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At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo

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Open Beam Ceilings, hardwood floors in Living Room

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Last updated: 06/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hilo house description

Looking for a Relaxing and Fun getaway? Enjoy Richardson Ocean Park located just a few minutes walk from this Hawaiian retreat. Located on the sunny end of Hilo and the most popular recreational shoreline on the east side of The Big Island, you will find this recently remodeled home has privacy along with all the comforts and emenities for a relaxing comfortable vacation. Many vacation rentals are ocean front with views but few have such great accessability to the ocean with sandy beaches. A variety of snorkels, masks, flippers, two boggie boards, towels, chairs, cooler, beach cruiser bikes, even a kayak are provided for your use. The location of this home offers so much more than just private luxury. Wander down the park and you will find yourself engulfed in the local Hawaiian culture. Even from the porch you will hear the children playing and smell the BBQs of family gatherings. Richardson's Ocean Park is very popular for those with children due to easy access and sheltered lagoons and lifeguards on duty It was donated by the Richardson Family for the purpose of marine life preservation. All pictures were taken within two blocks of this home. Get the feel of old Hawaii wandering the paths around ancient fish ponds, tidepools, discovering treasures along the shore and meeting the local people. Watch surfers, net fisherman, or swim with the hundreds of varieties of tropical fish and search for turtles. Whales come yearly in the winter months, and can't be missed spouting and breaching just off shore. This 3 bedroom home is surrounded by a small tropical garden and even has a lava tube (cave) with a small fish pond. The home's large master bedroom also has a single bed for possibly that child needing to be close to Mom and Dad. There is a small desk, looking out to the ocean, Wi-Fi and printer. The kitchen is modern, fully equipped with most the gadgets a gourmet chief might need. Many hours can be spent enjoying the sights and sounds from the porch rocking chair or just watching the geckos. However; the most redeeming feature of this home is the location. This is not Waikiki and you will not find any luxury resorts. This is a very lush tropical area and here you will share the jungle with not only geckos, but also mongoose, wild chickens and coqui frogs. Hilo is unique in Hawaii. You will experience the 'real' Hawaii here. Hilo has the largest percent of Native Hawaiian population anywhere in the state and people here are happy and in their pidgin dialect always willing to 'talk story' of their lives and culture for those that are curious. Old Town Hilo with it's famous farmers market still retains the feeling of the sugar cane empire with it's turn of the century architecture. Take the scenic drive up the Hamakua Coast to Waipio Valley. Don't forget your swim suit when driving down along the Red Road Coastline. You won't want to miss a stop to soak in the warm pond. Along with a trip to Hawaii Volcano National Park and up to the summit of Mauna Kea (13,796 ft.) for sunset and you will leave Hilo with memories and experiences you will only find on the windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Check the location of your prospective vacation rental. This is a big island and many rentals can be very isolated. This home is close to the airport, and all shops and attractions of Hilo Town.

PS. I do not have an empire of vacation rentals and will be personally taking your reservation, and making sure you are comfortable with all that you need. I am not a Landlord Mogul, Real Estate Agent or Property Manager. Just need to rent this home so I can pay the bills and also enjoy staying here as much as possible. When this home is rented I stay and work at my 3 acre farm 15 miles away.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Note: Stairs to entrance and high porch maybe hazardous to very young climber children. Property gardens have a Lava Tub (Cave), Pond and rocky areas not suitable for child play....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Please no spring break drinking parties....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is allowed outside on the porch....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                View of Shoreline, Furnished in Bamboo, Serta-Nobel Mattress...moreless

              • Master / With Bathroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                View of Garden, Tempur-Pedic Mattress (Queen)...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                View to Jungle...moreless

              • There are also, a single bed and hammock on the porch along with the over stuffed couch which are all suitable for sleeping....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                His and Hers Sinks...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN !! ... Including Blender, Electric Waffle Iron, Rice Cooker and plenty of pots, pans, dishes...... ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                A constantly changing variety of spices and condiments left by previous guests....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty .... Plastic Cups to Wine Glasses...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything !...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                5...moreless

              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 5 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Comfy couches, rocking chair, 55' LCD TV with Theater Sound and a View....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Inside Front Loading Washer and Dryer...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Inside Front Loading Washer and Dryer...moreless

              • Garage:

                Covered Parking for two vehicles...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Assortment of Masks, Snorkels, Flippers, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Cooler, Beach Cruiser Bikes, Hammock, Massage Chair, Exercise Bicycle, Guitar and Drum...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Cable includes variety music channels and Hawaii radio stations. Sounds great through TV Theater Sound System...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    A variety of board games to bring the family together....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    300 Cable Channels and unlimited NETFLIX streaming...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Collection of classic, island, and family movies....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Guide Books / Growing Fiction selection...moreless

                  • Television:

                    55' LCD with Theater Sound System...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Minimal...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Road Runner High Speed Cable Internet. Wi/Fi network...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        Relax !! Enjoy the lush surroundings and the sounds of the Rain Forrest. Observe the character of the porch geckos and the wild chickens sometimes with baby chicks that feed in the front yard. ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Enjoy Morning Coffee watching the waves roll, the sound of the ocean and a nice breeze for a nap in the hammock, and an evening BBQ and outdoor dining. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        The home is surrounded by lush gardens. Flowers, orchids, fruit come in and out of bloom year round. There is a lava tube (cave) with a small pond and fish....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Gets used more than the stove. Who wants to cook fish in the house ??...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Two good beach cruisers and Three island bikes....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Two person 'sit on top' Kayak. ...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Adventure
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Location & View

                      • Beach View:

                        You may not be able to see the few small beaches just a short walk away But you can hear the laughter and see the children playing in the park and swimming in reef barrier pond, a minutes walk away....moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Just 1/2 Block away (off the busy main street) you can watch the waves roll in from the porch, living room, kitchen or second bedroom....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Playground
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Swimming
                      • Antiquing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Ruins
                      • Zoo
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Arboretum
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Shopping
                      • Library
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Live Theater
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 19 traveler reviews
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                      1-2 guests=$225/nt ; 3-4 guests=$250/nt ; 5-6 guests=$275/nt
                      Three night minimum stay
                      13.4% Hawaii Taxes are required and a cleaning fee of $100 apply,
                      $300 deposit required to hold booking.
                      Discount rates may apply for last moment reservations.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 06/27/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hilo International (ITO)
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Richardson's Park

                      Car: Recommended

                      This home is just across from Hilo's most popular Ocean Park and recreational area. Watch the waves roll in from the porch and relax to the sound of the ocean. Swimming, picnicking, laying on the small beachs, watching whales, it is all just a short walk away. Richardson's Beach Park is an education site donated by the Richardson family for the study of marine life. It is a safe park used by many families with young children. The beach is safe for supervised children and there are life guards on duty. Enjoy picnic tables, benches and BBQs for your convenience along with the easy access for swimming and some of the best snorkeling in all Hawaii. Turtles are frequently seen and you can watch whales when they come to give birth in the winter to spring months. Even do some Boogie Boarding or Surfing if you dare at the break just outside the park. When you're ready for a great Seafood dinner, visit the Hilo Seaside Resturant just down the street. Hilo town center is just a quick 5 miles.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: After years of vacationing to Hawaii, camping around all the islands, I came to Hilo. I found a place rich in music and arts. The people are happy, kind, open minded thinking. And the climate is perfect !!! This side of the Big Island is a lot like the culture and green environment I was used to in my rural Northern California home. I just felt like I fit in here better than anywhere else in Hawaii and so when the chance came, I moved. Scary as it was moving alone to a strange land with nothing but two suit cases, I have no regrets.

                      Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
                      Richardson's Beach Park offers more recreation than anywhere else in Hilo. This house is also my personal place to relax when I can get time away from the Puna farm.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Ocean View just off the main road by half a block, has the sound of nature and not traffic. Just a short walk to all shoreline activities with crystal clear water to cool off in. Walking, jog, run or bike. Take the bikes or Kayak out for a lazy afternoon or to discover hidden coves along the shoreline. Lots of activities available.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Open Beam Ceilings, hardwood floors  in Living Room

                        Open Beam Ceilings, hardwood floors in Living Room

                      • Richardson Beach Park just down the Street. A short walk to awesome snorkeling.

                        Richardson Beach Park just down the Street. A short walk to awesome snorkeling.

                      • Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage and granite counters

                        Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage and granite counters

                      • View to Ocean from the Living Room

                        View to Ocean from the Living Room

                      • Master Bedroom with additional small child's bed

                        Master Bedroom with additional small child's bed

                      • Bamboo in Second Bedroom

                        Bamboo in Second Bedroom

                      • Guest  Bathroom

                        Guest Bathroom

                      • Play Time

                        Play Time

                      • Relax in the Massage Chair

                        Relax in the Massage Chair

                      • Garden Path

                        Garden Path

                      • Life Guards on Duty

                        Life Guards on Duty

                      • Enjoy the birds, watch the waves roll in, or take a nap in the porch hammock

                        Enjoy the birds, watch the waves roll in, or take a nap in the porch hammock

                      • Family friendly beach with rock and coral barrier for safe swimming / snorkling

                        Family friendly beach with rock and coral barrier for safe swimming / snorkling

                      • BBQ & eat on the porch. Enjoy morning coffee with the sound of the ocean.

                        BBQ & eat on the porch. Enjoy morning coffee with the sound of the ocean.

                      • Dining for 6 adjoining living area

                        Dining for 6 adjoining living area

                      • Master Bathroom with His and Hers sinks

                        Master Bathroom with His and Hers sinks

                      • View to Ocean from Second Bedroom Window

                        View to Ocean from Second Bedroom Window

                      • Inside Front Loading Washer and Dryer

                        Inside Front Loading Washer and Dryer

                      • Exercise Time

                        Exercise Time

                      • Tropical Garden on the Property

                        Tropical Garden on the Property

                      • Just a short walk away !!!

                        Just a short walk away !!!

                      • Turtles are a common sight In and Out of the water.

                        Turtles are a common sight In and Out of the water.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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