About this listing
Light, airy room with views of the bay and the tree tops. The room features a California King deluxe futon mattress plus a twin bed.
If a party of 2 requires 2 beds, a $10 linen charge applies.
A narrow little staircase leads up to the Attic bedroom . From here you can see views of the garden tree tops, the rooflines of Hilo and glimpses of Hilo Bay. This bedroom makes a great romantic retreat for a couple. There is a deluxe (comfortable) California King futon mattress and a real linen top-sheet.The twin bed means we can also accommodate an extra guest in this room.
Unfortunately this home cannot always accommodate children under 5 years old. Please use INSTANT BOOK for parties with children over 5 years of age or contact us in advance. If you have young children in your travel party, consider our listing for 'The Lotus Cottage' or contact us to learn about alternative accommodation we may be able to provide. Thank you!
Downstairs from the bedroom there is a tiled bathroom with a shower & bathtub and a kitchen with stove, refrigerator and basic utensils and condiments for cooking which you will share with one or two other guests from the other room in the house.There is a small library of books and guidebooks for Hawaii for the use of guests. This two bedroom home is set in a lush tropical garden featuring fruit trees, flowering plants and garden statues. Guests are welcome to explore our garden and find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy tropical beauty.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A TAX OF 13.75% PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL. PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED IN THE FORM OF CASH, OR VIA PAYPAL & A RECEIPT WILL BE ISSUED.
We also offer that for those guests wanting an extra sleep option of a second bed, a $10 linen surcharge applies.
Unfortunately this home cannot accommodate children under 5 years old. If you have young children in your travel party, consider our listing for 'The Lotus Cottage.'
Bus transport is cheap on the island even if the schedule is infrequent. The main bus terminal for Hilo is across from the market and one block away. A $1 bus fare will get you all the way to Kona. Closer by there are beaches in Keaukaha neighborhood and they leave the station hourly. Guests are also welcome to borrow bicycles from us if they wish to see Hilo by bike.
Hosts Megan and Jasper live on the property and so help is nearby for our guests. We will love to make you welcome here so please get in touch with us if you wish to make a reservation. Mahalo
Kitchen with cookware, some basics; oil, seasoning plus electric jug, toaster and coffee making wares. Gas oven/stove plus fridge.
Bathroom: tiled shower/tub & toilet.
Dining table & also Lanai (porch) for sitting, relaxing.
Wi fi provided.
Interaction with Guests
We love making our guests feel welcome. Guests are free to have as much contact as they like with us and we are always happy to provide suggestions for places to eat, places to sea and some of the rarer and more special places to visit while on the island.
Hilo is 'retro town' with old weathered buildings and a slower pace of life.
We enjoy that town is only 3 blocks long and 3 blocks wide with plenty of grocery shopping and a Farmer's Market close by. In recent years we have seen more small restaurants open up all over town plus a few massage businesses and yoga studios. If you come from a big city you may be delighted to find that prices are lower for a meal, yoga or massage and the island grown produce that is also fresh!
You will love being one block from Hilo Bay, the Farmer's Market and close to parks, gardens, cafes, restaurants and galleries. There is a movie theaters in the town of Hilo called 'The Palace' that screens foreign and 'independent' movies or has live music. Hilo offers diverse cuisines. Japanese, Thai, Mexican, French Crepes and Indian are among some of the choices you will find and most restaurants are affordably priced... Hilo also has its' very own Kava bar which often features live music performances in the evenings as well as the chance to try locally grown organic Kava.
Travelers on a budget could do without a car here if it's a slow paced vacation they are looking for.. 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. Some of our guests do choose not to rent a car for a variety of reasons. When making this choice they usually narrow down the sites they want to see to one or two things and arrange for private or small group tours and spend the majority of their time in Hilo, walking, browsing or just relaxing.
There's a public bus transit system. It's slow and 'local style' with lots of stops getting from one place to another but very affordable $2.50 gets you anywhere on the island and you can put a bike on the front for only a dollar or two more.
1) 13.25% TAX IS PAYABLE ON ARRIVAL AND ISN'T INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING.
2) ONLY IF USING 'INSTANT BOOK' ON THE SAME DAY, WE ASK YOU TO CONTACT US BY PHONE TO CONFIRM YOUR ARRIVAL TIME.
3)IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE PLEASE DON'T USE INSTANT BOOK but check with us first about availability of this unit. --thank you!
As in most Hawaiian homes, shoes aren't worn inside and guests need to keep noise to a minimum after 10pm out of consideration for others. Because you may be sharing the home with other guests, we ask that you help to keep the common areas clean.
E Komo Mai.. (welcome) to The Sugar Shack. As in most Hawaiian homes, guests take off their shoes at the door.
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..