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Gated Estate, Private Water Entry"""

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 279 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Riverside and simultaneously Oceanfront, 9.02 acre estate. W


Adventure! Fish, Swim, kayak, Surf, from the property.

Check in is at 4pm and out at 10am. You will have to go shopping. No goods are guaranteed to be in the home

Beautiful location nestled between the mouth of the river and the ocean at Honolii Beach. The River House is a rustic family style home which has 180 degree views starting with the river then panning out over the ocean and is only 5 minutes from Hilo.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the living room or lanai looking out at the river or the ocean! Have a picnic on the lawn in the magnificent nature Hawaii is known for.

You can enjoy from the River House all sorts of water sports including Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling, Surfing, Boogie Boarding and Swimming.

The home will sleep 12 and has an open floor plan. The kitchen has old world charm with copper counter tops and a butcher block counter by the stove. The rear of the house has a very large family room and bay windows. Perfect for a traveling halau for practice and sleeping! (The family room measures approximately 375 sf or approximately 25 feet long by 15 feet deep and also sleeps 6.) The view of the river is astonishing from these windows!

The first floor has a guest bedroom; this room sleeps 2 and has a queen size bed. Also located on the first floor is a powder room and full bath and a large Bedroom with 3 double beds. The master and another guest bedroom are upstairs. The master bedroom is very large with sweeping views of the river and ocean and an en suite full bath. A king size bed is in both the master bedroom and guest bedroom upstairs.

More Details

Tammy Spaar
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Wainaku, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 279 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , En suite for the master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2nd floor guest bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder room
    Outdoor Shower - shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 double bed , Large room with a great view.
  • 180 degree views of the Honolii River
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large Family Style Vacation Home with basic amenities. Property is gated and has private water access. This a one of a kind spot in Hilo, secluded and still close to town.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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On the Water, Gated Estate, Secluded but Minutes from Downtown. *BEST LOCATION*
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

Great Family Vacay Spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our time here! Everything was great: communication from the host, price, location, amenities, etc. The house is beautiful and has gorgeous vistas from just about every room. The highway is NOT a big deal at all. You will be out and about during the day when it is the busiest and at night, minimal traffic is just another white noise, often drowned out by the sound of the beach next door.

The only 2 faults I could find were kitchen utensils (another reviewer mentioned this as well) and towels. While there is ALMOST everything you could need to cook up a great meal, there were some things missing, such as lids for the pots and pans. However, in general, we had no problems cooking breakfasts and a few dinners at the house (pro tip: check out the farmer's market for ingredients and save a few bucks cooking a few of your own meals!). Likewise, there ARE plenty of towels, but every single one of them smelled like mildew. I totally understand that in a humid climate this can happen but even after laundering them several times and being careful to dry them after use, they were still a little funky.

Overall, this is an amazing place to stay. We enjoyed it tremendously and would recommend this house to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iconic Plantation Era

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the old plantation style home and decor. The surrounding huge windows place you right in the stream, ocean & rain. It stormed last night with huge thunder and flashing lightning. We felt sheltered, protected and comfortable.

Will plan to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 4 of 5

This was perfect for my family of six.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very satisfied

  • 4 of 5

Very cool place. For the price, I would include a few more basic kitchen and bath amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a big group. Great location, we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Private location!!

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 8 friends, 3 couples and 2 single ladies. Overall the space worked but I would say better for a family as 1 bedroom is smaller. Upstairs quite spacious with both bedrooms having an ensuite bath. The lower bedroom with 3 double beds was huge. Would have been nice to have at least some basic pantry items so if arriving later in the day, there would be coffee for morning. On the river but access was tricky. Overall we enjoyed our visit, like living in the rain forest!!!.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Naniloa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Honolii Beach
Car: necessary

The River House is located 100 yards from Honolii Beach and 5 minutes from downtown Hilo. Honolii Beach is the premier surfers' beach on Eastside of the Big Island. Downtown Hilo offers quaint shopping and a taste of international cuisine from our local restaurants. Downtown Hilo is also the home of the Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Must see attractions while in Hilo include:

- Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots is Hilo’s most popular wall fall – a MUST see.

- The Lyman Museum offers a in depth history of the Hawaiian Islands and the culture of the Islands.

- The Pacific Tsunami Museum tells the story of the 1946 Tsumani as well as others.

- Imiloa Astromony Center is located about 15 to 20 minutes south. The center has rotating exhibits and a planetarium with daily shows.

- Volcano National Park is 45 minutes south of Hilo. See first hand what makes the Big Island the 'big island'.

- Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is 10 minutes north. Walk though the mountainside among native orchids and other lush foliage. Don't forget to see the Onomea Falls too!

- Akaka Falls is 15 minutes north and is a magnificent and majestic waterfall.

- Mauna Kea Observatory is about a 2 hour drive and is the highest point on the Island at 13,796 feet. Star gazing from the observatory is a must see.

This list is just a handful of the activities the Eastside of the Big Island has to offer.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$382.29
Damage Deposit AU$637.15

Rates are quote for 6 guests. $75/per additional guest (over 6) up to a maximum of 12.
Taxes are 4.166% GE and 9.25% TA.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
A damage deposit of $500 is due when your reservations are booked. The deposit is fully refundable after 14 days of departure providing no damage has been done. Please refer to the damage deposit section in the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.