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THE LOTUS GARDEN-Lo'i Apartment/ Downtown Hilo

Rated 4.69 out of 5 from 548 reviews.Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Entire apartment
hosted by Megan
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire apartment hosted by Megan
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Sparkling clean
11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great communication
90% of recent guests rated Megan 5-star in communication.
Outstanding hospitality
14 recent guests complimented Megan for outstanding hospitality.
King Bed, & 'Bali Style' outdoor shower- Apartment at street level in downtown Hilo
Free parking. NOTE 14.96% TAX PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL . CLEANING FEE OF $50 APPLIED FOR STAYS OF 7 DAYS OR MORE.

The space
Enter from our garden courtyard, and hear the sound of running water from the stone pond beside the entryway. There is the feeling of 'sanctuary' here. This apartment is something a little exotic for your visit to Hilo. Charming architectural features include stone and teracotta tile floors, a timber wall and wooden beams. The Lo'i features King sized bed.

Lo'i' is the Hawaiian name for the wetland taro that grows in clear running water. This apartment was formerly a 'Poi factory' where the staple taro vegetable was processed and was a much loved icon for Hilo locals for several generations and since the 1980's it was converted to a clothing store where two leading Hawaiian designers got their start. ..Fast forward to 'now' and you will find this is a self contained apartment with a bedroom, a sun room, private bathroom and outdoor shower area. A ceiling fan helps to cool the bedroom and due to the helpful suggestions of our guests we have added extra privacy by hanging a curtain on the rear door.

There's no kitchen here but there is a mini fridge and a tea & coffee station. This may work for travelers who don't plan on spending vacation time cooking. Once you step out onto the street, there are plenty of great restaurant choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner within one or two blocks of The Lohi.

This apartment is part of a complex of several old homes which have been refurbished and restored and is called 'The Lotus Garden.' On the property is a two bedroom guest cottage called 'The Sugar Shack' and a three bedroom vacation home called 'The Lotus.' Both of these homes are listed with airbnb.com. Our guests continue to let us know that our central location makes their stay with us easy and convenient.

You can enjoy the convenience of being in the same block as some great budget cafes and restaurants as well as grocery stores and the Farmer's Market.

Most visitors do hire a car to see the many remote spots on the island. If you are looking for an alternative to the major rental companies, just ask us for a recommendation for someone renting cars.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to spend time in our garden, sit and eat a meal or check emails in a lush tropical setting. Wi fi and all linens are provided (including beach towels).

No laundry facilities are offered but we are able to provide laundry soap and a free laundry card that guests can charge to do laundry at the nearby 'Express Laundry.'

Other things to note
Check in:
Locate lock box beside gate @ #140 Kilauea Ave
Code will be provided for you in your communication from us, your host.
Let yourselves into apartment. Please remove shoes inside.
Important step : Please message us your host to confirm your arrival.

Enjoy your stay. Cleaning cloths and diluted bleach solution is provided to help you keep your space sanitized. If you require any extra assistance such as emptying your trash please let us know.

Checking out?
Use two trash bags provided
1) add sheets, pillow cases and towels to bag #1
2) add bedcovers, pillows and cotton washable rugs to bag #2
Leave keys in lock box when you leave. Importantly please message host to let us know you have checked out (to avoid additional late check out fee )
Thank you
King Bed, & 'Bali Style' outdoor shower- Apartment at street level in downtown Hilo
Free parking. NOTE 14.96% TAX…
King Bed, & 'Bali Style' outdoor shower- Apartment at street level in downtown Hilo
Free parking. NOTE 14.96% TAX PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL . CLEANING FEE OF $50 APPLIED FOR STAYS OF 7 DAYS OR MORE.

The space
Enter from our garden courtyard, and hear the sound of running water from the stone pond beside the entryway. There is the feeling of 'sanctuary' here. This apartment is something a little exotic for your visit to Hilo. Charming architectural features include stone and teracotta tile floors, a timber wall and wooden beams. The Lo'i features King sized bed.

Lo'i' is the Hawaiian name for the wetland taro that grows in clear running water. This apartment was formerly a 'Poi factory' where the staple taro vegetable was processed and was a much loved icon for Hilo locals for several generations and since the 1980's it was converted to a clothing store where two leading Hawaiian designers got their start. ..Fast forward to 'now' and you will find this is a self contained apartment with a bedroom, a sun room, private bathroom and outdoor shower area. A ceiling fan helps to cool the bedroom and due to the helpful suggestions of our guests we have added extra privacy by hanging a curtain on the rear door.

There's no kitchen here but there is a mini fridge and a tea & coffee station. This may work for travelers who don't plan on spending vacation time cooking. Once you step out onto the street, there are plenty of great restaurant choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner within one or two blocks of The Lohi.

This apartment is part of a complex of several old homes which have been refurbished and restored and is called 'The Lotus Garden.' On the property is a two bedroom guest cottage called 'The Sugar Shack' and a three bedroom vacation home called 'The Lotus.' Both of these homes are listed with airbnb.com. Our guests continue to let us know that our central location makes their stay with us easy and convenient.

You can enjoy the convenience of being in the same block as some great budget cafes and restaurants as well as grocery stores and the Farmer's Market.

Most visitors do hire a car to see the many remote spots on the island. If you are looking for an alternative to the major rental companies, just ask us for a recommendation for someone renting cars.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to spend time in our garden, sit and eat a meal or check emails in a lush tropical setting. Wi fi and all linens are provided (including beach towels).

No laundry facilities are offered but we are able to provide laundry soap and a free laundry card that guests can charge to do laundry at the nearby 'Express Laundry.'

Other things to note
Check in:
Locate lock box beside gate @ #140 Kilauea Ave
Code will be provided for you in your communication from us, your host.
Let yourselves into apartment. Please remove shoes inside.
Important step : Please message us your host to confirm your arrival.

Enjoy your stay. Cleaning cloths and diluted bleach solution is provided to help you keep your space sanitized. If you require any extra assistance such as emptying your trash please let us know.

Checking out?
Use two trash bags provided
1) add sheets, pillow cases and towels to bag #1
2) add bedcovers, pillows and cotton washable rugs to bag #2
Leave keys in lock box when you leave. Importantly please message host to let us know you have checked out (to avoid additional late check out fee )
Thank you
King Bed, & 'Bali Style' outdoor shower- Apartment at street level in downtown Hilo
Free parking. NOTE 14.96% TAX PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL . CLEANING FEE OF $50 APPLIED FOR STAYS OF 7 DAYS OR MORE…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
Essentials
Paid parking off premises
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Free street parking

4.69 out of 5 stars from 548 reviews
4.69 (548 reviews)

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This host offers 20% off if you stay a week and a 40% monthly discount.

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States

Hilo is a great town to walk about in and explore because of its small size. The heart of Downtown Hilo is only 3 blocks. In this area you will find wonderful restaurants and several great venues for live music. Keawe street is home to sushi and other restaurants, plus an open air bistro & bar plus several cafes, plus a Kombucha bar, a Kava bar and two great sushi restaurants. There's also a farmer's market on Bayfront and plenty of little stores to browse in.
We love the slower pace of life here and the many artists, musicians and eccentrics who call this home.
Hilo is a great town to walk about in and explore because of its small size. The heart of Downtown Hilo is only 3 blocks. In this area you will find wonderful restaurants and several great venues for live music…

Hosted by Megan

Joined in April 2012
  • 2004 Reviews
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  • 2004 Reviews
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Aloha I'm Megan. Meet Jasper also. We've been working to create a colorful atmosphere for visitors that reflects the beauty of the tropics. Both of us enjoy helping guests feel comfortable so that they can relax and enjoy all the magic of this wet and wild side of the island. Hilo could become known as 'the town that time forgot' because it has the flavor of an older, slower Hawaii. In that way we are pretty easy going and relaxed ourselves. We have two guest cottages and a romantic 1 bedroom apartment here at The Lotus Garden. This is a property that features two garden courtyards, stone Buddha statues, a fish pond and an abundance of tropical plants and trees. . The Lotus Garden is reminiscent of the former 'sugar cane plantation days' when houses were clustered together so that there was a sense of community in the way people lived. Here Travelers meet other travelers in passing. Another wonderful feature of The Lotus Garden is that we are right in the center of town. Guests enjoy being a block away from the Farmer's Market and within walking distance of our cafes, restaurants, galleries and even Hilo's own Kava Bar. Just ask us. .. we know some great little beach parks close by and some special things to do around Hilo.. ... Our latest creed to live by? "Now is a really good time!" And so it is..
Aloha I'm Megan. Meet Jasper also. We've been working to create a colorful atmosphere for visitors that reflects the beauty of the tropics. Both of us enjoy helping guests feel com…
During your stay
We try to assist guests who may have questions or want advice about places to eat, sights to see. It is up to our guests how much interaction they wish to have with us as hosts.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM