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Two Luxery Homes @ Richardsons Beach Park-Hilo Bay. Sleeps 16. Best Location.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House 1 is VRBO #3948511. House 2 is VRBO #3948514. On same lot. 6 Bdr., 4 Bath


Houses front best swimming, and snorkeling beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. For larger groups we rent both homes together.

Beaches house is the main house and is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. For more information and plenty of pictures, view the individual site at VRBO Listing #3948511. On the same lot next to this house is the Surfrider house. Also 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with the lower level being a large bedroom with two queen beds and bath. Separate entry to lower level. The highlight of this location is Richardson's Beach Park. One of only a few places one can safely enter the ocean in the Hilo area. Perhaps the best snorkling you will ever find. Protected swimming and snorkeling areas with lifeguards on the South side of Hilo Bay. One of 6 stops for the "Hop on Hop off" bus. It's a tourist destintination. Home to many Green Sea turtles. Across the street are small black sand beaches. Downtown Hilo is just 3.5 miles down the ocean road. Road ends just 100 yards farther.

The living rooms, kitchens, dining areas, and master bedrooms have unobstructed ocean views.. Homes can be rented together for larger families or groups traveling together Both homes are located in the town of Hilo, just 5 miles from the airport.

Our Houses are close to Hilo Farmer's Market, restaurants, shopping, waterfalls, Volcano National Park, an active volcano.

Houses are equipped with boogie boards and beach equipment, DVD players, and high speed cable internet access (WiFi). These properties boast a large number of returning guests each year.

NEED EVEN MORE SPACE? We also have another 3br3ba oceanfront house 5 doors down the street that sleeps 10 (VRBO Listing #27643). For current rates and availability on all our beachfront houses. Please also visit my website at

Available year round for nightly, weekly, and extended stays.

More Details

Richard Standke
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Richard Standke

Owner of 4 homes directly across from Richardson's Beach Park and 3 ocean front homes in Paradise Park. I manage these homes personally with my cell number available to all guests. Payments are handled through the security of the Homeaway/VRBO site. Guests also receive information on restaurants, shopping and my favorite places to visit.

Richard Standke purchased this house in 2014

Why Richard Standke chose Hilo

In 2010 I stayed as a guest in a guest house 5 doors down from this property. After paying too much for air fare and a rental car, it made sense to pay a little extra to stay in a great location. A wise choice. We loved it so much we bought the property we were staying at. The owner of that property owned these homes. We referred guests to each other so we always kept in contact. Her busy life was too much for the vacation rental business and I was happy to expand my rental business. Now I spend part of my year in Hilo.

This place rivals any place on earth, as you will find out.

What makes this house unique

If you plan on staying more than a couple days, you will have to enjoy the location. If you love the water and especially snorkeling, you will not find a better location. The best snorkeling is in just a few feet of water right in front of the black sand beach. It is like swimming in a tropical fish store. Green sea turtles come to rest for the night in the evening at the rocks just beyond the black sand beach. The water is largely sheltered by the rocks creating a partial lagoon. Yet this house is just down the street from Downtown Hilo. Great for quick trips out to eat, shopping and many tourist locations. Review the "Location" tab for a list of over 20 great places to see.


Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , House 1, main bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , House 1, second bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , House 2, main bath - upstairs.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , House 2, Lower level bathroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , House 1, master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , House 1, bedroom 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , House 1, bedroom 3.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , House 2, master bedroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , House 2, second bedroom.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , House 2, third bedroom. Lower level with separate entrance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Two Luxery Homes @ Richardsons Beach Park-Hilo Bay. Sleeps 16. Best Location.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Very Nice Homes

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed there 2 nights, these are really nice homes. A lot of space, really liked the shower (huge) in the main house. Beach is directly across the street. Owner is very helpful, and on top of any issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible houses, superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses for a week for an extended family reunion. They were both wonderful, but the front house was by far the more luxurious, finished house. Houses are right across the street from the bay, so we watched the sun go down every evening on the Lanai, woke up every morning to the sound of waves lapping the shore, and walked across the street every day with a house paddle board to show off my lack of balance. Decent snorkeling, sea turtles, black sand beaches, warm water, all right across the street, what's not to love? Richard was great too. Prompt answers to every question, very accommodating to our needs. I would unreservedly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in the Hilo area.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved both homes and it met the needs of our family. The homes were clean and well stocked.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in both homes. We would have given it a 5 star rating however we could not get one of the tv's to work and had to replace a couple burnt out light bulbs. Richard was wonderful to work with and very responsive. Given the opportunity we would definitely rent these homes again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Homes!!! Fabulous Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 took this trip together to see and experience the best of the best of the Big Island for my birthday. This home was truly a stand-out. The ocean view was simply spectacular. We were met by the sound of the waves and gorgeous greenery of the rainforest. The home is beautifully decorated and appointed. Everything was focused on comfort and ease. I can tell much effort was put into providing "extras" such as the kayaks and paddle board. Everyone was impressed by the care that had been taken to make the home feel welcome and homey. Thanks so much Richard, for the opportunity to enjoy seeing the Hilo side of the island in so much comfort. The fact that the home is so close to accessing the current lava flow was a bonus! I highly recommend staying in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I work very hard to earn a consistent 5 star rating.
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Merrie Minarch stay

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo Richard the beaches house and Surfrider homes were perfect for our group. We are a mainland Halau participating in the Merrie Monarch. These two houses were well equipped and comfortable. So close to the ocean. The views were great. We absolutely loved the location. Richard is wonderful to work wit. He is so cordial and so quick to respond I loved it and will be renting the beaches and Surfrider home for next years Merrie Monarch. Mahalo again Richard

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kronies or Hilo Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Seaside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Richardson's Beach Park
Car: necessary

House is just 3.5 miles from Downtown Hilo on the South side of Hilo Bay. It is at the end of a small beach road across the street from Richardsons Beach Park, the best known beach park on this side of the Island. Not well known, Hilo has more tourist destinations than any Hawaiian destination. These include:

*Historic Downtown with shops and restaurants on the Bay.

* Waterfalls right in town. Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots.

* Akaka Falls just 25 minutes North of Hilo

* Volcano National Park, just 35 minutes above Hilo

* Hawaiian Botanical Gardens.One of the nicest gardens you will find.

* Hilo Farmers Market. Everyday but largest on Wednesday and Saturday.

* Liliuckalani Gardens at Hilo Bay including Coconut Island.

* Lyland museum for historic information and geologic rocks.

* Tsunami museum housed in a historic bank

* Wine tasting at the Volcano Winery

* Beer tasting right in town at Hawaii Nui Brewery

* Coffee tasting at Hilo Coffee Mill on your way to the Volcano

* Hilo Zoo. Free and very pretty.

* Mauna Loa Nut company self guided "look through window" tour and gift shop. Free and nice shop for lunch and ice cream.

* Historic Palace Theatre downtown. Check internet for show dates.

* Nearby to Pahoa town, near active lava flows.

*Continue on to Ahalanui Park's warm pond and then snorkle at Champagne Ponds (tidepools) in Kapoho.

* Venture South beyond Volcano National Park to Punaluu County Park for lots of black sand and full time lounging turtles.

* Continue South for Punaluu Bake shop and South Point Road. Incredable vistas from the most Southern point in the U.S.

* Go North along the beautiful Hamakua coast and go horseback riding in Waipi'o Valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 13.4%

Due to the large amounts involved I request payment by check or a 3% charge to use credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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