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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Hilo District reviews

  • Close to Everything

    "We arrived on the Big Island right after Hurricane Iselle had made land fall over Kapoho, where we had planned to stay for the week and we were unable to use the rental we had booked. So on to plan B and the house on Hilo Bay. The owner was very accommodating and gracious allowing us to book last minute. It was pretty muggy because of the remnants of the hurricane, but every room had fans to keep the house cool. Nights were quite comfortable. I will say that the house was very well appointed, everything you could ever need - including coffee grinder, pots/pans, etc. Plenty of silverware, mugs, glasses, and dishes. Very impressed! I've stayed at several private rentals and can say that this was by far the best equipped. It was also very clean and the owners gave explicit instructions about how to take care of the place, even the ants. We really appreciated having the instructions because it just helped with taking care of things and respecting the owners' property. The beds were also made with good quality linens when we arrived and there were plenty of towels. The location on the water was really nice as was having the deck with great views of the bay. However, it was also near the port and there was some heavy equipment and industrial activities nearby. Quite a bit of activity during the day but very very quiet in the evening, so I would say it's really not much of an impact. The best part was that it was pretty close to everything and a perfect home base for staying on the Big Island. We were minutes from many restaurants and stores. Near Rainbow Falls, Richardsons Beach. I would definitely stay there again - the owners were very easy to work with and we very much enjoyed our stay."
    Guest: Laura M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • Good price for Hilo

    "Good location near Hilo downtown. Hilo side of the island can be a bit rainy but worth a try. The apartment is very comfortable and well maintained. Very nice organic supermarket in Hilo downtown (5min of drive), cheaper than safeway which is more far."
    Guest: A French family Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2014
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  • Great property, fantastic owners

    "We stayed at Heaven's Door for two weeks from the last week of Sept. to the first week of Oct. The rainforest setting was stunning and the house was perfect. It was exceptionally well kept and well appointed. We used it as a base to explore the whole island and found the location perfect for our needs. Nowhere was too far away and the seclusion allowed us to unwind without typical hotel stresses. On those days when we just chose to "hang out" the diverse rainforest activity kept us busy watching and photographing the plants and a variety of wildlife from black-crested night herons to a multitude of colorful birds. The friendly fish and feral cats quickly became a part of our routine and members of the family. Watching the geckos after sunset was an endless source of amusement. Linda was an absolute charm to deal with. Friendly and abundantly helpful, she handled booking and payment swiftly and completely, including a personal call when we made our initial inquiry. Clear directions and comprehensive instructions around the property eliminated any stress with being in a strange place. The library included the latest tour books which became ready references making daily outings easy and fun. We also met Lindsay, the caretaker, who gave us a friendly Ninole greeting and made sure we were comfortable. We have done other VRBOs and this one stands out as the best in our experience. Many thanks Linda and Ken."
    Guest: Dave and Cheryl Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Jerry and Lindsay

    "What an incredible 12 day visit with two of the best hosts one could ever experience. It truly felt like home being with them and sharing time together. The accommodations were wonderful - all the creature comforts included. Our view would be hard to beat anywhere - pool, and Pacific and blue sky. Awesome and winning combo. Not only was it a delight to spend time with the owners, but our hearts were captured by their absolutely wonderful three boxers and how they would come to greet us daily. This is a place to relax, get away from it all, enjoy the views and being off the beaten path of the hustle and bustle of staying in a city hotel. We loved it, will recommend it and hope to be back in the future."
    Guest: Jerry and Lindsay Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 21, 2014
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