon arrival.

*Check Out time is 11:00 am. If you would like to check out later, feel free to check with us about this possibility. Check out instructions will be available upon your arrival.

*Fruits and Flowers;Feel free to enjoy any of the fruits and flowers on the property.

*There is a washer and dryer available to do laundry.

*There is WiFi available on the property.

*This is a quiet neighborhood. Please keep the noise down after 10:00 pm.

*No Pets/Animals allowed.

*No smoking allowed in the vacation rental. No illegal drugs are permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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