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1 / 39 Garden Bungalow with charming cobblestone pavers leading to Craftsman-columned entry

from $225 / night help Price for guests, Nights

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 4 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2  Sleeps: 4  Type: House
Craftsman Garden Bungalow Home, Asian-Inspired Tropical Gardens/ Spa
TripAdvisor property ID 2199714

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Hilo today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, hot tub, and deck 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 21 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1400 to as high as $1750, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 07, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Sherron S.

Tourist License: Hawaii ID# W01612284-01

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Calendar last updated:
07 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Hilo Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Sauna

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


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


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (21)

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“Even more beautiful than the photos!”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2014

The only way to describe this house is to use superlatives. The house is so very beautiful and the gardens are just stunning. It is one of those rare properties where the pictures (which are gorgeous, right?) don't do the house and gardens justice. We have rented properties all around the world and this has to be one of our absolute favorites, and without question it is the cleanest and best maintained property we have ever stayed at. We spent a few nights here and then a few more in Kona but it was in Hilo where we felt the spirit of Hawaii the most. Don't let the rain scare you off - this side of the island is not to be missed. But back to the house, on top of all I mentioned, we also found it to be the best equipped house we have ever rented. Sherron has thought of absolutely everything you could possibly need - from beach towels to a rice cooker to saran wrap - and so you have one less thing to think about on vacation. Absolutely a+++!

Response from the owner Aloha Andrea and Richard, Thank you for writing the superlative review on our Craftsman Garden Bungalow. Thank you for seeing the details and appreciating the effort that goes into our vacation rental property. We are thoroughly blessed and encouraged by your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and your children, Kyra and Jack, and to be able to host your stay in Hilo. Please do us the honor of staying at our bungalow again should you return to Hawaii for another visit. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“The best rental I've ever stayed at!”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2013

This was by far the nicest, cleanest and most well-appointed rental I've ever stayed at. Every single item from the completely outfitted kitchen to the plushest towels to the lovely decor - there was not one single thing I can think of that could have been improved. Everything was spotless! The owners couldn't have been more thoughtful or attentive, but never intrusive. This is the gold standard of rental properties!

Response from the owner Aloha Leslie, Andrew, Emily and Samantha, Thank you for rating our Craftsman Garden Bungalow vacation rental home as "the best of the best". I sincerely appreciate your compliment and recognition of the hard work and effort that goes into creating a vacation rental property with high standards of cleanliness, comfort and service. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again on your next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Amazing Place, Amazing People”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2012

When my husband and I decided to visit Hawaii with our 22 month old daughter, we knew it was going to be a bit of a challenge - the flights starting from the East coast, the packing, the preparation, etc. The stress of planning and taking such a trip can take its toll. Glad to say all that stress when right out the window the moment we began planning to stay here. Sherron and Dave went above and beyond to make our stay one of the best we've had - anywhere. The place was beautifully crafted, stunningly designed and immaculately kept. They tended to our every need - including having a pack 'n play on hand so we didn't have to travel with one. They even had all the instructions for all the appliances in the home in one of the drawers (talk about thinking of everything!). They gave us tips and recommendations on traveling in Hilo, and when the cable went on the fritz thanks to the rain storm that moved through, Dave was there to fix it before we even knew what was wrong. We cannot say enough good things about this rental and its owners. We loved it, and hope to come back soon and often. If you are even thinking about staying on this side of Hilo, look no further. This is the perfect home away from home - close to all the attractions and just far enough away from them to feel like you're not a tourist at all. And check out their other property, too, if you're looking for something a bit smaller. Either way, you will not be disappointed. Mahalo for everything Sherron and Dave! Top notch!

Response from the owner Aloha Jennifer and Scott, Wow! Thank you for such a great review. I am so happy your family had a wonderful stay at the Craftsman Garden Bungalow, and that we helped you experience a stress-free vacation, a challenge especially with children. Thank you again for your words of appreciation, it makes our work fulfilling and enjoyable to have guests like you. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron


Reviewed 30 Mar 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights. We travelled from the UK. I can't begin to describe how lovely the property is - everything you need is catered for. It has such a relaxing atmosphere - you cannot fail to fall in love with this home. I felt relaxed as soon as we stepped in. If you're after a memorable home to spend your time in, don't look any further. I didn't think we'd be back to Big Island in our lifetime since it's pretty far from the UK but it's worth coming back and we will be planning to, since it's going to be near impossible to top this vacation. The island itself is amazing and it's made perfect staying somewhere so lovely. I liked best sitting in the conservatory listening to nature sounds at night. So peaceful and hypnotising. I liked least the fact that we had to leave. The owners are lovely generous hosts and we wish we'd had the time to get to know them better. Our neighbours were lovely also - they were staying at the owners other property - we made some great friends. The location is perfect - near enough to Hilo but far out enough for peace n quiet. Don't listen to any Waikoloa rental adverts. We stayed in Waikoloa first - lovely beautiful place but if you want to go to Volcano, or Mauna Kea - stay on Hilo side,its much nearer and stay here!!

Response from the owner Aloha Nellie and John, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your Big Island vacation and in particular your stay at the Craftsman Garden Bungalow. Congratulations to John for successfully completing the 15th Annual Big Island International Marathon in Hilo! Even though we are a long distance apart, in our hearts we are close. Remember you have a special place in Hawaii where you are always welcome. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Like Out of The Pages of a Magazine”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in one of those houses you see on the cover of a design magazine. Well this house gives you a pretty good idea. Tucked in a quiet corner of Hilo and surrounded by it's own Japanese garden, this house is beautiful. No detail was left out. The house is well equipped with everything you need. We stayed here 3 nights on our last visit to Hawaii and would definitely recommend it. Our only regret is that we waited until the last night to use the hot tub and sauna. Oh well I guess we'll have to come back.

Response from the owner Aloha Paul and Susan, I love your review. Thank you for your lavish praise. Please do come "home" to the bungalow for your next "winter escape". We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“The bungalow was beautiful inside and out.”

Reviewed 8 Dec 2011

The home was very nice and clean. The were a lot of amenities that made our stay comfortable. The location of the home was easy to find and in near downtown Hilo. The surrounding garden was very nice. We were only there for 3 nights and am sorry we were not able to enjoy it to its fullest. Excellent place to stay. Nice owners.

Response from the owner Aloha Mervin, Arlene and family, It was a pleasure meeting you during your stay in Hilo at our Craftsman Garden Bungalow. Thank you for an excellent review on the bungalow and gardens. I am happy that you enjoyed a wonderful family celebration, and I look forward to your return stay for your next Big Island visit. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Wonderful stay in Hilo!”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2011

This vacation rental was phenomenal. We stayed 3 nights and had a great time. The place is beautiful, clean, and fully stocked with everything you might need on vacation. We couldn't believe how lucky we were to find the place. The online pictures seemed almost to good to be true, but the place exceeded our expectations. We were only sad that we didn't have more time to spend in the rental because we were out touring the area during the days.

Response from the owner Aloha Katya, Mahalo for such a wonderful review. We really enjoyed you, Steve and Irina during your stay at the Garden Bungalow. You really were able to do and see alot in a few days. I hope you will return to the Big Island and stay at the bungalow again. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Lovely Hilo bungalow”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2011

This home was an immense pleasure to stay in, we both wanted the house as our own! Not only is the house beautiful, and well appointed, the gardens are fantastic. I was vacationing with my 71 yr. old mother; the space was easily accessible for her. The kitchen is large and has everything you need. I really appreciated the cruelty-free soaps and shampoo in the bathrooms. Sherron and David were perfect hosts: they let you have privacy but are available if you need anything. I would love to return some day.

Response from the owner Aloha Lydia, It was a great pleasure having you and Barbara stay at the Garden Bungalow during your visit on the Big Island. Mahalo for appreciating the bungalow and its amenities as well as the beautiful gardens. I'm happy that you and your mother enjoyed your stay and had many wonderful times. I hope that you will visit us again. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“... a Hilo Paradise Getaway”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2011

The Garden Bungalow property has by far exceeded all my expectations of a vacation rental. Sherron truly went above and beyond to make sure my stay was stellar.. Immaculately landscaped, very well-maintained and an overall exemplary property.. very safe for the solo traveler.. I would highly recommend the Garden Bungalow experience to any one who desires top of the line accomodations and hospitality that cannot be beat!

Response from the owner Aloha Kristen, It has been my pleasure to have you stay at the Garden Bungalow for the past 2 months. It was very special to meet Luke and your family during their visit and stay at the bungalow also. I wish it were longer as was the plan, but we can't help it when work assignments change. Mahalo for all you have done to be a responsible and considerate guest. Remember that we encourage return stays! And bring your friends and family when you come back for a real Hawaiian vacation. Say "aloha" to the folks back home for us. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Beautiful Hilo Home”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2010

My family had a really lovely experience staying in this beautiful home. It is new, spacious, comfortable, tastefully and generously appointed. I loved sitting and reading in the screened porch, surrounded by trees and bird song, cooled by breezes flowing through the many windows. The gardens around the house are amzing- even a little waterfall and pond next to the lanai. The hosts made sure everything went well and were very helpful in all ways. I can't imagine a nicer place to stay- we look forward to our next trip to Hilo and hope to return to Orchid Isle Bungalow.

Response from the owner Thank you Katy and family for being such wonderful guests and for your appreciation of the property, both the bungalow and the gardens. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the time you spent here with your family was a blessing.. We look forward to your return visit. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

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