HOMEAWAY'S TOP 10 ROMANTIC PROPERTIES IN THE WORLD - THE FALLS AT REED'S ISLAND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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HOMEAWAY'S TOP 10 ROMANTIC PROPERTIES IN THE WORLD - THE FALLS AT REED'S ISLAND

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3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 6

The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.

Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet - properties with a view. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world, Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Times - 'Secluded Retreats on the Big Island' and was featured on the TV special - 'Around the World in 80 Homes' produced by the Fine Living Channel.

Historically home for the Hawaiians was not on the beach, they lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing, inspirational, serene. Legend has it that Reed’s Island, (original name “Koloiki”) was the play ground of the Alii. Imagine staying in what seems to be deep in a rain forest, but just a mile up river of Hilo Bay, where a Hawaiian King spent his time.

Guest comments from Honolulu - “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have loved the experience of this magical place. The soothing cascades of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and so many colors of green just overload the senses and provide an unimagined tranquility. Steve told us of this paradise - but even he could not prepare us for this setting. From dawn to dark we have been captive and can only speak in low voices as if not to break the spell. Thank you for sharing this all with us. We leave with memories and feelings that will last forever. Much aloha”

Reed's Island is a Hilo neighborhood where the wealthy built their homes in a bygone era, and it still holds that reputation today. The two and a quarter acre estate is located at the very end of the island's only road, giving it the most prestigious and secluded setting on the island - “feels like being on a private island”.

The Falls at Reed's Island is about 1 mile from old historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay “The Beautiful Bayside City”. The land is more vertical than horizontal, a sliver with about 700' of frontage on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the State. It is protected by a fragment of State land on its side away from the river, and the land across the river is protected by a conservation easement. When on the property, it seems deep in the rain forest, although it is really in downtown Hilo.

Amenities: Phone, laptop computer with DSL, cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, hot and cold soaking tubs, full kitchen, sub zero refrigerator, ice maker, kitchen aid range, dishwasher, two sinks, cooking utensils, all linens including beach towels, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, washer and dryer, Weber Gas BBQ.

Activities: Active volcano, hiking, biking, golfing, fitness center, horseshoes, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling & diving, boating, surfing.

Area: Located 10 min from the Hilo International Airport and 30 min from Volcanoes National Park.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have had the most wonderful stay at this very special place. We are grateful to both of you for keeping the integrity of the house as Tom and David made it. It has been a poignant visit, thinking of our friends as they envisioned this place and the enormous amount of work it took to create this vision.

We did go out and about to Volcano which is truly amazing, the botanical garden and other explorations but what I really wanted to do was stay here and soak up this place. My husband was writing a good portion of this stay and the house and the outdoors provided a calming and perfect refuge. We’ve taken advantage of trying out many different places to eat while we visited this side of the Island: Miyo’s (great home style Japanese cooking), Sombat’s Thai, Kaleo’s Bar & Grill – Yum, Pahoa, Café Ono-Volcano, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen , Hilo – All of these places served really good food. Make sure to visit the Farmer’s Market in Hilo – we were able to buy white pineapples and other wonderful tropical fruits. Thank you so much.
Apr 2013
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Jack Stevenson

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Owners are Jack and Jane Stevenson. Jack is a fourth generation Hawaii resident. His great grandparents came from Germany in 1882, straight to Kauai. Jane has lived in Hawaii 52 years. They grew up on Oahu and spent 14 years on Kauai before moving to the Big Island when they purchased the property and created “The Falls at Reed's Island”. They have fallen in love with Hilo in the last ten years. Think that Hilo feels like Honolulu did in the fifties. They love the verdant green side of the Island and all the beautiful rivers and streams. They live in an historic house just five minutes from The Falls. Jack is very active in the Rotary Club of South Hilo. Jane spends time on historic preservation. Jack is an avid scuba diver, who only recently sold his dive boat.

Jack Stevenson purchased this house in 2002

The property was a private vacation home designed and built by two Architects, from San Francisco. Upon the death of one the property was put on the market. We purchased the property because of its simplistic beauty, and by the way it has a 25' waterfall right in the yard. Jane and I converted it to a vacation rental.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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This home is truly AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Everything was truly amazing here! The home was perfect for my husband, another couple with a toddler and me! Everything was clean and well maintained. The Big Island is amazing too. Just be sure to plan your day out as most sites are a good hour away!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Hilo Hilo District
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Today's Garden of Eden

Today's Garden of Eden
  • 5 of 5
WOW! My husband and a agree, this place is spectacular. You are secluded and yet so close to Hilo. I am an "oceanfront" person, but I enjoyed this home so much, that it did not matter, at all, that we did not have any ocean views. The house itself is like the canvas to a beautiful painting. The home is so beautiful in its design simplicity. We had everything we needed and more. The views were magnificent...and to have your own waterfall, that was the best. As far as I'm concerned, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. The property was just as wonderful as the description and pictures portray. Jack was very easy to work with, and very attentive to details. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
It is in a great location to explore this section of the Big Island. We basically covered the Hamakua Coast, down to the town of Na'alehu. Visiting the Volcanoes Park is a must. Also one of the few tours we took (this is our 4th trip to the Big Island) was the Waipio Valley Shuttle with Doug as our guide. If you're not hikers, this is a great way to see the valley; better than the donkey tour to the Valley. We have been to the islands 12 times and this is the first time I got tears of pure joy while looking out the window towards the waterfall; I thank God for finding this place.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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OUR MOST FAVORITE PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We are from Oahu and the Waterfall House is our most favorite place to stay when visiting friends and family on the Big Island. The listing description is very accurate, however it is difficult to do justice to the entire property with photographs. The layout is amazing with the long connecting lanai running along a small ridge ending at the kitchen with a view out the kitchen window of the spectacular waterfall.The house and property are meticulously well maintained, cleaned and managed. It is hard to believe you are actually staying in a rainforest, yet you are only a few minutes from beautiful Hilo town. There are many other fantastic nearby places to visit, such as Volcano National Park. However, it is difficult to even leave the property since it is so spectacular. We have traveled all over the world and highly recommend the Waterfall House to all our friends as our most favorite place to stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful and unique place to stay on your vacation. The house and the grounds are absolutely stunning! We were excited by the pictures online. But they really don’t do this place justice and that’s saying a lot! Well located to explore Volcanoes National Park, the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and the many waterfalls and beaches along the eastern side of the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Our of our most memorable vacations ever

  • 5 of 5
The Falls at Reed's Island is one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed.
It's difficult to believe that you are just a few minutes from downtown Hilo because once you enter the gates you are in a private oasis in what feels like the middle of the rainforest. The house itself is beautifully designed and appointed. It has a subtle Japanese aesthetic and blends unobtrusively into the surrounding landscape. Lush vegetation, soaring trees and beautifully landscaped grounds surround the house, descending down to the river below. Once you enter the house, your view is oriented along the lanai to the magnificent waterfall beyond. It is hard to capture the scale of the waterfall in photographs but it is simply majestic and we spent much of our time simply transfixed by the view. Jack and Jane are the consummate hosts and provide every comfort one could wish for. We were furnished with lovely local coffee, edibles and flower arrangements throughout the house. It was hard for us to leave at the end of two weeks and we cannot wait to return. Truly a wonderful experience!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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A wonderful home in a "Jurassic Park" setting

A wonderful home in a "Jurassic Park" setting
  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our vacation here with our good friends Dick and Jeri Hamel. We explored the island, helicopter tour, botanical gardens, volcanoes NP, etc. Really enjoyed lunches at the Kona Inn and the Volcano. At the end of the day, we looked forward to going back to the beautiful landscaping at the Falls at Reed's Landing, truly a fantastic place.

Ernest and Bête Burt. Zephyrhills FL
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Coconut Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Car: recommended

East side of the Big Island, Hawaii. Great location for visits to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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4 night minimum stay
$355
$2,415
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes 7 nights or more $345.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*
5 or 6 nights $350.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*
4 night $355.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*
* Plus $39 for each additional occupant per night

Cleaning fee $225
Taxes totaling 13.416%: [GET of 4.166 & TAT 9.25]
State Tax ID W02658930-01

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Private bathroom in each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , or two twins
  • Each bedroom has private bathroom. Great views from all bedrooms. Bedroom 3 (set as king or two twins).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Golf
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Hot and cold soaking tubs in screen area. Free, direct dial, US Mainland, Canada and inter-island calls.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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