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KeALOHA - INCREDIBLE views, Spectacular Beach Park, the Best snorkeling, Turtles

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Best Views, Swim and Snorkel with the sea turtles, Just renovated & immaculate

Beautifully decorated and furnished, Finest in the Mauna Loa Shores..Best view of the Carlsmith Beach Park next door. Your bed overlooks the waves. The ultimate place for your Hilo stay. Mauna Loa Shores is ECO friendly solar powered electric!!!! You will absolutely love the condo, the amenities, the views, our Hilo town. Our piece of paradise awaits your stay. My 45 years as a resident and 41 years as a Realtor here will insure you know where to go and what to do to make it totally memorable. 1brm 1bth with queen size bed in brm. plus sofa sleeper in living room for 3rd guest. Full Kitchen, wifi, this condo has it all. Carlsmith Beach Park right next door is the best for swimming and snorkeling. Almost always sea turtles. EZ access to ocean, protected reef. Beautiful lawn with huge trees, Tide pools. Truly one of the finer spots on any of the Islands.

Hilo Town is a very special place. Not touristy like Honolulu, Maui and such, a real old Hawaii charm. Right now lava is flowing into the ocean, a sight to behold. Lava tours can be had. You will come back again and again.

We are ready to have you share in our Paradise. YOU will enjoy as the owners Karl and Susan have and they have been all over the world. Come see what we mean.

HA TA-041-787-4944-01

More Details

Property Manager
Terry Schoneberg
Member since: 2003
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great place to stay. Loved the unit, location and view. The place was clean well stocked with kitchen tools etc.
Aug 2017
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Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Overlooks the ocean, beautiful
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Volcanoes National Park Hiking Water Sports Whale Watching


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KeALOHA - INCREDIBLE views, Spectacular Beach Park, the Best snorkeling, Turtles
average rating of 4.769231 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Hawaiian Condo Rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well furnished condo, with a well equipped kitchen. You can walk to the little lagoon right next door and wade while looking for sea turtles. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. We highly recommend this little condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It’s a very nice property.

  • 5 of 5

It was nicely decorated, well equipped, clean, and in a good location. The condo is located in a residential neighborhood next to a park and beach. Only a short drive to downtown Hilo. From here, it is less than a hour drive to many of the great Hawaiian attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well stocked

  • 3 of 5

Let me say that I have never seen a condo as well stock as this one. From binoculars to chair to boogle boards, books, games, dishes, dishwasher, paper towels, toilet paper, sunscreen, shampoo, bug spray and the list goes on. I'm sure some of this "appeared" after each guest but Terry has thought of everything. The decor is very modern with full size stainless appliances. The keys stick a bit in the elevator but a little wiggling will do the trick....I suspect it is the lock, not the keys. Be careful when you close the condo door when leaving as you may lose some skin off your hand.There is molding installed around the door which I assume is to prevent anyone from easily breaking in (nice touch) but just be warned that it reduces hand clearance especially for my clumsy hands. I would have given this a five star except for the fact that there was no A/C. There are lots of ceiling and standup fans but that does nothing to eliminate the moisture in the condo. It wasn't musty at all but the pillows were damp to the touch. Even a dehumidifier would have been a help. Also expect rain, during our 5 day stay we had 5 days of constant rain (at least 1" per day) but it is the rainy side of the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You unfortunately were here during a big storm in the whole state. THIS is not our normal weather. This has been a La Nina winter and you just caught it at the wrong time, HILO is green and beautiful, with the normal weather pattern showers at night and beautiful sun during the day. In reference to your other comments, Normally the tradewinds keep it cool and breezy with No A/C needed, and if windows are closed it will not be damp. IN ANY case appreciate your comments and concerns and the owners aim to be the BEST of the Best.
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St. Paul


  • 5 of 5

Ever seen a Sea Turtle? This was a first for me, but what a delight the turtles were. The condo was tastefully decorated, the bed was comfortable, and the park is beautiful. Also, there was an interesting collection of books in the condo, and the Association has a library. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. YES the condo and the Carlsmith Beach Park next door are one of a kind and really a must for the complete Hawaii East side experience. The owners have done a magnificent job of making the condo beautiful, the best view around and a total joy. Come see for yourself.
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Portland, OR

Great Little Hilo Condo!

  • 4 of 5

This place is conviently located in South Hilo- close to parks, resturants, and the Volcano! Although the building could use some work, the unit is nicely decorated and appointed with all the conviences you need for a Hawaii vacation. I would hightly recommend staying here if Hilo is in your plans.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although the exterior of the ML shores perhaps need a new coat of paint (which the assoc. is clearly aware of and addressing), the INTERIOR of the units I handle are BEAUTIFUL, immaculate and updated, everything you need. The beach park next door (carlsmith) is worth the price of admission as is a wonder of our islands and nature, totally awesome. The owners want you to enjoy our Paradise as they did and do and became proud owners of the unit and come back several times a year to enjoy all we have here.
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Great overall value and beautiful ocean views from Master or balcony. Swim with sea turtles.

  • 4 of 5

Great value given the price. Clean, comfortable, safe and quiet. Take elevator down to lagoon full of green sea turtles to swim along side. I recommend buying a "rash guard", which is an insulated shirt to keep you somewhat warm. I was surprised to find that the water was probably 65 degrees...colder then most swimming pools. If you have kids I recommend buying/renting (1)flexible booties with gripping material to protect feet and allow for safe passage on top of sharp volcanic rock (2)kid-size snorkeling set.

In terms of sights to see, go to (1)Botanical Gardens in Hilo (2)HI Volcano Nat'l Park. Cost is $25/car and it's good for your entire stay (just show receipt). Here you can see an active volcano.

Don't waste your money going to the town of Kalapana to view lava won't see much and it requires $25 plus you have to hike 4 miles round trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo and thanks for your input. IT is the cooler time of the year, so the ocean most likely warms up later in the year. NO one has ever mentioned the water being cold, that is a first :) Good suggestions. Come back again. Terry (R)
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Hilo airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carlsmith Beach Park
Car: recommended

Farmer’s Markets

Botanical Garden

Volcano Nat. Park

Liliuokalani Gardens

Museums: culture, history, natural science, art

Imiloa Astronomy Center

County Parks along shoreline


Cinemas, Live Theater






Tours: Winery, Macadamia Nut Farm, Adventure


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

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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