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Hilo Bay Beauty.....Walking Distance to Downtown Hilo!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This Historic Old Hawaiian style home was built in 1890. It is situated on 1 acre of land directly overlooking Hilo Bay. A large covered Lanai allows you the prestige first class views of the morning sunrises, surfers, canoe paddlers and ocean loving individuals who frequent the ocean throughout the day.

Whales can be seen jumping starting as early as March.

Garden like setting offers an abundance of tropical foliage such as plumeria, ginger, Ti leaves, lime tree, orange trees and banana. Enjoy what the the Lanai has to offer with outside seating for lounging and afternoon tea, or a glass of red wine.

This home is a five minute walk to Historic downtown Hilo crossing the famous iron bridge locals call the ' singing bridge'.

Keywords: Expansive ocean front views, Garden like setting, Hilo

More Details

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About The Owner

Aloha! I am a local resident born and raised here in Hawai'i. I have happy dogs, several chickens, goats and horses. I still love to ride my horse, go the beach and simply be with my family. You can often find me working around my home and tending to our animals. I love to travel, and enjoy the simple things in life.

The Owner purchased this house in 1890

Why The Owner chose Hilo

This was my grandfather's home which later became my mother's home of which I was raised in. It offers the splendor of the yester-years. My family has been in Hawai`i for over 6 generations. I am happy to share the Aloha of this beautiful home with others, the Hawaiian way.

What makes this house unique

Each room is unique with furnishings from the past such as a Koa 4 poster King size bed, and twin beds dated back as far as 1900's. High ceilings throughout the home. Hand painted floral designs on the walls in the living room, dinning room and family room. Koa panels surround the family room. Simple kitchen well equipped that leads to the laundry room, twin beds and back yard.


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower , Small square tub shower combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with master bathroom, walk in shower, toilet and sink. Queen bedrooms with shared bathroom, walk in shower, toilet and sink.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Walking distance to renowned Hilo Farmers Market and Historic Downtown Hilo, shopping.


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Hilo Bay Beauty.....Walking Distance to Downtown Hilo!
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 38 reviews
2530 NW 38th Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32605

Wonderful historic home full of character!

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed 4 nights and 5 days in Hilo and stayed at this wonderful historic home located on Hilo Bay near the downtown area. The back porch is one of a kind, with steady breezes and spectacular views of the bay and sunrises. The home has all of the rich character of a home built and remodeled over many decades. While it does not have AC, fans in every room and breezes both day and night kept us comfortable (screens on all windows). We used the kitchen for breakfast and an occasional lunch and dinner. Part of the charm was the eclectic furniture, artwork, and cookware and service ware in the kitchen. Bathrooms were authentic with older fixtures that conveyed the sense of the history of the home. We enjoyed walks into town for shopping and restaurants, and to the nearby Japanese Garden on the other side of the bay. The location is perfect for driving to nearby sites of interest up and down the west coast of the big island as well as to the Volcanoes National Park (which was largely closed during our visit). We had a wonderful stay and recommend this home to adventurous travelers looking for a special and out of the ordinary place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view of the bay; so convenient to downtown Hilo.

  • 5 of 5

Hale Alani was a fantastic place to stay. Plenty of room; easy access and easy drive to everything in Hilo or up the coast, with the convenience of a full kitchen. The hospitality of the owners was outstanding plus we learned the history of the house. I'll miss the large lanai overlooking the bay, where I loved to sit in the late afternoon.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historical Hawaiian home with a lovely and welcoming hostess.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully maintained, close to the center of Hilo, but removed from all its hustle and bustle. The gardens, lanai and view are wonderful and relaxing. Our hostess, Pudding, welcomed us the first day and shared the history of the house, which was built by her grandfather. She had left us fresh fruit and eggs in the kitchen. She also called in a reservation to a restaurant for us and bought dessert for us. The house has all you could need, from laundry, kitchen and grilling to beach supplies. It was always a delight to return "home" each day. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

There is not a more beautiful place to stay in Hilo. The house is full of history and vibes of historic old Hawaii. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the property. Even though Madame Pele had begun her current activity we hardly noticed that the volcano was erupting. Pudding checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. The house is well appointed with all of the necessities and then some. As with any property historic property, especially one that is subject to lots humidity there were some expected glitches, like windows that wouldn't open. There is no AC but if the house is open there is a lovely breeze that kept it comfortable enough. If you are looking for a true feeling of old Hawaii and are not expecting plush, new amenities this is THE SPOT. By the way, Thanks for the eggs from your chickens, they were delicious and the cookies were enjoyed as well. We had one of the most memorable times of our lives! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location, Nice view

  • 5 of 5

The house is closed to downtown but in very quiet area.

Beautiful ocean view and nice backyard garden.

We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

charming, convenient, beautiful....i highly recommend this location and this house-the owners were super helpful-excellent in every way

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Down town Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Down Town Hilo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hilo Bay Front
Car: recommended

Horseback riding is an offered feature while staying at Hale Alani. Inquire at time of booking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $150

Rental rates are $265 for up to 4 adults. Additional $25 extra per person per night.

Holiday rates: November 15, 2015 - January 9, 2016
$310 - $375 per night

Merrie Monarch: 2015/2016
$500 per night * sleeps up to 8 max

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.