Shipman House - Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States


Island Breakfasts to Rave About

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Ahh, smell the fresh-brewed aroma of Ka'u coffee...and is that the fragrance of lightly toasted old-fashioned Portuguese sweet bread? Look at all the fresh tropical fruit! Have some sun-ripened papayas splashed with tart lime juice and topped with a scoop of fresh passion fruit! The tropical breakfast buffet on the lanai at Shipman House Bed and Breakfast is all of this and much more. Don't miss our exclusive macadamia nut granola, assorted tropical fruits in season (there are over 20 varieties of fruit trees on the property), the beautiful Shipman Sunrise fruit smoothie, special breads or muffins.

Fresh, healthy breakfasts, served outdoors on the lanai with the other guests.

Dietary restrictions or food allergies can be cheerfully accommodated if you give us enough notice. Whether it is celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, gluten-free, nut allergies, or another situation, we try to make your breakfast as special as everyone else's.

Your host knows what it's like to travel with food restrictions, and on the Recipes page you will find Barbara's gluten-free macadamia nut crumb cake, a gift just for you.

Breakfast Hours

7:45-9:00 AM (or earlier by arrangement).

The fruit in the photo are (top to bottom, left to right) papayas with lime, pomelo, rambutan, starfruit, white guava, eugene (Surinam) cherries, pink guava, passion fruit, sapote mamey, apple bananas, avocados and oranges. Assortment varies by season.

Special diets are cheerfully accommodated with enough notice.

Shipman House
131 Ka`iulani Street
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States
Call: (808) 934-8002


Shipman House Guest Cottage, Hilo, Hawaii Island ('the Big Island')

Shipman House Guest Cottage was built in 1910 to house guests of the W. H. Shipman family at their Reed's Island home in Hilo. Long before there were hotels in Hilo, important visitors were 'put up' in the large homes. After Mr. and Mrs. Jack London stayed for 5 weeks as guests in the main house, there must've been a conversation about needing a place to put long-term guests, and the Guest Cottage was built. Sleep under the headboard of the bed Jack London slept in, while enjoying modern amenities like Free Wi-Fi , modern plumbing and nice comfortable queen beds. This National Register treasure has been lovingly restored, with many antique furnishings original to the house and the Shipman family. Your host is a Shipman descendent who welcomes you like long-lost friends, and shares with you her favorite places to visit, photograph, shop, swim or eat. You may not want to leave.