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“Honeymoon Hideaway”
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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.
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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

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Hawaii_bo...
Gilroy, California
1 review
“Honeymoon Hideaway”
Reviewed December 31, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

We loved our stay in this private bungalow! We enjoyed the quiet down time we were able to spend here. The layout of the space flows well and it is very clean. The furniture is comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom are nice and updated. Another plus was the washer/dryer unit in the garage. We are currently planning our anniversary in Ohau and keep saying- "I wish the Hilo bungalow was in Ohau!" We sure got spoiled in Hilo- mahalo Sheron!

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Liked best: The clean luxurious feel of the property.
Liked least: Only because it is asking me to pick something, I would have to say the long stairway up to the bugalow from the garage.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 30, 2011
Aloha Jennifer and Sean, I am thrilled that you enjoyed the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere of the Bamboo Bungalow during your honeymoon stay in Hilo. Mahalo for your very favorable, positive review. We look forward to your return stay for your next Big Island adventure. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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tropicalj...
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Truly a Zen getaway!!”
Reviewed December 2, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

We stayed here for a few nights while playing on the Hilo side of the island. What an amazing place!! Every aspect of the Zen cottage was above and beyond our expectations; the owners did not overlook a single thing! Sherron met us at the cottage to show us how everything worked, to welcome us, and to help us out with any info we may have needed. Bed was very comfie...truly the perfect place to stay. The owners are directly next door, which was great...right there if we needed anything. The Japanese garden out back is beautiful, peaceful, and calming. The location is excellent. Cannot recommend the Zen cottage enough!

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Liked best: Everything!!
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 1, 2011
Aloha Jennifer and Garrick, Mahalo for your wonderful comments about the Zen Bamboo Bungalow. I greatly appreciate your thoughtful review and excellent recommendation. We really enjoyed having you as guests and hope to see you again for another stay at our Zen getaway. Have a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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CA
Reviewed November 22, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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Management Response
Nov 22, 2011
Aloha Ellen and Jerry, Mahalo for the glowing review. We are thrilled that you loved the Zen Bamboo Bungalow and Japanese gardens, and had a wonderful stay. Feel free to stay longer next time and make the bungalow your "home" while you explore the Big Island. We look forward to your return. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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Hood River
Reviewed November 19, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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Management Response
Nov 19, 2011
Aloha Shelby & Nan, Mahalo for staying at the Zen Bamboo Bungalow and for the awesome review. We really enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return for your next Big Island getaway. Have a nice winter and see you soon.
Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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NY
Reviewed November 13, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Management Response
Nov 13, 2011
Aloha Kevin, Thank you for the thumbs-up review. I'm glad your experience at the bungalow was perfect. Thanks for appreciating the property and amenities we offer. That's what makes it worth the effort for us. I hope to see you again soon for your next getaway to the Big Island. Mahalo nui loa, Sherron
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Ca
Reviewed November 5, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Your age range 65+
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Management Response
Nov 5, 2011
Aloha Mac & Cathy, Mahalo for the great review! It was really our pleasure having you as guests at the Bamboo Bungalow. You were so relaxed and just enjoyed yourselves with no stress or deadlines. We have a pretty good idea that you'll be coming back to check out the treasures yet to be uncovered on the island.
Until then...mahalo nui loa,
Sherron
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UT
Reviewed September 6, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2011
Aloha Samuel, I appreciate your high rating on the Zen Bamboo Bungalow. I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed dining at Hilo's local restaurants and shopping at Hilo's Farmer's Market ... even though you weren't sure about Hilo itself. In historic Hilo you will experience "old Hawaii", and it can be somewhat of a cultural shock especially to inexperienced travelers. Even if Hilo is not exactly your cup of tea, you can relax in style at the bungalow and pursue a variety of adventures at your doorstep including the Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea, Waipio Valley, botanical gardens, museums, waterfalls and Hilo's shoreline and beaches. There's more to do and see in East Hawaii than you can fit into a few days. I hope you have a chance to return to explore more of the Big Island.
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