Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent: December 2010

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii: The Palms Cliff House Inn

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You might wonder how I can say The Palms Cliff House Inn is the best bed and breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii, when it's the only bed and breakfast I have stayed at, but it's not just my opinion. The Palms Cliff House Inn was voted the best bed and breakfast in Hilo by readers of the Hawaiian Tribune-Herald for 2010.

This view is from room #5 on the second floor. There are only 8 rooms, four on each floor.

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This is the view of the front of the home. It is owned by John and Michelle Gamble who moved to Honomu 10 years ago. John said they were on vacation from Denver and were not intending to buy a home in Hawaii. But they stumbled across this Victorian and fell in love. So, they bought it and built the bed and breakfast quarters attached by a veranda. It sits way back from the road and is located only 15 minutes from Hilo, yet miles away from civilization.

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This is the view from our room, #5. Each room is different but similar in size, very spacious. Our room has granite, a large walk-in shower and a separate jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. Much of the furniture and beds are antiques. It's simply beautiful and relaxing.

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My husband shot this photo of me posting a blog on ActiveRain. The Palms Cliff House Inn has WiFi but unfortunately none in any of the rooms. There is a guest Lanai and the enormous dining deck where WiFi is accessible. However, I also used my iPad in my room and switched to 3G. The breakfasts, btw, are fabulous -- sweet papaya and island pineapple, homemade muffins, french toast with taro, bacon and broccoli quiche, chicken and apple sausages, fresh-squeezed juices. I gained 3 pounds this week.

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This is our private balcony off of our room. I searched the Internet for hours to find The Palms Cliff House Inn. I poured over Hawaiian hotels in Hilo and none compared to The Palms Cliff House Inn. Our own travel agent didn't have this property on his offerings, but he does now. If you're headed to the Big Island for a vacation, you will definitely enjoy an unforgettable experience at The Palms Cliff House Inn. It's magical.

It's located close to the following attractions:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Chain of Craters Road

Akaka Waterfalls

Honolii Paka Beach

Helicopter Tour of Lava and Hilo

Rainbow Falls, Mauna Kea and Waipio Valley

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Hilo

Photos: Elizabeth Weintraub

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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