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 backyard and tropical rainforest covering the grounds. Surrounded by the natural beauty and wildlife, this beautiful house is placed on the National Registry for Historic Places.
Built by the British banker Thomas Guard in 1916, the property is grand, romantic, and tranquil. 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 QUEEN OCEAN SUITE
Island elegance! Featuring a queen size bed with 100% cotton linens. luxury amenities and antique furnishings.
Our fully stocked kitchen has yogurts, organic bread, butter, organic coconut oil, honey, coffee, herbal teas and condiments.
full kitchen with a walking 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 for 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.
Magnificent accommodations in a beautiful, quiet setting. Location is excellent for access to sites in the Hilo area. Reasonably priced. Kari was most helpful in every way.
I loved hearing the frogs and waterfall while falling asleep. It is a beautiful and clean house.
What a wonderful house and location - all the rooms are just gorgeous! Only the breakfast was a bit poor and should better not be mentioned as included. But we would come right back here! Very friendly people on top of it.
We are happy to hear you both enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you visit again! Mahalo nui!
Please note that we no longer serve breakfast because that would require a special permit and we do not operate as a Bed and Breakfast. In the past we have served breakfast but we did not charge extra for it and we no longer advertise that we serve breakfast. We do provide Bread, butter, jam, papaya, coffee and herbal teas so you have something to eat the next morning after your arrival. Thank you!
Kristie and George
It's a really beautiful historical house with a very nice rainforestlike surrounding. The house itself is worth staying there. It's an easy short drive from the city centre.
The breakfast was a little disappointing. There were maybe ten slices of bread for 6 people for three days. Otherwise the kitchen was fully equipped. There was coffee and tea and fruit. So overall everything was good.
The town itself has a lot of charme and is a lot different from the other plaches we visited in Hawaii. We really liked the 20s building and the cinema from the 1920s.
Hilo is a good place to start your trip to the volcano,
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Hilo House. I just want to clarify that we do not serve breakfast but we do provide a few things like butter, jam, coffee, herbal teas, bread and papaya so you have something to eat the next morning after your arrival. If you read about a breakfast being provided it was for a different listing that we no longer have and I truly apologize if you were expecting something more. Mahalo nui
The house was beautiful. The location was great. Unfortunately the bridge near the house was under construction so navigating to and from town was more of a challenge. If internet is important to you please ask to stay on the side of the house with the strongest signal. The living room area near the router had no problem with signal strength.
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George & Kristie were great hosts.
House was very comfortable, beautifully decorated with many paintings by Kristie and they were very friendly and kind;
Kristie gave us recommendations about where to eat;
We enjoyed healthy breakfast of spelt cooked by George;
Enjoyed chatting with both of them.
Memorable stay in Hilo. Highly recommended!
Yuri and John
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George is a wellness doctor with a weakness for lemon meringue pie and Kristie is a painter with a passion for design and photography. Together, we have a daughter named Sophia Aiko. We lived in Los Angeles for many years and recently moved home to Hawaii a couple years ago. We love living in Hilo and we hope to share this beautiful place with you. We love a healthy lifestyle, enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Kari is Kristie's sister and greets our guests upon arrival. She is a jewelry designer, a newlywed and and she recently moved back to Hilo too.