The Living Room
The Surf Cottage in Downtown Hilo

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Welcome to the Surf Cottage in Downtown Hilo! This is a fully equipped 2Br/1Ba house filled with amazing artwork from Hawaii's best photographers and surfboard shapers. The all-new surf-themed vacation rental has recently been renovated and includes new appliances, sheets, bedspreads and more. We hope you enjoy your stay, aloha :)

The space

Amenities include:
- AC (1 bedroom)
- Cable (300+ channels)
- Living room
- Dining room table
- Kitchenette with coffee pot, toaster oven, toaster, microwave, hot water maker, medium fridge, and kitchenware
- Lanai
- Courtyard with picnic tables
- Outdoor BBQ area
- Futons also available for extra guests

Guest access

Guests will have full access to the house and courtyard which includes 2 picnic tables and BBQ area (please note that the courtyard is shared with the Hilo Surfboard Co.)

Interaction with guests

Here at The Surf Cottage we are more than happy to assist with any of your Big Island adventure needs. If you have a bucket list we will be sure to help you accomplish them :)

Other things to note

Get the ultimate Big Island experience! Join us and the Hilo Surfboard Co. for surf lessons, stand-up paddle and kayak tours, canoe rides, historic downtown Hilo bike tours and custom Big Island 4x4 off-road tours. Bike rentals, board rentals, kayak rentals and other adventure gear are also available! Call Shawn after booking

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Other

Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet

Extra people £19 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £57
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £103 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Quiet hours start after 12:00 midnight
- No shoes or flip flops in house
- Please leave all surfboards and adventure gear in designated area
- Please lock bicycles at all times
- Mahalo for recycling :)


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

46 Reviews

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David User Profile
September 2017
Great location with easy access to everything in Hilo, way better than staying out in Hotel row for the same price. Hosts were chill as could be.

Andrew User Profile
September 2017
This is a lovely little spot to stay. Central location and very comfortable. Good place to stay and see Hilo. Excellent hosts: Thanks to Sam and Shawn for their hospitality!!!

Chelsea User Profile
September 2017
Just like the pictures, we had an amazing stay and Shawn was very accomodating. Walking distance to the bay and pubs / restaurants.

Christine User Profile
August 2017
Cutest place! Walked to farmers market, grabbed snacks at kta, picked up delicious strawberry mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen and had a great breakfast at Paul's Place. Clean, convenient, easy parking. Highly recommend!

Yong User Profile
August 2017
My family had a wonderful stay at Shawn and Sam's surf cottage. It's a home away from home. The location is in central Hilo downtown, close to beach parks and restaurants. The rooms are not big, but cozy for a family of four. It's clean, modern, and convenient. The best experience was the interaction with Shawn and his pet Humphrey. My son was really happy to play with Humphrey in the beach park. Recommend to anyone who seeks a quality stay in Hilo area.

Andy User Profile
August 2017
Really nicely decorated place in Hilo, just on the edge of a fairly hip area with lots of restaurants. Yes, there's a pig, and he's big, but Shawn manages him well and there's no noise or odor. Parking was never a problem. Only negative was that one night the trash truck came in the wee hours, otherwise very quiet. You have a partial view of the ocean out back, and you overlook the famous Hilo Farmer's Market. Fantastic communication from the owners.

宇新 User Profile
August 2017
This is a convenient place, near the farmers' market, at the center of Hilo, easy to go to valcanos.

Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Shawn And Sam User ProfileShawn And Sam is a superhost.

Shawn is an all-time thrill seeker who enjoys surfing and exploring the outdoors with friends and visitors. His unique ability to perform in nature and his knack for extreme sports has allowed him to work on projects involving major backcountry expeditions around the world. The Big Island native has been working in the Hawaii film industry since 2009 and has filmed on location in remote parts of Hawaii, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia and Papua New Guinea. For more info visit

Sam is an accomplished musician who owns and operates Hilo's premier recording studio. His musical skills have brought him on international tours and performed with grammy award winning artists. Sam loves to surf, ride mountain bikes, climb mountains, and play music. For more info visit sonic

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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