Orchid house

Rates: $800 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Bed types: KTTTTT (sleeps 16)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 44 reviews)
Newly constructed with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths for privacy and comfort. Giant front decks overlooking Richardson's Beach park and large upstairs living room for family time. Vacation Rental Highlights:
• Large 3,600 sq. ft. house, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths. Sleeps 16 with day beds, trundle beds and sofa couches upstairs in upper living rooms.
• 3.5 miles from Downtown Hilo, on south Hilo bay, 5 miles from Hilo Airport
• East Hawaii’s best snorkeling across the street at Richardson’s Beach Park.
• Free boogie boards, snorkel equipment, booties.
• Full ocean views, outside seating, fruit trees, parking.
STVR: 19-359750, NUC: 19-1365

• Why settle for a house away from the water? This house is right across the street from Richardson’s Beach Park. Home of the best snorkeling in East Big Island. Hilo offers few places to enjoy the ocean. These special places are always beach parks.
• Classic Hawaiian architecture with modern conveniences.
• Outside seating on deck overlooking south Hilo bay. Patio with large table and chairs in front.
• House is completely stocked. Everything you need for cooking, plenty of towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryers. Ironing board/Iron, playpen, highchair and Cable Wifi.

• Main Living Room – Large couch and love seat with direct ocean views. Flat screen T.V. with Amazon Fire and Netflix for a huge selection of viewing options. Books and games for family fun. Cable Wifi.
• Kitchen – Everything you need. Coffee maker, blender, toaster, rice cooker, pots/pans. Lots of cooking tools. Large oven/range. View of Richardson’s Beach Park across living room out to the ocean.
• Bedroom #1 – Lower level front bedroom with connecting bath and ocean views out every window. King mattress, dresser, night stand, and clock. Ceiling fans in each bedroom. Connecting full bath with walk in shower.
• Bedrooms #2-5: Lower level bedrooms with two shared bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms have a king bed and one bedroom has two twin beds/room. All bedrooms on lower level connecting to main areas. All bedrooms have dressers, night stands, ceiling fans and clocks. Two full bath, one with a walk in shower and one with a bath tub. Additional twin bed under stair/storage area.
• Upstairs Bathrooms: Both bathrooms have extra wide shower/tub doors. Both bathrooms have washer/dryers. All bathrooms are stocked with bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths, hair dryer, shampoo and soap provided.

According to Hawaii Vacation Rental ordinances, all vacation renters agree to the following if this property is booked:
1. Quiet hours shall be from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM during which time the noise from the short term vacation rental shall not unreasonable disturb adjacent neighbors.
2. Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area.
3. Guest vehicles shall be parked within the designated onsite parking area.
4. Failure to comply with the Good Neighbor policy states above will be construed to be a violation.
5. No commercial events shall take place at the property.

There is more to do in and around Hilo than any town on any of the Islands. It just isn’t well advertised because there aren’t resorts to promote the area.

• Waterfalls - Boiling Pots, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Waipi’o Valley
• Gardens – Hawaiian Botanical Gardens, Lili’uokalani Park and Gardens, Nani Mau Gardens, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.
• Museums – Lyman’s historical and geological museum and The Tsunami museum. Both in downtown Hilo.
• Beach Parks – Richardson’s Beach Park, Onekahakaha Beach Park (the calmest), Carlsmith Beach Park, Reed’s Bay, Lehia Park. Punalu’u Beach Park and Whittington Park.
• Volcanic sights: Volcano National Park, Thurston lava tube, Kaumana Caves State Park, Pahoa transfer station, Live lava bike/hike tours in Kalipana Viewing area.
• Markets and shops: Hilo Farmer’s Market, Maku’u Farmer’s Market, Hilo Coffee Mill, Ka’u Coffee Mill, Volcano Winery and Mehana Brewery, Hilo Candy Company, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut and Punalu’u Bake Shop
• Other – Hilo Zoo, Palace Theatre

Modern Hilo:
• Shop large stores for all your supplies. Just a quarter mile above the Hilo airport is a Walmart, Target, newer Safeway, mall with modern movie theater and cute stores.
• Looking for familiar fast food? In the same area is a Burger King, Panda Express and Starbucks. Just up the street on the north side is a Subway, Jack in the Box, McDonalds and Domino’s Pizza.
Registration Number: TA-102-026-6496-01, GE-102-026-6496-01

Orchid house Reviews

Peg B.
December 2023
Great location for family vacation. Plenty of room, all the necessities, responsive host.

Bianca C.
November 2023
This home made my 30th Birthday a dream come true. It was clean, beautiful and was in the perfect location. The BEST snorkeling is literally right across the street. We saw so many turtles! Book this home if you want a serene vacation surrounded by nature.

Jim H.
October 2023
Lovely place. Close to the beach and restaurants.

Frank T.
September 2023
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. The location was perfect as it was right across the street from a beach park. It did get pretty busy and noisy on the weekends but that is to be expected. Throughout the week it was very quiet and serene. The views from the main living area and lanai are spectacular. I would get up early just to watch the sunrise. I was pleasantly surprised to find that several of the bedrooms had views and small decks off of them, including one of the back rooms. There were ample bedrooms and bathrooms for our family of eight which allowed us each our own spaces. I didn't think we needed two separate kitchens but it ended up being helpful. I used the back kitchen to cook breakfast early in the morning so I wouldn't be walking over the other bedrooms. Everything was fully stocked so that there was nothing that we needed including stuff for the beach. All we needed to do is stop at the local grocery store on the way in. We very much enjoyed our stay hope that we can return soon.

Alice P.
July 2023
Large house with plenty of room for our 3 generations to spread out. Awesome view and great snorkeling/swimming across the street.

Quyen V.
July 2023
We are a party of nine, three generations, and we all enjoyed our stay so much! The spaces we have is more than what we need as the house can sleep up to 16. Check in was easy. There were plenty of amenities provided. We walked every morning exploring the beach and snorkel every afternoon and evening. Thank you so much for opening you house to us.

Sandra B.
May 2023
This home had everything we needed for a wonderful week of family fun!! Perfect location right across the street from two beach parks and easy drives to local attractions. Amazing views! So much room for our four generations to spend time together and yet have separate time when needed. The host was very responsive. The house was well supplied.

Michael G.
April 2023
Beautiful house and great location. Appreciate all the little touches (first aid kits in the bathrooms, plenty of beach towels and beach supplies, extra blankets/pillows etc). Owner was responsive and kind. Will be returning.

Mandy W.
April 2023
This location was perfect for all of our family to stay in one place while exploring the Hilo area. Lots of bedrooms, bathrooms and a large gathering area. We didn't get to use any of the water equipment available to us because it rained most of our stay, but there's lots there to use and great tide pools and protected areas across the street.

Lee Ann N.
March 2023
We had 3 families, 11 people total, 2 children 3 & 8. The ability to have our own family spaces and the adult children their own beds, was so valuable. We joined together when desired and could be on our own as desired. The patio windows that opened up completely to the lanai was where we always gathered. Beautiful view from the lanai, just like the picture on vrbo. So impressed with how well everything was stocked and such variety of items available to us from the kitchen tools to linens, including first aid kits in every bathroom. This was so much like home, and we certainly didn't want to leave. The beach items available kept us constantly entertained. Thank you for such a wonderful place!

Steve M.
January 2023
We had 3 generations together for the holiday and this house was perfect for us. Lot's of Bedrooms (6), bathrooms galore, 2 kitchens, 2 Washer/Dryers, 2 nice family rooms, a great open air deck for everybody to hang out and watch the ocean. It had everything we needed. The only thing we missed was we would have liked to watch one big rain storm like you always hear about in Hilo, but in 11 days it only drizzled for a couple hours :)

Jim H.
October 2022
Beautiful house across the street from a beach park. All the amenities that are needed. A very responsive host. 10 minutes from Hilo town. What else do you need?

Robin M.
August 2022
Great location with best snorkeling ever, just across the street. House was large and provided great views. Property manager is very accommodating and responsive. Hilo and area is amazing. Hilo is very very humid, we had 84% humidity and 80 degrees most days so it is MUGGY during months with higher temps. When searching for rentals we required air conditioning as one of our search screens and this home pops up. There is one wall unit for a very large house. Has no impact on cooling. Things are a little moist inside. Just be careful in hot months. Otherwise we really liked the place.

Delcey D.
July 2022
Check-in process was super simple. There were tons of beds, more beds than we had people for. I liked that the living room was open and spacious. Living right across the beach, what more could you ask for. Would definitely stay here again.

Lisa B.
July 2022
Our group was a multigenerational family who had the pleasure of vacationing in this beautiful house. It was well appointed with absolutely everything we needed including the best location possible - right across from the most amazing black sand beach and snorkeling spot. Richard was the perfect host who gave us wonderful suggestions for our itinerary. Highly recommend!

Lynn M.
July 2022
We loved the spaciousness. With 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, we never felt like we were bumping into each other. The snorkels, floats, boards, and other water equipment that were provided were a definite plus. We also loved the way that the house could be opened up to allow the beautiful ocean breezes in. Never needed heating or cooling to be turned on, the entire week.

m h.
May 2022
This is a fantastic house! The pictures don’t do it justice. Beautifully furnished and supplied with every comfort. Two well-stocked kitchens, two washer/dryers, toys, towels, a plethora of beds and bedding, a table that seated us all, even shampoo and supplies! And you absolutely cannot beat the location. We snorkeled with turtles and swam in the cold fresh water pools every day. Enjoyed the rain, the breeze and the ocean waves at night. We hope to return and make more amazing memories. Thank you Orchid House!

Luis S.
April 2022
Spacious, open, ocean views stocked with lots of extras to make the stay wonderful.

Sean J.
March 2022
We had a great experience and would also come back! Clean and beautiful home.

Doug S.
January 2022
After a less than fun travel day, we arrived many hours behind schedule and after dark. The sound of the surf across the road accompanied with the birds chirping in the trees, it was as my daughter said like the rain forest cafe. Completely relaxing The next morning the view was great way to start our vacation Great location 10 minutes from the airport, or Safeway or downtown Hilo. This was a great house for our family

Puakailima N.
October 2021
Put away all the devices! Truly enjoyed our quality family time in Keaukaha! Mahalo Richard for the beautiful home set in the heart of Hilo!

Laura E.
August 2021
We loved our 5 days at this big house in Hilo. Every day we did an excursion, followed by snorkeling and fishing at the beach across the street. The house was well equipped with snorkel gear, kayaks, paddle boards, kitchen accessories, etc. PFDs would be a nice addition. We did not use the AC, although there is a unit in the great room. Highly recommend for a group that wants an authentic (not resort-like) Hawaii experience.

Sarah A.
August 2021
We had a lovely time staying in this house in Hilo. We would've stayed here longer if time had allowed. There were 7 of us, and there was plenty of room. The views were great, and it has great access to several parks and places to snorkel within close walking distance. I believe when we searched for VRBO listings and entered air conditioning in our filters, this one popped up as one with air conditioning. At the time we were there, the A/C was not working or not available. I mention this in case this is an issue for some people-you may want to check on this. The lack of A/C didn't actually effect our stay since it was cool enough with the many fans and windows open. It was quite comfortable and nice to have the ocean breeze.

Susanna P.
August 2021
We had a wonderful stay in this house. Everything we needed was provided. Great communication with our host. The downstairs level with the bedrooms does not have A/C, but fans were provided.

Omar B.
July 2021
This was a great house with lots of open space to accommodate our family of 10. Minutes away from markets, restaurants and downtown. Across the road is a park like area where you can go in the ocean. The large dining table fully accommodated our family at meal times. Plenty of full baths so multiple people can take showers and get ready. The host was very responsive, courteous and respectful at all times. It would have been nice to have a lounge chair on the deck to read a book or take a nap. Go to sleep with the sounds of the Coqui frogs and wake up to the neighborhood rooster each morning. Lol

Amy R.
July 2021
We will be back in this house very soon

Carl B.
June 2021
This home was exactly as advertised. Our extended family had plenty of room as well as privacy as needed. I believe it is one of the very best locations on the Island. Only negative is we had to leave… I definitely highly recommend .

Kauaokawehi K.
June 2021
Perfect getaway & relaxing for the entire family!!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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