|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located in an exclusive area of Hilo, the RiverHouse Hide-Away is nestled in a tropical river setting on a nearly-one-acre estate. A crystal-clear river meanders through the property year 'round, and is complemented by a carpet-like lawn, majestic trees and beautiful blooms.
The Hide-Away is a separate spacious unit on the first floor of this fine example of a 1948-vintage, traditional 'plantation-style' Hilo home. Your hosts, Glenn and Mozella, welcome you to their home, and will be just upstairs and will be available for your questions. There is a completely separate entrance and patio area for your privacy. Your living room, tastefully appointed in a tropical motif, is a warm and inviting space. The fully equipped kitchen includes a full size refrigerator and full size electric range/oven. There are some wonderful local restaurants just down the hill to enjoy.
Dine to the sweet sound of the gentle rapids, whether you are inside or out. An entertainment center with cable TV, VCR and DVD players is there for you, with a stereo that plays tapes and CDs. Wireless and cable RoadRunner high-speed Internet services are also provided.
Enjoy your own private lanai, with a barbecue, patio furnishings and loungers, for dining out by the river or just soaking up some sun! The house sits at 800 feet elevation, above flood and hurricane zones.
The bedroom features a king bed and lots of nicely-crafted built-ins. We provide luxury hotel linens as well as a hypoallergenic alternative down pillow-top. There is also a full laundry for your use.
Because of insurance liability, at this time, the Riverhouse Hide-Away is for adult guests only. The Hide-Away is a Strictly Non-Smoking Retreat.
Right in town, the RiverHouse Hide-Away is only minutes away from beautiful beach parks and everything Hilo has to offer. Theaters, UH-Hilo, Imiloa Astronomy Center, restaurants, surfing, kayak rentals, an amazing Farmer's Market, museums, guided walks, and much more, are just a few of these offers!
Photos by Islandview 360 Photography, unless otherwise noted.
Keywords: Vacation Rental Home
We are residents of the Big Island, having moved from Texas in April 2012. We love our new home, city, and state. We can't wait to share them all with you!
Mozela Dundas purchased this apartment in 2011
The moment we saw and felt the peaceful beautiful river flowing in the backyard of the RiverHouse, we were hooked!
Certainly the most unique feature of the RiverHouse is our pure spring river. A spectacular vintage house with modern appointments and great views just up the hill from downtown Hilo and local beaches, 30 minute drive to the volcano, a little longer drive to some of the most unusual beaches in the world--what more could a Hilo vacactioner want?
Great place. Very reasonable price. Beautiful grounds. Very nice owners. We'll be staying there again on our next visit to the Big Island. Only thing missing were spices in the kitchen. Bring your own.
My wife and I went to the Big Island to see our daughter, who goes to UH Hilo. We found this house after searching several rental sites.The house was as described on the website. The house has a beautiful yard with multiple tropical plants and the river going right through yard. Can't say more about yard and surroundings. It is beautiful. The house itself is very nice and roomie for two or even three people. The King size bed is very comfortable and there is plenty of drawers and closet space for your packed clothing. TV and Internet work well and kitchen has all you need for making food or baking. What we didn't have Mozela gave to us to use. The house is about 7 minutes from downtown Hilo so close to town and other activities. If there is anything to say against the house it would be that the shower is small, but it works just fine but we were used to a bigger one. And when our daughter stayed with us for a couple days she slept on the futon couch/bed and found one side of the bed to be bumpy and a bit uncomfortable. But again it worked fine and would not be any reason not to stay. If we had it to do again we would defineatly stay here again. We have stayed and many VRBO rentals before and this was one of the best. And the hosts are delightful, very helpful hosts.
This was a wonderful place for our week in Hilo. Everything was as described, plus. The view and sounds of the river amazed us as we arrived. The yard was botanical garden-like and we found a new plant just about every time we went out there. Our host had information ready for us and answered any and all questions. Going to Hilo? Stay at the Riverhouse, you will not be disappointed!
Beautiful property and very nice accommodations! It was nice to get up a little higher in Hilo, away from the coast.
Oh my, not sure there are enough words to express our gratitude and delight for our stay in the magical River House, and the gracious generosity of the owners, Mozela and Glenn, in accommodating special needs we had during our visit.
The home was built when there was so much creative attention given to details, that we felt like we were staying in an art piece, not just a well built home. In addition there is attention given to details by the owners that added to our ease and enjoyment, while helping us feel at home away from home. It is quiet and feels private and spacious.
Having a river by your home is almost unheard of on the Big Island. This magical river rises up out of the lava, flows for a little over a half of a mile, and disappears back into the lava. Watching the sun dancing on the water and listening to its song was both refreshing and mesmerizing--we enjoyed beginning our day down by the river!.
This is a great place for people who desire to be close to town and in a natural setting!
Ocean sports (Swimming, body-boarding, Kayak Rentals), world-class Astronomy Center with Planetarium, Museums, 45 min to Volcano National Park and Kapoho Tidepools.
If you need a car rental, we can help you locate a significant discounted rate from a national rental car agency for no booking fee.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$80 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.