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Aarons Cottage

Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)
32 Reviews
$75 - $75
per night

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Aaron's Cottage provides you with an excellent and economical alternative to hotels. We offer clean, private, comfortably appointed rooms at budget prices. Dine in and enjoy our fully appointed kitchen. Enjoy our barbecue and gazebo area. Relax in our tropical garden setting. Our rate includes breakfast. Please add 13.41% Hawaii tax Keiki (children) under 21 stay free (must be accompanied by an adult). Check out the satellite view on the Google map to see exactly what our property and the surrounding area look like. Read through our guest book. Make your reservation via our secure, online reservations system (see our website's reservations page).

Rooms & Rates


Our rooms are identical except for the position in the house. Each unit has its own private full bath (sorry, no tubs only a shower). Each room is wheelchair accessible.

Unit #7 is closest to the car port and farthest from the kitchen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75-$75


Unit #8 is most easily accessible from the ramp and is situated in the middle of the cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75-$75


Unit #9 is farthest from the carport and closest to the kitchen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75-$75

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining4.1

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Very friendly host, clean rooms and excellent breakfast

5 on August 21, 2014

We had wonderful time with very pleasant host, clean and comfortable rooms and excellent breakfast in the morning.

Thanks Alan & Penne

4.2 on July 16, 2014

Aaron's is run by the nicest folks in Hawaii! Alan and Penne are super helpful, know the island intimately and are always willing to give advice to their guests. The rooms are clean, nice sized and, given that I have the haole's dislike of humidity, the A/C was a godsend. The food, much of it grown on the property, was very good. The B&B is located close to a non-touristy little beach, really a tide pool with some sand at low tide, that is great in the mornings.

Innkeeper Response
We wanted to thank you for staying with us. We also wanted to thank you for your kind words. We wish you good health, happiness, and prosperity for the rest of 2014 and beyond! A hui hou kakou

Thank you

4.8 on June 06, 2014

This was a great bed and breakfast wish we could of been there for more than 1 day Penne and Alan were very great Host Im coming back for sure but to stay a lot longer Thanks Penne and Alan


5 on November 25, 2013


Value! Had everything we needed

4.4 on June 27, 2013

Aaron's was exactly what we needed but exceeded expectations on value. Clean room and bed, great fresh breakfast with eggs from their chickens. Loved it.

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4.2 on February 24, 2013

All in all great. Wonderful people, great place!

Really nice stay

4.0 on February 17, 2013

The room is big enough for 2 people, everything was clean. Alan and Penne the keeper of the apartment are very sincere and they are everytime up to help you or to give you hints for your stay at the island.

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3.8 on December 11, 2012

When we arrived we were a little skeptical! There were three rooms in a row off of a short porch. But once we were inside it was everything we ever needed. The bed was great. There was a small frig in the room and a good size tv to watch. The bathroom had a double shower, so two could take a shower at the same time. There was as seperate kitchen with lots of breakfast stock. Fresh fruit, drinks, milk, cereal, etc. Overall we had a great stay. We only spent one night as we were catching a flight at 8am the next morning. But if we stayed several nights, this place would of been great at a great price.

Nice stay

3.4 on April 27, 2012

Friendly innkeeper. several guests, so kitchen not very clean. Great garden to sit in and grill.

Kind hosts, cozy rooms, convenient location, very affordable price

4.6 on February 03, 2012

This is a ridiculously good choice for a family vacation. Alan and Penne are extremely nice and responsive to all our questions before our trip and during our stay. Their guest rooms are super clean and they are kind enough to cook breakfast for us as well as providing fruits/snacks/milk every day. We also used their kitchen to cook lunch, which is super convenient when you travel. Their house is steps away from a nice beach park and a few minutes drive from popular snorkeling places on the Hilo side, such as Richardson Park. Everyone in my party are truly satisfied and would love to stay with them again next time we visit Hilo.

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Location Type

Surrounded by parks, Near swimming, snorkling, diving, Island, Oceanside, Suburban, Tropical


Hilo, Hawaii (Big) Island, HI (ITO) 4 miles

Directions to property:

From Kona Airport - turn left onto Hwy 19, and travel 2 & 1/2 hours' scenic drive along the historic Hamakua Coast to Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo. Proceed east on Kamehameha Avenue which will become Kalanianaole Avenue. Proceed east 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Keokea Loop. Aaron's Cottage is the 2nd driveway on the right after crossing the Apapane Road/Keokea Loop intersection.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Kilauea Volcano, Mauna Kea Observatory, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Botanical Gardens, Akaka and Rainbow Falls, Waipio Valley, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Gazebo , Covered parking, Wheel chair accessible ramp, Shower bench or seat available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Surfing, Body boarding, Snorkeling, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Out of state pets must have cleared Hawaii Animal Quarantine

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit equal to 1 night's stay required to guarantee your reservation
  • Cancellations: 48 hour cancellation notice full refund, no hassles, no questions.



Alan and Penne Tanabe

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

3 Dogs , 3 Chickens Others

About the innkeepers

Alan was born and raised on the Big Island. Penne came to the islands on a 2 week vacation and never went home. Alan met Penne on a Waikiki beach. Alan brought Penne back to Hilo where they now reside next door to the cottage. Son Aaron, the cottage's namesake, is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in PE and Health. He hopes to coach football and guide teenagers to live an active, healthy life through proper nutrition and team sports. They all love sports, dogs, and just hanging out.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: by 7am daily
  • Serving Location: Common Kitchen-counter buffet

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Amish Friendship Bread
Fresh blueberry/lemon/ginger, or fresh cranberries/cinnamon/walnut, using an Amish starter, baked with lots of Hawaiian honey and even more aloha.


Details Diamond Collection

54 Keokea Loop , Hilo, HI 96720 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase