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Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo

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Private Lanai (10' X 20')
Corner of Lanai
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Lopaka's Family Lodge is a beautiful and immaculate unit in a tropical setting located 3 miles above downtown Hilo. It is a spacious (800 sq. ft.) 1 BR, 1BA and comes with everything you need including washer & dryer. The private entrance is up a short six step stairway. The lodge is separated from the owner's residence by a walkway and large patio providing privacy to each unit. The lodge is nestled in a lovely neighborhood where cool mountain breezes and a 200 sq. ft lanai (covered patio) await you at the end of a hot day! You'll be 10 minutes from downtown Hilo, 15 minutes to the mall for shopping, and 30 miles from the volcano viewing area! The lodge's kitchen includes all the modern conveniences: dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, refrigerator, range, garbage disposal, bl...Lopaka's Family Lodge is a beautiful and immaculate unit in a tropical setting located 3 miles above downtown Hilo. It is a spacious (800 sq. ft.) 1 BR, 1BA and comes with everything you need including washer & dryer. The private entrance is up a short six step stairway. The lodge is separated from the owner's residence by a walkway and large patio providing privacy to each unit. The lodge is nestled in a lovely neighborhood where cool mountain breezes and a 200 sq. ft lanai (covered patio) await you at the end of a hot day! You'll be 10 minutes from downtown Hilo, 15 minutes to the mall for shopping, and 30 miles from the volcano viewing area! The lodge's kitchen includes all the modern conveniences: dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, refrigerator, range, garbage disposal, blender, rice cooker, salad spinner, and more. The lodge's owner provides free coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, and Truvia. You can dine at the breakfast bar, dining area, or on the Lanai. The beautifully decorated bedroom has a queen bed, new desk with comfortable cushioned chair, FREE WIFI, walk-in closet, and alarm clock and CD player. There is also a twin day bed with trundle in the living room that can accommodate two guests. The laundry area in the lodge is equipped with a stackable washer and dryer. Laundry detergent (unscented), bleach, dryer sheets (unscented), and stain remover are provided at no additional charge. Even the bathroom comes fully stocked with body wash, shampoo & conditioner, blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron, beach towels, beach mats, and sunscreen. ***For families with a baby we now provide a Graco Pack N Play portable crib/playpen with bassinet*** If you decide to stay in you can watch a movie on the TV in the living room area. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE LODGE! A designated smoking area has been provided outside the lodge in a covered area. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Beverly M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2010
Interaction with guests
Although I afford my guest total privacy, I am always happy to be available to them when necessary during their stay. If you need anything, have questions, or just want to share stories of your adventures in paradise, I'm available.
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Reviews (20)
Escape00062158133
Escape00062158133
Bev is a kind and sweet hostess. The place itself is spacious with a great view of Hilo and the ocean from an elevated view. Clean and neat with everything you need to enjoy a great vacation!. Will definitely book here again.
Visited January 2019
Written January 31, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
It will be a pleasure to host you again! Mahalo nui loa for your review. It is much appreciated. Bev
Written February 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Coastal55985728540
Coastal55985728540
Bev is so nice and kind. She really looks out for her guests! Beautiful condo style cottage . We love it here and will definitely stayhere the next time we come!
Visited January 2019
Written January 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Mahalo nui loa!! I am so grateful for your comments and review, and will certainly look forward to your next visit. Bev
Written January 20, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DaveJ_Mayor
DaveJ_Mayor
Roseville, CA68 contributions
If you're thinking about a vacation on the Big Island - there's no better place to stay than Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo. My wife and I stayed here five years ago and immediately booked at stay with Bev when we made plans to visit again. We were a little concerned about this visit since Tropical Storm Oliva was approaching Hawai'i, however Bev reassured us that she had extra water, flashlights, etc. in the event that we lost power. Fortunately the storm passed without much rain or wind and our vacation was spectacular! There are activities nearby such as Rainbow Falls, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Factory, Greenwell Farms that grows and roasts fantastic Kona coffee and Punalu'u or Black Sand Beach where we saw a honu or green sea turtle resting in the sand on the beach. Lopaka's Family Lodge is close to all of these sights and has all the amenities you need to cook at home or dine out. We didn't have the opportunity to visit Volcanoes National Park due to the recent lava flow to I look forward one day to returning to Hawai'i and of course we'll stay at Lopaka's Family Lodge.
Visited September 2018
Written September 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Mahalo nui Loa, Dave. I appreciate your positive review and your taking the time to share it. The Volcanoes National Park reopened on Saturday. Sorry you missed it. A hui hou, Bev
Written September 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Timothy S
Timothy S
1 contribution
This accommodation on the outskirts of Hilo is set slightly up in an elevated position overlooking Hilo. It is a great location with downtown Hilo only being about 10 minutes away. The quality of the accommodation is outstanding and the owner has taken great care to ensure clients want for nothing. Ten out of ten is not enough
Visited October 2017
Written October 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Aloha Tim, Your positive review is much appreciated. It is interesting how Lopaka's seems to attract guests who are also A+. I will look forward to your return. Mahalo, Bev
Written October 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zander B
Zander B
2 contributions
This review is a bit belated but well deserved. Our family of 4 booked for the first week of our three week stay on the Big Island at Lopaka's Family Lodge and what a treat it was. The property is set a ways up the mountain in a quiet Big Island neighborhood that boasts colorful and vivid tropical landscapes. The home is superbly clean and boasts an amazing view overlooking the city of Hilo. The owner (Bev) is warm, friendly and thought of every single detail as it pertains to amenities. There was not a single item that we needed that the room did not have. She even thought to include earplugs for the Coqui frogs although the sounds of the frogs themselves were one of the highlights of our trip! There are several attractions like the Boiling Pots and Rainbow falls within walking distance of the property. Some of the best swimming and sun bathing can be found on Coconut Island which is only a short drive away. We used this as our base to explore as far as the Volcanoes National Park and Green Sand Beach although it's quite a drive. I'd recommend checking out North Hilo from here as well, there are some nice waterfall and zip-lining not far from here. Overall, I'd highly recommend this place for a family of 4. Out of the 3 places we stayed we still talk about this one the most. Bev is a local and long time resident with a wealth of knowledge as well as an amazing hostess! Thank you!
Visited May 2017
Written August 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Mahalo nui loa to the Bowen family for the wonderful review! It was a joy hosting you. I still have the pictures you sent of the children with their leis. Please come again! A hui hou.
Written August 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

oesbrat2002
oesbrat2002
Montrose, CO3 contributions
Enjoyed my stay immensely. The lanai was a wonderful place to sit and relax enjoying the views and quiet sounds of Hawaii. Bev, the owner, was most accommodating and friendly. I felt safe and secure and enjoyed the home like atmosphere she has created in the lodge. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you!
Visited February 2017
Written March 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Mahalo nui loa for the positive comments!. I appreciate your taking the time for the review. Enjoyed having you here, and am looking forward to seeing you again soon..
Written March 8, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gina N
Gina N
Wilsonville, OR66 contributions
I'm so glad we booked Lopaka's for two weeks. An exceptional place to stay at an amazing price with all the amenities you need. A perfect location with Bev, the perfect hostess! This place was immaculately clean and is very comfortable, well designed with a private deck and a peek-a-view of the bay. Bev has thought of everything one might need and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Kitchen has everything you need; there is a private laundry room; the master bedroom has a walk in closet; umbrellas for the rain; extra everything in case you forgot something, and just perfect! Mahalo Bev!
Visited February 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written March 7, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. It was a pleasure having you here, and I hope we will see you again in the future. Aloha, Bev
Written March 11, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NelsonNZ
NelsonNZ
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand59 contributions
We had a great three day stay in Bev's Family Lodge. It was just over two miles from the downtown area of Hilo. Very spacious, and supplied with everything you would ever need on vacation, even an electric kettle for those of us who are tea-drinkers. 45 minutes to Volcano National Park, and close to other must see's in the Hilo area. It was wonderful sitting on the lanai at breakfast listening to the bird calls. There was one who was very vocal, and seemed to be calling to a mate, as it was being answered in the distance. We heard the frogs on Friday night but seemed to be quiet the other nights. Highly recommend for a very relaxing enjoyable stay. Bev is most helpful, welcomed us with lei's, which was a nice touch.
Visited May 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written May 24, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Mahalo! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brief stay and that everything you needed was available. I think the Cardinal was actually talking to you and welcoming you to Hilo. Malama Pono (take care), Bev
Written May 25, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DaveJ_Mayor
DaveJ_Mayor
Roseville, CA68 contributions
Our accommodations at Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo were "Outstanding"! Although we had a late arriving flight, Bev was very gracious about greeting us with a warm smile, presenting us with Hawaiian leis and providing us with a bag of fresh ground coffee beans to start our day off! Our home was centrally located on a hillside with a fabulous view from the covered rear deck of Hilo Bay. The inside was very tastefully decorated and immaculately cleaned. Bev has taken great care in providing all the amenities you need, but probably won't find anywhere else you stay. If Kilauea and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are on your "To Do List" then Lopaka's is only 30 - 35 minutes drive away. We also had a late evening departing flight time, but let Bev know ahead of time and she was kind enough to allow us to stay longer than the customary check-out time at no additional charge. We travel frequently and have stayed at many hotels, timeshares, etc. as guests. When we stayed at Lopaka's, Bev treated us as family. We look forward to visiting the Big Island again and will definitely stay at Lopaka's. Mahalo Bev for showing us the Aloha Spirit!
Visited December 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written December 11, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Inspiration456139
Inspiration456139
Aloha and Mahalo! It is my guests and their appreciation that makes this so rewarding. I appreciate your comments and tips, and will definitely look forward to your return. A hui hou (until then), Aloha, Bev
Written May 25, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beth H
Beth H
Oceanside, CA15 contributions
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Lopaka's and had a wonderful, relaxing, and memorable time! Bev was a wonderful hostess, always available when needed, yet we felt we had plenty of privacy. (We wished we could've had more time to get to know this wonderful lady!) The lanai was a beautiful place to have coffee every morning and watch the sunrise. Be sure to check out Rainbow Falls which is only about 1 mile away. The home is just as beautiful and clean as it looks in the pictures (no false advertising! :-) ) We took time to visit several places on the Big Island, but also enjoy our little home away from home. We would highly recommend Lopaka's Family Lodge! (Bev, I already miss Samson and it was so nice to chat with you a bit before we left!) Mahalo, from Scott & Beth
Visited November 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written November 26, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mahalo Scott & Beth for your positive comments! I am so pleased that you had a wonderful experience here, and hope you will return someday soon. It would have been fun to get to know you better. Samson will be watching for you. :) Aloha, Bev
Written November 25, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
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Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
The lodge is nestled in a lovely neighborhood with friendly neighbors where cool mountain breezes and a 200 sq. ft. private Lanai (covered patio) await you at the end of a hot day! You'll be 10 minutes from downtown Hilo, 15 minutes to the mall for shopping, and 30 miles from the volcano viewing area! Centrally located for easy access to all the local sites. Parking is right outside the residence.
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Car advised
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo

Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Lopaka's Family Lodge in Hilo must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.