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Beautiful One-Bedroom Beach Home with AC in Hilo

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Although our beach home is located a few minutes from downtown Hilo it is nestled away from traffic close to a quiet and secluded ocean cove. It provides an ideal location for visitors looking to visit all the sites on the east side of the island. The home is 5-8 minutes from the airport, shopping, restaurants, and Hilo’s popular Downtown Farmer's Market. The Hawaii Volcano National Park and waterfalls along the Hamakua coast are a 30 to 40 minute drive away. The world famous Arnotts’ Tours to the Volcano, Mauna Kea, and other famous vacation sites are less than a five minute walk from the home.

Our one bedroom home has been ideal for couples and couples with one or two young children. It is few steps from an ocean cove where you can explore tidepools, view turtles, dolphins, and whales or enjoy a morning or evening swim or stroll.

Families enjoy having morning and early evening meals on the upstairs large patio overlooking the garden. There is also another large outdoor patio for dining, grilling, and just relaxing while listening to the sounds of the ocean.

The home provides a queen bed, full bath, full kitchen, two living areas (a queen futon sofa sleeper is located in one of the living areas), wifi, and private parking. There is also a smaller patio that can be exited from the bedroom. The home also is equipped with AC (for those hot humid Hilo days and nights) and ceiling fans throughout.

There is also a two bedroom downstairs unit for families who need extra sleeping, dining, and relaxing accommodations.

Ask about nightly rates for the entire three bedroom, two bath beach home.

More Details

Claudia Calles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Claudia Calles

Our home has been in our family for generations. Our children who are all grown and living away have spent long summers at the beach home swimming, fishing, and searching for "treasures" the ocean delivers daily to the shore.

My husband and I are retired high school teachers and decided several years ago to remodel and open our home to families who visit and want to be close to the ocean.

We have had so many visitors from all over the world and appreciate the wonderful memories they have shared with us in our guest books. It has been our greatest pleasure to share our home with everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As frequent visitors to the Big Island, we go beyond the world of resorts and golf courses and generally seek out a more authentic experience. Our stay at Hale Nani Ma Ka Lihi Kai absolutely delivered. Claudia was flexible and generous regarding a last-minute change to our booking, and emitted a warm and welcoming impression. The location of the rental was just perfect for our two little girls, and we took advantage of its walking-distance proximity to Onekahakaha ("Baby") beach with its protected lagoon, sand, and tidepools. Despite uncooperative (monsoon-like) weather we were still able to enjoy many of our favorite Hilo-side attractions including Pana'ewa Zoo, Lava Tree state park, Laupahoehoe beach park, the mighty Wailuku at Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots, Kalopa state recreation area, Waipio Valley lookout (but seriously, hike or drive down if you can - or even do the Muliwai trail!) and many more. The rental came with an assortment of beach toys, snorkel gear, beach mats, beach chairs, and other extras which were very appreciated. The house itself was impeccably clean, the beds and bedding comfortable, and the kitchen was well appointed with the essential utensils and appliances as well as some bonus coffee and fruit! In the evenings we took full advantage of the under-roof grill and patio area and at night were lulled to sleep by the song of our coqui frog and gecko friends. It was exactly the experience we were looking for. Mahalo lui noa!
Feb 2018
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 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
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Additional queen futon sofa sleeper in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Toddler Pack and Play Toddler Indoor/Outdoor Playard.


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Beautiful One-Bedroom Beach Home with AC in Hilo
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Tropical home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this beautiful cottage. It was spotless and the owners left a delicious basket of fruit, coffee, and bread for our enjoyment.The outdoor space was wonderful for BBQ’s.

The property is just lovely, flowers blooming and pineapple plants around the outdoor space were beautiful. We felt far away from it all, yet were very close to all we needed. The beach was only steps away and the location is perfect for sightseeing on the Hilo side. We look forward to staying here again very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, clean and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Peace and quiet, incredible ocean views just steps away from the house and close to everything. The home is well equipped for cooking, cleaning, laundry and beach time. We enjoyed this quaint, tidy cottage and beautiful surroundings so much. Already daydreaming of returning to Hilo. Thank you, Claudia, for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Hilo, in part because of how lovely this place was. Claudia thought of every detail to make our stay more comfortable. Having access to snorkel gear and beach chairs there was fantastic too! We could walk to the beaches each day with our 1 year old and make it back in time for lunch and naps.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.41%

Rates are based on 2 guests add $20.00 for additional guests up to 4.
Cleaning fee is adjusted depending on number of guests and length of stay.
Additional credit card fee may apply for international charges (may be deducted from refundable deposit).

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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