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Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties in the World - the Falls at Reed's Island

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.

Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet - properties with a view. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world, Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Times - 'Secluded Retreats on the Big Island' and was featured on the TV special - 'Around the World in 80 Homes' produced by the Fine Living Channel.


Historically home for the Hawaiians was not on the beach, they lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing, inspirational, serene. Legend has it that Reed’s Island, (original name “Koloiki”) was the play ground of the Alii. Imagine staying in what seems to be deep in a rain forest, but just a mile up river of Hilo Bay, where a Hawaiian King spent his time.


Guest comments from Honolulu - “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have loved the experience of this magical place. The soothing cascades of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and so many colors of green just overload the senses and provide an unimagined tranquility. Steve told us of this paradise - but even he could not prepare us for this setting. From dawn to dark we have been captive and can only speak in low voices as if not to break the spell. Thank you for sharing this all with us. We leave with memories and feelings that will last forever. Much aloha”

Reed's Island is a Hilo neighborhood where the wealthy built their homes in a bygone era, and it still holds that reputation today. The two and a quarter acre estate is located at the very end of the island's only road, giving it the most prestigious and secluded setting on the island - “feels like being on a private island”.

The Falls at Reed's Island is about 1 mile from old historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay “The Beautiful Bayside City”. The land is more vertical than horizontal, a sliver with about 700' of frontage on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the State. It is protected by a fragment of State land on its side away from the river, and the land across the river is protected by a conservation easement. When on the property, it seems deep in the rain forest, although it is really in downtown Hilo.


Amenities: Phone, wifi, cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, hot and cold soaking tubs, full kitchen, sub zero refrigerator, ice maker, kitchen aid range, dishwasher, two sinks, cooking utensils, all linens including beach towels, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, washer and dryer, Weber Gas BBQ.

Activities: Active volcano, hiking, biking, golfing, fitness center, horseshoes, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling & diving, boating, surfing.
Area: Located 10 min from the Hilo International Airport and 30 min from Volcanoes National Park.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Hot and cold soaking tubs in screen area. Free, direct dial, US Mainland, Canada and inter-island calls....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • DVR
              • MP3 Dock
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                1 mile to Hilo Bay. Best snorkeling is Richardson's Beach park 6.3 miles...moreless

              • River:

                750' of Wailuku River frontage. 25' waterfall right in the yard....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                750' of Wailuku River, largest river in Hawaii. Private walkway to the river 87 steps....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Kitchen, Dining & Family room all in one pavilion ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available:

                    Laptop in office (lower level)...moreless

                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Inter-Island, US Mainland and Canada...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    House and parking area is 450' into the property....moreless

                  • Printer
                  • Scanner
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Modem and Router located in office. Signal into Kitchen pavilion is low, but okay just out of the area in lanai. ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Sub Zero Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Kitchen Aid Range, Dishwasher, Two Sinks, Cooking Utensils...moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Kitchen Aid Gas range with electric oven...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Golf
                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    50' screened lanai connecting the three pavilions...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Terrace
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Yard

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card
                           

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                          4 night min stay
                          $355
                          $2,415

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $225 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 13.416%

                          Notes:

                          7 nights or more $345.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*

                          6 to 4 nights $355.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*

                          * Plus $39 for each additional occupant per night

                          Cleaning fee $225

                          Taxes totaling 13.416%: [GET of 4.166 & TAT 9.25]

                          State Tax ID W02658930-01


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                          Last updated: 10/25/2014
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                          Location

                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hilo International Airport
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Hilo Municipal Golf Course
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Cafe Pesto
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Coconut Island

                          Car: Recommended

                          East side of the Big Island, Hawaii. Great location for visits to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: Owners are Jack and Jane Stevenson. Jack is a fourth generation Hawaii resident. His great grandparents came from Germany in 1882, straight to Kauai. Jane has lived in Hawaii 56 years. They grew up on Oahu and spent 14 years on Kauai before moving to the Big Island when they purchased the property and created “The Falls at Reed's Island”. They have fallen in love with Hilo in the last ten years. Think that Hilo feels like Honolulu did in the fifties. They love the verdant green side of the Island and all the beautiful rivers and streams. They live in an historic house just five minutes from The Falls. Jack is very active in the Rotary Club of South Hilo. Jane spends time on historic preservation. Jack is an avid scuba diver, who only recently sold his dive boat.

                          Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
                          The property was a private vacation home designed and built by two Architects, from San Francisco. Upon the death of one the property was put on the market. We purchased the property because of its simplistic beauty, and by the way it has a 25' waterfall right in the yard. Jane and I converted it to a vacation rental.


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                          • Only you and your guest on the property.

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                          • Right in the Yard - 25' Waterfall

                            Right in the Yard - 25' Waterfall

                          • Master Bedroom - King Bed

                            Master Bedroom - King Bed

                          • Bedroom 3 - King Bed (or as two twins)

                            Bedroom 3 - King Bed (or as two twins)

                          • Kitchen Pavilion

                            Kitchen Pavilion

                          • River Front - over 700'

                            River Front - over 700'

                          • View from The Room

                            View from The Room

                          • Exterior from the waterfall end

                            Exterior from the waterfall end

                          • Office with laptop, WiFi, & printer. Plus bunk beds

                            Office with laptop, WiFi, & printer. Plus bunk beds

                          • Free: Wi-Fi

                            Free: Wi-Fi

                          • Family/Dining/Kitchen Pavilion

                            Family/Dining/Kitchen Pavilion

                          • Hot and cold soaking pools

                            Hot and cold soaking pools

                          • Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed

                            Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed

                          • Lanai joining the three pavilions

                            Lanai joining the three pavilions

                          • Lanai - West End

                            Lanai - West End

                          • Ancient riverbed now a garden

                            Ancient riverbed now a garden

                          • Walk to Soaking Pools

                            Walk to Soaking Pools

                          • Entry Area & Parking

                            Entry Area & Parking

                          • Private bath (each bedroom)

                            Private bath (each bedroom)

                          • Hawk Eye View

                            Hawk Eye View

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                          This listing was first published here in 2000.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

                          $355 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 10/25/14
                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                          Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties In The World - The Falls at Reed's Island

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