At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo.
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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. The location of this home offers so much more than just private luxury. This is the only rental in the neighborhood off the sometimes noisy beach frontal road. Although only a have block off the main street and the ocean still very visible you will be close to but not amidst the weekend crowd and traffic. 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 although early mornings and late afternoons you can find yourself the only one arround. 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, enjoying the hammock, 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 and birds, but also mongoose, wild chickens and coqui frogs feral cats, dragon flies and occasionally a pig. 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.
I do not have an empire of vacation rentals. I am not a Landlord Mogul, Real Estate Agent or Property Manager. This is the only home I own and is my personal residents part of the year. Just need to rent this home so I can pay the bills and also enjoy staying here as much as possible.
**** PS *** YOU CAN SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, in most cases, by asking me to bill you through PayPal and I will be personally taking your reservation, (avoiding VRBO fees) and making sure you are comfortable with all that you need. There is currently an uproar by owners and renters and a plethera of class action law suits against VRBO in regards to this out radgeous new service fee that you see in the instant quote and is PAID BY YOU. I can save you this service fee and the $59 for damage policy by billing through PayPal. Just email me including your personal email address within the email text or call me with your request to be billed through PayPal and I will send you a personal quote and information on billing.
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- There is also, a living room couch suitable for sleeping.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Satellite / Cable:
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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
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- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
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- Covered Parking:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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
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Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning fee $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 13.4%
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Special discounts may be available for last minute bookings
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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, HI, USA:
Richardson's Beach Park offers more recreation than anywhere else in Hilo. This house is also my personal place to relax.
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. Lots of activities available.
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Open Beam Ceilings, hardwood floors in Living Room
Fresh Exterior Paint
Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage and granite counters
View to Ocean from the Living Room
Master Bedroom with additional small child's bed
Bamboo in Second Bedroom
Relax in the Massage Chair
Life Guards on Duty
Richardson Beach Park just down the Street. A short walk to awesome snorkeling.
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.
Dining for 6 adjoining living area
Master Bathroom with His and Hers sinks
View to Ocean from Second Bedroom Window
Inside Front Loading Washer and Dryer
"Two Person Party"
Just a short walk away !!!
Turtles are a common sight In and Out of the water.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016
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