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Shipman House Guest Cottage (Room 2: Makai Room)

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Shipman House Guest Cottage (Room 2: Makai Room)

Private room in guesthouse
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Barbara is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% 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.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed


Extra space around bed
Wide doorway to the bedroom


95 Reviews

Hosted by Barbara

Hilo, HIJoined in November 2016
Barbara User Profile
200 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…
Interaction with guests
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.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

The neighborhood


House Rules

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