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STEP INTO THE WATER FROM GATED ESTATE, PRIVATE WATER ACCESS

Tammy Spaar

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Tammy Spaar

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015
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STEP INTO THE WATER FROM GATED ESTATE, PRIVATE WATER ACCESS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

Riverside and simultaneously Oceanfront, 9.02 acre estate.

Adventure! Fish, Swim, kayak, Surf, from the property.

Beautiful location nestled between the mouth of the river and the ocean at Honolii Beach. The River House is a rustic family style home which has 180 degree views starting with the river then panning out over the ocean and is only 5 minutes from Hilo.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the living room or lanai looking out at the river or the ocean! Have a picnic on the lawn in the magnificent nature Hawaii is known for.

You can enjoy from the River House all sorts of water sports including Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling, Surfing, Boogie Boarding and Swimming.

The home will sleep 10 and has an open floor plan. The kitchen has old world charm with copper counter tops and a butcher block counter by the stove. The rear of the house has a very large family room and bay windows. Perfect for a traveling halau for practice and sleeping! (The family room measures approximately 375 sf or approximately 25 feet long by 15 feet deep and also sleeps 4.) The view of the river is astonishing from these windows!

The first floor has a guest bedroom; this room sleeps 2 and has a queen size bed. Also located on the first floor is a powder room and full bath. The master and another guest bedroom are upstairs. The master bedroom is very large with sweeping views of the river and ocean and an en suite full bath. A king size bed is in both the master bedroom and guest bedroom upstairs. The home is secluded and the views are unobstructed by curtains. We have a caretaker who lives on property, who can leave the property for your stay or be there to assist with your questions.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tammy Spaar (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Step into the Water from Gated Estate, Private Water Access
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Hilo Hilo District
Hilo, Hawaii
5

Magical!!

  • 5 of 5
Once you arrive on the property, you have reached true paradise! The surroundings and ambiance are truly magical! Great location for any vacation/outing/venue. Spectacular place to get married!! A stay that we will never forget! The property manager and caretaker were extremely helpful. We will definitely have to enjoy the property again. Mahalo!!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3

The good news, the bad news for only three stars

  • 3 of 5
The good news is that the location of this property is idyllic in terms of being part of authentic Hawaii landscape and the magic of the Hilo side of the Big Island. The house is ten minutes or less from the center of Hilo, but you'd never know it because it's nestled in nine acres of rainforest, next to a spring fed river with 30 ft. waterfalls, sea turtle habitat, and looks out on a beautiful black sand surfing beach--one of the best on the island. our group loved the views, the seeming isolation, the kayaking, and beach access. The spot was magical. Here's the bad news: The house is not being maintained well, and the caretaker was not on his game during our visit. We arrived just as the sun went down. No lights at the front of the house to see how to enter. The caretaker had not stayed around to greet us. We were told he'd be there starting at 4pm. My husband happened to look under the doormat and discovered the front door key. After moving into the house, we spent time searching for light switches to understand the layout of the house. They were behind doors, behind refrigerators, and some were inoperable. So were a number of outlets. There was not enough toilet paper in the bathrooms (1/4-1/2 roll each), no towels in any the bathrooms, and someone's clothes were left in the dryer. We visited in the winter and it became very cool at night. There were not enough extra blankets for the beds. The window screens didn't fit well, so mosquitoes joined us at night. Two back doors ( the house has several side and back entrances to access the river and yard) could not be locked or easily secured. The doorknob in the master bathroom continued to fall off as we used it. The caretaker knew about the problem and said he couldn't keep it fixed. My husband said a screwdriver is all he needed. But perhaps one of the worst eccentricities of the house was the fact that there were no curtains! This home was filled with beautiful window walls, which adds to the esthetic of the spot, but at night anyone could peer into the house, even the caretaker. People were on the beach 50-75 yards away with flashlights until after 11PM the first two nights.
It wouldn't take much to make sure lightbulbs are replaced, screens fit, locks work, basic furniture is in place (a coffee table?) and hang curtain or shades. The rent for this property is substantial, the scenic value is worth it, but the house in this state is not. Upgrades will insure more rentals, I promise.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: The issues listed by this guest are valid and I am going to address them. The home has no curtains and we are still on the fence with putting any up because it would take away from the views. I do appreciate that you took the time to review your stay.
Mahalo,
Tammy
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Hilo Hilo District
Alameda, CA
5

Extraordinary Location!!

  • 5 of 5
This past summer I was responsible for organizing a photo shoot at the Hawaii Botanical Tropical Garden just outside of Hilo. As a treat for the crew and myself, I booked us into homes instead of hotel rooms. The house was large enough that we could share a house as co-workers and still have privacy. This location is beyond compare with it's access to both the river and the ocean. At night you hear both the sounds of the waves and the rainforest, it's magical! The property manager and caretaker were very helpful and attentive, responding to and accommodating every request quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend this property for any family or group retreat and hope to come back here again myself for a proper vacation!!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Hilo Hilo District
Alameda, CA
5

Extraordinary Location!!

  • 5 of 5
This past summer I was responsible for organizing a photo shoot at the Hawaii Botanical Tropical just outside of Hilo. As a treat for the crew and myself, I booked us into homes instead of hotel rooms. The house was large enough that we could share a house a co-workers and still have privacy. This location is beyond compare with it's access to both the river and the ocean. At night you hear both the sounds of the waves and the rainforest, it's magical! The property manager and caretaker were very helpful and attentive, responding to and accommodating every request quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend this property for any family or group retreat and hope to come back here again myself for a proper vacation!!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
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Hilo Hilo District
Gig Harbor, WA
5

Magical Property

  • 5 of 5
We had a family gathering of 8 people and found the house to be comfortable and entirely unique. This isn't a fancy place - it is an older house, loaded with charm. The magical part of the River House is the property itself - the house is between two small rivers, peeking out under a bridge at the surf - complete with surfers. We saw turtles in the river - again, magical - and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The location is also good - the site is close to Hilo and all the area has to offer - waterfalls, markets, museums and the volcano. Eat at Ken's House of Pancakes for a great local experience.
We had bad luck with the weather - lots of rain - but, it is a rainforest, so that's the way it goes! Maybe we can experience the area again at a sunnier time!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Hilo Hilo District
Chicago
5

Extraodinary

  • 5 of 5
We were fortunate enough to be allowed to stay at the River House in Hilo. The owners were so accommodating with our requests, they are the best!!! I also loved the location!! The house is beautifully positioned on the river with the ocean and beach just outside. Amazing views to wake up to.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and cannot wait to make another trip!! Thanks for the experience!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you!

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cronies
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Naniloa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cronies
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Honolii Beach
Car: necessary

The River House is located 100 yards from Honolii Beach and 5 minutes from downtown Hilo. Honolii Beach is the premier surfers' beach on Eastside of the Big Island. Downtown Hilo offers quaint shopping and a taste of international cuisine from our local restaurants. Downtown Hilo is also the home of the Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Must see attractions while in Hilo include:

- Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots is Hilo’s most popular wall fall – a MUST see.

- The Lyman Museum offers a in depth history of the Hawaiian Islands and the culture of the Islands.

- The Pacific Tsunami Museum tells the story of the 1946 Tsumani as well as others.

- Imiloa Astromony Center is located about 15 to 20 minutes south. The center has rotating exhibits and a planetarium with daily shows.

- Volcano National Park is 45 minutes south of Hilo. See first hand what makes the Big Island the 'big island'.

- Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is 10 minutes north. Walk though the mountainside among native orchids and other lush foliage. Don't forget to see the Onomea Falls too!

- Akaka Falls is 15 minutes north and is a magnificent and majestic waterfall.

- Mauna Kea Observatory is about a 2 hour drive and is the highest point on the Island at 13,796 feet. Star gazing from the observatory is a must see.

This list is just a handful of the activities the Eastside of the Big Island has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates are quote for 6 guests. $75/per additional guest (over 6) up to a maximum of 12.
Taxes are 4.166% GE and 9.25% TA.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
A damage deposit of $500 is due when your reservations are booked. The deposit is fully refundable after 14 days of departure providing no damage has been done. Please refer to the damage deposit section in the rental agreement.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite for the master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor guest bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Large room with a great view.
  • 180 degree views of the Honolii River, No curtains to block your views.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Family Style Vacation Home with basic amenities. The windows are not curtained so you don't lose any of the beautiful views. Property is gated and has private water access. This a one of a kind spot in Hilo, secluded and still close to town.

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