About this listing
The Coconut Palm Room has views across a lagoon and Hilo Bay. King and single beds, private bath with tub/shower, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, carved door, ceiling fan and small frig., beach towels, snorkel gear. Common room. Sleeps 3. Breakfast is included. A third person is $35/night.
Our property is 1.2 acres of seaside tropical gardens and is just steps away from Hilo's favorite black sand beach. We are convenient to the farmers market, restaurants, Volcanoes Nat'l park, waterfalls and botanical gardens. All rooms have sea views, ceiling fans, desks, en suite bathrooms.
There is a common room where we serve our guests a generous continental breakfast every morning. The common room also serves as a guest lounge, and there is access to tea service. There is free Wi-Fi, off street parking and a large tropical garden with a natural tidal lagoon.
Interaction with guests
As host, I spend time with my guests at check in and at breakfast and offer advice on restaurants and planning day trips for a real local experience. As a full service B and B there are usually other guests at breakfast to socialize with and to share travel experiences. We live on site and are available for what you may need.
We are located across a two lane road from over 40 acres of beach park. Richardson Beach is a few steps away and it has a black sand beach entry and fabulous snorkeling. We are ten minutes from everything in Hilo , including the airport. It is usually cooler in Hilo then other parts of Hawaii, and is comfortable in the summer months. You can see dolphins, turtles, and, in season, whales along the shoreline and from our back yard. There are sounds of frogs and birds into the evening, but we supply ear plugs.
We recommend that you plan to rent a car to maximize your ability to see all the sights- Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Botanical garden, Akaka Falls, etc. The Big Island is one large, self-guided tour. Taxis can be expensive and bus service ends early afternoon.
Other things to note
We provide beach towels, folding chairs, snorkel masks, umbrellas, and other amenities. We change towels daily. Although we have a dog and cat, the guest rooms are maintained pet free for guests' allergies. There is a computer for the guests to use. And free wifi. If you have special dietary or other needs please let us know so we can accommodate them.
We are a no smoking/no pet establishment. We only accept children over 12 years old and they must be supervised and well mannered. There is an additional 9.25% transient accommodation and 4% general excise tax charged on top of the base price to be collect at check in. A credit card, your home address and email is required. There is a $35/day fee for a third person in the coconut palm room.