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Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties In The World - The Falls at Reed's Island

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

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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More Details

Owner
Jack Stevenson
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jack Stevenson

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 fell in love with Hilo immediately. 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.

Jack Stevenson purchased this house in 2000

Why Jack Stevenson chose Hilo

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most wonderful stay at this very special place. We are grateful to both of you for keeping the integrity of the house as Tom and David made it. It has been a poignant visit, thinking of our friends as they envisioned this place and the enormous amount of work it took to create this vision.

We did go out and about to Volcano which is truly amazing, the botanical garden and other explorations but what I really wanted to do was stay here and soak up this place. My husband was writing a good portion of this stay and the house and the outdoors provided a calming and perfect refuge. We’ve taken advantage of trying out many different places to eat while we visited this side of the Island: Miyo’s (great home style Japanese cooking), Sombat’s Thai, Kaleo’s Bar & Grill – Yum, Pahoa, Café Ono-Volcano, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen , Hilo – All of these places served really good food. Make sure to visit the Farmer’s Market in Hilo – we were able to buy white pineapples and other wonderful tropical fruits. Thank you so much.
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. We do have a cancellation policy, 90 days prior to check in, Review rental agreement. 2. Events or stays of 8 or more nts (cont'd next rule)
  • A $650 reservation deposit required. Balance for your stay is payable as follows 40% 6 months out, balance 3 months prior. (SD $2000 for Events)
  • Undeclared guests
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Private bathroom in each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , or two twins
  • Each bedroom has private bathroom. Great views from all bedrooms. Bedroom 3 (set as king or two twins).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hot and cold soaking tubs in screen area. Security camera in public area.

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Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties In The World - The Falls at Reed's Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 119 reviews
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Had our wedding at this beautiful house, loved Falling asleep to the sounds of the waterfall and nature. We hope to someday return and enjoy again :)

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary!

  • 5 of 5

"Shangri-la in the middle of a working class city" only begins to describe this beUtiful property. We'very had stays at lovely accommodations around the world but none compare to this.private 2.5 acre enclosure. The owners are super; nothing is left to chance. Accolades are richly deserved.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Almost Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to tell you how absolutely beautiful this property is. I have stayed in numerous VRBO properties over the last several years, but this one beats them all. We had three couples, which was perfect. All of the bedrooms had beautiful views, and there own bathroom. The big picture windows in the kitchen area that looked down at the waterfall was breathtaking!! So awesome to come home at the end of the day to that view! We actually just relaxed at the property for two full days & enjoyed ourselves. Jack, the owner, had music playing & beautiful flowers & a welcome basket for us on our arrival. He was wonderful to deal with, made everything so easy, I would definitely rent this property again. I am writing this while in my second VRBO rental in Pahoa, missing the Falls at Reeds Island! Thank you Jack for everything, can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a one of a kind custom built gem, and the multi-acreage lush grounds put 5 star resorts to shame. The property is completely private and secluded (there were moments where we felt like the only 2 people in the world). The stay was rejuvenating (I've never been so content to just do nothing). The owners take great attention to detail. We've been all over the islands - this is possibly the best rental on the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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It was magical!

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about this property, from the home architecture to the surrounding.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your spectacular home with us. We were in a trance as we entered the wonderfully laid out home. Everything from the soft lights, lilting music, sound of flowing water, chirping of the birds enhanced the experience. It was like living in tropical rainforest minus the humidity and the insects, animals. My husband and daughter both claimed that this was a house of their dreams. The architecture , how seamlessly the house blended with the surroundings had our minds blown. Thank you for the treats you left for us and all the little touches added to the home to make our stay comfortable. We hope to be back sometime , and stay for longer so we can re-live our moments in the beautiful home. It will stay in a cherished part of our memories until then. Thank you once again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.42%

3 nights $375/nt*
4 to 6 nights $365/nt*
7 + nights $355/nt*

* Posted rates are for the first couple. There is a $45 fee per additional guest per night subject to a three night minimum (2 night min if booking is for 2 nights). Undeclared additional guest fee is $100/guest/nt. If child is 2 years or younger at time of visit fee does not apply. Do not list in the guest count just indicate in your email, as it affects Homeaway's service fee. If we have a two night opening between two other bookings, we may be able to provide a two night stay, subject to any planned maintenance.

Cleaning fee $225
Taxes totaling 14.416%: [GET of 4.166 & TAT 10.25],
Additional Security Deposit of $2000 for Event bookings (in addition to property damage policy). Plus an Event fee of $250 if stay is less than 4 nights.

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 15 days prior to check in.

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

State Tax ID TA-054-635-1104-01
See our Rental Agreement for our cancellation Policy. We do have a partial refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund