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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, oceanfront

Enjoy the ocean breeze and sounds of the waves lulling you to sleep at our beautiful newly remodeled oceanfront retreat. With views off your lanai and Master bedroom, sleep well and wake up to an invigorating morning swim with the turtles.

This unit is completely furnished with a queen size bed in each bedroom and a complete kitchen. It’s a very convenient location, just 4 miles from the heart of Hilo town, the famous Farmer's Market and water activities on Hilo Bay. Experience a gorgeous view of the whole bay from Coconut Island while splashing and playing in the sandy coves surrounding the small island. Take time to get acquainted with the spirit of Hilo, you'll want to come back again and again. Weather is mild all year long with a range between the lower 70's and the low 80's. The beauty of Hilo would not exist if not for a little rain, usually early mornings and evenings. Enjoy our Rainbows and Waterfalls, but remember we wouldn't have them without the showers. The snow that peaks the mountain in January and February adds to this beautiful town of Hilo. Only 30 minute drive to Volcanoes national park, to enjoy the breathtaking views of the constantly active volcano, Kilauea. Visit the Hilo Coffee Mill and Atkatsuka Orchid Farm on the way. Viewing places give you a chance to see the lava flow, for which you can contact the National park for updates.

Hilo Seaside Restaurant is just across the street, serving all the local fish and freshly farmed trout. Bicycle or walk the ocean stretch and stop at any of the swimming spots or tide pools along the way. Just a short walk from Richardson's Beach, where you'll find some of the best snorkeling around offering plenty of live reefs and interesting reef fish to explore.

This 'Ocean stretch' is perfect for morning walks, jogging or biking. You'll enjoy the exercise available at this condominium location.

Please note: Please call the owner at the contact number below to confirm current information on availability.

If your desired dates are taken; please contact me for other units I have in the building.

Keywords: Condominium, relax, adventure, getaway, swim, beaches, wi fi, viewsm, snorkeling, walking, turtles

More Details

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Donna

I've enjoyed living on the Big Island for over 38 years now. I call it my home and it has been home to my 3 grown children as well. We all love surfing, canoe paddling and swimming. I think you'll see why the town of Hilo has such an allure especially if you enjoy life at a casual pace. I am a licensed Realtor here and constantly stay in touch with the happenings of this island. I hope you'll love it as much as I do!

Donna purchased this condo in 2002

Why Donna chose Hilo District

I purchased the unit specifically for a vacation rental. It's a great spot in Hilo; the weather is the very best in this area and you are steps away from the ocean. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoy living in Hawaii and enjoying the ocean activities. I've recently remodeled the unit and I keep it updated regularly for my guests.

What makes this condo unique

If you've ever wished you could see a Green Sea Turtle right up close; this is your chance. But, please be aware that the turtles are endangered and you can't feed them or touch them. You have a great ocean view right off your lanai where you can enjoy sunrises and lovely evening lights.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My mom and I had a great time relaxing at the lagoon and watching the turtles. Everything about the unit was fantastic, and stocked with everything you'd need on a vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will tell our friends about the place!
Sep 2012
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Amenities

Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) These beds are in good condition, fairly new. Pak n Play available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach park with swimming and sandy bottom outside your unit.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
average rating of 4.529412 based on 52 reviews
5

Turtles!!!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights at this amazing condo. We arrived late on the first night and were unable to truly appreciate our location until the next morning. The condo is situated in an ideal location with turtles swimming directly behind the condo. Along with the turtles, the condo is located on a much desired beach on the Hilo side. This beach offered both sand beach and lava rock access to the water. Great location to either float or snorkel.

As for the attractions: We visiting the Farmers Market in downtown Hilo that takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays. I highly recommend this market to stalk up on food to prepare in the fully stalked kitchen. We also visited Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, along with the Lava hike to watch the flow into the ocean(Sunrise recommended).

Overall we had a very relaxed and comfortable stay here at this Condo. Donna was helpful and accessible to answer any questions we had during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a helpful review. Being in Hawaii, the beach access is important and this should help others know what a great location this is! I'm glad you got to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and had an opportunity to view the turtles in the lagoon. As a reminder to others; please don't attempt to "pet" or touch the turtles, even though they are friendly. Donna
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Richland, WA
4

Great location, great views, responsive property manager

  • 4 of 5

For me it is all about location. If you are looking for great snorkeling, hiking, waterfalls, quick and easy access to the waterfalls or exploring hidden beaches this property makes a great base. The property itself offers great swimming and snorkeling, the lagoon had several turtles you can swim with (and we did) and the much of the bottom of the lagoon is sandy though I would recommend swim shoes. The beach and lagoon are on public property so it can get a bit crowded on the weekend. The property does have a great pool that is very private, clean and gets lots of sun so it was a great place to hang if you just wanted to soak up some sun away from the beach.

Donna the property manager was quite responsive and stayed in constant communication with us to ensure we were having a good time.

The unit is not air conditioned but has fans in each room and that was enough so that we were comfortable during our stay so it was not an issue. The unit comes with all the basics you will need so that you don't have to eat out and there are some beach items so take inventory before you buy because the unit might already have what you need. The lani was a bit small and did not have much of an ocean view so that was a little disappointment when having morning coffee or an evening cocktail.

Overall the unit is very comfortable for a family of three or four. It was perfect for us and we really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it to friends who want to stay on the east side of the island.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Aaron, Thank you for the nice review. Believe it or not, there was a great ocean view from that unit prior to the Hawaiian climate contributing to the growth of those trees on the state land in front. But I figure if you are getting a pretty good location there next to the ocean with the partial ocean view. We are happy to have the view we have and I'm glad the beach worked out for you! Aloha, donna
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4

Quiet, clean and comfy! Loved being next to the park and surrounded by luscious greenery

  • 4 of 5

Beach park next door was the best! Beds were very good, sofas were recliners and comfortable. Adequate cooking utensils. Beach "toys", towels and cooler were handy. The pool was clean and well maintained. It poured down rain a few days and we really enjoyed sitting on the lanai with the sound of crashing waves on the beach and the rain and the wildlife. Would go there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mundelein, IL
5

Perfect location! Next to beach park a major plus!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at this unit just outside of downtown Hilo (about 10 minute drive). We were ideally located right next to Carlsmith Beach Park, and the unit had all the beach amenities (chairs, floats, boogie boards, etc.). The Seaside restaurant across the street was a plus, and we walked there a couple evenings for dinner and drinks. The unit was very comfortable with a beautiful rain forest like view from the lanai. A bonus for us was the ocean view from the master bedroom. We experienced hot, sunny weather our entire stay. No rain, which is unusual for the Hilo side of the island. Even though the unit is not air conditioned, it was very comfortable with the fans running and windows open at night. Donna was very responsive while we were on the island, and, once checked in, we did not encounter any issues with the unit. Overall, a perfect stay! We would stay here again when visiting Hilo.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canada
3

Adequate for a short stay

  • 3 of 5

This unit needs some TLC, closer attention to cleaning, updating of photos on VRBO, new guest info binder (worn out) with clear codes for wifi access, and a good paint job. It is not as fresh and new as advertised. There is no AC but fans in each BR and ceiling fan in living room. Nice breeze blowing through, though if raining beachside BR window could not be left open. One person kitchen, odd assortment of dishes, microwave in cupboard a bit sketchy.

Location was easy to find, parking was perfect spot, park and beach next door was lovely and refreshing. Good beds, good supply of towels. Nice view from BR window. Lots of beach equipment though we didn't use it. Lovely friendly neighbors! We met quite a few and an adorable cat named Omar! Adequate for short stay, but we would not rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Don, and I will take your suggestions to heart! If you should choose to return, you can expect fresh paint, new binder and new dishes. As far as AC....sorry. The building doesn't allow AC nor do we usually need it. Glad you had a good stay. aloha, Donna
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Mauna Loa

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Mauna Loa shores. It is a really nice location near Hilo, but also away from the bustle of town. The park next door is beautiful and nice for a swimming. The water can be a little cold but it is refreshing and there are often lots of turtles. The unit was well equipped with almost everything we needed to enjoy our stay, including beach chairs and towels, snorkels, body boards, plus fully stocked kitchen. The only thing we couldn't find was a coffee grinder, which might be a nice future addition. The plastic furniture on the lanai isn't very comfortable and probably reduced the amount of time we otherwise would have sat outside. Some real patio furniture could also be a nice improvement

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracey for taking time to write a review. As you can see; all responses are purely candid and not edited in any way, whereas some others only have the chance to mark a box on the questions they are given. I appreciate your comment on the furniture, and I would love to get feedback on types of furniture that would work. My experience has been that metal furniture rusts quickly and cushions get mildew quickly. Plastic does work well, but I agree.....and I'd like to find something more comfortable. Let me know! Aloha, Donna
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Seaside Restaurant (across the street)
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
Seaside Rest ,Ponds, Coconut Grill, Thai Rest
Nearest Beach
Carlsmith Beach park, Richardson Beach Park
Car: recommended

Hilo town is the ultimate relaxation and cultural experience, where else can you visit the farmer's market, view an active volcano, climb the summit of 13,000 feet Mauna Kea to the snow and paddle your own canoe? All in a day, well, maybe not, but you can try. It is all here and much, much more. If you want clean air and clean water, you will find it here. Our night life is not booked as you would find in the big city, but then again, do you care? Our day life certainly is active and after years, you still have not done it all. Take a trip to the Onomea Botanical Gardens, the Volcano Winery, the fabulous Akaka Water Falls, or snorkel outside your door, they are all part of what makes the Big Island a special place

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Rates & Availability

Hilo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 13.4%

Transient Accomodations Tax #W502146

Rate for 2 is $100 nightly. Each person over 2 is $20 a night additional. Check with owner for children's rates.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation prior to 60 days from the date of reservation shall be refundable minus a processing fee of $75.00 No refund after the 60 days has begun. Check in time is 2:30 PM, check out is 10:30 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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