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The Hilo House | an Exclusive Reeds Island Grand Historic Home

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Last updated: 12/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hilo house 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.

The Hilo House is also available for weddings and special events. Please inquire for more information.

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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

          • Orchid Room: 1 queen

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          • Ocean room: 1 queen

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          • Ohana Room : 1 queen

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          • Ohana Room: 2 twin/ single

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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

              Write a review 4.8
              from 16 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas & New Years
              Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $450

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

              Merrie Monarch Festival
              Apr 5 - Apr 13, 2015
              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
              $2,650

              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 $150
              • 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:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/28/2014
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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

              VRBO #479849

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

              $375 - $850 per night (USD)
              16

              7 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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              Speaks: english
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