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

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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!

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • children welcome
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel
average rating of 4.6833334 based on 70 reviews
Soquel, CA

Best tropical location

  • 5 of 5

To be able to walk across the street and go for a swim and snorkel at the best beach for viewing tropical fish is worth millions! All in a restful and beautifully remodeled plantation house set in its own tropical garden and with a delightful screened lanai. Very convenient and well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a vacation in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

Richardson beach is a wonderful place for a vacation in Hilo. Interesting beach and high quality restaurants nearby. Waiuli Beach Cottage is a wonderful property: lots of room, nice kitchen. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was nice and in the area that I wanted to be, but.....

  • 3 of 5

House was clean and nice - but, had a very odd lay-out. The second bedroom/bath were in the basement.

Main floor had VERY LOW entrances into the bathroom - the doorways could NOT have been 6' tall - I am 6'2" and about knocked myself out!

No info available in the house of TV or where things were, or any info of local amenities.

Guess I just expected more and a lot more comfortable for the price.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic tropical hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and this was perfect for us. One couple downstairs and one up , so we got some private time if needed. The whole house is lovely but the best place to sit and watch the world is the front lanai. No problems with insects as it is screened and you can watch surfers each morning. It's a quiet spot as the road dead ends further down and at night the skies are worth viewing too. Comfy beds, plenty of extras (beach mats, beach towels, chairs, BBQ ) and everything is clean and well maintained. Good hosts and we will certainly recommend this place. Best yet in Hilo!!!! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful haven in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

If you want a place that is peaceful, charming, comfortable and in a fantastic spot - this is it!!! Walk across the road to swim, sit on the lanai and watch the world go by, relax in the well appointed living area - the best spot we have found yet in Hilo. The owners are great and most of what you need is provided - beach towels, beach mats, beach chairs, washer/dryer. Beds were comfortable and you can relax and forget about the rest of the world.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property with amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my son's graduation from UHH while visiting in Hilo. We rented the entire house for 6 people which was more then adequate space. This is an amazing cottage home that is very well maintained for guests. We had lots of privacy for those that wanted to sleep. There were 2 L shaped couches that made out into beds on the main level which were more comfortable than a regular pull out bed, with plenty of bedding. The best part was the screen covered front porch with the amazing view of Richardson's beach front right across the street. This would be an ideal location for people with little ones. The only suggestions would be, more mirrors, one full length and locks on the bathroom doors. I would definitely rent this house again on future visits. Thank you Michele for opening your home and making our stay so enjoyable!! Victor and Lisa

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, 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

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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