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My Hilo Home

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Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Hilo, HI 96720 United States

Enter the home onto the grand lanai (porch) which is fully screened in and offers a view of the manicured acre with Hilo Bay views in the distance. Through the front doors you'll be greeted by our huge living room. The original hardwood floors and plantation era architectural details are unique to Hilo homes from the 1920s and 1930s. This huge living area has a game table with board games available, a large flat-screen TV and DVD player, high-speed WiFi internet and luxurious lounging area big enough for your whole family. NOTE: there are no TV channels so bring your streaming login info!

There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the home that are artfully decorated with historic representations of 'old Hawaii'. The kitchen at the back of the house is bright and full of windows to take in your Hawaiian landscape. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you may need to cook a big meal or heat up your restaurant leftovers. Seating for 6 at the kitchen table with additional seating on the lanai or at the living room game table.

Please NOTE: base rent rate is for 4 guests. Additional guests up to the maximum of 8 guests are charged $20/night extra guest fee. This tiered pricing helps us keep costs lower for smaller parties. Thank you for your understanding.

My Hilo Home is planted with lots of tropical fruiting trees and plants. Enjoy juicy pineapples from our pineapple patch in summer months, tangy lychee from our ancient lychee tree in spring and citrus in the winter. There is also a breadfruit tree for those adventurous travelers who want to try a unique starch (please follow in-house instructions on preparing the difficult fruit!).

Four comfortable bedrooms line one side of the private home. Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth has two twin beds (max occupancy is 8 guests). Each of the two bathrooms has a marble shower and one bathroom has a small bathtub. A pack-n-play is available for our guests with babies. The kitchen has an electric cook-top, electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and washer/dryer for laundry. All kitchen dishes and small appliances are available for your use. The house is immaculately cleaned between guests (at check-out) and mid-stay cleaning is an optional add-on.

Please NOTE: base rent rate is for 4 guests. Additional guests up to the maximum of 8 guests are charged $20/night extra guest fee. This tiered pricing helps us keep costs lower for smaller parties. Thank you for your understanding.

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This property is a licensed short term vacation rental. STVR-19-347054 / NUC-19-333

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 1 story, Built in 1926
Unit Code MHH
Beds 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 8
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities queen, shower, toilet, twin/ single, bay/sound, botanical garden, festivals, forests, library, live theater, museums, rain forests, restaurants, volcano, waterfalls, zoo, Books, DVD Player, Games, Television, Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Internet, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Microwave, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching, ATM/bank, groceries, hospital, Rural, Deck / Patio, Lanai / Gazebo, Lawn / Garden, children welcome, pets not allowed, flexible, recommended, Dining Area, Away From It All, Family, Historic, Romantic, Outdoor lighting, Deadbolt lock on entryway, Smoke detectors, First aid kit, Emergency phone number: Medical, Emergency phone number: Police, Emergency phone number: Fire, Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF, 1 day (24 hours)
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware
Living Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, High Speed Internet, No Phone
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Bank
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
Outdoor Gas Grill, Screened Lanai
Geographic Close to Town
Entertainment Games, Smart TV
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Great family week on the Big Island

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2022

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    David V from Sunnyvale, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The Hilo house was big and comfortable with a very pleasant lanai overlooking Hilo Bay where we enjoyed many meals. It felt like an old family vacation home well-stocked with books, games and puzzles, and video screen and plenty of places to sit and read.

    • Manager Responded on 8/15/2022

      Mahalo for your review, David. We are so happy that your group enjoyed family time and made some memories at My Hilo Home. Come back anytime - we'd love to host you agian. Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Great Hideaway

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2022

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    a guest from Lumberton, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Great house tucked away just outside of town.

    • Manager Responded on 6/30/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Amanda. We hope you'll keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to Hilo Town! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Family celebration

    Stayed 6 days ending in May, 2022

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    Kathleen P from Spring Valley , CA recommends this vacation rental

    What a wonderful place to celebrate our daughters graduation from UH Hilo! The home was lovely with lots of space to spread out. Even the kitty (Ua) that lived at the back cottage was friendly and welcoming!
    On complaint would be the low quality sheets that kept sliding off the bed!

    • Manager Responded on 6/6/2022

      Aloha Kathleen, we are so happy your family enjoyed 'My Hilo Home' for your trip to celebrate graduation! We only buy 100% cotton sheets and these are Martha Stewart percale which we've not had complaints about before. That said, we are always open to improvements and will do an inventory to make sure all the sheet sets are acceptable. Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Crew

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  • Sehr schönes altes Haus

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2022

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    a guest from Solingen recommends this vacation rental

    Ein schönes altes Haus mit sehr viel Platz. Das Highlight ist die Veranda, die zudem rundum mit Fliegengitter verkleidet ist, sodass man auch abends bei Licht ohne lästige Fliegen draußen sitzen kann. Auf unsere Bitte uns noch ein paar Gläser zu bringen, hat Shawna schnell reagiert. Abends kann man mit einem Froschkonzert einschlafen!

    • Manager Responded on 5/9/2022

      Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung, Regina! Google Translate was a bit iffy, but it sounds like you had a great time :-) Wärmste Aloha The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Hilo 2022

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2022

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    MICHELE T from SANTA ANA, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The home and grounds were beautiful. Loved how quiet the are was. Very homey feeling.

    • Manager Responded on 5/30/2022

      Mahalo for your review Michele. Come back, anytime!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Lovely home

    Stayed 8 days ending in April, 2022

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    Karin and Bryce M from Calgary, AB recommends this vacation rental

    Larger than we expected and fully equipped for our young family. Clean, comfortable and loved the yard. Thanks so much.

    • Manager Responded on 4/28/2022

      Thanks so much for your review, Karin and Bryce :-) Come back anytime!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Wonderful Surprise

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2022

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    a guest from Kaysville, UT recommends this vacation rental

    We LOVED this home. The charm of this vacation rental can not be beat. The screened in porch was so unique. We wished we had had time to just sit out there and relax. The bedrooms were good size and had compy beds. And the kitchen, oh my goodness, the kitchen was incredible with the many windows that let in so much light. The views from there of the property were fabulous. I told my husband I wouldn't mind cooking if I had those windows with that view. The location was perfect. Tucked away, yet close to where we needed to go. We would stay there again in a heart beat.

    • Manager Responded on 4/28/2022

      Your review made me so happy, Lisa :-) Come back to cook, relax, enjoy the view... whatever you like!! We would love to host you again. Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Spacious home in quiet neighborhood, but convenient to downtown

    Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2022

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    Kathleen L from hummelstown, PA recommends this vacation rental

    Family vacation, and this home was great for plenty of space, wonderful lanai, and pleasant area. Enjoyed the birds & night sounds (we thought frogs.)
    Big kitchen with nice, basic equipment and convenient laundry. The property manager was very helpful.
    Perhaps newer board games? Betty, the neighborhood cat visited daily!
    We liked buying produce at the outdoor markets. Restaurants seemed busy, note early closing hours.

    • Manager Responded on 4/4/2022

      Mahalo for your review and suggestions, Kathleen! You are right - the night song is frogs - specifically coqui frogs which are ubiquitous here in East Hawaii ;-) I bet you can tell how they got their name LOL Come back any time - we'd love to host you again. Betty the Cat sends her regards! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • A lovely place to call home for a few days

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2022

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    Brandee H recommends this vacation rental

    My family absolutely loved the home; fantastic location, tons of space, huge yard, views for days, and the porch is an absolute DREAM. Shawna was very responsive to all of our questions and Betty was a lovely bonus.

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Brandee. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!! Shawna is amazing, and Betty takes her job as "emotional support cat for visitors who are missing their pets" very seriously ;-) We hope you'll keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to Hilo!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Plenty of space for a party of 5

    Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2022

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    a guest from GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL recommends this vacation rental

    My whole party enjoyed staying at this property. Spacious living room, kitchen, and lanai. Also good view from the kitchen window.
    Some fruit trees grow on the property, and there's also an outside cat that hangs around.

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Kruti! Betty the Cat has made herself the official therapy cat at My Hilo Home for guests who are missing their pets LOL We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Wonderful Home and location

    Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2022

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    Heather I from Glendale, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a lovely time in Hilo. The house has great character, was much bigger than we expected and we loved the wide open yard with views of the bay and ocean. It was nice and quiet and also a quick and easy drive to downtown Hilo. Great location. The cat on the property was so sweet and the kids loved petting her.

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2022

      Mahalo nui for your review, Heather. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Little miss Betty has made friends with quite a few guests LOL She knows how to work it! We hope you'll keep us in mind for your next trip to Hilo. We'd love to host you again :-) Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Looking forward to returning!

    Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2022

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    Nicole M from San Carlos , CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had an incredible time at this home! Great location, safe and secure. Close to downtown Hilo and a great starting point for our adventures all around the island. The house was clean and had everything we could need. We laughed so much sitting out on the veranda. Super comfy beds and furniture. We had been worried about no AC, but the fans and cross breezes were perfect. We wish we could have stayed longer felt we would have enjoyed more time just hanging out at this beautiful, nearly 100 year old home!!

    • Manager Responded on 2/3/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Nicole. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at My Hilo Home. We do hear a lot of guests who worry about no A/C, but as you found it's really not necessary in our perfect climate that averages 75-82 degrees year round ;-) None of us have A/C in our homes and don't understand why anyone would even want it LOL Open windows and ceiling fans are so much better! Please keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to Hilo. We would love to host you again! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Lovely stay near Hilo

    Stayed 12 days ending in January, 2022

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    a guest from San Francisco, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Amazing property. Quiet, private, safe, close to Hilo town. It's a gorgeous space. Plenty big for several couples. The property manager was really quick to respond and very helpful. Loved the screened in porch. Favorite part of the house was Betty, the sweetest little kitty who hangs out by the back door. Will come back and stay just to be able to pet Betty.

    • Manager Responded on 2/10/2022

      Mahalo nui for your review, Alexandra. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Betty says "please come stay again soon" (^o^) Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Hilo

    Stayed 7 days ending in January, 2022

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    a guest from Mackay, ID recommends this vacation rental

    A+

    • Manager Responded on 1/20/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Dan. We love the good grade!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Was Just Da' Kine Best!

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2021

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    ella k from Aromas, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Loved the old world craftsmanship and exceptional layout of this well maintained Plantation Home! The symphony of frogs & birds lent to the peaceful charm and being so close to Hilo yet totally away from the hustle made the location perfect...especially last morning when we had run out of coffee! I was back before anyone else was awake!

    • Manager Responded on 10/10/2021

      Mahalo for your review, Ella. My Hilo Home is like a special slice right out of the past, right? And yet it's so close to all the modern conveniences. Best of all worlds, for sure! Come back again, soon! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Fantastic home

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2021

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    Bernadette P from Surprise, AZ recommends this vacation rental

    Loved the old style home, huge kitchen, comfy master bed. Appreciated the AC portable unit and high quality bedding! Great yard, quiet location.

    • Manager Responded on 9/2/2021

      Mahalo for your review, Bernadette - we're so glad you enjoyed My Hilo Home! Come back and stay again, anytime!! Warmest Aloha The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • felt like grandmas house in the rainforest!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2021

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    Pam E from Bloomington, MN recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of 5 just spent 3 nights in this house. The porch is amazing. I wish I could be back on it now. I loved all the windows in the kitchen and the bright light coming in in the morning. I loved the fruit trees in the yard, and the friendly young woman that lives in the adjacent garage apartment that helped us cut down a banana tree. I loved the sounds of frogs mixed with rain every evening. It was great that the house had 4 bedrooms so each of our boys got their own space at the end of our trip after a lot of togetherness.
    I did not love the lizards and bugs, but I understood ahead of time that they would be present in the house, as they likely are in any rental in the area. The biggest negative for us by far was the bed in the master bedroom. The house was advertised as having 3 queen beds but actually has 3 full beds. The master bed is also "bouncy" and the pillows were cheap and flat - only 2 flat pillows on the master. There was a better pillow in the closet but no pillowcase. I didn't sleep well at this location because of small uncomfortable bed, but. new queen or king sized bed with high quality linens would make this a 5 star stay for me. Also would not recommend trying to use the oven in the summer. I had it on for over an hour to try to cook a breadfruit picked in the yard. There is no vent for the oven, so makes the kitchen extremely hot very fast.
    Overall, I loved the experience of staying in the house and did not regret this choice, but I personally would not choose to stay there again unless they get a new bigger bed in the master.

    • Manager Responded on 8/2/2021

      Thanks for your review Pam, we're gald you loved most things about your stay. Just a note for readers - the three beds ARE QUEEN and we did just replace all the pillows. We're grateful when guests alert up to needs like this. This year we've not had any down time because of the tourism boom. We thank you for your visit! Aloha, Jess and the Salt Water Hawaii Crew

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  • Gracious and comfortable home

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2021

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    Malu W from PORTLAND, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed staying here to explore the Hilo side of the island. It felt like we were staying in old Hawaii. Our favorite place to hang out was the screened lanai - our daughter did her remote school with "the best background ever". The bedrooms were comfortable and there was plenty of room for everyone. We did have a problem with the hot water and the oven, but it was addressed very quickly. The kitchen could stand an update, but it is spacious and the views of the bay from the windows are wonderful. The home was very clean and had plenty of towels and some extras like aloe for after the beach. Comfortable furniture. We especially liked Richardson Beach Park, we visited the volcano and the Waipio Valley.

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2021

      Thanks for the lovely review, Malu! Just a note for future visitors, we have replaced the oven and the hot water heater has not had troubles after a repair. Aloha, Jess

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  • A beautiful home

    Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2021

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    Baili F from Phippsburg, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We had a group of 5 adults and 2 children stay at the home for 4 nights. We all really loved the house! The furniture is gorgeous and the neighborhood very quiet. We had an issue with the power in one room the first day, but the property managers were very quick to respond and fix the issue. So glad we stayed here!

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2021

      Mahalo Baili!

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  • Great house with lots of space

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2020

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

    This house was perfect for us. Old Hilo plantation style house that's beautifully decorated. It easily and comfortably fit two families (7 people) with plenty of space to lounge, including an amazing screened in lanai (porch). It has a large kitchen with a gorgeous view of Hilo Bay. The house is conveniently located, a minute or two drive to downtown Hilo. The property managers were very accommodating and helpful. Thank you for sharing your Hilo home, we enjoyed the space, location, and comfort!

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