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Aloha Falls Waterfall Sanctuary ~ Perfect Location on Big Island!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Romantic and adventurous with an emphasis on quality, enough space for everyone.

Aloha Falls presents an ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary celebration as well as a complete accommodation for your whole family (8 people or more). Aloha Falls is located in the private, upscale, and timelessly beautiful neighborhood called Reed's Island right in Hilo town. Unique to Aloha Falls is access to the waterfall and swimming area where you have so much more than just a view. The view is stunning and the waterfall sounds fill the house. The home is well cared for and the yard is manicured as a lush tropical jungle, which includes bananas, bamboo, passion fruit, and more.

Here at Aloha Falls, You are in the perfect place to go to the famous Hilo farmers market and walk down our private neighborhood to all the lovely shops of Hilo. It is a 30 min drive to Volcano National Park and a 1 hr drive to the summit of Mauna Kea. Beautiful black sand beaches just across Hilo town. Botanical gardens all along the Hamakua coast are close by and a world attraction! Many past guests comment that they wish they had chosen to spend more time at Aloha Falls exploring the east side of Hawaii Island.

Aloha Falls itself is a world attraction- you don't actually have to go anywhere. In fact, many guests prefer to spend their days relaxing on the lanai, tuned into the peaceful aspects of the natural tropical surroundings. Aloha Falls was built by a craftsman- custom cabinetry and close attention to detail are apparent throughout the entire home. Temperpedic style queen size beds and the lullaby of the waterfall create a superbly restFull sleep! Many guests comment on their incredible quality of sleep while staying here. Giant tile showers make bathing a luxurious experience.

We welcome you to explore tropical island foods in your fully stocked kitchen. Rest all day on your sweet lanai perched above the valley and the waterfall. Explore the famous Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots~all in walking distance. The entire neighborhood of Reed's Island is highly private and secluded surrounded by waterfalls and lush Hawaiian jungle. Reed's Island was once reserved for Hawaiian royality and the street is named after beloved Princess Kaiulani.

Reserve just the upstairs for travelers with 1-4 people or expand into the downstairs "zen den" if you are traveling with the rest of your family and friends.

The Zen Den provides you with an additional 2 bedrooms, both with queen size beds, a full bathroom with a deep soaking tub, and plenty of open living space.

The standard rate applies for 2 guests reserving the upstairs portion of Aloha Falls. The use of the Zen Den requires an additional fee of $100+/ night depending on how many guests are in your party. Please inquire for a precise quote. Please note that the Zen Den is available for larger groups of travelers, therefore if you do not reserve it, it will be vacant, allowing for your maximum level or privacy (unless otherwise discussed at time of booking).

You will be welcomed with a variety of local fruits!

Indulge and love YourSelf with an on site massage. On site far infrared sauna & massage, yoga & your stay here is a Spa Retreat! You may also have your entire stay catered with local organic island foods. Be sure to inquire with Sierra about the unique on-site spa and healing services that Aloha Falls has to offer.

A note to visitors:

Aloha Falls and Sierra are completely devoted to the health of the island ecosystem... As a visitor to Aloha Falls and Hawai'i in general, please begin to develop a sensitivity to resource usage.. What does this mean? This means, please conserve. Please be aware of electricity: lights, laundry, electronics; paper goods- paper towels and toilet paper; waste generation- most packaged goods recycle, but maybe you will try our local produce and contribute less the the landfill..

Thank you for considering our precious island ecosystem. Human impact, which is relatively recent to these islands shows up quickly here. Each one of us has a great power to help or hinder the land that sustains life here.***

Aloha Falls Disclaimer

As a visitor to Aloha Falls you assume the responsibility of your health, safety and well being. This applies to the instances that you use the stairs, walk through the valley and swim in the water. The homeowner is responsible for upkeep of these areas, however, your safety is your ultimate responsibility. You assume all risks to use the property of 263 Kaiulani St. Hilo, HI 96720.

In regards to the driveway:

It is steep and best accessed by slowly backing down. If you choose to walk down, do so carefully. The driveway is slippery when wet. Often leaves; palm fronds; gravel; or rocks may be on the driveway, which you need to be aware of. Walk down the driveway slowly and with awareness of the above mentioned items. The homeowner is not responsible for any injury that may occur on the driveway.

In regards to the stairs to the waterfall:

These stairs are steep and slippery when wet. Use the handrails. Leaves and water make the stairs slippery. Proceed with caution. Your safety is your responsibility. The homeowner agrees to upkeep the stairs from rotten wood and decay.

In regards to the valley:

The valley floor is uneven. Proceed with caution. Avoid touching the jungle plants, as some of them contain allergens.

In regards to swimming:

There is no life guard on duty. You must be able to swim to enter the water. Children should be accompanied by an adult. You assume all risks by entering the water.

More Details

Sierra Sugrue
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Sierra Sugrue

Aloha! I am so honored and excited to share Aloha Falls with you. It is my dream of Hawaiian beauty and spirit. The past decade of my life has been spent nurturing the land here on the Big Island and pursuing the wisdom of various healing arts, including: massage, energy medicine, yoga, and plant medicine. My partner Troy and I focus much of our attention on creating the beauty of Aloha Falls.

Sierra Sugrue purchased this house in 2009

Why Sierra Sugrue chose Hilo

Hilo is the most gorgeous place in all of Hawaii! It is a sweet historic town with locally owned shops and modern comforts. The land is lush thanks to nightly rain fall. Waterfalls and black sand beaches are everywhere, along with an abundance of farms growing exotic organic produce! It was my dream to find a place in Hilo and Aloha Falls is located on the exclusive neighborhood called Reed's Island.

What makes this house unique

The view and sound of the waterfall made this home absolutely perfect. Also, the attention to detail in building.. All of the furniture, cabinetry, and artwork are handcrafted and locally produced. There are feelings of simplicity, peace, and profound elegance here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about this house is amazing! From the waterfall in the backyard to the sounds of creatures waking up at night! We enjoyed all of the animals we saw (except for the mosquitoes) and the geckos are everywhere! Even in the house a few times! Some places I suggest trying to visit are Akaka FAlls, the most active volcano in the world (at night its amazing to see the orange glow but make sure to bundle up because it gets cold), snorkeling in Kona - it was great. Overall this was amazing and the house is gorgeous! Thank you!
Aug 2014
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any cancelled trips will be refunded on a case by case basis. But you can always expect a $200 cancellation fee. 90 days notice required.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is accessible for extra fee.*
  • Both bathrooms are equipped with natural shampoo and conditioner as well as locally made soaps. The third bathroom is located in the downstairs unit of the house, which is more of a spa center/ retreat space. However, this bathroom has a large, old fashioned cast iron tub that is just amazing to bathe in. You are welcome to have baths here, but there is an extra fee associated with it's usage. It is also available as a botanical tea infusion bath soak/spa treatment.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This bedroom is part of the downstairs unit. Additional fees
    - 1 queen , This bedroom is part of the downstairs unit. Additional fees
  • The master bedroom has an oversized walk in closet and gorgeous private bathroom. The bathroom is all tile and marble with large shower. Both beds are equipped with 400+ thread count sheets and light quilts. Plenty of extra pillows of several different sizes. Bed side lamps and ceiling fans make the bedrooms quite comfortable. Please note that the use of more than 2 bedrooms require additional fees.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Available: Airport Pick Up and Drop Off Groceries Private Tours Private Yoga/ Spa/ Natural Meditaions E-Mail Sierra for a full proposal if you are interested in the above amenities. TA ID#: W81474749-01


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Aloha Falls Waterfall Sanctuary ~ Perfect Location on Big Island!!
average rating of 4.739726 based on 80 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to go back.

The house and property are even nicer than it looks in the photos. The house is very clean. There has been a lot of attention to detail for the comfort and convenience of the guests. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals. The normal condiments are provided. There was even a large pitcher of herb infused cold water in the fridge. There are towels, hair dryers, etc. You really don't need anything but your clothing to go there and enjoy the stay.

The home is located in a residential area, but it is so secluded due to the waterfall and lush vegetation, you feel that you have arrived in a rain forest. There are coqui that sing you to sleep at night, along with the sounds of the waterfall in the distance. Amazing. The beds are incredibly comfortable. We even had tempurpedic style pillows on the beds.

The location is very centrally located. It took about 10-15 minutes to get there from the airport. Town is just a few minutes away by car. Nearby is Rainbow falls (you could actually walk there from the house). About an hour away (or a bit less) are the volcanoes and other waterfalls (Akaka). The town of Hilo is not large and busy like Honolulu. It is very welcoming and relaxing. The people are incredibly friendly.

During our stay, there was quite a bit of rain. Apparently, Hilo is located on the 'wet' side of the island. No matter - if it was raining to hard to go out, we were perfectly happy to sit in the hammock chairs on the enclosed/screened in and covered back deck while sipping tea :) The house/property were as much of a vacation as the surrounding sites. Another plus - because it rained frequently, we had a lot of wet clothing. We were very thankful for the washer and dryer available for use in the house.

We were fortunate to meet the owner of the property. She is a lovely person and really tries hard to make sure the guest are comfortable.

I am starting to save up now to make a return trip. This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken! You will return from you stay fully refreshed - it really is impossible to get stressed in this location:)


  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you all and share healing experiences together. That is what this island is all about - healing and adventure!! Please come back soon!!
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Lodi, California

Beautiful views, awesome neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Loved the view and the surrounding neighborhood. Very close to town yet very private, we enjoyed our stay. The beds and sheet were very comfortable. I did enjoy the frogs song each evening, they were not bothersome at all. I did make it down to the pond, but while there it was quite cold for Hawaii and I was not that enticed to maneuver the mud to get in. There were a few things that made me not give a 5 star which hopefully Sierra addresses for the next guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jungle retreat with raging waterfall

  • 5 of 5

What a magical time! The property has everything I could have asked for. It's airy and peaceful, great open kitchen and living room and screen room makes large family gatherings comfortable and fun. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and have plenty of room for storage. It's a beautiful street, about a mile from town and less to multiple waterfalls. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, amazing, homey!

  • 5 of 5

The place is in an amazing location, so close to the city but you feel like you're in the middle of a jungle with a waterfall and surrounding trees!

Such a nice place and so glad we had the opportunity to stay there

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Samuel! Welcome back anytime!
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Atlanta, GA

Absolutely spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This property is a destination in and of itself. It is so lovely you might be tempted not to venture out. But it's great location makes it easy to site see and then return. It is well equipped and quickly becomes a real home away from home. If you are renting a car, try to get one with a camera navigation to assist in getting down the steep driveway.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boca Raton, Florida

Super place to stay near Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Aloha Falls was everything that we could have hoped for. The location is perfect...close to town but when you are there you feel like you are miles away. The home provided everything needed for a relaxing retreat. The furniture is oh so comfortable and the kitchen has everything necessary to make the best of the local farmer's market. Having coffee overlooking the waterfall each morning was the perfect way to begin the day. We spent a couple of afternoons reading down by the water in the screened-in deck there. The kayak was fun, too! I have to mention the property owner, Sierra. There were a few minor suggestions we made upon arrival and she took care of everything within a few hours. She really went out of her way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. Great house, great owner, great week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review! At Aloha Falls, we greatly appreciate all guest feedback and are more than happy to address anything that needs attention. Come back soon!
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The sweetest neighborhood on the Big Island- Reed's Island. ~ Previously reserved for Hawaiian Ali'i (royalty). It is surrounded by waterfalls and lush rain forest. An island on the island. Downtown yet totally private. Walk to shops, market, waterfalls, and caves. Or just rest here all day long by your own waterfall spring. Pamper yourself with spa services. The options are infinite- this is your unique experience and you deserve to have it all!!!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Yoga, Adventure


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.25%

Tax ID # W81474749-01
Processing fees of $300 will be charged for all canceled reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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