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Traditional Hawaii Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,596 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018

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

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1596 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

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Traditional Hawaii Beach House
average rating of 4.32 based on 25 reviews
Alameda, CA

Stay away, they dubiously kept part of the security deposit

  • 1 of 5

I won't review the house or its amenities, but the owners' business conduct. A few hours after we moved out, we received only half of our deposit back with a comment that there was a water damage on the counter. That was curious because the counters are tiled and I could not remember any water spill from my final walk-through.

I asked three times for photos that showed the damage and only received a promise to send some. 10 days later, still no photo, other comment, or refund. The amount is too low that I would spend hours on the phone with the credit card company and VRBO, but it's annoying and an unfair practice.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for not sending the photo's in a timely manner. It is no excuse rather a complication that the day this took place I responded to your request that I was at the hospital and would send photos the following weekend. It was a difficult day and I forgot to send the photos. We sincerely want every guest to enjoy their visit to Hilo and have nothing but great memories of Hawaii and our house. The $50 withheld from the deposit does not cover the cost to repair the water damage throughout the house. Only half the deposit was withheld as a way to offset some of the repair cost and to not offend the guest by retaining the full damage deposit. Wooden floors throughout the house and the wooden counter top between the kitchen and dining area all suffered deep water damage and needed to be resealed quickly before the next guests arrival. We ask that wet beach towels be left in the tiled bathroom not on the wooden surfaces. The house is designed for the tropical environment but prolonged exposure to water does damage the interior surfaces. In the years we have provided our home for guests we have retained a deposit only one other time and we hope future guests are not deterred by this guests experience. The wooden floor is resealed and looks great! Clearly this experience had a serious detrimental effect on memories of your stay with us so we will refund the balance of your deposit and hope you consider staying with us again in the future.
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The home was very well equipped and very comfortable for our group of 5 adults and one baby

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated that the kitchen was very organized and equipped plus the whole home was very clean. The baby seat and Pack and Play was so convenient for us and we did not have to bring anything like that for our little granddaughter. The little teddy bear on the bed was a nice touch for her too. We really enjoyed our stay and were lucky to have no rain while we were there, unusual for Hilo.

Just a few comments. There were only 4 chairs for our group of 6 but we did find some folding chairs in the basement. The basement is promoted as an additional space but smelled very musty. I don't think it would be very comfortable for sleeping or hanging out in.

My last comment and I don't want to appear to harsh, I think the towels could be in a bit better shape (they were quite tattered) and we never did find the 2 beach towels. Just as a comparison, the home we stayed at it Kona, had many towels both for the home and the beach, which accommodated all of us. And the Hilo home was slightly more expensive to rent than the other home.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 stayed in this Hilo house for 3 nights in January. It was everything promised and more! I really liked the frogs and birds at night though they did keep my son awake. There was a very pretty, but territorial red bird (cardinal, I think?) in residence in the carport who kept pecking at his reflection in the car windshield/mirrors. He was quite entertaining.

The surf was quite high & stormy while we were in town which limited our swimming and lava boat tour, however we were able to snorkel at Richardson Park and swim with a HUGE Honu. Despite low visibility we saw hundreds of fish. The swells and currents were very strong, however so we had to be very careful to stay close enough to the lifeguard shack but not let the heavy waves throw us on the rocks. We were very glad we had rented a Jeep when we headed up Saddle Road to try to stargaze on Mauna Kea. We were told the road was under construction. I thought maybe some traffic cones, new asphalt and short delays. But the road is literally being TOTALLY rebuilt for a good 5 mile stretch and is down to gravel/lava rocks with huge ruts and holes. Throw in heavy, heavy rain - especially at night and it can be a challenge. We saw two low-clearance cars get stranded (luckily going the opposite direction). After all that the mountain was socked in (a very rare occurrence) so we couldn't see the stars but still had a fun adventure. Great snorkeling at Kapoho Tide pools. They are hard to find.

Would definitely come back to this house again. Maybe in the summer when it's not so stormy.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house.

Private gated yard.

Mile from lagoons, five miles from downtown Hilo.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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

Cleaning Fee £106.86
Pet Fee £35.62
Damage Deposit £71.24

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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