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Oceanfront Hilo, Fantastic Condo, Swim with the Sea Turtles

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Listen to the gentle sounds of the Pacific. Spectacular Views, Total amenities, Next to condo is super ocean access park Carlsmith Beach Park, where you can swim with Sea Turtles!!! Fantastic. You will love this condo for your Big Island stay. Full amenities, beautiful. Ten times better than any of the Hilo Hotels. Popular Mauna Loa Shores condo.. One of the better view units in the bldg. Our condo is your gateway to all Hilo and the Big Island has to offer. Volcano viewing, nature at its finest, whale watching here from Nov-March. Hilo Farmers market, so much more. My 44 years as a resident and 40 years as a Realtor will insure you know where to go and what to do to make it the perfect stay.


Keywords: oceanfront condo

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My son and I really enjoyed staying at this condo. The unit was so homey and comfortable. Aside from the location of the condo itself, you do a great job managing it ; your cleaning stuff does a topnotch job keeping the property super clean and well-stocked (and you almost never hear this from me, as I am extremely picky when it comes to "cleanness") ; the neighbors in the building I ran across were all nice and friendly (one of the ladies from the same floor even showed me where the recycle bin is when I was trying to figure out), and I only have one thing to say to you: thank you and we will definitely call you again should we decide to go back to Hilo for another vacation!

P.S. This email sounds like one of those corny reviews on a travel site, but I simply wanted to send you my personal words of appreciation :)
Feb 2013
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Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) there is futon for a 3rd person
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Oceanfront Hilo, Fantastic Condo, Swim with the Sea Turtles
average rating of 4.878788 based on 34 reviews
California, USA & Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Clean, great location and ocean & pool view

  • 5 of 5

Terry was easy to communicate with and gave great directions to the lock box and property. Condo was clean and located in convenient location to downtown Hilo. Ocean and pool view and coin laundry on site made it even better. Unit looked recently remodeled with granite countertops and new fixtures .Terry was also nice enough to provide for the convience of guests some boogie boards , beach chairs, snorkel gear and more. Thanks for sharing your home we enjoyed ourselves . 😄? Laurie

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver WA

Exactly as we expected

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this condo, and we loved the area. It's exactly as pictured. Small-ish for a family of 3, but they had a pad or couch for sleeping for our son, all the extra blankets we needed, etc. and we were very comfortable. They also have misc. personal care items that others have left, which was handy.

Very well equipped condo. We didn't need a thing (except snorkel gear - the stuff at the condo didn't work or didn't fit). The owners have really put thought into everything and it was great! We enjoyed their classic movies as well.

The view was beautiful. It was so nice to walk directly out to the pool or to the ocean. We saw many turtles! Would certainly stay here again. Owners were great too.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about the snorkel gear. No one has mentioned this and we totally appreciate when guest let us know when there is ANY sort of problem or issue so we can immediately take care of it. We will carefully go over the snorkel gear and replace as necessary. We want the snorkel park next door to be one of the highlights of staying in this beautiful condo and area of our Big Island Paradise.
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Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Breath taking views from the lanai and master bedroom! Condo was well equipped, had everything that we needed. Carlsmith Park next door had the best snorkeling, we saw more turtles than we can count and enjoyed both low and high tides!!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: actually the views are breathtaking from the lanai, but the bedroom does not have a view :) this is a fantastic condo and I know you will totally enjoy your stay. Full amenities and beautiful
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great location, well-appointed. We really enjoyed our stay here. Would certainly recommend to friends and family looking to stay in the area. We liked that it's close to Hilo, but not right in town. Loved being right on Carlsmith and just up from Richardson Beach Park (even better!).

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples fl

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

what a comfortable place with a great view out the back and a very well appointed apartment. Loved the spices, cooler and kitchen were so comfortable. Cocktails on the lanai and comfortable bed. Only minor inconvenience was the occasional car noise from the street had us keep the bedroom window closed at night and it got a little warm. We got over that by the second night and fell in love with the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. Overhead fan should keep it cool. Ocean breezes normally kick in except for a few days a year when trade winds stop. We strive to make it the ultimate place for your Hilo adventure.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gorgeous condo in a great position

  • 5 of 5

I love this condo, the building might not look like much but you walk into the condo and feel like you're in another world. It's well decorated and furnished with great appliances. The view is as shown in photos but better in person. The large Lanai with high table and chairs were wonderful.

Carlsmith beach park is fantastic, loved having it in my 'backyard' and indeed swam with a very friendly sea turtle on a couple of occasions. The condo pool is also great, nice water temp and lovely to lay by when the weather was right. There seemed to be a mice community of resident neighbours. As with everywhere around Hilo the coqui frogs serenade you nightly although the rooster somewhere over the road was less welcome.

When I needed assistance early on the property manager Terry was responsive and helpful.

There's a shop for coffee and snacks a few minutes drive down the road (Keaukaha General Store) where the aloha is plentiful. Otherwise it's maybe 10 min drive into Hilo which was never onerous and I always found parking so I could happily wander around. Of course also easy drive to many other tourist spots.

I would not hesitate to stay here again! Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Spelunking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.42%

Holiday rates and Merrie Monarch are higher, email for quote. cleaning fee $85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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