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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Michele

Local & family owned.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a view! Loved the beach + neighborhood. Cozy home. Sad to leave the island. Mahalo!
Apr 2014
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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom -
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • 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


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Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel
average rating of 4.6712327 based on 83 reviews
Raymore, Missouri

Spacious and great location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Hilo. The big Island has become our favorite because of the near-endless outdoor adventures it offers. The Waiuli Beach Cottage in Hilo near Richardson’s Beach was a perfect go-discover launching pad. It was a clean and well-equipped home with comfortable beds and useful amenities. We cooked & prepped backpacking meals in the kitchen every day and that saved us time and money. The kitchen had lots of things for us to use and we left some things behind for the next guests. The upstairs portion of the home has no AC so we kept all the windows open all the time – perfect. If you need AC the lower portion of the home has one. We used the washer and dryer (totally convenient) and the outside shower after swimming at the beach – right across the street. There are other good beaches nearby – all had sea turtles and tons of fish to look at. Stores are nearby with everything you could ever need. Hiking trails are numerous and you can choose from coastal hikes down to the ocean & secluded beaches or inland hikes to lava flows (old and new). We will rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage and great location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and great lanai.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here four night in June 2017 and throughly enjoyed it. The house was nice and contemporary inside and the lanai was very relaxing to sit on at night, and listen to the sounds of the ocean. Richardson Park is right across the street, which is great. It's good for wading, and there's even a small sandy beach, which is rare on this side of the island. My teenage daughter loved the fact that she basically had her own air-conditioned apartment in the basement, and the upstairs was comfortable with the fans (no air conditioning upstairs). If we get to come back to Hilo, we will definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! All the amenities you need! We hope to stay there if ever on the island again. A+++

  • 5 of 5

Michele was great! The view where we stayed was spectacular! We loved every single minute being there! It was hard leaving to go sight seeing when all we wanted to do was cruise at the beach house :)

With the beach right across the street we got to swim, snorkel, fish and meet lots of people. The people of the island were so pleasant. We definitely plan to stay there again! Thank you so much for opening that beautiful home to my family. It was one of our highlights of our trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
Waiuli Beach Park
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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