Historic family 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 town, volcanoes, snorkeling, waterfalls. Learn a hula; explore our five lush tropical acres.
4.6 on November 17, 2013
Very nicely renovated Victorian home with a great view of Hilo bay and an amazing breakfasts with home grown fruits prepared by the owners
4.8 on November 08, 2013
The was much attention to detail. We had enjoyed the real Hilo area and the best sights and food
4.6 on October 26, 2013
The Shipman House has the interest of a museum, the quiet comfort of a home and the convenience of being close to downtown Hilo and Rainbow Falls. Hosts Barbara and Gary were full of information and history of the area, provided a lovely breakfast each morning on the porch.
5 on October 22, 2013
My wife and I stayed in Aunt Claire's Shell Room at the Shipman House for 3 nights while in Hilo on our honeymoon. Every morning we were greeted by a beautiful view of the sunrise over the bay through the two large windows past the foot of our bed, and also by a lovely breakfast spread including local fruit grown on the property. Our hosts Gary and Barbara Andersen were gracious and hospitable, and full of excellent recommendations for places to eat and things to do on that side of the island. This is the place to stay in Hilo!
5 on October 18, 2013
We absolutely loved our stay at Shipman House Bed & Breakfast Inn! There really is nowhere else like this on the island of Hawai'i, and we cannot praise the experience highly enough. The house itself is incredible, beautifully and carefully restored, full of extraordinary antiques and curios. Our room was light, comfortable, clean and beautifully finished. The breakfasts served every morning are unrivaled - quite honestly the best spread one could wish for - tropical fruits, homemade bakes, smoothies, carefully chosen teas and coffee. Perfect. Our hosts Barbara and Gary couldn't do enough for us, and made us feel so welcome in their wonderful home. We were even lucky enough to be staying there during hula dance lesson night! Thank you so much Barbara and Gary for making our stay in Hilo so truly memorable!
Countryside, Small town, Tropical
Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 4 miles
From Hilo International: Turn right at light onto Hwy. 11, then left at next light onto Hwy. 19. Going north, turn left at 3rd light onto Waianuenue Ave. Go to 3rd light, turn right onto Kaiulani St. Cross wood bridge--we are first house on left.
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, Surf Beach, Botanical Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Picnicking, Birding, Hula Lessons, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Free Internet Wireless, Fresh Flowers, Hula Lesson
Gary and Barbara Andersen
A Shipman great-granddaughter, born in Hilo, Barbara experiments with local foods and flavors, and paints in her spare time. Gary, from the San Francisco Bay Area, plays soccer, and would like to hunt and fish more.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free