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2-bedroom, 4th floor oceanfront Condo overlooking Hilo Bay!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Maunaloa Shores 403 is a lovely oceanfront condo with room for 6 guests! Swim in the ocean just steps from the entrance to the condominium!

Maunaloa Shores 403 is the perfect, relaxing home away from home in Hilo, HI and better than any Hilo hotel room! Unit #403 is a comfortable two bedroom condo with a full galley kitchen and full bathroom. The owner has remodeled and decorated the condo beautifully! Cool ceramic tiles are on the floors throughout. There are ceiling fans to move the cool tradewinds, just open the lanai to the ocean and enjoy. The oceanfront bedroom has a comfortable Queen-sized bed and ceiling fan. The front bedroom has twin beds, ceiling fan, book cases and a small desk if you must work while visiting Hawaii.

The owner thoughtfully decorated the condo with comfortable, island style furniture and original art work. There is a great bar counter with 3 stools in the kitchen, a small dining table and seating for 4 in the dining area and additional eating area for up to six on the lanai. Your meals will never taste better than after a day in the Pacific Ocean. If you can tear yourself away from the ocean sights, there is a flat screen tv and wireless high-speed internet provided FREE of charge.

Swimming and snorkeling are just steps away. You have a choice of the on-site swimming pool or take a short walk to Carlsmith Park next door for a dip in the ocean. The lagoons create calm swimming areas and provide protection from the surf. The 4-mile stretch of different swimming coves in this area (called Keaukaha) is a wonderful location to introduce your children to the ocean.

The Maunaloa Shores condominium complex has a secured elevator and you have an assigned parking space. You'll find a coin-operated washer/dryer on every floor of the complex for your convenience. This is a non-smoking condo and complex, per Hawaii state law.


More Details

Property Manager
Aloha Coast Realty/Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

2-bedroom, 4th floor oceanfront Condo overlooking Hilo Bay!
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Classic bait and switch

  • 2 of 5

Be aware! The photos of this rental are not real, when you open the door, you find the condo full of old hotel cast off furniture. The management is very very slow to respond to your concerns, and if and when they do they blame the owner for not wanting to spend any money. We were able to get the moldy rug replaced with an actual new rug, however, when the manager brought our "new"lanai table, it was far from new and he complained how expensive it was. The dog eaten couch was replaced eventually, with a used couch and chair. We were then informed that the owner was tired of spending money, so we would not get a working television. We fortunately have stayed in this complex many times, and we know that there are beatiful units here, choose any other one, do not waste your vacation nor money in #...

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are so many things wrong with this, it's hard to know where to begin. The couch, along with a rug and a glass table, were destroyed by the guests who checked out the same day he arrived, which was 1-January. There are very limited options for furniture shopping on this island, and many were closed on Monday in observance of the New Year holiday. Never the less, we were able to get the rug and table replaced on 4-Jan, the couch on 6-Jan. That might be a long time on the mainland, but in our location it could not have been faster. As for the TV, it works! We purchased and tried out several different "universal" remotes, and were able to determine that it was the sensor for the remote that was not working. While it may be a bit inconvenient to stand up and change the channel yourself, this is not the same thing as the TV not working. After the replacement of the sofa, table and rug, we knew the owner would be in bad shape if she had to replace an otherwise functional television as well. We were even talking about going to Rent-A-Center and renting a TV on our own dime. Then this review was posted after we had literally devoted several days to resolving these issues. At that point, we decided that Mr Naffziger would just have to cope with changing the channel on the TV without a remote. The owner of this property is actively involved and works hard to keep it in good condition. The guest experience is extremely important to her. She also stays in her condo regularly and enjoys it. We know that she will replace the television when she is here to pick out one that she likes and wants. We take customer satisfaction VERY seriously, but even we have our limits. Online reviews can seriously damage the success of a vacation rental, and a spiteful review over the above mentioned TV remote issue is unacceptable. And now we see that he is taking time out of his vacation to go and post nasty reviews on as many websites as he can find!! We have informed this guest that we will not book to him again.
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  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was more than happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was more than helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

As usual, I love staying at the Maunaloa Shores. I was my very own sanctuary. I loved the candle that was in there. Not much of a variety of cooking products like spices and oil but all in all, I love the fact the freezer had an ice maker and a cooler for me to use. It was PERFECT. Not to mention the other guests, I got to meet a couple from Minnesota, a group from Sweden, some New Yokers. I didn't like how the gates were opened and the elevator was operated by a key. Sometimes it took awhile for the key to go into the elevator key hole. Other then that, I'm looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Albuquerque, NM

Great Find

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We found a great place to stay...You can too! Great location. Loved Carl Smith Park snorkeling, and just down the street a couple miles was Richardson's Park. Would definitely stay there again.

Try Auntie Pon"s restaurant for a great meal. Also try Ken's restaurant for their Pan Cakes. Seaside Restaurant, just across the street was wonderful.

Over all, loved this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Louisville, KY

Loved swimming with the Honu.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is a very spacious condo with a great view of the bay and ocean. We greatly enjoyed our stay. Only two cons and they are related. The condo does not have a/c (a lot of properties in the islands don't) but the cross breeze kept it comfortable. Of course having the windows open all the time also let all of the noise from campers/partiers on the beach in. All in all, a great place to stay and we plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


  • Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax.
    There is a cleaning fee of $105 - $125, depending upon group size.
    All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage waiver and Hawaii taxes of 13.416%

    We accept major credit cards for payment.
    We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival.
    Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.
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Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Comfortable open living area with ocean and garden views featuring 2 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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