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Elegant Convenience, Spacious Layout for Families & Couples with Enlosed Garden

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Japanese design, 3000sf wheelchair accessible , 3 bd, 2.5 ba, large rooms

Hale Kepani is an easy stroll via Haili Street, past Lyman House museum to historic downtown. Enjoy a beautiful view of Hilo Bay as you meander along. Catch glimpses of Mauna Kea on cloudless mornings on your return. Come to cooler Hilo, escape the vog of Kailua-Kona, the jungle heat and commute to Puna. Custom home with generous flowing floorplan, sits across 2 lots in this quaint older residential area above town. Spacious layout with livable lanais and enclosed garden for all to enjoy. Comfortable for families, safe for children and quiet for seniors. Easy painless commute to university, beach parks and greater Hilo area.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Enclosed garden with gates. Parental supervision requested at ALL times. Minors should not be left unattended or babysitting younger siblings....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    standard counter heights ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Front bedroom #3: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • MASTER Bedroom #1: 1 queen


  • middle Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size bed in master bedroom. Double Bed (1) in front bedroom and a twin futon sofa , 2 twin/daybed/trundle (convertible to double)in middle bedroom, floor futons,(double & single) for children and additional guests. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • HALL Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


  • garden side toilet 3: toilet

    small corner sink, convenient when lounging in yard...moreless

  • Master bath has a large walk in shower, wide enough for wheelchair, and a built in shower seat. Hall bath has a separate bath tub and walk in shower with built in seat....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Home cleaning weekly will be required on extended stays and billed to guest. Personal laundry not included. Wheelchair accessibility throughout home with wider halls and doorways, showers are large with built in benches and adjacent street corners have been ADA modified for easy access to downtown areas. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Extensive reading materials...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    board games and children's books on hand, ping pong table may be rented upon request...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    on request...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    SMART TV, use your accounts to access NETFLEX, HULU, SHOWTIME, etc....moreless

  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Hilo Bay and ocean beyond visible as one strolls downtown along Haili Street...moreless

  • Downtown:

    5 minutes...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mauna Kea visible from corner as you walk downtown...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From Bayfront and all along the drive to the Beach Parks less than 5 miles away....moreless

  • Water View:

    Neighborhood situated on hill above Hilo Bay, view from neighborhood...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Additional outdoor dining lanai seats 6, kitchen table seats 5, each bedroom lanai seats 3-4. Food in dining areas only. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    one stall available...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Some long distance service on overseas calls: cable offers free calls to outer islands, mainland and US Territories and selected countries....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Check in the individual bedroom closets or dressers for sheets and pillows. Extras sheets and blankets are located in the middle hall linen closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    formal area with library...moreless

  • Parking:

    one covered stall, 4 spaces in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    space possible in side yard, fee may apply...moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels/linens will be replaced at guest expense. If misplaced, misused and stained. PLEASE Refrain from using harsh bleach. Beach towels available for outdoor/recreational use....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Basic Cable bundle through Time Warner for internet, cable TV and telephone Smart TV provided ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    varied selection of kitchen appliances, pots, pans, coffee makers, juicers, blenders, more available on request...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen includes abundance of supplies...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    misc seasonings on hand gift basket of goodies provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    12' holder available, if checked out by owner...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Spacious dining lanai off kitchen, another master bedroom lanai also offers dining, front bedroom has private lanai and there is a comfortable bench in the entry lanai for lounging....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    enclosed garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    County pools available nearby...moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,500 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning, minimum 4 hour $150
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 13.5%



Please call for special discounted rates applicable for residents, seniors and military.


(November 15th-April 30th) Holidays & special events (MERRI MONARCH) additional $15.00 per night fees on specific day(s): THANKSGIVING week (Wed- Sun), CHRISTMAS week through NEW YEARS and during Easter/Merri Monarch Festival.


Longer terms preferred, hotel tax of 9.25% not required on stays exceeding 180 days. summer/fall May-Oct: 30 days @$100 nightly<30 to 75 days@$95, <75 to 90 days@ $90).

Re: Children

No charge for children under 10. Young adults, +10 to 17: $25 nightly.

Re: Security Deposit:

Will be refunded after cleaning. Only If necessary, deposit may be used in the event of cancellation, additional cleaning or damages, if any.

Re: Group Rates:

Additional guests 4+ people, please add $50per person nightly.

Re: Cancellation:

Terms reserved during HIGH SEASON are not guaranteed and will be subject to CANCELLATION unless PAID IN FULL 90 days in Advance. Advanced deposits lock in rates and dates.


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We book directly and ALL our bookings are GUARANTEED. Should any problem arise with availability arise or if a cancellation is necessary by the owner for personal reasons, all payments will be refunded. We will provide references upon request. WE are licensed to manage poperty with HAWAII state do not double book our property.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Short stroll downtown
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Downtown on the way to Coconut Island
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Quaint Hilo downtown will delight visitors with many choices: museums, art studios, restaurants, bookstores and a variety of shops. Elks Club with dancing events, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club. There are custom craft shops, HILO Farmers' market, organic and natural groceries, fast food and informal dining. Extensive historic library, banks, massage/ chiropractic/tradional medical and homeopathic clinics, health food store, grocery and drug store, antique shops and many other specialty food and craft shops. For more information visit the Hawaii Visitors Bureau


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Returned to live in Hilo in 1984 after mainland educations to raise our three children. This was the best of small town living: walking to school and all afternoon sports and activities.

Why the Owner Chose Hilo, HI, USA:
This custom home built in1962, was purchased for extended ohana (family), a stone's throw from original family home, we enjoyed grandparents nearby and space for visiting friends and family. The location of our homes enabled us to enjoy small town living with everything conveniently available to us. Minimal driving allows us to save on time and gasoline.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is a custom design with no steps throughout, spacious rooms and fully equipped for a comfortable vacation. Convenient location is minutes away from all the services, shops, museums and activities in Hilo. BIG ISLAND easily accessible: hike a live volcano, enjoy an ocean snorkel and wander through a rainforest in a single day. Zip across Saddle Road to West side to shop and explore and be home for dinner.

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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  • Front entry

    Front entry

  • Kitchen lanai off back garden

    Kitchen lanai off back garden

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • master bath

    master bath

  • hall bathroom

    hall bathroom

  • middle bedroom with daybed with 2 twins, convertible to a double bed with lanai

    middle bedroom with daybed with 2 twins, convertible to a double bed with lanai

  • Front entry hall off dining room

    Front entry hall off dining room

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • Back bedroom lanais

    Back bedroom lanais

  • master bathroom,  sink and shower accommodate wheel chair

    master bathroom, sink and shower accommodate wheel chair

  • hall bathroom

    hall bathroom

  • middle bedroom

    middle bedroom

VRBO #91626

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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