3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 12
About Richard Standke
Why rent from me: Owner of 4 homes directly across from Richardson's beach park and 3 ocean front homes in paradise park. I manage these homes personally with my cell number available to all guests. Payments are handled through the security of the Homeaway/VRBO site. Guests also receive information on restaurants, shopping and my favorite places to visit.
Richard Standke purchased this House in 2011
Why Richard Standke chose Hilo
I stayed as a guest at this house in 2011 and it happened to be for sale. We loved the house and location. We purchased it and that was the start of our rental business in Hilo. We later bought and rebuilt the house next door and two homes 6 doors up the street. We continued to improve this house, clearing out the jungle and planting fruit trees. We also added all the beach toys as this is still the house we stay at when we visit. We come about 4 times a year. Half the time is spent maintaining the homes, but we always do something new. We review all the places we go and include them in Activities on our website (hilovacationhomes.com)
What makes this House unique
Unique benefits: If you plan on staying more than a couple days, you will have to enjoy the location. If you love the water and especially snorkeling, you will not find a better location. The best snorkeling is in just a few feet of water right in front of the black sand beach. It is like swimming in a tropical fish store. Green sea turtles come to rest for the night in the evening at the rocks just beyond the black sand beach. The water is largely sheltered by the rocks creating a partial lagoon. Yet this house is just down the street from downtown Hilo. Great for quick trips out to eat, shopping and many tourist locations. Review the "location" tab for a list of over 20 great places to see.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a great week in Hilo. The only "downside" to this property is the closeness to the other building.
This was clearly identified in the listing and not a huge deal. It was challenging for us to keep our younger kids quiet until 8am.
Otherwise, communication was great. Would recommend!
Right across the street from outstanding cove. Perfect location. Very spacious property. Excellent accommodations for our family trip. And Richard is a remarkable host.
This is simply the best, better than all the rest.
Staying at this beautiful vacation Hilo House is like home, but better. Everything you need is present and comfortable and all the bothersome things and stuff you don’t need are somewhere else, not here. The living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are all large, clean, in excellent condition and will completely serve your physical and mental ease and relaxation; like vacations are supposed to do. Everything you need to enjoy living, the beach, swimming, snorkeling, bicycling, planning your activities is right here. You feel like you live in the jungle by the sea while stores, restaurants, airport and car rental, unique shopping, activities, ice cream, fresh vegetables and fruits are nearby; you just cannot see them from the house. Richardson’s Beach Park is footsteps from your door and the lovely view from your house is peaceful and restorative. The home’s owner, Richard, obviously loves this house. Richard is easy and clear to talk with and always promptly available. From booking to arriving, enjoying, and leaving are all simple and straightforward. Kona beach is just 2 hours away; close and easy to visit but its hustle, noise, crowds, and stress are away from your very own paradise at your vacation Hilo House.
Great stay in Hilo
Experience from booking to leaving was great. Richard communicated well and provided a lot of info about the town and surrounding area that was very helpful to our stay. In addition, his bigger house right next door was vacant so he upgraded us to this home instead. It was wonderful!
Outstanding Vacation Property
We stayed a week. The house was beautiful, immaculate and supplied with everything needed.
The grocery stores are a short drive. We enjoyed the paddle boards, bikes, snorkeling gear and the kayak. All we had to do was walk across the street for water activities. We saw many fish and turtles. I contacted Richard needing minor assistance. He was quick to answer alll questions. He went out of his way to accommodate our needs.
I look forward to staying at his property again!
perfect location for Hilo vacation
The property is located across the street from the gorgeous Black sand beaches in Hilo. And a very short drive to the Downtown area with shopping and food. The house is adorable and so we'll stocked we didn't need anything!Richard was very responsive and flexible and went out of his way to make our stay as easy as possible. I would definitely stay here again!
Only 45 minutes to Volcano National park.House is just 3.5 miles from Downtown Hilo on the South side of Hilo Bay. It is at the end of a small beach road across the street from Richardsons Beach Park, the best known beach park on this side of the Island. Not well known, Hilo has more tourist destinations than any Hawaiian destination. These include:
*Historic Downtown with shops and restaurants on the Bay.
* Waterfalls right in town. Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots.
* Akaka Falls just 25 minutes North of Hilo
* Volcano National Park, just 35 minutes above Hilo
* Hawaiian Botanical Gardens.One of the nicest gardens you will find.
* Hilo Farmers Market. Everyday but largest on Wednesday and Saturday.
* Liliuckalani Gardens at Hilo Bay including Coconut Island.
* Lyland museum for historic information and geologic rocks.
* Tsunami museum housed in a historic bank
* Wine tasting at the Volcano Winery
* Beer tasting right in town at Hawaii Nui Brewery
* Coffee tasting at Hilo Coffee Mill on your way to the Volcano
* Hilo Zoo. Free and very pretty.
* Mauna Loa Nut company self guided "look through window" tour and gift shop. Free and nice shop for lunch and ice cream.
* Historic Palace Theatre downtown. Check internet for show dates.
* Nearby to Pahoa town, near active lava flows.