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Oceanfront, Swim, Snorkel, Sea Turtles!

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Lap swimming, anyone? Mauna Kea in background.

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Keaukaha condo description

E Komo Mai (Welcome) to the Hilo oceanfront condo, Hale Honohonu. Everyone knows that every Hawaiian home (hale) has to have a name! 'Hono'( for calm) and honu'( for sea turtle) are Hawaiian words that perfectly describe what you will discover just steps from your vacation hale--wonderfully calm water and tame sea turtles. Hilo is 'old-style' Hawaii. Although you won't find resort glitz and action here, we think you will like the fresh breeze off the ocean and an opportunity to explore Hilo at a leisurely pace.

Our condo is a corner, end unit which has a great view of the ocean and Keaukaha Beach Park/Carl Smith Beach park. On clear days, you can see Mauna Kea and smoke rising from the volcano in the distance. Carl Smith is the home of green sea turtles, very friendly creatures who often swim right up to visitors to say 'Aloha' (just remember that as visitors we respect their space and don't approach them, rather we wait for them to approach us). Our comfortably furnished lanai provides hours of viewing pleasure.

The sandy ocean lagoon is protected from the ocean waves by a natural reef. Spring water bubbles up from the lava formations. As a result, this is one of the Big Island's best snorkeling locations--sea turtles, wrasses and the humuhumunukunukuapua'a fish! Bring your own gear or use our fins and mask to explore this natural wonder. We have it on 'local' authority that the spring water has natural healing properties--believers or not, we always feel great after a swim! The park grounds are quite picturesque with brackish lagoons and open expanses of green grass--perfect for after swim lounging. Picnic ocean-side with our beach towels, chairs, and cooler.

Many visitors underestimate the size of the Big Island, and as a consequence, don't realize that Volcanoes National Park is well over 2 hours drive from Kailua Kona. However, the park is only 30 minutes from Hilo. There is so much to see and do on the East and South side of the island that is often missed in 'just a day trip' to Hilo. Waipio'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Garden at Onomea Bay, Imiloa Planetarium, historic Hilo town, Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Panaewa Zoo, Smithsonian connected Lyman Museum, Kapoho tidal pools(another outstanding snorkeling spot), and Mauna Kea observatories and visitors' center--are all close by.

After a full day of snorkeling or exploring the East and South side of the Big Island, settle into your comfortable king size bed and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. Our condo is a two bedroom, one bathroom unit. Each bed has a 2013 Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress set.

For those meals you wish to enjoy in your hale, there is a fully equipped kitchen. The Hilo Farmers' Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays is a great place to get local fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, salsas--the list is endless. For your dining pleasure, Hilo has a great selection of restaurants for a town its size--one of the best seafood restaurants is right across the street!

It would be our pleasure to be your hosts for your Big Island vacation. I live in Hilo, and personally manage Hale Honohonu, and love to assist our guests in planning a great vacation!

Mahalo, Mozela Dundas, Manager Hale Pikake, LLC

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Operates with an owner key only.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            There is absolutely no smoking in unit, on lanai, in hallways or elevator. Any evidence of smoking during stay is subject to forfeiture of damage deposit and immediate dismissal from property without refund of unused rental days....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

            netflix, hula with your own subscription...moreless

          • Television

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseshoes
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Ocean View:

            Lovely view of ocean and beach park...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Just walk out the back gate and you are at the ocean...moreless

          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer:

            coin operated on floor...moreless

          • Elevator:

            Operates with an owner key only....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            assigned parking space...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            coin operated on floor...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Lawn / Garden

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool
               

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              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $125
              $800

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning fee $85 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Tax Rate 13.25%

              Notes:

              Hawaii Tax ID #W93825778-01

              100% cancellation refund >30 days prior to check in; 0% <30 days to check in


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/19/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              4 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hilo International Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 11 nad Hwy 19
              Keaukaha
              Nearest Restaurant
              Seaside
              Keaukaha
              Nearest Beach
              Keaukaha Beach. Carl Smith Park.

              Car: Recommended

              Many visitors underestimate the size of the Big Island, and as a consequence, don't realize that Volcanoes National Park is well over 2 hours drive from Kailua Kona. However, the park is only 30 minutes from Hilo, and our Hale Honohonu. There is so much to see and do on the East and South side of the island that is often missed in 'just a day trip' to Hilo. Waipio'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Garden at Onomea Bay, Imiloa Planetarium, historic Hilo town, Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Panaewa Zoo, Smithsonian connected Lyman Museum, Kapoho tidal pools(another outstanding snorkeling spot), and Mauna Kea observatories and visitors' center--are all close by.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: My name is Mozela Dundas. I live in Hilo and personally manage Hale Honohonu I and II. Originally from Texas, my husband, Glenn, and I adopted Hawaii as our home state in 2012.

              Why the Owner Chose Keaukaha:
              Hale Honohonu is nestled in the lush surroundings of Carl Smith Park. This well-maintained beach park is home to calm waters (hono) and friendly sea turtles (honu). We swim and snorkel here often and love sharing it with our guests.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              Hilo is 'old-style' Hawaii--sleepy and local and our location epitomizes that spirit, that feeling. Hale Honohonu is perfect for guests who have a love of nature, a sense of adventure, and an aloha spirit. If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, wave watching, reading, or taking it easy this is the place for you.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Lap swimming, anyone? Mauna Kea in background.

                Lap swimming, anyone? Mauna Kea in background.

              • Living with a view!

                Living with a view!

              • Napping with a view!

                Napping with a view!

              • The view.

                The view.

              • Flat screen TV with Google TV streaming and cable, wireless internet.

                Flat screen TV with Google TV streaming and cable, wireless internet.

              • Dining in?

                Dining in?

              • Fill your fridge with fruits and vegs from the Hilo Market.

                Fill your fridge with fruits and vegs from the Hilo Market.

              • Adjacent Carl Smith Park.

                Adjacent Carl Smith Park.

              • Bask in the sun.

                Bask in the sun.

              • Come swim with me!

                Come swim with me!

              • Rainbow Falls near by.

                Rainbow Falls near by.

              • The lanai with a view!

                The lanai with a view!

              • Sleeping with a view!

                Sleeping with a view!

              • Dining with a view!

                Dining with a view!

              • The view too!

                The view too!

              • Bedroom with room darkening shades. King bed with new mattresses 2013.

                Bedroom with room darkening shades. King bed with new mattresses 2013.

              • All you need is a chef!

                All you need is a chef!

              • Rub-a-dub-dub!

                Rub-a-dub-dub!

              • Turtle's habitat.

                Turtle's habitat.

              • The home of Hale Honohonu.

                The home of Hale Honohonu.

              • E Komo Mai to our Hale Honohonu.

                E Komo Mai to our Hale Honohonu.

              • This could be you!

                This could be you!

              VRBO #454936

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $125 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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