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The Hilo House | an Exclusive Reeds Island Grand Historic Home

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This grand Victorian house is located by the historic Hilo downtown on the Reeds Island, a hidden jewel of Hawaii Big Island. In the old times, royal families occupied the prestigious 'island' with the Wailuku River flowing in the backyard and the tropical rain forest setting covering the grounds. Surrounded by the natural beauty and wild life, this beautiful house is placed on the National Registry for Historic Places.

Built by the British banker Thomas Guard in 1916, the property is grand, elegant, and a place of tranquility. The gracious living room has large sliding picture windows framing the magnificent canopy of nature across the river. A spacious dining room and family room are perfect for family gatherings. The enclosed veranda has large French windows and doors with a desk area and dining table, perfect for creative work and relaxing. The house has 7 spacious bedrooms and an open balcony on the second floor which faces the waterfalls and downtown Hilo Bay. The kitchen is large and updated as well as the washer and dryer in the roomy basement level.


The refined landscape garden ground has been meticulously cared for by our gardeners. Every direction offers lush green and tropical colors.
If you are seeking a beautiful place for relaxation and tranquility, this is the right place!

3 minutes to historic downtown with authentic fine dining and famous Hilo Farmers’ Market; 8 minutes to the Coconut Island and Japanese Garden; 15 minutes to Hilo Airport; 15 minutes to the Akaka Falls; 4 minutes to the Rainbow Falls; 30 minutes to National Volcano Park; walking distance to Waianuenue Avenue where local schools, churches, shops and library.

For additional guests over 4 people there is a $30. fee per person per night. The cleaning fee is $300.

Our manager lives a few minutes from the property and are available to assist you if you have any questions.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    The Ohana Room is our colorful basement level with a 2 bedrooms featuring a queen bed in one room and 2 twin beds in another room. The bedrooms are separated by the laundry room and bathroom. There is a large screen tv and living room area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

  • Palm Room: 1 queen

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  • Master Suite with King next to river: 1 king

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  • Queen Suite next to river: 1 queen

    Suite next to river...moreless

  • Ohana Room : 1 queen

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  • Ohana Room: 2 twin/ single

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  • Orchid Room: 1 double

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  • Coconut Suite: 1 double

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  • Extra spacious 4 bedroom suites, 1 studio room on ground level and 2 basement level rooms with 2 twins and a queen bed. 1 king, 5 queens and 2 beds in total....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet

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  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    Ohana Room in basment...moreless

  • All 5 bedrooms have sizable full bath with tub, shower, toilet, sink, marble floors. The Ohana Room has a shower. There is an extra bathroom and sink on the ground level....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    some books are on the book stand and in the book case in the diningroom ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    on the table of living room ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    tropical rain forest is behind the house along the Wailuku River...moreless

  • Water View:

    overlooking Hilo Bay. Wailuku River runs behind the house with waterfalls...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    large victorian style dining room with a fine dining table and matching chairs; there are additional two breakfast tables in the inclosed glass door lanai with four armchairs match each table. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    a new dryer is also provided next to the washing machine ...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    spacious living room face to the Wainuku River and an additional lovely family-room is also at the riverside with TV and comfortable settings. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking at carport or on the paved driveway up to 2 to 6 cars ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washing machine is for you to clean your clothes under the basement. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and basic utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen with a walking in pantry and lots of cabinets. Fruit juicer, rice cooker, soy milk maker are provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    modern oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    a balcony at upstairs with a distant ocean view that can relax you and bring you to a dream place at evening with a cocktail on your hand ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Enclosed full glass door lanai next to the living room...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$395
$2,650

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$395
Christmas & New Years
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Merrie Monarch
Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2016
5 night min stay
$850

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$395

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375
$2,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

The rates quoted are for 1-4 guests. For 5 or more guests, an additional $30 is charged per person per night.

Total tax of 13.416% includes GET of 4.166% & TAT of 9.25%

Cleaning fee is $300

State Tax ID W43717092-01


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hilo Bay Cafe
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coconut Island Golf
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
High Way 11
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
downtown Hilo restaurants
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coconut Island, Richardson Beach

Car: Recommended

This grand Victorian house is located by the historic Hilo downtown on the Reeds Island, a hidden jewel of Hawaii Big Island. In the old time, royal families occupied the prestigious island with Wailuku River running at the back yard and tropical rain forest covering the grounds. Surrounded by the natural beauty and wild lives, this beautiful house is placed on the National Registry for Historic Places.

Built by the British banker Thomas Guard in 1916, the property is all grandeur, elegance, and tranquility. The gracious living room has large sliding picture window framing the magnificent canopy of nature across the River. Spacious dining room and family/TV room are always inviting. The enclosed Lanai has large French windows and door, ideal for office and creative work. Four spacious bedrooms and open balcony on the second floor face the waterfalls and downtown Hilo Bay. Kitchen is updated as well as the washer and dryer in the roomy basement.

Enjoy your breakfast and lunch out on the front lanai is a treat!--a precious time watching native birds and tropical plants.

The refined landscape garden ground has been meticulously cared for by our gardeners. Every direction offers lush green and tropical colors.

If you are seeking for beauty, relaxation and tranquility, this is the right place!

3 minutes to historic downtown with authentic fine dining and famous Hilo Farmers’ Market; 8 minutes to the Coconut Island and Japanese Garden; 15 minutes to Hilo Airport; 15 minutes to the Akaka Falls; 4 minutes to the Rainbow Falls; 30 minutes to National Volcano Park; walking distance to Waianuenue Avenue where local schools, churches, shops and library reside…

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: I was born and raised in Beijing, China. Graduated from Peking University in 1983 with a degree in English Literature. Upon graduation I became an English teacher at university. I met my American husband on campus. We have been living in US for 26 years. This exquisite property surrounded by natural wonders is our sanctuary. Tranquility, beauty and pure air calm the body and mind and uplift the soul...

Why Hilo:
This is one of the most beautiful homes in Hilo. If you love beauty, refinement and tranquility, this is the place!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Reeds Island where the house locates is an exclusive community between two volcano rivers. Beautiful homes and fine neighbors are embracing and loving. Tropical rain forests and wildlife lie in every direction. A walk on the island is a step into natural beauty. It's ten minutes walk to historic Hilo downtown where boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and Farmers Market line the streets. Beeches, parks and Japanese garden are minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • National Registry of Historic Places. 1916

    National Registry of Historic Places. 1916

  • Entrance to home

    Entrance to home

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • King bedroom suite next to river.

    King bedroom suite next to river.

  • Queen bedroom suite next to river.

    Queen bedroom suite next to river.

  • Original oil paintings and art in rooms with antique furnishings and decor.

    Original oil paintings and art in rooms with antique furnishings and decor.

  • Basement level with 2 rooms. Perfect for young guests. This room has 2 twin beds

    Basement level with 2 rooms. Perfect for young guests. This room has 2 twin beds

  • Living room area on ground floor

    Living room area on ground floor

  • Veranda area with dining, office desk and art studio.

    Veranda area with dining, office desk and art studio.

  • Bathroom view of King Suite

    Bathroom view of King Suite

  • Wailuku river and falls running next to the Hilo House.

    Wailuku river and falls running next to the Hilo House.

  • The lanai

    The lanai

  • Front door entry with dining area to the left and the living room to the right.

    Front door entry with dining area to the left and the living room to the right.

  • Fully-stocked kitchen

    Fully-stocked kitchen

  • Stairs to 4 bedroom suites with private baths. Porch upstairs.

    Stairs to 4 bedroom suites with private baths. Porch upstairs.

  • Queen bedroom suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

    Queen bedroom suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

  • Queen bedroom suite

    Queen bedroom suite

  • The Palm Room located on the ground level next to the dining room and river.

    The Palm Room located on the ground level next to the dining room and river.

  • Queen bed in basement level. This room has a living room area with tv and closet

    Queen bed in basement level. This room has a living room area with tv and closet

  • Living room with fireplace and entrance to veranda.

    Living room with fireplace and entrance to veranda.

  • Luxury amenities made by Malie in Hawaii. Fresh linens and towels provided.

    Luxury amenities made by Malie in Hawaii. Fresh linens and towels provided.

  • Bathroom view of queen room

    Bathroom view of queen room

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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