We stayed here for 2 nights. It's very close to lots of shops and restaurants but we did have to drive. The cottage is very nice and has a very nostalgic feel. Our room had an A/C unit, but with the ceiling fan we did not need the A/C a lot. We had our own lanai and the plantings outside provided privacy so we did not feel we were in the middle of a neighborhood. The chorus of frogs at night was very relaxing and we enjoyed spending time on our lanai. The front porch of the house is also very nice but there is a lot more noise from traffic. Matthew, the owner was not in town while we were there and breakfast has been suspended during Covid. Although he was not there, Matthew was available by email and responded quickly to any questions.
Really enjoyed our stay at this B&B run by Matthew. The room itself -- we stayed in the James Michener room -- is rather plain but has some nice old Hawaiian memorabilia on the walls or as other decoration. Bathroom and shower were fine, there's this odd looking shower in a big tub in the middle of the room with a curtain that goes all the way around it --- unique, and it worked fine. It's in a neighborhood so you feel like you're just on an ordinary street. Room did have a balcony with a lot of greenery around and a koi pond. He has a couple of parking places in his driveway so you can get your car off the street. Plenty of sounds from frogs and other critters at night (maybe some pouring rain too:-)). The real highlight here is the top notch breakfast served by Matthew -- really a highlight breakfast of our trip. You are also just 2 to 4 blocks from a great bakery, the Farmer's Market, and a couple of restaurants. We ate at a restuarant called Pineapples, which was pretty good.…
Frogs sang a chorus of exotic sound that fit well with the lush tropical landscaping. Our private porch was great for relaxing on a very rainy day. Michael served a hot farm to table breakfast that we enjoyed outdoors on a porch balcony. Farm fresh scrambled eggs and ripe pineapple and papaya from his farm were so good. Michael is very accommodating as be added decaf coffee and whole grain bread for me the second day. I did appreciate his kindness. The bed was comfortable. The B&B is in a great central location but you feel secluded.
I stayed here with friends at the end of a long Hawaiian vacation and it was perfect! The rooms were so neat, clean and wonderfully themed! Matt our host was amazing! He provided us with recommendation, supplies even equipment to make our hikes down the lace tubes much more safe! His home made breakfasts were wonderful and amazing coffee! He was very accommodating to all of his guests. I would highly recommend staying here!
This is the perfect place to stay and experience so much that is still authentically Hawai'i. It is near all the downtown sites of Hilo, and easy driving to see Keaukaha, Rainbow Falls, Honoli'i, the Haumaku Coast, the Volcano area. So much. Staying there is most pleasant, fabulous breakfast, terrific hospitality, lovely rooms surrounded by bamboo. it feels very private, despite being in the midst of Hilo. Can hardly wait to come back.