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Quaint Oceanside Budget Retreat
Quaint Oceanside Budget Retreat
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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Have you always wanted to see the Big Island? Located on beautiful Banyan Drive, this one room condo is in an old resort. This is perfect for 2+ people. Both Queen Liliuokalani Gardens and Coconut Island are just a stroll down the street, as well as Reed's Bay Beach Park

It is right on the water, with a beautiful view of both seaside and Mauna Kea. It is 5 minutes from Hilo Bayfront, 5 minutes from the airport, and only 10-15 minutes from the closest mall area.

The space

With such a lush setting, there are many free sites to see, just 10-20 minutes away, such as Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Lava tubes, and about 40 minutes from Hot Ponds. "Four Mile" beach and Richardson's are just minutes away. For activities and outing, there is a tiny lunch sized cooler, medium sized cooler, beach towels, umbrella, rollup beachmat, and foldaway stadium chair.

No need to spend a fortune on food. There are plenty of cheap eats, or just go grocery shopping and hit farmers market for fruits and veggies. I recently had both Cable TV a Wireless internet installed.

The kitchenette has two burners, but no oven. However, there is microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and a small blender.

More than 2 people can be a squeeze, with a Queen bed and an air mattress, but it can be done.

The building is quite old, and occasionally the elevators break down so be prepared just in case. My unit is on the fourth floor.

These are the tropics, so despite preventative measures, you may still see the occasional ant or bug.

Feel free to contact me for more details

Guest access

There is a separate key for the pool access, and will be in the unit.

Amenities
Elevator
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Prices
Cleaning Fee $70
Weekly Discount: 4%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Welcome!!!!
This is island life, so to help prevent the spread of ants and other critters, please take your own trash down to the dumpster. It is close to impossible to get rid of them all, so there are still bugs here and there.

Please check in at the front desk upon arrival and departure just in case of an emergency.

There is not central air conditioning. In the unit there is a fan and dehumidifier.

This is my personal condo, so please respect the belongings that are stored away. My agent of record is based in Hilo, yet I am on mainland on East Coast, just as an FYI in case of contact needed.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The building is old, and there have been some maintenance issues with the two elevators, in case they are both being repaired
Cancellations
Safety features
First aid kit
Accessibility
Elevator
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

106 Reviews

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Brett User Profile
November 2017
Stephanie’s place was conveniently located near downtown and the airport. Communication was great and check in and out was super easy and convenient! The room was adequately supplied and wifi was great also.

Sharon User Profile
September 2017
The room was OK, but building was old and rundown. I would not have felt safe there by myself. There were ants in the kitchen from open food left behind by previous guests. I'm not sure I would have wanted to cook anything there. The windows rattled loudly all night. Temp was relatively comfortable with fans and dehumidifier. Good cable and wifi. Room was reasonably priced and no problems with "neighbors" even though the area seemed a little sketchy. Check-in was easy and communication with Stephanie was good.

Kristin User Profile
September 2017
Our plane was delayed by six hours. Stephanie informed the security office at the building that we would be arriving after hours. She communicated quickly with us to make sure we would be able to get our parking pass. The building is close to great parks. The bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.

Santiago User Profile
September 2017
Its a jewel in Hilo, excellent location! I had no problem at all and the Host answered all my questions without delayed!!

Zachary User Profile
September 2017
Affordable, quiet, clean unit next to the water. Stephanie was super informative and we enjoyed our stay at her place.

Sethu User Profile
August 2017
The location is just a few minutes away and centrally located. But apart from that, there is not much value to offer in this place. The unit is located in a run down building and the interiors are also quite dated. The lack of air conditioning made it quite uncomfortable in the evenings. The place was quiet though and the fact that we could walk to coconut island and to a few restaurants was helpful.

Sierra User Profile
August 2017
Stephanie is very nice and communicative. The place was exactly as pictured and accurately described. It's a small studio. Nothing fancy just gets the job done. It was nice and clean, which I really appreciated. There is a working kitchen (tiny) which helped us stay economical during our visit. We enjoyed the TV and wifi as well. Also, the security guard made me feel very safe. He walked me to my room and then back out to my car when I forgot a bag, and then back to my room again (we went for quite the stroll together!) If I had to make one fix it would be the temperature. I realize I am not at all acclimated to the heat and humidity of Hilo, but even with the fans and dehumidifier it was intensely warm in that room. Perhaps a portable A/C would do the job. I would say it was slightly overpriced but I think accurately priced based on the market value (all the other air BNBs in the area are super pricey and some don't have nearly as much accoutrements as Stephanie's place). Overall it was a very pleasant stay and I would recommend it.

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Stephanie User Profile

I am from Boston, MA. I am in sales and have worked in retail, wireless, and now insurance. Hawaii is my second home and I return whenever possible.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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