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2BR Downtown Home Base Hideaway

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2BR Downtown Home Base Hideaway

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Great little Hilo home base tucked away downtown with bright light and ocean breeze. Located 5-10min walk or drive to airport, downtown, waterfalls, beaches, and groceries. Cute 2br, 1ba house with kitchen, living room and parking in the driveway. Various fruit trees and Hawaiian plants surround the house giving it downtown secret garden vibes. Perfect spot for east Hawaii exploration or islandwide adventures. This clean and simple little crash pad is great for a quick trip or longer stays.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM


5 Reviews

Tracy User Profile
August 2018
Michael's flat is super convenient for downtown Hilo, easy to walk into town. The beds are very comfortable, but be aware that the frogs provide a summertime serenade every evening. However, they didn't stop us from a good night's sleep! It's about a ten minute drive from the air…
Manuela User Profile
July 2018
Michael's place was at a great location and all needed is in the flat. Thanks for the flexibility Michael!
Mara User Profile
July 2018
We had a wonderful stay with Michael. His house is in a great location, close to downtown Hilo. The apartment is older, but is clean and comfortable, and has everything we needed. He had great tips for what to do while in Hilo, and made us some amazing ginger scones.
Travis User Profile
July 2018
Michael's hospitality is beyond amazing. The place is so cute and really earthy. You wanna know about plants hes the one. So it was pride weekend here and hilo and it was three queens. If you know drag queens you know we are a lot to deal with he was over and beyond amazing. Boo…
Julia User Profile
June 2018
I don't like leaving negative reviews, but my stay here was different enough from what was promised that I don't want other people to be surprised. The following things were part of the booking that were not accurate or included: fans, wifi, breakfast, beach gear, and more broadl…
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Aloha Julia Im sorry to hear that your expectations failed to be met. I made my best effort to respond witin minutes to each of your many questions, but remind you and other guests that here on Big Island it is very rural there are many areas with no cell service. The last thing I said before you stopped communicating altogether was that I would be working on my friends wedding in a remote area with poor cell service, but to let me know if there were any questions or concerns, and I'd respond as best I can. As reflected in our message log, I was absolutely willing to hear all of your concerns and take any actions within my capacity to help resolve any issues you may have had. I felt is was unreasonable for you to expect me to leave the wedding and come back to Hilo for a meeting to discuss "house stuff" that could be communicated through the airbnb app. I also felt it was unreasonable that you expected me to reimburse you for the fan you bought after Id already offered you an additional fan, all that aside from the fact that we were experiencing unseasonably cool temperatures from a winter advisory on the island that weekend... Besides the fan you asked for and received, the only other concern you voiced was about the mistakenly published wifi in the house that we discussed, and since you never responded I assumed you were able to access the public network that is available, and that the issue was resolved. As for the other issues that you never mentioned to me: mosquitos, breakfast, beach gear; there are mosquito coils, breakfast items, and beach gear available in the house, but you never asked, or apparently looked for any of it. Its all there so i'm not sure why you felt it was a problem worth mentioning. The kitchen is stocked with anything one might need so im not sure why you felt it wasn't set up to be useful for visitors. Im sorry to hear there were coffee grounds left in the pot but am glad you found the three french press pots and two hot water kettles to make yourself coffee. In the future I encourage you to continue being communicative and patient. When guests stop communicating it's very difficult for me to help them find what they need, or resolve any issues that arise.
June 2018

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Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in January 2018
Michael User Profile
55 Reviews
I'm a horticulturist and run Compost Hawaii (@composthawaii), a compost collection service; and am Executive Director of a small nonprofit called the Hilo UrbFarm ( I'm an educator and do lots of volunteer work in the community. I play cello and like to go to open mics and karaok…
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