BEACH, SURF, WATERFALLS, CRUISE SHIPS, 2 MILES TO HILO

Rory Foster

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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BEACH, SURF, WATERFALLS, CRUISE SHIPS, 2 MILES TO HILO

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Vacation Property with on-site property manager

'Alani House sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and Honoli'i Beach is at the end of the block. With direct access to the black sand beach and lifeguards on duty, Honoli'i is one of the Big Island's favorite destinations for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing. With a panoramic view of the ocean, you can watch whales and cruise ships from the front lanais. There are 3 lush waterfalls within easy walking distance from the house.

We are only 2.4 miles (about 3 to 4 minutes) from downtown Hilo along Hilo Bay and the Hamakua Coast. Driving to the airport takes only 10 to 12 minutes. Before you book anywhere else, ask if there's access in and out of the ocean with lifeguards to protect you and your family. And ask whether you'll be drinking purified municipal water or catchment instead. 'Alani House provides all of these benefits, plus wireless connectivity via high-speed internet cable modem.

UPDATE 9/2014: Pele is on the move. She is creating vog (volcanic smog) in the Puna District. But on the Hamakua Coast, our skies are clear and clean thanks to the trade winds that blow the smoke westward.

Places to see:

Driving south, downtown Hilo is only 4 minutes away. Another 4 to 7 minutes will get you to four additional swimming and snorkeling reefs. At about the same distance are Rainbow Falls, Kaumana Caves, Lyman Museum, Ocean Discovery Center, Pacific Tsunami Museum, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. Another surf break, called Pohoiki, located at the Isaac Hale Beach Park is about 45 minutes away. While there, you are within 2 miles of the Kapoho tide pools, Lava Trees State Park, and MacKenzie State Park. Within 50 minutes from 'Alani House, you can drive to the hiking entrance for flowing lava, or to Mauna Kea where you can view the North Star and the Southern Cross in the same night sky.

Driving north from 'Alani House, you will find a scenic drive within 5 minutes, and Akaka Falls about 25 minutes away. An additional 30 minutes will get you to the sacred valley of Waipi'o. You can descend into the valley, or just take photos from the breathtaking overlook.

For doctors:

Are you a visiting physician and need an extended stay? We have experience working with medical staffing companies. And consider this when choosing a location, Alae Point has several advantages over Hawaiian Paradise Parks. Alae Point is only 5 to 7 minutes from the hospital and there are 2 routes to get there. HPP has only one main road and it can take from 40 to 55 minutes depending upon traffic.

Keywords: Honolii, Beach, River, Surf, SUP, Fishing, Tow-in, Famer's Market

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rory Foster (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Rory Foster

We are professionals who love and enjoy the unique beauty of each Hawai'ian Island.

Rory Foster purchased this house in 2011

Why Rory Foster chose Hilo

For us, the Big Island is one of the last havens for 'old Hawai'i.' We hope you will enjoy seeing the sea turtles (honu) and humpback whales (kohola) in their natural environment.

What makes this house unique

It is difficult to overstate the advantages of location. Parking at Honoli'i Beach can be extremely limited, and there are times when no parking is available. Staying at 'Alani House means that you don't have to worry about it.

Check-in is after 4:00PM, and check-out is 10:00AM

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
business
Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473149vb
+1 512-565-5293
Hilo Hilo District
Los Angeles, California, USA
5

cheerful, light and bright home!

  • 5 of 5
This house was really easy to find, Its bright orange! It was ultra convenient to amazing beaches and the volcano. When I drove to the observatory on the mountain I shocked at how fast I arrived, as I was prepared to a much longer trek. There is really such diversity on the East side of the Big Island. The house was really cleaned and well maintained. Although there is no AC, it is really not needed because there are plenty of cool ocean breezes blowing through. The view of the ocean and bay was the best part, really relaxing. I definitely hope to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473149vb
+1 512-565-5293
Hilo Hilo District
Tucson
5

Our stay in Hilo

  • 5 of 5
Our home had everything needed to make our stay very comfortable, from the amenities in the kitchen to the wonderful beds. After a long day it was a treat to return to this home.
Sitting on the porches to watch the sunrises and sunsets was incredible, with all the birds around and wonderful bright green lizards. The beach was a short walk as were the falls.
Only 2-3 miles from Hilo.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
business
Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473149vb
+1 512-565-5293
Hilo Hilo District
Dallas, Tx
5

Great house, great location, great service!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently spent a week at this excellent vacation home and we loved every minute of it! It is very well maintained, spotlessly clean, exceptionally appointed, and conveniently located. The close proximity to Honolii beach offers the best surfing in the area and made for many life-long memories for our kids.

While our days were spent surfing, SUP'ing, visiting local waterfalls, going to volcano national park, eating poke at Suisan, and just relaxing on the local beaches, our nights were even more spectacular just lounging on the large lanai overlooking Hilo bay and watching .

One added benefit to renting this house that we really enjoyed is that there is an on-site caretaker that lives in the downstairs apartment. He is a young college student, very personable and friendly. He also sidelines as the on-site surf instructor (the best my kids have ever had, with rates unbeatable on the island!), concierge with great recommendations on where to go and what to see, and will even provide maid services if you would like.

All in all, a beautiful vacation at a beautiful house! We have already booked our return for after Christmas!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473149vb
+1 512-565-5293
Hilo Hilo District
4

Beautiful house....strange situation

  • 4 of 5
My family and I stayed in this gorgeous house for 3 days. We really love everything about the actual house. Here were the negatives.
1. There is A LOT of road noise
2. The frogs outside are EXTREMELY loud and there isn't any a/c so you HAVE to leave the windows open
3. The homeowners son lives downstairs. He is perfectly lovely and did his best to stay out of our way but it is still weird. We felt like we were in HIS house. We felt like intruders and that we couldn't just relax and be ourselves. It just felt "off".
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Beth,

We provide air purifiers in the rooms. Although the air is fresh from the ocean, the air purifiers cover the noise of the coqui frogs. And each room has a ceiling fan for the early evening. The temperatures drop at night, so even on the hottest nights it becomes comfortable. There is a one room A/C unit available upon request.

Mahalo,
Rory
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Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
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Hilo Hilo District
4

Comfortable home with a few things to note

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay in their home, but there are a few noteworthy items to mention.

The positives: The owners were very quick to reply and easy to work with during the booking process. They even called me to offer some helpful suggestions on what to see/do in the area, which I really appreciated.

Upon arrival, we found some flowers and chocolates left for us, as well as a clean home ready for our stay. Their son, who is the property manager, was able to answer our questions and went over some of the things about the house that were helpful to know.

The house is on the same street as the beach for easy access and you have views of the water. It's also very close to the main part of town, which was nice.

Some things to note:
1. The house sits RIGHT behind the main road. While covered with trees so you can't see it, you can clearly hear cars and such driving by at night. The trees also bring in a significant amount of birds that seem to come alive all night long (and not during the day!). We all needed to wear ear plugs to get some sleep.

2. The property manager, their son, lives downstairs and there is no separation beyond the flight of stairs and the door to his area. While it was not a problem at all for us, it's something to note.

3. The beach is a black rock beach. No sand. And there's not really any place to put down a towel, etc. It's a beach meant for boogie boarders and surf boarders. If that's your thing, you're going to love it! But, if you want a regular sandy beach, you'll have to go elsewhere.

4. They have nice wood floors throughout much of the house, but it was a HUGE problem for us. We went down to the beach when the weather was nice. Even though we showered at the beach, showered outside the house, made our kids strip down outside and come in only wearing a towel, and left our shoes outside, the owners said we STILL left significant damage on their wood floors from the black rocks at the beach and are not returning our security deposit. While we find this very hard to believe that we did all the damage they said given the precautions we took, we think this is very important for others to know. This is probably not the house for you if you have kids or are frequent users of the beach. We never saw the damage when we were there, but it must be very easy to make if that is the case.

This house is a nice, comfortable house. Owners are nice people, but important to consider above factors before booking.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Beach, Surf, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Hilo
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Hilo Hilo District
Between Munich and Stuttgart, BAVARIA
5

Our best accommodation on Hawaii!!! Book only here, you will not regret it!

  • 5 of 5
Wir waren insgesamt 4 Wochen in Hawaii, also jeweils 1 Woche auf Oahu, Kauai, Maui und Big Island. Wir hatten immer sehr schöne Unterkünfte direkt am Meer. Doch diese Unterkunft war mit Abstand die allerbeste. Ein sehr gepflegtes riesiges Haus mit einem Wohnzimmer, wo locker 50 Leute tanzen könnten, mit einer sehr exclusiven Küche mit hochwertigen Geräten und Granit, wo es wirklich an nichts fehlte, mit 3 sehr schönen Schlafzimmern, mit 2 sehr noblen Bädern und sogar mit eigener Garage. Wir haben uns in diesem tollen Haus wirklich auf Anhieb sehr wohl gefühlt und der Besitzer Rory und sein Sohn Rory waren unheimlich nett und sympathisch. Jede Frage wurde sehr ausführlich beantwortet und beide waren sehr bemüht, unseren Aufenthalt so angenehm wie nur möglich zu gestalten. Auch die Lage dieses Hauses war perfekt, es liegt nur einen Katzensprung (ca. 5 Kilometer) von Hilo entfernt und in ca. 45 Minuten ist man schon auf dem Mauna Kea (4205 Meter hoch, man kann mit jedem Fahrzeug bis ganz hoch fahren, bitte nicht von den Reiseführern täuschen lassen, die alle schreiben, dass man dafür ein Allrad-Fahrzeug benötigt) oder auch im Volcano National Park.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke schön, here is a rough translation from German to English:
We spent a total of 4 weeks in Hawaii with one week each on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. We always had very beautiful ocean side accommodations, but this was the very best. It is a well maintained enormous house with a living room, where about 50 people could dance, with a very exclusive kitchen with high-quality appliances and granite, where really nothing was missing, with 3 very beautiful bedrooms, with 2 very noble baths and even with its own car port. We felt at home in this great house immediately and the owners Rory and his son Rory were terribly nice and very pleasant. All of my questions were answered in detail and our hosts endeavored to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Also the location of this house was perfect, it is approximately 5 kilometers from Hilo and just 45 minutes from Mauna Kea (4205 meters high) as well as Volcanoes National Park.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
HWY-19
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Honoli'i Beach Park (2 minute walk)
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
November Sale
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Kohola Season
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$205
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Merrie Monarch
Mar 25 2015 - Apr 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,225
$4,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Facilitation fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

See rental agreement for cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1. Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2. Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are full bathrooms. Master bathroom is private and ensuite with the Master bedroom. Ocean and Garden bedrooms share the Guest bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1. Master - 1 king
    2. Ocean - 1 queen
    3. Garden - 1 queen
  • Master Room has a partial view of Hilo Bay, the Ocean Room has a partial view of the Pacific, and the Garden Room has a garden view.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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