check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Aloha Falls Waterfall Sanctuary ~ Perfect Location on Big Island!!

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Hilo House Rental Photos and Description

Romantic and adventurous with an emphasis on quality, enough space for everyone.

Aloha Falls presents an ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary celebration as well as a complete accommodation for your whole family (8 people or more). Aloha Falls is located in the private, upscale, and timelessly beautiful neighborhood called Reed's Island right in Hilo town. Unique to Aloha Falls is access to the waterfall and swimming area where you have so much more than just a view. The view is stunning and the waterfall sounds fill the house. The home is well cared for and the yard is manicured as a lush tropical jungle, which includes bananas, bamboo, passion fruit, and more.

Here at Aloha Falls, You are in the perfect place to go to the famous Hilo farmers market and walk down our private neighborhood to all the lovely shops of Hilo. It is a 30 min drive to Volcano National Park and a 1 hr drive to the summit of Mauna Kea. Beautiful black sand beaches just across Hilo town. Botanical gardens all along the Hamakua coast are close by and a world attraction! Many past guests comment that they wish they had chosen to spend more time at Aloha Falls exploring the east side of Hawaii Island.

Aloha Falls itself is a world attraction- you don't actually have to go anywhere. In fact, many guests prefer to spend their days relaxing on the lanai, tuned into the peaceful aspects of the natural tropical surroundings. Aloha Falls was built by a craftsman- custom cabinetry and close attention to detail are apparent throughout the entire home. Temperpedic style queen size beds and the lullaby of the waterfall create a superbly restFull sleep! Many guests comment on their incredible quality of sleep while staying here. Giant tile showers make bathing a luxurious experience.

We welcome you to explore tropical island foods in your fully stocked kitchen. Rest all day on your sweet lanai perched above the valley and the waterfall. Explore the famous Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots~all in walking distance. The entire neighborhood of Reed's Island is highly private and secluded surrounded by waterfalls and lush Hawaiian jungle. Reed's Island was once reserved for Hawaiian royality and the street is named after beloved Princess Kaiulani.

Reserve just the upstairs for travelers with 1-4 people or expand into the downstairs "zen den" if you are traveling with the rest of your family and friends.

The Zen Den provides you with an additional 2 bedrooms, both with queen size beds, a full bathroom with a deep soaking tub, and plenty of open living space.The Zen Den is themed with yoga props and books, incense, Hawaiiana, candles and more to encourage your state of inner peace and relaxation.

The standard rate applies for 2 guests reserving the upstairs portion of Aloha Falls. The use of the Zen Den requires an additional fee of $100+/ night depending on how many guests are in your party. Please inquire for a precise quote. Please note that the Zen Den is available for larger groups of travelers, therefore if you do not reserve it, it will be vacant, allowing for your maximum level or privacy (unless otherwise discussed at time of booking).

You will be welcomed with a variety of local fruits!

Indulge and love YourSelf with an on site massage. On site far infrared sauna & massage, yoga & your stay here is a Spa Retreat! You may also have your entire stay catered with local organic island foods. Be sure to inquire with Sierra about the unique on-site spa and healing services that Aloha Falls has to offer.

A note to visitors:

Aloha Falls and Sierra are completely devoted to the health of the island ecosystem... As a visitor to Aloha Falls and Hawai'i in general, please begin to develop a sensitivity to resource usage.. What does this mean? This means, please conserve. Please be aware of electricity: lights, laundry, electronics; paper goods- paper towels and toilet paper; waste generation- most packaged goods recycle, but maybe you will try our local produce and contribute less the the landfill..

Thank you for considering our precious island ecosystem. Human impact, which is relatively recent to these islands shows up quickly here. Each one of us has a great power to help or hinder the land that sustains life here.***

Aloha Falls Disclaimer

As a visitor to Aloha Falls you assume the responsibility of your health, safety and well being. This applies to the instances that you use the stairs, walk through the valley and swim in the water. The homeowner is responsible for upkeep of these areas, however, your safety is your ultimate responsibility. You assume all risks to use the property of 263 Kaiulani St. Hilo, HI 96720.

In regards to the driveway:

It is steep and best accessed by slowly backing down. If you choose to walk down, do so carefully. The driveway is slippery when wet. Often leaves; palm fronds; gravel; or rocks may be on the driveway, which you need to be aware of. Walk down the driveway slowly and with awareness of the above mentioned items. The homeowner is not responsible for any injury that may occur on the driveway.

In regards to the stairs to the waterfall:

These stairs are steep and slippery when wet. Use the handrails. Leaves and water make the stairs slippery. Proceed with caution. Your safety is your responsibility. The homeowner agrees to upkeep the stairs from rotten wood and decay.

In regards to the valley:

The valley floor is uneven. Proceed with caution. Avoid touching the jungle plants, as some of them contain allergens.

In regards to swimming:

There is no life guard on duty. You must be able to swim to enter the water. Children should be accompanied by an adult. You assume all risks by entering the water.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sierra Sugrue
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
Call Owner

About Sierra Sugrue

Aloha! I am so honored and excited to share Aloha Falls with you. It is my dream of Hawaiian beauty and spirit. The past decade of my life has been spent nurturing the land here on the Big Island and pursuing the wisdom of various healing arts, including: massage, energy medicine, yoga, and plant medicine. My partner Troy and I focus much of our attention on creating the beauty of Aloha Falls.

Sierra Sugrue purchased this house in 2009

Why Sierra Sugrue chose Hilo District

Hilo is the most gorgeous place in all of Hawaii! It is a sweet historic town with locally owned shops and modern comforts. The land is lush thanks to nightly rain fall. Waterfalls and black sand beaches are everywhere, along with an abundance of farms growing exotic organic produce! It was my dream to find a place in Hilo and Aloha Falls is located on the exclusive neighborhood called Reed's Island.

What makes this house unique

The view and sound of the waterfall made this home absolutely perfect. Also, the attention to detail in building.. All of the furniture, cabinetry, and artwork are handcrafted and locally produced. There are feelings of simplicity, peace, and profound elegance here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about this house is amazing! From the waterfall in the backyard to the sounds of creatures waking up at night! We enjoyed all of the animals we saw (except for the mosquitoes) and the geckos are everywhere! Even in the house a few times! Some places I suggest trying to visit are Akaka FAlls, the most active volcano in the world (at night its amazing to see the orange glow but make sure to bundle up because it gets cold), snorkeling in Kona - it was great. Overall this was amazing and the house is gorgeous! Thank you!
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 7


based on 60 traveler reviews

Aloha Falls Waterfall Sanctuary ~ Perfect Location on Big Island!!
average rating of 4.7 based on 67 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to go back.

The house and property are even nicer than it looks in the photos. The house is very clean. There has been a lot of attention to detail for the comfort and convenience of the guests. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals. The normal condiments are provided. There was even a large pitcher of herb infused cold water in the fridge. There are towels, hair dryers, etc. You really don't need anything but your clothing to go there and enjoy the stay.

The home is located in a residential area, but it is so secluded due to the waterfall and lush vegetation, you feel that you have arrived in a rain forest. There are coqui that sing you to sleep at night, along with the sounds of the waterfall in the distance. Amazing. The beds are incredibly comfortable. We even had tempurpedic style pillows on the beds.

The location is very centrally located. It took about 10-15 minutes to get there from the airport. Town is just a few minutes away by car. Nearby is Rainbow falls (you could actually walk there from the house). About an hour away (or a bit less) are the volcanoes and other waterfalls (Akaka). The town of Hilo is not large and busy like Honolulu. It is very welcoming and relaxing. The people are incredibly friendly.

During our stay, there was quite a bit of rain. Apparently, Hilo is located on the 'wet' side of the island. No matter - if it was raining to hard to go out, we were perfectly happy to sit in the hammock chairs on the enclosed/screened in and covered back deck while sipping tea :) The house/property were as much of a vacation as the surrounding sites. Another plus - because it rained frequently, we had a lot of wet clothing. We were very thankful for the washer and dryer available for use in the house.

We were fortunate to meet the owner of the property. She is a lovely person and really tries hard to make sure the guest are comfortable.

I am starting to save up now to make a return trip. This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken! You will return from you stay fully refreshed - it really is impossible to get stressed in this location:)


  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you all and share healing experiences together. That is what this island is all about - healing and adventure!! Please come back soon!!
Did you find this review helpful?
10 0

A great house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Aloha Falls was magical! The waterfall in the back was amazing to see and hear everyday. The lanai was a favorite spot to hang out in. The house was clean and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The showers were very nice. The home is very spacious and the grounds are a tropical treat. It was fun to go down to the waterfall. The house feels secluded and private as does the neighborhood it's in. Downtown Hilo is nearby and is a great place to hang out with lots of little shops and eateries. The driveway is pretty easy to go down in reverse if you just tilt your side mirrors down little. Sierra is a very friendly and helpful host. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Susan! It was so much fun meeting you, your husband and your wonderful daughters! Please come back again; Hawaii loves to share herself with visitors like you who resonate with the aloha spirit! Best wishes.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Nice clean property with magical waterfall backyard

  • 4 of 5

Property was as it appeared in the listing, very tranquil and tropical with all the sounds of nature, frogs and birds etc. House was clean when we arrived with the only small exception being the lack of towels which they did advise that they would be finished and brought over. No mac nuts or chocolates tho :(

We stayed over 4th of July so that was fun and kids enjoyed catching frogs and lizards to pass the time. DVD player wasnt working so that was a bummer considering we did have kids and they do from time to time need some down time or i should say us parents need some down so a working DVD player would have been nice. Would also recommend providing some games and perhaps a bluetooth speaker for music. They are pretty cheap these days and a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and mahalo for your response, John. We have upgraded our DVD player to a Roku system so guests can go ahead and log into any of their own personal accounts. Also, we do have games: cards, dominoes, jenga, etc. - we also do have a soundbar that guests can use - it is right in the living room! Everything is out in the open or in the main closet, so guests have full access to all of these resources. I am happy to hear that the kids enjoyed playing in nature!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

I loved every single part!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the most magical places on the island of Hawaii. I felt like I was transported to a different world tucked away next to a stunning waterfall. My family and I had such a magical time. There were great healings that happened and it was just the perfect getaway. The property is very well taken care of and loved. So many great spots to cozy up and read.... loved the sauna. The screened in lanai is magical. And the waterfall pool goes without saying. I loved every single part and look forward to another opportunity to enjoy this property again. Mahalo!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A fully stocked slice of paradise, perfect for a sibling reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Unlike other vacation rentals that we've reserved, this home was fully stocked with not only everything needed for the beach, but included all the basics for the kitchen and bathroom. It was genuinely like entering our own home. The house easily accommodated 4 couples, with plenty of privacy. The screened in porch with the view of the falls was our gathering space. We enjoyed each evening's serenade by the whistling frogs. The ladders down to the pond/falls were a bit intimidating but once tackled, well worth the trip to enjoy the cool fresh water plunge.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

The BEST place in HILO!!! MAGICAL...

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly HEAVEN on Earth!!! We are local and live off the grid. When we celebrate birthdays or holidays we like to have stay-CATIONS and this was one of our staycations 5 years ago which is now a yearly tradition. We have a 5 year old and a soon to be nine year old and they LOVE this place. In fact the waterfall jump was my oldest FIRST rock jump next to a gorgeous waterfall at age 6! We are adventurers' so we know how to keep our children safe while having fun--assisting up and down the ladder in addition to taking it slow made for a SAFE yet adventurous excursion literally right out our back door. Definitely the highlight of this wonderful place. The house is immaculately clean, rooms are very spacious, beds are super comfy and the bathrooms are huge. My favorite inside the house is the screened in back porch with the sight & sound of the soothing waterfall. This place is amazing, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: recommended

The sweetest neighborhood on the Big Island- Reed's Island. ~ Previously reserved for Hawaiian Ali'i (royalty). It is surrounded by waterfalls and lush rain forest. An island on the island. Downtown yet totally private. Walk to shops, market, waterfalls, and caves. Or just rest here all day long by your own waterfall spring. Pamper yourself with spa services. The options are infinite- this is your unique experience and you deserve to have it all!!!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Yoga, Adventure


Rates & Availability

Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Specials
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Protection $49
Cleaning ($100 refund) $250
Tax Rate 13.25%

Tax ID # W81474749-01
Processing fees of $300 will be charged for all canceled reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is accessible for extra fee.*
  • Both bathrooms are equipped with natural shampoo and conditioner as well as locally made soaps. The third bathroom is located in the downstairs unit of the house, which is more of a spa center/ retreat space. However, this bathroom has a large, old fashioned cast iron tub that is just amazing to bathe in. You are welcome to have baths here, but there is an extra fee associated with it's usage. It is also available as a botanical tea infusion bath soak/spa treatment.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This bedroom is part of the downstairs unit. Additional fees
    - 1 queen , This bedroom is part of the downstairs unit. Additional fees
  • The master bedroom has an oversized walk in closet and gorgeous private bathroom. The bathroom is all tile and marble with large shower. Both beds are equipped with 400+ thread count sheets and light quilts. Plenty of extra pillows of several different sizes. Bed side lamps and ceiling fans make the bedrooms quite comfortable. Please note that the use of more than 2 bedrooms require additional fees.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Available: Airport Pick Up and Drop Off Groceries Private Tours Private Yoga/ Spa/ Natural Meditaions E-Mail Sierra for a full proposal if you are interested in the above amenities. TA ID#: W81474749-01

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers