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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Large, Comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath in the heart of Hilo


2 Bedrooms

Sleeps up to 6, no extra charges

1 Bath

950 sq ft

2 Queen beds/1 Queen air mattress

TV, AC, and fans in rooms

Large kitchen & living room area

Infant playpen/crib available

WIFI and local cable tv stations

Beach towels, chairs, snorkels


Carport parking for 1-2 cars

Check in 3pm/out 11am (early & late arrangements possible)

Close to Hilo airport, downtown, beaches, restaurants and shopping

Minimal coqui and plane noise

50% deposit holds dates with remainder due 30 days from arrival

30 day cancellation notice for full refund of deposit

Taxes included in nightly rate

**If you are travelling with large group of family or friends, rental cottage #459753 is next door**

Enjoy local living on your Hawaii vacation in our clean, affordable and conveniently located vacation rental. The cottage is approximately two miles from the Hilo International Airport, Prince Kuhio Mall, Hilo Farmers Market and more. The modest nightly rates include all taxes and a minimal cleaning fee that encourage guest to spend their resources on experiences, exploration, and creating lasting memories.

Within minutes of the cottage guest can walk at the famed Liliuokalani Gardens, swim with turtles at Carlsmith Beach Park, visit the majestic Rainbow falls, tour the scenic Hamakua coast, and buy local produce, products and foods at the Hilo Farmers Market and an array of restaurants and delicatessens.

The two bedroom-one bath cottage is perfect for families, couples and friends. The house features a spacious living room to gather in and plan out your day and reminisce in the evenings. The kitchen is stocked with all you need to whip up a quick bite or prepare an enticing meal using fresh local produce. WiFi internet runs throughout the house, and each room includes AC, fans and LCD Tv's.

The house is situated in a residential neighborhood with access to county water that is clean and drinkable (no catchment systems). A large carport is located at the back of the house where you will also find a washer and dryer. This is a home, not a party house. Please no smoking, pets or loud noise.

Attractions and distance from the Ohana Cottage:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 28 mile drive south (approximately 40 minutes)

Swimming beaches/Ponds 2-5 miles

Downtown Hilo, Lyman Museum, Hilo Farmers Market 2.5 miles

Imiloa Astronomy Center 2.6 miles

Pacific Tsunami Museum 2 miles

Big Island Candies 5 minute walk

Hawaiian Style Cafe/Miyo's-5 minute walk

Hilo Civic Center/Edith Kanakaole Stadium 10- minute walk

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory 7.8 miles

Liliuokalani Gardens 1.2 miles

Wailuku River State Park 2.2 miles

King Kamehameha Statue/Wailoa River State Park 1.2 miles/ 15 minute walk

Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) Roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes on the opposite side of the island.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I travel frequently between Hilo and Oahu. I manage a community center in the town I grew up in and my husband manages the publication department for the local newspaper. We enjoy bodysurfing, ziplining, picnic bbqs, hanging out with our dogs and trying new foods. We're friendly and easy to get along with so please don't hesitate to ask questions if you want recommendations or if there's something that we can address during your stay. We're grateful for the opportunity to host you during your Hawaii island vacation.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Hilo for the weekend to visit my mom before we move back to the mainland. When we walked into the house we were very happy. My wife said I could live here. It was reasonably priced and while the outside of the house is dated the inside was very clean and comfortable. It looked exactly as the pictures depicted and the location was awesome.
May 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Hilo, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(46 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4130435 based on 47 reviews

Comfortable, good for our family of 5 adults.

  • 4 of 5

We were displaced when our hotel in Volcano National Park closed due to earthquakes and volcanoes. Fortunately, we found Ohana Cottage. The owner deserves an A+ for speedy communication! This property is affordable , has comfortable beds, all the necessities and a washer & dryer. This property is not luxe and a little worn, but clean and adequate. Covered parking is a nice plus in this super-rainy climate. Unlike some VRBOs, no condiments or coffee in the cupboards, so be sure to bring your own. Bonus, there’s a fabulous lychee tree loaded with fruit.

  • Submitted: 8-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Budget Option for Helo

  • 4 of 5

Centrally located, clean, roomy. Everything worked well. We made good use of the full kitchen & laundry facilities. A/C in bedrooms but fan only in living room & Kitchen areas. This was a good budget option for Hilo.

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good family place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The location was great, in town but yet quiet. It was good having air conditioners in the bedrooms. Kitchen was good too. Having cooking oil available was something I didn't think about when we were picking up groceries. That was a great plus! Thank you for letting us stay there! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location perfect for small family or volleyball team as ours was!!

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed with Val at one of her rentals and as always it was a great experience. Had a minor hiccup with one of the bedroom TVs not working and a bedroom doorknob not operating properly. Both were handled the very next day at our convenience and by a polite upstanding gentlemen who is her husband. Perfect little place for our team members who didn’t have family or friends to stay with. Good central location to everything and Val is the best to work with. She understands locals and things that may come up and works it out to the best of her ability. The property is a little old but has upgraded appliances and interior. Very homey feel. Overall would definitely recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good value for stand-alone house with quiet privacy.

  • 5 of 5

Location made travel easy, neighborhood was quiet (except for the nightly coqui frogs chirping, which are ubiquitous in Hilo). Our family appreciated the two bedrooms and large living room to relax after daily outings and kitchen and laundry appliances also made visit comfortable and homey.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay in Hilo

  • 4 of 5

I thought the cottage was nice. We stayed one night and it was comfortable. The cottage was clean, roomy for four adults and centrally located in Hilo. TV worked well.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Naniloa Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mamalahoa Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hawaiian Style Cafe, Miyo's, Takenoko Sushi
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Reeds Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Hilo, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$64.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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