About this listing
Welcome to the Hilo House! This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind estate is located in the exclusive Reed's Island of Hilo. This grand, Victorian house is located near Hilo's downtown, tucked away in the private Reed's island. In the old time, royal families occupied the prestigious island with Wailuku River running at the back yard and tropical rain forest covering the grounds. Surrounded by the natural beauty and wild lives, this beautiful house is placed on the National Registry for Historic Places.
Built by the British banker Thomas Guard in 1916, the property is all grandeur, elegance, and tranquility. The gracious living room has large sliding picture window framing the magnificent canopy of nature across the River. Spacious dining room and family/TV room are always inviting. The enclosed veranda has large French windows and doors, ideal for office and creative work. Four spacious bedrooms and open balcony on the second floor face the waterfalls and downtown Hilo Bay. Kitchen is updated as well as the washer and dryer in the roomy basement. The basement area has a queen bed with two twin beds and a full bath.
THE PALM ROOM
This is the only ground level room (no flights of stairs just a few steps) tucked next to the dining room and kitchen. The room has large french-style windows that look out to the Wailuku River. Private bathroom and tub. Featuring a firm queen size bed with Trina Turk bed linens.
Our fully stocked kitchen has yogurts, organic breads, butter, organic coconut oil, honey, coffee, herbal teas and condiments.
full kitchen with a walk in pantry and lots of cabinets. Fruit juicer, rice cooker, soy milk maker are provided.
Enjoy your breakfast and lunch out on the front lanai, a precious time watching native birds and tropical plants.
The refined landscape garden ground has been meticulously cared for by our gardeners. Every direction offers lush green and tropical colors.
If you are seeking beauty, relaxation and tranquility, this is the right place!
This home is perfect for family vacations, intimate weddings and those extra special events.
3 minutes to historic downtown with authentic fine dining and famous Hilo Farmers’ Market; 8 minutes to the Coconut Island and Japanese Garden; 15 minutes to Hilo Airport; 15 minutes to the Akaka Falls; 4 minutes to the Rainbow Falls; 30 minutes to National Volcano Park; walking distance to Waianuenue Avenue where local schools, churches, shops and library.
parking at carport or on the paved driveway up to 2 to 6 cars
a new dryer is also provided next to the washing machine
Each bathroom has a hair dryer, luxury amenities, new and clean linens. We also have an amenity drawer stocked with an emergency kit and misc items.
The HILO HOUSE is cared for by Kristie and George and we live a few minutes up the street from the home. This home is absolutely gorgeous and a truly one-of-a-kind place in Hilo.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
some books are on the book stand and in the book case in the dining room
on the table of living room
Satellite / Cable:
cable tv available
in the base level Ohana Room
Nearest Airport: Hilo International airport at 2 Miles
Nearest Motorway: High Way 11 at 0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach: Coconut Island, Richardson Beach at 1 Miles
Nearest Barpub: Hilo Cafe at 0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf: Coconut Island Golf at 0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant: downtown Hilo restaurants at 0.2 Miles
Also available for rent by rooms. Please see other listings.
Other Things to Note
Please note we do not serve breakfast but we do provide coffee, tea, butter, jam, bread and papaya so the first day of your stay you have something simple to eat until you can go to the market. We are not a bed and breakfast.
Kindly remove shoes before entering the home. (Shoes ok in Ohana Room)
Please care for the home and clean up after yourself in the kitchen.
Please turn off lights and fans when not in use.