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Best Hilo Location. Luxury Ocean Frt, black sand & turtles @ Richardsons Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Best Hilo Location. Modern, on water, black sand, turtles, snorkeling & swimming



Stay on the water close to Hilo without staying downtown. Stay in a well landscaped home that is maintained to avoid mosquitos. Enjoy almost half an acre across the street from Richardson’s Beach Park. One of the 7 stops of the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours. Enjoy the best snorkeling of east Big Island at your doorstep. Take out the kayak and learn to stand up paddle board. NEED MORE SPACE?: Call us and ask about the upscale 3br/2ba beachfront house next door (#3948514ha). We also have another 3br3ba oceanfront house 5 doors down the street (VRBO #27643). Lastly, we have the newest house just 6 doors down the street (VRBO #4035464. Four bedroom, 3 baths that sleeps up to 15. I have 3 other homes just South of Hilo in Paradise Park that are on the water and very affordable. For current rates and availability on all our beachfront houses. PLEASE CALL US at 818 357-6889.

Please visit my dedicated website at The Hilo Activities tab has the best organized overview of the many activities in and around Hilo organized by driving direction.

Vacation Rental Highlights:

• Large, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Sleeps 8

• 3.5 miles from Downtown Hilo, on south Hilo bay, 5 miles from Hilo Airport

• East Hawaii’s best snorkeling across the street at Richardson’s Beach Park.

• Free Kayak, paddle board, bikes, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, booties.

• Full ocean views, outside seating, fruit trees, parking.


• Why settle for a house away from the water? This house is right across the street from Richardson’s Beach Park. Home of the best snorkeling in East Big Island. One of the 7 stops of the Hop-on Hop-off tours. Hilo offers few places to enjoy the ocean. These special places are always beach parks.

• One of the newest Hilo vacation rental homes in the area built to very high standards.

• Outside seating on deck overlooking south Hilo bay. Additional deck outside master bedroom.

• House includes free use of Kayak, bikes, stand up paddle board, boogie boards, snorkel gear.

• House is completely stocked. Everything you need for cooking, plenty of towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryers. Ironing board/Iron, playpen, highchair and Cable Wifi.


• Living Room – Large couch and love seat with direct ocean views. Flat screen T.V. with Amazon Fire and Netflix for a huge selection of viewing options. Books and games for family fun. Cable Wifi.

• Kitchen – Everything you need. Coffee maker, blender, toaster, rice cooker, pots/pans. Lots of cooking tools. Large oven/range. View of Richardson’s Beach Park from kitchen window.

• Master Bedroom – Upstairs for privacy with huge sink area and two-person shower. Master closet converted into beds #7 and #8, if required (mattresses can be moved anywhere). Ceiling fan. Private deck with seating and view of Richardson’s Beach Park.

• Bedrooms #2 and #3: On the same level as the living room and kitchen. Each has a queen bed, night stand, ceiling fan, quality mattresses and linins. The bathroom is between the two bedrooms. All homes have play pens.

• Master Bathroom: Shares the upper floor with the master bedroom. Huge master bathroom with double sink. Oversized double shower. Access to private deck. Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths, hair dryer, shampoo and soap provided.

• Main Bathroom: Large bathroom with bathtub/shower combination. Shampoo, soaps and paper goods, towels, hair dryer provided


There is more to do in and around Hilo than any town on any of the Islands. It just isn’t well advertised because there aren’t resorts to promote the area. Please visit for the best organized site - showing activities by driving direction.

• Waterfalls - Boiling Pots, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Waipi’o Valley

• Gardens – Hawaiian Botanical Gardens, Lili’uokalani Park and Gardens, Nani Mau Gardens, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.

• Museums – Lyman’s historical and geological museum and The Tsunami museum. Both in downtown Hilo.

• Beach Parks – Richardson’s Beach Park, Onekahakaha Beach Park (the calmest), Carlsmith Beach Park, Reed’s Bay, Lehia Park. Punalu’u Beach Park and Whittington Park.

• Volcanic sights: Volcano National Park, Thurston lava tube, Kaumana Caves State Park, Pahoa transfer station, Live lava bike/hike tours in Kalipana Viewing area.

• Markets and shops: Hilo Farmer’s Market, Maku’u Farmer’s Market, Hilo Coffee Mill, Ka’u Coffee Mill, Volcano Winery and Mehana Brewery, Hilo Candy Company, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut and Punalu’u Bake Shop

• Other – Hilo Zoo, Palace Theatre

Modern Hilo:

• Shop large stores for all your supplies. Just a quarter mile above the Hilo airport is a Walmart, Target, newer Safeway, mall with modern movie theater and cute stores.

• Looking for familiar fast food? In the same area is a Burger King, Panda Express and Starbucks. Just up the street on the north side is a Subway, Jack in the Box, McDonalds and Domino’s Pizza.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Standke
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

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. If one home isn't available, another one likely is and I can recommend the best home for your budget.

Richard Standke purchased this house in 2014

Why Richard Standke chose Hilo

I own a large vacation rental 5 doors down the street and would refer guests to the owner of these homes. When she was ready to sell, she simply gave me a call. This house and the neighboring house share the same lot and I purchased them both. Owning these premier homes at Hilo's best location wass a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I have made improvement such as new premium beds, new premium washer/dryer and opened up the views to the ocean. 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 want to enjoy the location. If you love the water and especially snorkeling, you will not find a better location. The best snorkling 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:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Connected to Master bedroom, two shower heads, spacous.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Modern and clean
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean views, in-suite bath, private deck, walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet with games, swim equipment, tropical look.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beautiful with lots of space and garden views
    Bedroom 4 - Extra room for twin beds or inflatable mattresses
  • King Bed, Ocean views, private bedroom deck, in-suite bath. walk-in closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Best Hilo Location. Luxury Ocean Frt, black sand & turtles @ Richardsons Beach
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. It is in a beautiful location and a stunning house. The house was very comfortable and clean. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The experience was great just had some cleaning issues.

  • 3 of 5

We like the code entry door system no keys needed. The issues I had were the outside walkway should be pressure washed because it's dirty, the floor throughout the house both up and downstairs needed to be mopped it felt as if no has taken care of that prior to our arrival, up stairs bathroom toilet tank cover needed to be wiped clean , the Windows need to be cleaned and last the children were disappointed that the television didn't work. Overall our stay was a good experience the beach being across the street was wonderful and we loved the view. The bad thing is if you charge for cleaning then the place should be cleaner then we had it. If you need help taking care of things at your properties let me know. Aside from those issues we had a wonderful time thank you for letting us use you're property. Once again if you need help Cleaning or anything else let me know. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location in Hilo. Close to Volcano National Park and other adventures. Snorkeling and black sand beach right across the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NH

Turtles for neighbors

  • 5 of 5

We're back in cold New Hampshire now. My adult family of six had a great time here. The weather was beautiful and swimming over at Richardson's in the tide pool was a lot of fun. I wish that we could have stayed a few more days. The Botanical gardens in Hilo is truly awesome. Thanks Again

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great place to stay and in a great location in Hilo. The kitchen was well equipped and big enough to fit several cooks. The boogie boards and snorkel equipment came in handy on the beautiful beaches in the area. Everything we needed was right here. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I strive for consistent 5 star reviews.
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Draper, Utah

Highly recommended, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both of Richards homes for our group of 16 running the Hawaii Ragnar, we couldn't have asked for a better location! The home was perfect for out group and although we were not there much it was great to come back to a nice comfortable bed after a long day of running. The home is directly across the street from a beautiful beach, we enjoyed the turtles and other wildlife along the beach - and of course the sound of the waves as we slept. Richard was more than accommodating while booking the home and left plenty of suggestions for places to eat and things to do, we had to call him a couple of times and he was very nice and helpful. Hilo reminded us of "old" Hawaii, not commercialized and many locals surfing on the beach. If you are looking to stay in this area of Hawaii, we could highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Highway 11 to Volcano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 13.4%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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