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[3% CashBack] Top 10 VRBO Vacation Rentals In Hilo, Hawaii - Heaven on Earth

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Planning a holiday on the Big Island of Hawaii? Hilo, the largest city in Hawaii County, overlooking Hilo Bay, is the perfect place for you to experience Old Hawaii. Hilo is known for its warm aloha spirit, relaxed lifestyle, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants with local and regional cuisine. It is one of the best starting points to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and its main airport receives flights from Honolulu, for those who want to explore the eastern side of the Big Island.

Check out our list of top 10 VRBO accommodations, recommended for you who plan to spend summer in Hilo.

1. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world - The Falls at Reed's Island (from 365 USD)

Selected as one of the top picks of holiday homes by prestigious travel media, The Falls at Reed’s Island deserves its accolades, with every single inch of its place. Located just a mile (1.6 km) from downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay, you will be granted with a rainforest view and the sound of water from the Wailuku River.

The property has complete facilities, so you can be independent during your holiday. And you can arrange all your activities, from hiking an active volcano to hiking, biking, snorkelling, and diving, from the property.

The panoramic view of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and the greenery, will soothe you, from dawn to dusk. It’s a little piece of heaven on earth.

Homeaway's Top 10 Romantic Properties In The World - The Falls at Reed's Island

Price: from 365 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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2. New listing! Oceanfront 3 bed / 2 bath house - walking distance to Downtown Hilo! (from 319 USD)

If you want to wake up to the sound of the waves crashing and beautiful Hilo bay scenery, look no further than this property. Hilo Hale is an oceanfront house, which accommodates 6 people, with complete media technology and a well-equipped kitchen, for all your needs.

Within a 5 to 10 minute walk, you will easily reach downtown Hilo, where you can find many restaurants and go shopping at the famous Hilo Farmers Market.

New Listing! Oceanfront 3 BD 2 BA House walking distance to Downtown Hilo!

Price: from 319 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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3. Craftsman garden bungalow home, Asian-inspired tropical garden / spa (from 225 USD)

This is your home away from home. This Craftsman garden bungalow home is located 2.5 miles (4 km) from historic, downtown Hilo and Hilo Bay. It’s a perfect place to relax in style or to start your adventure on the Big Island.

The property accommodates up to 4 people and comes with complete, stylish home appliances and a well-equipped kitchen. The garden is designed with a Japanese-inspired natural landscape and a fishpond, with delicate water lilies. If you come with children, please be aware of safety concern around the fishpond.

Experience your own infrared sauna, in its own secluded, outdoor garden spa, equipped with jetted hot tub and UV light water purification and outdoor shower. It will be the highlight of your holiday.

Craftsman Garden Bungalow Home, Asian-Inspired Tropical Gardens/ Spa

Price: from 225 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. New! 3 bedroom Hilo House - Walk to waterfalls! (from 165 USD)

Spend your holiday in the lush Hawaiian jungle and experience the Old Hawaii experience at Hilo House. Hilo House accommodates up to 8 people and has everything you need for your holiday. There are many fruit trees in the yard, where you can pick your own fresh fruit to eat.

Downtown Hilo is just two miles (3.2 km) away and it’s two miles (3.2 km) to the ocean. The house is set in the heart of the East Hawaii Rainforest, where you can easily walk to beautiful scenic spots, such as the secret “Narnia” and Rainbow Falls, the famous Pe'pe Waterfalls, or Boiling Pots State Park.

New! 3BR Hilo House - Walk to Waterfalls!

Price: from 165 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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5. Hilo's Hale Hibiscus in downtown Hilo. Newly opened! (from 114 USD)

If you’re looking for quiet accommodation, in an agricultural setting, yet still close to town, look no further to this property. It is located in the family plantation complex and it’s only a 5-minute walk to downtown Hilo.

Hale Hibiscus has 3 sister units nearby, that share the wonderful, quaint and quiet atmosphere. It is surrounded by the family agricultural land and there are various fruit trees that are free for you to eat.

Hilo"s Hale Hibiscus in Downtown Hilo. Newly opened!

Price: from 114 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. KeALOHA - Incredible views, spectacular beach park, the best snorkelling, turtles (from 110 USD)

This property is located at the Mauna Loa Shores Resort, with the best view of Carlsmith Beach Park, right from your window. It accommodates up to 3 people and it’s a perfect place if you want to jump into the sea in the morning for your morning swim. Carlsmith Beach Park is right next door, which is the best area for swimming and snorkelling on the protected reef.

You can see and hear the water from the park, right from your bed. It’s the best way to wake up in the morning.

KeALOHA - INCREDIBLE views, Spectacular Beach Park, the Best snorkeling, Turtles

Price: from 110 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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7. Budget-friendly, 3 bedroom house with air-con, close to town & airport (from 99 USD)

This fully furnished house is situated in an old plantation neighbourhood, which is slightly off the beaten path, yet close to downtown Hilo. The master bedroom has a king-sized waterbed (yes, waterbed), and the other rooms have a queen-sized bed and two twin beds.

The children can run and play safely in the big fenced backyard while watching the wild chickens and roosters run around the neighbourhood. It’s a nice sanctuary to relax in, after a long day of sightseeing.

Budget-Friendly, 3 Bdrm. House With AIR-CON Close To Town & Airport, Low Fees

Price: from 99 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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8. The Arecas - A great place in a great Hilo location! (from 95 USD)

The Arecas is a charming home away from home, located in a beautiful old Hilo neighbourhood, between Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) from the airport, 3 miles (4.8 km) from downtown Hilo, and approximately 45 minutes to Volcano National Park.

The host has a binder with menus from several local restaurants, so you can easily choose where to eat, based on the recommendations. What an attentive host!

Relax and enjoy your privacy in the enclosed “lanai”, where you can enjoy the quiet mornings, read a book or plan your day. It also has a dining table, where you can have dinner while listening to the night symphony of the wildlife.

"THE ARECAS" a great place in a great Hilo location!

Price: from 95 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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9. Hilo oceanside, in the heart of the beaches. Quiet, cool, best views - 3 miles / 4.8 km from downtown (from 80 USD)

Located in Hilo’s Banana Belt (more sun, less rain), this is the perfect house for a couple’s holiday, surrounded by wonderful beaches. The property offers a 180-degree panoramic ocean view of Richardson’s surf beach and the lanai is a perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, under the morning sun. It is also an excellent spot to enjoy the afternoon or an outdoor dinner.

Within 5 minutes, you will be in downtown Hilo, for more restaurants, museums, etc. Suisan Fresh Fish Market is only 2 miles (3.2 km) away, where you can shop for the catch of the day, pokes (seafood salad) and seafood cocktails, for your delicious meals at home.

There is even a telescope, so you can watch the whales and dolphins, or you can find many brochures to help you plan a whale or dolphin watching tour and other activities.

Hilo oceanside, in heart of beaches. Quiet, cool, best views. 3 miles from downtown

Price: from 80 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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10. Aloha spirit and a magical oceanfront view, it's all here on the Big Island! (from 63 USD)

Located in Hilo’s Banana Belt, this property overlooks the scenic tidal pools of Lalakea Pond, in Carlsmith Beach Park. You can watch the spinner dolphins and whales from your lanai, or you can just jump and swim with the sea turtles, in the tidal pools.

All rooms overlook great panoramic views of the bay. Watch the moon rise over the ocean while having your dinner. You will sleep and dream with the sound of the waves at night.

ALOHA spirit and a magical oceanfront view, it's ALL here on the Big Island!

Price: from 63 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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Where the Aloha spirit lives

Hilo is where the Hawaiians keep their aloha spirit alive. Your accommodation will enhance your Old Hawaii experience, with its beautiful surrounding ocean, mountains, and rainforest jungle.

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