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Craftsman Garden Bungalow Home, Asian-Inspired Tropical Gardens/ Spa

Garden Bungalow with charming cobblestone pavers leading to Craftsman-columned entry
22 reviews
Garden Bungalow with charming cobblestone pavers leading to Craftsman-columned entry
Outdoor garden jetted spa with UV light water sterilization, infraed sauna and shower
Front entrance to Craftsman-style bungalow vacation rental
Garden Bungalow dining, kitchen and living rooms
Garden Bungalow spacious interiors with cherry wood flooring and cabinetry
Garden Bungalow with vintage, island-style furnishings and Shoji privacy doors
Garden Bungalow chef\'s kitchen with stainless steel appliances andcherry wood cabinetry
Garden Bungalow with Craaftsman dormer windows and rich wood detailing
Garden Bungalow master suite with private bath finished in natural stone and cherry wood cabinets
Garden Bungalow master bedroom with partial ocean view
Garden Bungalow guest bedroom with garden view
Garden Bungalow main hall bathroom finished in natural stone and cherry wood cabinets
Enjoy gentle breezes on the Garden Bungalow screened lanai - rain or shine
Garden Bungalow screened lanai at front lawn
Hand-carved stone tsukubai water basin at entrance to courtyard
Garden Bungalow courtyard garden oasis
Relax and unwind by the pond and waterfall at the garden courtyard
Garden Bungalow courtyard and lanai
Relax to the sounds of the waterfall gently flowing into the pond
Capture the beautiful late afternoon glow in the garden
Stroll and meditate in the garden and learn from nature
Golden bamboo. in garden
Garden splendor
Japanese-inspired and naturalistic tropical gardens
Colvillea racemosa tree blossoms
Vanda Sansai Blue orchid, hapuu and agapanthus in bloom
Bird's nest fern, hapuu and rattlesnake plant in garden
Garden Bungalow front exterior from street
Mauna Kea from Richardson's Beach along Hilo's shoreline
Snorkel with tropical fish and turtles ...beach equipment provided
Richardson's Beach in Hilo is an amazing, tranquil black sand beach...you can relax, surf or swim
Magnificant views of Mauna Kea from Richardson's Beach
Surf at Richardson's Beach...bodyboards provided
Soak in the freshwater lagoons and bask in the sunshine
Surf Honolii where the locals go or catch the sunrise
Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Hilo Bay from Coconut Island
Coconut Island in Hilo Bay
Stream of lava flowing through ohia forest
Fireworks over Hilo Bay
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

The CRAFTSMAN GARDEN BUNGALOW is an upscale 2,000 sqft, 2 bed & 2 bath single-story Craftsman-style vacation home situated on nearly an acre of Japanese-inspired and lush tropical gardens, 2.5 miles from historic, downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay. Amenities include a secluded outdoor garden spa equipped with jetted hot tub with UV light water purification, infrared sauna and outdoor shower. The beautifully landscaped grounds and naturalistic setting capture the tranquility and beauty of the islands where travelers can relax and experience the true Hawaii that the locals live.

The CRAFTSMAN GARDEN BUNGALOW provides a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home for visitors and travelers to the Big Island of Hawaii seeking an alter...
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About the Owner, Sherron S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 78 reviews and 2 properties
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English first
Holderness, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in November 2017

This is our fourth trip to the big island of Hawaii, and this vacation rental far surpasses any of the other places we have stayed. Craftsman Garden Bungalow is very close to downtown Hilo, but the peace and quiet of this location, the gardens perfectly manicured, and the amenities in this two bedroom home are just what we hoped for....

Management response:

Aloha Bill and Bonnie, We are so pleased that you are enjoying a relaxing stay at our Craftsman Garden Bungalow in Hilo. Thank you for making yourself at home and taking time to appreciate the amenities and peaceful garden setting. And thank you for the lovely review. It means a lot coming from experienced innkeepers such as yourselves. We look...


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Sherry H
Auburn, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We rented the house in Hilo away from the beach to get an idea of what it would be like to not have the ocean out the window. Well, I have to say we weren't disappointed. This house is immaculate and well cared for by the owners. They were more than helpful if we had any questions. The bonus was...

Management response:

Aloha Sherry, Thank you, Lee and your friends for staying at our Craftsman Garden Bungalow in Hilo. We are happy that you not only enjoyed our vacation home but the surrounding garden setting as well. Please come back again for another stay on your next visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron.


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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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The house was impecable, beautifully decorated with a 'new' feel to it. We loved the high ceiling, comfortable furniture and the Japanese sliding wall that opens into a lovely garden. The house is located in a nice quiet neighbourhood not far from Downtown Hilo. We drove to different adventures daily, like hiking by the volcano, snorkelling, biking. It was great...

Management response:

Aloha Elizabeth and Mark, I am so glad that you loved our Craftsman Garden Bungalow for your stay in Hilo, and that you experienced many of the local sights, activities and adventures on the Big Island during your visit. Thank you for appreciating our property and writing a wonderful review. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
It is customary in Hawaii and our policy to remove shoes in the house.
    2 Full baths
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
USD 225
USD 225
USD 1,400
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $399 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $207 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Hawaii ID# W01612284-01
Standard Rates:
3 Night Minimum
Single or Double Occupancy
$200 - 225/night
7 or more nights $190 - 200/night
3-6 nights $200 - 225/night
Plus $25/night for each additional guest over 2
Cleaning fee $150
Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

Ask about accommodations for larger groups. A second bungalow on the property is listed separately as ' Zen Luxury Bamboo Bungalow, Japanese Gardens & Spa'.

Merrie Monarch Rates:
5 Night Minimum
Single or Double Occupancy
5+ nights $300/night
Plus $25/night for each additional guest over 2
Cleaning fee $150
Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

Rental fees are subject to Hawaii tax totaling 13.42%.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Additional Rental Information: 50% of the rental amount and cleaning fee plus tax is due at the time of booking the reservation to hold dates and rate. The balance of the rental amount plus a refundable damage deposit is is payable 90 days prior to arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
The Craftsman Garden Bungalow is in a quiet residential neighborhood with streams and waterfalls in the cool uplands of Hilo overlooking landscaped terraces and views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea in the distance. The bungalow is located in Hilo town only a 5 minute drive or free bus ride from quaint downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay's shoreline, beaches and Queen Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. The bungalow is conveniently located to grocery stores, shops, restaurants and Hilo's Farmers Market. From the bungalow it is a 40 minute scenic drive to Volcano National Park and Mauna Kea Visitors Center, and a 20 minute drive to Akaka Falls, botanical gardens, and zip lining over valleys and waterfalls.
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