Enjoy the peaceful ohana cottage at Riverbend House, located on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the Hawaiian Islands, where waterfalls cascade down to Hilo Bay. You will enjoy being able to walk to the bayfront beach, multiple theatres, grocery and health food stores as well as the fabulous Hilo Farmer's Market, now open every day! Riverbend House, a craftsman style plantation manager's house built in 1929, is home of the Hilo Oasis, affiliated with The Shire, a 90 acre agricultural artists community in Pahoa. You may be tempted to sample from our menu of accelerated self healing and rejuvenation services including Far Infrared Sauna, inversion table, soft bounce rebounder, facial rejuvenation, biofeedback and lots more...
Located on the scenic Wailuku River, a few blocks from Hilo Bay, you can easily explore downtown Hilo on foot, including art galleries, the Kress Theatre with $1.75 movies, art films and live performances at the historic Hilo Palace Theatre, the Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, and the Mokupapapa Discovery Center, among the 15 museums in Hilo. Check for live performances at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (performance space above the gallery), the Bayfront Kava Bar, Hilo Town Tavern, and of course the University of Hawaii at Hilo (only 2 miles away). For food there is Abundant Life health food store on the bayfront near the daily Farmer's Market, as well as multiple grocery stores, and a wide range of restaurants to sample. We suggest:
Cafe Pesto at 308 Kamehameha Avenue (phone number hidden)
Ocean Sushi Deli at 250 Keawe Street (phone number hidden)
Garden Snack Club at 82 Kilauea Avenue (phone number hidden)
Yen's Cafe at 235 Waianuenue Ave (phone number hidden)
When you feel adventuresome and want to immerse yourself in nature, simply walk across the street and explore one of the trails leading down to the Wailuku River and you will find several waterfalls. Or you can easily view them from the bridges that cross the river. Look toward Hilo Bay and you will see a large rock formation known as Maui's Canoe, where canoes would land for the historic Hilo market on the bank of the river during the early years of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Walk up the block to the end of Wailuku Drive, and turn right on Kaiulani Street, and you will cross a narrow wooden bridge onto Reed's Island, which was historically the King's Preserve in Hilo. The first house on your left is Shipman House, still in the Shipman family that still own much land in East Hawaii as the remnants of their sugar cane plantation. Continue up the street to see other classic Hilo homes overlooking the Wailuku River and the Waikapu Stream.
Today, Riverbend House is also host to Healing Oasis, a unique Health and Rejuvenation Spa. As a guest you can enjoy one complementary Far Infrared Sauna (maximum capacity 2 people) automatically included with your stay to clean out any unwanted travel exposures! This is a $35 value in Hilo town. Our limit is one free session per room per stay, but we can extend a 25% guest courtesy rate for any additional sessions during your stay. Select a la carte from a menu of possibilities like Energy Light Facial Rejuvenation, Star Trek like SCENAR microcurrent biofeedback developed for the Russian space program, and our unique Biofield Analysis, a fitting room for natural supplements and remedies based on electronic balancing of your acupuncture meridians. Ask to schedule a free sample session to see if this may be exactly what you have been looking for! We offer professional apprenticeship training and publish books and DVDs about our methods. Our titles include:
Refreshing Vision: Opening the Windows of the Soul
Cataract Solutions: Prevention & Reversal Via Accelerated Self-Healing
Macular Degeneration... ...Macular Regeneration
The Shire: Glendalf's Guide to Cultivating Your Future Self
Materia Medica: Vis Medicatrix Naturae
Electromagnetic Pollution Solutions
Nous Energy: Healing Power of the Pyramids
and soon to be released DVDs of our television series filmed at Na Leo O' Hawai'i, the local public access cable station:
A Clinical Theory of Everything
The Five Phases of Disease
The Five Phases of Healing
The Five Tissue Layers
The Five Levels of Regulation
The Five Elements of Spiritual Development
The Hard Quesion of Consciousness
The Arrow of Time
Your water at Healing Oasis will be enriched with electrons to give you antioxidant protection. It will be alkalized to help dissolve any stresses that you bring with you, or left over from your long flight. It will be micro-clustered to better penetrate your tissues and lymph to hydrate cells that may have been thirsty for this living water for a long time.
After your relaxing, healing and cleansing FIR Sauna, you may want to try the inversion table. One session following FIR sauna produces permanent stretch in connective tissues that shrink with damage, and as we age. You might even be a little taller when you leave!
Rebound exercise on our soft bounce rebounder or full sized trampoline are an ideal way to get your lymph, circulation, muscles, nerves, and in fact, all your cells literally moving after your long sit on the plane. Cells that experience this kind of oscillation of the gravitational field get stronger, healthier and live longer!
You may want to check out Rev. Dr. Glen Swartwout's books while you are here, or even schedule a healing session with his ministry through Healing Oasis. You can learn more at our website (website hidden)
We look forward to meeting you and serving you during your stay. Please let us know how we can help.
Susan 'Rae' Luscombe
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Weekly Price:||$600 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2000 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
Our stay at Riverbend House was very pleasant and restful. We enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen as well as oiur King sized bed. Rae treated us like family members. Rae and Glen gave me some great treatments when my sinus cold got worse which helped so much. Make sure to enjoy the lovely turtle tiling in the shower! You may want to bring earplugs if you're not used to hearing the island frogs at night. We enjoyed our stay very much and plan to return. Maholo, Rae!
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