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Air Conditioned For Those Warm Hawaiian Days

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful, Relaxing and Eco Friendly - Tropical Retreat

Our Tropical Retreat is a private 1 bedroom, 1full bath home with a full size shower-tub. The guest house is a resort-style guest home with a very spacious living area. It's also is air-conditioned, uncommon for vacation rentals in the area. The property features a full kitchen, a 50-inch LCD High Definition TV. The home is situated on over an acre of lush tropical gardens with numerous fruit trees and indigenous plants found only in Hawaii. It’s located approximately three miles from downtown Hilo. It's more than a beautiful place to stay, it’s a lifestyle. You'll experience charming “Old Hawaii” where life is slow and easy. Our property allow you to relax in style or pursue a variety of adventures right outside. Amenities include a secluded beautiful outdoor garden. The landscaped grounds and naturalistic setting capture the tranquility and beauty of the islands where travelers can relax and experience the true Hawaii where the locals live.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Big Island of Hawaii. The Tropical Retreat Guest House 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, where you won’t feel like a tourist. The kitchen is fully-equipped. Your hosts reside in a property nearby and will personally greet you and handle your personalized access when you arrive. Your host will answer questions you may have, assist you with any special needs and help you plan your stay... sharing tips on where to visit, how to get there, where to lunch and favorite local dining spots.

The property is within walking distance to a very picturesque area of East Hawaii surrounded by streams, waterfalls and off a quiet street perfect for walking or jogging. A private serene opens up to views of the garden below for ultimate relaxation. Our Retreat is a perfect Hawaiian getaway for couples celebrating their special occasion, and is centrally located making it an ideal home base while exploring exotic points of interest on the island.

Hilo is famous 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. The Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo's premier hula competition and cultural event, is held annually in April. East Hawaii'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.

Weddings, graduations, receptions or large gatherings may be allowed with owner's prior consent and only by arrangement with our event planning and management services. Professional photography services are readily available at reasonable rates. Contact us in advance to facilitate your special occasion set in the privacy of the grounds and lovely gardens. A personal private tour of can also be arranged to points of interest in East Hawaii previously mentioned such as a volcano tour at Kilauea, star gazing at the top of Mauna Kea or even a hike through Waipo Valley.

Our retreat 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.

Children are welcome however, families with children of a certain age must be aware of safety concerns around the property.

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay, thanks again for everything!
Jun 2016
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size sleeper sofa in great room for additional seeping accommodation.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Air Conditioned For Those Warm Hawaiian Days
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 35 reviews

Great Quiet Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was quiet, clean and exactly as depicted. We had a good stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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I give this place 5 stars. The place is conveniently located. It’s spacious and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this place. It was very clean and spacious. It’s location made it perfect to most things you want to see on the windward side of the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Salem, OR

Quiet, comfortable, close to town

  • 5 of 5

When you get to Garrick`s house take a minute to see what you got. The house is spacious and clean. The area is away from the resort traffic and is quiet. The back yard is nice. And when you leave for the day, it is one left out of the driveway, then a right, another right, some curves past Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls, a school and hospital, and then you are dowtown Old Town. Worked great for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lacey, Washington

Great place in nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay while taking in the sites in and around Hilo. We especially enjoyed wandering through the owner's garden and exploring the wonderful collection of plants as well as the small orchard.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very new and modern rental.

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice place to stay. Everything is new and clean. It is a little bit out of town (only 10-15 minutes from downtown Hilo) and traffic is never bad. Everything is brand new and there is plenty of space. The only negative which is really not a negative is the abundance of Coqui frogs. However, this is likely a problem almost anywhere you stay in Hilo. We got used to them quite quickly and had no problem sleeping. Garrick was very responsive to any questions we had (like how to use the TV with a million stations!). If we return to Hilo we would not hesitate to stay in this rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed staying at this lovely property. The house was very spacious and comfortable. Perfect for a single traveler or small family. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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