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Traditional Home in Hilo's Waterfall District - Stylish, Spacious & Affordable!

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A Charming Hawaiian Home nestled in lush landscape

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

E komo mai (welcome!) to this traditional 1940s Hawaiian home in Hilo, the cultural center of the island of Hawai’i. Here, your family or group can hang loose and absorb the spirit of aloha (the joyful sharing of life) while you explore the tropical side of our entrancing island, including the Hamakua Coast and Volcano National Park. The house is located just a few minutes from famous sites, including Rainbow Falls, Pe'epe'e Falls, the Boiling Pots rapids, and Kaumana Cave (an extinct lava tube). Nearby hiking trails also allow exploration of secluded swimming holes and waterfalls.

Outside, the expansive lanai is a vacation unto itself with views of Hilo Bay on the horizon to the east and a view of Mauna Kea peeking above the jungle treetops to the west. The house rests on a lovely palm-fringed half acre, populated by geckos, mongooses, mynah birds and wild chickens that occasionally leave the gift of fresh eggs. Let the song of tree frogs send you to sleep, and roosters rouse you for another exciting day. Enjoy preparing citrus, lychee, papaya, taro, and several varieties of bananas that grow in the yard, while your keiki (children) play in the backyard’s large tree house that is every child’s dream – but not so high to be a parent’s nightmare!

Inside, the main living space is on the second floor, inviting the gentle trade winds to flow throughout. Four bedrooms and two full baths, eat-in kitchen, and spacious living room provide accommodations for up to 10 people. The house is stocked with soaps, linens, and beach towels for your convenience, as well as games, and books about Hawaiian topics (including travel, children’s books, novels, and local cookbooks) for your enjoyment. Downstairs is an enormous rumpus room with ping pong table and a Hawaiian motif stone mosaic floor that is original to the house. Also downstairs is an additional half bath, laundry facilities, and an outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach.

This property is conveniently located just 3 miles from downtown Hilo’s museums and restaurants and 4-5 miles from Hilo’s airport and best snorkeling, at Richardson’s Beach. Not to be missed is a trip to Mauna Kea’s Visitor Center for night stargazing (free, open until 10pm nightly), just 30 miles away. It is also an easy 25-mile drive for a convenient day trip to Volcano National Park. On another day, take a leisurely drive north on the Hamakua Coast to visit the amazing Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (9 miles), or the historic sugar industry towns of Honomu (13 miles) and Honoka’a (43 miles). Take the Saddle Road across the island’s center 75 miles to reach Kona’s airport and beaches beyond.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent is 21. A valid identification may be required. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    They will love chasing geckos, picking fruit, playing in the yard, (especially the tree house), or playing ping pong....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Mauna Loa: 1 queen

    features a mango wood dresser and island style bench...moreless

  • Mauna Kea: 1 queen

    features a spacious closet w/ built in shelving...moreless

  • Hualalai: 1 double

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  • Kohala: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The futon is Japanese style and best suited for a child....moreless

  • All four bedrooms are located in the upstairs in close proximity to the kitchen, baths and living areas. In addition to the four main beds, we provide a queen blow up mattress, a twin Japanese style futon, and two children's sleeping bags....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    located on the lower floor near the game room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    located on the lower floor near laundry facilities...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Don't miss the fantastic tree house located in the backyard of the home. Complete with electricity, this tree house will occupy both children and fun loving adults for hours and hours....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Variety of travel books, novels, children's books, and cook books with local themes....moreless

  • Game Room:

    The enormous rumpus room is located in the downstairs portion of the house. There is a ton of space for the children to play games or enjoy the new ping pong table....moreless

  • Games:

    We have provided several fun board games for you to enjoy....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    A new, flat screen television is available in the livinng area....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Looking north from the spacious lanai, you can see towering Mauna Kea at its impressive 13,800 feet....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    At nearly 800 feet elevation, the home offers a lovely view of the Hilo coastline on the horizon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Just off the kitchen is the incredible lanai. Partially covered, this is a great place to dine on the beautiful, teak dining table or enjoy a cocktail on one of the lounge chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

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

    Features a comfortable place to relax and visit with friends or family. A new, flat screen television and basic cable programming are provided and you can link to your hulu or netflix accounts....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ample, off street parking for four to five vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Both the washer and dryer are located in the spacious, downstairs laundry area....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The fabulous, upper deck is partially covered. It offers two comfortable lounge chairs as well as a spectacular, teak dining table....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    What a fun treehouse! In the backyard of the home you will find one of the neatest treehouses in Hilo. Complete with electricity, this jewel will occupy the kids for hours and hours....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Walk throughout the lush lawn and pick your own fresh fruits straight from our many producing trees....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Season
Dec 17 - Jan 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$180
$1,190

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Merrie Monarch
Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
$1,700

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$990 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.425%

Notes:

RESERVATIONS FOR THE WEEK OF THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO A 120 DAY CANCELLATION POLICY. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN WITHIN 120 DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
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1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Liko Lehua Cafe 77 Kaumana Drive 808-935-727
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Richardson Beach State Park

Car: Necessary

The Island of Hawaii has so much to see and do! If you love beaches, we have a black sand beach nearby, and even a fabulous green sand beach on the island. Want a change of pace? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a short 30 minute drive away. There you can explore the fabulous Visitor Center, Art Gallery, lava tubes or possibly take a nice hike. There are short 15 minute hikes or if you are feeling even more adventurous, take an overnight hike throughout this incredible national park.

Yes, great surfing and stand up paddle boarding are popular local hobbies as well. Boards and snorkel equipment can be rented at several local shops.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: Our family of three has roots in Cuba, and we deeply appreciate the welcome we have received in our adopted island home of Hawai’i. When in Hawai’i, our talented 11-year-old daughter studies ukulele with local teachers and joins in kanikapila (traditional group jam sessions).

Why Hilo, HI, USA:
This house is perfect if you want to avoid the tourist crowds, soak up the laid back Hawaiian lifestyle, and explore.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have provided Hawai'i travel guides, novels and children's books set in Hawaii, as well as a collection of local cookbooks. Why not harvest taro, lychee or papaya from the yard and try preparing a local recipe? For more ingredients, visit the famous farmer's market in downtown Hilo any day.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • A Charming Hawaiian Home nestled in lush landscape

    A Charming Hawaiian Home nestled in lush landscape

  • Cook family meals in the fully equipped light and bright kitchen.

    Cook family meals in the fully equipped light and bright kitchen.

  • Comfortable dining room

    Comfortable dining room

  • Charming Hawaiian details through out the house

    Charming Hawaiian details through out the house

  • Master Bedroom is cool and relaxing

    Master Bedroom is cool and relaxing

  • Lovely Single with ensuite just off the kitchen

    Lovely Single with ensuite just off the kitchen

  • Spacious space for this queen bed and futon bedroom

    Spacious space for this queen bed and futon bedroom

  • Outdoor dining and fresh air on the spacious Lanai

    Outdoor dining and fresh air on the spacious Lanai

  • Large Rumpus room below with ping pong and loads of space

    Large Rumpus room below with ping pong and loads of space

  • Walk throughout the lush yard and pick your own lemons, oranges, papaya, bananas

    Walk throughout the lush yard and pick your own lemons, oranges, papaya, bananas

  • What tree house would be complete without a tree growing through it?

    What tree house would be complete without a tree growing through it?

  • Orchids growing in the lush tropical yard

    Orchids growing in the lush tropical yard

  • This beautiful, Hawaiian style home offers ample room and tons of fun for all.

    This beautiful, Hawaiian style home offers ample room and tons of fun for all.

  • Enjoy morning coffee and plan your day in this bright space

    Enjoy morning coffee and plan your day in this bright space

  • Large family space for tv viewing, games or relaxing

    Large family space for tv viewing, games or relaxing

  • Need to work from home?  This quaint desk space is the ideal spot!

    Need to work from home? This quaint desk space is the ideal spot!

  • Simple elegance and Hawaiian art

    Simple elegance and Hawaiian art

  • Spacious single with plenty of storage

    Spacious single with plenty of storage

  • Peaceful Serenity in this beautiful  double

    Peaceful Serenity in this beautiful double

  • Large Lanai with fantastic  Ocean and Mauna Kea  views

    Large Lanai with fantastic Ocean and Mauna Kea views

  • Tether Ball in the citrus garden

    Tether Ball in the citrus garden

  • The best part is the tree house for the kids or the kid in you.

    The best part is the tree house for the kids or the kid in you.

  • Outdoor shower for leaving the beach outside

    Outdoor shower for leaving the beach outside

  • One of our many friendly gecko visitors

    One of our many friendly gecko visitors

VRBO #632223

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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