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The Hilo House | an Exclusive Reeds Island Grand Historic Home

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Grand Victorian Historic Property, 7 Bedrooms/6 1/2 Baths

This grand Victorian is located on prestigious Reeds Island -- a hidden jewel of Hawaii's Big Island! Situated on the Wailuku River, Reed's Island was once home to royal Hawaiian families and is only minutes from Hilo's historic downtown.

Built in 1916 by the British banker Thomas Guard, the property is grand and elegant, and on the National Registry for Historic Places. The gracious living room has large sliding picture windows framing the magnificent canopy of nature across the river. A spacious dining room and family room are perfect for family gatherings. The enclosed veranda has large French windows and doors with a desk area and dining table, perfect for creative work and relaxing. The house has 7 spacious bedrooms and an open balcony on the second floor which faces the waterfalls and downtown Hilo Bay. The kitchen is large and updated as well as the washer and dryer in the roomy basement level.

The refined landscape garden ground has been meticulously cared for by our gardeners. Every direction offers lush green and tropical colors.

With the Wailuku River flowing in the backyard and the tropical rain forest setting covering the grounds, the Hilo House is a beautiful place for relaxation and tranquility!


3 minutes to historic downtown with authentic fine dining and famous Hilo Farmers’ Market; 8 minutes to the Coconut Island and Japanese Garden; 15 minutes to Hilo Airport; 15 minutes to the Akaka Falls; 4 minutes to the Rainbow Falls; 45 minutes to National Volcano Park; walking distance to Waianuenue Avenue where local museums, churches, shops and a library.

For additional guests over 2 people there is a $30. fee per person per night. The cleaning fee is $375.



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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    The Ohana Room is our colorful basement level with a 2 bedrooms featuring a queen bed in one room and 2 double beds in another room. The bedrooms are separated by the laundry room and bathroom. There is a family room with a large screen TV and a dining set....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Room 2: Gorgeous Suite: 1 queen

    Suite next to river...moreless

  • Room 3: Deluxe Orchid Room: 1 queen

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  • Room 4: Deluxe Ocean Room: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Room 5: Deluxe Palm Room: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Room 6: Aloha Room 1: 1 queen

    Garden-level...moreless

  • Room 7: Aloha Room 2: 2 double

    Garden-level...moreless

  • Room 1: River Suite: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • ~ Four spacious room on the top level - two suites and two deluxe rooms, all ensuite ~One studio room on main level, ensuite ~Two basement/garden level rooms, shared bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Room 1: River Suite: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Room 2: Gorgeous Suite: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Room 3: Deluxe Orchid Room: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Room 4: Deluxe Ocean Room: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Room 5: Deluxe Palm Room: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Rooms 6 & 7: Aloha Room 1 & 2: toilet, shower

    Ohana Room in basment...moreless

  • Half Bath -- Main Level: toilet

    ...moreless

  • All 5 bedrooms have sizable full bath with tub, shower, toilet, sink, marble floors. The Ohana Room has a shower. There is an extra bathroom and sink on the ground level....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Art and nature books are in the living room ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    in the basement living room unit...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    tropical rain forest is behind the house along the Wailuku River...moreless

  • Water View:

    overlooking Hilo Bay. Wailuku River runs behind the house with waterfalls...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large victorian style dining room with an ellegent dining table and 10 matching chairs. There are additional two sets of breakfast tables with chairs in the enclosed & open lanai's....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two new dryers are also provided next to the washing machine ...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with fine furniture has a large picture window facing tropical forest by the River--a stunner when you first enter the house! Additional living/family room is in basement unit....moreless

  • Parking:

    parking at carport or on the paved driveway up 5 cars ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is in the basement unit. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and basic utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen with a walking in pantry and lots of cabinets. Fruit juicer, rice cooker, soy milk maker are provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    modern oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    a balcony on the top floors in between the bedrooms has a distant ocean and bay view, a perfect spot for the evening cocktail....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Enclosed with French doors and windows next to the living room...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard 2017
Feb 1 - Mar 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Merrie Monarch Festival
Apr 16 - Apr 22, 2017
5 night min stay
$490

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Special Offer
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$395

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Merrie Monarch Festival
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2018
5 night min stay
$690
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $375 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

The rates quoted are for 1-2 guests. For 3 or more guests, an additional $30 is charged per person per night.

Total tax of 13.416% includes GET of 4.166% & TAT of 9.25%

Cleaning fee is $375.00

State Tax ID W43717092-01


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hilo Bay Cafe
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coconut Island Golf
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 11
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
downtown Hilo restaurants
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coconut Island, Richardson Beach

Car: Recommended

This grand Victorian house is located by the historic Hilo downtown on the Reeds Island, a hidden jewel of Hawaii Big Island. In the old time, royal families occupied the prestigious island with Wailuku River running at the back yard and tropical rain forest covering the grounds. Surrounded by the natural beauty and wild lives, this beautiful house is placed on the National Registry for Historic Places.

Built by the British banker Thomas Guard in 1916, the property is all grandeur, elegance, and tranquility. The gracious living room has large sliding picture window framing the magnificent canopy of nature across the River. Spacious dining room and family/TV room are always inviting. The enclosed Lanai has large French windows and door, ideal for office and creative work. Four spacious bedrooms and open balcony on the second floor face the waterfalls and downtown Hilo Bay. Kitchen is updated as well as the washer and dryer in the roomy basement.

Enjoy your breakfast and lunch out on the front lanai is a treat!--a precious time watching native birds and tropical plants.

The refined landscape garden ground has been meticulously cared for by our gardeners. Every direction offers lush green and tropical colors.

If you are seeking for beauty, relaxation and tranquility, this is the right place!

3 minutes to historic downtown with authentic fine dining and famous Hilo Farmers’ Market; 8 minutes to the Coconut Island and Japanese Garden; 15 minutes to Hilo Airport; 15 minutes to the Akaka Falls; 4 minutes to the Rainbow Falls; 30 minutes to National Volcano Park; walking distance to Waianuenue Avenue where local schools, churches, shops and library reside…

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: I was born and raised in Beijing, China. Graduated from Peking University in 1983 with a degree in English Literature. Upon graduation I became an English teacher at university. I met my American husband on campus. We have been living in US for 29 years. This exquisite property surrounded by natural wonders is our sanctuary. Tranquility, beauty and pure air calm the body and mind and uplift the soul...

Why Hilo, HI, USA:
This is one of the most beautiful homes in Hilo. If you love beauty, refinement and tranquility, this is the place!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Reeds Island where the house locates is an exclusive community between two volcano rivers. Beautiful homes and fine neighbors are embracing and loving. Tropical rain forests and wildlife lie in every direction. A walk on the island is a step into natural beauty. It's ten minutes walk to historic Hilo downtown where boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and Farmers Market line the streets. Beeches, parks and Japanese garden are minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Photos

  • National Registry of Historic Places. 1916

    National Registry of Historic Places. 1916

  • Front door entry with dining area to the left and the living room to the right.

    Front door entry with dining area to the left and the living room to the right.

  • Entrance to home

    Entrance to home

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • River Suite, next to the Wailuku river (Room 1 King)

    River Suite, next to the Wailuku river (Room 1 King)

  • Queen bedroom suite next to river.

    Queen bedroom suite next to river.

  • The Palm Room located on the ground level next to the dining room and river.

    The Palm Room located on the ground level next to the dining room and river.

  • Original oil paintings and art in rooms with antique furnishings and decor.

    Original oil paintings and art in rooms with antique furnishings and decor.

  • Veranda area with dining, office desk and art studio.

    Veranda area with dining, office desk and art studio.

  • Bathroom view of King Suite

    Bathroom view of King Suite

  • Double full beds

    Double full beds

  • Wailuku river and falls running next to the Hilo House.

    Wailuku river and falls running next to the Hilo House.

  • Fully-stocked kitchen

    Fully-stocked kitchen

  • The lanai

    The lanai

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Stairs to 4 bedroom suites with private baths. Porch upstairs.

    Stairs to 4 bedroom suites with private baths. Porch upstairs.

  • Queen bedroom suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

    Queen bedroom suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

  • Queen bedroom suite

    Queen bedroom suite

  • Living room area on ground floor

    Living room area on ground floor

  • Living room with fireplace and entrance to veranda.

    Living room with fireplace and entrance to veranda.

  • Luxury amenities made by Malie in Hawaii. Fresh linens and towels provided.

    Luxury amenities made by Malie in Hawaii. Fresh linens and towels provided.

  • Bathroom view of queen room

    Bathroom view of queen room

  • Queen bed in the basement. This level includes the living room and television.

    Queen bed in the basement. This level includes the living room and television.

VRBO #479849

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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