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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Hilo home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Returning for the third time to this quaint apartment feels like coming home to my own piece of paradise. I stayed 5 days and had everything I needed which included the provided eggs, muffins, juice, and jam for breakfast. There were also a couple papaya left by the welcoming hosts. I cooked some delicious meals in the kitchenette and enjoyed fresh brewed coffee (also provided) on the lanai while enjoying the Wailuku river waterfalls directly below. The apartment is always very clean and includes everything you need for your stay. I highly recommend it, and am already thinking about my return...again! Aloha

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Reed's Island fit our needs perfectly. It was like a visit to a rain forest. Private and secluded, yet five mins from the KTA.

We will be back!


  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were well organized and provided food for breakfast in the fridge. There were clear signs for where to park and how to find the door to the apartment. Beautiful view of the river.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

VERY nice neighborhood to stay in. Can walk into cute downtown Hilo if don't want to fight for parking. So centrally located, yet in a quiet, private neighborhood. Can't beat the view from the front door. Enjoyed many meals out on the patio. Apartment is just right for two and was stocked with everything we needed. Owners were very nice and left us to our privacy. Apartment is below the main house, so could hear floor activity through the ceiling in the mornings, but we were awake and to bed early enough it didn't disturb our sleep. The A/C was nice to have, but wasn't necessary in the cool evenings-we weren't really in the apartment during the hot daytime. A+, Truly paradise!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another week in PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

Just had my second visit to this beautiful Reed's Island getaway~feels like coming home in so many ways to include the warm welcome back from gracious hosts Gary & Vanessa.. The views and sounds are always amazing from your covered lanai and the apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay. So close to town, but yet still feels like a hideaway retreat. I was here for nearly a week and the only problem I have is it was not long enough. Mahalo for another great visit in a perfect piece of PARADISE! Aloha ~

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Real Gem

  • 4 of 5

This spacious apartment beneath a single family home is well equipped, clean, and comfortable. The best thing about it is it's location right on the Wailuku river. There is a waterfall right below the little lanai. It's only about a 3 minute drive to downtown Hilo. Gary & his daughters were great. They even brought us eggs one day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $16 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $95
Cleaning fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.4%

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.