The Shaka Shaka Garden Inn is a lovingly restored 3,188 square foot plantation house,We combined nostalgic old Hawaii with modern conveniences. It sits on a 13,800 square foot tropical garden with orange, papaya trees, fish ponds and Hawaiian flora on a one car street in a quiet neighborhood. We have a total of 4 spacious upstairs bnb style rooms and budget studios with private entrances on the ground level, All rooms are uniquely decorated with a Polynesian flair and outfitted with comfortable beds, cotton linens and LCD TV's for news and Netflix. Guests have access to fast Wifi and a fully equipped kitchen.with plenty of provisions to make simple breakfasts and other meals. We live on site in a separate area of the house and are usually available for company, local info and island recommendations to optimize your trip. Parking is FREE on the long driveway and there are ample street parking for bigger vehicles. All rooms are ventilated with ceiling and floor fans,otherwise, AC is available in some rooms for a nominal fee. Our location is very convenient. Although hidden on a dead end street, just 2 blocks away is the cross streets of Volcano Highway Saddle Road extension HI 2000, and only 4 stoplights to the Hilo International Airport. At the corner is the Bus Stop and a mini mall with local dining spots, fast food establishments, supermarkets, banks and even a beauty salon. Taxis, Uber and Lyft can also bring you to our house from the airport or downtown.
Come visit us to experience THE REAL HAWAII...
Cynthia offered us two rooms on short notice after our booked accommodation let us down. We staid in two small rooms next to the car port - dark and very small for four people with only a shared outdoor bathroom that was not clean (we mostly used the 1st floor shared bathroom in the house instead). We appreciate her helpfulness, but she massively overcharged us taking advantage of our situation. Parking in the driveway is very tight - but there are more spaces nearby (about 100m away).
Felt very welcome lovely and clean friendly place Good location easy to get to Rainbow falls Slept really well tea and coffee and breakfast provided Fan in room to keep you cool Free parking And quiet Thanks for your lovely hospitality Cyncthia
The guesthouse is a lovely two story and spacious home. So nice looking out the airy living area to the lush garden. Great selection for breakfast and good value for money. Very quiet location but still walking distance to shops, restaurants, mall, cinema and bus stops. Perfect if you have a hire car with plenty of parking. I was able to borrow the bike, snorkel and floatie for the gorgeous beaches nearby. Felt very welcomed, safe and well looked after - would highly recommend. I also stayed at the Shaka Shak Studios which is in downtown Hilo and walking distance to everything and even better if you don’t have a car.
This place was easy to find, close to shopping and not far off the highway. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We met other travellers at breakfast and shared a lot of travel information. Cynthia and Natasha were very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.
Beautiful home away from home everything that the big island has to offer Shaka shak is that place to start right!...with there beautiful home in the right location easy access to everything to your convenience..the perfect place to be!..thank you! Cynthia and Natasha broa!