The SpaceTHE YELLOW ROOM
This is a lovely yellow room in a plantation home built in 1917, which has been recently renovated.
Other options are available in the same house. Please check my other listings to see these.
The house is surrounded on three sides by greenery and trees. It's an oasis from an otherwise busy neighbourhood. Mango, avocado, papayas and bananas grow on the property that we are happy to share when in season.
The yellow room is a freshly painted room with large windows, a new queen bed, a ceiling fan and an air-conditioner.
Entry is through large screened “lanai” (porch) with new Italian tile (please see floor plan). Modern bathroom shared with the yellow room, with new full bath, shower, and toilet facilities.
Shared kitchenette with fridge, coffeemaker, toaster, cutlery, dishes and everything you need for a light breakfast. Complimentary offer, teas, Fruit and bread are provided. Usage of shared kitchenette is included.
Full kitchen available at the back of home with another fridge, gas stove with 4 burners and gas oven. If you need to use a stove or oven for full-on cooking, this will cost an extra US$20 per day.
Original: glass and double hung pulley windows, single wall construction, door knobs.
Laundry facilities are available on request. Please enquire. Guest AccessThe yellow room has access to shared lanai, shared living area, and shared kitchenette. It shares the front bathroom with the blue room guests only. Interaction with GuestsJean (Raghu's mom) lives downstairs. She will greet you and answer any questions you may have.
There are live-in caretakers downstairs who are available to answer any questions you have promptly and efficiently, via text and in person.
In general, we are happy to give guests as much privacy as they want. The NeighborhoodLOCATION
5 minutes walk to downtown, but in the midst of nature, walk to beaches, groceries and Farmer’s market, convenient access to bus throughout island,
Wailuku River one block away with lovely waterfalls. Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots are just a short drive away.
Mokuola “Coconut Island” with lots of beautiful swimming areas and cliff jumping at one of the swimming areas, is 2 miles away and within walking distance.
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Onekahakaha Beach Park 4 miles away and easily accessible by bus or car – “ideal beach for families with small children and for tidepooling. There is a sand-bottomed cove that is separated from the open ocean by a boulder break, so the nearshore waters are shallow and calm.”
Carl Smith Beach Park is 5 miles away, The entire area consists of several relatively large lagoons. Great for swimming and snorkeling. Lava rock beach with sandy bottom. Sea turtles live here. Beautiful nature.
Honoli'i Beach Park is one of the few beaches on Big Island that has surfers all year round. Beautiful mix of black sand, coral, rocks and beach glass with waves rolling in.
Scuba diving, surfing and snorkeling are all possible close by within 5 miles.
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens 2 miles away and within walking distance 30-acre ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) park with Edo-style Japanese gardens, the largest such gardens outside Japan. The gardens contain Waihonu Pond as well as bridges, koi ponds, pagodas, statues, torii, and a Japanese teahouse.
Downtown Hilo refer to (URL HIDDEN) within few blocks 0.3 miles (5 minutes walking)
“Pacific Tsunami Museum
Hilo experienced two major Tsunami, 1946, and 1960. The Pacific Tsunami Museum features amazing exhibits, sharing deep insights into Hilo’s past. Before, during and after pictures of the destruction and of of Hilo town as it once was.
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
FREE Ocean Discovery Center, sharing knowledge about the North-western Hawaiian Islands, the coral reefs, fishes, marine animals, and the environmental challenges of the area.
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Located on the UH Hilo campus, Imiloa is a planetarium and exhibit sharing the similarities between the ancient Hawaiian navigational astronomy and the modern astronomy of today.
Lyman Museum and Mission House
The Lyman family arrived in the islands in the 1830’s, and their home is now the oldest wooden structure in the islands. Tour the home, and visit the Smithsonian affiliated museum just next door.
Hilo Public Library / Naha & Pinau stones
Traditions tell us the Naha stone was brought from Wailua, Kaua‘i many centuries ago. The stone is part of Kamehameha the Great’s mythology, as it was through the lifting of this stone that he confirmed the prophecy that he would be a great warrior king.
Home to a statue of King Kalakaua, The Merrie Monarch, who designated this area as the first municipal area of Hilo in the 1870’s. Visit the ancient Sun-Dial, and view the Interpretive Signage to learn more about Kalakaua Square.
The Historic Palace Theater
Built in 1925, the historic Palace Theater is the venue for many wonderful films, concerts, and plays. A wonderful space to experience live theatre, if you have a chance to come to an event here, don’t miss it!” Getting AroundMain bus station 5 blocks from home (15 minutes walk away). Bus goes to all major places both around Hilo and throughout the island, including buses to Kona and beach resorts. Airport is 10 min drive away. There is free parking available on the streets next to the home. Other Things to Note*Hey just a heads up, B&B tax will be collected upon arrival in CASH only. Hawaii is one of only a couple of states that does not allow air b&b to collect our taxes within their fees. So we have to do it at check in please.
Taxes include: Transient Tax: 12.25% and GE Tax: 4.66% totally= 16.91%
1) Airbnb Strict Cancellation Policy:
50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees
Many people book months in advance for their trip here, and keeping your reservation means losing other potential clients.
2) $10 - Per extra person – Maximum of 6
3) Laundry facilities are available on request. There may be extra charges. Please inquire.
4) $10 - per request to change sheets/ clean room (for long term guest). Some want daily cleaning, others don't want people coming to clean their room so it saves them $.
4) $10 per day - Air conditioning use.
Air conditioning is not necessary most of the year. This saves guest money for those who don't use it. We pay about 50 cents a kilowatt vs. 20 cents on the mainland. Electric is very, very expensive in here.
5) $30 - Lost keys will incur a cost of $30
6) $20 per day - Full kitchen use. If you need to use a stove or oven for full-on cooking, this will cost an extra US$20 per day.