The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.
Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet, of properties with a view. Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Times - 'Secluded Retreats on the Big Island' and was featured on the TV special - 'Around the World in 80 Homes' produced by the Fine Living Channel.
Historically home for the Hawaiians was not on the beach, they lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing, inspirational, serene. Legend has it that Reed’s Island, (original name “Koloiki”) was the play ground of the Alii. Imagine staying in what seems to be deep in a rain forest, but just a mile up river of Hilo Bay, where a Hawaiian King spent his time.
Guest comments from Honolulu - “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have loved the experience of this magical place. The soothing cascades of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and so many colors of green just overload the senses and provide an unimagined tranquility. Steve told us of this paradise - but even he could not prepare us for this setting. From dawn to dark we have been captive and can only speak in low voices as if not to break the spell. Thank you for sharing this all with us. We leave with memories and feelings that will last forever. Much aloha”
Reed's Island is a Hilo neighborhood where the wealthy built their homes in a bygone era, and it still holds that reputation today. The two and a quarter acre estate is located at the very end of the island's only road, giving it the most prestigious and secluded setting on the island - “feels like being on a private island”.
The Falls at Reed's Island is about 1 mile from old historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay “The Beautiful Bayside City”. The land is more vertical than horizontal, a sliver with about 700' of frontage on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the State. It is protected by a fragment of State land on its side away from the river, and the land across the river is protected by a conservation easement. When on the property, it seems deep in the rain forest, although it is really in downtown Hilo.
Amenities: Phone, laptop computer with DSL, cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, hot and cold soaking tubs, full kitchen, sub zero refrigerator, ice maker, kitchen aid range, dishwasher, two sinks, cooking utensils, all linens including beach towels, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, washer and dryer, Weber Gas BBQ.
Area: Located 10 min from the Hilo International Airport and 30 min from Volcanoes National Park.
Tax rate 13.42% of rent tax rate
Cleaning fee $225 per stay Fees for additional guests may apply.
7 nights or more $345.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*
6 to 4 nights $355.00 per nt, single or double occ (plus)*
* Plus $39 for each additional occupant per night
Cleaning fee $225
Plus two Hawaii taxes (subject to change - currently) 13.416%:
General Excise Tax of 4.166%; and
Transient Accommodations Tax of 9.25%.
A $650.00 reservation deposit is required to hold your dates, with the balance payable 90 days prior to arrival.
CANCELLATIONS/REDUCTION OF NIGHTS STAY:
Should you need to cancel your reservation please do so in writing. Cancellations with written notice of 91 or more days prior to your arrival date will result in a refund of monies paid, minus a $350 cancellation fee. With written notice of less than 91 days, refunds will be based solely on the ability to re-rent the reserved dates. Only the amount collected from the new tenant(s) will be refunded, again minus the cancellation fee. At owners sole discretion re-renting of the reserved dates may be in increments less than the full number of your reserved nights, however not less than in three night increments. A reduction of the number of nights for your booking is considered a cancellation and a re-booking and as such the cancellation policy shall apply. It is strongly recommended guests purchase trip cancellation insurance.
The rates (and minimum nights) above do not apply to bookings that include the Merrie Monarch Festival, Thanksgiving, and/or periods between Dec 15th to Jan 15th. - contact owner for details.
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The pictures don't do this home justice. It really is even indescribable. If you are looking to check out and recharge this is the place to go. It is so beautiful!!! Also extremely comfortable the owners have everything you could possible need. There's books, sunscreen, bug repelant. The kitchen is fully stocked. You can cook anything. We came in the evening to a completely black night could not see a thing outside and then we woke up to Paradise. The waterfall is so beautiful and relaxing. I just layed on the couch in the kitchen read books, drank wine and forgot about work. We will be back!!
Left on 02/23/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Suzy and Bob
My husband informed me early on that he was planning a surprise birthday treat for my 70th birthday, but I purposely knew few of the details. He did tell me that we would go to Hilo on the island of Hawaii for five days after staying in Kauai for two weeks.
Approaching The Falls at Reed's Island was an experience because you crossed a small wooden bridge and ascended a hill with deep ravines on both sides of the road. The house is hidden away in Hilo with total privacy. With a modern take on Hawaiian construction, it is serenely beautiful, and the view was beyond our expectations - it is breathtaking! And we were surrounded by the music of the falls by day and tree frogs at night.
We were so impressed that everything you might need was available. Hilo is an interesting and charming town, and we enjoyed the local restaurants. What a wonderful surprise this was - unforgettable!
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