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Oceanfront, Swim, Snorkel, Sea Turtles!

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Keaukaha condo description

E Komo Mai (Welcome) to our 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. We live in Hilo, and personally manage Hale Honohonu, and love to assist our guests in planning a great vacation!

Mahalo, Glenn and Mozela Dundas

Property Type

  • 7 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Elevator entry by key only

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player

          Communications

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Ocean View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Cycling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Antiquing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $125
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                  Fees:

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

                  Notes:

                  Hawaii Tax ID #W93825778-01

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

                  For #guests >2, $10/night.


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                  Last updated: 09/22/2014
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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International Airport
                  Keaukaha
                  Nearest Beach
                  Keaukaha Beach/Carl Smith Park
                  Keaukaha
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Seaside Seafood Restaurant

                  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: We are Glenn and Mozela Dundas. We joke that we are real estate 'magnets', not to be confused with 'magnates'! We purchased our first Big Island home in Oct 2011 in the rainforest above Hilo. Then, we fell in love with an oceanfront condo in Kona, then we fell in love with Hale Honohonu I, then we fell in love with Hale Honohonu II......

                  Why the Owner Chose Keaukaha:
                  We purchased our condo here because it 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 couldn't resist buying our condo, Hale Honohonu I, when it appeared on the market. When its sister, Hale Honohonu II, appeared on the market...well, you know the story.

                  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.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Come swim with me!

                    Come swim with me!

                  • Lap swimming, anyone? Mauna Kea in background.

                    Lap swimming, anyone? Mauna Kea in background.

                  • Luxury hotel linens, Hawaiian designed quilt.

                    Luxury hotel linens, Hawaiian designed quilt.

                  • The view from the balcony and 1st bedroom.

                    The view from the balcony and 1st bedroom.

                  • Flat screen TV, cable, internet, and DVD blu-ray player.

                    Flat screen TV, cable, internet, and DVD blu-ray player.

                  • 2nd bedroom. King bed with new mattress 2013.

                    2nd bedroom. King bed with new mattress 2013.

                  • Indoor dining.

                    Indoor dining.

                  • Kitchen for preparing fresh fruits and vegs from the Hilo Farmers Market.

                    Kitchen for preparing fresh fruits and vegs from the Hilo Farmers Market.

                  • Our complex--Mauna Loa Shores.

                    Our complex--Mauna Loa Shores.

                  • Living room and balcony.

                    Living room and balcony.

                  • 1st bedroom--king bed with new mattress 2013.

                    1st bedroom--king bed with new mattress 2013.

                  • Sleeping with a view!

                    Sleeping with a view!

                  • Sofa for reading, sleeping, TV watching.

                    Sofa for reading, sleeping, TV watching.

                  • Favored spot of migratory birds.

                    Favored spot of migratory birds.

                  • Come relax in the spring fed cove--sea turtle habitat.

                    Come relax in the spring fed cove--sea turtle habitat.

                  • Outdoor dining.

                    Outdoor dining.

                  • Sunning by the pool.

                    Sunning by the pool.

                  • Bathroom.

                    Bathroom.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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