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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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  • Beautiful Peaceful Lanai

    "Great place! Beautiful, peaceful lanai. We especially loved Waipio, Akaka Falls, the GORGEOUS gardens on the 4-mile scenic drive and the SE coast!"
    Guest: Ron W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 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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  • Spectacular in every way

    "Although I thought it would be nice I didn't quite expect it to be that nice. The vegetation in the pool area has grown quite a bit so it is even nicer than the web picture. I would agree with other reviewers commenting on the cleanliness of the property. We caught the tail end of a passing tropical storm and when they say it rains on the Big Island (east side) it was wet. We checked out some of the waterfalls that day and the water coming over them into the sea was impressive if not scary. The larger beds were supercomfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with even some condiments leftover. Although it took a 25 minute drive we ate at some good restaurants downtown. All in all lit was a memorable stay and we were extremely pleased."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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