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Shipman House Bed & Breakfast Inn
131 Ka`iulani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: +1--8089348002
Fax: +1--8089348002
Toll-free: +1--8006278447

Gary and Barbara Andersen


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As Hilo Bay sparkles beyond the bamboo and palms, a tropical still-life of homegrown fruits welcomes you to breakfast on the lanai. Tart, juicy limes and passion fruit complement sweet, succulent papayas, rounded out by apple bananas, starfruit, and assorted local favorites. What will it be this morning? Smoothies? Muffins? Try them all, and don't miss the macadamia granola!Ocean view of Hilo Bay from Shipman House Bed and Breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii. Rainforest of palms, mangos, bamboo and ferns just below the house, historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay just beyond.
After a full day of rocking on the verandah or hiking at the volcano, fall asleep to the pitter-patter of rain or the evening sounds of our rainforest. Decorated in island woods and fabrics, your large guest room reflects the airy simplicity of Old Hawaii.Auntie Clara's Shell Room views the sunrise and moonrise, looking across a rainforest to Hilo Bay from Shipman House Bed & Breakfast in Hilo Hawaii. In the bedroom, a queen bed and a day bed, plus a clawfoot tub in the bathroom.
Hilo Hawaii bed and breakfast, the Shipman House Bed and Breakfast on historic Reed's Island, in Hilo, on Hawaii Island--the big island of Hawaii. Near Rainbow Falls and the volcano.Lili`uokalani Garden, a beautiful place to walk, is 5 minutes from Shipman House Bed and Breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii Island, the big island of Hawaii.
If these walls could talk, they would tell of visits by Queen Liliuokalani, author Jack London, even Cecil B. DeMille, who filmed "Four Frightened People" on the property. The Shipman House is like a museum, but you may touch, sit, sleep on, and play the keys of history.Discover an Ikebana arrangement of anthuriums, a 1912 Steinway Parlor Grand "B" piano, hand-rolled curved glass windows, and more on your self-guided tour of the Shipman House Bed and Breakfast in Hilo Hawaii.  Guests who play are invited to tickle the same ivories played by Hawaii's last monarch, Queen Lili`uokalani, and by many of the Islands' other well-known musicians.
Rocking chairs on the Shipman House porch face Hilo Bay and the Pacific Ocean across a Hawaiian rainforest, inviting you to read a book or enjoy a cool drink.