Beaches House

Beaches Big Island Vacation Rental

The Beaches house fronts one of the best swimming locations in the entire Big Island. It is regarded as one of the best places to enjoy your vacations in the Hilo area and is among the newest built rentals. The Beaches House is also listed on VRBO and Airbnb, but here you do not have to pay any booking fees.


One of the biggest advantages of the Beaches house is its location. It is just a few miles away from Downtown Hilo. It overlooks Richardson’s beach park, which is among the 7 bus stops of the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours. Other than this you can also engage yourself in the snorkeling activities as it is considered one of the best swimming and snorkeling locations on the entire Big Island.

Synopsis of the Beaches House:

  • Just 5 miles from downtown Hilo, 5 miles from the Hilo airport.
  • Big, 3 or 4 bedrooms (depending if one uses the converted walk-in closet) with 2 baths. sleeps 8.
  • Provides you full ocean views, or you can sit outside and enjoy the fruit trees and the beautiful surroundings, including natural spring Koi pond.
  • Free kayaks, bikes, boogie boards, snorkeling essentials, and booties.
  • Best snorkeling destination East Hawaii.

There is no need to stay at a destination away from the water when you visit the Hilo area. The Beaches house costs about the same as other premium homes, and you benefit from a location close to downtown as well as on the water. Enjoy the best snorkeling in the East Big island.

Other advantages of choosing the Beaches House:

  • Among the best weather locations on the East Big Island.
  • One of the newest built Big Island vacation rentals. Unlike typical East Big Island homes, this house is built to very high standards.
  • Enjoy outside seating on the deck and enjoy the south Hilo bay.
  • An additional deck is also there outside the master bedroom.
  • Completely stocked house with every essential needed by you for cooking, bathing, etc. including a wide selection of TV viewing options and robust cable Wifi.


  • Living Room:

Enjoy the direct ocean view while seating on the large couch. The room is equipped with Flat screen T.V. with Amazon, Netflix and Sling TV. The room also contains books and games for the family time and entertainment.


You can find everything. Truly fully stocked. The kitchen provides you everything including coffee maker, blender, toaster, pans/pots, rice maker etc. It also provides the view of Richardson’s beach park from the window.

Master bedroom:

Located upstairs for privacy and comprises a huge sink area with two-person shower. There is a king bed with direct ocean views. In addition, the master closet (with window) has been converted into a small room with two twin beds. Should one want privacy, these mattresses can be moved to the living room downstairs. The Master has it’s own deck, with views overlooking Richardson’s beach park.

  • Bedrooms #2 and #3:

The bedrooms are at same level as the living room. Each of them has a king bed, ceiling fan, dresser and quality mattresses. The bathroom is between the two bedrooms.

  • Master bathroom:

A huge master bathroom is on the same floor as the master bedroom. It is has a double sink and big double shower. Provided are bath towels, shampoos, soaps, etc.

  • Main bathroom:

Big bathroom with shower/bathtub combination. Shampoos, soaps, towels, etc. according to your requirement.

Entertainment and Activities:

It is one of the most entertaining locations on the Big Islands. The East Big Island has more to do than ANY area on ANY of the Islands. They just aren’t promoted as the resorts are not here to market them. These are some of the places which you can visit to thrill yourself.

  • Waterfalls: You can visit the Boiling Pots, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Fall and the waterfalls in the Waipi’o Valley. These are some of the best places to visit on the Big Island.
  • Gardens: Nani Mau Gardens, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hawaiian Botanical Garden are some of the best places to visit. The Hawaiian Botanical Gardens is just north of Hilo on the scenic 4 mile road and one of the best gardens you will find anywhere in the world.
  • Museums: Lyman’s geological museum and original white settlers house and the Tsunami Museum. Both are in central downtown Hilo.
  • Beach parks: You can visit Richardson’s Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Reed’s Bay, Onekahakaha Beach Park (the calmest), Whittington Park, etc.
  • Volcanic sites: Volcano National Park, Kaumana Caves States Park, Thurston Lava tube, live Lava bike/hike tours in Kalipana Viewing area.

Other than the locations mentioned you can also visit many popular markets and shops like Hilo Farmer’s Market, Maku’s Farmer’s market, Hilo Coffee Mill, Hilo Candy Company, etc. Hilo Zoo and the Palace Theater are some other popular places in the area.

Modern Hilo:

  • Walmart is situated just a quarter mile away from the Hilo Airport. So you can shop the essentials easily. Target, a newer Safeway, and mall with a modern movie theater are also nearby this location.
  • If you are looking for the standard budget fast food, you can go to Burger King, Starbucks and Panda Express which are all in the same area. Other than this you can also visit Subway, McDonald’s, and Jack in the Box which is located just a street away.
Rate period Nightly Weekly Monthly Minimum stay
Merrie Monarch 2018
04/03/2018 - 04/10/2018
$800.00 $4,000.00 5 night(s)
Summer 2018
06/15/2018 - 07/31/2018
$400.00 $2,500.00 2 night(s)
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; and add $25.00 per night, per additional guest.
Winter 2018
01/02/2018 - 03/31/2018
$400.00 $2,500.00 3 night(s)
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; and add $25.00 per night, per additional guest.
Holiday 2017
12/17/2017 - 01/02/2018
$4,000.00 7 night(s)
Winter 2017
02/10/2017 - 03/31/2017
$350.00 $2,200.00 2 night(s)
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; and add $25.00 per night, per additional guest.
Standard rate $350.00 $2,200.00 2 night(s)
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; and add $25.00 per night, per additional guest.
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Date of stay - January 16, 2017. Copied from VRBO. Martin W. says: We're back in cold New Hampshire now. My adult family of six had a great time at your Hilo vacation rental on the Big island. The weather was beautiful and swimming over at Richardson's in the tide pool was a lot of fun. I wish that we could have stayed a few more days. The Botanical gardens in Hilo is truly awesome. Thanks Again

Date of stay - January 9, 2016. Copied from VRBO. Ann K. says: The vacation rental house was a great place to stay and in a great location in Hilo. The kitchen was well equipped and big enough to fit several cooks. The boogie boards and snorkel equipment came in handy on the beautiful beaches in the area. Everything we needed was right here. Would stay again. My Response Thanks for the kind words. I strive for consistent 5 star reviews.

Date of stay - October 11, 2016. Copied from VRBO. Redux says: We rented both of Richards homes for our group of 16 running the Hawaii Ragnar, we couldn't have asked for a better location! The home was perfect for out group and although we were not there much it was great to come back to a nice comfortable bed after a long day of running. The home is directly across the street from a beautiful beach, we enjoyed the turtles and other wildlife along the beach - and of course the sound of the waves as we slept. Richard was more than accommodating while booking the home and left plenty of suggestions for places to eat and things to do, we had to call him a couple of times and he was very nice and helpful. Hilo reminded us of "old" Hawaii, not commercialized and many locals surfing on the beach. If you are looking to stay in this area of Hawaii - Big Island, we could highly recommend this home!

Date of stay - July 29, 2016. Copied from VRBO. Anonymous says: This is probably the best Big Island vacation rental I have stayed at. The house is very high-end and has everything you need. You absolutely get what you pay for here. In addition to being a great house the location can't be beat. Where else can you walk across the street and see turtles lounging on a rock. Tour buses regularly stop by as this Richardson's Beach Park must be one of their stops. It's that nice. It is also close to Hilo downtown. Within 10 minutes you can be anywhere in Hilo. The waterfalls are just a couple minutes above Hilo (Rainbow Falls I believe). On the way to Volcano National Park (about 40 minutes) we stopped at the Hilo Zoo (free!), the Mauna Loa nut factory (free!). The lava tub in Hilo is also a hidden gem. Very cool. Thanks Richard for the stay.Response

Date of stay - June 21, 2016. Copied from VRBO. Rudy S. says: Overall the location was very good for our first stay in Hilo! Accommodations were adequate but unprepared for hot, humid conditions thus uncomfortable. Need to update fans and relocate attic fan for circulation upstairs. Small upstairs bedroom was too hot for occupancy! My Response This house is the most modern, prepared home for hot humid weather. Each room has a ceiling fan installed last year as well as other fans. This is the only house that I know that has a whole house fan. It was brought over from the mainland because they are not sold locally. The "small upstairs bedroom" is the master with a sliding glass door for excellent ventilation. If you are unlucky, Hilo can get hot in summer. It is not that common, which is why none of the homes have air conditioning. This guest assumed the house had air conditioning. They had no tolerance for un-chilled air and wanted a refund even though there was nothing wrong with the house. I gave them a compromise but they wanted more. This is an unfair review.

Date of Stay May 21, 2016 Copied from VRBO: The house was great. There was a little mix up on the initial cleaning, but they were so responsive, that it was more than made up for. Kitchen was well stocked with everything needed. House was a great location for beach access, and had all of the accessories needed for our group. The Hilo side is a must visit. Don't mind the rain showers, it didn't really impact our plans at all. Volcano NP and the numerous waterfalls were outstanding. Read through the Hawaii Reaveled book and look at the Hilo area. We did a number of the bolder hopping to waterfalls and lava tube expeditions. Both were off of the beaten path, and rank high on the list of things to do. Turtles galore. When we come back to Hawaii, we'll spend a few more days on the Hilo side and would hope to stay in the same house !!

Date of Stay October 28, 2015 Copied from VRBO: Our trip started off with a few bumps so I did not stay in this specific house but stayed in another house down the road (also owned by Richard). Although we did not stay in this property, we did get to walk through and it is very spacious, well stocked with everything you need and right across the street from the ocean. Also had some internet issues thus the 4 star review instead of 5. Richard is a good host. He is very responsive and willing to help troubleshoot and eager to make things right. The location of his properties cannot be beat. You fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves and nature and you wake up to the chirping of the birds and watch the beautiful ocean as you sip your morning coffee. we traveled with 3 toddlers and we all enjoyed swimming/ snorkeling in the small lagoon right across the street. Location is close to Hilo downtown and about 45 min to the volcanos. Would definitely come back again. Thank you Richard!

Date of Stay August 15, 2015 Copied from VRBO: The home was very nice. Walking distance to the beach. It was clean and comfortable. It had more than we expected. The owner was super friendly and accommodating. We snorkeled, swam, barbecued, hiked a volcano, shopped, and ate at local restaurants. Very fun and relaxing trip overall.

Date of Stay August 10, 2015 Copied from VRBO There was nothing about the house we didn't love! Things we forgot or didn't even know we needed were at the house. We cooked dinner every night and had all supplies. We are a large family and the house was spacious. The weather was warm but the house had plenty of fans in each room. The upstairs bathroom is enormous! Location was great, we snorkeled across the street and we did see a sea turtle which was awesome. Kids already requested next time we stay it is at "beaches"! Thanks again Richard! Thanks Renee for a clean stay!

Date of Stay July 31, 2015 Copied from VRBO: This home is beautiful and is fantastic for families. The kitchen is fabulous and is a chefs delight. Love that the beach is right across the street!