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Traditional Hawaii Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Fully functional home for you, your family and your friends

3 bedroom 2 bath, living room plus additional space in a downstairs enclosed living and entertainment area for more family and friends!

Ocean view home with great snorkeling beach access.

Calm waters, excellent snorkeling conditions, shade, tide pools and green sea turtles are all just across the street.

From this location you can easily enjoy the ocean, beach and park areas. And it is just a short drive to water falls, botanical gardens, restaurants and shopping.

Scott & Merin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

About Scott & Merin

We are the proud hosts of the traditional Hawaii house.

Scott & Merin purchased this house in 2014

Why Scott & Merin chose Hilo District

On our first visit to Hilo we visited Richardson and Carlsmith Beach Parks and never wanted to leave.

What makes this house unique

There are large yards in front and behind the house with fruit trees. There is ample onsite parking and a security fence for your privacy. This house is in the unique area of Hilo with walkup beach access for swimming and snorkeling.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Traditional Hawaii Beach House
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews

Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for allowing our family the use of your home! The home was the right size for us. (5 adults and child)

We arrived at night and it was difficult to locate the entrance and we passed it the first time by. The house number is on the stonewall at the entrance to gated driveway and hard to see. We easily figured out the entrance after that.

We enjoyed our stay even though the home got very hot in the afternnon into evening even with all of the ceiling fans on in every room. The ocean breeze is blocked by trees across the street. Additional floor/pedestal fans would have helped some.

We walked to the various nearby beaches each morning. The convenience to the beach was awesome!! We appreciated having the boogie boards available for us to use.

Your home is very welcoming and relaxing. Enjoyed cooking on that awesome gas stove!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiian home near ocean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful Hawaiian home near the ocean for 8 days and loved it. We were with a party of 6 - myself, spouse, and children - and the house beautifully accommodated us. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living room, and well-equipped kitchen made it easy to make this house home. We also enjoyed easy access to Carl Smith Park and downtown Hilo, both of which were visited numerous times. The owners were also quick to assist when help was needed. They responded to one of our requests in such a generous way that had the effect of enhancing our holiday and accommoding our travel plans. Thank you so very much. If in Hilo again we would not hesitate to return to this lovely home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, NM

Excellent House!!

  • 4 of 5

House and yard were both beautiful. Close to the beach and within driving distance of all the attractions on the Big Island. The only drawback to this house is that it needs another air conditioner in the master bedroom or another part of the house. With temps in the 80's and the humidity in the 80's as well, it got quite hot and sticky even with the windows open and the ceiling fans on high. Other than that this was an awesome experience and I would definitely recommend this house to anyone staying in Hilo!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the location

  • 5 of 5

This house was excellent for our group of six adults and a toddler. We simply loved the location with easy access to Richardson and Carlsmith beach parks. We visited the latter regularly and were able to snorkel with turtles even with very elementary swimming skills.

There were no grocery stores nearby in walking distance so we couldn't just pop out to get something. It takes 3-4 miles of driving to get groceries but once we knew this, it was easy to plan for the remaining days.

There is no AC and there were moments in the afternoon when things felt a bit hot even with windows open. I'd recommend having a couple of extra floor fans. Nights were quite pleasant and enjoyable. The sound of Coqui frogs seems to be quite dominant in this area at night. Initially we thought it was a tropical bird because of the melodious nature of their croaking. This is something worth knowing if it's the kind of thing that bothers you because you'll most probably have the windows open and these little guys can get loud (Check youtube :)). For the record, none of us had any problems getting good sleep.

We had a little problem with the fridge not working on the day before we checked out. The owner tried his best to get it fixed but it was hard to get help on Easter Sunday which is understandable. They refunded a portion of our payment which I thought was a very nice gesture.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and fun place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We found it very relaxing staying in this Traditional Hawaii Beach House. It has a great heritage feel and I felt like I was staying at a friend's cottage. It's got lots of space and it was wonderful having everything from snorkels to surf boards on hand. The property is very beautiful - loved hearing the birds and looking at the trees and flowers all around the yard. It's a quick trip into Hilo and a short walk to the beach. A big thank you to our hosts - I somehow had the wrong key code and emailed Merin and he got back to me instantly. We really enjoyed this especially because we felt like we were in "local" Hawaii not "tourist" Hawaii.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three weeks at this beach house felt like home.

  • 4 of 5

We had a perfect location and accomodations. Clean, modern appliances, comfortable beds with a stocked kitchen. Extra bedding, lots of gear if we needed. Our 18 month granddaughter used the play and pack for her crib and nap time. Worked out well. And we were thankful for the washer and dryer. I would give this a 5th star except, in three weeks we were there, the scheduled garbage pickup and cleaning did not happen. That took some time to resolve. We would recommend this beach house to any family.The 6 adults in our family and 1 baby were all very satisfied. There is more sleeping and recreating area in the basement but we did not need to use it.The grounds are beautiful and we could walk to beaches in both directions!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.9 Miles
Hilo International Airport ITO
Nearest Beach
Richardson Beach & Carlsmith Beach
Car: recommended

The house is located between Richardson and Carlsmith beaches which are rare opportunities to walk up to the water in Hilo.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £81
Pet Fee £41
Cleaning Fee £122
Tax Rate 13.4%

Check in time is 4:00pm. Check out is 11:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1596 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located off the main hallway
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Attached to the master suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with private bathroom
  • 3 furnished bedrooms. Could sleep 6 to 10 total using the extra space.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Rare Hilo location within walking distance to beach access. 16 Miles from Pahoa Lava Flow 30 Miles to Volcano National Park 10 Miles to Akaka Falls 98 miles to Kona

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