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Reed's Island - Incredible Location - Yet Affordable

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Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2 - Registered: Hawaii ID#GE-148-952-6874-01

You already know that Reed's Island is the absolute best address in Hilo There are houses ( nice ones ) listed here for rent and getting great reviews. But do you really need to spend $ 400 to $ 600 per night to stay here? - if you are only a couple that is way more than you need to spend for a wonderful experience.

Although this apartment is attached to a larger house, it is NOT a private room in a house. It is a completely independent and separate private apartment which shares nothing with the main house - it has a totally separate and private entrance. Has its own private large bathroom and kitchenette. There is no part which is shared with the main house. This B&B is newly on the market, all new construction, and a Terrific location - check it out.

The space is 520 sq ft in size, with a new queen size bed. The kitchen area is a kitchenette, no full size oven and full size rangetop - but rather a compact rangetop, a convection oven, toaster, blender, full coffee grinding and preparing gear, an outdoor propane stovetop, full size refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery. Really everything you will need. There is a clothes washer and clothes dryer. There is a large HD TV, with cable and streaming Netflix and Amazon movies. WiFi internet.

Reeds Island is the best location in Hilo It is where the Hawaiian royalty chose to live - our street, Kaiulani St, is named after princess Kaiulani who resided here. It is also where the wealthy landowners of old Hawaii chose to live. It is very private and secluded, cut off from the rest of Hilo by being on an Island in the Wailuku River. The road is a dead end, so traffic here is very low. It is totally surrounded by thick jungle - you cannot see any of Hilo and hear nothing but nature sounds. And yet - it is so close to old downtown Hilo that you can walk there if you wish, in only 15 minutes (3 minutes by car ).

Our apartment is the only rental that we have. It is newly constructed, on the ground floor attached to our home. Your door opens directly to view the primary lower waterfall on the Wailuku River, just downstream from the famous Rainbow Falls. This waterfall is directly outside of your door, about 50 feet below the apartment - gorgeous!

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About owner/property manager

Business professional. Long time Hawaii resident -very familiar with most of Hawaii.


Hilo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Reed's Island - Incredible Location - Yet Affordable
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

Super nice place, super nice owners and BEAUTIFUL view!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, with many nice little courteous touches. Liked the size, the furnishings, the supplies, the breakfast items, The View from the porch! It was all super nice and I think I’ve found my favorite place for when I come back here for work again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and view!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Hilo area and this place was a good home base to explore from. Plus the outdoor seating area was awesome!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous view, neat accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth place we've stayed in Hilo over the last few years. It's our favorite! The view of the river is incredible! The apartment is well furnished, being both visually appealing and comfortable. Although there was no air conditioning, the fans kept us cool, if a little sticky--it poured down rain for 3 of our 4 days. The location close to downtown Hilo is also very good. We had a rental Minivan and parking was a little tight, but Gary came out and told us his technique for getting out of the spot and it worked just fine. Finally the food's left in the refrigerator for us for our breakfast were both delicious and convenient.

We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Hilo.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We didn't spend much time here (one night), but it was a great place to stop on our windward side of the island exploration day. This property is located in a gorgeous neighborhood really close to town with a far away feeling. The creek and greenery around it are so pretty, and the special touches in the room were great.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and homey! Attention to details made this a stellar place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Location was ideal! The roaring river outside our door was stunning! Egyptian cotton sheets, French press for coffee, eggs, juice and more breakfast supplies. Our hosts thought of everything and more to make their place a top notch place to stay. I highly recommend...

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value and location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our 5-night stay. Breakfast items in the fridge were a nice touch! On the first day we stopped at Safeway near the Hilo airport and bought some groceries and booze. We loved sitting outside with the beautiful view (just bring bug spray and/or clothes that cover up your tasty skin). I ran every morning and felt safe (just be careful crossing the crosswalks in Hilo!). The house is on a beautiful uphill street with lots of landscaping and other pretty homes. It was nice having a washer and dryer at the house. We never saw the owners, so if you are questioning whether you will have privacy with them living upstairs, you will - no worries. We did the volcano bike and hike and saw a crazy amount of active lava flow and enjoyed drinks and dinner at Kaleo’s in Pahoa. We also did the Manta Ray snorkeling in Kona with Big Island Divers and there were 6 or 7 mantas swimming and flipping underneath us. Just under a mile away (walking distance or about a $6 Uber) is Cronnie’s (we went there for beer, lunch, and the football game), Jackie Rey’s (went there twice for drinks and dinner), Cafe Pesto (went there one for drinks and lunch), and Conscious Culture Cafe (went there once for a yummy healthy lunch). You’re a short drive away from Rainbow Falls, the Banyan trees, and the boiling pots. We also went to the botonical gardens and it was well worth the $20 admittance.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Refundable Damage Deposit $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.