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Beach, Surf, Whales, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Downtown Hilo

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Vacation Property

1BR/1BA, 420 sq ft ocean view property, no pets, no cigarettes

'Alani House sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and Honoli'i Beach is at the end of the block. With direct access to the black sand beach and lifeguards on duty, Honoli'i is one of the Big Island's favorite destinations for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing. With a panoramic view of the ocean, you can watch whales and cruise ships from the front lanai. There are 3 lush waterfalls within easy walking distance from the house.

We are only 2.4 miles (about 3 to 4 minutes) from downtown Hilo along Hilo Bay and the Hamakua Coast. Driving to the airport takes only 10 to 12 minutes. Before you book anywhere else, ask if there's access in and out of the ocean with lifeguards to protect you and your family. Will you be located south of Hilo and possibly exposed to dust and vog in the Puna Distric, or will you enjoy the clear skies of the Hamakua Coast? And also ask whether you'll be drinking purified municipal water or catchment instead. 'Alani House provides all of these benefits, plus wireless connectivity via high-speed internet cable modem.

Places to see:

Driving south, downtown Hilo is only 4 minutes away. Another 4 to 7 minutes will get you to four additional swimming and snorkeling reefs. At about the same distance are Rainbow Falls, Kaumana Caves, Lyman Museum, Ocean Discovery Center, Pacific Tsunami Museum, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. Another surf break, called Pohoiki, located at the Isaac Hale Beach Park is about 45 minutes away. While there, you are within 2 miles of the Kapoho tide pools, Lava Trees State Park, and MacKenzie State Park. Within 50 minutes from 'Alani House, you can drive to the hiking entrance for flowing lava, or to Mauna Kea where you can view the North Star and the Southern Cross in the same night sky.

Driving north from 'Alani House, you will find a scenic drive within 5 minutes, and Akaka Falls about 25 minutes away. An additional 30 minutes will get you to the sacred valley of Waipi'o. You can descend into the valley, or just take photos from the breathtaking overlook.

For doctors:

Are you a visiting physician and need an extended stay? We have experience working with medical staffing companies. And consider this when choosing a location, Alae Point has several advantages over Hawaiian Paradise Parks. Alae Point is only 5 to 7 minutes from the hospital and there are 2 routes to get there. HPP has only one main road and it can take from 40 to 55 minutes depending upon traffic.

Keywords: Honolii, Beach, River, Surf, SUP, Fishing, Tow-in, Famer's Market

More Details

Rory Foster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Rory Foster

We are professionals who love and enjoy the unique beauty of each Hawai'ian Island.

Why Rory Foster chose Hilo

For us, the Big Island is one of the last havens for 'old Hawai'i.' We hope you will enjoy seeing the sea turtles (nā honu) and humpback whales (nā koholā) in their natural environment.

Check-in is after 4:00PM, and check-out is 10:00AM


Hilo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ensuite - toilet , shower
  • Walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen with partial ocean view - 1 queen
  • The room includes a small refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and coffee maker. There is also easy access to the laundry room.
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beach, Surf, Whales, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Downtown Hilo
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews
Kansas City metro

Beautiful room and location. Very clean. Easy parking. Location could not have been better.

  • 5 of 5

Ren and Rory were great hosts. Thank you so much for providing us with an experience we will cherish forever.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base of operation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay with Wren and Rory. Their place is located just north of Hilo on the end of a dead end road. Also within walking distance is a nice surfing beach and waterfall. The apartment we stayed in is a very clean and tidy walkout that has a view of Hilo bay. Wren and Rory are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the island. Wrens directions and suggestions were spot on and saved us a ton of time trying to figure things out for ourselves. You can tell that they really enjoy the social aspect of having renters since Wren always had time to talk and help with touring suggestions. We highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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quiet, very clean, lots of natural light

  • 4 of 5

Excellent hosts, very comfortable, would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Beautiful Room

  • 4 of 5

We rented the bottom level of the house shown in the photograph. It was a very nice bedroom and bathroom with shower, in a fabulous location. There is a small lanai with chairs and a partial ocean view. There's not really seating or a table to eat at at. For us, this was fine, since we didn't plan on spending a lot of time in our room. The room is very well arranged, with a large tv, plenty of drawers, and a nice bathroom. The bed and pillows were fabulous. The best thing is the location. Only a block from a beautiful beach, with the best surfing on this side of the island, and waterfalls. It's only a few minutes into Hilo, where there's a wide assortment of restaurants. We recommend the astronomy center in Hilo and the botanical garden north of Hilo. We drove all around the island. Great spot to come back to at night.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate maintanance and upkeep

  • 5 of 5

Was convenient and easy to find,the space and entire property has no detail left undone,the hostess/owner Wren does the checkin experience and surprisingly all of tthe housekeeping,so its cared for and cleaned only the way an owner would.

Rory the host/owner is helpfull and extremely knowledgeable about the local area, culture,and even the Hawaiian language.and of course the location ....a clean smooth dead end street overlooking the ocean...quiet safe and pristine!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing. Comfortable and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again! If you are looking for a quiet and very comfortable place to stay this is not.

Wren and Rory were very hospitable hosts! Their home is gorgeous and well maintained.

They took time to chat with us. Were nice even when we locked ourselves out. They live up stairs in a beautiful home. Would I stay again. Yes I would. Thank you to Wren and Rory for such a wonderful stay. Liz and Chuck Roark

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Poke Market, LLC
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Hilo Shark's Coffee
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Tina Garden Gourmet Cafe
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Thai Restaurant
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
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Akmal Foods/Suraya's Indian Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Kalakaua Park
Naha Stone
Blane's Drive Inn Downtown
Hawaiian Restaurant
Yen's Cafe
East Hawaii Cultural Center
Palace Theater
Surf Break Cafe
Ocean Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Puka Puka Kitchen
Hawaiian Restaurant
Sweet Dreams Hawaii Chocolate, Cacao & Coffee Bistro
Chocolate Shop
Saucy Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Loved by the Sun
Juice Shop
Somsamai Styles Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Tamari Lunch
Japanese Restaurant
Amigos Taqueria LLC
Mexican Restaurant
The Lost Boys
Cafe Pesto - Hilo
Italian Restaurant
Dragon Kitchen Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Remy's Plate Lunch
Hung Phat Vietnamese Banh Mi & Coffee, LLC
Vietnamese Restaurant
Reuben's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Siam Thai Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
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Thai Restaurant
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Ou Thai Food (Hilo Farmers Market)
Thai Restaurant
Pho Viet Restaurant
Vietnamese Restaurant
Pineapples Restaurant
American Restaurant
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Hawaiian Restaurant
Wilson's By the Bay
Paul's Place
Koji's Bento Korner Inc
Hamburger Restaurant
Ebisuya Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Honoli'i Beach Park (2 minute walk)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

Make a reservation using VRBO or PayPal (Hawai'ian License W40162146-01).
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

See rental agreement for cancellation policy

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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