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True Paradise in the Heart of Hilo

Sierra Sugrue

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Sierra Sugrue

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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True Paradise in the Heart of Hilo

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

Unique Private Home with Waterfall Access in Secluded Neighborhood.

Aloha Falls is located in the private, upscale, and timelessly beautiful neighborhood called Reed's Island. Unique to Aloha Falls is the access to the waterfall and swimming area, you have so much more than just a view. The view is stunning however and the waterfall sounds fill the house. The home is well cared for and the yard is manicured as a lush tropical jungle!

You are in the perfect place to go to the famous Hilo farmers market and walk down the street to all the lovely shops of Hilo! 30 min drive to Volcano National Park and 1 hr to the summit of Mauna Kea! Beautiful black sand beaches just across Hilo town. Botanical gardens all along the Hamakua coast are close by and a world attraction!

The home itself is a world attraction- you don't actually have to go anywhere!!! This home was built by a craftsman- custom cabinetry and close attention to detail are apparent everywhere! Temperpedic style queen size beds and the lullaby of the waterfall create a superbly restFull sleep! Giant tile showers make bathing a luxurious experience.

Recently expanded to 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, enough room for everybody! The standard rate $200/ night applies for parties of 2 people reserving the main house upstairs. The use of the additional 2 bedrooms, bath, etc. (the downstairs unit) requires an additional fee of $50-100+/ night depending on how many guests are in your party. Please inquire for a precise quote.

Explore tropical island foods in your fully stocked kitchen! Rest all day on your sweet lanai perched above the valley and the waterfall! Explore the famous Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots~all in walking distance. This neighborhood is highly private and secluded surrounded by waterfalls and lush Hawaiian jungle.

At Aloha Falls, special attention has been given to all details. The beds are high quality memory foam. Most all of the furniture is locally made by Jerry Moulton, custom craftsman. High end ceiling fans keep it cool. There are beautiful tropical plants throughout the house. There are paintings from local artist, Callie Oneill from her latest 'Rama Exhibition' ~ a project in which her partner is an elephant! Their art together is exquisite. The gardens surrounding the house are growing coconut trees, papayas, bananas, pumpkin, ti, lilikoi, puakenekene, herbs, tomatoes, etc., etc...!

You will be welcomed with complimentary coffee, tea, soap, mac nuts and chocolates ~ all locally made!

Indulge and love YourSelf with an on site massage. On site far infrared sauna & massage, yoga & your stay here is a Spa Retreat! You may also have your entire stay catered with local organic island foods! Be sure to inquire to Sierra about the unique on-site spa and healing services that she has to offer.

A note to visitors:

Aloha Falls and Sierra are completely devoted to the health of the island ecosystem... As a visitor to Aloha Falls and Hawai'i in general, please begin to develop a sensitivity to resource usage.. What does this mean? This means, please conserve. Please be aware of electricity: lights, laundry, electronics; paper goods- paper towels and toilet paper; waste generation- most packaged goods recycle, but maybe you will try our local produce and contribute less the the landfill..

Thank you for considering our precious island ecosystem. Human impact, which is relatively recent to these islands shows up quickly here. Each one of us has a great power to help or hinder the land that sustains life here.***

Aloha Falls Disclaimer

As a visitor to Aloha Falls you assume the responsibility of your health, safety and well being. This applies to the instances that you use the stairs, walk through the valley and swim in the water. The homeowner is responsible for upkeep of these areas, however, your safety is your ultimate responsibility. You assume all risks to use the property of 263 Kaiulani St. Hilo, HI 96720.

In regards to the driveway:

It is steep and best accessed by slowly backing down. If you choose to walk down, do so carefully. The driveway is slippery when wet. Often leaves; palm fronds; gravel; or rocks may be on the driveway, which you need to be aware of. Walk down the driveway slowly and with awareness of the above mentioned items. The homeowner is not responsible for any injury that may occur on the driveway.

In regards to the stairs to the waterfall:

These stairs are steep and slippery when wet. Use the handrails. Leaves and water make the stairs slippery. Proceed with caution. Your safety is your responsibility. The homeowner agrees to upkeep the stairs from rotten wood and decay.

In regards to the valley:

The valley floor is uneven. Proceed with caution. Avoid touching the jungle plants, as some of them contain allergens.

In regards to swimming:

There is no life guard on duty. You must be able to swim to enter the water. Children should be accompanied by an adult. You assume all risks by entering the water.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sierra Sugrue (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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About Sierra Sugrue

Aloha! I am so honored and excited to share Aloha Falls with you. It is my dream of Hawaiian beauty and spirit. The past decade of my life has been spent nurturing the land here on the Big Island and pursuing the wisdom of various healing arts, including: massage, energy medicine, yoga, and plant medicine. My partner Troy and I focus much of our attention on creating the beauty of Aloha Falls.

Sierra Sugrue purchased this house in 2009

Why Sierra Sugrue chose Hilo

Hilo is the most gorgeous place in all of Hawaii! It is a sweet historic town with locally owned shops and modern comforts. The land is lush thanks to nightly rain fall. Waterfalls and black sand beaches are everywhere, along with an abundance of farms growing exotic organic produce! It was my dream to find a place in Hilo and Aloha Falls is located on the exclusive neighborhood called Reed's Island.

What makes this house unique

The view and sound of the waterfall made this home absolutely perfect. Also, the attention to detail in building.. All of the furniture, cabinetry, and artwork are handcrafted and locally produced. There are feelings of simplicity, peace, and profound elegance here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about this house is amazing! From the waterfall in the backyard to the sounds of creatures waking up at night! We enjoyed all of the animals we saw (except for the mosquitoes) and the geckos are everywhere! Even in the house a few times! Some places I suggest trying to visit are Akaka FAlls, the most active volcano in the world (at night its amazing to see the orange glow but make sure to bundle up because it gets cold), snorkeling in Kona - it was great. Overall this was amazing and the house is gorgeous! Thank you!
Aug 2014
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True Paradise in the Heart of Hilo
average rating of 4.820513 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to go back.

The house and property are even nicer than it looks in the photos. The house is very clean. There has been a lot of attention to detail for the comfort and convenience of the guests. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals. The normal condiments are provided. There was even a large pitcher of herb infused cold water in the fridge. There are towels, hair dryers, etc. You really don't need anything but your clothing to go there and enjoy the stay.

The home is located in a residential area, but it is so secluded due to the waterfall and lush vegetation, you feel that you have arrived in a rain forest. There are coqui that sing you to sleep at night, along with the sounds of the waterfall in the distance. Amazing. The beds are incredibly comfortable. We even had tempurpedic style pillows on the beds.

The location is very centrally located. It took about 10-15 minutes to get there from the airport. Town is just a few minutes away by car. Nearby is Rainbow falls (you could actually walk there from the house). About an hour away (or a bit less) are the volcanoes and other waterfalls (Akaka). The town of Hilo is not large and busy like Honolulu. It is very welcoming and relaxing. The people are incredibly friendly.

During our stay, there was quite a bit of rain. Apparently, Hilo is located on the 'wet' side of the island. No matter - if it was raining to hard to go out, we were perfectly happy to sit in the hammock chairs on the enclosed/screened in and covered back deck while sipping tea :) The house/property were as much of a vacation as the surrounding sites. Another plus - because it rained frequently, we had a lot of wet clothing. We were very thankful for the washer and dryer available for use in the house.

We were fortunate to meet the owner of the property. She is a lovely person and really tries hard to make sure the guest are comfortable.

I am starting to save up now to make a return trip. This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken! You will return from you stay fully refreshed - it really is impossible to get stressed in this location:)


  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you all and share healing experiences together. That is what this island is all about - healing and adventure!! Please come back soon!!

Happy Alaskans

  • of 5

This house is AMAZING! We stayed for a week with extended family and there was plenty of room for the 6 adults and one toddler. The screened in porch overlooking the waterfall was perfect for chilling after a busy day of sight seeing and I loved that I didn't have to worry about our toddler falling off a cliff. We walked into town for the farmer's markets and yet were far enough away that we never heard anything at night besides the calming water and happy tree frogs. With the house cost divided by 3 families the stay was incredibly economical and it's set up perfectly to allow for easy relaxing, cooking and spending quality time on the island. We can't say enough positive things about this home! Thank you Sierra for being so wonderful to work with and we hope to stay with you again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is just as advertised, we had a wonderful time. From sitting on the lanai enjoying the sounds and view of the waterfall, to trekking down to the lagoon for a swim in your own tropical paradise! I guess we got lucky because none of us met any mosquitos, it was rainy during our stay,but sleeping to the sounds of the frogs and the rain was incredibly relaxing. I will recommend this vacation rental to all my friends, and we are already planning a return trip in the near future!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Reed's Island Home. It was like a secret getaway. It was so beautiful. It was perfect. Really Clean, very spacious. The owner was so nice and professional. She smiles A lot and had a lot of great travel ideas for us.

We will definitely be staying here again the next time we go to The Beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.. Great Great Experience..

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This is a truly unique vacation home. The living area is very roomy and has tropical island decor complete with fresh flowers The kitchen is well stocked and it was a pleasure to cook some local fish and vegetables there. The house has a very open feel and the screened in lanai feels as if you are in a private tropical rain forest with your own waterfall.There are plenty of towels and the master bath is almost like a spa. Hair dryer, shampoo, soap is all provided. Hilo is in walking distance and there is a wonderful farmers market there, lots of local fruit, flowers, jewelry and locally made items. I am already planning my next time there. If you are going to Hilo make this your home away from home, you will not be sorry!! Oh, don't forget to book an awesome massage from the owner, Sierra.She will go out of her way to assist you with any questions or needs you may have during your stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A Day To Remember

  • 5 of 5

We reserved Aloha Falls as our wedding venue. We both love the outdoors and often swim at various waterfalls so a waterfall theme was an important part of our wedding. Our ceremony took place in the lanai/patio area with a view of the waterfall in the background. Our floral arrangements and leis contrast the greenery that surrounds Aloha Falls. After the ceremony, we made our way down to the waterfall to capture the best pictures for our special day.

Sierra, the host was very hospitable. She had the upstairs living area and the lanai/patio area setup when we arrived and our ceremony went smoothly. In addition, Sierra is a licensed marriage performer in the State of Hawaii so she made the wedding planning real easy for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

The sweetest neighborhood on the Big Island- Reed's Island. ~ Previously reserved for Hawaiian Ali'i (royalty). It is surrounded by waterfalls and lush rain forest. An island on the island. Downtown yet totally private. Walk to shops, market, waterfalls, and caves. Or just rest here all day long by your own waterfall spring. Pamper yourself with spa services. The options are infinite- this is your unique experience and you deserve to have it all!!!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Yoga, Adventure


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Hilo House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 13.45%
Notes Tax ID # W81474749-01
Processing fees will be charged for canceled reservations.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - tub , shower , This bathroom is accessible for extra fee.*
  • Both bathrooms are equipped with natural shampoo and conditioner as well as locally made soaps. The third bathroom is located in the downstairs unit of the house, which is more of a spa center/ retreat space. However, this bathroom has a large, old fashioned cast iron tub that is just amazing to bathe in. You are welcome to have baths here, but there is an extra fee associated with it's usage. It is also available as a botanical tea infusion bath soak/spa treatment.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This bedroom is part of the downstairs unit. Additional fees
    - 1 queen , This bedroom is part of the downstairs unit. Additional fees
  • The master bedroom has an oversized walk in closet and gorgeous private bathroom. The bathroom is all tile and marble with large shower. Both beds are equipped with 400+ thread count sheets and light quilts. Plenty of extra pillows of several different sizes. Bed side lamps and ceiling fans make the bedrooms quite comfortable. Please note that the use of more than 2 bedrooms require additional fees.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Available: Airport Pick Up and Drop Off Groceries Private Tours Private Yoga/ Spa/ Natural Meditaions E-Mail Sierra for a full proposal if you are interested in the above amenities. TA ID#: W81474749-01

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