AT RICHARDSON'S BEACH PARK - BEST LOCATION FOR SWIMMING AND SNORKELING IN HILO

Steve Walsh (Owner)

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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AT RICHARDSON'S BEACH PARK - BEST LOCATION FOR SWIMMING AND SNORKELING IN HILO

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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. A variety of snorkels, masks, flippers, two boggie boards, towels, chairs, cooler, beach cruiser bikes, even a kayak are provided for your use. The location of this home offers so much more than just private luxury. 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. 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 rocking chair 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, but also mongoose, wild chickens and coqui frogs. 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.

PS. I do not have an empire of vacation rentals and will be personally taking your reservation, and making sure you are comfortable with all that you need. I am not a Landlord Mogul, Real Estate Agent or Property Manager. Just need to rent this home so I can pay the bills and also enjoy staying here as much as possible. When this home is rented I stay and work at my 3 acre farm 15 miles away.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Way too many comments to post. All positive.

I prefer to let guests post their own reviews if they wish

and don't feel the need to further pump up the attributes of this home with owner entered comments. Steve Walsh (Owner)
Dec 2013
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Steve Walsh (Owner)

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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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.

Steve Walsh (Owner) purchased this house in 2011

Richardson's Beach Park offers more recreation than anywhere else in Hilo. This house is also my personal place to relax when I can get time away from the Puna farm.

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. Walking, jog, run or bike. Take the bikes or Kayak out for a lazy afternoon or to discover hidden coves along the shoreline. Lots of activities available.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356430vb
+ 808-345-6946
Hilo Hilo District
Where do you live?
5

Charming Beach House

  • 5 of 5
Dear Steve,
Aloha and thank you for sharing your lovely beach house. We really enjoyed our stay. The minute we arrived my husband relaxed on the very comfy sofa with the guitar, excited that he got to play one after not playing for six days! The house was perfect and well equipped with everything we needed, the landscaping is just beautiful, and the view was amazing. Our teens enjoyed the hammock, having their own rooms and the beach nearby! We loved our "home away from home" and would love to stay at your beach house again in the future. Mahalo, The Maier Family, Delray Beach, FL
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo
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+ 808-345-6946
Hilo Hilo District
San Francisco
5

Such a great place

  • 5 of 5
My partner, our two children and I stayed here for four nights at the beginning of June. We loved Hilo and loved the house. Just a great place to come home to at the end of the day and relax. There was a comfortable bedroom for each of the kids and a lovely master bedroom (with a great bed!) for us. We went to the KTA and cooked dinner most nights using the grill outside - everything we needed was in the kitchen, even a blender for smoothies. Steve left lots of useful information. The house is clean and cozy with plenty of space. We also appreciated the use of the washer and dryer, especially after all our running around the Big Island during the day.

The location is great. There's just a short walk across the street to the beach parks on a fairly quiet road, which we enjoyed. We got to see several turtles in the water there. I was worried before we got there that we'd be a bit out of the way, but it didn't feel that way at all. It was easy to get to everywhere we wanted to go.

The house got warm during the day while we were out, of course, but cooled down very quickly in the evening with all the fans. We never had to turn on the small AC unit. We were all soothed by the chirping coqui frogs and really missed them when we left Hilo. The property is very lush in general.

Steve was very communicative and helpful and we really appreciated it. Thanks for letting us stay in your great house! I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hilo Hilo District
mililani
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We would like to say Mahalo for opening your beautiful home to us. I am so glad we found this place during Merrie Monarch. It was a very convenient place for us to stay. We loved the location of the house; it was away from traffic, we were able to go for walks in the morning and in the afternoon walk to Richardson beach ( very relaxing) The house is very clean and welcoming. Everything that we needed was provided in the home. When we first walked in we were quite amazed to see how big it was. The beds were very comfortable to sleep in, the kitchen had everything we needed and the living room was very comfortable to relax in and the coqui frogs didn’t bother us at all.
Thank you Thank you We loved it :) and yes would definitely love to stay here again and highly recommend to a friend.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo
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Hilo Hilo District
Hilo, HI
5

Relaxing stay In Hilo, HI

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived at the house the inside was so beautiful!! It was clean and welcoming. The Owner had a list of things that we could do if we wanted to….a list of restaurants, places to go site see. He even had boogie boards, coolers etc for us to use if we wanted to walk to the beach. Our family is actually from that area so we knew our way around. It was just a relaxing and comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend this place to other people looking for a quiet getaway!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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At Richardson's Beach Park - Best Location for Swimming and Snorkeling in Hilo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356430vb
+ 808-345-6946
Hilo Hilo District
5

We LOVED our stay!

  • 5 of 5
I?ve stayed at other vacation rentals and our family even owned a vacation rental in the past, and this home surpassed our expectations by far. The description of the home was completely accurate and the pictures depict the home, but don?t convey the actual charm of this Hilo home. Steve was so helpful with our reservations when our plans changed, not once but twice, before we even completed our stay! This vacation rental is an excellent value and is located in the best beach area of Hilo. Richardson?s is literally a 5 minute walk down the street. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the two car garage that protected our cars from the Hilo rains. We loved the open concept great room and kitchen that opens up onto a wrap-around lanai and allowed us to spend family time together in the generous space. The high-quality island furnishings and thoughtful amenities really pushed this rental into the 5 star category for us. My favorite was the framed Merrie Monarch posters that lined the entry and living room walls. Other crowd pleasers were the massage chair, the ukulele and guitar, the bicycles, the beach toys and the bed on the lanai. In fact, the owner put so much thought into prepping this home that it had items in it that we never even expected but were quite happy to have. The master bedroom and ensuite bathroom are large with lots of towels, and the extra twin bed was perfect for my grandson to sleep with his parents. The kitchen had granite countertops, a full size refrigerator and range/oven, microwave, pantry, and all the dishes, glasses, utensils, & pots and pans that you?ll ever need for a vacation stay. The owner provided a binder with suggestions for activities and restaurants, and all the details necessary for a comfortable stay including the wifi code! The big screen TV in the livingroom had full cable stations, Netflix, and an assortment of DVD?s too. The full bathroom in the hallway even had an automatic nite-light that went on every night. I could go on and on, but then you?ll probably rent this home and we won?t be able to reserve our dates next year! Highly recommend this vacation rental to any family looking to enjoy the Big Island in a relaxing scenic location.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hilo Hilo District
Lynchburg, Virginia
5

All the comforts of home, and a Fantastic locaction!

  • 5 of 5
Mahalo Steve, for sharing your home with us! We stayed in your home over the Memorial Day weekend this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. (sorry it's taken me so long to write this review!!). The home was extremely clean and well equipped with absolutely everything we needed to be comfortable and enjoy our stay. My son loved the woven hammock on the deck! There were comfortable beds, plenty of towels, a well equipped kitchen and well furnished living area. There were 6 of us (3 generations - my parents, my husband and me, and our 22 and 20 year old children), and our trip was celebrating a 50th and a 25th Wedding Anniversary, my 50th B'day, my sons 21st b'day, and my daughters college graduation. There was plenty of room for all of us to be there comfortably. The home even has an Air conditioning unit in the main part of the home. That was something I had been really worried about when looking at private homes on the island. It seemed that A/C was not really something that homes had there. As it turned out, we really didn't need it nearly as much as I had expected we would, but we did turn it on a couple of times and in those times I was glad we had it. We didn't leave it on all the time though.... we would open the windows and let the island breeze blow through the home most of the time... and there was almost always a nice breeze! It rained a good part of the time we were there, but that didn't put a damper on our stay! We knew we were coming to the rainy side of the island, so we were expecting that. I didn't want the touristy part, I wanted to see the more natural side of the Big Island, and Steve's home gave us a great home base from which to do that. Steve had a welcome book with lots of info about things to do while there too. I found myself wishing I could print out something while I was there, and lo and behold, Steve even had provided a Printer and the CD to install the drivers so you could use it! He literally thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. And last but not least, Steve refunded my deposit with lightening speed! Within 24 hours of us leaving the home, he had sent and email thanking us for the condition we left the home in and saying that he had refunded our deposit! Much Maholo, Seve, for your hospitality, and if we ever make it to the Big Island again.... which I hope we will, we'll definitely look to see if your home is available! I would recommend your home to anyone.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I take a lot of pride in the accurate description of my home. AC is not stated in the VRBO listing although there is a small AC unit in the living room. However: it is not sufficient enough to cool the entire house to the standard setting of 72 degrees on a normally sunny 85 degree summer day.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilo International (ITO)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Richardson's Park
Car: recommended

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.

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Hilo House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $225/nt
  • USD
  • 1-2 guests=$225/nt ; 3-4 guests=$250/nt ; 5-6 guests=$275/nt
  • Three night minimum stay
  • 13.4% Hawaii Taxes are required and a cleaning fee of $100 apply,
  • $300 deposit required to hold booking.
  • Discount rates may apply for last moment reservations.

Amenities

Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , His and Hers Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of Shoreline, Furnished in Bamboo, Serta-Nobel Mattress
    Master / With Bathroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , View of Garden, Tempur-Pedic Mattress (Queen)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , View to Jungle
  • There are also, a single bed and hammock on the porch along with the over stuffed couch which are all suitable for sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Assortment of Masks, Snorkels, Flippers, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Cooler, Beach Cruiser Bikes, Hammock, Massage Chair, Exercise Bicycle, Guitar and Drum

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