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Shipman House Guest Cottage (Room 2: Makai Room)

SuperhostHilo, Hawaii, United States
Private room in guesthouse hosted by Barbara
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Barbara is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Shipman House Guest Cottage, on Reed's Island in Hilo, is 26 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 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.

The space
Free onsite parking. Free Wi-Fi. The 1910 Guest Cottage, with its 2 separately-booked guest units, has the perfect place to sit out on the screened porch in the afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine and plan the next day's adventure. Each room has a queen bed, large glass computer desk, fridge, private bath. (It is adjacent to the Victorian house. Breakfast is not served, but macadamia granola is provided.)

Guest access
Marvel at houseplants gone wild outside, orchids up in trees, and palm trees 60' high surrounding your lawn area, like a manicured jungle clearing. The historic Shipman House, across the driveway, is now a private residence.

Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: To keep us legal, there will be an additional charge of 10.25% for Hawaii's Transient Accommodation Tax, and 4.712% for the General Excise Tax...(14.962% total) for which Airbnb will bill you after your reservation is paid.
This cottage is a piece of Old Hawaii, open, airy, lots of space, Island furnishings. When this was a B&B, there were numerous repeat guests who always insisted on staying in the cottage rooms.
We do not serve breakfast. Each room has a coffee maker, tea kettle, microwave and small refrigerator. Often there is Hawaiian Macadamia Granola, too.

License number
TA-193-340-6208-01
The Shipman House Guest Cottage, on Reed's Island in Hilo, is 26 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 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…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Hangers
Essentials
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.87 out of 5 stars from 118 reviews
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Location

Hilo, Hawaii, United States

We are on Reed's Island, a lovely old neighborhood of lush green gardens, impressive and eclectic homes, a nice place to walk in the mornings and afternoons. 10 min. walk to Historic Hilo with its excellent restaurants, museums, shops.

Hosted by Barbara

Joined in November 2016
  • 244 Reviews
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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 want them to find joy in their time over here.
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, e…
During your stay
Hosts are often available with advice on where to go, restaurants, local knowledge if you want it. A guest binder in each room is chock-full of useful local information, and you have the hosts' cell numbers, too.
Barbara is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: TA-193-340-6208-01
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events