About This Listing
Enjoy the beauty of Hilo in this classic beach house. The house is located in front of Richardson's Beach Park, Hilo's premier beach, perfect for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and surfing. Richardson's beach is a black sand beach with a lifeguard. The property features a private freshwater pond filled with fish.
This Beach House is located in Hilo town, and close to restaurants, shopping, museums, the famous farmer's market, Hilo Hospital, airport, ziplines and much more.
This 3 bedroom two bath home was originally constructed in 1938, and served as the area's post office. The house has been recently renovated and is fully furnished with all the necessities to make your dream vacation. Wireless high speed internet, HD cable TV, fully furnished kitchen, and a covered lanai perfect for relaxing or checking out the surf. In the entry way is a baby grand piano that you are welcome to play for your enjoyment. There is a laundry room fully equipped with washer and dryer for your use. An array of beach toys are available for all guests including noodles, beach mats, boogie boards, snorkels and sand toys. The yard is fully fenced and has many tropical fruit trees and beautiful vegetation. Experience a Hawaiian adventure!
The neighborhood is stretched along the various beach parks and coves in an area known as Leleiwi. The house is located directly in front of Richardsons Beach park. It is the perfect neighborhood for beach hopping and tropical enjoyment. The neighborhood is very friendly. It has a one-lane back street, Nene St, that runs parallel to the main road. It is one mile in length and begins/ends at the house. It is the perfect spot for jogging or walking. Many of the neighbors walk this street in the evenings.
There is a public bus stop in front of the house which will take you to other beach parks, downtown Hilo, and anywhere on the island.
(website hidden) other occupants aside from those listed in the Rental Agreement shall reside at the house.
B.There are to be absolutely no parties at the house or more than 10 people on the property at any given time without consent from the owners. Any violation of this term will result in immediate eviction and loss of security deposit.
C.There is to be NO SMOKING in the house.
D.There are not to be any pets of any kind on the property.
Please enjoy your stay!
What a great place--it "made" our Hilo experience!
James and Jocelyne were very communicative, flexible, and friendly. They were accommodating of our schedule and Jocelyn met us at the house at a convenient time for us. She was very welcoming and gave us great recommendations for things to do in Hilo. She had put out vases of beautiful fresh flowers, a basket of local food, and had water bottles in the fridge.
We really enjoyed the Richardson Beach House itself--we would definitely recommend it (with a few caveats for personal preference). The house is beautiful and feels historic, it had great decor, and was across from a beautiful beach. There were at least 12 sea turtles in the tide pools across from the house, a lifeguard, and spots to snorkel. The yard is beautiful and we fell asleep to the sound of rain and coquis frogs. This was the experience we were looking for in Hilo!
The "personal preference" caveat--if you can't handle cockroaches, tiny ants on any crumbs you leave out, geckos in the kitchen, and no air conditioning (although plenty of fans provided), then this isn't your place. We reasoned that these things are probably common to most Hilo accommodations and still enjoyed our stay very much. Because the windows don't close, we did feel a little close to the neighbors, but again, this type of window is common to Hilo houses I believe. If you expect an immaculately clean and up-to-date rental, you might be disappointed, but this was reasonably clean and the decor was beautiful inside. Even if the cockroaches (or other caveats) turn you off, I'd urge you to give this house a try--it felt like an amazing tropical experience in a perfect location.
We had a fantastic time at Oceanfront Hele Kai. Its proximity to the beach can't be beat, nor can the charm of the house. James and Jocelyne were wonderful hosts and were very quick to respond. Thank you so much for making our vacation on the Big Island unforgettable.
James met us at the property and made sure we had everything we needed. He was flexible and patient with us (we were late arriving). There was a little gift basket and bottles of water in the fridge. The house is just as pictured, and is so spacious! The beach park across the street is awesome. We saw an entire family (7) of turtles in one of the tide pools! We wish we could have stayed another three days.
We had 3 wonderful nights on the Hilo side at the Richardson House. Beautiful house, great location, and it was the perfect fit for our extended family vacation. We will be definitely be back.
This house was wonderful: fabulous location across the road from the amazing Richardson Beach: snorkeling, turtle-watching, surfing, lying on the sand, and climbing on the rocks. The house was clean, comfortable and spacious, with big windows and high ceilings in the common areas and new floors, comfortable furniture, a piano, and a big tv (didn’t use it much – spent most of the time across the street!). The lanai was perfect: we sat on the big chairs and looked out on the beach, flowers, surfers and palm trees. Laundry, kitchen, and wireless all worked great. The hosts gave us a welcome package of macadamia nuts and bananas—a nice touch. Highly recommended for a group on the big island!