Your HideAway on your own private river!
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, River, Town, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Located in an exclusive area of Hilo, the RiverHouse Hide-Away is nestled in a tropical river setting on a nearly-one-acre estate. A crystal-clear river meanders through the property year 'round, and is complemented by a carpet-like lawn, majestic trees and beautiful blooms.
The Hide-Away is a separate spacious unit on the first floor of this fine example of a 1948-vintage, traditional 'plantation-style' Hilo home. Your hosts, Glenn and Mozella, welcome you to their home, and will be just upstairs and will be available for your questions. There is a completely separate entrance and patio area for your privacy. Your living room, tastefu...Read more
Your HideAway on your own private river!
Additional Location Information
Located in a quiet, peaceful, and safe neighborhood. The pathway alongside street is used by local residents for strolling and enjoying the cool of the evenings. Off-street parking for one vehicle provided. Enjoy the views of river, park-like property, mountain, and ocean. Downtown Hilo, airport, Bayfront, and shops are all within 10-15 minutes of the Hideaway. Feel the cool ocean breezes, enjoy the tropical flowers and birds, and let the sound of water rippling over river rocks lull you into the true spirit of aloha!
Location Type River, Town, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$125||$125||$750||$0||3 nights|
|All Dates||$125||$125||$750||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Refundable damage deposit - $250 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Hawaii taxes of 13.25%. Hawaii Tax ID #W93825778-01.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
The Riverhouse Hide away is a "home away from home" in a beautif
The Riverhouse Hide away was our home base for exploring the Big Island of Hawaii. What a pleasant, private, and peaceful place to return to after days filled with snorkeling, hiking, and sight seeing far and wide! The owners are warm and friendly folks who show a genuine interest in their guests' happiness and satisfaction. The property itself is a beautifully landscaped garden with many examples of flowers, flowering shrubs and trees, all against the backdrop of the lovely, peaceful river flowing through. The natural lava accents, wide green lawn, and fragrant flowers made us feel as though we were staying in a botanic garden! The apartment is a refreshing, smoke-free environment, spacious, comfortable, and beautifully furnished and decorated. Mozela left several fresh flower arrangements from the garden on our lanai and dining table for us to enjoy! We were also provided with a generous supply of beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, and picnic cooler, as well as access to laundry facilities. Thank you, Mozela and Glenn, for your kindness and generousity. We will be back!
Beautiful property in beautiful Hilo
This roomy well laid out rental property has everything you would need for an extended stay in Hawaii. Very spacious. We loved the beautiful yard with the natural river running through it! You can make yourself feel very at home here.
Mozela is a great host who gave us great suggestions and was prompt with any concerns we had. My only complaint was the bed (sagging mattress) which she said she would be replacing upon hearing my comment.
Directions to the property would have been handy.
Response from Glenn and Mozela Dundas - 01/07/2013
Aloha A, Thank you for staying with us. You emailed some weeks after your visit, and I agreed to have the mattress evaluated. It was found to be in excellent condition, and replacement was not recommended. The down alternative pillow-top cover does provide a soft layer over the firm mattress. Perhaps that was softer than you prefer. I'm sorry that you did not voice your concern during your visit, I would have gladly provided a different cover or made other arrangements for your comfort. I send complete directions and other tips to guests at completion of booking. Mahalo, Mozela
Home away From Home
Choosing a place to stay, in oher than a brand hotel, is often a roll of the dice. I am happy to say this roll is a winner! In a quiet residential neighborhood is this warm and cozy one bedroom apartment. The grounds are beautiful, and includes a rushing brook, a lanai'i with a BBQ, lounge chairs, a table and chairs for dining, and the sounds of the country. With the exception of a stove, which you dont miss, the apartment includes the amenities of one's home, including paper goods and cutlery, dishes, glasses, a freezer and laundry facilities. I must mention the nightly song of the coqui frogs, which actually lulled us to sleep. Mozela is welcoming and friendly and put fresh flowers both inside and outside for us, and came to lite a mosquito coil when she saw me reading on the lounge. it is also convenient to downtown Hilo and major roads.
Wayne & Diana Eubanks
Garden Spot vacation
Just wanted to say that we just spent the best vacation of our lives. The RiverHouse Hide-Away was everything a person would want for a completely tranquil and exciting experience. The apartment was beautiful and everything a person would want in vacation lodgings. We mostly liked the time we spent on the lanai, listening to the river, watching the birds and smelling all the beautiful tropical plants. Glenn and Mozella were the perfect hosts. Mozella was available to answer all our questions and informing us of all the island history. We learned a great deal. If given the opportunity we will be returning to the Hide-Away again. Thanks for making this a special time for us.
Response from Glenn and Mozela Dundas - 09/04/2012
Aloha W and D, What a wonderful 10 days we all had--you were the perfect guests. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the peaceful river each morning and evening with fun activities sandwiched in-between! We look forward to your return to us! Mahalo nui loa, Mozela
Relax and explore
When you think of Hawaii, this is the place you picture! The grounds were lush, like a postcard. The house was beautiful (I loved the pillow-top bed!). The sky was blue and sunny, except when a calming rain made you feel tucked away in your own cozy rainforest. I was awake early to sit on the lanai and catch the sunrise lighting up the landscaped yard -- to the sounds of the river and the birds. There were waterfalls just mintues away, lava tube caves to explore, wonderful beaches and walking trails in town. Great to relax and explore! Thanks to our wonderful hosts!
Response from Glenn and Mozela Dundas - 07/26/2012
Thank you, Sarah, for staying at our Hilo Hideaway. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the lanai, river, birds, and tropical garden. We love your photos, thank you for sharing them with us. Hope to see you again on your next trip to the Big Island! Aloha, Mozela
Family of Three
A tropical paradise to rest and renew
Our family loved the stay in Hilo. Everything was even better than we had seen on the travel site. We could get to local attractions so easily or just relax and listen to the river. We loved exploring downtown Hilo for hidden treasures. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. Thank you for making our stay so memorable. We had everything we needed for our stay. We will definitely come back again!
Response from Glenn and Mozela Dundas - 07/22/2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. Our goal is to meet the needs of all who stay with us. The Hideaway is just that--a place to get away to relax and enjoy. Mahalo, Mozela
Island unto its own!
My wife and I celebrated our birthdays and Valentine's Day at this beautiful Hawaiian setting. The accommodations and grounds are perfect for a romantic, exotic get a way. The sound of the running stream, the colorful birds, and the meticulous landscape make this property an island unto its own. The house is just a few minutes from the downtown area and the beautiful, tropical beach areas. It was the perfect place to make a lifetime memory.
Response from Glenn and Mozela Dundas - 07/14/2012
:Aloha D & J, We are pleased that you chose the RiverHouse Hide-away as the location for your celebration. We are so glad that you had glorious days of sunshine. Rochelle sends her greetings and wishes to thank you for sharing the sunset with her on the lanai your last night in Hilo. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us--look for them soon to be posted to our site! It would be our joy to be your hosts the next time you visit the Big Island! Mahalo, Mozela