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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 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
  • 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!
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Hakalau, HI


  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spacious, gorgeous views, wonderful hostess!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was our very favorite place on Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

Hale Alani is a charming, historic home located right on scenic Hilo Bay. We arrived in the dark (all the frogs croaking), and were enchanted when we awoke to the beautiful porch overlooking the sunrise over the bay. The home was clean, well-appointed, and very comfortable. The owner, Pudding, came by to welcome us, regale us with stories of her family, and make sure we had everything we needed. She stocked the refrigerator with necessities, and left fresh fruit, rolls, and a bottle of wine on the kitchen table. The large windows open for a lovely breeze. If you want glitzy digs with air conditioning, this isn't your place. But if you appreciate history, charm and character, as well as great views, stay with Pudding. You will be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Old Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for an "Old Hawaii" experience, and this place met that goal and then some. The character of the house was like being at grandma's. The lovely grounds and the nostalgia within the house was perfect for us. The owner is delightful and very accommodating. Evenings and early mornings on the lanai were wonderful watching life on Hilo Bay. The proximity to the town was very convenient. We did spend one night away at Kona and were so glad to "get home."

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic character house in great location

  • 5 of 5

With Hilo as the best centre for our itinerary this was the perfect house for us. Beautiful gardens, the ocean at the bottom of the garden and great feel and character, also made to feel welcome with a welcome bag of fruit on arrival, donoughts in the week and a parting gift of chocolate coated nuts. Only downsides although character looked great seating not that practical or comfortable and kitchen a bit lacking but in the overall context only minor niggles to a great property.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I loved the ocean sounds

  • 5 of 5

Very large house with high ceilings. Close to downtown, shopping, and sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Trisha, I hope you are settled and have a place for your animals. I have a few posters that you had left, and some mail. Give me a call.
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Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Hot Malasadas Truck
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Kings' Shops
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Cafe Hapuna
Hapuna Golf Course
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Big Island Country Club
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Paniolo Country Inn
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

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.

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