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Richard Standke

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Ocean Frt.-Best Hilo Swim Lagoons, Turtles @ Richardsons Beach

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 12

House Fronts Best Swimming, Snorkeling, Beautiful Beach in Hilo!

****** 3 bedroom beach house. All front best swimming and snorkeling beaches. Located in the town of hilo, close to shopping & dining. Note - The bottom large bedroom is accessed by the outside door only. No internal stairs from the second floor.

******** Complete oceanfront privacy: Private, 3-bedroom, 3-bath, Oceanfront positioned on one acre fronts the Leleiwi Beach and park in the Hilo Bay.

Unobstructed ocean views with great beach access! Snorkeling, swimming, in the lagoon or the ocean in front of this house. Lifeguard present during the days. Many rentals have good ocean views, but you can't safely swim (think of sharp reefs and waves). Leleiwi Park and Richardson Beach Park are parks because of the beautiful swimming lagoons.

In the town of Hilo and at the beach!! Just six miles from the Hilo airport, this outstanding home is close to fine restaurants, downtown Hilo, shopping, waterfalls, Tsunami Museum, Imiloa Astronomy Center, Volcano National Park, golf, nightlife, farmer's market, stargazing tours, visitor activities and much more!

Larger Groups: The house can accommodate up to 12 people. One king bed in master, two queen beds, two single beds and two fold out couches. I have 3 other homes within 6 doors of this house. The Hibiscus house next door (listing #4035464ha) can sleep up to 15. Listings #3948511ha and #3948514ha are 6 doors up the street. Please also see my homes on my own website at Call for more information.

2-Night Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on all bookings. Extended stays considered.

This house is Non-Smoking: Please smoke outside.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Standke (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Kids loved Leleiwi Beach in front of the house. We saw a turtle on our first day and the kids got to swim with several. This is a great house. Very comfortable and clean. We appreciated all the extras (snorkling stuff, beach towels, movies, games, etc.) The weather was perfect and access to both beaches was so nice. We can't wait to come back. Thank you again.
Oct 2009
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based on 25 traveler reviews

Ocean Frt.-Best Hilo Swim Lagoons, Turtles @ Richardsons Beach
average rating of 4.72 based on 30 reviews

It was a little less than expected

  • 3 of 5

We spent a week at the house with family, including 1 teen and 3 kids under 10yrs. The location was very enjoyable and especially allowed the kids to 'hit the beach' readily. However, be aware that 'the beach' is volcanic rock with pools and alcoves built for swimming and cooling off. No sand beach here. Swim shoes required. I assume they were built to allow relaxing because the waves are generally too much for kids or anything but expert and experienced swimmers.

Most disappointing was the bottom large bedroom. We put one of our parent couples and all of the kids there. It was musty and no ventilation from the ocean breezes that were generally present 'upstairs'. We had all fans going in that room to try to help. Realizing it is a tropical paradise with humidity and all, it still wasn't pleasant.

Also the presence of 'house protectors' in the form of geckos on the walls was not expected and a little disconcerting. The 'good luck' they are supposed to represent I imagine evolved because they are everywhere and can't be gotten rid of. Three in the bathroom at the same time didn't seem to bring me all that much good luck. As for keeping the house free from bugs, they needed a little bigger appetite.

The kitchen was nicely equipped, bathrooms ok, washer dryer good. The large dining/living room on the upstairs levels was great for evenings/mornings. The island was laid-back Hawaii and just what we expected. A great treat. The kids enjoyed picking some fruit from the trees in the yard. Overall, a good time was had by all but we were on the go for most of the days and early evenings.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry the house wasn't a 5 star stay for you. The bottom floor has lots of windows and a sliding glass door. You must have been unlucky to have hot weather and no breeze. This is the house I stay at when I visit and I see a gecko here and there. I have never seen three at once. Unless there is a storm the beach park is quite calm. Of course if you swim "out" toward the surf, you contend with waves (which is great to boogie board). Staying close to shore or to the area directly in front is always calm. You do need booties, which I provide. White sandy beaches are on the Kona side, this is the best beach park on the Hilo side.
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Fantastic fun...and frogs!!

  • 4 of 5

Incredible!! That tree in the front yard (probably infamous) was amazing as was the view from the large windows. We knew it was across the street from the ocean but that hidden little 'private' beach was awesome...and perfect for the baby and our elderly mother (path is uneven so she needed help) The house itself was large enough to accommodate the 11 of us(all female!) and the kitchen/bbq was perfect for cooking at 'home' with fresh produce and fish from the markets down the street. There were lots of towels & beach paraphernalia, beds were comfortable(pillows not so much) and the road up the back way for morning walks was a mini vacation in itself! Beautiful! We all enjoyed the spacious living area with the huge opened windows to let the breeze through in the day and the totally awesome sound of the ocean waves and frogs at night! Some of the quaint restaurants in the area were hidden gems! We enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of Hilo and yet it had the comforts of a city--Starbucks, Walmart--when we needed it. And even though we made a few day trips to enjoy the island, we loved just hanging around our own little neighbourhood!! The locals are great. Our trip and stay was a definite I'll-be-back kinda one. Have I said incredible yet??

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer Glen, Illinois

Great Location and Beach Access

  • 5 of 5

Our time at this property was great! There's a beautiful view of the Waiuli Beach Park from the houses living room. We snorkled at the Richardon Beach where we saw turtles,reef fish,octopus and a local spear fishing for his dinner that night.

Home came stocked with ocean toys to use along with fins and masks.Upon arrival we were surprised to find a bouquet of fresh tropical flowers on the kitchen table.What a nice way to say welcome to Hilo.Nice touch!

The large Monkee Pod Tree in front of the house is beautiful as is the property itself.

Richard is responsive to any concerns, and even was able to forward my wife's kindle she left behind to our home in Illinois.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unforgetable house

  • 5 of 5

Cooking and eating, watching the waves on the beach. Earing the birds when the sun goes down.

And such a magnificant tree... ouauuuu !

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

A great vacation spot for families

  • 5 of 5

I booked two of Richard's Hilo properties at short notice after another property I had booked to sleep 14 people (not one owned by Richard) double booked us.

The two properties I booked through Richard are next door to each other, which was a perfect solution for our two large families, and I couldn't have been happier with our stay.

We spent all meals together in the large kitchen and dining areas of the houses.

We enjoyed the beach directly across the road. The gardens are lush and beautiful. We felt safe and relaxed the whole stay. Both families commented how enjoyable the stay was.

Richard is an easy-going host, and very responsive via email.

Thank you Richard, you really came to the rescue - on the week of my wedding and all!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilo House

  • 4 of 5

The ocean front view from this vacation rental was amazing! We enjoyed the black sand beach and swimming with turtles at the beach parks just across the street. The house comes with every beach accessory imaginable including kayak, paddle boards and even water shoes to make day trips to the beach easy and carefree. Cool ocean breezes keep the house comfortable day and night. The house sleeps 8 easily so next time we will take the whole family! I would recommend this house to anyone planning a big family gathering.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very favorable review. There doesn't seem to be anything I could improve. I look for every stay to be a 5 star stay. There was no reason given for "only" 4 stars.
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Leleiwi Beach Park and Richardson Ocean Center
"The best snorkling on the Island. A hang out for Green Turtles. Cute black sand beach. Lago..."

3.5 miles from central Hilo. Best location in Hilo

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Hilo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 17
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Merrie Monarch 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.4%

For up to 4 people, 2 to 6 days, $400/day.The weekly rate of $2,200 amounts to $315/day.
For 5/6 people the rate for 2 to 6 days is $450/day. A week is $2,600, which is $371/day.
For 7/8 people the rate for 2 to 6 days is $500/day. A week is $3,000, which is $429/day.
For 9/10 people the rate for 2 to 6 days is $550/day. A week is $3,400, which is $486/day.
For 11/12 - $600/day. Week is $3,800.

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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Crib: Play pen and high chair in house.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beachfront, Oceanfront. Gourmet Kitchen with gas range, stainless appliances, granite, full privacy on 1 full acre lot, Oceanfront at the Beach, High speed Cable Internet Access,XBox with some games, Movie Library, Swimming gear, Boogie boards, 2 adult bicycles, Highest quality Linens provided. At the beach with lifeguard., Volcanoes National Park (30 minute drive), Imiloa Astronoly Center, University of Hawaii, Helicopter Tours, Starbucks Coffee.

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