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Clean, Comfortable & Convenient Location in Hilo!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Newly renovated single level house on Kinoole Street in Hilo with Views of both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Lanai and patio with outdoor furniture. Great room has air conditioner. One queen-size bed, one full-size bed, three twin beds, two inflatable mattresses available. Bedrooms and hallwaycarpeted, and bathrooms ceramic tiled, two walk-in showers with bars for handicapped and bench/chair, one shower with bathtub; linens, goose down pillows and comforters, clock radio in each bedroom. Wide open great room (living room-office area-kitchen-dining area) with laminate and hardwood flooring; two sofas; steel desk, cable TV, internet connection. Separate utility room with washer and dryer. Spacious two car garage. Cleaning of linen and towels are included; tenants should clean their dishes and tidy up but should not wash linens (housekeeper will wash). No pets or smoking indoors.

All persons must register with names and addresses - no more than 9 people allowed. If there are more than 7 people, there will be a charge of $5 per extra person per night.

Two blocks from University of Hawaii Hilo; within five to 10 minutes of Downtown Hilo, airport, shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants, shopping, golf courses, beaches, anthurium and orchid nurseries, Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, Farmer's Market, Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, Wailoa River Park, Banyan Drive, Coconut Island, Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo, Nani Mau Gardens, Macadamia Nut farms, Lyman House Memorial Museum and Mission House, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Mokupapapa: Discovery Center for Hawaii's Remote Coral Reefs, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Imiloa astronomy center (University of Hawaii Hilo).

30 minutes to Volcano National Park and lava flows, 1 hour to Onizuka Center for International Astronomy on Mauna Kea.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About The Owner

I am a Distinguished Research Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. I was born in Hilo (Kilauea Avenue), attended Waikeawaena Elementary, Hilo Intermediate, Hilo High, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. I went on to continue my studies at Syracuse University, and did post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago and Bryn Mawr College.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Hilo

This is my Hilo home, which I purchased from my uncle when he moved to the mainland. It is on the property that my grandfather brought up his family, which was originally on one acre. My uncle built this house in the 50's and it now sits on 1/4 acre of the original property of my ancestors.

What makes this house unique

Renters have found that this home is located at a convenient place for them to visit relatives (or entertain them here), work on projects they come to Hilo to perform, and close to marketing, shopping, and places they want to visit around Hilo. They have commented on how open and lighted it is inside the house and enjoy the patio for relaxing and entertaining. They appreciate having the 3 bathrooms, the fully equipped kitchen and the cleanliness and upkeep.

The house is not directly on the street but backs up on the Waiakea High School playing field which is expansive and well maintained and neat - so it is quiet in the back of the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our group just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to rent your Kinoole Street house. WE LOVED IT! The location was perfect and it was so large and spacious that we never felt crowded. We couldn’t believe how well stocked and comfortable it was. It had a rice cooker and all the blankets we could use, plus utensils, kitchenware, etc.
Apr 2011
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) two inflatable/deflatable air mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking allowed only in garage/patio/lanai/outdoors Pets allowed only in garage/patio/lanai/outdoors


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Clean, Comfortable & Convenient Location in Hilo!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 25 reviews

The place to stay in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Everything you need and more. Very comfortable and clean. Convenient location. Highly recommended and would love to stay here whenever we travel to Hilo.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and spacious, everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Everything you need is provided. We had a large group and were so happy they were able to accommodate us. We highly recommend staying here and would definitely come back when in Hilo!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a pleasure to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

I have had the wonderful opportunity to stay here intermittently for several years & I am never disappointed! The house is situated up from the main road, so it's very quiet and private.

The house is very spacious and feels like home! A definite recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Very comfortable and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house that is right in the heart of Hilo. We were amazed at how quiet it was because we were just a few minutes from downtown on a fairly busy street. Amazed that we didn't need the air conditioning, open windows provided wonderful cross breeze. We have stayed in many vacation rentals and this is the best stocked kitchen we have seen to date. Absolutely everything we needed was at our finger tips. Beds and furniture were very comfortable. We would like to see just a few more soaps and paper products supplied, otherwise it was perfect. Any questions or issues were addressed right away. would recommend this house to everyone and will most likely try to rent it again on our next trek to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The PERFECT home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my team. We LOVED everything about the house and totally enjoyed our stay here...(SORRY FOR THE LATE POST) But we are starting to plan our stay in Hilo again for next year's Haili Volleyball Tournament and we are certainly considering staying here again! Everything was as advertised on the page and in pictures. We had the best time staying home and cooking and just bonding with one another. It was more than comfortable for the 8 of us! AWESOME PLACE...I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cozy home away from home centrally located in Hilo! Mahalo Linda and Edna!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kilauea to Naalehu

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo for the excellent accommodations. It was convenient to the Stake Center and provided all we needed to care for and house our granddaughters. The location was made it easy to travel to various appointments in Hilo town.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the email – I am happy my home was a kind of haven for you and those that stayed with you there.
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Car: recommended


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Tax Rate 12.42%

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