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The RiverHouse from the lower lawn.

The RiverHouse from the lower lawn. The river from the lower lawn. Our favorite river view. The RiverHouse Bird of Paradise.
Photo by Terry S, (guest 01/12) King size bed, hypo-allergenic down alternative topper, luxury hotel linens! Dining with a view! Living and dining area. Wifi corner. Tropical garden is yours to enjoy.
Photo by Terry S. (guest 01/12) Lanai and patio. Relax on the patio after a busy day at Volcano National Park. Enjoy a pitcher of iced tea on a sunny afternoon. Can you feel the aloha spirit? Yes, Hilo does have crystal bule skies! Botanical garden landscaping. Hilo--where orchids grow on trees! Your next vacation is just around the corner! Full kitchen. New flat screen TV with cable, movie channels, and sports. Bathroom with redwood shower and retro-orange tile. Abundant hot water!

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hilo apartment description

Located in an exclusive area of Hilo, the RiverHouse Hide-Away is nestled in a tropical river setting on a nearly-one-acre estate. A crystal-clear river meanders through the property year 'round, and is complemented by a carpet-like lawn, majestic trees and beautiful blooms.

The Hide-Away is a separate spacious unit on the first floor of this fine example of a 1948-vintage, traditional 'plantation-style' Hilo home. Your hosts, Glenn and Mozella, welcome you to their home, and will be just upstairs and will be available for your questions. There is a completely separate entrance and patio area for your privacy. Your living room, tastefully appointed in a tropical motif, is a warm and inviting space. The kitchenette is supplied with everything you will need for fixing light meals. There are some wonderful local restaurants just down the hill to enjoy.

Dine to the sweet sound of the gentle rapids, whether you are inside or out. You will have a lovely fireplace for a special romantic ambiance during the cool winter evenings. An entertainment center with cable TV, VCR and DVD players is there for you, with a stereo that plays tapes and CDs. Wireless and cable RoadRunner high-speed Internet services are also provided.

Enjoy your own private lanai, with a barbecue, patio furnishings and loungers, for dining out by the river or just soaking up some sun! The house sits at 800 feet elevation, above flood and hurricane zones.

The bedroom features a king bed and lots of nicely-crafted built-ins. We provide luxury hotel linens as well as a hypoallergenic alternative down pillow-top. There is also a full laundry for your use.

Because of insurance liability, at this time, the Riverhouse Hide-Away is for adult guests only. The Hide-Away is a Strictly Non-Smoking Retreat.

Right in town, the RiverHouse Hide-Away is only minutes away from beautiful beach parks and everything Hilo has to offer. Theaters, UH-Hilo, Imiloa Astronomy Center, restaurants, surfing, kayak rentals, an amazing Farmer's Market, museums, guided walks, and much more, are just a few of these offers!

Photos by Islandview 360 Photography, unless otherwise noted.





Keywords: Vacation Rental Home

Property Type

  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Bottom floor unit with two sets of two sidewalk steps, no other special handicap features....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Insurance liability prevents the rental to families with minor children....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a totally non-smoking rental....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • Music Library
          • Games
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Books

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                OceanWarner cable internet....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Private ground floor lanai....moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Mauna Kea observatory visible thru trees from 2nd story lanai....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Private river flows thru manicured lawn....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Blue ocean seen from 2nd story lanai....moreless

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Shopping
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bird Watching

                  Other Activities

                      • Ocean sports (Swimming, body-boarding, Kayak Rentals), world-class Astronomy Center with Planetarium, Museums, 45 min to Volcano National Park and Kapoho Tidepools. If you need a car rental, we can help you locate a significant discounted rate from a national rental car agency for no booking fee....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Wonderful spot

                        Wonderful spot

                        • Guest deb j.
                        • Date of stay 03/23/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/07/14
                        What a beautiful condo! It was so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are wonderful, the stream and birds were delightful. Condo located in north hilo, not far from rainbow falls and just a few minutes from downtown hilo. We loved our week there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet place in hilo.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Wonderful stay

                        Wonderful stay

                        • Guest Bill H (Traverse City, Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 02/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/26/14
                        Hard to imagine a more scenic urban place than her. Super well maintained unit and grounds. Very peaceful. Wonderful hosts. Many nice touches included. Great location for exploring Hilo area. Wish we had booked more than 3 days.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • riverhouse hideaway

                        riverhouse hideaway

                        • Guest liz (traverse city, mich)
                        • Date of stay 02/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/14
                        This is a lovely piece of property and a comfortable place to stay. Our hosts were there for all of our needs.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Home away from Home...in Paradise

                        Home away from Home...in Paradise

                        • Guest Michael & Marie (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 01/20/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/09/14
                        We absolutely loved the River House Hide-Away! We felt so very welcome and right at home. Every detail is taken care of - from umbrellas to flip flops to water bottles in the refrigerator - they even made sure we had a continental breakfast for us for the morning after our arrival because we came in so late. The sounds of the river running through the property, the birds, the breezes...even the frogs were beautiful. It was so peaceful to sit out on the lanai to take in all the sights, smell the flowers and feel like you were in Paradise. It's a central location making day trips to all the places we visited - Volcanoes National Park, Waipi'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Mauna Kea, Hawaii Botanical Gardens, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach - so easy and quick to get to. Mozela was a fountain of information and provided helpful hints, history of the Island and tips on times to be places we wanted to see to get the most from our visits. All of the suggestions - including restaurants - loved Café Pesto (went twice) - were great! It's obviously a well-loved home and we feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to have spent some time in this home away from home! Mahalo to Glenn and Mozela!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Beautiful Home on Spectacular property

                        Beautiful Home on Spectacular property

                        • Guest Geoffrey T.
                        • Date of stay 12/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/11/14
                        This rental was perfect for our short 3 day visit to Hilo on the Big Island. It was beautifully decorated and had a warm and friendly atmosphere. The property was fantastic and encouraged you to wonder around the grounds and enjoy the river and gardens. The owners were also very friendly and made excellent recommendations for restaurants and local site seeing destinations. Thanks Mozela and Glenn.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Beautiful apartment a great base for exploring east Hawaii!

                        Beautiful apartment a great base for exploring east Hawaii!

                        • Guest Michelle Waters P.
                        • Date of stay 12/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/07/14
                        The River House is a wonderful apartment and is a fantastic spot to base activities in the Hilo area from. We based ourselves here to enjoy Mauna Kea, Volcano National Park (twice!) and Black Sand Beach. It felt really luxurious to return to the apartment after a full day out; it would have been equally luxurious to relax in the apartment, looking out over the river and the beautiful garden. The gardens are lush and beautiful, and the creek running through the yard is spectacular. All of this is visible from the dining area. Mozela and Glenn have equipped the apartment with lots of nice touches, from the beautiful decor to juices and bottled water in the refrigerator. Really a top-notch place to stay - highly recommended!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • THE RIVER HOUSE, HIDE AWAY

                        THE RIVER HOUSE, HIDE AWAY

                        • Guest AUSSIES (Sydney, Australia)
                        • Date of stay 09/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                        My Wife & I recently had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at this house, We enjoyed the comfort , beautiful gardens, the feathered visitors off a morning.The owners were very help. with pickup from the Airport & Car hire.We would both recommend this Hideaway to our family and friend.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Aloha B & L, We had such a great time getting to know you. We loved sharing Hilo with you, and hope to see you soon--A hui hou! Mozela

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                      • Beatiful property, caring hosts

                        Beatiful property, caring hosts

                        • Guest Pietro S. (Sydney)
                        • Date of stay 08/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/21/13
                        The property is beautiful, we were blown away immediately. Incredible attention to details...they even provided slippers and umbrellas for us. You will wake up with the sound of nature...river and birds. Glenn and Mozela are doing a fantastic job. Strongly recommended

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Aloha P, So nice to meet you! Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments. We hope that the two of you will return again, and stay longer next time! Mahalo, Mozela

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                      • Older Active Adults

                        Older Active Adults

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                        This property was excellent. It couldn't have been more beautiful and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back here. Don't miss the Segway tour of the tropical gardens near Hilo.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Dear S, Thank you for your kind review. You two were so active and so fun! You were up and out doing hikes, snorkeling, swimming, touring--I enjoyed hearing about all your adventures as you returned to in the evenings to grill fresh fish and enjoy the patio. Mahalo for sharing your experiences with me! Mozela

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                      • Peaceful River Getaway

                        Peaceful River Getaway

                        • Guest Gommy & Da (Kilgore, East Texas, USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/30/13
                        We enjoyed our stay at this little hideaway. The property is a beautiful oasis of color and the peaceful, babbling waters of the backyard river so soothing. The basement bungalow is charming and comfortable, and the lanai overlooking the river was a favorite resting spot during our stay. The owners are very nice, friendly and extremely accommodating, sharing their "little piece of heaven" with us. It is a short drive to the Volcano National Park and there was even a nearby restaurant for our evening meal so we could view the crater at night. The house is very close to several waterfalls and the town is welcoming and friendly. The Farmer's Market on Wednesday is a must and a public beach park is just a short distance away. An outstanding stay--we couldn't have asked for more. Looking forward to coming again!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thank you, K & D, for such a charming review! We loved sharing our slice of paradise with you! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo, Mozela

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $135
                      $850 $3,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning fee $80 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13.25%

                      Notes:

                      NO smoking. Email owner for potential reduced rates.


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                      Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: HJilo International Airport at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Cafe Pesto at 4 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We are residents of the Big Island, having moved from Texas in April 2012. We love our new home, city, and state. We can't wait to share them all with you!

                      Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
                      The moment we saw and felt the peaceful beautiful river flowing in the backyard of the RiverHouse, we were hooked!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Certainly the most unique feature of the RiverHouse is our pure spring river. A spectacular vintage house with modern appointments and great views just up the hill from downtown Hilo and local beaches, 30 minute drive to the volcano, a little longer drive to some of the most unusual beaches in the world--what more could a Hilo vacactioner want?


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                      Photos

                      • The RiverHouse from the lower lawn.

                        The RiverHouse from the lower lawn.

                      • Our favorite river view.

                        Our favorite river view.

                      • King size bed, hypo-allergenic down alternative topper, luxury hotel linens!

                        King size bed, hypo-allergenic down alternative topper, luxury hotel linens!

                      • Living and dining area.

                        Living and dining area.

                      • Tropical garden is yours to enjoy.
Photo by Terry S. (guest 01/12)

                        Tropical garden is yours to enjoy. Photo by Terry S. (guest 01/12)

                      • Relax on the patio after a busy day at Volcano National Park.

                        Relax on the patio after a busy day at Volcano National Park.

                      • Can you feel the aloha spirit?

                        Can you feel the aloha spirit?

                      • Botanical garden landscaping.

                        Botanical garden landscaping.

                      • Your next vacation is just around the corner!

                        Your next vacation is just around the corner!

                      • The river from the lower lawn.

                        The river from the lower lawn.

                      • The RiverHouse Bird of Paradise.
Photo by Terry S, (guest 01/12)

                        The RiverHouse Bird of Paradise. Photo by Terry S, (guest 01/12)

                      • Dining with a view!

                        Dining with a view!

                      • Wifi corner.

                        Wifi corner.

                      • Lanai and patio.

                        Lanai and patio.

                      • Enjoy a pitcher of iced tea on a sunny afternoon.

                        Enjoy a pitcher of iced tea on a sunny afternoon.

                      • Yes, Hilo does have crystal bule skies!

                        Yes, Hilo does have crystal bule skies!

                      • Hilo--where orchids grow on trees!

                        Hilo--where orchids grow on trees!

                      • Full kitchen. New flat screen TV with cable, movie channels, and sports.

                        Full kitchen. New flat screen TV with cable, movie channels, and sports.

                      • Bathroom with redwood shower and retro-orange tile. Abundant hot water!

                        Bathroom with redwood shower and retro-orange tile. Abundant hot water!

                      VRBO #87811

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

                      $135 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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