Hilo Home Base - 3 Miles to State Park & Beach!

Property ID: 443632HiloHIUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Pack your hiking boots and bathing suits for an unforgettable trip to this home in Hilo! Complete with basic comforts, a well-equipped kitchen, and a quiet outdoor patio, this 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental is an ideal space in between adventures. Discover Hawaii's natural beauty just 3 miles away at Wailuku River State Park and Liliʻuokalani Park, and after, enjoy a savory snack at Hilo Farmers Market. For a day trip, drive along Crater Rim Drive for scenic overlooks along an active volcano.


  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

FEEL THE SUN: Hilo Bayfront Beach Park (3.3 miles), Honoli'i Beach Park (6.2 miles), Carlsmith Beach Park (6.3 miles), Richardson Ocean Park (7.2 miles), Kehena Black Sand Beach (29.8 miles)

OUTDOOR FUN: Hilo Municipal Golf Course (1.3 miles), Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens (3.1 miles), Wailuku River State Park (3.7 miles), Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (10.4 miles), ʻAkaka Falls State Park (18.6 miles)

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Hilo Daijingu (0.6 miles), University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (1.0 miles)

HAWAIIAN ADVENTURES: Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (26.8 miles), Mauna Kea (42.4 miles), Kona (70.0 miles)

EAT, DRINK & SHOP: Cafe 100 (2.4 miles), Big Island Candies (2.4 miles), Hilo Farmers Market (3.1 miles), Pineapples (3.1 miles), Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center (7.2 miles)

AIRPORTS: Hilo International Airport (4.0 miles), Kona International Airport (75.0 miles)


36 reviews
  • Feel like a local!


    This property made me feel like what it would feel like to be a local. It's an older Hawaiian house in a well kept, quiet neighborhood. I liked the big widows we kept open and a few mornings hearing the rain was so soothing. It was a relaxing place for my family after long days sightseeing. I appreciated the driveway and covered parking since it rained quite a bit during our stay. We had a great time here! Thank you!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 7, 2024
  • Great host


    Host was very accommodating. Place was as listed. Clean/ quiet neighborhood

    Published April 29, 2024
  • Disappointing


    The home is stylish on the pictures, although in reality the place is really old and needs maintenance

    Carpets are stained and smelly, kitchen has insects defecation on almost all of then. Bathroom doesn't makes it better. The bed mattress are ok, but again bedsheets are stained and the rooms does not smell good. Everything is in bad shape and from the pictures you would not except it. We were very disappointed by this rental.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published April 18, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Sandrine, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay at our property. We are deeply disappointed to learn that your experience did not meet your expectations, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you encountered during your stay.
    - Your comments regarding the condition of the home are concerning, and we take them very seriously. We strive to provide our guests with a comfortable and enjoyable experience, and it's disheartening to hear that we fell short in this instance.
    - As the owner, and not living on the island, I rely on our cleaning team for both interior and exterior maintenance of the property. However, your feedback has highlighted areas that require immediate attention. I will personally ensure that the home undergoes a deep cleaning process, including the carpets and kitchen, and that any necessary maintenance or repairs are promptly addressed.
    - Additionally, I want to assure you that the furniture, including the couch and beds, was purchased new and delivered recently. Nevertheless, I understand the importance of maintaining high standards of cleanliness and comfort for our guests, and I will take steps to address any issues with the bedding as well.
    - Once again, please accept our sincerest apologies for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay. We are committed to making the necessary improvements to ensure a more pleasant experience for future guests.
    - Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more enjoyable stay in the future.
    Thanks for your valuable feedback as we continue to improve for future guests!

  • Cute, comfortable Hawaiian cottage


    Thom's place was in a very quiet and safe neighborhood in the Hilo area. Centrally located. The cottage was older, but well kept and clean. Great for a short stay.

    Published April 16, 2024
  • Great place!


    This house was a great place for our 3-day visit to Hilo and the east side of the Big Island. The location is great, and easy to find. The house had everything we needed, and gave us a good sleep and start/end to our days. We didn't spend much time there during the day, as we were out seeing the volcano, driving to the south end of the island, and looking around Hilo. We had a wonderful visit.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 15, 2024
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