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Reed's Island - Incredible Location - Yet Affordable

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2

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. There is air conditioning in the bedroom if you need it - seldom required in Hilo.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 grill, 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About owner/property manager

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Reed's Island - Incredible Location - Yet Affordable
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Don't miss out on wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

It was obvious from the time I booked that the owners are attentive, caring and thoughtful. My "Spot" was well identified and well appointed. The location is the best in Hilo, and walking to town and back is not a problem. I was a solo travelerette and was never uncomfortable being alone. Please give yourself a treat, have coffee by the river, a beer if you like, and enjoy a true tropical, Hawaii, experience at this lovely "home away from home".

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seclusion in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Hilo is a bustling town and it was a treat to be able to pass a one lane bridge out of town and into seclusion. The neighborhood is absolutely beautiful as is this unit. As depicted, you relax looking over a raging stream with waterfall just below you. We had the pleasure of meeting Vanessa. The unit is well equipped and satisfied every need we had. Vanessa provided eggs and english muffins for breakfast as well as fresh OJ and jelly. We really enjoyed our stay here. Centrally located for easy travel to the entire side of the Big Island, you would be remiss not to check this place out if you are visiting Hilo. Mahalo for letting us check in early, it made such a big difference in how we spent an entire day. You can't go wrong booking here. Aloha!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The unit is well situated, comfortable and well equipped. The hosts added a special touch by providing coffee, fresh jelly, eggs, orange juice,etc..

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The owners are very nice. The view is amazing and we enjoyed breakfast each morning on the patio overlooking the waterfall. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful riverside location, peaceful and private. Close to downtown and ocean.

  • 5 of 5

This basement walk-out is in a very quiet neighborhood and has a stunning view of the river right off the lanai. It is close the downtown Hilo and the ocean, and a good base for the many attractions in the Hilo area. The apartment was clean and well-appointed and the owners graciously left us eggs, English muffins, butter and jam! This apartment is great value for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and pleasant place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous rental. The location on a river with waterfalls, with no neighbors was delightful. I appreciated the privacy. The owners who live in the same building with a separate entrance were careful not to intrude on me during my four week stay. I appreciated finding juice, english muffins, guava preserves and eggs awaiting me in the refrigerator. The apartment was neat, clean, and well furnished. I would definitely return to the hospitality Gary and Vanessa provided me.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £74.32
Booking fee £10.95 + Tax
Cleaning fee £22.69 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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