Uhi Wai

Rates: $269 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 68 reviews)
We are Keone and Yonnell Farias. We were both born and raised here on this wonderful island. We welcome you to our beautiful new home and would be happy to share with you our favorite places. Located in a quiet neighborhood of Waiakea Uka, we are a short 10-minute ride from the airport, 35 minutes to the Volcano, and just a few minutes from local grocery stores and eateries!
Waiākea Uka is translated as "the mountainside" of Waiākea. There are beautiful views of both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa mountain. The University of Hawaii at Hilo is located in the Waiākea district as well. There are parks and convenience stores within walking distance to the house but a car would be more suitable.
Our house is your home away from home.
We want you to feel at home during your stay. We also respect your privacy. The keypad entry allows you to come and go at your convenience. We live nearby and are only a call or text away for any questions, suggestions, and housekeeping needs you may have.
We're sad to add this to our message to guests but care about your security and hard-earned money: We are a legally registered property, all bookings are only done on rental sites, we would not solicit through social media messaging. Please do not book or send money through them.
Registration Number: TA-109-573-3248-01, GE-109-573-3248-01

Uhi Wai Reviews

Henry W.
December 2023
Great modern home with comfortable sleeping spaces and open family space. Kitchen served us very well. Enjoyed preparing our own meals and eating at the house. Great quiet location. Easy access to all the local sites.

Laura Lei K.
October 2023
It was a perfect location, as it was just minutes away from our conference location, eating locations, open market and shopping. The home accommodated 6 adult women with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Beautiful setting, very open for the beautiful scenery out the windows in the dining room, kitchen, living room and both bedrooms on the back of the home, with fresh and cool breezes, we were able to sit in the dining room and enjoy each other's company. Definitely a keeper. Mahalo -

Laura W.
September 2023
A very nice functional home in a quiet neighborhood. It had everything we needed

Kasey L.
August 2023
Beautiful, nicely updated, clean home near downtown Hilo. The property is located in a quiet neighborhood, which we greatly appreciated. The house is well equipped with everything you could need. This property served as a great hub for exploring Hilo and the surrounding coast.

Kathleen H.
August 2023
Our family of four enjoyed a comfortable stay at this clean, welcoming home. There was plenty of room to spread out, unpack and settle in for a week. We loved the ease of pulling into the garage and loading or unloading our van on our daily excursions. The quiet fans in every room and nice breezes that flowed through the open windows kept the home comfortable. Earplugs at night while the Coqui frogs partied, allowed us restful sleep. Thank you Yonnell and Keone for welcoming us to Uhi Wai!

Gail R.
May 2023
In addition to enjoying our stay at a great house in a lovely Hilo neighborhood, we were delighted to have beautiful views of Mauna Kea every morning before it was hidden by clouds.

Jan H.
April 2023
This home is a gem. Its located in a very quite neighborhood not far from Hilo town. Easy access to the airport, grocery stores and lots of local eateries. This home beautifully upgraded, comfortable and very well taken care of. Having gone to Hilo for work it was beyond perfect after a long day. The property management was very professional and responded immediately to any of our needs.

Bonnie L.
March 2023
My family and I had an amazing stay at Uhi Wai. The unit is so clean, the kitchen is well stocked and the owner was very communicative and easy to reach throughout our stay.

Nina K.
February 2023
We stayed for three nights at this really lovely house in Hilo. It looks just as pictured. It's very well-located for getting into Hilo and to the surrounding areas. The host also gave us some oranges from her tree, and homemade malasadas (look them up!). She also provided umbrellas to borrow, a necessity in rainy Hilo. Bring earplugs for the frog noise--it is quite loud.

Sanjay S.
December 2022
Very lovely property, very well kept. Had everything we could think of includung coffee, cookies and a nice backyard. It fantastic to have our first of coffee in the backyard with a view of Mauna Kea

Daphne W.
November 2022
The house was beautifully updated and immaculately clean, which made our stay in Hilo very pleasant. We were a group of 7, spanning 3 generations and had a very comfortable stay. The house was a great base for a trip to Volcanos National Park (45 mins away) and to visit the sights and attractions of Hilo. Big Box stores like Safeway and Target are within a 10 minute drive. Highly recommend this home for anyone wanting to visit Hilo.

Miriam T.
November 2022
Nicely decorated and furnished, the home had everything we needed. In a nice location where it was a short drive to get to the places we wanted to visit. Home owners were very nice people nd left us a small gift of local snacks.

Kimberly T.
November 2022
Our stay at Uhi Wai was exceptional! The rental had everything to make our stay enjoyable. The check-in/out process was so simple. The location of this property was perfect as well, grocery stores, restaurants, the mall and gas stations were minutes away. Our family enjoyed staying at this beautiful well kept home.

Mary Beth M.
October 2022
We loved this home in Hilo! We found it to be just perfect for our family of four - we used the kitchen every morning and every night to make delicious meals. The neighborhood and house had a very welcoming vibe, and the view of Mauna Kea is spectacular!

Kai O.
October 2022
Wonderful trip, would visit again

Banmali B.
September 2022
A beautiful spacious home in Hilo located in a quiet neighborhood. The only noise that we heard were the coqui frogs at night.We could reduce their sounds by closing the windows.Yonell was a very gracious and considerate host. Everything was provided for a short stay incuding a washer/ dryer.The view was amazing from the backyard, we saw Mauna Loa on a clear day.We enjoyed our stay.

Bharat P.
August 2022
Good Ontime communication

August 2022
From entry To exit, all the amenities and spacious accomodation was a perfect homebase for both Work and play. Mahalo for sharing your home With us.

Jungyeon K.
August 2022
This house is clean and spacious. The kitchen has all I needed to cook. The house has great mountain view and conveniently located.

Traci M.
August 2022
A total of 8 of us enjoyed our stay at this outstanding property. It was so clean and equipped with everything you could think of- includiing fresh eggs and a welcome bag of snacks! Communication with the owners was excellent. We initially wanted to stay somewhere close to Volcano but we were so happy we went with this location instead. Highly recommend.

Joanne F.
August 2022
Our family from Kauai and Oahu needed a place for 2 nights to attend our son’s graduation from firefighter recruit training. This VRBO was the perfect place for a local family like ours. Extremely well kept and clean. Yonnell was also a great communicator. I highly recommend Uhi Wai and would absolutely stay here again if ever coming back to Hilo.

Manny B.
July 2022
Place is very clean and owner is very responsive. The property is conveniently located to stores, dining areas and shopping areas

Anna H.
July 2022
Wonderful place to stay away from home. Great location puts it minutes from anywhere in Hilo. Owners were a pleasure to work with and communicated very well. They also anticipated most travelers' needs and had everything we needed on hand.

Tim T.
June 2022
The rental house was great and met the needs of my family. Though we were not there much…there are so many things to do on Hawaii island, we enjoyed our stay there very much.

Amenda N.
June 2022
The property location is awesome, it is in the local hub of things and places. I love that the owners used sound proof windows because the croqui frogs get loud at night. The owners live behind you on the same lot. Overall, it was a pleasant experience with exception to the dining area. There is no privacy because no curtain was placed. The owners and their family can see what you’re doing if they wanted to, not that we were doing anything wrong. It’s just a privacy thing, especially when we dine with our family we wanted that. Mahalo to the owners for allowing us to stay in their beautiful home!

Zoe P.
June 2022
Loved the layout of the house, spacious garage, bathroom amenities, and views from the house! This is definitely a cozy home vibe, perfect as a base for the Volcanoes National Park and downtown Hilo.

Kristy G.
June 2022
This house was the perfect choice for our family. It was immaculately clean - floors, bathrooms, kitchen, everything. The house was incredibly well stocked - cooking essentials and extras, a cooler, beach towels, beach gear, and more. We even noticed that they had lots of things for people traveling with babies. All of the beds were comfortable. Water pressure in the bathrooms was good. The washer and dryer are nice, full-size models. The kitchen appliances are also really nice and in excellent condition. As Texans, it was an adjustment for us to leave windows open instead of having an air conditioner, but I grew to really enjoy the fresh air and the island sounds. Light sleepers might struggle with the local frog songs, but that seems to just be a part of life around Hilo. Closing the windows blocks the sound almost completely. My entire family loved this house and agreed that it was the best place we stayed on the Big Island. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Darlene H.
May 2022
There was good communication with the host. Place was clean, inviting and area great. I highly recommend this place.

Alison D.
April 2022
This home was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The location was close to everything we wanted to visit. The property manager was great to work with through the process.

Jenny K.
April 2022
We stayed for two nights and saw many waterfalls off the highway and turtles at Hilo ocean spots. This was a clean, comfortable home to use as a base camp. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. The frogs were very loud at night but that was also part of the fun. The owner provided a bunch of delicious fresh eggs from their chickens. It’s in a neighborhood so occasionally we’d hear some barking dogs. It was nice to be able to park in the garage. Thanks for sharing your home.

Jason H.
March 2022
So clean. So quiet. Felt very welcomed by the owners. Fresh local fruit and eggs waiting for us upon arrival. Beautiful property both inside and out. Comfortable beds. Nice bathrooms. Good location...being on the ocean isn't everything. Tropical rainforest scent was amazing. Wish we had booked it for more nights.

Beth H.
January 2022
Our stay at this vacation rental

Kelsi I.
January 2022
The location of this house was great. Owners were easy to work with.

Marie s.
January 2022
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely modern home! The kitchen was complete with all of the items that we needed to cook our fish from the Suisan fish market! The central location in Hilo made it easy to hop over to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We would definitely stay here again.

Laura G.
November 2021
This was an excellent property with everything we needed. Thirty minutes from Volcano National Park and within 10 min of everything we wanted to do in Hilo. Loved the neighborhood vibe and feeling like local from the chickens, fruit trees, etc.

Kuana T.
November 2021
Great property. Quiet and clean with lots of space. Fully equipped with everything we needed for family dinners. Centrally located.

Stella L.
October 2021
This property is centrally located - so close to restaurants and shops, around 40 mins from Volcanoes National Park and just 10 mins to the airport. The house is clean and perfect for a family of 6 adults. Appreciated the attached garage especially during rainy days. The owners are responsive and quick to help out with any issues. I highly recommend this place and will definitely come back here on our future trip to Hilo.

Lisa E.
October 2021
We had a wonderful time. The home was well appointed and welcoming. It was better than we anticipated and the hosts were gracious. Communication was awesome.

Sharry B.
August 2021
If you like chickens crowing at dawn and frogs croaking this is the place to stay,. We had a great time.

E S.
July 2021
What a tremendous stay in Hilo. This home was in the perfect location. Close proximity to Volcano, downtown, Rainbow Falls and others. The home is pristine. SPOTLESS. Clearly the owners take great pride in their property. We had everything we needed. From laundry detergents to extra towels and fresh eggs from the chicken out in the backyard. Our family and friends enjoyed this stay and will definitely be back again if we find our travels in Hilo.

Amanda K.
July 2021
We loved our stay here!

Trisha M.
July 2021
We enjoyed our stay. This house had everything we needed. Clean and nicely decorated.

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