About this listing
The Hawaii Transient Accommodations tax of 9.25% and sales tax of 4.166% has been INCLUDED in the price. (13.416%)
The breathtaking Waterfall Retreat at Reed’s Island is a spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in the exclusive area of Reed’s Island in Hilo. The home is only a few minutes from downtown Hilo but it feels like a private paradise retreat with a stunning river and falls right outside your window. The tropical rainforest views, Wailuku river and falls and natural beauty make this home a one-of-a-kind vacation destination.
This home has many luxury features: The living room has large windows and sliding doors that showcase the extraordinary rainforest with picturesque views of the waterfall and Wailuku river. You may enjoy your meals in front of the waterfall out on the lanai, a relaxing area on the 700 sq ft pinewood deck.
While you are on the lanai, you may enjoy the view of the well-landscaped tropical garden, the colorful flowers and plants, feel the tender-green, soft Korean Grass, and listening to nature’s symphony: the tree-frog’s greeting, the waterfall flowing and the birds singing.
Kitchen is stocked with dishes and cookware for any cooking enthusiast. Coffee and herbal teas provided for guests. The bathrooms are furnished with clean and new linens, soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer.
Other amenities include whole house surround sound system, flat screen tv, washer and dryer and parking for 3-4 cars.
Relax and stay here at the magical Waterfall Retreat at Reed’s island, an experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.
From the house, you can walk to downtown Hilo where there are a variety of restaurants, the best farmer’s market in Hawaii, Hilo Public Library, post office, and churches. A few minutes drive to Liliuokalani Garden, Banyan Drive, Coconut Island, approximately 3 minutes to Rainbow Falls, 14 minutes to Hilo Airport, 16 minutes to the well-known Nani Mau Botanical Garden, 20 minutes to Akaka Falls, and 30 minutes to Hawaii’s Volcano National Park
This listing includes 4 bedrooms-the master bedroom, garden view room with a queen-size bed and 2 falls view room one with a queen-size luxury bed the other with 2 double beds. The home will not be shared with any other guests and the home is used exclusively as a vacation rental.
The one time cleaning fee is $175. There is an additional guest fee of $30 per person after 4 guests.
The WATERFALLS RETREAT at Reed's Island is cared for by Kristie and George and we live a few minutes up the street from the home. As our guests, we would be happy to help you find the best places to visit and we look forward to helping make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to inquire if you have any questions. Thank you!
Please note: There is a jacuzzi on the porch that is not an amenity and is not allowed to be used by the guests. Also, we are located on a cliff with a river. There is a section of the property that is not fenced.
Interaction with Guests
Guests may call us at any time if there are problems with the home. Guests may call or contact us with questions about the place or places to visit at any reasonable time. The managers live 5 minutes away from the property.
The neighborhood is minutes from downtown Hilo but because of its private and exclusive location, you feel like you are in a distant and tropical retreat.
There is parking for 3-4 cars.
Other Things to Note
Please note we do not serve breakfast but we do provide coffee and tea and basic condiments.
Kindly clean up after yourself.
Please turn off the lights when not in use.
Please remove shoes before entering the house.
Really, really wonderful place. We couldn't have been happier with everything. Thanks, Kari, George and Kristie!
The waterfall behind this place is stunning. It's impossible to capture its full magnitude in photos, but suffice to say that hanging out on the deck was one of the highlights of our trip. Comfortable and very spacious.
Although we arrived in the evening, we were given a warm welcome on arrival and given a tour of this beautiful house. The instructions and contact details left with us were very clear.
Waterfall Retreat is located a short drive from Hilo but it was so peaceful it felt as if it was in its own little world. The views from the house of the waterfall are stunning.
The house is very spacious, very clean and well maintained. I loved the artwork. There are very good kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities, (soap, shampoo, hair dryer). Tea and very nice coffee was provided and we were able to shop conveniently in Hilo. The bedrooms were spacious and nicely furnished,and the beds were very clean and very comfortable. The view from the bedroom window was just perfect to wake up to.
The Dining Areas were lovely but we ate all our meals on the lanai, watching the waterfall at breakfast time and listening to the sound of the water and the Coque frogs in the evening. I expected to be attacked by insects in the evening but was very pleasantly surprised that this was not the case.
We had no trouble accessing the Internet. In fact, we have no complaints at all.
Waterfall Retreat is located in a perfect place for exploring the island of Hawaii, it is about 30mins from Volcano National Park and about 20 mins from Akaka Falls.
Our time in Hawaii was just magical, it is a very diverse, interesting and beautiful island. Staying at Waterfall Retreat just completed this amazing time. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Such a beautiful house, perched on the edge of the Wailuku. We arrived the day after nearly 4 inches of rain fell and the waterfall was truly amazing, even for us Pacific Northwesterners.
Our days were mostly spent exploring the island, so much of our time spent at the house was after dark, when the frogs and little green lizards populate the porch. The sound of the falls and the songs of the frogs made for a great night's sleep, and Wilson, the neighbor cat comes around to the south slider about 9 or so to say "hello."
We really loved Hilo, and were glad to be so close to downtown. We visited the Kona side of the island for an afternoon, and were so glad we decided to stay in Hilo. Its a really charming town that doesn't feel like a tourist trap.
We swam with honu at Richardson Beach, had good plate lunch just about everywhere we ate, and just felt really relaxed in Hilo.
This is a perfect home base to explore the island from, as long as you appreciate the rain and the songs of a thousand frogs.
The view from the deck makes this house a standout! Well decorated and can comfortably accommodate a large group. Excellent location in Hilo. Kari was an excellent host and very responsive.
The house was all I expected. The location is amazing and so peaceful and listening to the tree frogs each night was amazing. My family had a great time there, only wish we could have stayed longer. My parents especially loved the morning visits from Wilson, the neighbor kitty. Thanks to Kristie and Kari for hosting us.
Thank you for your review and for your suggestion with the AC. I will highly suggest this to the owner. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am sorry that your parents were uncomfortable with the heat. I hope you arrived safely back in Ohio.
The house was as gorgeous as the photo’s depicted, and the waterfall in the backyard was stunning. As we were on a girl’s trip we fully utilised the 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms was an absolute blessing.
A 20 minute stroll to town on mostly pitch black roads, it was close enough to walk whilst having the sense of tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle.
Kari and Kristie made collection of the keys super easy and provided us with several maps to start our exploration.
Highly recommended if you want a little bit of luxury and serenity whilst in Hilo.
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About the Host, George & Kristie
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 she recently moved back to Hilo too.