Hilo House Rental Photos and Description
Grand Victorian Historic Property, 7 Bedrooms/6 Baths
This grand Victorian house is located by the historic Hilo downtown on the Reeds Island, a hidden jewel of Hawaii Big Island. In the old times, royal families occupied the prestigious 'island' with the Wailuku River flowing in the backyard and the tropical rain forest setting covering the grounds. Surrounded by the natural beauty and wild life, this beautiful house is placed on the National Registry for Historic Places.
Built by the British banker Thomas Guard in 1916, the property is grand, elegant, and a place of tranquility. The gracious living room has large sliding picture windows framing the magnificent canopy of nature across the river. A spacious dining room and family room are perfect for family gatherings. The enclosed veranda has large French windows and doors with a desk area and dining table, perfect for creative work and relaxing. The house has 7 spacious bedrooms and an open balcony on the second floor which faces the waterfalls and downtown Hilo Bay. The kitchen is large and updated as well as the washer and dryer in the roomy basement level.
The refined landscape garden ground has been meticulously cared for by our gardeners. Every direction offers lush green and tropical colors.
If you are seeking a beautiful place for relaxation and tranquility, this is the right place!
3 minutes to historic downtown with authentic fine dining and famous Hilo Farmers’ Market; 8 minutes to the Coconut Island and Japanese Garden; 15 minutes to Hilo Airport; 15 minutes to the Akaka Falls; 4 minutes to the Rainbow Falls; 30 minutes to National Volcano Park; walking distance to Waianuenue Avenue where local schools, churches, shops and library.
For additional guests over 2 people there is a $35. fee per person per night. The cleaning fee is $300.
Our manager lives a few minutes from the property and are available to assist you if you have any questions.
The Hilo House is also available for weddings and special events. Please inquire for more information.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
About Kristie Kosmides
I was born and raised in Beijing, China. Graduated from Peking University in 1983 with a degree in English Literature. Upon graduation I became an English teacher at university. I met my American husband on campus. We have been living in US for 26 years. This exquisite property surrounded by natural wonders is our sanctuary. Tranquility, beauty and pure air calm the body and mind and uplift the soul...
Kristie Kosmides purchased this house in 2006
Why Kristie Kosmides chose Hilo
This is one of the most beautiful homes in Hilo. If you love beauty, refinement and tranquility, this is the place!
What makes this house unique
Reeds Island where the house locates is an exclusive community between two volcano rivers. Beautiful homes and fine neighbors are embracing and loving. Tropical rain forests and wildlife lie in every direction. A walk on the island is a step into natural beauty. It's ten minutes walk to historic Hilo downtown where boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and Farmers Market line the streets. Beeches, parks and Japanese garden are minutes away.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our Hilo House experience was awesome. We loved the atmosphere of old houses and architecture. Fantastic bedrooms, you could hear the waterfall and birds at night. What it made fantastic were the details: fresh flowers in all rooms, the garden is maintained, the wooden floors, the marble baths, ... and as a passionate cook I highly appreciated good solingen knives (which is normally a deficit in most rented places), so I could cook breadfruit, taro and seafood from the local markets. As a party of three we enjoyed sitting on the terrace, plenty of room for all (would house parties up to 12-14 people, too)