Craftsman Garden Bungalow Home, Asian-Inspired Tropical Gardens/ Spa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Description

WINNER: "TOP VACATION RENTAL" from 2011 and "RATED EXCELLENCE" Awards by FlipKey

The CRAFTSMAN GARDEN BUNGALOW is an upscale 2, 000 sqft, 2 bed & 2 bath single-story Craftsman-style vacation home situated on nearly an acre of Japanese-inspired and lush tropical gardens, 2. 5 miles from historic, downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay. Amenities include a secluded outdoor garden spa equipped with jetted hot tub with UV light water purification, infrared sauna and outdoor shower. The beautifully landscaped grounds and naturalistic setting capture the tranquility and beauty of the islands where travelers can relax and experience the true Hawaii that the locals live

The CRAFTSMAN GARDEN BUNGALOW provides a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home for visitors and travelers to the Big Island of Hawaii seeking an alternative to the 'resort' atmosphere, and where you will not feel like a tourist. The bungalow is exquisitely designed with Shoji doors that open to a garden oasis with pond, waterfall and fountains. Spacious interiors are furnished in elegant comfort with vintage island decor, rich woods, built-in electric fireplace, natural stone and a 42-inch Plasma HDTV with home theater sound system

The Garden Bungalow is in a picturesque area of Hilo surrounded by streams, waterfalls and quiet cul-de-sacs for walking or jogging. Scenic views of landscaped terraces and a partial ocean view of Hilo Bay can be enjoyed from the screened lanai. Relax in the outdoor courtyard and covered lanai equipped with gas grill, dining and lounge furniture. The garden retreat is perfect for a Hawaiian getaway or a home base while exploring exotic points of interest on the island

We look forward to welcoming you to the Big Island of Hawaii. In harmony with nature and with all the comforts of home, the Garden Bungalow will make your journey a most memorable experience. Chef's kitchen is fully equipped and coffee bar is stocked with fresh, organic coffee. Your host, Sherron, resides on the neighboring property and personally greets you and handles key exchanges when you arrive. Your host answers questions, assists you with your needs and helps you plan your stay, sharing tips on where to visit, how to get there, where to lunch and favorite local dining spots

The Garden Bungalow is a 5 minute drive or free bus ride away from quaint downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay. Hilo is known for its warm aloha spirit, relaxed lifestyle, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants with local regional cuisine. Local attractions include Lyman Museum, East Hawaii Cultural Center, historic Palace Theatre, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Imiloa Astronomy Center, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Hilo Farmer's Market is a favorite for fresh, local produce. Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo's premier hula competition and cultural event, is held annually. Hilo's black sand beaches and freshwater pools are some of the best for snorkeling, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming with turtles and tropical fish, or watching the whales off shore. Take a helicopter volcano tour or short scenic drive to active Kilauea volcano to view a lava flow, ride horses in Waipio Valley or tour the summit and view the night skies of Mauna Kea

The Garden Bungalow is a Non Smoking property. Hawaii State Law dictates that all public areas are designated as smoke free. The safety and comfort of all our guests is of utmost importance to us. As such we have a non smoking policy. Smoking is not allowed in any of our buildings or on the property grounds. Please inform your visitors of our non smoking policy. Your support and cooperation to maintain a smoke environment at the Garden Bungalow is greatly appreciated

Large weddings, graduations, receptions and gatherings are not allowed. Small gatherings require owner's prior consent, and approval of arrangements and services. Contact us in advance to discuss your special occasion

Children are welcome at the Garden Bungalow, however, families with children of a certain age must be aware of safety concerns around the fishpond on the property

Sorry, no pets are allowed

The Garden is a fusion of Japanese-inspired naturalistic landscape and nearly an acre of lush tropical grounds. Blended with the natural surroundings, the garden courtyard features natural moss rock boulders with water gently falling creating a graceful stream flowing into the fishpond with delicate water lilies. The garden uses Japanese asymmetry and placement of boulders, rustic stone lanterns, stone water basins and fountains, bamboo fences and rustic benches

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

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