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Gorgeous! The Waterfall Retreat At Reed's Island

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home Perched Above Hilo's Most Spectacular Wailuku Falls


The breathtaking Waterfall Retreat at Reed’s Island is a spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in the exclusive area of Reed’s Island in Hilo. The home is only a few minutes from downtown Hilo but it feels like a private paradise retreat with a stunning river and falls right outside your window. The tropical rainforest views, Wailuku river and falls and natural beauty make this home a one-of-a-kind vacation destination.

This home has many luxury features: The living room has large windows and sliding doors that showcase the extraordinary rainforest with picturesque views of the waterfall and Wailuku river. We have installed new flooring throughout the house. You may enjoy your meals in front of waterfall out on the lanai, a relaxing area on the 700 sq ft pinewood deck.

While you are on the lanai, you may enjoy the view of the well-landscaped tropical garden, the colorful flowers and plants, feel the tender-green, soft Korean Grass, and listening to nature’s symphony: the tree-frog’s greeting, the waterfall flowing and the birds singing.

Kitchen is stocked with dishes and cookware for any cooking enthusiast. Coffee and herbal teas provided for guests. The bathrooms are furnished with clean and new linens, soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer.

Other amenities include flat screen tv, washer and dryer and parking for 3-4 cars.

Relax and stay here at the magical Waterfall Retreat at Reed’s island, an experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

From the house, you can walk to downtown Hilo where there are a variety of restaurants, the best farmer’s market in Hawaii, Hilo Public Library, post office, and churches. A few minutes drive to Liliuokalani Garden, Banyan Drive, Coconut Island, approximately 3 minutes to Rainbow Falls, 14 minutes to Hilo Airport, 16 minutes to the well-known Nani Mau Botanical Garden, 20 minutes to Akaka Falls, and 30 minutes to Hawaii’s Volcano National Park

The home will not be shared with any other guests and the home is used exclusively as a vacation rental.

The one time cleaning fee for the house is $175.00. There is an extra guest fee after 4 guests of $25-35 per person per night.

The WATERFALLS RETREAT at Reed's Island is cared for by Suzy and Peter Sternlicht. As our guests, we would be happy to help you find the best places to visit and we look forward to helping make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to inquire if you have any questions. Thank you!

Guests may call us at any time if there are problems with the home. Guests may call or contact us with questions about the place or places to visit at any reasonable time. The managers live a few minutes away from the property.

The neighborhood is minutes from downtown Hilo but because of its private and exclusive location, you feel like you are in a distant and tropical retreat.

There is parking for 3-4 cars.

Please note, there is a hot tub on premises but it is not working and it is not offered as an amenity. The home is also located on a cliff overlooking a river. There is a partial area that is not fenced. Please know that the owner is not liable for any injures that may occur if guests attempt to walk near the edge or climb down the cliff. Owner’s personal injury liability only applies to registered guests. Additional visitors to this property do so at their own risk.


Suzy Sternlicht

(818) 521-5023

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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • @ bathrooms located upstairs and one bathroom with shower located on the main level. Each bathroom has shampoo, conditioner,body wash and moisturizer. Hairdryer in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , converted from the office space
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous! The Waterfall Retreat At Reed's Island
average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews

Stunning! Perfect location to unwind, forget your troubles, and just be.

  • 5 of 5

PROS: The view and sound of the moving river from the back lanai really takes the cake on this property; immediately putting each of us in a state of awwwe. There, we were met with nature at it's finest. Truly breath-taking and the best part of our stay at this property. This audio experience traveled throughout this spacious house. The square footage offered us time to entertain, at the same time, much privacy. The property manager, Suze, was very gracious, sweet, and welcoming!!! Thank you Suze :))

CONS: We were a bit disappointed at the ammenities, which did not match the 5-star level of this property. Little things that make a vacation easy and seamless such as having enough towels, a wine bottle opener that works, extra trash bags where you would expect to find them, an outdoor grill!, etc...

In any event, what a fabulous place!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Raynette, Thank you so much for your feedback, I will work to address your well founded observations! I find it so helpful when guests let me know what's not perfect in the house, thank you again! Suzy
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Bend, Oregon, Portland Oregon, Missoula Montana and Berkely Calif.

Great property for a family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay on the river. The house size was perfect for our 7 adults and the setting was lovely, with great outdoor spaces to enjoy it.

Suzy was very welcoming and attentive. We appreciated the box of goodies she brought to help us celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.

The interior of the house (carpets and paint) could use a little love and the kitchen could use some serving bowls, but neither of those thing interfered with our good time.

The location is walkable to downtown and the farmers market was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie, I'm glad you had a good time staying at the house. I am implementing many of the changes you recommended. We are redoing the floors and after that a new coat of paint. I already purchased new bowls, so please know we are well stocked on that account. I really appreciate your feedback! Please come visit us again. Mahalo Suzy
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Los Gatos, CA

Gorgeous house with incredible view

  • 3 of 5

The good...

Large well laid out house.

Great river views and sounds.

Best location and street in Hilo.

Beautiful yard; quiet neighbors.

The not so good...

Less than responsive communications with owner; still waiting for property damage refund after one week with no response via email, text, or phone.

Plastic house plants and dirty carpet unbecoming in such a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Perfect quiet neighborhood close to town

  • 4 of 5

Great location, loved the sound of the falls, accommodations comfortable like home. Some musty smell, spots on carpet but overall a great place. Would stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Amazing home, just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely awesome time at the waterfall retreat. The house is in a beautiful location, 20 mins walk from the waterfront but that was perfect for us. We are from Australia so the presence of some bugs and lizards was not a concern at all... Was just like being at home! The frogs at night time lulled us to sleep and it was lovely and cool with the windows open. House was very clean, everything we needed was provided, and Nicole was a pleasure to deal with.

Mahalo for giving us the opportunity to stay in your gorgeous property, we will book here again next time for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Wonderful experience

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful and special location, as promised.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Suzanne Sternlicht
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved the house from the moment we walked in and enjoyed this beautiful house thoroughly! It’s on a quiet lane of homes yet so conveniently close to Hilo town, farmers’ markets, and other activities. We enjoyed cooking in the gorgeous kitchen, and dining in the house and on the deck. It was so nice to just sit on the deck and watch the Wailuku river flow by – we will always remember the beautiful waterfalls! The photos on the website accurately portray this lovely house, which is charming and beautiful, immaculate, so comfortably furnished, with a well equipped kitchen. The entire house is so tastefully decorated. Kristie’s paintings are especially beautiful, adding the island touch. Our hosts were always there for us. George contacted us as soon as we booked, offering any assistance, and Kristie was so kind as to accommodate our very early arrival with a warm greeting, and was always available, responding quickly to any questions we had. We certainly look forward to a return visit!
Oct 2013
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Nearest Airport
4.8 Miles
Hilo International airport ITO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jackie Reys
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hilo Municipal and Naniloa Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Hilo restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Coconut Island, Richardson Beach
Car: recommended

The Waterfall Retreat at Reed's island is located in one of Hilo's most private and exclusive locations. Nestled between two flowing rivers, Reed's island is the perfect location for privacy and convenience.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.41%

Additional guests after 4 is $35. per person per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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