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HILO CUTE & COZY MASTER RM/ BIKE RENTAL AVAILABLE

Cute cozy room for rent, there is a small smart tv and WiFi,

$59 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.

$37 per night
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Cheerful 1/bedroom home with free parking

Relax with the whole family at this cozy place to stay.

$77 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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Pali Hale - Epic Hawaii Oceanfront Experience
$249 per night
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Exclusive Estate, Gated, Oceanfront Retreat - 2
$191 per night
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Hilo Shangrila - OCEANFRONT, Pool and Hot Tub Private Vacation Rental
$392 per night
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Oceanfront in Hilo Hale Kai Suites - Moana Room - King Bed, Private Bathroom
$223 per night
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by the sea, Sept/Oct or Oct/Nov. two 31 day stays
$80 per night
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Sunrise Condo Penthouse 2 bd - Amazing Ocean View
$179 per night
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King bedroom on second floor - AC + shared bath
$112 per night
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Wai 'Olena - "Healing Ponds"
$450 per night
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Kehena Beach Ocean Front Cliff House
$279 per night
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Beachfront Spectacular 1brm Mauna Loa Shores
$179 per night
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Oceanfront Aloha House
$214 per night

Hilo holiday vacation rentals

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Sunny guest bedroom in a quiet garden landscape
$49 per night
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Welcome to the Jungle Joint!
$46 per night
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Private bed + living room near Hilo and Volcano
$51 per night
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Delightful Plantation Home on Reeds Island
$65 per night
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New, clean, spacious Ohana unit with free parking.
$80 per night
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Keaau House With A View (B)
$45 per night
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Venice Room at Vive House Inn
$66 per night
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Aloha Vibes Private Studio Unit
$100 per night
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HILO HIDEAWAY STUDIO/ BIKE RENTAL AVAILABLE
$86 per night
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Room near downtown Hilo in shared house, sea view.
$65 per night
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Tropical Suite
$125 per night
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Sunrise Oasis III
$32 per night

Downtown Hilo vacation rentals

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Roman Room at Vive House Inn
$99 per night
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1-Room Ohana w/AC, Bathhouse, near Rainbow Falls.
$101 per night
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Bedroom in Heart of Hilo
$61 per night
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Sunrise Suite
$72 per night
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Hawai'i Road Abode
$50 per night
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Cute home of guest. King BE. Private BA.
$69 per night
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Yellow Ohana
$119 per night
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Master King Bedroom with Private Half Bath.
$28 per night
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Rural Luxury Near Volcanos National Park
$45 per night
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The Lilikoi - King Bedroom Suite (NO CLEANING FEE)
$83 per night
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Cute home of guest. Queen BE. Private BA.
$65 per night
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Monarch Suite
$115 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.