Need more information about booking Property 2199264 ?

1 / 12 Front yard

from $250 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3  Sleeps: 8  Type: House
Hale Kepani, Elegant convenience to Hilo with wheelchair access
TripAdvisor property ID 2199264

More Property Details

Book this 3 bedroom house in Hilo today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 4 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1500 to as high as $2775, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 70% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 23, 2017.

Read more Read less

About the owner

About the owner

Julie Ann W.

Tourist License: HI tax W00466560-01, RB16149

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 Jul 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Hilo Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden

Onsite Equipment

  • Boat available


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

Write a review

Very Good
Write a review

“Home away fro home”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2014

We rented this home for an extended period during the winter 2013-14. Hale Kepani is a turn key home with complete facilities for comfortable living - well appointed dining room for entertaining, home entertainment system, an extensive private library containing a room full of contemporary fiction and nonfiction, not a "swap shelf". In addition to books, there is an extensive collection of Dvds, music, and games for children of all ages. And with all this, best time is spent on the lanais with breezes. One is an honored guest in someone's home. Ala Muku street is a short way up the hill from downtown. The area is older residential with easy access to town. Hilo is a small city ( about 50,000) and easy to get around. The street is a dead end so traffic is a minimum and located near a veterans memorial cemetery. Now and then, one hears honor guards and taps mid morning. A number of schools dot the vicinity so the afternoon sounds of children are heard. On the other hand, the airport and most of the "big box" traffic are on the other side of the city a couple miles away; there when needed, out of site and sound otherwise. Ideal from our perspective. The owners live across the street with very busy lives of their own -- farming, professions and family interests which take them away much of the time, yet one or another was always available when needed. For those in need of the big west side Hawaii beaches, honky-tonk tourist stuff, and high end restaurants, Kona, Waimea, South Point, the rain forest, and Volcano are wonderful day trips thanks to an excellent road system including a new, high speed saddle road connecting the island's east and west coasts. Kona International airport, now an hour and 15 minutes away is a viable alternative to Hilo International. We are sure we will be returning to Hale Kepani.

“Convenient, comfortable, and a great value”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2012

I hesitate to call this a rental property... it was my comfortable home for two months. All amenities that would be expected when staying at a close relative's home were waiting for me when I arrived: coffee, wine, snacks, a semi-stocked refrigerator. Even farm-fresh eggs! Some details for perspective: I stayed here for 9 weeks while working at the university (less than 10 minutes away on bike). I was alone about half of the time, with my wife and two daughters (12- and 1-year old) here for 4 weeks in the middle of my stay. For 10 of the days that my wife was here, my parents also stayed in the house. So anywhere from 1 to 6 slept in the house, and we were never uncomfortable. There were very few complaints from any of my picky family (see below). Knowing the owners live nearby at first made me worried about a possible lack of privacy. But we were not only left alone to ourselves the entire trip, it was very convenient having them nearby. The propane tank on the grill ran out one evening while cooking, and it was promptly replaced. Downtown Hilo is a 5-minute walk away. Two movie theaters, several restaurants & bars, some churches if you're into that sort of thing, two grocery stores, the Hilo farmers' market... all within 10 minutes' walk. It really couldn't be more convenient. A few tiny complaints from my family, just to show that this is an honest review. The mattresses weren't the most comfortable we've slept on. If we were here for a week, this wouldn't have been a problem. The house is shaped in a "u-shape", with a lanai in the center. Of course there is no air-conditioning, so in the evenings after a hot summer day, the doors and windows were left open. So sitting in the living room or standing in kitchen means a direct look across the lanai into the master bedroom. I didn't care about this, but my wife felt as if she had no privacy when her in-laws were there. That's really the only non-perfect thing about this place.

“Fully equipped home away from home and close to town”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2012

This is a lovely home with lots of character, a beautiful yard and multiple covered lanais. It is fully furnished with everything you could possibly need. We particularly like the location on a quiet dead end street, but within walking distance to the center of town and the parks, museums, restaurants, farmers market and bay front. The owners live nearby and are helpful and very responsive to any needs. We keep returning here year after year and stay for months.

Review 1-4 of 4

Also consider


3,020 properties

Island of Hawaii

1,685 properties


1,650 properties


1,541 properties


158 properties


96 properties


79 properties


79 properties


57 properties

Captain Cook

52 properties


34 properties


18 properties


16 properties


14 properties


13 properties

Ocean View

10 properties

Mountain View

8 properties


8 properties


7 properties


7 properties

Start a new search