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Watch the Whales from comfortable penthouse apartment!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Panoramic Views of Ocean from Penthouse Apartment

I've managed this condo since 2014 and my wife and I bought it in 2015! What is already nice will soon be even nicer!

The condo is super comfortable top floor, two bedroom apartment with lanai, panoramic ocean views and cathedral ceilings. Pool is on grounds; Carl Smith County Beach Park immediately adjacent to the building is a lovely park with many coconut palms and swimming lagoons that are protected from ocean waves by a coral reef. Every one comments about swimming with the sea turtles there! The condo is near to downtown Hilo/shopping and services. 2 bedroom/1 bath/ full kitchen; covered lanai; elevator building; designated parking spot. 35 miles to Volcano National Park; 15 miles to Akaka falls (440 feet high), 50 miles to Waipio Valley, 35 miles to Waiopae Tide pool sea park.

Please ask about children under 12.

More Details

Property Manager
Randall Duryea - Manager
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Hilo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Full bathroom; with Tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms. Master Bedroom has a queen bed and Ocean Views. Second bedroom has two twin size beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • reefs
The condo is immediately next to Carlsmith Beach park, a lovely ocean park of green grass and lava rocks leading large lagoons that are protected from the high surf. Many guests comment how fun it is to swim here with sea turtles larger than your arms outstretched! Directly across the street is one of Hilo's legacy restaurants, popular with locals, the Seaside. Volcano National Park is 33 miles. Akaka Falls (440 feet high) is 18 miles. Several zip lines are within 25 miles; Rainbow Falls, Hilo Farmer's Market are right in town; Mauna Kea (Astronomy) visitors station is about 45 miles. HIlo Airport (helicopter tours of the active volcano) is 5 miles.


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Watch the Whales from comfortable penthouse apartment!
average rating of 4.6346154 based on 52 reviews

The view was amazing!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. The view from the balcony (lanai) was incredible. We visited several other beach parks in the area, and we thought Carlsmith (right next to the condo) was the best by far. The condo's kitchen was stocked very well with supplies which was very nice. We had some concern before we came with the unit not having A/C, but were pleasantly surprised that with the fans and open screened windows, we slept very comfortably. We were also fortunate to have several sunny days during out stay (which I believe is unusual for Hilo)! I would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our weather is actually far less rainy than the weather reports or our rainfall-average would suggest. Though we do get some rainy stretches during the year... not at all predictable.... most of our rainfall comes either at night or in short periods during the day. This morning is typical.... we had a hard rain before dawn, a sunny sunrise, then rain again for about 3 hours. It's 10:30 AM now and it's deliriously gorgeous and sunny. It will likely remain sunny for the next several hours. Our days will often unfold like this with hours of sun and intermittent showers, during the day followed again by rain again at nightfall or at night. It's what keeps the Hilo side green and beautiful!
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We had beautiful views right next to Carl Smith Beach Park where we could snorkel and swim with sea turtles.The condo was very nicely redecorated. The property owner took care of an issue quickly (something he had no control over). The condo was very comfortable even without air conditioning. We would definitely stay here again. The only negative was that laundry was shared and not in the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was beautiful. View was outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

Proximity to ocean and sea turtles was great. View from lanai and one bedroom was incredible. Condo had everything and is very secure. Easy to get to Hilo (could even take city bus if desired). Swimming with the turtles was the best. Good snorkeling at Richardson Beach right down the road. Randall is very responsive and easy to talk with. Perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for Hilo!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about this wonderful place. Right on top of Carl Smith Beach, you have a beautiful place to snorkel and swim. You will come to love the many turtles that call this beach home. I am a runner, and loved running up and down the road in front of the complex. The condo is completely equipped with everything you need. Even with all the windows uncovered, you have complete privacy. Laundry is available for $3 a load. While we heard Hilo is too rainy, we only had one day out of 5 when it rained all day, and we used that day for an exciting journey up the coast. The rest of the days we had plenty of sunshine. I can’t imagine a better place to stay in Hilo!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the location & the view!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting this property. The condo is well stocked with everything we need, including boogie board & snorkels. We love seeing the turtles everyday at the beach right out the condo. The lava pools are perfect for snorkeling and swimming. The café across the street is very good & convenient. The manager is readily available by phone and the on site maintenance man is very helpful. It's just a short drive to all the sights.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat apartment and a good location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoed our stay. Good for 4 adults and an easy drive to all places around Hilo. Ranfall was very jelpful on providing tips and sites for visitors to explore around Hilo

Only small drawback is that you have to use the common washer and dryer for the floor.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
Carl Smith Beach Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax

4 guests maximum. No pets. No smoking. Courtesy is expected from all our guests in terms of other residents in the apartment building. This is especially important in respect to television, music playing or unreasonably loud conversation.. in plain english, no yelling, please. Registered Guests ONLY may be at the premises. If you would like to invite guests over, please let us know. Check in at 3:30 or after (self Check in); Check out no later than 11 AM. Guests must leave the condo reasonably tidy which means to wash all dishes and put away, remove trash, return furniture to where it was found upon arrival, and if necessary use the broom to do a quick sweep of the house, particularly if sand has been brought in on shoes or beach gear. Towels should be hung on racks. Bedding may be left as is on the bed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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