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Beach, Surf, Whales, Waterfalls, Cruise Ships, 2 Miles to Downtown Hilo

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type studio

Overview

About the property

Vacation Property

1BR/1BA, 420 sq ft ocean view property, no pets, no cigarettes

'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 lanai. 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. Will you be located south of Hilo and possibly exposed to dust and vog in the Puna Distric, or will you enjoy the clear skies of the Hamakua Coast? And also 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.

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

More Details

Owner
Rory Foster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Rory Foster

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

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 (nā honu) and humpback whales (nā koholā) in their natural environment.

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

Map

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

Amenities

Hilo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ensuite - toilet , shower
  • Walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen with partial ocean view - 1 queen
  • The room includes a small refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and coffee maker. There is also easy access to the laundry room.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Amazing. Comfortable and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again! If you are looking for a quiet and very comfortable place to stay this is not.

Wren and Rory were very hospitable hosts! Their home is gorgeous and well maintained.

They took time to chat with us. Were nice even when we locked ourselves out. They live up stairs in a beautiful home. Would I stay again. Yes I would. Thank you to Wren and Rory for such a wonderful stay. Liz and Chuck Roark

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect surf spot close to a cute old town

  • 5 of 5

Rory & Wren could not have been nicer and more accommodating. their location is only minutes from beautiful down town Hilo. Hilo itself was great and centrally located between the Volcanoes & the amazing Hamakua Coast. Rainbow falls and the Hawaii tropical botanical garden, both within 10 minutes of the house are a must see. we left the end of our vacation open to catch some waves, we did, and it was a perfect stay to end our HI vacation.

Mahalo! Andrew & Karla

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, and close to town. Wonderful hosts. They graciously offered to loan me a toaster (I can't live without toast in the morning--haha!) and special shoes to wear on the rocks at the beach. And Rory gave me a surfing lesson, which was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! We were treated like family by Rory and Wren. We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodations and location. Couldn't be better. Steps from best surf spot on the island. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing / beautiful / convenient place to stay in Hilo!

  • 5 of 5

This house and the owners are awesome. It is very clean, spacious, bright, and homey. It was the perfect size for our party of 5. Wren was there to meet us when we arrived. She gave us a tour and some fantastic recommendations for how to spend our time. We also received a surfing lesson from Rory, which was a ton of fun. It was hard leaving Hilo because we had such a fantastic time, and loved our rental so much! We will be back and highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

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See rental agreement for cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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