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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel
average rating of 4.690909 based on 65 reviews

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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Very nice beach cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location directly across from the Richardson State Beach. Stayed as two couples and enjoyed the privacy of the lower level. Liked the covered Lanai and the outside shower. Don't miss out on the Hilo side of the island. We went on an excellent helicopter tour. The Volcano National Park and Akaka Falls are must visits.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is the perfect spot to stay in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our recent work trip to Hilo. The house had everything we needed for our stay. We used the surf board and kayak several times right in front of the house. Could not have been more pleased with this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property. Spacious. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Beautiful views and lovely swimming areas near by. The house has all you need. Fuzzy and Michele were very nice and helpful to us. We can't wait to go back..

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in Hilo

  • 4 of 5

Nice location across from the lovely park / beach. Snorkeling was a bit bouncy, but do-able. Pleasant, well kept cottage. Good location if you want to experience the National park, which was our main reason for staying in Hilo. If I could change anything, it would be to have central AC. With all the windows open to catch the breeze, the frogs and birds are LOUD, (but a bit endearing). Weather in Hilo is quite rainy...windward side of the island, you know. Don't have the same expectations that you have for the western part of the island. Go with the flow and make the most of a potentially rainy exploration of the east side of the Big Island and Volcanoes National Park!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it! My daughter and son-in-law carried the kayak across the road to the park and went kayaking. We all enjoyed the flowers, pineapple & other fruit trees and the tropical plants all around the cottage. The cottage was peaceful and in a great location. We hiked at Richardson park and saw 3 sea turtles. We wished that we could have stayed longer. We had an awesome time.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 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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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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Hilo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children 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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