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Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties in the World - the Falls at Reed's Island

(70 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 6

The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.

Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet - properties with a view. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world, Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Times - 'Secluded Retreats on the Big Island' and was featured on the TV special - 'Around the World in 80 Homes' produced by the Fine Living Channel.


Historically home for the Hawaiians was not on the beach, they lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing, inspirational, serene. Legend has it that Reed’s Island, (original name “Koloiki”) was the play ground of the Alii. You will be staying in what seems to be deep in a rain forest, but just a mile up river of Hilo Bay, where a Hawaiian King spent his time.


Guest comments from Honolulu - “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have loved the experience of this magical place. The soothing cascades of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and so many colors of green just overload the senses and provide an unimagined tranquility. Steve told us of this paradise - but even he could not prepare us for this setting. From dawn to dark we have been captive and can only speak in low voices as if not to break the spell. Thank you for sharing this all with us. We leave with memories and feelings that will last forever. Much aloha”

Reed's Island is a Hilo neighborhood where the wealthy built their homes in a bygone era, and it still holds that reputation today. You will enjoy a two and a quarter acre estate located at the very end of the island's only road, giving it the most prestigious and secluded setting on the island - “You will feel like being on a private island”.

The Falls at Reed's Island is about 1 mile from old historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay “The Beautiful Bayside City”. The land is more vertical than horizontal, a sliver with about 700' of frontage on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the State. It is protected by a fragment of State land on its side away from the river, and the land across the river is protected by a conservation easement. You will feel like you are deep in the rain forest, although just outside of downtown Hilo.

Amenities: Phone, wifi, cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, hot and cold soaking tubs, full kitchen, sub zero refrigerator, ice maker, kitchen aid range, dishwasher, two sinks, cooking utensils, all linens including beach towels, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, washer and dryer, Weber Gas BBQ.

Activities: Active volcano, hiking, biking, golfing, fitness center, horseshoes, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling & diving, boating, surfing.
Area: Located 10 min from the Hilo International Airport and 30 min from Volcanoes National Park.
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Owner

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Not recommended for children of a certain age, due to safety concerns around the upper terraces....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside works...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet

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  • Private bathroom in each bedroom.

Other Amenities

  • Hot and cold soaking tubs in screen area. Security camera in public area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Trade Library - paper backs ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    1 mile to Hilo Bay. Best snorkeling is Richardson's Beach park 6.3 miles...moreless

  • River:

    750' of Wailuku River frontage. 25' waterfall right in the yard....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    750' of Wailuku River, largest river in Hawaii. Private walkway to the river 87 steps....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Kitchen, Dining & Family room all in one pavilion ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Laptop in office (lower level). Adult use only...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Direct dialing for calls to US Mainland, inter-island, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, Hong Kong and India...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    House and parking area is 450' into the property....moreless

  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Modem/Router ...moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Sub Zero Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Kitchen Aid Range, Dishwasher, Two Sinks, Cooking Utensils...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Kitchen Aid Gas range with electric oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    50' screened lanai connecting the three pavilions...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

5
from 70 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 (2 nt, 3 nt when open)
May 3 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$365
$2,485

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $41 per night, per additional guest

Merrie Monarch
Apr 1 - Apr 5, 2018
5 night min stay
$465

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $41 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$365
$2,485

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $41 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $225 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

Happy to book 2 or 3 nights if they are open between two other bookings. Does not include any open periods 4 nights or more.

* Plus $41 for each additional occupant (older than 2 years old on check in) per night. (Undeclared additional guest $60/nt). If child is 2 years or younger at time of visit do not list in the guest count just indicate in your email, affects Homeaway's service fee.

Cleaning fee $225

Taxes totaling 13.416%: [GET of 4.166 & TAT 9.25]

$1,000 refundable security deposit, $2000 for Event bookings

Booking for 8 or more nights and for Events (such as Weddings)

Payment is in four parts*;

1. $650 (plus Homeaway’s service fee) to reserve the dates,

2. 40% of the balance due 180 days prior to the check in date,

3. balance due 90 days prior to the check in date and

4. Security Deposit payable at 15 days prior to check in.

* This can be set up after if you book directly via Homeaway’s program.

State Tax ID TA-054-635-1104-01


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Pesto
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coconut Island

Car: Recommended

East side of the Big Island, Hawaii. Great location for visits to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Owners are Jack and Jane Stevenson. Jack is a fourth generation Hawaii resident. His great grandparents came from Germany in 1882, straight to Kauai. Jane has lived in Hawaii over 50 years. They grew up on Oahu and spent 14 years on Kauai before moving to the Big Island when they purchased the property and created “The Falls at Reed's Island”. They have fallen in love with Hilo in the last ten years. Think that Hilo feels like Honolulu did in the fifties. They love the verdant green side of the Island and all the beautiful rivers and streams. They live in an historic house just five minutes from The Falls. Jack is very active in the Rotary Club of South Hilo. Jane spends time on historic preservation. Jack is an avid scuba diver, who only recently sold his dive boat.

Why the Owner Chose Hilo, HI, USA:
The property was a private vacation home designed and built by two Architects, from San Francisco. Upon the death of one the property was put on the market. We purchased the property because of its simplistic beauty, and by the way it has a 25' waterfall right in the yard. Jane and I converted it to a vacation rental.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • Only you and your guests on the property.

    Only you and your guests on the property.

  • View from the room

    View from the room

  • South yard

    South yard

  • Exterior from the waterfall end

    Exterior from the waterfall end

  • Family/Dining/Kitchen Pavilion

    Family/Dining/Kitchen Pavilion

  • Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Lanai joining the 3 paviloins

    Lanai joining the 3 paviloins

  • Guest photo - J. Moore

    Guest photo - J. Moore

  • Walkway to soaking tubs

    Walkway to soaking tubs

  • left-free wifi, right private bath each bedroom

    left-free wifi, right private bath each bedroom

  • Hawk Eye View

    Hawk Eye View

  • Right in the yard - 25' waterfall

    Right in the yard - 25' waterfall

  • Hot and Cold soaking tubs

    Hot and Cold soaking tubs

  • Over 700' of River Front

    Over 700' of River Front

  • Entry Area & Parking

    Entry Area & Parking

  • Master - King Bed

    Master - King Bed

  • Bedroom #3 - King Bed (or as two twins)

    Bedroom #3 - King Bed (or as two twins)

  • Lanai - West End

    Lanai - West End

  • TV area looking East

    TV area looking East

  • Ancient riverbed now a garden

    Ancient riverbed now a garden

  • Office with laptop, WiFi, & printer. Plus bunk beds

    Office with laptop, WiFi, & printer. Plus bunk beds

  • North Terrace

    North Terrace

  • Walkway to the river

    Walkway to the river

VRBO #6024

This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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