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Watch the Whales from comfortable penthouse apartment!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 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
  • Not suitable for children
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 4.6363635 based on 44 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 for the holiday getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations. Situated adjacent to Carlsmith Park, we enjoyed swimming in the lagoon/ocean waters daily and even with sea turtles a couple times. The unit had everything we needed to cook and relax inside at night. No AC wasn’t an issue at all because of good air from the ocean and nice placement of fans. Quiet location and easy to get to many great island features.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable condo with wonderful view. Loved to hear the waves crashing. Richardson Park next door was great for swimming with the turtles, and easy access into the water via ladders. Wish the windows were easier to close when the sudden torrential showers appeared, both during the day and night. Seaside Restaurant across the street was delicious. Would return in a minute.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well stocked condo, great location on the water, clean unit, quiet and safe area

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay in Hilo, I would respectfully suggest more comfortable furniture and replacing the master mattress soon. Also most importantly there should be window coverings in the master and in the 2nd room, window coverings that actually provide privacy. You can see right in!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dewitt, MI

Amazing condo in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 9 days at the condo. Not only is the condo beautiful the views and grounds are breathtaking! We loved the location and being in city of Hilo. The beach out front is absolutely beautiful, great for swimming and you can view the sea turtles everyday. Randall is an awesome host/manager who went out of his way to make our stay perfect! We will definitely be coming back here to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kona, Hawaii

Great Value, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Randall and Donna's when i went to Hilo for a conference. They were very professional and nice and their condo was very easy to find. The location is great, only seven minutes out of the main part of Hilo and the unit was very nice. It was breezy and cool and the building felt very safe. There was lots of parking and their unit has a parking stall that you can see from your lanai. The views were great and the building was very quiet. There was some noise from the airport but not enough to be unpleasant. I really enjoyed my time at the condo and will return on my next stay over in Hilo. Thanks for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • 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
Tax Rate 14.25%

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,

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.