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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Michele (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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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based on 51 traveler reviews

Waiuli Beach Cottage ~ Oceanfront at Richardson Beach Hilo Swim & Snorkel
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 61 reviews

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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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We actually live in Keaukaha but we got married and this house served as a getting ready place for the bridal party. Michele and Chelsea were both very nice and accommodating. The house was beautiful, every aspect of it. It reminded me of the old plantation style house my family used to live in, with a modern twist. I loved the downstairs shower also. Would definitely recommend anyone and everyone to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing spot on one of the best beaches in Hilo

  • 4 of 5

This house & location have so much to recommend it. Tastefully decorated, comfortable, & peaceful. The lack of air conditioning and oven were not an issue. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that the downstairs room, while a nice space, is too damp despite the dehumidifier which I emptied religiously. Other amenities include plenty of beach towels & chairs, washer & dryer, & the wonderful black sand beach. Convenient to Hilo, plenty of parking and the views are outstanding.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This house was much more than it appears! It came inclusive with things most rentals don't offer such as a complete kitchen utensils, blender, rice cooker, spices, and even soaps/shampoo for bathing :)

It was very clean and the style and set up of the house was perfect. Location was also key and very fitting for the weekend we had planned. Owner was very easy to work with and responded effectively. Refund was also returned promptly.

Mahalo for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED this house!

  • 5 of 5

The picture of the screened porch looking at the ocean made us rent this house. It was just as it looked in the pictures, and we spent each morning drinking coffee on the porch. This Oceanfront cottage is just steps to a great snorkeling spot. I was a little unsure about snorkeling there when I went down to the small beach first thing in the morning, but just as I was looking around, a couple of dive instructors with two students came. Soon there were a few others and it was a good place to start the snorkeling adventures.

The house was super comfortable and livable. It had everything we needed plus a few extras like a partially stocked pantry, sugar for the morning coffee and a few staples. I loved the downstairs shower and outside shower. Perfect! I would go back.

  • Submitted: May 11, 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 District 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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