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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / House
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: House
Zen Luxury Bamboo Bungalow, Japanese Gardens & Spa
TripAdvisor property ID 2200356

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Book this 1 bedroom house in Hilo today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, hot tub, and parking space 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 55 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1050, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 08, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Sherron S.
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Calendar last updated:
08 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Hilo Attractions




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

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Sauna

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


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


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (55)

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“Paradise within Paradise”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2014

Sherron, you are an amazing woman! Thank you for making our Hilo vacation relaxing and comfortable with every imaginable amenities included. From the umbrellas ( rain, rain and more rain), the flashlights (cave exploration) and especially the furo ( aching muscles from karate). We enjoyed your tranquil botanical garden with all the beautiful and exotic plants abound including the coqui frogs serenading us at night. But I'll always remember your thoughtfulness and graciousness as our Karate Ohana monopolized your time. Mahalo and we will return. Nothing compares to this home away from home! Fondly, Joe & Felyda

Response from the owner Aloha Felyda and Joe, Thank you for your thoughtful review on our Zen Bamboo Bungalow and gardens. We are touched that you appreciated and enjoyed the peaceful gardens, the beauty of nature and even the coquis calling at night. We look forward to seeing you and your ohana for your next Karate competition. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Excellent stay”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2014

We had a great time in Zen Luxury Bamboo Bungalow. Lovely host, great bungalow, very clean and comfortable, silent and safe environment.

Response from the owner Aloha Reto and Monica, Most of our guests are from North America, Asia, Australia and Europe, and you are our first guests from Switzerland. Thank you for the excellent rating on our Zen Bamboo Bungalow. We are happy that you enjoyed our accommodations for your holiday stay in Hilo. Please visit us again should you travel to the Big Island of Hawaii in the future. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron


Reviewed 11 Jul 2014

I can't imagine what our experience on Big Island would have been if we hadn't stayed at the Zen Luxury Bamboo Bungalow. The bungalow, and Sherron and Dave's hospitality made our trip the experience that it was. The Bungalow itself was absolutely breathtaking, inside and out. It was wonderful every morning being able to step out onto the balcony, and eat our breakfast (fresh from the local market I might add) in peace with a spectacular view and the absense of any noise. And the Japanese garden in the back, WOW. The amount of work put into it is sure evident, and adds to the serenity of the Bungalow. Both Sherron and Dave went above and beyond to ensure our needs were always met, and were always available to assist us with any of our tourist inquiries. Dave even offered us awesome surfing advice with the best shops and spots to visit, and the first night we arrived Sherron gave us a list of suggestions for local markets, restaurants, spas, etc. With them being next door, it was convenient having them nearby, yet we still had our full privacy. WONDERFUL people. As an avid traveler, I can tend to picky with the locations I stay. This was exactly what I was hoping for. The location is perfect for tourists who are looking for a calm and relaxing vacation, but still close enough to all the action, as it it just a few minutes up the hill from the beach/heart of Hilo. We rented a jeep for the week, and it was so convenient having downtown accessible with just a quick drive away, yet we could escape it all at the end of the day to our own little haven. The Bungalow even had a 2 car garage to keep the jeep and our surfboards safe. We WILL absolutely be going back to the Zen Luxury Bamboo Bungalow, it was the perfect Hawaiin getaway.

Response from the owner Aloha Tomi and Greg, Thank you for the wonderful review and for truly appreciating our bungalow property. You are a very nice couple and we enjoyed meeting you and visiting during your stay. We hope to be seeing you again for another surfing adventure on the Big Island. Until then…Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Hilo Complete Retreat”

Reviewed 8 May 2014

We based out of this beautiful property for 10 nights in april of 2014. The home and gardens are immaculate and the owners truly care about their guests. It was my wife and myself at the bungalow and it is perfect for two. Private garage with remote opener - laundry/dryer inside garage and drying racks for wet trunks and towels. Walk upstairs to beautiful living and kitchen area with balcony looking toward Hilo Bay. Very comfortable sofa, big chair and large ottoman. Lighting can be dimmed to your liking. Ceiling fan circulates the open air rooms. Plenty of power outlets to charge all devices. Kitchen is extremely well provided for with all utensils, cooking tools, coffee maker, toaster, big fridge, micro and oven range all top quality. Quality TV system with music and DVD aspects. Towels and bedding are first rate and no shortage on towels. Wonderful furo soaking tub and smooth pebble floor open shower in bath room. Endless supply of hot water to bungalow. Bed comfortable and there is more than adequate storage for an extended stay's worth of clothes. Ceiling fan and faux fireplace in bedroom - lights up with glow and will also generate heat if you desire. Owners provide literally everything you might need, robes, umbrellas for rain, beach towels, beach mats, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, binoculars, cold weather coats to go up to Mauna Kea observatory, masks, snorkels and fins, and lots of good advice on everything from what to see or do to where to eat. Anytime you want to hot tub - call up and they get it going for you and light up tiki torches for a super ambiance. The owners are cool, cordial and down to earth natural folks. The gardens at the home are spectacular. The living quarters are all up a flight of stairs so the access is not for the infirm. There were families staying at big house and we always felt private and never had noise issues. This is a first class place; and we are demanding travelers.

Response from the owner Aloha George and Irina, I appreciate you taking the time to write a great review on our Zen Bamboo Bungalow vacation rental property in Hilo. I am happy that you enjoyed your 10-day stay at the bungalow while exploring the many sights and attractions that the Big Island has to offer. Thank you for being thoughtful and considerate guests. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return visit for your next Hawaiian retreat. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Great Find!”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2014

The Zen Bungalow was a quiet, clean, peaceful, charming place to stay. The gardens are gorgeous! The unit itself was tastefully decorated, current, well-stocked and very conveniently located. The bed was comfortable--a great bathroom with the juro tub and oversized shower. Nice to have coffee on the lanai in the morning--so peaceful--or sit out back and listen to the water in the garden. The owners were attentive but gave you your privacy. Having your own garage and washer/dryer was wonderful! We would definitely stay here again. Our last visit was just way too short!

Response from the owner 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


Reviewed 3 Jan 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon to Hawaii and it was amazing! Everything is new and luxurious. The bed was extremely comfortable. The first night I laid down on it I was in heaven and we had the best night's sleep of our whole trip. The only bad thing was that we couldn't stay longer!!! Would highly recommend this to anyone!

Response from the owner Aloha Susan and William, I am happy that you enjoyed your Zen Bamboo Bungalow honeymoon stay. I appreciate hearing that you found the bed extremely comfortable because I try to create a luxurious feeling of floating on a cloud. Please come back to celebrate your wedding anniversary and stay longer next time. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Great house, great location, outstanding garden”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2012

Our family of 3 really enjoyed our stay. The house is roomy, well-equipped, and spotless. If you like gardens, you're in for a real treat. Sherron and David are gracious hosts, and the location is convenient for places of interest on the east side of the island.

Response from the owner Aloha Rip, Rekha and Tulasi, It was a pleasure meeting your family and having you stay in our bungalow vacation home. Thank you for your great review and for highly recommending the property to other travelers. We look forward to seeing you again for another stay when you return for your next Big Island adventure. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“Highly Recommended”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2012

We are vacation rental home owners ourselves, take great pride in our homes and so our expectations are high. Let me assure you that this home really takes vacation rental up a notch to an entirely different level. You couldn't find a single thing to nit pic about if you tried. The home was designed with great attention to every detail, built with very high quality finishes, furnished and equipped with absolutely everything you could need. Having free long distance for North america calling was a very unexpected, but appreciated bonus. I especially loved the professionalism in Sherron's handling of deposits, refund of security cheque, etc. Such a contrast from the other home we stayed in on the island, which wanted all the money 'up front' and had no contract! I was a little worried about that stay and it turns out I should have been. Funny which things stick in your mind, months after you are home. We actually really enjoyed experiencing rain that literally comes down in sheets. Of course that was from the comfort of our covered balcony while enjoying our wine and fresh Hawaiian fruit and Maui chips. Thanks for the wonderful stay. We'll happily refer our friends and look forward to a return visit ourselves. Mahalo till next time.

Response from the owner Aloha Susan and Don, It is great to hear from you and to receive your review highly recommending our Zen Bamboo Bungalow ...which means alot coming from fellow vacation rental homeowners such as yourselves. We enjoyed hosting your stay in Hilo and are excited that our bungalow property exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again for your next Big Island adventure and romantic getaway. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron


Reviewed 6 Jun 2012

It has a Japanese Furo tub! Need I say more? Not only have Sherron and her husband thought of everything, and provided everything you might need for you visit to the rainy side of the Big Island, but they have included things you might not even know you need. And everything provided is absolutely top-shelf, from the complete kitchen, to the entertainment center, to the Welcome basket (Macadamia nuts of course, but not just Macadamia nuts, Maui Onion and Garlic Macadamia nuts!). All the vacation equipment you need for exploring the island, but can't fit on the plane (cooler, beach umbrella, etc.) really comes in handy too. Great location, minutes from downtown, minutes from Rainbow Falls. And the beautifully landscaped grounds themselves - a smaller but equally impressive version of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. In 2 weeks on the Big Island, we stayed at 3 different vacation rentals. But there was no comparison between Zen Bamboo Garden and the others. The others were very nice, but Zen was spectacular. If we ever return to the Big Island, it will be Zen Bamboo and we will stay nowhere else.

Response from the owner Aloha John and Genevieve, I greatly appreciate your spectacular review on our Zen Bamboo Bungalow and Japanese gardens. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the bungalow while exploring the island. We look forward to your return stay for your next Big Island adventure. Thank you for being wonderful guests. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

“you won't want to leave”

Reviewed 6 May 2012

This place becomes a real nice home very quickly. Everything inside and out of the unit have been designed and built with care, skill and love. The unit has a modern kitchen with all that you need and the 'entertainment' room is a wonderful little home theatre with a (thank God) simple universal remote. Anything you can think of is there including some wonderful Hawaiian slack key guitar on cd. The grounds are beautiful and when you get the inevitable rain on this side of the isle you will be happy that this is where you're coming home

Response from the owner Aloha Ross and Sandie, It was a pleasure meeting you during your stay at the Zen Bamboo Bungalow. I am happy that you thoroughly enjoyed the bungalow, amenities and gardens. Thank you for the great review and rating, it is very much appreciated. I hope to see you for another stay at the bungalow on your next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron

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