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Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage right across the beach!

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!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Michele

Local & family owned.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a view! Loved the beach + neighborhood. Cozy home. Sad to leave the island. Mahalo!
Apr 2014
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom -
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two bedroom two story house is great for couples vacationing together or families who want privacy. Upstairs and downstairs both have private entrances with their own bathrooms. Downstairs has a small kitchenette, perfect when waking up for your morning cup of tea! Great beach decor with awesome green garden views, bedrooms feature easy access to bathroom or the kitchen, yet maintaining privacy. Ceiling fans make it easy to stay cool, or open original plantation windows for a wonderful cross breeze and island ambiance.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel
average rating of 4.6710525 based on 86 reviews

Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a quaint, beautiful Hilo house. We had a wonderful vacation here. From the relaxing front porch overlooking the ocean to the beautiful and private lush landscape of the back yard, I was outside more than indoors. Clean and comfortable, just lovely. I would recommend this house and can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely beach vibes

  • 5 of 5

A well located, well equipped and comfortable holiday accommodation for our three night stay in Hilo. Lots of rain could not dampen our enjoyment of the Waiuli Beach cottage. We saw many turtles directly across the road and relished the ease of access to Richardsons Beach and the snorkelling.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raymore, Missouri

Spacious and great location

  • 5 of 5

The family loved the location and being right across from the beach. The downstairs room is totally seperate so would work well for two couples. Enjoyed our time there!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Amazing! We loved the charm of the house. It was just perfect for my family. I loved how helpful everyone was. I loved that the beach is across the street. We enjoyed every minute of it! Thank You

-The Garcia Gamily

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Hilo. The big Island has become our favorite because of the near-endless outdoor adventures it offers. The Waiuli Beach Cottage in Hilo near Richardson’s Beach was a perfect go-discover launching pad. It was a clean and well-equipped home with comfortable beds and useful amenities. We cooked & prepped backpacking meals in the kitchen every day and that saved us time and money. The kitchen had lots of things for us to use and we left some things behind for the next guests. The upstairs portion of the home has no AC so we kept all the windows open all the time – perfect. If you need AC the lower portion of the home has one. We used the washer and dryer (totally convenient) and the outside shower after swimming at the beach – right across the street. There are other good beaches nearby – all had sea turtles and tons of fish to look at. Stores are nearby with everything you could ever need. Hiking trails are numerous and you can choose from coastal hikes down to the ocean & secluded beaches or inland hikes to lava flows (old and new). We will rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
Waiuli Beach Park
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.