Ocean frt.-best hilo swim lagoons, turtles … – vrbo gastroparesis

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Stay on the water close to Hilo without staying downtown. Stay in a well landscaped home that is maintained to avoid mosquitos. Enjoy almost an acre across the street from Richardson’s Beach Park. One of the 7 stops of the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours. Enjoy the best snorkeling of east Big Island at your doorstep. Take out the kayak and learn to stand up paddle board. Two kayaks, stand up paddle board, surf board, boogie boards, 3 bikes and snorkel equipment provided free.

NEED MORE SPACE?: Call us and ask about the upscale 3br/2ba beachfront house next door (www.vrbo.com/3948514ha). We also have another 3br3ba oceanfront house 5 doors down the street (www.vrbo.com/27643). Lastly, we have the newest house just 6 doors down the street (www.vrbo.com/4035464. Four bedroom, 3 baths that sleeps up to 15. I have 3 other homes just South of Hilo in Paradise Park that are on the water and very affordable. For current rates and availability on all our beachfront houses.

• 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. One of the 7 stops of the Hop-on Hop-off tours. Hilo offers few places to enjoy the ocean. These special places are always beach parks.

• Bedroom #3: The whole bottom level is bedroom 3 with its own bathroom. This room has a queen bed, two twin beds and a sofa sleeper. It has an additional couch. Access is from front of house. There is no internal staircase to upper floor, but steps to front door are right next to bedroom entrance.

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. Please visit http://hilovacationhomes.com/hilo-activities/ for the best organized site – showing activities by driving direction.

We spent a week at the house with family, including 1 teen and 3 kids under 10yrs. The location was very enjoyable and especially allowed the kids to ‘hit the beach’ readily. However, be aware that ‘the beach’ is volcanic rock with pools and alcoves built for swimming and cooling off. No sand beach here. Swim shoes required. I assume they were built to allow relaxing because the waves are generally too much for kids or anything but expert and experienced swimmers.

Most disappointing was the bottom large bedroom. We put one of our parent couples and all of the kids there. It was musty and no ventilation from the ocean breezes that were generally present ‘upstairs’. We had all fans going in that room to try to help. Realizing it is a tropical paradise with humidity and all, it still wasn’t pleasant.

Also the presence of ‘house protectors’ in the form of geckos on the walls was not expected and a little disconcerting. The ‘good luck’ they are supposed to represent I imagine evolved because they are everywhere and can’t be gotten rid of. Three in the bathroom at the same time didn’t seem to bring me all that much good luck. As for keeping the house free from bugs, they needed a little bigger appetite.

The kitchen was nicely equipped, bathrooms ok, washer dryer good. The large dining/living room on the upstairs levels was great for evenings/mornings. The island was laid-back Hawaii and just what we expected. A great treat. The kids enjoyed picking some fruit from the trees in the yard. Overall, a good time was had by all but we were on the go for most of the days and early evenings.

Incredible!! That tree in the front yard (probably infamous) was amazing as was the view from the large windows. We knew it was across the street from the ocean but that hidden little ‘private’ beach was awesome…and perfect for the baby and our elderly mother (path is uneven so she needed help) The house itself was large enough to accommodate the 11 of us(all female!) and the kitchen/bbq was perfect for cooking at ‘home’ with fresh produce and fish from the markets down the street. There were lots of towels & beach paraphernalia, beds were comfortable(pillows not so much) and the road up the back way for morning walks was a mini vacation in itself! Beautiful! We all enjoyed the spacious living area with the huge opened windows to let the breeze through in the day and the totally awesome sound of the ocean waves and frogs at night! Some of the quaint restaurants in the area were hidden gems! We enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of Hilo and yet it had the comforts of a city–Starbucks, Walmart–when we needed it. And even though we made a few day trips to enjoy the island, we loved just hanging around our own little neighbourhood!! The locals are great. Our trip and stay was a definite I’ll-be-back kinda one. Have I said incredible yet??

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.