Traditional Home in Hilo's Waterfall District - Stylish, Spacious & Affordable!
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- 1640 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Game Room:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 - Jan 13, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2017
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $175
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 13.425%
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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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.
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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A Charming Hawaiian Home nestled in lush landscape
Cook family meals in the fully equipped light and bright kitchen.
Comfortable dining room
Charming Hawaiian details through out the house
Master Bedroom is cool and relaxing
Lovely Single with ensuite just off the kitchen
Spacious space for this queen bed and futon bedroom
Outdoor dining and fresh air on the spacious Lanai
Large Rumpus room below with ping pong and loads of space
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?
Orchids growing in the lush tropical yard
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
Large family space for tv viewing, games or relaxing
Need to work from home? This quaint desk space is the ideal spot!
Simple elegance and Hawaiian art
Spacious single with plenty of storage
Peaceful Serenity in this beautiful double
Large Lanai with fantastic Ocean and Mauna Kea views
Tether Ball in the citrus garden
The best part is the tree house for the kids or the kid in you.
Outdoor shower for leaving the beach outside
One of our many friendly gecko visitors
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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