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Zen Bamboo Bungalow GuestHome, Asian-Inspired Tropical Gardens/ Spa

Bamboo Bungalow's covered, private garden entry
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Bamboo Bungalow's covered, private garden entry
Outdoor garden jetted spa with UV light water sterilization, infraed sauna and shower
Your romantic  Bamboo Bungalow luxury retreat.
Spend a quiet evening viewing DVDs on the 50 inch Plasma HDTV in the privacy of your living room.
Prepare a home cooked meal in your fully equipped chef\'s kitchen.
Enjoy a romantic evening in the privacy of your master bedroom with Asian-style furnishings and cozy fireplace
Zen-style platform bed with Shoji doors
Pamper yourself and take an unhurried soak in the Japanese furo tub.
Listen to the waterfall gently cascading down natural rock stream into pond
Take a stroll or meditate in the the peaceful gardens.  Observe and learn from nature.
Hand-carved stone tsukubai water basin at entrance to courtyard
Dine or relax in your Japanese-inspired courtyard garden oasis.
Watch the sunrise from your private upstairs balcony
Relax and unwind by the pond and waterfall at the garden courtyard
Japanese-inspired and naturalistic tropical gardens
Bird's nest fern, hapuu and rattlesnake plant in garden
Garden splendor
Soak in the furo tub overlooking the Golden Bamboo.
Colvillea tree in blossom
Colvillea tree flowering in garden
Bird of Paradise in bloom
Vanda Sansai Blue orchid
Madagascar gecko
Mauna Kea from Richardson's Beach along Hilo's shoreline
Magnificant views of Mauna Kea from Richardson's Beach
Richardson's Beach in Hilo is an amazing, tranquil black sand beach...you can relax, surf or swim
Snorkel with tropical fish and turtles ...beach equipment provided
Swim and snorkel at Hilo's Richardson's Beach
Soak in the freshwater lagoons and bask in the sunshine
Surf at Richardson's Beach...bodyboards provided
Coconut Island in Hilo Bay
Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Hilo Bay from Coconut Island
Surf Honolii where the locals go or catch the sunrise
Stream of lava flowing through ohia forest
Storefronts in historic downtown Hilo on the bay
Fireworks over Hilo Bay
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

The ZEN BAMBOO BUNGALOW is a 1 bed, 1 bath luxurious, Asian-style upstairs guesthome with private garden entry, spacious living area and balcony with a panoramic view. The bungalow is situated on nearly an acre of lush tropical and Japanese-inspired gardens located 2.5 miles from historic, downtown Hilo. The bungalow is more than a beautiful place to stay, it’s a lifestyle. You will experience charming “old Hawaii” where life is slow and easy. At the bungalow you can relax in style or pursue a variety of adventures at your doorstep. 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...
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About the Owner, Sherron S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 80 reviews and 2 properties
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Newcastle, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Dear Sherron & David: thank you for your hospitality. Your house is incredibly beautiful with everything we would ever need. You've spoiled us, as it was by far the best place we've ever rented. The landscaping is spectacular; there just aren't sufficient words to describe it. We even enjoyed the coqui frogs! Thinking about a return visit next year. Thanks...

Management response:

Aloha Dave and Carol, Thank you for your stay at our vacation rental home in Hilo, and for the great review! We are glad you thoroughly enjoyed the bungalow and gardens and felt right at home. We look forward to your return stay next year for another Big Island adventure. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron


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Reviewed 18 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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We needed a place in Hilo away from the hubub, and this little bungalow was just right. I appreciate it when a vacation-rental is run like a BUSINESS, instead of just an enthusiasm-that-wobbles. David and Sherron made this place spotless for our arrival, and even gave us much-needed grace when there was a misunderstanding on our departure. We would recommend...

Management response:

Aloha Lacie and Vivian, It was a pleasure meeting you both and hosting your stay at our Zen Bamboo Bungalow in Hilo. Thank you for appreciating our commitment to providing value and quality in vacation rental accommodations for our guests. Hope to see you again on your next visit. BTW, LOVE your review! Mahalo nui loa, Sherron.


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Daniel R
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Very clean and comfortable one bedroom apartment with every detail carefully considered. This place was by far the nicest that we stayed in while on the big island. The bathroom was fantastic and the bed was very comfortable. Every amenity you could ask for was provided from the amazing hd flat screen tv with incredible sound system to the gorgeous...

Management response:

Aloha Daniel and Jeannette, Thank you for a wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting your stay at our Zen Bamboo Bungalow in Hilo during your visit to the Big Island. We look forward to your return for another visit to our island. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
It is customary in Hawaii and our policy to remove shoes in the house.
    1 Full bath
    1 King
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £214 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: £89 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Hawaii ID# W01612284-01
Standard Rates:
3 Night Minimum
Single or Double Occupancy
7 or more nights $150/night
3 to 6 nights $160/night
Cleaning fee $120
Maximum occupancy 2 guests.

Ask about accommodations for up to 6 guests. A second bungalow on the property is listed separately under 'Craftsman Luxury Bungalow, Japanese Gardens & Spa.'

Merrie Monarch Rates:
5 Night Minimum
Single or Double Occupancy
5+ nights $275/night
Cleaning fee $120
Maximum occupancy 2 guests.

Rental fees are subject to Hawaii tax totaling 13.42%.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Additional Rental Information: 50% of the rental amount and cleaning fee plus tax is due at the time of booking the reservation to hold dates and rate. The balance of the rental amount plus a refundable damage deposit is is payable 90 days prior to arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
The Zen Bamboo Bungalow is in a quiet residential neighborhood with streams and waterfalls in the cool uplands of Hilo overlooking landscaped terraces and views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea in the distance. The bungalow is located in Hilo town only a 5 minute drive or free bus ride from quaint downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay's shoreline, beaches and Queen Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. The bungalow is conveniently located to grocery stores, shops, restaurants and Hilo's Farmers Market. From the bungalow it is a 40 minute scenic drive to Volcano National Park and Mauna Kea Visitors Center, and a 20 minute drive to Akaka Falls, botanical gardens, and zip lining over valleys and waterfalls.
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