Quaint Oceanside Budget Retreat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

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.

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 isa tiny lunch sized cooler, 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.

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.

Feel free to contact me for more details

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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.

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 isa tiny lunch sized cooler, 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. Wireless internet is at lobby area only.

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.

Feel free to contact me for more details

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $95
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We stayed six nights in this appart but it was much smaller than we thought...even for two only it is a little squeezed! No balcony, bad odors, and on the fourth floor was annoying.

    Building itself is old as mentionned by Stephanie but a little amelioration would be needed.

    Even if it is a great location on Banyan drive, close to beautiful parks and to Hilo, I will not come back to Stephanie's place. I have to mentionned that Stephanie was great and very accomodating with us during our reservations and stay.

    April 2014
  • Apartment was as expected and a great location in the town of Hilo. Lots of parks around and restaurants within walking distance. Thanks Stephanie!

    March 2014
  • Apartment was as expected and well located in Hilo. Parking was also a breeze. Thanks for a great stay!

    March 2014
  • Stephanie's place in Hilo was a perfect starting point and quiet refuge between our excursions on the island.
    + Ideally located to explore east coast of Big Island by car.
    + Downtown Hilo in walking distance, if you want to have some cocktails or so. But beware of broken pavement on the city sidewalk with flip-flops.
    + Very smooth check in. Fill out a form at the front desk and that's it.
    - Rest of the building (not the room) would highly benefit from a renovation.
    - Wifi only near front desk.

    March 2014
  • Great location. Awesome parks can be walked to in minutes. The building is a little past its prime with some eclectic residents. The inside of the condo is nice, much more so than the building as a whole.

    February 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Stephanie's "Quaint Oceanside Retreat" in Hilo.
    The location is fabulous. Banyon Drive and the area close to the condo is fascinating and lots of fun. Hilo is a wonderful town and a great location to explore the rest of the Big Island from.
    The condo was very clean and comfortable. It has all you need for a very enjoyable stay. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful.
    My communication with Stephanie was was always very prompt and easy with clear and accurate details.
    We would Highly recommend staying at Stephanie's place.
    Thanks Stephanie

    February 2014
  • We spend 4 days at Stephanies apartment in Hilo, a nice little apartment with all the things you need. There was not any noise from the ohter guests at the resort. And it was so nice with free parking.

    January 2014
  • Great stay. As described. Nice place and an amazing location. Thanks!

    January 2014
  • We had a great stay. Right on Hilo Bay. Quiet and beautiful views. Pool very close. Five minute walk to Coconut Island. Easy to get to. The unit has everything you need and very clean. This is an amazing value. Stephanie communicates very well and makes your stay comfortable and worry free. Highly recommend you stay.

    January 2014
  • Stephanie's "Quaint" room was perfect for us. It was just as she described it in her profile. The location is great for seeing both the north and south sides of Hilo. One day we drove north to see the waterfalls etc., and the next day we went south to see "volcanoes national park." I only wish I could have stayed longer... -Janet

    January 2014
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