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Bamboo Bungalow's covered, private garden entry
Outdoor garden jetted spa with UV light water sterilization, infraed sauna and shower
Your romantic  Bamboo Bungalow luxury retreat.
Spend a quiet evening viewing DVDs on the 50 inch Plasma HDTV in the privacy of your living room.
Prepare a home cooked meal in your fully equipped chef\'s kitchen.
Enjoy a romantic evening in the privacy of your master bedroom with Asian-style furnishings and cozy fireplace
Zen-style platform bed with Shoji doors
Pamper yourself and take an unhurried soak in the Japanese furo tub.
Listen to the waterfall gently cascading down natural rock stream into pond
Take a stroll or meditate in the the peaceful gardens.  Observe and learn from nature.
Hand-carved stone tsukubai water basin at entrance to courtyard
Dine or relax in your Japanese-inspired courtyard garden oasis.
Watch the sunrise from your private upstairs balcony
Relax and unwind by the pond and waterfall at the garden courtyard
Japanese-inspired and naturalistic tropical gardens
Bird's nest fern, hapuu and rattlesnake plant in garden
Garden splendor
Soak in the furo tub overlooking the Golden Bamboo.
Colvillea tree in blossom
Colvillea tree flowering in garden
Bird of Paradise in bloom
Vanda Sansai Blue orchid
Madagascar gecko
Mauna Kea from Richardson's Beach along Hilo's shoreline
Magnificant views of Mauna Kea from Richardson's Beach
Richardson's Beach in Hilo is an amazing, tranquil black sand beach...you can relax, surf or swim
Snorkel with tropical fish and turtles ...beach equipment provided
Swim and snorkel at Hilo's Richardson's Beach
Soak in the freshwater lagoons and bask in the sunshine
Surf at Richardson's Beach...bodyboards provided
Coconut Island in Hilo Bay
Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Hilo Bay from Coconut Island
Surf Honolii where the locals go or catch the sunrise
Stream of lava flowing through ohia forest
Storefronts in historic downtown Hilo on the bay
Fireworks over Hilo Bay
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Excellent - based on 56 reviews
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schradere...
Chicago, IL
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hot tub and TV not functional and strange claims to keep deposit.”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Myt wife and I stayed 6 nights. The garden is very nice but it does border a fairly busy road. My wife and I were running the Hilo Marathon and for that reason really wanted the hot tub, but it was down. The TV remotes were extremely complicated and even the owners had a difficult time with them - so we finally gave up on watching TV. But there was a most bizarre situation was at checkout when I asked for a half hour extra time, Sherron had the cleaners scheduled to arrive at EXACTLY checkout time 11:00AM. Actually she had them scheduled for 10AM and we had a debate about the actual checkout time. We had written proof that the checkout was supposed to be 11AM. Anyway, who schedules the cleaners for the EXACT MINUTE of checkout? We rushed to checkout at 11:00AM since I was not granted additional time and after we left Sherron emailed me to say that we damaged the fan above the stove, presumably to keep some of our deposit. Then another email from Sherron that the stove was fixed and okay but we "stained" a towell and a pillowcase and they would cost $100 to replace. No idea what kind of permanent stain we could have made. Sherron also said thatr even though we "stained" her linens she would refund our full $200 deposit because she felt bad about the hot tub being down. But overall on this stay we were made to feel like we were an inconveneince for the owners next door.

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Liked best: The garden, the balcony.
Liked least: Amenities not functional. Customer service.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
22 Mar 2014
Dear Past Guests and Future Travelers,

I apologize that this inappropriate review and protest was published on our listing by FlipKey. This review is malicious and not worthy of a response. Please skip over this review and you will see that our Zen Bamboo Bungalow is rated a 5-star property by previous guests and voted one of FlipKey's Best in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

As an added note: The spa is working wonderfully and the TV in the living area has been upgraded to a new 65 inch, highly-rated flat screen TV to ensure guests would have no problems with the remote. The new TV complements the home theatre experience created by our Blu-ray player and Yamaha sound bar.

Mahalo nui loa,
Sherron
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NH & Maine
Reviewed 18 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Management Response
18 Jan 2014
Aloha Mary and Doug, Thank you for staying at our Craftsman Garden Bungalow for your stay in Hilo. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you will return for another visit. Wishing you the best for 2014!
Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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castamm
Monroe, WI
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, modern, immaculate, comfortable!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This is an absolutely beautiful, luxurious vacation rental. Everything was modern and clean. I was a little nervous about not having air conditioning, but at night there is a cool breeze through the unit. It was awesome having a garage with a remote to drive right into. As I enjoy photography as a hobby, the attached garden was an absolute dream and just beautiful with such a variety of plants and flowers. I will recommend this to anyone planning to visit Hawaii. It is an incredible value for the price.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Sep 2013
Aloha Carol and Tony, It was a pleasure having you at the bungalow during your visit to the Big Island. We are happy that you enjoyed the bungalow as well as the gardens, which is a photographer's delight. Please keep us in mind for your next trip to Hawaii as we would love for you to come back for another stay. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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greendoc
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely apartment, gorgeous garden”
Reviewed 17 August 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We were delighted with this place. Hilo is a neat and funky place, the apartment is up in the hills and very peaceful. Lovely apartment, designed with great care by the owners. The garden is a gorgeous Japanese style garden, worth going for that alone.

The only flaw was that the directions were poor, in fact wrong, hopefully that has been corrected!

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Liked best: The whole thing
Liked least: The directions
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
17 Aug 2013
Aloha Trevor and Fran, Thank you for your favorable review and for taking your time to enjoy the bungalow and gardens during your stay. I am sorry that you made a wrong turn which took you a few blocks out of your way. I improved the directions and hopefully that will help future guests from doing the same. We hope to see you again for another stay on your next visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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glorydaz
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Hilo Paradise”
Reviewed 12 July 2013 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

There are no words to describe the comfort, luxury and peacefulness of this lovely property. I am only sorry it took me two trips to Hilo before I found out about this wonderful home away from home and its exceptional owners who have thought of every need including the beautiful welcome basket, the luxurious comforters and oh, that bath is just absolutely perfect!

My husband and I agree - there is NO other place to call home when visiting Hilo - mahalo nui loa :)

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Liked best: lush gardens, quiet balcony, top notch kitchen and soaking tub!
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
11 Jul 2013
Aloha Michelle & Jaime, Mahalo for your wonderful review on our Zen Bamboo Bungalow in Hilo. Your description of the property was lovely and your comments were greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing our bungalow property for your island home away from home in Hilo. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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