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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Michele
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 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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Amenities

Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom -
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel
average rating of 4.661972 based on 81 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 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: Jul 2017
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4

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: Jun 2017
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5

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

We loved this beach house

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we crossed the street to check out the beach and found five turtles sunning themselves. Can't say enough about the location and the house itself: comfy bed, private, quite, awesome showers (including the outdoor one), well stocked, beautiful tropical setting, more locals than tourists, across the street from great snorkeling.

We hated leaving and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice beach access.

  • 4 of 5

My family of two adults and two boys ages 10 and 12 stayed here for two nights in June. The big plus for the property is location, the ability to walk across the street to a well-protected easy to access place to snorkel. We saw many types of fish, coral, and an eel. Early morning was the best time to go because it is a public park and fills up quickly with others. The house was a nicely remodeled older cottage. The upstairs few steps up has lovely wood floors, comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen (no dishwasher, no oven), and lots of light. There is no A/C upstairs and it got quite warm despite many ceiling fans. The downstairs is a separate finished basement level with a separate entrance, no interior connection to the upstairs. The downstairs was cool and quiet with a window A/C unit, and nice cool respite from the warm upstairs. The front porch is screened in, but there is a 4 inch gap at the base that is not screened in. Having suffered quite a bit of bug bites on the Kona side of the island, we were reluctant to sit on the porch. The road out front was much busier than I expected, and numerous times a day, really loud motorcycles roared past. What I liked best about the property was the night time. The traffic noises stopped, and the frog noises started, and it was wonderful. This property is perfect for someone who wants to get in the water and doesn't mind some urban noises and interactions with the visiting public.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

Hilo House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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