About This Listing
Charming old refurbished home in delightful garden setting makes this a great 'tropical getaway.' It's perfect for a romantic retreat or for a family or small group. Be in walking distance to great restaurants, stores and to the Farmer's Market.
The decor of this home features bright colors that reflect the tropics with a mix of restful neutral tones. With outlooks to the garden and from an upper level, it has the feeling of being an ancient retreat. Features 3 Bedrooms on upper level with toilet, kitchen & living room plus front lanai. 'Bali Style' shower tiled with marble and natural stone accessed via a private rear staircase
Inside the home are bamboo floors / tiled Kitchen & bathroom.
2 Queen beds and a Twin bed,
Fold out futon bed or extra twin. Please notify us in advance. An extra fee may be charged).
Beach towels on request. (Boogie Boards)
Guests are welcome to spend time in the garden.
Interaction with Guests
We try to assist guests who may have questions or want advice about places to eat, sites to see. It is up to our guests how much interaction they wish to have with us as hosts.
Hilo has a 'retro vibe' that is charming to many who come here. Hilo has a more than average number of artists & creatives.
There is a fusion of cultures and cuisines which make for some interesting small restaurants around town and there are several places to eat and listen to live music.
Browsers might enjoy the thrift stores or vintage stores.
You can get a great introduction to the sacrament of Polynesia if you go by and see 'Kava Dave' at 'The Bayfront Kava Bar' on Keawe street.
Hilo, rain or shine. You find it as it is.
A bus will get you to many parts of the island but it's a slow ride. There bus tours to the Volcano or Mauna Kea mountain and taxi drivers that will arrange to take visitors sight seeing.
A lot of rules don't seem necessary. Like most Hawaiian homes, guests take off their shoes before they come inside.
We encourage recycling.
Smoking isn't allowed inside but smokers can be in our garden if they want to light up providing it isn't bothering any other guests (so your good sense is required.)
We have a very friendly cat who may come by to visit you. If you enjoy cats, she will love to be petted on the porch but she isn't allowed inside out of consideration for guests with allergies. Please don't feed her.
Vår vistelse var toppen. Enkelt boende men jättemysigt!
Megan var hjälpsam och omsorgsfull.
Tropisk trädgård med grodsång o ödlor. Ta med myggmedel, de är hungriga o ger rejäla bett.
Kan varmt rekommendera detta boende!
This in an unexpected oasis in the middle of downtown Hilo. From the street it looks like a storefront, but once you enter the gate the whole environment changes. There is another rental house inside the compound, as well as a studio. The owners live onsite as well. The cottage was charming with just enough room for the five of us to stay. Being upstairs provide ample privacy, and we all enjoyed the private, outside shower. The location has many restaurants and grocery stores nearby, that are easy to walk to. Finding a place to park can be a challenge though. Megan is a thoughtful person who even set out citronella coils to help keep the mosquitos at bay. I would stay there again.
Someone else mentioned the parking recently. While we don't have off street parking we ourselves park on the street and don't find it hard to find parking. We have a loading zone in front of the property unrestricted between 4pm and 8.00 am and we suggest to any guests to unload here. We are always happy to explain where to find parking close by.
Sehr freundliche und herzliche Gastgeber. Das Haus ist nicht so gut auffindbar da man es nicht sieht von der Strasse aus. Schön eingerichtet und viel Platz.
Translation: "Very friendly and welcoming hosts. The house is not as easy to find as you can not see from the road. Beautifully furnished and lots of space. "
We always appreciate feedback from guests if the directions to find a unit can be improved. Thank you to this guest.
Megan and Jasper were excellent hosts; they called ahead of our arrival and then met us as we walked up. Their location is the best; walking distance to bars, shops, and restaurants. The sugar shack is adorable and was adequate for the four of us guys. Be prepared for the Coqui, they are in Hilo. I would highly recommend staying at the Lotus (website hidden) Mahalo Megan for the coconut, after my epic adventure on the uni!
Megan and Jasper are great! They made us feel welcomed right away. The space is cozy and inviting, with a very mellow vibe. We all wished we could spend more time (we only had one short day), and will definitely be back. I don't doubt that anyone in our party of six would hesitate to recommend The Lotus Cottage to anyone, ever.
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About the Host, Megan
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..