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Shipman House

131 Kaiulani St.
Hilo, Big Island, HI, 96720 , United States
TEL: (808) 934-8002
TEL: (800) 627-8447

Built in 1899 during the monarchy era, the Shipman House bed and breakfast is surrounded by five acres of bamboo, ferns, palms, and fruit trees on Reed's Island in Hilo. The white Victorian is trimmed in black with a turret and wrap-around veranda. There are three rooms in the main house and two in the plantation-style guest house; all are comprised of cream-colored walls, floral fabrics, woven lauhala mats, and dark koa wood furniture. Enjoy a breakfast of muffins, granola, fresh eggs, and fruit grown on the property while chatting with the knowledgeable owners (fifth generation Shipmans).

Room to Book:

Consider the Auntie Clara rooms with sunrise and ocean views, the sound of coqui frogs, and a shell collection from the South Sea.

Insider Tip:

Visit the planetarium at the nearby Imiloa Museum of Astronomy and Navigation.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • B&B/Guesthouse
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 5

Number of Suites:

Year Opened:



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