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Highlights Hilo

  • Waterfalls
  • Farmer’s market
  • Beaches
  • Zoo
  • Farm tour

Best Vacation Rentals in Hilo

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Keaukaha, Hilo
Vacation Rental • 743 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(36 reviews)
Special Covid Notice:Our housekeepers are all double vaccinated. Masks are worn in SOME stores and other public interior spaces and our resident population is very compliant with these procedures. You are much safer here in Hawaii than nearly any place on the mainland. If you are vaccinated and you feel personally safe to travel, the time to get away couldn't be better! Need to stay in touch with your office?.... Our INTERNET Service is fast and fabulous!Condo Description:The condo is super comfortable Top Floor, 2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom apartment with a private, covered balcony-lanai, panora...
from $132 / night
Hilo, North Hilo
Vacation Rental • 2497 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(53 reviews)
The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet - properties with a view. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world, Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Time...
from $422 / night
Keaukaha, Hilo
Vacation Rental • 344 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(28 reviews)
We fully remodeled and upgraded what was already a popular vacation rental in Summer 2018. Details below:Here is a unique retreat, set in the charming and historical Hilo beach neighborhood of Keaukaha, that feels like the old Hawaii. Large and luxurious studio with full bath and private covered lanai. Property is across the street from the ocean & surrounded by the rainforest. Beautiful room with comfy queen bed, HD Smart TV, full HD cable with Netflix (etc.) and high speed WiFi. Kitchenette includes small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Clean, comfy and relaxing.Ori...
from $3 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Hilo

$276for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$358 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Hilo

20%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
51% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Hilo

A Big Island getaway

Set on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, Hilo is a charming town home to waterfalls, lava rock pools, and black sand beaches. It’s the quintessential Hawaii destination, with a little something for every type of traveler. Discover the many beaches, snorkel with sea turtles, try unique tropical fruits at the farmer’s market, and hike through lush, tropical rainforests. Come with your family, your significant other, or a group of friends to enjoy this Hawaiian paradise.

Finding your perfect Hilo vacation rental

Choose from a wide range of rentals with the perfect amount of Hawaiian touch in Hilo. There’s something for every type of traveler here, from luxurious rentals to budget accommodations available. Stay in a rental right on the beach with spectacular ocean views from your private balcony. Opt for an oversized rental surrounded by lush gardens and swaying palm trees, with sleek modern amenities and a beachy aesthetic. Rentals with private swimming pools are available where you can splash around and cool off from the hot Hawaiian sun from the comfort of your home. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Hilo

The area and getting around

Arriving in Hilo

If you’ll be arriving to Hilo by plane, the nearest major airport is Hilo International Airport which is just 3 miles away from the downtown center of Hilo. Uber, taxis, and Lyft are available for getting to your accommodation from the airport.

Getting around Hilo

Downtown Hilo is quite walkable, with most places in the city reachable on foot. However, there are many attractions and points of interest located a few miles outside the city which require a car to get to. For this reason, it is highly recommended to rent a car during your time in Hilo.

Travelers and activities

Hilo for families

Hilo is the perfect destination for families of all ages. Head to the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, which is the only zoo in the United States that is located in a rainforest. Stroll around the 12-acre zoo and discover over 80 species of animals, along with an abundance of gardens containing unique tropical plants. Hilo is a popular place among visitors for farm tours. Here you’ll find a variety of unique tropical farms growing chocolate, coffee, tea, and vanilla, and you can do a tour of the grounds to learn about the plants. Tours typically include a tasting and last around an hour and a half.

Hilo for couples

With its picturesque tropical atmosphere, Hilo is the perfect vacation or honeymoon destination for couples. Hike to Rainbow Falls, which are over 80 feet tall and nearly 100 feet wide. The falls are very accessible since only a 0.1-mile hike is required to reach them. Go for a swim at Richardson Ocean Park, which is one of the best places to swim and snorkel in Hilo. Here you’ll find a black sand beach surrounded by lava rocks, and even sea turtles if you’re lucky!

Hilo is believed to have first been inhabited around 1100 A.D. by people from the Marquesas Islands.

Top 5 travel tips in Hilo

1. Visit Akaka Falls State Park

Set just a couple of miles outside central Hilo, the 422-foot tall Akaka Falls are a must-see while on the Big Island. This ultra-long waterfall is accessible by a short hike and is surrounded by such green lushness that you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Jurassic Park!

2. Swim at Carlsmith Beach Park

Carlsmith Beach Park is a unique, picturesque ocean park with a wide range of features. Snorkel or swim around in the tide pools where you can see colorful fish and sea turtles swimming around. There are also some walking trails where you can wander through lush tropical forests and see plenty of birds and native Hawaiian plant species.

3. Visit the Hilo Farmer’s Market

The Hilo Farmer’s Market is considered one of the best farmer’s markets in all the Hawaiian Islands, so a visit here is a must. The market is open two days per week and features over 200 vendors selling a wide range of produce, products, and handmade goods. Stroll through the kiosks as you enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and live music. You can even have lunch here since quite a few vendors are selling delicious ready-made meals.

4. Enjoy the Pepeekoo Scenic Drive

Drive along the most famous stretch of road on the Big Island at the Pepeekoo Scenic Drive. The 4-mile stretch of road passes by a series of scenic surroundings including old bridges, palm trees, and lush tropical forest surroundings. The road is easily reachable and is located just a couple of miles north of Hilo.

5. Visit Coconut Island

Coconut Island is a small island connected to the mainland by a footbridge. It’s located just offshore from the Grand DoubleTree Hilton Hotel. Walk across the incredible footbridge with the ocean just under your feet until you reach the island and enjoy the scenic, calm surroundings and uncrowded beaches. There are picnic areas where you can enjoy a packed picnic lunch.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Hilo

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Hilo last year?

Our data shows that Hilo had an average price of $285 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Hilo?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Hilo in October, November, or September, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $246, $250, and $272 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Hilo?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Hilo, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, February, March and December, with average prices per night of $309, $307, and $306, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Hilo?

It is better to book sooner than later in Hilo as only 18% of the properties remain available throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

September, October and August are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 44%, 40%, and 28%. However, even during these periods of time, when rental availability is the highest, the average is just 37%. So we highly recommend you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Hilo?

We have 40 rentals for you in Hilo, provided by our 3 local and international partners.

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