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The Shipman House Guest Cottage, built 1910, housed long-term guests of the Shipman family in Hilo, Hawaii.
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Shipman House Guest Cottage (Room 2: Makai Room)

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Barbara

Shipman House Guest Cottage (Room 2: Makai Room)

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Barbara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The Shipman House Guest Cottage, on Reed's Island in Hilo, is 20 miles from the eruption. Our air is fresh, clean! The Cottage's 2 separate units, mirror-images, are listed separately on Airbnb. 4 easy blocks to town, walk to excellent restaurants, museums, shops, Farmers' Market. Stargazing is just a 45 minute drive away. Waterfalls, snorkeling, botanical gardens nearby. Your hosts happily welcomed B&B guests here from all over the world for 20 years when this was part of the Shipman House B&B.

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Accessibility

Wide clearance to bed
Wide doorway to the bedroom

Availability

54 Reviews

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Brenda User Profile
Brenda
July 2018
This is the perfect location while staying in Hilo. Close to everything, yet very private. The grounds are beautiful. The room is charming, and very comfortable. Barbara provided plenty of information regarding the history of the property and local favorites. The entire expe…
B User Profile
B
July 2018
An Easy place to stay and enjoy! Air quality on the Hilo side of the island was generally great, and we enjoyed all the local restaurants that were nearby in Down Town.
Elizabeth User Profile
Elizabeth
June 2018
The room was so spacious and clean. It was a beautiful retreat. To just sit on the porch, drinking coffee and reading a book was a glorious way to start the day. Barbara had great suggestions for activities and places to eat. Beautiful location, comfortable room, friendly and hel…
Jerome User Profile
Jerome
June 2018
Private, well-equipped room in lush surroundings. Short walk to town and view of waterfalls.
Ken User Profile
Ken
June 2018
Barbara and Gary are wonderful hosts. Staying at the Shipman House makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. The lodging and grounds are meticulously maintained and beautiful. Highly recommended!
Karen User Profile
Karen
May 2018
Very relaxing accomodations in a beautiful and convenient location. Highly recommend.
Malcolm User Profile
Malcolm
May 2018
Be prepared for the "old charm" of Hawaii at this beautiful retreat in the heart of downtown Hilo. From the moment you arrive you will be treated visually to the lush tropical beauty that only Hawaii has to offer. Your Hosts Barbara and Gary are warm and friendly and exude the …

Hosted by Barbara

Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in November 2016
Barbara User Profile
104 Reviews
Barbara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Recently-retired from Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, which I started 20 years ago, I love helping visitors see Hawaii as locals do, visiting favorite places, tasting local foods, enjoying the area. I love to cook, garden and paint, and hope to do more of these in retirement. I wa…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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