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Delightful Plantation Home on Reeds Island

Travel across the wooden bridge to my lovely plantation home. My home has classic character with high ceilings and lots of light. It is on Reeds Island, a historic and beautiful neighborhood surrounded by a river on one side and stream on the other. Walking distance to downtown Hilo. Restaurants, Galleries, Farmers market and more. Very close to Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. A very special area to enjoy..vaccinated guests only please

$65 per night
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Steps to the Ocean Retreat

ALOHA! My property is steps away from Carlsmith Beach Park also known as Turtle Beach where you can snorkel with Pacific turtles. It is also 5 mins away from Richardson beach park a prime spot for snorkeling. My lanai overlooks a rainforest. 10 mins to downtown Hilo, and 5 mins to the Airport. Recently the glow of Kilauea lava can be seen from my property.

$38 per night
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Shamefulness

Private room & bath in quiet neighborhood perfect for the kama'aina business traveler. Cozy space for one to relax and rest, with own entry, wi-fi, kitchenette, and carport. Conveniently located near downtown, hospital/medical center and University of Hawaii. Your health & safety are our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're committed to stringent cleaning & sanitation protocols, practice social distancing and limited, if any, needed interaction to safeguard your stay.

$76 per night

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Hilo beach vacation rentals

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Swim with the turtles, watch the whales. RELAX.
$125 per night
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King Bedroom with AC and shared bath near beach
$94 per night
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Penthouse by the sea, Sept-Nov. Swim steps away.
$80 per night
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King bedroom on second floor - AC + shared bath
$103 per night
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Kailea (Sea of Dreams)
$120 per night
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Beachfront Spectacular 1brm Mauna Loa Shores
$179 per night
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Pali Hale - Epic Hawaii Oceanfront Experience
$249 per night
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Sunrise Condo Penthouse 2 bd - Amazing Ocean View
$179 per night
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Aaron's Cottage #3 Double Private w/Bath A/C
$120 per night
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Mele Kohola-Stunning Oceanfront home w/ 3 lanais!
$276 per night
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Wai 'Olena - "Healing Ponds"
$450 per night
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Oceanfront House with Panoramic Views of Hilo Bay!
$544 per night

Hilo holiday vacation rentals

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Master King Bedroom with Private Half Bath.
$28 per night
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Steps to Beach & Surf with Breakfast - Koi Suite
$156 per night
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Cozy studio in Hilo
$72 per night
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Simple and Clean in the Heart of Hilo
$75 per night
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Waterfall Views - B&B One Mile from Downtown Hilo
$149 per night
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Hilo House
$105 per night
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Open to woman solo traveler/ Full bed (Room#4)
$50 per night
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Cozy Hilo Studio
$78 per night
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The Lilikoi - King Bedroom Suite (NO CLEANING FEE)
$89 per night
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Downtown Hilo Studio
$75 per night
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Sunrise Oasis II
$34 per night
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Entire Cozy Studio -Downtown Hilo Alongside Pond
$90 per night

Downtown Hilo vacation rentals

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Breakfast Over Private Waterfall - 1 mile to Hilo
$149 per night
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Monarch Suite
$115 per night
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Tropical Suite
$125 per night
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Modern Bungalow in Hilo
$87 per night
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Cozy Studio, 5 minutes from Hilo airport!
$89 per night
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The Jungle Getaway
$105 per night
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Cute 1 BR Studio- Walk to EVERYTHING in DT Hilo!
$75 per night
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Downtown Hilo Condo Walk to Beaches
$91 per night
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Above Hilo, easy access to college or hospital
$28 per night
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HILO CUTE & COZY MASTER RM/ BIKE RENTAL AVAILABLE
$61 per night
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Sunrise Oasis III
$32 per night
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Big 1 bdrm apt. in gorgeous setting, yet so close!
$77 per night

Your guide to Hilo

Welcome to Hilo

The town of Hilo meets the definition of an idyllic Hawaiian destination. Its black sand beaches are lined with swaying palm trees arching over aquamarine waters, dramatic waterfalls plunge from shelves blotted by tropical rainforests, and some of the planet’s most active volcanoes are only a short drive away. Yet Hilo sees a fraction of the crowds drawn to its sunnier sister town of Kona. Hilo’s lush beauty and relaxed vibe can be attributed to its status as the rainiest city in the United States. Many visitors drop into Hilo for a quick visit before jumping off to explore the nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. But hikers, snorkelers, waterfall chasers, and science enthusiasts will find a wide range of activities to choose from in Hilo, accompanied by a collegiate town spirit, thanks to the nearby University of Hawaii at Hilo.


How do I get around Hilo?

The island of Hawaii is served by two international airports — Hilo International Airport (ITO) on the eastern side and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kalaoa on the western side. If possible, fly into Hilo rather than Kona, as the trip from the Hilo terminal into town is a mere 10 minutes compared to the 90-minute drive from Kona. Another option is to fly into one and depart from the other, optimizing the time you have to enjoy the island. Like most of the Hawaiian Islands, renting a car is not an absolute necessity, but the Big Island lives up to its nickname — some of its most famous destinations require drives measured in hours rather than minutes. Major rental car agencies are located just outside the terminal roundabouts, with rideshares, taxis, and bus services marked nearby.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hilo?

The lush eastern side of the island of Hawaii is temperate but characteristically wet, soaking in an annual average of 140 inches of rainfall. This wet climate means it’s advisable to layer or bring a light jacket in preparation for intermittent showers; if you plan to venture up to the higher elevations inland, especially near summits and volcanoes, come prepared for legitimately cold temperatures. Spring and fall generally offer visitors the best overlap of warm and dry days in Hilo, the latter months thinning out crowds as the tourist season comes to a close. Hurricane season spans June through November; while violent tropical storms are always a possibility, historically they’ve rarely made landfall across the Big Island.


What are the top things to do in Hilo?

Punalu‘u Beach

Punalu‘u Beach is the most famous and accessible black sand beach on the island. Hawksbill and Hawaiian green turtles are known to amble up the volcanic-rock-tinted shoreline to sunbathe here. Just be sure to give these aquatic natives a wide berth onshore and in the water, as they’re protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Hamakua Coast Scenic Drive

While Rainbow Falls State Park unequivocally warrants a visit to take in its grand cascade of water, a more adventurous option awaits along this scenic serpentine 40-mile route tracing the North Shore of the island toward Waipi’o Valley. The road is dotted by a multitude of waterfalls and old sugar cane fields along the way.

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

While flora grows in abundance across Hilo, this botanical garden and nature preserve hosts a riot of tropical plants of unmatched color and beauty. There are more than 2,000 species collected and cultivated from across the globe, easily accessible to visitors by winding wooden pathways.