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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 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
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking


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Oceanfront Hilo, Fantastic Condo, Swim with the Sea Turtles
average rating of 4.888889 based on 37 reviews

The property is lovely. Well furnished with a nice view. Terry is a very responsive host.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the condo. Furnishings are lovely. The view is great. The kitchen is extremely well equipped so if you want to cook this is a good place for you. We had some questions for Terry and she answered them very very promptly. She also gave us some suggestions for places to visit. If we were going to spend time in Hilo again we would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo, great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful & well-kitted out. The location is great - 45 mins to Volcanoes, 15 minutes or less to just about everywhere we went in Hilo, and the lanai has a lovely view of the Carlsmith Beach Park. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate with the times we had available for the beach park & turtles, so we’ll have to return & try again to snorkel there.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This has been the biggest storm of the year. The weather is normally rain at night and BEAUTIFUL during the day. Believe me 45 year resident, Hilo is fantastic town which only has a few big storms a year, and sorry you were here in one :) Still so much to see and do. Come back again, we will welcome you back to our paradise (it truly is)
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A wonderful retreat. Magical at night with the sound of waves, coqui frogs and occasional rain.

  • 5 of 5

Pros: Tastefully decorated, 5th floor view, 5 stars for such a well stocked rental (dishes, cooking stuff, snorkeling gear, and so much more!), comfortable bed, close to sea turtles and swimming, easy drive to downtown.

Con: bedroom is hot (even with overhead fan). When you open the bedroom windows, traffic and dogs barking can be noisy. The outside of the building shows its age. Some units look a little funkier than others.

Overall: A friendly condo complex with the busy Carlsmith Beach Park right out the back gate. If you like sea turtles, this is a wonderful place to swim with them!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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