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

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    $300 avg/night

    Hawaii> Hilo
    • 2 bedroom
    • 2 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6

    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!

    Registration Number: GE-111-047-8848-01, TA-111-047-8848-01

    $300  avg/night
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    Joshua J.
    Nov 07, 2023
    My wife and I loved our stay at this beach cottage and had a wonderful time. The home was well equipped (the washer/dryer were particularly helpful!) and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. The house is ideal if you are spending time in the Hilo area as it was very centrally located to just about everything. We spent most of our time in the main upstairs area, but having the extra room downstairs could be very convenient for larger groups. Highly recommended!
    Aug 21, 2023
    We stayed with three small children. I didn’t realize the upstairs and downstairs don’t connect from inside (separate outdoor entrance to downstairs), but it still worked for us because there were air mattresses and pull out couches with plenty of additional sheets and bedding in the house. The kids enjoyed making forts with all these supplies at night in the living room. The downstairs just became a daytime hangout area for us. This location felt like an authentic Hawaiian experience! The front porch is stunning, we enjoyed all meals there with a picture perfect view. The house was well stocked with all the basics for cooking, snorkeling, boogie boarding etc. Appliances were clean and updated. Outdoor shower is very private and has hot and cold water, we used that for most of our showers instead of the indoor shower (just bc it was convenient to shower coming in from the beach). We stayed cool with the window air conditioner during the day, and loved the sounds of rain most nights while sleeping. Richardson Beach is wonderful, we checked out most beaches along the strip, and enjoyed Richardson the most, it was an easy walk across the street with kids and beach gear. Outdoor washer and dryer worked great for us, we were able to pack very light. We also had a few gecko friends make their way in, but they were harmless and part of the Hawaiian experience. There is nature everywhere… tropical fruit just falling in the yard to sample. It was a great house, we would stay again.
    amanda K.
    Jun 29, 2023
    We love this place and hope to return. Best communication and checkin process of any vacation rental weve experienced. We loved walking across the street to snorkel.
    Aolele B.
    May 31, 2023
    Awesome location. Spent a week with friends n family from the island. Have to visit their store as well at the start of your trip.
    Deborah C.
    May 26, 2023
    Cute little cottage beach house. Super location. Liked that there was a starter amount of necessities. Would rent again
    Michael C.
    May 25, 2023
    We stayed here before Covid, and just made it back. Roomy, comfortable, extremely well stocked. Beach and park just across the street. Quick and friendly responses from the owners. Strong and reliable WiFi. This is our go-to Hilo stay now.
    Ellen G.
    Mar 08, 2023
    This was our second stay at the Waiuli Beach Cottage! We love the location, the open kitchen, screened lanai and everything about it. We used both floors this time because we had 4 adults and we were able to have more privacy when needed. Will be back!!
    Heather D.
    Mar 07, 2023
    The pictures of the view from the front porch of this beach house don’t begin to do it justice. Absolutely beautiful! Morning coffee on that porch is something I won’t soon forget. Comfortable and more than enough room for our group of four. My FIL was well set up in the lower level while my husband, daughter, and I stayed in the upper. It was clean and well equipped for a family stay. We cooked breakfast most of the days we were there and enjoyed some of the great restaurants in Hilo for lunch and dinner (make sure to make a reservation at Hilo Bay Cafe). At night it sounds like what you would pay for in a white noise machine. Frogs, birds, waves crashing against the shore, and rain fall. Close enough to VNP if you are planning a visit or two there. We got up early and caught the sunrise at Kilauea one morning. We had the luck of arriving just ahead of a Kona Low, tons of rain, I suspect even for rainy Hilo. A new experience for us, lots of liquid sunshine. Absolutely enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again sometime!
    Mary E.
    Dec 01, 2022
    This is a wonderful place to stay if you want a rustic and real Hawaiian experience. We were happy to see everything we needed was here for a relaxing stay. We used to live in Hilo, and this place felt like home. There was even a nice surfboard for those big wave days….
    Theresa C.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Wish it was available for the 1st week of January! I would love to stay there again...