About this listing
Our Blue Room is available for one month or longer at a SPECIAL Rate sans breakfast and room services; a detached bathroom for guest use only is just outside your door. Use of the Kitchen is included plus a Small Fridge in Room, Parking, W/D, Cable TV, WIFI, and...beach matts. The privacy, significant room storage and work space within the room make it very practical for those singles on short assignment, relocating or seeking a unforgetable Hawaiian Island Holiday.
In Hawaiian, "e komo mai" means "welcome, my house is yours."
Anthurium Hale is located in Hilo behind Hilo town, on the island of Hawaii, commonly referred to as "the Big Island" and also known as the "the Volcano Isle" and "the Orchid Isle." Aside from being the 2nd largest city in Hawaii , Hilo is also on record as the rainiest city in the USA, with around 150 inches per year. However, in-between those tropical rain showers you will find lots of sunshine, flowers and island flora.
Hilo is the home of the MERRIE MONARCH FESTIIVAL an International Hula Competition honoring King David Kalākaua and the preservation of the cultural arts of Hawaii. 2017 willbe the 54th year of the festival.
Ours is a well appointed home conveniently located in Waiakea Uka, in the hills of Hilo Town, approximately 2 miles from the University of Hawaii Hilo campus. The Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands but the population is somewhat sparse, thus a rental car is considered essential. We are located approximately 4 miles from the Hilo International Airport, 3 miles from Prince Kuhio Mall, 4 miles from Bayfront (old downtown Hilo.) It is a quiet neighborhood but for the chirping of the coqui frogs in the evening, off the "main drag" and we are on the side of the island that rarely gets heavy vog. Distance to Volcano National Park is 30 miles and up to the top of Mauna Kea approximately 40 miles. .
We have two guest rooms that share a hallway bathroom (tub/shower).
Our home is very private as our objective is to create a little piece of paradise within the confines of the city, close to all of the conveniences, yet a place where one can relax, enjoy the solitude and smell the flowers. The interior decor is a rather eclectic mix that reflects both our passion for things of old, the arts and our love of nature. Our yard features two koi ponds and exotic birds plus many wild visitors for our morning and evening feedings; Java Sparrows, Saffron Finchs, Cardinals, Rice Finches along with numerous Doves. It is extensively landscaped with blooming tropical flora plus ferns, palms and many Anthuriums.
This is also the "home" of Mandarin Books HAWAII, an online antiquarian entity that deals in rare books exclusively about the Pacific Rim/Oceania and the arts and antiques that relate to it's people.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our ohana. Should you have any questions or concerns along the way, don't hesitate to send us an email.
Each room features a 22" cable TV, the WIFI is very fast and cell phone signal excellent. (They just put up a new towerthat they are making look like an evergreen tree!) International guests are welcome to use our House Phone for local calls if their own phone plans do not offer free Hawaii calls.
We invite all of our guest to enjoy our gardens, smell our flowers and snooze on our punee. An assigned parking area is provided on the paved driveway and a secure lighted entry after dark.
For our EXTENDED STAY GUESTS:
Our washer and dryer are available.
Interaction with guests
You will be a guest in our home occupying your own private room with hallway bathroom available exclusively for guest usage. Certainly we do not wish to intrude on your solitude, however, we will assist you as we are able.
Other things to note
The mandatory HAWAII State GE and VISITOR TAXES of .3.95 are due and payable upon arrival. Lic.: W01300536-01. These taxes are not included in the BNB price.
Parking is in the driveway, off street. Please review our detailed directions and don't hesitate to contact us via telephone should you have difficulty locating the house. (Please refrain from bothering the neighbors.)
Courtesy and consideration are always paramount. In keeping with Hawaii tradition, we do not wear shoes in the house and No smoking please. Alcohol in moderation of course. Our SPECIAL EXTENDED STAY Guest is always included for Holiday dinners or festivities.
Parking is in the driveway, off the street.
We are a pet household with small friendly dogs on the premise, fish ponds and exotic birds in the garden.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Hawaii became my home in the 1960s and I have lived in on the Big Island since 2000. Hilo is home to the MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL, a huge international Hula competition that is held every April.
In my early years I frequently crewed on a charter fishing boat out of Kewalo Basin on Oahu which gave me the opportunity to travel by sea throughout the islands. I have visited them all, with the exception of Kahoolawe and Molokini and have crossed the channels more times than I can count.
I have two children, growth and on their own. I am the owner and operator of the online antiquarian entity, MANDARIN BOOKS HAWAII that deals exclusively in rare and vintage Pacific Isle books and art. ((URL HIDDEN) This interest, fueled by a bit of passion for the sea has further culminated in my "sailing" on a cruise ship from the mainland to Hawaii and just recently, from Hawaii to French Polynesia on a 38 foot sailboat. I also spent last fall sailing in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand and earlier this year crewed from NZ to American Samoa on a 43 foot s/v. I have also had the privilege of traveling on the mainland and visited Italy for several weeks a few years ago.
My travels have allowed me to experience the joy of adventuring to new places, of meeting people from various parts of the world and the comforts that are so relished when one is off and away. Of course, there's no place like home and I think Hawaii is the most wonderful place on earth, but I do look forward to more travels in the future, perhaps Mexico, the Galapogos, the Mediterranean area once again. So allow me to share my home with you, As they say in Hawaii, let's get together and "talk story."