Charming beach cottage with commanding ocean view of the best beach on the east side of Hawaii! Waiuli (Richardsons Beach) is the best for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling. What's the best thing about it? It's right across the street! Grab a mask and snorkel (there's plenty of fun beach gear at the house to use!) and go explore the cove! Wish to just relax and lay in the shade? There's a great area behind the house to hang out or bbq while watching the ocean. Perfect for families, groups or a nice couple get-away!
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage right across the beach!
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
Local & family owned.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect place for two families
Great arrangement for two families! Our son, daughter-in-law and 16 month old toddler stayed in the downstairs area, giving us all plenty of space to accommodate different sleeping schedules as well as being able to hang out together on the lanai and upstairs living area. Richardson Beach is right across the street and has great snorkeling. Carlsmith Beach Park is just down the road--a great place to swim with sea turtles!
The owners, Michele and Fuzzy, couldn't have been better hosts! They made sure we had everything we needed and gave us lots of interesting tidbits of information on local flora, fauna and food.
A nice location across from the State park with nice snorkeling, swimming and other water activities. The house was very clean and the accommodations were as advertised. Would definitely stay again the next time I visit the Big Island.
Great house and Perfect Location
This beach cottage is minutes from Hilo airport and downtown Hilo. Everything from grocery stores (if you like to cook at home), to shopping in old downtown Hilo, to restaurants for dining out is within a 15 minute drive. The house is across the street from a nice black sand beach that is part of an overall beach and cove complex. Snorkeling is terrific and easily accessible in many spots - lots of fish, and the occasional sea turtle. There's also a nice surf break accessible from the beach (5 minute swim out). Both surfing and boogie boarding are terrific all day long. The location also gives you easy access to Volcano National Park, the Mauna Kea Summit road, and coastal exploring on the North East side of Hawaii. The cottage is perfect for 2 couples traveling together and affords plenty of privacy given the two-level layout. This layout would also work well for a family with kids giving parents some private space with a roomy spot for the kids to crash and hangout together. We will definitely re-stay at this place next time we come to Hilo!
Note: The beaches across the road are popular public parks. They never seem to get crowded, but there is a steady flow of people all day long especially on the weekend and "perfect-weather" days. We enjoyed the people watching and meeting and chatting with the local residents who enjoy the beach parks. If you're looking for super secluded and quiet you might be put-off by the activity. After dark things settle down quickly with typically just a few people hanging out quietly across the road.
Paradise in Hilo
Perfect location, view & hosts! Set up is a little different. Must go outside to get to downstairs- has its benefits. From turtle hunting, walking on the beaches or just sitting on the front porch, it was all amazing!
Perfect house to stay at while in Hilo
We just had a wonderful time in Hilo and the House was perfect for our family’s needs. The snorkeling cove across the street was pretty epic. The very first day a sea turtle came to greet our children as they entered the water to snorkel.
Perfect location for Richardson Beach - aka Turtle Rest Area! Perfect for 2 couples! Everything you’d need. Comfy beds and peepers that sing you to sleep. Weather wasn’t perfect - but stay was. Thanks.
Perfect for beach lounging and swimming. Lots of fish and marine life to see, including sea turtles right across the street at Richardson's Ocean Beach Park. Recommended activities to see on Hawai'i island: Hawaii Volcanoes Nation Park, Rainbow Falls Waterfall, Hilo Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturdays, Swimming and surfing at Richardson's Beach!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Base rate is for maximum 4 guests. Additional GUEST $25 per night, per person up to 6 guests. Refundable $200 deposit is required to secure your reservation. DEPOSIT TERMS: Deposits are refunded back to method of payment by VRBO systems refund on the 15th and last day of the month. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.