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Quiet, Private Apartment in walking distance of Rainbow Falls

Bedrooms 1
Space 865 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This spacious self-contained 1 bedroom apartment is located in walking distance from Rainbow Falls. Located on the ground floor of a private home surrounded by lush green lawns and well-tended gardens. It comes fully furnished with a queen-sized bed, a brand new TV set (cable and high-speed WiFi included) and kitchen amenities which includes a refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, large electric skillet, rice cooker, coffee maker, blender, electric tea kettle, toaster oven, dishes, pots, pans and utensils.

The property backs onto Kaumana Springs Reserve, which provides a green and restful backdrop to the garden setting where you can sit in the sun beside the spring-fed stream and watch tiny red crayfish as you recuperate from a busy day of sightseeing or work. Parking is conveniently located only steps away from the front entrance, well away from street traffic.

Bustling Hilo town is located a short 5 minute drive down Waianuenue Avenue where antique shops, fast food outlets, gyms, grocery stores and a wide variety of excellent restaurants – among them Japanese, Thai, French, Vietnamese, gourmet American and of course local Hawaiian style – are waiting to be discovered by you. The Hilo Farmer’s Market is a favorite for all visitors for fresh produce and beautiful flowers. Volcanoes National Park is within a 45 minute drive and Richardson Ocean Park with black sand beach is just a 20 minute drive while the Mauna Kea access road is a mere 25 miles from the apartment.

Other local attractions include:

Within 5 minutes drive or less: Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, the Lava Tube Cave, Lyman Museum and the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Within 10 minutes drive: Imiloa Astronomy Center, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Wailoa Arts Center and the access to the Saddle Road for crossing the Big Island.

Note: Regarding rates, the average nightly fee is $75 per night and it drops to $65 per night for stays exceeding 30 or more nights.

Come, stay, enjoy Hilo town and all the beauty of this amazing island.

More Details

Property Manager
Sandy Nutt
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Hilo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 865 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Recently renovated with a shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • One bedroom with a very comfy queen size bed. Sofa bed in living room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This 865 sq. ft. rental unit is located on the ground level with parking within a few feet from the front entrance.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Quiet, Private Apartment in walking distance of Rainbow Falls
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

We love this place

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay when visiting Hilo. We loved our visit. Apartment is very clean and comfortable, nicely decorated with an island flare and well supplied with everything you need for a short or extended visit. Island breezes, BBQ grill on deck, lemon and papaya fruit trees in the yard, stream with crawdads with a rain forest as a backdrop gives a real tropical ambiance. It is just uphill from the medical center and from downtown Hilo and near Rainbow Falls. Usually 5 degrees cooler than downtown Hilo (that's a good thing). Local beaches are near-by. Local cuisine is abundant and very good. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you as our guests and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. It's nice that you were able to get some of those yummy papaya's from the tree and enjoyed grilling outside in your own little oasis. You are right about all the great restaurants in the area with all those local flavors and locally grown ingredients. We look forward to when you are able to come back on another vacation to explore more of this beautiful island. Aloha and Mahalo
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Great location in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Great location and property. Perfect spot and the owner, Sandy, was great. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Country in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5

Felt like coming home. Night voices were quirky enough to be soothing. Not sure I wanted to know what made the evening serenade so interesting. The apartment was just the right size and the amenities were appreciated. Equipment for water sports were welcome. I never felt unsure or unsafe, which is a plus when one is a senior single traveler. I walked up to and/or down to both the Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls State Park sites which were each within a mile or less. I was here during Merrie Monarch and was able to access the venue, enjoy the extra attractions, and still come back to a welcoming home for the night.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate, comfortable, perfectly located spot to stay in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Hale Breadwood is the perfect place to stay in Hilo! My husband and I were there for four nights and very much enjoyed this one bedroom, immaculate and well-furnished spot. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood well away from the road, the apartment provided a very restful retreat after full days of visiting local attractions including Rainbow Falls, literally just down the road; the Hawaiian Vanilla Plantation; Volcanoes National Park, a very direct 45-minute drive, making it easy to visit the Park to see the volcano at night as well as during the day; the Hilo Farmers' Market; the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and many others. It's also very convenient to downtown Hilo for shopping and dining and to grocery stores and other large convenience stores should you need them. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen cozy but well stocked with anything you might need to prepare meals (we did only breakfasts and lunches). Sandy provided lots of helpful information in advance of our stay as well as when we arrived, and was available to answer any questions that came up and always responded promptly and in a most helpful and friendly manner. In typical Hawaiian fashion, we were asked to remove our shoes before coming into the apartment and Sandy even provided slippers for us just inside the door! I highly recommend staying at Hale Breadwood and would certainly do so again in a heartbeat should we find ourselves visiting Hilo again. Mahalo nui loa iā ʻoe, Sandy!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much at Hale Breadwood and on the island. We like to provide our guests with as much attraction information as possible before arriving to help with their planning. It certainly takes the pressure off of you when you have a plan already in place for your days so you can go and explore once you arrive. It sounds like you had a wonderful time enjoying Hilo and all the treasures it has to offer. We too enjoy the local produce and flowers at the farmers market along with the restaurants and shops downtown. You certainly had some wonderful adventures and memories to treasure. It was certainly a great pleasure to have such lovely guests and we would welcome you back anytime. Aloha and Mahalo
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Healdburg, CA

A good find

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Hale Breadwood. Spacious, convenient & well stocked. Sandy is super in communicating & very organized & detail with what to see & do. Thank you for sharing your delightful Home Away.

Nancy & Karl Seppi

No. Calif.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to share the apartment with you. It's very important to us that our guests feel prepared and are equipped for their trip to Hawaii. We know that there's a lot of planning involved, so we want to assist you in making your trip more relaxing. Being filled with information to decide where you want to explore and what fun you will have on your adventures will help you feel you more ready. Please come back and visit us anytime. Aloha and Mahalo
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Comfortable convenient apartment close to Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was well suited for a short term rental. Fully furnished with all needs. Mostly liked the proximity to Hilo and highways. We traveled the entire island over several days always each day returning easily to the apartment. Wished there had been a lanai for outdoor seating otherwise very good rental. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You certainly traveled a lot during your stay, you will need a vacation to rest up. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the apartment met your needs. I will look into getting some outside seating for you to enjoy by the stream. Aloha and Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
in Hilo
Nearest Beach
4.2 Miles
Coconut Island
Car: recommended

This lovely apartment is within a 7 minute drive of downtown Hilo where you will find fabulous restaurants, museums, shopping and beaches. Rainbow falls and Boiling Pots are less than a mile away.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.42%

For stays of 30 days or more, the cleaning fee is $110.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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