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Hilo vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Hilo

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Entire guest suite · Puna
Lava Lookout - Namaka
Lookout on aged lava flows in paradise with sunny days and pristine starry nights. Enjoy the Milky Way and luxury in an off-grid oasis with water catchment, solar, and fruit. Here on the frontier where the lava greets the sun is a weekly block party every Wed. & Kehena Black Sand Beach 5.8 miles away. The Nāmaka room is one of four private studios that include the shared kitchen, wifi, and work well for large groups; check out our other listings (Paka’a, Kāne, Pele) for reviews and details.
$44 per night
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Private room · Hilo
Venice Room at Vive House Inn
Vive House Inn is located in a fantastic old Colonial House built in 1897! It offers old world character with a very peaceful and serene setting. Each room is slightly differant, named and decorated after some of the Hosts' favorite places to travel. The Venice room is small and efficient, much like you would find in Venice. It offers a very comfortable memory foam single bed. A private in-room sink, mini fridge, TV, wifi internet and an AC! The shared bathroom is shared and across the hall.
$56 per night
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Treehouse · Puna
Glass House in the Heart of Big Island
WELCOME! Enjoy a unique Glass House located in the heart of Big Island. Reconnect with tropical rain forest nature, while getting a good night sleep in comfy king bed while listening to gentle drops flickering on the glass ceiling. Wake up to singing birds and take a morning shower with collected rainwater.
$177 per night

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Stay near Hilo's top sights

Photo of Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls157 locals recommend
Photo of Richardson Ocean Park
Richardson Ocean Park112 locals recommend
Photo of Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market141 locals recommend
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Big Island Candies41 locals recommend
Photo of Carlsmith Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach Park86 locals recommend
Photo of Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens62 locals recommend

Hilo beach vacation rentals

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Entire guest suite · Puna
Lava Lookout - Kāne
$59 per night
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Private room · Hilo
Waterfall Views - B&B One Mile from Downtown Hilo
$149 per night
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Private room · Hilo
Steps to Beach & Surf with Breakfast - Hula Suite
$149 per night
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Private room · Papaikou
That - Hamakua Coast *** Hale Melia
$78 per night
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Entire condo · Hilo
Completely Private Cozy Condo in Downtown Hilo
$144 per night
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Entire condo · Hilo
Epic Oceanfront Penthouse with Best Views in Hilo!
$205 per night
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Farm stay · Hawaii County
Hamakua Sunrise Coffee Farm Stay
$101 per night
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Hotel room · Hilo
Aaron's Cottage #10 Single Private w/Bath A/C
$90 per night
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Entire bungalow · Hilo
Downtown Hilo Bungalow
$148 per night
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Entire home · Papaikou
Oceanfront House1 with Wifi, AC, Pool Remote Work!
$318 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Hakalau
Exclusive Estate, Gated, Oceanfront Retreat - 2
$176 per night
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Entire bungalow · Hilo
Hawkins Vacation Rental--time to get away
$125 per night

Hilo holiday vacation rentals

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Entire guesthouse · Puna
Hawaii Volcano Coffee Cottage
$95 per night
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Entire condo · Hilo
Entire Cozy Studio -Downtown Hilo Alongside Pond
$93 per night
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Entire guest suite · Puna
The Lilikoi - King Bedroom Suite (NO CLEANING FEE)
$83 per night
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Entire condo · Hilo
🌺 BEAUTIFUL remodeled 2-Bedroom Condo w/ COLD AC
$100 per night
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Private room · Hilo
King Bedroom with shared bath near the beach
$85 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Hilo
Yellow Ohana
$95 per night
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Entire condo · Hilo
Jungle Views - Completely Private Downtown Condo
$113 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Hilo
Lovely 1 bedroom guesthouse with tropical gardens
$96 per night
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Entire home · Puna
The Lilikoi Ohana (NO CLEANING FEE OR DEPOSITS)
$110 per night
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Private room · Puna
(A) budget friendly with all the amenities!
$48 per night
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Private room · Hilo
Breakfast Over Private Waterfall - 1 mile to Hilo
$149 per night
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Entire condo · Hilo
Very nice one bed room/Living room condo .
$119 per night

Downtown Hilo vacation rentals

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Private room · Hilo
Very Cozy and Quiet room with AC
$57 per night
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Entire rental unit · Hilo
Cute and Cozy Studio
$75 per night
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Private room · Hilo
Ke'ena Malu
$75 per night
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Entire rental unit · Hilo
Downtown Hilo Studio
$75 per night
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Entire guest suite · Puna
New, clean, spacious Ohana unit with free parking.
$85 per night
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Entire guest suite · Hilo
Cozy Hilo Studio
$92 per night
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Private room · Hilo
Steps to the Ocean Retreat
$64 per night
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Entire guest suite · Puna
Secluded Private Hot Tub & Lanai - Orchid Oasis
$82 per night
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Entire cabin · Puna
#1Tinyhouse w/private kitchenette near VolcanoPark
$35 per night
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Entire home · Hilo
NEW with AC ☆ Pineapple Loft♥ Downtown Hilo
$163 per night
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Private room · Puna
Hawai'i Road Abode
$60 per night
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Shipping container · Puna
Artistic Cocoon in Volcano
$211 per night

Your guide to Hilo

Welcome to Hilo

The town of Hilo meets the definition of an idyllic Hawaiian destination. Its black sand beaches are lined with swaying palm trees arching over aquamarine waters, dramatic waterfalls plunge from shelves blotted by tropical rainforests, and some of the planet’s most active volcanoes are only a short drive away. Yet Hilo sees a fraction of the crowds drawn to its sunnier sister town of Kona. Hilo’s lush beauty and relaxed vibe can be attributed to its status as the rainiest city in the United States. Many visitors drop into Hilo for a quick visit before jumping off to explore the nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. But hikers, snorkelers, waterfall chasers, and science enthusiasts will find a wide range of activities to choose from in Hilo, accompanied by a collegiate town spirit, thanks to the nearby University of Hawaii at Hilo.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hilo?

The lush eastern side of the island of Hawaii is temperate but characteristically wet, soaking in an annual average of 140 inches of rainfall. This wet climate means it’s advisable to layer or bring a light jacket in preparation for intermittent showers; if you plan to venture up to the higher elevations inland, especially near summits and volcanoes, come prepared for legitimately cold temperatures. Spring and fall generally offer visitors the best overlap of warm and dry days in Hilo, the latter months thinning out crowds as the tourist season comes to a close. Hurricane season spans June through November; while violent tropical storms are always a possibility, historically they’ve rarely made landfall across the Big Island.


What are the top things to do in Hilo?

Punalu‘u Beach

Punalu‘u Beach is the most famous and accessible black sand beach on the island. Hawksbill and Hawaiian green turtles are known to amble up the volcanic-rock-tinted shoreline to sunbathe here. Just be sure to give these aquatic natives a wide berth onshore and in the water, as they’re protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Hamakua Coast Scenic Drive

While Rainbow Falls State Park unequivocally warrants a visit to take in its grand cascade of water, a more adventurous option awaits along this scenic serpentine 40-mile route tracing the North Shore of the island toward Waipi’o Valley. The road is dotted by a multitude of waterfalls and old sugar cane fields along the way.

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

While flora grows in abundance across Hilo, this botanical garden and nature preserve hosts a riot of tropical plants of unmatched color and beauty. There are more than 2,000 species collected and cultivated from across the globe, easily accessible to visitors by winding wooden pathways.

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