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

Hilo, HI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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!



Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Michele

Local & family owned.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Upstairs bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Ocean View
            Just a hop, skip and a jump to Richardsons Beach Park, a black sand family-friendly beach with lots of fish and sea turtles!
          • Oceanfront


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • 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
                          • comfy seating for 4 people


                              • 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

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        76 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Cozy cottage

                                                        Christina F.

                                                        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.

                                                        Great location, lovely beach vibes

                                                        Marina M.

                                                        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.

                                                        I love this house!

                                                        Barbara G.

                                                        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!

                                                        Spacious and great location

                                                        Stephanie H.Raymore, Missouri

                                                        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!


                                                        Lisa G.

                                                        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

                                                        Very nice cottage and great location

                                                        Arlene S.

                                                        We stayed with our three school-aged kids for 2 nights at the end of June. The cottage has a charming decor and is well-stocked and very clean. The dish rack should be bigger since it doesn't have a dishwasher. We ended up not visiting other beaches because Richardson's was so convenient across the street and a good swimming beach for the kids. It's a black sand beach, and we saw many turtles, too. The outside shower was a big plus so we didn't track sand into the cottage. The major downside was no a/c. With the humidity, the upstairs was too uncomfortable for us to sleep, even with all the windows open and ceiling fans running. The downstairs with a window a/c was a huge relief, and we slept and showered in the lower level. There was a futon and mats in addition to one bed in the lower level. The screened in porch was with wonderful for our morning coffee and waiting out daily rain showers. The other major drawback was I discovered many ants on the floor and countertop the morning of our departure. We kept the countertops clean, but it seemed the smallest crumb brought out the ants. We would stay at this unit again.


                                                        Hilo, HI, USA

                                                        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

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                                                        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.

                                                        76 Reviews
                                                        Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                        Property # 471707