Charming Historic Hilo House – Minutes to Beach!

Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


Hula your way to Hawaiian paradise when you book this fully restored 1960's vacation rental house! This 3-bed, 2-bath Hilo home has room for 6, a covered lanai, & peek-a-boo ocean views from the yard. The University of Hawaii campus is a mere 1 block away while downtown Hilo is just an 8-minute drive north. Relax at Reeds Bay Beach Park, visit Coconut Island, or get a bird's-eye view of the island from a helicopter. Don't forget about Rainbow Falls home to an ancient Hawaiian goddess!


  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Near Ocean
  • Kitchen


Location Details

The home is conveniently located one block away from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and within 10 minutes of downtown Hilo, the famous Hilo Farmers Market, Hilo Bay beach parks, restaurants, shopping, and movie theatres.

Swim, snorkel, free dive or surf at the picturesque black sand beach and bay of Richardson Ocean Park. Teeming with tropical fish, sea turtles and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal, it offers some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.

Stunning Carlsmith Beach Park, a 12 minute drive from this home, features a refreshing fresh water lagoon and is a frequent hangout of giant sea turtles. The sea turtles might also make an appearance at nearby Onekahakaha Beach Park. This white-sand bottomed swimming area is sheltered from the waves and fairly shallow. It offers showers, restrooms, and picnic tables and is perfect for kids of all ages.

Lava rock walking paths, Japanese footbridges, and fish-filled ponds can be found at Liliuokalani Park and Garden just 8 minutes from this home. From there, you can take the walking bridge over to Coconut Island for incredible views of Hilo Bay with Mauna Kea volcano resting in the distance. After a carefree stroll, visit the Suisan Fish Market to see fresh fish hauls and enjoy a mouthwatering poke selection!


12 reviews
  • Good stay.


    Convenient location, close to Hilo town. Great host communication. Comfortable accommodations.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Lea S.
    Published March 22, 2022
  • Good location and responsive manager


    The location of the property near the U of Hawaii was near all the conveniences, including a big grocery store and a short distance away from Liliuokalani Park which we was our "rave" (inside joke) spot every morning to start our day. The kitchen was well-equipped with all the conveniences which included a rice cooker (a must for some of us!). Thom the property manager was thoughtful, prompt, and went above and beyond to make sure that everything was in order and even provided us with brand new beach chairs in response to our question if the property had some beach chairs we could use. Also, having two separate bathrooms was a plus! As city folks, we weren't quite used to chickens/roosters screeching starting at 1:15 a.m., but eventually got used to them and wasn't a big problem. But, if you are a light sleeper, use the ear plugs that were provided.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Soo J.
    Published February 23, 2022
  • 21-Jun


    The manager of the property (Thom) was extremely responsive and helpful during our stay. The property is centrally located for trips to Hilo, Volcanic National Park and Mauna Kea.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ted H.
    Published July 22, 2021
  • Perfect vacation rental


    Charming clean fully equipped home. Comfortable nice neighborhood close to grocery store. Home away from home. Will definitely stay there again

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rachel L.
    Published May 19, 2021
  • Hilo hangout


    We had a great time. My grandson lives in Hilo so he showed us all around Perhaps a little less rain next time but otherwise a good time was had by all

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Susan S.
    Published April 14, 2021
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