Historic Hawaiian Victorian estate with huge comfortable guestrooms, private modern baths. Free WiFi. Famous breakfast buffet with fresh tropical fruits. Hosts with extensive knowledge of the area are happy to help you plan the most for your visit. Near museums, volcanoes, snorkeling, waterfalls. Learn a hula; explore our five lush tropical acres.
5 on April 25, 2016
My partner and I have been in the hospitality biz for many years... we have never been to or had a more wonderful stay anywhere!! Barbara and Gary are wonderful hosts, the food from the estate was delicious ...and the house was amazing. Our only regret was not staying longer!
5 on April 08, 2016
Barbara and Gary are great hosts!!! They will give you great suggestions for lunch/dinner and things to do. Close to old downtown to walk but far enough away it feels like you are in the country. I stayed in the guest cottage....the only "issue" was the curtains where a little thin that if the porch lights were on it made the room a little bright. I will defiantly be staying here again!!! I already miss the fruit platter and Barbara's home made granola mix....
4.8 on March 28, 2016
3.6 on March 26, 2016
Gary and Barbara are very gracious hosts. The breakfasts' were fresh and delicious, accompanied by interesting and useful information about the island.
4.6 on March 23, 2016
Very comfortable room and hospitality. We hope to go back some day.
3.4 on March 20, 2016
We only spent 2 nights here at the Shipman House as we were ending our vacation. A wonderful breakfast was served on a spacious verandah. Our Hosts were wonderful in explaining all the various foods. Close to the old downtown. We were in a back building which had everything we needed. I found accommodations in Hilo to be expensive.
5 on March 11, 2016
Spent three nights in the comfy guest house and had three fabulous breakfasts with fresh fruits from the house gardens, homemade granola, and lots of yummy goodies. We were totally spoiled by the hosts and hated to leave.
4.6 on February 26, 2016
The most exceptional aspect was the interesting discussions with the owners - the house and Hilo history, guidance to sites and restaurants, broad selection of tropical fruits for breakfast (many fresh from the property), useful comprehensive booklet in each room about house, area, history, etc.
4.2 on February 19, 2016
Loved our stay at the bed and breakfast. If you stay on the second floor getting your bags to the room are a killer. However, the knowledge of the area and sights to see advice Barbara and Gary give i.e. Excellent and will add to your enjoyment of your visit. We loved visiting with the other guests over breakfast. The fruit platters are worth the cost alone! It is a very old building and there is a slight smell in some of the rooms - that would be the only thing I would change if I could.
5 on February 15, 2016
This is a charming and historic B&B that we rate among the best we have stayed in. The house itself is worth visiting with its beautiful period furnishings. We loved that many of the fruits at breakfast came from the owners' garden. On the outskirts of Hilo, the home feels so private. A Victorian home in the middle of the rain forest with a view of the ocean is a real and rare treat!
Countryside, Rainforest, Rural, Small town, Tropical
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 4 miles
From Hwy 19 in Hilo, turn up Waianuenue Ave. Turn right at 3rd light onto Kaiulani St. First house on left after wooden bridge.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Waterfalls, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Farmers' Market, Orchid Nurseries, Botanical Gardens, Surf Beach, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo
Cottage, Historic Inn, Mansion
Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone , Fresh Flowers, Hula Lesson, Free Internet Wireless
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Hula Lessons, Birding, Whale Watching, Picnicking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free