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Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties In The World - The Falls at Reed's Island

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 6

The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.

Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet - properties with a view. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world, Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Times - 'Secluded Retreats on the Big Island' and was featured on the TV special - 'Around the World in 80 Homes' produced by the Fine Living Channel.

Historically home for the Hawaiians was not on the beach, they lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing, inspirational, serene. Legend has it that Reed’s Island, (original name “Koloiki”) was the play ground of the Alii. You will be staying in what seems to be deep in a rain forest, but just a mile up river of Hilo Bay, where a Hawaiian King spent his time.

Guest comments from Honolulu - “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have loved the experience of this magical place. The soothing cascades of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and so many colors of green just overload the senses and provide an unimagined tranquility. Steve told us of this paradise - but even he could not prepare us for this setting. From dawn to dark we have been captive and can only speak in low voices as if not to break the spell. Thank you for sharing this all with us. We leave with memories and feelings that will last forever. Much aloha”

Reed's Island is a Hilo neighborhood where the wealthy built their homes in a bygone era, and it still holds that reputation today. You will enjoy a two and a quarter acre estate located at the very end of the island's only road, giving it the most prestigious and secluded setting on the island - “You will feel like being on a private island”.

The Falls at Reed's Island is about 1 mile from old historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay “The Beautiful Bayside City”. The land is more vertical than horizontal, a sliver with about 700' of frontage on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the State. It is protected by a fragment of State land on its side away from the river, and the land across the river is protected by a conservation easement. You will feel like you are deep in the rain forest, although just outside of downtown Hilo.

Amenities: Phone, wifi, cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, hot and cold soaking tubs, full kitchen, sub zero refrigerator, ice maker, kitchen aid range, dishwasher, two sinks, cooking utensils, all linens including beach towels, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, washer and dryer, Weber Gas BBQ.

Activities: Active volcano, hiking, biking, golfing, fitness center, horseshoes, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling & diving, boating, surfing.

Area: Located 10 min from the Hilo International Airport and 30 min from Volcanoes National Park.

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More Details

Owner
Jack Stevenson
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Jack Stevenson

Owners are Jack and Jane Stevenson. Jack is a fourth generation Hawaii resident. His great grandparents came from Germany in 1882, straight to Kauai. Jane has lived in Hawaii over 50 years. They grew up on Oahu and spent 14 years on Kauai before moving to the Big Island when they purchased the property and created “The Falls at Reed's Island”. They fell in love with Hilo immediately. Hilo feels like Honolulu did in the fifties. They love the verdant green side of the Island and all the beautiful rivers and streams. They live in an historic house just five minutes from The Falls. Jack is very active in the Rotary Club of South Hilo. Jane spends time on historic preservation. Jack is an avid scuba diver, who only recently sold his dive boat.

Jack Stevenson purchased this house in 2000

Why Jack Stevenson chose Hilo District

The property was a private vacation home designed and built by two Architects, from San Francisco. Upon the death of one the property was put on the market. We purchased the property because of its simplistic beauty, and by the way it has a 25' waterfall right in the yard. Jane and I converted it to a vacation rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most wonderful stay at this very special place. We are grateful to both of you for keeping the integrity of the house as Tom and David made it. It has been a poignant visit, thinking of our friends as they envisioned this place and the enormous amount of work it took to create this vision.

We did go out and about to Volcano which is truly amazing, the botanical garden and other explorations but what I really wanted to do was stay here and soak up this place. My husband was writing a good portion of this stay and the house and the outdoors provided a calming and perfect refuge. We’ve taken advantage of trying out many different places to eat while we visited this side of the Island: Miyo’s (great home style Japanese cooking), Sombat’s Thai, Kaleo’s Bar & Grill – Yum, Pahoa, Café Ono-Volcano, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen , Hilo – All of these places served really good food. Make sure to visit the Farmer’s Market in Hilo – we were able to buy white pineapples and other wonderful tropical fruits. Thank you so much.
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We do have a refund policy regarding cancellations (90 days prior to check in). http://www.reedsisland.com/rental_agree.html
  • For Events such as a wedding: A $650.00 reservation deposit is required to hold your dates. The balance for your stay is payable (see next rule)
  • in the following manner: 40% of total due 6 months prior to arrival and balance of the total due 3 months prior. Event Security Deposit is $2,000
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Private bathroom in each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , or two twins
  • Each bedroom has private bathroom. Great views from all bedrooms. Bedroom 3 (set as king or two twins).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hot and cold soaking tubs in screen area. Security camera in public area.

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Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties In The World - The Falls at Reed's Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 109 reviews
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Beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute! Terrific views!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Experience of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most beautiful experience here at this very beautiful home. It is definitely by far the best home I have had the opportunity to stay in. Jack and Jayne were very nice and accommodating to our needs and Jack was always prompt in answering aany questions. They thought of everything we would ever need during our stay. When we arrived at night, there was beautiful music welcoming us and when we woke up the next morning, the panoramic views of the beautiful grounds were simply breathtaking. I can see why this home is booked almost everyday of the year. The pictures are just a taste of what you will experience, you just need to stay here to get what I'm trying to describe.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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beautiful waterfall, great views all around. home very nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very tropical, view of waterfall was awesome, home very nice and comfortable, and owner took care of all our needs! Highly recommend for stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most beautiful/private place to stay on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the house... didn't want to leave. Super romantic, but also would be a perfect place to celebrate any occasion with family/friends. There is a lot to see and do on the Hilo side of the island... we recommend the botanical gardens, Waipi'o and a small cafe called 'Sweet Cane Cafe', we also enjoyed the farmer's market on Wednesday and the Suisan fish market. There is also a wine shop in town called "Grapes" with great wines and reliable recommendations. The best beaches are on the other side of the island though, our favorite was at Mauna Kea Beach Resort... parking can be an issue unless you get valet parking to eat at the restaurant ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Wonderful romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

House was spacious, clean and well stocked. Everything we needed and then some. Fresh flowers and champagne for our anniversary were very special and unexpected. You will love the waterfall scenery!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

To say we loved this house is an understatement! Pictures do not do justice to this absolutely peaceful retreat. We loved every single thing about this place. I will say when we first arrived from Texas, and found out there was no air conditioning, I thought I would be miserable! None needed! It was the perfect temperature everyday. Jack and Jane have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The day we left, I cried because I didn't want to leave the most perfect and wonderful vacation we have ever had. Thank you Jack and Jane for letting us stay in your little piece of Heaven on Earth!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Coconut Island
Car: recommended

East side of the Big Island, Hawaii. Great location for visits to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Happy to book 2 or 3 nights if they are open between two other bookings. Does not include any open periods 4 nights or more.
* Plus $41 for each additional occupant (older than 2 years old on check in) per night. (Undeclared additional guest $60/nt). If child is 2 years or younger at time of visit do not list in the guest count just indicate in your email, affects Homeaway's service fee.

Cleaning fee $225
Taxes totaling 14.416%: [GET of 4.166 & TAT 10.25] as of 1/1/18,
$1,000 refundable security deposit, $2000 for Event bookings

Booking for 8 or more nights and for Events (such as Weddings)
Payment is in four parts*;
1. $650 (plus Homeaway’s service fee) to reserve the dates,
2. 40% of the balance due 180 days prior to the check in date,
3. balance due 90 days prior to the check in date and
4. Security Deposit payable at 15 days prior to check in.

* This can be set up after if you book directly via Homeaway’s program.

State Tax ID TA-054-635-1104-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund